Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District Mini Album with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace DOM May 2020 by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District Mini Album

Hello, Friends!   I’m here to share the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit for National Scrapbooking Day! I’m totally smitten with this month’s club kit because it is gorgeous, versatile and so easy to use.  This die affords almost limitless possibilities!  I envisioned a shaker top mini album the minute I opened it up.  So I pulled out my Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District collection to make this flirty, springtime mini album.

This sweet little album measures 6″ x 6″ with a 1 1/2″ spine and a shaker frame made from the Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Die from the APG DOM Kit.  The intricate swirls and layers are just dreamy!

TIP: Mat the shaker frame on a square panel that has been die cut from the paper collection, matted on plain cardstock and backed with foam dimensionals.

TIP: Die cut flowers from the paper collection using the petal die that comes with the DOM Kit.  Mix these with packaged flowers to create a lush garden on the cover of your album.

TIP: Wrap the album cover with a ribbon closure.  Then add some dangle charms to the spine.

A Peek Inside

Create a simple stacked binding for your album by following these steps:

  • Cut (2) 18″ x 6″ panels of cream cardstock.
  • Score one panel at 6″ and 7 1/2″.  Fold.  Tuck the fold into the corner of your scoring tool and score again at 7″.  Trim off the extra panel.
  • Score the 2nd panel at 6″ and 7″, and 11 3/4″.  This will form the center pages and a flip page.
  • Now center the 1″ spine over the 1 1/2″ spine and adhere to make the album pages.
  • Have fun and decorate the pages.

The first page set features a little magnetic flap pocket and a flip page.

TIP:  Die cut 2 of the corner pieces.  Adhere together between layers of designer paper to form a decorative pull tab.

TIP: Cut (2) 5 1/2″ x 12″ panels of designer paper.  Join together with Scor-Tape.  Score this long panel every 4 1/2″ to form an accordion pull out mechanism. Attach the flap of this mechanism to a to the flap of an 8″ x 6″ panel of designer paper that has been scored at 6″.

Tea Party in a Box

Because you have a 1″ spine in the middle of the album, you can add a 3/4″ deep box pocket on the left hand page.  Fill it with what I call a tea party in a box.  “Gift wrap” a tea bag, chocolate, and cookies.  Then tuck in the box with a vintage silver spoon and a honey stick.  Once the treats are consumed, photos can be stored in the box pocket.


Cut paper panels wider than the album base, then score to make flip pages. Add a waterfall feature and decorate with a die cut panel. The waterfall is built on the front side of a tip in page on the left.

Create a little tag pocket and pull out page on the front side of the flap.  Interactive elements add so much to an album like this.

Here’s a peek behind the tip in page on the left.  Create a little string tie envelope to store photos or small mementos. There’s room for a nice sized photo on the 5 1/2″ x 6″ flap.

Video Project Share

This short video tour will let you see how all the project pages and mechanisms work together.  I hope you enjoy!

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit

You can find more ideas for using this month’s Club Kit HERE.  If you’re not a member of of the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club, you can subscribe HERE.  To purchase past Club Kits, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas for using this month’s Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!




10 thoughts on “Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit

  1. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Beautiful album, Kathy!! Those dies look awesome. I love the way you built this album! You are just so creative and so quick! By the time I make one project, you’ve made at least five or six. Lol!! God bless you and stay safe!!!

  2. Candy

    Gorgeous, Kathy! I love this collection of papers. The colors are so vibrant yet soft and shabby-ish. Love your use of the papers as well. The design of this project is so pretty and useful! Love the pockets and places to journal and add photos, etc.

  3. Susan Steele

    So so beautiful Kathy! These Spellbinders dies are something else …just luv your creation on this one! Of course I’m luv’n any kind of a mini album about as much as you luv shakers! This one looks so easy. And almost have my shaker tea card folio project finished from your last tutorial …and even did a tiny bit of paint on that Tim Holtz frame! Lol! Okay, onto this one!!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Helen Budz

    This album is so elegant, Kathy. Spellbinders creates such amazing dies. While I’m not a “Club” member, I do have a number of their dies and enjoy using them to give a special touch to my cards. Like how you used this kit to create the shaker design for the front of your album. You are right, the paper set is such a great match for this set. Thanks for sharing this project and the video. Hugs-stay well.

  5. Claire Gagne

    A simply gorgeous card/album Kathy. What a special Mother’s Day gift that would make any Mom. Be safe & TYFS

  6. Brenda S. West

    Wow!! What a beautiful gift for a mom’s day or special friend! LOVE!

  7. Joni E

    You are so talented! I bought the Button Farm Peter Cottontail folio you designed and it is beyond words. Loved learning new things as I put it together. Thank you for your work that you share with us.

  8. soozyb2013

    All the little places for journalling and photo’s, they are everywhere, love it. Really a lovely album, you always put a smile on my face when you say, “it’s easy to put together”. You make it seem so easy. That would make anybody smile to receive that in the mail. 🙂 Stay well and stay creative.

  9. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what an incredible, drool worthy, creation! OMG, it is gorgeous both inside and out. Of course I love the shaker elements and that die! Wow! Amazing Paper Grace dies are so beautiful. This will make a truly awesome keepsake gift. Going to watch the video now. Thank you for sharing and making the video! Hugs!

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