Spellbinders Club Kits May 2020 Blog Hop

Amazing Paper Grace Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Die Spellbinders Simple Stories Vintage Garden District by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

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Spellbinders Club Kits May 2020 Blog Hop: Amazing Paper Grace Fleur Di Lis Grandeur Fold Over with Simple Stories Vintage Garden District

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders Club Kits May 2020 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from  Desiree’s  blog.   Today I’m sharing a Simple Stories Vintage Garden District card made with the Amazing Paper Grace Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Dies.  This elegant die set is the APG Club kit for May, and it is glorious!

Building the Card Layers

Build these card layers by following these simple steps:

  • First, prepare a 6″ x 6″ card base from cream cardstock.
  • Next, cover the card front with a 6″ x 6″ panel of gold foil paper.
  • Now, place the Fleur de Lis Grandeur Frame over a 6″ x 6″ piece of teal cardstock from the Simple Stories Simple Basics cardstock pack.
  • Then use washi tape to secure the (4) Fold Over inserts inside the frame.
  • Run the die through your machine following  manufacturer instructions, then adhere to the gold foil background.

  • Next, cut a panel of  designer paper from the collection with the Inner Square Outline Die.  Mat this on a slightly larger panel of gold foil cardstock.
  • Now place the Inner Square Pattern die on a piece of gold foil paper.  Center the Inner Square Label die and secure with washi tape before running through your die cut machine.
  • Place 1/8″ foam adhesive on the sides of the die cut and center over the patterned paper so that the pink flowers peek through.
Finishing Touches

  • Now create a burlap string wreath and place over the center opening.
  • Then select a teal butterfly from the Vintage Garden District papers.  Place foam adhesive in the center of the butterfly, lift the wings and adhere in the center of the wreath.
  • Next tie a large loopy bow with Iridescent ribbon and adhere in the right hand corner of the card.
  • Now select flowers and foliage and adhere around the card as seen in the photo.
  • Then locate “The Simple Life” banner.  Gently round it against the side of a pencil.  Adhere just the ends to the card base to create a dimensional banner in the lower left hand corner of the card.
  • Finally, adhere cream pearls to finish the card front.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of your card with more designer papers .  Then die cut 2 of the Fold Over Inserts from scraps of your gold cardstock.  Adhere these to create a little treat pocket.

This is such a pretty way to present a little chocolate treat inside the card.

Tuck a little tea bag wallet and a journal card into the larger pocket. Write your personal greeting or add a photo to the journal card.  Tuck a honey stick inside the pocket to go with the tea bag, if desired.  I find these honey sticks at our local farmer’s market.

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on their blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 31st, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

My $25 Gift Card Giveaway

I’ll be drawing a winner from the comments made on my blog post.  The winner will  receive a $25 Spellbinders gift certificate. Please comment on my blog post to be eligible. contact Spellbinders at socialmedia@spellbinders.us by  6/5/2020 with the subject line Spellbinders May 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog.  I’ll contact the winner via e-mail and post the name at the top of this post on May 31st.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what Bibi has prepared for you.  Then don’t forget to hop over to the Spellbinders blog and leave a comment there to be entered into the $50 prize drawing!

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Desiree Kuemmerle

Kathy Clement

Bibi Cameron

Jackie Pasko

Marie Heiderscheit

Jill Hilliard

Carrie Rhoades

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jennifer Snyder

Jean Manis

Virginia Lu

Jeanne Jachna

Ilina Crouse

If you’d like to see other projects created with the Fleur de Lis Grandeur card, please click HERE.

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I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!




64 thoughts on “Spellbinders Club Kits May 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Lori Sloan

    Wow wow wow! What a stunning card! I love your colors, layering..just everything! I have papillon dogs so I’m always drawn to butterflies. Such an inspiration. Thank you so much!

  2. Lynette

    Beautiful layering and card. I love the card pocket and gift ideas. I have never received or seen a card with the inside so decorated and special. How thoughtful. Love your ideas. Thank you for sharing your unique, beautiful, thoughtful and kind stylings.

  3. karenladd

    All of the elements combine so perfectly Kathy! The intricate, lacy die is contrasted with your rustic twine and delicate florals for a card that anyone would treasure.

    1. karenladd

      I forgot to add that I love the way you tuck a tea bag, or bit of chocolate into some of your cards to turn it into a little gift!

  4. Susan Young

    Wow! Such a gorgeous layered card, even the inside is so complex! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

  5. Juanita

    I don’t even know where to begin. There is so much going om with your card and every bit of it amazing! TFS

  6. Sara Barker

    Those intricate die cut layers on the front combined with the rustic touch of twine wreath make for a gorgeous beginning. And then, inside a surprise of fun color; we can always depend on you to make a card into an occasion! Lovely card, Kathy! I hope you got to celebrate on this special day! Hugs!

  7. Linda R

    What an amazing card! All those layers are wonderful. I’m amazed at the planning that went into this.

  8. DebSelby

    Wow that is a lot of detail on one card. Don’t know if I could put that much stuff on one card successfully, but thanks for the inspiration to try it.

  9. Carla Hundley

    Your cards are always
    so pretty and full of
    wonderful crafty spots
    of love!
    Carla from Utah

  10. pam edwards

    I love this card. I have just started to make this type of card they are so detailed and beautiful

  11. Audre G

    Your card is simply beautiful. I love the beautifully decorated inside of the card. You didn’t leave much room to write so that is perfect for me.

  12. MaryH.

    In my book you have channeled the designer Becca Feeken and have captured the very essence of everything she designed. But by incorporating your own beautiful, personal interpretation in the project design is what makes the project even more memorable. Your design doesn’t stop at the card face but continues through out the card with little nooks, crannies and surprises for the viewer/recipient to discover. Every time one explores the card, something new not before discovered is unearthed. This is something you do so well and seems so easy but I am sure requires a lot of planning and forethought. However I do feel it is more an innate talent as opposed to applying a technique, which is what makes your designs so appealing and notable. I love your format of providing a written narrative, supply lists, video and loads of tips throughout the presentations of your project. This way no matter how one best absorbs knowledge and techniques you have it all at your finger tips!

  13. Lynn

    Wow, what a beautiful card. Your attention to detail is really something. Who would not love to receive this card? Just fabulous to see what you’ve done with Spellbinders products.

  14. Maylynn Cupp

    This is gorgeous I love your design tyfs I need to become a spellbinders card kit member they have beautiful designs

  15. Joy

    I love your card. It never occurred to me to decorate the inside of my cards so elaborately. I am going to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Michele W

    What a clever use of this die set. I especially like the treat holder. Thanks for sharing!

  17. momentsofcrafting

    Just stunning, Kathy! I love them all but my favourite is the first! Such a clever design using so many different elements. An amazing gift with the pocket inside. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. Take care! 🙂

  18. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous details and embellishments! Love the colors and textures! Gorgeous card!

  19. soozyb2013

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I LOVE IT! Love the detail of the front. Flowers, butterfly’s etc. The colour, love it. Thank you for sharing this amazing creation. 🙂

  20. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what an elegant card! The Amazing Paper Grace dies are absolutely stunning! Oh how delicate and gorgeous those flowers are with that beautiful ribbon. And that burlap string adds such an interesting , rustic touch to the softness of the front of this card. The inside of course is just lovely and filled with such fun surprises. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

  21. Dina L Kowal

    Such a beautiful project, and the surprises just kept coming! I never feel like I can do Becca’s dies justice – you’ve obviously got the right touch to make them shine! Lovely work.

  22. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    That is such a beautiful die and of course, a beautiful card, Kathy. You know I love the blues! Lol! I love the twine wreath and the beautiful flower clusters too!! Have an awesome weekend, Kathy!!!

  23. lizbechtel69

    What a pretty card! My goodness that is just stunning work! I really like how it looks like a little bird nest and has those super fun blue fluers upon it! Lovely!

  24. Dee Earnshaw

    OMG what an amazing card – LOVE EVERYTHING about it – I envy the person who gets to receive such a beautiful card 🙂

  25. Judy Parker

    love how you made the inside as elegant as the outside….wow…thanks for sharing

  26. Barbie Jo Bonnett

    Beautiful card! Love the way you pulled all the elements and layers together.

  27. Beverly Jordan

    I just swoon when I see your gorgeous cards!! Your use of the beautiful Spellbinder’s dies in gold matched with the beautiful pattern papers.The layers are matched so perfectly!

  28. Helen Budz

    The layering on your card front is so lovely, Kathy. The various elements you’ve used in combination with this Spellbinders die set come together so well. Especially like the burlap “wreath”–wonderful added texture and dimension. Using the die cut to hold the chocolate is another delightful way to add goodies. tfs on this blog hop! Stay well.

  29. Denise Evans

    This is such a beautiful card! I love the colors and elegance from all the combined elements you chose. Gorgeous as usual Kathy…

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