Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Blog Hop Rose Promise Die Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Roses in December Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Hussena’s lovely blog.

Roses in December

There’s an old saying: “God gives us memories that we might have roses in December.”  That thought inspired this Roses in December Shaker card made with the Amazing Paper Grace Rose Garden Promise Dies from the 2020 APG Club Kit.

I chose a soft, neutral color palette to create a sense of serenity and nostalgia within the card design.  Here’s how this card front came together:

  • First, die cut the shaker frame from patterned paper.  Use the Tool-in-One to clear out all the little chads.
  • Now, lightly swipe the edges of the die cut frame with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Then cut a 5″ x 7″ piece of clear cardstock (acetate or clear acrylic) and adhere to the back side of the frame with a strong liquid adhesive.

TIP:  Apply the adhesive in a thin bead. Then spread it either with your finger or a toothpick.  This step will help prevent the adhesive from oozing out onto the clear cardstock.

  • Next, back the edges of the frame with 1/8″ foam tape.  I like to use 3 layers so that I can place larger elements like buttons and pearls into my shaker mix.
  • Now choose a 5″ x 7″ panel of designer paper to serve as the card front.
  • Then choose an image to sit in the center of that panel.

TIP: Find the perfect placement for your focal image.  Place the metal die over your card background and lightly trace guide lines using a pencil.  Now you know exactly where to adhere your focal image.

Now you only need to fill the shaker frame with your mix of buttons, beads and sequins.  Press the prepared card front over the foam adhesive and press in place.   Embellish the card with ribbon, creamy roses and your embellishments of choice.

A Peek Inside

Turn this card into a gift and a folio by adding a pocket and an accordion style photo album.

Provide room for journaling spots and even a gift card pocket, if desired.

The box pocket on the bottom half of the card is the perfect spot to add a little Tea Party for One.  Create another mini folio from your scraps.  Then wrap it with a belly band.  Tuck a vintage demitasse spoon, tea bag, and mini candy cane into the belly band. Wrap cookies in a scrap of designer paper to dress them up.  Then tuck in a mini honey dipper and a honey stick to complete the ensemble.

Here’s a look at the folio with the belly band removed.

Santa thinks you were very, very good this year, as this chocolate assortment proves.  The folio flips open again with room for additional photos.  You can write little greetings on the tiny tag, too.

Spellbinders $50 Giveaway

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, December 13th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

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 paper pretties Ilina has prepared for you.  I know you will be inspired.  Here’s the whole list of bloggers in this month’s hop:

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Sandi MacIver

Jill Hilliard

Jennifer Snyder

Jean Manis

Sheri Holt

Joy Baldwin

Hussena Calcuttawala

Kathy Clement

Ilina Crouse

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use with your own Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits. If you’d like to see another project made with the Rose Garden Promise Die, please click HERE.

If you are not subscribed to Spellbinder Club Kits, you can find information about all of them HERE.

To subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit, click HERE.  The Rose Garden Promise Die will be in your first kit.

Thanks for stopping by!




24 thoughts on “Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

  1. Barbara McDonald

    Gorgeous card. I really like the vintage wintery feel your card has. The barn picture just fit perfectly in the window. Beautiful.

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what an absolutely gorgeous card. It’s so elegant! The cabin scene in the shaker frame is so beautiful and the “snow” elements are just perfect. This die set is just amazing and so versatile. Of course the inside of of this lovely creation is full of beautiful surprises as always. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Sharon Betts

    Your cards are always so beautiful and have some kind of unique twist to inspire us ! I love that saying especially as I get older. That Santa in the base of the folio is awesome! Is it part of the same Amazing Paper Grace set? He is precious.

  4. Sheri Kempke

    Amazing–the first card is simply gorgeous and elegant. The 2nd card–filled with chocolate-oh my! Who doesn’t love chocolate, the card idea is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Carol Wortman

    Oh my gosh my golly I love this. What a wonderful magical folio! The inside is unexpected from the very vintage front! Wonderful creation!

  6. Julie Greaves

    Your card is very different from what everyone else has done. I love it for its wintry look and its ‘old-world’ feel. So different but very delightful. Thanks for giving us new ideas for using this kit. 🙂

  7. Beverly Jordan

    I just love your shaker!! Didn’t think to make the whole front a shaker! Great idea and am in love with all of your vintage embellishments and add-ons! And that fabulous spoon of course!!

  8. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! Your cards are amazing! I love all the texture, dimension and embellishments! Your recipients must adore your creations!

  9. MaryH

    Gershwin said it best, “‘S wonderful ! ‘S marvelous !” My eye popped out at this creation; you took it to the moon! I had not heard that “old saying” before but it certainly inspired a masterpiece. The placement of roses in December, backdrop and rose color is perfection and definitely so different than most of us would have created.

    I didn’t even peek at the inside first for a look at the treats; I was so just so enamored of the cover. (And you thought I wouldn’t mention the goodies inside, silly lady. Oh my, mouth is watering; luckily I had a cookie or two in the cupboard. Key word being past tense…)

    You are the Queen and a wonderful artist. Thanks for the visual treat.

  10. Martie Rollin

    I like the quiet sophistication this die creates on this card. I think I would skip the shaker feature on this one. Very thought provoking saying I’ve not heard before, but do appreciate. Your ink distressing of the inner frame really makes a difference…draws my eyes to the center image. Beautiful!

  11. Brenda S. West

    I love, love, love the first shaker card. And I never have heard the old saying before. Such a beautiful thought.

  12. Claire Gagne

    Another beautiful card Kathy. Love it. You are just an amazing talented young lady!!!! Be safe & TYFS

  13. Marisela Delgado

    Hola, Kathy! It’s Marisela! Feliz Navidad, my friend, to you and your family! Girl, you are a rock star! You always rock it! It’s all so beautiful! Love it!

  14. soozyb2013

    You have done it yet again. I love your cards, they are stuffed with such yumminess. <3 Hugs from me to you!

  15. Susan Steele

    Gorgeous card Kathy! And luv your beautiful flowers and bows that go so gorgeously with your beautiful gold tinted die frame! Thanks for the inspiration …hugs, Suzy Q

  16. Gail Scott

    Kathy What a delightful roses in December creation – I am drooling at this make for sure – love the shaker on the outside as well with those fabulous sequins – and of course Open it up and Surprise it is the ordinary card – OH NO – it is inspiring art with pockets and bings and bangs and CHOCOLATE – love me some CHOCOLATE – tfs – will be sending my snail mail soon – LOL – Love your art work Kathy you know I am a fan!

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