Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Stamperia Sweety Pop Up Card for Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop APG Fanfare Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Amazing Paper Grace Fanfare Die

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Bibi’s blog.  Today I’m featuring the Fanfare Die from the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit.  This wonderfully versatile set contains 8 dies.

I shared another project made with the Fanfare dies earlier this month.  You can find that HERE.   Today I have 2 more Fanfare projects to share with you, both made with Stamperia’s new Sweety Collection.

APG Fanfare Cupcake Doily Pop Up Card

To make the dimensional doily for this 6×6 pop up card, do the following:

  • First, die cut 14 of the smaller ornament pieces from cream cardstock.
  • Emboss each piece as you cut it by using the embossing mat sandwich option for your die cutting machine.
  • Next, align the center of 7 die cut/embossed ornaments.  Secure them with a small brad in the center.
  • Then fan out the individual “petals” to create a doily.
  • Repeat the above process with the remaining 7 die cuts.
  • Now gently fold each “petal” from the tip to the base to create extra dimension.
  • Finally, adhere the two doily layers together with foam squares so that the edges are staggered.

When you attach the chipboard cupcake image in the center of the doily, you will need to add double layers of foam squares or waste chipboard to hold it in place as well.

Now die cut some flower layers from your scraps and use these to adorn your card front.

A Peek Inside

Create a pop up scene inside your card.  (I have a tutorial made with another paper collection that shows how to do this.  You can find that tutorial HERE.)

Create a little fold down message flap on the base of the card.

This is a great place to write a personal message or even tuck in a gift card.

Fanfare Shaker Card

The Fanfare Frame and swirl insert are perfect for making elegant shaker cards.

  • First, die cut 2 frames/inserts from cream cardstock.
  • Next, offset the layers and adhere them together.  This creates a sort of drop shadow effect as well as strengthens the die cut frame.
  • Next, use only the frame die to cut a clear cardstock (acetate sheet) backer for the shaker frame.
  • Apply Dries Clear Adhesive to the back of the shaker frame.  Spread this out with your finger or a small paintbrush.  This will keep the glue from oozing out onto the clear cardstock.
  • Now adhere the clear frame to the back of the die cut frame.
  • Now attach 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the shaker frame.
  • Fussy cut the sentiment from the paper collection and adhere to the card base.
  • Now place your shaker mix on the card base cover with the shaker frame.  Press gently to seal.

Adorn with flowers, ribbon and a Reneabouquets dragonfly charm.

A Peek Inside

This is one of my “Tea Party in a Box” cards.  Tuck an individually wrapped tea bag dressed up with designer paper scraps and a matching honey stick into the small pocket on top.

Then add a bookmark, chocolate treat and a note card to the pocket on the bottom. Decorate the note card with the Fanfare die cut and ornament pull tab.

Spellbinder’s $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, July 26th. 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 also 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. The randomly chosen winner will contact Spellbinders at socialmedia@spellbinders.us  by              August 2nd, 2020      .

Please write Spellbinders July 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog in the subject line.  I’ll contact the winner via e-mail and post the name at the top of this post on .

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

Click on these links to visit all the blogs in the July Hop.

Spellbinders Blog

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Carrie Rhoades

Bibi Cameron

Kathy Clement  (You are here)

Alicia Havranek

Jill Hilliard

Laurie Willison

Joy Baldwin

Jean Manis

Virginia Lu

Ilina Crouse

Varada Sharma

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jeanne Jachna

Gemma Campbell
Now hop on over and see what Alicia 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!

Subscribe to Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.  Subscribe to Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

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!




72 thoughts on “Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

  1. Michele W

    Love the different ways you used this beautiful die. You really showed the dies versatility. My favorite is the popup card. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Dee Earnshaw

    OMG your cards are amaZing – Beautiful showcases – they bring all these new products to life – awesome work:)

  3. Claire Gagne

    2 very gorgeous cards Kathy. I really really love the pop out one. The papers are beautiful as well. Be safe & TYFS

  4. Wendy Cole

    Wow, what BEAUTIFUL cards! You’ve set the bar way too high, would you send me one? Lol!

  5. Helen Budz

    Kathy, you’ve outdone yourself with two cards using this club kit. Each is so uniquely crafted. Like how you used the smaller die to create that double doily effect on the first card–so clever. The pop-up scene is delightfully yummy. The shaker element framed with the larger die cut on your second card is another great idea. It adds an elegant touch to the shaker…and to the whole “tea party” inside. You’re inspiring designs are a “Christmas in July” gift to me today. Merry Christmas! tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  6. Jennifer McChesney

    Holy layers batman!!

    I am lucky if my brain just remembers to pop something up on foam tape!!
    This is a technique I’ll have to jot down for 1000 cards from now when I’m better!!

  7. Dana Roepke

    I love this, especially how you made a shaker element from the die. I’m definitely going to try that out 🙂

  8. Linh V.

    I love all the details in your cards. They are always so gorgeous! (Sorry if this is a repeat, I tried posting earlier but doesn’t seem like it worked.)

  9. Lori Lehnen

    They are all spectacular!
    So intricate looking, love the way everything coordinated and came together.
    These kits are amazing!

  10. Mary Holshouser

    That first card would go on display in
    a prominent place. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. beccab33324

    Hi Kathy! Well, as usual, your work of art is just stunning with every single, beautiful detail. Really amazing!

  12. DebSelby

    I am amazed by the distinct style evident in all of these cards. I would not think to use the APG die in the ways that you have done.

  13. Denise Bryant

    Such beautiful details and layering on your creations! Always a treat to get to see your awesome projects! Love the way you used these dies! Gorgeous cards!

  14. Giselle

    Wowza! Your cards are so ornate! The fact that the inside is just as lovely AND pops up is such a nice touch!

  15. karenladd

    Wow Kathy, that cupcake card is just spectacular. I can’t believe you combined all those smaller dies to form a gorgeous pop up doily. Those small dies in a set are often overlooked, but you made them a focal point.

  16. Susan Steele

    These cards are so “Sweet” …luv all your layers on the first card. My mother used to starch her doilies all the time! And they would look just like your card! Impressive! Those dies are awesome! Luv your pop ups in the 2nd shaker card …so fun! And your shaker frame … just beautiful! Thanks for sharing so many techniques this time! Hugs, Suzy Q

  17. Carla Hundley

    Oh just gorgeous!
    Love all that pink
    and the dies. The
    insides are fabulous.
    Carla from Utah

  18. Cindy Henry

    Wow! These cards are very elaborate!! Way beyond my skill lol. Fun to look at though! TYFS! Michigan USA ❤️

  19. Andre M.

    There’s so much beautiful eye candy on your stunning cards. The outsides are so gorgeously decorated and even more spectacular elements on the inside. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

  20. Bonnie Thrasher

    Your cards are so sweet, pun intended. Seriously, they are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Mary Lou Sanders MacFadyen

    I am blown away! The detail in your cards is phenomenal. You not only create treasures worthy of keeping forever; but you also find ways to incorporate little gifts into each card. Amazing. I love the Victorian feel of your beautiful cards,too. Just stunning!

  22. Martie Rollin

    WOW! WOW! Sweety is such a beautiful paper collection! Both cards are so pleasing on the eyes. Your smaller pink flowers are perfect embellishments…well placed color variety, definitely more attractive than all one color. Nice design decision!! I purchased this collection from 2 different sources…Die Cuts and Chipboard arrived yesterday. Oh! My goodness! I can hardly contain my creative joy as I await the paper to arrive!! Thanks so much for these projects showcasing this tasty collection!! Can you get my level of enthusiasm? Stamperia has a real winner here!!!

  23. Cindy Holmes

    Oh my gosh! I am truly speechless with how gorgeous all of your creations are! I myself am a ran of all things Victorian!

    1. Rainy

      Just a big WOW! thank you for the detailed instructions. Itching to do something like your shaker card. Inspiring

  24. Eve N

    Wow, you sure put a lot of care into your victorian style projects, with amazing results.

  25. Carol E. Wortman

    Amazing cards ! I just love the pop ups! The papers, ephemera and colors are beautiful! Thank you for showing these beauties.

  26. Anne Sturgeon

    Your work is amazing. Such detail. Love Spellbinders and obviously you do also. Thanks for sharing all this lovelyness.

  27. Sharon Gullikson

    How beautiful your ideas are. The cupcake looks real! I really love all of the papers you used, and how you put them together so well. I ALWAYS love your cards and other projects 🙂

  28. soozyb2013

    This one is absolutely amazing. I have not yet made a pop up card yet and this one is just spectacular. It just looks good enough to eat 🙂 ha ha ha. Sweets for the sweet 🙂 Thanks for sharing this one my friend. Stay well and safe.

  29. Alex

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the details on the dress on your first card, vintage fashion always makes me smile.

  30. lynn legge

    kathy what a delicate beauty you have created…i love the colors, as always so glad to see your talent….big ladybug hugs my friend

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