Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders May 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Vignette Garden Gate Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop: Vignette Garden Gate Morning Glories

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from  Amanda’s  lovely blog.  Today I’m featuring the Amazing Paper Grace Vignette Garden Gate and the Clear Stamp of the Month.   Morning Glories welcome you to open this charming gate and step inside for a refreshing glass of iced tea.

Farmhouse Garden Gate Tips and Tricks

Patterned papers and images from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden collection provide the perfect setting for this dimensional garden gate.  You’ll be happy to know that this gate came together quickly and easily.  Here’s how:

  • First, die cut 2 gates from cream cardstock.
  • Next, adhere the gates together to provide extra strength.
  • Now, gently round the gate by rolling it over the barrel of a marker to create a curve.
  • Then place 1/8″ foam adhesive strips on the left and right hand fence posts.
  • Adhere the posts to the card front one at a time.  After the first post has been adhered you can gently push the opposite post toward the center of the gate to create the curve.

Now you can tie a bow through the front of the gate, add flowers, butterflies and other embellishments to finish the design.

Making the Morning Glories

Would you like to know my secret tip for making the flowers on this card?

  • First, die cut a whole bunch of flower and leaf layers from scraps of cream cardstock.
  • Next, place the leaves and flower layers  in separate containers.  I used shallow recycled plastic snack containers for this.  (Smart Balance Snacks work great.)
  • Now, place a drop of Distress re-inker in the plastic container and spray in a bit of water.  You need just enough water to create a small puddle.
  • Next, tip the container around to color the leaves and flower layers.
  • Then fold paper towels and tip the colored leaves and flowers out to dry.
  • Shape the leaves by running a small ball stylus up the center.  Then shape the flowers by poking the center with a small ball stylus.  This will lift the petals and cup the flowers.
  • Now layer the flowers together with a dot of adhesive.  Then place Dries Clear Adhesive in the cup of each flower and sprinkle in a few Prills.
A Peek Inside

Create an envelope pocket inside the card. Then mat a 3×4 card from the paper collection on matching cardstock.  Thread a ribbon through the top and tuck inside the envelope pocket.    Now stamp a sentiment from the stamp set on patterned paper.  I love the fonts, tiny florals and sentiments in this set!  They are perfect for cardmaking!

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Would you like to win some free Spellbinders goodies?

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, May 23rd, 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.

Would you like to join the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club?  It’s a great way to add to your die cutting collection.  Find out all about how to join HERE.

Learn more about the Clear Stamp of the Month Club, HERE.

You can find out about all the amazing Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits HERE.

On With the Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!

Would you like to see more inspiration using the May 2021 Club Kits?  Then click on each blog link below and hop to your heart’s content!

You can find the entire blog hop list below.

Spellbinders Blog

Becca Feeken

Tina Smith

Desiree Kuemmerle

Sandi MacIver

Bibi Cameron

Annie Williams

Becky Roberts

Yasmin Diaz

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Jill Hilliard

Ilina Crouse

Dilay Nacar

Jean Manis

Rosemary Dennis

Norine Borys

Betty Wright

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Leiphart

Natasha Vacca

Vera Yates

Amanda Stevens

Kathy Clement

Remember to finish the hop up over on the Spellbinders Blog.  Be sure to leave a comment so you will be entered into the drawing for the $50 Spellbinders Gift Card.

Do you love adding mixed media techniques to your cardmaking?  Then you might enjoy seeing this example of the Vignette Garden Gate.

Do you feel inspired to break out your Vignette Garden Gate and Clear Stamps of the Month?  Hooray!  Tell me what you plan to make, and how this post inspired you in the comment section. To leave a comment on this post, click on the blue “REPLIES” button beneath the title at the top of this page. 

You can find a linked supply list below the signature.

Thanks for stopping by!




50 thoughts on “Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

  1. Julia Johnson

    I can’t imagine the time and effort you spent on this card. I personally couldn’t create a card like this. Amazing!

  2. Lori Sloan

    Yet another stunning work of art! You

    Yet another stunning work of art! Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us. I am so looking forward to playing with my new garden gate set. I love your design and colors too! And I really like how you popped that gate!

  3. Lyn Huecker

    Fabulous card to showcase the new release and round out the hop. I’m blown away by all of the detail used. Bravo!

  4. Shelly

    Outstanding card! I also love the tip that you gave regarding the coloring of the flowers.

  5. Carrie V Arii

    What a lovely mixed media card! Thanks for the tip about coloring the leaves and flowers!

  6. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous details and dimension on your lovely card! I love the colors you used and all the pretty flowers! The gate is awesome, such an inviting scene!

  7. beccab33324

    I love that gate!! And always adore all the wonderful details you put into your projects. The colors are so pretty and I love all the pretty flowers.

  8. karenladd

    Oh Kathy, as always, your card is just exquisite. I always look forward to seeing your blog posts because I know I’ll see something special. I love that gate die with all the pretty flower garden detail. Love that the inside of your cards are just as beautiful as the outside!

  9. Denise Evans

    I just recently started subscribing to the Amazing Paper Grace club and am loving the dies. This is a beautiful use of this die. You are so very talented!

  10. Monika Davis

    Fantastic cards Kathy. Love the layers and dimensions on the first one… wonderful scene! Thank you for the inspiration!

  11. Susan Steele

    Luv your beautiful peach card Kathy! Those gorgeous little tiny flowers you made …soooo gorgeous!!! And luv that inviting garden gate too! Thanks for sharing another Kathy original creation! Hugs, Suzy Q

  12. Martie Rollin

    Lovely card to showcase this new die, Kathy! I must tell you, however, that it’s the veggie images on the inside that grabbed my attention! Love those peas!

  13. Beth

    I love mixed media and how you created this! The insert reminds me of Nick Bantock’s work!

  14. Gena Krannig

    I love this card Kathy! The gate is so inviting and the flowers and little seed packet just really make it perfect. How lovely is that sentiment inside on such a pretty garden background. Garden motifs are another huge favorite! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  15. Beverly

    WOW! What a stunning card you have created with such lovely colors and so many details. The idea to bow the garden gate was genius, I’m going to have to try that.

  16. MaryH

    I am always utterly amazed at your abilities, Kathy. That peachy color speaks to me; I think I will look for a peachy lipstick to remind me of the feeling I had while looking at this and sipping a cuppa. Those flowers are adorable. Yours is the best of the lot (and there was a lot of beauty in this hop – best for last)!

  17. Sharon Gullikson

    I love how the garden gate opens into all of the peach colored background and flowers. It is really pretty. I don’t see many peach colored cards these days.

  18. soozyb2013

    Beautiful work Kathy. Love the colour choices!!! Hope you are having a great Tuesday! Much love from Victoria. Hope Dale is doing better!!!

  19. Sandra Smith

    This card has a fresh feeling of Spring and is so lovely! I love the garden gate and the sentiment is sweet.

    Sandra Smith

  20. Veronica

    I tried to leave a comment before but received a strange error message so I apologize if you get two very similar comments. What I was saying was how much I love your ability to create whole scenes on your card fronts. I think I’d like to give scene building a try, myself. 🙂

  21. Christal Gill

    WOW! I love this card! Love the color, the Butterfly’s, how you did the gate, and the garden theme! Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs, Christal

  22. Cheryl Wells

    Beautiful card, Kathy!! Love the peachy color and great tip on coloring the tiny flowers and leaves – well done!!!

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