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Echo Park Winter Boxed Treat Tags Tutorial

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Echo Park Winter Boxed Treat Tags Tutorial with Spellbinders Sweetheart Envelope Die

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another Throwback Thursday, and this week I have an Echo Park Winter Boxed Treat Tags Tutorial to share with  you.  Once again, we’re using that fabulous Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Sweetheart Envelope and Notecard Die set.  Remember on Tuesday when I told you it was very versatile?  Well, today, I used it to build the adorable box that our treat tags are housed in.  You’ve gotta love a die that can do so many different things.  (And I’m not even done yet….I have one more “make” using this die to share with you!)

Winter Treat Tags in a Box

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It feels like a long, long time between the Christmas holidays and Valentine’s Day, doesn’t it?  Winter days may be short, but they feel long, especially if you live in a part of the world where you get real winter weather.  So I used the base die to create this darling little treat tag box.  Because a hot cuppa and a bit of chocolate makes the winter days easier to bear!

Here’s how I made the box:

  • First, cut 4 of the Sweetheart outer frame from heavy cardstock.  Be sure to place the scoring rods in the die, as it will make it so much easier to fold the sides.
  • Next, cut the pocket side tabs off of two of the panels. Then fold all 4 pockets along the scored lines.
  • Overlap the pockets to form the bottom of your box, and use the side tabs to connect the box sides.
  • Now cut (4) 1″ x 2 3/4″ strips from your scraps.  Score these in half to form hinges.  Adhere these to the sides of your box in the same way you would a gusset on a pocket.  Fold one side of the hinge over onto the side of the adjacent box side and glue down to secure.
  • Once your box is made, simply fold the scalloped top of the box down as seen in the above photo.
  • Cut (4)  3 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ panels of designer paper to adhere to the sides of your box.  I matted mine on slightly larger rectangles of white cardstock, then I adhered to the box sides.
  • Next, adhere lace or other trim around the base of your box.  Then adhere box feet.  Wrap 1/4″ gingham ribbon above the lace and tie a bow.
  • Use the smaller frame die and insert to cut the accent piece from patterned paper and adhere to the scalloped edges of the box.  Glue the scalloped edges to the box base.
Making the Treat Tags

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Our tutorial today will show you how to make these super adorable winter treat tags.

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The pocket on each tag holds a Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowman, winter tea bag, honey stick and a little Tim Holtz flashcard.  The back of the tag is lined with light blue cardstock.  That’s where you can add your personal greeting.

Carta Bella Winter Boxed Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I  make these cute tags, you can view the video HERE.

Snowflake Gift Card Holder

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Since I already had all the “stuff” out on my work table, and I  had some lovely scraps to work with, I decided to make another cute gift card holder with the dies.

This time I added the the filigree insert t the envelope flap.

Then I tucked a York Peppermint Pattie and a little Note Card greeting inside.  These are so much fun to make that they are almost addicting!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Throwback Thursday.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Sweetheart Envelope & Notecard Set

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Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Make & Take Tuesday, I’m sharing a Christmas ornament made with Spellbinders Sweetheart Envelope & Notecard Set.  It’s the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the month for December 2022.  Although designed for Valentine’s Day, my mind immediately went to Christmas tree ornament.  So I pulled out Prima “Christmas in the Country” and went to work to bring my vision to  life.

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Can’t you just picture these adorable little bundles hanging all over your tree?  Oh, I see so many possibilities for this clever little die set!  What about a hanging Advent Calendar with a bit of chocolate, or a tea bag, or tiny gift card inserted in each envelope? Wouldn’t that be fun?   Or, leave off the string hanger and make these as table favors for your holiday celebrations.  They would also be gorgeous done up in wedding paper (I have weddings on my mind right now!) or baby shower paper.  The possibilities are nearly endless!

Pretty Backwards and Forwards

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The back side of this little envelope is as lovely as the front. First,  layer the filigree insert and frame to die cut a window in the back of the envelope base.  Then, adhere gold foil cardstock inside the envelope.  Next, glue the filigree insert outside the envelope back.  Die cut the flower petals and leaves that come with the die set to dress it up even more.  So, so cute, and very quick and easy to make!

Pretty inside and Out!

Although this precious little envelope is only 4″ x 2 3/4″ when finished, it can still hold a surprising amount of goodies. Create a little notecard using the frame die, then dress it up with scraps of designer paper.

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Die cut the filigree heart and back it with woodgrain cardstock for a really sweet insert.  And an ATC tag fits perfectly inside the envelope, too!

The thing I like the best about this die is that you can use up all those itty bitty scraps of paper while making something truly beautiful.  And the die is extremely versatile.  I’ll be back on Throwback Thursday to share more ideas for using the die.  You won’t want to miss that!

Sweetheart Envelope and Notecard Die Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to join me over on my YouTube channel, I’ve prepared a short project share video with tips and ideas. You can view the video HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock

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Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock Shaker Card with Amazing Paper Grace DOM

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a festive Graphic 45 Winter Wishes Christmas Time Clock Shaker Card to share with you.  Our cute little alarm clock is made with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for November 2022.

This vintage style alarm clock is one of Becca Feeken’s signature Pop Up Vignette Dies. But I opted to turn it into a shaker card frame.  Red and Gold foil papers, sequins, beads, and pearls add holiday sparkle and shine to my Christmas Time Clock.

 

Dress up your Christmas Time Clock with some beautiful Reneabouquets Velvet Poinsettias and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

A Peek Inside

Don’t  you just love it when a card doubles as a folio?  That’s why I added this 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ pull out folio to the top half of my card interior.  This is so easy to do, but adds that “extra special” element to your card.

  • First, cut one 8 1/2″ x 11″ panel of black cardstock in half at 4 1/4″.
  • Next, overlap the 4 1/4″ ends about 1/2″ and adhere to form one long paper panel.
  • Now, score every 5 1/2″ down the long side to this panel. You will have a slightly shorter panel on the end.  This will be the front of your pull out folio.
  • Then, accordion fold your scored panels so that the short panel lands on the top.
  • Next, adhere ribbon to the back side of the folio with Scor-Tape.
  • Now adhere the folio to the top half of your 6″ x 6″ card base.
  • Line the front card panel with  4″ x 5″ panels of patterned paper.  Then line the remaining panels with 4″ x 5 1/4″ rectangles of patterned paper.
  • Finally, fold and secure with a bow.

 

If you add a pocket to the bottom half of your card, you can tuck in a little tea sachet, honey stick, mini candy cane and a decorative sentiment panel.  The panel is covered with white cardstock on the back.  Now your card is a folio and a gift!

These card folios make great Christmas presents for friends and family.  Add photos of your tree, your decorated home, pets or family to create a unique and personal gift.

Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the papers and dies I’ve used to create this project, please enjoy this short YouTube video.

You can sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

To see other projects made with the Graphic 45 Warm Wishes paper collection, please click HERE.

If you’d like to see what Becca made with this month’s die, visit  her blog HERE.

I hope you have time for a crafty adventure today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Pumpkin and Spice Pop Up Card

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Pop Up Card with APG October 2022 Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Let there be Pumpkin and Spice Pop Up cards and everything festive and fall!  Today I’m sharing my interpretation of Spellbinder’s Amazing Paper Grace October 2022 Club Kit.  The 3-D Poinsettia Surprise Envelope was designed to be used as a Christmas project.  (You can find a tutorial and samples from Amazing Paper Grace in her blog post.)  But I felt a need to create with some of my beautiful fall papers.  Plus, I had an idea in my head for something that I wanted to try with this wonderful die.  And you know how that story ended.  I was off on another exciting crafty adventure!  Would you like to come along for the ride?

Layers of Fall Beauty

Ok, this die is amazing!  The ideas are jumping in my brain like popcorn kernels in hot oil!  I’m pretty sure that I’ll be back to share more and more ways to create with this versatile die.  But today, I have this  glorious fall celebration to share with you.

First, I highly recommend that you watch Becca’s video before you attempt to make the 3D envelope.  Then, I highly recommend that you make your first envelope from inexpensive cardstock, just in case there’s a learning curve involved.  (There is; you need to place the pop up mechanisms in just the right position in order to achieve the pop up effect.  Better to practice on cheap paper, right?)

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Once you’ve mastered the art of building the envelope base, the sky is the limit!  This 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ top fold card was so much fun to make!  You all know how much I love to add depth,  dimension and layers to my cards. The mechanisms inside the envelope give you all sorts of opportunities to it with ease.  I’ve tucked fussy cut images and ephemera bits inside the envelope, then dressed up the outside of the envelope with the “poinsettias.”

 

TIP: Die cut scraps of your patterned papers with the flower dies.  Then sponge with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.  Shape the flower layers and stack together.  Now thread a wired stamen through the center hole and seal the deal with a bit of hot glue.

TIP: Die cut the swirls from copper metallic cardstock to amp up the autumn vibe.

A Peek Inside

Of course, there’s a pocket inside this lovely card.  Dress it up with a little ephemera card and another die cut copper swirl.

Next, wrap a bit of Ghirardelli chocolate in a scrap of designer paper.  The pocket is large, so we can tuck in la little tea wallet, too!

Make a quick and easy bookmark by adhering the top edge of a fussy cut image to a slightly larger panel of designer paper.

 

The bookmark slips over the page when you are done reading.

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Pop Up Card Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see more of the Amazing Paper Grace Club kit, and if you’d like a personal tour of the project, I hope you’ll enjoy this short  video over on my YouTube channel.

 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish Cards

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a couple of super cute Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish Cards to share with you.  These dies are so much fun to work with!  Spellbinders sent me both the Let It Snowman and the All Hearts Come Home Flourish dies.  I spent a delightful day in the studio with them, and I’m excited to show you what I came up with. There are loads of pictures coming, so you might want to grab a snack and a cuppa before we proceed.  Go ahead!  I’ll wait for you!

Let It Snowman Shaker Easel Card with Carta Bella Christmas Collection

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Snowmen are probably my favorite Christmas image to work with.  I could not resist making this sweet Let It Snowman die set up into a shaker frame.  Do you blame me?  The finished 6 1/4″ square card feels like a snow globe.   Here’s how I created that effect.

  • First, die cut the Let It Snowman frame from white and red metallic cardstock.  Layer the red metallic die cut over the white so that they are slightly staggered.  This creates a sort of drop shadow effect.
  • Next, trace around the outside of the die onto a piece of clear cardstock  (acetate sheet). Don’t worry about cutting around the leafy edges.  Just cut the circle shape at the top of the die. Adhere this panel behind the frame. You will need 2 of these clear panels.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam adhesive to the back side of the frame.
  • Then flip the frame on its face and fill the center with your shaker mix.
  • Next, line up the 2nd clear cardstock panel over the foam tape and press firmly into place.
  • Finally, trace around the snowflake/woodgrain patterned paper and adhere it behind the snow globe frame.
Let’s Make a Snowman!

Snowmen are probably my favorite holiday/winter theme.  They always look so friendly and welcoming on a card.  Die cut this snowman and snowflakes from heavy white cardstock.  The jaunty hat is cut from a scrap of dark green suede paper that I had in my stash.  Cut the hat band from a scrap of red metallic paper.  The nose is a scrap of old Authentique Spectrum orange cardstock lined patterned paper.  Snowman assembly is super quick and easy!  Back with foam tabs and attach to the snow globe as seen in the photo.

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket to go inside the card base.  This doubles as a stopper for the easel mechanism.  Dress it up with some pretty holiday flowers and leaves.  Then tuck some rusty jingle bells underneath to add that special Christmas sound.  Vintage buttons look great tucked into the flower cluster. A miniature Christmas ornament topped with Baker’s Twine and a tiny posy are the perfect finishing touch.

Seems like everyone gives gift cards at Christmas now, so I like to include a gift card wallet with my cards.

It’s a lovely way to present cash or a shopping card.

All Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

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All Hearts Go Home at Christmas is a very popular holiday sentiment.  And this sweet little prim house is so cute tucked inside the die cut frame.  This card may look complicated, but it actually comes together very quickly.  The best part?  You can pull out that glitter paper from your stash and put it to good use here!

  • First, die cut the frame from white glitter paper.  Glue it onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of green glitter paper.
  • Next, die cut the house 3 times: once from white glitter paper, then from black cardstock, and a third time from red metallic paper.  (You can use a scrap left over from making the snowman card!)
  • Now, cut the door, the chimney and the roof from the black die cut and adhere over the door and roof area of the white die cut.
  • Then adhere the remainder of the black die cut behind the white.
  • Next, adhere the red die cut behind the other two houses.  Pop out the red heart and adhere it in the “window” area.
  • Back the house with foam tape and adhere in the center of the frame.
  • Create faux snow with Dries Clear adhesive, Crystal Clear Glitter and Mini Pearls Prills.
A Peek Inside

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Simple Stories Simple Rustic Christmas papers are the perfect pairing for this cute card.

Vintage Santa images tie in with the Santa Sleigh on the die cut frame.  I love the sweet Santa expression on this gift card wallet.

Scraps of designer paper fill in all the gaps inside the gift card wallet.

Are you still with me?  That was a lot of photos and a lot of information.  These dies are all part of Spellbinders new September release.  I’ll link to them on the supply list below this post.

Have you gotten a head start on your Christmas cards yet?  We are just about 100 days out from Christmas Day, but you’ll want to get your cards in the mail much earlier than that date!  There’s no time like the present to start!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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