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Spellbinders July Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders July Club Kits Blog Hop: Blossom Like a Rose Slimline Card with Tiara Trifold

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

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders  blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 17th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced on the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Wednesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, 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.

Tiara Trifold Slimline Card with Graphic 45 Cottage Life

Spellbinders Tiara Trifold Graphic 45 Cottage Life Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My project for the hop is this Tiara Trifold Slimline Card.  This month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is just lovely and truly versatile!  Here’s how to use it on a slimline card.

  • First, lay out all the die pieces on a piece of white cardstock.
  • Next, run the die through your die cutting  machine using the sandwich recommended.
  • Now, repeat the process.
  • Trim about 2″ off the bottom edge of each die cut.
  • Adhere the die cuts on either end of an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ slimline card base.
  • Place the focal image in the center of the card and add embellishments.

Here’s a peek at the inside:

Add a small pocket inside the card, then tuck in a gift card wallet.  Easy and elegant!

More Projects with Tiara Trifold

I’ve had loads of fun with this wonderful die! Here are a few other projects I’ve made with it.

Amazing Paper Grace DOM July 2022 Shabby Chic Gift Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

It makes a gorgeous gift box!  You can find more details on this project HERE.

On this card, I cut the die in half to make it longer. The I placed it behind my focal image.  Then I built my flower arrangement around it.

Fun Ways to Use the Tiara Trifold Tag

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio Spellbinders Tiara Trifold APG Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Use the Tiara Trifold Die to make a pretty tag tuck in for a folio pocket.

Spellbinders Tiara Trifold Tag by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

TIP: Create a little tip in feature on your tag for extra fun.  Instead of cutting along the perforated line, cut about 2″ over from it to form a little flap.  Then trim the top of the flap so that it lines up with the bottom of the filigree.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the tag.

Tea Party in a Box Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio by Kathy Clement Spellbinders Tiara Trifold APG DOM Photo 01

Dress the Tiara Trifold tag up with ribbon, charm and ephemera and you’ve got a bookmark.

Tiara Trifold Bookmark Tag by Kathy Clement Photo 01

No wonder this die is one of my favorite APG Club Kits this year!

On With the Hop!

The next stop on your hop is Linh’s blog.

Now visit these other blogs for even more July Club Kit Inspiration!

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Kristie Marcotte

Bibi Cameron

Sandi MacIver

Jennifer Kotas

Yasmin Diaz

Jean Manis

Kelly Taylor

Rebecca Keppel

Tanya Boser

Jill Hilliard

Carrie Rhoades

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Clement (You are HERE)

Linh Van

Deborah Jenkins

Alanna Moses

Learn more about Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.

Sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit HERE.

Enjoy the hop!





Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Reneabouquets Butterflies, Reneabouquets Lace Tuesday Tutorial Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial is our Make & Take Tuesday project for this week.  I had used this lovely collection to fill a special order for a mini album back in April.  Since I had quite a few scraps left over, I decided we’d make a card using only the offcuts from that project.  I did allow myself to use ribbon, flowers, and some paper pretties from Reneabouquets to finish out the card design.  But all the  papers had already been cut.  Fun challenge?  I thought so!

Tips for Working with Scraps

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Reneabouquets Butterflies Kathy by Design

As you’ll see in the video tutorial below, the first thing I do when I am going to create a card from scraps is to organize them.  First, create little piles so that all the off cuts from one pattern are together.  Then go in and arrange them by size.  This way, you can really see what you have to work with.  It’s also easier to select patterns and images that work well together when you do this step first.

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial  Make & Take Tuesday Reneabouquets Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

What do you do when you only have a small image to work with and it seems to disappear on the page?  Here are a few good ideas:

  • Try placing a doily or chipboard piece behind the image.  This will draw the eye to it and make it more visible.
  • Or, frame the image, as I did here.  A frame is always a good idea, but especially helpful when you have a small image to work with.
  • This Reneabouquets Flower Lady really draws the eye to the small floral cottage in the background.  She becomes part of the “story” .  Did she just come from the garden?  Is she going to join a friend for tea in the cottage?

Small details like this gorgeous butterfly help to frame the image, too.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is also quite lovely.  I’ve added a tea bag and honey stick to the pocket on the right.  Then I layered up more scraps and created a little blank sentiment panel on the left.

Cottage Life Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this card came together, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure! If you’d like to see previous Make & Take Tuesday Tutorials, please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!



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