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Love Letters Shaker Card

Love Letters Shaker Card APG January 2021 DOM Echo Park Blowing Kisses by Kathy Clement kathy by design Photo 01

Love Letters Shaker Card: Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  This Love Letters shaker card is as sweet as a box of candy hearts!  Remember decorating shoe boxes for Valentine’s Day Parties in elementary school?  That’s what this card makes me think of.  My mom always insisted that I make my Valentines from scratch.  One year we baked big gingerbread cookies cut into heart shapes and piped with pink frosting.  That’s the memory I was channeling while making this card with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.

How to Make a Love Letters Shaker Card

First, find some cute Valentine’s Day paper.  I used an older collection from Echo Park called “Blowing Kisses.”  The mini envelope patterned paper seemed to be made to go with Becca’s darling Vignette Mini Mailbox Die.  Here’s how this card came together:

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ kraft cardstock card base.
  • Next, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the dot paper on both pink and red cardstock.  Machine stitch around the edges if desired.
  • Now mat a 4×6 panel of the mini envelope paper in the same way.  Again, stitch if desired.
  • Then cut the doily border to a width of 4″ and adhere on the bottom half of the card.
Making the Shaker Element

  • Begin by die cutting 2 Mini Mailboxes from kraft cardstock.  Cut one with the filigree insert, and one without. Die cut 3 mini envelopes from kraft cardstock and 3 hearts from red foil cardstock.
  • Now cut another solid mailbox panel from clear cardstock (acetate).
  • Next, cut the vignette tabs away from the sides of the mailbox.
  • Adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the filigree mailbox panel.
  • Then cut the solid mailbox front from the script patterned paper.  Adhere this to the back panel of the mailbox.
  • Now you just need to add foam tape to the sides of the filigree panel and fill with Valentine sequins.
  • After the mailbox shaker element is adhered to the card center, add flowers, ribbons and embellishments.
A Peek Inside

Here’s how I finished the inside of the card.  You just have to have a treat pocket on a Valentine, right?

Make a little treat wallet with a 3×4 card from the collection.

Then finish the inside with a little pocket for a tea bag.  Tea and chocolate is my idea of the perfect Valentine treat!

If you’d like to see more samples made with this Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month, you can find them HERE. You’ll also find out how to sign up for the APG DOM Club if you are interested!

It’s always lovely to have Valentine’s Day to look forward to once Christmas and New Year’s are past.  I hope this little Love Letters Shaker Card has inspired you to break out your Valentine papers and get your craft on!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop

Stamperia Ceremony Shaker Card Folio Spellbinders APG Elegant Infinity Die of the Month by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop and Giveaway! Two Chances to Win!

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen comment came from MaryH.  Thank you for  hopping!

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Brenda’s Blog.  If so, you are right on track.  But don’t worry…I have a complete hop list at the end of this post.  This inspiration blog hop is loaded with great ideas for using the Spellbinders March 2020 Club Kits.  You will want to visit all the blogs in the list, then comment on the Spellbinder’s Blog to let them know you completed the hop. To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinder’s blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, March 22nd, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Spellbinders is also allowing me to pick a random comment from my blog to receive a $25 gift certificate. I will  announce the winner at the top of this post blog on 3/22/2020.  If you are the lucky winner,   contact Spellbinders at [email protected] by  3/29/2020 with the subject line Spellbinders March 2020 Blog Hop Winner from the Kathy by Design Blog.

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.  

Stamperia Ceremony Love Card for the Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Elegant Infinity Spellbinders March 2020 Club Inspiration Blog Hop Stamperia Ceremony by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I decided to go dreamy and romantic with the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Die of the Month Club.  The versatility of this die allowed me to use the square and circle dies to create a lovely shaker frame for this Stamperia Ceremony card folio.  Here’s how:

  • First, die cut the frame from both patterned paper and cream cardstock.
  •  Next,  adhere the die cut layers together to create a sturdy and functional shaker frame.
  • Now, adhere clear cardstock to the back of the die cut frame.  Use an adhesive that dries clear, and wipe off any smudges that might occur.  I use Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next add  3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side.
  • Decide where you want to place your shaker frame.  Then place your sequin mix in the center of that area.
  • Finally, adhere the square frame as a diamond to create visual interest.
Finishing Details

I love the fact that this die comes with every element to perfectly finish the card design.

  • Die cut the corner pieces from cream cardstock and the sentiment from gold foil for extra elegance.
  • Next, cut patterned paper with the 2 floral from the collection to create perfectly coordinated flower clusters.

TIP: Cut flower layers from scraps of your patterned paper!

Finish things up by die cutting the sentiment from a bit of Gold Foil paper.

A Peek Inside

The Elegant Infinity Dies found a home on the inside of this card as well.  Die cut the square frame without the inner circle and medallion piece.  Then mat on soft pink cardstock to create an elegant note card.  Die cut the corner piece from cream and patterned paper.  Adhere them together, staggering the edges a bit to create a elegant corner pocket to hold the note card in place.

This vintage button from my stash adorns a little photo folio.

 

Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop: On With the Hop

Now let’s get on with this Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop!  Here is the list of blog participating in the hop.  The next stop  is Linda Parker’s blog.   You’ll find the complete hop list below.

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Jean Manis

Henriëtte van Mierlo

Daniel West

Gemma Campbell

Dina Kowal

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Jill Hilliard

Joy Baldwin

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Ashley Tucker

Svitlana Shayevich

Rebecca Luminarias

Brenda Noelke

Kathy Clement

Linda Parker

Varada Sharma

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jeanne Jachna

Michelle Short

Yasmin Diaz

Laurie Willison

Ilina Crouse

Laura Volpes

Alicia Havranek

Channin Pelletier

Michelle Zerull

Annie Williams

Sheri Holt

Norine Borys

Ivana Camdzic

Desiree Kuemmerle

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration you can use in your next crafty adventure!  If so, I ‘d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.  To see another project made with the APG Elegant Infinity Dies, click HERE.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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