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Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray Card

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Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray Card with Spellbinders and Echo Park Cozy Christmas

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a really cute Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray card to share with you.  Filled with festive home décor items, this clever new Becky Roberts die from Spellbinders is loads of fun!  I’ve paired it up with some Cozy Christmas papers from Echo Park.

Tiered Trays are all the rage right now.  And no wonder!  It’s such a quick and easy way to add seasonal decorations to your kitchen or craft room.  These Tiered Tray dies offer the same kind of decorating fun, only with paper!   There are actually 3 separate components in this release: the base tray dies, accessory dies and a coordinating stamp set.  I combined the accessory dies with some fussy cut items from the paper collection in this sweet project.

Tips and Tricks
  • If you are working with lighter weight paper, consider die cutting the tray base from heavy kraft cardstock first.  Then die cut it a second time using your patterned paper.  I used the wood grain pattern from Cozy Christmas.
  • Die cut the accessories from patterned paper if, like me,  you don’t like to color. This is a great way to use up small scraps of designer paper, too.
  • Create depth and dimension by adding layers of foam tape to the back of the assembled tray.  Each tray has a slit between the back and front.  Place two rows of foam tape on the front and only one on the back.  This bows out the trays and makes them look more dimensional.
  • Practice arranging the elements in your tray before you glue them down.  I also added foam tabs behind the various pieces to create even more depth and dimension.
  • Choose a simple pattern to sit behind the finished tray so that it can take center stage.
A Peek Inside

Finish off the inside of your card with a pocket and flap detail.  You can tuck a gift card wallet and a 4×6 image into the pocket.  Back the 4×6 image with some white cardstock to create a lovely note card. If you send out a family (or pet) Christmas photo, the area behind the flap is the perfect spot to display it.  Then you can write names and ages on the back of the flap element.

The gift card wallet is a great spot to tuck in a bit of holiday chocolate, too!

Spellbinders Becky Roberts Tiered Tray Video on YouTube

If you’d like to see all the various dies and stamps in this release, I created a short YouTube video tour for your enjoyment.  I also share a wonderful new crafty tool that has just come to roost in my studio!  I’m very excited about it, and I think some of you will be, too!

You can find out more information on Glassboard Studio on their website.  And, they were kind enough to send me a discount code for my followers.  Use the code KATHY20 to save 20% on your purchase.

You can find a linked supply list for this project below the post.

OK…that’s it for today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with our Graphic 45 Time to Flourish November folio tutorial.  See you then!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month

Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month: Lovin’ from the Oven Recipe Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for me to share the Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month with you, and boy is it ever cute!  I’m calling this one “Lovin’ from the Oven” because the adorable factor is right up there with the Pillsbury Doughboy.  Remember him?

Spellbinders May 2022 Amazing Paper Grace Pop-Up-Vignette Oven Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My mom was an amazing baker.  There was nothing fancy or magazine worthy about our country kitchen.  The linoleum was worn in spots.  My dad built the countertops, then covered them with the same linoleum that adorned the kitchen floor.  The pots and pans were ancient, battered and very Plain Jane. And the oven?  Let’s just say you would not find it in any respectable modern kitchen and leave it at that.

But when my mom cranked up the oven, it was transformed into a sneak preview of Heaven.  The woman could cook!  Hardly a day passed when our home was not filled with the yeasty, mouth-watering aroma of freshly baked bread.  When molasses cookies were on the menu, sweet spices filled the air.  Chocolate cake?  Be still my heart!  I think I learned how to cook by hanging out in the kitchen with my mom.  So this little project is dedicated to her memory.

3D Pop-Up Vignette Oven Shaker Element

I’m not gonna lie to you: when i took this die set out of the package, I felt a moment of anxiety.  There are a LOT of small pieces inside!  But, the packaging has a helpful step by step guide on the back that made it very simple to put this cutie pie oven together.  I opted to adapt the die into this sweet little shaker element.  (You can see Becca’s version HERE.) Here’s how this sweet little oven came together:

  • First, die cut the outline of the oven from plain cardstock and cut off the side tabs.
  • Next, die cut the oven with the door insert from plain cardstock, and cut off the tabs.
  • Now die cut the oven with the door insert from patterned cardstock and cut off the tabs.
  • Then adhere the patterned paper over the plain cardstock with the door.  Back this piece with clear cardstock (acetate) and add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam tape to the back.
  • Next, die cut the accent pieces from rose gold cardstock as seen in the photo.
  • Now die cut the oven drawer, knobs and clock from a graphite shimmer cardstock.
  • Finally, die cut the oven mitts and utensils from a scrap of contrasting patterned paper.
  • Place your shaker elements inside the prepared oven cavity.
  • Adhere the oven racks (cut from rose gold) to the plain cardstock backer piece.
  • Line up the backer piece over the shaker window and press in place.
  • Now you can build your folio base and decorate.   
A Peek Inside

This simple folio base measures 7″ x 5″ with a 1/2″ spine.  I’ve added a side pocket on the left and a standard pocket on the right.

This is a great way to share a recipe with someone you love.  Just tuck a couple of your tried and true recipes into the pocket on the left.  Then add a little tea wallet, honey stick and photo folio to the pocket on the right.

All my best memories have been made in the kitchen!  My sweet granddaughters join me every Friday for cooking lessons and we have the best time!  Photos of these moments are important!  So I made this little 4×4 folio to hold a few of them in place. This would also make a great gift!

Loving from the Oven Recipe Card Folio on YouTube

I prepared a short video tour of this folio with tips and ideas on YouTube. I hope you enjoy!

This weekend is Mother’s Day and I hope every single one of you knows how much you are loved and appreciated.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Scalloped Symphony Notecards Baby Girl Folio

Echo Park Hello Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Scalloped Symphony Notecards Baby Girl Folio

Hello, Friends!  This Spellbinders Scalloped Symphony Notecards Baby Girl Folio is one of my “think outside the box” projects.  Sometimes, I open up a new die and can see a way to use it that flies pretty far afield from the original intention.  I happen to like these moments when the creative side of my brain takes over.  Even the process of figuring out the details makes me happy.  This is what happened when I opened up Becca’s beautiful new Scalloped Symphony Dies.

I saw an itty bitty baby book for our sweet next door neighbor’s new baby girl.  Go ahead and say “awwwwww”…because there is something about baby girl things that just provokes that reaction, right?   The center filigree medallion is cut with the Square Decorative Insert that comes with the set.

Don’t be deceived by the petite size of this folio.  It’s tiny, but mighty!  Let’s take a look inside so you can see what I mean.

A Peek Inside

The fun starts on the very first page (there are 12 pages in all!) with pullout accordion mechanism.  Lift the magnetic flap and unfold the fun.

This is a 5 panel pull out with 10 pages for photos, pockets, tags and journaling spots.

Here’s a sample of the cuteness inside this pull out page.

I created a pop up page, too.

Tip in pages give you even more room to add photos and memories.  Don’t you love the scalloped edges of this die?

Here’s a look at another darling tip in page.

I wish I’d had time to shoot a video of the whole folio, because it is sweet as it can be.  But I had to get dinner and this gift over to the new mom and dad, so I only had time to shoot a few photos of the project.  But it was so stinkin’ cute, I just had to share it with you here.

Maybe I’ll find time to put another folio together with Christmas papers.  If I do, I’ll do a tutorial to show you how to build the base.  Would you like that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Itty Bitty Baby Shoes

Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl Card Folio by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Itty Bitty Baby Shoes Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Something about these Itty Bitty Baby Shoes makes me say “awwwww” every time I look at them.  Honestly, is there anything more “aww” inspiring than sweet little baby shoes?  Today we’re taking another look at Echo Park’s Welcome Baby Girl Collection paired up with gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Itty Bitty Baby Shoes Card Folio Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

We usually think pink when it comes to baby girl cards, don’t we?  But I find that  the coral shades in this paper collection are fresh and fun.  I’ve paired them up with Watermelon Taffeta Ribbon and Funky Flowers Printed Grosgrain Ribbon from the RRR shop.  The deeper shades keep this pastel paper collection from washing out and add a vibrant pop of color to the card design.

TIP:  Create a quick and easy belly band with layered ribbon.

  • First, adhere 1/2″ Scor-Tape across the middle of your card front BEFORE you attach it to the base.
  • Next, attach a length of Watermelon Taffeta Ribbon over the tape.  Leave the ends long enough to wrap around the card panel for neat and tidy edges.
  • Now apply 1/4″ Scor-Tape in the center of the Watermelon Taffeta.  Repeat the above process using the Funky Flowers Coral Rose Printed Grosgrain Ribbon.
The Bow Cluster

Taffeta ribbon ties crisp, gorgeous bows!  As a bonus, it’s also very easy to work with.  Tie a double-loop bow with Watermelon Taffeta Ribbon.  Add a bit of sparkle and shine with an Iridescent Metallic String bow.  I love this stuff so much that I buy it by the spool!  Then finish the bow cluster simply with a creamy white posy.  Done and done!

Itty Bitty Baby Shoes

Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl Itty Bitty Baby Shoes Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Die cut baby shoes add so much fun to this card design.  Cut the layers from scraps of the Echo Park Solids that match this paper collection.  Then layer the tops and the soles with 1/8″ foam strips between to create lots of dimension.  Bitty flowers are the perfect finishing touch.

NOTE: This die is now retired, but if search for Marianne Design Creatable LR0304 you can find a few on ebay.

A Peek Inside

Ribbon takes a starring role inside this sweet card as well.  It’s such an easy way to add a stylish closure to this little flap folio.  Simply attach 1/4″ Scor-Tape to the back of the folio panel.  Then adhere a length of ribbon over the tape, wrap it around the base and tie a bow.

Because the bow is not attached on the front of the folio, it’s easy to add a picture here.

You’ll find a little side car pocket on the left and lots of room for journaling and photos inside the flap folio.

The Pocket

Do I ever make a card without a pocket?   Hmmmmmm….not very often!  I blame this on my mother, of course.  She never allowed me to have pockets in my clothes because she felt they were not lady like.  If a garment had pockets, she would actually stitch them closed.  So I guess my love for card pockets comes from that childhood memory.

This little pocket holds a mini note card/gift card wallet and a Baby Milestones Journaling card.

My thought process behind this card design was to create a keepsake card with room for those precious early days with baby.  You could actually add this card to a baby book.  How fun would that be?

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next card making adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

There’s a linked supply list below the signature.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Farmhouse Kitchen Flip Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen Flip Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Farmhouse Kitchen Flip Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to a tour of my Farmhouse Kitchen Flip Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s amazing blog.  I’ve paired the country fresh papers from Echo Park with the Turquoise Satin Ribbon from the April 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment.   Here’s a sneaky peek at the vibrant ribbons in this Bright Floral Assortment.

Down on the Farm

Turquoise Ribbon is used three ways on this 5 1/2″ x 5″ x 1″ flip folio.  It serves as the bow cluster, the closure mechanism, and on the spine.

This little vignette takes me right back to my Grammy’s kitchen!  And look how beautifully the turquoise ribbon plays with the blueberry patterned paper from the collection!

Wrap the spine with a length of Turquoise Satin ribbon.  Then tie a cluster of mini silverware inside a square knot.  Cut the ends and you’ve got a country fresh charm dangle in a jiffy!

Add the ribbon closure to the folio cover before you wrap the spine with the floral patterned paper.  First, attach 1/2″ Scor-Tape around the middle of the folio.  Then adhere the ribbon over the tape.  Leave about a 9″ over hang on each side for ease in tying a bow.

A Quick Peek Inside

Inside this little folio you’ll find hidden pockets, pull out pages, and lots of flips and flaps.
If you’d like to see the rest of the album, I invite you to watch this short video tour with tips and tricks.

 

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.  Here’s the complete blog hop list in case you get lost along the way:

Ginny – http://pollyspaper.wordpress.com/

Kathy – http://www.kathybydesign.com/ (You are HERE)

Cheryl – http://sweeetdesignsbycheryl.blogspot.com/

Bonnie – http://www.maketime2craft.com/

Karen – http://www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/

Cherry – http://www.cherrysjubileehomeandcraft.com/

RRR Blog – http://www.reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/

Once you’ve visited all the blogs in the hop, pop on by the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a FREE April Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, I highly recommend it!  Each  month you will receive a color-coordinated package of 9 ribbons in the mail.  It’s kind of like getting a birthday present every month.  And it’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash!  You can find out how to join the club HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below my signature.  Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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