Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor Die of the Month
Hello, Friends! I’m thrilled to be sharing this Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor Slimline Die set with you today. Slimline, you say? But this is not a slimline card! Correct you are, my friend. To show the versatility of this gorgeous APG Die of the Month, I created a 5×7 top fold shaker card using bits and bobs of Lemoncraft Delicious papers.
My inspiration for this card design is an ornate Victorian style door with a leaded glass sidelight. The “sidelight” is easy to transform into a shaker element! How fun is that?
You will have loads of fun trying different configuration with these dies. You can see a few more ideas on the Spellbinders website. And Becca has a tutorial on her blog as well.
Can you see the shaker mix sparkling back behind the intricate border design? I topped the center of each medallion with itty bitty blossoms. The foliage that comes with the blossoms looks beautiful tucked in with my pre-made roses and leaves.
I don’t know about you, but I am loving this delicate frame! Slightly larger than an ATC card, it makes such a pretty base for the fussy cut image and flowers that serve as the focal for this card.
A Peek Inside
Inside, I’ve stamped a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments Clear Stamps Set. The tea theme is carried to the inside of the card with fussy cut images of fancy fruit jams and silverware. The little gift card holder tucks into the pocket. And there’s room to write a note here, too.
I’m hoping I will have more time to play with this fabulous die soon! It’s so beautiful, and really inspirational to work with.
If you’re not a member of the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, you can learn all about it HERE.
Look for a linked supply list below this post.
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Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor
Hello, Friends! I thought we would start off our Monday with this cheery Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor hanger. When Dale and I were newlyweds, we were blessed to find a teeny tiny garage apartment on Jacksonville Beach. Built above a one car garage, this humble abode was blessed with a bird’s eye view of the beach. We could actually tell if it was high tide or low tide just by stepping out onto the 2nd story landing at the top of the stairs that led to our little nest.
One of my favorite things about that apartment was my retro red and white kitchen. Red gingham curtains hung from the 2 windows. A red check oilcloth covered the tiny kitchen table. I even had a red dishpan, towels and dish drainer! This is where I learned how to cook. That kitchen saw my first (disastrous) attempts at baking bread and my first triumphs with my now legendary chocolate chip cookies. And this sweet little wall hanging transports me right back to those tender early years of marriage. Maybe that’s what caused me to let this collection fall into my shopping cart in the first place!
First, let’s talk about the little hanger. Many of you have asked me about these little hangers. I found these in closeout on the Melissa Frances website. You know what happened next: I bought as many of them as I could at the time. I’ve been back since to purchase more, and am sad to report that they are no more.
Now let’s talk about the construction of this piece. Here are some of the steps I took in creating this little number:
- First, stitch vintage crochet lace around the edges of a 6″ x 8″ panel of green apple cardstock.
- Next layer designer paper cut to fit just inside the stitching.
- Then create a shaker element with a Reneabouquets Beautiful Day Chipboard Frame.
- Now place your shaker mix on the background. I chose to frame the sweet image of the teapot shelf.
- Next, carefully line up the frame and press in place.
- Now it’s time to add flowers, fussy cuts, bows and buttons to the design.
Finally, add this little tea kettle charm for the perfect finishing touch.
If you’d like to see more samples made with Mintay Delicious, please click HERE and HERE.
Look for a linked supply list below this post.
I hope I’ve added some sunny thoughts to your Monday Morning. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card: A Tea Party in a Box Card
Hello, Friends! Polka dots, buttons and tea….that’s the theme of this Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Slimline Card. I’m thinking we could all use a little happy right about now. And these cheery teacups and teapots make my heart smile. I hope they make your heart smile, too!
This 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card is just so full of happy! I’ve paired up LemonCraft “Delicious” papers with black micro gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Cheery red flowers and cherry red buttons tie it all together beautifully.
Sometimes, you just need to throw yourself a tea party, right? So this cute card has a tea party for one tucked inside the interior pocket.
It’s hard not to smile when you pull all these goodies out to enjoy! What a perfect way to say Happy Valentine’s Day, or Happy Birthday, or Get Well, or Thanks! If you’d like to learn how to create this box style card base, you can check out THIS TUTORIAL.
I hope you’re having a good week! It’s busy here, and I’ve got to get back to it, but I just had to pop in and share this happy little card with you. (It’s available in my ETSY shop.)
To see more cards made with this paper collection, please click HERE.
Keep Calm and Craft on!
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Cozy Cottage Kitchen Shaker Easel Card with LemonCraft Delicious and Reneabouquets
Hello, Friends! I can’t think of a better way to start this week than with this Cozy Cottage Kitchen Shaker Easel Card! It speaks to my heart about everything homey and comfortable in a country kitchen. And hello…it’s tea! So you know I’m in love!
I treated myself to the “Delicious” paper collection from LemonCraft. Yes, I broke my rule about “no new paper companies”. But honestly, can you blame me? I simply could not resist the polka dot tea pots, tea cups and gingham patterns in this farmhouse style collection.
And this 6″ x 6″ easel shaker card is so full of happy! There’s a promise of springtime, the warmth of home, and more than a hint of cottage style here. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Cozy Cottage Kitchen Shaker Easel Card Tips
- First, create a 6×6 easel card base. Then create the inside of the card. I know this seems backwards, but I like to get the inside done while I can still lay the card down flat. It’s so much easier!
- Next, create a 2 1/2″ high pocket from the woodgrain patterned paper. If you don’t know how to make a pocket, watch THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL to learn several different ways to make pockets.
- Now cut a 6×6 panel of cardstock. This can be any color that complements the paper collection. We will use this as the base for the card cover.
- Then cut a 6×6 panel of red gingham pattern from the collection. Adhere this to our card base.
- Cut a 1/2″ strip of the woodgrain paper and create a border at the top of this panel. Then wrap the panel with 1/2″ Scor-Tape, red twill ribbon, and white crochet lace.
- Now cut a 5 3/4″ panel of the main image. Fussy cut around the top edge as seen in the photo. Back with foam tape or other dimensionals and adhere to the card base.
Shake it Up!
The main embellishment on this card is made with a Reneabouquets Small Heart Deco Bead Frame. Here’s how to put it together:
- First, heat emboss the frame with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel.
- Then die cut a small circle from clear cardstock (acetate) and adhere on the back side of the frame.
- Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam adhesive to the inside edge of the frame.
- Next, place a small pile of My Valentine Shaker Elements in the area where you intend to adhere the frame. Fussy cut the polka dot tea cup from the paper collection and adhere to the card front. I wanted the polka dot teacup to be the focal image inside my shaker frame, so that’s where I placed my sequins.
- Now line up the frame over the image and press it to adhere.
- Adhere the fussy cut jam jar and itty bitty spoon to finish the frame.
The Stopper or Brake for the Easel Card
One of the things I love the most about making an easel card is the amount of room you have to add beautiful embellishments. The stopper, or brake, for this card is actually the inside pocket. I dug through my stash and found this Prima “Say it in Crystals” lace bit that matched the beige check pattern so well that I had to use it on the pocket. Then I created a floral cluster with Little Birdie Flowers, Pollen Heads and a juicy raspberry sent to me by a dear friend. Die cut the sentiment from several pieces of scraps. Then layer them all together and adhere to the pocket.
A Peek inside
You can have a lot of fun dressing up the inside of this Cozy Cottage Kitchen Turn a small embellishment into a pocket that’s just the right size for a miniature Lindt chocolate.
Then use your scraps to create a little 3×4 tea wallet for the pocket.
I hope this cheery little card adds sunshine to your Monday! You’ll be seeing more of this collection in the days ahead. Look for a linked supply list below the post, too.
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- LemonCraft Delicious Paper Collection
- Little Birdie Flowers
- Shaker Element
- Bits and Bobs from my stash