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Spellbinders July 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders July 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop Hanging Pocket Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders July 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders July 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here filled with inspiration from my friend  Jennifer’s blog.  I’ll share all the information about the hop and how to win the $50 giveaway from Spellbinders below.  But for now, let’s take a look at how I used the Amazing Paper Grace Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home Club Kit.

Home Sweet Home Hanging Pocket Folio

Amazing Paper Grace Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home Hanging Pocket Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If you haven’t had a chance to play with this die yet, let me just say,, you are going to love it!  I used it to create the main element on this hanging pocket folio.

First I created a 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ base by stitching together layers of My Mind’s Eye Gingham Foundry papers with colored cardstock.  Then I made a 3/4″ deep box pocket to hold a darling little accordion fold folio.

The sentiment from the kit made a perfect title for the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ folio.

TIP: Cut the sentiment from white cardstock.  Then cut fishtail banners on each end.  Mat on navy blue cardstock to really make it POP off the page.

Use magnets to hold the cover closed.  The inside of the folio folds out, accordion style, with 14 panels to hold photos and journaling.  I made this one for my sweet daughter-in-love’s birthday next month.  Shhh!  Don’t tell!

Spellbinder’s $50 Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinder’s blog. 

The giveaway closes on Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. 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.

On With the Hop!

Are you ready to be inspired?  Then follow the links below to see all the participating blogs in this wonderful hop.

Spellbinders Blog

Becca Feeken

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Annie Williams

Becky Roberts

Yasmin Diaz

Jennifer Snyder

Kathy Clement (YOU ARE HERE)

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jill Hilliard

Laurie Willison

Ilina Crouse

Virginia Lu

Emily Midgett

Jean Manis

Sheri Holt

Sandra Nagel

Joy Baldwin

Rosemary Dennis

Henriëtte van Mierlo

Betty Wright

Melody Rupple

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Leiphart

Vera Yates

Tracy Ware

Gemma Campbell

Alanna Moses

Michelle Starcher

Deborah Jenkins

Erin Thompson

Birgit Norton

Michelle Sheler

Sandhya Iyer

Jennifer Kotas

Jessica Vasher

Olga Direktorenko

Karen Brown

Tanya Boser

Martha Lucia Gomez

Amy Kolling

If you’d like to see the Americana Easel Card I made with this same die set, please click HERE.

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

To Leave a comment, click on the “Reply” link located right below the title at the top of the page.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Garden Gate Mixed Media Card

Amazing Paper Grace Mixed Media Garden Gate My Mind's Eye Gingham Foundry by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing paper Grace Garden Gate Mixed Media Card

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share this Amazing Paper Grace  Garden Gate Mixed Media card!  The May 2021 APG Die of the Month is another dimensional vignette creation.  You can learn more about it and see lots of pretty samples HERE and on Becca’s Blog.   When you pair this charming set of dies up with the Spellbinders May 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month you’ve got a dynamic duo on your hands! 

Welcome to My Garden!

Vignette Garden Gate May 2021 APG DOM My Mind's Eye Gingham Foundry May 2021 Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month by Kathy Clement

Welcome to my garden, friends!  Step through the chipped paint on this vintage fence and enjoy a glass of cool lemonade under the shade of the arbor with me.  How does that sound?  The minute I took this die out of the packaging, I knew I was going to travel in a mixed media direction.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, die cut  two each of the fence (With the insert panels) and the arbor. Use a sturdy (85# or more) cream cardstock for this step.
  • Next, rub the flat side of a Spellbinders Bricks and Bark embossing folder with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  (Use the bark side.)
  • Now spritz the ink with water until little beads form.
  • Then place the die cut fence pieces face down over the inky panel and run through your  machine following your manufacturer’s directions. The ink will sink into the debossed areas of the fence giving it a lovely patina finish.
  • Dry the gate with a heat tool, or let set overnight. Then very lightly dry brush the surface with ivory chalk paint.
  • Now adhere the two gate and arbor layers together with 1/8″ foam tape strips.
  • Finally, sponge the raised areas of the gate and arbor with a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to create a vintage, chipped paint finish.
  • Die cut several scraps using the grass die.  Color with inks, then layer on the bottom of the card with foam tape.  Simulate flowers by attaching Prills to dots of Dries Clear Adhesive.
Creating the Arbor

To create the arbor that goes over the garden gate, follow these steps:

  • Die cut a whole bunch of leaves, flowers and berries from cream cardstock.
  • Spray the leaves with Kiwi Glimmer Mist or other spray. Set aside to dry.
  • Place 1 drop of Chipped Sapphire Distress Re-Inker in a disposable plastic container.  Spray some water to create about 1 Tablespoon of stain. Then drop the flower layers in to the puddle to stain them.  When you are happy with the depth of color, pour them out onto folded paper towels or an old grocery bag.
  • Repeat this process with the “berries” using Mustard Seed Distress Re-Inker.
  • Press the center of each flower with a small ball stylus to raise the petals.  Place a drop of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of  half the flowers.  Add another layer on top.
  • Fill the “cup” of each flower with a drop of glue, then sprinkle with “Go Man Go” Prills.

The fun part is arranging the leaves, flowers and berries on the arbor.  Top the berries with a dot of Glossy Accents to give them a domed top.  While the GA is still wet, sprinkle with Lion’s Mane Flower Soft.  Now you just need to add bows, buttons and a vintage metal gate latch to the card front. (Paint a small metal drawer pull with chalk paint.  Let it dry a bit, then rub away a little bit with a paper towel to slightly expose the metal.)

Sentiment Tag

This little sentiment tag comes together in a jiffy!

  • Stamp the sentiment and posies from the May Clear Stamp of the Month onto a scrap of gold cardstock.
  • Trim around the sentiment to form a small rectangle.
  • Round the bottom corners with a punch.
  • Shape the top corners with a scalloped punch.
  • Repeat this process with a slightly larger scrap of navy cardstock.
  • Add a hole to the top and string with Journey Twine.
  • Tie on some glass leaf beads and adhere a few flat back pearls to finish the tag.
A Peek Inside

There’s a tea party beneath the arbor waiting inside this box pocket style card.

Turn the flap page on top to find a gift card pocket on the side.  You can add a note or a photo to the sentiment panel.

The box pocket has everything you need to throw a tea party for one.  Even a vintage silver plate demitasse spoon!

TIP: Dress up a Ghiradelli chocolate and a Biscoff cookie pack with scraps of designer paper.

Create a little note card/tea wallet with ephemera bits and scraps of designer paper.

This is the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag to complete the tea party ensemble.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use with the May 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Die.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.  Simply click on the “Replies” button found under the title at the top of this page to do so.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit September 2020 My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens Photo Folio by Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Amazing Paper Grace Lattice Overlay

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from  Jill’s     blog. Let’s get acquainted with the Amazing Paper Grace Lattice Quadrante Die from the September Club Kit. You can see how I used this versatile die to create a shaker frame HERE.

This versatile die can be used in so many different ways.  But today I used it to create a lacy wrap on the cover of this My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens Photo Wallet.  Here’s how to make the overlay.

  • First,  cut a background piece from patterned paper with the large frame die.
  • Next, arrange the 4 quadrant dies inside the large frame.  Connect them with post it tape or low-tack adhesive.
  • Now lay the connected dies over a piece of pearlized cardstock.  Hold in place with a bit of tape.
  • Then run through your die cutting  machine to cut out the lacy overlay.
  • TIP: If the die does not cut completely the first time, rotate it 90 degrees and cut again.  Depending on your machine, you may need to add a piece of cardstock to your sandwich to act as a shim.
  • Don’t forget to run the lacy die through with the embossing pad.  This only takes a second and really makes the details pop.
  • Now adhere the lacy overlay to the background.
  • Finally, wrap the overlay around the top edge of the folio base to create a delicate, lacy doily effect on the folio.

Frame the small sentiment with a cluster of flowers, ribbon and a gorgeous butterfly.  You can find links to these products below.

A Peek Inside

Now turn the card into a photo folio by adding a waterfall and a pocket inside.

Create mini folios for wallet sized photos with your scraps.

Tuck a larger note card and a gift card wallet in the bottom pocket to turn the card into a gift.  Which is exactly what I did.  This was my gift to my daughter in law on her birthday.

Video Tour

I’ve prepared a little video tour of the project with tips and tricks to help you see how all the various parts come together.

 

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 27th, 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.

My $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Would you like a second chance to win a Spellbinder’s gift card?  Then leave a comment on MY blog post.  One randomly chosen winner will  receive a $25 Spellbinders gift certificate.

I will notify the winner via e-mail and also post the  name at the top of this blog post on   October 3, 2020      . 

If you are the lucky winner, please contact Spellbinders at [email protected]  by    October  4 , 2020     

Please write Spellbinders September 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog in the subject line.

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.

Sign up and Save

Join any Club and save 10% Off the first month. Must use Code NEWSEPT at time of subscription or savings will not be applied.  Coupon code can only be applied to ONE CLUB per transaction. Offer is for individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes, tax, & shipping. Not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. Offer only available 9/23/2020 to 9/30/2020 at 11:59 PST.

On With the Hop

Now let’s get hopping!  Please click on these links to visit all the blogs in the September Hop.

Spellbinders Blog

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Sandi MacIver

Laurie Willison

Bibi Cameron

Michelle Short

Jean Manis

Joy Baldwin

Jennifer Snyder

Virginia Lu

Jill Hilliard

Kathy Clement

Ilina Crouse

Ivana Camdzic

Gemma Campbell

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jenny Colacicco

Now hop on over and see what Ilina has prepared for you.  Then don’t forget to hop over to the Spellbinders blog and leave a comment there to be entered into the $50 prize drawing!

Subscribe to Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.  Subscribe to Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

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

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders July 2020 Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Club Kit Fanfare Card My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Club Kit Reveal: Good Day Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share my Spellbinder’s Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Club Kit Reveal with you.  If you are a lover of Amazing Paper Grace intricate swirled dies, you are going to be thrilled with the kit this month!  I know I am!

The Fanfare Die Kit come with 8 die templates.  You’ll find the frame, insert, aperture, and detail dies along with 4 cinch and go petal layers.  These petite Cinch and Go dies make the sweetest little posies when cut from scraps of your designer paper!

Creating the Card Base

Pair the Fanfare Die Templates up with Gingham Gardens from My Mind’s Eye.  They play together beautifully!  Here’s how to build the layers of this 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top told card.

  • First, cut 2 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panels for the cardstock base.  Score the long side of one panel at 7 1/4″  and 7 3/4″.
  • Now fold along the score lines to create a card front with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Adhere the 3/4″ flap on this panel on the back side of the other 5  1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel to create a top fold card base.
  • Score the inside of the card at 7 1/4″.  Then fold the flap to create a shallow pocket.
Creating the Card Layers

  • First, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the diagonal check paper on a 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ panel of cream cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 7″ x 3″ belly band from the pink and cream plaid paper.
  • Now machine stitch around the perimeter , if desired.
  • Mat a 4″ x 6″ panel of the floral design paper on a slightly larger cream mat.
  • Cut a banner flag with the die from the June 2020 Club Kit.  Cut in half and adhere behind the left hand side of the panel.
  • Then adhere the ephemera piece behind the lower right hand edge of the panel.
  • Machine stitch the layers together.
  • Now back this panel with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the larger panel.
The Fanfare Dies

  • Die cut the the Fanfare Frame, Insert and Aperture die from cream cardstock.  Place 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the die.  Adhere in the center of the floral panel.
  • Now use the aperture die to cut the sentiment from a 3″ x 4″ journal card.  Back with 3 layers of dimensionals and adhere in the aperture of the Fanfare die.
  • Place dimensionals on the backs of the birds and prim house ephemera bits and adhere.
  • Glue the pink chipboard heart in the center of the sentiment panel.
Cinch and Go Flowers and Finishing Touches

Die cut the Cinch and Go flower layers from scraps of your patterned papers. Shape them slightly with a ball stylus.  Layer together, making sure you stagger the petal edges.  Insert pearl stamens in the flower centers, then arrange in a semi circle around the sentiment panel.  Tuck in some foliage, add a bow and some buttons to complete the card front.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the card features a shallow pocket with a tea wallet, honey stick and a note card.  The top half of the card is a photo folio with a magnetic closure.

Die cut 2 of the detail templates to create the decoration for the front of the folio.

TIP: Make the details of these Fanfare dies pop by running them through your die cut machine a second time with the embossing mat.

The folio has room for several photos as well as a little tag/gift card pocket.

Create the tags from your scraps, then top with ribbon, mini keys and twine bows.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Club Kit Reveal on YouTube

To help you see all the wonderful dies in this month’s kit, I’ve prepared a very short YouTube video tour.  I’ll also share some tips and tricks that I used while making the Gingham Gardens card folio.

 

If you’d like to start receiving the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit each month, you can find out how to subscribe HERE.  You can purchase past club kits HERE.

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Summer House Card Folio with MME Gingham Gardens

My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens Summer House Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Summer House Card Folio with My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens

Hello, Friends!  Won’t you join me for tea as I share this Summer House Card Folio?  Sometimes Mondays call for a little extra cuppa and a chat with a friend.   This little house in the country is the perfect place to pull up a lawn chair and greet the day.  There’s even a floral rainbow in the sky above.  

How to Brew a Summer House Tea Themed Card Folio

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card folio is made with My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Next, stitch a 4″ x 6″ panel of MME patterned paper onto a slightly larger piece of duck canvas fabric.
  • Now stitch burlap trim to frame the 4 ” x 6″ panel.
  • Then cut a banner flag belly band that is 7″ x 3″.  Back with dimensionals and adhere to the center of the card.
  • Mat a 3″ x 4″ journal card on cardstock, back with dimensionals and adhere.
  • Now add flowers, ribbon and embellishments.  (The little tea cup clothespin is a gift from my daughter.)

The Envelope Pocket

Create a 4″ x 6″ envelope with designer paper and an envelope punch. Adhere the flap to the top of the card base to make a flip pocket. Wrap the blue cardstock  panel with ribbon before you adhere it to the card base.  This provides a handy ribbon closure for the envelope pocket.

This is sweet spot to tuck in a tea wallet and a little photo folio.

Another Pocket

If one pocket is good, surely two are better! Create a shallow pocket on the bottom half of the card to hold the vintage silver spoon, honey stick, and some ephemera bits.

I bought this vintage silver demitasse spoon in a large lot at an estate sale.  It’s a souvenir spoon from The New Amsterdam Hotel dated 1880.  I believe it is pure silver, and the details are so sweet.

Do you feel refreshed after sitting in the garden of my summer house with me?  I’m so glad you were able to stop by!  If you’d like to purchase this card/gift for a friend, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Wishing you a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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