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Spellbinders Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Die of the Month

 

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Spellbinders Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  I had some fun this weekend playing with the new Spellbinder Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Dies.  These are the February 2024 Clear Stamp/Die of the Month Club feature.  I’m continuing my quest to improve my stamping and coloring skills this year.  This lovely stamp and die set was so easy to use!  In fact, I had such fun with it, that I pulled it out and let the grand girls have a play with it, too.  They loved it as much as I did!

First, stamp and color the image with Distress Oxide Inks and a water brush.  The colors I used were Dusty Concord (stamping) Shaded Lilac, and Shabby Shutters. Next, cut out the image with the matching die.  Then back with foam tape and layer over some pretty Prima Plant Department papers.  Brush some glitter over the petals, if desired.  The camera doesn’t pick up this subtle effect, but it’s quite pretty in real life.

Matching Designer Envelopes

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I’m really enjoying making custom envelopes with my designer papers and envelope punch board.  These smaller cards (4 1/2″ x 6″) are not embellished as heavily, so they slip nicely into the envelope.  Because the paper is double sided, there is no need to line the inside of the envelope.

A Peek Inside

Create a flap page on the left hand side of the card, then tuck a sweet little tag into an oicjet made from an ephemera piece.

Here’s a look at the card fully opened.  There’s plenty of room to write a note or add a photo.  And I still managed to create a little pocket to hold my tea wallet and honey crystals pouch.

How Spellbinder Clubs Work

The Spellbinders Lily Arch Clear Stamp and Die of the Month has already shipped out to  members.  If you’d like to join the Clear Stamp/Die of the Month Club, you can enroll starting tomorrow, February 6th.  Tuesday, February 27th, is the last day to enroll in the club and receive the Lily Arch Die.  After the 27th of February, anyone can purchase the Lily Arch set, if there are any left after club members have received them.

When you are a member of a Spellbinders Club you receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts – only available to members. Your club kit also ships for free, which is a nice perk!  You can find all about Club Membership Benefits HERE.

I actually think I’m starting to relax and enjoy coloring stamped images a little more.  It’s always fun to learn a new skill, isn’t it?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial

Prima Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!   It’s Make and Take Tuesday, and I hope you’re ready to get your craft on because we’re going to have a crafty adventure with this Prima Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial.  If you like quick and easy folio designs, then this tutorial should make you happy, happy, happy!

Good things come in small packages, right?  Well, this 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ pocket and flap folio is just as cute as it can be.  It’s pretty pages are just loaded with style, too.

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Shabby chic embellishments set the tone for this very feminine folio.  Vintage Rose Tuck Ins, beaded flowers, vintage stick pins, mini keys….I’ve scattered paper pretties liberally throughtout my garden!

Not a Shaker Frame

By now, y’all know I’m a sucker for shaker elements.  But this altered Beautiful Board Frame is not a shaker!  I changed things up a bit by adding a Reneabouquets Lissie Pink butterfly and Beautiful Beads to the center of this delicate Victorian Scroll Frame.

Tan Satin Ribbon provides a beautiful contrast to the pastel shades of this paper collection.  The dangle element on the spine features a bird nest, key, and sentiment disk.

A Peek Inside

You’ll learn my sneaky trick that makes assembling this folio a snap in the video tutorial.  I have a feeling that many of you will be making lots of these fun folios for friends and family.

Why is this called a pocket and flap folio?  Because alternating page are either a pocket page filled with a small tag, ephemera piece and photo mat, or an easy to make flap page with room for photos.

This paper collection is absolutely dream to work with.  I love the garden images, shabby chic patterns and beautiful color palette.  How about you?

Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see just how easy it is to assemble this sweet little folio?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Are your crafty little  fingers itching with the desire to dig into your paper stash and create something beautiful?  Oh, good! Then I’m doing my job!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Prima Plant Department

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and I have a delightful Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial to share with you.  Last month, I created this Peter Cottontail Treat Tag using this same design template. Many of you requested that I create a tutorial so you could make these for your friends and family members.  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought this might be a good time to honor that request.

Tree of Life in the Fairy Garden

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The base of this Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag is made with (2) Graphic 45 Square tags, papers from the Prima Plant Department paper collection and some gorgeous goodies from Reneabouquets.  This flower fairy is a great match for the paper collection, and I could not resist adding a splendid dragonfly to my Tree of Life ATC tag shaker frame.

  • First, paint the Tree of Life ATC tag with Gold Paint.
  • Next, cut a piece of acetate (clear cardstock) to fit the back side of the frame and glue in place with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the outside edge of the frame.
  • After you paint the edges of the ATC tag with gold paint, apply one of the rub on images to the surface.
  • Then fill the center of the tag with your shaker mix and press the Tree of Life Frame in place.
  • Adhere the dragonfly in one corner and the Flower Fairy in the other.
  • Paint a bit of Ivy Beautiful Board and a leaf with gold paint.  Scatter Prills to add a pop of color and texture to the ivy and the leaf.
  • Tie charms through the top of the shaker frame.
Fairy Garden Wind Chimes?

No fairy garden is complete without a little bit of charm, don’t you agree?  So I created this pretty dangle charm embellishment on the 1 1/2″ spine.  There’s a fancy key, feather, dragonfly, butterfly, and mushroom on it, and when it moves, it makes me think of wind chimes.

A Peek Inside

You will learn how to add this fun flip flap page inside the Fairy Garden.  It’s a quick and easy feature to make, but adds a great interactive element to the design.

Tea Party in a Tag

Here’s a peek at the tea party that’s tucked inside the box pocket.  I used the G45 Policy Envelope Die to cut a little pouch for my tea bag and chocolate.  An ivory ATC tag is dressed up with papers and die cuts from the collection.  Wrap packaged cookies with paper scraps to add a touch of class to the ensemble.  And of course, one must have a honey stick and a spoon!

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial on YouTube

The tutorial I’ve prepared for you today will show you how to build the tag book base, the flap element and the box pocket.  If you’d like to follow along, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

 

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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