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Photoplay Serendipity Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial

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Photoplay Serendipity Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have an adorable Photoplay Serendipity Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial to share with you.  This vibrant collection has a fresh, modern vibe that makes it perfect for an upbeat birthday greeting.

Our middle son’s birthday is in a few days, so I designed this card with him in mind. When Andrew was a toddler, we played a little game every night after dinner.  He would snuggle up in my lap and I would say to him, “You’re my little strawberry shortcake.”  Then he would say, “You’re my little apple pie.”

And the game would go on an on, each of us naming a favorite sweet treat in turn until one of us either repeated a dessert that had already been named or could not come up with a new idea for a treat.  Many times we changed the name of the dessert by adding the words, “with a cherry on top.”  That was the inspiration for this card design.

A Cherry on Top

This collection is what I call “happy paper.” We’ll take a little tour of the collection and all the ephemera bits that are available before we make the card together.  I know how much you enjoy getting a sneak peek of new collections.

TIP: Try adding a circle or circular shapes to a square card and see what happens.  The rounded edges soften the harder edges of the card base, and they help to make the focal image stand out.

A Peek Inside

And here’s the pop up!  I’ll share my quick and easy, fool-proof pop-up method with you in the tutorial.

How cool is it that this collection prompted such a happy memory for me?  I’m hoping Andrew will remember, too.

Photoplay Serendipity Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for a quick tour of this cute paper collection and a super easy pop up card tutorial, click play and join me over on my YouTube channel.


You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Sail Away Shaker Pop Up Card

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Sail Away Shaker Pop Up Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Sweet Sunshine

Hello, Friends!  Here’s a super fun to make Sail Away Shaker Pop Up card to get your crafty mojo flowing!  I’ve paired up Glory Blue Seam Binding and Airmail Baker’s Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon with some nautical patterns and images from Photoplay Paper’s Sweet Sunshine Paper Collection.  I’m really enjoying working with these summery papers!

How to make the Shaker Window

This pop up window is very easy to make thanks to the Mini Slim Build a Window Dies from Photoplay Paper.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cover a Maker’s Series Pop-Up Card Base with a 3 3/8″ x 6 1/4″ panel of the blue wave print from Sweet Sunshine.
  • Next, mat a 3 1/4″ x 6 1/8″ panel of the beach fun pattern over the blue.
  • Now cut a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ square of the light blue waves and adhere in the center of the card front.
  • Locate the 2 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ rectangle die and the oval die from the Build a Window Die. Leave the oval die attached to the die frame, but remove the tag die that’s in the center.
  • Now die cut the dark blue wave pattern.  This will create the shaker window. Cut acetate to cover the back and add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape.
  • Adhere the sailboat sticker in the center of the light blue waves. Then add your shaker mix and place the frame over the image.

Glory Blue Seam Binding Ribbon is the perfect shade for this project!  Die cut the tag from white cardstock, stamp it with a sentiment stamp (linked below) and tie it to the frame with Airmail Baker’s Twine.

Easy Peasy Pop Up Card

Do pop up cards make your palms sweat?  Then try out the Photoplay Maker’s Series Pop Up card base.  It makes this cute pop up mechanism in no time flat!  Just add some more stamped sentiments and a handy gift card pocket and your work is done.

This sweet tag is the perfect addition to blank sentiment card and gift card pocket.  The final touch is adding a couple of sweet seagulls from Reneabouquets.  (They are really doves…but if you don’t tell, I won’t either!)

That’s another fun summer card in the card bank, my friends!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





Walking on Sunshine Shaker Card

Walking on Sunshine Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Sweet Sunshine

Hello, Friends!  Summer is just a few days away, and this Walking on Sunshine Shaker Card is filled with summery goodness!   Today I want you to think juicy, sweet popsicles and pool parties and daisy chain necklaces and all the fun that summer has to offer.  Oh, and pink flamingos and flip flops, too. Because nothing says summer like a pink flamingo and flip flops!

Easy Peasy Summer Shaker Frame

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It’s so easy to make this summery shaker frame that you can get it done and still have time for a patio party!  Here’s how:

  • First, locate the summer flowers frame from the Sweet Sunshine Ephemera pack. Cut a 4 1/4″ square of clear cardstock (acetate sheet) and attach it to the back side of the frame using 1/4″ Scor-Tape as your adhesive.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/4″ foam tape to the back side of the frame.
  • Cut a 4 1/4″ square of hot pink plaid paper for the shaker window back panel.  Decorate it with stickers from the paper collection.
  • Place Fruit Cocktail Sprinkletz and some sequins and buttons inside your prepared frame, peel off the Scor-Tape Liner, and adhere the pink plaid paper over the tape.
  • Dress up your shaker window with a trio of pale peach Chrysanthemums, hot pink baker’s twine and 3/16″ orange gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
  • Attach a flip flop and enamel pineapple charm to another piece of baker’s twine and adhere behind some citrusy orange buttons.
Surprise!  It’s a Pop-Up Card!

Build a cute summer scene on a pop up square inside the card to add even more fun to this card design.

You can even add a pocket and gift card holder that carries out the fun pink flamingo theme.

Add a blank sentiment panel inside the gift card wallet so  you have a place to write a cheery message.

And that’s how to usher in a whole bunch of fun summer card making, my friends!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!

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Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!  Wiper Card and Double Pop Up Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends! Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I thought it would be fun to teach you how to make not ONE but TWO types of Pop Up Cards using Photoplay Paper MVP Golf Collection.

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  So many of you have told me that you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards.  And it is does call for a totally different set of card making skills.  But I have good news: this paper collection plus a couple of kinetic card designs almost guarantees a hole in one when it comes to making a fabulous masculine card. So grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s dig into today’s tutorial.

Golf Themed Wiper Card

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The first pop up card we’re going to make is this super cute wiper card.  What’s a wiper card?  Well, think about the windshield wiper mechanism on your car.  This card works in a very similar fashion.

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When the sides of this card are gently pulled, a wiper arm that’s hidden between the card front and back pops up with a fun message. In this case, it’s a golf ball that I fussy cut from the paper collection.  It’s seriously hilarious good fun!

Photoplay MVP Golf-Wiper Card Tutorial-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

I took this fun pre-made card base to the  next level by adding a pocket to the front.  Now you can tuck in a gift card and write a note.  How fun is that?

Double Pop-Up Card Tutorial

The second quick and easy pop up card looks pretty normal, doesn’t it?

But open the card and you’ll find this fun double pop up feature on the inside.  It’s super easy to make, and so much fun to open.

YouTube Video Tutorial

Do you want to learn how to make both of these quick and easy pop up card styles?  Then please enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

  Of course, you can make both of these cards in a feminine style, too.  And they make wonderful cards for children.  Just follow the measurements and steps in the tutorial, but use your own theme and patterned papers.  

I hope you’ll have as much fun with these cards as I have!

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Happy Mail Unboxing Video

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Happy Mail Unboxing Video for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a Happy Mail Unboxing Video to share with you.  I think I have the sweetest online crafty friends on the internet.  Y’all send me all sorts of lovely cards, birthday wishes, gifts, and sweet surprises in the mail.  I’m always deeply touched and humbled when one of you takes the time to make somethings special for me. It’s an amazing thing to feel connected to friends whose faces I have never seen (except in online photos…and sometimes not even then!)

The Jumble Box by Laura Clark

A few weeks ago, Laura Clark asked if she could send me “a little gift”.  She and I have shared some lovely emails, and I am enjoying learning more about her crafting background and her life.  I sent her my mailing address as she requested, and last week, a BIG box arrived in the mail.  Clearly…this was not a simple card, or tag….or even a mini album.

I opened the package to find a box of crafty goodies that Laura had curated just for me.  This is the box that you will see in today’s Make & Take Tuesday video.  Everything inside was gorgeous, and I just had to share it all with you.  I asked Laura if that would be OK, and she said yes.

Of course, I had to dig in and make a couple of cards using only the goodies that came in the box.  Would you like to see what I made?

Slimline Boho Style Card

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Everything you see in this card design came from Laura’s Jumble Box.  I found these sweet 2×2 images and decided they would be mighty cute popped up on top of a 9″ x 4″ slimline card base.  The paper in the Jumble Box was only 8 1/2″ wide, so I created one of my signature mitered corner border backgrounds to fill in the gaps.  I love this carefree, eclectic design!

The little punched birds in the kit are especially sweet, as are the vintage millinery flower clusters.

TIP: Placing the bird silhouettes between the raised tiles helps to tie the design together.  It also leads the eye to travel the entire width of the card. Place foam dots in the center of each silhouette to keep it secure.

Create a simple pocket inside the card and then tuck a little paper lace border on one side to dress up a blank sentiment panel.  To make the pocket, simply cut your paper 1 1/2″ taller than the height of the card.  For this card, that translates to a 5 1/2″ tall panel of designer paper.  Then score a 1 5/8″ line along the bottom, fold, and add gussets to form a pocket.  Create the little tag pocket by only adding adhesive on 3 sides of the tag.  It’s the perfect size to hold a tea back or a gift card.

Time for Tea Pop Up Card

Don’t  you just love yellow and aqua together?  This 7″ x 5″ top fold card base features one of the tea images I found in my box.  Once again, every element (with the exception of the cute teacup clothespin) came in my box!

I could not resist creating a simple pop up card featuring the teacup image. I used the cute 3×3 cards and envelopes as a tea bag wallet to tuck in the pocket of the card.

Happy Mail Unboxing Video on YouTube

If you’d like to see all the fun items that arrived in my goodie box, I hope you’ll enjoy this short unboxing video.  I have a full photo array of the cards I made at the end of the video, too.

Sadly, I cannot provide you with a link to The Jumble Box.  I asked Laura if she had a website or a shop where she sells these lovely boxes.  She does not…YET! ‘m sure when you see all the paper pretties that came in the box, you will want her to make them available.  She is thinking about maybe, possibly opening an Etsy shop, but wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested in buying the boxes.

So, now is your chance.  Laura did not ask me to do this, just so you know.  She simply sent me a gift, and I was so impressed that I decided to share it with all of you.  If you’d like to have access to purchasing your OWN Jumble Box, please let Laura know in the comment section below.

I have barely scratched the surface of the goodies that came in my box, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing more.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!