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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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Graphic 45 October Flower Market Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 October Flower Market Folio Tutorial with Prima Hello, Pink Autumn

Hello Friends!  It’s time to share our Graphic 45 October Flower Market Tutorial for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday crafty adventure.  If you are a fan of Cosmos (and I am) and purple (yup…that, too) then I think you are going to love the way this month’s folio turned out.  It’s one of our prettiest folios yet!

Our “guest star” this month is a selection of Prima Hello, Pink Autumn papers and a few bits from Prima Darcelle.  I’m so happy with the way these colors and patterns blend togeher.  And because it is October, I had to add in a few pumpkins.

The format for the base design is the same as in previous months.  If you’ve missed those earlier tutorials, you can get caught up HERE.

Flips and Flaps

I’ve added a couple of new twists to the flips and flaps this month.  It’ s good to change things up a little bit every now and then.

A flip up flap is more than just a fun interactive feature; it gives us room to add a hidden journaling area.  You’ll also find that I made good use of Annette Green’s Everythings Blooming Doilies and Postage Stamp Frames throughout the folio design.

Cosmos were one of my mom’s favorite flowers, so making this folio brought back lots of good memories for me.

Graphic 45 October Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this month’s folio, I hope you’ll enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

 

You can find written measurements in the description box below the video if you are on my YouTube page.

There’s a linked supply list below this post for your shopping convenience.

We only have 2 more of these folios to make!  Wow, this year has gone by fast!

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends!

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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Susan’s Victorian Garden Peach Tea Projects

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Spellbinders Susan’s Victorian Garden Peach Tea Projects with Prima Peach Tea

 

Hello, Friends!  Spellbinders Susan’s Victorian Garden dies have just released, and I have some really fun Peach Tea themed projects to share with you today.  Y’all know I love my tea, and as a honorary southern gal, I definitely love iced tea!  Playing with these dies was so much fun, and I  kind of let my imagination take over while making these projects. Both were made with Prima Sweet Tea collection.  So why not grab a cuppa and a snack and join me for a little online tea party?

Victorian Tea Cup and Saucer Tea party in a Decorative Box

I’ve been having loads of fun making little boxes lately.  If you missed out on them, you can find those tutorials HERE and HERE.

Today’s shabby chic Victorian Tea Cup box is larger (4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″) but the process for making them is the same.  Instead of dry embossing this box, I lined it with Prima Peach Tea papers and decorated it with Susan’s Victorian Garden Teacup and Saucer. It’s resting on a lovely Reneabouquets  Cherry Blossom wreath.  The itty bitty spoon, key and decorative (not functional in this case) metal hasp are also from Reneabouquets.

What would you put into a peachy tea cup other than a spray of peach blossoms?  Susan’s Victorian Garden Lavender (from the Mason Jar die set) makes perfect peach blossoms, too!

TIP #1:  Die cut dozens of itty bitty blossoms using the die that comes in the Mason Jar set.  Use 3 shades of colored cardstock (dark peach, light peach and white) to lend a more realistic, shaded appearance to the blossoms.

TIP #2: Here’s a hack for adding all those itty bitty blossoms to the branch.  Shape the blossoms by pressing a small stylus into the center.  That’s all you have to do.  Then flip the blossoms face down.  Apply your glue to the floral portion of the die cut, then pick up the blossoms from your work space.  This saves loads of time!

TIP #3: Save out some single blossoms to scatter on the tag and box base.

A Peek Inside

Fill the inside of your box with a tea party for one: wrap a Mango/Passion Fruit Herbal Tea Bag (Stash brand) up in a tea sachet; use paper scraps to dress up a Biscoff cookie packet and Ghirardelli chocolate; then tuck in a sweet little vintage silver plate demitasse spoon as the crowning touch.

As you can see here, I also fully lined the box interior to give it a really finished look.  The 4 1/4″ square blank note card fits perfectly inside so you can add your own personal greetings to the gift.

Susan’s Victorian Garden Mason Jar and Lavender Sweet Peach Iced Tea Party in a Box Card

If you’ve never enjoyed the pleasure of drinking a tall glass of Southern Sweet Peach Iced Tea, you really need to put it on your bucket list!  Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day!  This 5×7 Tea Party in a Box Card is a tribute to the joys of sweet peach iced tea

I could not resist turning the Mason Jar Die into a shaker element.  You do need to use transparent foam tape for this, but the end result is certainly worth it!

Build a 1/2″ deep box pocket inside this card (there is a basic tutorial HERE) then fill it up with tea treats.  Now your card is a gift!

I’ve hidden a little tag pocket and sentiment card behind the flap page at the top of the card.

Look at al the goodies I  managed to pack into this pocket!  There’s a 3-pack of Celestial Seasonings Herbal Peach Tea Bags, chocolate, cookies, honey stick, vintage demitasse spoon and wildflower seeds!  How fun is that?

I’ll have more Susan’s Victorian Garden samples to share with you soon.  This weekend, we are entertaining dear friends from Atlanta, so I need to get out of my pajamas and get ready for their arrival.  Maybe I’ll brew up a pitcher of Peach Iced tea…I’m suddenly craving it!

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

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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