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Pumpkin and Spice Pop Up Card

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Pop Up Card with APG October 2022 Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Let there be Pumpkin and Spice Pop Up cards and everything festive and fall!  Today I’m sharing my interpretation of Spellbinder’s Amazing Paper Grace October 2022 Club Kit.  The 3-D Poinsettia Surprise Envelope was designed to be used as a Christmas project.  (You can find a tutorial and samples from Amazing Paper Grace in her blog post.)  But I felt a need to create with some of my beautiful fall papers.  Plus, I had an idea in my head for something that I wanted to try with this wonderful die.  And you know how that story ended.  I was off on another exciting crafty adventure!  Would you like to come along for the ride?

Layers of Fall Beauty

Ok, this die is amazing!  The ideas are jumping in my brain like popcorn kernels in hot oil!  I’m pretty sure that I’ll be back to share more and more ways to create with this versatile die.  But today, I have this  glorious fall celebration to share with you.

First, I highly recommend that you watch Becca’s video before you attempt to make the 3D envelope.  Then, I highly recommend that you make your first envelope from inexpensive cardstock, just in case there’s a learning curve involved.  (There is; you need to place the pop up mechanisms in just the right position in order to achieve the pop up effect.  Better to practice on cheap paper, right?)

Spellbinders 3D Poinsettia Surprise Envelope Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month October 2022 Prima Pumpkin and Spice Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Once you’ve mastered the art of building the envelope base, the sky is the limit!  This 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ top fold card was so much fun to make!  You all know how much I love to add depth,  dimension and layers to my cards. The mechanisms inside the envelope give you all sorts of opportunities to it with ease.  I’ve tucked fussy cut images and ephemera bits inside the envelope, then dressed up the outside of the envelope with the “poinsettias.”

 

TIP: Die cut scraps of your patterned papers with the flower dies.  Then sponge with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.  Shape the flower layers and stack together.  Now thread a wired stamen through the center hole and seal the deal with a bit of hot glue.

TIP: Die cut the swirls from copper metallic cardstock to amp up the autumn vibe.

A Peek Inside

Of course, there’s a pocket inside this lovely card.  Dress it up with a little ephemera card and another die cut copper swirl.

Next, wrap a bit of Ghirardelli chocolate in a scrap of designer paper.  The pocket is large, so we can tuck in la little tea wallet, too!

Make a quick and easy bookmark by adhering the top edge of a fussy cut image to a slightly larger panel of designer paper.

 

The bookmark slips over the page when you are done reading.

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Pop Up Card Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see more of the Amazing Paper Grace Club kit, and if you’d like a personal tour of the project, I hope you’ll enjoy this short  video over on my YouTube channel.

 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Make a Stack Notecard Tutorial

Prima Pumpkin Spice Make a Stack Notecard Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Prima Pumpkin Spice Make a Stack Notecard Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Autumn is in full swing, so I thought it would be fun to share this Prima Pumpkin Spice Make a Stack Notecard Tutorial with you for this week’s Throwback Thursday.  Pumpkin Spice is one of my all time favorite fall collections.  It’s whimsical and vintage with unexpected hues and delightful images.

How to Make a Stack of Cards in 90 minutes

About once a month, I make a stack of sweet little A2 notecards to tuck in as a thank you with my Etsy Shop orders.  I call them “extra helpings”.  The goal is to spend no more than an hour and a half from start to finish when making this stack of 12 cards.  The best approach I’ve found for doing this is what I call an assembly line. Once you get your card elements in place, the process is loads of fun!

  • First, get your 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases all cut, scored and folded.
  • Next, cut (12) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ backgrounds for your card front.
  • Then select 12 focal images and set them aside in a stack.
  • Now cut a dozen 4 1/4″ wide strips  or 5 1/2″ tall strips of contrasting patterned paper to layer into your card design.
  • Next, place your fussy cut or ephemera images in a little bowl or container for easy access.
  • Then tie 12 bows and look for buttons or flowers that go well with the paper collection.
  • Finally, lay everything out in stacks on your work surface.  Heat up your glue gun and get  your craft on!

K.I.S.S.  Means “Keep it Simple, Sweetie!”

Here’s the real trick to making a stack of cards:  Keep it Simple, Sweetie!  Don’t overthink the process!  Once you have taken the time to prepare all the elements for your card bases, quickly put together little bundles with the background, focal images, fussy cuts and ephemera.  You should spend no more than 1 minute making each bundle.  Trust your eyes, trust your instincts and just GO!

This may feel intimidating at first, but once you stop worrying about everything being “perfect” you can relax and just enjoy putting the pieces together.  You’ll see me do this in the video tutorial below.

Bonus Tutorial: How to Custom Dye Seam Binding Ribbon

What do you do when you don’t  have the right ribbon in your stash?  Well, why not dye your own custom ribbon?  I’ll show you how easy it is to do this with simple seam binding ribbon and Distress Inks.  Yes, it’s a little bit messy.  But the end result is amazing!  And, everything cleans up easily with wet paper towels.  (Although, you might have to wash a sink full of dishes to really get your hands ink-free!)

Prima Pumpkin Spice Make a Stack Notecard Tutorial on YouTube

Would  you like to see how I made this stack of cute notecards so quickly?  Please enjoy this free video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

So what do you think?  Will you try making a stack of cute notecards?  Or do you dare to get inky and create your own custom ribbon?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

I’ve also added a linked supply list below this post to help you find the supplies I used in this project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Note: Since Throwback Thursday projects typically use older products, I may not always be able to provide product links.  Thanks for understanding!

Pumpkin and Spice Slimline Card

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Slimline Card

Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in very quickly to share this quick and easy Prima Pumpkin and Spice Slimline Card.  I had a few spare minutes to play over the holiday weekend, so naturally I headed to the studio for a little free play time.

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Don’t you want this pretty arrangement of pumpkins, sunflowers and lanterns on your fall table?  It’s just so cozy and welcoming!  The mix of traditional images with shabby chic hues is so much fun!

Simple Layers

Create simple layers on this 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card for the win!

  • First, cut an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ copper cardstock layer for the background.
  • Next, cut an 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ layer of the floral pattern from Prima Pumpkin and Spice. Then stitch this to the copper cardstock layer.
  • Now fussy cut the image of the pumpkins from another sheet of Pumpkin and Spice.  Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Then back with foam tape and adhere to the center of the card.  The foam tape will really make this layer pop.
Finishing Details

Adhere a Prima Sunflower vine along the base of the card.  Secure copper and cream plaid bows in the corners.  Top with burlap string and vintage metal buttons.  Spread a little Dries Clear Adhesive around the vine and sprinkle with Prills to add a little extra texture.

Now top the little chipboard charm with ribbon, acorn charm and metal wire.  Adhere this in the left corner of the card.  So cute!

A Peek Inside

Naturally, we need to tuck a Pumpkin Chai teabag and honey stick into the inside pocket!  A little journal card is a great place to write a cheery little note.

I’m so happy that the weather has cooled down a bit here in North Carolina.  The mornings have that delicious hint of fall…and I spied my first yellow leaf on my walk today.  Hooray for pumpkins and fall leaves!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card

Spellbinders Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall Card with Prima Pumpkin and Spice by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Spellbinders Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card with Prima Pumpkin and Spice

Hello, Friends!  I’m hoping this Spellbinders Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card will usher in a little fall weather.  It sure has been hot and steamy here in North Carolina!  Even when we go out for our morning walk at 6:30, it’s too hot for this gal!  So I have been locked in the studio playing with beautiful fall supplies like this Nichol Spohr die from Spellbinders.  And I got to play with Prima’s pretty Pumpkin and Spice collection from last year.  With all these autumn hues, rows of pumpkins, crunch apples and leaves, can fall be far behind?

The Pumpkin Stand

Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall Card Prima Pumpkin and Spice by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Pumpkins and mums are my very favorite fall emblems.  My vision for this card was a roadside pumpkin and apple stand.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First create a 6×6 top fold card base with chocolate brown cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 7/8″ square from Pumpkin and Spice.  Distress the edges lightly, then ink with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Next cut a 2″ wide border to run down the left hand side of the page.
  • Now die cut a circle plaid patterned paper.
  • Then fussy cut the fall wreath from the paper collection. Back with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the card.
Pumpkin Time

Don’t you just  love a die that is the right size for cutting up scraps of designer paper!  I cut up a whole pumpkin patch full of cute pumpkins, leaves and apples from patterned paper.  Then I die cut the old wooden bushel basket to pile them into and around. To make the pumpkins blend, ink them with Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye Distress Inks.  Spritz lightly with water , then spatter with diluted white paint.

Make everything pop off the page by outlining with a white Sharpie pen.  Sprinkle in some harvest Prills and some flowers to add a little extra texture.  Then wrap thin organza ribbon up the left hand side of the card.  Dry brush some silver acorns with copper paint and tuck them into the bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket inside the card, then tuck in a little tea wallet.  What a fun way to welcome fall!

This is the Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall die set I used to create my pumpkin patch.  You can find it HERE.

We are experiencing one of the hottest weeks of the  summer right now.  It was refreshing to play with fall papers and images!  I hope you enjoyed it, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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