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Heart Eyes Card Kit Reveal

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Simple Stories Heart Eyes Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in today to share the first look at this adorable Simple Stories Heart Eyes Card Kit with you.  It’s my Button Farm Club Quarterly Subscription kit for December 2022. Sometimes we can hit what I call the “post-holiday crafting slump”.  Does that ever happen to you?  Our crafty mojo drops down with the winter temperatures, and we need some fun, inspirational ideas to get us back into the creative swing of things.  Well, I designed this vibrant kit with that in mind, and I think you are really going to love it.  Let’s take a closer look at the fun projects in this kit, shall we?

Dimensional Loaded Envelope Tutorial

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I love loaded envelopes, and I’ve been making them since I was about 6 years old.  Of course, I didn’t call them that back then, but that’s what they were.  Mom and Dad kept an office for our small town credit union in our home when I was growing up.  The office trash can was always filled with manila envelopes  (remember those?) and I used to fish them out, dress them up with cut out hearts or snowflakes or whatever the theme of the moment happened to be. Then I would fill them to the brim with little notes and drawings and my version of cards.

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So when I entered the world of crafting, I fell in love with this concept all over again.  Some time ago, I figured out how to make the envelopes in 3-D.  You all fell in love with those projects and asked for a tutorial. But because the process was complicated and unpredictable, I never felt comfortable sharing it with you.  I kept working on the paper engineering, and earlier this year, I came up with such a simple way to make these delightful box-style envelopes, that I decided to include the design in one of my card kits.

Y’all, you are going to LOVE how easy it is to make the envelope base!  So that is why I made this the very first project in our December kit.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to share the design with you!

Shaker Envelope Easel Cards

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No card kit is complete without a couple of cute shaker cards!  And y’all never seem to grow tired of making them!

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Can you see the super cute sprinkles and candy hearts in the shaker window?  This view of the closed card makes it a bit easier to see, but the card actually does stand up like an easel for display.  What a bright spot of color to add to  your desk!

Slimline Card Folios

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Slimline cards continue to be very popular, so I included a very pretty pair inside this card kit.  They are so easy to make, and the folio design inside the card is fun to open!

Loaded Front Pocket and Tag Cards

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OK, y’all.  I do love a good pocket!  And if you can tuck a super cute lollipop rosette into the front pocket of a greeting card, I’m all in!

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I’ll show you how easy it is to make these festive lollipop rosettes in the card kit tutorial.  They are such a great addition to a pocket card. Each of these top fold A2 cards has a fun tag and 3×4 card insert.  You’ll see how cute the inside is, too, when you make the kit!

Twist and Pop!

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Some of you may have already seen this cutie on my Facebook or Instagram page.  Because I love pop-up cards, I try to include one in each card kit that we make. You’ll also learn how to make the really cute butterfly clothespin embellishments in this kit.

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Fun Flip Folio

And because I know you love to make them, I’ve designed a brand new fun flip folio card for this sweet kit.

You will love how easy it is to create this folio base!

I predict it will become a staple in  your crafty toolbox!

Heart Eyes Card Kit Reveal Video on YouTube

If you’d like to take a look at the supplies and finished projects in this kit.  You can view this video reveal HERE.

How to Order

If you are already subscribed to my Button Farm Club Quarterly Card Kit, you can just sit back and wait for your kit to ship out to you.  No need to order, unless you want extra kits to give as gifts.

Subscriber kits will ship out first, then Button Farm will fulfill non-subscription orders.  You can place your order HERE.

In case you missed it, we also have a lovely Simple Stories Life Captured  Folio Kit to help you record the events of 2023.  You can check that out HERE.

Closing Thoughts

I hope each one of you enjoyed a warm and cozy Christmas!  We had a marvelous time with our family and grandchildren!  So much fun, laughter, good food and great conversation made the holiday very Merry, Bright and Memorable!

Now we have a new year to look forward to!  Hooray! I’ll be back on Friday with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop, so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit

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Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit Release for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  If you’re experiencing the “after Christmas Blues,” maybe this Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit Release will bring a smile to your face.  This is one of the most whimsical, innovative card kits I’ve designed to date, and here are some reasons why.

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  • First, the cards, tags and folios are designed to be easier to mail.  Many of you had mentioned that you would like to have “flatter” cards that would require less postage to send.
  • Next, although the cards are not as thick and heavy as some from previous kits, that does not mean that they are boring or ordinary.  Quite the contrary! Each project in this kit either shakes, pops up, stands up, or has a surprise element.  In short, they are fun to make and exciting to open.
  • Thirdly, this paper collection had me laughing out loud the whole time I was at work designing the kit.  The colors and images are simply magical.
  • Finally, you’ll be adding loads of tricks and techniques to your card making repertoire.  Some of these designs are addictive…and much easier to make than you might think.

Take a look:

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You will learn how to build a scene with the die cuts and fussy cuts from the kit.

Then we’ll take that scenic card to the next level by adding a pop up mechanism and gift card pocket to the inside.

I even managed to create a masculine card for this kit!

How fun is that?

Through the Looking Glass Story Book

Since this is just a sneak peek post, I won’t share everything from the kit here.  But I have to show you my favorite creation: A Through the Looking Glass Story Book Folio.

Now you all know how much I love moving parts, flips, flaps and surprises.  But I think that I outdid myself with this little story book.  Every page is an adventure waiting to happen!

I walk you through the folio in the video below, but I just had to share this fun pop up page with you.  If you’d like to see more, please enjoy the short reveal video below.

Through the Looking Glass Video Tour

What Comes in the Kit?

Each kit contains everything you need to make the projects.  You only need to add basic crafting supplies like paper trimmers, adhesives, and scoring tools.  In addition to the supplies listed below, you’ll be given access to full length, step by step video tutorials that you can watch over and over again whenever you wish.  We’ll also provide a full-color basic written guide with measurements and basic instructions to complement the video tutorials.  

 

Here’s what comes in each Through the Looking Glass Kit:

  • Stamperia’s Alice, Through the Looking Glass Paper Pad with 10 double-sided 12×12 designer sheets
  • 8×8 Alice Patterned Papers Pad with 10 double-sided sheets
  • Through the Looking Glass Chipboard Die Cuts Packet with 62 assorted die cuts
  • 5 sheets of 12×12 linen cardstock
  • 3 sheets of 12×12 black cardstock
  • 3 Alice themed metal charms
  • 2 yards of burlap string
  • 2 yards of black licorice baker’s twine
  • 5 wooden heart shaped buttons
  • 4 doilies
  • 2 slimline window envelopes
  • Shaker elements
  • 6 beige flowers
  • Private links to step by step video tutorials
  • Full Color Basic Written Guides

 

This is the Quarterly Card Kit Subscription Club release for December 2021.  If you are already subscribed to the Quarterly Card Kit, your project will ship out automatically. 

You can order your kit today at The Button Farm Club.

I’m hoping you are as excited about this kit as I am.  It’s a great way to chase away the winter doldrums.  As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your interest in these kits.  So many of you have asked to travel and teach classes.  These kits are definitely the next best thing to being there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy