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Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish Cards

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish Shaker Easel Card Carta Bella Christmas by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a couple of super cute Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish Cards to share with you.  These dies are so much fun to work with!  Spellbinders sent me both the Let It Snowman and the All Hearts Come Home Flourish dies.  I spent a delightful day in the studio with them, and I’m excited to show you what I came up with. There are loads of pictures coming, so you might want to grab a snack and a cuppa before we proceed.  Go ahead!  I’ll wait for you!

Let It Snowman Shaker Easel Card with Carta Bella Christmas Collection

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish Let It Snowman Easel Shaker Card with Carta Bella Christmas by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Snowmen are probably my favorite Christmas image to work with.  I could not resist making this sweet Let It Snowman die set up into a shaker frame.  Do you blame me?  The finished 6 1/4″ square card feels like a snow globe.   Here’s how I created that effect.

  • First, die cut the Let It Snowman frame from white and red metallic cardstock.  Layer the red metallic die cut over the white so that they are slightly staggered.  This creates a sort of drop shadow effect.
  • Next, trace around the outside of the die onto a piece of clear cardstock  (acetate sheet). Don’t worry about cutting around the leafy edges.  Just cut the circle shape at the top of the die. Adhere this panel behind the frame. You will need 2 of these clear panels.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam adhesive to the back side of the frame.
  • Then flip the frame on its face and fill the center with your shaker mix.
  • Next, line up the 2nd clear cardstock panel over the foam tape and press firmly into place.
  • Finally, trace around the snowflake/woodgrain patterned paper and adhere it behind the snow globe frame.
Let’s Make a Snowman!

Snowmen are probably my favorite holiday/winter theme.  They always look so friendly and welcoming on a card.  Die cut this snowman and snowflakes from heavy white cardstock.  The jaunty hat is cut from a scrap of dark green suede paper that I had in my stash.  Cut the hat band from a scrap of red metallic paper.  The nose is a scrap of old Authentique Spectrum orange cardstock lined patterned paper.  Snowman assembly is super quick and easy!  Back with foam tabs and attach to the snow globe as seen in the photo.

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket to go inside the card base.  This doubles as a stopper for the easel mechanism.  Dress it up with some pretty holiday flowers and leaves.  Then tuck some rusty jingle bells underneath to add that special Christmas sound.  Vintage buttons look great tucked into the flower cluster. A miniature Christmas ornament topped with Baker’s Twine and a tiny posy are the perfect finishing touch.

Seems like everyone gives gift cards at Christmas now, so I like to include a gift card wallet with my cards.

It’s a lovely way to present cash or a shopping card.

All Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourish All Hearts Come Home Die Simple Stories Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

All Hearts Go Home at Christmas is a very popular holiday sentiment.  And this sweet little prim house is so cute tucked inside the die cut frame.  This card may look complicated, but it actually comes together very quickly.  The best part?  You can pull out that glitter paper from your stash and put it to good use here!

  • First, die cut the frame from white glitter paper.  Glue it onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of green glitter paper.
  • Next, die cut the house 3 times: once from white glitter paper, then from black cardstock, and a third time from red metallic paper.  (You can use a scrap left over from making the snowman card!)
  • Now, cut the door, the chimney and the roof from the black die cut and adhere over the door and roof area of the white die cut.
  • Then adhere the remainder of the black die cut behind the white.
  • Next, adhere the red die cut behind the other two houses.  Pop out the red heart and adhere it in the “window” area.
  • Back the house with foam tape and adhere in the center of the frame.
  • Create faux snow with Dries Clear adhesive, Crystal Clear Glitter and Mini Pearls Prills.
A Peek Inside

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Simple Stories Simple Rustic Christmas papers are the perfect pairing for this cute card.

Vintage Santa images tie in with the Santa Sleigh on the die cut frame.  I love the sweet Santa expression on this gift card wallet.

Scraps of designer paper fill in all the gaps inside the gift card wallet.

Are you still with me?  That was a lot of photos and a lot of information.  These dies are all part of Spellbinders new September release.  I’ll link to them on the supply list below this post.

Have you gotten a head start on your Christmas cards yet?  We are just about 100 days out from Christmas Day, but you’ll want to get your cards in the mail much earlier than that date!  There’s no time like the present to start!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop with Prizes

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Sandy Nagle’s lovely blog.  Today we’re sharing project inspiration from the Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits.

Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, November 21st, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Wednesday. ( Winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes. Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.)

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month: Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Tree Slimline Card

Simple Stories Simple Rustic Christmas Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My inspiration project is made with the Amazing Paper Grace November Die of the Month.  Here’s how to put this card together.

  • Next, die cut the small tree die from green cardstock.  Then add the filigree insert to the die and cut a second time from gold foil cardstock.
  • Now layer the gold foil layer over the green background.  Back the tree with foam to add extra dimension.
  • Then die cut the Scalloped Symphony Square Decorative Outline and Insert detail from white cardstock. Brush lightly with gold glimmer gel and adhere to the card base.
  • Next, adhere the tree over the filigree die cut.
  • Finally, add a Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Chipboard over the base of the tree.

Sweet Details

Now die cut a gold foil tag greeting using the Perfect Harmony Notecard Embellishment Die from Amazing Paper Grace. Then add a chipboard greeting to the die cut and tuck it in with the floral cluster on the card.

A Peek Inside

Create a gift card pocket inside the card.  Embellish it with the Circle Decorative Outline and Insert from the Scalloped Symphony Notecard Die.

This is the perfect spot to tuck in a gift card and a little Christmas treat.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over to see what craft inspiration Jean Manis has prepared for you on her blog. You can find the complete blog hop order below.

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Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Yasmin Diaz

Jill Hilliard

Jennifer Kotas

Virginia Lu

Sandra Nagel

Kathy Clement:  YOU ARE HERE

Jean Manis

Marie Heiderscheit

Emily Leiphart

Jessica Vasher

Hussena Calcuttawala

Melody Rupple

Jennifer Snyder

Natasha Vacca

Alanna Moses

Martha Lucia Gomez

Tiffany Pryce Russom

Don’t forget to hop over and leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog so you can be entered to win one of the THREE $25 gift cards!

Join the Club!

If you’d like to learn how to join one of the Spellbinders Club Kits, you can see them all and sign up HERE.  To sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit of the Month, click HERE.

If you’d like to see more projects made with the Amazing Paper Grace November Die of the Month, please click HERE. To see more projects made with the Scalloped Symphony Dies, click HERE.

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

To leave a comment, please click on the “REPLIES” link located below the title at the top of this post.  Thanks! 

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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