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Amazing Paper Grace September 2020 Club Kit

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace September 2020 Club Kit Simple Stories Autumn Splendor by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace September 2020 Club Kit: Autumn Splendor Boxed Card Set

Hello, Friends!  Have you seen the Amazing Paper Grace September 2020 Club Kit yet?  Ooh la la!  It’s fantastic!  I’ve turned it into a shaker frame on this fall themed Boxed Card Set made with Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Collection.

TIP: Die cut copper metallic paper to add a warm fall glow to your project.  Remember to run the die through your machine with the embossing pad to really make the details pop!

  • First, die cut the lattice following the instructions on the DOM packaging.  I chose to use the die as a single layer since I was making a shaker frame.
  • Next, cut a  4 1/4″ square piece of clear cardstock (acetate).  Adhere this to the back of the lattice die cut with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Once the glue is dry, trim away the corners of the clear cardstock so they don’t stick out from behind the die cut.  Then adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape around the inner perimeter of the die cut.
  • My kraft card box measures 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ with a 1″ spine.  Create it by joining together (2) 6 1/2″ x 11″ panels of kraft cardstock.  Then score at 6 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 14, and 15.  You will see how these scored lines work inside the card.
Handmade Flowers

Use your APG July Club Kit  to make these pretty fall flowers.  Use the banner die from that kit to cut two fishtail banners: one from copper metallic paper and one from designer paper.  Layer these together so that they are slightly offset.  Then top with a sticker from the Autumn Splendor Collection Kit.

TIP: Tuck yellow bead/berry sprays and burlap bows in with your flower clusters to add lots of lovely texture.

TIP: Spray peach seam binding ribbon with a little Copper Perfect Pearls Mist to lend t more of an autumn hue.  Then tie a loopy shabby bow and tuck it into the flower cluster.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the card has a box style pocket for storing a lovely little set of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″  note cards.

Die cut the lattice die from metallic cardstock so that there is a wider margin between the inlay pieces.  Now you can cut the die into 4 separate pieces to decorate your note card fronts. This makes a lovely birthday present or hostess gift. Once the note cards are used up, the box pocket can be used to store photos, receipts or other treasures.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas to inspire you to play with your new Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace September 2020 Club Kit.  You can learn more about the club kit HERE. If you subscribe this month, you’ll receive this beautiful set of dies as your first kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket Simple Stories Vintage Garden District by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket with Simple Stories Vintage Garden District

Hello, Friends!  You can tell summer is coming because I have bees on the brain!  This Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket is such a unique design.  Dressed up with Simple Stories Vintage Garden District it feels just like a summer garden party!

The base is made with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board.  I am completely unabashedly addicted to this wonderful stuff!    And this Honey Bee Loaded Card, Tag or Frame Kit speaks to my honey-loving heart!    It assembles quickly and easily.  Beautiful Board takes all mixed media products like a champ.  The fact that the base is already white means that you don’t have to prime, and the colors are true.  Paint all your surfaces before you assemble.  Then just add a dries clear adhesive along the edges, snap the pieces together and you are ready to decorate.

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket: Two Sides to Every Story

Here’s a peek at the frame side of the kit.  Naturally, I turned the frame overlay that comes with the kit into a shaker box.  Here’s how:

  • Decoupage the frame with rice paper and Matte Medium.
  • First, paint the frame with Matte Media.
  • Next, cut a piece of rice paper slightly larger than the frame dimensions.
  • Now lay the rice paper over the frame and burnish gently.
  • Then cut an “x” in the rice paper from top left to bottom right corner inside the frame.  Ue a craft knife for this.  Repeat from top right to bottom left.
  • Now brush matte medium onto the back side of the frame and wrap the rice paper around it.  The rice paper will conform itself to the shape of the sides with a little gentle encouragement.  And you might need to brush a little matte medium onto the back of the rice paper, too.
  • Just keep working it until it looks the way you want it to look. Set aside to dry.  Then ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • When everything is dry, you can adhere acetate to the back side of the frame, add your foam tape and create the shaker box just as you would on a card.
  • Decorate with flowers, ribbon , buttons and Spanish Moss.

Here’s the Queen Bee, adorned with roses in the center of the hive.

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket: The Pocket

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket Simple Stories Vintage Garden District by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

The pocket contains a little decorative burlap panel and some sweet treats fit for a queen.

Bees and birds and flowers make me ridiculously happy!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Tall and Skinny Botanical Butterfly Shaker Card

Simple Stories Vintage Garden District Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tall and Skinny Botanical Butterfly Shaker Card with Vintage Garden District

Hello, Friends!  This Tall and Skinny Botanical Butterfly Shaker Card combines everything I love in one lovely package.  Gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon, elegant die cuts, a shaker frame, flirty butterflies and fabulous florals make my heart go pitty pat!  The color palette of this Simple Stories Vintage Garden District Collection is a great match for RRR Red, Pink and Ivory Variegated Ribbon.

Score an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper on the long side at 4″, 5″, 9″ and 10″ to make this side fold box card base.  Then tuck in lots of lovely goodies to turn it into a gift.

Turn a 3″ x 4″ journal card into note card by matting it on cardstock.  Then tuck it into a pocket on the left hand side of the card.  Gift wrap a cookie, tea bag and chocolate with your designer paper to make them really special.  These fit in the box pocket along with a cute little demitasse spoon and a honey stick.

But wait!  There’s more!  Attach a velvet book mark to the top of the card with a teeny tiny clip.  Now this card is ready to party!

You can see more Vintage Garden District Projects HERE. I’ve added a linked supply list below this post for your convenience.

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your paper pretties and play today.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Club Kits May 2020 Blog Hop

Amazing Paper Grace Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Die Spellbinders Simple Stories Vintage Garden District by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This hop is now closed.  The winning comment is from SueD.  Thanks for hopping!

Spellbinders Club Kits May 2020 Blog Hop: Amazing Paper Grace Fleur Di Lis Grandeur Fold Over with Simple Stories Vintage Garden District

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders Club Kits May 2020 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from  Desiree’s  blog.   Today I’m sharing a Simple Stories Vintage Garden District card made with the Amazing Paper Grace Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Dies.  This elegant die set is the APG Club kit for May, and it is glorious!

Building the Card Layers

Build these card layers by following these simple steps:

  • First, prepare a 6″ x 6″ card base from cream cardstock.
  • Next, cover the card front with a 6″ x 6″ panel of gold foil paper.
  • Now, place the Fleur de Lis Grandeur Frame over a 6″ x 6″ piece of teal cardstock from the Simple Stories Simple Basics cardstock pack.
  • Then use washi tape to secure the (4) Fold Over inserts inside the frame.
  • Run the die through your machine following  manufacturer instructions, then adhere to the gold foil background.

  • Next, cut a panel of  designer paper from the collection with the Inner Square Outline Die.  Mat this on a slightly larger panel of gold foil cardstock.
  • Now place the Inner Square Pattern die on a piece of gold foil paper.  Center the Inner Square Label die and secure with washi tape before running through your die cut machine.
  • Place 1/8″ foam adhesive on the sides of the die cut and center over the patterned paper so that the pink flowers peek through.
Finishing Touches

  • Now create a burlap string wreath and place over the center opening.
  • Then select a teal butterfly from the Vintage Garden District papers.  Place foam adhesive in the center of the butterfly, lift the wings and adhere in the center of the wreath.
  • Next tie a large loopy bow with Iridescent ribbon and adhere in the right hand corner of the card.
  • Now select flowers and foliage and adhere around the card as seen in the photo.
  • Then locate “The Simple Life” banner.  Gently round it against the side of a pencil.  Adhere just the ends to the card base to create a dimensional banner in the lower left hand corner of the card.
  • Finally, adhere cream pearls to finish the card front.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of your card with more designer papers .  Then die cut 2 of the Fold Over Inserts from scraps of your gold cardstock.  Adhere these to create a little treat pocket.

This is such a pretty way to present a little chocolate treat inside the card.

Tuck a little tea bag wallet and a journal card into the larger pocket. Write your personal greeting or add a photo to the journal card.  Tuck a honey stick inside the pocket to go with the tea bag, if desired.  I find these honey sticks at our local farmer’s market.

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on their blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 31st, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

My $25 Gift Card Giveaway

I’ll be drawing a winner from the comments made on my blog post.  The winner will  receive a $25 Spellbinders gift certificate. Please comment on my blog post to be eligible. contact Spellbinders at [email protected] by  6/5/2020 with the subject line Spellbinders May 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog.  I’ll contact the winner via e-mail and post the name at the top of this post on May 31st.

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.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what Bibi has prepared for you.  Then don’t forget to hop over to the Spellbinders blog and leave a comment there to be entered into the $50 prize drawing!

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Desiree Kuemmerle

Kathy Clement

Bibi Cameron

Jackie Pasko

Marie Heiderscheit

Jill Hilliard

Carrie Rhoades

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jennifer Snyder

Jean Manis

Virginia Lu

Jeanne Jachna

Ilina Crouse

If you’d like to see other projects created with the Fleur de Lis Grandeur card, please click HERE.

Subscribe to Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.  Subscribe to Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District Mini Album with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace DOM May 2020 by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District Mini Album

Hello, Friends!   I’m here to share the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit for National Scrapbooking Day! I’m totally smitten with this month’s club kit because it is gorgeous, versatile and so easy to use.  This die affords almost limitless possibilities!  I envisioned a shaker top mini album the minute I opened it up.  So I pulled out my Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District collection to make this flirty, springtime mini album.

This sweet little album measures 6″ x 6″ with a 1 1/2″ spine and a shaker frame made from the Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Die from the APG DOM Kit.  The intricate swirls and layers are just dreamy!

TIP: Mat the shaker frame on a square panel that has been die cut from the paper collection, matted on plain cardstock and backed with foam dimensionals.

TIP: Die cut flowers from the paper collection using the petal die that comes with the DOM Kit.  Mix these with packaged flowers to create a lush garden on the cover of your album.

TIP: Wrap the album cover with a ribbon closure.  Then add some dangle charms to the spine.

A Peek Inside

Create a simple stacked binding for your album by following these steps:

  • Cut (2) 18″ x 6″ panels of cream cardstock.
  • Score one panel at 6″ and 7 1/2″.  Fold.  Tuck the fold into the corner of your scoring tool and score again at 7″.  Trim off the extra panel.
  • Score the 2nd panel at 6″ and 7″, and 11 3/4″.  This will form the center pages and a flip page.
  • Now center the 1″ spine over the 1 1/2″ spine and adhere to make the album pages.
  • Have fun and decorate the pages.

The first page set features a little magnetic flap pocket and a flip page.

TIP:  Die cut 2 of the corner pieces.  Adhere together between layers of designer paper to form a decorative pull tab.

TIP: Cut (2) 5 1/2″ x 12″ panels of designer paper.  Join together with Scor-Tape.  Score this long panel every 4 1/2″ to form an accordion pull out mechanism. Attach the flap of this mechanism to a to the flap of an 8″ x 6″ panel of designer paper that has been scored at 6″.

Tea Party in a Box

Because you have a 1″ spine in the middle of the album, you can add a 3/4″ deep box pocket on the left hand page.  Fill it with what I call a tea party in a box.  “Gift wrap” a tea bag, chocolate, and cookies.  Then tuck in the box with a vintage silver spoon and a honey stick.  Once the treats are consumed, photos can be stored in the box pocket.

 

Cut paper panels wider than the album base, then score to make flip pages. Add a waterfall feature and decorate with a die cut panel. The waterfall is built on the front side of a tip in page on the left.

Create a little tag pocket and pull out page on the front side of the flap.  Interactive elements add so much to an album like this.

Here’s a peek behind the tip in page on the left.  Create a little string tie envelope to store photos or small mementos. There’s room for a nice sized photo on the 5 1/2″ x 6″ flap.

Video Project Share

This short video tour will let you see how all the project pages and mechanisms work together.  I hope you enjoy!

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Club Kit

You can find more ideas for using this month’s Club Kit HERE.  If you’re not a member of of the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club, you can subscribe HERE.  To purchase past Club Kits, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas for using this month’s Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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