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Spellbinders Home for Christmas Card

Spellbinders Home for Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Christmas in July: Spellbinders Home for Christmas Card and a SALE!

Hello, Friends!   It’s time for Christmas in July, and I have a sweet Spellbinders Home for Christmas Card to kick things off.  I had hoped to do a big Christmas in July week, but life doesn’t always cooperate with our desires, does it?  Everything here is fine, so no worries.  It’s just been an extra busy month with out of town company, family birthdays, doctor appointments and garden chores, so I fell a bit behind.

Home for Christmas Vignette House

We love this darling Amazing Paper Grace 3-D Pop Up Vignette House die.  So we paired it up with the perfect sentiment from Spellbinder’s Home for Christmas Sentiment Stamps.  I love it when products work together so well.  If you look behind the sleigh, you will see the stamped greenery that comes with the set.  Soon this Christmas house will be all decked out with Christmas evergreens, berries and holly.  How delightful!

It’s hard to detect in the photographs, but the trees, greenery, door, window and trims are treated to a little frosted crystal action.  This amps up the holiday vibe and adds just the right amount of sparkle to the project.

A Peek Inside

Do you give a lot of gift cards at Christmas?  Dress up the giving by adding a little pocket and gift card wallet inside a card.  Even a small gift card feels extra special when it is dressed up with pretty papers, don’t you think?

Save up to 50% at the Spellbinders Christmas in July Sale

You can get a head start on your Christmas crafting and save money, too!  Check out this great sale on Spellbinders Past Holiday Collections!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another little Christmas project share. Meet me here bright and early, and don’t forget to bring your cuppa!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Home of the Brave Easel Card

Photoplay America the Beautiful Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01 Home of the Brave Easel Card with Amazing Paper Grace July 2021 DOM

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick of the month of July with a red, white and blue Home of the Brave Easel Card.  How much do we love the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit this month?  This Mini House Vignette Die has endless possibilities!  I’ve paired it up with some great vintage patterns from Photo Play’s America the Beautiful Collection.  It’s Americana Home Décor for all seasons, but especially appropriate for Independence Day.

Instead of creating the pop up box, I simply die cut the pieces from patterned paper and cut the trims from copper metallic paper to create this dimensional scene.  Patriotic Star Sparkletz burst from the center of the fireworks display in the sky.   Create a welcome mat for the front door by layering the “welcome” die cut over a scrap of copper metallic paper.

Adorn the stopper of the card with faded blue flowers, berries and bright red ribbon.  Cut the sentiment from the center of a 4″ x 6″ journal card, pop it up on dimensionals and this little card is ready to be displayed.

A Peek Inside

The stopper for this card is actually a pocket.  Create a mini gift card wallet from paper scraps.  My mom always used to send our kids some ice cream money for the 4th of July, and that’s a tradition I’m happy to carry on.  Stickers from the paper collection decorate the card interior.

Join the Club!

If you would like to join the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, you find out all about it and sign up HERE.

Star Spangled Savings Event

It’s my patriotic duty to let you know about the Star Spangled Savings Event that is going on at Spellbinders.  You can save up to 40% on select dies, embossing folders, stamps, hot foil plates and mixed media supplies right now.

I hope you found some inspiration for your next crafty adventure in today’s post.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor Die Lemoncraft Delicious Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  I’m thrilled to be sharing this Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Victorian Splendor Slimline Die set with you today.  Slimline, you say?  But this is not a slimline card!  Correct you are, my friend.  To show the versatility of this gorgeous APG Die of the Month, I created a 5×7 top fold shaker card using bits and bobs of Lemoncraft Delicious papers.

My inspiration for this card design is an ornate Victorian style door with a leaded glass sidelight. The “sidelight” is easy to transform into a shaker element!  How fun is that?

You will have loads of fun trying different configuration with these dies.  You can see a few more ideas on the Spellbinders website.  And Becca has a tutorial on her blog as well.

Can you see the shaker mix sparkling back behind the intricate border design?  I topped the center of each medallion with itty bitty blossoms.   The foliage that comes with the blossoms looks beautiful tucked in with my pre-made roses and leaves.

I don’t know about you, but I am loving this delicate frame!  Slightly larger than an ATC card, it makes such a pretty base for the fussy cut image and flowers that serve as the focal for this card.

A Peek Inside

Inside, I’ve stamped a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments Clear Stamps Set.   The tea theme is carried to the inside of the card with fussy cut images of fancy fruit jams and silverware.  The little gift card holder tucks into the pocket.  And there’s room to write a note here, too.

I’m hoping I will have more time to play with this fabulous die soon!  It’s so beautiful, and really inspirational to work with.

If you’re not a member of the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, you can learn all about it HERE.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders May 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Vignette Garden Gate Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop: Vignette Garden Gate Morning Glories

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from  Amanda’s  lovely blog.  Today I’m featuring the Amazing Paper Grace Vignette Garden Gate and the Clear Stamp of the Month.   Morning Glories welcome you to open this charming gate and step inside for a refreshing glass of iced tea.

Farmhouse Garden Gate Tips and Tricks

Patterned papers and images from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden collection provide the perfect setting for this dimensional garden gate.  You’ll be happy to know that this gate came together quickly and easily.  Here’s how:

  • First, die cut 2 gates from cream cardstock.
  • Next, adhere the gates together to provide extra strength.
  • Now, gently round the gate by rolling it over the barrel of a marker to create a curve.
  • Then place 1/8″ foam adhesive strips on the left and right hand fence posts.
  • Adhere the posts to the card front one at a time.  After the first post has been adhered you can gently push the opposite post toward the center of the gate to create the curve.

Now you can tie a bow through the front of the gate, add flowers, butterflies and other embellishments to finish the design.

Making the Morning Glories

Would you like to know my secret tip for making the flowers on this card?

  • First, die cut a whole bunch of flower and leaf layers from scraps of cream cardstock.
  • Next, place the leaves and flower layers  in separate containers.  I used shallow recycled plastic snack containers for this.  (Smart Balance Snacks work great.)
  • Now, place a drop of Distress re-inker in the plastic container and spray in a bit of water.  You need just enough water to create a small puddle.
  • Next, tip the container around to color the leaves and flower layers.
  • Then fold paper towels and tip the colored leaves and flowers out to dry.
  • Shape the leaves by running a small ball stylus up the center.  Then shape the flowers by poking the center with a small ball stylus.  This will lift the petals and cup the flowers.
  • Now layer the flowers together with a dot of adhesive.  Then place Dries Clear Adhesive in the cup of each flower and sprinkle in a few Prills.
A Peek Inside

Create an envelope pocket inside the card. Then mat a 3×4 card from the paper collection on matching cardstock.  Thread a ribbon through the top and tuck inside the envelope pocket.    Now stamp a sentiment from the stamp set on patterned paper.  I love the fonts, tiny florals and sentiments in this set!  They are perfect for cardmaking!

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Would you like to win some free Spellbinders goodies?

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 23rd, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, 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.

Would you like to join the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club?  It’s a great way to add to your die cutting collection.  Find out all about how to join HERE.

Learn more about the Clear Stamp of the Month Club, HERE.

You can find out about all the amazing Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits HERE.

On With the Spellbinders May 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!

Would you like to see more inspiration using the May 2021 Club Kits?  Then click on each blog link below and hop to your heart’s content!

You can find the entire blog hop list below.

Spellbinders Blog

Becca Feeken

Tina Smith

Desiree Kuemmerle

Sandi MacIver

Bibi Cameron

Annie Williams

Becky Roberts

Yasmin Diaz

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Jill Hilliard

Ilina Crouse

Dilay Nacar

Jean Manis

Rosemary Dennis

Norine Borys

Betty Wright

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Leiphart

Natasha Vacca

Vera Yates

Amanda Stevens

Kathy Clement

Remember to finish the hop up over on the Spellbinders Blog.  Be sure to leave a comment so you will be entered into the drawing for the $50 Spellbinders Gift Card.

Do you love adding mixed media techniques to your cardmaking?  Then you might enjoy seeing this example of the Vignette Garden Gate.

Do you feel inspired to break out your Vignette Garden Gate and Clear Stamps of the Month?  Hooray!  Tell me what you plan to make, and how this post inspired you in the comment section. To leave a comment on this post, click on the blue “REPLIES” button beneath the title at the top of this page. 

You can find a linked supply list below the signature.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Garden Gate Mixed Media Card

Amazing Paper Grace Mixed Media Garden Gate My Mind's Eye Gingham Foundry by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing paper Grace Garden Gate Mixed Media Card

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share this Amazing Paper Grace  Garden Gate Mixed Media card!  The May 2021 APG Die of the Month is another dimensional vignette creation.  You can learn more about it and see lots of pretty samples HERE and on Becca’s Blog.   When you pair this charming set of dies up with the Spellbinders May 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month you’ve got a dynamic duo on your hands! 

Welcome to My Garden!

Vignette Garden Gate May 2021 APG DOM My Mind's Eye Gingham Foundry May 2021 Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month by Kathy Clement

Welcome to my garden, friends!  Step through the chipped paint on this vintage fence and enjoy a glass of cool lemonade under the shade of the arbor with me.  How does that sound?  The minute I took this die out of the packaging, I knew I was going to travel in a mixed media direction.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, die cut  two each of the fence (With the insert panels) and the arbor. Use a sturdy (85# or more) cream cardstock for this step.
  • Next, rub the flat side of a Spellbinders Bricks and Bark embossing folder with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  (Use the bark side.)
  • Now spritz the ink with water until little beads form.
  • Then place the die cut fence pieces face down over the inky panel and run through your  machine following your manufacturer’s directions. The ink will sink into the debossed areas of the fence giving it a lovely patina finish.
  • Dry the gate with a heat tool, or let set overnight. Then very lightly dry brush the surface with ivory chalk paint.
  • Now adhere the two gate and arbor layers together with 1/8″ foam tape strips.
  • Finally, sponge the raised areas of the gate and arbor with a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to create a vintage, chipped paint finish.
  • Die cut several scraps using the grass die.  Color with inks, then layer on the bottom of the card with foam tape.  Simulate flowers by attaching Prills to dots of Dries Clear Adhesive.
Creating the Arbor

To create the arbor that goes over the garden gate, follow these steps:

  • Die cut a whole bunch of leaves, flowers and berries from cream cardstock.
  • Spray the leaves with Kiwi Glimmer Mist or other spray. Set aside to dry.
  • Place 1 drop of Chipped Sapphire Distress Re-Inker in a disposable plastic container.  Spray some water to create about 1 Tablespoon of stain. Then drop the flower layers in to the puddle to stain them.  When you are happy with the depth of color, pour them out onto folded paper towels or an old grocery bag.
  • Repeat this process with the “berries” using Mustard Seed Distress Re-Inker.
  • Press the center of each flower with a small ball stylus to raise the petals.  Place a drop of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive in the center of  half the flowers.  Add another layer on top.
  • Fill the “cup” of each flower with a drop of glue, then sprinkle with “Go Man Go” Prills.

The fun part is arranging the leaves, flowers and berries on the arbor.  Top the berries with a dot of Glossy Accents to give them a domed top.  While the GA is still wet, sprinkle with Lion’s Mane Flower Soft.  Now you just need to add bows, buttons and a vintage metal gate latch to the card front. (Paint a small metal drawer pull with chalk paint.  Let it dry a bit, then rub away a little bit with a paper towel to slightly expose the metal.)

Sentiment Tag

This little sentiment tag comes together in a jiffy!

  • Stamp the sentiment and posies from the May Clear Stamp of the Month onto a scrap of gold cardstock.
  • Trim around the sentiment to form a small rectangle.
  • Round the bottom corners with a punch.
  • Shape the top corners with a scalloped punch.
  • Repeat this process with a slightly larger scrap of navy cardstock.
  • Add a hole to the top and string with Journey Twine.
  • Tie on some glass leaf beads and adhere a few flat back pearls to finish the tag.
A Peek Inside

There’s a tea party beneath the arbor waiting inside this box pocket style card.

Turn the flap page on top to find a gift card pocket on the side.  You can add a note or a photo to the sentiment panel.

The box pocket has everything you need to throw a tea party for one.  Even a vintage silver plate demitasse spoon!

TIP: Dress up a Ghiradelli chocolate and a Biscoff cookie pack with scraps of designer paper.

Create a little note card/tea wallet with ephemera bits and scraps of designer paper.

This is the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag to complete the tea party ensemble.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use with the May 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Die.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.  Simply click on the “Replies” button found under the title at the top of this page to do so.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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