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Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Emily’s lovely blog. My inspiration project for the hop features the gorgeous Bella Ovalette die from the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit.

Roses in My Garden Easel Card with Bella Ovalette

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month Stamperia Flower Alphabet Kathy Clement Photo 01

I love how well this beautiful die works as a frame on a focal image.  Here’s how I created the frame.

  • First, layer all the dies on a sheet of Coredinations Whitewash Pastel Green Cardstock.  Use a bit of tape to hold all those layers in place.
  • Then die cut using your  machine’s sandwich instructions.
  • Next, die cut all the layers a second time.  This time use the back side of the Coredinations cardstock.
  • Now, remove the square from the center of the die and set aside.  Do the same with the small medallion piece.
  • Then layer the whitewashed side of the filigree frame over the reverse side of the Coredinations filigree frame.  Offset the two frames slightly to create a shadow effect.
  • Repeat this step with the small square and medallion pieces.
  • Brush the pieces with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter Flakes. Set aside to dry.
  • Now cut an image from Stamperia Flower Alphabet pad to fit inside the frame and adhere to the back side.

How easy is that?

Decorate the frame with a glittered butterfly, crystal swirls, garden roses and ribbon.  Vintage stick pins add a lovely vintage touch.

Stamp the sentiment on vellum and heat emboss with Rose Gold Embossing Powder.  Dress up the stopper with more flowers, the small medallion piece and a resin crown.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.  The small square frame is just the right size to fit the front of a handmade vellum envelope.  Tuck this behind the medallion to hold it in place.

Insert a little tag inside the envelope, or add a gift card.

More Bella Ovalette Projects

Graphic 45 Alice's Tea Party APG DOM March 2022 Reneabouquets Kathy Clement Photo 01

Watch the tutorial for this card made with the Bella Ovalette Dies HERE.

APG Be3lla Ovalette Die with Carta Bella Farmhouse Market papers by Kathy Clement

You can see more of this card HERE.

Giveaway!

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers.  Winners will be selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. 

This giveaway closes on Sunday, March 13th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Wednesday. (Winners are 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.

On With the Hop!

Here is the complete lists of inspiration blogs.

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Annie Williams

Jill Hilliard

Jean Manis

Becca Feeken

Yasmin Diaz

Linda Parker

Virginia Lu

Sandra Nagel

Ilina Crouse

Laurie Willison

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Jennifer Kotas

Deborah Jenkins

Hussena Calcuttawala

Linh Van

Joy Baldwin

Erin Thompson

Rosemary Dennis

Karen Yagel

Jenny Colacicco

Jeanne Jachna

Jessica Vasher

Melody Rupple

Alanna Moses

Lisa Tilson

Jen Krey

Emily Leiphart

Kathy W. Clement  YOU ARE HERE

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

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Alice’s Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Alice's Tea Party APG DOM March 2022 Reneabouquets Kathy Clement Photo 01

G 45 Alice’s Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Its Make & Take Tuesday, and I’m excited to share this Graphic 45 Alice’s Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Tutorial with you.  Isn’t it fun?  I’ve used the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month, some goodies from Reneabouquets, and a Buttons Galore Shaker Mix to bring this project to life.  Today’s tutorial will give you the basics for making the card base, introduce you to this lovely new die set, show you how to make the shaker window, and we’ll also have another flower making session together.  So let’s get this party started!

It’s Time for Tea!

Are you loving the Amazing Paper Grace Bella Ovalette Die as much as I am?  It works perfectly as a shaker frame, as I’ve done here…but it can also be used with its other components to create detailed layering pieces.

See these sweet little posies?  Learn how to make them in the video tutorial below.  And how about this dapper White Rabbit Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets?  He’s saying, “It’s Time for Tea!”

Speaking of tea, look at these darling teacups and teapot charms!  It’s always so much fun to add just the right embellishments to a project!

A Peek Inside

Of course, if you’re going to make an easel card, you have to create a stopper or brake.  This gorgeous fabric flower lace from Reneabouquets does the job perfectly.

And, it you’re going to make a tea themed card, you have to include some tea and treats inside the card, right?

Alice’s Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this sweet card was created, I hope you’ll enjoy the tutorial on YouTube.  I’ve captioned in the measurements for you to make it easier to follow along.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Make & Take Tuesday.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.  And if you’d like to add this card to your shopping cart, it is available in my Etsy shop.

Now go make something beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I have this adorable Bunny Open House Shaker Tutorial for you.  I know it’s still winter, but I’m already tired of it.  So I’ve decided it’s time to pull out the spring papers, colors, flowers and ribbons!  The groundhog may have said 6 more weeks of winter, but it’s springtime here in the studio!

Stamperia Celebrations Spellbinders Open House Spring Dies Bunny Shaker Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

These adorable bunnies are decorating for spring with a floral wreath, colorful banner and pretty posies.  It’s hard not to smile at these cute Open House Spring Dies from Spellbinders. They are a seasonal add-on for the Open Door House Base Die, which I do not have. But I did have a chipboard Palladian window in my stash, which worked great!

Springy paper was a must for this creation, so I turned to Stamperia Celebrations paper pad.  The color palette and playful vibe were perfect for this project.  Here are the basics for putting this card together:

  • First, dry brush the chipboard window with ivory chalk paint.  Let some of the chipboard base peek through to create a weathered wood look.
  • Next, spatter the window with pink chalk paint.  Heat dry.
  • Now, back with a piece of clear cardstock and 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker window.
  • Then score an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock at 4″, 4 1/4″, 8 1/4″ and 8 1/2″ to form the tri-fold card base with 1/4″ spines.
  • Cut light grey cardstock just a hair below 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″.
  • Then cut patterned paper just a hair below 3 5/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Cut grey cardstock for the short flap panel at 2 3/8″ x 8 3/8″
  • Then cut patterned paper at 2 1/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Place your shaker mix on the top half of the card and press the shaker frame over it.
Making the Wreath

Die cut the wreath 3 times: once from heavy cardstock, then twice from patterned paper.  Place small foam between the wreath layers.  Stagger the leaves to hide the foam squares.  This makes a nice, full wreath.  Die cut the bitty flowers from pink patterned paper.  Adhere to the card base and place a Spellbinders Creative Essentials Gem in the center of each one.

Die cut the bunny bodies from heavy cardstock and patterned paper.

TIP:  Create bunny bow ties with the “stem” of the balloon die.  Then place a gem in the middle.

The Posies and the Welcome Mat

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Now we get to make the posies and the welcome mat. Die cut a nice pile of double and single posy leaves.  The centers of the posy glue over one another.  To make this easier, I used the circle from the top of the balloon die as a base.  First I placed a dot of glue right in the center of the circle.  Then I started adding the petal layers one at a time.  Stagger the petals to create a pretty, full flower.  Then adhere the flower center.

A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of the card with pretty papers, fussy cuts, and a pocket.

There’s room to add a tea bag and honey stick in the pocket.  And you can write your own greeting on the sentiment panel.

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to watch me create this Bunny Open House Shaker Card, please enjoy this video tutorial.

Winter seems more bearable when we break out our pretty spring papers, doesn’t it?  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Thanks for watching!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Shaker Frame

Spellbinders A2 Precision Layering Dies Shaker Frame Carta Bella Gather at Home by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Shaker Frame with Carta Bella Gather at Home

Hello, Friends!  I’ve ben having so much fun playing with the new Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Dies!  Last week, I introduced you to the Mini Slimline Basics Dies.  Today, I want to share the A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) Precision Layering Basics Dies.  This set of 16 thin metal dies creates precise layers for your A2-size (4.25 x 5.5-inches) cards. It will cut perfectly spaced layers of 1/8-inch. When combined with the S5-494 Precision Layering A2 B set, you will achieve a 1/16-inch border. No more measuring, the work is done for you!

How to Create a Shaker Frame with Precision Layering Dies

Since I tend to make larger 5″ x 7″ and 6″ x 6″ cards, I looked for a way to use these dies on a larger card base.  After a little thinking and experimenting with scraps, I realized that you can use these dies to create fabulous frames and shaker frames on larger card bases!  Eureka!  Here’s how to quickly and easily create a shaker frame with the A2 Precision Layering Dies.

  • First, figure out how large you want your frame opening to be.  I decided a 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ opening would give me the “window” I wanted.  So I selected the Layer 5 die from the “B” set.
  • Now select the Layer 1 die from the B set.  This will give you a 1/2″ border on your frame, making it easy to add foam tape around the sides.
  • Next, center the Layer 5 die inside the Layer 1 Die on your piece of patterned paper.  Secure with a little tape on the sides to keep everything neat and square.
  • Now die cut!
  • Cut a piece of clear cardstock with the Layer 1 die and adhere to the back of the frame.
  • Finally, add 3 layers of foam tape to the back of the frame.  Place your shaker elements on your background paper and press the frame in place.

How easy is that?

Cinch and Go Blossom Flowers

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If you missed the Cinch and Go Blossoms Flower Shaping Tutorial on Make & Take Tuesday, you can watch it now to see how I made these lovely flowers.  This time, I added a flat back pearl to the center of each flower.  I used a teacup die from my stash because it fit the card better than the new APG DOM January  Teacup Die.

A Peek Inside

Die cut a smaller teacup from patterned paper to dress up the top half of the card.

Naturally, I added a treat pocket.  Don’t I always add a treat pocket?

This one has a sweet bookmark, tea bag, honey stick and chocolate tucked inside.

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your crafting goodies and make something beautiful today!  You can find this card in my ETSY shop, too.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card

Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card Spellbinders Cinch and Go Blooms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Make & Take Tuesday: Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card Dies and Flower Shaping Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and we’re going to make this super sweet Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card.  I have some new Spellbinder Dies to share with you, and we’re going to explore some flower-shaping techniques together.  It’s a jam-packed Make & Take Tuesday! Grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s get this party started!

Mini Slimline Precision Dies

If you’re a cardmaker, you probably spend a good bit of time measuring and matting layers. Getting the width of those mats “just so” takes a lot of time.  So I was thrilled to discover the new Spellbinders Mini Slimline Dies.  Part of the Precision Layering Basics line, this set of 12 thin metal dies creates precise layers for your mini slimline card. It will cut perfectly spaced layers of 1/8-inch. When you combine the A set with the B set, you will achieve a 1/16-inch border. No more measuring, the work is done for you! Oh, happy day!

You can also use the dies to create accent layers on your cards, as I did here.  Here’s how I put this sweet and simple card together:

  • First, cut a 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base from sage cardstock.
  • Next, score the base at 3 1/2″ and 7″.  This will create a 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mini slimline card with a 1 1/2″ pocket flap on the inside.
  • Now cut a dark green mat layer using the largest A die.
  • Then cut a sage check layer using the largest B die, and stitch the 2 layers together.
  • Create the accent panel the same way, only this time use the #6 dies from each set.
  • Back the accent layer with foam tape, center and adhere to the card.
  • Locate the letter board ephemera bit.  Glue 2 banner bits on the left hand side,  back with foam tape and adhere on the left hand side of the accent panel.
  • Now back the circle sentiment with foam tape and adhere over the letter board.
Handmade Flowers with Cinch and Go Blossoms

Spellbinders Classically Becca Cinch and Go Blooms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The Make & Take Tuesday tutorial will show you how to make these pretty posies using the Cinch and Go Blossoms from the new Classically Becca release.  Becca’s flowers are always so easy to make.  And they are versatile!  You probably saw the white cluster flowers I shared last week on my Carta Bella Flora 4 Friendship Folio.  Well, today, we’re shaping these lovely blossoms a whole different way!

A Peek Inside

How much do we love the patterned papers in this Gather at Home Collection?  If you love pretty florals, cute mugs and country style pitchers, you need to check this collection out.  It’s wonderful!

Here’s the little treat wallet that I tucked inside the pocket of this sweet and simple card.  Make the pocket by folding the extra flap up.  Secure the sides with folded paper gussets.  Easy peasy!

Make & Take Tuesday Flower Shaping Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the goodies I used to make this card and see how I shaped the Cinch and Go Blossoms, please enjoy this little video tutorial.

I hope this post has brightened your day and inspired you to dig into your crafty stash to create something beautiful today!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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