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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial

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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial for April 2024 Flower of the Month

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, Friends!  It’s time to make our April 2024 Flower of the Month with a Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial.  I’ve always been a big fan of these cheery little flowers and their parasol-shaped leaves.  So when Spellbinder’s released them as a Susan’s Garden die set, I just had to add them to my stash.   I’ll show you how I colored and shaped these pretty petals in the video tutorial below.

 Stamperia Garden Card Details

As soon as I pulled this die set out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I knew I wanted to pair it up with Stamperia Garden patterned papers.  Teal and tangerine is probably not the first color palette that comes to your mind on a Wednesday morning, but don’t they look terrific together?

Here’s how to put this card base together:

  • First, create a 7″ x 5″ top fold card base from dark grey  cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the Stamperia Garden patterned paper.  Adhere this to as slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Now, cut a 6 3/4″ x 2″ belly band of the striped paper and mat on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Fussy cut the plant tag and adhere on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.  Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the galvanized garden tub from both grey cardstock and a patterned paper.  Adhere the patterned paper so it is slightly offset.  Back with two layers of dimensionals at the base, and one around the top edge of the barrel.
  • Add the nasturtium leaves to the galvanized garden tub first, then adhere the prepared blooms.
  • Adhere a few colored mustard seeds at the base of the plant stake.
Propagation Garden Sentiments

I never quite feel as though a card is finished until I’ve added a sentiment or some text to the cover.  What could be a  better option than this lovely Spellbinders Propagation Garden Stamp & Die Set?

The original sentiment on the Stamperia Garden tag was Spring is Here.  But I wanted to add a sentiment with a little more whimsy.  Here’s how to make that happen:

  • First, ink up a panel of plain white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Lost Mariner Distress Inks.
  • Then , rub an anti-static pouch over the inky panel.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder.
  • Now heat set the embossing powder and cut the sentiment out with the matching die.

TIP: Cut a teal cardstock mat for the stamped sentiment using the same die.  Cut it in half across the middle and adhere to the back of the sentiment so that you have a little cardstock margin around it.  No one will notice, I promise!

A Peek Inside

 

Cut a 12″ x 4 7/8″ panel of patterned paper for the top half of the card.  Score at 6 7/8″ to form the flap.  Create a pocket with a journal card from the paper collection, and tuck in a seed packet.

It’s always nice to have a space to write a personal message and/or add a photo.  This makes a card really feel more like a folio, which is something I like.

The bottom pocket has a second large panel for a note or photo as well as a cute bookmark.  All the stamped sentiments are from the Propagation Garden stamp set.

Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtium Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cheery blossoms, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and how-to’s that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial

Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial with Spellbinders All the Sentiments

Hello, Friends! I have a quick and easy Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial for our Wonderful Wednesday crafty adventure.  If you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards, I think you’re really going to enjoy our April 2024 Birthday Card of the Month!  We’ll be working with handsome papers from Mintay “The Great Outdoors” collection.  And, I’m going to introduce you to the “All the Sentiments” dies and stamp sets from Spellbinders.

Quick and Easy Cards for Men

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Pop up card are a favorite, and when you combine a gift card holder with a pop up feature…well, that’s pretty awesome.

You are going to be thrilled at how easy it is to create this fun card design.  I’m even going to show  you how to make the matching envelope using the Spellbinder dies.

Of course, you can use this same set of dies to create feminine cards, too.  But since I promised you a masculine birthday card tutorial, I made both of my cards for the fellas in our lives.

The “All the Birthday Sentiments” stamp set is a great mix of sincere and slightly snarky greetings.  I could not resist adding this humorous birthday greeting to my card.  Guys (at least my guy) enjoy cards that make them laugh.  And the sentiment simply went too well with this paper collection for me to ignore it.

Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to make these fun gift card holders?  Then grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel, where I’ll share a step by step tutorial with you.  I hope you enjoy!

Father’s Day will be here before we know it, and these would make great cards for Dad.  Hey, switch out the papers, and they’d make great cards for mom, too!  Then graduation season is nearly upon us, and they’d work for that as well.  So you can see these are really versatile and easy to use.  You gotta love that!

I’ll post a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Card Kit Reveal

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Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Card Kit Reveal for Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  Today I finally get to share my Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Card Kit Reveal for the Button Farm Club.  I’ve been planning this kit out since the end of last year, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you.

Coffee and Chocolate Shaker Cards

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As the saying goes, “Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed, but chocolate makes it worthwhile, ” this card kit is designed to wake up your creativity and sweeten your card making skills. The kit includes easy to make shaker cards like this coffee themed beauty.

And we did not leave the chocolate lovers out of the picture.  Wouldn’t you love to walk into this bakery and pick out an indulgent treat?

New Fun Fold Card Designs

Because this is such a fun paper collection to work with, I wanted to include several new fun fold card designs in the kit.  This multi-faceted card might look intimidating to make, but when you follow the simple step by step directions in the video tutorials, it’s “a piece of cake,”

We also make some very handsome double gatefold cards with pretty belly bands. Love pop up cards?  Learn how to make a brand new slider pop up card, and a fun fold folio that you’ll see in the video reveal below.

Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Card Kit Reveal Video on YouTube

If you’d like to take a look at the amazing array of products and cards in this Quarterly Card kit, then please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

Did you enjoy that video reveal?  Personally, I think this is one of my best card kits yet. It’s loaded with wonderful product, loads of fun designs and the price is only $53.99.  You’d have a hard time purchasing the individual components for that price!  But with the kit you get the added value of the tutorials and the custom-designed sentiments, too.

How to Order

The kit supplies are all in stock at Button Farm Club right now and will ship out the first week of April.  If you are already subscribed to my Quarterly Card Kit Club, your kit will ship out automatically, and you do not need to order.

INot subscribed to the Quarterly Card Kit Club? You can sign up today.  You will save save 10% on the price of the kit.  Club Membership comes with lots of great perks. Receive  product discounts, a private Facebook Group Forum, and a free folio tutorial that is shared in the group each month.

You can subscribe to the club or place your order HERE.

Now I think I’ll go enjoy a cup of coffee and a nice bit of chocolate.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial

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Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial for March 2024 Flower of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Spring is in full bloom and I have a Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial to help us celebrate!  Yes, it’s time for our March 2024 Flower of the Month Tutorial.  We’re having a blooming big party with Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Dies, Spellbinders Pretty Flowers Die, Prima In Full Bloom papers and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.

Oh, and there are bees,  a shaker frame, and a Tea Party in a Box, too.  Talk about pulling out all the stops!  Let’s take a closer look at this cheery 5″ x 7 creation, shall we?

Mixed Media and Mixed Florals, Too

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Prima In Full Bloom collection offers some truly lovely color palettes.  Once again, I decided to go with the yellow and purple hues to match my Reneabouquets Lavender Lilac Heart Frame.  Then I got busy creating some handmade florals to embellish the pretty frame.  Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilacs and these Amazing Paper Grace “Pretty Flowers” both went well with the bee/lilac theme that I could not choose between the two. So I made them both!

A Peek Inside

Sometimes I think I enjoy creating the inside of my cards as much as I do the outsides.  There are so many opportunities here to add little surprises and interactive elements.  How about a bee-utiful bee journal card on the flap of a flip page?  That’s fun, right?

It’s even more fun if you turn that journal card into a pocket that holds a packet of wild flower seeds, isn’t it?   There’s also loads of room here to add a sweet little note or a photo.

Tea Party in a Box

The box pocket holds a lovely tea party for one.  It starts with a dressed up packet of  Biscoff Cookies.  Then I tucked a  Lady Grey Tea Bag & Ghirardelli Chocolate into a tiny handmade envelope, tied it with ribbon, and topped it with a tag.  Of course, there’s a spoon to stir one’s cup and a pretty little honey stick to sweeten the tea.  Now that’s what I call a sweet surprise.

If you’ve never made a box pocket before, you can find a tutorial HERE

Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create some Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

Important Announcement

I want to  let you all know that I will be changing my video tutorial schedule.  With the expected arrival of a new grandbaby, and an increase in family weekend activities, I am finding it hard to maintain my Make & Take Tuesday and Throwback Thursday video schedule.

So…Make & Take Tuesday is moving to Wonderful Wednesday!  This gives me an extra day to prepare after a busy weekend.  We will still follow our 2024 schedule of Tag of the Month, Banner of the Month, Birthday Card of the Month and Flower of the Month tutorials.  If there’s a 5th Wednesday, I’ll toss in a wild card tutorial for something fun.

Throwback Thursdays videos will be taking their final bow, however.  I simply cannot keep up with 2 video tutorials each and every week.  I’ll pop in with a 2nd video here and there as time allows, of course.

These changes will go into effect starting in April.  Thanks so much for your kind understanding.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial

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Graphic 45 The Beach Is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m pulling one of my most popular card designs from the archives to make this Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial.  When I was a designer for Graphic 45 (2016-2019) I created a fun fold card tutorial featuring By the Sea.  That video has had more than 42K views on YouTube, so I thought I would dig back into the vault and share the design again with a new beach collection.

The Beach is Calling Step Out Card
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Step-out cards have been around for a long time.  Usually they measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  But my preferred card size is 5″ x 7″.  So i had to pull out my pencil and paper and do some “mathing” to come up with the measurements for this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ step out card base.  (The measurements can be found in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.)

This size card gives us lots of “beach front property” to work with.  That means we can add lots of fun details to the design.

Beach Huts, Anyone?

I’m a pushover for a cute little beach hut!  So I’ve featured them on the front of this card.  The fun design I came up with allows the images to wrap around the front panel, so they function as a sort of pop-up element.  You’ll learn how I did this in the video tutorial below.

Make Your Own Embellishment

I also have a weakness for little glass bottles filled with sand.  So I transformed this die cut bottle with a layer of sand, real shells from the beach and cute little tag tied on with burlap string.  You will also learn how to do this in the video tutorial

Shell  in Your Pocket?

Pockets are my weakness.  I love adding them to almost every single thing I create.  So it should be no surprise to you that I found a few ways to add pockets to this fun fold card design.  How about some shells in a pocket?  Or a postage stamp?  But my favorite pocket is the one on the last panel of the card.

 

I’ll show you how to stack die cut elements to create a perfectly beachy pocket for this cute beach hut.  It’s so easy, but it really makes the card special.

Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial on YouTube

Are you up for a stroll on the beach with me today?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Our sweet granddaughter is celebrating her 12th birthday this week with a beach themed party.  You can probably guess why I made this card.  I’m hoping she will love it!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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