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Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial

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Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Dies

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a festive Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial to share with you.  These are brand new dies from Spellbinders Paper Arts, and they make card layering a breeze!  I’ve paired them up with Graphic 45’s Twas the Night Before Christmas papers, but they would work well with any collection.

This is one of my signature Tea Party in a Box creations.  I love making these as holiday gifts.  Today’s tutorial focuses on creating the cover of the card.  But you can find a tutorial for making a Tea Party in a Box card base HERE.

A Peek Inside

Do you struggle when it comes to using some large images on a card?  Well, here’s a tip that will help you with that!  Turn the base page into an interactive gatefold mechanism inside your card.

  • First, trim the bottom of the 12×12 paper just below Santa’s boots.
  • Now measure up 5 5/8″ and cut straight across the the paper.
  • Next, center the Santa image on the top of your card.
  • Then use a pencil or a stylus to mark how far to score each side panel.
  • Score the panels, then fold them in toward the center of the card.
  • Adhere the gatefold mechanism to the card base.
  • Trim the 6″ x 4″ journal card to measure 5 1/2″ in width.
  • Then adhere just the left hand side of the image to the left hand gate.
  • Decorate the top and bottom of the green stripe paper with border pieces and fussy cut holly.

It’s cute, and a fun surprise to open!

 

Use paper scraps to dress some cookies, a York Peppermint Pattie, Holiday Tea Bah, and honeystick.  Tuck in a vintage Italian demitasse spoon and a cute little 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ note card.

Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how to layer up all those neat Postage Edge Squares on the front of your card?  Then please enjoy this short and easy to follow video tutorial on YouTube.

 

I know this was a short tutorial today.  But there is a good reason.  Our 4th grandbaby, and our first grandson, Finn Michael was born last week.  Between that wonderful event, and wedding plans for our daughter and the Button Farm Club Kit, I ran out of time!  I’ll do better next week! Hopefully!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial

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Carta Bella Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial with Spellbinders Becky Roberts Tiered Tray Dies

Hello, Friends!  This Carta Bella Welcome Fall Tiered Tray tutorial is such a fun bit of autumn home décor!  A few days ago, I introduced you to this fabulous die collection, but I used it to make a Christmas Tiered Tray. It was such an enjoyable crafty adventure that I decided to create another version in fall hues.

 

Look at all the fall goodness tucked into this tray!  We have another fall gnome, a fall banner, acorns, autumn leaves and pumpkins.  These are all cut from scraps of patterned paper using the Tiered Tray Décor Dies, as are the little prim house, pitcher and coffee mug.  This is a great way to use up little bits and pieces of pretty patterned paper!

Once again, I combined fussy cut elements from the 6×6 paper pad with the die cut pieces.

If you like to decorate for each season or special occasion, this die would be a fun addition to your stash.  The video tutorial below will show you how to assemble the tiered tray in a way that creates lots of depth and dimension on your finished card.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of this vibrant fall card.  I sure do love this paper collection from Carta Bella.  The autumn hues are so warm and cozy, and it’s filled with delightful patterns.  I could not resist adding a flap page and a pocket inside the card.

Open the flap page to reveal a little photo spot and….a tiered tray!  How fun is that?  The pocket if filled with a 4×6 notecard, some tasty fall chocolate, a honey stick and a tea sachet.

This sweet little tea sachet is tucked into the pocket.  Remember when I made the Stitched Diamond Shaker Card?  Well the die cut on the front of the sachet is left over from that crafty adventure.  It really dresses up a tea bag!

Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial on You Tube

If you’d like to learn how to assemble and decorate your tiered tray, I hope you’ll enjoy this little video tutorial.

That’s it for me today, my friends!  I hope you are all enjoying some beautiful fall weather.  Just a few more days, and I’ll be sharing LOTS of Christmas tutorials and projects with you.  I’m also working on a fabulous recipe album kit for Button Farm Club.  That will be released shortly. And, the Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop is this Friday!  So lots of good things to look forward to!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial with Photoplay Year with My Gnomies

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time for me to share our November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial?  Where has this year gone?  November means Thanksgiving in the USA.  And Thanksgiving just happens to be my favorite holiday.  Our gnomes this month seem pretty excited about the holiday, too.  How cute is that little Pilgrim gnome?  And do I spy turkey and pumpkin pie?  I believe I do!

Our shaker box this month is a gorgeous Reneabouquets Layered Pumpkin.  I’ll show you how to put it together in the video tutorial below.

Pops of teal in the ribbons and flowers pick up on the teals from the paper collection.  It makes for a warm and cozy feeling paired up with the russet tones of our pumpkin shaker box.

I even managed to find a teal pumpkin in my stash!

If you are new to my blog, or haven’t seen this year-long series, you can find the previous 9 tutorials HERE.

A Peek Inside

Just like the previous folios, this one is filled with flips, flaps,  pockets and mini folios.

Just think how fun it will be to fill this folio up with photos of your family Thanksgiving!  These memories are the things we will cherish all our lives, and it’s so nice to have a spot to capture them!

November Gnome of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Still want more fun with gnomes?  There are a few Button Farm Club Year with My Gnomies Boxed Folio Sets left in Laura’s shop.  You can find out more about them HERE.

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial

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Carta Bella Welcome Fall Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a delightfully different Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you.  Are you ready to get your craft on?

Spellbinders Layered Stitched Diamond Die

Although the Layered Stitched Diamond Die is part of Spellbinders Holiday Stitching Release, I wanted to use it in a fall project.  Why?  Well, because I had just purchased Carta Bella’s gorgeous new “Welcome Fall” collection.

It was very easy to modify this die to suit  my purposes.

  • First, die cut the outer frame and main die from orange metallic cardstock.
  • Next, use your craft knife to cut out the small rectangle piece that is attached in the center of the die cut.

TIP: If you have a glass cutting mat, or an old piece of glass from a picture frame, use that as your cutting surface.  A craft knife glides more easily when you are cutting over glass.  This gives you a cleaner cut.

  • Now cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of clear cardstock (acetate sheet or window sheet).
  • Adhere this to the back side of the die cut frame.
  • Then add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the back side of the prepared die cut panel.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of plaid paper from Welcome Fall.  Adhere the “Hello, Fall” ephemera circle in the top half of the plaid panel.
  • Finally, place your shaker mix in the center of the plaid panel, center up the prepared shaker frame and press in place to seal.
Delightful Details

You have probably noticed that I did not stitch a thing on this frame.  That’s because the etched lines on the metallic paper looked so fabulous that I did not wish to cover them up.  The lines are meant to be a guide for stitching on the card.  But it’ s OK if you don’t stitch!  The frame still looks amazing!

Dress the frame up with a gorgeous fall pumpkin from Reneabouquets.  Then tuck in some leaves, create a bow cluster, and add some sweet copper acorns to finish the card front.  So simple, but so pretty!

A Peek Inside

Naturally, I created a pocket inside the card.

Then I created a little 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ photo folio and a bookmark to tuck into the pocket.  So many families take portraits in the fall that I thought it would be nice to create a special spot for one.

Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s a little step by step tutorial to help you put this card together.  We start with a tour of the paper collection and a good look at the Spellbinders die.  Then I show you how to create a 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold base using 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.  After that, we are off to the races!  I hope you enjoy!

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Santa Lane Envelope Album Tutorial

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Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial for Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  This month’s Ribbon Club Assortment is Halloween themed.  But It’s good for Christmas, too! Read on to find how I changed up the seasons with this Spooktacular Ribbon Club Assortment.

Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album with Halloween Ribbons!

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The Black Sheer Satin Gold Edged Ribbon is the perfect accent for this country inspired Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album.   I’ve added a tutorial below so you can see how I made this quick and easy 5×7 album.

The bow cluster features this same pretty ribbon tucked beneath some Christmas flowers.  Sometimes it’s fun to think “outside the box” and use a Ribbon Club Assortment in an unexpected way.

Spellbinders Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to make this festive holiday mini album, please enjoy this tutorial on YouTube.  The video shows you how to assemble the mini album base, line the pages, create the ribbon closure and add  interactive features to the pages. We will also open the Santa Lane Kit and see all the goodies that are tucked inside.  Such fun!

These quick and easy to make mini albums are a great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift.  I hope you have loads of fun making your version.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared for you.  And be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG. While you are there, answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month for a chance to win your own Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

You don’t have to depend on luck, though!  If you love ribbon, why not join the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club?  Each month Ribbon Club members receive a special themed assortment of beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s like getting a Christmas present every single month of the year!

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

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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