Tag Archives: Winter Garden

Warm Wishes Festive Food Truck

Photoplay Wonderful Christmas Spellbinders Warm Wishes Camper Life by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Warm Wishes Festive Food Truck with Photoplay Wonderful Christmas Collection

Hello, Friends!  How would you like to take this Warm Wishes Festive Food Truck on the road this Christmas?  We can sell hot chocolate, gingerbread men, snowman sugar cookies and pinwheel cookies to pay for the fuel as we roll merrily along on our journey!  Sound like fun?  Well, I did have fun making this adorable card with Spellbinders Warm Wishes Camper Life dies and Photo Play Paper’s Wonderful Christmas collection.

Spellbinders Warm Wishes Camper Life Photoplay Paper Wonderful Christmas Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Dale and I are always imagining what we could sell if we had a food truck.  Pancakes?  Burgers? Tacos?  But I think this cute cookie-mobile is the best idea yet!  Who doesn’t love hot chocolate and tasty cookies?

Dressing this little camper die up with papers from A Wonderful Christmas was so much fun!  Since I had some leftover bits from the Winter Garden and Parcel and Post projects, I decided to add them into the mix.

A Peek Inside

To keep with the food truck theme, I created a little box pocket filled with tasty treats.

Salted Caramel Macchiato anyone?  That’s what wrapped up inside the largest “gift package.  Then I tucked in some tasty cookies and a peppermint stick, just for fun!  And how cute is this paper collection?   I can’t wait to play with again soon.

A Little Announcement

I have a busy week ahead, so I will not be able to do my usual Make & Take Tuesday or Throwback Thursday posts.

It’s birthday month in our family, and I have another family birthday party to plan and execute this weekend.  This one is for our sweet daughter in law who I love so very much!  We have mutually agreed that we would be friends even if she hadn’t married our eldest son!

On top of that, there’s a baby shower for our youngest son and his wife.  They are expecting their first baby this October, so I am very excited about this event!

If that’s not enough to keep me out of trouble, it’s also time for me to make another Button Farm Club kit.

How I’m going to get all of this done, I really don’t know.  But sleep is overrated, and family comes first.  I hope you’ll be patient with me as I tend to all these necessary (and fun) activities.

Oh, yes!  I’ll be back on Friday of this week with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Hop.  See?  I told you this was going to be a busy week!

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

Wishing you all a joyful and creative week!  See you on Friday!






Spellbinders Winter Garden Dies 3 Ways

Spellbinders Winter Garden Dies 3 Ways for Day 1 of Christmas in July

Hello, Friends!  Bundle up, put on your mittens and come for a stroll through Spellbinders Winter Garden Dies with me.  Yes, it’s the first day of Christmas in July here at Kathy by Design.  I know, I know…we’re all still wearing our flip flops, drinking iced tea and wearing Bermuda shorts.  But as fast as this year is going by, I thought we’d better get a head start on our Christmas crafting.

With shipping delay issues, handmade gifts are the way to go this year!  The remainder of this month (and into August and even September as my ordered supplies come in) I’ll be sharing some fun ideas for cards, folios, banners, gifts and tags.

Today’s post features 3 lovely Susan’s Winter Garden dies used in 3 different ways.  I’ve put together a little video tour with tips for you as well as a tutorial for creating a 5×7 double gatefold card base.  Are you ready to get your Christmas craft on?  Then let’s get started!

Spellbinders Winter Garden Dies Project #1: Carta Bella Christmas Rustic Ice Skate Card

Carta Bella Christmas Spellbinders Susan's Garden Skate, Christmas Rose, Evergreen Foliage by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Here’s a true confession: Although I grew up in Vermont, I never learned to ice skate.  Did you?  The closest I ever got to skating was falling down.  A lot.  But my dad was a marvelous skater.  He could go forwards and backwards and spin, too.  Ice skates and Christmas cards go together like Santa and reindeer.

This 6×6 top fold card features the Winter Garden skate, Evergreen Foliage and Christmas Rose dies.  You can find out more about this rustic Christmas card, learn some fun crafting tips,  and see the inside in the video below.

Spellbinders Winter Garden Dies Project #2: Stamperia Pink Christmas Slimline Card Folio

Stamperia Pink Christmas Slimline Card Folio Spellbinders Susan's Winter Garden Skate, Evergreen Foliage, Christmas Rose Dies by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Care to join me for a Victorian skating party?  This 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  slimline card folio features pink ice skates, of course!  This time I layered 2 skates together and topped them with pearls and a bow.  This girly girl project was probably my favorite of the three.  Here’s how to make the trifold base from 1 sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.

  • First, place the long side of  your cardstock on the your scoring tool.
  • From the left, score at 4 1/2″, 5″ and 9 1/2″.  (This measurement is wrong in the video; that’s why I’m adding it here.)
  • Fold the 2″ flap on the end to the inside of the card base.

It’s that easy!  Wait ’til you see the inside of this pretty card!  I hope you’ll enjoy the video tour with tips!

Spellbinders Winter Garden Dies Project #3: 5×7 Double Gatefold with Belly Band Tutorial

Photoplay Paper It's a Wonderful Christmas 5x7 Double Gatefold Card Tutorial Spellbinders Susan's Winter Garden Evergreen Foliage Christmas Rose by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays!  This 5×7 Double Gatefold card sports a decorative belly band that I like more every time I look at it!  It’s made with Photoplay’s new Christmas collection called “It’s a Wonderful Christmas.”  And truly, this is a wonderful collection!

The Evergreen Foliage die is so versatile, friends.  Instead of keeping the boughs whole, I snipped them into individual pieces and built this lovely wreath.  Can you guess what I used to make the “berries” adorning the wreath?  You’ll have to watch the video tour to find out if you’re right.  I’ll also share a quick tutorial showing you how to assemble the card base.

Winter Garden Dies 3 Ways Video on YouTube

If you’d like to take a tour of the projects, the dies and the paper collections I’ve used in today’s post, I hope you’ll enjoy this video over on my YouTube channel. 

I’ll be back tomorrow with another tutorial featuring more new Christmas goodies!  I love Christmas in July!  It’s like getting to open your presents the night before Christmas!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!