Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Do you ever travel back in time when you are crafting?  While creating this Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio, I found myself back in my childhood home.  The hill we lived on in Vermont was a long, steep dirt road.  And when winter rolled in, the hill would come alive with kids bundled up in snow gear waiting to take a thrilling sled ride to the bottom. We would zip down with the snow flying back in our faces, whooping with delight until we steered off into a snowbank to stop ourselves.  Then we’d trudge all the way back up that hill, pulling our sleds behind us, our breath freezing in the air like plumes of smoke.  And we never got cold.  Oh, those were fun times!

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kaisercraft Frosted for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

I tried to capture the joy of those times, and the shimmering snow in this 5″ x 7″ x 1/2″ card folio made with Kaisercraft Frosted. (retired..but you can still find some HERE.)  If you’d like to see other ways I’ve used this lovely collection, you can find past projects HERE. 

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: The Ribbons

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The Winter Blues Ribbon Club Assortment from RRR had the perfect playmates for this card.   I layered up some White Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon with 3/8″ Porcelain with Silver Edge in the bow cluster.  Isn’t it dreamy?

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If you are new to tying bows, I highly recommend Delicate Stitched Satin.  It is easy to work with, and ties the prettiest bows!

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White Crochet Lace from the assortment makes me think of a delicate snowflake.  I love seeing it peek out from behind the little sentiment.

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: The Details

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Creating this little woodland scene was so much fun!  I asked our clever son to cut me some small, thin wood slices in his workshop.  And he was happy to oblige!  here’s how I created this woodland scene.

I know it sounds like a lot of steps, but it actually comes together faster than it takes to write it out!

Frosted Memories Vintage Style Christmas Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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Do you spot the ribbon inside this card?  I’ve covered the 1/2″ spine area with 3/8″ Blue Topaz/Light Silver Diamond Grosgrain Ribbon.  This is also from the ribbon club assortment.

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I liked it so much, I used it again to decorate the belly band on this tea bag wallet.

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And I used it to decorate the honey stick that goes with this Earl Grey Tea Bag.

I loaded this nostalgic beauty into my Etsy shop, and if you hurry, it might still be there!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Boy oh boy….is December a busy month or what?  In addition to Christmas, I have 2 family birthdays and a dance recital for the Littles on the list.  I made this Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with our younger daughter in mind.  (Her birthday was on Tuesday.)

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This daughter is a minimalist.  So every year I try to make a clean and simple card for her.  It’s usually the hardest card I make all year!  But she loves dragonflies, so I thought perhaps this simple card made with Stamperia Wonderland would fit the bill.

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This is a 5″ x 5 1/2″ card base with a twist and pop mechanism on the inside.  I did dress the card up with a little silver metallic string and a dragonfly charm.  The minimalist flower cluster is made with Tim Holt’s Skeleton Leaves Thinlits, silver metallic string and a Little Birdie Moonlight Renae flower.

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Although it’s difficult to see in the photo, I treated the dragonfly wings with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  I also sprinkled in a few grains of Ancient Amber to add that wonderful iridescent quality that real dragonfly wings have.  It’s very pretty in real life.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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The inside of this card has a really fun twist and pop mechanism.  (Tutorial below)  I die cut Tammy Tutterow mini envelopes from cream paper, then decorated them with scraps from the wonderland collection.  We’ll put a little gift card or cash gift in each envelope to make the card even more fun.

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I stamped some sentiments and added them to the card base and the envelopes.  But really, this is a super simple card.

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Here’s a side view of the mechanism that you can refer to when you make your own version.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial 2.0 on You Tube

I did a tutorial for this twist and pop card on the blog quite a while ago.  You can find that original tutorial HERE.   I did some paper engineering to change up the original twist and pop mechanism design, and it works great.  But some of my followers were still struggling with making the mechanism.  So I went back to the drawing board and simplified it even more.  You’ll find those changes in this very short YouTube video tutorial.

I hope this helps you to master this fun interactive card design.  If you view the video, please take a moment and leave me a comment on my Youtube channel.  And if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, I’d love to have you join me on your crafting journey.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Vintage Christmas Kitchen Easel Card

Stamperia Vintage Christmas Kitchen Easel Card for Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  With Christmas right around the corner, you’re going to love the new challenge up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  I’ve made this Stamperia Vintage Christmas Kitchen Easel Card for the “In the Kitchen” challenge, which is hosted by Suzz.  We’ll take a look at it in a minute, but first let’s find out what Suzz has to say:

Challenge Theme: In The Kitchen
This time of the year we find ourselves in the kitchen either preparing food for family and friends or just gathering around with family who is visiting at the kitchen table.  Your challenge is to incorporate the kitchen somehow in your project.  You can use an object from the kitchen in creating your project or you can use a sentiment or image that reflects the kitchen.  You decide how to represent being in your kitchen in your art.
Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: The Inspiration

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 01

Baking cookies is a Christmas tradition I’ve loved for decades!  My mom used to bake enormous batches of her Traditional Scotch Shortbread every holiday season.  I can still see her sitting in a chair, my grandmother’s old soup pot clenched firmly between her knees as she worked the butter and sugar together with an old wooden spoon.  These simple and delicious cookies are part of our Christmas tradition every year, but I use my KitchenAid Mixer to cream the butter and sugar.   The whole house smells like Christmas when these buttery cookies are baking!  And it makes me feel connected to my mom, which is a wonderful thing indeed!

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: The Design

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 02

I decided to go big for this challenge, so this easel card base measures a whopping 7″ square.  The large size and easel card design are great for display in the kitchen during the holidays.  It also gave me loads of “real estate” to play around with.  The front cover is actually a pocket that’s been stuffed with loads of kitchen themed goodies.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: How to make a miniature cookbook

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Stamperia Vintage Christmas is a wonderful collage page filled with delightful cut apart images.  This recipe book page was fun to turn into a miniature book.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cut out the 3 1/2″ ” x 2 1/2″ recipe book page, then ink and distress the edges.
  • Next, spritz it very lightly with water and crumple it up into a ball.
  • Cut 3 more 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ book pages from scraps or copy paper.  Give them the same treatment.
  • Now, carefully open the crumpled book pages and smudge them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  You can always find the tried and true recipes in any cookbook by looking for the smudged and soiled pages!
  • Fold each page in half down the center just like a real book.  Then use a bone folder or the side of a ruler to curl the pages to give them a used, dogeared appearance.
  • Run a thin bead of glue along the fold of each page and stack the pages together.
  • Next, adhere just the “spine” of the book “cover” to the card base.
  • Then,  when the glue has set, sort of push the outer edges of the pages toward the spine while adhering the corners of the book “cover” to the card base.  I added a small dab of adhesive here and there to keep the pages from flying open.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 04

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: The Wooden Spoon

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 05

Dressing this wooden spoon up for the holidays was a blast!  It was a yard sale find that cost me a whole quarter!  For some reason, the spoon has a normal sized bowl, but is only 6″ long.  I can’t imagine what it would have been used for, but now it decorates my card.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First cover the spoon with a layer of Aged Mahogany Distress Stain.  I still have the dabber top stains, but you could use the spray stain as well.
  • Now, dry the stain with a heat tool.
  • Next, open the top of a Ranger Emboss It Dabber and pour a dime sized puddle in the bowl of the spoon.  Then use a paint brush (or your fingers, which is what I did) to spread the embossing ink all over the front and sides of the spoon.
  • Then place the spoon in a funnel tray or on a clean sheet of paper and cover with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  Tap off the excess, and put it back in the container.  Then heat emboss.  This transformation is so much fun to watch!
  • When the spoon is fully embossed and cooled, randomly paint the edges, handle and bowl with more embossing ink.  Don’t go for full coverage!  Just light coverage and random strokes.
  • Then cover the spoon with Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture, tip off the excess and heat emboss.  The end result is so lovely!

I decorated my spoon with ribbon, die cut Tim Holtz Holiday Greens, Little Birdie Crafts Elsie Florals, Rusty Jingle Bells, Gold Twine and Sherry Shimmer Satin Ribbon.  When I had everything arranged to my taste, I tapped greenery and bells with Distress Grit Paste to resemble snow.  So fun!

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: Pocket Inserts

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I used images from the Vintage Christmas Scrapbooking cards to create a couple of 4″ x 6″ recipe folios to tuck in the front pocket.

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The recipes for Mom’s Shortbread and our favorite Gingersnaps are written inside.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: A Peek Inside

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In this photo, you can see that the “stopper” for the easel is also a pocket.  Isn’t that fun?

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 09I created a little tea bag wallet to tuck inside, along with a pretty ephemera card.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 10

There’s room on the back of the ephemera card to add another recipe.  And you just have to have a cup of tea with a Christmas cookie!

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Here’s a peek at what the card looks like when it is not standing up for display.  That’s something I love about an easel card.  You can fold them down for storage or mailing, then stand them upright for display.

Now it’s YOUR Turn!

I hope you’ll play along in this sweet “In the Kitchen” challenge.  To do so, simply link up your vintage or shabby chic kitchen themed project on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:59PM EST on Tuesday December 18th.

The winner  of this challenge will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card with Kaisercraft Frosted

Hello, Friends!  You know that saying, “Make new friends, but keep the old?”  Well, I’ve been making friends with some of the older collections in my stash.  This Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card is made with Kaisercraft’s Frosted Collection.  (See more Frosted HERE.) I was thrilled to find that I still had quite a lot of these lovely blue and white papers, so I went to work creating some sweet Christmas goodies that I’ll be sharing with you all this month.  Since I love shaker cards and vintage Santa images, this shaker card might be my favorite.

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This card may look complicated, but it’s actually a super simple design.  The secret to its success is the shaker element and the gorgeous florals from Little Birdie Crafts.

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  • Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ side fold card from ivory cardstock.
  • Then cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of Silver Sparkle Cardstock from My Favorite Things.
  • Next cut a 4 5/8″  x 6 5/8″ panel of the Vintage Santa pattern from Frosted.  Stitch this to the Silver Sparkle Cardstock.

That’s it…one layer of designer paper stitched to a layer of glitter cardstock.  I love this Silver Sparkle paper because the glitter is sealed into the paper, so nothing flakes off.  It’s wonderful stuff.

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: The Shaker Element

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Use a blending tool to cover a  3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Tim Holtz Vignette Frame with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink.  You will have to really grind that ink into the crevices.  Then spray the frame with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain Spray.

TIP:  Place the frame in an old box before spraying for easy clean-up.

Heat dry the frame.  Then use a palette knife to add Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste along the edges to resemble snow.  While the texture paste is still wet, sprinkle it with Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter.  Then set the window aside to dry for a while.

Next, cut (2) 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panels of clear acrylic cardstock.   When the frame is completely dry, adhere one piece on the back of the frame.  Then add 2 layers of foam tape along the edges of the frame, making sure the tape does not show through the window, or on the sides. Fill this space with sequins, beads or whatever you like.  then seal it with the second piece of clear acrylic cardstock.

You will then glue this whole assembly over Santa’s face.  Let it set up completely before you continue.

TIP:  to hide the white sides of the foam tape beneath the frame, I wrapped the perimeter with 1/4″ black gingham ribbon.  Tie a bitty bow on top.

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: The Flowers and Ribbon

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I arranged an assortment of Little Birdie Flowers along the side of the frame.  These are painted with Ranger Grit-Paste and sprinkled with Rajni Chawla’s Frosted Glitter.  The flowers I used are: Sangria English Roses, Paulina Candy Mix, and Audria Passion 9 Pc.  The ribbon is tied with RRR Black Plaid.

I picked up this chipboard sentiment at a crafty stash sale.  It was already painted red, but to give it a bit more holiday sparkle, I brushed on some Xmas Red Stickles.

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

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Here’s a look at the inside.  A cute little pocket made from a postcard and a little chocolate treat!  Santa must have this person on his nice list!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Pat Bowman selected from Sandy Hulsart’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial for the November Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Hop!  With Christmas right around the corner, I’ve created a Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial to share with you today.

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This  5 1/8″ x 7 1/8 x 1/2″ card folio is adorned with handmade poinsettias and holly leaves.  Here’s what you’ll need to create this card:

Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: Creating the Card Base

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Begin by cutting one sheet of red cardstock into (2) 5 1/8″ x 8 1/2″ panels.  Place 1/2″ Scor-Tape on the 5 1/8″ end of one panel.  Remove the liner tape and overlap the second panel to create one long 16 1/2″ panel.  Score on the long side at 7 1/8″, 7 5/8″ and 14 1/4″.  Fold and burnish to create a top fold card with a 1/2″ spine at the top.

Now cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the blue snowflake paper from the collection.  Use the small standard circle die to cut the cardinal image from one of the 4″ x 6″ card fronts.  Cut a second circle using the companion large circle die and mat.

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Trim a second 4″ x 6″ card front so that just the white border shows.  Mat on red cardstock.

Die cut the 5″ and 7″ leafy borders from white cardstock.  Adhere to the 5″ x 7″ panel of designer paper.  Now place foam adhesive or waste chipboard on the back of the rectangular card front and adhere as seen.  Next, adhere the cardinal circle as seen in the photo.  You will need to add some foam tape to the top of the circle to make it sit evenly.  I tapped the snowy areas with Diamond Stickles to mimic the look of sparkling snow.

Die cut the lace border and adhere as seen in the photo.

Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: Creating the Poinsettia and Holly Clusters

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Locate a piece of the red patterned paper from the collection.  Then use Embossing Ink to stamp two sets of both Poinsettia Cluster Stamps.  Heat emboss with fine gold embossing powder, then die cut with the matching die.  Repeat this process with the holly leaves, only stamp onto green patterned paper.

TIP: Using patterned paper is a a real time saver!  The paper is already colored, so all you have to do is stamp, emboss, die cut and shape.  Plus, the paper will always be a perfect match for your card, as it comes from the collection.

To shape the flowers and leaves, place each die cut face down in the 3-D mold.  Spritz lightly with a water, then run through your machine.  The flowers and leaves will be ready to use, which is another huge time-saver.

Place the leaves on the foam mat from the Tool Kit and press into the center using the 3mm stylus tip.  Then use the piercing tool to create a small hole in the center of each flower layer.  Thread the flower layers onto a gold stamen, placing a small dab of hot glue between the layers.

When the flowers are all assembled, snip off the extra stamen.  Wrap these pieces around the end of a paint brush to coil, then insert them into your floral arrangement.   Then arrange the flowers in clusters around the cardinal image.

Use your finger to tap on a bit of grit paste to look like snow.

Festive Holly Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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I’ve added a gift card holder and tag/pocket combo to the inside of this card.

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The gift card holder measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and is made from a 9″ x 3 1/4″ scrap of red cardstock.  Simply score at 4 1/4″ and again at 8 1/2″.  Then line the inside panels, secure the 1/2″ flap with a little adhesive on the top and bottom and you are all set!

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Die cut the tag base from white cardstock, then line it with patterned paper.  This is super easy to do, as Heartfelt Creations designed the dies to do this perfectly.  I stitched around the edges of my tag.  Then I matted a panel from the cut apart page on red cardstock and created a treat pocket on the tag front.

On With the Hop!

This hop begins on Friday, November 30th at 8AM EST and ends at 11:55PM on Monday, December 3rd.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, December 5th.  I’ll also post the winner at the top of this blog post at that time.

We have a wonderful line up of inspirational projects for you in this month’s hop.  Be sure to visit each blog and leave a lovely comment behind.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations!

Here’s the hop list for this month:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki Amarilys ♥ Martine ♥  Pam  ♥  Joann  ♥  Sandy  ♥  Susan  ♥

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and inspiration that you can use in your own craft adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 

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