You Shine! Lighthouse Birthday Card

Lighthouse Birthday Card with Double Pocket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m feeling nautical again today, so I’m sharing this lighthouse birthday card that’s loaded with layers, texture and beautiful ribbon!

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I can almost feel the salt spray on my face and hear the crashing waves on the shore.  I used Webster’s Pages Yacht Club papers to make this card.  It’s an oldie but a goodie from my stash.  I fussy cut the lighthouse, flowers and ship’s wheel from the paper collection, inked all the edges and then layered them with foam dots to create lots of dimension.

 

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There was so much grey in the color palette that I wanted to punch things up with my ribbon choice.  I turned to the May Ribbon Club Assortment and found that the Poppy Red Double Faced Satin was just the right ribbon for the job!  The silky texture and bold color really pumped up the volume of this nautical card. I topped it with a hemp string bow and a sparkly blue button.  These elements really brought the card to life.

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There’s a little gift card pocket on the front of the card, and I cut down part of the designer paper to make this cute tag to tuck inside.  And a gift card would fit in there, too.  The tag is topped with twisted hemp cord for even more of a nautical feel.

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Here’s a look at the decorated interior of the card.

 

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I stamped the birthday sentiment onto grey cardstock.

 

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And because I love pockets, I had to make another one.  This one holds a little notecard that I created using designer paper from the collection.  I left this blank so that the sender can add their own personal note here.

This month’s ribbon collection is so versatile.  I’ve used it on a farm themed card, a true blue patriotic portfolio, and now on this nautical birthday card.  If you haven’t signed up for the monthly ribbon club yet, I highly recommend it.  It’s always a treat to work with high quality ribbon!  You can find all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Cheerio,

kathy

Porch Rules Altered Clipboard

Petaloo & Simple Stories Blog Hop: Porch Rules

Hello, Friends!  Remember Summer?  I’m talking about a lazy hazy days and afternoons spent floating in the pool then napping in your favorite hammock and sipping iced tea on the screen porch kind of summer.  Now you’re with me, right?  Simple Stories has perfectly captured the spirit of those carefree summer days we all dream about in their new “Bloom and Grow” paper collection.  And I had the best time pairing the papers up with gorgeous summer hued Petaloo flowers in this Porch Rules Altered Clipboard.

Porch Rules Altered Clipboard by Kathy Clement Petall Simple Stories Blog Hop Bloom and Grow 03

Our new house has the perfect screen porch complete with ceiling fan and a pretty view of our new yard, so I just had to grab this fun paper and dress up an old clipboard with paint, burlap, and posies.  It’s a standard sized clipboard, and to start things off, I painted all the edges and the metal hinge with Faded Jeans Distress Paint.  Then I covered the clipboard with this bright summery plaid paper, which was also spattered with paint.

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I don’t know about you, but I want to spend my summer on a porch where the rules include things like “read a book, take naps, put your feet up and sip iced tea!  To capture that relaxed summer vibe, I stitched the sentiment panel onto some natural burlap, then fringed the edges to add some wonderful texture and dimension.  And what is summer without gorgeous, bright flowers blooming everywhere?  These Darjeeling blooms and butterflies are the perfect color match for these fun papers.

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Do you see those bountiful blueberries growing in my garden?  Those are Petaloo Botanica Blueberry Picks, and I am in love with them!  I clustered Darjeeling Minis in Yellow, Spice, and shades of blue around my berries, then added a flirty Red Butterfly to the garden.  The shabby bow is custom dyed with Candied Apple, Faded Jeans, and Tea Dye Distress Inks.

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This adorable chipboard bird is peeking out from another cluster of flowers.

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I wanted to show you how I cut one of the yellow Darjeeling Minis in half with my scissors so that I could tuck it behind this sentiment cluster.  It’s easy to do, and the flower holds together well in spite of having been cut.  I tucked the other half behind into that flowery border in the bottom corner of the clipboard.

 

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I also used a white Sharpie Paint Pen to add some doodling to the letters.  It gives the paper a real homespun, homemade look that fits right in with this breezy project.

I was having such a good time playing with Simple Stories papers and Petaloo that I accidentally ended up creating a second project.  (I blame the Gnome…he is too cute for words, and he lured me into an extended play time!)

Bloom and Grow Accordion Style Mini Album

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See?  How could I resist?  I made a really quick accordion style photo album where you can save all those fabby photos of summertime fun.

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The little flap has a magnetic closure, but I added a burlap string closure for extra strength.  The album is made by joining together 2 strips of 11.5″ 6.25″ kraft cardstock.  Score every 4.25″ and accordion fold.  Make the flap from the overhang.  Easy peasy!

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On the inside, I created lots of pockets to hold the cute 4″ x 6″ life cards which are perfect for journaling and photos.  I also made photo mounts with extra kraft cardstock.

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Don’t you love the sentiments in this collection?  I know I do!  And the Darjeeling flowers are such a great color match!

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You could easily open this album for display on a mantle or buffet table and tuck summer photos and memories inside as the season progresses.  Then by summer’s end, you have captured all the fun moments into one cute package.

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Simple Stories makes it easy to scrapbook, and Petaloo makes it beautiful.  It’s a match made in scrapbooking heaven!

Here’s to summer!  May you find time in the midst of all the hustle and bustle to watch a few sunsets, visit with friends, and take a few naps on the screen porch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Petaloo Products used in Porch Rules Altered Clipboard

Darjeeling Red Mini Butterflies 1486-101

Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastained Blue 1462-103

Darjeeling Petites Teastained Blue 1465-103

Darjeeling Teastained Yellow Mini Mix 1462-109

Darjeeling Teastained Spice Mini Mix 1462-108

Darjeeling Teastained Spice Petites 1465-108

Botanica Blueberry Pick 1171-122

Other Products

Simple Stories 12×12 Collection Bloom and Grow

Simple Stories Bloom and Grow Stickers

Simple Stories Bloom and Grow Chipboard

 

Oh The Places You’ll Go!

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Travel Themed Mini Folder with Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over at the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  The fantastically talented Zoe is our host this go round, and she has chosen the theme “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”  Here’s what she has to say about this challenge:

Challenge Theme: Oh the places you’ll go! – Create a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. Think planes, trains, automobiles, ships, maps, globes.

We always invite you to play along with us in these challenges, because they are such fun. The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT 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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

You can find all the entry guidelines on the Frilly and Funkie BLOG.   Now, without further ado, let’s get on with this Oh the Places You’ll Go theme!

Oh the Places You’ll Go Travel Themed Folder tutorial

With the theme in mind, I wanted to make a travel folder that was about the same size as a Passport, and fill it with postcards and tags and travel themed goodies.  I also knew I wanted to have a play with Graphic 45’s enticing Cityscapes Collection.  After a few false starts with the construction for my folder base, I came up with this fun design.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 12This travel themed mini folder measures 4″ x 5.5″ and is made with a white cardstock base.  I glued two folders together, back to front, leaving the side open to be used as a pocket for photo mounts.  Even though it is small, it has room for a surprising number of photos, tags and goodies.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 10 This is a view of the front and back cover.  The burlap serves to add extra strength, as well as a lovely vintage vibe.  I prepared a Snapguide Tutorial for you so you can see how the base is constructed.  It’s easy to make and can be used for a wide range of projects.

 

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Cityscapes Mini Folder by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here’s a peek inside the album:

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 01I create inner pockets filled with postcards, tags, photo mounts and postage stamps by cutting apart the images in the 8×8 collection.  I did use the postcards and some photo images from the 12×12 collection, as they seemed to be sized just right for this project.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 02You can journal on the tags, and add small photos to the backs of the images.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 03The pocket on the opposite side is filled with photo mounts that I die cut using Heartfelt Creations Cut, Mat, Create dies.  They are perfectly sized to fit inside the pockets.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 04I used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp on these cute cork tags, and it worked great!  Linda just recently added these to the shop.  Aren’t they fun?

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 05I constructed the album by gluing two folders back to front, leaving a pocket between.  This is a perfect place to tuck in several more photo mounts.  I’ve held them together with a hinged clip, then tied on a charm with burlap string.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 06The inside of the second folder follows this same format: tags and postcards on the left, photo mounts on the right.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 07The colors and images in the City Scapes collection are just dreamy!

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 08I matted stickers onto black cardstock to create the tabs at the top of each page.  And this page has a pocket on top of a pocket!

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 09I had such fun making all these cute tags and adding the charms.  I tapped all the charms with Broken China Distress Paint, and I love the vintage effect.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 11Oh, the Places You’ll Go with this mini travel themed folder!  It’s small enough to fit into purse, carry on or suitcase, making it the perfect traveling companion.

You have until 11:55PM on Tuesday, May 31st. to link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie BLOG.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Products from the Funkie Junkie Boutique


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Ribbon to the Rescue: Restoring Mom’s Bible

New Life for a Precious Old Book: Restoring Mom’s Bible with Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

In the wake of our recent move, I was working on getting a closet tidied up today.  In the course of arranging the books all nice and neat, I ran across a family heirloom: my mother’s Bible.  (Well, one of my mother’s Bibles, that is.  She had several and used them all. ) This one was given to her by my dad in 1969; the last Christmas gift he ever gave her.  A few short months later, he died suddenly of a heart attack.  It remained her favorite Bible for many, many years and was nearly falling apart.  Filled with her personal notes, Bible journaling (before it was a trendy topic) and her own handwriting, it is something I have treasured.  It made my heart sad to see how very dilapidated it had become, and I worried that it might not be around to pass on to our children and grandchildren.  I mean, peeps…it was really, really sad!

 

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You can see that she tried to hold it together with tape, bumper stickers, anything she could find.

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The inside had actually separated from the spine.  What to do?

Then, an idea struck my brain!  Dropping everything, I carried the Bible into my studio with me and went to work.  A few hours later, this is what my mom’s Bible looked like.

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Ta-da!  Ribbon to the rescue!  I pulled out a piece of sturdy canvas, some shabby chic ribbon, crocheted lace, flowers in my mom’s favorite colors and gave this precious book a face lift!

The first thing I did was to line the book signatures and the interior of the spine with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Using the tape on both surfaces worked well, and the pages are now nicely secured back within the covers.

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I’m not much of a seamstress, but I managed to stitch 2.5″ Cotton Blend Vintage Pink Floral Ribbon to the top, bottom, sides and spine of the canvas to make a sturdy cover that should last for some time.   I also stitched  Debra Natural Crochet Lace along the edge where the canvas and ribbon meet to add a nice finishing touch…and to cover up my not so perfect stitching!  Sorry, Mom!.

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I used tea to stain a doily I found in my stash, and glued it in place with Studio Matte Multi-Medium.  Then I used Scor-tape again to adhere my 1.5″ Antique Gold Plaid Ribbon to be used as a ribbon closure.  I wanted to do this, not just because it is pretty, but because it helps hold the Bible together.

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Then I had lots of fun! I painted a wooden key/door plate and flourish to add to the mix. Next, I die cut lots of foliage from old book pages and sprayed them with TA Olive Mist. I pulled loads of fuschia Petaloo flowers from my stash, and was amazed to find these that matched the ribbon perfectly. The elements were artfully arranged onto the cover of Mom’s Bible.  The finishing touch was the addition of a shabby chic bow tied with Fuchsia Seam Binding.

Now this precious family heirloom is restored and Mom’s Bible is more beautiful than ever.  She would have loved this shabby chic cover, the beautiful vintage roses and crocheted lace.  I have displayed it in my Grandmother’s bookcase, and it makes my heart happy every time I see it.  Once again, Ribbon came to my rescue!

Isn’t it amazing what ribbon can do?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day Portfolio

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day Portfolio for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2016 Blog Hop!  I’ve prepared a Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day Portfolio to share with you today.

You should have made your way here from Karen’s always inspirational blog.  If not, you’ll want to go back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so you don’t miss one single stop along the way.

This month, we are working with the May 2016 Ribbon Club assortment.  This collection of patriotic ribbons is perfect for all the upcoming summer holidays:  Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July.  Here’s a peek:

RRR Patriotic Collection

I can remember getting up early in the morning on Memorial Day when I was a young girl growing up in Vermont.  We would go pick armloads of lilacs and arrange them in baskets to place on the graves of our family members.  Then we would line up on the sidewalks in town to watch  Gold Star Mothers, veterans of both World Wars and young ROTC candidates march in the annual parade. I can still see my father removing his hat and placing his hand over his heart whenever the flag passed by.  A memorial wreath would be placed on the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument in the park, and then the crowd would become absolutely silent as a lone trumpeter played “Taps” to honor those who had died in service to our country.  It still gives me goosebumps when I think about that moment.

The afternoon was usually spent with family, enjoying picnic food and games.  It was always the first big celebration of summer, and a wonderful day from beginning to end.  I thought about all these wonderful traditions as I was deciding what to do with these gorgeous ribbons.  Finally, I decided to create a small portfolio album with a strong patriotic theme in red, white and blue.

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day PortfolioThe portfolio measures about 6.5″ square, with a flap on the side.  I used the ribbons from the collection to create a ribbon banner beneath all my rosettes.  The Stars and Stripes Ribbon and Electric Blue Diamond Satin ribbon were used to create a colorful border that I topped off with a triple loop bow that I tied with Poppy Red Checkerboard Satin ribbon.  Doesn’t the cover make you think of fireworks and bunting and small town America?

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day PortfolioI used Authentique’s “Freedom” paper collection and I love how well it works with these ribbons.

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day PortfolioThe inside of the portfolio has two sides plus a flap on the right.  I used Tammy Tutterow’s new Waterfall 2 dies to create my little flip albums.

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day PortfolioThe inside pages are not really decorated, but I did add a few stickers and some washi tape to dress things up a little.

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day PortfolioThere is a pocket beneath the waterfall where you can add more photos or do some journaling on the cards that are inserted in the pocket.

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day PortfolioThe right hand side has a smaller photo waterfall, space for a larger photo and another pocket.

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Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day Portfolio

You could tuck larger photos into the pocket, and mount them on the reverse of the journal cards, too.

Vintage Patriotic Memorial Day PortfolioI did a little decorating on the back of the portfolio, but left most of it blank so that larger photos could be mounted here.

Now, hop on over to see what delightful designs Deborah has in store for you. And once you’ve visited all the stops along the way in this Red, White and Blue Blog Hop, be sure to finish up at the RRR BLOG so you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered to win your very own Ribbon Club Assortment.

And, if you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to sign up because for a limited time,Bonnie is offering a special deal for new subscribers.  It’s always a happy day for me when my new Ribbon Club assortment arrives in the mail!  Just like my birthday!

Did your family have special Memorial Day traditions?  Do you have special plans for Memorial Day weekend?  I’d love to hear about your memories in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Happy Mother’s Day

Home Sweet Home: Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day from Petaloo and me!

 

Hello, Friends! It’s Kathy here wishing all the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!  I’ve been thinking about my mom a lot this past week.  She was an amazing woman, raising 5 children on a shoestring budget.  She always had a song in her heart, and worked from before dawn until after dusk: baking homemade bread, canning fresh fruit and produce from our garden, sewing and mending, cleaning and doing laundry.  I don’t think I ever saw her sit down.  It was her love, humor and magic touch that made our house a home.  I learned so much from her, and we shared so many good times together that I cannot be sad on Mother’s Day, even though she is no longer with us.  Instead, I celebrate her incredible legacy.  It was with her in mind that I created this altered frame using Graphic 45’s Home Sweet Home paper collection.

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This all started with a 99 cent frame that I picked up at our local thrift shop.  (Mom would approve…she loved a bargain.)  It was in good shape, but made with really ugly wood.  I sanded, painted, stained and distressed it until I was finally satisfied with this rustic version.  Then the real fun began: adding images and glorious Petaloo flowers!

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The frame measures just under 8″ square and has nice deep openings that made it ideal for a 3-D project like this one.  I used scrap paper to create templates so my images would be sure to fit and line up inside the individual frames.  I hate to waste designer paper!  I chose Petaloo flowers in red, gold, blue and white to match the wonderful vintage hues in my papers.  The lace trim is from the White Fancy Trims Pack, and I love the gorgeous texture and vintage feel it adds to the frame.

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This sweet couple looks pretty happy working away in the kitchen.  Hubby is making coffee, and Mother is making jam.  I fussy cut the hollyhocks from the paper collection and glued them down with Studio Matte Multi Medium.  Then I layered on Red Velvet Lilacs, Royal Blue Sugared Blooms, Sugared Berry Clusters, Royal Blue Sugared Minis, Ivory Burlap Blossoms and Yellow Mini Mixed Blooms.  My mom loved hollyhocks, and her flower garden was the prettiest one in the neighborhood.  I don’t know how she found the time to coax such beautiful blossoms from our clay soil, but she did.  So this bouquet is for you, Mom!

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To balance the design, I added a smaller cluster of the same flowers in the upper left hand corner of the frame.  Oh, how I love these pretty posies!  And, it looks like Mom baked a pie today…there it is cooling on the windowsill.

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I found this vintage spoon in a flea market and knew I had to have it!  I’ve been saving it for just the right project.  I love the touch of elegance it adds to my Home Sweet Home sign.

 

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Do you see the cute little nest with eggs in it?  I wrapped burlap string around my finger and then hot glued it in place.  I speckled the eggs with Copper and Blue mists from my stash.  Such a fun little way to draw attention to those cute chicks.

I’ll close this post with one of my favorite quotes from Pearl S. Buck:

“Some are kissing mothers,

and some are scolding mothers,

but it is love all the same,

and most mothers

kiss and scold together.”

So whether you are a kissing mother, or a scolding mother, this mother (who was of the kissing and scolding together variety) wishes you a very Happy and Love Filled Mother’s Day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Petaloo Products Used in this Project

Royal Blue Sugared Blooms 1130-122

Royal Blue Sugared Mini Blooms 1131-122

Royal Blue Sugared Berry Clusters 1132-122

Red Velvet Lilac Picks 1112-192

Burgundy Sugared Blooms 1130-120

Antique Gold Mixed Blossoms 1836-052

Yellow Petites 1465-109

Yellow Mini Mix 1462-109

Ivory Burlap Blossoms 1200-200

Ivory Burlap Flowers 1208-200

White Crochet Lace Fancy Trim 1482-000

Other Products:

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 8×8 paper

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Chipboard

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Ephemera Pack

Novelty Buttons

Ivory Burlap String

 

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. Pearl S. Buck
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/pearlsbuc139029.html

 

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty

Monochromatic Challenge at RRR: I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty!

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty…remember that song from West Side Story?  Well, there’s something about a monochromatic card that just makes my heart sing!  Really Reasonable Ribbon is hosting a super fun monochromatic card challenge right now, and I spent a little play time with Graphic 45’s A Ladies’ Diary so I could play along.  Let’s take a look!

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty!Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 01This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made with layers and layers of cream ribbons, papers and embellies!  To start things off on the right foot with this I Feel Pretty card, I secured a layer of 1.5″ Ivory Crocheted lace to the bottom edge…and it looks just like a lace petticoat to me!

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty! Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 02The edges of all my papers were sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  The elegant cream papers needed something to ground them, and this did the trick nicely.  I matted all layers on a pearlized cream cardstock, and used lots of foam dimensionals to create depth and dimension.

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty!Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 03The frame for the focal image was made by die cutting one layer from the paper collection and two more from the pearlized ivory cardstock.  I used Tim’s Ornate Frame #2 and then stacked them up with foam dimensionals in between.  Then the frame was spritzed with Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist. I love the way this turned out!

Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 04Here’s a closer view of those lovely layers!  Because the color palette was so simple, I was sure to incorporate lots of texture and pattern with my embellishments.  I die cut a doily from cream cardstock and layered it behind the focal image. The clock sticker was cut in half and layered above and below the framed focal.  A chipboard tag was topped with Debra Natural Crocheted Lace and an Ivory Burlap String Bow. A gorgeous Petaloo Burlap Blossom tops a shabbylicious seam binding bow, adding even more texture to the  mix.  Oh, yes…I Feel Pretty, Oh, So Pretty!  How about you?I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty! Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 05The top half of the card interior features more layered papers, a belly band made from a border strip and a fun gift card pocket.  There’s even a cute mini postcard tucked inside where you can write a little note.

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty! Monochromatic Challenge RRR A Ladies Diary 06The bottom half is decorated with fussy cut images from the paper collection, a matted sticker and a stamped sentiment.

I had such fun making this card, and I confess, I found myself humming the “I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty” tune while working.  Dorky, I know..but you gotta take your happy moments wherever you can find them!

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge!  You can find all the details on the RRR BLOG.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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