Spellbinders 3D Vignette Typewriter Easel Card

Spellbinders APG 3D Vignette Typewriter Easel Card by Kathy Clement Authentique Flawless Photo 01

Spellbinders 3D Vignette Typewriter Easel Card: Amazing Paper Grace April Club Kit

Hello, Friends!  This Spellbinders 3D Vignette Typewriter Easel Card is no April Fool’s Joke!  It’s my project for the Amazing Paper Grace April Club Kit. Oh, the stories I could write with this super cute pink dimensional typewriter!

One of the things I love about the APG Club Kit is the versatility each one affords.  This 3D Typewriter Vignette Die is designed to stand all on it’s own like a little shadowbox.  But I chose to use it as the dimensional focal point on this pretty in pink card.  I followed all the directions that come with the kit.  But I did not add the tabs and side pieces to make it a stand alone item.  Instead, I layered dimensionals between the typewriter layers and featured it on this 6″ x 6″ easel card.  How cute would this be on your work desk?

Spellbinders 3D Vignette Typewriter Easel Card: The Typewriter

Authentique’s Flawless collection seemed to be the perfect match up for this project.  Here’s how I put the typewriter together:

  • First, die cut (2) typewriter frames, and all the rest of the parts from black cardstock.
  • Now run these pieces through a second time using the embossing plate and mat to add lots of texture and dimension.
  • Next, die cut the pieces a second time using patterned papers from the Flawless 6″ x 6″ paper pad.  Mix and match the papers for more fun.
  • Then emboss these pieces as you did the black cardstock.

Piece the typewriter together following the directions that come with the dies.  I alternated black and pink pieces to provide more contrast and visual interest.  Add dimensionals between the layers to make the image pop off the page.

Now die cut the typewriter papers from patterned cardstock.  Cut an additional paper from black to mat the paper that is at the back.  This helps it to pop off the page.  Layer dimensionals between the pages for extra dimension. Place a dot of Glossy Accents on each of the keys for even more dimension.

Finally, die cut the sentiments from hot pink cardstock.  Cut them out and adhere over the patterned papers.  Layer the papers at an angle inside the “roller” . Then add flowers and butterfly to finish the design.

Spellbinders 3D Vignette Typewriter Easel Card: The Stopper

First, cover the inside of your card base with designer paper.  Create a pocket on the bottom of the card by adhering 3 sides of a 6″ x 2 1/2″ panel of designer paper to the card base.  You’ll see how this works below.

Cut a fishtail banner from the black damask print in Flawless.  Back it with dimensionals and adhere to the lower inside card panel.  This will be the base for the brake, or stopper, on this easel card.  Cut out two small sentiment cards from the paper collection.  Mat on both hot pink and black cardstock scraps. Arrange at an angle and place dimensionals between and on the back side.  Then adhere to the card base.  Add a little paper clip, some pretty pink posies, ribbon and a button.

Spellbinders 3D Vignette Typewriter Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Now you can see the cute pocket inside the card.  Create a little gift card wallet with a sentiment panel from the 12×12 collection.  Adhere a little chocolate treat with repositionable  Glue Dots.

To learn more about Spellbinders Monthly Club Kits, click HERE. To subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club Kit, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas to inspire your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  To see previous Amazing Paper Grace projects, click HERE.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon

 

Shabby Pink Roses Card Stamperia House of Roses Reneabouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: Stamperia House of Roses

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are not tired of seeing projects made with the House of Roses collection because today’s Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon feature that collection once again.  What can I say?  Sometimes a collection captures my imagination and I simply can’t stop playing with it.  Does that ever happen to you?  This one also features a lovely Reneabouquets Beautiful Board doily and vintage pearl topped corsage pins that I found at the Flea Market a while back.  (No junkin’ these days….sigh….) .  The bow uses my favorite ribbon (at the moment) and some lovely flowers and foliage.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: Creating Layers

I tried some new layering techniques on this shabby chic card, and really like the way they turned out.

Stamperia House of Roses Card Reneabouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board Coral Rose Plaid Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

You would never guess that this card has just one layer of designer paper in the background.  But it does.  The trick I used to create all this wonderful depth and dimension was backing the focal image with layers of waste chipboard.  Then I trimmed around a floral cluster in the paper collection and layered it with a torn piece of wood plank patterned paper.  This lends the illusion that the roses are growing out of a flower box.

Next, create a 5″ x 5″ square panel of cream cardstock.  Choose a soft neutral pattern to line it.  Then emboss the doily with a glitter embossing powder and adhere it in the upper corner.  Now you can begin to layer the fussy cut flowers with some Little Birdie flowers and foliage.  Finish off the panel by wrapping it with White Iridescent Metallic String and a trio of pearl buttons.   All that is left to do now is tie some bows and attach a flower.  Simple.  Elegant. Beautiful.  I really love this card!

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: A Peek Inside

I continued the theme of simple elegance on the inside of the card.  Just add a lovely die cut sentiment panel and a mini envelope to hold the tea bag.

If you’d like to see more Stamperia House of Roses projects, click HERE.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below.

Creating beautiful things helps the time to pass, keeps me in good spirits and gives me something positive to focus on.  How are you all holding up?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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I Must Have Flowers Always and Always

Must Have Flowers Carta Bella Farmhouse Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

 I Must Have Flowers Always and Always: Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Card Folio

Hello Friends!  I Must Have Flowers always and always!  Do you feel that way?  I’m not much of a gardener, but I do love pretty floral papers and paper flowers on my projects.  This sweet little springtime card is made with the new Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Papers and some beautiful rolled roses from Little Birdie Crafts.

I Must Have Flowers…and Pretty Pretty Ribbons, too!

Light Coral Diamond Satin Ribbon is absolutely dreamy with this paper collection.  I’ve paired it up with some Iridescent Metallic String in the bow cluster. The way this string reflects the colors that surround it is absolutely magical!

And how about those flowers?  These lovely Layla Pastel Palette blooms are so pretty!  Did you know you can alter your Little Birdie Flowers?  First, I gently tapped the edges with a little Gathered Twigs Distress ink.  Then I brushed on some Stamperia Gold Dew Glamour Gel to add a touch of sparkle.  You can also brush them with Perfect Pearls or any mica based powder.  The subtle shading and shine adds to the vintage feel of this pretty card.

I Must Have Flowers: A Peek Inside

Turn this pretty card into a gift by adding a couple of pockets on the inside.  Fill the top pocket  with a color matched tea bag, note card, and decorated honey stick.

Decorate a pretty bookmark with Coral Rose Swiss Dots Satin and Petal Peach Quatrefoil Satin Ribbon.  Stitch the paper bookmark pieces onto some canvas to make a  soft bookmark that will last a long time.  This is a stamp that I’ve had in my stash for a very long time. Sadly, it has been discontinued.  But you could always print the sentiment out on your computer and add to the bookmark that way.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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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Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card

Heartfelt Creations Burst of Spring Cheerful Teacup Pansies Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick off the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop with this Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship card, shall we?  This card was a quick and easy make because I pulled all the elements from my pile of Heartfelt Creations “extras.”  You know how you sometimes prep a piece for a project, then you don’t use it?  I save all those bits and pieces in clear plastic containers, then I pull them out when I’m on a short timeline.

TIP: Always make extra flowers!  When I am making flowers for a card, I always make at least 3 sets, and sometimes 4.  Save the extra flowers for a future project.  You will be so glad you did! Do the same thing with your layering dies.  It only takes a second or two more to and extra…or two!  Then you have them ready to go, which makes for a quick and easy card making session down the road a piece.

Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card: Putting it Together

  • Begin by building a 5 1/2″ square card base from deep purple cardstock.
  • Cut, center and adhere a 5 3/8″ panel of the purple mosaic pattern from the Burst of Spring Paper Collection.
  • Next, cut a 5 3/8″ wide section of the stacked border images.  Center and adhere over the mosaic pattern.
  • Now cut a card front to measure 4″ x 5″.  This will sit behind the Diamonds and Lace die cut.
  • Next, die cut the Diamonds and Lace panel from white cardstock.  Cut out the center diamond with another die from the collection. Then,  trim the bottom edge off so that it will fit the card base nicely.   Place 1/8″ foam strips on the back side.
  • Then trim a card front to measure 4″ x 5″.  Adhere the card front behind the Diamonds and Lace panel.  Adhere to the card front.
  • Next, die cut the Lacy Diamond.  Use the matching die to cut out the center of the cut.  Place foam strips on the back and adhere to the Diamonds and Lace panel.
  • Fussy cut the teacup pansies.  Add dimensionals and adhere in the corner.
  • Now use the Cheery Pansy Die to cut the pansy petals and leaves from the paper collection. Shape the flowers and leaves with the Pansy Mold.
  • To add shine, sponge the petals lightly with Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint and sprinkle lightly with glitter.
  • Fill the pansy centers with Citrus Crush Flower Soft.
  • Add yellow gingham bows, buttons and a die cut charm.
Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card: A Peek Inside

Cover the inside of the card with the same mosaic paper on the top, and a panel of complementary paper on the bottom.  Adhere 3 sides of the stacked border to form a pocket.

Fill the pocket with a sentiment panel, tea bag, and sweet tags to finish the card.

On With the Hop!

This hop will remain open until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 30th.  Be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop because one lucky comment will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card from a mystery blog.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post on Tuesday, March 31st.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, April 1st.  The winner will have 72 hours to contact [email protected] to claim his/her prize.  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop lineup this month:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥  Glenda ♥ Amarilys VickiAlissa  ♥ Candy Els  ♥

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

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations

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Other: Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint/Violet

 

 

 

Carta Bella Home Again Long and Skinny Birthday Card

Carta Bella Home Again Long and Skinny Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Home Again Long and Skinny Birthday Card: A Party in a Box for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  This Carta Bella Home Again Long and Skinny Birthday Card is another fun little Throwback Thursday project.  Since we are all finding ourselves “home again” I thought it would be appropriate!  (Humor is good at times like these!)  I made this card for my sweet sister-in-law’s birthday this month, and I just love the way it turned out.  The design is almost identical to the Little Birdie Celebrate Life card that I shared with you earlier.  So you can just follow that video tutorial on YouTube and substitute your Home Again papers. 

One of the things I love about this card design is that the small panels on the front allow you to use up your scraps.

Box style cards really are the trifecta of cardmaking: a card, a gift and home decor all in one neat and tidy package.  This would look so cute on display in a kitchen or breakfast nook!

Take the time to “wrap” the goodies you tuck inside with additional scraps of your designer paper.  This card holds a tea bag, cookies, Dove Chocolates and a Ginger and Honey crystals packet.

I continue to pray for health, peace, calm and joy for each one of you daily.  We will get through this together!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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