Carta Bella Fall Leaves Card for Cheery Lynn Designs

Fall Leaves Card for Cheery Lynn Designs Guest Designer Spot

Hello, Friends!  I have been having so much fun playing with my Cheery Lynn Designs dies!  Today, I have a Fall Leaves Card made with Carta Bella Fall Blessings paper collections.

falling-leaves-card-for-cheery-lynn-fall-blessings-by-kathy-clement-product-by-carta-bella-photo-1I had such fun experimenting with various textures and materials this time, and to my delight, the Cheery Lynn dies cut through them all like buttah!  The Fall Leaves were die cut from corrugate, and then treated with mica sprays.  The little flourishes on either side of the sentiment panel are from the Pumpkin Patch die.

falling-leaves-card-for-cheery-lynn-fall-blessings-by-kathy-clement-product-by-carta-bella-photo-2Chrysanthemums are such beautiful fall flowers, especially when you cut them from patterned paper!  The Chrysanthemum Strip die cuts 6 flower layers all at one time.  Sa-weet! I wish I had some of these in my garden!

falling-leaves-card-for-cheery-lynn-fall-blessings-by-kathy-clement-product-by-carta-bella-photo-3The Garden Gate was cut from Tim Holtz wood grain watercolor paper and treated with Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I love the texture this adds to the card.

falling-leaves-card-for-cheery-lynn-fall-blessings-by-kathy-clement-product-by-carta-bella-photo-4Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card!  These are all elements from the Fall Blessings Paper Collection.

I hope you found some inspiration for using your Cheery Lynn dies!  I sure had fun playing with them!

Thanks for stopping by!



Authentique Harvest Gratitude Album for RRR

authentique-harvest-gratitude-album-harvest-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-authentique-photo-3Authentique Harvest Gratitude Album for RRR “Orange You Glad It’s Autumn” Challenge

RRRChallengeBadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for a brand new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!  The theme this time is “Orange You Glad It’s Autumn”.  So grab some orange goodies from your stash and play along with us as we celebrate this gorgeous season!  I love everything about fall, so it was pure joy for me to work up this Authentique Harvest Gratitude Album to share with you today.

authentique-harvest-gratitude-album-harvest-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-authentique-photo-1This little tri fold mini is loaded with fall goodness. To set the stage, I’ve combined gorgeous Tangerine Shimmer Satin Gold ribbon and Natural Burlap String to decorate the album front.

You might like to watch this short YouTube video tour of the gratitude album.  I share all the details and talk a little about the construction as well.  Getting a feel for the flow of a mini album is always easier with a video tour.

Lots and Lots of Lovely Layers

authentique-harvest-gratitude-album-harvest-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-authentique-photo-2Layered papers fill me with delight…but I also love to layer my bows!  Using my Zutter Bow it All tool is like having a pair of helping hands when you are tying a double layer bow.  You can add lots of texture by adding a simple looped string bow tied with Natural Burlap String. Take that bow cluster over the top by adding gorgeous Petaloo flowers. A mocha Botanica Bloom, Cream Vintage Velvet Cherry Blossom and Ivory Vintage Velvet Dogwood were “autumned up” with a few spritzes of Tattered Angels Jack o Lantern Glimmer Mist.

autumn-gratitude-album-harvest-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-authentique-photo-4Inner pockets are bursting with gorgeous journal cards from the Authentique Harvest collection.



autumn-gratitude-album-harvest-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-authentique-photo-6I thought this would be a lovely way to create a gratitude journal, gather fall recipes or collect photos from family gatherings.  How would you use this Authentique Harvest Gratitude Album?

Be sure to stop by the RRR BLOG for more inspiration from the ribbon team, then share your own “orange you glad it’s autumn” design with us by linking up on the RRR Blog.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!



Halloween in Wonderland Mini Album with Petaloo Flowers

Hello, Friends!  Halloween is a photographer’s dream come true!  Cute kids in costume, vibrant mums and pumpkins displayed on front steps, neighborhood parties and Halloween mayhem in the workplace make for great photo ops!  Why not collect all those great memories in a pretty G45 Halloween in Wonderland Mini Album adorned with pretty, pretty Petaloo flowers?

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Halloween In Wonderland Mini Album

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3Petaloo flowers anchor the corner of this “from scratch” mini album.  I love the way they add texture to the design, but I also love the way they pull the colors out of these cute designer papers.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-6Shades of purple, green, cream and yellow really make the details in this album pop!

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-3An upcycled cereal box wrapped in Graphic 45 DIY papers makes a great mini album base.  G45 Staples door plates, metal tags, chipboard and flowers make the album come alive.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-5The inner pages are loaded with fun hidden pockets, pull out tags, fold outs, folios and more.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-9Darjeeling flowers top each G45 Staples Alphabet tag that is used to spell out “spooky” Halloween words.

Halloween in Wonderland YouTube Video tour

This little video tour will show you all the wonderful details in the album.  You’ll find lots of great tips that you can use in making your own albums.  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!  Hope you found some inspiration and ideas for your own paper playtime. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.



Petaloo Products used in this post

Steampunk Alice Halloween Card with Halloween in Wonderland

Steampunk Alice Halloween Card for Frilly and Funky Vintage Halloween Challenge

Hello, Friends!  What happens when you combine Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland with a little steampunk vibe?  You  get a super fun  Steampunk Alice Card  which is just the ticket for the new challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Zoe is our hostess this round, and the theme is Vintage Halloween.  Here are Zoe’s guidelines for the challenge:

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get your witches hats on and create a project of your choice in a vintage style with a Halloween theme.

Steampunk Alice!


How fun is this?  The size of this card is huge because I fussy cut the focal image from the 12×12 Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  Standing 8.25″ tall, it has a cutaway front and is loaded with steampunk goodness.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2Petaloo flowers were dressed up with ribbon, paper shavings, chipboard tags and a Tim Holtz Plaquette.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3These wonderful Steampunk Gadgets are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Aren’t they awesome?  I tapped them with Shaded Lilac and Shabby Shutters Distress Paint then added that fun spider web and skull charm, also from the shop.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Steampunk Alice is standing in the pumpkin patch along with the Cheshire Cat.  I used my spatter brush and some diluted white acrylic paint to add a little more texture to the composition.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-5A Halloween sky was created by adding stenciled stars and a little mica spray. This added lots of depth to the image.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6Pockets of goodness line the inside of the card.  I mean, really, it’s Halloween so you have to have some treats, right?

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-7Ephemera cards, chocolate, and a tea bag are tucked into a pocket made from a journaling tag. Small photos can be added to the back of each card.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-8Photo mounts fill the right hand pocket.  Each one contains opens to reveal room for 2 large photos inside, and one on the back.  Even though this is a card, it could easily serve as Halloween decor and a place to save photos from Halloween parties.

Come Play with Us!

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create your own vintage Halloween treat and link it up over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog before midnight, November 1st.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!



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Steampunk Spells Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello Friends!  I’ve been spreading my wings a little with some mixed media  techniques lately.  Playing with new techniques and building layers of color and texture with various mediums is so much fun.  You know you’ve had a good time when your hands are ink stained for 2 or three days, right? I hope this Steampunk Spells Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial will whet your appetite for a little mixed media mayhem, too.

gsl-steampunk-spells-mixed-media-canvas-by-kathy-clement-photo-1The following chipboard items are from Gypsy Soul:

Steampunk Spells Mixed Media Canvas tutorial and YouTube video tour

Here’s a YouTube Video tour for you so you can really see all the details.


And here’s the Snapguide tutorial that will take you through each step of the process from start to finish.

Check out How to Steampunk Spells Mixed Media Canvas With Chippies by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by!



Love, Blessings, Family Waterfall Folio Album

Love Blessings Family Waterfall Folio Album with Carta Bella Fall Blessings

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Are you as happy as I am that fall has finally arrived?  I’m actually wearing a sweater as I write this.  It’s so cozy!  This time of year is my absolute favorite.  Clear blue skies, falling leaves and crisp juicy apples fresh from the tree inspired me to make this Love Blessings Family Waterfall Folio Album.


love-blessings-family-fall-folio-carta-bella-fall-blessings-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-photo-2Carta Bella’s playful Fall Blessings collection looks great when combined with ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Traditional Christmas Mix Ribbon Collection.   CHRISTMAS ribbon on a fall project?  Yes, you heard me correctly!  Christmas Paint Splatters Grosgrain Ribbon adds just the right playful touch to this tri-fold album.  It’s a perfect collor match for my fall apple theme.  Who’d a thunk it?

love-blessings-family-fall-folio-carta-bella-fall-blessings-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-photo-1Antique Gold Netting makes a wonderful ribbon closure. The open weave adds loads of texture. Surprisingly, it is very soft and ties into a beautiful bow! Petaloo Red Botanica Blooms are combined with Vintage Velvet Dogwoods and Red Textured Blossoms on top of a loopy paint splatter bow.

love-blessings-family-fall-folio-carta-bella-fall-blessings-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-photo-3Here’s a peek at the first opening on the album.  I’ve used a bit of white crochet lace beneath my title.  I’ve prepared a very short YouTube video tour that explains all the elements and shows how the album works.

What’s your favorite thing about fall?  I’d love for you to share it with me in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



Halloween Hop with Petaloo and Authentique Mysterious

Halloween Hop with Petaloo and Authentique Mysterious

Hello, Friends!  It’s a great week to check out the Petaloo blog because we’re celebrating with a Halloween Hop with Petaloo and Authentique.  There is so much great inspiration for the upcoming holiday along with some fabulous prize packages that I know you’d love to get your crafty little fingers on!  Just take a look at this incredible prize package from Petaloo!


Each design team member received Authentique’s gorgeous Mysterious collection to play with. This collection is printed on heavyweight smooth cardstock and like all Authentique products, printed 100% in the USA!  It’s a nice mix of vintage cute and vintage spooky (but not creepy) images.  I rode out Hurricane Matthew by creating some very fun projects to share with you here.

Jolly Halloween Easel Card I love plaid…and this vintage orange plaid is too fabulous for words!  I created this card with the 6×6 pad of Mysterious papers.  Card makers like to work with smaller patterns, and the 6×6 pad has all the wonderful patterns found in the 12×12 papers reduced in size.  My card is 5.5″ square and makes great use of the sturdy matte cardstock stickers that come with the collection.  I paired up some ghostly gray Petaloo Textured Blossoms and Textured Elements with the Fall Mix of Burlap Leaves here.  The flowers were spritzed with just a hint of Tattered Angels Jack O Lantern Glimmer Mist.

authentique-mysterious-halloween-easel-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-2The inside of the card uses more of the fabulous plaid paper along with some chit chat stickers and image stickers from the collection.   I love that the chit chat stickers give you the opportunity to create custom sentiments!

You Put a Spell on Me Spooky Card

you-put-a-spell-on-me-card-authentique-mysterious-by-kathy-clement-photo-2The black and white pages in this collection are perfectly spooky without being creepy.  I created this 5×7 top fold card with 12×12 papers and fussy cut elements.  My full moon was made by cutting black and white bat paper with a circle die, and inking with various yellow inks.  I love the way it pops against the monochromatic background.  The black cat is fussy cut from one of the 12 x12 sheets as well.  My blow cluster is topped with another Gray Textured Blossom and 2 mini gray textured blossoms.  How perfect is that color match?

you-put-a-spell-on-you-mecard-authentique-mysterious-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-4Bats in your belfrey?  No, they are inside this card though.  I layered some 12×12 papers, fussy cut elements, and stickers to create a tag pocket where you can write ghostly greetings and maybe tuck in a little chocolate for extra fun.

Accordion Style Flip Album for your Mysterious Halloween Table

mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-6Every Halloween Party needs a little table decoration, and this clever accordion style flip fold album is a fun way to decorate.  I paired up the 6×6 papers with a Sizzix die from Karen Burniston and lots of pretty Petaloo Posies.  This photo shows the album when it is closed.

mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo3The real fun starts when you open it out for display!

mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-4And I decorated it on both sides so no one feels left out.  Here’s a closer look.

mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-7mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-8mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-12mysterious-accordion-fold-swing-album-authentique-by-kathy-clement-product-by-petaloo-photo-13It’s a really fun alternative to a banner, dontcha think?

Keep hopping along with us on the Petaloo Blog all week for more BOOtiful Halloween inspiration.  Be sure to leave comments over on the BLOG so you can be entered to win one of the fabby prize packs.  Authentique is featuring Petaloo product on their blog this week, and will also have some SPOOKtacular prizes for you.

Thanks so much for hopping by!



Product Links

Textured Blossoms x9 Gray

Gray Textured Blossoms x 4

Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastained Cream

Burlap Leaves Fall Mix

Black Textured Mini Blossoms

Textured Elements Gray Textured Blossoms

Darjeeling Teastained Spice Petites

Ivory Canvas Mini Garden Rosettes

Authentique Mysterious 12×12 Collection

6×6 Mysterious paper pad


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