Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card

Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Shabby Chic Authentique Poised card to share with you along with some fun tips and tricks.  I love unexpected color combinations, and I’ve put one to good use in this perfectly Poised card.

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Ooh la la!  I don’t know that I would ever have thought to combine yellow and grey in a card, but I sure do love the results!   This  5″ x 7″ top fold card came together very quickly, and I’ll share the “hows” with you as we look at the photos.

TIP: Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from Steel Gray Heavyweight Cardstock. To do this, cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock into (2) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels.  Score a 1/2″ flap on the 8 1/2″ edge of  one panel and cover it with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.   Line up the other panel with the Scor-Tape and burnish together.  Fold and trim to make a 5″ x 7″ card.

Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card: Create easy layers

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I worked with both the 12×12 Collection Kit which comes with the Cardstock Components and the 6×6 paper bundle of Authentique Poised.  Here’s how to create easy layers:

  • First, cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel from the upper left hand corner of Poised One.  Adhere to the card front.
  • Next, tear a strip of Poised Two about 2 1/2″ tall and trim it to 4 7/8″ wide.  Adhere this along the bottom edge of the first layer.

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  • Now die cut a Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval from Whip Cream Cardstock.  Back this with foam adhesive or waste chipboard.
  • Use only the oval die from the same set to die cut Poised Six.  Back this with foam adhesive or waste chipboard.  Center and adhere to the Whip Cream oval.
  • Next, fussy cut the dress mannequin from Poised One.  Back with foam dots and adhere on the right hand side of the oval.
  • Now adhere this entire assembly to the card base, leaving room on the left for the bow cluster and embellishment.
  • Punch out the postage stamps from the Components Sheet. Tuck behind the focal image as seen in the photo.
Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card: Adding the Ribbon

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This ribbon combination of Charcoal Checkerboard Satin and Organza Dots really made this card come alive.  You could also use Lemon Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon.  I paired the ribbon up with WOC Yellow Cottage Roses that have been tapped with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

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TIP:  Create instant shabby chic charm by painting a large ornate button with ivory chalk paint.  When the paint is almost completely dry, wipe back the paint a little to reveal the metal below.

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I found some stick pins in my stash, and could not resist adding them to the flower cluster.

Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card: A Peek Inside

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Finish the inside of your card simply, leaving lots of room to write a personal message.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas with you today to inspire your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Country Chic Banner Spring Farmhouse

Country Chic Banner Spring Farmhouse

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  I stole a few minutes of free play time yesterday to make this country chic banner with Prima Spring Farmhouse papers.  The idea has been rattling around in my brain ever since I purchased the collection but I just haven’t had the time to bring it to life.  Now, banners are one of my most favorite things to make….and one of my least favorite things to photograph.  I worked for hours editing these photos, and just could not get them to really represent how pretty this banner is in real life.  So even though Julia Child admonished us to “never apologize, never explain,”  I am apologizing in advance.  But I thought you would want to see them in case you are looking for a little springtime home decor.

To create the pennants for the banner, I die cut chocolate brown cardstock with a banner die from My Favorite Things.  The second layer is pink burlap that I free hand cut to fit between the brown gingham patterned paper, also cut with a die.  Since the largest die measures just 3 1/2″ across, I was able to use a lot of the scraps left over from earlier Spring Farmhouse Projects.  So that is a win!

Country Chic Banner Spring Farmhouse: The Details

Tulip Pink Taffeta bows are topped with brown micro gingham. A while back, I found a whole bag of hand crocheted doilies at an estate sale.  These are added to the banner to provide more texture and to add to the farmhouse vibe.

I think this banner would look so pretty hanging in the kitchen.

Someday, I’ll tell you all the story about my mom and the cow.  It’s a good one!  This image brought that story back to my mind, and I had a good laugh over it.

 

The pennants are machine stitched onto a very pretty beige netting.  In real life, the colors are soft and dreamy.  I think the fact that the photos were shot on a very overcast day affected the colors.  But at least you get the idea.  If you’d like to purchase it, you can find it in my ETSY shop…but there’s only one!

I hope I’ve shared some ideas to inspire you 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

Country Chic Banner Supply List

Authentique Glamour Tag & Pocket Easel Card Tutorial

Authentique Glamour Tag & Pocket Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Easel cards have to be my very favorite fancy fold design.  Today’s Authentique Glamour Tag & Pocket Easel Card Tutorial will show you how to take this always fabulous card design to new heights.

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Ooh la la!  Don’t you just love the shabby chic vintage vibe of this Authentique Glamour paper collection?   This little 5″ square card is loaded with fun, interactive features.  I had such fun making it, that I decided right on the spot to make a second one to share in a tutorial.

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TIP: Score a 1/2″ spine into your card base design.  This way, the card will fold neatly over the dimensional brake for the easel mechanism.  I’ll show you how to do this in the video tutorial below.

Authentique Glamour Tag & Pocket Easel Card Tutorial: Add a Front Pocket

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You all know how much I  love my pockets.  So why not create a shaped pocket on the front of this card, then tuck in a little art tag?

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Cover a G45 Ivory Square Tag quickly and easily by using the Square Tag and Clock Die to cut the liner.  I’ve actually used 3 separate dies here.  In addition to the Square Tag Die, I created a peek a boo layer with a Tim Holtz Mixed Media 2 Die.  The pretty laurel wreath die is a favorite from Spellbinders.   Light Blue Sheer Organza Ribbon with a Satin Center is topped with Silver Metallic String and a cameo button from my stash.  And Little Birdie Flowers (from AC Moore Crafts) add the perfect finishing touch.

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The back side of the tag is decorated, too.

Authentique Glamour Tag & Pocket Easel Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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The stopper for this card doubles as an interior pocket.  You will learn how to add this feature in the video tutorial as well.

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An Eileen Hull Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Die made quick work of creating this little pocket insert.

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Learn how to create this feature in the video tutorial, too.

Authentique Glamour Tag & Pocket Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

So, are you ready to get your craft on?  Just hit the play button, sit back, and enjoy!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Tag & Pocket Easel Card Tutorial using the Glamour collection from Authentique Paper.  We’ve barely scratched the surface of this marvelous collection.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Happy Blooming Birthday Succulents Card

Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Happy Blooming Birthday Succulents Card

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I have a really fun Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Happy Blooming Birthday Succulents Card to share with you.

As you can see, I’m still having a blast with these Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse papers!    This 5″ x 7″ top fold card makes good use of all the pretty green tones from the Collector’s Essential Kit.

The succulents are from Little Birdie Crafts.  If you’ve been looking for a place to purchase these lovely flowers, you can now find them in your local AC Moore Crafts store.  (Not available online yet.)  A simple white seam binding bow adds freshness and texture to the card composition.

To soften the bold colors of the succulents, I have dry brushed them with a little ivory chalk paint.  This adds lots of depth and dimension, and it also helps all these different colors harmonize a little better.    For extra texture, I added some Coral See Prills to the edges of the wreath.

Lots of room on the inside to write a little birthday greeting.  Everything about this cheery card makes me happy!  If you’d like to see more examples of cards made from this collection, click HERE.

That’s all for me today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card

Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop.  You should be coming here filled with inspiration after visiting Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a  Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card adorned with classically elegant ribbons from the RRR March Ribbon Club Assortment.  

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The ribbons in this assortment seem to have been put together with these gorgeous papers in mind.    Layer Charcoal Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon with Crochet Lace and 3/8″ Red Satin Mini Swiss Dots Ribbon for a dramatic border treatment.

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Charcoal Checkerboard Satin Ribbon and Silver Metallic String make beautiful music together with this cluster of Little Birdie Flowers from AC Moore.

Little Birdie Flowers from AC Moore  Graphic 45 Love Notes Tim Holtz Vignette Frame Shaker Card by Kathy Clement

 

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The shaker frame element is created with an altered Tim Holtz Vignette Frame.

Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card: A Peek  Inside

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Since I was working with mostly scraps of this collection, I kept the inside simple.  Adhere the small sentiment card on sides and bottom to create a quick gift card holder.  Then you still have lots of room to write your own personal message.

If you’d like to see more Love Notes Projects, click HERE.

On with the Hop

From here, hop on over to see what clever creation the amazing Linsey has for you today.  You’ll find the complete hop list over on the RRR Blog.  Be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop so that your name will be entered into the drawing for a free Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you haven’t signed up for the RRR Ribbon Club yet, it’s easy to do!  Just click HERE, and you’ll start receiving your very own selection of gorgeous ribbons each month.  So many of my readers have signed up and they all tell me it’s like getting a Christmas present in the  mail every month.  How fun is that?

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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