Man in the Moon Masculine Milestone Birthday Card

Man in the Moon Masculine Milestone Birthday Card with RRR and Masquerade

Hello, Friends!  What do you say we make a Masculine Milestone Birthday Card today?  Our youngest son, my baby, turns 30 this week!  What?  How did that happen so fast!  No big milestone birthday bash this year, but I did want to make him a special card to commemorate the occasion.  As I was creating Halloween cards with the Masquerade collection, my eye fell on this whimsical image of these dapper gents partying on a crescent moon.  Perfect image for a son that you love to the moon and back!

The Process

This whimsical creation comes together in a jiffy, too.  The basic card recipe can be adapted  for use with any theme, any paper collection for any season.  Since this is fall, I chose to use fall colors.  Here’s the step by step:

  • Begin by creating a 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ top fold card from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 5 1/4″ square of the orange tartan on a 5 1/2″ square of black cardstock.
  • Now mat a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ scrap of the reverse pattern on a 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of black CS and adhere along the left hand side of the tartan.  Leave about a 1/2″ margin.
  • Then die cut the Tim Holtz Timekeeper clock from black cardstock.  Back it a circle of the argyle print from the Masquerade 6×6 pad. Adhere in the center of the card.
  • Die cut some stitched stars and the milestone numbers from copper foil paper and patterned paper.
  • Next fussy cut the men in the moon twice.  Layer together with dimensionals between them to create real depth.
  • Tuck the largest star behind the image.  Then adhere the image to the center of the clock.

  • Use an embossing folder to add texture to the numbers.  Then tap with Ground Espresso Distress Paint.  Let it dry for a few seconds, then wipe away the excess to create the look of hammered copper.
  • Add copper brads along the side.
  • Color the silver charm with a mix of Ginger Alcohol Ink.  Place it over the smallest star, securing with a foam dimensional.
  • The perfect finishing touch is a simple bow tied with Brown and Cream Gingham Ribbon from  Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Top the bow off with a haberdashery button for the win.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside with papers and images from the Manly collection. Joel is a runner, so I had to fit that running shoe pattern into his card somewhere.   I tucked a little gift wallet inside the “Man Card” pocket.  (This image actually kinda looks like our handsome son!  Way to go, Authentique Paper!)  Add a panel of stamped birthday wishes to finish the interior of the card.

Simple.  Manly, Festive.  Not cute.  Whimsical.  I think this will work nicely for our son!  Joel has been a constant source of delight to our family.  As the youngest, he was doted on from the day he was born.  All of his siblings watched over him, protected him and spoiled him …just enough…not too much!  He’s industrious, intelligent and thoughtful.  And no, I’m not the least bit biased.  You’d feel that way about him, too, if you met him!

So there you go…an easy card “recipe” for a masculine milestone birthday.  Who knew that Halloween paper would work so well for a birthday card!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card

Sunflowers and Butterflies Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower for the Alumni Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  How about some Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies to kick off the Heartfelt Creations September 2020 Blog Hop?  I’ve had a sneak peek at the gorgeous creations that has been prepared for this marvelous hop, and  I know you are going to be inspired to get your craft on by the time you are done hopping!   The hop starts here and runs until 11:55PM on Monday, September 27th.  One comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  More details on that below.

Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card Tips and How To’s

Sunflowers make me happy.  So do butterflies.  Put them together in a shaker card design and you’ve got a whole lotta happy going on!  here’s how this card came together.

  • Begin by cutting a 5″ x 7″ card front from the Classic Sunflower Paper Pad.
  • Next, use a craft knife to cut out the blank white panel on the right hand side of the card front.

TIP:  Lay a ruler on the diagonal from corner to corner of the white space.  Then cut along the ruler.  Shift sides and cut again.  Now you will be able to easily get your scissors inside the space and neatly trim along the borders.

  • Then adhere Clear Cardstock to the back side of the card front.
  • Now adhere 2 layers of foam strips around the perimeter of the clear cardstock.

TIP:  Place foam strips along the edge of the cut away area, too.  This way you don’t have to use as many sequins to fill your shaker element.

  • Next, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of patterned paper to serve as the background for the shaker box.
  • Then trim out 2 butterflies from the collection.  Adhere thin foam tabs or foam strips on the back side of the bodies and adhere to the background paper.
  • Finally, fill the shaker box with your sequin mix and adhere the background paper to the foam strips.
Creating Classic Sunflowers

Stamp Classic Sunflowers on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using a mix of Saffron and Monarch Orange Archival Inks.  Heat emboss with clear powder immediately.  Stamp Leafy Accents with Olive Archival Ink and heat emboss with clear powder, too.

Swipe Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, and Fossilized Amber Distress ink on a non-stick craft sheet.  Spritz with water until beads form.  Then color the stamped panels by tapping and swiping them through the puddles of ink.  Heat emboss a second time so that the embossed areas are refreshed  Then heat dry and die cut with the Classic Sunflower Die.

Now add details with the Golf Flower Shaping Tools. Then use sponge daubers to lightly brush Rusty Hinge Distress Ink over the raised areas.  Fill the centers with Dries Clear Adhesive and Czech beads.  Let everything dry.  Then lightly spray with Glimmer Mist to add shine.  Color, die cut and shape the leaves in the Leafy Accent Mold.  Then arrange on the card front.

Adding the Details

Die cut the Birthday Ticket and back with foam tape.  Adhere in the upper right hand corner of the card.  Tuck metal charms beneath tiny sunflowers to finish the detail.

A Peek Inside

I love to decorate the insides of my cards as much as I do the outsides.  When I do this, I feel like the card becomes a gift.

Turn a journal card into a tea pocket by adhering 3 sides.  Tuck in a Pumpkin Spice Tea Bag for the perfect fall treat.  Punch out a small butterfly, adhere to the bookmark clip with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Then adhere the glass cabochon on top, also with Dries Clear.

If you cut the pocket out with 1/2″ margins on the sides and bottom, you can turn it into a pocket!  Then you can fill the pocket with birthday treats.

This one has a vintage silver plate demitasse spoon, a cookie, a honey stick and two little tags tucked inside.  You can write your personal message on the tags.

On With the Hop”

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Amarilys has prepared for you. You’ll find the complete blog hop list below.

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Vicki  ♥ Kerry  ♥ Lisa Magda Sarah   ♥ Emily   ♥ Alissa  ♥    ♥ Candy   ♥ OksanaCarole

Remember to visit all the blogs and leave a lovely comment to be entered into the drawing for the $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post and on the HC blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, September 30th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to contact [email protected] to claim the prize.  Please write “Winner of the September 2020 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of the email.

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

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit September 2020 My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens Photo Folio by Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Amazing Paper Grace Lattice Overlay

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from  Jill’s     blog. Let’s get acquainted with the Amazing Paper Grace Lattice Quadrante Die from the September Club Kit. You can see how I used this versatile die to create a shaker frame HERE.

This versatile die can be used in so many different ways.  But today I used it to create a lacy wrap on the cover of this My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens Photo Wallet.  Here’s how to make the overlay.

  • First,  cut a background piece from patterned paper with the large frame die.
  • Next, arrange the 4 quadrant dies inside the large frame.  Connect them with post it tape or low-tack adhesive.
  • Now lay the connected dies over a piece of pearlized cardstock.  Hold in place with a bit of tape.
  • Then run through your die cutting  machine to cut out the lacy overlay.
  • TIP: If the die does not cut completely the first time, rotate it 90 degrees and cut again.  Depending on your machine, you may need to add a piece of cardstock to your sandwich to act as a shim.
  • Don’t forget to run the lacy die through with the embossing pad.  This only takes a second and really makes the details pop.
  • Now adhere the lacy overlay to the background.
  • Finally, wrap the overlay around the top edge of the folio base to create a delicate, lacy doily effect on the folio.

Frame the small sentiment with a cluster of flowers, ribbon and a gorgeous butterfly.  You can find links to these products below.

A Peek Inside

Now turn the card into a photo folio by adding a waterfall and a pocket inside.

Create mini folios for wallet sized photos with your scraps.

Tuck a larger note card and a gift card wallet in the bottom pocket to turn the card into a gift.  Which is exactly what I did.  This was my gift to my daughter in law on her birthday.

Video Tour

I’ve prepared a little video tour of the project with tips and tricks to help you see how all the various parts come together.

 

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 27th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

My $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Would you like a second chance to win a Spellbinder’s gift card?  Then leave a comment on MY blog post.  One randomly chosen winner will  receive a $25 Spellbinders gift certificate.

I will notify the winner via e-mail and also post the  name at the top of this blog post on   October 3, 2020      . 

If you are the lucky winner, please contact Spellbinders at [email protected]  by    October  4 , 2020     

Please write Spellbinders September 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog in the subject line.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

Sign up and Save

Join any Club and save 10% Off the first month. Must use Code NEWSEPT at time of subscription or savings will not be applied.  Coupon code can only be applied to ONE CLUB per transaction. Offer is for individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes, tax, & shipping. Not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. Offer only available 9/23/2020 to 9/30/2020 at 11:59 PST.

On With the Hop

Now let’s get hopping!  Please click on these links to visit all the blogs in the September Hop.

Spellbinders Blog

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Sandi MacIver

Laurie Willison

Bibi Cameron

Michelle Short

Jean Manis

Joy Baldwin

Jennifer Snyder

Virginia Lu

Jill Hilliard

Kathy Clement

Ilina Crouse

Ivana Camdzic

Gemma Campbell

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jenny Colacicco

Now hop on over and see what Ilina has prepared for you.  Then don’t forget to hop over to the Spellbinders blog and leave a comment there to be entered into the $50 prize drawing!

Subscribe to Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.  Subscribe to Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial

Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial: Bibbety Bobbity Boo!

Hello, Friends!  My calendar tells me it’s time to get our Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial published.  So “Bibbety, Bobbity, Boo!” here you go!  If you’re new to my blog, this has been a year long series using Authentique Paper’s Calendar Collection.  Each month we create a decorative desk calendar that also functions as a memory keeping system.  All the calendars measure 6″ x 6″ and feature an easel style design.  The interior houses mini folios and a hidden pull out folio.  Many of you have told me you are making these as Christmas gifts for family members.  Some of you are using the basic folio design with other paper collections and giving the finished product as a birthday present.  I think both ideas are fabulous!

The Spooktacular October Calendar Collection

Every month, I say, “This month is my favorite.”  That’s how you know this is a great collection, right?  But I really do love these “too cute to spook” October patterns, colors and images, don’t you?

I found some adorable owl buttons in my stash.  My sweet husband, who is always on the lookout for unique embellishments for me, picked these up for me some time ago.  They make the perfect embellishment for the pull out folio.

We change up the design of the pull out folio this month.  Add a pocket and some mini folios to create even more room for photos.  What do you think?

Then we have these adorable silhouette images.  And I found ribbon in my stash that makes me think of candy corn.  How fun is that?

So if you’re ready to get going on your October Desk Calendar, please join me in this YouTube video and we’ll create it together.

If you’d like to find the first 9 folio tutorials, please click HERE.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.

Wow.  Ten months down and just 2 months left to go….and let me tell you…the best is yet to be!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Button Farm Club Masquerade Home Decor Kit Reveal

Button Farm Club Authentique Masquerade Printer's Tray Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

Button Farm Club Masquerade Home Decor Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  This Button Farm Club  Masquerade Home Decor Kit Reveal is going to spook you out in a very good way!  Halloween is right around the corner, so I thought to myself…why not create a project that doubles as home decor?  When Authentique paper released their frightfully fabulous Masquerade collection, I  knew just what to do!

Authentique Masquerade Altered Printer's Tray by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

So I created a 12×12 altered printer’s tray with a photo folio tucked inside.  Oh, yes, I did!  This kit is going to be so much fun to make it’s scary!

We’ve got mini pumpkins, people!  And spooky little poison bottles!  Can we just talk about the orange polka dot ribbon and ghostly grey flowers? Ghoulishly glorious!

But what about photos?  No worries!  This darling little photo folio tucks right inside one of the compartments in the tray.

It is loaded with room for photos and journaling to help you document all your Halloween capers.

I’m over the moon for these fabulous patterned papers from Authentique!  How about you?  And can you say “glitter brads?”

Of course, I’ve added my signature flips, flaps and fun inside the photo folio.

To see the project in action, please enjoy this YouTube Video tour.

 

Masquerade Home Decor Kit Details

Let me start off by telling you that this is a very limited edition kit.  We bought all the printer’s trays we could find.  Because of the epidemic, production has halted on this item.  So there are only 60 kits, and we expect them to sell out quickly.  You have been warned!  LOL

This kit is all treats and no tricks:

  • 12×12 Wooden Printer’s Tray with Brass Handle
  • 10 sheets of 12×12 Authentique Masquerade Collection
  • 12×12 Die Cut Cardstock Elements Sheet
  • 12×12 Spectrum Cardstock in Orange Blossom and Black Jack/2 of each color
  • 49 & Market Flowers
  • Polka Dot Halloween Ribbon
  • Black Burlap String
  • 2 Jack-o-Lantern silvertone Charms
  • 7 miniature apothecary bottles
  • 3 miniature pumpkins
  • Small bottle of black paint
  • PDF Written Guide
  • Link to Private Video Tutorials

Just add your favorite adhesives, foam tape and standard crafting tools.  Everything else comes in the kit.  The price for the kit is $63.99.

Order your kit from The Button Farm Club by clicking on THIS LINK.

Think Halloween is just for the kiddies?  Not so, my pretties! This devilishly delightful  home decor kit is just the ticket for the young at heart!

To find past Button Farm Club Kits, please click HERE.

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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