Category Archives: Birthday Cards

Laserowe Love Coral Romance Birthday Card

Laserowe Love Coral Romance Birthday Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you  just love it when you find the perfect paper collection to you with your RRR Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment?

Laserowe Love Coral Romance Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This Laserowe Love Coral Romance paper collection pairs up perfectly with the Bright Pink Plaid Ribbon from the June Ribbon Club Assortment.    I’ve topped it with some retired Petaloo flowers from my stash to make a pinkalicious bow cluster.

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Everything about this card says “Summer is here!”

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The gorgeous lasercut chipboard frame on this card is also from Laserowe Love.  I’ll tell you more about them in a moment.  But first, let’s take a look inside this pretty pink card.

Laserowe Love Coral Romance Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

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I used a new Heartfelt Creations Pocket Die to made the hidden pocket on the card interior.

 

Laserowe Love Coral Romance Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

Then I used the cut out tags from the paper collection to make this adorable book mark.  The sentiment stamp is so fun, don’t you think?  It’s a retired stamp set that I just love.

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Here’s how I made the bookmark:

  • First, trim the tag from the Coral Romance Paper Collection.
  • Then adhere only the top edge of the tag to a slightly larger rectangle of the coral fabric paper in the collection.
  • Now trim about 1/8″ around the tag to make a 2-layer tag.
  • Next, stamp a sentiment on a scrap of cream cardstock and trim it out into a square.
  • Then stitch the sentiment onto more of the coral fabric patterned paper and adhere to the tag.
  • Punch a hole at the top of the tag and loop crochet lace, 3/8″ Hot Pink Satin with a Metallic Edge,  and Summer Fun Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon through the hole. (These are all part of the June Ribbon Club Assortment.)
  • Slip charms over a length of silver metallic string and tie to secure in place. Add to the ribbon cluster.
  • Tie a bow with Bright Pink Plaid around the above ribbons to hold everything in place.
  • Adhere a pretty flower to cover the knot.

By leaving the bottom 2/3 of the tag open, you can now slip it over the pages of a book, making the perfect bookmark.

Laserowe Love Coral Romance Birthday Card: Who is Laserowe Love?

If you are like me, I had never  heard of Laserowe Love until I received a lovely message from my new friend, Sylwia at Laserowe Love about 6 weeks ago.  She sent me a link to her website and asked if they could send me a box of goodies.  And of course, I said yes!    I’m so glad I did, because these paper and laser cut primed chipboard pieces are gorgeous.  Here’s a look at my unboxing video.

You can purchase Laserowe Love products in the US at The Frantic Stamper.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use with your June Ribbon Club Assortment.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card for the May 2019 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  This month I’m sharing a darling Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel card done up in vibrant summer colors.

And it’s not just a shaker card!  It’s an easel card, too.  These colors make me think of tropical fruit punch, and I think they are just perfect for a summer birthday card.   Our darling granddaughter will be turning 10 next month.  Every since she was born, that girl has loved to swing.  So this cutie patootie squirrel in a tire swing is the perfect image to use on her birthday card.

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Creating the Shaker Element

The shaker element for this card is easy to make when you use Heartfelt Creations’ Eyelet Rectangle and Basics Die.  Here’s how:

  • First select the #4 and #5 die from the Eyelet Rectangle packet. (The largest die is the #1 die.)
  • Line the dies up on a piece of white cardstock so that the space between the two dies is even all the way around.
  • Place a small piece of washi tape over the dies to keep them from shifting.
  • Run the dies through your die cutting machine.  This piece will be the frame for the shaker element.
  • Now, run just the #4 die through your machine.  The center piece will be intact.  This becomes the base for your shaker element.
  • Now, trim the “Spread your Wings” image from the Oakberry Lane Paper Collection to fit the base.  ( 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″)  Adhere this to the base.
  • Now, cut a 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ piece of clear cardstock and adhere it to the back of the frame.  Clean up any glue from the edges with a baby wipe.
  • Place 3 layers of Darice Foam Strips on the back of the frame, being sure to position them so they will not show through the shaker window.
  • Now fill the shaker with Jellyfish Sparkletz.
  • Die cut the tire swing squirrel from the paper collection using the Furry Tailed Frolic Die Set. Back with dimensionals and position on the base.
  • Finally, remove the top layer of liner tape and press the image face down onto the adhesive.
Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Oakberry Lane Flowers

These Oakberry Lane Flowers are so pretty!  Here’s how I made them:

  • First, stamp 2 sets of flowers and leaves onto HC Flower Making Paper using Archival Magenta Hue Ink.
  • Heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Sponge with a combination of Saffron, Magenta and Hibiscus Inks.  (I have older Archival inks…the names have changed, but you get the idea.)
  • Spritz with water to blend the ink a little.
  • Die cut with the Oakberry Lane Flower Dies.
  • Place Face Down in the 3-D Blossoms Shaping Mold.  I like to use 2 layers at a time.  Follow the instructions for your machine, and run through .
  • Spray with Poodle Pink Glimmer Mist and Heat Dry.
  • Pierce the centers and insert pearl stamens.

Oakberry Lane Shaker Easel Card: Pocket Stopper

Every easel card needs a stopper to make it stand upright.  For this card, I die cut a pocket using the Patchwork Pocket & Patterns Die.  Then I matted the pocket on the same cardstock that my designer paper layers are matted on.  (These are older colors from my stash, and I no longer no the name.)

Next, I folded some 1″ strips of paper in half and adhered them, folded side out to the sides of the pocket.  Leave the top open .

Here’s a peek inside this frisky little card.

You can die cut some of the cute tags from the paper collection to tuck into the pocket.  I’ll write a note to Sophie on the larger tag.

On With the Hop!

This hop runs from 8AM EDT today, Friday May 31st until 11:59PM EDT on Monday, June 3rd.  At the conclusion of the hop, a comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  So be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop!

A winner for the hop will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, June 5th.  The winner then has 72 hours to claim the prize by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with “Winner of the May Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop line up for this month:

KATHY (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥ VickiGloria  ♥ Kristina Alissa Susan

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  Thanks so much for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  This cheery Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card folio is a gift and a card all in one.

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Sweet and fresh as a spring day, this card is also quick and easy to put together.

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the green check paper on a slightly larger layer of pink cardstock.  Then mat a second time on olive green cardstock.
  • Then stitch the layers together on your sewing machine.  Throw in a few zig-zag stitches just for the fun of it!
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of the green leaf pattern.  Stitch this onto a slightly larger layer of the green cardstock.
Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio: Finishing Touches

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  • Fussy cut around the white line on the sentiment panel.  This little detail makes all the difference in the world.

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  • Place foam tape or waste chipboard behind the sentiment panel and adhere to the card.  This simple step adds loads of dimension.
  • Now, from the sticker sheet, find “Fresh Flowers”, the pink rain boots and the “Beautiful Day” circular sentiment. Add these to the card as seen in the photo.
  • Adhere a cluster of flowers along the left hand side of the sentiment.
  • Tuck in a bow tied with Pink Plaid Ribbon.
  • Place a mini binder clip on the right hand side of the sentiment panel.  Tie a bit of pink burlap string around the post.
Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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Create a little sentiment panel from a scrap of the pink cardstock.  Punch two holes through the left hand side.  Then run a bit of ribbon through the holes and tie a vintage silver spoon in place.

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For the pocket on the bottom, create a little treat wallet.  Tuck in a tea bag, chocolate and honey stick.  Now you’ve got a unique and lovely birthday gift.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so,, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  To see more projects made from this Carta Bella Spring Market Collection, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are having a happy and creative week this week!  I’m still working away at my list of August birthday cards.  This Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card is for our middle son.  He loves to read, loves the color blue, is a natty dresser and is shocked to find himself well established in his 3rd decade here on earth.  I was thinking of all these things while creating this fun vintage card.

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This is an older collection from Authentique, but you can still find it online at Country Craft Creations.  I love the blue and brown color palette and the wonderful plaids and paisleys in this collection.  Putting this 5″ x 7″ top fold card together was a breeze!

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To add a little dimension to the card, I fussy cut the book binding from the 12×12 paper pad.  Then I gently pushed the sides together which rounded out the spine.  Don’t push too hard, or you’ll end up folding the paper!  Next, I glued just the outside edges down so that the binding would keep its shape.  It sounds complicated, but it’s actually pretty easy to do.

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The focal image is fussy cut from one of the 3″ x 4″ images on the cut apart page.  Pop this up on waste chipboard to add even more dimension.  The turn tab is a simple Spellbinder’s Large Circle die cut from patterned paper.  I love adding round shapes to a card design as it seems to really break up all those square corners!  The vintage button is from a jar that I picked up at a local flea market.  Brads are from Tim Holtz Dapper Collection.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card: Alcohol Ink and Metal Embellishments

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Do you ever alter metal embellishments with Alcohol Ink?  I used Mushroom and Cloudy Blue to color this Tim Holtz Quote Charm.  It also was applied to the vintage button.  It’s a quick way to customize metal embellishments.  Just apply a drop or two directly from the bottle and watch the magic take place before your very eyes!

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

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A flap feature and pocket dress up the card interior.  I also added some Tim Holtz Paper Dolls to amp up the vintage vibe of the card.  I love the visual impact they make!

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Turn the flap and you’ll find a wonderful quote from the 3×4 Rugged Life Cards. (retired) A scrap of designer paper serves as a pocket.  I tucked two more Life Cards into the pocket. Each has a newborn photo of our son: one with Dad and one with Mom.

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Since my trusty 1 3/8″ circle punch gave up the ghost a while back, I’ve been using my Spellbinder’s Circle dies to cut the thumb hole on my pockets.  I’ve decided I like it so well, I’m not going to replace the punch!  Here’s the gift card holder I tucked into the pocket.  Both Dale and I wrote personal notes to our son inside.

So, that’s the first of 2 masculine birthday cards.  I’ll share the next one with you once I get it made.

I hope I 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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card Supply List

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  I promised to share this Authentique Durable Masculine Birthday Card with you as soon as I found the time to get it made.  This one is for our eldest (firstborn) son.  This guy is such a fabulous family man. He just adores his wife and 3 little girls. As a partner in Dale’s roofing business, he’s an essential member of our family.  He’s also an amazing artist, working with wood and metal. Since he loves to repurpose scrap wood, metal and other found objects, I thought he would enjoy the little metal tools on this vintage card.

This is one of my standard 5″ x 7″ top fold cards.  The papers are from Authentique’s Durable Collection (retired, but you can still find a few HERE.) I tossed in a few scraps from Authentique Rugged as well.  Ivory/Brown/Copper Ribbon and Natural Burlap string make for a great bow cluster.

Once again, I’ve added a decorative turn tab.  This is made with a Spellbinder’s Label Eight Die.  I centered the die on a scrap of designer paper and held it in place with tape.  Then I ran it just half way through my die cutting machine.  I really like the decorative element this adds to the card.

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card: A Closer Look

Our son always has a carabiner hitch in his truck.  It seemed fitting to add one to this card along with these adorable miniature tools.  The Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Typed Token has been altered with alcohol inks.  I’ve had the mini wooden ruler in my stash for ages, but I think you could substitute these Tim Holtz wood ruler pieces and be just fine. Metal gears are always a great addition to a masculine card. The steampunk clock charm adds another circular element to the mix.

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

To create the pocket, I used my Spellbinder’s Large Circle Nestablities Die.  The paper panel was stamped with a tool background that I’ve had in my stash for ages.  Then I used the scraps on my table to create the little gift card holder.

I’m excited to give this handyman themed card to our son.  He is like the rugged tree from the quote: his roots go down deep, and he is solid at his core.  We are very proud of him

I hope I shared some tips and tricks 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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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