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Cheerful Teacup Pansies Friendship Card

 

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Cindy P from Vicki’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

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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Other: Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint/Violet

 

 

 

Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop

Stamperia Ceremony Shaker Card Folio Spellbinders APG Elegant Infinity Die of the Month by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop and Giveaway! Two Chances to Win!

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen comment came from MaryH.  Thank you for  hopping!

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Brenda’s Blog.  If so, you are right on track.  But don’t worry…I have a complete hop list at the end of this post.  This inspiration blog hop is loaded with great ideas for using the Spellbinders March 2020 Club Kits.  You will want to visit all the blogs in the list, then comment on the Spellbinder’s Blog to let them know you completed the hop. To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinder’s blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, March 22nd, 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.

Spellbinders is also allowing me to pick a random comment from my blog to receive a $25 gift certificate. I will  announce the winner at the top of this post blog on 3/22/2020.  If you are the lucky winner,   contact Spellbinders at [email protected] by  3/29/2020 with the subject line Spellbinders March 2020 Blog Hop Winner from the Kathy by Design Blog.

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.  

Stamperia Ceremony Love Card for the Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Elegant Infinity Spellbinders March 2020 Club Inspiration Blog Hop Stamperia Ceremony by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I decided to go dreamy and romantic with the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Die of the Month Club.  The versatility of this die allowed me to use the square and circle dies to create a lovely shaker frame for this Stamperia Ceremony card folio.  Here’s how:

  • First, die cut the frame from both patterned paper and cream cardstock.
  •  Next,  adhere the die cut layers together to create a sturdy and functional shaker frame.
  • Now, adhere clear cardstock to the back of the die cut frame.  Use an adhesive that dries clear, and wipe off any smudges that might occur.  I use Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next add  3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side.
  • Decide where you want to place your shaker frame.  Then place your sequin mix in the center of that area.
  • Finally, adhere the square frame as a diamond to create visual interest.
Finishing Details

I love the fact that this die comes with every element to perfectly finish the card design.

  • Die cut the corner pieces from cream cardstock and the sentiment from gold foil for extra elegance.
  • Next, cut patterned paper with the 2 floral from the collection to create perfectly coordinated flower clusters.

TIP: Cut flower layers from scraps of your patterned paper!

Finish things up by die cutting the sentiment from a bit of Gold Foil paper.

A Peek Inside

The Elegant Infinity Dies found a home on the inside of this card as well.  Die cut the square frame without the inner circle and medallion piece.  Then mat on soft pink cardstock to create an elegant note card.  Die cut the corner piece from cream and patterned paper.  Adhere them together, staggering the edges a bit to create a elegant corner pocket to hold the note card in place.

This vintage button from my stash adorns a little photo folio.

 

Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop: On With the Hop

Now let’s get on with this Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop!  Here is the list of blog participating in the hop.  The next stop  is Linda Parker’s blog.   You’ll find the complete hop list below.

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Jean Manis

Henriëtte van Mierlo

Daniel West

Gemma Campbell

Dina Kowal

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Jill Hilliard

Joy Baldwin

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Ashley Tucker

Svitlana Shayevich

Rebecca Luminarias

Brenda Noelke

Kathy Clement

Linda Parker

Varada Sharma

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jeanne Jachna

Michelle Short

Yasmin Diaz

Laurie Willison

Ilina Crouse

Laura Volpes

Alicia Havranek

Channin Pelletier

Michelle Zerull

Annie Williams

Sheri Holt

Norine Borys

Ivana Camdzic

Desiree Kuemmerle

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration you can use in your next crafty adventure!  If so, I ‘d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.  To see another project made with the APG Elegant Infinity Dies, click HERE.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Tall and Skinny Card

Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Tall and Skinny Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Tall and Skinny Card for the RRR Hop

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Tall and Skinny Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  We are showcasing the gorgeous Garden Delights Ribbon Club Assortment this month.  If you love spring flowers and gardening, these ribbons will make your heart happy!

Since I had just purchased these lovely Carta Bella Farmhouse Market papers, I decided to work with the coral toned ribbons from the collection.  They are a perfect match up for the saturated hues and floral patterns.

Ribbon can be used in so many different ways when you are designing a card.  Coral Rose Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon acts as a border along the base of this 4″ x 8 1/2″ cut away card.

The same ribbon  looks amazing tucked into the bow cluster with some cream flowers and iridescent metallic string.

Wrap the same iridescent metallic string around the top of the card to add a touch of shine.  Then top with some flat back pearls to add a bit of elegance.

Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Tall and Skinny Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is pretty simple.  Add a sentiment from the ephemera pack.  Then make a quick and easy side pocket to hold a note card and a treat.

Mat the 4″ x 6″ journal card on cream cardstock so you can write a note on the back.  And you knew there had to be tea tucked in somewhere, didn’t you?

On With the Hop!

The next stop on your hop is Cherry’s lovely blog.   Hop on over to see what crafty goodness she has cooked up for you.  Then finish the hop over on the RRR Blog.  You will find a complete blog hop list there, as well as Bonnie’s Question of the Month.  Be sure to answer that, so your name will be entered into the drawing to win your very own Garden Delights Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not already subscribed to the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  Getting that pack of ribbons in the mail each month is like celebrating your birthday all year long!   You can find out how to subscribe HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations Tea Time Shaker Card

 

Heartfelt Creations Tea Time Shaker Card for the February 2020 Alumni Hop

This hop is now closed.  The winner of the hop is Helen, chosen from Vicki’s blog.

Heartfelt Creations Tea Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  This Tea Time Shaker Card is precisely my cup of tea!   Soft and shabby chic, it’s also super easy to put together, thanks to the easy to use dies!

Tea Time Shaker Card: Creating the Card Front

The base for this beauty is a 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine.   Here’s how to put the cover together:

  • First, stitch around  edges of the sweet lavender gingham background,
  • Next, cut a 3″ wide belly band from the print on the reverse side and adhere in the center of the gingham panel.
  • Now,  die cut  the Eyelet Lace Frame from white cardstock.  Then adhere a 4″ x 6″ panel of clear cardstock on the back side of the card.  TIP: adhere the clear cardstock with Art Institute Dries Clear adhesive.  It holds well, and as the name suggests, dries clear.
  • After this, place 3 layers of Darice 1/8″ foam strips around the edges of the clear cardstock to create a shaker frame.
  • Next, fill the center of the belly band with your favorite shaker mix.
  • Now carefully center the shaker frame over the card front.  Press in place to seal all the edges of the foam strips.
  • Die cut the tea pot, cups, and floral corners from the Tea Time Collection.  Back with foam strips to create dimension and adhere.
  • Die cut the small cherry blossoms, birds and leaves from the Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection.  Add Prills to the centers of the flowers and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Tie bows and adhere in the corners.

Tea Time Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

A box pocket and decorative panel carry this tea party inside the card.

Create a little treat wallet by scoring and folding the gingham paper from the collection.

Fill it up with lots of treats!  Now our shaker card is a gift.

Die cut the tags using the Tags Die.  Punch a hole at the top and connect with a small O ring.  Add ribbon, a cherry blossom and a sweet tea cup charm to finish the tag album.

On with the Hop!

This hop will remain open until 11:55PM EST on Monday, March 2nd.  Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind because one lucky comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.

The winner will be announced on this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page and Blog on Wednesday, March 4th at 8 AMEST.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop in the subject line.

The next stop on this hop is Els.  You’ll find a complete hop list as well as a linked supply list below.

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥  Glenda  ♥  Vicki   Candy ♥ Els ♥  

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Today I have a lemon fresh Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio to share with you.  You should be coming here fully inspired after visiting Karen’s lovely blog.  The ribbons on this pretty folio are from the gorgeous Blue and Brown Assortment of the RRR February Ribbon Club.

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club Assortment Blue & Brown

I chose to work with the luxurious Light Navy Checkerboard Satin and Light Navy Taffeta Ribbons for this project.

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio: Lemon Fresh

Is there any prettier color combination than these buttery yellow hues paired up with shades of blue?   The Light Navy ribbons are a picture perfect match for this Ciao Bella paper collection.  Because I’ve prepared a video tour of the folio for you, I’ll just share a few sneak peeks here. Then you can watch the video to learn tips and tricks for making the base.  For a linked supply list, look at the bottom of this post.

Ribbon is a wonderful addition to the interior of any project.

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio Video Tour

Learn lots of tips and tricks for creating this folio in this 10 minute project share video.

On With the Hop!

Now, let’s get on with the hop!  From here, you will hop over to see what fabulous ideas Linsey has in store for you.  When you’ve visited all the blogs in the hop, finish up on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you are not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club,I highly recommend it!  Each month you will receive by mail a fabulous assortment of color coordinated ribbons.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year.  To sign up, click HERE.

I hope I 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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