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Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet

Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet as my inspiration piece for the RRR Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   All the projects in today’s hop feature the Spooktacular September Ribbon Club Assortment.

This is one of my favorite Ribbon Clubs of the year.  I had a frightfully fun time working these ribbons into a Halloween themed photo wallet.

The wallet base is a 7″ x 5″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine.  Here are some fun tips for using the Ribbon Club assortment in your photo wallet design.

  • First, create a layered border on the left.  Attach 5/8″ Black Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  I like to do this before I adhere my card front to the base.  That way I can wrap the ribbon around to the back .  This creates a nice neat edge on the top and bottom. You also don’t have to worry about the raw ribbon ends fraying.
  • Next, adhere the 3/8″ Halloween Words Confetti Dot Ribbon in the center of the Black Satin.
  • Tie a double loop bow with 5/8″ Black Taffeta Ribbon. Adhere on the left hand side of the shaker frame.
  • Now tie a double loop bow with the 3/8″ Tangerine Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.  Adhere this on top of the black taffeta bow.

A Peek Inside

Create a 5 page flip folio on the top half of the card.  Each page is 4 3/4″ square.  A magnetic buckle closure holds everything in place.

Add flips and flaps inside the folio to create journaling spots or room for photo booth sized pics.

The final page is a pocket filled with cute Halloween tags.

You can add journaling or small photos on the back of the tags.

The pocket on the bottom half of the photo wallet holds a 4″ x 6″ mini folio. Dress up the front with images and stickers from the paper collection.  Add texture and design with a border cut from 3/8″ Geometric Print Grosgrain Ribbon from the Club Assortment.  Leave the inside blank for photos.

This is such a fun way to document this year’s Halloween costumes!  And the nicest part is that you can set the photo wallet out as part of your Halloween decor.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over to see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you this month.  Don’t forget to finish the hop on the RRR Blog. Answer Bonnie’s question of the month and you might be the lucky winner of your very own Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment!

But you don’t have to win the hop to get these lovely ribbons!  If you subscribe to the Ribbon Club, you’ll receive your very own Ribbon Club Assortment every month of the year!  It’s like getting a birthday present every single month.  You can find out how to subscribe HERE.

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

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Milestone Birthday Blog Hop Celebrating Ginger Ropp!

Authentique Hooray Milestone Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Milestone Birthday Blog Hop Celebrating Ginger Ropp!

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m particpating in a Milestone Birthday Blog Hop for the Queen of Papercrafting, Ginger Ropp!  You should be coming here from Ginny Nemchak’s fabulous blog.

Most of us  know Ginger by her blog and YouTube handle “My Sister’s Scrapper.”  Since Ginger can’t throw a big milestone birthday bash this year, she decided to have a little birthday blog hop and invited me and two of my other favorite creative sisters to participate.  So Annette Green (Annette’s Creative Journey) and Ginny Nemchak (Polly’s Paper Studio) and I are joining forces to make Ginger’s Milestone birthday memorable!

Before we dig in, I just want to sing Ginger’s praises for a moment.  I’ve followed her on YouTube and her blog for a very long time now.  She never fails to inspire me.  Her paper engineering skills are off the charts, and her video tutorials are fabulous.  But more than that, Ginger is an incredibly kind and generous person with a great sense of humor.  I got to meet her :”in real life” at Creativation in 2018, and she’s as warm and real and funny  as I had hoped.  Thanks, Ginger, for all the many ways your friendship has blessed my life!  I truly love and appreciate you!

Authentique Hooray Slightly Snarky Birthday Card

Slightly snarky birthday cards are always fun to make, give and receive.  Today I have a quick and easy 10 minute tutorial that will show you how to make this cute retro style card.

The paper is from Authentique’s Hooray collection.  I love the aqua and red color palette and all the fun little birthday patterns.

Here’s a peek at the inside.  I added a little die cut gift card holder and a wee note card, just for fun.

Video Tutorial

The video tutorial below will show you how to make this fun card.

The Giveaway

I also have a little giveaway over on my YouTube Channel, so you’ll want to be sure to check that out.  To be entered in the random drawing, you must be subscribed to my YouTube channel and leave a comment.  That’s it!   You’ll have to watch the video to find out what I’m giving away!

Now hop on over and see what the birthday girl, Ginger Ropp, has prepared for you.  I know she is doing a giveaway as well!  Hooray for birthdays!

Thanks so much for helping us celebrate Ginger’s birthday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop:  A Bucket of Sunflowers Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop begins here with a sunny bucket full of  Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflowers.

This hop remains open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 31st.  A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.  All you have to do is visit the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment on each blog and maybe you will be the lucky winner!

The winner will be announced at the top of this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook and blog on Wednesday, September 2nd.  If you are the lucky winner, claim your prize by contacting [email protected] within 72 hours of the announcement.  Write “Winner of the August 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

A Bucket Full of Sunflowers Shaker Card

August means sunflowers!  So I created a 6″ x 6″ shaker card using the Classic Sunflowers collection.  Here’s how to put this card base together.

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from heavy cardstock.
  • Next, cut the 6×6 card front from the Classic Sunflower Paper Pad. Trim 1/2″ from the sides.
  • Now, cut the center from the card front with a Cut, Mat, Create Die. This creates the shaker frame.
  • Then cut a slightly larger window panel from clear cardstock and adhere to the back side of the shaker frame.
  • Now, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the frame using the margins of the clear cardstock panel as your guide.
  • Cut a 6″ x 6″ panel of designer paper for the card front.  Center and adhere the die cut image on this panel.
  • Place your shaker mix in the center of the die cut image.  Then center and adhere the shaker frame over it.
Add Some Details

  • Next, die cut the ticket sentiment from the paper pad.  Back with foam adhesive and adhere on the right hand side of the card.
  • Cut fishtail banners on a snippet of ribbon and tuck under the ticket.
  • Next, thread 3 buttons and adhere in the bottom right corner of the card.
  • Now all we have to do is add our flowers! That’s the fun part!
Classic Sunflowers

Begin by stamping  several sets of Classic Sunflowers on Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.   I like to use this paper when I know I am going to treat my flowers to lots of inking. Because of its unique finish and its strength, this paper will not fall apart when exposed to ink, water and sprays. I used Archival Saffron Ink to stamp my flower layers. While the ink is still wet, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.   Once your flower layers are stamped, follow these steps.

  • Swipe Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks on a non-stick craft sheet.
  • Now mist the ink with water until little beads of moisture pop up.
  • Next, lay the stamped and embossed flower layers stamped side down in the inky puddles. Pick them up and dry them, then repeat.  You can dip, swipe and tap the papers into the ink until you have the color and depth you desire. When you dry the layers with your heat gun, the embossed layer below will pop back through so that the details still show.
  • Once all the layers are colored, die cut them with the Classic Sunflower Die.
  • Now shape with the largest Golf Tool.
  • Repeat this same process with the Leafy Accents Die.  Stamp with Olive Archival Ink and color with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.  Die cut and shape in the Leafy Accents Mold.

Fill the flower centers with Czech beads, Prills or even buttons!  Then adhere to the card front.  Tuck in a pretty bow, some burlap string and a button to finish the card front.

A Peek Inside

Cover the inside of the card with designer paper.  Fussy cut along the top edge of this sunflower image, mat on brown cardstock and make a pocket.  Tuck in a tea bag and a little note card where you can add your sentiment.

On With the Hop!

Are you ready to be inspired?  The Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared a wonderful blog hop that will be sure to get you in the mood to pull out your HC goodies and get crafting!  Here’s the hop list this month:

Kathy Clement

Amarilys Doria

Candy Slabaugh

Alissa Wells

Kerry Urbatch

Vicki Dutcher

Sarah Miller

Emily Niehaus

Lisa Gregory

Carole Wright

Oksana Clegg

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Stamperia Sweety Pop Up Card for Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop APG Fanfare Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Amazing Paper Grace Fanfare Die

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Bibi’s blog.  Today I’m featuring the Fanfare Die from the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit.  This wonderfully versatile set contains 8 dies.

I shared another project made with the Fanfare dies earlier this month.  You can find that HERE.   Today I have 2 more Fanfare projects to share with you, both made with Stamperia’s new Sweety Collection.

APG Fanfare Cupcake Doily Pop Up Card

To make the dimensional doily for this 6×6 pop up card, do the following:

  • First, die cut 14 of the smaller ornament pieces from cream cardstock.
  • Emboss each piece as you cut it by using the embossing mat sandwich option for your die cutting machine.
  • Next, align the center of 7 die cut/embossed ornaments.  Secure them with a small brad in the center.
  • Then fan out the individual “petals” to create a doily.
  • Repeat the above process with the remaining 7 die cuts.
  • Now gently fold each “petal” from the tip to the base to create extra dimension.
  • Finally, adhere the two doily layers together with foam squares so that the edges are staggered.

When you attach the chipboard cupcake image in the center of the doily, you will need to add double layers of foam squares or waste chipboard to hold it in place as well.

Now die cut some flower layers from your scraps and use these to adorn your card front.

A Peek Inside

Create a pop up scene inside your card.  (I have a tutorial made with another paper collection that shows how to do this.  You can find that tutorial HERE.)

Create a little fold down message flap on the base of the card.

This is a great place to write a personal message or even tuck in a gift card.

Fanfare Shaker Card

The Fanfare Frame and swirl insert are perfect for making elegant shaker cards.

  • First, die cut 2 frames/inserts from cream cardstock.
  • Next, offset the layers and adhere them together.  This creates a sort of drop shadow effect as well as strengthens the die cut frame.
  • Next, use only the frame die to cut a clear cardstock (acetate sheet) backer for the shaker frame.
  • Apply Dries Clear Adhesive to the back of the shaker frame.  Spread this out with your finger or a small paintbrush.  This will keep the glue from oozing out onto the clear cardstock.
  • Now adhere the clear frame to the back of the die cut frame.
  • Now attach 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the shaker frame.
  • Fussy cut the sentiment from the paper collection and adhere to the card base.
  • Now place your shaker mix on the card base cover with the shaker frame.  Press gently to seal.

Adorn with flowers, ribbon and a Reneabouquets dragonfly charm.

A Peek Inside

This is one of my “Tea Party in a Box” cards.  Tuck an individually wrapped tea bag dressed up with designer paper scraps and a matching honey stick into the small pocket on top.

Then add a bookmark, chocolate treat and a note card to the pocket on the bottom. Decorate the note card with the Fanfare die cut and ornament pull tab.

Spellbinder’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on their blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 26th. 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

I’ll also be drawing a winner from the comments made on my blog post.  The winner will  receive a $25 Spellbinders gift certificate. Please comment on my blog post to be eligible. The randomly chosen winner will contact Spellbinders at [email protected]  by              August 2nd, 2020      .

Please write Spellbinders July 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog in the subject line.  I’ll contact the winner via e-mail and post the name at the top of this post on .

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.

On With the Hop

Click on these links to visit all the blogs in the July Hop.

Spellbinders Blog

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Carrie Rhoades

Bibi Cameron

Kathy Clement  (You are here)

Alicia Havranek

Jill Hilliard

Laurie Willison

Joy Baldwin

Jean Manis

Virginia Lu

Ilina Crouse

Varada Sharma

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jeanne Jachna

Gemma Campbell
Now hop on over and see what Alicia 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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Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Mary Holshouser, selected randomly fro Carole Wright’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!  The next Alumni Hop is July 31st. 

Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop: Sea Breeze Sails in the Sunset Shaker Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop!  This month I am longing for the beach, so I chose to create a Sea Breeze Sails in the Sunset Shaker Folio.  So put on a pair of flip flops, grab a windbreaker and join me for a lovely cruise through this interactive shaker folio.

The folio base is a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 1/2″ trifold folio constructed from 100# cardstock.  I don’t  have a tutorial this month, but I have a walk through video that is loaded with tips, how to’s and measurements that will help you create your own version of the project.

Creating the shaker frame

Heartfelt Creations Sea Breeze Sunset Sail Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Create a shaker frame for the folio cover.

  • First, select a background image from the paper collection and trim it to measure 6″ x 6″.
  • Then select a 6×6 framed card front and cut out a window inside the frame.
  • Use a craft knife and ruler to cut a large “X” from corner to corner of the image.
  • Now insert your scissors and trim away the excess paper.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock.
  • Use Dries Clear Adhesive and wipe away any smudges.
  • Next, apply foam tape around the perimeter of the frame.
  • Place shaker element in the center of the background paper.  I also added a real sand dollar, auger shell and a tiny shell filled with pearls. A round disc made from shells serves as the rising moon in the scene.
  • Now line up the frame and the background panel and press the foam tape in place.
The Flowers

The floral cascade is a mix of Oakberry Lane, Purr-Fect Posies and Delightful Daisies.  I had previously stamped, colored and layered these flowers for other projects.  But they worked together beautifully with this color palette.  The daisies and purr-fect posies are painted with diluted Distress Ink and a water brush to help them blend harmoniously with the Oakberry Lane flowers.  The finishing touch was a touch of Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.  Thin the mousse with water, then tap on lightly with a sponge.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look inside the folio.  I’ve combined designer papers from Sea Breeze and Under the Sea.

The folio is filled with pockets, flaps, flip pages and interactive elements.

There is also lots of room for journaling.

You Tube Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

To help you see how all the interactive elements work together, I’ve prepared a short video tour with lots of tips, tricks and measurements.

On With the Hop!

The hop begins here and remains open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, June 29th.  One comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, July 1st.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page at that same time.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing [email protected] Please write “Winner of the June 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Here’s the hop line up:

♥ KATHY (You are HERE)

Rosa 

Vicki

Kerry

Magda 

Lisa 

Amarilys

Carole

Candy 

Sarah 

♥  Oksana

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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