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Christmas in July: Authentique Jingle

Christmas in July: Authentique Jingle Project Shares and Tutorials

Hello, Friends!  I’m sneaking just in under the wire to share a Christmas in July post using fabulous retro Christmas papers from Authentique Jingle!  We have a lot of ground to cover with project ideas, tutorials and even a video.  So grab a cuppa and a snack and we’ll get started!

Authentique Jingle by Kathy Clement Photo 01

It’s always a good idea to get a jump start on holiday projects. I’m hoping you’ll be inspired to get to work on your Christmas list as I share a new fancy fold card, a quick and easy flip folio and a trio of Christmas Gift Card Tag Ornaments with you today.

 You Better Not Pout Easel Step Card Tutorial with Authentique Jingle

Authentique Jingle Easel Step Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Cards that can double as gifts are awesome.  But cards that can be a card, a gift, and home decor…well those are fabulous, right?  This fun Easel Step Card design falls into that category.  I’ve seen these all over the internet lately.  This design is slightly modified so that I could make one of my standard 7″ x 5″ cards.  I have wonderful 12″ x 17″ kraft cardstock from Envelopes.com in my stash so there was no need to join papers together.  (Please note: you can find all the product links in the supply list at the end of this post.)   If you don’t happen to have this oversized cardstock in your stash, you can just join two 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of kraft cardstock with 1/2″ Scor-Tape, then cut, score and fold.

Authentique Jingle “You Better Not Pout Easel Step Card Measurements and Tips

Authentique Jingle Easel Step Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02

Here’s a side view of this fun to make card.  It comes together so quickly that you will want to make loads of them!

TIP:  Keep the embellishments on this card on the simple side.  You want it to be able to fold.

Measurements and Scoring Guide for Authentique Jingle “You Better Not Pout: Easel Step Card

Ink cut edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I also stitched around the perimeter of the two largest front panels

  • Start with a 11″ x 17″ piece of kraft cardstock from Envelopes.com
  • Trim to measure 7″ x 17″.
  • Now, on the long side, score at 1 1/4″ , 2 1/2″, 4 5/8″ 7″ and 12″
  • Starting with the 1 1/4″ score line, accordion fold as seen in the photo. (Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Valley, Mountain)
  • Next, burnish all scored/folded lines thoroughly with a bone folder.
  • Now cut 3 panels of designer paper that measure 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″.  If you wish to have a wider border around the card, use  6 3/4″ x 4 3/5″  panels.  One is for the card front, the other two for the card interior. (Jingle 1, Jingle 2, Jingle 5,  Jingle 7)
  • Then, cut two 6 7/8″ x 2″ panels of complementary designer paper.
  • Finally, cut two 6 7/8″ x 1 1/8 panels of complementary designer paper.

Authentique Jingle Easel Step Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 03

  • Now adhere the inner and outer layers to the card base.
  • Trim the card focal from Jingle Eight. back with thin foam tabs.  Center and adhere.
  • Now punch out the “You Better Not Pout” oval, the “Ho, Ho, Ho” border and the “Santa’s Almost Here” border from the 12″ x 12 Component Sheet.
  • Sand the edges to give them a snowy appearance.
  • Back with foam tabs and adhere.
  • Embellish as desired.

TIP: For easy mailing, leave off the bow, jingle bells and flowers.

Authentique Jingle “You Better Not Pout: Easel Step Card: A Peek Inside

Authentique Jingle Easel Step Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 04

Inside, I created a pocket from the “Dear Santa” component.  Then I die cut one of Eileen Hull’s Credit Card Sleeves and Tag Dies to serve as a gift card holder.  The cute little tag on the bottom is also cut with this die.

TIP:  Mat the credit card sleeve die cut on kraft paper for extra stability.  Be careful to add just a very thin bead of adhesive, or you won’t be able to fit the gift card in the sleeve.

Authentique Jingle Easel Step Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 05

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Now, you all know how much I love to use up my scraps.  After cutting the base for the Easel Step card, I had a lovely piece of 3 3/4″ x 17″ kraft card left over.  Why not use it to make a mini waterfall folio?  So I did.  Here’s how to create this super simple base:

  • First, score a 3 3/4″ x 17″ of kraft cardstock at 2 1/4″ , 2 1/2″, 9″ and 9 1/4″
  • Then, fold and burnish to create a vertical wallet with two 1/4″ spines and a tab closure.
  • Next, trim the short panel to measure 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″.
  • Now, cut 2 peppermint stripe panels to measure 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″.  These will line the tab closure.
  • Next, cut 4 Jingle panels to measure 3 3/4″ x 6 1/2″.  These will line the front and back covers, and the interior.  I used Jingle One, Jingle Six, Jingle Two and Jingle Six.
Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio: Cover Details

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 02

The focal image on the cover is made with one of the component sheet punch out images.

  • First, paint a Tim Holtz Baroque Frame with Iced Spruce and Picket Fence Distress Paints.
  • Next,  heat emboss the frame with Wow Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder.
  • Now, place the cooled frame over the component image and very lightly trace around the inside oval.
  • Cut out the image about 1/8″ wider than your traced lines.  Erase the lines.
  • Next, mat this image inside the Tim Holtz Foundry Frame.
  • Then, die cut a doily with a Spellbinder Oval Majesty Die.   Adhere the frame to the doily.
  • Now, sprinkle some Mini Pearls Prills to resemble snowballs.
  • Adhere a double layer bow tied with RRR Shell Grey Shimmer Satin Ribbon and Snowflakes on Red Satin Ribbon.
  • Finally, add Little Birdie Renae Classic Flowers.  Tap the leaves with Picket Fence Paint to resemble snow.

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 03

Here’s a peek at the top tab.

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio: A Peek Inside

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 04

The inside of this mini waterfall folio is very, very simple.  You can’t add a ton of embellishments or layers because the cover won’t close.  To stretch my designer paper, I used Authentique Spectrum Cardstock (Robin’s Egg Two, Red Licorice One) to create flaps, pockets and the waterfall.

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 05

Create a little flap/pocket on the top.

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 06

Use your scraps to create a little gift card wallet.

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 07

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 08

  • Cut the Spectrum Cardstock to measure 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.   I used a Corner Chomper Stub Punch to shape the corners.
  • Then score a 1/2″ flap on the top of each panel and adhere them to the base.
  • Cut an 8 1/2″ x 1″ strip of Jingle Six to serve as a belly band.  To do this, I wrapped the belly band around the waterfall and folded.
  • Then I adhered the belly band to the base of the folio.
  • Add magnets as a closure.

Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 09

Here you can see how I attached the belly band.  I also used scraps to create a little pocket filled with teeny tiny tags and an itty bitty folio.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Authentique Jingle is such an inspiring collection to work with.  I just kept getting one idea right after another.  Since so many of us give gift cards at Christmas, I knew I wanted to create some sort of super cute gift card holder.  Then I thought about handmade ornaments for the tree.  And what about gift tags?  So I kind of threw all these ideas into the hat and came up with these festive Gift Card Ornament Tags.  So, so fun (and easy) to make!

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02

Since I created a video tutorial for these tags, I won’t go into a lot of detail here. I’ll just show you the cute pictures with a quick comment.  Each tag has a ribbon/button hanger on the top.  I could see these hung on a tree, or strung on a banner or stocking hangers.  That way , they are also home decor.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 03

The reverse side of each tag has a cute little gift card holder.  These are made with Eileen Hull’s Credit Card Sleeves and Tags Dies from Sizzix.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 04

I die cut numbers from a retired My Favorite Things die set.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 05

This tag has a cute magnetic folio attached to the back.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 06

There’s the gift card holder and room to write a note and/or add a photo.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 07

This is the tag we will make together in the video tutorial.  I’ve used the G45 Square Tag and Clock Dies on all these tags.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 09

The back side has another cute magnetic folio.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 10

With the gift card holder tucked inside.

Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial

So are you ready to get your craft on?  This video has a short overview of each project with tips and tricks to help you re-create them.  Then there’s a full tutorial for the final tag.  Enjoy!

Thanks so much for hanging with me!  I know this was a long post!  But I really wanted to share measurements, tips and instructions with you.  You’ll find the linked supply list below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Jingle Supply List

All projects use the Authentique Jingle 12×12 Collection Kit and 12×12 Components (comes with collection kit)  If you make all 3 projects, you may need more than one collection kit.  I’ve organized the supply list by project for your convenience.

Please Note: I link to products whenever possible.  However, some items have been in my stash a long time and I no longer know where they came from.  Other items may be retired.  Find substitutes in your stash.

Easel Step Card:

Jingle Mini Christmas Waterfall Folio

Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever with Authentique Alpine and Tammy Tutterow Designs

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Creative Crew Friday with Tammy Tutterow Designs.  I am so excited about today’s project, as it involves a fabulous pop up card design.  I have a YouTube video to share the Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever!

Twist and Pop cards burst on the scene a little over a year ago and I was instantly captivated by them.  The big problem with this amazing fancy fold card was that you practically needed an engineering degree to put one together.  The pop up mechanism was complicated and bulky and it was really easy to get discouraged during the creative process.

But I love a good interactive card, so I set my mind on coming up with a design that was less bulky, easier to create and would accommodate a larger card base. First,  I spent a whole day watching dozens of twist and pop card videos and reading blog posts. While I gleaned some good tidbits from each video/tutorial I viewed none of them completely met my expectations.

Then I spent an entire day “fussing with paper” until I felt I had a design that was sleek and easy to create.  In fact, it was so much fun that I ended up making TWO cards for you today instead of just one.  So let’s get this show on the road and dig in to this Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever.

 

Cold  Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

This first card is made with Tammy Tutterow’s amazing Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Cling Stamp.  The card base measures a generous 5″ x 6″.  This is considerably larger than the 4.25″ x 5.5″ card tutorials that I found online.  Goal number one?  Make a larger card.  Check!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2

First, I stamped the image onto patterned paper from Authentique’s Alpine Collection Kit.  Then I colored it in with a combination of colored pencils and alcohol markers.  Next, the stamped panel was stitched onto a navy cardstock mat. Now I created my card base from the same navy cardstock and added a stitched panel of designer paper from Alpine.  Then I die cut felt flowers using Bitty Posie and Posie Parts to add to the card along with some ribbon and a cute novelty button.   I die cut a couple of banner flags using Tammy’s Frayed Banners and topped them with vintage red buttons from my stash.  Card front is done!  Easy peasy!

Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: The Party is on the Inside!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3

There’s nothing more fun than opening up a twist and pop card….unless you are watching someone open one for the first time!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

This cheery array of Tammy’s Mini Envelopes and Pockets decorates the pop up mechanism.

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5I even included a little shaker element!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 6

Each mini envelope has been decorated with stickers or images from the Alpine Collection Kit.  The envelopes are held in place with small magnets.  Cute images from the 6×6 bundle are tucked inside.  Find all the details in the YouTube tutorial below.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with Authentique Alpine Collection

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 1

How much do we love this winter llama and penguin?  Yeah, a lot!  This second card is the one that we will build together in the YouTube tutorial below.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 2Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 3

Like the Cold Hands card, it has a fun twist and pop design.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 4

This time, instead of adding envelopes, I just decorated each panel of the pop up mechanism.  How fun are these images?

So are you ready to dig in and get busy with The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever?  Join me below!

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever on YouTube

And Now, A Fond Farewell

I also wanted to share with you that this is my last post as a member of Tammy’s Creative Crew. I have loved every minute of being part of this team.  Tammy is the most generous, laid back and encouraging person I’ve ever worked with.  The Creative Crew is immensely talented, supportive and fun.  It has been a great gig!

Don’t worry!  I’ll continue to use Tammy’s amazing dies and stamps in my creations and will share them with you here.  Tammy also has some exciting changes going on, so be sure to visit her blog to read all about it.  You’ll also find links to inspiring projects from the rest of the Creative Crew.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and techniques 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

The Easiest Twist And Pop Card Tutorial Product Links

 

BOTH CARDS: Authentique Alpine Collection Kit (includes sticker sheet) and 6×6 Bundle

 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Blessings Card Duo

Really Reasonable Ribbon Vintage Blessings Card Duo

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! I don’t know what it is about fall, but it always inspires feelings of gratitude in my heart.  Maybe it’s thankfulness for the cooler weather after a long hot summer.  Perhaps it’s the bright blue sky and gorgeous fall colors.  Or it could be the promise of Thanksgiving on the horizon.  Whatever it is, it sure does make my heart happy.  Today I’ve used Really Reasonable Ribbon to add the finishing touches to a Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Card Duo.  I hope these cards will stir up that same thankful feeling in your heart.

Vintage Blessings Easel Card

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 1

Felt flowers are my latest obsession, and I love the fall color they add to this 5″ x 7″ vertical easel card.  (I’ll share product links below the post.)

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 2

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 3I searched all through my ribbon cart for something that would pull all these vibrant colors together.   This rustic Plaid Ribbon in Rust and Ivory tones was equal to the task.

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 4I love the way this triple loop bow draws the eye to the sentiment on my cute little house.  Topping the ribbon with a Natural Burlap String Bow and an acorn adds to the card’s rustic feel.

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 5

Like all easel cards, this one folds down for mailing.

Vintage Blessings Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 6

Inside, I’ve added a small treat pocket and a sentiment.

A Little Bit of Ribbon Goes a Long Way

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 1

 

I love to find creative ways to use my ribbon scraps.  This little piece of Ivory/Rust ribbon left over from tying the triple loop bow was too small to use.  Or was it?

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 2

As it turns out, it was just the right size to finish off the safety pin embellishment on this 5″ x 7″ card.  I simply snipped the ends, slipped it through the circle on the end of the safety pin, then tied it in place with Natural Burlap String.

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 3

It’s a small detail that makes a big impact, drawing the eye to an embellishment that might otherwise be overlooked.  I love that about ribbon!

Here’s a look at the other details on this happy little card.

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 4 Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 6

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 7Creating the inside of this card was really fun.  I tucked a recipe card, tea bag wallet and honey stick into the shallow pocket.

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 8

Live Laugh Love All Occasion Card Vintage Blessings by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Photo 9Of course, there’s room to tuck a gift card inside, too.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Wishing you a heart of gratitude…

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Simple Stories Vintage Blessings

  • 6″ x 8″  Paper Pad
  • Chipboard Stickers
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Sticker Sheets

Tammy Tutterow Dies by Spellbinders

Tim Holtz Fall Foliage Thinlits Dies by Sizzix (fall leaves)

 

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo

Hello, G45’ers!  Have you seen Graphic 45’s gorgeous Winter Wonderland Christmas Collection yet?  Filled with images of old barns, snow laden trees, winter songbirds and rustic patterns, it’s like taking a walk in the New England countryside of my childhood.  I recently had a chance to play with these gorgeous images and papers and worked up a Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo to share with you here.

A Spoonful of Christmas: Winter Wonderland Christmas Card #1

Winter Wonderland Spoonful of Christmas Card Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

This vintage Santa Spoon was waiting for me to grab it on one of my junkin’ adventures.  It is part of a set of 4, and I scooped them up in a New York minute!  Why I love these vintage spoons, so much, I’ll never know, but I am amassing a nice little collection to use in my crafting.

To give the spoon this frosty appearance, I added a touch of Picket Fence Distress Paint.  First, I place a small dot of the paint on my craft sheet.  Then I tap my finger into the ink.  Next, I tap most of the paint off onto the craft sheet and then just lightly dab it onto the spoon.  This way, the silver still shines through, but the edges look frosty.

Creating the Flower Clusters

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1Poinsettia are a classic choice for Christmas, so I knew I wanted to add them to this card.  The Petaloo Burlap Poinsettia I had in my stash were too bright for this rustic paper.  But no worries…flowers can be altered to match a paper collection.

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

First, lay your flowers out on a craft sheet or a nice sized piece of scrap paper.  Then mix up some Lobster , Iridescent Gold,  and Bronze Glimmer Mists by rolling the bottle between your hands.  This prevents small particles of glitter from getting stuck in the spray mechanism.  Next, spritz the mists and dry gently with a heat tool.  Repeat if necessary.

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

Adding different textures to a flower cluster makes for an interesting and more natural looking arrangement.  Combine Vintage Velvet Dogwoods with fussy cut poinsettia leaves from the paper collection.  Then tie the whole thing together with gorgeous Vintage Christmas Plaid Ribbon and Natural Burlap String Bows.

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Don’t be afraid to take your design off the edge of your card. After double matting each card layer, I shifted each one a little further to the right creating a sort of stair-step effect on the card.

A Spoonful of Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

The inside is simply finished with more beautiful papers from the collection.

Spoonful of Christmas Supply List

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Rustic Holiday
  • Nordic Greetings
  • Yule Post

Other Supplies

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo #2: Christmas Songbird Easel Card

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

I’ve loved watching and listening to songbirds all my life.  When I saw the sweet little songbirds in Graphic 45’s new Winter Wonderland collection I nearly burst into song myself!  I knew I wanted to feature the lovely swallow from the signature page on a Christmas card. This 7.25” x 5.25” easel style card came together very quickly thanks to the gorgeous patterns and images in this gorgeous winter collection.


Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2
Christmas Songbird Easel Card Tips and Tricks
  1. To create a quick card focal, use a large circle die to cut the bird image from the paper collection and mat it on a decorative circle die. Back it with foam tabs or waste chipboard to really make it stand out.
  2. Tap miniature pine cones with Picket Fence Distress Paint to add a natural, wintry feel to your card.
  3. Tie a trio of small, rusty jingle bells together with burlap string to decorate the easel card stopper.
  4. To add to the rustic feel of this card, distress the edges.  I curled the corners around my piercing tool to add to the vintage design.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3 Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5 Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card Duo Winter Songbird Easel Card by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Here’s a peek at the inside.  Using kraft cardstock as the base adds to the rustic appeal of the card.

Christmas Songbird Supply List

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland 12×12 papers

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Nordic Greetings
  • Yule Post

Other Products

If you’re like me, you’ve fallen in love with Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland.  I hope I’ve 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

Authentique Tricky Treats Halloween Banner

Authentique Tricky Treats Halloween Banner, Shaker Card & Card Folio Trio

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a trio of Tricky Treats made with Authentique Tricky Paper Collection.  There’s something for everyone here with a boo-tiful home decor banner, a spook-tacular shaker card and a creepy card folio project.  This trio of tricky treats is pure Halloween fun, and too cute to spook. Let’s start with the banner.

Authentique Tricky Treats #1: Boo-tiful Banner

Nothing says ” Halloween Party” like a boo-tiful banner!  This one comes together quickly thanks to the fiendishly fabulous patterns and images found in Authentique’s new Tricky collection and some of my trusty cutting dies.

You’l find links to the supplies and dies that I used at the end of this post.  To make quick work of building this boo-tiful banner, it helps to follow a recipe.

  • First, die cut the banner base layer from black cardstock.
  • Next, die cut a mix of patterned papers.
  • Then, die cut some black doilies, or use black doilies that you have in your stash.
  • Now, die cut stars from goth black cardstock and patterned paper.
  • Next, die cut Tim Holtz Hocus Pocus Images from both black cardstock and patterned papers.
  • Then glue the patterned die cuts to the black cardstock, offsetting slightly to create a shadow.  This helps the image to POP off the page.
  • Use a circle die to cut out a patterned paper center for each doily.  If you don’t have a circle die that matches the size of your doily, simply trace the inside edge of the doily onto patterned paper and cut with scissors.
  • Layer everything up with foam tape or waste chipboard.

These witch legs crack me up!  Easy to fussy cut, I layered them up with foam tape, then added some die cut Halloween numbers.

Instead of adding the straight cut images from the Tricky cut apart page, I die cut them with a circle die.

 

Each pennant is attached to 1.5″ Black Plaid Ribbon with a Tim Holtz Binder Clip. Orange and Gold Shimmer Ribbon bows are tied between the pennants.

It only takes a moment to fussy cut this spider web but it makes a real visual impact.  So worth the time!  And, how about this cute black bat popped up on foam tabs?  Adding dimension to a project adds visual interest. Purple flowers add contrast and a bold pop of color as well.

Authentique Tricky Treats #2: Tricky Shaker Card

True confession: I’m hooked on shaker cards.  They sparkle, they move, then make a fun noise when you shake them…what could be better than that?

This 5″ x 7″ easel style shaker really takes things to the next level.

Trim the sentiment from the top of a sheet of Tricky designer paper and mat it on purple cardstock. Then weave it between your fingers to give it this wavy shape.  Glue down the ends and the middle and just like that, you’ve got a fun stopper element for this easel card.  I found these cheeky crows in my stash, and had to add them to the card…aren’t they fun?

There’s nothing but treats inside this Tricky Treat Shaker Card.  Because I don’t have any Halloween sentiment stamps, I created my own on my computer.

Authentique Tricky Treats #3: Halloween Card Folio for Grown Up Ghouls

How about a spook-tacular card folio for grown up ghouls?  This 5″ x 7″ treat fits the bill.

This is such a quick and easy make!  Just create a 5″ x 7″ card base with a 1/2″ spine.  Then add a layer of this pretty dot paper, a strip of diagonal stripes and stitch the focal panel to black cardstock.  Create some paper rosettes and layer it all up with pretty flowers, ribbon, tine, buttons and whatever other goodies catch your eye.

Just for fun, use a watch face in the center of your paper rosette.  Or maybe a corduroy button. And why not invite a little black cat to the party?

The inside of this card has a pair of pockets filled with Halloween treats.  Dark Chocolate, anyone?

How about a cup of orange and spice tea…with honey, of course!  I also created this little 3.25″ x 4.5″ accordion fold folio with leftover pieces on my work space.  This is such a great way to clean up scraps, make something pretty and tidy up your work space all at the same time.

I decorated both sides of this little folio with bits and pieces of designer paper.

How fun would it be to leave one of these fiendishly fabulous cards on a co-worker’s desk with a note that says, “You’ve been booed!” ?

I hope these Authentique Tricky Treats have sparked your imagination with some ideas for your own Halloween decor.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Tricky Collection, Black Cardstock, Deep Purple Cardstock

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