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Graphic 45 Seasons Autumn Rhapsody Card Folio

Graphic 45 Seasons Autumn Rhapsody Card Folio

Hello Friends!  Fall has finally arrived here in North Carolina, so I thought I would share this lovely Graphic 45 Seasons Autumn Rhapsody Card Folio with you today.  This came in as a special order in my Etsy shop, and I had such fun putting all these lovely fall elements together.

The layers in this card remind me of walking in the woods on a clear blue October day.  Leaves rustle under my feet, cheeky squirrels hop from branch to branch, songbirds and butterflies flit about gathering the last bit of warmth and sunshine before winter arrives.  And all around me the glorious colors of fall fill my heart to bursting.  I sure would love to go for a walk in the woods behind my childhood home in Vermont one more time!  Wonderful memories of times spent traipsing those trails filled my mind as I worked on this card.

TIP: Fussy cut elements from the signature page.  Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.  Then layer the elements in with the patterned paper background to create a scene.  Add dimensionals to the back of fussy cuts to add depth.

TIP: Mix fussy cut flowers with handmade flowers .  These Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers have been inked and sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  Fill the centers with glass beads to add a touch of dazzle and shine.

Autumn Rhapsody Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Create a quick and easy pocket by cutting your liner paper 2″ longer than the base of your card.  Add a couple of gussets to the sides, fold and adhere.  Then line the pocket with a border image.

A sweet little tea wallet holds a mini acorn spoon, honey stick and Pumpkin Spice Tea Bag.  You could also tuck a little note inside to add a personal touch.

I hope I shared some tips and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures.  No supply list on this project, as the papers have been retired.  But you could easily substitute Authentique Gracious or other fall collections.

I love fall most of all!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

Bewitching Halloween Card Folio

Bewitching Halloween Card Folio with Gecko Galz Free Image of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  Quick question…can a Halloween card be beautiful?  Because I think this Bewitching Halloween Card Folio might just be the prettiest Halloween card I’ve ever made.

This was a custom order for one of my sweet Etsy customers.  The image is Gecko Galz free digital image for September, and I think it is gorgeous.  Paired up with Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” papers, Amazing Paper Grace die cut layers, Little Birdie Flowers and RRR Elderberry Seam Binding Ribbon, it has put a spell on me!

TIP:  Die cut a second layer of gold metallic paper, then adhere behind the patterned paper die cut so that it is slightly off set.  This creates instant depth and dimension, and really makes things pop!

TIP:  Shop estate sale jewelry for interesting pieces.  The “frame” for the owl in the left hand corner was a mismatched earring that I picked up for a song.  I adhered the owl chipboard behind the piece, securing it with a bit of chipboard backer.  Then I added Prills around the edge to add extra interest.

Bewitching Halloween Card Folio:  A Peek Inside

An Eerie Tale is the most beautiful Halloween collection of all time, in my opinion.  Just look at those gorgeous roses against that black background!

Tuck a  4″ x 6″ pocket folio into the shallow pocket on the card.

Then tuck some spooktacular Halloween treats into the pocket.  There’s room to write your ghostly greeting on the ephemera card.

Here’s the image, in case you want to play along in this spooktacular image challenge:

I’m entering this card in the Gecko Galz September Image Challenge.  Every month GG provides a free digital image for you to use in the challenge.  To receive it, sign up for the Gecko Galz monthly newsletter HERE.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own Halloween crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below the signature of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Card Folio

Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  Today’s Blue Fern Studio Bird Waltz Card Folio is rich with autumn colors and shabby chic details.  I think you are going to love it!

Look at that cheeky little bluebird perched on top of the pocket on this 5″ x 7″ pocket card.  Isn’t he dear?  Here’s how to make the shaped pocket for the front of this card.

  • First, cut out a 6″ x 3 1/2″ panel of the designer paper. Fussy cut along the floral and leaf images, and around the bird.
  • Now, score a 1/2″ panel along the bottom side of the panel.
  • Next, score 1/2″ on both sides.
  • Then trim out the corners, fold and adhere to form a pocket.
  • Adhere a bit of Laserowe Love chipboard to the bottom edge of the pocket.
  • Place  these lovely ButterBee Scraps filigree pieces in the center of the pocket.
  • Create a cluster of fall chrysanthemums and seam binding ribbon between the two filigree pieces.

TIP: Ink cut paper edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for the perfect touch fall.

TIP:  Add vintage charm with an ivory crochet lace border at the top, and a trio of vintage mother of pearl buttons down the side.

Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Card Folio:  Making the Tag Insert

To make the large tag insert, cut a 4″ x 7″ rectangle from kraft cardstock.  Round the bottom corners with a 1/4″ corner rounder punch.  Shape the top edge with a scallop corner punch.Cut a slightly smaller panel of designer paper and shape the corners to match the tag base.  Machine stitch or adhere to the tag base.

Paint the Blue Fern Studios Chipboard with ivory chalk paint.  While still wet, heat emboss with Stampendous Shabby Ivory Embossing Enamel.

Cut a small circle of mostly open patterned paper and stamp with your sentiment of choice.  Adhere behind the chipboard.  Attach sequins and seed beads with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.

Punch a hole at the top of the tag and add ribbon and flowers.  Adhere a wooden dragonfly charm at the base of the tag.  Then adhere the extra piece of Laserowe Love chipboard along the top.

Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside of the card has another pretty pocket and a hand stamped sentiment panel.

These vintage silver plate spoons are so delicate and lovely.  They turn a card like this one into a gift, especially when accompanied by a pretty little tea wallet.

I just love the colors in this paper collection.  I stumbled across it while shopping online one day, and knew immediately that it needed to come live with me.  I’ll be sharing more with it soon.

Hurricane Dorian Update

As a side note, I’d like to thank those who reached out to me during Hurricane Dorian.  Your prayers, kind thoughts, words and prayers meant so much to me and Dale.  We were truly blessed, as we did not even lose power during the storm.  And we always lose power!   The lights flickered on and off all through the wind and rain, but no power outages, no flooding and no damage to our little home.  Thank you so much!  Your prayers worked!

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.  You’ll also find a linked supply list at the end of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Theresa .  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations August 2019 Alumni Hop: Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2019 Alumni Blog Hop!  I’m kicking things off today with a bright and cheery Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial.  This was my first attempt at making a triple easel card, and after some trial and error, I finally figured out how to do it!  So I made a tutorial for all of you to save you some time, energy and paper.  Let’s take a closer look at the details on this happy card.

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial: The Inspiration

Fall is peeping around the corner here in North Carolina.  The temperature might not show it, but the squirrels have been scurrying around stashing away acorns for winter.  Watching their antics inspired me to make this 6″ x 6″ card using the darling Oakberry Lane Collection.

 

Easel cards are one of my “go to” fancy fold designs.  I love how quick they are to make, and how easy they are to display.   You can watch the video below to learn how to create the base.

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial: The Details

Here are some tips and tricks for adding the details to this fun card.

  • First, stamp the Acorn House on Smooth White Cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Next, color it in with Distress Markers and a water brush.  Simple scribble the marker on a craft mat or a bit of clear acrylic packaging.  Then pick up the color with a water brush and blend it onto the stamped image.
  • Now, die cut the house, the windows and the squirrel Mom with the matching die.  Pop up on adhesive strips and attach to the base.

  • Next, stamp 3 sets of Oakberry Lane Flowers using Butterscotch Archival Ink. Heat Emboss flowers and leaves with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Then,   water color with Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Markers and a a water brush.  Color the leaves with Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron.
  • Die cut the leaves, then shape in the 3D Blossom Shaping Mold, following the directions for your machine.
  • Now add stamens to the centers and layer together.
  • Tie bows for each corner with Orange/Fuchsia/Lavender Checkered Ribbon.  Top with burlap string.

Use the dies to cut out images from the paper collection and scatter them around on the card to create a scene.  (Did you see that rascally little squirrel trying to snatch away Mother Squirrel’s freshly baked pie?)

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial Video

Here’s a 6 minute tutorial showing you how to make the base for this triple easel card.  You will find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

On With the Hop:

This hop begins at 8AM on Friday, August 30th and ends at 11: 55 EDT on Monday, September 2nd.  A random comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations, so be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop.

Kathy ♥ Vicki   ♥   Glenda ♥  Sarah  ♥ Amarilys   ♥  Alissa Els   ♥ Emily

The winner will be announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 4th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by e-mailing [email protected]  Please write “WINNER OF THE AUGUST ALUMNI HOP” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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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Inks and Tools

  • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
    • Butterscotch
  • Distress Markers
    • Picked Raspberry
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Peeled Paint
  • Clear Embossing Powder

Prima Fruit Paradise Fall Pears Folio

Prima Fruit Paradise Fall Pears Folio

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a “pear-fectly” wonderful little gift idea to share with you.  This Prima Fruit Paradise Fall Pears Folio is a gift, a card, and a mini album all in one neat and tidy 5 1/2″ square package.  It’s one of my box style cards, which means I’ve loaded it up with all kinds of tea party goodies on the inside.

The Fruit Paradise flowers are so very lovely!  By adding in some green and gold tones with the pink, the color palette transitions gracefully into fall.  And do you see those darling wee pears?  Those were a gift from my sweet friend in Montana.  (Becky is a cake artist.  If you want to have your socks knocked off, definitely visit her website!)

The focal image is from the cut apart page of the collection.  Stitch onto green cardstock, then back with dimensionals to give it some extra depth and dimension.  Then add some Laserowe Love chipboards to really make it sing!  Man, I love these intricate chippies!  The piece on the top is not altered in any way.  That is how it comes out of the package.  The piece on the bottom is a 2-layer chip.  I heat embossed the little flowers with gold , then added teeny tiny pearls to the center of each flower.  You’ll find links below in the supply list.

Prima Fruit Paradise Fall Pears Folio: A Peek Inside

The beauty of this collection cannot be overstated!  It is so warm and inviting to work with.  I just love it!

And there’s the tea party tucked inside the box pocket at the center of the folio.

I’ve added a decorated packet of Biscoff cookies, one of my treasured vintage silver plate spoons, and a little tea bag wallet.  There’s a small honey packet tucked inside the tea wallet, too.

Prima Fruit Paradise Fall Pears Folio: The Flip Side

Flip the folio over, and look what you find: a lovely little photo album on the back side. There’s room for 4 photos here…and one more little surprise hidden on the last page.

It’s a double pocket with inserts and the sweetest little art tag!

I think this would make a lovely birthday or anniversary gift.  (First year is paper…so that would be perfect!)  And these images just make me swoon!  I’ve loaded this one up into my ETSY shop.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  Look for the linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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