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Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Boy oh boy….is December a busy month or what?  In addition to Christmas, I have 2 family birthdays and a dance recital for the Littles on the list.  I made this Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with our younger daughter in mind.  (Her birthday was on Tuesday.)

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This daughter is a minimalist.  So every year I try to make a clean and simple card for her.  It’s usually the hardest card I make all year!  But she loves dragonflies, so I thought perhaps this simple card made with Stamperia Wonderland would fit the bill.

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This is a 5″ x 5 1/2″ card base with a twist and pop mechanism on the inside.  I did dress the card up with a little silver metallic string and a dragonfly charm.  The minimalist flower cluster is made with Tim Holt’s Skeleton Leaves Thinlits, silver metallic string and a Little Birdie Moonlight Renae flower.

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Although it’s difficult to see in the photo, I treated the dragonfly wings with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  I also sprinkled in a few grains of Ancient Amber to add that wonderful iridescent quality that real dragonfly wings have.  It’s very pretty in real life.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

The inside of this card has a really fun twist and pop mechanism.  (Tutorial below)  I die cut Tammy Tutterow mini envelopes from cream paper, then decorated them with scraps from the wonderland collection.  We’ll put a little gift card or cash gift in each envelope to make the card even more fun.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

I stamped some sentiments and added them to the card base and the envelopes.  But really, this is a super simple card.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Here’s a side view of the mechanism that you can refer to when you make your own version.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial 2.0 on You Tube

I did a tutorial for this twist and pop card on the blog quite a while ago.  You can find that original tutorial HERE.   I did some paper engineering to change up the original twist and pop mechanism design, and it works great.  But some of my followers were still struggling with making the mechanism.  So I went back to the drawing board and simplified it even more.  You’ll find those changes in this very short YouTube video tutorial.

I hope this helps you to master this fun interactive card design.  If you view the video, please take a moment and leave me a comment on my Youtube channel.  And if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, I’d love to have you join me on your crafting journey.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Supply List

 

 

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card with Kaisercraft Frosted

Hello, Friends!  You know that saying, “Make new friends, but keep the old?”  Well, I’ve been making friends with some of the older collections in my stash.  This Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card is made with Kaisercraft’s Frosted Collection.  (See more Frosted HERE.) I was thrilled to find that I still had quite a lot of these lovely blue and white papers, so I went to work creating some sweet Christmas goodies that I’ll be sharing with you all this month.  Since I love shaker cards and vintage Santa images, this shaker card might be my favorite.

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker card Kaisercraft Frosted by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This card may look complicated, but it’s actually a super simple design.  The secret to its success is the shaker element and the gorgeous florals from Little Birdie Crafts.

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  • Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ side fold card from ivory cardstock.
  • Then cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of Silver Sparkle Cardstock from My Favorite Things.
  • Next cut a 4 5/8″  x 6 5/8″ panel of the Vintage Santa pattern from Frosted.  Stitch this to the Silver Sparkle Cardstock.

That’s it…one layer of designer paper stitched to a layer of glitter cardstock.  I love this Silver Sparkle paper because the glitter is sealed into the paper, so nothing flakes off.  It’s wonderful stuff.

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: The Shaker Element

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Use a blending tool to cover a  3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Tim Holtz Vignette Frame with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink.  You will have to really grind that ink into the crevices.  Then spray the frame with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain Spray.

TIP:  Place the frame in an old box before spraying for easy clean-up.

Heat dry the frame.  Then use a palette knife to add Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste along the edges to resemble snow.  While the texture paste is still wet, sprinkle it with Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter.  Then set the window aside to dry for a while.

Next, cut (2) 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panels of clear acrylic cardstock.   When the frame is completely dry, adhere one piece on the back of the frame.  Then add 2 layers of foam tape along the edges of the frame, making sure the tape does not show through the window, or on the sides. Fill this space with sequins, beads or whatever you like.  then seal it with the second piece of clear acrylic cardstock.

You will then glue this whole assembly over Santa’s face.  Let it set up completely before you continue.

TIP:  to hide the white sides of the foam tape beneath the frame, I wrapped the perimeter with 1/4″ black gingham ribbon.  Tie a bitty bow on top.

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: The Flowers and Ribbon

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I arranged an assortment of Little Birdie Flowers along the side of the frame.  These are painted with Ranger Grit-Paste and sprinkled with Rajni Chawla’s Frosted Glitter.  The flowers I used are: Sangria English Roses, Paulina Candy Mix, and Audria Passion 9 Pc.  The ribbon is tied with RRR Black Plaid.

I picked up this chipboard sentiment at a crafty stash sale.  It was already painted red, but to give it a bit more holiday sparkle, I brushed on some Xmas Red Stickles.

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Santa Claus is Watching Shaker card Kaisercraft Frosted by Kathy Clement Photo 05

Here’s a look at the inside.  A cute little pocket made from a postcard and a little chocolate treat!  Santa must have this person on his nice list!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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

Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio

Graphic 45 Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Do you love purple?  Then today’s purplicious post is going to absolutely thrill you.  I’ve created a purplicious Full Bloom Card Folio with gorgeous Grape Shimmer Satin Ribbon and Graphic 45’s vibrant Flutter collection.  And to take the purple to a whole new level, I piled on loads of luscious Little Birdie Flowers.  Ooh la la!  I’m not even that much of a purple lover, but I sure do love this card!

Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio: Building the Layers

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This 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ x 1/4″ card folio is pretty simple in design.  Here’s how I I put the cover together:

  • First, mat a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of  “Iridescent” on lavender cardstock.  Stitch around the edges.
  • Next, Mat a 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ panel of “Flutter” on lavender cardstock and stitch around the edges.  Place the blue stripe corner stickers in the upper right and left hand corners.
  • Center and adhere this panel to the “Iridescent” panel.
  • Now die cut a Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval on Pearlized White Paper.  Place adhesive on the scalloped outer frame and center on the “Flutter” panel.
  • Cut a solid oval of lavender paper with the HC Eyelet Oval Die and adhere the eyelet oval to it.  Place two layers of foam tape on the back side I use waste chipboard to save money) and center inside the scalloped frame.
Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio: The Flowers

Graphic 45 Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

 

Next, I layered  a selection of purple flowers from Little Birdie Crafts down the left hand side of the card.  These are the flowers I worked with:

  • Jessica Purple
  • Paula Grape Tan
  • Andrea Mulberry
  • Fiona Mulberry
Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio: Finishing Touches

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To finish the card, mat the ticket sentiment sticker and back with foam adhesive.  Adhere it just to the right of center on the card.

Now, fussy cut the butterfly from an 8×8 sheet of “Flutter”.  Shape the wings with your fingers and tuck in between the flowers and the ticket.  I added a very thin coat of Diamond Stickles to my butterfly wings, but that is optional.  I do love the way the glittered wings mimic the shine in the Grape Satin Ribbon, though.

For the crowning touch, tie a double loop bow with Grape Shimmer Satin ribbon and tuck it in the corner of your flower arrangement.  Tie a second bow with Silver Metallic String and repeat the process.  So pretty!

Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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I love G45 Tags and Pockets.  This little pocket has a lovely surprise tucked inside.

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I sewed some vintage buttons onto a handmade button card, then added a sticker.  It fits perfectly in the pocket, and there’s room for a gift card, too, if you’re so inclined.

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I know you see the honey stick in the bottom pocket, so the contents of the folio will be no surprise.  But how cute is that little silver plastic spoon?

Graphic 45 Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 09

I tied a snippet of Purple Satin with a Silver Metallic Edge around the handle to dress it up a bit.

Graphic 45 Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10

There’s even a purple tea bag in the pocket!!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks today 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

Christmas Magic Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Christmas Magic Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Have you had a chance to play with the gorgeous ribbons in the RRR October Ribbon Club yet?  This Christmas Ribbon Assortment looks like old fashioned Ribbon Candy, and it inspired me to create this Christmas Magic Card Folio.

Holiday Cheer Christmas Magic Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

I don’t know about you, but I am loving this color combo!  The Graphic 45 Christmas Magic collection is the perfect playmate for the 5/8″ Red Taffeta Ribbon that comes in the Ribbon Club.

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This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has a 1/4″ spine.  It’s a super quick and easy make, but the colors and images just pop!  Gold metallic string adds just the right touch of holiday sparkle.

Holiday Cheer Christmas Magic Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 03If you haven’t worked with taffeta ribbon before, you are in for a treat.  It ties crisp, beautiful bows and is very , very easy to work with.   I can see myself turning to this red taffeta ribbon again and again for holiday cards!

 Christmas Magic Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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Adding ribbon to the inside of a card is always fun.

Holiday Cheer Christmas Magic Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 05

Red Taffeta tops the little tags that I tucked into the pocket on the top half of this card.

Holiday Cheer Christmas Magic Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 06

And I used it again to tie this candy cane and miniature spoon bundle together.

Holiday Cheer Christmas Magic Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 07

Christmas Magic Card Folio: What’s in Your Pocket?

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This pocket holds a little gift card/tea wallet.

Holiday Cheer Christmas Magic Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 09

Just look how adorable these Christmas babies are!  Even my husband loves them!

Holiday Cheer Christmas Magic Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

This 3″ x 5″ folio is sized perfectly for a gift card and tea bag.  There’s even room to add your own note inside.

So, how will you use these fabulous ribbons?  If you’d like to have your very own RRR Ribbon Club, you can learn all about it HERE.

And if you’d like to purchase this darling card, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

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

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner, chosen from Vicki Dutcher’s blog, is SandiB.  
Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio for the HC Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2018 Alumni Hop!  The shorter days of autumn are upon us and soon the leaves will begin to fall. This Heartfelt Creations  Rustic Sunflower Card Folio is rich with autumn hues, texture and rustic charm.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Acorns, turning leaves and brilliant sunflowers are  all things that I love.  Creating this 5″ x 7″ x 1/2″ card folio was pure joy!  Here are the Heartfelt Creations supplies that you will need to make this project:

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio: Card Basics

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 02

First create your card base with kraft cardstock.

  • Begin by cutting two 5″ x 11″ panels from kraft card.
  • Then add 1/2″ Scor-Tape or the adhesive of your choice to one of the 5″ ends.
  • Next, peel off the liner tape and carefully overlap the other 5″ end over the tape to create one long 5″ x 21 1/2″ panel.  Burnish well with a bone folder.
  • Now, place the long side of the panel on a scoring tool.  Score at 7″.
  • Then score at 7 1/2″. Fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Next, place the 7 1/2″ score line into the left hand corner of your scoring tool and score at 7″.  Measure off 3″ from that score line and cut away the excess.
  • Now you have a 5″ x 7″ card base with a 1/2″ spine and a built in pocket.  Pretty sweet, right?

Add your patterned papers as seen in the photo.  I stitched the focal image onto a piece of burlap.  Be sure to add foam tape or waste chipboard between your card layers to add lots of dimension.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio: Rustic Sunflowers

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 03

To make these rustic sunflowers, follow these easy steps:

  • First, use ColorBox Dark Brown Chalk Ink to stamp 2 sets of the Classic Sunflowers on the yellow print paper from the Beary Retreat Center.  Heat Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Next, Die cut the flower layers using the Classic Sunflowers Die.
  • Then, Place the flower layers in the 3-D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.  You can do up to 3 layers at a time, but be sure to mist each layer before adding the next.  Run through your die cutting machine to shape.
  • Now, randomly dry brush the petals with Rusty Hinge Distress Paint.
  • When the paint is dry, spray the flower layers with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls and Tattered Angels Bronze Glimmer Mist.  Pinch the ends of the petals to give them a rustic, wrinkled tip. Dry with a heat tool
  • Now use a ball stylus to shape the center of each sunflower to form a cup.
  • Next, layer the flowers together with the adhesive of your choice.  I use hot glue.
  • Finally, fill the centers with hot glue and Czech beads.
  • Stamp, Die Cut, shape and color the leafy accents.  Add everything to your card.
Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio: The Bow

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I added more leafy accents on top of my beautiful blue, cream and gold plaid bow.  Then I hot glued on some acorns that I had in my stash, along with some little acorn and leaf charms.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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I love to make cards that double as gifts.  Now you know why I had to add a 1/2″ spine to this card folio!

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Turn the flap and you find a little gift card pocket, a place to write a little note, and room to add a photo.  I cut the opening in the pocket with a circle die.

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After covering out pocket with designer paper from the collection, I simply glued the sides to the card base.  This is such an easy way to make a pocket!  Then you get to do the fun part: fill the pocket with treats.  This is a vintage silver spoon, a little tea bag wallet, and a honey stick to complete the ensemble.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers Card Folio Beary Fun Retreat by Kathy Clement Photo 08

Tuck a pumpkin spice tea bag into the pocket, and your gift is ready to give!  I like to wrap these cards up in tissue paper and tie them with ribbon for presentation.

On With the Hop

This blog hop closes on Monday, October 1st at 11:59PM EDT.  One lucky comment  will be randomly selected from one of the blogs in the hop to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  We will announce the winner here, on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page, and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog on Wednesday, October 3rd.  The winner will then have 72 hours to e-mail Heartfelt Creations at [email protected]  Add the words “Winner of the September Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Now on with the hop!

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥  Amarilys  ♥ Vicki   ♥ Pam  ♥ Piyanki   ♥ Archana  ♥ Susan

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.

Happy hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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