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Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I’ve transformed a lowly brown paper lunch bag into a showy shabby chic paper bag Pocket Easter Card.  I haven’t done anything like this in quite a while, but I kind of had a hankering to make a project with lots of pockets and tags…and this is where I wound up!

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 01

Oh, but I had so much fun making this triple decker pocket card from an old brown paper bag! To make the base, I simply folded a standard brown lunch bag, lined it with darling Eastertime papers from Authentique, then adorned it with Yellow Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon , Hot Pink Quatrefoil Satin, Burlap String, and WOC flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 02

Pink and yellow is such a fun, fresh color combo for Springtime!  Would you like to see what’s in the pockets?  I thought so!

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card: Pocket #1

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 03

The bottom pocket is filled with treats for the tummy and treats for the eyes!  Each 3″ x 4″ string tie envelope is dressed up in its Easter best. The sweet little tag is made with a sticker from the paper collection.  Snippets of ribbon, , flowers, and burlap string are Easter Bunny approved!

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 04I’ve tucked some tasty almonds and the dearest miniature card into the string tie envelopes.

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card: Pocket #2 and #3

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 05

Tags and pockets go together like the Easter Bunny and Jelly Beans!  I created a tall tag for the middle pocket, then had dressing it up with ribbons, flowers stickers and charms.

The top pocket holds a decorated 4″ x 6″ string tie envelope.  Because it’s Easter, you have to have chocolate, so I’ve tucked a bag of M&M’s inside this pretty little packet.

Shabby Chic Paper Bag Pocket Easter Card Eastertime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 06Here’s a peek at the paper bag pocket with everything removed.  I think this is a really fun alternative to an Easter Basket.  What do you think?

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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card with Pockets and Treats

Hello, Friends!  I can’t believe we are already counting down the days ’til Easter!  I’m sort of glad, though, as that means I get to break out all my Easter paper pretties and ribbons!  Today I have a super sweet Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card to share with you.  Its made with Authentique Paper’s Springtime Collection (an oldie, but a goodie!) and gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

I love these sweet bunnies so much!  This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine.  I’ve enhanced the paper layers with a bodacious bow cluster tied with RRR’s  Turquoise Shimmer Satin Ribbon and topped with a Petaloo teal anemone.  The Ivory Burlap String adds just the right amount of texture to this vintage style card.

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

To lighten up the layers and add some extra dimension, I die cut Spellbinder’s Labels 47 Decorative Elements from white cardstock.  I decided I wanted just the lattice portion of the die cut, and not the scrolly bits at the top, so I trimmed those off with my guillotine trimmer.  Green stick pins and a little resin bunny complete the cover design.

TIP: To add a little extra swagger to the paper layers, crop your corners with a corner punch.

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card: A Peek Inside

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03

Of course, I had to finish the inside of the card!

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

The shallow pocket at the top of the card holds this darling mini envelope and tag.  There’s a miniature Ghiradelli chocolate tucked into the envelope.  Making these bitty envelopes is such a great way to use up scraps.

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 05The large pocket on the bottom holds a little tea bag wallet and honey stick.

Blue Bunnies Vintage Style Easter Card Springtime by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 06

The Green Flash Diamond Satin Bow really pops against these aqua papers, doesn’t it?

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club Assortment

If you’re on the search for some great Easter Ribbons to adorn your cards, projects, or Easter Bonnet, check out the Easter Candy Colored Ribbons in this month’s Ribbon Club Assortment!

You can find out all about the Ribbon Club HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas today that will help you get ready for the Easter Bunny.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Today’s post is all about Easter, spring flowers, bunny rabbits and beautiful purple polka dot ribbon!  The Grape Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon from the March Ribbon Club Assortment is the perfect playmate for Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiments collection.  I used them  to make this shabby chic Easter Greetings card with Pockets & Tags.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1My sewing machine has been gathering dust lately, so I decided to add some stitched card layers to this pretty pastel creation.  To pick up on the beautiful shades of purple, I used Grape Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon in my bow and belly band .  Polka dots are perfect for springtime, don’t you agree?

Lots and Lots of Lovely Layers

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2This 5″ x 7″ top fold card design has lots and lots of lovely layers, all matted with cream cardstock.  So it weighs about a pound!  LOL

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3I used waste chipboard to elevate the chipboard image which added lovely depth and dimension to the card design.  To continue with the layering theme, I buddied up a punched cardstock tag with a chipboard tag and brass bunny charm.  This combo is tied to the side of the chipboard frame.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4My Zutter-Bow-it All Tool helped me tie this scrumptious triple loop bow.  Then I topped it off with some Ivory Burlap String and this gorgeous butterfly make with Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.

Easter Pockets and Tags

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5To turn a greeting card into a gift, why not add some pockets and tags?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6You can easily turn a  journaling card from the collection into a clever pocket.  Simply glue it onto a piece of cardstock that is 1/2″ wider on each side and along the bottom.  Then score, fold, bevel the edges and glue the flaps onto the card surface.  Instant pocket!

Now what to put inside?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 7I created a little vintage style button card!  Isn’t it fun?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 8Follow the same procedure outlined above to create the larger pocket on the bottom, only this time use a circle punch to add a thumb hole.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 9

This pocket holds a little chocolate treat and a tag made from scraps.  I added the button card into the photo because I like it so much.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10This little tag is made from scraps of goodness that were lying on the table when I finished.  Why toss them in the scrap bin when you can turn them into a sweet little goodie like this?

Wouldn’t this make a great hostess gift for the spring holidays? I hope you’ve found some crafty inspiration from this shabby chic Easter Greetings card with pockets and tags!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Easter Bunny Approved Treat Bags

Quick and Easy Easter Bunny Approved Treat Bags

What’s up Doc?  In no time, the Easter Bunny is going to be hop, hop, hopping down the bunny trail.  If you have good intentions to make some special treats for the kiddies, but you feel like time is running out, I have good news for you.  These quick and easy Easter Bunny Approved treat bags are ridiculously easy to make and absolutely adorable.

Quick and Easy Easter Bunny Approved Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for Petaloo InternationalEveryone knows that carrots are good for you.  And I promise you, the Littles will have no problem eating these carrots!  I was on a shopping trip at our local Kroger and while passing by the seasonal aisle, my eye fell on these cute bags of candy.  I honestly don’t know what happened, but somehow these candies hopped right into my shopping cart!

Dress the bags of candy in their Easter best with bright spring ribbons.  Add the perfect finishing touch with a Petaloo Botanica White Ruffled Peony .  Just hot glue the flower over the knot in the bow. Bam!  Done and done!

These would make adorable place cards at your Easter dinner, or a cute centerpiece piled up onto Easter grass.  However you choose to use them, they are bound to make a hit!

Don’t you just love quick and easy?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets

Tammy Tutterow Designs: Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets

Hello, Friends!  I’m so excited to share today’s project with you, as I think you are going to love it!  I tried some new techniques while making these Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets, and I got to have my first play date with Tammy’s Scoop Pocket Steel rule die.  What fun!

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1These darling little Easter Tag Pockets make me so happy I want to get up and dance!  Here’s what you’ll need to make these l’il cuties

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets Supply List
Making Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2I used the same basic “recipe” for each happy little Easter tag pocket.  Here’s how that process went:

  1. Die cut the scoop pocket from designer paper.  Crease on the fold lines.  Glue together.
  2. Cut shortie tags from designer paper.  Use the inserts to cut a decorative edge and glue onto the base of the tag.  You will have to trim out the sides to do this, but it’s easy enough.  Normally, you would cut the edge onto the bottom of the tag, but I wanted the tags to be a little bit longer so they would stick out of the pocket just a little bit.
  3. Stamp sentiments onto watercolor paper.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color in with markers.
  4. Trim the sentiment.
  5. Stitch onto the tag
  6. Add ribbons and embellies.
  7. Decorate the pocket front

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3Die cutting the pocket from double sided paper gives it very boutique feel.  The little tag has a photo mount on the back side so you can add pictures of your sweeties all dressed up in their Easter best.  Or you can write a sweet note here.  There’s also plenty of room to tuck in a little treat or gift card.  Aren’t they FUN?

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4To add the spatters to the tags, scribble your Distress Markers onto a craft sheet or stamping block.  Make an inky puddle by adding a tiny bit of water.  Then use a paintbrush to flick the ink onto the card.  This adds such a fun, festive feel to each tag. The look makes me think of those malted milk Easter Egg candies.  YUM!

Stamping on Felt: A New Technique for me

Happy Little EasterTag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5So, I fell totally in love with Tammy’s Posie Parts Cling Stamp and Die combo when I made my Suck it Up Buttercup project.  Then, I fell in love with felt flowers when I made my Altered Starbucks Bottle Vases.  I wanted to combine the Posie Parts stamps/dies with felt.  So I put on my thinking cap and decided to try it using Ranger Archival Inks on 100% wool felt.  As you can see, the flowers are cute, cute, cute!

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 6I stamped 3 of each Posie Part flower and a bunch of leaves.  The first time I die cut them, the ink kind of bled onto my cutting plates.  Soooo, the second time, I very gently heat set the ink with my heat tool.  No problemo!  The wool felt handled the gentle heat very well, and there was no inky mess on my cutting plates.

Next, I hot glued the flower layers together, staggering the petals.  I pressed a ball end stylus into the center to create dimension.  Finally, I added little button centers.

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 7

A Nifty Clean Up Trick

If you do get ink on your cutting plates, you can break it down and wipe it off using hand sanitizing gel.  I use this stuff to clean my craft sheet, cutting mat, hands…anything that gets inky, really, and it works great!  And, it’s CHEAP!

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 8 Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 9 Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 10

Working with Tammy’s lovely products always makes me happy, happy, happy!  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

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