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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.

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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!

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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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Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket

Really Reasonable Ribbon Hop, Hop, Hop: Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the March RRR Blog Hop!  You should be coming here full of inspiration from Karen’s lovely blog.  If you get off track, you can find the complete hop list HERE.  With Easter right around the corner, I’ve created a super sweet Easter treat basket using ribbons from the March Spring Rainbow of Color Ribbon Assortment.

These lovely ribbons look like a bed of beautiful spring tulips, don’t they?

Sweet Vintage Style Easter Cards in a Basket

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1The inspiration for this Sweet Easter Treat Basket was the bright, bold colors of the Tangerine Honeycomb Satin ribbon, Daffodil Checkerboard Satin Ribbon, and Apple Green Mini Hearts Grosgrain Ribbon from the assortment.  They make me think of carrots, which makes me think of bunnies which make me think of the Easter Bunny.  Yes, I have a strange and frightening mind.  LOL

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2It’s easy to turn a Graphic 45 Staples Long tag into a basket.  Simply score twice, fold and add sides.

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3The basket is filled with cute vintage style cards and mini chocolates.  The great thing about a treat caddy like this is that you can fill it with other goodies once you’ve sent out all the cards!

What’s in the Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket?

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4I created a trio of vintage style Easter cards using Graphic 45’s Le Cirque collection (retired) and darling vintage Easter images from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy Shop.  It may seem odd to use circus themed papers for Easter, but the colors of this collection really worked with the vintage style images and rainbow colored ribbons.  This 3/8″ Capri Blue Diamond Satin ribbon pops against the yellows on this cute little card.

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5I covered mini clothespins with paper from the collection for extra fun.

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6These vintage style buttons look great with the Daffodil Checkerboard Satin ribbon!

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 7Each card is finished on the inside with a little Easter greeting, a decorated mini envelope and a tasty chocolate treat.

On with the Hop

Now hop on over to Cherry’s lovely blog to see what she’s cooked up with these bright pretty ribbons.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind.  Then hop on over to the RRR Blog to let Bonnie know you’ve completed the hop.  Answer her question of the month to be entered into a drawing for your very own Spring Rainbow of Color Ribbon Assortment.

If you’re not already a member of the Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  You can find all the details (and a special offer!) HERE.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

Beautiful Butterflies and Bows: Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Don’t you just love spring?  After the grey days and cold of winter, there is nothing more beautiful than the burst of color that spring provides.  I dug into the March Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon this week and decided to have a play!  The Rainbow Assortment is full of bright beautiful ribbons that make you think of spring flowers.  My eye was drawn to the gorgeous hue of the Tropic Taffeta ribbon and I went in search of just the right papers to pair up with it.  And that’s how this Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card came into being.

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 1Oh, how I love taffeta ribbon!  It ties the most beautiful poufy bows!  This triple loop bow, courtesy of my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, is topped with an Ivory Burlap String bow and a sweet white filigree butterfly charm.    What better way to announce to the world that Spring has Sprung than with an Easter shaker card?

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 2This 6″ x 7″ Spring has Sprung  Easter shaker card has a fun cutaway front design.  I decided to use a postcard from Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiment collection as the base for the shaker.  The Tropic Taffeta ribbon makes the beautiful blues in the butterfly wings come alive!  Add a blush to Petaloo DIY Dogwoods by sponging them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

A Peek Inside

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 3I really had fun dressing the inside of this card up in it’s Easter Best!

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 4The decorative belly band on the left hand side of the card interior is so easy to make.  Add the chipboard “buckle” from the collection to a strip of decorative paper.  Then glue the ends to either side of the card. Top with  a chipboard button and a fussy cut butterfly.

Next, I cut an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of primitive cream cardstock into 4 equal rectangles, cropped the corners and then slid them behind the belly band.  What a fun place to keep photos of your family’s Easter celebration!

Glue the cute image of the Easter boy and girl  onto the belly band, not the paper.  This way photos can slide in and out easily.

And on your right….

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 5This pretty Easter egg image became a pocket!

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 6I cut journaling images from the paper collection to fit the pocket.  This is a great place to add an Easter greeting…or to add journaling to accompany the photos.  Oh…and there’s also a little chocolate treat tucked in.  Because the Easter Bunny loves grown ups, too!

If you haven’t tried working with taffeta ribbon yet, I highly recommend it.  Bonnie carries it in several colors and I want them alllllllll!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Shabby Chic Easter Folder with Pockets

Sew Sweet Shabby Chic Easter Folder with Pockets, Tags and Goodies for RRR

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I was playing with some gorgeous Easter Button Cards from Polly’s Paper Studio the other day, and suddenly an idea popped into my head.  How fun would it be to create an Easter Folder with pockets and tags?  And why not use a vintage sewing theme to make it really special?  So that’s exactly what I did!

Easter Folder with Pockets 01The thing that makes this Easter folder with pockets so special is the gorgeous ribbon and flowers.  I used both white crocheted lace and Vintage Pink Floral Cotton Blend Ribbon as a belly band/closure for this chunky little folder.   Since my background paper featured polka dots, I decided to add a Pouf-tacular Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bow.  This ribbon is so silky and easy to work with.

Easter Folder with Pockets 02These romantic English Roses leave me weak in the knees, especially when combined with Cosmos Daisies, Sweetheart Blossoms, and pink Bead/Berry Sprays.   I love the little Victorian boot charm perched on those spool end papers, too!

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 03Here’s a peeky at the inside of the folder.  There’s a pocket on each side stuffed to the gills with sewing themed goodies.

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 04The pocket on the left contains this darling lamb button card topped with more of that beautiful Pearl Pink Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon.  The little paper spool is wrapped with Pearl Pink Seam Binding ribbon that is secured with two pearl stick pins.  And those are real vintage buttons on that ribbon wrapped pink button card.  What seamstress or crafter would not love to get this parcel from the Easter Bunny?  But wait…there’s more!

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 05The pocket on the right is decorated with a vintage style cameo, mounted on a gold tone filigree base.  And you can really see how pretty that shabby chic Vintage Roses cotton blend ribbon is in this shot, too.

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 06I created a pocket on this tag, then stuffed it with another button card and an individually wrapped dark chocolate.  That way, no one has to nibble off the Easter Bunny’s chocolate ears!  The tag is topped with more of the Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, natural burlap string and a miniature pair of vintage scissors.  I’ve also used Bright Pink Gingham Ribbon as an accent on tags and pockets.

Who says the kids get all the Easter baskets?  Why not shake things up a little bit this year, and make an Easter Folder with pockets for the big kids?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Hey, Chickie! Easter Treat Bag

Hey Chickie! Easter Treat Bag with RRR Welcome Spring Ribbon Club Assortment

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  There is something special about fluffy little Easter chicks that makes us all go, “Awwwwww, cute.”  With that in mind,  I thought it would be fun to work up an Easter Treat Bag using the glorious Welcome Spring Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  These ribbons are the color of hyacinths and apple blossoms and daffodils, and baby green leaves and all spring colors we love so very much.  Take a peeky:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totally scrumptious, right?  They made me think of the color palette in the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments paper collection.  So I pulled that out of my stash along with a middy bitty kraft bag and went to work.

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The colors of this bag make me think of the lilac bushes that used to flourish in my home town when I was growing up in Vermont.  I topped my little bag with a loopy bow tied with glorious purple satin ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.  It is the perfect color match for this collection, and you know how hard it can be to match purple! The tag inside the bag is topped with scrumptious purple/pink plaid ribbon, also from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

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Have you seen the beautiful new  English Roses Bonnie is carrying in the shop? I used a purple one as the base for my flower cluster then surrounded it with apple blossoms, sweetheart blossoms and spiral stamens. I tied a teeny tiny bow in the center of my itty bitty button using Ivory Burlap String, and then tucked in some stick pins and a little brass chick charm in for good luck.

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I tucked a dressed up in its Easter Best Graphic 45 Staples tag inside the bag, along with an individually wrapped chocolate.  This little Easter Treat Bag would be the perfect little surprise for a friend or co-worker, and it would mail nicely, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

Things With Wings Challenge at RRR

Hello, Friends!

It’s time for a new challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon!  I am so excited to share today’s card for the Things With Wings Challenge, because I used some fun techniques to create my card, and I’m going to tell you how I did it!

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I super love the April Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Take a look!

April Ribbon ClubThese are the perfect color match for the April pages in Graphic 45’s “Time to Flourish” collection. It’s so exciting when ribbons and papers work together this beautifully!

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish/Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

RRR Things with Wings Challenge/Kathy by Design

I sewed two of the patterned papers from the 6×6 pad together to make the base for my card.  I ran the top portion through my Grand Calibur with the new Spellbinder’s Doily M-Bossabilities folder.  The raised design was sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink to make it pop off the page.  Then I made a beautiful border by layering a strip of blue print paper with Tropic Checkerboard Satin Ribbon, Coral Rose Swiss Dots Grosgrain, and Theresa White Crochet Lace.

RRR Things with Wings Challenge April 2015 05I fussy cut the beautiful tulips from the 12×12 pages, and shaped them gently with my tool kit. These were adhered with foam dots to add some extra dimension, and then the centers of a few tulips were filled wtih seed beads.  I added a gorgeous bow made with Light Coral Diamond Satin Ribbon , White Iridescent metallic string, and a sweet vintage button from my stash.    I also scattered some seed beads randomly around the card…because I like them!  LOL

RRR Things with Wings Challenge April 2015 04Now, to the “Things with Wings” portion of this challenge.  I ran a Graphic 45 Staples Butterfly through my machine with a damask embossing folder to give it some really cool texture.  Next, I sponged it with a combination of Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Antique Linen Distress Paint.  I heated this gently with my heat tool (use tweezers!) and then when it was still warm, I shaped the wings.  I topped the whole thing off with a layer of Clear Distress Crackle paint, and then added half a Graphic Staples clothespin for the body.  I secured this to my card base with foam adhesive, and then tucked in a fussy cut sentiment from the same 12×12 page, topping it off with a sweet bow made from the Aqua Roses printed Grosgrain Ribbon.  This is the sweetest ribbon ever made, and I get a little weak in the knees every time I use it!

RRR Things with Wings Challenge April 2015 06Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card.  I stamped the ivory oval with one of the Time to Flourish Stamps and layered up some more sweet papers.  Doesn’t it feel like spring?

Now it’s your turn to get your craft on!  Create a project and link it up to the Things With Wings Challenge.  You’ll find all the details and links to the rest of the design team at the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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