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Sew Much Love Folio Video Tour

Getting Ready for Mother’s Day with Petaloo : Sew Much Love Folio Video Tour with Tips

Hello, Friends!  My head is absolutely refusing to believe that it’s already May!  And you know what that means: Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  I’m getting ready for the “big day” with a little help from Petaloo and Kaisercraft.  I think you’re going to enjoy my Sew Much Love Folio Video Tour.  It’s loaded with vintage goodness!

Sew Much Love Folio Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement Product by Petaloo and Kaisercraft Photo 1

Making these little folios is completely addictive.  For this 5″ x 7″ folio, I adapted a tutorial that you can find HERE.  It’s the same basic design, but this time I added in a side pocket page.

Sew Much Love Folio Video Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement Product by Petaloo and Kaisercraft Photo 2

Friendship is Sewn with Love and Stitched with Kindness: the story behind the project

(Yes…this is a personal story.  Feel free to skip ahead and look at the pretty pictures!)

Since both my precious mom and my mother in law are now residing in Heaven, I use Mother’s Day as a way to reach out to other special women in my life.  This year, I made this vintage style sewing themed folio for a dear friend from high school.

Karen and I shared a lot of common interests despite the fact that she was on the math/science track and I was on the writing/Language/Literature trail.   We were in marching band together, worked on the school newspaper and were co-editors of our high school yearbook.  Karen was precise, logical and methodical.  I was free-spirited, fueled by inspiration and spontaneous. Somehow, that combination worked!

We remained friends after graduation, but then lost track of one another  after marriage.  But thanks to the magic of Facebook, I was able to find her a couple years ago, and our reunion was as sweet and refreshing as our friendship had always been.

Sew Much Love Folio Video Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement Product by Petaloo and Kaisercraft Photo 3

About a week ago, I received a surprise package in the mail.  Karen, who is a master quilter (check out her blog HERE and you will see what I am talking about!) made me a quilt!  She remembered how much I love the lilacs back in Vermont during the springtime, so she titled it “Lilacs in the Spring.”  I confess…I got all choked up when I saw this gorgeous quilt.  And that is why Karen is my Mother’s Day gift recipient this year.

Sew Much Love Video Tour on YouTube

It’s hard to capture this very interactive folio with still photos, so I’ve created a short YouTube video tour for you.   I also share some fun tips that you can use in your own crafting adventures.

A Few Details

Sew Much Love Folio Mademoiselle by Kathy Clement Product by Petaloo and Kaisercraft Photo 4

Pockets are fun way to add an interactive element to any project.  For the front of this cover, I created a dimensional pocket and then filled it with a pretty tag and a hand stamped vintage style button card.   (I’ll share links to all the products below.)

Add ribbon, small charms and buttons to the spine for even more fun.

Velvet pansies add wonderful texture to the pages.

Folios and photo mounts are held together with a decorative belly band.

A slit pocket inside a larger pocket is a great place to tuck small tickets and tags.

I tucked little vintage treasures everywhere throughout the folio.

And the Mademoiselle papers from Kaisercraft carry the sewing theme beautifully!

I added a simple waterfall feature for photos.

And managed to sneak in one more little pocket filled with a vintage button card.

Smaller pockets are decorated and filled with tags.

A handmade gift is the very best way I know of to say I love you. So get out your scissors, glue, pretty papers and beautiful Petaloo posies and make something special for mom.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial

Be YOU tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m so excited about today’s blog post.  I’ve been a fan of Authentique paper for some time now, and guess what?  I’ve been asked to share a few guest designer posts on the Authentique blog over the course of the next few months.  Woo-hoo!  To get the ball rolling, I’ve created this Be YOU tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial to share with you today.  If retro colors, prints and images are your “thing”, I think you’re really gonna love this one!

What do you get when you combine hot pink, black, aqua, cream and red?  Fabulous, that’s what!  This collection is so well named because every single element is truly fabulous.

Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 2The 5″ x 7″ album base is created from two sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock.  It’s such a quick and easy make that I just know  you’ll want to make one as soon as you finish reading this post.

Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 3This hot pink and black woven ribbon makes such a sassy closure for the album.

Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 4A 1″ thick spine means that there’s lots of room inside for fun, interactive pages.  Here’s a quick look at them.

This 3″ x 4″ journal card is a double fold out.  First, tell the story on this journal card, then flip the image open to reveal a two page folio just waiting for photos.

Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 6Flip the page over, and you’ll find this large pocket filled with sassy retro Journal tags.  I also turned a sticker into a fun, interactive file folder.  To the right of the pocket, there’s a waterfall feature.

Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 7Each page in the waterfall is 3.25″ square.  Glue just the edges of your embellishments and stickers so that photos can be slipped behind them.

But Wait, There’s More!

Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 8Still want more space for photos and journaling?  Then flip the waterfall page open and you’ll find twin 3.5″ pockets filled with even more fun.

Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 9Once again, I’ve used the journal cards and patterned paper to create smaller photo mounts.

Be YOU Tiful Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 10Use these for journaling, tuck gift cards into the pockets…whatever your heart desires!

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I’ve put together a video tour and tutorial for making the folio base in this YouTube video.  I hope you enjoy!

Authentique Fabulous Retro Style Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 11

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope I shared some ideas that you can use in your own crafty pursuits.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

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Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folder Folio Tutorial for Frilly & Funkie         “You’ve Got to Know When to Fold ’em” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another fabulous challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog!  I’m the hostess this month, so I got to choose the theme.  Hooray!   I love to create all kinds of fancy fold cards and folios and the “You’ve Got to Know When to Fold “em” theme reflects that. Graphic 45’s brand spankin’ new Vintage Hollywood collection has been calling to me, so I created this Four Fold Folio tutorial to share with you today.  Before we start, let’s take a look at the details for this fun challenge.

Challenge Theme: You’ve Got to Know When to Fold ‘Em
This challenge is all about using folded paper in a way that goes beyond just folding it in half. Create a vintage or shabby chic project that uses folded paper in a way that elevates the design. You can make a fancy fold card, or add folded embellishments to a card or layout.

The one and only Wendy Vecchi was gracious enough to share her new 2017 CHA releases with the team, so we have been featuring her products in our three latest challenges.  It’s been really fun to see how Wendy’s products work with each individual team member’s unique style and perspective.  If you have Wendy products in your stash, we’d love for you to use them as you play along, however it is not required.

Go grab a drink and a snack to sustain you.  Tutorials tend to be long posts with lots of photos.  I don’t want you to faint!

A One Sheet Wonder

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 1 This folio is a “one sheet wonder” meaning that the entire folio base can be made using just one sheet of 12×12 cardstock.  I find it amazing that you can fit pockets, tags, and a waterfall feature into a folio made from one sheet of cardstock!  The best thing about this sort of album is that you can easily complete it in a day or less.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 2Paper dolls were a favorite childhood toy for me, so I was thrilled to receive Wendy’s wonderful Paper Doll  in my design team package of goodies.   The set comes with a lovely cling stamp of this beautiful vintage lady and a matching stencil.  You can use just the stamp, of course, but it’s so much more fun to invite the stencil to the party!  Of course you can use texture paste through the stencil.  You can also use the stencil as a template to trace onto paper, as I did here.

First, I stamped the image onto ultra smooth white cardstock. Next, I traced the hat bands, the hair and the collar onto designer paper and trimmed it out.  Then I  paper pieced the fussy cut bits onto the stamped image.  To finish the face, I placed the stencil over the image and used a blender tool to add Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Inks to the face.  There is even a stencil for the lips, which made it very easy to add Candied Apple “lipstick” to this glamorous starlet!  Finally, I brushed the image with Distress Vintage Collage medium.

A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 3This dimensional folio is tied shut with lovely Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon.  It adds just the right touch of “glam” , shimmer and shine.  You can get a glimpse of the staggered pages from this shot, but let’s go ahead and take a look inside the album.

Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section One: Tiny Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 4This one sheet wonder contains 3 sections.  In the first section, the pages measure 3″ x 5″.  I created little pockets and tags for this section.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 5 Inkssentials #5 Kraft Tags fit perfectly into these little pockets.  Each tag measures 2 3/8″ x 4 3/4″.  Dress the tags up with chipboard pieces, border strips and gorgeous vintage images.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 6  The patterned papers in this collection have a great Art Deco feel.  Use Tammy Tutterow’s Tabs One Die to mark off each section in the folio.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 7If you like to fussy cut…you will love this collection!

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 8To make a custom charm like this one, simply add an image from the small postage stamps in the collection to the back of the frame.  Then tap the frame with Vintaj Patina paints and tie it onto the tag.

Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section Two: Waterfall Feature

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 9Waterfall features are a great way to add an interactive element to a project.  I used Tammy Tutterow’s Waterfall One here.  First, I cut four bracket edged dies from black cardstock.  Then I cut four more from patterned paper.  Glue the patterned paper over the black base so that a tiny black border peeks out.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 10Belly Bands hold tiny images from the 8×8 paper collection.  Slip 3″ square photos behind the belly bands and journal on the backs of the small images.

Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section 3: A Spot for larger photos

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 11The next section measures 3.25″ x 6.5″ and can hold larger photos.  Glue just the bottom edge of your images to the album base so that photos can be slipped behind.

Four Fold Folio Tutorial Section 4: Pockets and Inserts

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 12The final section of the folio features two pockets with inserts.  The back page measures a full 5″ x 7″ and can hold full sized photos.

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo13Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 14Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Photo 15Here’s a look at the album cover and back.  You can really get a sense of the staggered edges of the album here.

Vintage Hollywood Four Fold Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to build this one sheet wonder?  I thought you might, so I went ahead and prepared a YouTube tutorial with step by step instructions for building the album base and pockets.

Now It’s Your Turn

The Frilly and Funkie team always invites you to play along with us.  Dig into your crafty stash and create any vintage or shabby chic project that uses folded paper in a way that elevates the design.  Then link up your project over at the Frilly and Funkie blog.

At the end of the challenge the design team will select our top four picks. The first place winner will be our Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Just a Hint of Fall: Paper Bag Pocket

RRR Blog Hop BadgeJust a Hint of Fall for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Paper Bag Pocket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  We are nearly half way through the month of August and Fall is peeping around the corner.  It’s time to break out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club Colors of Autumn Assortment in our monthly RRR BLog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  If so, you are right on track.  Without further ado, here’s just a hint of fall in a sweet little  paper bag pocket.

Just a Hint of Fall Paper Bag Pocket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product October Afternoon Apple Cider Photo 3October Afternoon’s Apple Cider collection makes a perfect playmate for the Colors of Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment. I just love seeing all these cute fall images inside my paper bag pocket!

Colors of Autumn Ribbon CollectionI worked with Square in a Square Tangerine Satin, Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin, Autumn Bold Diagonal Stripe Ribbon, and Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.

Just a Hint of Fall Paper Bag Pocket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product October Afternoon Apple Cider Photo 2Making a  paper bag pockets is quick and easy.  Start with a brown paper lunch bag, fold it up to make three little pockets, line the pockets with designer paper and stitch up the sides.  Then stuff to the gills with all kinds of goodies!

Cute Little Paper Clip Embellies

Just a Hint of Fall Paper Bag Pocket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product October Afternoon Apple Cider Photo 4 Just a Hint of Fall Paper Bag Pocket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product October Afternoon Apple Cider Photo 5Look at these super cute paper clip embellishments!  I made them by punching out 2 half inch circles for each clip.  Hot glue was added to the center of one circle and then it was placed on the backside of the paper clip.  The other circle was pressed into the hot glue from the front side of the clip, making a neat platform for these adorable puffy stickers that came with the Apple Cider collection.  They add a festive feel to the paper bag pocket, don’t you think? I’m sure I’ll be making more of these!

From here, you will hop on over and see what kind of fun Deborah has in store for you.  Visit all the blogs on the hop, leave a  nice comment and then hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Then you’ll be entered into a drawing to win your very own Colors of Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment so you can add just a hint of fall to your projects!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Petite Album

Enchanted Forest Petite Album for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another great challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Cec is our hostess this round, and the theme is “It’s a Small, Small World.”  In keeping with that, I’ve prepared an Enchanted Forest Petite Album.  But before we look at it, let’s see what Cec had in mind when she imagined this wonderful challenge.

Create or alter something small in a shabby chic or vintage style.  Your finished project can be anything from the size of an inchie, matchbook or domino to the size of a playing card or note card, which means anything from 1 inch to 4 inches and it does not have to be flat.  Be creative and let us know in your post just how small your project is.

And here’s my Enchanted Forest Petite Album….because it’s mini-er than a mini album!

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 3

I found a pattern for a really neat folded mini album that uses just one sheet of 12×12 paper.  (You can find it HERE.)  I had to cut the size down to make it work for this particular challenge, and after some trial and error, found that a 10×10 square worked perfectly.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 25If you do try to make one of these albums, I recommend that you use very thin paper…like the brown paper that The Funkie Junkie wraps all orders in.  Or, a brown paper grocery bag would work well…and newsprint, too.  Otherwise, with all the creasing that goes on, the album becomes too bulky.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 4The covers are slightly larger than an ATC; they measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ .  It’s got quite a lot of room for goodies inside, despite it’s small size.  There are two inside slash pockets that I stuffed to the gills (you know me) and there are two hidden pockets between the front and back cover that I loaded up with a couple of fun pull out cards.

A Look Inside the Enchanted Forest Petite Album

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Here’s a quick look at the inside spread.  The pockets are formed in the folding, which is fun.  I fussy cut these gorgeous images from the 8×8 pad and created some fun inserts.

Enchanted Forest Petite Album by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog, Product Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45, Photo 12The back of the pockets is lined with black cardstock.  I have loads more photos for you to peruse in the short YouTube Video below.

If you click on the little symbol in the lower right corner, you can view full screen.  And, if you want to stop and study a page, just click on the pause button.  I figured this was easier than overloading you with elebenty hunnerd detail photos.

Now it’s YOUR turn!

Are you inspired by this Enchanted Forest Petite Album?  I’d love it if you joined the fun over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

The guidelines for entering are simple: create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum please use keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

Hop on over to the F&F Blog for even more inspiration!  The projects are tiny, but the creativity is ENORMOUS!

Thanks for stopping by.  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Boo Bag for RRR Challenge 104

Boo Bag RRR Challenge 02Boo Bag for RRR Challenge 104: Happy Halloween

Note: This is my second post today.  Please scroll down for my Heartfelt Creations Wednesday post, or click HERE.  Thank You!

Hello, Friends!  I have the cutest little Boo Bag to share with you today!  In our area, Boo Bags have become a big trend.  You make a little goodie bag, decorate it and hang it on a neighbor’s front door, ring the bell and run away!  Well, this Boo Bag is all treats and no tricks.  I used Graphic 45’s An Eerie Tale and a small brown bag along with delicious ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club.  Here’s a peeky:

Boo Bag RRR Challenge 05The bag was folded so that it has a pocket that measures 6″ wide by 4″ tall. I lined it with designer paper from the collection then stitched it up along the sides and bottom.  It’s surprisingly sturdy!

There’s a lollipop bouquet in the upper right hand corner along with some fun black curlicues I made with black jewelry wire.  The bag is also stuffed with three little tags where you can add a spooky greeting of your own.  The tags also make great bookmarks.

Boo Bag RRR Challenge 03I can’t get over how well these ribbons coordinate with this paper collection.  They are spot on perfect!  I love that!

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Lots of stitching and a little bit of fussy cutting add so much fun texture and layering to this cute little bag.

Boo Bag RRR Challenge 06Here’s a photo without the tags so you can see the handle and lining.  This Boo Bag is ready to party!

Now it’s your turn!  Create your own Happy Halloween project and link it up at the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  I can’t wait to see YOUR Spook-tacular projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Sweet Juliet Easel Card (Heartfelt Creations Wednesday)

Heartfelt Creation Sweet Juliet Easel 02Sweet Juliet Easel Card

Good morning, friends!  It’s time for another peek at the luscious  Sweet Juliet Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I am absolutely in love with these beautiful stamps, dies and papers!  To showcase their beauty, I’ve prepared a Sweet Juliet easel card to share with you today.

Heartfelt Creation Sweet Juliet Easel 03 Those cheery little blossoms are made using the Sweet Juliet die.  It is so quick and easy to make a simple little flower to adorn your paper art using this die collection.  And, if you take a peek at the Heartfelt Creations blog you will find a wonderful video that reveals some great tricks for using this die in conjunction with other Heartfelt Creations dies.  It’s definitely worth a peek.  

Heartfelt Creation Sweet Juliet Easel 01  Here’s a closer look . I’ve embellished the centers with a copper brad and some Crystal Stickles.  If you’d like to make this fun easel card, Here is a complete supply list and detailed directions:

Heartfelt Creations Product Used:  HCDP1 237 Antiquity Paper Collection; HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die; HCPC 3564 Blessing to Me PreCut Set; HCPC 3568 Moments with You Precut Set; HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die; HCPC 3507 Timeless Amour Background PreCut Set; HCPC 3567 Juliet Spray PreCut Set

Other Product Used: Spellbinder’s Flying Beauties Shapeablities; Diamond Stickles; Core’dinations Core Impressions Cardstock; Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Old Paper; Olive Archival Ink; Distress Markers: Aged Mahogany, Warm Honey, Bundled Sage; water brush; Copper Brads, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon in 1/8” and ¼”, Sanding tool; light green cardstock;

Directions:  Create a 6×6” easel card base with Core’dinations Core Cardstock in Rose.  Sand inside and outside lightly to expose white core.  Brush clean.  Lightly sponge the outside with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Cut the “you are the world” 6×6 card front from the Antiquities paper collection. Stamp the left hand side of the panel with the Timeless Amour Background using Old Paper Distress Ink.   Heavily distress the edges of the card front and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Stamp the Sweet Juliet Spray in the upper left hand corner of the panel.  Color in with Distress Markers and a water brush.

Using paper from the collection, die cut 2 sets of small flowers and 1 set of large flowers.  Shape with mat and stylus.  Add copper brads.  Arrange over the Sweet Juliet Spray and glue down.  Die cut several of the vines from the Gift Ensemble out of light green cardstock.  Ink with Peeled Paint Distress Ink while still in the die.  Arrange around the flowers and glue down.  Run ribbon around the lower third of the card front as shown.  Add a bow and then glue the whole panel onto the prepared base.

Cut the small journal tag from the paper collection.  Lightly distress and ink the edges.  Mat with Core’dinations cardstock.  Die cut 2 butterflies from the Spellbinder’s die, one from the paper collection and one from Core’dinations.  Ink the edges with Aged Mahogany ink and adhere to the journal tag with foam tape so that the wings are slightly elevated.  Add Stickles to the pane and butterfly and set aside to dry. When dry, use foam tape to secure at an angle to the front of the card.  Accent the card front with Crystal Stickles.  Set aside to dry.

Stamp the sentiment circle and adhere to the inside card base, as shown.  Die cut 2 sets of Sweet Juliet Vines from cardstock.  Ink with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  Glue on either side of the sentiment circle.  Run another length of pink ribbons just above the sentiment circle and tie a square knot.  This will hold your easel card open.   Cut out the journal tag and stamp with “You are Such a Blessing to Me” sentiment circle.  Glue in right center of the card interior. 

Easel cards are always fun to make because they look so impressive, but they are actually quite simple to design.  I love the fact that they can stand up all on their own. 

Heartfelt Creation Sweet Juliet Easel 04 Here’s the inside of this  card. 

 

Well, that’s it for me today, friends.  I hope you were inspired by my Sweet Juliet easel card.  I was very intimidated at the thought of making one of these fun cards, but once I made the first one, I wanted to make more and more.  How about you?  Have you tried making an easel card?  I’d love to hear from you!  Your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.  Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

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