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Suck it Up Buttercup Library Pocket and Tag

Tammy Tutterow Five for Friday: Suck it Up Buttercup!

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  We should all get a big pat on the back for making it through another week!  Is anyone besides me dreaming of spring?  I had a yearning to play with flowers and buttons and burlap the other day, so I pulled out my Tammy Tutterow stamps and dies and went to work on creating this fun little Suck it Up Buttercup Library Pocket and Tag.  It’s bursting with happy spring flowers and a great shabby chic pink and grey color scheme.  Check it out!

The Library Card Pocket is one of Tammy’s awesome steel rule dies.  These are such fun to work with because they can cut through so many different materials.  I used pale pink burlap to create my library pocket.  Before die cutting, I backed the burlap with iron on interfacing to prevent fraying.  The steel rule die cut through it like buttah.  Handy score lines allowed me to put the pocket together in a flash.  (Note: this die requires the use of a Big Shot Plus or a Spellbinders Platinum Plus or any other machine that accepts thick, 8″ wide dies.)

Pick a Pocket Full of Posie Parts

These sweet springtime posies were such fun to make with Tammy’s Posie Parts Stamp and Die set.   The set contains 9 cling foam stamps and matching thin dies that cut out each Posie Part.  Not having to fussy cut each stamped image is such a time saver!

First, I stamped the sweet Posie Parts onto patterned paper from October Afternoon’s Travel Girl Collection. Then I ran them through my Spellbinder Platinum with the matching dies. Stamping on patterned paper is quick, because you don’t have to color the images.  Since I’m not the world’s greatest colorist, I really like having the ability to do this.

After shaping each flower layer (there are 3) with a stylus, I stacked them together and added a sweet little button to the center.  I used water color pencils to add a touch of pink to the edges of the flower pot, then just assembled the whole happy bunch onto the front of the Library Card Pocket.

The little metal charm reads “Never, Never, Give Up.”  i used a Distress Crayon to color in the words, then suspended it from a vintage safety pin and added it to the simple square knot bow in my burlap ribbon.

What’s in Your Pocket?

Here’s what you’ll find in the pocket!  This little tag features Tammy’s Suck it Up Buttercup stamp.  Honestly, this is such a great sentiment for anyone who needs a gentle nudge to persevere in the face of life’s many obstacles.

The sentiment was stamped onto patterned paper using Magenta Archival Ink.  I then heat embossed it with clear powder and colored in the sentiment with water color pencils.

Next, I die cut the sentiment with a Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Nestabilities Die  For the tag base, I cut a rectangle 3.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle from primitive cream cardstock,  and rounded the corners  with a 1/4″ corner rounder.  Now it was time to assemble the tag.  Since the patterned paper I used for the sentiment was just a little bit thin, I cut a second scalloped circle from patterned paper.  Then I glued the tag base between the two die cut circles.  I think the shaped top is such a fun element on this Library Card Pocket/tag combo.

A Little Message of Encouragement

Tammy’s Mini Deco Edge Envelope was the perfect finishing touch for this cheery little pocket/tag duo.  I die cut it from patterned paper, then used the insert die to create a hand written note card with a little word of encouragement.  Stamping one of the Posie Parts and adding a button sealed the deal.

I can think of so many fun ways to use these stamps and dies.  I’m writing my ideas down in a little notebook so I won’t forget them.  Would you like to see  more of these cutie patootie stamps and dies in future posts?  How would you use them?  Let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

How Ya Bean? Coffee Talk Card Tutorial

The winner of this blog hop was chosen from my blog.  Carla Hundley, Congrats on your win.  Please contact Heartfelt Creations to claim your prize!

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop:  How Ya Bean?  Coffee Talk Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the December 2016 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas holidays with your families and friends!  If you have any last minute cards or gifts to make, this How Ya Bean?  Coffee Talk Card tutorial might come in handy!

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementI just love the Coffee Talk Collection!  It’s playful and whimsical and lots of fun to play with.  Here’s how I created this 5×7 top fold card.

How ya Bean?  Coffee Talk Card Tutorial

NOTE: I ink all my cut edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

  1.  Create a 5×7 top fold card base from light blue cardstock.
  2.  Cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of the brown text paper from Coffee Talk paper collection.
  3.  Mat a 3.5″ x 5.75″ panel of coffee bean paper to light blue cardstock.  Mat a second time on navy cardstock
  4. Repeat this process using the decorative panel from the paper collection.
  5. Glue onto card base as seen in photo.
  6. Cut a 5″ x 2″ strip of designer paper from dark blue pattern and mat onto light blue cardstock.
  7. Create a belly band by die cutting 2 looped borders (HC Border Essentials Die) from Navy Cardstock.   Glue onto the back side of the prepared belly band.  Glue in place in the center of the card.
  8. Die cut the sentiment circle from the pre-made card fronts.  Glue onto a Spellbinder’s Lacy Circle Die.
  9. Use foam dimensionals to add the circle sentiment to the card, as seen above.
  10. Stamp Sun-Kissed Fleur onto light beige patterned designer paper.  Heat emboss with clear powder and die cut with Sun-Kissed Fleur Die.
  11. Sponge Weathered  Wood Distress Ink onto petals.
  12. Shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit using large ball stylus.
  13. Glue layers together.  Add gumdrops to center of each flower.
  14. Spray with Mountain Mist Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
  15. Glue in place as seen in photo.
  16. Tie a double loop bow with Blue Mixed Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon.  Place a dot of hot glue under the flower petals and use the tip of your scissors to push the knot in place.
  17. Add Ivory Burlap String Bow.
  18. Tie a triple loop bow with Blue Topaz Taffeta Ribbon.  Glue in place.  Add button.
  19. Fussy Cut coffee cup from paper collection.  Attach with foam dot.  Add one small flower.

Checking out the details

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementSun-Kissed Fleur look amazing with these fabulous ribbons!

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementI chose to add a pocket inside my card.  Because, let’s face it…who doesn’t love a pocket card filled up with fun goodies?

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementThe top half has been decorated with a cut out border, a card front, and a cute little sentiment tag.

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementThe pocket inserts are cut from the paper collection and then mounted on kraft cardstock.

Coffee Talk Card Tutorial by Kathy ClementFor extra fun, I wrote out the recipe for my favorite Sour Cream Coffee Cake.   And what goes with coffee and coffee cake?  Dark chocolate, of course!

December Alumni Hop Details…please read…new information below

The next blog on this hop is Emelia.

In case you get lost along the way, here’s a complete list of all the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ EmeliaGloriaVicki SarahAlissaArchana

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind.  A random comment on a mystery blog will be chosen to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

In order to better serve you, Heartfelt Creations has decided to move the Alumni Hop date to the last FRIDAY of each month.  The hop will run from 8AM EST Friday until 11:59PM EST Monday. 

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Heartfelt Creations Facebook Page in the regular Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Blog post.

If you are the chosen winner, you will have 72 hours to claim your prize by sending an e-mail to info@heartfeltcreations.usAdd Winner of the December Alumni Hop to the subject line.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Tag

The winner for this hop is Liz Ford .

Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Hop: Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Tag

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to hop with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design team.  I’m first in line this month, and I’m feeling Christmassy.  So I created a Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Tag to share with you today.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-2The base is a standard manila tag covered with the newsprint paper in the Sparkling Poinsettia collection.  I stamped 3 large poinsettia with Archival Library Green ink, then heat embossed with clear powder.  The flowers were stamped plain white cardstock.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-6I added various red Distress inks to the die cut flowers using a sponge dauber.  Then the petals were spritzed with a little water to let the ink blend.  I shaped the flowers while they were damp, using the large ball stylus from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.  Next, I stacked the layers together with hot glue.  There are 2 large layers and one medium layer on my focal flower.  The other large flower was cut in half and tucked beneath to add even more fullness to the flower cluster.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-3I tapped the leaves with Carmine Red and White Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paints to give them some shimmer and the look of snow.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-7A gold doily cut in half adds another layer of shimmer.  My focal circle was die cut from the paper collection using a Spellbinder die.  I used hot glue to add the Idea-Ology Woodlands Tree and poinsettia charm.  The deer charm was painted with Antique Linen Distress paint and hot glued in place to complete the vignette.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-5Gold ribbon, icy branches, red berries and some Christmas tree stick pins joined the party.  How fun!

Let’s Go to the Hop!

Now, hop on over and see what inky magic Vicki Dutcher has cooked up for you.  She will guide you to the next stop on the hop.  Just in case you get lost along the way, here’s the blog hop order.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a nice comment behind because one random commenter will be selected to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  You don’t want to miss out on that!

You have until midnight Friday, December 2nd to get your comments in.  The winner will be announced on our blog Saturday, December 3 around noon, or as soon as we are notified of the winner.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize otherwise another name will be drawn. To claim the prize, send an e-mail to info@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of November Alumni Hop” in the subject line

Blog Hop Order

Kathy Clement (you are HERE) ♥ Vicki DutcherGloria StengelAlissa WellsSarah MillerEmelia van den HeuvelMary Faus Emily Niehaus ♥ Archana Joshi

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Bountiful Harvest Altered Shadowbox Frame Tutorial

 A Place in Time Bountiful Harvest Altered Shadowbox Frame Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie

Hello Friends!  Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday of the year. So I was thrilled to learn that our hostess, Nancy, chose the  theme  Bountiful Harvest for the latest challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I went rummaging through the Closet of Shame and pulled together this and that to make this vintage Bountiful Harvest Altered Shadowbox Frame.  Let’s see what Nancy has to say about this challenge.

Bountiful Harvest
Create any vintage or shabby chic project celebrating the bounty of the season in the rich hues of Autumn.

Graphic 45 A Place in Time and Tammy Tutterow Posie Stamps and Dies

bountiful-harvest-altered-shadowbox-frame-tutorial-for-frilly-and-funkie-kathy-clement-photo-1I found this wooden shadowbox frame in the clearance bin at Michaels.  It measures about 7.25″ wide by 9.25″ tall with a generous depth of 1.25″.  That gave me lots and lots of room to create this  pretty Thanksgiving vignette.

I used some fun mixed media techniques to give the frame this tree bark appearance.  The flowers were such fun to design with Tammy’s Stamps and dies.  If you have bits and pieces of the original Place in time calendar papers languishing in your Closet of Shame, this is a great way to use them up.  You’ll learn how I did it in the Snapguide tutorial below.

How to Create a Bountiful Harvest Altered Shadowbox Frame Snapguide Tutorial

Check out How to Place in Time Altered Shadowbox Thanksgiving Frame by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here are some pretty pictures to inspire you.

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bountiful-harvest-altered-shadowbox-frame-tutorial-for-frilly-and-funkie-kathy-clement-photo-5Come Join the Fun!

Now it’s YOUR turn to create a vintage or shabby chic Bountiful Harvest project celebrating the hues and colors of Autumn!  When you’ve done so, link it up at the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  Be sure to pop over there today to get inspired by the other designer projects, and to find out the dates and details for this challenge.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us for a  Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie.  Three more favorites will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules is entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Sound good?  I thought so!

Thanks for joining me here today!  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique

 


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Happy is My Favorite Color: Tammy Tutterow Designs

Tammy Tutterow Logo_BlkHello, Friends!  As you probably all know, I love color!  So when I received this Happy is My Favorite Color stamp in my Design Team box from Tammy, it was love at first sight!  My fingers have been itching to work with it, and this morning I rose before the sun with a vision for this card.

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-3 Yellow and pink is one of my favorite color combinations.  It is just so full of happy!  And making this card filled my whole studio with happy vibes.  Let’s face it, you know it’s going to be a good day when you have inky fingers before 7AM!

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-3I pulled out all my yellow Distress Ink pads (yes, every last one!) and smooshed them onto my craft mat so I could use a non-wrinkle distress technique on watercolor paper.  Next, I cut a panel to measure 5″ x 7″ and ran it through my Big Shot with Tammy’s Blistered Embossing Folder.  Then I added some Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberries and Vintage Photo ink to the raised areas.

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To add some pattern to the mix, I stamped this background randomly with the Dear Ruby Stamp. Oh, I have a feeling you are going to see a LOT of this fabulous stamp.  I love anything related to Typography, and the vintage handwriting on this stamp is scrumptious! The little circle on the right is from Tab Set One.  I wanted to balance the design, and filling this with more vintage buttons did the trick, along with a sweet little pink clothes pin.

Shabby Posies

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-2After stamping, embossing and coloring the sentiment panel, I knew I wanted to add some pretty posies to the card.  The Shabby Posy Die makes gorgeous flowers, dontcha think? I just die cut them from the yellow background paper then sponged the centers and edges with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberries.  Some of my favorite vintage buttons filled the centers, adding a sweet vintage vibe to this very colorful card.

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-4The leaves were die cut from the same yellow panel using dies from Pom Pom Posies.  I colored them with various green Distress Inks, and then sponged in a little Picked Raspberries.  The seam binding ribbon was custom dyed with Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberries and Worn Lipstick.  Then I cleaned up the green inks on my craft mat to add some depth to the color palette.

A Peek Inside

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-5Creating cards with special details on the inside is one of my favorite things to do.  I stamped a leftover bit of my yellow watercolor paper with the Bog Woodgrain Stamp and Worn Lipstick Distress ink for starters.

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-8Then I die cut this darling Deco Edge Envelope from patterned paper (October Afternoon Girl Talk).  It was just the right size to hold a lemon/ginger tea bag. I love these itty bitty envelopes so much!

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-6I created a little waterfall folio using the Waterfall One Die.  The shaped edge on this die is so very shabby chic.

happy-is-my-favorite-color-card-by-kathy-clement-product-by-tammy-tutterow-designs-photo-7Bits and bobs of my sunshiny yellow paper add pops of color to the folio.  What a fun place to add photos, or write little messages!

I hope this cheery little card added some sunshine to your day.  I know I had sunshine in my soul while making it!  Yes, indeed…Happy IS my favorite color!  What’s yours?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links

Note: you can find all of Tammy Tutterow’s stamps, embossing folders and dies HERE on the Spellbinder’s website.

Big Woodgrain Background Stamp

Dear Ruby Background Stamp

Happy is My Favorite Color Cling Stamp

Deco Edge Envelope Die

Shabby Posies Die

Pom Pom Posies Die

Tab Set One Dies

Blistered Embossing Folder

 

 

Red Christmas Roses Card for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Red Christmas Roses Card: October 2016 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  So nice to have you hopping along with us for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  You have come here from the very talented Archana’s blog.  With Christmas looming, I thought it might be wise for me to get a jump start on my holiday cards.  So today I have a classic Red Christmas Rose Card to share with you.

red-christmas-roses-classic-rose-stamp-and-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-heartfelt-creations-photo-2I treated myself to the new Classic Rose Stamp and Die, and I’m so glad I did!  These roses are so easy to make and they come out just gorgeous.

red-christmas-roses-classic-rose-stamp-and-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-heartfelt-creations-photo-1The roses were stamped in Versamark Embossing ink onto pattered paper from the All Geared Up Collection.  (Bet you didn’t expect that now, did you?)  Then they were heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Powder.  My background layers were created with gold and white cardstock that I embossed with a couple of different folders, then distressed.

red-christmas-roses-classic-rose-stamp-and-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-heartfelt-creations-photo-4It’s a very simple, straightforward card.  I kept it that way so that the roses would take center stage.

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red-christmas-roses-classic-rose-stamp-and-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-heartfelt-creations-photo-6I also finished the inside very simply using papers from the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection.

red-christmas-roses-classic-rose-stamp-and-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-heartfelt-creations-photo-8Now hop on over and see what kind of inspiration Emelia has for you.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, as one lucky comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog and that person will win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  It just might be you! The hop runs until midnight on Friday, October 28th, and the winners will be announced around noon on Saturday, October 29th.

Here are the links to all the blogs:

Vicki Archana ♥ Kathy (you are here) ♥ EmeliaGloriaSarah

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Mums and Pumpkins Card: Cheery Lynn Guest Designer

Time to Flourish Mums and Pumpkins Card: Cheery Lynn Guest DT

Hello, Friends!   There’s nothing prettier than a whole bunch of pumpkins paired up with pretty fall mums.  They are on display together everywhere at this time of year and they inspired the theme for today’s post. This Mums and Pumpkins Card is made with Cheery Lynn dies and Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper.

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-4You wouldn’t think that purple and orange would be such good pals, but they look smashing on this mums and pumpkins card!  My designer pumpkins were die cut from patterned paper using the Fall Pumpkin Patch Die. I actually cut three sets of pumpkins: one from kraft paper to use as a base, then I paper pieced the patterned papers on top.

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-1But we said MUMS and pumpkins, didn’t we?  The Chrysanthemum Strip Die cuts 6 flower layers with one pass through the machine.  Again, I cut my flowers from patterned papers and then added a little flower soft to the centers.

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-3The bright orange doily was cut with the Ornament 1 die.  This is really heavy cardstock from Stampin Up, and the die is quite intricate, but it cut through the paper like buttah!

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-6Gatefold cards are so much fun to open!

mums-and-pumpkins-card-fall-pumpkin-patch-chrysanthemum-strip-die-by-kathy-clement-product-by-cheery-lynn-photo-7And here’s the inside in all it’s fall glory!  More pumpkins and flourishes on the inside, just for fun!

I’m curious…what’s your favorite color mum?  I do love the purple ones, but I’m also very fond of the rust/yellow combination.  They all look great with pumpkins, though!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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