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Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio for the RRR Hop

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Really Reasonable Ribbon and Authentique Nightfall

Hello, Friends!   Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.

Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect ribbon and paper combination?  That’s what inspired this whimsical Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio that I have to share with you today.  I conjured it up using the Fab-BOO-luss Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment and the Spook-tacular Authentique Nightfall Collection.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

Look at this sassy little witch all dressed up in her Halloween Ballgown.  She’s ready to tear up the dance floor!  This is a 5 1/4″ x 8″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.  I’ve dressed this mixed media project up with scrumptious Apple Green Satin Swirl and Tangerine Satin Swirl double bow.  Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and Spiderweb Satin Ribbon add texture, color and pattern to the overall design.  Here’s a peek at all the beautiful ribbons in this month’s assortment.

Witches’ Halloween Ball Card Folio:  It’s All About the Dress!

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

The focal image on this folio is a combination of fussy cut images, an altered rosette and some really cute witch legs!  The original stockings were red and gray, so I had to paint the stripes with Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint.   Here’s how I made the rosette ball gown:

  • First, Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of patterned paper.
  • Next, punch a 1″ circle from scraps.
  • Then place the long side of the paper on your scoreboard and score every 1/4″.
  • Next, accordion fold all the scored lines, then glue the ends together.
  • Place a dime sized puddle of hot glue on a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface.
  • Now, with the top of the rosette gathered together, push down into the puddle of glue. Be careful not to touch the hot glue as it is, well…HOT!
  • The glued ends will split apart.  This is OK!
  • Now, quickly add a dab of glue to the top of the rosette and hold down the punched circle until the glue sets.
  • Carefully trim off the torn ends where the rosette split apart.  Now you just have to position the “skirt” of your ballgown on your card.  I added dimensionals to the back side of my fussy cut witch so that the heights of the rosette and the image would match up.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Creating the Sentiment

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03

Mat the Great Pumpkin 3″ x 4″ card on designer paper.  Then die cut it with a circle die.  Back with foam dimensionals or waste chipboard and adhere as seen.  The designer paper on the back side of the sentiment makes for a neat look on the card interior.  The witch’s “bouquet” is made with some old Petaloo flowers that I had in my stash and Natural Burlap String.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

I’ve loaded up the inside of this folio with pockets, inserts, a waterfall, and a hidden journaling spot.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 05

The side pocket holds two cute little tab topped inserts made from table scraps.  Each has a magnetic closure and is filled with images cut from the 6″ x 6″ collection.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 06Turn the pocket flap to reveal a nifty little waterfall feature with a magnetic belly band closure.  The image on the right is actually a little journaling spot with a magnetic closure.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 07Look up to find this fun flap/pocket feature.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 08

You will find a triple pocket and a 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ photo mount.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 09

These are the cute little tags that are tucked into the pockets.  Each one is topped with Halloween Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Project Share with Tips on YouTube

If you’d like to see how all these various mechanisms work as well as learn some tips and tricks that I used to create this folio, then watch this short YouTube video project share.

On With the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what wonderfully creative idea Linsey has prepared for you.  When you’ve finished hopping, be sure to pop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so your name will be entered into the drawing for a FREE Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’d like to subscribe to the Ribbon Club, you can find all the information HERE.

I hope I shared some ideas and inspiration 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a quick and easy Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon to share with you.  The Nightfall Collection and the RRR September Ribbon Club Assortment were made for one another!

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 01

There is so much to love about these Boo-tiful little cards!  First of all, you can make using your scraps, which always makes me happy.  Then, you can make these 4.25″ x 5.5″ paper pretties in a jiffy, because the “recipe” for each card is really similar.  Next, each card has a super easy to make gift card holder inside.  Finally, you have to take a look at the cute factor!  Has Halloween ever been cuter?   Let’s take a closer look at each card, then we’ll dive into the Snapguide tutorial below.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Good Witch or Bad Witch?

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 02

This sweet little witch is too cute to spook, so I’m putting her down in the “good witch” column!  I’ve dressed up this card with Tangerine Swirl Satin Ribbon and Natural Burlap String.  And I love the border of Halloween Confetti Grosgrain Ribbon for the pop of color it adds to the design.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 03

I love to add ribbon to the interior of my cards, too.  Black Spiderweb Satin Ribbon adds a touch of class to the gift card holder inside this cute card.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Which Witch?
Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 04

While this witch isn’t quite as adorable as our first card model, she’s still pretty fun.  And how bad can she be with that cutie pie owl by her side?  I’ve paired up more Tangerine Satin Swirl Ribbon with 3/8″ Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon on this card for a perfect match!

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 05

You’ll find 3/8″ Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon inside this card as well.  The black cat gives it the seal of approval.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Trick or Treat

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 06

This is the cutest image with that little ghoul peeking out of her costume!  To go with the dotty background, I selected Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 07

And the cute couple inside this card are black tie ready with a bit of Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  By the way, while I’m thinking of it, all the small images on the treat bags and in the small frame are from the Nightfall 6×6 Paper Bundle.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial: Too Cute to Spook

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 09

The focal image on this card is actually a sticker that I matted on black cardstock.  It’s just the cutest!  Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon lends a soft Halloween Glow to this darling card.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 09

Ribbon is a great way to add a pop of color to the interior of a card, too.  Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon looks fabulous on the front of this gift card holder.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial on Snapguide

Are you ready to make your own set of these cutie pie cards?  You’ll find an easy to follow step by step tutorial in the Snapguide below.  There’s also a supply list within the tutorial.

Check out How to Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holders by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

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

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial
Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog for this week’s Saturday Showcase post.  I’ve created a spook-tacular Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial for you there.

Did you know that Halloween in Wonderland is Graphic 45’s number one best selling collection?  Because of it’s popularity, Graphic 45 is releasing the Deluxe Collector’s Edition for a 2nd time!  In fact, as I write this post, Halloween in Wonderland is at the printers.  You can pre-order Halloween in Wonderland at The Funkie Junkie Boutique at a tidy little discount right now.  How exciting is that?

You’ll find an easy to follow SnapGuide Tutorial for these mixed media backgrounds on these cards over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog today, so I hope you will pop on by and say hello.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Here’s a sneaky peek to whet your appetite!

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

So grab a cuppa and meet me over at The Frilly and Funkie Blog!  I’ve provided product links below for your convenience!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links to the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 


Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Denise Bryant, chosen from Martine’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2018 Alumni Hop! Dogwoods have always been my favorite spring blossom. When we lived in Atlanta, there was a street in a small town called Clarkston that was lined on both sides with snowy white dogwood trees.   When those delicate trees blossomed at Easter, it was like going to a wedding.  I think of that street every year around this time. This Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card is inspired by that memory.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01a

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has a 1/2″ spine.  To make it, you will need the following:

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card; Creating Layers

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 02

I decided I wanted a distressed, shabby chic feel for this card.  Once I had built my card base, I went about creating the layers.  First, I cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.   Use an ink blending tool to add Distress inks along the edges of your paper.  Then spritz with water.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 03

Next, I distressed all the edges with my Tonic Distressing Tool.  If you don’t have a distressing tool, you can run the blade of your scissors lightly along the edge of your paper, and get a similar result. Stitch this panel onto a double mat of white pearl cardstock and light grey cardstock.  I build my card front on this panel, and then once the card is finished, I glue it to the base.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card: Flowers and Sweetheart Border

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 04

Die cut the Sweetheart Border from Pearl White Cardstock.  I also used a Large Spellbinder Circle Die to cut out the focal from one of the 6×6 card panels in the collection.  Layer these elements up on your card.

Now it’s time to create those gorgeous dogwood blossoms!  First, I stamped 2 sets of the large blossoms and one set of the other blossoms onto pearly white cardstock using Sap Green Archival Ink.  Then I heat embossed the stamped images with WOW embossing powder.

Before you cut out the blossoms, go ahead and ink the centers and leaves with more of the Sap Green Ink using a sponge dauber.  Then sponge the edges with a combination of the pink Distress inks.  Spatter with a little water and some diluted brown ink to create the spatter effect.

Now you are ready to shape and assemble your blossoms.  Fill the centers with Tutu Pink Prills. Hot glue them to your card front as seen in the photo.  Die cut the ticket with Luggage and Tags Die.  Finally, add the bow and button to finish the card front.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 05I had fun adding pockets and treats to the inside of this shabby chic card.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 06The top pocket is made with a card front from the collection.  I filled this with a sweet little folio that is held shut with a decorative belly band.  Die cut the tag and add a small 3″ x 4″ cut apart image here.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 07

Inside, you can add photos, journaling or small keepsakes.

Heartfelt Easter Dogwoods Greeting Card Flowering Dogwood by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 08

The larger pocket on the bottom holds this pretty tag.  I created a soft, airy layer with the Decorative Oval Die.  Tuck a tea bag and honey stick here as a special treat!

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit each blog on the hop and leave a lovely comment because one comment from a mystery blog will be randomly selected to win a $25 shopping spree at the Heartfelt Creations online store!

The hop runs from 8AM DST Friday, March 30th until 11:59PM DST Monday, April 2nd, 2018.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page and blog on Wednesday, April 4th.  The winner will need to e-mail  need to email Heartfelt Creations at [email protected] with “Winner of the April Alumni Hop” in the subject line to claim his/her prize.

Here’s the blog list for this month’s hop:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥ Gloria ♥ Sarah ♥ Vicki AlissaMartineArchana ♥  Deneen

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

 

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

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