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Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology

Natural Beauty: Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection

Hello, Friends!  Wow, this has been a busy month for me!  Earlier this month, I shared some projects that I made “just for me.”  This Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection was made during that time, but i simply haven’t had time to share it with you until now.

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Made in a “junk journal” fashion, this 3.5″ x 5″  mini has a 1.5″ spine.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I had making it.  There’s something so relaxing about creating a junk journal.  You get to dig through your stash, use loads of embellishments and texture and basically, have a blast.

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Eileen’s Passport Mini  is a Sizzix XL Die.  It cuts covers, spine and inner pages.

The directions for binding the album come with the die, and you can find loads and loads of wonderful samples and tutorials on Eileen’s Blog.  I also share a lot of tips in the video tour below.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Creating the Signature Pages

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The signature covers are decorated, but the inner pages are acid free resume paper that I died with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Here’s how:

  • Die cut pages using the Eileen Hull Passport Die.  Use a Sizzix crease pad to prevent the die from cutting all the way through the papers.  The die will crease the pages and punch out the binding holes at the same time.
  • Swipe Vintage Photo Distress Ink directly onto your non-stick craft mat.  Spritz with water until little beads and droplets begin to form.
  • Place the die cut pages into this luscious inky puddle and swipe them through.
  • You may have to repeat this process several times to ink up all the pages.
  • When all the pages have been inked, iron them flat with an iron on the “low” setting.
  • Now you have a lovely stack of stained papers to add to your passport mini signatures.
Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Natural Beauty Vignettes

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Little nature vignettes decorate the cover of each signature. Some elements are fussy cut images from the Anthology Collection Kit.  You will see that I used the Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Dies in several spots.  That clock frame is sooo useful!

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Other items have been in my stash for so long, I don’t even know where they came from.   I also used lots of images and elements from  the 6.5″ x 6.5″ Anthology Paper Pad.  Kaisercraft also makes little ephemera bits that they call “Collectables” for this collection.

I’ve incorporated lots of natural elements, like this lichen I picked up at a local park, leaves, Spanish Moss and feathers to add to the natural, organic feel of the album.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Flips and Flaps

You all know how much I love to add interactive elements to my creations as often as possible.  This little mini is no exception.  There are flips and flaps galore!

You can find many of the metal charms I’ve used at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection Video Tour: Tips, Tricks & Ideas

I always find it helpful to view a video of a project like this.  It helps you gain a sense of the size, depth, dimension and function of all the mechanisms.  You’ll find photos that I did not share in this post along with lots of ideas that will be helpful if you decide to make your own Passport Mini Album.  Enjoy!

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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Note: Whenever possible, I share product links.  Some items, however,  have been in my stash a very long time, and are no longer available for purchase.  Thanks for understanding!

 

 

 

 

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop: Wandering Ivy Family Love Trifold Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop: Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Family Love Trifold Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. I decided to show off the gorgeous April Ribbon Club Assortment with this Family Love Trifold Folio.  It’s adorned with gorgeous ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment and loads of pretty spring flowers.

The blue and ivory ribbons from the Ribbon Club Assortment were the perfect accent for this 5″ x 7″ folio made with Kaisercraft’s “Wandering Ivy” paper collection.

This poufy ribbon cluster uses both the 5/8″ Ivory Checkerboard Satin and Royal Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbons.  These are both great ribbon selections if you are just learning how to tie a bow.  Both are soft, pliable and tie beautifully! I also used the Royal Blue Delicate Stitched Satin to create the ribbon closure for this folio.

Family Love Folio: Ribbons on the inside!

Ribbon plays a role inside this folio, too!  Here, I’ve used the crocheted lace from the Ribbon Club Assortment along with Ivory Burlap String to create sweet little tag toppers. This adds wonderful texture and vintage charm to the design.

These sweet little tags are part of the Wandering Ivy Collectables ephemera kit.

Flips, flaps pockets and interactive elements galore are tucked inside the cover.

This is a peek at the album fully opened.

I love this triple pocket page.  Crocheted lace is just the perfect accent for all these little tags and folios.

Add vintage buttons to the mix, and I’m in love!

Family Love Trifold Folio Video Tour

Because there is so much to see in this Family Love Trifold Folio, I’ve prepared a short project share video for you.  I hope you enjoy!

On With the Hop!

Now hop right on over to and pay my sweet friend Linsey a visit on her lovely blog to see what she has prepared to amaze and delight you.  And don’t forget to comment on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG so your name will be entered into the drawing for your very own Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’d like to sign up for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club, you can find all the information HERE.

I hope I 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

Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card

Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card with Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  I’m back with another card that I made while I was on my “break” from design team assignments.  I made this Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card with the Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Collection  and ephemera pack as well.  But the “Blooming Bicycle” focal image is from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy Shop. This one has a really fun, springtime vibe.

Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 01

As you can see from this photo, I added loads of distressed layers, blossoms, ribbon and a vintage button to this 5″ x 7″ card.Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 02

A cluster of Little Birdie Crafts Flowers add the “Bloom” to this Blooming Blue Bicycle card. The ones with beaded centers are “Jessica” ivory flowers.  The polka dot flower is called “Printed Florence Petals.”  I’m not sure where you can find these in stores, but you can visit the Little Birdie Crafts Website to find them.  These were given to me as a gift at CHA, and I just love them!

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The bow cluster is more of that luscious Ivory Checkerboard Satin Ribbon combined with Ivory Burlap String and a vintage button from my stash.  If you’re new to tying bows, I really recommend this ribbon as it is very soft, making it easy to work with.

Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card: A Peek Inside

Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 04This card is very similar in style to the one I shared with you on Monday.

Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 05

I decorated the gift card wallet with another digital image and scraps of the designer paper.  The “Wandering Ivy” collection kit comes with a sticker sheet, which I used to add the title.

Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 06Inside, there’s a tea bag and a chocolate treat.

Blooming Blue Bicycle Greeting Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 07Once again, I used up my scraps to make a pretty little bookmark and decorative honey stick.  These cards double as gifts, so even though they take a little bit longer to make, you get a lot of “bang” for your buck.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card with Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card with Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy

Hello, Friends!  Last week, I treated myself to a little “spring break” from design team assignments. Sometimes, I just need to play with no particular goal in mind. It recharges the old mojo and restores my love of paper.   Many of you know that I am a serious tea lover!  Every single day starts with at least 2 cups of steaming hot tea.  (Irish Breakfast, if you please with milk and honey!) This Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card is just my cuppa!

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 01

Once again, I pulled out my Kaisercraft “Wandering Ivy” collection and the matching Collectables to make this card.  This time, I focused on the green and white patterns within the collection.  The card focal is a vintage style Gecko Galz digital download.  I just love this tea drinking lady in her stylish hat and flowery tea set.  I think I might enjoy a cuppa and a chat with her!

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card: The Details

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 02

One of my favorite Saturday activities is going to yard sales.  I picked up this vintage style brooch for a quarter a while back, and I’ve been waiting for just the right project to use it.  To shabby it up, I painted the faux gold filigree with ivory chalk paint.  Then I used my button tool to cut the pin off the back.  To make sure it would sit level, I backed it with some squares of waste chipboard and then adhered it to the card.

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 03

This flower cluster is made with 3/8″ Ivory Satin Ribbon. The flowers are Little Birdie Crafts Jessica Ivory, Ocean Mist Bernice and Pollen Stems & Tendrils.  I’ve tucked a trio of my precious vintage buttons behind the flower cluster and a metal filigree leaf beneath it.

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To add texture, and also to lighten up the composition, I altered a Little Birdie Circular Chipboard Lattice with Shabby Ivory Embossing Enamel.  This is tucked back behind the focal image.

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 05

Here’s a tip I think you will like.  See that border of clocks behind the brooch?  They are a sticker strip from the “Wandering Ivy” collection.  Guess what?  I cut them in half, since they are tucked behind the embossed woodgrain layer.  Now I can use the other half strip in another project.  It’s like having double the product to work with.  The final touch on the card front was adding in some rub ons from a Tim Holtz remnant rub sheet.

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 06I bet you knew there would be a tea bag inside this card, didn’t you?  And of course there is another little honey stick all dressed up for the birthday party!

Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 07Toss in another lovely little tag made from scraps on my work desk, and this card is done! Did you spot the other half of that clock sticker on the tag?  I have one more project that I made during my “spring break” but I’m saving that one for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog hop later on this month!

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

 

Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Friendship Card

Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Friendship Card

Hello, Friends!  Happy April!  March was such a busy month for me, that when I managed to meet all my deadlines I decided I deserved a treat!  So I pulled out a paper pack that’s been lurking in the Closet of Shame for months now, and let myself have 3 whole days to create exactly what I wanted to make! No assignments, no deadlines…just playing with paper for the pure pleasure of it!  This Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Friendship Card is one of 4 projects that I managed to finish on my “break.” I’ll be sharing 3 of them here with you this week.

Shabby Chic Friendship Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 01

I dug deep into my shabby chic style while making this pretty card.  Distressed edges, painted metal embellishments, a fabby die cut frame and a bodacious bow cluster really amp up the shabby chic vibe of this 5″ x 7″ top fold card.

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I just love the sentiment focal!  Since blue is my very favorite color, I just had to have this “Wandering Ivy” collection pack from Kaisercraft.  While I was shopping, the “Wandering Ivy Collectables” may or may not have fallen into my shopping basket.  (Ahem. )

Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Friendship Card: Bringing the Shabby Chic!

Shabby Chic Friendship Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 03

Another great way to create a shabby chic vibe on a card is to add a die cut layer.  This Spellbinders Nestabilities “Laced with Love” die added a nice, airy layer on the card.

Paint metal embellishments with white chalk paint to add another layer of shabby chic to a card design.  Chalk paint is great to use because it goes on smooth, and does not need a primer.  It also dries with a flat finish.  I love that look!

Texture is also important in a shabby chic card.  And there’s no easier way to add it than with a bit of crocheted lace.  This snippet is just peeping out from under the card focal like the hem of a pretty petticoat.

Shabby Chic Friendship Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 04

Every shabby chic card needs a great bow cluster, in my opinion.  Ivory Checkerboard Satin Ribbon is so soft, and I love the texture that the subtle checkerboard pattern adds to the mix.  I topped the base bow with a 3/8″ wide Royal Blue Diamond Stitched Satin Bow.  Then I piled on White Magnolias, Blue English Roses, White Bead/Berry Clusters, and lots of little Sweetheart Blossoms.

Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy Friendship Card: A Peek Inside

Shabby Chic Friendship Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 05

This is one of my “two pocket” cards.  And just look at all those yummy shades of blue!

Shabby Chic Friendship Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 06The top pocket holds a little gift card wallet.

Shabby Chic Friendship Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 07In addition to a gift card, you can tuck in a tea bag and mini chocolate.

Shabby Chic Friendship Card Wandering Ivy by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 08

Put the scraps on your table to good use by adding a tag to your card pocket.  I had a 3″ x 6″ scrap of nice, sturdy white cardstock.  Turn it into a tag by rounding the corners with a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper.  To shape the top, I used my Scallop/Cloud Corner Chomper.  I use these Corner Chomper tools almost every time I craft.

Itty bitty scraps can be cut into banner flags, larger ones can be used as layers on your tag.  I even added a scrap to my honey stick to dress it up! The best part of it is, you have fewer scraps to clean up when you’re done creating!

It felt really good to create just for the fun of it.  Of course, I always have a good time whenever I get to play with paper, but not having a deadline or an assignment made it really special.  I did go ahead and load this card up in my Etsy shop in case you are interested.

I hope I 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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