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Blue Roses and Butterflies

Prima Georgia Blues with Renealbouquets Beautiful Board Card Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Blue Roses and Butterflies

Hello, Friends!  When you love blue the way I do, you make a pretty card with blue roses and butterflies.  I’ve never seen a blue rose, but just look at all the dreamy blues in this Prima Georgia Blues card.

This 6″ x 6″ layered card called for a beautiful blue bow.  Light Navy Taffeta from Really Reasonable Ribbon makes a crisp triple loop bow.  I’ve topped this with a Gold Metallic String loopy bow and a big ole blue rose.  Everything about this card makes me want to go sip a tall glass of sweet tea on the veranda.

Blue Roses and Butterflies: How I Made It

Here’s how this card came together:

  • First, create a 6×6 card base from navy cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 3/4″ square of patterned paper from the Georgia Blues collection.
  • Mat on a slightly larger panel of soft blue cardstock.
  • Now cut a 4″ x 4″ panel of designer paper and double mat on soft blue and navy cardstock. Back with dimensionals.  Center and adhere.
  • Die cut Spellbinders APG Elegant Infinity from patterned paper.  Place dimensionals in the center and sides.  They will show, but we will cover them up with design elements. Center and adhere.
  • Select ephemera bits from the paper collection and arrange to cover the dimensionals behind the die cut.
  • Add some Reneabouquets butterflies and vintage blue buttons to complete the design.
Blue Roses and Butterflies:  A Peek Inside

Cover the inside of the card with more of the pretty papers.  Add pockets.

Tuck in a pretty journal card and a color matched tea bag to turn the card into a gift.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Wishing you blue skies and sunshine!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  How is everyone holding up?  This Stamperia Atelier Card folio is one of my favorite projects during this time of quarantine.  It’s dreamy and soft, and oh, so feminine.  I got completely lost in the design process as I blissfully blended paper, ribbon,chipboard, die cuts,  flowers and embellishments to make this card.

I’ve used this collection quite a bit, so this card was composed with all the leftover cut panels from those previous projects.  You can find one of those projects HERE and a video walk through HERE.

My favorite element on this card is the little vignette I created inside this Reneabouquets Small Hearts Deco Frame.  It was such fun to dig through my stash of sewing embellishments!  The beautiful butterflies and lace trims on this folio are also from Reneabouquets shop.

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio: A Peek Inside

This is one of my box pocket cards.  I have such fun filling these roomy pockets with surprises.  The tea bag wallet on the top half of the card is the large (almost 8″ tall) dress form from the collection.  To make it, fold the form in half.  Then adhere small gussets up near the shoulders where they won’t show.  Now you have the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag and a little spoon.

The bottom pocket holds a tall, skinny bookmark.  Can you see the little sewing machine charm peeping out?  Wrap a pretty scrap with lace blue seam binding and tie a bow for a pretty finish.  Stitch sweet pearl buttons on another scrap to make a lovely button card.  Wouldn’t this make a sweet Mother’s Day present?

I went on to make 5 more cards from the remainder of this collection.  I’ll share those with you on Throwback Thursday this week.  It’s amazing what you can make with the leftovers from a previous project!

I’m keeping all of you in my prayers.  Stay positive.  Stay creative.  Look for the beauty.  Listen to good music.  Turn off the news.  I’ve been sending out little stacks of happy mail here and there as morale boosters. It makes me feel less isolated and takes my mind off myself…which is always a good thing.

How are you passing the time?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card

 

Authentique Cottontail Easter Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Here’s a sweet vintage style Easter Shaker card to brighten up your day.

Remember Easter Petticoats?  Every little girl had a new Easter dress (mine were hand me downs from my cousin) and every Easter dress had a big poufy, scratchy petticoat attached to the skirt.  Sitting through the Easter church service with that petticoat pricking at the back of your legs was almost as torturous as the little hat with the elastic band that cut into your chin.  So when I found this pink trim while tidying up in the studio, I had to give this vintage style Easter card a petticoat.  Yes, yes, I did!

Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card:  The Details

Here’s how this sweet card came together.

 

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ square easel card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, stitch a 5″ panel of patterned paper from Authentique Cottontail onto soft pink and periwinkle cardstock mats.
  • Now, cut a double ended fishtail banner from a strip of Cottontail plaid.  This should be slightly wider than the card base.
  • Create a shaker element (directions below). Center and adhere to the card base.
  • Add a cluster of spring flowers and foliage to the left hand side of the frame.
  • Tie a double loop bow with Coral Rose Mini Check Plaid Ribbon.  This ribbon is featured in the April Ribbon Club Assortment.  Tuck this under the floral cluster and secure with hot glue.
  • Now tie a loopy string bow with Iridescent Metallic String.  Adhere the knot on top of the plaid bow.
  • Add a button and a metal filigree corner to the card front.
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card: How to Make the Shaker Frame

Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Medium Patina Lilac Heart Frame Shaker by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Life is all about perspective…and in many ways, so is papercrafting.  I wanted to use this sweet vintage image inside this Reneabouquet’s Medium Patina Lilac Heart Frame.  But the frame was wider than the image.  The “fix” was to place the frame on the diagonal so that the image would fit nicely inside.

Prepare the shaker frame with a little Crystal Clear Glitter.  Use a small piece of sponge to tap the flower with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Then sprinkle with the glitter and let the excess slide off into a tray or a sheet of printer paper. Then adhere blue rhinestones over gems that are printed on the Beautiful Board.  Let everything dry.  Then you are ready to make the shaker element.

  • First, place the frame over the image so that there are no gaps on the sides.
  • Now lightly trace around the outside of the heart to mark the cutting lines on the image.
  • Next, cut out the image and set aside.
  • Repeat this procedure, only this time, trace onto clear cardstock (acetate sheets).
  • Adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.  Wipe away any glue smudges immediately.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the frame.
  • Flip the frame face down on a clean sheet of printer paper.  Fill with a shaker mix.
  • Carefully line up the cut out image and adhere face down over the foam strips.  Check for gaps and seal with tape.
  • Now you can adhere the shaker frame to the card base and add your embellishments.
Vintage Style Easter Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

For easel cards, I actually make the inside of the card before I adhere the card cover.  This card has a little pocket and a little treat from the Easter Bunny inside.

Create a mini note card from your scraps and tuck inside the pocket.

I hope I shared so tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in  your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card

Stamperia House of Roses Renea Bouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board, Tim Holtz Sizzix Skeleton Leaves Kathy by Design Kathy Clement Photo 01

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card with Reneabouquets Doily

Hello, Friends!  This simply elegant Stamperia House of Roses card is a great way to use up little bits and pieces of a favorite card collection.  You cannot tell from the finished project, but the entire background of this card was made from scraps of this glorious paper collection.

Start with a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base.  Then gather up all your bits and pieces of designer paper.  I will often ink all the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to sort of unify the design. Arrange the patterns out over a second 6″ x 6″ panel of plain cardstock.  It’s OK if the edges of the paper extend beyond the card base.  You can come back and trim those once you are pleased with the overall design.  Tuck some pieces under other pieces.  Overlap patterns.  Think of it as a free form jigsaw puzzle.  Look for patterns that sort of “go together.”

When you are happy with the composition, slide all the pieces off onto a piece of cardstock, keeping everything in place as well as you can. Now apply a coat of Ranger Matte Medium over the card base.  Slide the collage back onto the card base and tidy it up.  Lay the plain cardstock piece back over the card front and burnish with a bone folder.  Lift the cardstock, trim the edges of the card and seal with a light coat of Matte Multi Medium.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: Finishing Touches

Wrap the center of your collaged panel with some pretty ribbon.  I used some Prima Pink Velvet Ribbon I had in my stash. Then adhere to the card base.   I had one nice 4 1/2″ square of patterned paper that I matted on a panel of blush cardstock.  Back this panel with dimensionals,. Now wrap the left hand side of this panel with Iridescent Metallic String. center and adhere.  Emboss a Reneabouquets April in Paris Doily with Wow Vintage Romance Embossing Powder.  While you are at it, emboss a Prima Resin Butterfly. Cut out a circle tag from the paper collection.  Back with dimensionals and adhere. Add the butterfly.

The final step is to die cut a cluster of Skeleton Leaves.  Lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Tie a lovely bow with Coral Rose Houndstooth Ribbon.  Arrange the leaves and a flower and adhere to the card base.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is also simply elegant.  A blank die cut panel where a note can be written and a little envelope filled with tea complete the design.

Even though we are having to practice social distancing and observe “stay at home” orders, we can still stay connected with one another through the mail.  This might be the perfect time to revive the fine art of letter writing.  In fact, I will choose one random comment from this post and send out a little note to the author.  Would you like that?  We can all do small acts of kindness that make these dark days a little brighter.  So I look forward to hearing from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon

 

Shabby Pink Roses Card Stamperia House of Roses Reneabouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: Stamperia House of Roses

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are not tired of seeing projects made with the House of Roses collection because today’s Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon feature that collection once again.  What can I say?  Sometimes a collection captures my imagination and I simply can’t stop playing with it.  Does that ever happen to you?  This one also features a lovely Reneabouquets Beautiful Board doily and vintage pearl topped corsage pins that I found at the Flea Market a while back.  (No junkin’ these days….sigh….) .  The bow uses my favorite ribbon (at the moment) and some lovely flowers and foliage.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: Creating Layers

I tried some new layering techniques on this shabby chic card, and really like the way they turned out.

Stamperia House of Roses Card Reneabouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board Coral Rose Plaid Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

You would never guess that this card has just one layer of designer paper in the background.  But it does.  The trick I used to create all this wonderful depth and dimension was backing the focal image with layers of waste chipboard.  Then I trimmed around a floral cluster in the paper collection and layered it with a torn piece of wood plank patterned paper.  This lends the illusion that the roses are growing out of a flower box.

Next, create a 5″ x 5″ square panel of cream cardstock.  Choose a soft neutral pattern to line it.  Then emboss the doily with a glitter embossing powder and adhere it in the upper corner.  Now you can begin to layer the fussy cut flowers with some Little Birdie flowers and foliage.  Finish off the panel by wrapping it with White Iridescent Metallic String and a trio of pearl buttons.   All that is left to do now is tie some bows and attach a flower.  Simple.  Elegant. Beautiful.  I really love this card!

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: A Peek Inside

I continued the theme of simple elegance on the inside of the card.  Just add a lovely die cut sentiment panel and a mini envelope to hold the tea bag.

If you’d like to see more Stamperia House of Roses projects, click HERE.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below.

Creating beautiful things helps the time to pass, keeps me in good spirits and gives me something positive to focus on.  How are you all holding up?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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