Category Archives: Christmas

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Can I squeeze in one more Christmas card before the big day arrives?  Sure I can!  This Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card adorned with Peacock Alley Seam Binding makes my heart sing.Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ upright easel card.  The color palette makes me swoon!

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 2Winter birds are my absolute favorite.  We have bluebirds in our back yard, and every time I see that flash of color at the feeder, it makes me happy.

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 3This bow cluster started with a triple loop seam binding bow.  I topped this with a loopy gold metallic string bow and vintage velvet dogwood blossoms.   Naturally, I tied them both with my trusty Zutter Bow it All Tool!

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 4Like all easel cards, this one folds flat for mailing or storage.

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 5I’ve tucked a wee tag into the gift card/treat pocket.  This way, the card becomes a gift.

Sweet Christmas Bluebirds Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 6The journal card is the perfect place to add a personal greeting.

I’ve had such fun making Christmas cards in non-traditional colors.  Don’t get me wrong: I love red and green and gold!  But there’s something kind of dreamy about this pink and aqua Sweet Christmas Bluebirds easel card that appeals to my imagination.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m still working away on this year’s Christmas cards.  While red and green are traditional and beautiful Christmas colors, I’m having lots of fun playing with shabby chic colors this year.  This pink shabby chic Woodland Christmas easel card is adorned with Pearl  Pink Swiss Dots Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 1

I love the soft shimmer that satin ribbon adds to a card.  And how sweet are those little birdies in their winter nest?

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 2The triple loop bow is tied with a little help from my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.  I don’t know what I would do without it!  I use it literally every single time I create!

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 3

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 4Like all easel cards, this one folds shut for mailing or storage.

Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas Easel Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Stamperia Photo 5I added a little treat/gift pocket on the inside along with a journal card for a personal greeting.

So how do you feel about this Shabby Chic Woodland Christmas easel card?  I’m loving the pink and blue hues because really, you could leave this card up all winter long.  I  kind of love that idea!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

This hop is now closed. The winner is Ava Gavloski, chosen from Emily’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!   I hope you all enjoyed a happy and healthy Thanksgiving yesterday.  Now that you’ve packed all the turkey leftovers away, it’s the perfect time to hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni team.  I’ve prepared a Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial to share with you on this first stop of the hop.

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 1

Pink poinsettia are such a festive addition to the holiday season.  And yes, those are dogwoods, too!  I’ve combined papers, stamps and dies from the Flowering Dogwood and Sparkling Poinsettia Collections to make this Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card.  Here’s how I did it.

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: Building the Base
  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card base from deep pink cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of the barn wood paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.
  • Then, lightly distress the edges of the paper and ink with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  Spritz with water to create water spots.  Glue this panel to the card base.
  • Now, cut the pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood to measure 5″ x 3″  Add a lacy edge with Border Essentials Die.  Glue in the center of the card.
  • Next, die cut the Eyelet Oval from a pearlized white linen cardstock.  I have had this in my stash forever, and honestly don’t remember where it came from.
  • Center the outer frame on the card and glue in place.
  • Now, add foam adhesive tabs to the back of the eyelet oval and place in the center of the frame.
  • If desired, use hot glue to attach a plastic glitter snowflake to the center of the oval. (From Dollar Tree).
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The Sentiment Panel

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 2

  • Stamp the Sentiment from Sparkling Poinsettia Joy to the World on a square of the same pale pink patterned paper you used on the border.  Use Versamark Ink and heat emboss with superfine gold embossing powder.
  • Trim the sentiment into a square.  Crop the corners with a ticket stub punch.  Mat on pearlized white linen cardstock and pale pink cardstock.  Crop the corners of each layer.  Glue on top of the glitter snowflake.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The flowers!

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 3

 

 

  • Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp two Large Sparkling Poinsettia onto pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood.
  • Now, die cut with the corresponding Large Sparkling Poinsettia die.
  • Use sponge daubers to add Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to petals and leaves.
  • Then spritz lightly with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool kit.
  • Now, stack the two layers together with hot glue, staggering the petals.
  • Next, fill the center of the poinsettia with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Fill with a combination of Gilt Trip and TuTu Pink Prills.  Set aside to dry.
  • While the poinsettia is drying, create the dogwood flowers.
  • Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp one set of Flowering Dogwood onto pearlized white paper.
  • Quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Then die cut with the corresponding Flowering Dogwood Die.
  • Sponge the centers with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  Shape and stack.  Fill centers with Prills.  Set aside to dry.
  • Once everything is dry, spritz the poinsettia with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
  • Hot Glue flowers to card base.
  • Finally, tie a triple loop bow with white silky crush ribbon.  Add metallic gold string and button to finish the card front.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 4Inside, I’ve layered papers from Flowering Dogwood with a sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection to finish the card.  Turn a journal card into a pocket by punching a thumb hole with a circle punch.  Glue just the sides and bottom to the card base. Add a tea bag and honey stick, a gift card, or other treat to the pocket.

On with the Hop!

The Hop starts 8AM EST on Friday,  November 24th and closes Monday 27th Nov at 11.59PM EST.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog in the hop so that your name is entered into the draw for a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  One random comment will be chosen from a mystery blog. 

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 29th.  I will also add the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.  The winner of the hop will have 72 hours to  email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the November Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop order this month:

Kathy (You are here) ♥ Vicki Amarilys  ♥ Gloria  ♥ Emily Deneen  ♥ Emelia ♥ Martine ♥  Sarah     ♥ Alissa ♥

 

I hope you were inspired by this Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio and Gift Tags

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio and Gift Tags with Authentique Jolly Christmas Collection

Hello, Friends!  Do you remember waking up on a wintry morning and peeping out of the windows, only to find them flaked with snow and ice?  I do.  (That’s one of the reasons why I married a Southern man…but that’s another story for another day!)  This Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card folio made with Authentique Paper’s Jolly Christmas Collection hearkens back to that childhood memory.  Take a look.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

I love the festive patterns and vibrant colors of this fun collection.  Seeing all those  lacy white snowflakes patterned on a red background inspired me to make this jolly shaker card folio.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

The folio is my “go to” 5″ x 7″ base with a 1/4″ spine.  I did loads of die cutting on this one, and it was all jolly good fun.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio: How to Create the Frosty Windowpane

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

  • Die cut 2 window frames using a Tim Holtz Window/Window Box Bigz Die.  I used a pearlized white metallic paper that I found in my stash.  It has a subtle sheen and frosty appearance that worked well with my card design.
  • Next, die cut 2 of the window boxes: one from scrap chipboard and one from patterned paper.
  • Now, cut two 2.25″ x 3.25″ sheets of clear acetate cardstock.
  • Then run 1/4″ Scor-Tape around the front edges of one window.  This will be the window on the bottom in our shaker element.
  • Next, peel off the liner tape and adhere one of the pieces of clear acetate cardstock.
  • Then repeat this on the second window, BUT put the tape and the acetate cardstock on the BACK side of the window frame.
  • Place a layer of foam tape on the front frame of the bottom window, being sure that you don’t overlap the panes.  You don’t want the tape to show.
  • Now, repeat this step with the top window, but as before, add the foam tape to the BACK side of the window frame.
  • Next, lay the bottom window face up on your work surface and carefully fill the center with glitter, beads, sequins or whatever shaker medium you choose.  Don’t over fill.
  • Now, carefully remove the liner tape from both windows, and line them up one over the other.  Take your time and make sure everything is straight and lined up.  Then press to close.
Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5

The fun continues on the inside of this Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card folio. Don’t you just love these cheery patterns?  This top pocket contains a mini file folder with a bit of chocolate tucked inside. This would be a great spot to hide a gift card or monetary gift as well.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

This large bottom pocket holds a decorated candy cane treat and a 4″ x 4.5″ accordion folded photo album.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7

This decorative belly band holds the photo album closed.

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Jolly Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

There’s room inside for eight 3.5″ x 4″ photos.  Mat stickers on cardstock and then glue so that photos can be tucked behind them.

Wouldn’t this be a great way to share your family Christmas photos this year?  It’s a card, and a gift, and pretty home decor all wrapped up into one neat package.  You gotta love that!

Jolly Christmas Gift Tags

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Gift tags are a quick and easy way to dress up a cookie plate, holiday gift or even trim the tree.  These little beauties come together in a snap, thanks to the darling stickers in Jolly Christmas!

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 2

Die cut the tag bases with Tammy Tutterow’s Shortie Tags Die.  Then die cut patterned paper with the same die and trim a little off the sides .  Now, die cut a contrasting decorative edge using one of the shaped edge dies that comes with the set.  I also die cut a little accent tab using Tammy’s Tabs Two Die.   BAM!  Tag bases are finished!

Authentique Jolly Christmas Gift Tags by Kathy Clement Photo

Now comes the fun part!  Add stickers from the collection kit, pretty Christmas ribbons and trims, floral accents and Christmas embellies to make these tags shine. I find that if I make these “assembly line” style they come together really fast.

I hope I’ve 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

 

Frosty Windowpanes Christmas Shaker Card Folio Supply List

NOTE: I will link to as many items as possible, but some have been in my stash for a long time and may be retired.  If possible, I will suggest a substitute.  Common items like cardstock, glue, etc will not be listed here.

 

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop with Gracielle Design

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the November Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This month we’re teaming up with Gracielle Design.  I’ve used her digital stamps and papers to create this elegant Winter Wishes Christmas Card.  If you’ve come here from Karen’s lovely blog, then you are right on track.  Now let’s get to hopping!

This month, we’re focusing on the ribbons in the gorgeous November Ribbon Club Country Christmas Assortment.  I had such fun pairing these lovely ribbons up with Gracielle Design Winter Blessings Digital Stamps and Holiday Traditions Digital Paper Collection.  Here’s a look at these lovely ribbons.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Winter Wishes Christmas Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  After printing out my digital papers, I cut them to size.  Then I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Next, I double matted the layers on silver metallic and burgundy cardstock.  Then I created extra dimension in this Winter Wishes Christmas card by adding waste chipboard (instead of foam spacers) between the layers.

Next, I printed the sentiment on white cardstock, and matted it on a die cut label.  At this point, the card is pretty…but it needs some jazzing up.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: Ribbon to the Rescue!

In my world, ribbon is always the perfect finishing accent.  I pulled out my trusty Bow-it-All Tool to create this elegant bow cluster.  The base layer is a double loop bow tied with Moss Bold Diamond Print Satin Ribbon.  The next layer shimmers thanks to 3/8″ Soft Pine Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  The icing on this Winter Wishes Christmas Card Bow Cluster is a delicate string bow tied with Gold Metallic String.  Last, but not least, I’ve added a silver button from my stash.

Winter Wishes Christmas Card: A Peek Inside

Now it’s time to finish the inside of this pretty card.  I layered up scraps of my digital papers with another lovely sentiment from the Winter Blessings Digital Stamp set.  Dress this up with a little ribbon border and a few sparkling silver gumdrops.

Then, add a little gift card pocket filled with a tea bag and a honey stick to finish with a flourish!

On with the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a little love behind.  Then finish up on the RRR Blog where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  This will enter you into the drawing for your very own Country Holiday Ribbon Collection!

If you’re not already a subscriber to the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to let Santa know that it would make a great Christmas gift!  And now is the perfect time to sign up, as Bonnie is offering new subscribers a special deal on the November/December Club Assortments.

I hope I’ve inspired you with some ideas that you can use in making your own Christmas cards!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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