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Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Sharon Gulikson chosen from Joann’s Blog.  

 

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card for the Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the October 2018 Alumni Hop.  Today I have a sweet and sparkly Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card to share with you.  You know I had to purchase this entire collection because, hello….buttons!

I hadn’t made a shaker card in a while, so that’s the direction I went in.  This is a 6″ x 6″ shaker card with a top fold opening.  Here’s how I put the shaker together:

  • First, use the square die from Cut, Mat, Create 2 A Die to cut the pocket image from the 6″ x 6″ card front in the  Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection.  Save the pocket image to use inside the card.
  • Next, stitch or adhere a 5 3/4″ square of clear cardstock to the back side of the frame you just created.
  • Now, select a 6″ x 6″  card front to serve as the background image for your shaker window.
  • Then place two layers of foam tape about 1/2″ from the edges on the back side of this card front.  Do not remove the liner from the top layer of foam tape yet.
  • Fill the cavity with sequins, beads,  Prills, small buttons…whatever strikes your fancy.  Be careful not to overfill, or the shaker won’t shake. (Note: I used glitter in my shaker, but I would not do that again, as the static electricity caused it to cling to the shaker window.)
  • Next, remove the tape liner, center your shaker frame over the background image and adhere.
  • Adhere this entire assembly to the front of a 6″ x 6″ card base.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card:  Decorating the Card Front

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card:  Vellum Blooms

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Die cut tickets and tags from the paper collection using the Tickets and Tags Die.

Use these to decorate the card interior.

Cut out the A2 card front, but leave the extra blank journal card attached.  Score along the journal card to form a flap.  Adhere the flap behind a 5 3/4″ square panel of patterned paper from the collection.  Then adhere the entire assembly to the card.

Then use a circle die to cut a thumb hole from the pocket image we saved in Step One.  Adhere 3 sides to form a gift card pocket.  Insert a cut tag here.  Cut a border strip and adhere it at the top of the page.

Now your card is ready to give to the lucky recipient!

On with the Hop!

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared for your inspiration.  Just click on each link in the list below.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit as one random comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.

The blog hop runs from 8AM on Friday, October 26th until 11:55PM on Monday, October 29th.  The winner will be announced on this blog post, the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, October 31st!  Enjoy the hop!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki  ♥ Amarilys Joann  ♥  Pam ♥                                                        Susan ♥ Martine EmilySandyArchana

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Happy Hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Stamperia Life Began in a Garden Easel Card

Stamperia Life Began in a Garden Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Have you had a chance to play with the August Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon yet?  I pulled them out to make this shabby chic Stamperia Life Began in a Garden Easel Card the other day.  Ooh la la!  I love these ribbons!

Stamperia Life Began in a Garden Easel Card Garden by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product Photo 01

See what I mean?  These pretty ribbons are the perfect playmate for my 6″ x 6″ easel card.  Create a vintage style border by adding a row of Sunflowers on Kiwi Grosgrain Ribbon over a row of Crochet Lace.  I used a snippet of this same lace as a base for my vintage buttons.

Stamperia Life Began in a Garden Easel Card Garden by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product Photo 02

Paint a metal butterfly charm and adhere it over the butterfly in the paper collection to add even more dimension.

Metal leaves are painted with Distress Paint, then tied through the long ends of the thread I used to stitch around the card perimeter.

Stamperia Life Began in a Garden Easel Card: Creating the Bow Cluster

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Here’s how I created the bow cluster on this pretty card

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  • Top with 3 Little Birdie Butter Cup Grape Tan blossoms.’
  • Add a stem from Rosemund Grape and Tan Little Birdie Flowers to the right of the bow cluster.
  • Add prills, if desired.
Stamperia Life Began in a Garden Easel Card: A Peek Inside

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There’s room inside to add your own personal greeting.  And of course, I had to create a couple of little pockets to fill with treats.

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Here’s an itty bitty card where you can tuck in a teeny tiny note or gift.

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And here’s a sweet little lavender magnet and sachet duo.  Aren’t they fun?

I love the versatility of this month’s ribbon club.  It’s great for end of summer and also great for fall.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques 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

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  How does your garden grow? Summer is in full bloom here in North Carolina.  My darling husband decided he wanted to do a little gardening this summer, so we’ve been anxiously waiting to pick our very own home grown heirloom tomatoes.  This gardening project inspired me to create a super cute Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio using Graphic 45’s Mother Goose and Home Sweet Home Collections.

Home Sweet Home Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

This is a 7″ x 5″ side fold folio.  Don’y you just love the way this Capri Blue Taffeta Ribbon pops against the primary colors of the Mother Goose Collection?   Taffeta ribbon ties the most beautiful bows!  And I love the touch of Natural Burlap String in the bow cluster, too.

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Red Sweetheart Blossoms look so darling mixed in with my handmade flowers.

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio: A Peek Inside

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On the inside of this folio, I’ve used papers from both Mother Goose and Home Sweet Home.  You wouldn’t think that they’d work so well together, but I think they look great.

Home Sweet Home Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 04

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio YouTube Video Tour

This Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top folio is just loaded up with flaps and inserts, waterfalls and tuck ins.  To help you get a feel for all the interactive mechanisms, I’ve prepared a little YouTube video tour.

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

Garden Themed Mother Goose Shaker Top Folio Supply List

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Graphic 45

  • Mother Goose 12×12 Collection (retired)
    • Chipboard
    • Tags & Pockets
    • 8×8 paper pad
    • 6×6 Patterns and Solids
    • Cardstock Flowers
  • Home Sweet Home Collection (retired)
    • 12×12 paper pad
    • 8×8 paper pad
    • 6×6 paper pad
    • Ephemera Cards
    • Chipboard
  • Staples ATC Alphabet Banner Tags

Other

 

 

Graphic 45 Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio

Graphic 45 Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio

Hello, Friends!  Has Graphic 45’s new Imagine Collection found its way to your area yet?  Ooh la la, how I love these fabulous papers.  I was fortunate enough to receive these papers well before the release date.  The minute I opened the package, I was smitten.  This collection has inspired so many ideas and projects for me.  The one I’m sharing today was sent to the Graphic 45 offices to be used in a Facebook “release party.”  G45 also shared it with the fine folks at AFCI , and they posted it on their blog earlier this month. (Creativation) .  I haven’t been able to share it with you until now.  This is one of my all time favorite folio designs and I’m hoping you will be inspired by it, too.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

Graphic 45’s sumptuous Imagine collection is so deliciously whimsical and steampunky and playful that my mind immediately began to race with ideas.  Maybe I could fussy cut some of the fabulous images. Perhaps I should dig into those tantalizing patterns and layer up a card.  Or, I could focus on one of the enticing collage images on the cut apart page. At the end of the day, I opted to do all of the above, and worked up this whimsical trifold folio to share with you today.  As you can see from this photo, I chose to work with the butterfly motif…and it does make me oh, so very happy!

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 02

Don’t you want to live in this house, perched high in the air?  Imagine the view you’d have of these hot air balloons! I just fell in love with this image and decided to spotlight it in a fun shaker style frame.

TIP: To cover the adhesive edges of this shaker frame, I cut out two of the same image.  One served as the base. I cut the center from the 2nd image and set it aside for use later.  This left me with the frame, which I adhered to the shaker element top, neatly hiding the foam adhesive from view.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio: Fussy Cuts and Florals

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 03

This handsome Staples Metal Lion’s Head Door Knocker looks perfectly at home on the folio cover.  I’ve added a gorgeous cascade of Little Birdie Flowers and a wreath of fussy cut elements to frame the front cover.

TIP: Fussy cut butterflies add great movement and dimension to the cover design.  I’ve cut between the top and bottom wings to add more lift. Then I gently bent the top wings upwards to give them a more dimensional look. I adhered them with dimensionals to add height.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 04

This folio measures 5” x 7” with ¾” spines and a ribbon closure.  I’ve tucked all kinds of interactive features inside.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio: A Peek Inside

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 05

If you love flips and flaps, pockets and tags, and fun surprises then this folio will be your cup of tea!

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TIP: Ephemera cards are a quick way to add flaps to a folio.  I make a hinge by cutting a 1.5” wide piece of paper slightly shorter than the height of the card.  This is folded in half lengthwise to create a hinge with two ¾” wide flaps. I adhere one flap under my ephemera card (matted on kraft cardstock)  and the other to the folio base. For a top-loading flap, simply cut the hinge slightly smaller than the width of the ephemera card, and repeat the process.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 07

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio: Tips and Tricks

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 08

ATC Policy envelopes also make great flaps!   Dress them up with a Staples Antique Bronze Clock Key and labels from the Imagine collection.  Hold the flaps shut with a custom paper clip embellishment.  

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 09

These are quick and easy to make: just thread banner flags cut from patterned paper through the paper clip opening and secure with adhesive.  Then top with a button, a flower, or as I did here, a gear.

TIP: Make custom covers for the “buttons” on your Policy Envelopes by punching ½” circles from patterned papers.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio: Pockets and Word Tags

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

The center pocket in this folio houses a trio of G45’s Laser Cut Square Tags.  Each tag has a laser cut sentiment down the right hand side.

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It’s really quick and easy to dress these tags up with paper scraps and small images from the 12×12 collection. 

TIP: Use your G45 Square Tag and Clock Dies to cut brown cardstock to line the back of each tag.  Use this area to mount 4″ x 4″ photos.  As a bonus, the paper liner really makes the laser cut words POP!

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TIP: Create mini folios to top your tag!  Score a 5.75” x 4.25 rectangle in half on the long side.  Fold to make a folio. Line with patterned papers and adhere to tag front.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio: Creating Borders, Pockets, and Waterfalls

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 13

TIP: Turn a wide border strip into a pocket by adhering it in a “U” shape.  Then fill it with 3” x 4” mini folios. This gives you a great place to add wallet sized photos or journaling.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Product by Graphic 45 Photo 14

TIP: A waterfall feature allows you to load lots of pictures in to a small space.  It’s a great addition to any folio. Each individual element in this one measures 3.75” x 5”.

Imagine Castles in the Air Interactive Folio YouTube Video Tour

To help you get a feel for the way all these moving parts come together, I’ve prepared a short YouTube Project Share.  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

Supplies From the Funkie Junkie Boutique



Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card

Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  What’s better than a shaker card?  That’s easy: a shaker card with gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon!  This Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card is filled with sparkly sequins, adorned with pretty pink flowers and shimmering Sherbet Checkerboard Satin Ribbon from RRR.

Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Everything about this card says “summer” to me.  The pretty Vintage Girl floral prints, the pink thread in the machine stitching, the textured Little Birdie Flowers and the beautiful ribbons are as soft and lovely as a summer day.

Ribbon is great for more than just tying a bow! This gorgeous 5/8″ Vintage Floral Print Satin Ribbon makes the perfect border on the side of my card.   Add some starlight to your bow cluster with  a layer of Silver Metallic String.

Cover a chipboard frame with designer paper, back it with clear acetate, and you’ve got a great base for a shaker element.  This one is filled with sequins, beads, glitter glass and itty bitty buttons.

Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card: Using Ribbon Inside Your Cards

Do you ever use ribbon on the inside of your cards?  I love the unexpected pop of color and texture that this Vertical Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon adds to the card interior.

This sweet little tag uses more of that fun stripey ribbon.  Top it with a poufy Sherbet Checkerboard Satin Bow and you’re really rocking the ribbon!  Try tying a little of that Vintage Print Satin ribbon onto a honey stick for extra fashion and flair.

Quatrefoil Print Shocking Pink Satin ribbon makes a perky closure for this gift card wallet, too. Would you like to see what’s inside?

I bet you already knew, but I thought I’d show you anyway.  And, there’s room to write a personal note inside as well.

So ribbon on the outside, ribbon borders, and ribbon on the inside, too!  There are so many wonderful ways to use ribbon!  I hope this Photoplay Vintage Girl Floral Shaker Card has given you some inspiration that you’ll be able to 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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