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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

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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

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Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial for Frilly & Funkie “August” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I’ve created this Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial to go along with our hostess, Suzz, theme called “August.”  We’ll take a look at the triptych in a second, but first, let’s see what our lovely and talented hostess Suzz has to say about this challenge.

Challenge Theme: August 

The current challenge is inspired by the month of August. In doing a little online research I learned that the month of August was re-named for Augustus Caesar.  He was the first Roman Emperor and was very proud of the influence he had on the architecture of the country.   For this challenge I am asking you to be inspired by marble, arches or columns. You will need to create a vintage or shabby chic project using some type of marble effect, arches or columns. 

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych with Stamperia Blue Stars Paper Collection

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This challenge theme rolled around in my brain for days and days before I decided to go with marbled paper and an arch in my project.  I searched high and low and dug deep into my stash before I found this older Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card Die.  That provided the arch.  Stamperia’s Blue Stars Paper Pack provided the marbled effect.  Finally, this show was on the road!

 

Stamperia Blue Stars Shaker Top Triptych Tutorial: What’s a Triptych?

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

I’m so glad you asked that question. A triptych (trip-tik) is a picture or a relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together side by side and used as an altar piece.  It can also be a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical words intended to be appreciated together. Now you know!

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

I wanted to create a very dimensional cover for this triptych folio so I stacked two sets of die cut frames on the cover.  Then I added fussy cut images from the paper collection.  You can’t really see it here, but I also did a lot of stenciling on the cover.  That will show up in the Snapguide Tutorial.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The neat thing about a triptych is that it can stand on its own for display.  This is what it looks like fully opened.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

And here’s the back side.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I had such fun creating the individual collages on each triptych panel.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 08

Of course, I added flaps.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I did have to keep my embellishments on the “flat” side, though, so the folio would close.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

This short video is filled with tips about how I created this folio.  I also prepared a SnapGuide step out tutorial showing you how the base and shaker top came together.  I hope you enjoy.

Check out How to Stamperia Blue Stars Shaker Top Triptych by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

August: Now it’s YOUR Turn

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge by linking up your vintage or shabby chic project that features marble, arches or columns at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.

The winner will earn the chance to be a Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We are also awarding Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because we can’t pick just one favorite!

You have until 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, August 14th to link your project.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial

Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial and Tim Holtz Altered Mini Clipboard for the “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” Challenge at Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I’m the hostess for this round, and the theme is “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”  I’ve prepared a really fun Graphic 45 Imagine Dimensional Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial for you today.  The balloon is the focal point on my altered Tim Holtz Mini Clipboard.  You’re going to have so much fun with this post!  We’ll look at the details in a moment, but first, let’s look at the challenge guidelines.

Challenge Theme:  Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Summer is a great time to travel.  For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic travel themed project.  Think folded maps, cruise ships, road signs, compasses, passports, trains, planes or automobiles. As long as your project features a travel theme, you’re headed in the right direction.
Tim Holtz Mini Clipboard with Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial

Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial and Tim Holtz Altered Mini Clipboard by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Folks, I hope you are not tired of seeing me create with this Graphic 45 Imagine Collection.  I keep thinking of new ways to use it.  This time, I’ve used it to alter a Tim Holtz Mini Clipboard.  What fun!  I got a little mixed media practice in, which made me very, very happy.  Then, the idea to create a dimensional hot air balloon embellishment popped into my head.  I pulled out my G45 Imagine Stamps and 12″ x 12″ Patterns and Solids popped into my head, and the fun factor rose to new heights.

Tim Holtz Altered Mini Clipboard: Laying the Foundation

If you’ve never altered one of these little clipboards before, you really owe it to yourself to do so.  They are so much fun to work with.  You can find examples of past projects HERE and HERE.  I love the fact that the clip is easy to remove from the base.  This makes the job of altering the mini clipboard so much easier.

 

First, I traced the base onto my designer paper.  After sponging the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, I adhered the papers to the base.  If I had it to do again, I would only line the back side of the base as I ended up covering up most of the paper on the front with my mixed media goodies.  I applied Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture paste around the edges, then gently head dried.  When the cracks were clearly visible and the paste was dry, I went over the surface with Gathered Twigs and Tarnished Brass Distress Stains.  I added some more texture with Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Enamel, some die cut gears, and some random stamping.

Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial

I’ve created a little Snapguide tutorial so you can create your own Graphic 45 Hot Air Balloon Embellishment. This was my favorite part of this whole project.

Check out How to Graphic45 Dimensional Hot Air BalloonEmbellishment by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I hope you’ll find lots of ways to use this Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial. If you wish to add this dimensional embellishment to a card front, don’t adhere the final panel on the right.  Instead, secure it with one of Tim’s mini paper clips. That way, you can fold it flat for mailing.

The Flip Side

I hate to let a perfectly good surface go to waste.  So I created a little waterfall element on the flip side of my altered clipboard.  I used Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Tags and the Regular Tag and Gears Die for this step.  The domed edge of the tag creates such a pretty shape that I could not resist using them.

Enclose magnets on the back side of the belly band to make a neat closure for the waterfall. I simply folded the ends of this border strip over Basic Grey small magnets and adhered shut.  It works beautifully.

Score a 1/2″ flap on the base of each tag, Die cut the tag liner using the Square Tag and Gears Die.  Cut a 1/2″ flap from the base of each liner.  Then adhere it below the fold line as seen here.  This way the waterfall mechanism will fold easily.

Graphic 45 Imagine Altered Tim Holtz Clipboard by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I think a hot air balloon vacation could be quite the adventure, don’ t you?

Create this little folio by scoring a 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scrap of kraft cardstock in half.  Round the corners.  Add a 3″ x 4″ ephemera card to the front and adhere to the clipboard base.

Place magnets beneath the liner papers and then cover with designer paper and the “B” side of an ephemera card.  This hidden journaling spot is a great place to write down memoirs of your trip.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Challenge: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge by linking up your vintage or shabby chic travel themed project at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.

The winner will earn the chance to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We are also awarding Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because we can’t pick just one favorite!

You have until 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, July 31st to link your project.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card Tutorial

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today I have a really fun to make Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Tutorial to share with you.  This is a great gift idea for your favorite pet loving friend or family member.  It’s made with G45 Raining Cats and Dogs DCE, and made fabulous with Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The base for this 5″ x 7″ card is a standard gate fold design. I love the way RRR 5/8″ Double Faced Jade Satin Ribbon blends with the teal tones of the designer paper.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

I’ve tucked loopy little Natural Burlap String Bows in with my bow clusters to add some contrast and texture. Of course, I tied all my bows with my fabulous Bow-it-All Tool.

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This time, just to change things up a bit, I attached my bow cluster to the top of a little hinge clip.  This is both pretty and practical, as the clip holds the gate shut.

Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card: A Peek Inside the Gate

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

 

Gatefold cards give you lots of room to add pretty papers and images.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

The center panel of the card includes a fun flap element.  I’ve decorated the “wings” with a post card image that is cut in half to fit .

Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

Border strips layered over an image creates a feeling of depth and dimension.

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 06

When you lift the flap element, you find room to add photos of your favorite pets.  You can add journaling to the post cards on either side.  Stickers, chipboard and novelty buttons add a playful feel to the design.

Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card Tutorial on Snapguide

If you’d like to make one of these fun photo folio style cards, simply follow the step by step instructions in this Snapguide Tutorial.

Check out How to Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Card/Photo Folio by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I think this same basic design would be easy and fun to adapt for other occasions, too.  Weddings, new babies, graduation, retirement, birthday and any other type of celebration would work beautifully in this format.

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

 

 

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial with Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary DCE

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is over, but I have just one more “Sweet” Love themed project to share with you.  This Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial can be adapted for any theme or occasion.  And who doesn’t love to be spoiled with chocolate?

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Chocolate and romance seem to go hand in hand, so I’ve used soft, romantic colors and images from Graphic 45’s A Ladies’ Diary DCE to build the base of this altered truffle box.  This chocolate book box looks like it took hours to create…but it can be done in under an hour.  Here’s what you’ll need to make this fun project:

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

  • Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collector’s Edition
  • Graphic 45 A Place in Time DCE
  • Metal Staples
  • Graphic 45 Decades Precious Pink Ink Pad by ColorBox
  • Heavy Ivory Cardstock
  • Pale Pink Cardstock for Matting
  • Scoring Tool, Scor-Tape, Glue
  • 1.5” White Silky Crush Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Baroque Frame
Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial: Tips and Tricks

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

TIP: Combine fussy cut flowers and images with paper flowers to create a lush, elegant display on the cover of your chocolate book box.

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

TIP: Remove the “legs” from Ornate Shabby Chic brads so that you can glue them to the front of the cover.  To do this, I bend them back and forth repeatedly until they separate.  Now you have a flat surface for gluing.  Glossy Accents or Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive work well for adding metal embellishments to a project.

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

TIP: I fussy cut “Kisses” from a border strip in Place in Time.  It fit perfectly on the spine of my chocolate box.  Adding  Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads to this Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyhole really took things up to the next level!

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

TIP: To help this metal frame blend in with the project, I painted it with a light coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint.  

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

TIP: Border strips from the cut apart page make quick and easy work out of decorating the edges of this book style box.

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

How fun to open up this pretty little box and find 6 decadent truffles nestled inside!

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial A Ladies Diary by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

One of the things I love the most about working with Graphic 45 papers is the way the collections work together.  Inside this lovely little altered truffle box, I’ve combined images from A Place in Time DCE with A Ladies’ Diary.  To give all my cut paper edges a finished look, I’ve sponged them lightly with ColorBox Decades Ink Precious Pink, which is one of G45’s signature colors.

Love Sweet Love Altered Truffle Box Tutorial on Snapguide

Like the old song says, “What the world needs now is Love, Sweet Love.”  To help you spread a little love and sweetness around in your world, I’ve created an easy to follow Snapguide tutorial for this project.  Enjoy!

Check out How to Love Sweet Love Truffle Box With G45 Ladies’ Diary by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

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

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