Category Archives: Stamperia

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio for The Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Today marks the start of a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  The challenge theme is “Winter Blues” and I am the hostess this go round.  This Stamperia Winter Blues Folio is filled with interactive elements…and a really fun surprise.  We’ll take a look at it in just a second, but first, let me lay out the challenge guidelines for you so you can play along.

Challenge Theme: Winter Blues
January is the longest winter month and lots of us get the “winter blues”.  Let’s take the winter blues in a positive direction and create a mostly monochromatic vintage or shabby chic project done up in shades of blue.  You may use a bit of white, beige or grey for contrast, but I would like the blues to be front and center in this project.
Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: Covering the Bases

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Stamperia Blues answered the call for this challenge.  Filled with all shades of blue from grey blue to deep blue, it reminds me of winter twilight in my native Vermont.  I adore songbirds, and this dapper little fellow in his parchment blue feathers warms my heart.   So he won the place of honor on the cover of this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ trifold folio.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

One of the things I love about Stamperia papers is that the mixed media effects are built into the paper design.  I did, however, stencil on some winter leaves and berries with Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste.  These are placed in such a way to make it appear that our bird is resting on a wintry branch.  And you can see a little nest there, too, filled with 3 sweet eggs.  These are made from clay, colored with alcohol inks.  A clutch of feathers, a wintry blue flower and mustard seeds add color, texture and design.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

Machine stitching is another way to add texture and interest to a simple cover like this one.  I also strung some beads and added them to the mix.  Contrast soft textures like the ribbon, thread and lichen in the nest with hard textures like the vintage button, beads, eggs and mustard seeds to create visual interest in your compositions.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: A little Bit Boho

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

I dressed up the spine of the folio with  bohemian inspired baubles.  Clear beads, a painted feather charm, heart and arrow charm and a wee apothecary bottle filled with blue glitter look right at home on the spine.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

Designing this folio was so much fun.  Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, Botanical Layers, Clipping Stickers and Small Talk Stickers feel right at home with Stamperia Blues.  The collection is loaded with lovely little tags.  I’ve tucked them into pocket and used them as tuck spots throughout the folio.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

There were far too many details in the folio to share in this post, so I created a video tour where you can see all the flips, flaps, folds and fun.  You’ll find that at the end of this post.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: Eileen Hull Passport Journal Insert

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

The heart of this project is the box style center pocket, where this lovely little Eileen Hull Passport Journal fits neat as a glove.   It is bound with seam binding ribbon to keep everything looking soft and shabby chic.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Only the covers of the signatures are decorated.  The rest of the blue parchment pages are blank for journal entries or photos.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

Any time I can add vintage buttons to a project, I’m a happy girl.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Tour on YouTube

I created a 10 minute video tour of this Winter Blues project with tips and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  I hope you enjoy!

Winter Blues: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you will join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project where blue takes center stage.  Then link it up over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 12th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  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. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve helped to chase away your winter blues.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Supply List

 

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  A while back, I shared a sweet Stamperia Baby Boy Blue card folio with you.  I thought it only right to give equal time to baby girls.  This Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card is adorned with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, Little Birdie Flowers and a darling shaker element.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon is soft and sweet, and oh so easy to work with!  After creating a double loop bow with my Zutter Bow it All Tool, I topped it with some Ivory Burlap String and a sweet Posie from Little Birdie Flowers.   The  Blush Sequin Mix shaker pouch adds some sparkle and shine to the card design.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

These lovely shimmer roses are also from Little Birdie Flowers and available at your local AC Moore.  The little novelty buttons add a touch of fun to the card design.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

The ribbon does double duty inside the card, serving as a closure for the accordion folio.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 06 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 07 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 08 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 09

The large pocket on the bottom of the card contains a little gift card wallet.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10

I love the soft sweetness of this ribbon paired with this paper collection!

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.

Oh, and this card is available for purchase in my ETSY shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio

Stamperia Baby Boy Blue Card Folio with Little Birdie Flowers

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas holiday.  Santa brought me some new Stamperia paper collections, and some new Little Birdie Flowers. I decided to put them together to  create an adorable Stamperia Baby Boy Blue Card Folio.

Stamperia Baby Boy Card Folio Little Birdie Crafts by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Don’t these papers and flowers go together perfectly?  This is a standard 5″ x 7″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio: Shake it up, baby!

This shaker card element is made a little differently from my usual procedure.  Instead of building a shaker box with foam tape, I did the following:

  • First, die cut the image from the designer paper using a Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Die.
  • Next, use the same die to cut some clear acrylic cardstock.
  • Now, stitch these two pieces together, leaving about a 2″ gap at the top of the oval.
  • Remove the oval from your sewing machine and add Lilac Lane Shades of Chambray Shaker Mix through the opening.  (Remove the larger buttons and beads from the mix first.)  I used my funnel tray to make the job easier. Don’t overfill!
  • Now replace the shaker element on your sewing machine, line up the needle with the previously stitched holes and finish stitching the shaker element closed.
  • Place 2 layers of waste chipboard on the back of the shaker element and adhere to the card base. I added hot glue carefully around the edges and pressed them down to seal to the paper.  This created the “domed” appearance you see in the photo.
Baby Boy Blue Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside of the card houses a nifty 4 1/4″ square accordion album.  I have tutorials for this style of folio on my YouTube channel.

A simple ribbon tie closure keeps everything secure.

Cute, right?

I’ve lined the interior with the same two patterns to keep everything consistent.

And of course, I worked in some little tuck spots and pockets.

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio:  Pocket and Gift Card Wallet

The large pocket on the bottom is decorated with a stamped sentiment, a fussy cut image and a strip of scrap paper.  I used the same oval dies to cut the shaped pocket.

This little gift card wallet is snap to make.  It’s actually one of the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ ephemera cards scored in half.  I simply added a fussy cut circle and a decorative button to finish it off.

Inside, I added a stamped sentiment and a little pocket for the gift card.

Exciting News!

Before I sign off, I wanted to tell you some exciting news!  I know many of you have been frustrated by how difficult it has been to obtain Little Birdie Flowers.  Well, Little Birdie Flowers are now available in 140 A.C. Moore Craft Stores in the US!  Isn’t that great?  You can use THIS MAP to find the A. C. Moore closest to you.

Little Birdie was kind enough to send me a sample package of the flowers that will be available at A.C. Moore.  So I put together a quick video tour for you.

I’m hoping that with time, A. C. Moore will decide to carry Little Birdie Flowers in their online stores as well.  Maybe if we all let them know how much we want to be able to purchase them online, they will!

So that’s it for me today.  I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas to inspire your creativity.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Boy oh boy….is December a busy month or what?  In addition to Christmas, I have 2 family birthdays and a dance recital for the Littles on the list.  I made this Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with our younger daughter in mind.  (Her birthday was on Tuesday.)

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This daughter is a minimalist.  So every year I try to make a clean and simple card for her.  It’s usually the hardest card I make all year!  But she loves dragonflies, so I thought perhaps this simple card made with Stamperia Wonderland would fit the bill.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02

This is a 5″ x 5 1/2″ card base with a twist and pop mechanism on the inside.  I did dress the card up with a little silver metallic string and a dragonfly charm.  The minimalist flower cluster is made with Tim Holt’s Skeleton Leaves Thinlits, silver metallic string and a Little Birdie Moonlight Renae flower.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Although it’s difficult to see in the photo, I treated the dragonfly wings with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  I also sprinkled in a few grains of Ancient Amber to add that wonderful iridescent quality that real dragonfly wings have.  It’s very pretty in real life.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

The inside of this card has a really fun twist and pop mechanism.  (Tutorial below)  I die cut Tammy Tutterow mini envelopes from cream paper, then decorated them with scraps from the wonderland collection.  We’ll put a little gift card or cash gift in each envelope to make the card even more fun.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

I stamped some sentiments and added them to the card base and the envelopes.  But really, this is a super simple card.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Here’s a side view of the mechanism that you can refer to when you make your own version.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial 2.0 on You Tube

I did a tutorial for this twist and pop card on the blog quite a while ago.  You can find that original tutorial HERE.   I did some paper engineering to change up the original twist and pop mechanism design, and it works great.  But some of my followers were still struggling with making the mechanism.  So I went back to the drawing board and simplified it even more.  You’ll find those changes in this very short YouTube video tutorial.

I hope this helps you to master this fun interactive card design.  If you view the video, please take a moment and leave me a comment on my Youtube channel.  And if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, I’d love to have you join me on your crafting journey.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Supply List

 

 

Stamperia Vintage Christmas Kitchen Easel Card

Stamperia Vintage Christmas Kitchen Easel Card for Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  With Christmas right around the corner, you’re going to love the new challenge up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  I’ve made this Stamperia Vintage Christmas Kitchen Easel Card for the “In the Kitchen” challenge, which is hosted by Suzz.  We’ll take a look at it in a minute, but first let’s find out what Suzz has to say:

Challenge Theme: In The Kitchen
This time of the year we find ourselves in the kitchen either preparing food for family and friends or just gathering around with family who is visiting at the kitchen table.  Your challenge is to incorporate the kitchen somehow in your project.  You can use an object from the kitchen in creating your project or you can use a sentiment or image that reflects the kitchen.  You decide how to represent being in your kitchen in your art.
Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: The Inspiration

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 01

Baking cookies is a Christmas tradition I’ve loved for decades!  My mom used to bake enormous batches of her Traditional Scotch Shortbread every holiday season.  I can still see her sitting in a chair, my grandmother’s old soup pot clenched firmly between her knees as she worked the butter and sugar together with an old wooden spoon.  These simple and delicious cookies are part of our Christmas tradition every year, but I use my KitchenAid Mixer to cream the butter and sugar.   The whole house smells like Christmas when these buttery cookies are baking!  And it makes me feel connected to my mom, which is a wonderful thing indeed!

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: The Design

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 02

I decided to go big for this challenge, so this easel card base measures a whopping 7″ square.  The large size and easel card design are great for display in the kitchen during the holidays.  It also gave me loads of “real estate” to play around with.  The front cover is actually a pocket that’s been stuffed with loads of kitchen themed goodies.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: How to make a miniature cookbook

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 03

Stamperia Vintage Christmas is a wonderful collage page filled with delightful cut apart images.  This recipe book page was fun to turn into a miniature book.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cut out the 3 1/2″ ” x 2 1/2″ recipe book page, then ink and distress the edges.
  • Next, spritz it very lightly with water and crumple it up into a ball.
  • Cut 3 more 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ book pages from scraps or copy paper.  Give them the same treatment.
  • Now, carefully open the crumpled book pages and smudge them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  You can always find the tried and true recipes in any cookbook by looking for the smudged and soiled pages!
  • Fold each page in half down the center just like a real book.  Then use a bone folder or the side of a ruler to curl the pages to give them a used, dogeared appearance.
  • Run a thin bead of glue along the fold of each page and stack the pages together.
  • Next, adhere just the “spine” of the book “cover” to the card base.
  • Then,  when the glue has set, sort of push the outer edges of the pages toward the spine while adhering the corners of the book “cover” to the card base.  I added a small dab of adhesive here and there to keep the pages from flying open.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 04

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: The Wooden Spoon

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 05

Dressing this wooden spoon up for the holidays was a blast!  It was a yard sale find that cost me a whole quarter!  For some reason, the spoon has a normal sized bowl, but is only 6″ long.  I can’t imagine what it would have been used for, but now it decorates my card.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First cover the spoon with a layer of Aged Mahogany Distress Stain.  I still have the dabber top stains, but you could use the spray stain as well.
  • Now, dry the stain with a heat tool.
  • Next, open the top of a Ranger Emboss It Dabber and pour a dime sized puddle in the bowl of the spoon.  Then use a paint brush (or your fingers, which is what I did) to spread the embossing ink all over the front and sides of the spoon.
  • Then place the spoon in a funnel tray or on a clean sheet of paper and cover with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  Tap off the excess, and put it back in the container.  Then heat emboss.  This transformation is so much fun to watch!
  • When the spoon is fully embossed and cooled, randomly paint the edges, handle and bowl with more embossing ink.  Don’t go for full coverage!  Just light coverage and random strokes.
  • Then cover the spoon with Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture, tip off the excess and heat emboss.  The end result is so lovely!

I decorated my spoon with ribbon, die cut Tim Holtz Holiday Greens, Little Birdie Crafts Elsie Florals, Rusty Jingle Bells, Gold Twine and Sherry Shimmer Satin Ribbon.  When I had everything arranged to my taste, I tapped greenery and bells with Distress Grit Paste to resemble snow.  So fun!

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: Pocket Inserts

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 06

I used images from the Vintage Christmas Scrapbooking cards to create a couple of 4″ x 6″ recipe folios to tuck in the front pocket.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 07

The recipes for Mom’s Shortbread and our favorite Gingersnaps are written inside.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 08

In this photo, you can see that the “stopper” for the easel is also a pocket.  Isn’t that fun?

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 09I created a little tea bag wallet to tuck inside, along with a pretty ephemera card.

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 10

There’s room on the back of the ephemera card to add another recipe.  And you just have to have a cup of tea with a Christmas cookie!

Christmas Kitchen Easel Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Stamperia Christmas Vintage Photo 11

Here’s a peek at what the card looks like when it is not standing up for display.  That’s something I love about an easel card.  You can fold them down for storage or mailing, then stand them upright for display.

Now it’s YOUR Turn!

I hope you’ll play along in this sweet “In the Kitchen” challenge.  To do so, simply link up your vintage or shabby chic kitchen themed project on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:59PM EST on Tuesday December 18th.

The winner  of this challenge will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  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. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I shared some tips, techniques 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

Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...