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Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card

Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card with Artist Trading Coins for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Hello, Friends!  Have you heard about Artist Trading Coins?  I’ve made a trio of them as embellishments on this Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card.  What prompted this action?  Well, that would be the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog where the always fabulous Suzz is our hostess.  Let’s see what she has to say about this trendy challenge.

Challenge Theme: Artist Trading Coins 
The challenge this time is to create an Artist Trading Coin. I am inspired by a new way of capturing a little bit of our art to share with others. You challenge is to create a trading coin which should be a circle shape 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Having never made an Artist Trading Coin before, I thought this could be a fun adventure.  After poking around in my stash for a bit, I decided to have a play with the Stamperia Lilac paper pad, some Stamperia Rice paper, texture paste, stencils and oh, a whole cast of mixed media characters.  This is what I came up with:

Stamperia Lilac Artist Trading Coins From the Beginning

The adventure began with a little die cutting.  Three 2 1/2″ circles were die cut from lightweight white chipboard using a Spellbinder’s Circle Nestabilities Die.  Because I wanted to work with Stamperia Magna Carta handmade paper, I  needed a sturdy base for the coins.  After cutting the first set of 3 circles, I cut a second set, this time from Magna Carta paper.

I adhered the Magna Carta coins over the chipboard coins and proceeded to color them with Distress Oxide Inks.  After attempting to heat emboss the surface with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture (epic fail) I realized I would have to come up with a fix for the mess I’d made. Then I had the idea to top each coin with a sort of doily, so I cut another set of 3 circles from Stamperia Lilac patterned paper using a Spellbinder Triple Tear circle die.  

Then I got involved in the creative process, and forgot to take photos.  But I ended up with the 3 Artist Trading Coins seen in the first photo.

Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card: Waste Not Want Not

Having been raised by a mother who’s credo in life was “waste not, want not,” I decided to put these coins to work as embellishments on this Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card.

This first ATCoin is covered with some Stamperia Rice Paper, a bit of Venise Lace, Ranger Opaque Crackle Paste applied through a Stamperia stencil and a Prima Lavender Butterfly.  I don’t know why this photographed with fuchsia edges, but it did.

I tore lots of paper layers from Stamperia Lilac and layered them up on my 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ ivory card base without matting them.  The Prima Butterflies were dressed up with a Tim Holtz Pen Nib and a little metal clock charm that I purchased at TFJB.

 

I used Antique Linen Distress Paint to alter the TH Word Band.   The Little Birdie Flower (available in AC Moore stores now) was the perfect accent for the pink/purple gingham bow. Now some detail photos:

Stamperia Lilac Friendship Card: A Peek Inside

Since I still had 2 coins left, I decided to put them to good use inside the card. I’ve used a tiny Paper Fastener to attach one to the pocket I embossed with the Botanic 3-D Texture Fade.  The raised portions of the pocket were brushed with Antique Linen Distress Paint then lightly tapped with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink.

This lovely journal card is tucked into the pocket on the front of this flap element.

A stitched bookmark and the 3rd ATCoin are hidden behind the flap.

The shallow pocket on the bottom half of the card also holds some sweet surprises.

This collection has a lovely cut apart page with a beautiful envelope element.  I cut this out, wrapped it with ribbon and tucked in a vintage silver spoon and honey stick.

How perfect is this teabag for this project?  I love when that happens!  I can see how these ATC Coins could be a wonderful way to use up little scraps and leftover bits.  They don’t take long to make, and the size means they work well for embellishments.  So, i can definitely see myself making more of these in the future.

Now It’s YOUR Turn

You are cordially invited to join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic ATC Coin.  You do not need to use it on a project as I did. .  Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog  before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 26th.

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!

Did you enjoy learning about these ATC Coins?  Or have you made some yourself? Either way, , I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Authentique Clover: Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is past, it’s time to get ready for the wearin’ of the green!  Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day?  This Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial is made with Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.  It’s sure to make your Irish eyes smile!

Authentique Clover St Patricks Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Will you just look at that lovely little Irish man and wife sitting under the light of the moon amid a field of clover?  It that doesn’t make your heart happy, I don’t know what would!  I told Dale, that’s him and me in about 7 more years!

Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Authentique Paper Clover Collection

This 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio base is made with just one sheet of  8 1/2″ x 11″ heavy ivory cardstock. Once you master the making of this simple folio design, you’ll be churning them out in big batches for all kinds of occasions.  They are so fun and easy to make!

Authentique Clover Shaker Frame Tutorial by Kathy Clement

I’m also sharing a tutorial for creating the shaker frame, which I know will make many of you very happy indeed!

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement

Because Clover is such a vibrant and whimsical collection, I’ve added some fun interactive elements inside.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Pull Out Pages Kathy Clement

You’ll find pull out pages, tuck spots and flap pages.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial by kathy Clement

The heart of the project is the center panel pocket.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Inserts and Pockets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Sometimes, I can’t believe how much I manage to pack into one of these little folios.  The tutorial will guide you through creating the pocket, the insert and the little tea bag wallet.  You’ll have to provide the Soda Bread recipe yourself.

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial Video

NOTE:  I need to add a correction to this video tutorial.  In a sleep deprived state, I provided the wrong measurements for the Green Thumb Spectrum liner panels.  The correct measurements are 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the square panels.  The “short” panel should measure 4 5/8″ x 5 3/8″.  So sorry for any frustration or confusion this error might have caused.  Never create a video tutorial when you are tired!  Lesson learned.  Thanks for your gracious understanding.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks, ideas 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

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Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Frilly & Funkie Saturday Showcase: Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I’m sharing a  Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I thought I’d also share it here, as I know how many of you, like me, love bees!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ trifold folio with a box style pocket in the center.  I made a similar gift box folio using Prima’s Georgia Blues collection.   So many of you asked me for a tutorial, that I decided to put one together using this gorgeous Prima Spring Farmhouse collection.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

The tutorial starts with a video tour of the project and some tips and tricks  and supplies that I used while creating it.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Fancy Fold Folio Kathy by Design

You will learn how to create the fancy fold base, too.

How to make a Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

I’ll show you how to turn paper elements into sweet embellishments.  You will learn how to create shaped pockets and tuck spots, too.

How to Make  A Tuck Spot with Prima Spring Farmhouse Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Magnet Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 02

Prima Spring Farmhouse Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

Pockets add so much fun to any project, and I’ll show you how to create a neat box style pocket in the tutorial.

Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 03

Then you can fill it up with wonderful treats.

Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I hope I shared some tips, ideas and techniques in this video that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  I’ll add some product links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique below this post for your shopping convenience.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Romantic Happy Valentines Day Banner

Authentique Group Share: Romantic Happy Valentines Day Banner

Hello, Friends!  Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today I’m sharing a Romantic Happy Valentines Day Banner as part of the Authentique Design Team Group Share.  Naturally, I am working with the Romance collection, no surprise there!  But you will definitely want to pop over to the Authentique Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing!

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

 

You already know how much I love a good banner.  And I’m always looking for ways to make them faster and easier.  I have some great tips that I think you will enjoy using the next time the urge to make a banner strikes.

Romantic Happy Valentine’s Day Banner: Build a Better Banner

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 02

I found a big pile of Graphic 45 Alpha Tags and ATC Alpha Tags while purging some bins in my studio.  These tags serve as the base for my banner pennants.  The great thing is, you can cover these tags in a jiffy using the G45 Tags Dies (regular tag and gears/ATC tag) which really cuts down on the amount of time it takes to make a banner.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 03

Design each pennant so that the domed edge of the tag is at the BOTTOM rather than at the top.  Cover both sides with your designer paper, then stitch onto a length of complementary ribbon.

TIP: Stitch along the top of each tag, then go back and stitch a second time along the bottom edge of your ribbon.  This ensures that the banner will hang nicely.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 04

TIP: Place one large pennant/tag between 2 ATC sized pennants/tags.  This variation lends a lot of visual interest to a banner.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 05

TIP: Cover the ATC tags with papers from the 6×6 Paper Bundle.  The small size of these tags calls for a small sized pattern.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 06

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 07

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 08TIP:  Keep the design for each tag consistent for quick crafting.  I have a designer paper layer, a smaller square of the heart patterned paper, a die cut doily and a focal image on each large pennant.  Add foam spacers between the doily layer and the square layer to add extra dimension.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 09

TIP: I love the freshness that the white flowers add to the design of this banner.  And the shimmer satin ribbon adds some glam.

If you need some last minute Valentine’s Day inspiration, you can find more Authentique Romance posts HERE. I hope I’ve 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.

Valentine Hugs!

kathy

 

 

Fresh Picked Flowers Trifold Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Fresh Picked Flowers Trifold Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  How about a little dose of springtime this find Friday morning?  This Carta Bella Spring Market Fresh Picked Flowers Trifold Card Folio is dressed up like a flower cart and adorned with light and breezy 7/8″ White Organza Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I love the light, airy feel this delicate ribbon adds to my 5 1/2″ square trifold folio.  It’s soft shimmer adds just the right touch to the bow cluster with gold metallic string and the vintage pink button, too.

 

Fresh Picked Flowers: The Market is Open!

I created the base of this folio with one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ ivory cardstock.  There’s a tutorial for building the base coming soon…check back on the 18th of this month!)

Although this trifold folio is tiny, it has lots of room for fun interactive elements.

Don’t you just love these sweet spring images?

This little art tag is topped with Coral Rose Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and adored with a bitty bouquet of flowers from Little Birdie.

As usual, I’ve used the scraps on my table to create a little gift wallet.  The sentiment is die cut with the Spring Market Happy Day Words die.

Spring Market 6×6 papers are sized perfectly for the interior of this little tea bag wallet.

I love working with organza ribbon.  Not only is it  soft and easy to tie, it also comes in a rainbow of colors and is super affordable.  You can check them all out at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Sending you warm sunshiny thoughts!

Cheerio,

kathy

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