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Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2019 Blog Hop!  You should be coming  here from Karen’s lovely blog.   Today I’m showcasing the Spook-tacular Halloween Ribbons from the September Ribbon Club Assortment.  They go frightfully well with this Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio.

I kept the cover pretty simple, just adding a fussy cut title, some flowers and a poufy bow tied with the 3/8″ Black Stripe Grosgrain from the Ribbon Club Assortment.   Black Satin Swiss Dot Ribbon works great for the closure.

TIP: When tying a thick bow, like the black and white striped grosgrain, wrap wire around the center instead of tying a knot.  This gives the center of the ribbon less bulk, and allows you to really fluff out the loops.

Tangerine Satin Ribbon really pops on the spine.  Glue chipboard charms to the ribbon ends for extra fun.  Silver Metallic String is used to loop another charm and a vintage style clock through the bow at the top.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio: A Peek Inside

Purple, green, orange and black is the perfect color combination for Halloween.  It also happens to work beautifully with The Magic of Oz, which is really handy.

Top a little tag with a combo of Apple Green Delicate Stitched Satin and Grape Diamond Stitched Satin.  Then tie off with a short piece of the black and white stripe grosgrain.

Tuck fussy cut ATC cards from the collection behind a belly band to create a fun, interactive element.

The center panel of this tri-fold folio is a waterfall element with a magnetic closure mechanism.

Secure a fold out folio with a Black Satin Swiss Dot belly band.  Add a little charm on silver metallic string to add visual interest.

Tuck a hidden page behind the fold out folio for extra fun.

This itty bitty book is secured with a snippet of ribbon , then tucked into a pocket.

Hidden pockets are loads of fun, especially when they are filled with a double pull out page.

Photo mounts and another little accordion folio fit in the spacious pocket.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio: YouTube Video Tour

To help you get a feel for the flow of the album, I created a short YouTube Video Tour.  I hope you enjoy!

On With the Hop!

Our fabulous teamie  Linsey Rickett is next in line, so hop on over and see what ribbon magic she has created for you to enjoy. Then hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Take a moment to answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing for your very own FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to do so.  The  holidays are fast approaching, and this could be the gift you give yourself all year long!  To find out how to subscribe, click HERE.

I hope I 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Card Folio

Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  Today’s Blue Fern Studio Bird Waltz Card Folio is rich with autumn colors and shabby chic details.  I think you are going to love it!

Look at that cheeky little bluebird perched on top of the pocket on this 5″ x 7″ pocket card.  Isn’t he dear?  Here’s how to make the shaped pocket for the front of this card.

  • First, cut out a 6″ x 3 1/2″ panel of the designer paper. Fussy cut along the floral and leaf images, and around the bird.
  • Now, score a 1/2″ panel along the bottom side of the panel.
  • Next, score 1/2″ on both sides.
  • Then trim out the corners, fold and adhere to form a pocket.
  • Adhere a bit of Laserowe Love chipboard to the bottom edge of the pocket.
  • Place  these lovely ButterBee Scraps filigree pieces in the center of the pocket.
  • Create a cluster of fall chrysanthemums and seam binding ribbon between the two filigree pieces.

TIP: Ink cut paper edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for the perfect touch fall.

TIP:  Add vintage charm with an ivory crochet lace border at the top, and a trio of vintage mother of pearl buttons down the side.

Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Card Folio:  Making the Tag Insert

To make the large tag insert, cut a 4″ x 7″ rectangle from kraft cardstock.  Round the bottom corners with a 1/4″ corner rounder punch.  Shape the top edge with a scallop corner punch.Cut a slightly smaller panel of designer paper and shape the corners to match the tag base.  Machine stitch or adhere to the tag base.

Paint the Blue Fern Studios Chipboard with ivory chalk paint.  While still wet, heat emboss with Stampendous Shabby Ivory Embossing Enamel.

Cut a small circle of mostly open patterned paper and stamp with your sentiment of choice.  Adhere behind the chipboard.  Attach sequins and seed beads with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.

Punch a hole at the top of the tag and add ribbon and flowers.  Adhere a wooden dragonfly charm at the base of the tag.  Then adhere the extra piece of Laserowe Love chipboard along the top.

Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside of the card has another pretty pocket and a hand stamped sentiment panel.

These vintage silver plate spoons are so delicate and lovely.  They turn a card like this one into a gift, especially when accompanied by a pretty little tea wallet.

I just love the colors in this paper collection.  I stumbled across it while shopping online one day, and knew immediately that it needed to come live with me.  I’ll be sharing more with it soon.

Hurricane Dorian Update

As a side note, I’d like to thank those who reached out to me during Hurricane Dorian.  Your prayers, kind thoughts, words and prayers meant so much to me and Dale.  We were truly blessed, as we did not even lose power during the storm.  And we always lose power!   The lights flickered on and off all through the wind and rain, but no power outages, no flooding and no damage to our little home.  Thank you so much!  Your prayers worked!

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.  You’ll also find a linked supply list at the end of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card

Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Did you grow up hearing the phrase, Measure Twice, Cut Once?  I did!  And now that our eldest son has taken up woodcrafting (you can check out his ETSY shop HERE) it’s a phrase I’m hearing quite often!  So imagine my delight when I found this saying in PhotoPlay’s
“This Guy” collection.  I just had to use it on his birthday card!

Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card:  Keeping it Simple

Here’s how this card came together:

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base
  • Next, dry emboss a panel of dark brown patterned paper from the collection with a 3-D Embossing Folder. (Product links can be found at the bottom of this post)

TIP:  Create even more depth and dimension in your 3-D Embossing Folder by applying Black Soot Distress Ink on the flat side of the folder.  Then spritz the paper lightly with water and run through your die cutting machine.  You’ll be pleasantly amazed at how realistic the wood grain look!

  • Now, back the paper frame with clear acrylic cardstock, then add a triple layer of waste chipboard around the edges to create the shaker box.
  • Fill the shaker box with gold sequins, yellow buttons and miniature tools. I actually wish I had added 4 layers of chipboard to allow more freedom of movement in the shaker box.

  • Mat the sentiment panel on kraft cardstock and back with dimensionals.  Adhere to the card base.
  • Then adhere a Tim Holtz metal ruler and a Paper Doll as a finishing touch.
  • Top the shaker box with a vintage bulldog clip and a little twine bow.
Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card:  A Peek Inside

I kept the inside simple, with a little sentiment card panel and a cluster of ephemera on the top.

Our son loved the card, and I loved making it.  That’s what I call a win/win!

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

Measure Twice Cut Once Masculine Shaker Card Supply List

NOTE:  Some supplies have been in my stash a long time and are no longer available for purchase online.  Others were gifted to me, so I’m not sure where to find them online.  I link to supplies whenever possible…but sometimes, it just isn’t possible!  Thanks for understanding!

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Theresa .  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations August 2019 Alumni Hop: Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2019 Alumni Blog Hop!  I’m kicking things off today with a bright and cheery Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial.  This was my first attempt at making a triple easel card, and after some trial and error, I finally figured out how to do it!  So I made a tutorial for all of you to save you some time, energy and paper.  Let’s take a closer look at the details on this happy card.

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial: The Inspiration

Fall is peeping around the corner here in North Carolina.  The temperature might not show it, but the squirrels have been scurrying around stashing away acorns for winter.  Watching their antics inspired me to make this 6″ x 6″ card using the darling Oakberry Lane Collection.

 

Easel cards are one of my “go to” fancy fold designs.  I love how quick they are to make, and how easy they are to display.   You can watch the video below to learn how to create the base.

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial: The Details

Here are some tips and tricks for adding the details to this fun card.

  • First, stamp the Acorn House on Smooth White Cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Next, color it in with Distress Markers and a water brush.  Simple scribble the marker on a craft mat or a bit of clear acrylic packaging.  Then pick up the color with a water brush and blend it onto the stamped image.
  • Now, die cut the house, the windows and the squirrel Mom with the matching die.  Pop up on adhesive strips and attach to the base.

  • Next, stamp 3 sets of Oakberry Lane Flowers using Butterscotch Archival Ink. Heat Emboss flowers and leaves with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Then,   water color with Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Markers and a a water brush.  Color the leaves with Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron.
  • Die cut the leaves, then shape in the 3D Blossom Shaping Mold, following the directions for your machine.
  • Now add stamens to the centers and layer together.
  • Tie bows for each corner with Orange/Fuchsia/Lavender Checkered Ribbon.  Top with burlap string.

Use the dies to cut out images from the paper collection and scatter them around on the card to create a scene.  (Did you see that rascally little squirrel trying to snatch away Mother Squirrel’s freshly baked pie?)

Oakberry Lane Triple Easel Card Tutorial Video

Here’s a 6 minute tutorial showing you how to make the base for this triple easel card.  You will find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

On With the Hop:

This hop begins at 8AM on Friday, August 30th and ends at 11: 55 EDT on Monday, September 2nd.  A random comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations, so be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop.

Kathy ♥ Vicki   ♥   Glenda ♥  Sarah  ♥ Amarilys   ♥  Alissa Els   ♥ Emily

The winner will be announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 4th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by e-mailing [email protected]tfeltcreations.us.  Please write “WINNER OF THE AUGUST ALUMNI HOP” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Inks and Tools

  • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
    • Butterscotch
  • Distress Markers
    • Picked Raspberry
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Peeled Paint
  • Clear Embossing Powder

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial with Gecko Galz Challenge Image

Hello Friends!  Summer is winding down, although you would not know it by consulting the thermometer.  It’s still very hot and humid here in North Carolina.  It was time to cut the blossoms from my lavender yesterday morning.  While I was gathering up those fragrant blooms, I remembered this lovely Laserowe Love Lavender Date paper.  It’s been patiently waiting its turn in the Closet of Shame. I decided it was time to make something beautiful with it.  I also had a gorgeous free image from Gecko Galz printed out and ready to go.  (Subscribe to their newsletter…they give away loads of free digital images! )

There’s something captivating about this image.  It makes you feel serene and happy when you look at it.  I wanted to create a card that enhanced the peaceful expression on the woman’s face.  I chose soft colors and simply, shabby chic accents to achieve that goal.  The end result is a card folio that feels like a framed portrait, and I just love the way it turned out.

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial:  The Basics

This card is quite a bit larger than my normal 5″ x 7″, measuring 6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ with a 1/4″ top fold spine.  Since I haven’t done a card tutorial in a long time, I thought I would share a video tutorial for making the base and decorating the card cover.

Learn how to layer this Little Birdie Floral Cascade in the video tutorial.

I dug deep into my vintage button stash looking for these rhinestone beauties.  Then I tucked a few more “finds”  into the floral cascade.  These vintage clear buttons catch the light and add a subtle touch of sparkle to the card.

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial:  A Peek Inside

After building the card base, line it with panels of the Lavender Fields and White Cardstock.  This is beautiful to look at, but it also helps to strengthen the card base.  Once that is done, add your layers of designer paper. Then you can put your interactive elements in place.

Build a simple pocket on the top half of the card by cutting your cardstock 3″ longer than the length of the card base.  Then score and fold.

TIP: Create “gussets” for your simple pocket by cutting 1″ x 2 7/8″ scraps of paper.  Score on the short side at 1/2″ , then fold and adhere to the pocket sides.  This makes it easier to fill the pocket.  Of course, you can always just glue the sides to the base if you are in a hurry.

I broke out my Envelope Punch Board to make mini envelopes for this card.  These both measure 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ .  A purple tea bag is tucked inside the envelope to go with the vintage enameled demitasse spoon and the honey stick.

The bottom half of the card has a sweet little flip page that’s secured with a ribbon closure.

Turn the flip page to find a hidden pocket with a little surprise tucked inside.

This envelope holds a lovely little button card made from a bit of ephemera.

The sentiment panel is hand stamped, then matted on more of the soft green and lavender papers.  I explain how I did this in the video.

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial Video

If you’d like to learn how to build the card folio base and watch the cover design come together, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I’ve loaded this beauty into my Etsy shop.  It would make a lovely gift or a bit of home decor.  You can find it HERE.

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

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