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RRR Hop: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Tag Box

Really Reasonable Ribbon Hop: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Tag Box

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop! You should be coming here all inspired after having visited Karen’s lovely blog.   I’ve created the cutest little Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Tag Box to share with you today.  It’s all decked out with the RRR Blue and Yellow Ribbon Mix and ready to party.

These are the gorgeous ribbons in the July Ribbon Club.  I love all the ribbon club assortments, but this one is especially beautiful.  The colors are just so perfect for summer crafting!

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Tag Box with Eileen Hull Card Box

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Box by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Summer parties, here I come!  The base for this tag box is Eileen Hull’s Card Box Die from her Book Club I Collection.  I’ve decorated the box with beautiful Botanical Tea Papers.  Then I added a lovely border strip to the bottom of the box.  Next, I wrapped the top of the box with the gorgeous Capri Blue Plaid Ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

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This sweet little banner is from the original Botanical Tea Collection.  To make it, twist Natural Burlap String until it begins to coil in on itself.  Then, tie knots on either end of the string and adhere to the box base with hot glue.  Next, I threaded some of my precious vintage pearl buttons and adhered them between each banner.  The finishing touch is a beautiful Beaded Fancy Flower from my Etsy shop.

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The back side of the box is just as pretty as the front!

Botanical Tea Party Tag Box: The Tags

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I created a trio of tags to slip into the box.  These are Graphic 45 Square Ivory Laser Cut Tags from the Celebrate, Party, Cheers assortment.

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Box by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

Each tag is topped with a different ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.  This one is topped with the 5/8″ Yellow Poppy Print Satin Ribbon.

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Box by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 06Tags are always more fun when they are interactive.  Create a pocket and tuck in a tea bag and tag for extra fun!

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Box by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 07

Top this lovely tag with some chipboard and summery Capri Blue Taffeta Ribbon.  Do you see the sweet little teacup charms?  I’ve attached them  with Natural Burlap String.

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This tag opens to reveal a little gift card pocket.  Use magnets to hold it shut.

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Party Box by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 09

This festive tag is topped with two ribbons: 3/8″ Capri Blue Checkerboard Satin and 3/8″ Blue and Yellow Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon.

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This tag also has a magnetic folio attached to it.  I’ve tucked some sweet cut apart images into the pocket.

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The back of each tag has room for a photo or a note.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what fabulous creation awaits you on Linsey’s lovely blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete blog list at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Finish the hop at the RRR blog where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  This will enter you into the drawing for a free July Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not already signed up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  It’s like getting a Christmas present every month of the year.  You can find all the details and sign up HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a very special Authentique Stitches Meets Card Maps post for you to enjoy.  I’m so excited to share that the Design Team Members of Authentique have teamed up with the wonderful ladies at Page Maps and have used all Authentique papers to do the sketches!  Head on over to the Page Maps Blog  and the Card Maps Blog to see all our creations.  Here are my two submissions to the collaboration!

As a card maker, I usually come up with my own card layouts.  But these Authentique Stitches Sewing Themed Cards were made using this card sketch from Becky Fleck Page Maps.   You can find a group post  of all the layouts, cards and sketches on the Authentique Blog. It’s loaded with cards and layouts created from the sketches that Becky so generously shared with the team.

I chose to work with a card sketch.  This is the sketch Becky sent me, along with instructions to create any theme I chose.  But I had to keep the card in a vertical orientation.  You can also use this sketch to create your own cards with Authentique paper, then share them with us in social media.  I think it would be fun to see what you all come up with!

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: Needles and Pins Sewing Themed Card

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 01

This is the first of the two cards I made using Becky’s sketch.  I followed the sketch layout, but added a few “Kathy” touches to the card.  A die cut doily, Tim Holtz Rosette, Tammy Tutterow Sew Sweet Trims border, novelty buttons, vintage buttons and Little Birdie Flowers dress up the basic card sketch.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: On the Borderline

 

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 02

If you look closely at the original sketch, you will see a wrapped border/bow combo.  I laced ribbon through Tammy’s Sew Sweet Trims Die to add this element to my card.  There is also a little banner flag in the lower left hand corner of the sketch.  I chose to add a second die cut border from Tammy’s set in lieu of that.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: A Peek Inside

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 03

I let myself go wild inside the card with pockets and flaps and some fun little surprises.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 04

Open the flap at the top of the card to find a little pocket…and an adorable pink sewing machine.

I turned this into a little needle book by adding a felt panel.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 05

Then I dressed up a little folio with this great vintage dress pattern image.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 06

And of course, I had to tuck a vintage button card into the pocket.  There’s room here to write a note as well.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: The Sketch Turned on its Head

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 07

This second card also used the sketch as a pattern, only I turned the sketch upside down.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 08

Once again, I used Tammy’s Sew Sweet Trims to create the laced border, Tim’s Rosette Die, machine stitching and vintage buttons.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 09

 

The inside layout is also about the same.  Just different papers and images.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 10

I lined the top half of the card with Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Robin’s Egg Blue 1.

 

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“Sew” there you have it!  Mission Authentique Stitches Meets Card Maps is complete.  Enjoy working with the sketch I used in this post.  And be sure to check out Page Maps for more fun Card Sketches and Layout Sketches.

I hope I 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.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Dies

Other: Novelty Buttons, Vintage Buttons, Little Birdie Beaded Fancy Flowers, Pastel Palette Bouquet, Ribbon from my stash

 

 

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Card Folio

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The theme this go round is “B” Happy, and Cec is our hostess.  I’ve created a Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Card Folio that’s got some fun new twists in the design.  We’ll take a look at that in a moment, but first, let’s see what Cec has to say about this challenge.

Challenge Theme: “B” Happy
Create a shabby chic or vintage project that makes you happy and features birds, bees and/or butterflies. You must use at least one of these things with wings and it must have a place of prominence on your creation but if you wish to use two or more, please feel free to do that.

Botanical Tea Songbird Card Folio

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

I know I shared a Botanical Tea tag project a couple weeks ago.  So I hope you are not tired of this collection.  It is one of my top 5 favorite G45 collections of all time.  I honestly set out to make a regular card…nothing fancy.  But as I was working, this idea began to take shape in my head (never listen to the voices….they will get you in trouble every time!).  Before I knew it, I was in the middle of making another card folio.  Now that it’s finished…I’m glad I made it.  But in the middle of the process???  Not so much!

Botanical Tea Songbird Card Folio: The base layer

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02This is a 5.25″ x 7″ top fold folio with a 3/8″ spine.  The background layer is  a beautiful duotone botanical print with birds, butterflies, dragonflies and clocks.  I love it when I machine stitch around a card, because it makes the piece feel framed.

The lacy corner effect comes from die cutting with Tim Holtz’ Mixed Media Die #2.  I cut through both the designer paper and the cardstock matting to reveal the white card base.  That was spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  I really love this combination of stitched edges and die cut corner.

Botanical Tea Songbird Card Folio: The Focal Image

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

In keeping with the challenge guidelines, I chose this sweet pink songbird to serve as the focal image.  First, I die cut the image from one sheet of Botanical Tea using a large Spellbinder’s circle die.  Then, I die cut the doily frame using Graphic 45’s Square Tag and Clock Dies.  I adhered the frame over the die cut.  Next, the second image of the pink bird was fussy cut and layered over the original with foam tabs.  I love the dimension this created.  Foliage from Little Birdie Crafts (what else on a bird card?) adds lots of lovely green leaves to the fussy cut branch.  And Gilt Trip Prills add loads of beautiful texture.

If you look above the focal image, you’ll see a metal butterfly that I altered with Distress Paints.

Botanical Tea Songbird Card Folio: The Flowers

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The flower cluster features altered metal flowers and Little Birdie Grey Printed Linz Petals.  Linda has added these fabulous metal flowers to the shop and I received some in my design team allotment package.  Before altering the silvertone flowers with paint, I used my Tonic Scissors to cut between the petals of one flower.  Then I lifted every other petal to create a sort of cup shape.  Then I painted the flowers with a combination of Antique Linen, Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Paint.  The two layers are adhered together with Glossy Accents.

Next, I reshaped one of the Little Birdie Flowers by sort of cupping it between my fingers. ( You can see me use this technique in my Little Birdie Video tutorials. )  Then, I adhered it in the center of the metal flower.  All the flowers are dry brushed with Antique Linen and Broken China Distress Paint and sprinkled with Prills.

The large pink rose is just fussy cut from the paper, popped up on foam tabs and shaped a bit with my fingers.

Botanical Tea Songbird Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

Inside, I’ve created a hinged waterfall feature and a fun tag pocket.

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

The waterfall feature took a little figuring out, but basically, I scored a flap, then scored a second line 1/4″ to the right.  This created a little spine.  If you want to give this a try, don’t adhere your liner paper until after you’ve built the waterfall.  That way, you can run your ribbon closure behind the page, wrap it around and tie it shut.

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I’ve added some little flaps, tuck spots and journal spots inside the waterfall.  The tea cups are die cut with Tim’s Tea Time Sizzix die.  Aren’t they fun?  I wish I had a pink polka dot tea cup.  The reason I included the tea cups is that I am a real tea lover.  And since the challenge said to create a project that makes me happy…well…there had to be tea.

Botanical Tea Songbird Card Folio: The tags!

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Tags make me happy, too.  So I covered a Graphic 45 Ivory Square Tag with designer paper.  Now that I can cover these tags so easily with the G45 tag dies, I want to make tags even more often! This tag has a little pocket adorned with a fussy cut image from the collection.  Because pockets also make me happy.  Would you like to see what’s in the pocket?

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Songbird Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

A sweet little trio of ATC tags.  How fun is that?  Oh, and there’s a honey stick in the box style pocket, too.  (I have video tutorials for how to make a box pocket, too.)

“B” Happy Challenge: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge by linking up your vintage or shabby chic Bird, Bee or Butterfly inspired 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 17th 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 for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card

Heartfelt Creations June 2018 Alumni Hop: Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  Today I have a a lovely Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card to Share with you.  You’ll find the complete hop list at the bottom of this post along with a supply list.  Are you ready to hop?  Let’s get started!

Sweet Day Lush Lilac Get Well Card by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01

This collection is well-named!  It is so lush!  Growing up in New England, lilac bushes were always the harbinger of Springtime.  You could count on the winter weather and snow being past when the lilacs started to bloom.

I’ve combined the Lush Lilac Blooms with Sweet Peonies on this 5 1/4″ x 8″ top fold card.  The darling little birds, ornate bird cages,  tiny lilac blossoms and peonies look so pretty together.

One of the things I love about working with Heartfelt Creation products is the thoughtful design of each collection.  For instance, in the Lush Lilac paper collection, there’s a whole page of lovely printed/colored lilac blooms.  You simply place the matching die over the paper, cut out, run through the Lush Lilac flower mold and boom!  Dozens of perfectly colored and shaped lilac blossoms in no time.  I brushed each blossom with a little Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue, then shook them in a container of Angel Dust Glitter to add just a touch of sparkle and shine.

Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: Construction Details

Sweet Day Lush Lilac Get Well Card by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01

This is a very simple card to make. NOTE: I inked all my cut edges with ColorBox Plumeria chalk ink.

  • First, cut the main card panel from the collection.  I cut mine to measure 4 3/4″ x 7 1/4″.
  • Now mat the panel on a slightly larger amethyst cardstock panel.  Machine stitch around the perimeter with cream thread.
  • Next, lay the stitched panel on a glass cutting mat (or the glass from an old picture frame). Use a craft knife to cut along the left hand edge of the birdcage.  You want a slit that is just large enough to fit the “Have a Sweet Day” tag.
  • To add dimension, back the tag with foam dots or waste chipboard and insert into the prepared opening.  Adhere in place.
  • Now top the tag with a small bow and button.  Add a mini white clothespin to the top right hand corner.  Top with lilac blooms.
Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: Purple Peonies

Here’s how I made my purple peonies:

  • Stamp two sets of Large Sweet Peonies onto patterned paper from the Lush Lilac Paper Collection.  I used ColorBox Plumeria Ink to do this.
  • Stamp 3 Sets of Small Sweet Peonies on patterned paper.
  • Before die cutting, add green or yellow chalk ink to the center of each flower.
  • Die cut flower layers and foliage with the matching dies.
  • Spritz lightly with water and place in the Basic Flower Shaping Mold.  Then run through your die cutting machine.

 

  • Cup each layer with  a stylus from the Flower Shaping Tool Kit.
  • Stagger the flower layers and adhere together.
  • Pierce the center of each flower and add stamens.
  • Mist flowers with a combination of Lavender Fields and Dazzling Diamonds Tattered Angels Mist.
  • Dry with a heat gun.
  • Use sponge daubers to add more Plumeria Ink to outside petals and cut edges.
  • Adhere to card.
Lush Lilac Sweet Day Get Well Card: A Peek Inside

I’ve added a flap and pocket to the card interior.

This sentiment is so perfect for someone dealing with a long recovery.  I hand wrote it on the open space of the designer paper.  The little flap pocket on the right is filled with cheery thoughts to brighten long days.

The large pocket on the bottom contains more happy thoughts written on some of the lovely tags and journal cards from the cut apart page.

On With the Hop!

Below you will find a list of all the HC Alumni participating in this month’s hop.

You will want to be sure to visit each one, and leave a lovely comment behind.  One comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  The hop ends at 11:59PM EDT on Monday, July 2nd, so be sure to hop and comment before that date.

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 4th.  I’ll also post the winning name at the top of this post at that time.  To claim your prize, you must contact socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours to claim your prize.  Write “Winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Now let’s get hopping!

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Gloria Vicki Pam Martine Susan Alissa

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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology

Natural Beauty: Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection

Hello, Friends!  Wow, this has been a busy month for me!  Earlier this month, I shared some projects that I made “just for me.”  This Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection was made during that time, but i simply haven’t had time to share it with you until now.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Made in a “junk journal” fashion, this 3.5″ x 5″  mini has a 1.5″ spine.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I had making it.  There’s something so relaxing about creating a junk journal.  You get to dig through your stash, use loads of embellishments and texture and basically, have a blast.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Eileen’s Passport Mini  is a Sizzix XL Die.  It cuts covers, spine and inner pages.

The directions for binding the album come with the die, and you can find loads and loads of wonderful samples and tutorials on Eileen’s Blog.  I also share a lot of tips in the video tour below.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Creating the Signature Pages

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The signature covers are decorated, but the inner pages are acid free resume paper that I died with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Here’s how:

  • Die cut pages using the Eileen Hull Passport Die.  Use a Sizzix crease pad to prevent the die from cutting all the way through the papers.  The die will crease the pages and punch out the binding holes at the same time.
  • Swipe Vintage Photo Distress Ink directly onto your non-stick craft mat.  Spritz with water until little beads and droplets begin to form.
  • Place the die cut pages into this luscious inky puddle and swipe them through.
  • You may have to repeat this process several times to ink up all the pages.
  • When all the pages have been inked, iron them flat with an iron on the “low” setting.
  • Now you have a lovely stack of stained papers to add to your passport mini signatures.
Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Natural Beauty Vignettes

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Little nature vignettes decorate the cover of each signature. Some elements are fussy cut images from the Anthology Collection Kit.  You will see that I used the Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Dies in several spots.  That clock frame is sooo useful!

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Other items have been in my stash for so long, I don’t even know where they came from.   I also used lots of images and elements from  the 6.5″ x 6.5″ Anthology Paper Pad.  Kaisercraft also makes little ephemera bits that they call “Collectables” for this collection.

I’ve incorporated lots of natural elements, like this lichen I picked up at a local park, leaves, Spanish Moss and feathers to add to the natural, organic feel of the album.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection: Flips and Flaps

You all know how much I love to add interactive elements to my creations as often as possible.  This little mini is no exception.  There are flips and flaps galore!

You can find many of the metal charms I’ve used at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Eileen Hull Passport Mini with Kaisercraft Anthology Collection Video Tour: Tips, Tricks & Ideas

I always find it helpful to view a video of a project like this.  It helps you gain a sense of the size, depth, dimension and function of all the mechanisms.  You’ll find photos that I did not share in this post along with lots of ideas that will be helpful if you decide to make your own Passport Mini Album.  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

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