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Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love the fact that Valentine’s Day comes right after Christmas?  Instead of feeling sad that Christmas has all been packed away, we get to create beautiful cards and home decor to celebrate the day of love!  This Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial will help you get your Valentine’s Day craft on.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I went all shabby chic for this 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ Valentine Shaker Card.  The focal point is a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Prima Resin frame that I have turned into a shaker box.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Lots of machine stitching, gorgeous Little Birdie flowers (available at A.C. Moore), and  pearl pink taffeta ribbon are the perfect companions for the Romance collection.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Look at that shabbylicious pink woodgrain paper layer!  Ooh la la!   This black, cream, pink and rose color palette is perfection.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

Even the flowers were taken to the shabby chic day spa for a little treatment with ivory chalk paint and Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter.  They are so pretty in real life, but harder to capture with the camera lens.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial: Love’s Old Sweet Song

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

I filled the frame with the Blossom Premium Sequin Mix from Buttons Galore and More.  Here’s how I created the focal image inside the frame:

  • First, cut a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ panel of the Black and Cream stripe from the Romance 6″ x 6″ Paper Bundle.
  • Fussy cut around the floral image from the 3″ x 4″ cut aparts in Romance 8. (Love’s Old Sweet Song).  Adhere this to the black stripe paper, being sure to seal the edges down well.
  • Next, punch the romantic couple silhouette from the 12″ x 12″ cardstock components sheet. Back with a small piece of waste chipboard and adhere to the panel.
  • Adhere  a 3 1/2″ x 4  1/2″ panel of clear acrylic cardstock to the back side of the prepared frame.  Let this dry thoroughly.
  • Since I did not have foam tape in the house (it’s on its way!) I had to create my shaker “box” with cut pieces of chipboard.  I cut 3 layers of chipboard for each side.  The long sides of the frame measured 4 1/2″ and the short sides 3 1/2″ , so I cut my chipboard to those dimensions.  Then I mitered the corners and adhered the chipboard to the frame using 1/2″ scor-tape.
  • Fill the shaker frame with sequins, adhere the focal image over the top, and you’re ready to shake it up!
Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

If it’s Valentine’s Day, there had better be chocolate.  So you’ll find a mini Ghiradelli chocolate treat inside this card.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

The pocket at the bottom of the card holds a sweet little tag insert.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 09

Use your scraps to create the belly band, then tuck a small tea wallet behind  it.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

The 3″ x 4″ cut apart images are sized perfectly for this.  I tucked in a miniature silver spoon and honey stick to go with the tea bag.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 11

And there’s even room inside to write a little love note.

Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this card, just watch this Authentique Romance Shaker Valentine Tutorial on YouTube.

 

If you’d like to see some more unique ways to create shaker elements on your cards, check out this post.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card

Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card for Frilly Funkie Inspired by Challenge

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the first Frilly and Funkie Challenge of 2019!  I’ve got an elegant Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card to share with you today.  But before we take a peek at it, let’s see what Cec, our lovely hostess for the challenge, has to say about the theme and guidelines.

Challenge Theme: Inspired By
I don’t have access to quality craft classes locally so I spend time online to learn new things. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project inspired by or using a technique or tutorial that you have found online. You must provide a link to the site that is inspiring your creation and please do not make a direct copy of anything you found.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Inspiration

Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Nothing beats a really good fancy fold card.    I found this fancy fold card YouTube tutorial by the amazing Ginny Nemchak, who just happens to be my best online buddy.  It’s a really fun “card within a card” kind of design.   While I followed Ginny’s basic tutorial, I did change up the design, putting my own “KBD” spin on it.

Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Basics

This is a 6″ x 6″ side fold card base made from 100# cream cardstock.  The flap mechanism on the front of the card measures 4″ x 4″.  I changed up Ginny’s design by adding a 1/2″ spine to both the card base and the flap mechanism.  Designer paper is matted with both Blue Yonder and After Midnight cardstock layers. 

Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Details

Here’s how I put this card focal together:

  • First, select the image from the Georgia Blues 4″ x 6″ Journal Card pack.
  • Next, trim about 1/4″ off each side of the image so it will fit neatly on the card flap mechanism.
  • Now, use a corner punch to shape the corners.
  • Then ink the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
  • Mat the image on cardstock.  Punch the cardstock corners to match.
  • Wrap the bottom edge of the image with gold metallic string.  Tie a knot, then string some tiny metal keys onto the ends of the string.  Tie a bow.

TIP: Cut a tiny slit in the side of the paper where you plan to wrap your string.  It will hold the the first layer of twine in place,  making it easier for you to keep everything neat and tidy.

  • Now die cut a Spellbinder Wreath from Gold Metallic Paper.  Cut foam tabs to fit the leaves and adhere around the sentiment area.
  • Add small flowers from Georgia Blues with hot glue.
  • Tie a bow, top with gold metallic string and add more flowers.

Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Opening this card is lots of fun.  Each fold reveals something new to look at.

Here’s the card, fully opened. 

You all know how much I love pockets.   I created a little box style pocket in the very center.  And there’s room to write a note on the right hand flap.

I used a 3″ x 4″ Journal card as a mat for this mini chocolate treat.  Then I used my scraps to create a little notepad to tuck inside the pocket.

I’ve also got room to add a gift card here, which makes the card a gift.

Now it’s YOUR Turn

You can play along in this “Inspired By” challenge and earn the chance to be our Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  Simply create a vintage or shabby chic project following the theme and guidelines.  Then link your project on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.

The team will pick our our top favorite to share a Guest Designer spot on the F&F blog.  Three other favorites will receive badges to display proudly on their personal blog.  And everyone who enters and follows the guidelines will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  You have until 11:55PM on Tuesday, January 16th to link your project up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.

I hope I’ve shared some tips 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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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

 

 

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Project Share and Mini Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m here to introduce you to the Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Collection.  What a treat it was to work with these gorgeous patterns, images and sentiments!  I got so carried away with my creative time that I ended up making a card folio and two styles of mixed media tags…and a little secret surprise that I’ll share later on this month.  These projects are being featured as  the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Saturday Showcase today.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess: Shine Card Folio

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

I began my crafty adventure by designing and creating this 7″ x 5″ waterfall card folio.  Festooned with blossoming roses, custom dyed seam binding ribbon, textiles, distressed/painted edges and metal charms, it is loaded with shabby chic charm.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

The interior is a simple folio with a waterfall feature on the left and a pocket/insert on the right.  The waterfall is held shut with a little magnetic belly band closure.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

Beneath the waterfall, I’ve created a little flap/pocket page with a lovely photo insert.  You all know how much I like to maximize the use of space in anything I create.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

The pocket/folio page also uses a magnetic closure.  I reached way back into my high school days, and created a decorative tassel for the chipboard element on the flap.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The folio features a journaling page with an insert.  I’ve used the back side of a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card here.  You’ll be able to see all the details in the video tour below.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess: Mixed Media Tags

I had quite a tidy pile of scraps on my work table after making the folio, so I decided to make a couple of mixed media art tags.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Mixed Media Tag #1 by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

The first tag measures 4″ x 9″ and uses a G45 Large Kraft Tag as its base.  First I embossed the tag with Tim’s 3-D Botanical Texture Fade.  Then I took it to the mixed media day spa for a beauty treatment with gesso, crazing medium, Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Stain and Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture.   We’ll take a closer look in the video, and I’ll also share process photos for creating the mixed media background.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Mixed Media Tag #2 by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

For the 2nd tag, I scored the shaped edge to form a pocket.  To decorate the top edge, I die cut one of Tim’s Pediments (Sizzix Bigz Die) and covered it with paper scraps.  I love the way this tag turned out!

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess YouTube Video

In this short, 10 minute video, we’ll take a walk through of the card folio where I’ll share some tips and creative ideas.  Then I’ll show you the details of the mixed media tags and talk about creating them.  The video will conclude with still shots and text showing you how I went about creating the mixed media background.  I hope you enjoy!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post, too.

 

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card for the RRR Blog Hop

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. Today I have a cheery and festive Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card.  It’s been decked out with several of the beautiful ribbons from the October Ribbon Club Assortment.

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Easel cards are probably one of my favorite fancy folds to make because they can  double as home decor. This 6″ x 6″ Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card has some fun features inside, too.

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

This collection and Red Taffeta Ribbon just go together like Santa and his Elves.  You can see another card created with this collection and this ribbon HERE.  In addition to the Red Taffeta Ribbon,  I’ve used  white crochet lace, Christmas Dots and Red Ovals Satin, and Christmas Green Zig Zag on White Satin Ribbons.

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

When the holidays are done, you can fold this Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card up and put it away until next year.  Gotta love that!

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

I had fun creating the stopper for this card.  These Christmas Novelty Buttons added just the right touch of fun to the card design.

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

This little treat pocket is also sized to hold a gift card.  I always like it when a card can double as a gift!

On With the Hop

From here, you should hop on over and see what amazing creation my sweet friend Linsey has prepared for you this month.  Be sure to finish the hop over on the RRR Blog so that your name will be entered into the drawing for your very own October Ribbon Club.  Look how gorgeous these ribbons are!

If you haven’t signed up for the Ribbon Club yet, this would be a great time to do so.  It’s like giving yourself a Christmas present every month of the year!  You can find all the information you need to sign up HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some fun ideas for using ribbon with you today.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy



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