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Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card

G45 Ladies’ Diary Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card for Frilly & Funkie With this Ring Challenge

Hello, friends!  It’s time for another challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  It’s June, which is traditionally a big month for weddings, and the challenge theme of “With This Ring” reflects this joyous season.  I pulled out my G45 Ladies’ Diary DCE and some fabulous Tammy Tutterow dies to create this Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card.  But before I share the details with you, let’s see what Cec, our lovely hostess for this challenge, has to say:

Challenge Theme: With This Ring
It is wedding season so let’s create vintage or shabby chic projects that celebrate the big day.  Your creation might be a card, a gift, a decor item or something to keep the memories of the special occasion.

Sound like fun?  I thought so, too.  So let’s dig in and take a look at this Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card.

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card A Ladies Diary DCE by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card: The Inspiration

Inspiration is a funny thing.  Sometimes it comes from a color, or a photo in a magazine. Sometimes it’s an idea, or for me a patterned paper.  I’ve been thinking about this project for a few weeks, and while digging in my embellishment drawer for another project, I saw this little Tim Holtz “adore” Typed Token.  And that is where the plan for this card began to gel.

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card: The Plan

 

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card A Ladies Diary DCE by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2I knew I wanted to use a very vintage, almost monochromatic color scheme for this card. Antique lace, pearls,  distressed papers, “messy” stitching and shabby flowers fit perfectly into my plan.

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card A Ladies Diary DCE by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

This 5.25″ x 7.25″ top fold card has a 1/4″ spine because I also knew I wanted to add some special goodies to the inside.

Here are the steps I followed to build this card:

  • After building the card base from Ivory Pearl cardstock, I used my Tonic Distressing tool to rough up all the paper edges.
    • TIP: Lightly spritz the edges of your paper with a Distress Sprayer bottle for easier distressing.
  • Next, I used ivory thread and added messy stitching to most of the paper panels
  • Then, I aged the edges of the paper with Antique Linen Distress Stain.
  • Next, I added cut up chipboard (from old packing boxes) to the backs of my card layers.  This adds lots of dimension to a card.
  • Now it’s time to add the Venise Lace trim.  It was a little too white for my color palette, but I just dyed it with Antique Linen Distress Stain and it was perfect.  It is held in place with 1/8″ Scor-Tape.
  • Finally, for my shabby chic ribbon, I first stamped it in Tea Dye Distress Ink using the Dear Ruby Stamp.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but in real life, this added a really subtle pattern to the bow.  To add to the shabby chic vibe, I also tucked in a burlap string bow. I love how vintage this bow cluster looks.
Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card:  The Flowers

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card A Ladies Diary DCE by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Now I needed to make my flowers for the card.

  • First,  I stamped Tammy’s “Dear Ruby” onto the small dot paper with Tea Dye Distress Ink prior to die cutting.  This added an extra layer of subtle texture and pattern to the flowers.
  • Next, I inked all the edges of the frayed posies with Antique Linen Distress Stain.
  • Then, I shaped my flower layers with a mat and stylus.
  • Next, I staggered the flower layers and layered them together with hot glue.
    • TIP:  When adding one flower layer to the next, I placed them on a double foam mat. Use a 12mm ball stylus tip and press down firmly into the center of the flower.  This will cause the petals to “lift” and give you a more lifelike flower.
  • Now, cut foliage with Tammy’s Pom-Pom Posies Die.
    • TIP: Ink the cutting side of the die with Tea Dye Distress Ink before die cutting.  The ink will transfer from the die to the paper and make the vein detail pop.
  • Finally, add pearls and small gold beads to the flower centers and arrange on your card.
A Peek Inside

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card A Ladies Diary DCE by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

You can easily transform a card into a gift just by adding a few simple details to the interior design.

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card A Ladies Diary DCE by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

For instance, I added a waterfall feature to the top half of the card interior.  Special photos of the wedding party can be added here, and suddenly, this card has become a mini folio.  I created this feature using Tammy’s Waterfall One Die.

To give each segment of the waterfall a little more definition, I cut 3 base pieces from kraft cardstock and 3 pieces from designer paper.  I trimmed the fold flap off the top of the designer paper die cuts, then layered them onto the kraft pieces.  I love the way this looks.

Then, I cut journaling spots from the Ladies’ Diary DCE to fit the width of each segment.  This provides a lovely journal spot.

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card A Ladies Diary DCE by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

I turned this gorgeous rose image into a tag pocket by just gluing the bottom edge to my card base.

Adore Shabby Chic Wedding Card A Ladies Diary DCE by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8Tammy’s Shortie Tag Die is the perfect size to fit inside a card pocket.  I added the decorative edge to each tag, then trimmed it out with Antique Linen dyed Venise lace.  These tags can hold photos on the reverse side.  They also make a lovely spot to add a personal note on the back. You can see the stamped seam binding ribbon better in this photo.

Now It’s YOUR Turn

For the next two weeks our theme will be “With This Ring.”  You will have until midnight on Tuesday, July 6th to link up your vintage or shabby chic wedding themed project on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.

At the end of the challenge the Frilly and Funkie team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

If you need more inspiration, be sure to pop over and see what the rest of the Frilly team has prepared for you on the blog.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Wedding Paper Pretties: Authentique Always Collection

Gifts for the Bride and Groom with Authentique Always Collection

Hello, Friends!  I’m thrilled to be sharing another of my guest designer posts for Authentique Papers.  This time, I’m featuring a pair of wedding themed projects made with the Authentique Always Collection.  Both projects provide a unique way to present a gift card for the Bride and Groom and are both easy to make.  Let’s get started!

Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Card Box with Authentique Always Collection

Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Box Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 9The Always collection is done in gorgeous shades of brown and cream.  Honestly, it is so rich and elegant that it makes me think of deep dark espresso with whipped cream on top.  This little easel style gift box measures about 3.75″ x 4.25″ and it’s just the right size for the journal cards from the 12×12 paper collection.

Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Box Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2Making this pretty gift box is so easy!  I just covered the box base with designer paper from the Always 6×6 pad, then made a sweet little easel card that matched the size of the box top.  Then, I glued the card base to the top of the box.  I think this would look fabulous as table decor at a wedding, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.

Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Box Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3Use an image from the 6×6 pad with a Tim Holtz Vintage Cameo Frame and you’ve got a lovely cover for a mini folio!  Paint the frame with Tattered Rose Distress paint to give it a shabby chic finish.

Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Box Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4Accordion fold a strip of cardstock, then decorate with images from the 6×6 collection.  Leave one panel open for a small photo booth style shot of the new Mister and Missus!

Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Box Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5Decorate the inside of the card with paper and add a festive wedding banner made with stickers from the collection.

Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Box Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6Inside the box, I’ve created a mini sized folio that measures 2.75″ x 3.75″.  Decorate the front with images from the 6×6 pad and create a belly band closure with ribbon and Petaloo Flowers.

Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Box Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7Mister and Missus Easel Style Gift Box Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8Add a small gift card pocket to the inside and fill it with little tags for extra fun.

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio with Authentique Always Collection

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1My dear friend Liz Gaze shared a great tutorial for this lovely envelope card.  I made a few changes to the design to make this fun folio that I’ve filled with a gift wallet and other goodies.

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2The 8.5″ x 4.25″ envelope is made with one sheet of 12×12 paper.  Just fold the paper following the simple directions in Liz’ tutorial and in about 2 minutes, you have made the base for this project.  Brush your paper with Worn Lipstick Distress ink to add color to the basic brown and cream color palette.  The fact that these papers are so neutral means that no matter what your wedding colors are, you can match them by adding the appropriate color ribbon, flowers or even ink.

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3After distressing the edges of some 12×12 paper, I stitched them together on my sewing machine to create a wallet.

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4Inside the wallet, I created a pair of gift card holders.

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5Here’s how to make the gift card holders:

  1. First, cut a 7.25″ x 4.25″ rectangle of brown cardstock.
  2. Next, score on the long side at 3.25″ and again at 6.5″.
  3. Now, use a 3/4″ circle punch to add a thumb hole to the 3.4″ strip.
  4. Next, line with designer paper.
  5. Then glue only the sides of the punched paper and fold to seal.
  6. Tuck in a small journal card from the 6×6 collection.
  7. Finally, add a small pink photo mount and decorate.  (Glue just the bottom edge of the decoration so photos can be slipped behind.
The Flip Side

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6The really fun thing about this envelope folio card is that when you fold the paper, you also create a pocket on the flip side.  Fill this up with even more wedding goodies.

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7These 4×6 journal cards from the 12×12 cut apart page make wonderful inserts.  I added a little wooden icon and a mini paper clip to hold them together.

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7This flip folio is held shut with a sweet ribbon belly band.

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8Doesn’t this couple look romantic?

Bride and Groom Envelope Folio Always by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 9The folio is made with 3 pages that will hold wallet sized photos.

YouTube Video Tour with Authentique Always Collection Wedding Goodies

I know it’s hard to really get a feel for how everything works together when all you see are still photos. So I put together a short, 10 minute, video tour with more info and tips for making these two projects.  I hope you enjoy!

I’ve provided product links below for your convenience.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas and tips 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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Pastels and Pearls Wedding Card

Pastels and Pearls Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge on the Frilly and Funkie blog.  This time, Nancy is our host and the challenge theme is Pastels and Pearls.  Nancy would like us to  create a vintage or shabby chic project that features a pastel color palette and includes pearls.   It was a short leap from this challenge theme to this pastels and pearls wedding card!

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie, Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 02

 

Once again, I pulled out my Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary papers and spent a lovely morning making this shabby chic pastels and pearls wedding card.

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This 5″ x 7″ side fold card is pretty straightforward.  Lots of layers, pretty pastel papers, fussy cutting, matted images, and just a touch of pearls.  The focal image is actually one I’d saved from the old Graphic 45 A Place in Time June paper.  I love this sweet image of a bride being attended by children.

 

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I used this antique silver optical lens as a picture frame.  It was painted with Antique Linen Distress Paint, and sprinkled with glitter while the paint was still wet.  I added one perfect little half back pearl to the frame.  Inside the frame, I scattered clear micro beads.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but in real life, it is so pretty.

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie,  Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 03You know me and my button topped bows.  This ivory satin ribbon had the look and feel of a vintage wedding dress, so it got to join the wedding party.

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie,  Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 06This sweet little chipboard tag was the perfect finishing touch, so I just had to add it in.

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie,  Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 07The inside is fully decorated with a couple of pockets and a hand stamped sentiment tag.

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie,  Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 05That’s my take on this Pastels and Pearls Challenge.  No outrageous techniques this time. Just a traditional pastels and pearls wedding card.

Of course, you are invited to play along in this lovely challenge.  Just create a vintage or shabby chic project following the theme and link it up at the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:55 PM on June 28, 2016.  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT 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. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

You’ll find all the details and the Linky Tool HERE.

I just love a June wedding…

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Dapper Wedding Card

Just for Fun: Dapper Wedding Card

Hello, Friends!  Hope you are all enjoying this Memorial Day weekend.  I treated myself to some free play time in the studio this weekend.  Not a design team assignment, not a special order for my Etsy shop, not a project with a deadline attached.  Just for fun. Just for me.  Just because I love to play with paper.  I had also treated myself to a Tim Holtz Dapper paper pad that I found on sale.  (Yes, people…it really is an addiction.  I just can’t resist beautiful paper.  Lord, help me!) It did not make it into the Closet of Shame.  Oh, no, no, no.  It landed right on top of my work desk.  And before I knew it, this super fun Dapper Wedding Card was born.

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 01I had purchased this on sale (I think it is still on sale…) from my favorite online store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Linda Coughlin, the shop owner, always tucks a lovely little gift inside each order, and this time it was this vintage wedding photo, a sweet little wedding charm,  and the Dapper Die cut.  How could I NOT play?

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 02Linda cleverly included both the positive and the negative of the die cut.  I set the positive aside and opted to work with the negative.  First I painted it with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  (It was cut from black cardstock.)  Then I sprayed it with Dylusions White Linen which made it look really shabby chic.  I pulled out a small script stamp, and after inking it up with Black Soot Distress Ink, I stamped it off on a piece of scrap paper, then stamped it over the painted surface, leaving just a ghost of handwriting.  Oh, yes, having fun, fun, fun!

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 05Next, I backed the image with the small 3×3 squares from the paper collection, trimming off the excess.  I used the ticking pinstripe on the “tux” and the letterpress on the top hat.  I confess, this made me do a little happy dance.  (Yes, I do dance in my studio…but there’s nobody here but me, so it’s OK.)  I used a waterbrush and Black Soot Distress Ink to add a bit of a shadow around some of the edges, just to create a little contrast.  Then this assemblage was stitched onto a scrap of white burlap using gold metallic thread.

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 04Now for that gorgeous vintage image Linda sent me.  In the same order, I had purchased these pretty Baroque metal frames (I couldn’t help myself.  They talked to me…they said “we will be awesome.  We are on sale. You will be so glad you bought us.”  How could I say no?)  These little beauties have an antique silver finish, but I was going with gold because of the Sophisticate  cabinet card that I cut into 2 pieces and layered into the composition.  This was an easy fix.  Ijust tapped the frame and the wedding charm with Gold Alcohol Ink.  Problem solved!  And as an aside, I love the way the gold and black cabinet card peek through the mustache in the die cut.

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 03So here’s a straight on shot of this Dapper wedding card.  I gave a metal corner the same alcohol ink treatment so everything would match. The Venice Lace trim, black satin bow,Dapper brads and mother of pearl button take this card to shabby chic happy land!

Here’s the inside:

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 06A gift card pocket on top….

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 07With gold accents and cute little stamped card.

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 08And a big pocket on the bottom with a stamped postcard.

So that’s my just for fun Dapper Wedding card.   Play time is over, and now I will have to go back to my regularly scheduled assignments.  I had a blast….and I need to remember to play more often.  How about you?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Blue Roses for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!

It’s the last Tuesday in the month, so it’s time for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Sara Miller’s lovely blog, and if so you are right on track. This is my first time hopping along with my fellow alumni, and I have a beautiful blue roses card made with papers, stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.

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This 5″ x 7″ card uses a rich color palette of blue, grey, cream and gold.  I embossed the edges of the blue swirls paper in the Countryside Evening Paper Collection (retired) with gold embossing powder.   Using Versamark and the Large Elegant Words Background Stamp, I embossed the text in gold. I stamped the Bella Rose leaves directly onto the designer paper and then die cut them with the matching Bella Rose die.

Margie Engagement card 03Next, I stamped several Botanical Roses onto designer paper and embossed them in gold.  After die cutting with the matching Botanical Wings Die, the layers were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glued together. The centers were filled with Czech beads.

Margie Engagement card 05I also used Spellbinders Spiral Blossoms and Bitty Blossoms to make some rolled roses.  My focal image is a vellum stamp that I found in my stash. Prima lovebirds were the perfect extra “topping.”

Margie Engagement card 06Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card!

Now, for the fun part!  Visit the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop Designers and leave them some bloggy love for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random from one of the designer’s blogs and announced here on Saturday, August 29th.

Here are the links to the rest of the blogs on this hop:

Kerry Urbatch:  http://thestampingbug.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-hc-hop-hop-hop.html
Vicki Dutcher – http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2015/08/heartfelt-creations-alumni-august-hop.html
Caroline Duncan – www.stampingsandinklings.blogspot.com
Amarilys Doria – http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2015/08/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-august.html
Glenda Brooks – http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-heartfelt-creations-alumni.html
Emilia van den Heuvel – http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/2015/08/heartfelt-creations-alumni-designers.html
Alissa Wells- http://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2015/08/for-you-at-christmas-heartfelt-creations.html
Mary Faus – http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2015/08/heartfelt-creations-august-alumni-dt.html
Sarah Miller – http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2015/08/heartfelt-creations-august-alumni-blog.html
Kathy Clement:  http://wp.me/p34lmI-2g1 
Gini Williams Cagle – http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/2015/08/heartfelt-creations-alumni-blog-hop.htm
Lisa Allen http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/2015/08/heartfelt-creations-august-alumni-blog.html

 

I’m also linking this project up to the Touch of Gold Challenge over at the fabulous Frilly and Funkie blog.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black and White Wedding Album

Black and White Wedding Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon Black & White Challenge

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Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  There’s a brand new RRR challenge starting today.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a project that only uses black & white plus ONE accent color.  This was a tough challenge for me.  I might have grown up with black & white TV, but I like to craft in technicolor!  LOL  But I dug deep into my stash and found some Bo Bunny Enchantment papers (retired, ancient history…but beautiful!) and I worked up a little black & white wedding album to share with you here today.

Kathy by Design/Black and White wedding album for Really Reasonable RibbonSo, obviously, my accent color is gold.  I used gold embossing powder on the edge of the front cover, and made gold flowers with a My Favorite Things Layered Rose Die.  My ribbons are from the gorgeous July Ribbon Club assortment.

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The chipboard album was one of those “almost finished” designs, so all I did was add beautiful ribbons and a few little extras to finish it off.

Kathy by Design/Black & White Wedding Album Each page has a different shape, which made it very fun to work with.

Black and White Challenge 03I paired up the beautiful sheer white with 4 satin stripes ribbon with the sheer black with 4 satin stripes ribbon to make all my bows in this album.  I love how easy it is to work with this ribbon!  It makes scrumptious bows!

Black and White Challenge 04Since gold was my other color, I topped all my ribbons with loopy bows made from metallic gold string. The metallic string comes in gold, silver and white iridescent.  I use them a LOT because I love the little touch of shine they add to project.

Black and White Challenge 05I die cut gold doilies which can be used as photo frames.  I made sure that all chipboard elements and ephemera are glued in such a way that a photo can be slipped underneath.

Black and White Challenge 06I used some vintage black and white photos to add a little pizazz to the interior of the album.

Black and White Challenge 08This really is all ready to go.  Just load in your photos and voila!  Instant album!

Be sure to visit the RRR BLOG for more black and white inspiration. And remember to link up your black and white plus one color project to the RRR BLOG so we can see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

This wedding album is available for purchase in my ETSY Shop.

Frogs in Love

Crafty Secrets Frogs in Love Digital Prints

Hello, Friends!  I am so excited to share today’s post with you.  Yesterday I received a new Frogs in Love digital printable from Crafty Secrets and it is so stinkin’ cute that it made my fingers itch!  I had to get busy this morning and made a few cute cards with them.  Check these out!

Kathy by Design/Crafty SecretsSqueee!  I am so totally in love with these wooing frogs, and I think they make a perfect anniversary, engagement or wedding focal.  This printable is so new, Sandy doesn’t even have it loaded into the  store yet, but I couldn’t wait to share them with you, and Sandy said I could go ahead and give you a sneaky peek.

Frog Cards 03The small text in the photo says, “She knew he was her true prince.”  Awwww…I love that!  This is a two-part image, paired with the French Postcard that I’ve resized and layered beneath the focal.  My base is made with pretty papers from the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD and some bits and bobs of ephemera that I had in my scrap drawer.  I used Danish Blue Seam Binding and Pink Wrinkled Ribbon to make a double layer bow that was topped with White Iridescent Metallic String and sweet little silver charm.

Frog Cards 04The inside has a pocket for a gift card, and left hand side of the postcard that comes with the set.

Frog Cards 05Here’s another sweet image that would work well for any romantic occasion.  This time, my papers came from the Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD.  I sized the paper to 4.75″ 6.75″ and then printed it out twice.  I fussy cut the roses from one image and then I used a craft knife to trim around the roses on the card base, then tucked the image behind them to create dimension.

Frog Cards 06I tucked a pretty butterfly tag in the “V” .  It’s also from the Vintage Illustrations CD. The ivory and black papers that I’ve used for layering purposes are from Creating with Vintage Typography. The text on the focal says, “Sometimes, fairy tales really do come true.”

Frog Cards 07The inside is super cute, too, with another tag from this set.

Frog Cards 08Ok, this tag totally makes me giggle!  I love this ballerina frog in her pink tutu and headdress.  Oh my word!  I just layered the tag up with some scraps of paper and ribbons, added a few sequins and bam!  Almost an instant card!

Frog Cards 09What a great image for a thank you card…or if you printed this bigger, you could tie it onto a hostess gift, and that would be “toadally cute!”

Frog Cards 10On the inside, I just lined the card base with kraft paper and added another tag from the Frogs in Love sheet.  I could easily have printed this tag larger, but I wanted it small to tuck inside the card.

So can you see why I couldn’t wait to create with these darling images? I am “Toadally” in love with Frogs in Love!  I hope you had as much fun seeing them as I did making them.  They’ll be added to the store soon, and since they are digital downloads, you won’t even have to wait for them to ship!  How cool is that?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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