Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial Guest Designer for Little Birdie Crafts

Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial: Guest Designing at Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Friends!  I’m super excited about today’s post, as I have the honor of serving as a Guest Designer at the Little Birdie Crafts Blog.  I can’t think of a better match than Little Birdie Crafts Flowers and Graphic 45’s new Floral Shoppe Collection.  So I combined the two to create this Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial for you.

Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial Flower Shoppe by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

This is a 5.5″ x 7.5″ card folio with a few mixed media techniques thrown in just for fun.  I’ve altered chipboard with paint and embossing enamel, machine stitched and even pulled out my paintbrush to add a little stenciling to the mix.

Of course, these stunning Little Birdie Flowers steal the show!  You’ll be able to see how I assembled this floral cascade in the YouTube video below.

I built loads of dimension and texture into this design…and boy, was it ever fun!

Working with these flowers really made me think of my mom.  She loved spending time in her gardens, coaxing a wide variety of cultivated and wild flowers to bloom in perfect  harmony.  I tried to re-create that mix of blossoms, colors and textures here.

Earth Laughs in Flowers: Gotta have a Pocket!

You all know how much I love pockets!  I decided to add one to the front of this floral delight.  The pocket itself is a fussy cut floral image from “Sunlit Medley” .  I sewed 3 sides of the image to create a spot to tuck this little bookmark.  The stenciled leaves were easy to add, thanks to Little Birdie Chalk Paint and stencil.  (I’ll have a complete supply list at the end of this post.)

Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

There are more pockets on the inside of the card folio.

The Floral Shoppe Ephemera Cards made it easy to create this 6.25″ x 4.25″ gift card/treat wallet.

Honestly, these ephemera cards are so pretty, it’s hard to choose between the fronts and the backs!  But I used the “B” side here, so that there would be lots of room to write a personal note.

And if you give a girl a teabag, you’d better include a honey stick!  So I did!

But enough chit chat!  Let’s get down to business and create this card folio together.  This is a long video, but I think you will find it worth watching.  We’ll being by learning how to create the card folio base.  Then we’ll stencil, build layers, distress paper edges and create the floral cascade together.

Next, we’ll learn how to make 2 kinds of pockets and the gift card/treat wallet.  Ready?  Let’s get our craft on!

Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube.

I’d like to close by thanking my friends at Little Birdie Crafts for inviting me to Guest Design on their blog today.  If you love flowers …and chipboard and paint and stencils…then you owe it to yourself to pop over to their blog for a quick visit.  And if you have a second, say hello!

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

Supply List and Product Links for “Earth Laughs in Flowers’ Card Folio Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Collection

Additional Supplies

Tools, Inks & Adhesives

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11 thoughts on “Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial Guest Designer for Little Birdie Crafts

  1. Helen

    Kathy, the rich floral colors of this project are incredible. Graphic 45 outdid themselves with this theme–and you have celebrated this marvelous set so well with your folio and its floral embellishments. Thanks for sharing this project and the video from which I have learned so much. You just keep inspiring me to try new things!

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  2. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, The first thing that drew my eye to your STUNNING card is the pink peony! I would have never guessed it was a pocket for the tag! You are such a paper wizard! Adding the mixed media touches takes this up to another level of LOVE for me! Every detail is delightful, and your floral cascade is GORGEOUS! I can almost smell those beautiful blossom’s perfume! Little Birdie is blessed to have your showcase their products for them. Congratulations of your Guest Designer spot with them; I love their flowers, and am excited to learn of their other products! Will be back to watch your video when time permits. Hugs!

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  3. Suzy Q

    Hi Kathy! I’m back in town and back with new data and I’m just absolutely loving this card! Earth laughs in flowers!!! It is just so gorgeous! Wow! I just think flowers give a card that extra umph!!! It’s perfect and amazing! I just luv it! I’ll watch tutorial later after babysitting! Spring break for all the grandsons! And I’ve got 3 or 4 cards to catch up on! Hugs from Suzy Q

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    1. Suzy Q

      Luv your tutorial …you make it look SO easy! All your tips and tricks are very helpful! And they are all out of stock! That is some beautiful papers! Hugs to you!

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  4. Gena Krannig

    Well I hardly have words! It’s just breathtaking! I just want to jump into that card. LOL A quick question, Kathy. How do you send your cards? Do you use padded envelopes? Thank you again for sharing your talent!

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  5. Sherry

    Gorgeous gorgeous! Love that G45 paper- the flowering cascade just fantastic. Loving the Little Birdie flowers and chip board. What a fun card to make and give. Your usual absolutely fantabulous folio.

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  6. Tristan Robin Blakeman

    ooh – this beautiful card/folio is terrific inspiration for me to cut into my hefty stash of Floral Shoppe that I’ve been hoarding and refusing to dive into LOL. I am now off to check out these flowers – I don’t *think* I’ve used them before, and they’re lovely!
    As always, you continue to delight and enchant me with your stunning creations!

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