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Authentique Tricky Treats Halloween Banner

Authentique Tricky Treats Halloween Banner, Shaker Card & Card Folio Trio

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a trio of Tricky Treats made with Authentique Tricky Paper Collection.  There’s something for everyone here with a boo-tiful home decor banner, a spook-tacular shaker card and a creepy card folio project.  This trio of tricky treats is pure Halloween fun, and too cute to spook. Let’s start with the banner.

Authentique Tricky Treats #1: Boo-tiful Banner

Nothing says ” Halloween Party” like a boo-tiful banner!  This one comes together quickly thanks to the fiendishly fabulous patterns and images found in Authentique’s new Tricky collection and some of my trusty cutting dies.

You’l find links to the supplies and dies that I used at the end of this post.  To make quick work of building this boo-tiful banner, it helps to follow a recipe.

  • First, die cut the banner base layer from black cardstock.
  • Next, die cut a mix of patterned papers.
  • Then, die cut some black doilies, or use black doilies that you have in your stash.
  • Now, die cut stars from goth black cardstock and patterned paper.
  • Next, die cut Tim Holtz Hocus Pocus Images from both black cardstock and patterned papers.
  • Then glue the patterned die cuts to the black cardstock, offsetting slightly to create a shadow.  This helps the image to POP off the page.
  • Use a circle die to cut out a patterned paper center for each doily.  If you don’t have a circle die that matches the size of your doily, simply trace the inside edge of the doily onto patterned paper and cut with scissors.
  • Layer everything up with foam tape or waste chipboard.

These witch legs crack me up!  Easy to fussy cut, I layered them up with foam tape, then added some die cut Halloween numbers.

Instead of adding the straight cut images from the Tricky cut apart page, I die cut them with a circle die.

 

Each pennant is attached to 1.5″ Black Plaid Ribbon with a Tim Holtz Binder Clip. Orange and Gold Shimmer Ribbon bows are tied between the pennants.

It only takes a moment to fussy cut this spider web but it makes a real visual impact.  So worth the time!  And, how about this cute black bat popped up on foam tabs?  Adding dimension to a project adds visual interest. Purple flowers add contrast and a bold pop of color as well.

Authentique Tricky Treats #2: Tricky Shaker Card

True confession: I’m hooked on shaker cards.  They sparkle, they move, then make a fun noise when you shake them…what could be better than that?

This 5″ x 7″ easel style shaker really takes things to the next level.

Trim the sentiment from the top of a sheet of Tricky designer paper and mat it on purple cardstock. Then weave it between your fingers to give it this wavy shape.  Glue down the ends and the middle and just like that, you’ve got a fun stopper element for this easel card.  I found these cheeky crows in my stash, and had to add them to the card…aren’t they fun?

There’s nothing but treats inside this Tricky Treat Shaker Card.  Because I don’t have any Halloween sentiment stamps, I created my own on my computer.

Authentique Tricky Treats #3: Halloween Card Folio for Grown Up Ghouls

How about a spook-tacular card folio for grown up ghouls?  This 5″ x 7″ treat fits the bill.

This is such a quick and easy make!  Just create a 5″ x 7″ card base with a 1/2″ spine.  Then add a layer of this pretty dot paper, a strip of diagonal stripes and stitch the focal panel to black cardstock.  Create some paper rosettes and layer it all up with pretty flowers, ribbon, tine, buttons and whatever other goodies catch your eye.

Just for fun, use a watch face in the center of your paper rosette.  Or maybe a corduroy button. And why not invite a little black cat to the party?

The inside of this card has a pair of pockets filled with Halloween treats.  Dark Chocolate, anyone?

How about a cup of orange and spice tea…with honey, of course!  I also created this little 3.25″ x 4.5″ accordion fold folio with leftover pieces on my work space.  This is such a great way to clean up scraps, make something pretty and tidy up your work space all at the same time.

I decorated both sides of this little folio with bits and pieces of designer paper.

How fun would it be to leave one of these fiendishly fabulous cards on a co-worker’s desk with a note that says, “You’ve been booed!” ?

I hope these Authentique Tricky Treats have sparked your imagination with some ideas for your own Halloween decor.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List:

Authentique Tricky Collection, Black Cardstock, Deep Purple Cardstock

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Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio Tutorial

Halloween Card Folio Tutorial with Authentique Bewitched Collection Kit

Hello, Friends!  Can you hear that sound?  Know what it is?  It’s the sound of little Halloween ghosts, ghouls and goblins creeping on you!  There’s no time like the present to start getting ready for this spook-tacular holiday.  This Halloween Card Folio Tutorial made with Authentique’s Bewitched Collection Kit is super fun way to get the party started!

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Card folios are a lovely cross between a card and a mini album.  Quick to make, fun to give and loaded with goodies, they’ve become my “go to” card style.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 2Layer up loads of gorgeous patterned papers from Authentique’s Bewitched collection on the cover of your 5″ x 7″ card folio. Then add in  a bewitching black doily, lots of lovely Halloween Ribbon and pretty purple WOC flowers to make it truly fiendishly fabulous.

Bewitched Halloween Card Folio: A peek Inside

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 3Create a waterfall album inside a card?  No problem!  The 1/4″ spine lets you do that with ease.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 4Each page in this fun flip style album measures 3.25″ x 4.25″ .  You will learn how to make in in the YouTube video tutorial below.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 5

I am so over the moon for this gorgeous black check paper.  And, dancing skeletons?  Yes, please!

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 6

The Details Sticker Sheet comes in the 12×12 Collection kit.  It’s so easy to make little tags and inserts with these beauties.  Just mat on black cardstock, and tuck into a pocket.  How could it be any easier than that?

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 7

I love the way this Bewitched collection hits just the right note for fun Halloween crafting.  It’s not gory and gruesome…nor is it too cutesy wootsey.  It’s fun and sophisticated and vintage fresh.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 8

Would you like to learn how to make this dimensional box style pocket?  I’ve got you covered!

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 9

And these cute tags take just seconds to make.  Are you ready to get your craft on now?

Halloween Card Folio Tutorial

I hope I’ve shared some ideas, 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

Supply List

Authentique: Bewitched Collection Kit (includes Details Stickers)

Other Products:

Back to School Mini Message Center

Authentique Bountiful Altered Clipboard: A Back to School Mini Message Center

Hello, Friends!  How can it already be the last day of August?  This summer came and went with lightning speed!  With the kids heading back to school, I thought it would be fun to share a great idea for a Mini Message Center.  I altered a Tim Holtz mini clip board with gorgeous papers from Authentique’s Bountiful collection and in just a couple of hours this adorable  back to school mini message center was ready for action.

Back to School Mini Message Center Bountiful by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

The front side has a little cork board layer so you can pin small notes, passes, or locker keys here.

Back to School Mini Message Center Bountiful by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2The back side is also finished with designer papers and a sticky note pocket/mini pencil.

How to Make  a Back to School Mini Message Center

These little clipboards are so much fun to alter!  The hinge screws off to make the job easy.  Here’s how I put this one together:

  • First, remove the hinge by unscrewing the round caps. The screws are on the back side of the clipboard and will just pop right out.  Set the hardware aside in a safe place so you don’t have to search through a huge pile of paper looking for the missing round cap.  Not that it would ever happen in my studio, of course.
  • Next, trace the clipboard on two different patterns of designer paper.  One for the front, one for the back. Cut these out.
  • Now, glue the front paper in place.
  • Then, use a hole punch from the back side so that you’ll have an easy time of getting the screws back in.
  • Sand lightly around the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Repeat this process for the back side of the clipboard.
  • Next, cut two 3.5″ x 4″ squares of cork.  (You can buy cork in a roll at Wal-Mart.)
  • Then join the two squares together with Scor-Tape.
  • Now attach the cork square to the clip board with more Scor-Tape.
  • Add a Border Sticker on the bottom and a strip of matted designer paper on top.
  • Then mat the sticker on kraft cardstock and glue in place with foam tabs.
  • Add bows, buttons and flowers.

Back to School Mini Message Center Bountiful by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

Mini Message Center: The Flip Side

The reverse side is equally easy to create.

Back to School Mini Message Center Bountiful by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

I scored and folded some corrugate packaging to make my sticky note holder.  Cut a short piece of ribbon, add Scor-Tape to the ends (leave the middle adhesive free) and you’ve got a nifty pencil holder!  After staining a mini ruler, I hot glued it over the screws to hide them from view.

Back to School Mini Message Center Bountiful by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5I created this little sticky note pad cover  then popped it into the pocket.  Add some matted images or sentiments from the collection and you are good to go!

Of course, if you’re making this for a fella, just leave off the bows and flowers.  It’s still really cute!

This is such a quick and easy project!  You could easily make these for each of your kids,and I think they’d make great teacher appreciation gifts, too.

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

Supply List:
Authentique Products: Bountiful 12x12 Collection Kit (comes with Details Stickers) 6" x 6" Paper Bundle  Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Mini Clip Board, Cork, thumb tacks, 3" x 3" sticky note pad, cardboard packaging, buttons, flowers, ribbon from your stash. Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Scor-Tape

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor  Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  The month of August is slipping away, and fall is quietly coming to town. Autumn is my favorite season.  I always want to “feather my nest” and make everything feel all cozy inside. Lucky for me, I have a glorious new paper collection from Authentique to play with! Let’s get out our Authentique paper pretties, scissors and glue.  It’s time to get our craft with this Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial for you.

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Oh, but I do love fall the most!  Altering this 12″ x 12″ printer’s tray is such a great way to get your home ready for fall. Each compartment is like a room in a mini art gallery.  Add pumpkins and fall flowers, acorns and buttons, banners and burlap… and surround them all with  gorgeous Authentique Bountiful papers.

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 2

How do you add texture to your home decor?  It’s easy when you combine textiles, fibers, wood, and found items.  Mixing and matching textures is a great way to add a rustic, homey vibe to your art work.


Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 3

 

Tap pumpkins with bronze pigment ink to give them a copper glow.

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 4

 

Give your home decor some festive flair with a mini banner.

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 5

Mmmmm…..sweater weather!  Somebody grab me a mug of hot cider!

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 6

I took this printer’s tray to the next level by removing one of the inserts and adding a fall themed folio.  Held in place with velcro dots, the folio can easily be removed.  It’s the perfect place to preserve all your favorite fall photos, recipes and memorabilia.

 Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial Video Tour

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ve prepared a video tour of this project for you. You’ll find lots of tips, tricks and design ideas that you can use in your own paper crafting adventures.

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial for the folio insert

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 7

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 8

Now that you have taken the tour, I thought you might enjoy learning how to  make this folio that fits inside the printer’s tray.  Just follow the simple step by step directions in this YouTube Tutorial, and you’ll be on your way to creating your very own Authentique Bountiful Folio in no time.

Because I know some of you really want still shots to study, I’ll load some of those in here as well.

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Each season has its own special beauty, so I’m always excited to see them come and go.  I’m glad you could stop by today to help me roll out the red carpet for Autumn with this Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List:
Authentique Bountiful 12x12 Papers, Details Sticker Sheet, 6" x 6" Bundle, 12" x 12" Printer's Tray, Kraft Cardstock, Sage Satin Ribbon,Burlap String,  1/2" , 1/4" Scor-Tape,  Bits and Bobs from my stash

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio

RRR Anything Goes Challenge: Authentique Counting My Blessings Fall Folio


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  There’s a brand new challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  This is an “anything goes” challenge.  As long as you use ribbon or trim on your project, you are good to go.  The RRR team is here to inspire your creativity with all kinds of fun projects using ribbons and/or trim.  I dug into my crafty stash of retired Authentique papers to make this Counting My Blessings Fall Folio.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 1

Fall is such a gorgeous season.  Bright blue skies, cooler days, turning leaves and, one of my personal favorites, a fresh crop of apples!  Yum!  This 5″ x 7″ top fold folio was inspired by apples.  I chose to work with the RRR Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment.   Authentique’s “Fall” collection (retired) is a perfect color match for these gorgeous ribbons.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 2I made a belly band with Sherry Delicate Stitched Satin and Crochet Lace. The Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment also has this elegant Sherry/Ivory Plaid Ribbon and it’s the perfect companion for these patterns, colors and images.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 3

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 4

These Cream Cherry Blossoms do a pretty good job of standing in as apple blossoms.  I love the vintage vibe they add to the folio design.  A loopy bow tied with natural burlap string helps anchor them to the corner.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio: A Fun Way to Add A Bow

I created a lovely bow cluster with the Sherry/Ivory Plaid Ribbon, Natural Burlap String and a vintage button from my stash.  But there’s more than what meets the eye where this bow is concerned.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 5

 

 

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 6

There’s a hidden tag pocket behind the sentiment panel.  Isn’t that fun?

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 7

After matting this sticker onto kraft cardstock, I topped it with a square knot bow made with Sherry/Ivory plaid ribbon and a little novelty button.  A trio of mini buttons down the side of the tag are the perfect finishing touch.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio: A Peek Inside

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 8

This recipe for Hermits is probably older than I am…and that’s saying something!  LOL  My mom used to make these in the fall, and they make the whole house smell like apples, cinnamon and spice! I hand copied the recipe onto the top half of the folio interior.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 9The lower pocket holds this 4″ x 6″ mini folio.  It’s bound through the center with Sherry Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Natural Burlap String is wrapped around the mini folio, then wound around a decorative brad.  I love the rustic look of this closure mechanism.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 10

Use it to house back to school photos, or recipes or pictures from fall family gatherings.

Counting My Blessings Fall Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 11

Now It’s YOUR turn!

Do you feel inspired to create now?  If so, I’ve done my job!  Why not pull out some paper pretties and ribbons and create your own “anything goes” project with ribbon or trim?  Then link it up over on the RRR Challenge Blog.  The team will be popping by to take a look at your lovely creations.  Then we’ll pick our top 3 favorite projects to receive a badge to display proudly on your blog.

 

You have until midnight on Wednesday, August 30th to create and link up your project.  You can find all the challenge details HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise

Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Crew: Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise

Hello, Friends!  Day by day, summer is slipping away.  I heard the first migrating geese calling as I was walking the other evening, and the days are definitely getting shorter.  Both are sure signs of fall.  Another sure sign is all the back to school sales!  Everywhere I look I find notebooks, pencils, erasers and glue being advertised.  This inspired me to create this bright and cheery Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise.

 

Let’s face it: the first day of school can be a tough one.  Tears and fears and new surroundings call for a little lunchbox surprise.  Imagine how fun it would be to open your lunchbox to find this cheery card and uplifting sentiment!

Shine Like the Star that You Are

This is such a fun card to make, and I think that (maybe) I’m getting the hang of making these clean(er) and simple (er) cards!  LOL  Here’s how I put this one together:

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from primitive white cardstock.  Be sure to add a 1/4″ spine to accommodate the surprises on the inside.
  • Using Authentique Paper’s Sunshine collection, cut, mat and assemble the following card panels:
    • Sunshine Print: 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ (NOTE: I stitched my paper panels to the primitive white cardstock, but that is not required. I do like the look of the contrasting stitching, though.)
    • Stripe: 3″ x 6.75″
    • Green Quatrefoil Print: 3″ x 5.5″

Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

The Sentiment Panel
  • Cut an additional  4 7/8″ x 3.75″ panel of the sunshine print paper.
  • Stamp the Shine Cling Stamp sentiment directly onto this panel, using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Heat emboss the stamped sentiment with clear embossing powder.
  • Stitch the stamped sentiment and the rays of sunshine on the sewing machine
  • Color the image.  I am not a colorist!  This is an area I am working hard to improve, but it sure does take a lot of time and practice.  I used Zig Writer markers to color, as I seem to have the best success with them at present.  I am personally in awe of all you Copic gals!
  • Fill the open letters and the large sun rays with Glossy Accents.
  • Now, sprinkle Go ManGo Prills over the rays.
  • Lightly dust the open letters with superfine Gold Glitter.  I used Lion’s Mane Glitter from Art Institute.  I also added a little litter to the sun.
  • Set this aside to dry overnight.  Do not even think about rushing the time frame.  One tiny touch on Glossy Accents before it is fully set will ruin all your hard work.

Finishing Touches for this Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise
  • The next morning…because, remember…you let the sentiment panel sit overnight, right… stitch a large yellow button into the center of the sun.
  • Add a small star button above the letter “i” in Shine.
  • To give the sentiment more dimension, adhere with foam tabs or a panel of waste cardboard from a Priority Mail package.
  • Cut a half moon side tab using Tammy Tutterow Tab Set Two Die by Spellbinders.. Stitch on a button and glue in place.
  • Create felt flowers with Tammy’s  Floweret Posies Contour Steel Rule Die by Spellbinders. I cut two sets, one from yellow and one from blue.
  • Cut the scalloped blue felt layer in half. Glue half above and half below the sentiment as seen here.  This is a great substitute for a doily, only with more texture.
  • Add  school themed novelty buttons and star stick pins.
  • Finally, tie a double loop bow from Turquoise Glitz Ribbon.  Top with a smaller bow tied from Diamonds and Dots Copen Blue Satin.
Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise: The inside scoop!

The fun continues on the inside of this back to school lunchbox surprise!

Chocolate makes everything better…even the first day of school!  After layering the last little bit of sunshiney paper with a sunflower seed packet, I added this mini chocolate treat with repositionable glue dots.

And don’t you love the sentiment strip?  It’s like getting a hug on paper! Authentique always adds a fabulous sentiment to the header of each paper in a collection.  I never throw these away.

Here’s a pocket full of sunshine!  I’ll talk more about the bookmark in a second, but let’s look at the tag first.

I used my absolute favorite Shortie Tag Die to create this happy tag.  This would be so cute as a locker ornament, don’t you think?   I used some stamping and masking techniques to get just the “Shine” portion of the sentiment stamp and the sunshine rays on the tag base.  Then I stamped the sunshine on sunshine paper, coloring it in with a yellow marker. And this is where the yellow flowers were planted.

Using the Mini Tag Book Die to Make a Shine Bookmark

One of the things I love the most about working with Tammy’s stamps and dies is their versatility.  You can tell that Tammy has been creating for years, and knows first hand what crafters like, want and need.

I’ve used this Mini Tag Book Die more than a dozen times in lots of different ways.  This time, I turned the cover into a fun bookmark.

This is such a quick and easy process, that I know you’re going to want to make a bunch of them.  Here’s how:

  • Fold patterned paper in half
  • Lay the Mini Tag Book Die so that the straight edge is at the fold line.
  • Position the die so that the folded paper is just below the cut line.
  • Run through your die cutting machine.  The cover will not be cut into two pieces.  You should have ONE piece that you can fold in half.
  • Stamp with Tiny Sentiment and color.
  • Cut the reinforcement tab from contrasting paper.
  • Add a large paper clip to the center of the Mini Tag Book Cover
  • Die Cut green felt leaves from Pom Pom Posies and hot glue in place.
  • Hot glue Floweret Posie Layers together.
  • Add a button center to the flower.
  • Glue over the paper clip.

The paperclip provides just enough tension to hold the bookmark in place, but has enough “give” to allow you to slip it over a book page to mark your place.  If you used an assembly line approach, you could make dozens of these in no time flat!  And aren’t they cute?

So that’s all for me today.  I know this was a long post, but I wanted to be sure you got all the details so that you’d have all the info you need to make this Shine Back to School Lunchbox Treat for someone you love,

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Baby projects are always sweet to make and fun to share.  Today I have an Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial that is really easy to make.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Awww!  Look at what the stork brought!  This image is so perfectly vintage but sweet and fresh as a newborn babe.  I kept the design fairly simple so that the shaker top and image would really shine.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 2The base of the card measures 5″ x 7″ with a 1/4″ spine to allow for lots of goodies to be added on the inside.  I’ve mixed the gorgeous designer papers from the Beginnings collection with  Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue Cardstock and Authentique Micro Basics Brown check papers. It’s lovely that these basic patterns are a perfect color match for the Authentique designer papers.

Shake it Up Baby!

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 3

Machine stitching, ribbon and a fun shaker panel filled with sequins, seed beads, mini buttons, Prills and micro beads add loads of texture, dimension and movement to the card design.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial: The Details

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 4

Mat stickers on cardstock to create sweet little hanger tags. Buttons and Ivory Burlap String add just the right touch of sweetness. To cover the raw edges of my clear cardstock shaker cover, I applied 1/8″ Scor-Tape and light blue micro gingham ribbon.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 5

Baby Blue Chevron Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String and a rubber duckie novelty button dress up the bottom corner of the card.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 6

This wonderful sentiment is from the selvage edge of the 12×12 papers.  I never throw these away as they are fantastic additions to projects.  Cut a fishtail on one end, then mat on Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue papers, weave between your fingers and add a button.  Easiest sentiment panel ever!

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 7You can easily turn a card into a gift by adding pockets, tags and mini folios inside.  Tuck in a gift card and you’ve created a keepsake gift that does double duty as nursery decor and mini baby book.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 8Score Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue cardstock to make a mini folio.  I topped this with a matted sticker from the 12×12 Collection Kit and a chipboard button from my stash.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 9The folio measures a generous 5.25″ tall and has a simple tri fold design.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 10

Mat stickers onto cardstock to create these adorable mini file folders.  They are the perfect journal spot, aren’t they?

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 11

Create a large pocket on the bottom half of the card, then decorate it with another of the Details stickers.  These come in the 12×12 Collection Kit, or you can purchase them separately.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 12Fill the pocket with journal cards from the cut apart page.  You can write on the front, and add photos on the back.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial on Snapguide

This Snapguide Tutorial will guide you step by step and layer by layer so that you can create your own Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card.

Check out How to Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

A Couple of Tips About Working with Shaker Cards

There are a couple of helpful tips that will prevent your shaker card adventure from becoming a disaster:

  1. Acetate cardstock has a lot of static.  I rub mine very lightly with a dryer sheet to prevent the sequins from clinging to it.
  2. Keep the tape liner in place until you have filled the shaker cavity with beads, sequins, etc. The tape is sticky, and small elements will cling to it.  This will make the seal insecure, and your beads and other goodies will leak out.
  3. Be mindful of the size of your shaker elements.  Anything too thick will get stuck between the paper and the acetate layer.
  4. Press the acetate firmly to seal it to the tape!
  5. Fill your shaker with a mix of sequins, Prills, Micro Beads, seed beads and tiny buttons or chipboard.  Having a mix of shaker elements really makes for a fun card.
Authentique Beginnings Bonus Card

I was having so much fun with this paper collection that I didn’t want to stop.  So I made this sweet Baby Boy Bib Overall card.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 1

The card base is an old Crafty Secrets Chipboard form that I’ve had in my stash forever.  I covered it with papers from the Beginnings 6×6″ Bundle, scraps of Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue paper and Brown Micro Check paper.  The overall suspenders are actually stickers from the Details Sticker Sheet.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 2Fill the pockets with little tags made with scraps and tiny stickers.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 3

On the inside, I’ve used another sheet of the Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue paper, stickers, and some fussy cut images.  The mini file folder is a great spot to add a gift card or personal note.

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

Supply List: Authentique Beginnings 12x12 Collection Kit, 6x6 Paper Bundle, Spectrum Robin's Egg Blue 1&2, Brown Check Micro Basics, Details Stickers.  Other Products: Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape, Baby Blue Cardstock, Light Blue Chevron Ribbon, Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, 1/8" Scor-Tape, Sequins, Seed Beads, Prills, Novelty Buttons, Micro Beads, Clear Cardstock, Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
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