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Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  This cheery Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card folio is a gift and a card all in one.

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Sweet and fresh as a spring day, this card is also quick and easy to put together.

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the green check paper on a slightly larger layer of pink cardstock.  Then mat a second time on olive green cardstock.
  • Then stitch the layers together on your sewing machine.  Throw in a few zig-zag stitches just for the fun of it!
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of the green leaf pattern.  Stitch this onto a slightly larger layer of the green cardstock.
Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio: Finishing Touches

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

  • Fussy cut around the white line on the sentiment panel.  This little detail makes all the difference in the world.

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

  • Place foam tape or waste chipboard behind the sentiment panel and adhere to the card.  This simple step adds loads of dimension.
  • Now, from the sticker sheet, find “Fresh Flowers”, the pink rain boots and the “Beautiful Day” circular sentiment. Add these to the card as seen in the photo.
  • Adhere a cluster of flowers along the left hand side of the sentiment.
  • Tuck in a bow tied with Pink Plaid Ribbon.
  • Place a mini binder clip on the right hand side of the sentiment panel.  Tie a bit of pink burlap string around the post.
Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

Create a little sentiment panel from a scrap of the pink cardstock.  Punch two holes through the left hand side.  Then run a bit of ribbon through the holes and tie a vintage silver spoon in place.

Carta Bella Spring Market Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo  05

For the pocket on the bottom, create a little treat wallet.  Tuck in a tea bag, chocolate and honey stick.  Now you’ve got a unique and lovely birthday gift.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so,, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  To see more projects made from this Carta Bella Spring Market Collection, click HERE.

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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Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are having a happy and creative week this week!  I’m still working away at my list of August birthday cards.  This Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card is for our middle son.  He loves to read, loves the color blue, is a natty dresser and is shocked to find himself well established in his 3rd decade here on earth.  I was thinking of all these things while creating this fun vintage card.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This is an older collection from Authentique, but you can still find it online at Country Craft Creations.  I love the blue and brown color palette and the wonderful plaids and paisleys in this collection.  Putting this 5″ x 7″ top fold card together was a breeze!

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 02

To add a little dimension to the card, I fussy cut the book binding from the 12×12 paper pad.  Then I gently pushed the sides together which rounded out the spine.  Don’t push too hard, or you’ll end up folding the paper!  Next, I glued just the outside edges down so that the binding would keep its shape.  It sounds complicated, but it’s actually pretty easy to do.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 03

The focal image is fussy cut from one of the 3″ x 4″ images on the cut apart page.  Pop this up on waste chipboard to add even more dimension.  The turn tab is a simple Spellbinder’s Large Circle die cut from patterned paper.  I love adding round shapes to a card design as it seems to really break up all those square corners!  The vintage button is from a jar that I picked up at a local flea market.  Brads are from Tim Holtz Dapper Collection.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card: Alcohol Ink and Metal Embellishments

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 04

Do you ever alter metal embellishments with Alcohol Ink?  I used Mushroom and Cloudy Blue to color this Tim Holtz Quote Charm.  It also was applied to the vintage button.  It’s a quick way to customize metal embellishments.  Just apply a drop or two directly from the bottle and watch the magic take place before your very eyes!

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 05

A flap feature and pocket dress up the card interior.  I also added some Tim Holtz Paper Dolls to amp up the vintage vibe of the card.  I love the visual impact they make!

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 06

Turn the flap and you’ll find a wonderful quote from the 3×4 Rugged Life Cards. (retired) A scrap of designer paper serves as a pocket.  I tucked two more Life Cards into the pocket. Each has a newborn photo of our son: one with Dad and one with Mom.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 07

Since my trusty 1 3/8″ circle punch gave up the ghost a while back, I’ve been using my Spellbinder’s Circle dies to cut the thumb hole on my pockets.  I’ve decided I like it so well, I’m not going to replace the punch!  Here’s the gift card holder I tucked into the pocket.  Both Dale and I wrote personal notes to our son inside.

So, that’s the first of 2 masculine birthday cards.  I’ll share the next one with you once I get it made.

I hope I 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

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card Supply List

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  I promised to share this Authentique Durable Masculine Birthday Card with you as soon as I found the time to get it made.  This one is for our eldest (firstborn) son.  This guy is such a fabulous family man. He just adores his wife and 3 little girls. As a partner in Dale’s roofing business, he’s an essential member of our family.  He’s also an amazing artist, working with wood and metal. Since he loves to repurpose scrap wood, metal and other found objects, I thought he would enjoy the little metal tools on this vintage card.

This is one of my standard 5″ x 7″ top fold cards.  The papers are from Authentique’s Durable Collection (retired, but you can still find a few HERE.) I tossed in a few scraps from Authentique Rugged as well.  Ivory/Brown/Copper Ribbon and Natural Burlap string make for a great bow cluster.

Once again, I’ve added a decorative turn tab.  This is made with a Spellbinder’s Label Eight Die.  I centered the die on a scrap of designer paper and held it in place with tape.  Then I ran it just half way through my die cutting machine.  I really like the decorative element this adds to the card.

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card: A Closer Look

Our son always has a carabiner hitch in his truck.  It seemed fitting to add one to this card along with these adorable miniature tools.  The Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Typed Token has been altered with alcohol inks.  I’ve had the mini wooden ruler in my stash for ages, but I think you could substitute these Tim Holtz wood ruler pieces and be just fine. Metal gears are always a great addition to a masculine card. The steampunk clock charm adds another circular element to the mix.

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

To create the pocket, I used my Spellbinder’s Large Circle Nestablities Die.  The paper panel was stamped with a tool background that I’ve had in my stash for ages.  Then I used the scraps on my table to create the little gift card holder.

I’m excited to give this handyman themed card to our son.  He is like the rugged tree from the quote: his roots go down deep, and he is solid at his core.  We are very proud of him

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop: Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR August Blog Hop.  You should be coming here  from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today we’re featuring the gorgeous Autumn Assortment from the RRR Ribbon Club.  I’ve created a vintage style Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio that celebrates the beauty of my favorite season.  Take a peek:

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 01

Crimson and gold are the colors of fall, so I decided to enhance this lovely apple picking birthday card folio with a Sherry Checkerboard Satin Bow.  I love its soft texture, pattern and sheen.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 02

Ribbon makes a great belly band on any card.  The belly band on this 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made by adhering rows of Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon, 3/8″ Autumn Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon, and 3/8″ Autumn Flowers Grosgrain Ribbon to the card base with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 03

Natural burlap string and gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers from their fall assortment add texture and vintage style to the card.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 04

Ribbon looks great inside a card, too!  I’ve added a tiny bit to the honey stick in the top pocket.  And the slash pocket is edged with 3/8″ Leaves on Turftan Brown Grosgrain Ribbon.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 06

The lower pocket holds a little 3.5″ x 5.5″ photo folio.  To create the closure, adhere 1/4″ Scor-Tape to the back side of the folio.  Then wrap more of the pretty Autumn Leaves Grosgrain Ribbon around the front and tie a bow.  Easy, peasy…but so pretty!

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 07

I used a scrap of yellow cardstock to create this little flap folio.  The first flap is a pocket that is just wide enough to hold a gift card.

Apple Picking Birthday Card Folio Pleasant by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 08

Here’s a peek at the folio fully opened.  I tucked one of the lovely cardstock components from Authentique’s Pleasant Collection Kit  here.  (All the papers in this project are from that collection.)

Oh, and just to tempt you, here’s a look at this month’s glorious Ribbon Club Assortment.

Although this is called the Autumn Assortment, I think it’s a very versatile collection! I used this ribbon on a lovely summer themed card HERE.

Let’s Hop!

Now hop on over and see what my sweet and talented teammate Linsey has in store for you.  She always has the BEST ideas for using the ribbon club assortment.

Then be sure to hop on over to the RRR BLOG to answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Your name will be entered into a random drawing to receive your very own Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’d like to join the Ribbon Club, you can find the sign up information HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy



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