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Lady in Purple Pocket Card

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Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Lady in Purple Pocket Card

RRR Blog Hop BadgeHello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for the July 2016 Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You should have made your way here from Karen’s beautiful blog.  If so you are right on track.   I have a pretty Lady in Purple card featuring the  July Ribbon Club Assortment.Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2016 Ribbon Club AssortmentWhile digging around in The Closet of Shame, I came across two sheets of Bo Bunny’s Penny Emporium paper and realized they would work great with the purple ribbons from the assortment.

Lady in Purple Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink and Purple Challenge Product Bo Bunny Penny Emporium Photo 1Isn’t she lovely?  I paired her up with several purple Petaloo posies, some Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts feathers and sentiment title, a little bling, a little glitter glass,  and loads of fabby ribbon!

Lady in Purple Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink and Purple Challenge Product Bo Bunny Penny Emporium Photo 2I made some paper curls to tuck into that beautiful bow cluster.

Lady in Purple Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink and Purple Challenge Product Bo Bunny Penny Emporium Photo 4The inside of the card is as purple as the outside, with a large and a small pocket.

Lady in Purple Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink and Purple Challenge Product Bo Bunny Penny Emporium Photo 5The little tag on the side pulls out so you can write a personal note on it.

Lady in Purple Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink and Purple Challenge Product Bo Bunny Penny Emporium Photo 6And the big pocket is stuffed with a bookmark and a pretty tag.

Lady in Purple Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink and Purple Challenge Product Bo Bunny Penny Emporium Photo 7I don’t use the color purple very often, but I sure had fun with it while making my Lady in Purple pocket card!

Now, hop on over and see what fabulous creation DEBBIE has prepared for you.  To find the complete blog hop list, visit the RRR BLOG.  Hop through and leave a comment on each blog, then answer Bonnie’s question of the month for your chance to win your very own July Ribbon Club Assortment.

Thanks for hopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

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Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop: Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the February 2016 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  I have a sunshine yellow Butterfly Medley Birthday card tutorial to share with you today.  You should have come here from Eemelia’s lovely blog. If so you are right on track.  Just in case you are lost, here’s a link to the Alumni Team that is participating in this hop:

Caroline Duncan ♥  Amarilys Doria ♥  Ujjwal Gupta ♥  Vicki DutcherGlenda Brooks ♥                   Gloria StengelRegina M. Hamilton Gini Williams CagleSarah Miller ♥                               Emilia van den Heuvel Kathy Clement (You are HERE) ♥  Alissa Wells  ♥  Lisa Allen

Be sure to visit each blog along the way and leave a lovely comment, because one comment from one of the above blogs will be randomly chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 27th and will have 24 hours to contact EmmaLou@heartfeltcreations.us to claim the prize.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial Card 04There’s something about a sunshine yellow card in the middle of winter that just lifts the spirit.  In making this 5″ x 7″ side fold card,  I combined Butterfly Medley papers, dies and stamps with the Delightful Daisy stamps and dies.  I love how cheery this card is!

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 01I layered designer papers up with a pretty Decorative Oval die cut that I popped up on foam dots to add extra depth to the card.  It’s hard to see in this photo, but I stamped the white space in the designer paper with the Large Elegant Word Background Stamp before adding the die cut.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 02The flowers were stamped onto white cardstock using Mustard Seed Distress Ink followed by heat embossing.  Once they were shaped and layered, I painted the petals and leaves with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint and filled the centers with Czech beads.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 03There’s a fair amount of distressing and inking on the card layers.   I layered a sentiment ticket up with a small image from the cut apart page , then added a couple of little banner flags for fun. In this photo, you can see the belly band I created with the Chevron Ribbon and 1.5″ White Crocheted Lace.

Lemon Yellow Birthday Daisy Card 03And you have to have a lemony fresh bow on a card like this one, so I used this pretty Yellow Chevron Striped Twill to the side of my sentiment panel.  Love this ribbon!

Lemon Yellow Birthday Daisy Card 04The inside of the card uses stacked layers of designer paper with plenty of room to add your own hand written birthday greeting.

You’ll find a complete supply list and tutorial below.  Now hop on over to see what Alissa has cooked up for you this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial

Supplies:

  • white cardstock
  • Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
  • Butterfly Medley Stamp
  • Butterfly Medley Die
  • Delightful Daisy Stamp
  • Delightful Daisy Die
  • Decorative Oval Die
  • Mustard Seed Distress ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
  • Peeled Paint Distress Ink
  • Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint
  • Czech Beads
  • 1.5″ Crocheted Lace
  • Tim Holtz Ideology Memo Pin
  • Distressing Tool
  • Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive

Directions:

  1. Create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card from white cardstock
  2. Cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of polka dot paper from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  Distress the edges and ink with Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
  3. Cut the 5″ x 7″ card panel from the paper collection.  Trim off the outer edge so that the polka dot edge is now the outer edge.
  4. Stamp the white oval center with the Elegant Word Background stamp and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  Heat Emboss. Distress edges, ink with Mustard Seed DI.  Curl edges.  Center on the polka dot paper panel and glue in place. Wrap with white crocheted lace and chevron ribbon.  Glue to the card base.
  5. Die cut the Decorative Oval from white cardstock and adhere with foam dots.
  6. Cut the small decorative panel from the paper collection. Mat onto white cardstock.  Adhere to card on an angle, gluing the bottom portion directly to the card base, but using foam dots to raise the top edge.
  7. Stamp 2 sets of Delightful Daisies onto white cardstock using Mustard Seed DI.  Heat emboss with clear powder.  Die cut, shape and stack. Sponge the edges lightly with ink.  Color the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress ink.  Use hot glue to secure to card as shown.
  8. Stamp Butterfly Medley with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink.  Heat emboss and die cut.  Shape the wings and add to the flower cascade as shown.   Paint the petals and butterfly wings with Clear Rock Candy Distress Ink.  Add Czech beads to the flower centers.
  9. Cut out the sentiment ticket and mat onto white cardstock.  Add to the card using the Tim Holtz memory pin.
  10. Tie a bow with the Yellow Chevron Twill and use hot glue to secure to the card.
  11. Cut out papers in varying sizes to line the inside of the card.

 

Christmas Countdown Calendar

Christmas Countdown Calendar

Crafty Secrets November 2015 Linky Challenge and Blog Hop

Sneak Peek CS December 2015 LinkyHello, Friends!  Welcome to the Crafty Secrets November 2015 Linky Challenge and Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from the Crafty Secrets BLOG.  If so, you are right on track!  If you’d like to visit every stop along the way, I have the list posted below.  You don’t want to miss any of the wonderful inspiration from our design team.  Our theme this month is “Visions of Sugarplums” and the design team was challenged to make anything BUT a card.  What fun!  With that in mind, I set about to create a Christmas Countdown Calendar, which is something I’ve always wanted to do.  I’ll share all the details below, but first, here’s the blog hop list for this month.

Crafty Secrets Blog ♥ Kathy (you are here) ♥ GinnySheila MicheleDianeShantaie

When I was a girl, I loved Advent calendars!  There was something magical about counting down the days until Christmas.  I rummaged around in the Closet of Shame until I found a cute little chalkboard easel and a tiny wooden box that were patiently waiting to be altered.  These became the base for my Christmas Countdown Calendar.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets 01The chalkboard measures about 6.5″ x 8.25″ and has an easel on the back as well as a little tray on the front.  My sweet daughter-in-law found it for me at a local thrift store and scooped it up for me.  I wanted to jazz up the red base just a little, so I painted it randomly with  Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and set it aside to dry.  As it dried, the paint developed little hairline cracks that look like a frosty windowpane.  The chalkboard itself was spritzed with Dylusions White Linen Spray.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets 01aOnce the paint was dry, I added some Vintage Christmas Plaid Ribbon around the edges of the frame, holding it in place with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  I twisted natural burlap string together to form a handy little “clothesline” for hanging my countdown tags and held it in place with two brass tacks on either side of the frame.  You can’t see them here because I covered them up with a truckload of Petaloo flowers!

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets15I started decorating the frame in the  upper left hand corner, placing a very full double layer bow on the bottom.  This was topped with a loopy string bow, tied with more natural burlap, a jeweled Petaloo flower and some holly leaves.  I found this sparkly red tassel in my stash and added it into the mix.  Then I began to layer on the flowers.

Sneak Peek CS December 2015 LinkyI just kept gluing them on until I was happy with the way they looked.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets16To decorate the tray portion of the chalkboard, I cut out the December tag from Crafty Secrets Seasonal Calendar Creative Scraps.  The edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  The little sisal Christmas tree was plain green, so I painted it with more of the Picket Fence Distress Crackle and then sprinkled it with clear glitter and apple green glitter while the paint was still wet.  The tree,  red and green tinsel  and jingle bells were glued into place with a hot glue gun.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets 03It’s a little bit hard to see in this photo, but I cut a glittery white plastic snowflake in half and glued each half behind the easel frame.  Next, chipboard letters were painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint and set aside to dry.  I added some rhinestones while the paint was still wet.  When the letter were dry, they were tapped with Hickory Smoke Distress stain.  This completed the decorating of the frame. Now for the countdown tags!

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets13I love this little box!  Found at  a yard sale, it was a sad little box, with a very bad stain job.  So I painted it red, then rubbed it with Picket Fence Distress Paint, HIckory Smoke Distress Stain and filled it to overflowing with Christmas Countdown tags.  The front was decorated with fussy cut images from our Merry Christmas Creative Scraps, some white tinsel and red berries.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets 07The top of the box is decorated with another greeting from the Merry Christmas Creative Scraps that I sewed onto beautiful red burlap.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets 06I kept the top simple, just adding a natural burlap string bow, some berries and a painted flower.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets 04Inside the cover, I used a piece of paper from our gorgeous Vintage Christmas Papers.  The Santa Collage is gorgeous, and so perfect for this project.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets 05I wanted to make the box so that the tags would be easy to keep together and quick to find.  How fun to pull a new tag of the box each day and then hang it on the line!

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets09The tags were topped with ribbons from the Christmas Satin with Metallic Edge Assortment.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets10Each tag also has a die cut number for each day of the month leading up to Christmas.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets11Christmas Eve Day gets a fancy gold punched medallion.

Kathy by Design December Countdown Chalkboard for Crafty Secrets12And Christmas Day gets a super sized tag with red glitter paper and gold foil.

This was not a hard project to make, but it did take a lot of time.  Still, how fun to pull this out every year and countdown the days til Christmas!  I definitely think it is worth the effort.

From here, you will hop on over to visit the always inspiring Ginny Nemchak to see what she cooked up for our Visions of Sugarplums extravaganza!  Once you’ve visited all the blogs, be sure to pick up this month’s free digital paper and image from the Crafty Secrets blog.  Then link your project up to the Crafty Secrets blog, where one lucky winner will receive a $25 digital shopping spree and have their blog featured on our Facebook page and Heartwarming Vintage Blog.

If you’d like to purchase this Christmas Countdown Calendar, it’s available in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop: Here a Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, Chick!

Hello, Friends!  What a fun day I have for you today!  I’m taking part in the Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop along with the rest of the crazy creative designers on the Crafty Secrets Team.  Each design team member has used the new Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps, or the new Digital Chicken Farm Print paper…or both to create a fabulous chicken themed project to inspire and delight you!   If you are coming here from the Crafty Secrets BLOG, then you are right on track. If not, you can go back to the Crafty Secrets Blog and follow the links.

I’ve created a gift ensemble that is really something to crow about.  This card, gift tag and gift box has a great country feel with it’s red and black color palette and wonderful rooster images.  Can you imagine how much fun it would be to find this grouping on your birthday breakfast plate?

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 03The card is made with a 5″ x 7″ black card base.  I cropped the corners with a punch, then used the black random text paper from the Vintage Typography CD to build my base layer.  I printed out the red and white check paper from Creating with Vintage Patterns CD and matted it on black paper.  I sized the tag from Farm Chicks and then layered the chicken wire stamp over that.  The wonderful rooster image was sized, printed colored and inked then treated with UTEE to give it an epoxy finish.  I added bits and bobs from my stash to create a card that’s as fresh as a country breeze.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 04The inside of the card has a fun tag that I built digitally with the chicken wire and border stamps from the collection.  My cute pig sticker is from the Office Altered Sticker Pack, which is on sale for 99 cents in the online store. I’ve used these stickers throughout this project.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 05I had a ball with the rooster image, as you can see here!  I stitched this one onto a tag that I printed from the collection.  I really gussied it up with loads of gingham ribbons in red and black,  burlap string and some cosmos and sweetheart blossoms.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 06The tag opens up to reveal another little tag that uses the cheeky singing rooster from the stamp set.  All the sentiments are included in the stamp set…which is loaded with 40 different images!

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 09I used kraft cardstock to build my little candy box.  You can find the tutorial for that HERE.  I printed out the fancy French Chickens, fussy cut them and covered them with UTEE.  When the embossing powder cooled, I gently bent the label to crack the epoxy finish, then inked it with Vintage photo ink to make it look like old, cracked glass.  I added more stickers, a little black key, burlap, twine and flowers to decorate the top of the box.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 08I used more of that great red and white check paper matted on black cardstock to cover the sides of my box, then added a drawer pull and a little word scrap from my stash to finish it.

Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Blog Hop 10The inside is filled with candy, but it could easily hold a watch, tickets to a ball game, a gift card, or any small item that you wanted to present in a fun way.  The image inside the lid is from the Garden Creative Scraps, which are also on sale.

Every great blog hop needs a prize, and one lucky winner will receive their very own set of the Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps and the digital Chicken Farm Paper, too. To win, simply visit every blog listed below and leave a nice comment.  Then, finish up this hop on the Crafty Secrets BLOG and let us know that you’ve visited all the blogs and left a comment.  The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blog comments on one of the designer’s blogs.  How fun is that?

From here, you should strut on over to visit Darlene’s fabulous blog.  She has a wonderful project to share with you, and the next link on the hop!

Thanks for hoppin’!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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