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Vintage Santa Easel Card for RRR Hop

Vintage Santa Easel Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today I’m sharing a Vintage Santa Easel Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop.  You should be coming here filled with inspiration from Karen’s lovely blog.  This hop is all about the beautiful Christmas Ribbons in the October Ribbon Club assortment.  They are soooo festive!

I just love this mix of classic and retro styled ribbons!  They are the perfect accompaniment for Authentique’s Vintage Christmas papers to make this Vintage Santa Easel card.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 1

The green ribbons from the Christmas Ribbon assortment really compliment the papers in this 6″ square easel card.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 2

White crochet lace from the assortment adds that vintage feel to the plaid paper panel.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 3This bow cluster is my favorite element on the card.  The Forest Green ribbons are a new color in the shop, and I love them! Here’s how I made it.

  •  First, tie a double loop bow from 5/8″ Forest Green Satin Swirls Ribbon on your Bow-it-All Tool.
  • Next, tie a second double loop bow from the 3/8″ Forest Green Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  Both my bows are 3″ wide.
  • Now, glue the Forest Green Satin Swirls bow in place with hot glue.
  • Then, add the 3/8″ metallic trim bow on top.
  • Next, add some finishing touches to the Petaloo Pine Cone and Berry Branch.  Curl the stick end of the branch around a piercing tool.  Tap the pine cones with Distress Grit Paste.  Then sprinkle with extra fine glitter.
  • Finally, glue the pine cone cluster on top of the ribbons.
Vintage Santa Easel Card: A Peek Inside

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 4

The “stopper” on an easel card becomes part of the interior design.  I created mine by matting a collection sticker onto kraft cardstock.  Then I cut banners from all the other ribbons in the collection and glued them to the back of the sentiment panel.

Vintage Santa Easel Card Vintage Christmas by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Photo 5Doesn’t it look festive?

On with the Hop!

The next stop on this inspiring hop is Cherry’s blog.  She always uses the ribbons in such a fun way.

After you’ve visited each blog, hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Then your name will be entered into the random draw to win your very own Christmas Ribbon Assortment!

You can find more ribbony inspiration and all the details about the hop HERE.

And, if you haven’t signed up for the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is the perfect time!  It’s a great way to add gorgeous ribbon to your stash at very reasonable prices.   The ribbons come to you in the mail and it’s just like getting a Christmas present every month of the year. You can sign up HERE.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Alumni Blog Hop: Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Joy McCoy.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop: Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio

 

Hello, Friends!  Coffee, anyone?  I’m ready for you with this freshly brewed Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio.  It‘s time for the Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop! You should be arriving here from Vicki’s beautiful blog.  

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 1

Don’t you just love the browns, creams, blues and tans in the Coffee Talk collection?  I had so much fun putting this 6.25″ square top fold card folio together!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio Tips and Tricks

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 2

Here are some tips and tricks you can use in making this Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio:

  • Stamp the coffee mug image onto light colored patterned paper from the Coffee Talk Paper Collection. .  This saves loads of time, as there is no need to color the image!  Let the Coffee Talk paper collection do all the heavy lifting for you.  I used ColorBox Decades Bon Voyage Blue Ink to stamp, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • Add inky details with Sponge Daubers.  This is another great time saver!  I sponged Broken China and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide inks to add some shading to my coffee mug.
  • Cut out the coffee mug with the matching coffee mug die.  Quick and easy!
  • Finally, layer up your background paper with a strip of striped paper and some die cut borders.
  • Mat the coffee cup on a white doily, then elevate with foam tabs or waste cardboard.
Coffee Talk Card Folio: Let’s Talk Flowers!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 3Flowers add that special finishing touch to this birthday card.  Here’s how I made my flowers.

  • Stamp two sets of Botanical Rose on light colored patterned paper from the Coffee Talk Collection.  I stamped with the same Decades Bon Voyage Blue Ink.
  • Add Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink to the centers of each petal layer.  Use Sponge Daubers to make quick work of this process.
  • Now, Sponge the edges of the petals with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink, again using sponge daubers.
  • Next, cut out the flowers with the matching die from the Botanical Wings Die Set.
  • Spritz the flowers lightly with water, and again with Mountain Mist Glimmer Spray from Tattered Angels.
  • Now, shape the flowers using the two largest balls in the Flower Shaping Tool  Kit.
  • You can either gently heat dry the flowers, or let them air dry.
  • When the flower layers are dried, assemble with a glue gun.
  • Next, fill the flower centers with Art institute Dries Clear Glue and Expresso-yourself Prills.
  • Stamp the leaves onto the same patterned paper using Frayed Burlap Ink.  Die cut, and sponge with Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap inks.  Shape.
  • Finally arrange the flowers on the card front.
  • Add a bow and button and the cut out birthday greeting.
  • Die cut the oval tag using the Luggage and Tag Die.  Tie to the mug handle with burlap string.
Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio: A peek inside!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 4

Adding a pocket to the inside of this card folio turns it into a gift!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 5Just look at all the birthday goodies that are tucked inside!

Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 6

Use scraps to create a fun little photo album/gift card wallet.


Coffee Talk Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement September HC Alumni Blog Hop Photo 7

Decorate it with 3×4 panels from the cut apart page.

On With the Hop!

From here, you should hop on over and see what paper pretties Amaryllis has in store for you.  You can find the complete blog hop order below:

Vicki ♥ Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amaryllis ♥ Archana Martine Gloria ♥ Alissa ♥ Deneen ♥

Sarah

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment as a lucky winner of a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card will be randomly selected from one of the blogs!  The winner will be announced on the HC Blog  and Facebook page on Wednesday, October 4th.

The Hop starts 8am EDT on Friday September 29th and closes Monday 2nd Oct at 11.59pm EDT.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Helen Budz, chosen from Gloria’s blog.
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August Alumni Hop!  I’m the first stop on this inspiration filled hop, and I’m so happy to have you hop along.  this spring, I planted sunflowers for the very first time, and guess what?  They are blooming!  I’m so excited, as sunflowers are my favorite summer bloom.  Inspired by my garden, I created this pretty Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 1The Classic Sunflower Collection has always been one of my all time favorites from Heartfelt Creations.   Sunflowers just make me all happy inside!  These sunshiny birthday greetings are layered onto a 6.75″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 2Don’t you just love these gorgeous patterned papers?  This buttery yellow Chevron Striped Ribbon is the perfect playmate for the golden hues of the paper collection.

Classic Sunflower Birthday Folio: Creating the Classic Sunflowers

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 3I forgot to take notes while making my card this month, so I don’t have a tutorial for you.  I can tell you the steps I followed to make the flowers, however.

  1. First, select the yellow text from the Classic Sunflower Paper Collection. Stamping onto designer paper is a huge time saver!  You don’t have to color your flower layers, and the patterned paper gives the finished flowers a gorgeous depth.
  2. Next Stamp the Classic Sunflowers with ColorBox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink.
  3. Then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  4. Now, die cut the flowers with the matching Classic Sunflower Die.
  5. Next, use sponge daubers to add a little Fossilized Amber and Warm Honey Distress Ink to each flower petal.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 4

  1. After lightly misting the flowers with a little water,  shape them with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  2. Now, stack your flower layers together with hot glue.
  3. Fill the center of the sunflower with a little Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  4. Then  fill the centers with  an assortment of Prills.  I used Gilt Trip, Gourd-jus, A Penny Saved, and Express-O Yourself.
  5. Finally, spritz the flowers with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist, Lemon Zest  and Yellow Daisy Tattered Angels Mists.
Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 4Because I created my card base with a 1/2″ spine, I was able to turn my card into a pocket filled folio.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 5The side pocket on the top half of my card contains some lovely photo mounts.  How fun would it be to add snapshots of the birthday girl on the reverse side of these pretty card fronts?

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 6Also made with card fronts, this pretty tea bag wallet provides a spot to write a lovely note, add a photo or tuck in a gift card.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 7To decorate the bottom half of this Classic Sunflower Gift Card Folio, I layered a lot of my scraps.  this pretty bookmark is also made with scraps, then decorated with the Raindrops on Roses die, burlap woven ribbon and a little charm.

Next, I fussy cut the denim pocket, matted it on kraft cardstock and turned it into a real paper pocket.  And you can’t give someone an empty pocket, right?  So I filled it with a chocolate treat and a little mini journal card where I can write a little note.

Let’s Go to the Hop!

You’ll want to visit all the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Blogs for more beautiful inspiration.  And be sure to leave a comment on each blog, as one random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate .

The hop will remain open until 11:59PMEDT on Monday, August 28th.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog on Wednesday, August 30th.  I will also post the winner at the top of this blog post.

The winner receives  a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  If YOU are the lucky winner, you will need to email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the August Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Now let’s get hopping!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Emily  Vicki Gloria Deneen  ♥ Archana MartineAlissaSarah ♥Sandy

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.

Happy hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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RRR Hop: Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop: Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should be hopping over from Karen’s lovely blog.  This month, we are getting ready for fall with the gorgeous Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment.  These luscious ribbons were the perfect playmate for the Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio that I’m sharing with you today. Just look at all these wonderful autumn hues.

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

Kaisercraft Golden Grove is the perfect partner for the Moss/Cream Plaid Ribbons in this assortment.

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

I added a 1/4″ spine to this 5″ x 7″ top fold card base, then loaded this Golden Grove Card Folio up with paper pretties and luscious ribbons.

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio: The Ribbon Cluster

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

This is a triple bow cluster.  I guess these gorgeous ribbons made me go all  bow happy!  The base layer is a double loop bow tied with 5./8″ Moss/Cream Plaid Ribbon.  Then I tied a second double loop bow with 3/8″ Kiwi Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  This adds just a touch of shimmer to the bow cluster.  Next, I tied a third double loop bow with Natural Burlap String.  This adds a great rustic feel and texture to the bow cluster.  Finally, I pulled some yellow posies from my stash and hot glued them in place.

 

A Peek Inside this Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

Pockets make the perfect tuck spot for tags, sweets, gift cards and other fun surprises.

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5

A snippet of 5/8″ Moss/Cream Plaid ribbon peeps out of this small pocket.

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 7This large pocket is decorated with a small tag that I’ve topped with a cute tag/burlap string/button combo.

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 8

Hold this Moss Green/Cream Ribbon Closure in place with Scor-Tape.  The mini folio measures 3.5″ x 5″.  It’s a  lovely size for small photos.

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 9

Wouldn’t this make a pretty autumn birthday card?

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10

Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 11

The inner pocket holds a lovely tea bag and still has lots of room for a gift card or personal note.

On with the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you.  Then finish the hop up at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Be sure to answer Bonnie’s question of the  month so that you can be entered to win your very own Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment.

Even if you don’t win the hop, you can still have this lovely ribbon assortment delivered to your front door.  Just sign up for the Monthly Ribbon Club.  It’s a great way to receive a scrumptious assortment of ribbons each and every month.  You can find all the sign up info HERE.

I hope you found some crafting inspiration from this Golden Grove Botanical Card Folio project. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Happy Hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio for RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the July RRR Blog Hop!  You should be coming here fully inspired from having visited Karen’s lovely blog. This month we’re showcasing the fabulous ribbons from the Perfectly Purple Ribbon Club Assortment.  These ribbons are the perfect playmate for Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade Collection and they look amazing in this Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio.

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

This 4.25″ x 6 folio is made from a 6″ x 12″ strip of heavy white cardstock.

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

First I covered the folio with designer papers.  Then I needed to create a closure mechanism. Ribbon almost always provides the solution here!  It adds extra color, texture, and pattern to any project.  I applied 3 strips of 1/2″ Scor-tape around the front, spine and back of the folio. Then I created a belly band.   I placed a layer of Mixed Purple Bold Chevron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon on top, and a layer of Mixed Purple Bold Diagonal Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon on the bottom.   Delphinium Diamond Satin Ribbon fills the center and extends out from the edges to form a bow closure.

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

Next I layered fussy cut images from Midnight Masquerade up with a garden full of pretty purple posies.

 

 

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

I added a fold out flap on the right hand side of the album,

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

The border strip on the center panel holds this pretty tag folio to hold photos.  I’ve topped it with more of the Delphinium Diamond Satin Ribbon and a snippet of Mixed Purple Triangle Print Grosgrain Ribbon.

Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8

The side pocket holds a smaller tri fold photo wallet.

On With the Hop!

Now it’s time for you to hop on over and see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you. Then when you’ve visited and left comments on all the blogs in the hop, stop by the RRR BLOG and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so you can be entered into the drawing for a FREE Perfectly Purple Ribbon Club Assortment of your very own!

If you’re not already a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is the perfect time to sign up!  You can find all the details and sign up HERE.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Carol Edwards.  Congrats, Carol!

Heartfelt Creations June Alumni Hop: Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the June 2107 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  You should be coming here from Amarilys’ lovely blog.  Our gorgeous summer weather drew me to play with the deep blues, bold yellows, and greens of the gorgeous Peacock Paisley Collection.  The inspiration for this Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial occurred while I was tidying up a drawer in my studio.  I happened upon a very pretty pale green envelope and suddenly, the idea was hatched!

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

I had so much fun making this Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope that I thought I’d share some tips and tricks with you so that you can make one yourself.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial: Creating the Delightful Daisies

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

Follow these steps to create the Delightful Daisies that will decorate the altered envelope.

  1.  First, stamp 3 sets of Delightful Daisies onto lightweight white cardstock using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink.
  2. Next, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  3. Now, die cut the Delightful Daisies with the matching die.
  4. Then, use a sponge dauber to tint the leaves with Broken China Distress Ink.
  5. Next, add Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to the flower center.
  6. Now shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  7. Then stack the flowers together and hot glue.
  8. Next, scribble light layers of Art institute Dries Clear Adhesive into the flower centers and randomly along the petals.
  9. Now, sprinkle the glue with the glitter of your choice.  I used Stampendous Multi Crystal Mix.
  10. Tap the excess off into a scrappy tray.
  11. Finally, set the flowers aside to dry.
Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial: Preparing the Envelope

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  1. First, find a 5″ x 7″ envelope with a square flap closure.  This project would not work as well on an envelope with a pointed envelope flap.
  2. Then, ink all the envelope edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink
  3. Next, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ rectangle of designer paper from the Peacock Paisley Collection.
  4. Then Ink the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink.
  5. Now, machine stitch around the edges.
  6. Use a distressing tool to lightly distress the edges of the panel.
  7. Center the panel on the card front, being sure to glue it below the fold.
  8. Next, Cut the border strip from the designer paper pack.
  9. Then glue it onto the front of the envelope flap being sure to place it above the fold.
  10. Now, use scissors to trim the border to fit the flap.
  11. Finally, ink the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink.

We’ll finish decorating the front of the envelope later.  

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial: Preparing the Envelope Liner and back cover

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

The interior of the envelope is a great tuck spot for tags, bookmarks and/or mini folios.  You can’t use anything too terribly thick, as the envelope will split.  But, you can create a pocket outside the envelope as I did here.

  1. First, flip the envelope face down on your work surface.
  2. Next, create a template for the envelope “cover” by inserting a 6 7/8″ wide piece of plain copy paper inside the envelope.
  3. Then trace the envelope opening onto the copy paper and cut out.  This will serve as the template for the envelope cover.
  4. Place the template onto your chosen designer paper and trace the shape lightly in pencil.
  5. Now cut the shape out.  Here’s a tip: if you cut inside the traced lines, you will not have to erase any pencil marks.  And, you will also have a little border around the designer paper, which looks really nice.  Set this piece aside for the moment.
  6. Now create the envelope liner.
  7. First, select your designer paper, and measure it to 6 7/8″ wide x 7 1/4″ deep.
  8. Next, insert the designer paper face up inside the opened envelope to make sure it fits.  It should be somewhat snug.
  9. Then, glue the envelope liner in place.  It will cover the inside of the envelope as well as the inside envelope flap.
  10. Now, use your scissors to trim away any excess paper. Ink all the edges.
  11. Finally, carefully glue the envelope cover in place.  Use your scissors to trim away any excess.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial:  Creating the Tag Pocket

 

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

I love little pockets filled with tags, so I decided to create a small tag pocket on the back side of my altered envelope.

  1. First, select a 4″ x 5″ card front from the designer paper.
  2. Then, trim the outer frame away so that the image measures approximately 4 5/8″ wide x 3.25″ tall. Ink all the edges.
  3. Next, cut a panel of navy cardstock that measures 5.25″ wide x 3.75″ tall.
  4. Mat the designer image on the navy cardstock, leaving a 1/2″ margin on both sides as well as the bottom.  Leave just a tiny margin of navy cardstock on the top edge.
  5. Then, use a scoring tool to score the sides and the bottom.
  6. Next, bevel the bottom left and right corners to form pocket flaps.
  7. Now, glue the designer image to the pocket front.
  8. Finally glue the entire pocket in place on the back of the envelope.
  9. Use the Luggage and Tags Dies to cut out tags and tickets from the cut apart page.
  10. Mat on navy cardstock.
  11. Add flowers and string bows to the tops of the tags.  Insert the tags into the pocket.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope: Gift Card Wallet

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

Now we will prepare the gift card wallet for the altered envelope.

  1.  Select an image from one of the cut apart page and mat it onto the far right hand side of  an 8.5″ long x 4 5.8″ tall strip of navy cardstock.
  2.  Now, place the long side of the navy cardstock on your scoring tool with the matted image on the right hand side.
  3.  Score just slightly to the left of the image so there is a small navy border.
  4. Crease and make a mountain fold at the score line.
  5. With the panel folded and the long side of the image against the rail, score at 3.25″.
  6. Crease and make a valley fold at this score line.
  7. This is your gift card wallet.  Line the interior and the flap.
  8. Use a circle punch to add a thumb hole, then glue just the sides to create a gift card pocket.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 8

You can decorate the interior any way you like.  Here’s how I decorated mine.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope: Creating the Bookmark

 

Here’s how to create this double sided bookmark.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 9

  1. First, use the largest rectangle from Cut, Mat, Create 1B die to cut out the design from a 5″ x 7″ card front.
  2. Now ink the edges and flick with water.
  3. Use a pen or computer journal the sentiment onto the panel.
  4. Mat on navy cardstock.
  5. Now, cut a second rectangle from designer paper.
  6. Stamp with the Daisy Flourish Die using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink. Use a sponge dauber to add color to daisy centers.
  7. Trace Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter adhesive onto the stamped design and add glitter.  Set aside to dry.
  8. Ink the edges.  Flick with water.
  9. Add a border strip to the bottom.
  10. Mat a ticket and glue in place.
  11. Glue onto the opposite side of the navy cardstock.
  12. Punch a hole,  and.add ribbon.

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 10

Peacock Paisley Altered Envelope Tutorial: Finishing Touches

I never decorate the fronts of my cards (or in this case the altered envelope) until the very end.  This way, my flowers and designs don’t get crushed.  Now we are finally ready to add the finishing details.

  1. First, glue the border piece in place on the far left hand side of the envelope front.
  2. Next, add the matted peacock tag  as seen in the photo.
  3. Now, die cut the outer frame of the Eyelet Oval from white cardstock.
  4. Back with foam adhesive or waste chipboard to add dimension.  Glue in place.
  5. Now, use the Eyelet oval thin frame to cut the peacock image from designer paper.
  6. Back with foam adhesive or waste chipboard for extra dimension and glue in place.
  7. Hot glue prepared flowers, leaves and ribbon in place.
  8. Mat a border strip onto navy cardstock and glue in place.
  9. Add a small button.
On With the Hop!

Now it’s time to see what goodies Vicki Dutcher has prepared for you.  I’ve included a list of all the blogs in this hop below for your convenience.

Amarilys ♥ Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki Martine ♥ Alissa Sarah ♥ Emelia ♥ Archana ♥ Deneen

The Hop starts 8am EDT on Friday June 30th and closes Monday 3rd July at 11.59pm EDT.

Be sure to comment on each blog in the hop as one comment will be randomly chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.

The winner of the hop will be posted at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, July 5th.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their Facbook page and regular Wednesday blog post.

If you are the winner, you will have 72 hours to email socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “winner of the June Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Happy Hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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You, Me & Coffee Hidden Tag All Occasion Card

You,  Me & Coffee Hidden Tag All Occasion Card for RRR June Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Are you ready to hop?  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog where I’m sure you were inspired by her fabulous use of ribbons.  I’ve prepared a bright and cheery You,  Me & Coffee Hidden Tag All Occasion Card using the Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment.  I’m telling you peeps, these ribbons are fabulous!

Grab a Cuppa 

You,  Me & Coffee Hidden Tag All Occasion Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 1

The ocean blues from this collection called to me, but they didn’t make me think only of the ocean.  They reminded me of these cute Coffee Break Papers (retired) that I’ve had in my stash for a while.  Tropic Double Faced Satin and Tropic Fancy Shell Print Ribbon provided just the right shade of blue for this fun card.

You,  Me & Coffee Hidden Tag All Occasion Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 2Layering these two ribbons along the bottom edge of the card creates a beautiful border.  I’m a huge fan of double faced satin ribbon as it ties gorgeous bows and it easy to work with.  Ribbon adds texture, color, pattern and shine to this card design.  

How to Make a Hidden Tag All Occasion Card

It’s easy to create a hidden tag pocket on your card front.  Here’s how I made mine.

  • First double mat the card focal on cardstock that goes with your collection.
  • Next, glue just the top and bottom edges to the card.  Or, you can use 1/8″ Scor-Tape.  The idea here is to use just a very thin line of adhesive so that you will have room to slip a tag in.
  •  Now, measure the height of the opening and cut a rectangle of cardstock that is slightly smaller.
  • Then, round the bottom edges of the rectangle.
  • Next, use a corner punch to shape the top edge of the rectangle.

You,  Me & Coffee Hidden Tag All Occasion Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 3

Finally, decorate the tag and slip into place.  I used more of the fancy shell print ribbon on top of my tag, and I love the way it peeks out from the pocket.

A Peek inside 

You,  Me & Coffee Hidden Tag All Occasion Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 4

Nothing goes better with coffee than chocolate, so I created a small chocolate pocket inside the card.

You,  Me & Coffee Hidden Tag All Occasion Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 5Then I added another cute tag to the pocket.  These little tags make great book marks, and they are cute hanging on a bulletin board or office cubby, too.

On with the Hop!

From here, you will hop over and see what fun ideas Cherry has in store for you. Be sure to finish hopping over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog where you can enter the contest to win your own Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Collection just by answering Bonnie’s question of the month. 

And, if you haven’t signed up for the RRR Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  Bonnie has a special offer for new sign ups that you won’t want to miss.  You can find all the info HERE.

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 hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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