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Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope

Authentique Abundant Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope for the RRR April Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop. You should be coming here filled with inspiration after having visited Karen’s lovely blog.  With Easter fast approaching, I decided it would be fun to create a Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope using the April Ribbon Club Assortment and Authentique Paper’s Abundant Easter Collection.

The base is a 5″ x 7″ kraft envelope filled with tags and goodies from the Easter Bunny!  Yellow and Gray ribbons from this month’s ribbon club really work with this vintage style paper collection.

Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: The Front Side

The front of the envelope is also decorated.  I’ve stacked Daffodil Checkerboard Satin Ribbon with 3/8″ Metal Gray Plaid to form little bow clusters in the corners of the focal image.  Yellow bead/berry sprays really brighten things up tucked in with the ribbon and Little Birdie Flowers. A fussy cut banner from the paper collection is a great way to get the party started.

Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: The Details

  • Fussy cut the baby chicks image and pop it up with dimensionals.
  • Cover chipboard bunnies with designer paper and add micro rose garlands.

  • Create twin bow clusters for the envelope sides and top with roses.
  • Pop the ends of a Cardstock Elements banner up on foam dots and adhere to the envelope flap.
Easter Blessings Loaded Envelope: What’s Inside?

This trio of treat tags, the vintage silver spoon and the honey stick have all been dressed up with ribbon.  I’ve wrapped a package of Chocolate Biscoff cookies with designer paper and a tag from the collection.  You get such a generous amount of the Daffodil Checkerboard Satin and the Metal Grey Plaid that there is plenty to go around!  And of course, I had to throw in a little Ivory Burlap String.

All the tags are decorated with an image on the front and a treat pocket on the back.

I’ve added a Spellbinder’s Triple Tear Circle and some cute Eileen Hull Banners and Pennants Dies  to each tag.

The third tag has a little notecard tucked into the pocket.  Make this by folding the 4″ x 6″ image in half on the long side.

I like to think of these loaded envelopes as Easter Baskets for grownups.  It’s fun to dress them up with pretty papers and ribbons.

On With the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to Cherry’s blog.  Finish up at the RRR Blog  where you will find the complete hop list.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into the drawing for a free April Ribbon Club Assortment.

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 hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

 This blog hop is now closed.  The winner is ionabunny from Amarily’s blog. Thanks for hopping.  

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today I have a Burst of Spring Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  Pansies are one of my very favorite flowers.   I find their lovely perfume combined with the velvety leaves and sweet “faces” completely irresistible!

This is a 5 1/2″ square Twisted Easel Card made with the Burst of Spring Cheery Pansies, Lush Lilac and Leafy Accent Stamps and Dies.  I’ll provide a linked supply list at the end of the post.

Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Easel cards have to be one of my favorite fancy folds.  I love the fact that they can stand upright for display, but fold flat for storage.  The design looks complicated, but it’s really as easy as pie!

  • First,  cut a 5 1/2″ x 11″ panel of Lavender Fields Prestige Cardstock. Score it on the long side at 5 1/2″.  Fold to create a 5 1/2″ square card base.
  • Now, line the top left and the bottom right corners of the card front up on your scoring tool.  This will form a diagonal line.  It’s important that the corners be placed precisely.
  • Next, score a diagonal line from point to point.  Fold to form 2 triangular halves and burnish with a bone folder.
  • Complete the card card front (directions below).  Place adhesive on just the bottom triangle.  Then adhere the card front over the adhesive so that it is right side up when the easel is opened.

NOTE: I double matted my card with Grape Jelly cardstock.  Cut the 5 3/8″ square mat from corner to corner before you adhere it to the card base.

Teacup Pansies

To make the teacup pansies focal image, follow these simple steps.

  • First, trim a 6″ x 6″ card front image from the Burst of Spring paper collection to measure 5 1/4″ square.
  • Next, stamp two Burst of Spring Teacups onto the soft patterned lilac paper from the Burst of Springtime Paper Collection.  I used Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Now, die cut the teacups using the matching Burst of Spring Die.
  • Shade in the teacup and the background with the coloring medium of your choice.
  • Then place dots of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive over the filler flowers on one teacup.
  • Next, sprinkle Citrus Crush Flower Soft over the glued areas.  Tap off excess and place back in the jar.
  • Once the adhesive has dried, use foam tabs to adhere the colored and Flower Soft image over the stamped image.
  • Now fill the teacup with pansies, lilacs and leaves.  Place foam adhesive on the back of the image and adhere in the center of the card front.
Creating the Flowers

I had some leftover lilac blooms from another project, so that part was easy.  You can find a tutorial for making those HERE.

The Burst of Spring Paper Collection has two pages of pre-colored pansies and leaves that are ready to use.  No stamping or coloring required!

  • Die cut the Cheery Pansies from the paper collection with the Cheery Pansy Dies.
  • Place the pansy layers face down in the 3D Pansy Shaping Mold.  You can add up to 3 layers of pansy petals and leaves in the mold at a time.  Just be sure to mist each layer very lightly with water.
  • Once the pansy layers are all in place, follow your die cutting machine’s directions and run them through.
  • Turn the pansies out onto your work surface.  Use the Flower Shaping Tool Kit to quickly round the pansies edges.  Then press into the center of each pansy layer to lift the petals.
  • Adhere the two-petal layer over the 3 petal layer and press into the center with a stylus.
  • Sponge the edges of each flower with ColorBox Plumeria Chalk Ink, if desired.
  • Place a small amount of Dries Clear Adhesive on your craft mat or in a small dish.  Dip a makeup sponge into the adhesive, then tap the adhesive randomly over the flower surface.
  • Open Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter and dip the (still wet) leaves in to cover with glitter.
  • Fill the center of each pansy with a circle of adhesive, then sprinkle with Citrus Burst Flower Soft.  Set aside to dry.
  • Repeat this process with the leaves.  Use Archival Leaf Green Ink to sponge the edges.
Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial: Finishing Touches

Finish off your card with this cute circle tag (cut with the matching Ornamental Tags Die), a Purple Gingham Bow and a trio of buttons.  This photo shows what the card looks like when the easel is closed.

Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I wanted you to see the inside of this card, so that you would know where to place the pansies.  Yes, they go on the INSIDE of the card base.  This way, they act as a stopper for the easel.

  • First, mat the inside of the card with  more of the  Grape Jelly cardstock, just as you did for the front of the card.
  • Next, trim the 6″ x 6″ “thinking of you” card front to measure 5 1/4″.  Adhere inside the card base.
  • Trim another 5 1/4″ panel of designer paper from the collection.  Cut from corner to corner and adhere to the top half of the page.
  • Die cut one of the fancy tags from the Burst of Spring paper collection with the matching Album Tags and Accents Dies.  From white cardstock, die cut the eyelet frame for the tag.  Adhere these together along the left hand side of the card, as seen in the photo.
  • Now create a die cut pocket using the Lacy Diamond Die and white cardstock.  Carefully place adhesive just along the outside edges of the bottom half of the triangle.  Adhere on the top of the card interior, as seen in the photo.  Insert a miniature Ghiradelli chocolate or other small treat.
  • Die cut the “Hugs” tab using the Ticket and Tags die.  Place adhesive just on the right hand side, and place as seen in the photo.

You have room to write a personal greeting at the top of the card.

On With the Hop!

This hop runs until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, April 1st.  Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a lovely comment.  One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card. A winner will be announced on this blog, the Heartfelt Creations Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, April 3rd.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim the prize by contacting [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

♥ KATHY (the hop starts HERE) ♥ AmarilysVicki ArchanaGloria 

SandyJoannSusanCandy

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and inspiration 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!

Cheerio,

kathy

Teacup Pansies Twisted Easel Card Tutorial Supply List

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Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card

Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop.  You should be coming here filled with inspiration after visiting Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a  Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card adorned with classically elegant ribbons from the RRR March Ribbon Club Assortment.  

Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The ribbons in this assortment seem to have been put together with these gorgeous papers in mind.    Layer Charcoal Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon with Crochet Lace and 3/8″ Red Satin Mini Swiss Dots Ribbon for a dramatic border treatment.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Charcoal Checkerboard Satin AC Moore flowers from Little Birdie by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Charcoal Checkerboard Satin Ribbon and Silver Metallic String make beautiful music together with this cluster of Little Birdie Flowers from AC Moore.

Little Birdie Flowers from AC Moore  Graphic 45 Love Notes Tim Holtz Vignette Frame Shaker Card by Kathy Clement

 

Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

The shaker frame element is created with an altered Tim Holtz Vignette Frame.

Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card: A Peek  Inside

Graphic 45 Love Notes Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

Since I was working with mostly scraps of this collection, I kept the inside simple.  Adhere the small sentiment card on sides and bottom to create a quick gift card holder.  Then you still have lots of room to write your own personal message.

If you’d like to see more Love Notes Projects, click HERE.

On with the Hop

From here, hop on over to see what clever creation the amazing Linsey has for you today.  You’ll find the complete hop list over on the RRR Blog.  Be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop so that your name will be entered into the drawing for a free Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you haven’t signed up for the RRR Ribbon Club yet, it’s easy to do!  Just click HERE, and you’ll start receiving your very own selection of gorgeous ribbons each month.  So many of my readers have signed up and they all tell me it’s like getting a Christmas present in the  mail every month.  How fun is that?

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Maria Pane from Candy Slabaugh’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio for the Alumni Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop!  This Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio is made with the amazing Buttons and Blooms Collection and an assortment of dies from Heartfelt Creations.  Crisp, white taffeta ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon is the perfect dance partner for this study in blue.

Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

You can find a tutorial for the base of this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio HERE.  (I’ve used different papers, but the design is the same. ) These little folios are made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11 cardstock.  Quick and easy to put together, they make great gifts!

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: Creating the Shaker Window

White Taffeta Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon on a Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement

To make the shaker window, follow these simple steps:

  • First, select a 4 1/4″ x 51/2″ card front with an oval focal from the Buttons and Blooms Paper Collection.
  • Next, die cut the focal from the card front using the Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die set.Flip the card front to the back side (patterned paper side). We will be using this side of the card front.
  •  Cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of clear cardstock.  Use Dries Clear Adhesive to secure this to the back side (which is actually the front side) of this panel.  Or, sew together using a sewing machine as I did here.
  • To make the white frame, layer the eyelet die and the same die that you used to cut out the focal on a sheet of white cardstock.  Make sure everything is centered, secure to the paper with a bit of tape and run through your die cut machine. Center and adhere this over opening.
  •  Now back the shaker front with 2 layers of 1/2″ foam tape.
  • Next, adhere the die cut focal image in the center of a 5 1/2″ square of the blue plaid paper from the collection.
  • Place Sparkletz Sailor’s Sky Shaker Mix in the center of the focal image.  Then remove the liner from the foam tape and carefully center over the focal image so that it lines up perfectly.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: Creating the Flowers

How to Make Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms Flowers by kathy Clement

Here are the steps to follow to make the flowers:

  • Stamp one set of Buttons and Blooms onto the pastel chevron pattern using Cobalt Blue Archival Ink.  Emboss with clear powder. Use Sponge Daubers to add yellow and blue inks from your stash to the petal layers.
  • Now die cut the flowers with the matching Buttons and Blooms Die.
  • Next,  Place the petal layers face down in the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.  Spritz lightly with a little water and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Press the center of each flower layer with the 8mm Ball Stylus to lift the petals and create dimension.
  • Once you have layered your flowers together with hot glue, paint the petals with shimmer spray and add a threaded button to the center.
  • To make the leaves, stamp the 2 single leaf clusters from Leafy Accents onto the same patterned paper using a dark green ink.  Heat emboss with clear powder. Die cut with the matching Leafy Accents Die.
  • Use sponge daubers to color the leaves.  Shape in the Leafy Accents 3D Shaping Mold.
Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio: A Peek Inside

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations February 2019 Alumni Hop

Add a little greeting in your own handwriting to really personalize this get well card.

Trifold Folio with Box Pocket by Kathy Clement

Once the folio is fully opened, you see a slit pocket, a box pocket and a flap made with a Tim Holtz Ancestors Photo.

Buttons and Blooms Tag Insert by kathy clement

To create the slit pocket, cut along the top layer of the chevron pattern with a craft knife.  Top the tag with white taffeta ribbon and silver metallic string.  Die cut a ticket sentiment and add it to the tag.  Slide it into the prepared pocket.  When you adhere this panel to the folio base, be sure to only place adhesive on the edges, or the tag will get stuck!

Die cut a ticket and add it to the pocket image.  And you have plenty of room here to add your own personal get well message.

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2019

Use your scraps to create a little treat wallet, then add it a honey stick and a miniature spoon to complete the gift. If you’d like to see another Buttons and Blooms project, click HERE.

On with the Hop!

Here’s the complete blog hop list.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog to have your name entered into the drawing for a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.  The hop will close at 11:55PM on Monday, February 25th.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, and on the HC Blog/Facebook page on Wednesday, February 27th.  Claim your prize by sending an email to [email protected] within 72 hours.  Write “Winner of the February 2019 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki  ♥ Amarilys Emily Sandy

Joann  ♥  Pam Susan  Candy  ♥ Archana  ♥

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Buttons and Blooms Shaker Folio Supply List

From Heartfelt Creations:

From Really Reasonable Ribbon:

 

 

Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. Today I have a cheery Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio adorned with gloriously green ribbons from the February Ribbon Club to share with you.

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ top fold card made with Carta Bella’s Spring Market Paper Collection.  Adorned with Kiwi Satin with a Grosgrain Edge and 3/8″ Kiwi Satin Swiss Dots Ribbons, it gives me hope that spring is coming!

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

I’ve tucked this mini tag album inside the dimensional pocket on the front of this card.  It’s dressed up with ivory burlap string, a snippet of Kiwi Satin Swiss Dots ribbon and some darling bee charms.

Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

Ribbon takes center stage inside the card as well.  I love to use ribbon to create a border on a card, so wrapped 5/8″ Apple Diamond Satin Ribbon to my flap page and tied a simple square knot to hold it in place.

Behind the flap, I’ve tucked a little tag inside the diamond satin ribbon.  A shallow pocket holds a cute tea bag wallet.

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

Even a ribbon scrap finds its way onto the honey stick, then topped it with a rose blossom button.

I tied an itty bitty bow with help from my Zutter Bow it All Tool, then added in the corner of this cute gift card wallet.

On With the Hop

You will want to visit every blog in the hop, then finish up on the RRR Blog so you will be entered into the drawing for your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

But you don’t have to win a Ribbon Club assortment…you can sign up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club and start receiving a gorgeous batch of ribbons delivered to your door every single month!  You can sign up HERE.

Now hop on over to see what the sweet, lovely and talented Linsey has in store for you this month!

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 so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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