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Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Sunshine Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Sunshine Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Here’s an encouraging word for you: Spring is just around the corner!  To help you visualize warm sunny days, I’ve created a cheery little Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Sunshine Card folio for you today. I gave myself the gift of a week of free creating last week.  No design team assignments, no deadlines.  Just paper play, and I had so much fun.  This Hello Sunshine Card Folio was made during one of my play times.

Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Spring Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

Oooh, I can feel the snow melting when I look at this delightful spring images and patterns on this 5″ x 7″ top fold card.

Carta Bella Spring Market Kathy by Design

TIP: Use dies to cut patterned paper in geometric shapes to add quick and easy layers to your card design.  I’ve used a Spellbinders Label and Circle die, then popped each layer up on waste chipboard to add extra dimension to the card design.

Card Folio Spring Market Carta Bella Kathy by Design Kathy Clement

Coral Rose Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon looks so very pretty with these Little Birdie flowers!

Card Folio Carta Bella Spring Market Kathy by Design

 TIP: Place foam dimensionals in the top corners of your belly band, then leave the top edge  open so you can tuck in some of the cute cut apart tags from the Carta Bella Spring Market Collection.  Top the tags with Ivory Burlap string and some sweet pearl gems.

Carta Bella Hello Sunshine Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Spring Market Card Folio Kathy by Design

TIP: Create a sweet little tuck spot by adhering just the right side and the bottom edge of this shaped ephemera card to the top half of the interior.  Add a Spring Market Banner Flag to the pocket for extra fun.

Carta Bella Card Folio Spring Market by Kathy Clement

TIP:  Use your scraps to create this darling 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ wallet.  The scrap should be 4 1/4″ high and at least 8″ long. Score on the long side at 3 1/4″  and 6 1/2″.  Line with designer papers.  Add one of the cut apart images from the collection kit along with a little sticker to the front for quick and easy design.

Carta Bella Spring Market Card Folio Chocolate Wallet Kathy Clement

This creates a great spot to tuck in a gift card, a tea bag…or a chocolate treat!

Hello Sunshine Card Folio: Tag and Pocket Combo

Carta Bella Spring Market Card Folio Heartfelt Creations Album Tags and Accents Die Kathy Clement

The large pocket holds this pretty tag that I die cut with my Heartfelt Creations tag Die.  Add some “joy” with a Spring Market sticker.  I’ve matted my card layers on Jelly Bean Green Heavy Weight Cardstock from My Favorite Things.

TIP: Mix 12×12 patterned papers with Carta Bella Spring Farmhouse 6×6 patterned papers so that the scale of the design matches the scale of the tag.

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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio

Stamperia Baby Boy Blue Card Folio with Little Birdie Flowers

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas holiday.  Santa brought me some new Stamperia paper collections, and some new Little Birdie Flowers. I decided to put them together to  create an adorable Stamperia Baby Boy Blue Card Folio.

Stamperia Baby Boy Card Folio Little Birdie Crafts by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Don’t these papers and flowers go together perfectly?  This is a standard 5″ x 7″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio: Shake it up, baby!

This shaker card element is made a little differently from my usual procedure.  Instead of building a shaker box with foam tape, I did the following:

  • First, die cut the image from the designer paper using a Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Die.
  • Next, use the same die to cut some clear acrylic cardstock.
  • Now, stitch these two pieces together, leaving about a 2″ gap at the top of the oval.
  • Remove the oval from your sewing machine and add Lilac Lane Shades of Chambray Shaker Mix through the opening.  (Remove the larger buttons and beads from the mix first.)  I used my funnel tray to make the job easier. Don’t overfill!
  • Now replace the shaker element on your sewing machine, line up the needle with the previously stitched holes and finish stitching the shaker element closed.
  • Place 2 layers of waste chipboard on the back of the shaker element and adhere to the card base. I added hot glue carefully around the edges and pressed them down to seal to the paper.  This created the “domed” appearance you see in the photo.
Baby Boy Blue Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside of the card houses a nifty 4 1/4″ square accordion album.  I have tutorials for this style of folio on my YouTube channel.

A simple ribbon tie closure keeps everything secure.

Cute, right?

I’ve lined the interior with the same two patterns to keep everything consistent.

And of course, I worked in some little tuck spots and pockets.

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio:  Pocket and Gift Card Wallet

The large pocket on the bottom is decorated with a stamped sentiment, a fussy cut image and a strip of scrap paper.  I used the same oval dies to cut the shaped pocket.

This little gift card wallet is snap to make.  It’s actually one of the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ ephemera cards scored in half.  I simply added a fussy cut circle and a decorative button to finish it off.

Inside, I added a stamped sentiment and a little pocket for the gift card.

Exciting News!

Before I sign off, I wanted to tell you some exciting news!  I know many of you have been frustrated by how difficult it has been to obtain Little Birdie Flowers.  Well, Little Birdie Flowers are now available in 140 A.C. Moore Craft Stores in the US!  Isn’t that great?  You can use THIS MAP to find the A. C. Moore closest to you.

Little Birdie was kind enough to send me a sample package of the flowers that will be available at A.C. Moore.  So I put together a quick video tour for you.

I’m hoping that with time, A. C. Moore will decide to carry Little Birdie Flowers in their online stores as well.  Maybe if we all let them know how much we want to be able to purchase them online, they will!

So that’s it for me today.  I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas to inspire your creativity.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial

Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!   if you have a fur baby in your home, you’re really going to love today’s project!  This Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial features Authentique Paper’s Nostalgia collection. One of the things I love about this warm and whimsical collection is the fact that it includes images and patterns that work for pet projects as well as for people projects.  Creating this pet themed card folio was just so much fun!

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 03

Look at these adorable puppies!  I could not resist making them the focal point of this 5.5″ x 7.5″ x .05″ card folio.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 01

Loaded with layers, machine stitching, Christmas flowers, ribbons and embellishments, this card may look difficult to create.  But when we make it together in the video tutorial below, you’ll see how easy it is to create.  What’s that old saying?  “Yard by yard life is hard, but inch by inch it’s a cinch!”  The same is true of cardmaking.  I hope that as we make this project together, you’ll learn techniques that will apply to all your crafty adventures.

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Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 04

The interior of this card is filled with fun interactive elements.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 05

Learn how to create this magnetic flap element in the video tutorial.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 06

And learn how to trim out an image to create a shaped pocket behind the flap.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 07

Don’t these sentiments crack you up?  There’s room on the back of the 4″ x 6″ card to add a large photo.  And you can use the list to write down memories or a personal greeting.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial:  The Pocket and Folio Insert

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Pockets are probably my favorite thing to add to a card.  Learn how to create this pretty shaped edge in the video tutorial, too.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 09

This 4 1/4″ x 6″ accordion style folio has a classy magnetic flap closure.  There are 10 panels with lots of room for photos, and a few little tuck spots, too.

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Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial on Youtube

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then press play and let’s build this Santa Paws Christmas Card folio together!

For your convenience, I’ve added a cutting guide below.

The great thing about this card folio “recipe” is that you can adapt it for use with any collection or theme.  This allows you to create unique and thoughtful gifts that friends and family will cherish for many years to come.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: Cutting Guide
For the folio base:
  • Cut (2) 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ panels of red cardstock to make the folio base.  Score at 7 1/2″ and 8″.  Watch the video to learn how to join the papers, etc.
For the card front:

Red Cardstock:

  • 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″
  • 4 1/4″ 6 1/4
  • 3 3/4″ die cut circle

Green Cardstock:

  • 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″
  • 4 1/8″ x 6 1/8″
  • 2 7/8″ x 4″ for matting the sentiment

 

Papers from the Nostalgia 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad

  • 5″ x 7″ Nostalgia Eleven
  • 4″ x 6″ Nostalgia Ten
  • 5″ x 3″ Nostalgia Ten (belly band/bones)
  • 3 1/2″ die cut circle Nostalgia Two
  • Fussy cut  dogs image from Nostalgia Twelve
  • Santa Paws Sentiment from Nostalgia Twelve trimmed to 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Bevel the corners to create a tag shape
Card Interior

Top half:

  • 5 3/8″ x 7 3/8″ Nostalgia Seven
  • 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ Nostalgia Two scored 1/2″ on left for flap
  • Cut apart images
  • Red Cardstock for matting 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Bottom Half:

  • 5 3/8″ x 7 3/8″ Nostalgia Two
  • 6 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ Nostalgia Two for Pocket (Score 1/2″ on 3 sides)
  • Spectrum Red Licorice Cardstock (2) 12″ x 6″ panels to make folio
  • Folio pages:  (10) 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″ liners
  • Folio Flap Closure: (2) 1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ panels
 Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Card Folio Tutorial Supply List:

Authentique Paper

Ribbons:

Dies:

Embellishments from my stash: Petaloo Velvet Leaf Cluster, Little Birdie Crafts Christmas Symphony Mulberry Flowers, Jingle Bells, Buttons Galore Santa Button, White Glitter Snowflake Ornament

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Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio

Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio: Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the RRR November Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  I have such a treat for you today!  This Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio sparkles and shines with shabby chic charm. I’ve dressed it up in its holiday best using dreamy ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

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This card feels like a magical portal back in time to a peaceful, simple, cozy Christmas!  It measures 5 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ x 1/2″ and is richly layered with papers, images, ribbons, flowers and all the shabby chic elements I love the most.   Don’t you want to spend the holidays in this serene and scenic spot?

 

Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio: The Layers

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To create this rich, layered look follow these simple steps:

  • First cut a 5 5/8″  mat from soft teal cardstock.  Distress the edges and ink with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Next, cut a 5 1/2″ mat from soft pink cardstock and repeat the distressing steps.
  • Now cut a 5 1/4″ layer of the pink and aqua mixed media background page from Pink Christmas. (The one with the squirrels on the back side).
  • Then stitch or adhere all 3 layers together .
  • Add a layer of white crochet lace from the ribbon club assortment along the border edge of the patterned paper.

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  • Now fussy cut the image from the paper collection and back with dimensionals like foam tape or waste chipboard.
  • Use postage stamp shaped scissors to cut out the stamp images and layer behind the focal along with the “Christmas” banner.
  • Adhere a white glitter snowflake in the upper left hand corner of the card.
  • Then adhere all the other layers in place.
Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio: The Bow Cluster

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Here’s how I created this deliciously shabby chic bow cluster.

Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio: Detail Shots

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This little vignette is created on top of a slice of wood my son cut from a branch.  First, I painted the surface with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  Then I added some Ranger Crackle Texture Paste and Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter to the edges.  Then I adhered the mini Woodland Tree, some more bead/berry clusters and a vintage button from my stash.  Next, I adhered the entire assemblage to a cut apart from the paper collection, backed it with foam adhesive and adhered in place.  A few more shell buttons from my stash, some icy branches and a touch of Diamond Stickles and dry brushing with acrylic paint complete the card.

Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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I’ve “tied things up” inside with more of that lovely light pink organza/satin center ribbon.  Ooh la la!

Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 07

Here’s a sweet spot to tuck Christmas photos and memories.

Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 08

And a pocket filled with darling goodies.

Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 09

This mini envelope is so sweet tied with Light Pink Organza/Satin Center Ribbon!

Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10

More little goodies tucked inside!

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Some sweet vintage buttons are the final treat.

On With the Hop

The entire RRR team has prepared a banquet of ribbony inspiration for you today, all created with the gorgeous November Ribbon Club Assortment.

Hop by each blog and leave a lovely comment.  Then finish the hop at the RRR Blog, answer Bonnie’s question of the month and your name will be entered into a drawing to win your very own Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to ask Santa to add it to your stocking!  It will be like Christmas every single time your Ribbon Club assortment arrives!  You can find all the details HERE.

Now it’s time for you to pop on over and see what delightful treats the inventive Linsey has in store for you today!

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.

And if you’re interested in purchasing this Stamperia Pink Christmas Card Folio, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio for the RRR Hop

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Really Reasonable Ribbon and Authentique Nightfall

Hello, Friends!   Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.

Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect ribbon and paper combination?  That’s what inspired this whimsical Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio that I have to share with you today.  I conjured it up using the Fab-BOO-luss Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment and the Spook-tacular Authentique Nightfall Collection.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

Look at this sassy little witch all dressed up in her Halloween Ballgown.  She’s ready to tear up the dance floor!  This is a 5 1/4″ x 8″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.  I’ve dressed this mixed media project up with scrumptious Apple Green Satin Swirl and Tangerine Satin Swirl double bow.  Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and Spiderweb Satin Ribbon add texture, color and pattern to the overall design.  Here’s a peek at all the beautiful ribbons in this month’s assortment.

Witches’ Halloween Ball Card Folio:  It’s All About the Dress!

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The focal image on this folio is a combination of fussy cut images, an altered rosette and some really cute witch legs!  The original stockings were red and gray, so I had to paint the stripes with Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint.   Here’s how I made the rosette ball gown:

  • First, Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of patterned paper.
  • Next, punch a 1″ circle from scraps.
  • Then place the long side of the paper on your scoreboard and score every 1/4″.
  • Next, accordion fold all the scored lines, then glue the ends together.
  • Place a dime sized puddle of hot glue on a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface.
  • Now, with the top of the rosette gathered together, push down into the puddle of glue. Be careful not to touch the hot glue as it is, well…HOT!
  • The glued ends will split apart.  This is OK!
  • Now, quickly add a dab of glue to the top of the rosette and hold down the punched circle until the glue sets.
  • Carefully trim off the torn ends where the rosette split apart.  Now you just have to position the “skirt” of your ballgown on your card.  I added dimensionals to the back side of my fussy cut witch so that the heights of the rosette and the image would match up.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Creating the Sentiment

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Mat the Great Pumpkin 3″ x 4″ card on designer paper.  Then die cut it with a circle die.  Back with foam dimensionals or waste chipboard and adhere as seen.  The designer paper on the back side of the sentiment makes for a neat look on the card interior.  The witch’s “bouquet” is made with some old Petaloo flowers that I had in my stash and Natural Burlap String.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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I’ve loaded up the inside of this folio with pockets, inserts, a waterfall, and a hidden journaling spot.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 05

The side pocket holds two cute little tab topped inserts made from table scraps.  Each has a magnetic closure and is filled with images cut from the 6″ x 6″ collection.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 06Turn the pocket flap to reveal a nifty little waterfall feature with a magnetic belly band closure.  The image on the right is actually a little journaling spot with a magnetic closure.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 07Look up to find this fun flap/pocket feature.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 08

You will find a triple pocket and a 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ photo mount.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reaonable Ribbon Product by Authentique Paper Photo 09

These are the cute little tags that are tucked into the pockets.  Each one is topped with Halloween Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Project Share with Tips on YouTube

If you’d like to see how all these various mechanisms work as well as learn some tips and tricks that I used to create this folio, then watch this short YouTube video project share.

On With the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what wonderfully creative idea Linsey has prepared for you.  When you’ve finished hopping, be sure to pop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so your name will be entered into the drawing for a FREE Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’d like to subscribe to the Ribbon Club, you can find all the information HERE.

I hope I shared some ideas 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

 

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