Tag Archives: cards

Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine

Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine for Frilly Funkie All You Need is Love Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. The lovely Zoe is our host, and the theme is All You Need is Love.  I spent a delightful afternoon creating a Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine.  We’ll look at that in a moment, but first, let’s see what Zoe has to say about this challenge theme:

Challenge Theme: All You Need Is Love
Create a vintage or shabby chic card with the word “LOVE” somewhere on the card. It can be the focus or just a tiny detail.

Red and Black Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine

Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine by Kathy Clement Photo 1

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made with a combination of Graphic 45 Papers.  I’ve used the French Country Deluxe Collector’s Edition in the background layers and chipboard frame.  Black and red just work so well on a vintage Valentine!  The February pages of A Place in Time DCE provided me with the images, postcards, and tags.  You wouldn’t think of putting these two collection together in one project, but it really works!

Distressed layers always give a project a wonderful vintage feel.   Gold mat layers add to the effect.  Black jet buttons from my vintage button jar and a darling rusty heart help amp up the vintage vibe as well.

This sweet little brooch is from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I die cut an image from one of the Place in Time tags, then glued it into the blank.  Next, I clustered Petaloo Gypsy Roses all around it.

Add finishing touches with a vintage brass word charm and a houndstooth ribbon bow.

French Country Vintage Valentine: A Peek Inside

The large pocket contains a chocolate tucked into a Graphic 45 Policy Envelope.

I created a mini flap element on the top half of the card.

Here’s how to make it:

  • First cut out the postcard image from A Place in Time February papers.
  • Next, score the post card about 1/2″ to the right of center.  Fold.
  • Mat the left hand side of the post card on black cardstock.  Glue to the card base.
  • Now, cut out the cute Cupid image and glue in place as shown.
  • For the front cover, Mat the tag on black cardstock. Glue the RIGHT hand side in place, being careful not to stick it to the postcard beneath.

Now you have a secret, hidden spot to write a Valentine message.

Now It’s YOUR turn!

You are cordially invited to play along in this “All You Need is Love” challenge. To do so, simply create a vintage or shabby chic project.  Then link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, February 13th.

The Frilly and Funkie team will choose four favorite projects from your entries. Our favorite artist  will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer  at Frilly and Funkie. The next three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Did I share some tips and tricks today 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

Product Links to the Funkie Junkie Boutique



Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Priscilla Gotham from Deneen’s Blog. 

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card for the January Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the Heartfelt Creations January Alumni Hop.  All this cold, dreary winter weather had me in the mood to create a bright and cheery card.  That’s how I decided to make this Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

See?  I told you it was bright and cheery!  This is a 5.25″ x 725″ top fold card with a 1/4″ spine.  Here are the Heartfelt Creations Supplies I used to make this card:

How to Make A Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card
  • First, create your card base from sturdy ivory cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 5″ x 7″ layer of the vintage map paper and mat on bright yellow cardstock.  Then mat a second time on gold cardstock.  I like to have a 1/8″ margin on my mats, but that is just my personal choice.
  • Now, cut TWO 4″ x 6″ panels of designer paper,  I used the Journey word collage and the grassy meadow papers for these two layers.  As before, mat both layers.
  • Then, die cut the eyelet oval from white cardstock.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

  • Next, use the Young at Heart Die to cut out the cute airplane.  I don’t have the die to cut out the Happy Birthday banner, so I fussy cut that.  Back both the banner and the airplane with foam adhesive or waste chipboard to add dimension.
  • Now, fussy cut the sentiment from designer paper and mat on cardstock.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  • Then fussy cut “Come Fly With Me” from the airplane journal card.  Bevel the corners to make it look like a tag.  Mat with cardstock, leaving a little extra edge on the bottom for gluing.  Glue this behind the grassy meadow panel.
  • Finally, Glue all the layers in place, staggering them as you see here.  Some will go off the edge of the card.  That is fine.  Now we are ready to make some flowers!

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card: Making the Flowers

Here’s how I made the flowers for this card:

  • First, stamp 2 sets of Botanical Rose on yellow cardstock using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Now stamp several sets of Botanical Rose leaves on green patterned paper from the collection using Ranger Archival Olive Green Ink.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Next, Die cut the flower layers and the leaves with the Botanical Rose Die.
  • Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to form each flower layer.  Spritz the paper lightly with water first so that the petals will hold their shape.  I also pinched the petal ends together to give them a more natural, dimensional look.
  • Paint each flower layer with a very light coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint.  Immediately cover each petal layer with super fine clear glitter while the paint is still wet.
  • Next, stack the petal layers together to form flowers.  I use a hot glue gun to secure my petal layers.
  • Then spray each flower with Lemon Zest and Gold Tattered Angels Mist.  I also spattered my flowers with Tattered Angels Coffee Shop Mist.
  • Now set the petal layers aside to dry.
  • When the flower layers are dry, fill the centers with hot glue and Express-O Yourself Prills.
  • Finally, add the finished flowers and leaves to the card, arranging as you like.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

As a finishing touch, I created a loopy bow with natural burlap string and added it under the flower layers.  I also glued 3 tiny black buttons to the sentiment panel.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6Decorating the inside of this cheery card was the perfect pick me up on a wintry day.

  • First, I lined both the top and bottom panels of the card interior with designer paper.
  • Next, I trimmed down a 6″ x 6″ card topper, punched a thumb hole on the right hand side, and turned it into a pocket.  This is so easy!  Just glue the top, bottom and left hand side to the card base, and you have an instant pocket!
  • Then I created a box style pocket on the bottom half of the card.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

Create a little tea bag wallet with scraps on your table.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 9

Tuck the teabag into a pocket and decorate with a border strip.  You even have room to write a nice personal note here.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 10I made the bottom pocket like a box so that I could fill it with birthday treats.

Heartfelt Creations Young at Heart Birthday Card Young at Heart by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 11

What’s inside?  A sweet tasseled bookmark, a decorated honey stick to go with the tea bag, and a little chocolate treat.  Now this card is also a birthday present!  How fun is that?

On With the Hop

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop, and leave a lovely comment behind.  One lucky comment will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations from a mystery blog in the hop.

The hop begins at 8AM Friday, January 26th and closes Monday, January 29th at 11:59 EST.  The winner of the hop will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 31st.  I’ll also add the winners name at the top of this blog post at that time.

The winner will have 72 hours to email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us  with the words “Winner of the January Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  

Here’s the list of blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys  ♥  Vicki   ♥  Martine   ♥ Alissa 

♥  Sarah   ♥ Gloria   ♥ Deneen  ♥ Archana

Have fun hopping and good luck!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the first RRR Blog Hop of 2018.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  I’ve created a pretty in pink Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card for you today, but before I reveal it, let’s take a look at the fabulous January Ribbon Club Assortment.

These are super fun ribbons to use on all your Valentine projects, but I found they work really well on regular cards, too.

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 1

This Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card pairs perfectly with the Pearl Pink Delicate Stitched Satin and Mixed Pink Diamond Grosgrain ribbons from the Valentine Mix Assortment.

 

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 2

I also used the Valentine Mix ribbons to make my belly band:

  • First, find the center of the card layer, and then add a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Run the tape past the edge of the card layer so you can wrap the ribbon around the back. This creates a neat, clean edge.
  • Next, place Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon over the Scor-Tape.  Press to secure firmly and wrap the edges around the back of the card layer.
  • Now, add a strip of 1/4″ Scor-Tape in the middle of the Hot Pink Satin Ribbon.  Then attach a piece of white crochet lace.
  • Then add a strip of 1/4″ Scor-Tape above and below the hot pink satin ribbon.  Add a row of the Pink Mixed Diamond Grosgrain ribbon here.
  • Now you just add your additional card layers, easy as pie!
Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card: Ribbon Embellishments

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 3This pouf-tastic double layer bow cluster is the main embellishment on this Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card.  But you can use ribbon as an embellishment in other ways, too.

  • Thread ribbon through a paper clip or shaped paper clip to create a cute banner. I topped this one with a button to keep with the sewing theme.  But  you could easily add a key or other shape to fit the theme of your project.

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 4

  • Wrap ribbon around a miniature wooden spool.

 

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 5

I picked up these teeny tiny spools of thread at a yard sale.  Since the thread was a perfect color match, I did not remove it to add ribbon this time.  In other projects, I have wrapped empty spools with ribbon to make a custom embellishment.  And, do you see the little snippet of crochet lace peeking out from the embellishment cluster?  It adds just the right amount of texture.

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card: A Peek Inside

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 6

The inside of this card is sweet and simple.  I simply added designer papers (this is Photo Play’s  Vintage Girl Collection, in case you want to know).

Petticoat Lane Vintage Sewing Card Vintage Girl by Kathy Clement Product by Photo Play Photo 7Transform cardstock scraps into this sweet little tea bag wallet.  This adds a personal touch to the card design.

On with the Hop!

Now hop on over to Cherry’s lovely blog for even more Valentine inspiration.  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a sweet comment behind.  Then check in with Bonnie on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so you can be entered into the drawing for a free Valentine Mix Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t joined the RRR Monthly RIbbon Club, now is the perfect time to join.  You’ll receive a perfectly coordinated ribbon assortment each month in 2018.  It’s a fun, affordable way to add to your ribbon stash.  You can find all the details HERE.

I think it’s lovely that Valentine’s Day comes right after Christmas.  Playing with pretty pink Valentine ribbon is a wonderful way to beat the winter blues!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks and Treat Wallet for The Kiddies

Hello, again, Friends!  Just as I  promised, I’m back today with more Lovestruck Valentines.  My last project used Lovestruck to make a sassy and sweet grown up Valentine.  But these Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks and Valentine Treat Wallet are made with the kids in mind.  Both of today’s projects are quick and easy to make, so let’s get the party started!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 1

These retro images take me right back to elementary school!  Remember the fun Valentine’s Day parties with cookies, punch and Valentine treats?   My mom always insisted that we make our own Valentines for those parties.  One year, we baked heart shaped cookies and decorated them with frosting.  Another year, we cut out construction paper hearts, added a stick of gum and wrote “I’m stuck on you, ” on each card.  And one year we handed out lollipops with a little tag that said, “I’m a sucker for you.”  My mom was never short on imagination!  I’m so thankful for her innovation and creativity!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 2Somewhere in my shopping adventures, I ran across these white bookmark forms.  I think they were in a dollar bin somewhere.  I liked the shape and the scalloped edge, so I brought them home.  While doing my annual end of the year clean up, I ran across them and realized they would make great Valentines!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 3Each bookmark measures 2″ wide x 6″ tall.  Because of the petite size, I decided to work with the Lovestruck 6″ x 6″ paper bundle as well as the Lovestruck Collection Kit.  (You always want to try to match the scale of your paper pattern to the size of your project.)

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 4The focal images are cut from the 12×12 collection kit, then embellished with stickers and other fussy cut images.

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 5

To add the lollipop to these Lovestruck Lollipop Bookmarks, punch two holes with a standard hole punch.  Then thread the stem of the lollipop through the holes and secure on the back side of the bookmark with tape.  You could make a bunch of these cutie pie bookmarks in no time!  I think they’d make darling party favors!

Lovestruck Valentine Treat Wallet

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This cute little treat wallet is so easy to make using paper scraps and stickers.  Here’s how I did it:

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

  • First, cut a 7.5″ wide x 5″ tall piece of scrap cardstock.
  • Next, place the long side on your scoring tool.  Score at 3.25″ and 7″.
  • Crease the folds to create a little wallet. Decorate the front as seen here.
  • Create a belly band from paper scraps and decorate with a sticker.

For the inside:

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

  • You will have a 1″ overlap on the right hand side.  This becomes a pocket.
  • Now, line the interior of the wallet with papers from the 6×6 Paper Bundle.
  • Then glue the sides of the 1″ flap to the base to form a pocket.  You can punch a thumb hole with a 1″ circle punch first, if desired.
  • Now, fill the pocket with treats, a gift card or a little note.
  • Back a sticker with cardstock and glue just the bottom edge on the left hand side of the wallet.  This becomes a tuck spot for an image.

How easy was that?

I hope I’ve shared some fun ideas that you can use when making Valentines for your favorite kiddoes.  I think these would make darling party favors and would even be fun for teachers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio

Authentique Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio with Handmade Flower

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is such a lovely holiday!  Who doesn’t love a day that’s all about love, friendship, card swapping, flowers and chocolate?  But Valentine’s don’t always have to be sweet, do they?  This Authentique Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio is lots of fun, too!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.  And don’t you just love this sassy sentiment?  Never mind love…I’d rather fall in chocolate!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2I love the red and aqua color combo, too.   That aqua paper really makes the bow cluster pop!  Scarlet Checkerboard Satin Ribbon is on the bottom, and Random Hearts and Confetti Grosgrain Ribbon is on top.

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3The handmade flower on this card is fussy cut from Lovestruck 5, which is an all over doily image page.  I just cut out several doilies, then trimmed out the layers, shaped them with my ball stylus and stacked them together with hot glue.  Vintage buttons play a big role in this card.  I’ve used them in the flower center and down the right hand side of the card.

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio: There’s a party on the inside!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

The inside of this card folio really is ready to party!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5Use your scraps to create a little chocolate wallet, then dress it up with images from the 6×6″ Lovestruck Paper Bundle.  The belly band is also made from scraps and decorated with a sticker from the Lovestruck Sticker Sheet.

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

The chocolate wallet is just the right size to hold an individually wrapped Ghiradelli Chocolate treat.  Because, it’s Valentine’s Day people!  Time to break out the chocolate!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo7The Be Mine banner is also made from stickers.  It adds a fun party feel to the card.  And wait til you see what’s in the pocket!

Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card Folio Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

How fun is this Valentine tag?  I’ve dressed up a Graphic 45 Ivory Staples Tag with papers from the 6″ x 6″ Bundle.  Then I added stickers, crepe paper trim and a felt heart embellishment.  The heart is made with Tammy Tutterow’s Prim Hearts,  Posie Parts and Bitty Posies Dies.

People often ask me, “What do you do with a tag?”  I have tags looped over cabinet pulls to brighten up a room.  They are great to display in an office cubicle, and fabulous to tie on a gift.  They make great bookmarks, are a fun addition to a mantel display and you can write a greeting on the back.  That’s just a few of the fun things you can do with tags!

I hope this Lovestruck Sassy Valentine Card folio has sparked your inspiration.  I’ll be back on Wednesday with some Lovestruck Valentine Ideas for the Kids.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Lisa Conner, Lisa, please contact HC to claim your prize!
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the December Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to focus in on Valentine’s Day.  With that in mind, I created this All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial using the new Heartfelt Love Collection.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

Here are the supplies you will need to make this card:

 

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Creating the Flowers

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

  • Stamp 3 sets of both the Botanical Rose and the Enchanted Mum on designer paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection.  Die cut with the matching dies.
  • Ink the center of each layer with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.
  • Then ink the edges of the petals with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Spritz lightly with water.
  • Then shape with the flower shaping kit and hot glue the layers together.
  • Spritz each finished flower with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and set aside to dry.
  • When completely dry, fill flower centers with Pink Czech beads and let dry again.
All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Making the Base

I always create the insides of my cards before I finish the card cover.  This way, the card cover stays clean and none of the dimensional elements get crushed.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from one sheet of pale pink cardstock
  • Now, line the inside of the card with designer paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection
  • Next, cut “A Gift from the Heart” image from the cut apart page
  • Then glue the top, bottom and left side of the image to form a pocket for the chocolate
  • Next, cut a 3.5″ x 6″ piece of pale pink cardstock for the pocket
  • Place on your score tool and score 1/2″ on bottom, left and right sides.
  • Now, trim the two bottom corners so that the sides will fold easily.  Glue together and make the pocket.
  • Next, cut a 3″ x 5″ piece of pink gingham paper.  Glue on the pocket front.  Use a 1 3/8″ circle punch to create a thumb hole.
  • Now, glue the pocket to the card base.
  • Use the small rectangular die from Cut, Mat, Create Set 1-B to cut out the phrase from the word collage page in the collection.  Mat on pink cardstock and glue to pocket to finish.

This is what your card will look like at this point.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

The next step is to make the tag that fits in the pocket.

 

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Making the Tag

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

  • Cut a 4″ x 6″ rectangle from pale pink cardstock.  This will be your tag base.
  • Round the bottom corners with a corner rounder punch.
  • Then shape the top corners with a scallop edge punch.  I use Crop-a-Dile corner punches for this.
  • Now, cut a 3.75″ x 5.75″ rectangle of the pale pink floral paper.  Shape the top and bottom edges just as you did in the previous step. Don’t glue this to the tag base yet.
  • Next, use the Border Essentials Die to create a belly band for the tag. Let the ends of the border overlap so you can fold them around the back of this tag layer.  This will create a neat, finished appearance.
  • Now, add 1/4″ Scor-Tape to the center of the belly band, again letting the ends overlap a little.
  • Adhere the Valentine Heart Ribbon over the Scor-tape, wrapping the loose ends around to the back to create a neat appearance.
  • Now you can glue this layer to the tag base.
  • Add a charm of your choice to the ribbon layer.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

 

  • Next, punch a hole at the top and thread with 8″ of Pearl Pink Satin Ribbon.
  • Then, tie a string bow with the Valentine Heart Ribbon and with Silver Metallic String
  • Loop Silver Metallic String through your chosen heart charms and tie into the bow arrangement.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

  • Now, cut the two sentiment panels from the cut apart page.  Shape the corners with a Crop-a-Dile punch (optional) and mat on pink cardstock.  Glue as seen in the photo.
  • Die cut the leaves and the flowers with the Cut Mat Create Dies and add to the tag. Place the tag in the pocket.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Decorating the Card Cover

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

I always assemble my card front before I glue it to the card base.

  • First, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the pink gingham paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection.
  • Cut a 3.5″ x 5″ banner flag from the pale pink floral print.  Mat on pink cardstock.  Glue to the pink gingham panel as seen in the photo above.
  • Now cut a 2.25″ x 6″ banner flag from the dark pink floral print paper.  Mat on pink cardstock and glue so that it overlaps the first banner, as seen in the photo.
  • Now, use the Eyelet Oval base die to cut a dark pink floral print oval.
  • Then use the oval circle and eyelet die to cut a layer from pale pink floral paper.  Glue this to the deep pink floral base.
  • Next, back the eyelet oval with foam tabs or waste chipboard and glue to the card as seen in the photo above.
  • Cut and mat All You Need is Love.
  • Cut the same size layer from the pink word collage page and mat the same way you matted the sentiment panel.
  • Now glue the word collage panel to the eyelet oval, using the photo as a guide for placement.
  • Next, back All You Need Is Love with foam tabs or waste chipboard and glue to the card base as seen in the photo.
  • Then, stamp 2 of the largest butterflies from Butterfly Medley on patterned paper.  Die cut with the matching die.
All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Finishing Touches

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 8

  • Now shape the butterfly wings with the largest stylus tip in the Flower Shaping Kit.
  • Glue the two butterfly bodies together, lifting the wings to add dimension.
  • Spray with Glimmer Mist.
  • Add a small rose to the center of the body.
  • Finally, glue in place as seen in the photo.
  • Next, tie a triple loop bow from Pink Pearl Satin Ribbon and hot glue to the side of the card.
  • Then glue all your prepared flowers in place, tucking them under the sentiment panels and between layers as well as down the side.
  • Finally, add a button to the top of the sentiment panel.
Let’s Go to the Hop!

Now it’s time to hop along and get inspired by all the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.

The Hop starts 8AM EST on Friday December 29th and closes Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11.59PM EST.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, as one random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 3rd.  I will also post the name of the winner at the top of this blog post.

If you are the lucky winner, simply email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the December Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize, or another winner will be chosen.

Here are the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Alissa   Amarilys Vicki Martine Sarah  ♥ Deneen

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your paper pretties and get your craft on!

Have fun hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Deer Christmas Greeting Card with Sweet Christmas

Deer Christmas Greeting Card with Stamperia Sweet Christmas

Hello, Friends!

Wow, has this week ever been busy!  I finally got caught up on life after my lovely Thanksgiving break.  Once all the chores were done, I had a chance to play with some of my new paper pretties.  This Deer Christmas Greeting card has a wonderful Victorian feel to it.  It’s made with Stamperia’s Sweet Christmas collection.

Deer Christmas Greeting Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Stamperia Photo 1

A little light distressing on the edges gave this card an aged, rustic feel.  All the edges are sponged with Distress Victorian Velvet ink to amp up the color.  Then I spritzed the edges with water.  Finally, I spattered the whole base (not the image) with Hickory Smoke Distress Spray.

Need a good way to use up scraps of pretty paper?  Cut a banner shape on the end then add them to your paper layers.  To do this, first I fold my paper in half lengthwise.  From the folded side of the paper, cut a 45 degree angle toward the bottom edge.  These fishtail banners look great on a card, use up scraps and are quick and easy to make.

Deer Christmas: Pretty in Pink

Deer Christmas Greeting Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Stamperia Photo  2I’m finding that I’m rather fond of pink this Christmas.

Deer Christmas Greeting Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Stamperia Photo 3

Festive greenery gives this card a botanical feel.  I’ve layered lots of evergreen boughs in with my White Glitz Ribbon bow cluster.

Deer Christmas: A Peek Inside

Deer Christmas Greeting Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Stamperia Photo  4

For me, decorating the inside of a card is as much fun as decorating the outside.

Deer Christmas Greeting Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Stamperia Photo  5

Deer Christmas Greeting Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Stamperia Photo  6Of course, there’s a pocket!

Deer Christmas Greeting Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Stamperia Photo  7In the pocket, there’s a pretty little gift card holder.

Deer Christmas Greeting Card Sweet Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Stamperia Photo  8And in the gift card holder, there’s a stamped sentiment and a chocolate treat. Otherwise, it would not be a Kathy by Design card!   If you’re interested, you’ll find this card available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

It was relaxing and fun to make a card “just for me” . I love the way it turned out, and I hope it inspired you to get out your paper pretties and have a play.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...