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Love, Luck & Ladybugs Bookmark Card

Tammy Tutterow Designs: Love, Luck & Ladybugs Bookmark Card

Hello, Friends!  I love ladybugs, do you?  There’s something magical about their little polka dot bodies and delicate wings.  So when I got my hands on Tammy Tutterow’s darling “Wishing You” stamp, I could hardly wait to use it.  Today I got to have a playdate with this darling design, and I’m excited to share this Love, Luck & Ladybugs Bookmark card .

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

Love Luck & Ladybugs: Stamping the Design

This is a standard 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  I tried to go clean and simple with this design…something that is very hard for me.  How’d I do?  Here’s how i went about pulling this card together:

  1. Stamp the image on smooth white cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink.
  2. Heat Emboss with clear powder.
  3. Stamp the image a 2nd time on green polka dot paper. Cut out.
  4. Stamp the image again on black floral print, cut out.
  5. Stamp the image once more on black gingham.  Cut out.
  6. Paper piece the image together, gluing each body section in place.
  7. Stitch onto black cardstock.  Mat on red cardstock.
  8. Color the lettering.
  9. Create a mask by stamping the image onto a post it note.  Cut out, place over stamped image.
  10.  Ink the white areas with Antique Linen and Bundled Sage Distress Inks. Spritz and flick with water.
  11.  Spatter with diluted Black Chalk Paint.
Love Luck & Ladybugs: Adding the Details

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2

  • Tie a bow with Black and White Houndstooth Ribbon
  • Cut Pom Pom Posies from Grey Felt
  • Place each layer on foam mat and run around the edges with an 8mm ball stylus to ruffle the edges.
  • Glue layers together
  • Add button to center with hot glue.
  • Die cut leaves from green felt.  Glue onto ribbon.
  • Add Flower
  • Die Cut Frayed Tabs from designer paper to create banner flags.
  • Top with buttons.
  • Glue in place.
Love Luck & Ladybugs: The inside Job

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3

  • Die Cut Paper Bag Envelope from Designer Paper and assemble according to directions
  • Add square knot ribbon and sticker.
  • Glue onto upper portion of card.

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

  • Die cut the insert from Paper Bag Envelope using designer paper
  • Stamp with Flower Swag 5.  Color
  • Stamp with Tiny Sentiments
  • Add Frayed Tabs Banner and button

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5

  • Create bookmark by cutting two long strips of designer paper, one slightly longer than the other.
  • Cut fishtail banners on the ends.
  • Mat on Red and Black cardstock.
  • Join the two strips with a piece of  1/4″ Scor-Tape applied to the very top edge of the larger strip.
  • Die cut a 2″ doily from white cardstock.
  • Add faux stitching with a fine line sharpie pen.
  • Stamp the ladybug body onto the doily
  • Stamp again onto scraps of designer paper and paper piece onto doily as decoration.

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I hope you were inspired by this sweet little ladybug!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Rustic Woodland Christmas Greeting Card

Frilly and Funkie Christmas in July Challenge: Rustic Woodland Christmas Greeting Card

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The one and only Cec is our hostess this go round, and the theme is “Christmas in July.”  With that in mind, I broke out a bunch of my Tim Holtz goodies to create this Rustic Woodland Christmas Greeting Card. Let’s see what Cec has to say about this fun challenge.

Challenge Theme: Christmas in July

You might be experiencing summer heat but let’s think cool by getting a head start on Christmas preparations.  Your vintage or shabby chic creation could be a card, something to present a gift in or a decor item for the house or tree.

Rustic Woodland Christmas Greeting Card a la Tim Holtz “Dapper”

Rustic Woodland Christmas Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Photo 1

This was a fun card to make!  You wouldn’t normally think of using Tim Holtz “Dapper”  paper collection for Christmas, would you?  But I found patterns in it that hit exactly the right rustic note for this card creation.

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card reminds me of taking a wintry walk in the woods.  After distressing, matting and layering my designer papers I got busy with my die cutting machine.  It was so much fun to die cut all these various elements from Dapper papers and then make them look like Christmas paper.

First, the sentiment from Doodle Greetings #1 was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink onto the grid paper from the collection. Then I heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Next, I lightly sponged some Pine Needles Distress Ink to add just a touch of color.  This step actually helped the sentiment to pop off the page.

Rustic Woodland Christmas Greeting Card: Tattered Florals

It is just me, or is it hilarious to think of making Christmas flowers from paper with a cigar band pattern?  But that’s exactly what I did here.  Here’s how I did it:

  1. First, cut 6 squares of Dapper cigar band paper into 3.5″ squares.
  2. Next, stack the squares on the frayed flower in the Tattered Florals Die.
  3. Then, run the stack through your machine all at the same time.  All six layers will die cut beautifully as this is a steel rule die.
  4. Now, flip half the flower layers over to the print on the reverse side of the paper.
  5. Next, spritz the petals with Candied Apple Distress Stain Spray.  Heat Dry.
  6. Then, Sponge the flower centers with a little Fired Brick Distress Ink.
  7. Now, shape and stack the petals.  I shaped each layer a little differently for more fullness.
  8. Finally, fill the flower centers with hot glue, then pour in Gilt Trip Prills.  Let it set a minute, then tap off the excess Prills into a funnel tray.
Rustic Woodland Christmas Greeting Card: The bow cluster

This Vintage Christmas plaid ribbon was exactly right for the bow cluster.  I tucked in some gold eyelash ribbon, a little greenery and a Tim Holtz snowflake charm to complete the cluster.  I filled out the floral arrangement with some of the die cut greenery.

Rustic Woodland Christmas Greeting Card: The Frame

Tim’s Ornate Frame is one of my all time favorite dies.  I cut it twice here: once from Dapper paper and once on heavy weight chipboard.  The chipboard pieces are painted with Prima Gold Crackle Texture Paste, then sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I cut the chipboard frame in half, then glued the Dapper frame to it so that it was slightly offset, letting the gold peep through.  The frame is surrounded with bits of greenery that I hit with a little Mica Spray.

The lovely deer was also die cut twice from Dapper paper, then layered together with small foam dots.

The Inside Story

Once again, I turned this card into a gift by adding a simple gift card pocket.

I matted this lovely vintage image onto forest green cardstock, then scored and folded it.

Add a tea bag to the pocket, and maybe a gift card and you have a lovely Christmas gift!

After stamping and embossing another image from Doodle Greetings #1, I sponged and colored the image.  This was matted onto a long panel of ivory text paper. I left lots of room to write a newsy Christmas note here.

Now it’s YOUR turn

You’re invited to play along with the Frilly and Funkie teams in this fun Christmas in July challenge.  Simply create your own vintage or shabby chic Christmas in July project and then link it up on the Frilly and Funkie blog.  You have until midnight on Tuesday, August 1st to join the party.  You can find the specific details HERE.

The Frilly and Funkie gals will be stopping by to admire your lovely creations.  At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us for a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your paper pretties and get your craft on.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Graphic 45 Staples Tags Are the Bees Knees Tag Card with Times Nouveau DCE

Hello, G45’ers!  If you love tags, you are going to love today’s post.  I’ve pulled out one my Times Nouveau DCE,  some Staples Tags, Distress Oxide Inks and lot of other paper playthings to make this fabulous The Bees Knees Tag Card.

I’m a huge fan of G45 Staples Tags!  They come in many styles and sizes, which means you can use them in a near endless variety of ways.  The beautiful shaped edge and vintage metal grommet makes them the perfect layering element on a card or layout.  You can string alpha tags together to  make a pretty banner that spells out a special greeting.  Tie a decorated tag onto gift packaging to take it to the next level.  Tuck a decorated tag into a card to be used as a bookmark, and you’ve just turned a card into a gift. Set them on a small easel and use them for home decor.  I’ve even used Staples Tags as pages in my mini albums.

These are thick, heavy tags ,made from high quality paper, which means you can layer them up with mixed media materials and use them as a mini canvas.  Add Distress Inks or paints to these tags to add that trendy watercolor element to your creation. There seems to be no end to the number of creative ways that you can put these workhorses to use during your crafty adventure time.

From Tag to Card: Let the Adventure Begin!

I’ve made a lot of tags along the way, but this time around, I wanted to try something totally different.  So I challenged myself to make a card using Staples Tags as the base.  I spent a delightful morning in my studio with a stack of Staples Ivory tags in various sizes and the ever fresh Times Nouveau Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  Distress Oxide Inks joined the party, making things even more lively.  I even found a way to work a hidden tag pocket into the design.

The Bees Knees Tag Card: Creating the spine

You can turn a tag into a uniquely shaped card by creating a hinged spine to join two tags of the same size together.  For these long tags, I cut my hinge to measure 7” tall x  2 ¼”  wide.  Score this strip of paper on the short side at 1” and again at 1 ¼” .  Before you add the designer papers to the insides of your tags, glue the 1” strip on each side of the scored lines between the two tags, leaving a ¼” spine.

The Bees Knees Tag Card: Pockets, Tags and Folios

Tags and pockets just go together.  I turned this fabulous image into a side pocket for these two little folios.  Photos, journaling or gift cards can be tucked inside.  I love the little banner/paper clip embellishment made with scraps.  When paper is this fabulous, you want to use every little bit!

Try using Mixed Media supplies on your tags to add an extra level of interest.  I used Distress Oxide inks to dress up the text area on both “Cheers” and “Celebrate” tags.  With ink or paints, you can add that trendy watercolor element to your creation and color match your papers every time.

If an image (like the Bee’s Knees Postcard on this tag)  is too wide for your tag base, here is a simple solution.  Measure the width of your surface, then score and fold the image.  Add a decorative image to the flap, and you’ve just turned a dilemma into an interactive element. 

It’s the perfect spot to tuck in a hidden tag pocket and treat!

Chipboard Tags Come Along for the Ride

You can use the chipboard elements that come with the Deluxe Collector’s Edition to make fantastic embellishments for your card.  I glued the tags back to back, then hitched them to a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp.

The tags are reversible, and I love the motion they add to the design.

Other Tips and Tricks
  1. I always decorate the insides of my cards first, and I followed that same process with this unique tag card.  This keeps the front cover of the card from being crushed or soiled as you work on the inside.
  2. Use Staples Metal packaging for the back piece of your tag card.  The heavy chipboard base will allow your tag card to stand up without buckling under the weight of all the card layers.  Sand the surface lightly so that papers will adhere and then go to town creating your next masterpiece.
  3. I like to back laser cut tags with black cardstock to make the stylish font pop off the page.

Are you inspired to break out your pretty G45 papers, Staples Tags, scissors and glue?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lilac Whisper Thank You Card with Pockets and Tag

Lilac Whisper Thank You Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Have you seen the new July Ribbon Club Assortment yet?  Oooh la la!  If you love purple, you’re going to swoon!  I’ve I paired these Perfectly Purple Ribbons up with gorgeous papers from Kaisercraft to make this Lilac Whisper Thank You Card with pockets and tag.

Lilac Whisper Thank You Card by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Kaisercraft Photo 1

This is a standard sized 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a 1/4″ spine built in.  I layered up my “leftover” Lilac Whisper papers with beautiful ribbons and flowers .

Lilac Whisper Thank You Card by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Kaisercraft Photo 2

Ribbon does double duty here as both bow and border. This Quatrefoil Delphinium Print Satin adds pattern, texture, color and shine to the card design. Taffeta Ribbon ties into lovely, crisp bows like the luscious Hyacinth double bow I’ve added to the side of the card.

Lilac Whisper Thank You Card by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Kaisercraft Photo 3

A touch of silver metallic string adds just the right amount of glam to the bow cluster.  And, it serves to soften the edge of the cluster of white flowers.

Lilac Whisper Thank You Card by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Kaisercraft Photo 4Double pockets inside the card hold sweet surprises!

Lilac Whisper Thank You Card by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Kaisercraft Photo 5

How about a sweet little gift card wallet and bookmark made with scraps?

Lilac Whisper Thank You Card by Kathy Clement for RRR Product by Kaisercraft Photo 6

Once again, I’ve used Delphinium Quatrefoil Print Satin to create stylish borders on this pretty bookmark/tag.

I think you’re really going to love this purplicious ribbon club assortment.  You can see all NINE ribbons in the collection and sign up for the Ribbon Club HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card for RRR Summer Challenge

 

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Oh, I am having such a good time playing with the June Ribbon Club Assortment that I pulled them back out to use again on my card for the RRR Summer Challenge.  This time, I played with the beautiful Ocean Blue Ribbons in the assortment.  But once again, I did not make a beach themed project.  What in the world?  Instead I made this lovely, summery Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card.

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card by Kathy Clement for Really  Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

This card brings back so many happy memories of summer days spent riding my bike with my best friend Robin.  Both of us had what we called “junkyard bikes” : no brakes, no fancy gears, big fat tires, and old fashioned bicycle seats.  But we loved our trusty steeds nonetheless and had many a summer adventure with them and one another.

Ride On Hidden Tag Card: The Details

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card by Kathy Clement for Really  Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

Ribbon makes for a lovely border on this soft, summery card, especially when topped with a trio of vintage buttons.   First I put down a layer of Copen Blue Delicate Stitched Satin using 1/2″ Scor-Tape. Then I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape to layer Copen Blue Diamonds and Dots Satin on top. These ribbons are a perfect color match for the designer papers from Authentique’s Felicity Collection Kit.  Blue and yellow is a classic color combination for sure!

Ride On Hidden Tag Pocket

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card by Kathy Clement for Really  Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

This bow cluster tops my hidden tag.  Isn’t that fun?  Once again, I glued down my focal image on just the top and bottom edge.  Then I created a tag to fit the pocket and tucked it inside.

What’s In Your Pocket?

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card by Kathy Clement for Really  Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4I think these cheery blues and yellows inspired me, as I could not stop adding details to this card.

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card by Kathy Clement for Really  Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4I added a ribbon tied accordion folio to the top half of the card.

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card by Kathy Clement for Really  Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5I love these papers combined with these ribbons!

Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card by Kathy Clement for Really  Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6The lower pocket contains a large ribbon topped tag.  Did you notice that the focal image on both tags is the same?  One is large and one is small, but apart from that, they are identical.  I love to hang these pretty tags on cupboard doors, or display them on little easels like miniature works of art.  Of course, they also make great bookmarks!    I also tucked a pretty yellow tea bag (Lemon Ginger) into this pocket.  So the card is now a gift.

Now It’s YOUR Turn

Are you inspired to get out your scissors and glue and have a play with paper and pretty ribbons or trim?  Good!  Because now it’s your turn to share your summer project with ribbon or trim with us on the RRR BLOG.  You have until June 28th at 11:59PM to link your project up.  Be sure to stop by the RRR BLOG and read the challenge guidelines so that your entry will be considered.  You’ll also find inspiration from the RRR team to get you ready to create.

I hope you enjoyed this Ride On All Occasion Hidden Tag Card.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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

Bee Yourself Honeybee Greeting Card

BEE Yourself Honeybee Greeting Card with Petaloo Posies and G45 Nature Sketchbook

Hello, Friends!  I have such a fun, cheery card to share with you today!  This Bee Yourself Honeybee Greeting card just bursts with happy colors, beautiful papers and bodacious blooms.

I’m in love with Petaloo International’s gorgeous Botanica Blooms.  They look so lifelike you can almost smell their sweet bouquet when you use them on a project.  Combine these beautiful blooms with Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook paper and a digital image from Polly’s Paper Studio, and you can color me happy, happy, happy!

This is my standard 5″ x 7″ top fold card made on a kraft cardstock base.  To deepen the color of the Botanica Blooms I gave them a couple spritzes of Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.  I did the same with the sweet little Ivory Canvas Sunflower on top of my ribbon cluster.

Inside, I’ve added all sorts of wonderful goodies.

Herbal Tea and a Honeystick go perfectly with this themed card.

And why not tuck in a sweet tag and fun little tags to complete the ensemble?

I hope this BEE Yourself Honeybee Greeting card added some sunshine to your day.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Wishing you a honey of a day!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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