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Watermelon Friendship Pocket Card

Laserowe Love Watermelon Friendship Pocket Card with RRR Watermelon Plaid Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love it when you find just the right ribbon to finish off a card?  This Watermelon Plaid Ribbon could not be a more perfect match for this Laserowe Love Watermelon Friendship Pocket Card.

This 5 1/2″ square top fold card is a real slice of summer fun.  Here’s how it came together:

  • First, cut a 5 1/2″ x 11 panel from Gumdrop Green cardstock.  Score in half on the long side and fold to make a top fold card base.
  • Next, cut a 5 1/4″ panel from Ripe Raspberry Cardstock.  Center and adhere over the Gumdrop Green.
  • Now, cut a 5″ panel from the Laserowe Love Watermelon Summer paper.  Center and adhere over the Ripe Raspberry.
  • Cut a 2″ belly band from the text pattern from Watermelon Friends.  Double mat on both Ripe Raspberry and Gumdrop Green.  Adhere in the center of the card.
  • Add a doily in the center of the belly band.
  • Now fussy cut the best friends from a small tag. Save the top half of the tag to tuck in  as a design feature.
  • Fussy Cut the large ice cream cone tag from the collection.  Double mat and adhere on the left hand side of the card. Tuck the fussy cut friends in on the right hand side of the tag and the tag top on the left.
Watermelon Friendship Pocket Card: Finishing Touches

To finish this card front off in style follow these steps:

  • First, top the ice cream tag with ribbon, burlap string and a little ice cream cone charm.  I’m not sure where this charm came from.  I’ve had it in my stash forever.
  • Fussy cut the banner, back with foam adhesive and adhere along the top edge of the card.
  • The tie 1″ burlap string bows for the corners of the banner.  Top with bitty black buttons.
  • Tie a 2 1/2″ double loop bow with the Watermelon Plaid ribbon.  Hot glue in the lower right hand corner of the tag.  Top with pink flowers.
  • Finally, run ribbon scraps through the legs of a paperclip and top with a small flower.  Add buttons.
Watermelon Friendship Pocket Card: A Peek Inside

Mat the inside of the card with more Ripe Raspberry cardstock.  Then top with panels of designer paper.

TIP: Create a quick and easy tag pocket by cutting a 5″ x 7 1/2″ panel for the bottom of the card.  Score this on the long side at 5.  Use an oval die to cut a pocket opening.  Fold the 2 1/2″ flap up and adhere the sides to form a pocket.

This is such a quick and easy card to make.  You could easily adapt this “recipe” to work with any collection you have in your stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Simple Stories Butterfly Garden Birthday Card

Simple Stories Vintage Botanicals Butterfly Garden Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  How about a walk through a butterfly garden with me today?  This Simple Stories Vintage Botanicals Birthday Card is soft and sweet!

Butterfly Garden Birthday Card: Building Layers

Here’s the scoop on how this card came together:

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Next, stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of designer paper onto a darker shade of pink cardstock.
  • Now, adhere a 3″ x 5″ strip of compatible designer paper on the left, inside the stitched margin.
  • Then stitch a 4″ x 4″ square of green gingham print onto burlap.  Trim and fringe the burlap ends.
  • Now back this piece with dimensionals.
  • Next, paint some Laserowe Love chipboard flowers with ivory paint.  While the paint is still wet, emboss with Wow Ultra Glitter Embossing Powder.
  • Then adhere the chipboard above and below the gingham square.
  • Now, die cut the wreath from pink cardstock.  Back with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the panel.
  • Next, pop a butterfly up on dimensionals.  Top with a gold foiled acetate butterfly.  (This was in my stash from long ago…not sure where it came from…but it was perfect for this project, so I added it!
Butterfly Garden Birthday Card: Finishing Details

  • Next, tie a bow with Shimmer Satin Ribbon.  Top with a loopy gold metallic string bow and a little button.
  • Finally, cluster up some Little Birdie Flowers in the corners.  Attach a tiny paper clip in one corner, and a chipboard sentiment in another.
Butterfly Garden Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Doesn’t the inside of this card look like a summer garden party?

I’ve added a little flap feature on the top of the card.

This opens to reveal a little pocket for a tea bag.

The pocket on the bottom holds a vintage silver plate spoon and a honey stick. 

I’ve attached these to a little decorative insert and dressed them up for the party with a bit of ribbon.

Many of you have asked me where I find my spoons.  I scour thrift shops, antique stores and estate sales looking for them.  They are getting harder and harder to find, and the price keeps going up.   But I love the beautiful craftsmanship and soft patina of these vintage beauties, so I buy them whenever and wherever I find them.

This is such a lovely little gift to have on hand.  You can adapt the papers for each occasion, which is always nice.

To see other projects made with Simple Stories Vintage Botanicals, click HERE.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and techniques you can add to your crafty toolbox.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit Reveal

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends! Spend some time during the lazy, hazy days of summer creating vibrant all occasion greeting cards with the Button Farm Club Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit.  If you’re like me, you never seem to have enough cards on hand.

The Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit from The Button Farm Club will help you to create an amazing variety of beautiful handmade cards quickly and easily. Just follow the full color step by step tutorial that comes with the kit.

Vibrant summer patterns and images from Authentique Paper’s Endless Collection will be used to make 10 projects from this one kit:  an interactive 5” x 7” card folio with pockets, flip page and waterfall feature; a fanciful mason jar shaker card, 6” x 6” easel card that is suitable for home decor, a delightful fun fold card with a pocket, (3) 4” x 6” easy to mail cards, (2) dimensional gift tags, and a clever gift card wallet.

Project #1: Lazy Days Card Folio

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

If you’ve been wishing for a card folio tutorial…here it is!  And isn’t it adorable?  This is a 5″ x 7″ side fold card folio with all sorts of fun on the inside.

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

This is just a sneaky peek of all the fun I’ve tucked inside.  There’s a double pocket flip page with inserts, a waterfall feature…and more!  This is a great place to capture a special family birthday, vacation or summer fun day.

Project #2: Mason Jar Shaker Card

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

How cute is this 5″ x 6 1/2″ shaker card?  Can you see the little fireflies in the mason jars?  You’ll learn how to make it with the tutorial that comes in the kit.

Project #3: Sunbonnet Sue Easel Card

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

This 6″ x 6″ easel card can double as summer home decor.

Project #4: Dragonfly Days Fancy Fold Card

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

No card kit would be complete without a great fancy fold card design.  This  5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ fancy fold  looks so impressive when made, but is actually simple to make.  You’re going to love it!

Projects #5, #6 and #7: Easy to mail cards

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

These 4″ x 6″ cards have a little less dimension, making them easier to mail.  But they are still big on detail.

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

Some have a lovely little gift card pocket on the inside.

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 09

And they all make creative use of scraps.

Projects #8 and #9: Vintage Style Gift Tags

These dimensional gift tags have a lovely little hanging loop on the top, making them easy to add to a package, or to hang from a knob as home decor.

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

 

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 11

They are generously sized at 3″ x 6″.

Project #10: Gift Card WalletAuthentique Endless Summer Card Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 12

Last but not least, you’ll learn how to create this lovely gift card wallet.  It’s the perfect way to present a monetary gift with a personal touch.

Endless Summer Card Kit: What’s Inside:

Everything you need to make all of the above projects comes in the kit with the exception of inks, adhesives and tools.  Just look at all the wonderful paper pretties packed into this kit:

  • Authentique Endless Collection: (10) 12” x 12” double sided papers
  • Authentique Endless Cardstock Component Sheet
  • Spectrum Cardstock: (3) 12” x 12” sheets
  • 100 pound weight luxury cream cardstock: (4) 12” x 12 sheets
  • Little Birdie Andrea Vivid Palette Boxed Flowers
  • Seam binding ribbon (blue and salmon/1 yard each), satin ribbon (blue and peach/1yard each), Baker’s Twine/1 yard, burlap string/1 yard
  • 10 October Afternoon Buttons in a variety of colors and sizes (varies from kit to kit but all are color coordinated to work with the papers)
  • a vintage style metal key in either gold or silver tone
  • (3) silver tone charms: butterfly, dragonfly, bee
  • 2 cloth covered button brads (vary from kit to kit)
  • One sheet of Chipboard Stickers
  • 3 doilies
  • 2 Maya Road Pearl Stick Pins
  • 1 Packet of Sparkletz Shaker Mix
  • Shaped Shaker Card base

If you are an experienced card maker, you can just play with the kit as you please.  If you are a card maker who wants to learn some new techniques, gain confidence in layering patterned papers, and discover fun new styles of cards to make, the easy to follow tutorial is there to guide you.

Authentique Endless Summer Card Kit: The First in a Series

What I’m really excited about is this: if this card kit is well received, I will be working with The Button Farm Club to release an all occasion card kit for each quarter of the year.  How exciting is that?

If you’re interested in placing an order for this kit, then pop on over to the Button Farm Club and sign up.  (I think Laura is also adding a subscription button for future card kits.)

So many of you have asked me to come to your hometowns to teach a class.  Well, this is the next best thing (and I don’t have to travel!  LOL).  I’m truly honored to be collaborating with The Button Farm Club to make these kits.  The quality of everything is top notch, and the value is amazing. The price of the kit is just $49.95.   I honestly don’t think you could purchase all the elements we’ve packed into this kit for less.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this kit.  I’ve tried to create a kit with a wide variety of card styles, suited to all levels of crafting ability.  How’d I do?  Please share your thoughts with me in the comment section below.  I’m listening!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

Authentique Confection Sweet Treats Tutorial

 

Authentique Confection Sweet Treats Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Have you seen the darling new Authentique Confection Collection?  Oh  my goodness!  Is it ever cute!  Today I’m sharing a TRIO of Authentique Confection Creations with you as well as a shaker box tutorial.  Lots of photos and info ahead, so grab a snack and a cuppa and let’s get started!

Authentique Confection Double Waterfall Mini Album with Shaker Box Cover

How sweet is this little 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ double waterfall mini album?  I’ve used an Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Die (Brillante Rondelle) for the shaker box, then surround it with hot pink buttons that look like candies, Little Birdie Vivid Palette Posies, novelty buttons and pink gingham ribbon.  This would be such a cute way to document a birthday party, wouldn’t it?

The spine is wrapped with satin ribbon.  I’ve hot glued a couple more buttons to the tails, just for fun.

Double Waterfall Mini Album with Shaker Box Cover:  A Peek Inside

Inside, you will find mirror image waterfalls, each measuring 4 1/2″ square.  Confetti style grosgrain ribbon serves as a closure.

TIP: Use scraps of Spectrum Tickled Pink Cardstock  to create little 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4 folios. Top these with images from the collection.

Line the inside with 3″ x 4″ panels of designer paper.

The waterfall will hold sixteen 4″ x 4″ photos.

TIP: Score a 1/2″ flap on the side of a cut apart image.  Adhere behind the designer paper liner to add a fun interactive element to your album.

Double Waterfall Mini Album with Shaker Box Cover: How to Make the Waterfalls

There is no binding system for this album, which makes it very quick and easy to assemble.  Here’s how:

  • First, cut (10) 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ panels of Authentique Spectrum Tickled Pink Cardstock.
  • Next, score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side of each panel.
  • Fold and burnish along the scored line.
  • Now, center and adhere the first flap on the far left hand side of the album base.
  • Then, flip the page open.  Line the folded edge of the next panel up with the bottom edge of the first.  Repeat this until you have added 5 panels to each side.  Keep  everything straight and centered!

The 5th flap (the one on the bottom) will be a little too long.  No worries!  Simple fold the edge back 1 1/2″ .  Now you have a fun double pocket feature on each side of the album!  Line the base page with designer paper.  Then adhere just the sides of that 1 1/2″ flap to the album base to form a pocket on the top.  Then adhere just the top and bottom edge of the waterfall panel to the album base to form a little tag pocket.

Tuck 3″ x 4″ photo mounts and decorated tags into this double pocket feature.

Authentique Confection Project #2:  Gift Card Wallet

The next project is an adorable gift card wallet.  This measures 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with a 1/2″ spine.  You can make this with one sheet of Hot Fudge Cardstock:

  • First, place the long side of one sheet of Hot Fudge Cardstock against the rail of your scoring tool.
  • Make the first score line at 4 1/2″.
  • Score again at 5″.  This forms the 1/2″ spine.
  • Now score a final time at 9 1/2″.
  • The 1 1/2″ flap becomes the pocket.

Mat the donut image on a scrap of Tickled Pink Cardstock.  Adhere just 3 sides to form a little tag pocket.

Create a couple of cute folios to tuck into the larger pocket.

Use scraps of designer paper to create an inner pocket to hold gift cards, or small sweet treats.

Authentique Confection Project #3: Loaded Envelope with Shaker Frame

Loaded envelopes are so much fun to create!  Adding a shaker frame really makes it feel like a party is about to happen.  For this project, I combined both Authentique Party and Authentique Confection with the Eileen Hull Mailable Frame Die.  Since I share this in the tutorial video below, I won’t go into a lot of detail here.  But i will share the photos.

I had loads of fun creating little goodies to tuck inside this envelope!

This G45 Large Ivory Tag is covered on both sides.  The magnetic folio on the reverse side is a great place to write a little note.

These mixed media tags are made with G45 Square Ivory Laser Cut Tags (retired) and Distress Oxide Inks in  Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio.  Each tag is covered on the back side as well.

Here’s the Eileen Hull Mailable Frame Die again…this time serving as an envelope with a window opening.

And it wouldn’t be a Kathy by Design creation without a little tea, honey stick and vintage silver plate spoon, would it?  I’ve also covered individually wrapped Biscoff Cookies with designer paper.

Authentique Confection Sweet Treat Project Share and Video Tutorial

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Summer Berries Box Card

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Spot: Stamperia Provence Summer Berries Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Aaaaah, summer!  Today’s Guest Designer Post for Amazing Paper Grace is a Summer Berries Box Card.  Made with Spellbinder’s  APG Vintage Treasures Cannetille Rectangle Dies and Stamperia Provence  and Lilac Flowers papers, it as sweet and refreshing as a bowl of summer berrries with whipped cream on top.

Stamperia Provence Summer Berries Box Card: How I Made It

Summer Berries Box Card Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cannetille Rectangle Dies Stamperia Provence Lilac Flowers by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This box style card looks complicated, but the cover comes together in a snap, thanks to these wonderful dies!  Here’s how I made it:

  • First, cut a 12″ x 6″ panel of cream cardstock.
  • Next, score on the long side at 2 3/4″ , 5 1/2″ and 6.
  • Fold to form a little booklet with a 1/2″ spine on the left.
  • Then fold the front cover back at the 2 3/4″ score line.
  • Line all the panels with Stamperia Provence Paper.
  • Die cut the Cannetille Rectangle from Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Now use just the outer frame of the die to cut out a panel of the Provence paper and adhere behind the die cut layers.  Leave the center open.

The floral cluster is made with a mix of purple flowers and berries that I had in my stash.  Tie it all together with some Elderberry Seam Binding Ribbon and a pretty little button.

Stamperia Provence Summer Berries Box Card: A Peek Inside

Summer Berries Box Card Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cannetille Rectangle Dies Stamperia Provence Lilac Flowers by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Ooh la la!  Look at all the lovely papers tucked inside this pretty card!  I’ve created a box pocket to hold some lovely treats.  You can find a tutorial for that HERE.

Summer Berries Box Card Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cannetille Rectangle Dies Stamperia Provence Lilac Flowers by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Dress up the little gift packages inside the pocket with the center medallion from the Cannetille Rectangle Dies, a button and a half pearl.   You can write a note on the back of the journal card, too.  I’ve wrapped up a little package of British Tea Cream Cookies and a honey stick with papers from the collection.  Then I tucked in a color matched tea bag and one of my precious vintage Italian Demitasse spoons to complete the gift package. This is such a pretty way to present a gift.

I’m having such fun playing with these Vintage Treasures Dies!  They fit my style to a “T”.  Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures today?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

To see my other Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Posts, Click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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