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Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the March 2017 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s blog.  You’ll find a complete hop list at the end of this post.  With Easter right around the corner, I’ve put together an aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card tutorial for you today.  You’ll find the supply list the end of this post.

Dogwoods in Aqua and Green!

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 1

Oh,  how I love these soft spring colors and pretty spring blossoms!  The first step in creating this card was to make a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from pearlized ivory cardstock.  You do have to paper piece in order to make a card this size, but I think the end result is worth the effort!

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial: Get everything ready!

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 2

Before I assemble my cards, I like to get all my pieces ready.  Here are the steps you will follow to do this.

  1. Cut a rectangle from the pretty aqua dot pattern slightly smaller than your card base.  Then sponge the edges with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
  2.  Use the largest Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities die to cut the focal image from the 6×6 card front.  Lightly distress and ink the edges.
  3. Die cut the  largest Spellbinder “Diamondessence” circle from white cardstock.
  4. Use the Luggage and Tags Die to cut out the dove tag. Mat on white cardstock.
  5. Cut a 5″ x 4″ rectangle from the woodgrain blue paper in the collection.
  6. Add a fancy edge by die cutting with the Border Essentials Die.  Ink the edges
  7. Cut the “Easter Blessings” sentiment, add a fishtail end and mount on white cardstock.
Now It’s Time to Stamp, Die Cut and Shape Flowers

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 3

Here are the steps I followed to make my flowers:

  1. Use Colorbox Guacamole Chalk Ink to stamp 3 sets of the largest dogwood blossoms onto patterned paper from the collection.  I used the pale blue flourish pattern on the reverse of the 6×6 card fronts page.
  2. Heat emboss the stamped images using clear embossing powder.  If you look closely at my blossoms, you can see that I deliberately scorched the paper slightly with my heat gun to add a rusty hue to the paper.  This gives the flower a very realistic look.  But be careful…we want to scorch the paper, not set it on fire!
  3. Repeat this process with the medium set of dogwood blossoms and again with the leaves.
  4. Die cut all the stamped images and several stamens as well.
  5. Sponge the center and edges of each blossom with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
  6. Spray the blossoms with Dylusions White Linen ink spray.  If you squeeze the nozzle slowly, this will create ink spatters on the blossoms.
  7. Shape the flowers.
  8. Add the stamens to the flower centers.
  9. Add glue to the tips of the stamens, and dip into Mini Pearls Prills.
Time to Assemble!

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 4

Now it’s time to put all these lovely elements together.  Here’s how:

  1.  Glue the dot rectangle to the card base.
  2. Add foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the reverse of the dove tag, and glue in position at the top of the card.
  3. Add foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the back side of the border and position on the card. The top edge will cover the bottom 2/3’s of the dove tag.
  4.  Glue the die cut focal image on the front of the die cut doily.  Use foam dimensionals or waste chipboard on the back side of the doily and glue in place.
  5. Position your flowers and leaves around the left hand side of the card and glue in place.
  6. Add aqua seam binding ribbon and a burlap string bow.
  7. Use foam dimensionals or waste chipboard to the back of the sentiment and glue in place.
  8. Add one small dogwood blossom and small leaf to the sentiment tag.

Now we’ve  finished the front cover.

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 5

Finishing the inside of the card:

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 6

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 7

Use a scrap from the card front to create a border strip down the left hand side of the card.  Mat a journal card on white cardstock and add as shown along with a small tag and a sentiment ticket.

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 8

The inside of my card has a pocket that I’ve filled with a bookmark.   Glue a tag to the top of the pocket and use repositionable tape or Glue Dots to secure a chocolate treat to the tag.  Die cut a sentiment tag and glue above the candy. You can use border strips to add extra interest to your card’s interior design. Since I had extra dogwoods, I went ahead and added them to the top of my bookmark and tag.

Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 9This dove image is on the front side of the blue paper I used to create my dogwood blossoms.  I just trimmed it down and cropped the corners with a punch.  Then I matted it on white cardstock, punched a hole and added ribbon.

On With the Hop! Comment to Win!

Visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a nice comment behind as one lucky comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 shopping spree in the Heartfelt Creations online store.  You have until 11:59EDT on Monday, April 3rd to hop and comment. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook on April 5th.

If you are the lucky winner, simply email Heartfelt Creations at info@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the March Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  Best of luck to each of you!

Now here are all the lovely blogs waiting for your visit and kind comment:

Vicki Gloria ♥ Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Deneen ♥ Alissa ♥ Emelia ♥ Gini EmilySarah ♥       Archana ♥

I hope you enjoyed this Aqua Flowering Dogwood Easter Card tutorial!  I certainly had fun preparing it for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Today’s post is all about Easter, spring flowers, bunny rabbits and beautiful purple polka dot ribbon!  The Grape Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon from the March Ribbon Club Assortment is the perfect playmate for Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiments collection.  I used them  to make this shabby chic Easter Greetings card with Pockets & Tags.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1My sewing machine has been gathering dust lately, so I decided to add some stitched card layers to this pretty pastel creation.  To pick up on the beautiful shades of purple, I used Grape Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon in my bow and belly band .  Polka dots are perfect for springtime, don’t you agree?

Lots and Lots of Lovely Layers

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2This 5″ x 7″ top fold card design has lots and lots of lovely layers, all matted with cream cardstock.  So it weighs about a pound!  LOL

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3I used waste chipboard to elevate the chipboard image which added lovely depth and dimension to the card design.  To continue with the layering theme, I buddied up a punched cardstock tag with a chipboard tag and brass bunny charm.  This combo is tied to the side of the chipboard frame.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4My Zutter-Bow-it All Tool helped me tie this scrumptious triple loop bow.  Then I topped it off with some Ivory Burlap String and this gorgeous butterfly make with Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.

Easter Pockets and Tags

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5To turn a greeting card into a gift, why not add some pockets and tags?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6You can easily turn a  journaling card from the collection into a clever pocket.  Simply glue it onto a piece of cardstock that is 1/2″ wider on each side and along the bottom.  Then score, fold, bevel the edges and glue the flaps onto the card surface.  Instant pocket!

Now what to put inside?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 7I created a little vintage style button card!  Isn’t it fun?

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 8Follow the same procedure outlined above to create the larger pocket on the bottom, only this time use a circle punch to add a thumb hole.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 9

This pocket holds a little chocolate treat and a tag made from scraps.  I added the button card into the photo because I like it so much.

Shabby Chic Easter Greetings Card with Pockets & Tags by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10This little tag is made from scraps of goodness that were lying on the table when I finished.  Why toss them in the scrap bin when you can turn them into a sweet little goodie like this?

Wouldn’t this make a great hostess gift for the spring holidays? I hope you’ve found some crafty inspiration from this shabby chic Easter Greetings card with pockets and tags!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket

Really Reasonable Ribbon Hop, Hop, Hop: Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the March RRR Blog Hop!  You should be coming here full of inspiration from Karen’s lovely blog.  If you get off track, you can find the complete hop list HERE.  With Easter right around the corner, I’ve created a super sweet Easter treat basket using ribbons from the March Spring Rainbow of Color Ribbon Assortment.

These lovely ribbons look like a bed of beautiful spring tulips, don’t they?

Sweet Vintage Style Easter Cards in a Basket

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1The inspiration for this Sweet Easter Treat Basket was the bright, bold colors of the Tangerine Honeycomb Satin ribbon, Daffodil Checkerboard Satin Ribbon, and Apple Green Mini Hearts Grosgrain Ribbon from the assortment.  They make me think of carrots, which makes me think of bunnies which make me think of the Easter Bunny.  Yes, I have a strange and frightening mind.  LOL

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2It’s easy to turn a Graphic 45 Staples Long tag into a basket.  Simply score twice, fold and add sides.

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3The basket is filled with cute vintage style cards and mini chocolates.  The great thing about a treat caddy like this is that you can fill it with other goodies once you’ve sent out all the cards!

What’s in the Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket?

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4I created a trio of vintage style Easter cards using Graphic 45’s Le Cirque collection (retired) and darling vintage Easter images from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy Shop.  It may seem odd to use circus themed papers for Easter, but the colors of this collection really worked with the vintage style images and rainbow colored ribbons.  This 3/8″ Capri Blue Diamond Satin ribbon pops against the yellows on this cute little card.

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5I covered mini clothespins with paper from the collection for extra fun.

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 6These vintage style buttons look great with the Daffodil Checkerboard Satin ribbon!

Super Sweet Easter Treat Basket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 7Each card is finished on the inside with a little Easter greeting, a decorated mini envelope and a tasty chocolate treat.

On with the Hop

Now hop on over to Cherry’s lovely blog to see what she’s cooked up with these bright pretty ribbons.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind.  Then hop on over to the RRR Blog to let Bonnie know you’ve completed the hop.  Answer her question of the month to be entered into a drawing for your very own Spring Rainbow of Color Ribbon Assortment.

If you’re not already a member of the Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  You can find all the details (and a special offer!) HERE.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Shabby Chic Easter Folder with Pockets

Sew Sweet Shabby Chic Easter Folder with Pockets, Tags and Goodies for RRR

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I was playing with some gorgeous Easter Button Cards from Polly’s Paper Studio the other day, and suddenly an idea popped into my head.  How fun would it be to create an Easter Folder with pockets and tags?  And why not use a vintage sewing theme to make it really special?  So that’s exactly what I did!

Easter Folder with Pockets 01The thing that makes this Easter folder with pockets so special is the gorgeous ribbon and flowers.  I used both white crocheted lace and Vintage Pink Floral Cotton Blend Ribbon as a belly band/closure for this chunky little folder.   Since my background paper featured polka dots, I decided to add a Pouf-tacular Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bow.  This ribbon is so silky and easy to work with.

Easter Folder with Pockets 02These romantic English Roses leave me weak in the knees, especially when combined with Cosmos Daisies, Sweetheart Blossoms, and pink Bead/Berry Sprays.   I love the little Victorian boot charm perched on those spool end papers, too!

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 03Here’s a peeky at the inside of the folder.  There’s a pocket on each side stuffed to the gills with sewing themed goodies.

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 04The pocket on the left contains this darling lamb button card topped with more of that beautiful Pearl Pink Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon.  The little paper spool is wrapped with Pearl Pink Seam Binding ribbon that is secured with two pearl stick pins.  And those are real vintage buttons on that ribbon wrapped pink button card.  What seamstress or crafter would not love to get this parcel from the Easter Bunny?  But wait…there’s more!

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 05The pocket on the right is decorated with a vintage style cameo, mounted on a gold tone filigree base.  And you can really see how pretty that shabby chic Vintage Roses cotton blend ribbon is in this shot, too.

Easter Sewing Pocket Folder 06I created a pocket on this tag, then stuffed it with another button card and an individually wrapped dark chocolate.  That way, no one has to nibble off the Easter Bunny’s chocolate ears!  The tag is topped with more of the Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, natural burlap string and a miniature pair of vintage scissors.  I’ve also used Bright Pink Gingham Ribbon as an accent on tags and pockets.

Who says the kids get all the Easter baskets?  Why not shake things up a little bit this year, and make an Easter Folder with pockets for the big kids?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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