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Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets

Tammy Tutterow Designs: Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets

Hello, Friends!  I’m so excited to share today’s project with you, as I think you are going to love it!  I tried some new techniques while making these Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets, and I got to have my first play date with Tammy’s Scoop Pocket Steel rule die.  What fun!

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1These darling little Easter Tag Pockets make me so happy I want to get up and dance!  Here’s what you’ll need to make these l’il cuties

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets Supply List
Making Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2I used the same basic “recipe” for each happy little Easter tag pocket.  Here’s how that process went:

  1. Die cut the scoop pocket from designer paper.  Crease on the fold lines.  Glue together.
  2. Cut shortie tags from designer paper.  Use the inserts to cut a decorative edge and glue onto the base of the tag.  You will have to trim out the sides to do this, but it’s easy enough.  Normally, you would cut the edge onto the bottom of the tag, but I wanted the tags to be a little bit longer so they would stick out of the pocket just a little bit.
  3. Stamp sentiments onto watercolor paper.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color in with markers.
  4. Trim the sentiment.
  5. Stitch onto the tag
  6. Add ribbons and embellies.
  7. Decorate the pocket front

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3Die cutting the pocket from double sided paper gives it very boutique feel.  The little tag has a photo mount on the back side so you can add pictures of your sweeties all dressed up in their Easter best.  Or you can write a sweet note here.  There’s also plenty of room to tuck in a little treat or gift card.  Aren’t they FUN?

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4To add the spatters to the tags, scribble your Distress Markers onto a craft sheet or stamping block.  Make an inky puddle by adding a tiny bit of water.  Then use a paintbrush to flick the ink onto the card.  This adds such a fun, festive feel to each tag. The look makes me think of those malted milk Easter Egg candies.  YUM!

Stamping on Felt: A New Technique for me

Happy Little EasterTag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5So, I fell totally in love with Tammy’s Posie Parts Cling Stamp and Die combo when I made my Suck it Up Buttercup project.  Then, I fell in love with felt flowers when I made my Altered Starbucks Bottle Vases.  I wanted to combine the Posie Parts stamps/dies with felt.  So I put on my thinking cap and decided to try it using Ranger Archival Inks on 100% wool felt.  As you can see, the flowers are cute, cute, cute!

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 6I stamped 3 of each Posie Part flower and a bunch of leaves.  The first time I die cut them, the ink kind of bled onto my cutting plates.  Soooo, the second time, I very gently heat set the ink with my heat tool.  No problemo!  The wool felt handled the gentle heat very well, and there was no inky mess on my cutting plates.

Next, I hot glued the flower layers together, staggering the petals.  I pressed a ball end stylus into the center to create dimension.  Finally, I added little button centers.

Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 7

A Nifty Clean Up Trick

If you do get ink on your cutting plates, you can break it down and wipe it off using hand sanitizing gel.  I use this stuff to clean my craft sheet, cutting mat, hands…anything that gets inky, really, and it works great!  And, it’s CHEAP!

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Working with Tammy’s lovely products always makes me happy, happy, happy!  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 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

 

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

Beautiful Butterflies and Bows: Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Don’t you just love spring?  After the grey days and cold of winter, there is nothing more beautiful than the burst of color that spring provides.  I dug into the March Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon this week and decided to have a play!  The Rainbow Assortment is full of bright beautiful ribbons that make you think of spring flowers.  My eye was drawn to the gorgeous hue of the Tropic Taffeta ribbon and I went in search of just the right papers to pair up with it.  And that’s how this Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card came into being.

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 1Oh, how I love taffeta ribbon!  It ties the most beautiful poufy bows!  This triple loop bow, courtesy of my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, is topped with an Ivory Burlap String bow and a sweet white filigree butterfly charm.    What better way to announce to the world that Spring has Sprung than with an Easter shaker card?

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 2This 6″ x 7″ Spring has Sprung  Easter shaker card has a fun cutaway front design.  I decided to use a postcard from Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiment collection as the base for the shaker.  The Tropic Taffeta ribbon makes the beautiful blues in the butterfly wings come alive!  Add a blush to Petaloo DIY Dogwoods by sponging them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

A Peek Inside

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 3I really had fun dressing the inside of this card up in it’s Easter Best!

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 4The decorative belly band on the left hand side of the card interior is so easy to make.  Add the chipboard “buckle” from the collection to a strip of decorative paper.  Then glue the ends to either side of the card. Top with  a chipboard button and a fussy cut butterfly.

Next, I cut an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of primitive cream cardstock into 4 equal rectangles, cropped the corners and then slid them behind the belly band.  What a fun place to keep photos of your family’s Easter celebration!

Glue the cute image of the Easter boy and girl  onto the belly band, not the paper.  This way photos can slide in and out easily.

And on your right….

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 5This pretty Easter egg image became a pocket!

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 6I cut journaling images from the paper collection to fit the pocket.  This is a great place to add an Easter greeting…or to add journaling to accompany the photos.  Oh…and there’s also a little chocolate treat tucked in.  Because the Easter Bunny loves grown ups, too!

If you haven’t tried working with taffeta ribbon yet, I highly recommend it.  Bonnie carries it in several colors and I want them alllllllll!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card

The winner of this blog hop is Laurie Gibson and was chosen from Gini’s Blog.

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop!  You should have arrived here from Vicki’s lovely blog. I think we are all dreaming about spring right now, and this Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card is filled with delicate blossoms, cheeky little birdies and soft, springtime colors.

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2017 Photo 1Dogwoods are my favorite spring flowers.  Here in the south, you can still find old neighborhoods where both sides of the street are lined with dogwood trees.  When they burst into bloom in the spring the beauty takes your breath away.  So when the Flowering Dogwood collection was released earlier this month, I ordered the stamps, matching dies and paper collection the very first day!  I’m so glad I did!

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2017 Photo 2These flowers are so easy to shape! First, I stamped them onto white cardstock using Archival Willow ink.  Next, I die cut them with the matching die. Then,  I sponged the center and petal edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  The centers are filled with Minnie Pearls and Tutu Pink Prills.  The pretty Eyelet Oval Die provides a delicate layered background.

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2017 Photo 3I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the cheeky little birdies from the Birds and Blooms collection.  After stamping, fussy cutting and sponging them with ink, I tucked the Fluffy Birdies Cling Stamp image in among the gorgeous dogwoods, then surrounded them with miniature dogwoods.

Hello Spring Flowering Dogwood Card by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop February 2017 Photo 4Finally,  I decorated the interior of the card with more pretty papers.

Let’s Get Hopping!

From my blog, you will hop on over and visit the lovely Alissa.  Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, as one lucky comment will be chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.

The hop is open until 11:59PM EST on Monday, February 27th.  The winner of the $25 shopping spree will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook Page on Wednesday, March 1st.  The winner of the hop can claim his/her prize by emailing Heartfelt Creations at info@heartfeltcreations.us.  Write winner of the February Alumni Hop in the subject line.

Here’s the list of the blogs in this hop:

Vicki ♥ Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ AlissaGloriaEmelia Gini SarahArchana

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Hop on Down to the Easter Bunny Hop

Hop on Down to the Easter Bunny Hop:  RRR Blog Hop

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Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Easter Bunny Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon. You should be coming here from Karen’s spectacular blog.  If so, you are right on track.

So, are you ready to hop?  The Easter Bunny Hop, that is!  With Easter right around the corner (is it early this year, or is it me?) I thought it would be fun to create a little home decor piece to share with you today. So I invited my good friends Flopsy, Mopsy and Topsy to come over for a little makeover.  They seemed pretty excited about the results!

The Easter Bunny Hop for RRR Blog Hop March 2016 01I found these wood die cut bunny forms when I was purging my studio and fell in love with them all over again. Flopsy, Mopsy and Topsy look divine attired in Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments papers, but I had to make sure they would steal the show at the Easter Bunny Hop. So I dressed them up with ribbons from the Welcome Spring Ribbon Club Assortment and loads of WOC Mulberry Flowers.  The wee bunnies were so pleased, they asked for individual photos, and of course I was happy to oblige.

The Easter Bunny Hop for RRR Blog Hop March 2016 02Flopsy is ready to hop hop hop in a stylish Pearl Pink satin bow that is topped with a soft pink Cosmos Daisy.  She decorated her picket fence with Pearl Pink Roses Grosgrain Ribbon to match her bow.  Her garden has been planted with Cosmos Daisies and a white sweetheart blossom.

Bunny Hop for RRR Blog Hop March 2016 03Mopsy is sporting a cheery plaid bow made from yellow plaid ribbon. To pick up on the purple tones of her outfit, she planted her garden with white chrysanthemums, English Roses, cosmos daisies, sweetheart blossoms and purple bead berry sprays.  She’ll make a sensational entrance at the Easter Bunny Hop as she is sporting a little sign that’s been decorated with more posies and luscious Lemon Diamond Satin Ribbon.

The Easter Bunny Hop for RRR Blog Hop March 2016 04Topsy is sporting a pink/purple plaid bow topped with a pink sweetheart blossom and is carrying a precious little Easter Egg Purse to the Easter Bunny Hop. Her garden is decorated with a ribbon wrapped vintage spool and a lovely assortment of Cosmos Daisies and sweetheart blossoms.  She decorated her picket fence with pastel Ladybug Grosgrain Ribbon.

I’m glad that I’m not the judge responsible for choosing the Queen of the Easter Bunny Hop because I think all three ladies are beautifully attired!  Which one would you crown as the belle of the ball?

Now hop on over and see what lovely treats Leslie has in store for you.  If you get off track, you can always visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog where you will find links to all the designers’ blogs.  And be sure to answer Bonnie’s question of the month, so you can win your very own Welcome Spring Ribbon Assortment!  And, if you’d like to subscribe to the monthly ribbon club, you can do that HERE.  Then you’ll receive a fabulous assortment of ribbon each and ever month, how fun is that?

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Hey, Chickie! Easter Treat Bag

Hey Chickie! Easter Treat Bag with RRR Welcome Spring Ribbon Club Assortment

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  There is something special about fluffy little Easter chicks that makes us all go, “Awwwwww, cute.”  With that in mind,  I thought it would be fun to work up an Easter Treat Bag using the glorious Welcome Spring Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  These ribbons are the color of hyacinths and apple blossoms and daffodils, and baby green leaves and all spring colors we love so very much.  Take a peeky:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totally scrumptious, right?  They made me think of the color palette in the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments paper collection.  So I pulled that out of my stash along with a middy bitty kraft bag and went to work.

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The colors of this bag make me think of the lilac bushes that used to flourish in my home town when I was growing up in Vermont.  I topped my little bag with a loopy bow tied with glorious purple satin ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.  It is the perfect color match for this collection, and you know how hard it can be to match purple! The tag inside the bag is topped with scrumptious purple/pink plaid ribbon, also from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

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Have you seen the beautiful new  English Roses Bonnie is carrying in the shop? I used a purple one as the base for my flower cluster then surrounded it with apple blossoms, sweetheart blossoms and spiral stamens. I tied a teeny tiny bow in the center of my itty bitty button using Ivory Burlap String, and then tucked in some stick pins and a little brass chick charm in for good luck.

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I tucked a dressed up in its Easter Best Graphic 45 Staples tag inside the bag, along with an individually wrapped chocolate.  This little Easter Treat Bag would be the perfect little surprise for a friend or co-worker, and it would mail nicely, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

Crafty Secrets March Linky Party

Crafty Secrets March Linky Party and Design Team Challenge: Go Green!

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Crafty Secrets March Linky Party!  I think we are all ready for a dose of springtime right about now.  We’re focusing on spring: green growing things, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, flowers, or anything that makes us think of spring.  The optional twist this month is to use an upcycled element in our projects: a bit of corrugated cardboard, a twist tie, an old container, packaging material, jars, bottles…anything that would normally end up in the landfill.  Now I love me a good upcycling challenge!  As you know, my Closet of Shame is filled with all kinds of “trash” that I love to turn into treasure, so this was a fun challenge for me.

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

This bit of home decor started with an empty pasteboard berry basket.  I had some paper mache eggs that I decoupaged with strips of paper from the Crafty Secrets Digital Garden Papers and went to work building this fun springtime floral arrangement.  Here’s what you need to make this project:

  • a one quart pasteboard berry basket
  • white acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • paper mache eggs, available at most craft stores this time of year
  • Spanish Moss, or some other kind of filler for your basket
  • Crafty Secrets Digital garden papers
  • Crafty Secrets Friends and Flowers Vintage Cuts
  • an assortment of Mulberry Flowers
  • ribbon
  • small chalkboard (I don’t remember where this came from)
  • White Sharpie to write on the chalkboard
  • small birdnest (from the craft store)
  • Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi Medium
  • Hot Glue Gun
Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

This project is so quick and easy!  The key is to print the papers onto very thin paper. Just use the cheapest, thinnest printer paper you can find.  I tried to print onto tissue paper, but did not have any success with that experiment.  (If you know how…please let me know!).  I tore my paper into random strips, painted the back with Matte Multi Medium and then smoothed it onto the surface of the egg, repeating the process until the whole egg was covered.  Then, I just brushed the tops of each egg with more medium and let them dry.  As you can see, the ink did not run, and I think this is due to the fact that I used Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi Medium.  It dries very quickly and is not a super wet adhesive.  So that’s what I would recommend for this type of project.

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Think Spring Easter Basket/Kathy by Design

Once I had painted the berry basket, I brushed the edges of it with a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age it a little.  I also added a strip of this pretty printed ribbon around the top of the basket edge.

I know you’ll want to see what the rest of the team has cooked up for you this month!  Be sure to visit their blogs and take a peek at their amazing projects and tutorials.

Special Guest Designer: Karen Letchworth, My Cup Runneth Over

Darlene ♥ Diane ♥ Elizabeth ♥ Ginny ♥ Gloria ♥ Melody ♥ MicheleShantaieSheila

Oh, and did I forget to mention that there are prizes?  One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a fabulous prize package of digital papers, images and other fun artsy stuff.  You can find all the details and photos on the BLOG.

Now it’s your turn! Dig through your stash of Crafty Secrets goodies and work up a new project to share with us.  You do not have to follow this month’s theme to play along, but it’s always fun when you do.  If you don’t have any Crafty Secrets goodies, there is a free download in the Linky Party Post on the Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Blog.  So no excuses!  Go get your craft on, and link up before midnight on Sunday, March 15th.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Here’s hoping that all these spring projects will drive Old Man Winter out of town for good!

Thanks for stopping by,

Cheerio,

kathy

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