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Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial

#G45Tags: Last Minute Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  Let the Christmas countdown begin.  I’m just popping in with a last minute Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial today.  It seems that everyone wants gift cards for Christmas these days, so I feel that we should at least make the packaging feel like a gift!  This set of 8 tags can be made very quickly using Graphic 45’s Christmas Magic Collection.  They can also double as ornaments on the tree, which is extra fun.

#G45Tags Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Do any of you have any of the Graphic 45 Alpha Tags in your stash?  That’s what I used as the base for these adorable tags.  If you don’t have those, you can use any of the Graphic 45 Regular Tags and ATC tags instead.

#G45Tags Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

The front of each tag contains a little “book” that is tied shut with ribbon.  On the inside you’ll find the “B” side of a Christmas Magic ephemera card and a little gift card pocket.  To maket he tags feel even more festive, I’ve tucked in a Brach’s miniature candy cane.

Here’s a look at each of these Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags:

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Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial: Supply List

For each tag you will need the following supplies:

Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial on YouTube

I put together this easy to follow Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial on my YouTube Channel.  I hope you enjoy!

The great thing about this design is, you can change up the papers and make these for any occasion!  How great is that?

And if you’d like to see another G45 gift tag idea from the archives, check HERE.

I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas 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

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m absolutely loving the versatility of the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment!  It’s great for Christmas, of course, but also a fabulous play mate for this Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card.

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

I paired up 5/8″ Sherbet Shimmer Satin with 3/8″ moss/cream gingham ribbon  to create this fancy bow cluster.

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

These colors just pop with the Graphic 45 Garden Goddess papers.  And a shaker card is always so much fun to give and receive.

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

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I just had the best time making this interactive card!  Here’s how I built this flap page.

  • First, cut an 8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of the sunflower paper from the 8×8 paper pad.
  • Next,  score the long side at 3 1/8″.  Fold to form a flap.
  • Now adhere the flap page mechanism to the card base.
  • Then open the flap and place a Basic Grey magnet about 2 1/2″ from the left hand edge, midway between the card top and bottom. Secure with a small piece of Scor-Tape.
  • Place the “matching” magnet on top of the first magnet.  Peel off the adhesive liner and close the flap page.  Now the magnets will hold the flap shut.
  • Build a pocket from the Garden Goddess pocket and tag page.  Adhere this to the flap, leaving the pointed end unfolded.  Tuck in a little spoon.
  • Then mat a sticker tag on cardstock and adhere on the side of the flap.

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Inside the flap page, adhere a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card over the magnet.  Cut a strip of designer paper and cover the magnet on the flap. I suspended the metal edge of the velvet bookmark from the magnet on the back of the flap, then wrapped it up over the top of the flap page so it would dangle prettily on the front of the flap.   Isn’t that fun?

Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card: The pocket and insert

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I used my scraps to create a little tea wallet to tuck into the pocket on the bottom.

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This whole collection just makes me want to throw a garden party!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas 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

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Project Share and Mini Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m here to introduce you to the Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Collection.  What a treat it was to work with these gorgeous patterns, images and sentiments!  I got so carried away with my creative time that I ended up making a card folio and two styles of mixed media tags…and a little secret surprise that I’ll share later on this month.  These projects are being featured as  the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Saturday Showcase today.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess: Shine Card Folio

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

I began my crafty adventure by designing and creating this 7″ x 5″ waterfall card folio.  Festooned with blossoming roses, custom dyed seam binding ribbon, textiles, distressed/painted edges and metal charms, it is loaded with shabby chic charm.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

The interior is a simple folio with a waterfall feature on the left and a pocket/insert on the right.  The waterfall is held shut with a little magnetic belly band closure.

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Beneath the waterfall, I’ve created a little flap/pocket page with a lovely photo insert.  You all know how much I like to maximize the use of space in anything I create.

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The pocket/folio page also uses a magnetic closure.  I reached way back into my high school days, and created a decorative tassel for the chipboard element on the flap.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The folio features a journaling page with an insert.  I’ve used the back side of a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card here.  You’ll be able to see all the details in the video tour below.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess: Mixed Media Tags

I had quite a tidy pile of scraps on my work table after making the folio, so I decided to make a couple of mixed media art tags.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Mixed Media Tag #1 by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

The first tag measures 4″ x 9″ and uses a G45 Large Kraft Tag as its base.  First I embossed the tag with Tim’s 3-D Botanical Texture Fade.  Then I took it to the mixed media day spa for a beauty treatment with gesso, crazing medium, Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Stain and Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture.   We’ll take a closer look in the video, and I’ll also share process photos for creating the mixed media background.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Mixed Media Tag #2 by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

For the 2nd tag, I scored the shaped edge to form a pocket.  To decorate the top edge, I die cut one of Tim’s Pediments (Sizzix Bigz Die) and covered it with paper scraps.  I love the way this tag turned out!

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess YouTube Video

In this short, 10 minute video, we’ll take a walk through of the card folio where I’ll share some tips and creative ideas.  Then I’ll show you the details of the mixed media tags and talk about creating them.  The video will conclude with still shots and text showing you how I went about creating the mixed media background.  I hope you enjoy!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post, too.

 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas 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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Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio

Graphic 45 Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Do you love purple?  Then today’s purplicious post is going to absolutely thrill you.  I’ve created a purplicious Full Bloom Card Folio with gorgeous Grape Shimmer Satin Ribbon and Graphic 45’s vibrant Flutter collection.  And to take the purple to a whole new level, I piled on loads of luscious Little Birdie Flowers.  Ooh la la!  I’m not even that much of a purple lover, but I sure do love this card!

Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio: Building the Layers

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This 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ x 1/4″ card folio is pretty simple in design.  Here’s how I I put the cover together:

  • First, mat a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of  “Iridescent” on lavender cardstock.  Stitch around the edges.
  • Next, Mat a 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ panel of “Flutter” on lavender cardstock and stitch around the edges.  Place the blue stripe corner stickers in the upper right and left hand corners.
  • Center and adhere this panel to the “Iridescent” panel.
  • Now die cut a Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval on Pearlized White Paper.  Place adhesive on the scalloped outer frame and center on the “Flutter” panel.
  • Cut a solid oval of lavender paper with the HC Eyelet Oval Die and adhere the eyelet oval to it.  Place two layers of foam tape on the back side I use waste chipboard to save money) and center inside the scalloped frame.
Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio: The Flowers

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Next, I layered  a selection of purple flowers from Little Birdie Crafts down the left hand side of the card.  These are the flowers I worked with:

  • Jessica Purple
  • Paula Grape Tan
  • Andrea Mulberry
  • Fiona Mulberry
Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio: Finishing Touches

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To finish the card, mat the ticket sentiment sticker and back with foam adhesive.  Adhere it just to the right of center on the card.

Now, fussy cut the butterfly from an 8×8 sheet of “Flutter”.  Shape the wings with your fingers and tuck in between the flowers and the ticket.  I added a very thin coat of Diamond Stickles to my butterfly wings, but that is optional.  I do love the way the glittered wings mimic the shine in the Grape Satin Ribbon, though.

For the crowning touch, tie a double loop bow with Grape Shimmer Satin ribbon and tuck it in the corner of your flower arrangement.  Tie a second bow with Silver Metallic String and repeat the process.  So pretty!

Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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I love G45 Tags and Pockets.  This little pocket has a lovely surprise tucked inside.

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I sewed some vintage buttons onto a handmade button card, then added a sticker.  It fits perfectly in the pocket, and there’s room for a gift card, too, if you’re so inclined.

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I know you see the honey stick in the bottom pocket, so the contents of the folio will be no surprise.  But how cute is that little silver plastic spoon?

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I tied a snippet of Purple Satin with a Silver Metallic Edge around the handle to dress it up a bit.

Graphic 45 Flutter Full Bloom Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10

There’s even a purple tea bag in the pocket!!

I hope I’ve shared 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

Graphic 45 French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial

Graphic 45 French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie Harvest of Gratitude

Hello, Friends!  I once read that thankful people are the happiest people and I believe that to be true.  So every year as the US Thanksgiving holiday draws near, I like to create a new gratitude journal.  This year I have a Graphic 45 French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial to share with you.  Perhaps my tradition will catch on with you.  I’m also the hostess for this 2 week challenge on the Frilly and Funkie Blog, so before I share the gratitude journal with you, I’ll share the challenge guidelines:

Challenge Theme: A Harvest of Gratitude
There is always something to be thankful for.  In this gratitude themed challenge we are asking you to create a vintage or shabby chic project that portrays something that fills your heart with thanksgiving. Use harvest colors and be sure to tell us how your project reflects your thankful heart.
French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial: The Inspiration

Graphic 45 French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

The older I get, the more thankful I am for the gift of memory.  Often while I am in the process of creating, my mind wanders back through time.  I remember people, places, and events that have enriched my life.

This 5 1/2″ x 4″ journal reminds me of an old, old book of Bible stories that my dad used to read to me when I was just a very little girl.  The book was on my grandmother’s shelves and had an embossed cover.  The photos were all black and white prints of wood engravings on thick papers with unevenly cut edges.  I would curl up in my father’s lap (I couldn’t have been more than about 4 years old) and he would read to me in his deep, smooth voice as I snugged in as close to him as humanly possible.

Those books are now in my possession. They are one of my great treasures for they remind me of the comfort, warmth, joy  and safety of those moments in my father’s lap so many years ago.  I wanted to capture that memory and the thankfulness I feel for it in this little volume.

French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial: The Album Base

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The base of this gratitude journal is a 13″ x 4″ strip of heavy kraft cardstock.  I buy this in bulk at envelopes.com.  But you could substitute Dina Wakely’s Media Kraft Cardstock from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and achieve the same results.  The album base is my own design. Page tabs and cover are made from the same strip of kraft card.   You’ll learn how to do this in the video tutorial below.

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Old books fill my heart with joy.  I wanted to capture the worn patina and elegance of a truly ancient tome.  I cut two pieces of the same heavy kraft card to measure 4 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ to layer over the front and back covers.  A third piece (4 1/2″ x 4″) was scored at 1 1/2″ and 3″ to serve as a cover for the spine.

Add texture by placing those pieces inside the amazing Sizzix/Tim Holtz 3-D Botanical Texture Fade Folder.  I am so happy that I purchased this folder, and I can’t wait for more to be released.  Then perform a bit of paper alchemy with Seth Apter Baked Textures, Emerald Creek Embossing Powders, Distress Paints and Distress Mediums.  You’ll see all of this in the video as well.

French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial:  A Peek Inside

Before you add the pages to your gratitude journal, distress and ink the edges.  To make quick work of this, use Ground Espresso Distress Stain.

I’ll add measurements below the post for your convenience.

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The front cover is a pocket with a little insert folio.  Page one is a pull out/side pocket page.

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These tip in pages have some fun surprises built in.

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Here’s a peek inside the right hand tip in page.

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TIP:  To add extra layers to your pages without adding extra bulk, line the edges with Tim Holtz Design Tape (washi tape.)  I also used this to cover the kraft spines, and I love the wonderful finished look and vintage feel this creates within the album.  It’s a small detail, but it makes a bit impact.

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Both page units follow the same design “recipe”: pull out page with pocket,  double tip in page, side pocket, flap/insert page.

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The insert pages look like a flap page, but actually pull out from between the kraft pages.

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Throughout the album, I’ve added sentiments from Tim Holtz quotes stickers.  These little folios, tags and inserts provide space for small photos and journaling spots.

French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial on YouTube

This is a rather long video, but it takes a while to build an album from start to finish.  I’ve edited to make it as concise as possible.  Even if you don’t want to build an entire album, you will find lots of techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  I hope you enjoy!

Now it’s YOUR turn: Harvest of Gratitude Challenge at Frilly and Funkie

You are cordially invited to play along in this Harvest of Gratitude Challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  To do so is easy: simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project that follows the challenge theme and guidelines.  Then link your project up on the Frilly and Funkie blog by 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, November 20th.

The design team will invite the creator of our favorite project to join us for a Guest Designer spot at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Our top 3 favorites will receive a badge to display proudly on their blog.  And, everyone who enters and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, the sponsor of the challenge.

You can find all the challenge guidelines and link up your project HERE.

Thank you so much for joining me today.  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.

And, if you are interested in purchasing this gratitude journal, or any of my other creations, I invite you to visit my Kathy by Design ETSY shop.

Cheerio,

kathy

French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial: Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique

 


French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial Other Products:

Little Birdie Fall Flowers: Micro Roses, English Roses, Beaded Micro Petals, Monocle from my stash (Canvas Corp?) Petaloo Botanica Pearl Sprays, Little Birdie Craft Twine, Mustard Seeds

French Country Gratitude Journal Tutorial: Page Measurements and Score Lines:
  • Cover: 17″ x 4″: Score at 5″.  Then score every 1/2″ all the way down to 11 1/2″.
  • Inside Covers: 4 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Pocket for front cover: 5 7/8″ x 2 1/4″
  • Page Units: 2 sheets of kraft cardstock cut to 9 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
  • Accordion/Pocket Page: 12″ x 3 7/8″ scored at 4 1/2″, 9″
  • Tip in Pages: 7 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Score left hand page at 3″ .  Score right hand page at 4 1/2″
  • Insert Pages: 4 1/2″ x 3 7/8″
  • Inserts and folios: 4″ x 7 1/4″.  Score at 3 1/2″
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