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Halloween in Wonderland Altered Altoids Tin

Halloween in Wonderland Altered Altoids Tin:Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Guest Designer

Hello, Friends!  I’m tickled pink to be back as Guest Designer for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  Sometimes, my pack rat tendencies are a good thing…as you will see in today’s project.  I think this Halloween in Wonderland Altered Altoids Tin is stinkin’ cute!

Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1Honestly, every time I look at this little critter, I start grinning like the Cheshire Cat!   It’s a wonderful kit that will be coming to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2The kit comes with 4 ATC sized frames that fit neatly inside the tin.  I used one of the Scalloped Altoids inserts on the front of my tin.  Tiny Alice Props (also coming soon) have been altered with Distress Paint and used to embellish the front of the tin.

Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3I used Prima Rust Paste to create a really rusty tin.  Because I wanted it to look even older, I tapped it a few time with my hammer to create extra dings and dents.

Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 12Petaloo flowers and custom dyed seam binding ribbon look great with the chippies and G45 Halloween in Wonderland papers.

Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4But wait!  There’s more fun on the inside of the tin!

Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10After painting the chipboard inserts with black paint, I added a little detail with my white Sharpie pen.

Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7 Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8 Altered Altoids Tin, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 11Better add Altoid tins to the list of things that get stuffed into the Closet of Shame!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card

Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card with Graphic 45 Times Nouveau

Hello,, Ribbon Lovers!  August is birthday month in our family.  We celebrate FIVE birthdays this month,! Two of those birthdays are for our sons.  Our eldest son was truly the Leader of the Pack for our 5 children He always had some grand plan in store for his siblings.  Sometimes it was building an Olympic Village in our backyard.  At others, it was building a set for a play. Or constructing an elaborate Lego village.  Whatever idea he had, they followed along with great expectation and enthusiasm.  He was our “Ideas Man.”  So in honor of his birthday, I created this funky Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday card.

Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon, Product Times Nouveau by Graphic 45, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears, Photo 4Isn’t it playful? I used the monochromatic papers from Graphic 45’s Times Nouveau Classic Collection.  Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears texture Sheet, and a Steampunk Gentleman add to the fun factor.  And of course, I tied it all together with fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon, Product Times Nouveau by Graphic 45, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears, Photo 1These bold green ribbons are from the Autumn Colors Ribbon Club Assortment.   I love the way they echo the colors and designs in the papers.  To make my border, I layered two strips of Kiwi Green Diamond Satin on the left hand side of the card.  Then I placed a strip of Kiwi Green Square in Square Print Satin between the two. This created a sort of tiered border.

Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon, Product Times Nouveau by Graphic 45, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears, Photo 3Natural Burlap String makes a great masculine bow.  I brightened it up with a scrap of the same Kiwi green ribbon and a custom button.  To make the button,  glue one of the images from the Times Nouveau punch out sheet in the center of a wood button.  Custom embellishments like this add so much to your design.

A Look Inside The Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card

Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon, Product Times Nouveau by Graphic 45, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears, Photo 5A stamped sentiment, a fun pocket and a little tag make the inside of the card almost as much fun as the outside.

Steampunk Ideas Man Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon, Product Times Nouveau by Graphic 45, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears, Photo 6There’s plenty of room to tuck in a gift card or cash gift. I want to add a personal note to the card, so I’ve lined the back side of the tag with ivory paper.

I hope you found some inspiration here today.  Making masculine cards is something I truly enjoy.   This is one of my faves for its whimsical design and playful nature.  I’d love to hear what you think in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Voyage Beneath the Sea: Steampunk Seahorse

Steampunk Seahorse for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello, Friends!  I have such a fun project to share with you.  I’ve been asked to Guest Design again at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  Woo hoo! As you all know,   I am a huge Steampunk Fan, how about you?  I also super love the gorgeous Super X tags from Gypsy Soul.  They are thick and chunky and perfect for mixed media projects, which I also love.  So what do you get when you combine these fabby tags with GSLC Steampunk Seahorses and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea?  Oh…such steampunky, beachy goodness that you can hardly believe your eyes!  Take a peek:

Steampunk Seahorse Tutorial by Kathy Clement, Product by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Photo 1

 

Steampunk Seahorse Tutorial by Kathy Clement, Product by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Photo 2

 

Steampunk Seahorse Tutorial by Kathy Clement, Product by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Photo 3

 

Steampunk Seahorse Tutorial by Kathy Clement, Product by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Photo 4

I’ve prepared a Snapguide Tutorial for you with a complete supply list and detailed information about how I altered these gorgeous chippies.

Check out How to Make Steampunk Seahorse Chipboard Tag by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here are the links to the GSLC products I used in this project:

Super X Tag Set
Gears Texture Sheet 
Steampunk Seahorse (Coming Soon)
Stencil Seaweed (Coming Soon)
Under the Sea Border (Coming Soon)
Coral (Coming Soon)

Are you inspired?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,
kathy

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card

Botanical Sympathy Card with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Botanicabella

Hello, Friends!  I’m so happy to be sharing another project with you as a guest designer.  While I don’t have a tutorial, I do have some great tips for working with chipboard titles and laser cut doilies.

 

This 5″ x 7″ sympathy card is made with Graphic 45’s Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  I kept fussing with all the layers, but the card just wasn’t coming together for me. I liked all the elements, but the composition just wasn’t working.   Then I remembered that I had a package of Words & Phrases I in my chippie stash.

Adding this elegant chipboard title was the key to making this composition work.  I painted the chipboard with Black Soot Distress ink, and sprinkled it with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel while the paint was still wet.  In no time flat the chipboard was transformed into a thing of beauty.

 

I think it looks like metal, and I love the dimension that embossing with enamel lends to chipboard.  I backed the title with paper from the collection, then trimmed away the excess.    Magic!  I also cut a gorgeous GSL laser cut doily in half and tucked it behind my fussy cut bird.  This helped the image stand out from the background.  These are not currently in the shop, but Gina assures me that more are on the way, so keep your eyes open for them!

 

The interior of the card has a pocket with a hand made notecard.
I’m making this card for my cousin, and I wanted to tuck in some old family photos of her mom in with the card.  The pocket will keep them safe.
The lower half of the card has more paper layers and a hand stamped sentiment.
It never fails to amaze me how a little bit of chipboard can take a project from so-so to superb!  I hope I’ve shared some new ideas with you here today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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By the Sea Beach Rules House Shrine

By the Sea Beach Rules House Shrine for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello, Friends!  I don’t know about you, but my soul has been longing for the sea.  Summer is such a busy time around here with visits from dear friends, family birthdays and lots of deadlines for work.  There’s no time to escape to the coast, unless I do it on paper!  Luckily for me, I had a wonderful little Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts House Shrine Box to work with, and I immediately thought “beach cottage!”  I pulled out my Graphic 45 By the Sea papers and went to work building this darling little Beach Rules House Shrine to share with you today.

Beach Rules House Shrine Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product Graphic 45 By the Sea Photo 1aPutting this one together was almost as good as a day at the shore, minus the sand in my shoes and wind in my hair.

Beach Rules House Shrine Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product Graphic 45 By the Sea Photo 15The finished box measures 4″ x 8″ x 1.5″.  The depth gives you lots of room to add lovely layers and 3-D embellies.  I put together a Snapguide tutorial for you so that you can follow along and see how this all came together.

 

Check out How to G45 by the Sea Gypsy Laser Cuts House Shrine Box by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Beach Rules House Shrine Supply List:

  • Gyspy Soul Laser Cuts House Shrine Box
  • GSL Beach Shape Set
  • GSL Word Ribbons 2
  • Graphic 45 By the Sea 8×8 paper collection
  • Graphic 45 By the Sea 12×12 paper
  • Graphic 45 Chipboard Elements
  • Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs
  • Stampendous Embossing Enamel: Golden Sands, Aged Copper
  • Distress Embossing Powder: Frayed Burlap
  • Natural Burlap string, rayon seam binding
  • Found objects from the beach
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Glue Gun
  • Foam spacers or chipboard

I’d like to thank Gina Hubbard of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts for inviting me to be her guest designer this month.  I’ve had such a lovely time creating with these gorgeous, high quality chippies!  I hope you’ve had fun with me!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial

Gypsy Laser Soul Guest Designer: Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m having such a good time guest designing for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts this month!  Today, I have a Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet tutorial to share with you.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 02I paired some fabulous GSL chippies up with Graphic 45 DIY papers and some elements from Botanicabella.  Here’s a supply list for your convenience.

Supply List for Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial

  • GSL Butterfly of Gears
  • GSL  Mixed Media Fragments 2
  • GSL Faux Metal Number Plates
  • Distress Paint: Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
  • Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel
  • Bronze Mica Flakes
  • Metal Gear pieces
  • Graphic 45 DIY paper roll (Curiosity Collage and Butterflies)
  • Graphic 45 Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition
  • Graphic 45 Washi tape
  • Prima Gold Crackle Texture Paste
  • Tall Coin Envelopes
  • Small magnets
  • Manila tag

Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial

Check out How to Steampunk Chipboard Butterfly Embellishment by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

 

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 03

Two coin envelope flaps were glued together to create a wallet and covered with Graphic 45 DIY paper.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet  Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 01

I trimmed down the Mixed Media Fragment squares to fit the height of my envelope, then used it as a stencil for my embossing paste. I then heat embossed the chippie with Aged Black Embossing Enamel.  Once the paste on the envelope had dried, I glued the chipboard fragment down with Glossy Accents.  I had to use a few hinge clips to hold it in place until it had dried.  I threaded buttons and hot glued them in place.  The faux metal number plate was tapped with paint, then glued in place.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 05The wallet has a side flap opening.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 06Here it is all opened up and decorated with elements from Graphic 45 Botanicabella. I kept everything on the inside “flat” so that the wallet could close with ease.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 07The left side is a sleeve with a magnetic opening.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 08It contains a decorated manila tag.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 09

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 12I cut one of the envelope sides off to create a slash pocket, then filled it with pretty postcards.  This is a great place to write a personal greeting, mount photos on the reverse side of the post cards or tuck in a gift card.

GSL Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product by Graphic 45 DIY and Botanicabella Papers 11It’s a really pretty little ensemble.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you enjoyed this Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial.  You can find more ideas and inspiration on the GSL BLOG.

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Steampunk Debutante Tag Tutorial

Steampunk Debutante Tag Tutorial for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello, Friends!  I’m thrilled to be guest designing for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts again today! When I found fabulous Steampunk chippies in my goodie box from Gypsy Soul, I knew just what I wanted to do with them.  I hope this Steampunk Debutante Tag tutorial will get your creative juices flowing, too.

Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Product Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante 03

I love all the colors and dimension and whimsy on this heavy weight tag.  The chipboard base is incredibly thick and strong…so much so that I decided to add a little waterfall folio to the reverse side.

Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Product Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante 06

How fun is that?  You can display this as home decor, and load your favorite photos and journaling on the back side.

Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Product Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante 08It even has a pocket!

This tag is loaded with gorgeous chippies and fun details.  At first glance it may look more complicated than a project you’d like to tackle.  But like the old saying, “Yard by yard, life is hard; inch by inch it’s a cinch,” following the easy steps in my Snapguide tutorial will break things down and make it easy!

 

Check out How to Create a Chipboard Steampunk Debutante Tag by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here are a few more photos to whet your appetite!

Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Product Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante 02

Foam dimensionals are a girl’s best friend, and they helped me add loads of depth and dimension to the design.

Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Product Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante 01I love this Steampunk Gent and his funky top hat!

Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Product Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante 04This pocket watch is filled with beads, mini gears and one of the stickers from the collection.

Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Product Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante 05And look how cool the embossed gears are!  The little metal clip on the side holds the folio on the reverse closed.

Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Product Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante 07You can easily fit between 19-20 4″ x 4″ photos on the back of this tag.  Less if you add journaling for each photo.  And you can always tuck more photos into the pocket.

I hope you’ll give this Steampunk Debutante Tag Folio a test drive.  Here are links to the chippies I used in its creation:

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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