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Little Birdie Crafts Sweet As Honey Summertime Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  One of the thing I love the most about summer is the beautiful flowers that fill the landscape.  Today I have a Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial to share with you.  It’s soft as a summer sky and loaded with gorgeous summer blooms, courtesy of Little Birdie Flowers.

Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Don’t you just love these beautiful summer blossoms?  They are LBC Pastel Palette blooms from the Jessica, Bouquet and Rosalind assortments.  (Linked below)  I’ve paired up papers from the Texture Brew and True Love Story 12×12 Paper Packs with a digital image to create this interactive card.

Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02

See that sweet little burlap tassel on the side of the card?  That’s a hidden tag pocket that I’ve built into the card design.  You’ll learn how to make it in the video tutorial below.

Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 03

Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 04

I’ve used more sweet embellishments from LBC to create the little tea wallet that is tucked inside the card.

Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 05

And here’s the promised Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get your craft on today!  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Little Birdie Crafts Sweet as Honey Summertime Card Tutorial Supply List

Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial with Embossing Texture Paste & Sparkle Paste

Hello, Friends!  I’m having so much fun learning to walk in my Mixed Media Boots!  Today I have a Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial to share with you.  Making this project was a blast!  I got to play with some new (to me) mixed media products like Embossing Texture Paste and Sparkle Paste and stencils and of course, beautiful Little Birdie Flowers.

Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial Embossing Texture Paste by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

This 8″ x 6″ wood pallet was languishing in the clearance bin.  I picked it up to look at it and the next thing I knew, it had jumped right into my cart!  It was a real Plain Jane piece, but now it is bursting with color, texture, layers and gorgeous flowers.

Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial Embossing Texture Paste by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 02

Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet: From Plain Jane to Just Plain Gorgeous

Here’s how this came together.  I also have a step out tutorial video below, so feel free to skip on down to that if you’d like.

  • First, lightly sand the surface of the pallet board to prepare it for paint.
  • Next, create a wash with Little Birdie Sand Stone and Wild Moss Paints and a few spritzes of water from a misting bottle.
  • Now, randomly brush the paint over the surface of the pallet.  Be sure to heat dry between layers and repeat as needed. Clean your brush off on a 4×4 burlap panel.  Waste not, want not!
  • Then, apply Mint Fizz Sparkle paste through a Script Stencil on the right hand side of the pallet.  Heat dry.
  • Now, apply Berry Burst Embossing Texture Paste through the Cobble Circle Stencil on the left hand side of the pallet.  Heat Dry.  Keep your heat gun moving and be patient.  The Embossing Texture paste is “cooked” when it begins to lighten in color and develop some texture.  It’s sooooo cool!
  • Now you’ve got a great foundation to build on!
Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet: Adding the Details

Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial Embossing Texture Paste by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 03

Here are the next steps in the process.

  • First, fussy cut the succulent wreath from Succulent Garden 12×12 Paper Pack

TIP:   Trim around the outside of the wreath first.  Because there are so many intricate pieces, i left a little white border all the way around so that I would not accidentally ciip off any wispy bits.  Then lay the trimmed wreath on a glass mat (or the glass from an old picture frame). Use a craft knife to cut a couple of triangular pieces from the white center of the wreath.  Now you’ll be able to fit your scissor blades inside the wreath and cut it easily.

  • Next, dry brush the cut edges with any paint that’s left on your brush.
  • Then add chipboard or foam tabs to the back side of the wreath to add dimension.
  • Glue in place on the prepared burlap panel.
  • Now brush the chipboard sentiment with a wash of the same chalk paints.
  • Heat dry the chipboard, then sponge the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add shading and dimension.  Hot glue in place.
Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial: Adding the Flowers

Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial Embossing Texture Paste by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 04

Finish off your wood pallet with an assortment of Little Birdie Flowers, Succulents and Foliage.  You can watch me build this arrangement in the video that follows.

Little Birdie Crafts Altered Wood Pallet Tutorial Video

This 20 minute video will guide you step by step through my creative process.  I hope you enjoy!

Little Birdie Products Used in this Project

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks, 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

 

Little Birdie Crafts Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial

Hello Friends!  It seems as though I’m seeing succulent gardens everywhere I go.  They are all the rage right now, and luckily for us, Little Birdie Crafts has added some gorgeous succulent papers and flowers to their shop.  Today’s Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial will show you how to create a lovely piece of home decor that celebrates the beauty of succulents.

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

I wanted to create a shadowbox that had the look of a chippy old garden shed.  Paints, texture paste, patterned papers, sisal fibre, Spanish Moss and of course, lovely flowers helped me to achieve the effect in this 6″ x 6″ shadow box.

Little Birdie Crafts Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 02

Just look at these darling potted succulents!  I’ve clustered them up with Bernice Purple Flowers, Fiona Mulberry Flowers, fussy cut images and lovely chipboard.

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 03

If you’d like to learn how to make your own garden themed home decor, then I hope you’ll join me for the 20 minute video tutorial below.  We’ll alter the shadow box, add textural elements, layer papers and finish with a flourish of beautiful flowers.  I hope you enjoy!

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial on Youtube

 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks 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

Succulent Garden Tutorial Supply List

Other Products: Spanish Moss, Recollections Wood Shadow Box Tray, Purple Night Seam Binding Ribbon, Burlap String

Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday!  Just one more day til the weekend!  I’m popping in with my first post as a member of the Little Birdie Crafts Design Team.  If you’re looking fora  fun weekend craft project, this Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial might come in handy.

Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial True Love Story by Kathy Clement Prodcut by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

I’m learning to embrace my Mixed Media side, and finding it to be a lot of fun.  I know you all know about Little Birdie Flowers…but did you know they have a whole line of Mixed Media products as well? This is a 6″ x 6″ card made with loads of Little Birdie Crafts Mixed Media goodies.

I’ve combined Little Birdie designer papers, burlap art board, Chalk Paints, Color Splash Spray, Primed Chipboard, Tassel Tags, burlap ribbon, embellishments and of course, flowers!  The kraft card base is from Little Birdie as well.

I’ve scored the card cover to create a cutaway card base…and a fun little gift card pocket.

We will also make this adorable gift card wallet in the tutorial video below.

Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy this Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial so much that you’ll want to make one yourself!

I’d love to hear from you as to what sort of tutorials you’d like me to share using these wonderful products, so please share with me in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial Supply List

Other Products: Burlap String, Linen Ribbon, Die Cut Doily, sequins

Big News! Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

Big News!  Everything’s Coming Up Roses!  Little Birdie Crafts Design Team

Hello, my friends!  I’ve been fairly bursting to share this big news with you all, and finally, today is the day!  May I have a drum roll, please?  I’m very proud and happy to announce that I’ve been chosen to be a part of the Little Birdie Crafts Design Team!  Hooray!

I first used Little Birdie Flowers from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and fell in love with them.  Then, when I attended CHA (Creativation) in Phoenix this past January, I saw their booth and went into an instant swoon.  Such beautiful flowers!  Amazing embellishments and primed chipboard.  It was love at first sight!

The other thing I greatly admire about Little Birdie Crafts is their business model. Little Birdie empowers rural India by providing employment opportunities to 2000 women, directly or indirectly. Their product development team of handpicked Designers and Artisans creates meticulously hand-embossed, hand- shaded, and hand-glittered flowers.

They have recently expanded their line to include lots of gorgeous mixed media products, so I’m excited about that!

Little Birdie Crafts and Kathy by Design

You’ve been seeing lots of Little Birdie Crafts flowers in my recent posts, so you know how gorgeous the product is.  But I have more good news…

I’m going to be carrying Little Birdie Flowers in my Kathy by Design Etsy shop!  So many of you expressed a desire to be able to purchase these gorgeous blooms, that I decided to take the plunge (off the short dive!) and offer them to you in my Etsy shop.

I just received my first shipment late in the day yesterday and I’ll have them added to the shop as soon as humanly possible.  It’s a small order, just to test the market, but oh…these flowers are sooooooooo beautiful!  I can’t wait to share them with you!

On that note, if you have had your eye on Little Birdie Flowers,  let me know.  I’ll make a list of any that you’d especially like to have access to and try to include them in my next order.

I just had to share all this happy news with you!  Thanks for joining in the celebration!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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