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Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio for Frilly & Funkie “How Do I Love Thee?” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a really neat masculine project to share with you. I created this Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Hosted  by the amazing Sara Emily, the challenge theme is “Let Me Count the Ways”  Before I share my project with you, let’s see what this challenge is all about:

 Challenge Theme: Let Me Count the Ways
Since it’s just a day away from Valentine’s Day, the opening line of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poem “Let Me Count the Ways” (Sonnet 43) comes to mind. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” For this theme, I would like to see your vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. This could be three colors, three words, 3 stamps (you get the idea); just be sure to tell us what those three elements are.

And real quick…let me apologize right off the bat!  I have 3 separate postings today. How ironic is that?   This almost never happens, but sometimes there’s just no way to avoid it.  I’m so sorry for stuffing your inbox today.

Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Party of Three

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01 Even though I don’t make them very often, I love making masculine cards.  I’ve been wanting to dig into the Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman DCE for quite a while.  This fun challenge theme was the perfect excuse.  This is a 5″ x 6 3/4″ card folio with a 1/2″ top fold spine.  Here’s how I used threes on the card front:

  • Paper: 3 layers:  kraft card base, the plaid pattern and the sepia frame.
  • Machine stitching around the outer, middle and inside perimeter of the card frame
  • Three clocks
  • Gears: Two trios of gears

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

TIP: Fussy cut the clock border and leave the inside edge open.  Tuck the chipboard frame and element behind the open edge.  This creates a wonderful feeling of dimension.

Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

The party continues on the inside of this card.  You’ll find 3’s here:

  • Pockets
  • ATC Tags
  • Paper Dolls
  • Buttons (in the border design)
  • Little Gifts…the first of which is the Ghiradelli Chocolate tucked into the upper pocket

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Clippings Stickers, Quote Chips, and Small Talk Stickers add so much to the folio design.  I just love this dapper gent in his bowler hat!

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The side pocket is sized perfectly to hold these 3  Graphic 45 ATC tags.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Turn the flap to find another pocket…with the second  little gift tucked inside.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I dug this Graphic 45 Inspire, Create, Imagine Square Tag out of my stash, then used the matching Square Tag Die to cover the back side.  This makes the laser cut words pop.  Then I created a little 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ gift card wallet.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Room for a note…and a gift card/cash pocket.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10Clean up the scraps on your table!  This bookmark only took about 5 minutes to make thanks to the 12×12 Sticker Elements that come with the Proper Gentleman DCE.  Turn a border scrap into a tuck spot by adhering just the side of it to the back side of the flip page.  Then tuck the tag in place, and that’s gift #3!

Let Me Count the Ways: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you will join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project where  you use 3 of something.  Then link it up over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 26th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

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 so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Flutter Saturday Showcase

Graphic 45 Flutter Saturday Showcase

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are enjoying a leisurely Saturday Morning!  I’m up today on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Saturday Showcase.  You’ll find two projects made with the fabulous Graphic 45 Flutter Collection.

Graphic 45 Flutter Masculine Get Well Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

First, I’m sharing this vibrant Masculine Get Well Card with measurements and directions for creating the card cover.  There are some fun surprises on the inside of this card, so I’m sure you’ll want to pop over and see them.

Graphic 45 Flutter Trifold Tag Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Then I have created a brand new trifold tag folio tutorial for you using this glorious collection.  Here’s a sneaky peek at what’s inside.

Graphic 45 Flutter Trifold Tag Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

 

So grab a cuppa and join me over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. for more details about this Graphic 45 “Flutter” extravaganza!  Here’s the YouTube Video link for your convenience.

 

Wishing you a joyful and creative weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are having a happy and creative week this week!  I’m still working away at my list of August birthday cards.  This Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card is for our middle son.  He loves to read, loves the color blue, is a natty dresser and is shocked to find himself well established in his 3rd decade here on earth.  I was thinking of all these things while creating this fun vintage card.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This is an older collection from Authentique, but you can still find it online at Country Craft Creations.  I love the blue and brown color palette and the wonderful plaids and paisleys in this collection.  Putting this 5″ x 7″ top fold card together was a breeze!

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 02

To add a little dimension to the card, I fussy cut the book binding from the 12×12 paper pad.  Then I gently pushed the sides together which rounded out the spine.  Don’t push too hard, or you’ll end up folding the paper!  Next, I glued just the outside edges down so that the binding would keep its shape.  It sounds complicated, but it’s actually pretty easy to do.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 03

The focal image is fussy cut from one of the 3″ x 4″ images on the cut apart page.  Pop this up on waste chipboard to add even more dimension.  The turn tab is a simple Spellbinder’s Large Circle die cut from patterned paper.  I love adding round shapes to a card design as it seems to really break up all those square corners!  The vintage button is from a jar that I picked up at a local flea market.  Brads are from Tim Holtz Dapper Collection.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card: Alcohol Ink and Metal Embellishments

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 04

Do you ever alter metal embellishments with Alcohol Ink?  I used Mushroom and Cloudy Blue to color this Tim Holtz Quote Charm.  It also was applied to the vintage button.  It’s a quick way to customize metal embellishments.  Just apply a drop or two directly from the bottle and watch the magic take place before your very eyes!

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 05

A flap feature and pocket dress up the card interior.  I also added some Tim Holtz Paper Dolls to amp up the vintage vibe of the card.  I love the visual impact they make!

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 06

Turn the flap and you’ll find a wonderful quote from the 3×4 Rugged Life Cards. (retired) A scrap of designer paper serves as a pocket.  I tucked two more Life Cards into the pocket. Each has a newborn photo of our son: one with Dad and one with Mom.

Authentique Rugged Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 07

Since my trusty 1 3/8″ circle punch gave up the ghost a while back, I’ve been using my Spellbinder’s Circle dies to cut the thumb hole on my pockets.  I’ve decided I like it so well, I’m not going to replace the punch!  Here’s the gift card holder I tucked into the pocket.  Both Dale and I wrote personal notes to our son inside.

So, that’s the first of 2 masculine birthday cards.  I’ll share the next one with you once I get it made.

I hope I 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

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Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  I promised to share this Authentique Durable Masculine Birthday Card with you as soon as I found the time to get it made.  This one is for our eldest (firstborn) son.  This guy is such a fabulous family man. He just adores his wife and 3 little girls. As a partner in Dale’s roofing business, he’s an essential member of our family.  He’s also an amazing artist, working with wood and metal. Since he loves to repurpose scrap wood, metal and other found objects, I thought he would enjoy the little metal tools on this vintage card.

This is one of my standard 5″ x 7″ top fold cards.  The papers are from Authentique’s Durable Collection (retired, but you can still find a few HERE.) I tossed in a few scraps from Authentique Rugged as well.  Ivory/Brown/Copper Ribbon and Natural Burlap string make for a great bow cluster.

Once again, I’ve added a decorative turn tab.  This is made with a Spellbinder’s Label Eight Die.  I centered the die on a scrap of designer paper and held it in place with tape.  Then I ran it just half way through my die cutting machine.  I really like the decorative element this adds to the card.

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card: A Closer Look

Our son always has a carabiner hitch in his truck.  It seemed fitting to add one to this card along with these adorable miniature tools.  The Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Typed Token has been altered with alcohol inks.  I’ve had the mini wooden ruler in my stash for ages, but I think you could substitute these Tim Holtz wood ruler pieces and be just fine. Metal gears are always a great addition to a masculine card. The steampunk clock charm adds another circular element to the mix.

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

To create the pocket, I used my Spellbinder’s Large Circle Nestablities Die.  The paper panel was stamped with a tool background that I’ve had in my stash for ages.  Then I used the scraps on my table to create the little gift card holder.

I’m excited to give this handyman themed card to our son.  He is like the rugged tree from the quote: his roots go down deep, and he is solid at his core.  We are very proud of him

I hope I 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

Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Cards

Just for Fun: Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing a whole stack of Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Cards that I made over the weekend, just for fun.  I had a super heavy design team load in May, so I didn’t get to play with some of the great papers that kind of fell into my shopping cart while I was rained in at the beach.  You know what they say…when the going gets tough..the tough go shopping!  LOL  Being cooped up in a little condo for hours on end led me to browse the internet…and that led me to a few shopping sites, and…well, you know the rest of the story!

I finally found a few minutes to play, and used this entire collection up on this series of Father’s Day cards.  They are available for purchase in my Etsy shop, just in case you are interested.

Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Card #1: Sawdust is Man Glitter

Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father's Day Cards by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I don’t think I need to explain why this Simple Stories Plaid Dad collection fell into my shopping cart.  It’s so stinkin’ cute!  And, my son works with wood.  What could be more perfect?  Plus, it’s plaid, people!  Look at that totally adorable plaid toolbox!

Each of these cards has a gift card holder and a pocket with an insert inside.  Clean, simple and perfect for Dad.

The insert is mounted on a 4.25″ x 6.25″ kraft base so you can mount  a nice photo on the back, or write a personal message to dad.

I liked this card design so much that I made two other variations of it.

This one uses great big copper brads along with the wooden ruler and novelty buttons.

The gift card pocket is made with a 3″ x 4″ cut apart image.

This one has a festive little banner across the top.  I cut the wooden ruler in two pieces, added some real galvanized nails and an embossed woodgrain panel to this one.

And here’s a peek at the inside.  I love all those plaid flannel shirts!

Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Card #2: Gone Fishing!

Have I ever told you about the one time my dad took me fishing?  I was about 5 years old, and I had begged him over and over to take me out in the rowboat on the pond with him.  Finally, he relented.  I was so excited!  We got the boat in the water, rowed out to Dad’s favorite fishing spot and dropped anchor.

And we sat there.

No talking…you’ll scare the fish.

No figeting…you’ll scare the fish.

No, there are no snacks.

No, there is no bathroom.

No, you can’t put your hand in the water…you’ll scare the fish.

I never asked to go again.  Fishing.  What a dumb way to spend a Saturday afternoon!  LOL

But for some unknown reason, Dads love to fish. (Maybe it’s the peace and quiet? )  So I layered up more of these rad plaid papers.  Then I added some cute fishing themed buttons.  I don’t like fishing…but I love this card!

Here’s a peek at the inside.

Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Card #3:  Coolest Dad Ever

This card makes me laugh.  The buffalo plaid hat with ear flaps?  Yep.  My dad had one of those.  Horn-rimmed glasses?  Check!  He did not, however, wear suspenders or bow ties.  But he did love his coffee…and he was the coolest dad ever.  I adored him!

This one has a fun flap feature.

Well, you knew there had to be a flap somewhere, didn’t you?  These are so easy to make.  First score a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card at 2.5″ .  Then fold on the score.  Now adhere the smaller portion to the card base.  Finally fold shut and adhere the gift card pocket.  Done and done!

Thanks for letting me share these cards (and a few memories) with you.  I hope you were inspired and somewhat amused!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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