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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

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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

His and Hers Birthday Card Folios with Authentique Party

His and Hers Birthday Card Folios with Authentique Party

Hello, Friends!  It seems that no matter how many birthday cards I make, I still need to make more!  So when Authentique Paper released their fabulous new Party Collection, I was nearly giddy with joy!  Just like a present at a birthday party, I ripped the pack open and went to work creating these fun His and Hers Birthday Card Folios.

His and Hers Birthday Card Folios Party by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

Party is a celebration on paper!  Bursting with vibrant color, retro images, playful patterns and sassy sentiments, it’s just pure fun to create with it!  Both these cards measure 5.25″ x 7.25″.  I added an extra score line to each base to create a spine that would allow for goodies to be tucked inside each folio.

His and Hers Birthday Card Folios: A Party Without Cake?  Never!

His and Hers Birthday Card Folios Party by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02Sometimes, you open a collection and know right away what you want to do with it.  I personally love when that happens.  The minute I saw this lovely cake image, this whole card design popped into my head. Hooray for inspiration!  It makes life so much easier!

How to Create the Party Cake Focal

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Here’s how I created the focal for this party pretty card.

  • First, fussy cut the cake image from Party Eight.  Don’t worry about trimming between the candles.  Add foam tabs or dimensionals to the back side of the fussy cut image.
  • Fussy cut the floral clusters from Party Six.  Back with dimensionals.
  • Next, add foam tabs or other dimensionals to the back side of the cake image.  (I cut up the Priority Mail boxes that my design team allotments are shipped in or other waste chipboard.)
  • Die cut a doily from white cardstock.  This is a Prima doily die, but you can use any doily from your stash.  I don’t recommend using a thin paper doily, however, as it won’t work in this application.
  • Cut the black polka dot paper from Party Six with Spellbinders Small Standard Circles Die (#5). Adhere this to the center of the doily.  Back the center of the doily with more foam tabs/dimensionals.

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  • Now dress this cake up for the party by adding Diamond Stickles to the icing on the top layer and in the center of the cake layers.
  • While the Stickles are still wet, sprinkle the top of the cake with TuTu Pink Prills
  • Arrange the fussy cut flower clusters around the base of the plate, and adhere to the card.

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Party for Her: A peek Inside

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This stamped sentiment is the perfect match up for this card!

His and Hers Birthday Card Folios Party by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 08The large pocket on the bottom holds a sweet treat.  (How did Trader Joe’s know that Authentique was releasing the Party collection?  That’s what I want to know!)

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I also tucked in a little gift card holder with room to write a personal note.

His and Hers Birthday Card Folios: Aged to Perfection

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The fact that this collection can be used to create cards for guys and gals makes me really happy!

His and Hers Birthday Card Folios Party by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 11Meet Dapper Dan the Birthday Man!  LOL  Don’t you just love his natty teal birthday suit?  Since the Party Collection Kit comes with the Details Stickers and Components Die Cuts,  I was able to add some fun accents to both cards.

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The “Best Wishes” sentiment banner and the “Let’s Party” Banner Flag are from the Components Die Cut Elements sheet and the Details Sticker Sheet.    I fussy cut the “Aged to Perfection” image from Party Seven, then tucked it behind the fussy cut image from Party One.

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There’s a party going on inside this birthday card, too.  I die cut a gift card holder and added it to the top half of the card.

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Then I created a cute chocolate wallet for the large pocket on the bottom.  It takes a really secure man to wear a pointy pink party hat!  LOL

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Here’s a peeky at the inside of the chocolate wallet.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on these fun His and Hers Birthday Card Folios in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine Card

Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine  Card with Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have really enjoyed working with the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club Assortment this month.  How about you?  This Blue and Brown Ribbon Mix proved to be very versatile, working well on both masculine and feminine cards alike.  Today’s Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine  Card is made with Authentique Paper’s Frontier collection. I’ve used the Select Swiss Dots Tan w/Turftan Brown Dots Grosgrain Ribbon to add wonderful texture to this card.

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After creating the 5″ x 7″ top fold card base, I fringed some natural canvas material to add extra texture to this fun card.  Don’t you just love that quote from John Wayne?

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My double loop bow was a cinch to tie, thanks to my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool. A loopy natural burlap string bow and some vintage buttons from my stash finished off the bow cluster.

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Do you ever use ribbon to add a border to your cards?  I love the texture it adds, and it certainly “ties” the bow in with the rest of the design!  Scor-Tape is my “go to” adhesive when it comes to adding a ribbon border.  It really holds, and does not bleed through the ribbon the way hot glue or liquid adhesive has a tendency to do.

TIP:  Don’t toss those canvas strings away!  I saved the pieces that were left over after fraying the edges of my canvas, then piled them up beneath this rusty star.  I love the added texture!

Ride ’em Cowboy Masculine Card!  A Peek Inside

Ride em Cowboy Masculine All Occasion Card by Kathy Clement Photo 05The inside of this card is fully decorated with more papers from the Frontier Collection.

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The top half of the card has a little gift card holder filled with a miniature Ghiradelli Chocolate.

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The bottom half has a neat journal card that’s a perfect spot to write a personal message.  Leaving the sentiment blank means that I can customize this card for any occasion.

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

Nature Themed Masculine Cards with Ribbon

Nature Themed Masculine Cards with Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Do you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards?  How about when you try to use ribbons on masculine cards?  Well, you are not alone. Today I have a couple of quick to make nature themed masculine cards with ribbon to share with you.  I hope that by the time we get to the end of this post you’ll be saying, “Why yes!  I can use ribbon on a masculine card!”

Nature Themed Masculine Card #1: Explore Nature’s Majesty

Explore Nature's Majesty Nature Themed Masculine Card with Ribbon by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

See?  What did I tell you?  This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card made with the Paper House Field Study Collection.  It’s probably retired, as I found it during a shopping trip at Tuesday Morning.  Unlike my usual heavily layered cards, this one’s pretty simple.  The Moss/Cream Gingham Bow is topped with Natural Burlap String and a button from my stash.

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The inside is equally simple, with some nice nature quotes and room to write a personal note.

Nature Themed Masculine Cards with Ribbon #2: Always  Be on the Lookout for Wonder

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The RRR February Ribbon Club Assortment has some fabulous green ribbons in it.  That’s what inspired me to purchase this paper.  (Any excuse, right?) This Bud Green Taffeta Ribbon adds a great pop of color and texture to this green and gold botanical beauty. And of course, I tied the bows with my Zutter Bow It All Tool.

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I love the contrast in texture that you get when you combine Gold Metallic String with Natural Burlap String.  This vintage button is from my stash, and I love the fact that it looks like stone.

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This pocket is a handy spot to tuck in a note, a gift card or any other kind of treat.

So, now how do you feel about using ribbon on a masculine card?  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Batter Up! Masculine Baseball Themed Birthday Card

Masculine Baseball Themed Birthday Card with Ribbon: Batter Up!

Hello again, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m back today with another birthday card for the guys.  Our youngest son has loved baseball since he was a toddler.  One of his life goals is to attend a professional ballgame in every US Major League ballpark.  So when it came time to make his birthday card, the theme was obvious.  This masculine baseball themed birthday card uses another of my favorite ribbons for the “fellas.”

Masculine Baseball themed birthday card Rugged by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

Once again, I used Authentique’s Rugged Paper Collection to make this 5″ x 7″ masculine baseball themed birthday card.  I just love the vintage feel and the gorgeous patterns.

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When making a card for a man, this Navy Blue Canvas Color Band Ribbon with stitched edges scores every time!

Masculine Baseball themed birthday card Rugged by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3It’s especially nice on a baseball themed card, as the stitched edges echo the stitching on a baseball.  How cool is that?  I topped this double loop bow with a natural burlap string bow and a baseball novelty button.  Home run!

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I hope I’ve shared some tips that you can use the next time you need to make a masculine card.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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