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Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal

Pumpkin Season Eileen Hull Recipe Journal For Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Hello, Friends! One of the things I love the most about fall is that I get to pull out all my fabulous pumpkin recipes…if I can find them!  To remedy that situation, I’ve created this Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal with Eileen Hull’s HeARTfelt Journal Die by Sizzix.  It’s just perfect for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog, where I get to serve as the hostess this month.

Challenge Theme: To Everything There is a Season

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year.  Brilliant leaves, fall flowers,  crisp blue skies, and migrating geese fill the season with a sense of wonder and anticipation  You’re invited to create a vintage or shabby chic project that captures the beauty of fall.  You can make a card, a tag, share a journal entry or any kind of project you desire. Just be sure to create it in the shabby chic or vintage style and be sure to use fall (not Halloween) images and colors.

Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal with Prima Amber Moon Collection

Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal Amber Moon by Kathy Clement Product by Prima Photo 1

Before putting the journal together, I first inked all the edges with a combination of Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  Then I cut out my covers from the A4 Amber Moon papers.  All the edges were inked and distressed.  I also stitched around the front cover to add a little more texture.

When all the cover pieces were glued in place, I put the journal together using the directions that come with the die,

Next, I added a contrasting strip of paper to the spine.  This was heavily inked, crumpled and distressed before gluing in place.  Then I added the ribbon for the closure, and punched a hole for my metal charms.

I found these mustard seeds in my spice cabinet, and thought they’d look great mixed in with all these pretty Prima blooms.

To add extra texture, stitch your sentiment panel onto burlap.

Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal:  A Peek Inside

Decorating the inside of this pumpkin recipe journal was really fun.   I created 3 signatures, or inserts, for the journal.  To change things up a bit, I got a little inventive with the creases and folds.  You’ll see the results in the video below.

Lots of tags and pockets, of course!  You know I love my tags and pockets.

Tuck spots and ephemera, too!  Flipping through this journal is a real adventure.  You never know what you’ll find when you turn the page.

Here’s a sweet slash pocket filled with another signature.  I had not planned on doing this, but when my album got too chubby, I had to improvise.  (Pumpkin recipes have a habit of expanding the waistline, after all.)

I turned one of Tammy Tutterow’s mini pocket envelopes into a shaker element.  Isn’t it too, too cute?

Would you like to see more?  Then I hope you’ll enjoy this 10 minute video tour!

Pumpkin Season Recipe Journal Video Tour

I hope you’ll play along with us in this “To Everything There is a Season” Challenge.  Simply create your very own fall themed (not Halloween) project in a vintage or shabby chic style and link it up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before midnight, Tuesday September 26th.

The design team will chose their top four favorite projects from all the entries.  Our top pick will be asked to join us as a Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The next 3 entries will receive a challenge badge to display proudly on their blog.  And everyone who plays along and follows the challenge guideline will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the details for the challenge and inspiration from the rest of the team HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own fall crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique



Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial

Tammy Tutterow Creative Team Friday: Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Do you like to make your own flowers?  I find it to be relaxing and rewarding all at the same time.  For this installment of Tammy Tutterow Creative Team Friday, I have made a Shabby Posies thank you card tutorial.  This beauty is adorned with a cascade of beautiful handmade Shabby Posies roses, a textured background that you can make yourself, and patterned papers that I rescued from the Closet of Shame.  Let’s get started!

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made with Prima’s retired Stationer’s Desk collection.  Retired collections are too beautiful to leave languishing away The Closet of Shame!

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial Part 1:Creating the Background Layer

Do you see the pretty textured background layer?  I made this with Tammy’s Picnic embossing folder and her wonderful Big Fabric Background Stamp. Here are the steps I followed.

  • Cut a 4.75″ x 6.5″ panel of smooth white cardstock.
  • Stamp the surface in Pumice Stone Distress Ink using the Big Fabric Background Stamp.
  • Heat Emboss with clear powder.
  • Rub Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink on the flat side of the embossing folder. (This is the surface that has the Spellbinders logo imprinted on the front.)
  • Use a Distress Spray Bottle to lightly mist the cut cardstock.
  • Place the cardstock misted side up on the bottom half of the embossing folder.
  • Run through your die cutting machine following manufacturer’s directions.
  • Spritz and flick with water.  Heat dry.
  • Use a blender tool to rub Pumice Stone DI over the embossed areas.  Spritz and Flick again.
  • Heat set. The embossed stamping will pop through the ink, which is very cool.
  • Distress Edges
  • Machine Stitch onto a slightly larger panel of designer paper.
Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial Part 2: Creating the Layers

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2Now it’s time to create the lovely layers for this card.

  • Cut 3 tags from designer paper using Tammy’s Shortie Tag Die.  Set one aside for later.
  • Ink the edges of the tags with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink.  Spritz lightly to activate the ink.
  • Mount the tags on foam tabs.  To save money, I cut up Priority Mail boxes and use them instead.  Not only do I save money, but I repurpose an item that would normally end up in the recycling bin!
  • Add a brad to one tag and glue in place as seen in this photo.
  • Stagger the second tag and glue on top.
  • Next, I added a couple of tags from the Stationer’s Desk collection on top of this tag.
  • Now, use the pennant shaped die from Tammy’s Shortie Tabs to cut 3 little banner flags from scraps.  Glue these in place at the base of the tag that’s on the bottom
Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial Part 3: Creating the Shabby Posies Roses

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3The Shabby Posie Die is probably my favorite floral die from Tammy.  It is so versatile.  For this card, I die cut my flower layers from patterned paper.  I love the depth and dimension this adds to a finished flower.  Best of all, it makes quick work of the flower making process.

Here’s how I made these Shabby Posies Roses.

  • Cut three sets of Shabby Posies from patterned paper.
  • Using the leaves from  Pom Pom Posies cut 2 sets of the double leaf die and one of the single leaf die.
  • Use a sponge dauber to add Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink to the center and around the edges of each flower layer.
  • Lightly spritz the back of each flower layer.  This helps to break down the fibers in the paper, making it easier to shape the petals.  It also helps the layers to hold their shape as they dry, since the water releases the starch within the paper.
  • Shape the flowers and leaves with a stylus and foam mat.
  • Use smaller layers to create a rosebud for the center of one flower.
  • Once the layers are dry (I use a heat tool) assemble with hot glue, firmly pressing a ball stylus into the center of each flower as you stack them.
  • Fill the centers of two roses with hot glue and fill with glass beads.
  • Glue onto the card as shown.
  • Add ribbon and a button.
Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial Part 4: Finishing the Inside

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

Finishing the inside of a card is just as important to me as creating the outside.  I love to make cards that can double as a gift.  So I add pockets, tags, mini envelopes…whatever little treats I can think of to make the card interactive and fun.

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5I created a tag pocket on the top half of this card.

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 6Remember that 3rd Shortie Tag we cut way back at the beginning?  Here it is now.  I’ve inked the edges, double matted it on cardstock, then stamped it with Tammy’s gorgeous Thank You Stamp.

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 7

It’s just the perfect size to fit on the Shortie Tag and the design is perfect for this card. Stamp in Jet Black Archival Ink, then heat emboss with clear powder to make the design pop.  Then just add a brad and a dragonfly charm to complete the tag.

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 8The bottom half of the card interior has layered papers topped with a postcard that’s the perfect spot to write a personal note.  And who doesn’t love to open a sweet little Window Mini Pocket to see what is inside?

Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 9I’ve filled this one with a little tag from the paper collection.  It’s a great spot to write a note, tuck in a cash gift or any other little treat.

Be sure to stop by Tammy’s BLOG where you’ll find inspiration from the other amazing gals on the team.  I’m always blown away by the wonderful things they create with Tammy’s gorgeous designs.

I hope this Shabby Posies Thank You Card Tutorial has given you some ideas and tips 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

Supply List

Please note, wherever possible, I will link to products, but some items from my stash may no longer be readily available.  You can easily substitute with items from your stash.

 

 

Springtime Bicycle Greeting Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Spring is finally here, and we’re all so happy to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.  This Springtime Bicycle Greeting card was inspired by childhood memories of that first glorious bike ride after the long winter.  We lived at the top of a big hill, and I can still remember the feeling of exhilaration as I sped downhill, hair flying, legs pumping and the wind whistling in my ears.  We would ride all day and never get tired.  Oh, to be young again!

April Ribbon Club Assortment: Aqua and Coral Mix

The April Ribbon Club Aqua and Coral Mix are perfect for spring!  They also happen to go beautifully with these Prima “Something Blue” papers that I found languishing in the Closet of Shame. Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin ribbon makes a great header for this fun card, especially when it’s topped with white crochet lace.

This 5″ x 7″ side fold card has a slight cutaway edge.  Sometimes it is fun to let the inner design paper peep through!

This poufy bow is tied with Aqua Plaid Ribbon.  It’s not just another pretty face!  Use ribbon to pick up on other colors in your design.  Here, it pulls out the aqua tones in the striped paper and the bicycle wheels.  It’s topped with pretty flowers for the same reason.

Let’s Peek Inside this Springtime Bicycle Greeting Card

Layer up those paper scraps on your work desk and use them to decorate the inside of your card!  I was afraid my sentiment would not fit on this little journal tag.  Prevent this problem by stamping  onto tissue paper. Then, tear around the sentiment, and glue in place.   Turn a journal card into a pocket by leaving one open edge.  Then tuck in a teabag or other small treat.

Have you played with your  new ribbon club assortment yet?  I think the colors and patterns are scrumptious, and I can’t wait to use it again.  Hooray for spring!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

You’re in My Thoughts Pocket Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon: You’re in My Thoughts Pocket Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Do you ever run across a color combination that takes you back to a specific place and time?  Today’s card did that for me.  The colors put me in mind of the soft velvety sunsets I enjoyed up on the hill where I grew up in Vermont.  Here’s a first look at my You’re in My Thoughts pocket card.

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 1I can almost hear the crickets chirping and feel the soft summer night on my cheek when I look at this card made with Prima’s “Something Blue” paper collection.  And I found the perfect ribbon playmates in luxurious Rust Silky Crush Ribbon and delicate Salmon Pink Seam Binding.

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 2Working with the Silky Crush Ribbon is a joy!  This ribbon ties up into the most gorgeous bows! The wrinkles and texture add an extra level of shabby chic to a card like this.  I think I’m going to have to get this in every lovely shade that’s available in the RRR Shop.

Happy Accident

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 3Here’s a close up of the bow cluster. I topped it with a gorgeous Petaloo Darjeeling Spice Anemone.  Would you like to know how I made these paper curls?  It’s was one of those “happy accidents” that we all love so much.  I was using my guillotine trimmer to shave off a small slice of my card base and as I was about to toss the shavings into the bin I had one of those, “What if….” moments.  So I gently curled the paper against the handle of a small paintbrush, just as you would with curling ribbon and before my very eyes, my “What if” turned into a “Voila!” moment. I simply used my glue gun to add them to the bow cluster.

You’re in My Thoughts:  A Look Inside

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 4I had a good time decorating the inside of this card, too. I added a gift card pocket with a couple of sweet surprises for the recipient in the upper half of the card.

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 5And so as not to play favorites, I created a pocket on the bottom of this You’re in My Thoughts card.

You're in My Thoughts Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Prima Something Blue Photo 6It’s filled with sweet surprises, too.  The small tag would make a great bookmark, and I think the larger tag would be so pretty on a fridge or a work cubicle.  Just personalize the tag, and you’re all set!

I’m always amazed at the power of paper to stir up memory.  Does this color combo remind you of anything?  If so, I’d love to hear in the comment section below.

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

Cheerio,

kathy

RRR March Blog Hop

RRR Blog Hop BadgeCoffee Break Birthday Mini for the RRR March Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the RRR March Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from the always fun and fashionable Dana’s blog.  If so you are right on track.

This month we are showcasing the Spring Rainbow Ribbons from the March Ribbon Club assortment.  Here’s a peeky:

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Aren’t they yummy?  They remind me of Easter Eggs and they are also a perfect match for the Coffee Break paper collection from Prima.   My sweet sis in law just had a birthday, and she loves Starbucks, so I made this cute little birthday mini book and put it in the mail to her.

Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for RRR

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for RRR

I just love the bright, cheery colors and fun graphics and the wonderful way they work with these pretty ribbons.  The album base is made from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock and opens out to a trifold wallet with lots of fun pockets and places to tuck tags and gift cards.  The album is held shut with a perky bow closure made with Daffodil Satin Swirls Ribbon.  The cutie pie bow on the side is made with Coral Rose Funky Flowers Grosgrain Ribbon.  I tossed in a few sequin flowers to add a little sparkle and shine.

RRR Blog Hop March 2015 04Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Once the bow is untied, this is what the mini album looks like.  Lots of fun papers, stitching, some stamping and more beautiful ribbons.  I picked up on the aqua tones in the paper by adding a simple square knot bow made with this pretty Paisely Print Grosgrain Ribbon. Cut on the diagonal and combined with more Funky Flowers ribbon, it makes  a cute banner on the facing page.

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s the cute tag that is tucked into the pocket.

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

I just love my sister-in-law, and wanted to create something that would feel like a party in a card.  All these fun pullouts and tags make the mini interactive, and that is always a fun thing.  The tags can be hung on the fridge or used as bookmarks, pinned on a bulletin board….any number of uses.  I tucked a Starbucks gift card into one pocket, and an individually wrapped Ghiradelli chocolate into another.  So it’s kind of like a treasure hunt, too!

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

 

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy by Design/Coffee Break Birthday Mini Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s a peeky at the back side of the mini.  It’s fun, isn’t it? There’s another pocket/tag combo here, just for extra fun!

If you’d like me to share a step out tutorial for making this design, let me know, and I’ll work one up for one of my regular RRR posts.  It’s a fun design, fairly easy to make and can be adapted for any occasion.

Now, hop on over to be inspired by the shabby chic goodness you’ll find at Cherry’s blog.

Don’t forget to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so you can be entered to win your own fabby Spring Rainbow Ribbon Assortment.  And, if you haven’t joined the RRR Ribbon Club, Bonnie has a special deal going on in February and March.  You will receive both the February and March ribbons at a special reduced rate. Here’s the link, and once you sign up you can start receiving loads of gorgeous ribbons delivered right to your door each month.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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