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Graphic 45 Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial

Graphic 45 Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial with A Place in Time

Hello, G 45’ers!  You all know how much I love paper.  But did you know that I also love tea?  I start every morning with a soul-satisfying cup of English Breakfast tea.  It makes me a kinder, gentler Kathy.  LOL  When I can combine my love for tea with my love for paper, I’m a really happy gal.  This Graphic 45 Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial is the perfect gift idea for any tea lover.  I can see this being used as bridesmaids gifts, a bridal shower gift, a Mother’s Day present or for your own enjoyment.   I’ve housed these shabby chic beauties in a lovely gift box with a shaker top.  Would you like to join me for a cup of tea?

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Choosing a Color Palette

Color can make or break a project.  While there are all kinds of creative styles, I like it best when colors work together in harmony.  When I found this darling image of genteel ladies sipping tea in the April pages of A Place in Time, I was drawn the coral accents in the border and on the table.  This image set the color palette for my project.

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

Another happy discovery was made when I realized that Cafe Parisian 12″ x 12″ Patterns and Solids is a great color match for these April pages.  Hooray!

Tea Time Shaker Top Gift Box Tips and Tricks

To give my shabby chic Tea Time note cards a place to rest, I altered a G45 Ivory Staples 5″ square Mixed Media Box.  I love the window opening on the cover, and discovered a quick and easy way to “frame” it with designer paper.

  1. Cut a 5″ x 5″ square of designer paper.
  2. Center it on the top of the box, making sure everything is straight and even.
  3. Secure it with repositionable tape.
  4. Open the box, and use a pencil to trace around the window opening.
  5. Remove the paper from the top of the box and die cut with the #6 Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Classic Square.
  6. Glue  a 4.5″ square piece of clear acetate cardstock to the back side of this paper. Let the glue set before proceeding.

The rest of the box is very easy to cover, as it is all straight cuts!

Adding the Shaker Top

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

Here are the steps to follow to make the shaker top

  1.  First, glue the focal image to the inside of the box.  This particular image is slightly larger than the window opening, so you will have to size it before you glue it down.
  2.  Next, cut waste chipboard or shipping boxes into strips that are almost the same width as the “frame”  you created for the box.  Glue these strips to the back of the  “frame” making sure they don’t show.  It takes a little longer for glue to set on acetate, so be patient.
  3. Now, fill the window cavity with small seed beads, small sequins, or glass glitter.  Do not overfill, or the shaker elements will get stuck between the two layers.
  4. Then, glue the “frame” to the top of the box.
  5. Heat Emboss Southern Ridge Trading Company Frame #133 with Stampendous Golden Sands Embossing Powder and glue in place.
  6. Finally, add Petaloo Coral Botanical Blooms, Rose Silky Crush Ribbon and metal pieces.
A Peek Inside

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Decorating the inside of the box is as much fun as decorating the outside.  Again, it is all straight cuts, so it’s very easy to do.

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

The postcard image from the April pages makes a wonderful pocket.

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

What’s in the pocket?  A sweet little tag booklet with a chipboard cover!

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

The box will hold 4 sweet little tea time note cards.

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial Video

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

Use an assembly line approach to make these cards, and you’ll only spend between 5-10 minutes on each one.  Don’t believe me?  Watch this YouTube Video to see the proof.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas and/or techniques in this Tea Time Note Cards tutorial that you can use in your own crafty adventures!

Tea Time Note Cards Tutorial A Place in Time Cafe Parisian by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 11

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List

Please note that I have provided links to products whenever possible.  However, some items may have been in my stash for some time, and are no longer readily available online.  Feel free to substitute.

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card

RRR Put a Bow on it Challenge: Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Are you ready for the latest challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon?  This time around, Bonnie wants us to “Put a Bow On It.”   That’s always fun!  I pulled out some paper pretties, my April Ribbon Club Collection, a bone folder and some sequins to make this Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card.  (Say that 3 times real fast!)

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

Easel cards are one of my favorite styles.  But lately, I’ve also been having fun with shaker cards. So why not combine the two styles and then put a bow on it?  So I did!

 

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2This 6×6 card was inspired by the focal image.  It’s part of a digital set called “Grandma’s Attic” from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy.  While it is supposed to be a journal card, I decided to cut out the journal area in the center and convert it into a shaker card.  Fun idea, right?

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin Ribbon picks up on the gorgeous colors in this image.  Not only did I use it for the bow, but as a belly band, and as a border.  It’s amazing to me how the ribbon pulls all the elements in the design together.  To add the shabby chic feel of a Paris flea market, I added a little bird cage, a pen nib, a clock face and natural burlap string to the design.

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4I love the way the bird image on the designer paper peers out through the acetate cover on the shaker.  So cool!

 Paris Bird Easel Shaker Card:  A Peek Inside

Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card By Kathy Clement for Put a Bow on it Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5For the inside of this Paris Bird Easel Shaker card, I created a vintage button card wrapped with custom dyed seam binding ribbon.  A fussy cut element from the paper collection serves as a pocket for a sweet little treat.  This paper has been in my stash for ages.  It’s a retired line from My Mind’s Eye called Lost and Found.  I don’t care how old it is….I still love it.

Be sure to visit the RRR BLOG for more inspiration from the rest of the team.  Then get out your paper pretties, Put a Bow On It, and link up over at RRR.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 

 

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

Beautiful Butterflies and Bows: Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Don’t you just love spring?  After the grey days and cold of winter, there is nothing more beautiful than the burst of color that spring provides.  I dug into the March Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon this week and decided to have a play!  The Rainbow Assortment is full of bright beautiful ribbons that make you think of spring flowers.  My eye was drawn to the gorgeous hue of the Tropic Taffeta ribbon and I went in search of just the right papers to pair up with it.  And that’s how this Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker Card came into being.

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 1Oh, how I love taffeta ribbon!  It ties the most beautiful poufy bows!  This triple loop bow, courtesy of my Zutter-Bow-it-All Tool, is topped with an Ivory Burlap String bow and a sweet white filigree butterfly charm.    What better way to announce to the world that Spring has Sprung than with an Easter shaker card?

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 2This 6″ x 7″ Spring has Sprung  Easter shaker card has a fun cutaway front design.  I decided to use a postcard from Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiment collection as the base for the shaker.  The Tropic Taffeta ribbon makes the beautiful blues in the butterfly wings come alive!  Add a blush to Petaloo DIY Dogwoods by sponging them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

A Peek Inside

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 3I really had fun dressing the inside of this card up in it’s Easter Best!

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 4The decorative belly band on the left hand side of the card interior is so easy to make.  Add the chipboard “buckle” from the collection to a strip of decorative paper.  Then glue the ends to either side of the card. Top with  a chipboard button and a fussy cut butterfly.

Next, I cut an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of primitive cream cardstock into 4 equal rectangles, cropped the corners and then slid them behind the belly band.  What a fun place to keep photos of your family’s Easter celebration!

Glue the cute image of the Easter boy and girl  onto the belly band, not the paper.  This way photos can slide in and out easily.

And on your right….

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 5This pretty Easter egg image became a pocket!

Spring Has Sprung Easter Shaker card by Kathy Clement Photo 6I cut journaling images from the paper collection to fit the pocket.  This is a great place to add an Easter greeting…or to add journaling to accompany the photos.  Oh…and there’s also a little chocolate treat tucked in.  Because the Easter Bunny loves grown ups, too!

If you haven’t tried working with taffeta ribbon yet, I highly recommend it.  Bonnie carries it in several colors and I want them alllllllll!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 9: Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card

Hello again, G 45’ers!  It’s Day 9 of Sneak Peeks over at the fabulous Graphic 45 Blog.  Today they are featuring the fanciful, mysterious and oh so fun Midnight Masquerade collection.  This collection is filled with whimsy, vibrant colors and a real playful vibe.  I took one look and thought, “Why not make a shaker card?”  And that’s how this Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker card came into being.

Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card, Midnight Masquerade, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1 See what I mean?  It’s perfect for Mardi Gras parties, prom parties, and shaker cards, of course!

The making of a shaker card

I’ve only made a few shaker cards, but I found a wonderful new product that makes quick work of the process.  It’s call Kool Tac Double Sided Clear Foam. In the past, I’ve sewn my shaker cards together, which is not so easy.  But using this foam with clear acetate sheets makes quick work of the job.

Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card, Midnight Masquerade, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2First I cut my 4×6 focal image from the designer paper.  Next I ran the clear foam tape all around the perimeter.  Then I filled the cavity with beads, sequins  and glitter.  Peel off the top layer of the tape and place your cut acetate sheet over top, being careful to line up all the edges.  Burnish with a bone folder and voila!  You’re done!

Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card, Midnight Masquerade, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3Each image is featured twice in the paper collection, which allows you to frame the shaker portion of the card.  I used my ruler and craft knife to carefully cut the frame away from the inside image.  Then I used glossy accents to secure it to the top of the shaker.  (Glossy accents works well on non-porous surfaces like acetate.)  Since the feet were printed into the frame, I fussy cut some flowers to cover them up.  I also added more fussy cut flowers to the sides.  It really only took a few minutes and it looks so great, don’t you think?

Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card, Midnight Masquerade, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4What could possibly be more fun than a shaker card?  Well, how about a shaker/easel card?  Yeah, I think so, too!  This time I used a flower/bow cluster as the stopper.  I also mounted a fussy cut postage stamp that is propped up on dimensionals just for fun.

Take a Look Inside

Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card, Midnight Masquerade, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5What a glorious riot of color!  It makes me feel like I’m at Mardi Gras in New Orleans!

Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card, Midnight Masquerade, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6Remember the frame we cut from the second image?  I went back and fussy cut the dancing lady from the inner portion and placed her above my flower cluster.  It’s hard to tell here, but she’s propped up with foam dimensionals.  I also added another fussy cut stamp on either side.

Midnight Masquerade Birthday Shaker Card, Midnight Masquerade, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7Once again, when decorating the top of an easel card, make sure you don’t let your paper cover the break.  I hand wrote this simple sentiment on one of the journal cards from the collection.

So, what do you think of Midnight Masquerade?  To be honest with you, I was not at all sure about this collection when I opened my box.  I rarely work with such bright colors.  But almost as soon as I started working with it, I fell in love with it.  It has such a fun, playful vibe and it’s so warm and cheery.  I ended up making more samples with this collection than any other.  Funny, isn’t it?

To see more of this collection, pop on over to the Graphic 45 blog today.  And be sure to leave a comment as they are giving away a lovely prize package.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this Midnight Masquerade Easel Card in the comment section below.

Sneak peeks are the BEST!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Bewitching Ribbon and Graphic 45 Rare Oddities

Bewitching Ribbon and Graphic 45 Rare Oddities

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

I finally got a chance to play with my Graphic 45 Rare Oddities collection the other day.  I so love the autumnal hues of these gorgeous papers, and wanted to really pull out the deep purples and golds that are in the printed background patterns.  I also wanted to make something quick and easy, but still special and exciting in its own way.  So I pulled together some bewitching ribbon and trims to make this sparkly, spook-tacular Halloween Shaker Card.

Kathy by Design/Rare Oddities Shaker Card01I love the way that the Plum Diamond Satin Ribbon enhances the colors in this card. Not only that, the diamond pattern echoes the plaid background paper, which is really really fun.

Kathy by Design/Rare Oddities Shaker Card02Is there anything more fun than a shaker card?  It’s like holding a party in your hand.  I used clear cardstock and foam tape to create a clear shaker window on the front of the card.  The window is filled with purple butterflies and spiders, cobwebs, golden autumn leaves, and tiny metal confetti in shades of orange, copper and gold.  This card has some serious sparkle going on!

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To add even more sparkle and shine, I added some Old Gold Shimmer Satin Ribbon and gold metallic string on top of my double layer bow.  Of course, I tied my bows with my trusty Bow-it-All Tool.   And friends, I have totally fallen in love with these Earth Tone Trellis Roses.  They are just so perfect for fall crafting, and come in lots of other colors, too.

Rare Oddities Shaker Card03I did a little fussy cutting, and added some purple paisley ribbon slides that I found in the Closet of Shame.  I slipped some Old Gold Shimmer Satin Ribbon through the ends, and tied a knot.  That little touch of shine adds so much to this card front.

Rare Oddities Shaker Card05The best thing about a shaker card (aside from the fact that you can shake it!) is the fact that the inside is as fun as the outside. Look at all that great confetti in the window!

All you have to do is add your own romantic message to the inside and this card with bewitching ribbon is ready to give to your favorite ghoul.  Who knew Halloween was for lovers?

If you’d like to purchase this card with its bewitching ribbon and spook-tacular papers, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card

 Heartfelt Creations Wednesday: Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card

Hello Friends!  Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  Today, I have a super fun Cascading Fuchsia shaker card and tutorial to share with you.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 02aI am just loving the beautiful Decorative Oval Die that comes with the Cascading Fuchsia collection!  There are so many different ways to use it: as a layering piece, a frame, ornaments and as you can see here…layered over clear acrylic cardstock!  It’s such a versatile die.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 04I wanted to share this detail shot so you can see the way the cascading fuchsia blossoms are shaped.  I added a light shimmer to mine by sponging them with Violet Metallic 3-D Stamp Paint.  Can you spot the pretty sequins I tucked inside the card?

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 01aI created a big poufy bow with light, airy white organza ribbon that I topped with a loopy bow made from White Iridescent Metallic String. I topped this off with a pretty button I found in my stash.  Violet pearls were added to the center of each diamond. I wanted to keep my embellishments simple so that the die cut and gorgeous Cascading Fuchsias could take center stage.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 03aThe flowers were fussy cut from the paper collection and layered beneath the blossoms.  You can read in the tutorial how I created the frame and shaker panel.  I did sew the evacuated card front to the clear acrylic cardstock, but glue or double stick tape would work, too.  One of the things I love about this card is that the inside is just as pretty as the outside.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 05I decorated the top inside panel with more of the pretty lattice paper that I used on the front cover, and then added another card front and tag from the collection.

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card 06You can tuck a gift card behind the tag, as I left enough area unglued to allow for that.

There’s a complete supply list and step by step tutorial below, in case you want to make your own Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Cascading Fuchsia Shaker Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCD 763 Decorative Oval Die
HCD 762 Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3668 Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamps
HCPC 3354 Classic Message Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1 254 Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
GBCC811 8.5″ x 11″ Clear Cardstock
Viva Décor Rose Metallic Stamp Paint
Viva Décor Violet Metallic Stamp Paint
Stamping Pad
Colorbox Dark Peony Chalk Ink
Colorbox Rouge Chalk Ink
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
Other Products: White Cardstock, SU Pretty in Pink Cardstock; Jet Black Archival Ink; craft knife, glue dots, hot glue gun, Kaiser Adhesive Pearls, 7/8″ white organza ribbon, Fuchsia sheer iridescent ribbon, white iridescent metallic string, button, sequins, foam tape
Directions:
Cut a 5″ x 7″ card front from the paper collection. I used the one with the lattice, leaves and flowers. Use your craft knife to evacuate the artwork from the frame. Fussy cut the leaves from the artwork and set aside. Cut a 5″ x 7″ rectangle from clear acrylic cardstock. Stitch (or glue) to the evacuated frame. Cut a coordinating 5″ x 7″ panel from the paper collection. Cut a 5″ x 7.5″ rectangle from pink cardstock. Score at 1/2″ from the top edge and line up the 1/2″ lip over the top of the designer paper panel so that you have created a top fold card with a pink cardstock base. Place 1/2″ wide foam adhesive tape all around the edges of the front of the designer paper rectangle. Fill with sequins. Peel off the liner and carefully glue down the clear cardstock frame over this rectangle. Press down to seal. This is your shaker card base.
Die cut the Decorative Oval from white cardstock. Center over the front of the card and use Dries Clear Glue to attach over the clear cardstock, as shown.
Stamp and Die cut several sets of the Cascading Fuchsia stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. (I used an entire piece of 8.5″ x 11″ white cardstock) Die cut. Use a sponge dauber to color both the fronts and the backs with the chalk inks. Dilute the Viva Décor metallic paints with a little water and sponge over front and back of the die cut flowers to add shine. Shape with the tool kit. Shape the fussy cut leaves with the largest nib from the tool kit and arrange on the card front, gluing down as you go. Add the flowers. Place small pearls on the stamens and in the center of the Oval Die cut. Tie white organza ribbon around the base of the card and add a triple bow to the top. Tie a loopy bow with iridescent metallic string and glue down. Add the fancy button.
Use the Luggage and Tags Die to cut the sentiment ticket from the paper collection. Secure to the card front with foam adhesive.
Finish the inside of the card by covering the top and bottom sections with paper from the collection. Die cut a tag from the paper collection with the Luggage and Tags Die. Stamp with the sentiment from Classic Message Cling Stamp Set . Top with a bow, if desired. Add to the inside of the card, as shown.

 

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