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Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Baby projects are always sweet to make and fun to share.  Today I have an Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial that is really easy to make.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Awww!  Look at what the stork brought!  This image is so perfectly vintage but sweet and fresh as a newborn babe.  I kept the design fairly simple so that the shaker top and image would really shine.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 2The base of the card measures 5″ x 7″ with a 1/4″ spine to allow for lots of goodies to be added on the inside.  I’ve mixed the gorgeous designer papers from the Beginnings collection with  Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue Cardstock and Authentique Micro Basics Brown check papers. It’s lovely that these basic patterns are a perfect color match for the Authentique designer papers.

Shake it Up Baby!

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 3

Machine stitching, ribbon and a fun shaker panel filled with sequins, seed beads, mini buttons, Prills and micro beads add loads of texture, dimension and movement to the card design.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial: The Details

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 4

Mat stickers on cardstock to create sweet little hanger tags. Buttons and Ivory Burlap String add just the right touch of sweetness. To cover the raw edges of my clear cardstock shaker cover, I applied 1/8″ Scor-Tape and light blue micro gingham ribbon.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 5

Baby Blue Chevron Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String and a rubber duckie novelty button dress up the bottom corner of the card.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 6

This wonderful sentiment is from the selvage edge of the 12×12 papers.  I never throw these away as they are fantastic additions to projects.  Cut a fishtail on one end, then mat on Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue papers, weave between your fingers and add a button.  Easiest sentiment panel ever!

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 7You can easily turn a card into a gift by adding pockets, tags and mini folios inside.  Tuck in a gift card and you’ve created a keepsake gift that does double duty as nursery decor and mini baby book.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 8Score Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue cardstock to make a mini folio.  I topped this with a matted sticker from the 12×12 Collection Kit and a chipboard button from my stash.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 9The folio measures a generous 5.25″ tall and has a simple tri fold design.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 10

Mat stickers onto cardstock to create these adorable mini file folders.  They are the perfect journal spot, aren’t they?

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 11

Create a large pocket on the bottom half of the card, then decorate it with another of the Details stickers.  These come in the 12×12 Collection Kit, or you can purchase them separately.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 12Fill the pocket with journal cards from the cut apart page.  You can write on the front, and add photos on the back.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Tutorial on Snapguide

This Snapguide Tutorial will guide you step by step and layer by layer so that you can create your own Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card.

Check out How to Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

A Couple of Tips About Working with Shaker Cards

There are a couple of helpful tips that will prevent your shaker card adventure from becoming a disaster:

  1. Acetate cardstock has a lot of static.  I rub mine very lightly with a dryer sheet to prevent the sequins from clinging to it.
  2. Keep the tape liner in place until you have filled the shaker cavity with beads, sequins, etc. The tape is sticky, and small elements will cling to it.  This will make the seal insecure, and your beads and other goodies will leak out.
  3. Be mindful of the size of your shaker elements.  Anything too thick will get stuck between the paper and the acetate layer.
  4. Press the acetate firmly to seal it to the tape!
  5. Fill your shaker with a mix of sequins, Prills, Micro Beads, seed beads and tiny buttons or chipboard.  Having a mix of shaker elements really makes for a fun card.
Authentique Beginnings Bonus Card

I was having so much fun with this paper collection that I didn’t want to stop.  So I made this sweet Baby Boy Bib Overall card.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 1

The card base is an old Crafty Secrets Chipboard form that I’ve had in my stash forever.  I covered it with papers from the Beginnings 6×6″ Bundle, scraps of Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue paper and Brown Micro Check paper.  The overall suspenders are actually stickers from the Details Sticker Sheet.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 2Fill the pockets with little tags made with scraps and tiny stickers.

Authentique Beginnings Baby Boy Bib Overall Card by Kathy Clement Photo 3

On the inside, I’ve used another sheet of the Spectrum Robin’s Egg Blue paper, stickers, and some fussy cut images.  The mini file folder is a great spot to add a gift card or personal note.

I hope I’ve 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

Supply List: Authentique Beginnings 12x12 Collection Kit, 6x6 Paper Bundle, Spectrum Robin's Egg Blue 1&2, Brown Check Micro Basics, Details Stickers.  Other Products: Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape, Baby Blue Cardstock, Light Blue Chevron Ribbon, Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, 1/8" Scor-Tape, Sequins, Seed Beads, Prills, Novelty Buttons, Micro Beads, Clear Cardstock, Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive

Graphic 45 French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial

Bon Appetit!  Graphic 45 French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial
 Frilly & Funkie Saturday Step x Step

Hello, Friends!  I’m so glad you could join me here today. Have you l heard the exciting news that Graphic 45 is releasing the gorgeous French Country as a Deluxe Collector’s Edition?  I’m so excited that I dug into my stash and created this French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial for the Saturday Step x Step over on the Frilly and Funkie blog.

A Recipe for Success

I’m afraid that I have a brand new crafting addiction.  Eileen Hull’s HeARTfelt Journal die from Sizzix is just so much fun to play with.  Pairing it with these vibrant papers is truly a recipe for success!

There are so many different ways that you can use this journal.  Here are a few that I came up with during the creative process.

  • Great gift for the new bride!  Include some of your tried and true recipes and put in a basket with spices for a gorgeous shower gift.
  • How about the child who is moving out on his/her own?  Add in all the favorite recipes from home.
  • Your own personal guide to fine dining!  So many people take photos of their food plates.  It would be fun to compile them here along with notes about the meal.
  • A heritage recipe book.  Do you have scraps of recipes tucked here, there and everywhere?  Why not create a special place of honor to preserve them?

That’s just a short list of ways that I think you could use this handy album.  Do you have more?  I’d love to hear about them!

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Creating an Interactive Album

Interactive elements make me happy.  It’s just so much fun to pull a tag out of a pocket, flip a page to find a little surprise, or fold paper in a unique way.

I’ve woven all kinds of fun surprises into this chunky little album.

There are tuck spots and pockets, and folios galore.

I’ve found all kinds of creative ways to use up little scraps of pretty paper. The easiest way to share all these ideas with you is via a YouTube video tour.

French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial on YouTube

French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial on Snapguide

If videos are not your “thing” I’ve also prepared a Snapguide tutorial.  You’ll learn the basics of assembling the journal, but in this tutorial I focus on designing the covers.

 

Check out How to Eileen Hull HeARTfelt Journal G45 French Country by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas that you can put to good 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

Product Links to the Funkie Junkie Boutique

 


Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial

Hello, G 45’ers!  I’m back again today with a project that is both pretty and practical.  Follow this Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad  Tutorial and you will see that it is quite easy to make, uses very few supplies and makes a wonderful gift for mom, teacher or friend.

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial Nature Sketchbook by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1We all love Graphic 45 Metal Staples, don’t we?  Even the packaging is gorgeous!  Those sturdy chipboard tags with the graceful shaped edges and vintage style grommets are too pretty to toss in the recycle bin!  Why not upcycle them into a stylish and practical notepad instead?  

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial Nature Sketchbook by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

That’s exactly what I did and I love the fact that not only is this Nature Sketchbook Beautiful Botanical notepad attractive, it is also sturdy.  I can find my notepad on my desk because of the bright colors that Nature Sketchbook lends.  As an added bonus, the design means that the notepad can be refilled with a new sticky note pad once the current one is used up.  

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial Nature Sketchbook by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

I just love the Nature Sketchbook die cut flowers!  You can shape the layers, ink the edges and stack them together to create a custom embellishment for your project.

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial Nature Sketchbook by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Cut the images from the 8×8 “Diary of a Botanist” paper to decorate the cover.  I just matted them on black cardstock and clustered them together to make a real visual impact.  And since we are upcycling, why not use waste chipboard or corrugate to elevate the layers.  I cut up all my Priority Mail boxes and use them instead of foam dimensionals.  It saves me money and is good for the planet, too!

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial Nature Sketchbook by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5The inside of this notepad is as pretty as the outside.

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial Nature Sketchbook by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

I created a “hinge” from paper so that this ATC Policy Envelope folds down to reveal a hidden journal tag that’s perfect for writing down phone numbers!

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial Nature Sketchbook by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial Nature Sketchbook by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8My sticky notes sit inside a little caddy and when they are used up, I’ll just pop in another one!

Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Butterfly Notepad Tutorial on Snapguide

Check out How to Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Tag Notepad by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I know you’ll never toss another of these fabulous packaging tags in the trash again! You’ll find a complete supply list and product links below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List and Product Links:

Items from your stash:

  • Black Satin Ribbon, Burlap String
  • Black Chalk Paint
  • Buttons from your stash
  • Scor-Tape
  • Scoring tool, heat gun, ruler
  • Black card stock

 

World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial with Graphic 45

World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial with Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes

Hello, G45’ers!  Happy Monday!  Summer is finally winding down. Are you ready for fall?  I sure am!  It has been a long, hot summer here in North Carolina!  I’m yearning for crisp, cool mornings and vibrant fall colors.  Since fall is not quite here yet, I created my own taste of autumn in the studio by putting together this World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial.  Let’s dig in!

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1Oh, how I love this collection!  It’s like a paper dose of happy,  You will be glad to know that these sweet treat bags come together in a snap, thanks to the G45 Policy Envelope bases.  Add a little fussy cutting and you’ve got a beautiful little gift ready for the giving.  These are great for teacher appreciation.  And can you imagine how happy you’d be to find this pretty package tucked into your lunch box?  With kids heading back to college, these would also be great to sneak into a suitcase with a loving note of encouragement. I think you’ll find LOTS of ways to use this clever design!

World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial for the Gents

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2I love the way the World’s Fair color palette POPS against the black background of the policy envelope!  Use a 12mm ball stylus and foam pad to round out the centers of the balloons.  Add a double layer of foam dimensionals (or waste chipboard) to the balloon centers.  Then, run a fine bead of “dries clear” adhesive just around the edges of the rounded balloon shapes.  Gently hold in place for a second or two, then glue the gondola in place.

The inspirational quotes found in the World’s Fair collection are perfect  for a project like this.  The border strips anchor and unify the design.Anchor and unify the design by adding border strips to the base of the envelopes.  Fish tail banners can be made with paper scraps. Fold the strips in half lengthwise then cut the ends at a 45 degree angle.  Layer several of these together in a corner for a fun, easy embellishment.

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3Too hot, or no time to bake?  A packaged treat from the health food section of my local Kroger was the solution to this dilemma.  But a homemade cookie or brownie would  work just as well and provide a welcome taste of home.  Write some heartfelt words of encouragement on the back of the ferris wheel ephemera card and tuck inside with the treat.  Nothing cheers the heart more than a handwritten note,

World’s Fair Sweet Treats Bag Tutorial for the Ladies

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4 jpg Fussy cut this floral spray from the 12×12 title page of the World’s Fair collection.  I left the white highlight edge on because in this case, I felt it helped define the flowers.   Add a ribbon tied with poppy red taffeta ribbon and a jet black Petaloo mixed textured blossom to pull all the elements together.  Besides, what girl doesn’t like to get a ribbony flower on her treat bag?

World's Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5This is simple, fun project that can be put together in an hour or less.  Change the design a little, and you have a birthday treat bag, a Halloween treat bag, a get well treat bag, a wedding treat bag or a welcome baby treat bag.  How great is that?

Snapguide Tutorial for World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bags

 

 

Check out How to Teacher Appreciation Treats W/G45 Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I hope you’ll give this World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial a try.  I’ve already given one bag away, and it was received with great joy and gladness.  (The word on the street is that the packaged brownie was yummy!  Yay!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List for World’s Fair Sweet Treat Bag Tutorial

  • Graphic 45 World’s Fair 12×12 papers
    • World’s Fair
    • Wonder Works
    • Balloon Bouquet
  • World’s Fair 8×8 papers
    • World’s Fair
    • Wonder Works
    • Balloon Bouquet
    • Scraps from 6×6 World’s Fair Prints and patterns
  • World’s Fair Ephemera Cards
  • World’s Fair Chipboard
  • G45 Staples Square Black Policy Envelopes

Other Products:

  • Red Taffeta Ribbon
  • Petaloo Black Textured Elements
  • Foam Dimensionals
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with fine point tip

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Voyage Beneath the Sea: Steampunk Seahorse

Steampunk Seahorse for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello, Friends!  I have such a fun project to share with you.  I’ve been asked to Guest Design again at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  Woo hoo! As you all know,   I am a huge Steampunk Fan, how about you?  I also super love the gorgeous Super X tags from Gypsy Soul.  They are thick and chunky and perfect for mixed media projects, which I also love.  So what do you get when you combine these fabby tags with GSLC Steampunk Seahorses and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea?  Oh…such steampunky, beachy goodness that you can hardly believe your eyes!  Take a peek:

Steampunk Seahorse Tutorial by Kathy Clement, Product by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Photo 1

 

Steampunk Seahorse Tutorial by Kathy Clement, Product by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Photo 2

 

Steampunk Seahorse Tutorial by Kathy Clement, Product by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Photo 3

 

Steampunk Seahorse Tutorial by Kathy Clement, Product by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Photo 4

I’ve prepared a Snapguide Tutorial for you with a complete supply list and detailed information about how I altered these gorgeous chippies.

Check out How to Make Steampunk Seahorse Chipboard Tag by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here are the links to the GSLC products I used in this project:

Super X Tag Set
Gears Texture Sheet 
Steampunk Seahorse (Coming Soon)
Stencil Seaweed (Coming Soon)
Under the Sea Border (Coming Soon)
Coral (Coming Soon)

Are you inspired?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,
kathy

Mini Notebook Snapguide Tutorial

Be Someone’s Sunshine Mini Notebook Snapguide Tutorial

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Hope you are having a fabby day today!  A few weeks ago I shared a little bee themed notebook/card gift ensemble and so many of you asked me to create a tutorial that I worked up another sample and a Mini Notebook Snapguide tutorial to share with you here today.  This time, I’ve used the cheery pink and purple ribbons in the Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club assortment.  This notebook is as perky as a pot of blooming pink and purple petunias!

Be Someone's Sunshine Notebook by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness and Petaloo Photo 1I’ve used Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness papers along with Geranium Pink Taffeta and Geranium Pink Printed Lattice Satin from the Ribbon Club Collection.  Add  a pretty pink Petaloo posy, and we’re in business!

Be Someone's Sunshine Notebook by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness and Petaloo Photo 2And here’s the inside of the 4″ x 6″ memo pad.

Now, without further ado, Here’s the Mini Notebook Snapguide tutorial you all requested.  Enjoy!

Check out How to Make a Decorative Notebook With Chipboard by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

That’s all for me today, folks!  Why not be somebody’s sunshine today, and make them a cutie pie mini notebook?  You’ll be glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

By the Sea Beach Rules House Shrine

By the Sea Beach Rules House Shrine for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello, Friends!  I don’t know about you, but my soul has been longing for the sea.  Summer is such a busy time around here with visits from dear friends, family birthdays and lots of deadlines for work.  There’s no time to escape to the coast, unless I do it on paper!  Luckily for me, I had a wonderful little Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts House Shrine Box to work with, and I immediately thought “beach cottage!”  I pulled out my Graphic 45 By the Sea papers and went to work building this darling little Beach Rules House Shrine to share with you today.

Beach Rules House Shrine Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product Graphic 45 By the Sea Photo 1aPutting this one together was almost as good as a day at the shore, minus the sand in my shoes and wind in my hair.

Beach Rules House Shrine Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product Graphic 45 By the Sea Photo 15The finished box measures 4″ x 8″ x 1.5″.  The depth gives you lots of room to add lovely layers and 3-D embellies.  I put together a Snapguide tutorial for you so that you can follow along and see how this all came together.

 

Check out How to G45 by the Sea Gypsy Laser Cuts House Shrine Box by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Beach Rules House Shrine Supply List:

  • Gyspy Soul Laser Cuts House Shrine Box
  • GSL Beach Shape Set
  • GSL Word Ribbons 2
  • Graphic 45 By the Sea 8×8 paper collection
  • Graphic 45 By the Sea 12×12 paper
  • Graphic 45 Chipboard Elements
  • Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs
  • Stampendous Embossing Enamel: Golden Sands, Aged Copper
  • Distress Embossing Powder: Frayed Burlap
  • Natural Burlap string, rayon seam binding
  • Found objects from the beach
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Glue Gun
  • Foam spacers or chipboard

I’d like to thank Gina Hubbard of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts for inviting me to be her guest designer this month.  I’ve had such a lovely time creating with these gorgeous, high quality chippies!  I hope you’ve had fun with me!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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