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Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial

A Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts

Hello, Friends!  I just love traditional red and green Christmas cards, don’t you?  But every once in a while, I like to go off the beaten path and play with non-traditional Christmas colors.  And that’s how this Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts came into being.

Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

Little Birdie asked me to create a Christmas project this go round.  Since I did not have any Little Birdie Christmas papers, images or flowers, I had to get a little bit creative on this one.  So after I did a lot of thinking with my thunker, I decided that this pinkalicious Christmas card could pass muster.  What do you think?

This is a 6″ x 6″ top fold card made with papers from the Vintage Reflections and Aquarelle 12×12 paper packs.  I selected the “Celebrate” chipboard from the Birthday Wishes Primed Chipboard package.  I selected the candy cane image from a Gecko Galz Altered Christmas Digital Download.

TIP: To add lots of dimension to a project, print the image twice (3″ x 4″).  Cut out the candy cane and flower cluster from one image.  Adhere the cut out image to the print using dimensionals.  This makes a small image really POP on the page.

Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial: The Flowers

Little Birdie Camila Moonlight Flowers come with foliage stems and coiled wire stems.  The Rosemund Pink Roses are soft and delicate, and I just love the fact that they come on stems with foliage and berries attached.  To add texture, dimension and fullness to the floral cluster, I tucked in Green Allium Foliage and Green Ferns.  The feathers from my stash help carry out the vintage vibe.

Fantasy Rose Shimmer Satin Ribbon is the perfect color match for the floral cluster. To add even more dimension and contrast to the flowers, dry brush on a mixture of Grainy Texture Paste and Fire Brick Metallic Paint.  While digging around in my Christmas embellishment stash, I found these miniature pink ornaments.  Sometimes it does pay off to pick up random things on sale!

Victorian Style is all about excess and abundance.  It was fun to take this creation over the top with florals, embellishments, texture and dimension!

Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

The interior of the card is very simple, but still lovely.  The slash pocket is the perfect spot to tuck in a gift card or small treat.  The sentiment and ticket are also from Gecko Galz Altered Christmas.

Very Victorian Mixed Media Christmas Card Tutorial: Snapguide!

If you’d like to try your hand at this Victorian beauty, I’ve created an easy to follow Snapguide Tutorial to show you how.   There’s a complete supply list built into the Snapguide Tutorial for your convenience. I hope you enjoy!

 

Check out How to Little Birdie Crafts Victorian Pink Christmas Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

A Fond Farewell

This is my last post as a member of the Little Birdie Crafts Design Team.  I can’t believe how quickly the term has passed!   It’s been a very good experience for me: I’ve made new friends, learned some new techniques, discovered new products and had loads of fun sharing all of the above with you.  I’d like to thank my friends at Little Birdie Crafts for extending this opportunity to me.  I hope to be able to Guest Design for them from time to time in the future.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and Ideas today 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

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a quick and easy Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon to share with you.  The Nightfall Collection and the RRR September Ribbon Club Assortment were made for one another!

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 01

There is so much to love about these Boo-tiful little cards!  First of all, you can make using your scraps, which always makes me happy.  Then, you can make these 4.25″ x 5.5″ paper pretties in a jiffy, because the “recipe” for each card is really similar.  Next, each card has a super easy to make gift card holder inside.  Finally, you have to take a look at the cute factor!  Has Halloween ever been cuter?   Let’s take a closer look at each card, then we’ll dive into the Snapguide tutorial below.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Good Witch or Bad Witch?

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 02

This sweet little witch is too cute to spook, so I’m putting her down in the “good witch” column!  I’ve dressed up this card with Tangerine Swirl Satin Ribbon and Natural Burlap String.  And I love the border of Halloween Confetti Grosgrain Ribbon for the pop of color it adds to the design.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 03

I love to add ribbon to the interior of my cards, too.  Black Spiderweb Satin Ribbon adds a touch of class to the gift card holder inside this cute card.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Which Witch?
Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 04

While this witch isn’t quite as adorable as our first card model, she’s still pretty fun.  And how bad can she be with that cutie pie owl by her side?  I’ve paired up more Tangerine Satin Swirl Ribbon with 3/8″ Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon on this card for a perfect match!

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 05

You’ll find 3/8″ Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon inside this card as well.  The black cat gives it the seal of approval.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Trick or Treat

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This is the cutest image with that little ghoul peeking out of her costume!  To go with the dotty background, I selected Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

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And the cute couple inside this card are black tie ready with a bit of Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  By the way, while I’m thinking of it, all the small images on the treat bags and in the small frame are from the Nightfall 6×6 Paper Bundle.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial: Too Cute to Spook

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 09

The focal image on this card is actually a sticker that I matted on black cardstock.  It’s just the cutest!  Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon lends a soft Halloween Glow to this darling card.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 09

Ribbon is a great way to add a pop of color to the interior of a card, too.  Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon looks fabulous on the front of this gift card holder.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial on Snapguide

Are you ready to make your own set of these cutie pie cards?  You’ll find an easy to follow step by step tutorial in the Snapguide below.  There’s also a supply list within the tutorial.

Check out How to Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holders by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for joining me here today.  I hope I’ve shared some ideas and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial
Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog for this week’s Saturday Showcase post.  I’ve created a spook-tacular Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial for you there.

Did you know that Halloween in Wonderland is Graphic 45’s number one best selling collection?  Because of it’s popularity, Graphic 45 is releasing the Deluxe Collector’s Edition for a 2nd time!  In fact, as I write this post, Halloween in Wonderland is at the printers.  You can pre-order Halloween in Wonderland at The Funkie Junkie Boutique at a tidy little discount right now.  How exciting is that?

You’ll find an easy to follow SnapGuide Tutorial for these mixed media backgrounds on these cards over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog today, so I hope you will pop on by and say hello.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Here’s a sneaky peek to whet your appetite!

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

 

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

So grab a cuppa and meet me over at The Frilly and Funkie Blog!  I’ve provided product links below for your convenience!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial for Frilly & Funkie “August” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I’ve created this Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial to go along with our hostess, Suzz, theme called “August.”  We’ll take a look at the triptych in a second, but first, let’s see what our lovely and talented hostess Suzz has to say about this challenge.

Challenge Theme: August 

The current challenge is inspired by the month of August. In doing a little online research I learned that the month of August was re-named for Augustus Caesar.  He was the first Roman Emperor and was very proud of the influence he had on the architecture of the country.   For this challenge I am asking you to be inspired by marble, arches or columns. You will need to create a vintage or shabby chic project using some type of marble effect, arches or columns. 

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych with Stamperia Blue Stars Paper Collection

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This challenge theme rolled around in my brain for days and days before I decided to go with marbled paper and an arch in my project.  I searched high and low and dug deep into my stash before I found this older Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card Die.  That provided the arch.  Stamperia’s Blue Stars Paper Pack provided the marbled effect.  Finally, this show was on the road!

 

Stamperia Blue Stars Shaker Top Triptych Tutorial: What’s a Triptych?

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

I’m so glad you asked that question. A triptych (trip-tik) is a picture or a relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together side by side and used as an altar piece.  It can also be a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical words intended to be appreciated together. Now you know!

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

I wanted to create a very dimensional cover for this triptych folio so I stacked two sets of die cut frames on the cover.  Then I added fussy cut images from the paper collection.  You can’t really see it here, but I also did a lot of stenciling on the cover.  That will show up in the Snapguide Tutorial.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The neat thing about a triptych is that it can stand on its own for display.  This is what it looks like fully opened.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

And here’s the back side.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I had such fun creating the individual collages on each triptych panel.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 08

Of course, I added flaps.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I did have to keep my embellishments on the “flat” side, though, so the folio would close.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

This short video is filled with tips about how I created this folio.  I also prepared a SnapGuide step out tutorial showing you how the base and shaker top came together.  I hope you enjoy.

Check out How to Stamperia Blue Stars Shaker Top Triptych by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

August: Now it’s YOUR Turn

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge by linking up your vintage or shabby chic project that features marble, arches or columns at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.

The winner will earn the chance to be a Guest Designer 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. We are also awarding Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because we can’t pick just one favorite!

You have until 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, August 14th to link your project.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own craft 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 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial

Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial and Tim Holtz Altered Mini Clipboard for the “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” Challenge at Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I’m the hostess for this round, and the theme is “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”  I’ve prepared a really fun Graphic 45 Imagine Dimensional Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial for you today.  The balloon is the focal point on my altered Tim Holtz Mini Clipboard.  You’re going to have so much fun with this post!  We’ll look at the details in a moment, but first, let’s look at the challenge guidelines.

Challenge Theme:  Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Summer is a great time to travel.  For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic travel themed project.  Think folded maps, cruise ships, road signs, compasses, passports, trains, planes or automobiles. As long as your project features a travel theme, you’re headed in the right direction.
Tim Holtz Mini Clipboard with Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial

Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial and Tim Holtz Altered Mini Clipboard by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Folks, I hope you are not tired of seeing me create with this Graphic 45 Imagine Collection.  I keep thinking of new ways to use it.  This time, I’ve used it to alter a Tim Holtz Mini Clipboard.  What fun!  I got a little mixed media practice in, which made me very, very happy.  Then, the idea to create a dimensional hot air balloon embellishment popped into my head.  I pulled out my G45 Imagine Stamps and 12″ x 12″ Patterns and Solids popped into my head, and the fun factor rose to new heights.

Tim Holtz Altered Mini Clipboard: Laying the Foundation

If you’ve never altered one of these little clipboards before, you really owe it to yourself to do so.  They are so much fun to work with.  You can find examples of past projects HERE and HERE.  I love the fact that the clip is easy to remove from the base.  This makes the job of altering the mini clipboard so much easier.

 

First, I traced the base onto my designer paper.  After sponging the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, I adhered the papers to the base.  If I had it to do again, I would only line the back side of the base as I ended up covering up most of the paper on the front with my mixed media goodies.  I applied Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture paste around the edges, then gently head dried.  When the cracks were clearly visible and the paste was dry, I went over the surface with Gathered Twigs and Tarnished Brass Distress Stains.  I added some more texture with Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Enamel, some die cut gears, and some random stamping.

Graphic 45 Imagine Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial

I’ve created a little Snapguide tutorial so you can create your own Graphic 45 Hot Air Balloon Embellishment. This was my favorite part of this whole project.

Check out How to Graphic45 Dimensional Hot Air BalloonEmbellishment by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I hope you’ll find lots of ways to use this Hot Air Balloon Embellishment Tutorial. If you wish to add this dimensional embellishment to a card front, don’t adhere the final panel on the right.  Instead, secure it with one of Tim’s mini paper clips. That way, you can fold it flat for mailing.

The Flip Side

I hate to let a perfectly good surface go to waste.  So I created a little waterfall element on the flip side of my altered clipboard.  I used Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Tags and the Regular Tag and Gears Die for this step.  The domed edge of the tag creates such a pretty shape that I could not resist using them.

Enclose magnets on the back side of the belly band to make a neat closure for the waterfall. I simply folded the ends of this border strip over Basic Grey small magnets and adhered shut.  It works beautifully.

Score a 1/2″ flap on the base of each tag, Die cut the tag liner using the Square Tag and Gears Die.  Cut a 1/2″ flap from the base of each liner.  Then adhere it below the fold line as seen here.  This way the waterfall mechanism will fold easily.

Graphic 45 Imagine Altered Tim Holtz Clipboard by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I think a hot air balloon vacation could be quite the adventure, don’ t you?

Create this little folio by scoring a 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scrap of kraft cardstock in half.  Round the corners.  Add a 3″ x 4″ ephemera card to the front and adhere to the clipboard base.

Place magnets beneath the liner papers and then cover with designer paper and the “B” side of an ephemera card.  This hidden journaling spot is a great place to write down memoirs of your trip.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Challenge: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge by linking up your vintage or shabby chic travel themed project at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.

The winner will earn the chance to be a Guest Designer here 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. We are also awarding Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because we can’t pick just one favorite!

You have until 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, July 31st to link your project.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own craft 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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