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Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  How is everyone holding up?  This Stamperia Atelier Card folio is one of my favorite projects during this time of quarantine.  It’s dreamy and soft, and oh, so feminine.  I got completely lost in the design process as I blissfully blended paper, ribbon,chipboard, die cuts,  flowers and embellishments to make this card.

I’ve used this collection quite a bit, so this card was composed with all the leftover cut panels from those previous projects.  You can find one of those projects HERE and a video walk through HERE.

My favorite element on this card is the little vignette I created inside this Reneabouquets Small Hearts Deco Frame.  It was such fun to dig through my stash of sewing embellishments!  The beautiful butterflies and lace trims on this folio are also from Reneabouquets shop.

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio: A Peek Inside

This is one of my box pocket cards.  I have such fun filling these roomy pockets with surprises.  The tea bag wallet on the top half of the card is the large (almost 8″ tall) dress form from the collection.  To make it, fold the form in half.  Then adhere small gussets up near the shoulders where they won’t show.  Now you have the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag and a little spoon.

The bottom pocket holds a tall, skinny bookmark.  Can you see the little sewing machine charm peeping out?  Wrap a pretty scrap with lace blue seam binding and tie a bow for a pretty finish.  Stitch sweet pearl buttons on another scrap to make a lovely button card.  Wouldn’t this make a sweet Mother’s Day present?

I went on to make 5 more cards from the remainder of this collection.  I’ll share those with you on Throwback Thursday this week.  It’s amazing what you can make with the leftovers from a previous project!

I’m keeping all of you in my prayers.  Stay positive.  Stay creative.  Look for the beauty.  Listen to good music.  Turn off the news.  I’ve been sending out little stacks of happy mail here and there as morale boosters. It makes me feel less isolated and takes my mind off myself…which is always a good thing.

How are you passing the time?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card

Stamperia House of Roses Renea Bouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board, Tim Holtz Sizzix Skeleton Leaves Kathy by Design Kathy Clement Photo 01

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card with Reneabouquets Doily

Hello, Friends!  This simply elegant Stamperia House of Roses card is a great way to use up little bits and pieces of a favorite card collection.  You cannot tell from the finished project, but the entire background of this card was made from scraps of this glorious paper collection.

Start with a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base.  Then gather up all your bits and pieces of designer paper.  I will often ink all the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to sort of unify the design. Arrange the patterns out over a second 6″ x 6″ panel of plain cardstock.  It’s OK if the edges of the paper extend beyond the card base.  You can come back and trim those once you are pleased with the overall design.  Tuck some pieces under other pieces.  Overlap patterns.  Think of it as a free form jigsaw puzzle.  Look for patterns that sort of “go together.”

When you are happy with the composition, slide all the pieces off onto a piece of cardstock, keeping everything in place as well as you can. Now apply a coat of Ranger Matte Medium over the card base.  Slide the collage back onto the card base and tidy it up.  Lay the plain cardstock piece back over the card front and burnish with a bone folder.  Lift the cardstock, trim the edges of the card and seal with a light coat of Matte Multi Medium.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: Finishing Touches

Wrap the center of your collaged panel with some pretty ribbon.  I used some Prima Pink Velvet Ribbon I had in my stash. Then adhere to the card base.   I had one nice 4 1/2″ square of patterned paper that I matted on a panel of blush cardstock.  Back this panel with dimensionals,. Now wrap the left hand side of this panel with Iridescent Metallic String. center and adhere.  Emboss a Reneabouquets April in Paris Doily with Wow Vintage Romance Embossing Powder.  While you are at it, emboss a Prima Resin Butterfly. Cut out a circle tag from the paper collection.  Back with dimensionals and adhere. Add the butterfly.

The final step is to die cut a cluster of Skeleton Leaves.  Lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Tie a lovely bow with Coral Rose Houndstooth Ribbon.  Arrange the leaves and a flower and adhere to the card base.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is also simply elegant.  A blank die cut panel where a note can be written and a little envelope filled with tea complete the design.

Even though we are having to practice social distancing and observe “stay at home” orders, we can still stay connected with one another through the mail.  This might be the perfect time to revive the fine art of letter writing.  In fact, I will choose one random comment from this post and send out a little note to the author.  Would you like that?  We can all do small acts of kindness that make these dark days a little brighter.  So I look forward to hearing from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon

 

Shabby Pink Roses Card Stamperia House of Roses Reneabouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: Stamperia House of Roses

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are not tired of seeing projects made with the House of Roses collection because today’s Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon feature that collection once again.  What can I say?  Sometimes a collection captures my imagination and I simply can’t stop playing with it.  Does that ever happen to you?  This one also features a lovely Reneabouquets Beautiful Board doily and vintage pearl topped corsage pins that I found at the Flea Market a while back.  (No junkin’ these days….sigh….) .  The bow uses my favorite ribbon (at the moment) and some lovely flowers and foliage.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: Creating Layers

I tried some new layering techniques on this shabby chic card, and really like the way they turned out.

Stamperia House of Roses Card Reneabouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board Coral Rose Plaid Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

You would never guess that this card has just one layer of designer paper in the background.  But it does.  The trick I used to create all this wonderful depth and dimension was backing the focal image with layers of waste chipboard.  Then I trimmed around a floral cluster in the paper collection and layered it with a torn piece of wood plank patterned paper.  This lends the illusion that the roses are growing out of a flower box.

Next, create a 5″ x 5″ square panel of cream cardstock.  Choose a soft neutral pattern to line it.  Then emboss the doily with a glitter embossing powder and adhere it in the upper corner.  Now you can begin to layer the fussy cut flowers with some Little Birdie flowers and foliage.  Finish off the panel by wrapping it with White Iridescent Metallic String and a trio of pearl buttons.   All that is left to do now is tie some bows and attach a flower.  Simple.  Elegant. Beautiful.  I really love this card!

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: A Peek Inside

I continued the theme of simple elegance on the inside of the card.  Just add a lovely die cut sentiment panel and a mini envelope to hold the tea bag.

If you’d like to see more Stamperia House of Roses projects, click HERE.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below.

Creating beautiful things helps the time to pass, keeps me in good spirits and gives me something positive to focus on.  How are you all holding up?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card

Stamperia House of Roses Time Brings Roses Shaker Card

Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card: Time Brings Roses

Hello, Friends!  Today’s dose of crafty inspiration is a Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card made with Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.  Time Brings Roses: I love the sentiment inside this elegant shaker box!  It’s so timely for the situation we find ourselves in, isn’t it?

In the middle of all this chaos, I have found myself saying over and over again, ” Look for the beautiful. Be at peace. Be kind.”  This time of “social distancing” is not easy.  But I do believe in my heart that this time will, indeed, bring roses in our lives if we encourage them to bloom.

It would be so easy to focus on the darkness that is roaring all around us.  But what good would that do us in the long run?  And I know that many of us are struggling to keep our lives and our businesses afloat and our families safe.  I’m right there with you.   It would be easy to fall apart.  Instead,  I choose to make beautiful things, prepare lovely (if unusual) meals, to find reasons to rejoice (sunrise and sunset still make my heart sing) and to share a little joy with each of you here.

 The Shaker Box

The Beautiful Board Shaker Box on this card is from Reneabouquet’s shop.  The design is brilliant as it allows for a deep shaker box surrounded with an elegant frame. You can find a tutorial for putting this dimensional shaker box together HERE.  I’ve topped it with a Reneabouquets Heart Deco Small Frame,  a die cut wreath and small Paula Pearl Pink Posies.  Little Birdie Layla Roses and Dusty Rose Wrinkled Ribbon tie all the pink hues together.

Creating Layers

Here’s how this card came together:

  • First, create a light grey 5 1/2″ square card base with a 3/4″ spine.
  • Next, mat a 5″ square of designer paper on both cream and dark grey cardstock.
  • Tear a border piece from the paper collection and adhere along the bottom of the card.
  • Tear another border and adhere at the top.
  • Fussy cut a spray of roses and small flowers from the paper collection and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Tap the Heart Deco Frame with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Wow Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Assemble the shaker box as seen in the video tutorial.  Before you adhere the top ring, slip the frame over the top.  Then add the top scallop.
  • Die cut the wreath from green and pink cardstock.  Layer together with small pieces of foam dimensionals.  Adhere to the top of the shaker box.
  • Add flowers and ribbon.
  • Cover the top of a G45 Ivory tag with designer paper.  Adhere to the card base.  Then attach the card cover to the card base.
Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Box style cards make the best gifts, and they are so much fun to create!

Tuck a decorated G45 Square Ivory Tag in the upper pocket. Layer the die cut clock on grey paper to make it pop.

Tea, anyone?  Here you’ll find a mini envelope filled with tea bag and tags.  A lovely vintage silver plated spoon, an individually wrapped Biscoff cookie, chocolate and a honey packet all dressed up with ribbon waits for you in the gift box pocket.  There’s room to write a note or add a photo on the back of the journal card.

To see more projects made with House of Roses, click here.  Look below the post for a linked supply list.

I hope this little project has given you a moment of joy and inspired you to create something beautiful.  Please know that I am keeping all of you in my prayers.  How are you coping?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The Button Farm Club: Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal is designed to bring a smile to your face in the middle of all the crazy stuff that is going on around us.   It’s my latest kit for the Button Farm Club, and it is pure FUN!  And I think we could all use a little fun and distraction right now.  I’m thinking about each one of you, praying for your health and safety.  We’ll muddle on through this mess together, and I will try to share lots of crafty inspiration here to brighten our days. 

This kit has been rattling around in my brain for weeks.  I wanted to put together a unique card kit that would work for masculine cards, feminine cards and cards for teens.  It needed to include cards for all kinds of occasions.  I wanted to include cards that were so easy to make that even a beginner could succeed.  But I also wanted to have cards with enough of a challenge to satisfy intermediate and advanced cardmakers.   So I thought, and thought, and sketched out ideas, and finally came up with the 7 cards and folio that you see in the photo above.  I’m not gonna lie…I love the way this kit turned out, and I think you will, too. So if you’re ready for some imagination, creativity and whimsy…read on!

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal: The Folio

Folios are so much fun to make and give.  This one measures a generous 6 1/2″ x 8″ and would work for men, women and teens.  It’s a great design for beginners, too. I envisioned this folio as something that could be presented as a birthday, graduation, or retirement gift.  There’s lots of room for photos and journaling tucked inside.

This basic folio is a really quick and easy make.  Just change out your papers and themes, and you have a gift for every occasion.

You’ll find tags, journal cards and these cute gift card holders tucked inside.  How fun is that?

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal: The Cards

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Shaker Card by kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

How would you like to learn a whole new way to make shaker cards?  I mean, we all love them, but making them can be a little intimidating, right?  Well, when this idea popped into my head, I literally did the “wow, I could have had a V-8” forehead slap.  You will NOT believe how easy it is to  make this fabulous shaker card!

Tall and skinny cards are very much on trend right now.  And this cutaway tall & skinny card design is one that you will love to add to your crafty toolbelt!  It is simple enough for a beginner to make, but impressive enough to give as a gift.

Here’s another quick and easy card design.  If you have struggled with layering patterned papers, the tutorial in this kit is like letting you in on my process for making cards.  It’s going to help you think about using your papers in different ways.  My hope is that you will have more confidence and enjoyment in your card making adventures once you’ve completed this kit.

Do you want more of a challenge?  Then this Z-Fold Pop Up Box Style card is just what you’ve been dreaming of.  The amazing thing is, once you break this card design down into simple steps, it’s really not hard  to make.

And how much fun would it be to give this card to a young lady graduating from college or high school?  The sentiment is just perfect but the whimsy would really appeal to teens and tweens.

Got a milestone birthday coming up?  This is the card!

And to top it all off…..

…..this fun design!

Each card in the kit has a gift pocket, so the card becomes the present.  Y’all know how much I love that!

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

Here’s a quick YouTube video so you can see all these cards in action.

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal:  How to Order

Each kit comes with everything you need to make the 10 projects in the kit:

  • Stamperia Voyages Fantastique 12×12 paper pad (10 double sided sheets)
  • 25 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in brown, cream and grey
  • Chipboard Embellishments
  • Metal Gears
  • Package of Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of Ribbon
  • Shaker Element
  • Shaker Mix
  • Full Color, printed step by step tutorial created by me for The Button Farm Club

The price is  $49.99, which is amazing considering how much comes in the kit and how many cards you will have when you finish!

This is a limited edition kit, so once it is gone, it is gone.  You can place your order now at The Button Farm Club.

Again, thank you all so much for your kind words, your interest and your support for these kits.  I hope this kit helps us all take our minds off the stressful situation the world is in as we make beautiful things together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

 

 

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