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Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie “Layers of Lace” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Is there anything more romantic and feminine than lace?  Today I have a shabby romantic Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial to share with you.  I’ve made it for the “Layers of Lace” Challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Before we take a look at the project, let’s see what Autumn, our lovely challenge hostess, has to say about the challenge theme.

Challenge Theme: Layers of Lace
Lace, oh so lovely lace!  Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we’d love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace.  Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we’d love to see your creations inspired by this topic.
Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: A Two Story Design

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Once again, I’ve pulled my Mixed Media Boots out of the Closet of Shame for this challenge.  And once again, I’ve created a new style of folio, which is always really fun to do!  I’m calling this a “two story” folio with a 4.25″ x 7.5″ folio layered over a standard 5″ x 7″ top fold base with a 1/2″ spine.

This makes for a really fun, dimensional look, as well as lots of fun spots to stash goodies. I would love to make you think that I’m totally brilliant, but the truth of the matter is that this design came about by accident.  When I had finished putting the individual folio components together, which is my usual work process, I realized that the “tag” I had made to fit inside the folio was too tall!  So I had to think quickly…and this design is the result.  See?  No crafting catastrophes allowed!  Just crafting opportunities!

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: Cover Art

I love the look of Distress Oxide Inks over kraft paper.  If you look in the top right corner, you can see it…topped with some stenciling, a little random stamping and very light heat embossing with ultra fine gold embossing powder.

The flower is actually cut from the paper collection, spritzed with water, shaped with a stylus and then inked and painted.  Use an awl to poke a hole in the flower center, then add some stamens.

And I personally love the contrast of distressed edges, burlap and crocheted lace.  It just works for me!

Open the top story of this folio to find more lace, torn paper layers, some inked, stamped, distressed paper and a handwritten sentiment.   Make the little tea bag holder by scoring a Graphic 45 Regular Ivory Tag and lining it with designer paper. Wrap the base with more lace, just for fun!

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: The Ground Floor

Here’s a photo of the “ground floor” or the base for this flip folio.  Here’s how I made it.

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ card base with a top fold and 1/2″ spine.
    • First, cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of kraft cardstock into two 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels.
    • Place 1/2″ Scor-tape or other adhesive along the bottom edge of one panel.
    • Next, line the second panel up over the Scor-tape and press firmly to adhere.
    • Place the long side on a scoring tool and score at 7″ and again at 7 1/2″.  This forms the 1/2″ spine
    • Finally, crease along the score lines and trim away the excess paper at the bottom.

Once you have the base built, you will need to add your flaps.

  • For the gatefold flaps on the top half of the card do as follows
    • Cut two 4″ x 6″ rectangles of kraft  cardstock.
    • Place the short side on your scoring tool and score at 1/2″ on one panel.  This forms the left hand gate.
    • Repeat with the second panel, scoring at 3 1/2″ to form the right hand gate.
    • Adhere each flap to the folio base, then cover with your designer paper.
  • For the side flap cut a 5″ x 4″ panel of kraft cardstock.  Score a 1/2″ flap on the right hand side and adhere to the right hand side of card base.
Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: A Peek Inside

This is what my folio looks like on the inside.  I paired the Stamperia Old Lace papers up with Prima Love Story.  The combination of pink and brown really works for me.

Gatefold flaps open to reveal a pair of kraft glassine pockets on either side of the larger center panel.  By gluing just 3 sides of this postcard from the Old Lace Collection, I was able to create a nifty pocket in about 2 seconds!

Each glassine pocket folds down to reveal a photo mount and a hidden journaling spot on a card hidden inside the envelope.

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial: More Flaps!

Just look at the gorgeous paper on this flap feature!

Open the flap to find more interactive elements.  The back side of the flap features a pull out page with a hidden journaling spot.

This 4″ x 5 1/2″ mini folio fits neatly in the large pocket on the bottom of the base.  I’ve added some stenciled polka dots and painted edges to shabby things up even more.  But wait…there’s more!

The folio is actually a lovely little envelope.  I can’t take any credit for this at all, doggone it!  It’s part of the Old Lace paper collection.  All I did was cut it out, score and fold.  How lovely is that?  And what’s inside the envelope?

A sweet little vintage button card with real vintage buttons and a little chocolate treat.

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see all these interactive features in action, then grab a cuppa, click play and relax for 10 minutes.

Layers of Lace: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to play along in this lovely “Layers of Lace” Challenge.  Just create a lacy shabby chic or vintage project of your choice..  Then link up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, June 5th.

The team will pick four favorite project entries for this challenge.  The top winner will be invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The next three will receive badges to display proudly on their blogs.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge rules will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the challenge rules and details HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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

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Little Birdie Crafts Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial

Hello Friends!  It seems as though I’m seeing succulent gardens everywhere I go.  They are all the rage right now, and luckily for us, Little Birdie Crafts has added some gorgeous succulent papers and flowers to their shop.  Today’s Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial will show you how to create a lovely piece of home decor that celebrates the beauty of succulents.

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

I wanted to create a shadowbox that had the look of a chippy old garden shed.  Paints, texture paste, patterned papers, sisal fibre, Spanish Moss and of course, lovely flowers helped me to achieve the effect in this 6″ x 6″ shadow box.

Little Birdie Crafts Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 02

Just look at these darling potted succulents!  I’ve clustered them up with Bernice Purple Flowers, Fiona Mulberry Flowers, fussy cut images and lovely chipboard.

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial Succulent Garden by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 03

If you’d like to learn how to make your own garden themed home decor, then I hope you’ll join me for the 20 minute video tutorial below.  We’ll alter the shadow box, add textural elements, layer papers and finish with a flourish of beautiful flowers.  I hope you enjoy!

Succulent Garden Shadow Box Tutorial on Youtube

 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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

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Other Products: Spanish Moss, Recollections Wood Shadow Box Tray, Purple Night Seam Binding Ribbon, Burlap String

Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday!  Just one more day til the weekend!  I’m popping in with my first post as a member of the Little Birdie Crafts Design Team.  If you’re looking fora  fun weekend craft project, this Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial might come in handy.

Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial True Love Story by Kathy Clement Prodcut by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

I’m learning to embrace my Mixed Media side, and finding it to be a lot of fun.  I know you all know about Little Birdie Flowers…but did you know they have a whole line of Mixed Media products as well? This is a 6″ x 6″ card made with loads of Little Birdie Crafts Mixed Media goodies.

I’ve combined Little Birdie designer papers, burlap art board, Chalk Paints, Color Splash Spray, Primed Chipboard, Tassel Tags, burlap ribbon, embellishments and of course, flowers!  The kraft card base is from Little Birdie as well.

I’ve scored the card cover to create a cutaway card base…and a fun little gift card pocket.

We will also make this adorable gift card wallet in the tutorial video below.

Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy this Butterfly Birthday Mixed Media Card Tutorial so much that you’ll want to make one yourself!

I’d love to hear from you as to what sort of tutorials you’d like me to share using these wonderful products, so please share with me in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Other Products: Burlap String, Linen Ribbon, Die Cut Doily, sequins

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Martie Rollin from Marie Gamber’s Blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card for the April 2018 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2018 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here.  You’ll find the complete hop list at the end of this post.  My grandmother had the most beautiful flower garden I have ever seen.  My favorite blooms were always the peonies. I can remember tip toeing through the garden with my mother, gently lifting those fragrant, heavy blossoms to inhale the scent.  So I just had to add the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Collection to my crafty stash!    This Spring Garden All Occasion Greeting card is perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings, or anniversaries.  I just loved making these bodacious blossoms!

Springtime in the Garden with Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony

The papers in this collection are especially lovely with beautiful soft pastels and pops of pink, rose and yellow.  Here are the steps I followed to create the card.

  • Begin by cutting a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel from the floral cluster page in the  Sweet Peony paper collection.
  • Next, use a distressing tool to lightly rough up the edges.  You can also use the side of your scissor blade to to this; just be careful not to cut yourself!
  • Once you have distressed the edges, stitch around the perimeter of this panel, using ivory thread.
  • Now lightly sponge the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Use 1.5″ wide pink gingham ribbon to create a belly band.  Wrap this around the panel, securing with Scor-Tape or your favorite adhesive.
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ rectangle from the soft pink background paper. Repeat the above steps, omitting the stitching.
  • To add dimension, back this panel with foam tape, waste chipboard or old cardboard packaging.  Then center and adhere to the first panel.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: Creating the Card Focal

 

Heartfelt Creation Dies make quick work of creating this card focal.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cut the peony image from the paper collection using the Eyelet Oval Die. I used just the 3.25″ x 5″ oval die for this. Ink the edges very lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Next, from white cardstock, die cut the doily frame using the 4.5″ x 6″  Eyelet Oval Die frame.
  • To add dimension, back the Eyelet Oval Frame Die cut with foam tape, etc.  I sponged a very light layer of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to the center of the die cut.  Don’t add ink to the scalloped frame portion.
  • Center and adhere to the card.
  • Adhere the die cut card focal.
  • Fussy cut the pink label from the cut apart page. Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the sentiment ticket with the Luggage and Tags Die.  Adhere to the pink label and then to the card.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: the fun part!  Making the Flowers

There is something so relaxing and rewarding about making flowers!  I tried some new techniques when making these gorgeous Sweet Peony blooms.  Here’s how I did it:

  • Remove the soft pink background page from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection.  Cut it into two 6″ x 12″ panels.
  • Using the Colorbox Berrylicious Ink Pad,  stamp the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamps all over both panels.  Then heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Before die cutting with the Small Sweet Peony Die, use sponge daubers to apply Colorbox Guacamole Chalk Ink in the center of each flower layer.
  • Stamp the leaves onto white cardstock, also using Guacamole Ink and heat embossing.

 

  • Once all the different sizes of Sweet Peony flower layers  have been die cut, place them in the appropriate sections of the 3-D Floral Basics Flower Shaping Mold and emboss the flowers following the product directions.
  • Assemble the flower layers, then add stamens.
  • Turn the flowers upside down and spray liberally with Alpine Ice RoseBougainvillea Spray Mists.  Spray some in between the petal layers as well, to cover over the back side of the patterned paper.  Set aside to dry naturally, or gently heat dry.
  • If you would rather not use mist, then sponge the back side of the petals with Berrylicious Ink before assembly.
  • As a final step, apply Antique Linen Distress Ink to the petal edges, and to the edges of the card layers.
  • When everything is dry, arrange the flowers on the card as seen in the photos.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: A Peek Inside

Line the card interior with more designer papers.  Create a pocket and a gift card pocket, if desired.

This is an old, retired gift card die that I have in my stash.  You could create a substitute for this by cutting down a small envelope and covering with designer paper.

To create this elegant Tea Bag Wallet insert, I die cut the Sweet Lilac Scroll and Cage from White Cardstock.  Then I backed it with one of the images from the cut apart page and fussy cut around the top edges.

This makes such a fun card, gift and home decor combo!    Giving a unique gift like this is such a lovely way to shower the people you love with love!

On With the Hop!

The April Alumni Team Hop starts at 8AM EDT on Friday, April 27th and closes on Monday, April 30th at 11:59PM EDT.

One lucky comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog from those participating in the hop, so be sure to visit and comment at each stop along the way.  The randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  To claim this prize, the winner will e-mail socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the April Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

The winner will be announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page on
Wednesday, May 2nd.  Good luck and have fun hopping!
Kathy (You are HERE) ♥   Amarilys   ♥  Vicki     ♥  Martine ♥ Marie  ♥ Pam    ♥ Alissa   ♥ Deneen Archana 
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card

Hello G45’ers!  Sympathy cards.  The hardest cards to make, but perhaps the most important and meaningful ones, too.  Having been the recipient of such kind condolences, I know how meaningful and special they are.  So when I have to make one, I put a lot of thought and heart into the design.  This Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card uses images and colors from Nature to convey a feeling of comfort, hope and peace.

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card Botanicabella by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

This is a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a kraft cardstock base.  I’ve added a burlap panel in with the layers to reflect the natural feel of these papers.

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card: Square Tag and Clocks Die

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card Botanicabella by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 02

I’m finding that the Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Dies are on my work table more often than not.  I’ve always loved adding a circular element to my designs, and this lacy doily and vintage clock face make a beautiful focal on a card or tag.

TIP: Die cut the clock dies twice, once from metallic gold paper, and then a second time using patterned paper from the collection.  Add dimensionals between the layers to really make things pop.

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card: Butterflies

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card Botanicabella by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 03

Butterflies speak of new life and rebirth, so they are a wonderful symbol to use on a sympathy card.  Here’s how I gave these Botanicabella Butterflies dimension.

  • First, fussy cut a pile of butterflies from the collection.  Ink the cut edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Next, glue just the bodies of two butterflies together.
  • Then, gently lift the wings of the top butterfly.  Place tiny foam tabs between the wings to keep them open.
  • Finally, lightly mist with a gold mica spray, then arrange around the clock face and adhere.
Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card: Finishing Details

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card Botanicabella by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 04

Layer the clock assembly over a Staples Black Laser Cut Banner Tag that has been covered with designer paper.  Orient the tag on the card so that the pretty shaped edge faces the opening.  This gives you a perfect spot to add your flowers, a small chipboard tag, and a snippet of ribbon.  Chipboard tags and stickers like the corner elements I used come with the Deluxe Collector’s Editions.

To add extra detail to the tag, I die cut the delicate flourish from the Square Tag and Clock Dies and then adhered them in the corners.  Staples Stamped Brads add just that extra touch of elegance to the design.

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card Botanicabella by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 05

Before I added my black satin bow cluster, I spattered the entire card with diluted walnut ink.  I use a long handled paintbrush with a round end for this task.  I hold the end of the brush with one hand, and tap the brush end with my other hand while moving over the paper surface. It takes a little practice, so try this technique out on magazine pages until you’re comfortable with it.

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card Botanicabella by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 06

I added a stamped sentiment panel to the card interior, along with a little note card.

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Sympathy Card Botanicabella by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 07The note card is blank so that I have room to write a short note of condolence.

60 Second YouTube Video Tutorial

If you’d like to see how this card came together, I’ve prepared a video tutorial for you.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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

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