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Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag: It’s Sneak Peek Week!

Hello, G45’ers!  Is all the snow and cold weather getting you down?  How about a little beach therapy?  I’m talking sun drenched colors and charming beachy images and all the things we love about the shore.  Graphic 45’s new Sun Kissed Collection is all that and more.  I spent a happy afternoon creating this Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag to warm up your winter.  Grab your sunglasses and join me for a walk by the sea.

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

This ginormous tag measures 5.5″ across x 10″ tall.  That gives you lots of room to play with these vibrant papers and charming images.  I made the tag myself, from medium weight chipboard.

How to Make Your Own Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag
  • First, cut a 12×12 piece of medium weight cardstock into two rectangles measuring 5.5” wide x 10” tall.
  • Next, find the center point at the top of each tag, which is 2.75” and make a mark with your pencil.
  • Then, from this mark at the top of your tag, measure out 1.75” on both the right and the left hand sides and make another mark.
  • Now, from this mark, measure down 1”  on each side of the tag.   
  • Use a ruler to draw a diagonal line from the 1.75” mark on the top of the tag  to the 1” mark on the side of the tag.  This creates a beveled corner on the tag.
  • Cut along this diagonal line to create a beveled tag edge.
  • Next, punch a ½” hole about ½” down from the center mark at the top of the tag.  This gives you a spot to run your ribbon or trim.  If you don’t want to do that, you can skip this step.
  • Now you have two beautiful chipboard tags.
  • Finally glue the layers together to make a sturdy tag that will hold up to all the layers and embellishments your heart desires!

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag: Preparing the Background

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

Since you are working with raw chipboard, you will want to prepare the background before you add papers.

  • First, paint a 1” border all the way around the tag. Don’t forget to paint the tag edges for a nice finished look. I used Ranger Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint.  
  • Then spritz the border with Dylusions White Linen Spray at random intervals to create the sense of white ocean spray against the blue paint.
  • This color combo is a near perfect match for the Sun Kissed papers, and adds a fun mixed media element to the tag.
Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag: A look at the details

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

You can create your own tag embellishments using dies and paper from the collection.  This way, everything color matches perfectly.  To make these festive paper rosettes, I die cut patterned paper with Tim Holtz Rosette and Mini Rosette Dies.   They remind me of  cheery beach umbrellas.

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Banner flags cut with Tim Holtz Ribbon Banner strip die add a festive, nautical feel to the tag.   I had this little silver turtle charm in my stash, and added him to a rosette.  He fits in perfectly with the fussy cut sea turtles from the paper collection.

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag: Borders and Ephemera Cards

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

I’m a huge fan of the beautiful border pieces that G45 always adds to a paper collection.  I’ve used them on the top and the bottom of this tag to sort of frame the piece.

The ephemera cards in this collection are gorgeous, front AND back!  I’ve matted this large 4″ x 6″ card and used it as the focal on my tag.  The Post Card layer is trimmed from the back of another card and tucked it behind the tag focal.  Now  I can use the other portion on another project some day.

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

Cut a circle of striped paper to create a secondary focal image on the card.  Then dress it up with fussy cut sea turtles and a tag from the cut apart page in the collection.

Sun Kissed Jumbo Tag Sun Kissed by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8

 

A Week of Sneak Peeks and Giveaways on the Graphic 45 Blog

It may be too cold and nasty outside for a visit to the beach, but inside, in our craft rooms, we can create a virtual summer.  I plan to warm up my winter by making lots more paper pretties with this darling collection.

Sun Kissed should be available for purchase later this month.  But, pop on over to the Graphic 45 blog today, and leave a comment because they are doing a whole week of sneak peeks and giveaways!  You just might win this lovely collection before you can buy it!  Hooray!

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

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Lisa Conner, Lisa, please contact HC to claim your prize!
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the December Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop!  Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to focus in on Valentine’s Day.  With that in mind, I created this All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial using the new Heartfelt Love Collection.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

Here are the supplies you will need to make this card:

 

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Creating the Flowers

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

  • Stamp 3 sets of both the Botanical Rose and the Enchanted Mum on designer paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection.  Die cut with the matching dies.
  • Ink the center of each layer with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.
  • Then ink the edges of the petals with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Spritz lightly with water.
  • Then shape with the flower shaping kit and hot glue the layers together.
  • Spritz each finished flower with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and set aside to dry.
  • When completely dry, fill flower centers with Pink Czech beads and let dry again.
All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Making the Base

I always create the insides of my cards before I finish the card cover.  This way, the card cover stays clean and none of the dimensional elements get crushed.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from one sheet of pale pink cardstock
  • Now, line the inside of the card with designer paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection
  • Next, cut “A Gift from the Heart” image from the cut apart page
  • Then glue the top, bottom and left side of the image to form a pocket for the chocolate
  • Next, cut a 3.5″ x 6″ piece of pale pink cardstock for the pocket
  • Place on your score tool and score 1/2″ on bottom, left and right sides.
  • Now, trim the two bottom corners so that the sides will fold easily.  Glue together and make the pocket.
  • Next, cut a 3″ x 5″ piece of pink gingham paper.  Glue on the pocket front.  Use a 1 3/8″ circle punch to create a thumb hole.
  • Now, glue the pocket to the card base.
  • Use the small rectangular die from Cut, Mat, Create Set 1-B to cut out the phrase from the word collage page in the collection.  Mat on pink cardstock and glue to pocket to finish.

This is what your card will look like at this point.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

The next step is to make the tag that fits in the pocket.

 

All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Making the Tag

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4

  • Cut a 4″ x 6″ rectangle from pale pink cardstock.  This will be your tag base.
  • Round the bottom corners with a corner rounder punch.
  • Then shape the top corners with a scallop edge punch.  I use Crop-a-Dile corner punches for this.
  • Now, cut a 3.75″ x 5.75″ rectangle of the pale pink floral paper.  Shape the top and bottom edges just as you did in the previous step. Don’t glue this to the tag base yet.
  • Next, use the Border Essentials Die to create a belly band for the tag. Let the ends of the border overlap so you can fold them around the back of this tag layer.  This will create a neat, finished appearance.
  • Now, add 1/4″ Scor-Tape to the center of the belly band, again letting the ends overlap a little.
  • Adhere the Valentine Heart Ribbon over the Scor-tape, wrapping the loose ends around to the back to create a neat appearance.
  • Now you can glue this layer to the tag base.
  • Add a charm of your choice to the ribbon layer.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

 

  • Next, punch a hole at the top and thread with 8″ of Pearl Pink Satin Ribbon.
  • Then, tie a string bow with the Valentine Heart Ribbon and with Silver Metallic String
  • Loop Silver Metallic String through your chosen heart charms and tie into the bow arrangement.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

  • Now, cut the two sentiment panels from the cut apart page.  Shape the corners with a Crop-a-Dile punch (optional) and mat on pink cardstock.  Glue as seen in the photo.
  • Die cut the leaves and the flowers with the Cut Mat Create Dies and add to the tag. Place the tag in the pocket.

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Decorating the Card Cover

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7

I always assemble my card front before I glue it to the card base.

  • First, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the pink gingham paper from the Heartfelt Love Collection.
  • Cut a 3.5″ x 5″ banner flag from the pale pink floral print.  Mat on pink cardstock.  Glue to the pink gingham panel as seen in the photo above.
  • Now cut a 2.25″ x 6″ banner flag from the dark pink floral print paper.  Mat on pink cardstock and glue so that it overlaps the first banner, as seen in the photo.
  • Now, use the Eyelet Oval base die to cut a dark pink floral print oval.
  • Then use the oval circle and eyelet die to cut a layer from pale pink floral paper.  Glue this to the deep pink floral base.
  • Next, back the eyelet oval with foam tabs or waste chipboard and glue to the card as seen in the photo above.
  • Cut and mat All You Need is Love.
  • Cut the same size layer from the pink word collage page and mat the same way you matted the sentiment panel.
  • Now glue the word collage panel to the eyelet oval, using the photo as a guide for placement.
  • Next, back All You Need Is Love with foam tabs or waste chipboard and glue to the card base as seen in the photo.
  • Then, stamp 2 of the largest butterflies from Butterfly Medley on patterned paper.  Die cut with the matching die.
All You Need Is Love Valentine and Tag Tutorial: Finishing Touches

All You Need is Love Valentine and Tag Heartfelt Love by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 8

  • Now shape the butterfly wings with the largest stylus tip in the Flower Shaping Kit.
  • Glue the two butterfly bodies together, lifting the wings to add dimension.
  • Spray with Glimmer Mist.
  • Add a small rose to the center of the body.
  • Finally, glue in place as seen in the photo.
  • Next, tie a triple loop bow from Pink Pearl Satin Ribbon and hot glue to the side of the card.
  • Then glue all your prepared flowers in place, tucking them under the sentiment panels and between layers as well as down the side.
  • Finally, add a button to the top of the sentiment panel.
Let’s Go to the Hop!

Now it’s time to hop along and get inspired by all the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.

The Hop starts 8AM EST on Friday December 29th and closes Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11.59PM EST.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, as one random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations. The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 3rd.  I will also post the name of the winner at the top of this blog post.

If you are the lucky winner, simply email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the December Alumni Hop” in the subject line.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize, or another winner will be chosen.

Here are the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Alissa   Amarilys Vicki Martine Sarah  ♥ Deneen

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your paper pretties and get your craft on!

Have fun hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever with Authentique Alpine and Tammy Tutterow Designs

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Creative Crew Friday with Tammy Tutterow Designs.  I am so excited about today’s project, as it involves a fabulous pop up card design.  I have a YouTube video to share the Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever!

Twist and Pop cards burst on the scene a little over a year ago and I was instantly captivated by them.  The big problem with this amazing fancy fold card was that you practically needed an engineering degree to put one together.  The pop up mechanism was complicated and bulky and it was really easy to get discouraged during the creative process.

But I love a good interactive card, so I set my mind on coming up with a design that was less bulky, easier to create and would accommodate a larger card base. First,  I spent a whole day watching dozens of twist and pop card videos and reading blog posts. While I gleaned some good tidbits from each video/tutorial I viewed none of them completely met my expectations.

Then I spent an entire day “fussing with paper” until I felt I had a design that was sleek and easy to create.  In fact, it was so much fun that I ended up making TWO cards for you today instead of just one.  So let’s get this show on the road and dig in to this Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever.

 

Cold  Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

This first card is made with Tammy Tutterow’s amazing Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Cling Stamp.  The card base measures a generous 5″ x 6″.  This is considerably larger than the 4.25″ x 5.5″ card tutorials that I found online.  Goal number one?  Make a larger card.  Check!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2

First, I stamped the image onto patterned paper from Authentique’s Alpine Collection Kit.  Then I colored it in with a combination of colored pencils and alcohol markers.  Next, the stamped panel was stitched onto a navy cardstock mat. Now I created my card base from the same navy cardstock and added a stitched panel of designer paper from Alpine.  Then I die cut felt flowers using Bitty Posie and Posie Parts to add to the card along with some ribbon and a cute novelty button.   I die cut a couple of banner flags using Tammy’s Frayed Banners and topped them with vintage red buttons from my stash.  Card front is done!  Easy peasy!

Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: The Party is on the Inside!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3

There’s nothing more fun than opening up a twist and pop card….unless you are watching someone open one for the first time!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

This cheery array of Tammy’s Mini Envelopes and Pockets decorates the pop up mechanism.

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5I even included a little shaker element!

Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Up Card Tutorial Cold Hands by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 6

Each mini envelope has been decorated with stickers or images from the Alpine Collection Kit.  The envelopes are held in place with small magnets.  Cute images from the 6×6 bundle are tucked inside.  Find all the details in the YouTube tutorial below.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with Authentique Alpine Collection

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 1

How much do we love this winter llama and penguin?  Yeah, a lot!  This second card is the one that we will build together in the YouTube tutorial below.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 2Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 3

Like the Cold Hands card, it has a fun twist and pop design.

Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Alpine by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 4

This time, instead of adding envelopes, I just decorated each panel of the pop up mechanism.  How fun are these images?

So are you ready to dig in and get busy with The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever?  Join me below!

The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever on YouTube

And Now, A Fond Farewell

I also wanted to share with you that this is my last post as a member of Tammy’s Creative Crew. I have loved every minute of being part of this team.  Tammy is the most generous, laid back and encouraging person I’ve ever worked with.  The Creative Crew is immensely talented, supportive and fun.  It has been a great gig!

Don’t worry!  I’ll continue to use Tammy’s amazing dies and stamps in my creations and will share them with you here.  Tammy also has some exciting changes going on, so be sure to visit her blog to read all about it.  You’ll also find links to inspiring projects from the rest of the Creative Crew.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and techniques 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

The Easiest Twist And Pop Card Tutorial Product Links

 

BOTH CARDS: Authentique Alpine Collection Kit (includes sticker sheet) and 6×6 Bundle

 

Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder

His and Hers Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Hello, Friends!  Well, we are on the final countdown to Christmas, and I’m scrambling around trying to get everything done.  If you’re like me, you’re giving at least one gift card this season, To help you with the presentation,  I thought I’d share a tutorial for a super cute, super easy  Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder with you today.  These are made using a tutorial that I put together last year for a Christmas blog hop.  I liked the design so well, that I adapted it a little this year and made them again.  You can find that  post and YouTube tutorial HERE.

These A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) sized cards that I made last year feature Graphic 45’s gorgeous A Christmas Carol Collection.  It’s a retired collection, but you might have some of these pretty papers in your stash. But I wanted a larger sized card to accommodate a larger gift card, so I had to change up the design just a little.

Beary Merry Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder for Him

Beary Merry Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Cabin Fever by Kathy Clement Product by Carta Bella Photo 1

As you can see here, this Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder is quite a bit larger than the ones I made last year.  This Beary Merry Christmas version is made with Carta Bella’s adorable Cabin Fever Collection.

  • First, cut a 6″ x 12″ rectangle from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock.
  • Then score on the long side at 6″ to create a 6″ square top fold card.
  • Next, cut a 5.75″ square of kraft cardstock.  Layer your card cover design on this mat and set aside.
Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder: Building the Pop Up Mechanism

Beary Merry Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Cabin Fever by Kathy Clement Product by Carta Bella Photo 2

If pop up cards scare you, you are going to love this design.  It is soooo easy to make, and really fun to present.  Here’s how to build the inside of the card.

  • First, line both the top and the bottom of the card interior with designer papers.
  • Next, cut TWO 5.5″ wide x 4″ tall pieces of patterned paper.  These will be used to form the pop up mechanism.  This Carta Bella paper is nice and heavy, so it works well for this task.
  • Place this 5.5″ x 4″ rectangle on your scoring tool on the short side.  Score at 1″ , 2″, and 3″.
  • Now, fold on each scored line to form a kind of box shape.  If you watch my YouTube Video tutorial, you’ll see exactly how to do this.
  • Next, place Scor-Tape on the outer edge of each scored rectangle.
  • Then remove the Scor-Tape from one edge and fold in half.
  • Now, line this folded rectangle up just above the fold line of the card. The open (non-folded) edge should be facing the crease.  When it’s centered and straight, carefully press in place.
  • Next, remove the Scor-Tape from the other half of the rectangle and close the card.  Burnish with your hand, and when you open it, voila!  You will have a dimensional box shape.
  • Create the pocket (directions below) before you add the second pop up mechanism.
  • Once you have added your gift card pocket,  repeat this same procedure on the bottom half of the card.  Again, watch the video to see this done.
Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder: Creating the gift card pocket

Beary Merry Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Cabin Fever by Kathy Clement Product by Carta Bella Photo 3

You will add the gift card pocket to the card before you add the second pop up mechanism.

  • First, cut a 6.5″ x 6.5″ square of the same cardstock you used to create the card base.
  • Now place on a scoring tool and score at 3.25″.
  • Then rotate and score 1/2″ on both the right and left hand sides.  Fold and and burnish all the score lines. You will fold the side flaps in to form a pocket.
  • To reduce the pocket bulk, I cut a small “v” notch at the center crease line.  Then I glued the pocket flaps together.
  • Decorate with designer papers, bearing in mind that the bottom 1″ will be hidden behind the pop up mechanism.
  • Add a strip of  1″ Scor-Tape to the back of the pocket.
  • Now remove the tape and line the pocket up with the pop up mechanism.  Close the card and burnish to set the seal.
  • Finally, add the second pop up mechanism.
Shabby Chic Mr. and Mrs. Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder for Her

I was having so much fun, that I made another Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder for a lovely lady on my list.

Shabby Chic Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Frosted by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 1

This shabby chic feminine version is made with Kaisercraft’s Frosted collection.  I altered some chipboard with embossing enamel on the front cover.

Shabby Chic Christmas Pop Up Gift Card Holder Frosted by Kathy Clement Product by Kaisercraft Photo 2

Is there anything lovelier than the combination of wintry blues and vintage images?

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks today that will help you make it to the finish line this Christmas.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial

Authentique Colorful Christmas: Jingle All the Way Card Folio Tutorial and Merry Christmas Banner

Hello, Friends!  I’ve had the best time playing with Authentique Paper’s Christmas collections.  Today I’m sharing a couple of projects made with their amazing Colorful Christmas.  I had great fun putting this Jingle All the Way Christmas Card  Folio Tutorial together for you.  I’m fairly addicted to making card folios, as they serve so many purposes.  This one is filled with all kinds of fun flaps, folds, flips and interactive features.  I think you’re really going to enjoy making it!

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This is a 5″ x 7″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.  And how about this Dapper Santa?  Isn’t he fabulous?

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

Colorful Christmas is loaded with fresh patterns, fun images and a great cut apart page!  I trimmed out the “Jingle All the Way” sentiment to make the ornament on my card front.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3This whole collection reminds me of gingerbread…and that is always a good thing!

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

Oh, what fun!  We have a pocket, a decorated candy cane and an interactive accordion fold album on the inside of this folio.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5The accordion fold album measures 4.75″ square and has a ribbon tie closure.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6Untie the ribbon, and the festivities fold out!

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7Each fold in the album measures 3.75″ wide x 5″ tall.  I’ve included flap elements and mini file folders made with the stickers that come with the collection.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 9It’s like a party on paper, isn’t it?

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 10This 4.75″ square pocket is in the center of the album.  Decorated with a sticker, it contains 2 photo mounts and a cute gift card holder.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 11

This large manila tag is all dressed up in holiday finery.  It sits in the large pocket on the bottom of the album, along with a decorated candy cane.

Jingle All the Way Christmas Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to make this fun and festive card folio?  Then follow along with this YouTube video and learn how to build the folio base, add the accordion fold album and watch me decorate the cover step by step.

The best thing about these folios is that they can be made quickly and don’t take up a lot of space.  They are perfect for gift giving as the cost for making them is considerably less than that of making an album.  And on top of that , you can add them to your home decor!  It’s lovely when you can make something that serves multiple purposes.

Bonus Project:  Colorful Christmas Star Banner

While I had all my paper pretties out on my work desk, I decided to make a little home decor project.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

The base of this banner is a Crayola Chipboard Star Album.  Each star pennant measures 6″ x 6″.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2First, trace the chipboard star onto patterned paper from Colorful Christmas 6×6 Bundle.

Then ink the edges of the chipboard and the paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Next, stitch around the perimeter of the paper star, then glue onto the chipboard base.  Punch a hole at the top.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3Now cover chipboard letters with the poinsettia pattern.  Ink the edges.  Back with foam tabs or waste chipboard to elevate from the star base.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4Next, create a backdrop for the letters.  Die cut a star shape from kraft cardstock with Spellbinders Exquisite Circles #3 die.  Select a snowflake embossing folder and ink up the debossed side with Versamark Embossing Ink. Then run the die cut through the folder. Next, sprinkle the embossed star with a clear glitter embossing powder and heat set.  Finally spritz with Dylusions White Linen Spray and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5Now, add foam tabs or chipboard to the back of the die cut and glue in place on the star.  Top with the prepared letter. Decorate with Colorful Christmas stickers and Christmas goodies from your stash.

Merry Christmas Star Banner Colorful Christmas by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6Punch a hole at the top of each star.  Thread ribbon through the holes.  Add bows and buttons. Then, cut the images and sentiments from the 6×6 Bundle into little fishtail banners.  Mat on kraft cardstock and attach with mini wood clothespins.

I hope these tips and tricks inspired you to get out your paper pretties and deck the halls!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Jingle All the Way and Merry Christmas Star Banner Supply List and Product Links

Authentique Paper

Spellbinders Dies

Ribbon

Other Products

  • Versamark Embossing Ink
  • WOW! Natural Shimmer Embossing Glitter
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray
  • Sizzix Snowflakes Embossing Folder
  • Crayola Star Chipboard Album

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

This hop is now closed. The winner is Ava Gavloski, chosen from Emily’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!   I hope you all enjoyed a happy and healthy Thanksgiving yesterday.  Now that you’ve packed all the turkey leftovers away, it’s the perfect time to hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni team.  I’ve prepared a Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial to share with you on this first stop of the hop.

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 1

Pink poinsettia are such a festive addition to the holiday season.  And yes, those are dogwoods, too!  I’ve combined papers, stamps and dies from the Flowering Dogwood and Sparkling Poinsettia Collections to make this Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card.  Here’s how I did it.

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: Building the Base
  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card base from deep pink cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of the barn wood paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.
  • Then, lightly distress the edges of the paper and ink with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  Spritz with water to create water spots.  Glue this panel to the card base.
  • Now, cut the pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood to measure 5″ x 3″  Add a lacy edge with Border Essentials Die.  Glue in the center of the card.
  • Next, die cut the Eyelet Oval from a pearlized white linen cardstock.  I have had this in my stash forever, and honestly don’t remember where it came from.
  • Center the outer frame on the card and glue in place.
  • Now, add foam adhesive tabs to the back of the eyelet oval and place in the center of the frame.
  • If desired, use hot glue to attach a plastic glitter snowflake to the center of the oval. (From Dollar Tree).
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The Sentiment Panel

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 2

  • Stamp the Sentiment from Sparkling Poinsettia Joy to the World on a square of the same pale pink patterned paper you used on the border.  Use Versamark Ink and heat emboss with superfine gold embossing powder.
  • Trim the sentiment into a square.  Crop the corners with a ticket stub punch.  Mat on pearlized white linen cardstock and pale pink cardstock.  Crop the corners of each layer.  Glue on top of the glitter snowflake.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The flowers!

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 3

 

 

  • Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp two Large Sparkling Poinsettia onto pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood.
  • Now, die cut with the corresponding Large Sparkling Poinsettia die.
  • Use sponge daubers to add Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to petals and leaves.
  • Then spritz lightly with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool kit.
  • Now, stack the two layers together with hot glue, staggering the petals.
  • Next, fill the center of the poinsettia with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Fill with a combination of Gilt Trip and TuTu Pink Prills.  Set aside to dry.
  • While the poinsettia is drying, create the dogwood flowers.
  • Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp one set of Flowering Dogwood onto pearlized white paper.
  • Quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Then die cut with the corresponding Flowering Dogwood Die.
  • Sponge the centers with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  Shape and stack.  Fill centers with Prills.  Set aside to dry.
  • Once everything is dry, spritz the poinsettia with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
  • Hot Glue flowers to card base.
  • Finally, tie a triple loop bow with white silky crush ribbon.  Add metallic gold string and button to finish the card front.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop Photo 4Inside, I’ve layered papers from Flowering Dogwood with a sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection to finish the card.  Turn a journal card into a pocket by punching a thumb hole with a circle punch.  Glue just the sides and bottom to the card base. Add a tea bag and honey stick, a gift card, or other treat to the pocket.

On with the Hop!

The Hop starts 8AM EST on Friday,  November 24th and closes Monday 27th Nov at 11.59PM EST.  Be sure to visit and comment on each blog in the hop so that your name is entered into the draw for a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  One random comment will be chosen from a mystery blog. 

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 29th.  I will also add the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.  The winner of the hop will have 72 hours to  email Heartfelt Creations at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the November Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Here’s the hop order this month:

Kathy (You are here) ♥ Vicki Amarilys  ♥ Gloria  ♥ Emily Deneen  ♥ Emelia ♥ Martine ♥  Sarah     ♥ Alissa ♥

 

I hope you were inspired by this Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial

Tammy Tutterow Creative Crew: Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends! We’re getting our Christmas crafts on this month!  Today,  I have the cutest Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial to share with you today!  Little things make my heart happy, and this itty bitty 4″ x 2 x 1.5″ wintry album is filled with all kinds of teeny tiny cuteness!

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 1

See what I mean?  Who doesn’t love a snow globe style shaker element on the cover of a teeny tiny mini album?

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 2The base of this adorable album is created with Tammy Tutterow’s Mini Tag Album Die.  I’ve made several albums with this sweet die, but this time, I modified the design to create a chunky spine and tabbed pocket pages.  You’ll see how I do this in my Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial video.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: Shake it Up, Baby!

I forgot to tell you how to make the shaker cover in my tutorial video, so I will do that here.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 3The focal image on the cover is a sticker from Authentique’s Frosty Winter 12×12 Paper Collection. (Product Links below.)  Here’s how I created this fun shaker top element:

  • First, add the sticker to a circular die cut or chipboard piece that is about 1/2″ larger in diameter than the sticker.  I painted my die cut white first to make sure that if it showed, it would look nice.
  • Now, use the corresponding Spellbinder Small Standard Circle die to cut out a clear acetate circle.  This will be the cover for your shaker element.
  • Next, add 1/8″ Scor-tape to the back side of this die cut circle.
  • Then, add Kool-Tac clear foam tape around the outer edge of the circle with the sticker.
  • Now, carefully add some Stampendous Shaved Ice Frantage elements to the center of the snow globe base.  Be careful not to get any flakes on the Kool-Tac, or it will not stick well.
  • Next, remove the liner tape from the Scor-Tape and the Kool-Tac tape and press the acetate cover over the sticker base.
  • Now, hot glue the snow globe base to the album cover.
  • Then use hot glue to add the white leaf wreath around the outer edge.
  • Finally, decorate with die cut felt flowers.
Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: Add a Chunky Spine

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 4You all know how much I love tags and pockets and dimensional details.  I wanted to add those to this adorable album, but to do that, I had to modify the design a little. You will learn how to turn the mini tag album base into this chunky little album in the tutorial.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 5

I also transformed the mini tag album pages into little pockets.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: A Peek at the pages

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 6This album is loaded with interactive elements.  It would be a super cute stocking stuffer, and a great way to present a monetary gift as there are lots and lots of little tuck spots, pockets and hiding places inside.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 7Each itty bitty tag is topped with one of Tammy’s Shortie Tabs.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 9

Sticker stamps make great tuck spots if you back them with cardstock.  You can also add stickers to folded cardstock to create these mini file folders.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 10

Page turn elements are made with a die from Tabs 2.  And Tammy’s Prim heart makes the cutest little embellishment when cut from felt.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 11

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 12

Here’s that Prim Heart again.  This time it’s decorating a Tabbed Mini Pocket.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 13

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 14

This is the perfect hiding spot for a little cash, tickets or even small jewelry.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 15

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then let’s watch this Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial Video.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial on Youtube

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