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Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial AND a Giveaway!

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m guest designing for Little Birdie Crafts with this “Celebrate Life” Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial.   Tall and Skinny cards are trendy right now, and for good reason: they are fun to make, give you lots of room to add embellishments, and they are a nice change of pace from the standard square or rectangular card.

This one measures 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ with a 3/4″ spine.  I needed to add that chunky spine to accommodate the box pocket inside!

In the video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create the card base using a single sheet of designer paper from the “Celebrate Life” collection.  I’ll also share  how to repair a BIG MISTAKE (which I made!) with a simple fix.

We’ll put the front of the card together piece by piece to  make it easy for you to reproduce the finished project.

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Would you like to learn how to make this fun box style pocket?  It’s easier than you might think, and I’ll show you how in the video below.

Once you’ve made the box pocket, you can fill it up with lovely treats.  I like to call this type of card “a party in a box.”  They make great gifts!

Little Birdie Crafts Gift Card Giveaway

Yes, you read that correctly!  Little Birdie Crafts has a $30 gift card for one lucky crafter!  Here’s what you have to do to be entered into the random drawing:

  • First, Like and Follow Little Birdie Crafts on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Sign up for the Little Birdie Crafts BLOG.
  • Watch the video on my YouTube Channel; Like and Subscribe.
  • Visit the Little Birdie Crafts online store and take a look around. Then tell me what you would like to purchase if you win the $30 gift card.

You’ll get one entry in the drawing for completing each of the above tasks.  Let me know in the comments below which tasks you completed. I’ll enter all the names in a random drawing, so the more tasks you complete, the better your chance is of winning!

This giveaway is open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 9th, 2020.  The winner will be announced on my Kathy by Design Facebook page YouTube Channel and Instagram account on Tuesday, March 10th.  Good luck!

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial on YouTube

You’ll find a linked supply list for this project below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers

Papercrafting 101 Creating Layered Cards Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers with Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries Collection

Hello, Friends!  Do you love patterned papers, but struggle when it comes to using them?  Today’s Papercrafting 101 Creating Card Layers is just for you!  I’ve put together a little video tutorial that will give you my top tips for creating beautifully composed card layers.

We’ll be working with this scrumptious Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries paper collection and the coordinating flowers and chipboard.  I’ll link a supply list at the bottom of this post.

Let’s face it: working with patterned papers can be challenging.  How do you keep the design from becoming too busy?  How do you pick papers that work together?  While we create the card together, I’ll share the “why” of this design and help you understand how to successfully layer the beautiful patterned papers we all love so much.  The video is loaded with tips, tricks and insights that will really help you move your card making to the next level.

Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers: A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of this 6″ x 6″ square pocket card.  Simple, but adorable, thanks to these lovely papers from Little Birdie Crafts.  If you missed my unboxing video of the new Little Birdie Releases, you can find that HERE.

Are you ready to learn how to make this darling card?  Then grab a pencil and notebook, and click play, because Papercrafting 101 is in session!

If you’d like to see another project made with Little Birdie’s new releases, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you’ll be able to use in your next crafty adventure.  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list there in case you wish to purchase any of the supplies I’ve used in this project.

Thanks for stopping by!




NOTE: use the coupon code Kathy05 to save 5% off your purchase at Little Birdie Crafts


Nautical Friendship Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Authentique Voyager Nautical Friendship Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Nautical Friendship Card is a quick and easy make thanks to some lovely ribbons and beautiful papers!  And how much do we love the sentiment on the cover?  I paired up three ribbons from the RRR February Ribbon Club with these gorgeous Authentique Voyager papers.  Let’s take a closer look!

Nautical Friendship Card: The Details

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, stitch around the perimeter of the 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ navy blue stars paper.
  • Then, Cut a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of the horizontal blue striped paper.  Mat this on slightly larger panels of cream and kraft cardstock.  Stitch around the perimeter.
  • Now, run 1/2″ Scor-Tape down the left hand side of the panel.  Let the ends of the tape run about 1″ longer than the height of the panel.
  • Burnish a piece of Tan Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon onto the Scor-Tape Border, then wrap the overhang around to the back side of the panel.  Now you have a really neat and clean edge top and bottom.
  • Then repeat this step using the Brown and Blue Chevron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.
  • Adhere the panel to the card base.
  • Now, cut a double ended fish tail banner from a 3″ x 7″ panel of paper.  (To make fishtail ends, just fold the paper in half and make a diagonal cut from the fold to the corner.) Adhere to the card base.
  • Die cut an oval from the woodgrain paper.  Back with dimensionals and adhere.
  • Next, mat a 3″ x 4″ Life Card on both cream and kraft cardstock.  Back with dimensionals and adhere.

Finish the card with a gorgeous Light Navy Bow topped with Gold Metallic String and a gold button.  I poked around in the jewelry box to find this nautical pendant that was the perfect finishing touch!

Nautical Friendship Card: A Peek Inside

Keep the inside shipshape with a simple pocket and a blank sentiment panel.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  I’ve linked supplies for you below.

Thanks for stopping by!






Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial and Video

Hello, Friends!  Happy Throwback Thursday!  Today I have a really fun Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial to share with you.  Valentine’s Day will be here before we blink twice, and it’s always hard to come up with a great Valentine for the man in our life.  This interactive  flip style card is easy to make, fun to give and easy to adapt to any paper collection you have in your stash.  You could even make this same card base and turn it into a feminine card by changing up the paper collection and the embellishments.  You gotta love that!

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: Flips and Flaps

This all started when I was clearing up my work desk and found some nice panels of heavy kraft cardstock. As off cuts from an earlier project, they all measured 5 1/2″ tall.  One piece was 12″ x 5 1/2″.  The other was only 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.   Simply joined them together with 1/2″ Scor-Tape and you end up with a lovely, long 18″ x 5 1/2″ panel.  Now you can score and fold to create a gatefold card with pockets and flaps.  Here’s where to score:

  • From the left, score at 2 3/4″ and again at 6 1/2″.
  • Fold along the scored lines.  Then tuck into the corner of your scoring tool and score at 5 1/2″ and again at 10″.  You’ll see how to do this in the video below, but I just provided measurements here for your convenience.
Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: A Peek Inside

Here’s what the flip card looks like when you open the first fold.

Flip the panel on the left to reveal a flap page.  The second panel in is a great place to add a photo.  I opted to decorate it with fussy cuts and stickers instead.

Here’s the folio fully opened.  You’ll find a vertical pocket with inserts and a side pocket on the far right.  Learn how to add these in the video tutorial.

Because my husband enjoys reading, I created a fancy little bookmark for him.  It lives in the right hand side pocket.

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: The Video Tutorial

To learn how to make this fun project, just click play.  We’ll build the flip card base together, and add the pockets.  I’ll show you how to put that cute bookmark together, too!


Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas in this Throwback Thursday post that have you itching to dig into your stash and make a masculine Valentine?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




*Note: because this is a Throwback Thursday project, some materials used may no longer be available for purchase.  Feel free to substitute papers and embellishments from your own crafty stash.

Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Delightful Daisy Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Shaker Card for the January 2020 Alumni Hop

This hop is now closed. The winner is Terry Law, randomly chosen from Monica’s Blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Hello Friends!  I’m about to add a little sunshine to your world with this Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Shaker Card made for the January 2020 Alumni Hop.  Get ready for loads of crafty inspiration as you hop along with the Alumni Team.  Visit all the blogs in the hop, and be sure to leave a little love behind, because one comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card!  Now, that’ s worth hopping for!

Heartfelt Creations January 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

Peacock Paisley Shaker Card: Creating the Shaker Element

Bright yellow Delightful Daisy blossoms adorn this  5″ x 7″ top fold shaker card.

TIP: Navy ribbon and buttons anchor all the light colors in this card design.  Contrasting light and dark shades makes a card pop!

To make this card:

  • Mat a panel of the green daisy border print on slightly larger panels of navy cardstock, white cardstock, and navy designer paper.
  • Next, die cut the Intricate Swirls Frame.  Use a craft knife and a ruler to cut out the center portion of the frame.
  • Now adhere clear cardstock cut to fit to the back of the frame.
  • Next, back the solid sides of the frame with 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker box.
  • Then fill the center of the daisy border print with a mix of sequins, pearls, buttons and beads.
  • Carefully align the frame over the panel and press to adhere.
Peacock Paisley Shaker Card: Delightful Daisies

Here’s how to create these cheery blossoms:

  • First stamp several sets of the Delightful Daisies onto Deluxe Cardstock with Sap Green Archival Ink.  Heat Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Next, stamp the Delightful Daisy Leaves with Olive Archival Ink and heat emboss.
  • Now, stamp a large leaf cluster from the Leafy Accents with Olive Ink and heat emboss.
  • On a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface, swipe the following Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed.
  • Now, spritz the ink until little beads or droplets form.
  • Swipe the stamped and embossed daisies through the inky puddles.  Heat Dry.  The embossed areas will pop back through the ink as you dry them.
  • Next, die cut with the matching Delightful Daisies Die.  Then shape the layers with the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold.
  • For the leaves, follow the same procedure, but use Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  Shape the leaf cluster  with the 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold.
  • Fill the centers with Czech Beads and set aside to dry.
  • Arrange as seen in the photo.
Peacock Paisley Shaker Card: Finishing Details

Cut a tag from the paper collection and adhere to the side of the card.  Top with a daisy, leaf and bow.  Type the phrase on paper and adhere to the tag.

Peacock Paisley Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Add pockets to the inside of the card and fill with lovely little treats.  Die cut the doily from the Rounded Window Frame Die.  Fold in half and adhere to form a little chocolate pocket.

A simple bookmark and a card front fill one pocket.

Wrap a tea bag and a cookie  up in designer paper to add extra sweetness to the card.  Add a vintage silver plate teaspoon to turn a card into a gift!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over to see what delights the rest of the team have prepared for you:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ GlendaVicki  ♥ Monica CandyEls

The hop will remain open until 11:55PM EST on Monday, February 3rd.  A winner will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog and announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page on Wednesday, February 5th. The winner will then have 72 hours to contact [email protected] to claim the prize. Please write “Winner of the January Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Did I share some tips, tricks and Ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures?  Please let me know in the comment section below.  And look for the linked supply list at the end of this post.

Thanks so much for hopping!




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