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Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags with Authentique Romance

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I thought I’d pop in very quickly and share these romantic Valentine Shaker Tags with you today.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s always good to have a little love inspiration on board.

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

The romance collection is just perfectly “mushy” for Valentine’s Day.   The base of each tag is  Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Tag.  Just die cut the liners with the G45 Regular Tag die, then add the decorative layers.  Since these come together so quickly,  I thought it would be fun to make a little set of romantic tags….and then I thought…”Why not add a shaker?”  So I did!

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

Each little shaker pouch is stitched onto a square white doily.  I sew almost all the way around the pouch, fill it with sequins, then put it back on the sewing machine to finish stitching.  It’s the easiest way I’ve found to make a shaker element.  I also die cut a wreath from gold metallic paper.  The image is from the Romance Components Sheet.  Top this off with a Geranium Pink Taffeta Bow and some sweet Little Birdie Flowers.

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03

Flip the tag over to find a ribbon tied sweet surprise.

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

And just like that, you’ve got Valentine’s Day covered!

 

Here’s a look at the rest of the tags in this Romantic Valentine Shaker Tag series:

Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tag

Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01 Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02 Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03 Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

Love Birds

Love Birds Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

 Love Birds Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

Love Birds Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03 Love Birds Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

Love’s Old Sweet Song

Love's Old Sweet Song Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

Love's Old Sweet Song Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02 Love's Old Sweet Song Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03 Love's Old Sweet Song Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

I’ll add a linked supply list below, so that you can create your own versions of these sweet Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags.  If you don’t have time or materials to make them, you are welcome to purchase them from my ETSY shop.

I hope I’ve shared some tips 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

Supply List:

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio for the Vintage Valentine Challenge at Frilly & Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Growing up in Vermont put a love for all things farm house in my heart.  So I’ve created a really romantic, shabby chic Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio for the latest challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  Maggi, our lovely hostess, has chosen the challenge theme, and this is what she is looking for in this romantic challenge.

Challenge Theme:  Vintage Valentines
It’s sweetheart time and what could be more fun than creating Valentine’s for our loved ones?  For this challenge I want to see vintage valentines in vintage colors like pinks, blues, purples.  No bright red please.  Show me your vintage side with vintage colors and images.  If you need some inspiration, click here to link to a great vintage color palette.
Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: The Inspiration

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

I love Valentine’s Day!  When I was a little girl, I would spend days cutting out paper hearts, gluing doilies on them and writing little poems for my friends and family.  My parents were married on Valentine’s Day, Dale and I were married two days after Valentine’s Day and two of our sons were married on either side of the holiday.  What could possibly be sweeter than a day set aside to let people know you love them?

Years ago, my mother gave us an anniversary card with a quote from this Robert Browning Poem as the sentiment.  “Grow old along with me!  The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made… ”  Imagine my delight when I found a paraphrase of this sentiment tucked into the Prima Spring Farmhouse ephemera pack!  Perfect for my vintage Valentine!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: The Details

I ran across this Prima Venetian Shutter element while tidying up my studio.  Immediately, I knew it would make a wonderful shaker window.  This really is the easiest shaker element I have ever made. Because of the design of the Venetian Shutter, i simply needed to cut a piece of clear acrylic and glue it in the top of the window frame. Then, I filled the shaker with some sequins and beads, adhered the focal image to the back and glued the whole thing onto the card base.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Prima Flowers adorn either side of the shutters.  The succulent planter is adhered over some Spanish moss, and bowed to give it some extra dimension.  The shutters are dry brushed with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  (So are the leaves in the flower arrangements.)

Here, you can really see the sentiment.  To create the bowed effect, gently run it against the side of a ruler or bone folder.  Then adhere just the ends to the card base.  A little archway of Prima bitty flowers wreathe the sentiment.  Then I just mounted a chipboard bee image onto one of the Farmhouse wooden spool embellishments.   The steampunk bee charm is dry brushed with more Antique Linen Distress Paint and adhered in the upper corner of the window.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: Bossy Paper

This is one of those projects that got bossy with me.  It was meant to be a card…but it grew into a folio.  What can I say?  Sometimes paper has a mind of its own.

Antique Gold Silky Crushed Satin ribbon is just gorgeous with this collection.  To adhere it, I first wrapped 3 strips of 1/2″ Scor-Tape around the back and front of the folio.  Then I pressed the ribbon in place.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: A Peek Inside

The folio is filled with interactive elements.  I found that the 4″ x 6″ and 3″ x 4″ journal cards made it very easy to create  them.  These two pull out folios will hold three 4″ x 6″ photos each.

These smaller folios made from tables scraps have a magnetic tab top closure.  They live in a side pocket and will hold 3″ x 5″ photos.

Here, you can see the folio fully opened.  I removed the insert panel on the left so you can see that there’s room here for a 5″ x 7″ photo.  It’s nice to create a design that works for different sized photos.

The center panel of this trifold folio holds a good sized waterfall folio.  There are 7 panels held in place by a magnetic belly band.  Each panel measures 5″ x 4″ so it will hold pretty good sized photos.  I scored an extra 1/4″ “gusset” in the belly band to allow plenty of room for photos.

A little pocket is tucked beneath the waterfall.

And these two 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ folios are tucked inside.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio Tour on YouTube

I created a short YouTube video tour so you can see how all the elements flow together.  I also share some tips and tricks that you might be interested in should you decide to make your own Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio.

Now It’s YOUR Turn!

You are cordially invited to play along in this Vintage Valentine Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic Valentine following the challenge guidelines.  Then link it up on the Frilly and Funkie blog before 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, January 29th.

The design team will choose our top four entries from all those submitted.  Our favorite will be asked to serve as Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The other 3 entries will receive a challenge badge to proudly display on their blog or in social media.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the challenge rules and link up HERE.

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.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio Product Links

Note:  Thumblinky was not working correctly at the time of this post, therefore I am providing a linked supply list instead.

From the Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Other Supplies: Victoria Embellishment Kit, Gold Sequins from my stash, Prima “Humble” Flowers, “Beautiful” flowers, Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon, Venetian Shutters

 

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine for the RRR Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the January Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine to share with you.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The January Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with all sorts of delicious pink ribbons.  I chose to add this soft and dreamy 5/8″ Light Pink Sheer Organza with Satin Center ribbon from the club assortment.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

First, I tied a triple loop bow using my Bow-it-All Tool.  Then I topped that bow with a loopy Pink Burlap String bow.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

A smaller bow cluster in the upper left hand corner helps to frame the sentiment panel.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine: A Peek Inside

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

I kept the inside of this Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine pretty simple.  Just a sentiment panel on the top, and a simple pocket with insert on the bottom.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

Create the insert with one of the 4″ x 6 Spring Farmhouse Journal Cards and some extra pieces of brown cardstock.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 06

Tuck a tea bag, a honey stick and an individually wrapped chocolate inside for a sweet Valentine greeting.  There’s plenty of room to write a personal greeting inside this little gift wallet, too.

On With the Hop

From here, you will hop over and see what lovely inspiration my teamie Linsey has in store for you.  You can find a complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog.  Visit all the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment behind then finish up on the RRR blog to be entered into the drawing for your very own January Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t subscribed to the RRR Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  Build your ribbon stash each month with a beautifully color coordinated assortment.  You can find out how HERE.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine

Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine for Frilly Funkie All You Need is Love Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. The lovely Zoe is our host, and the theme is All You Need is Love.  I spent a delightful afternoon creating a Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine.  We’ll look at that in a moment, but first, let’s see what Zoe has to say about this challenge theme:

Challenge Theme: All You Need Is Love
Create a vintage or shabby chic card with the word “LOVE” somewhere on the card. It can be the focus or just a tiny detail.

Red and Black Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine

Graphic 45 French Country Vintage Valentine by Kathy Clement Photo 1

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made with a combination of Graphic 45 Papers.  I’ve used the French Country Deluxe Collector’s Edition in the background layers and chipboard frame.  Black and red just work so well on a vintage Valentine!  The February pages of A Place in Time DCE provided me with the images, postcards, and tags.  You wouldn’t think of putting these two collection together in one project, but it really works!

Distressed layers always give a project a wonderful vintage feel.   Gold mat layers add to the effect.  Black jet buttons from my vintage button jar and a darling rusty heart help amp up the vintage vibe as well.

This sweet little brooch is from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I die cut an image from one of the Place in Time tags, then glued it into the blank.  Next, I clustered Petaloo Gypsy Roses all around it.

Add finishing touches with a vintage brass word charm and a houndstooth ribbon bow.

French Country Vintage Valentine: A Peek Inside

The large pocket contains a chocolate tucked into a Graphic 45 Policy Envelope.

I created a mini flap element on the top half of the card.

Here’s how to make it:

  • First cut out the postcard image from A Place in Time February papers.
  • Next, score the post card about 1/2″ to the right of center.  Fold.
  • Mat the left hand side of the post card on black cardstock.  Glue to the card base.
  • Now, cut out the cute Cupid image and glue in place as shown.
  • For the front cover, Mat the tag on black cardstock. Glue the RIGHT hand side in place, being careful not to stick it to the postcard beneath.

Now you have a secret, hidden spot to write a Valentine message.

Now It’s YOUR turn!

You are cordially invited to play along in this “All You Need is Love” challenge. To do so, simply create a vintage or shabby chic project.  Then link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, February 13th.

The Frilly and Funkie team will choose four favorite projects from your entries. Our favorite artist  will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer  at Frilly and Funkie. The next three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Did I share some tips and tricks today that you can use in your own crafty adventures?  If so,, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links to the Funkie Junkie Boutique



Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Just for Fun

Hello, Friends!  Today I have another “just for fun” project to share with you.  This one is an Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio.  It’s pink and shabby chic, and distressed and filled with fun surprises.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 1

I just love Valentine’s Day!  My mom and dad were married on Valentine’s Day, Dale and I were married 2 days after Valentine’s Day, our oldest son and his wife married just after Valentine’s Day and our middle son and his wife married just before Valentine’s Day.  When I was a kid, I made Valentine’s for my entire family every year.  I can remember re-using old envelopes and stuffing them with cut our hearts and little notes.  Seems like I still like to do that, right?

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 2

This is one of my book style folios.  These are so much fun to make.  The base is created by joining together 2 panels for cardstock cut to measure 11″ x 5″.  Join the panels to create a long, 22″ panel, then score in a spine and a pocket.  So easy, and so much fun to do.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 3

The focal point on this folio is a Melissa Frances resin angel.  I was digging through my stash and thought it would go perfectly with these Lemon Craft Painted Heart papers.  It’s clustered up with some WOC flowers and a custom dyed seam binding bow. Before I added it to the card, I spritzed it with Vintage Pink Tattered Angels Mist.

 

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 4

Lots of layers….lots of distressing, lace trim and a curled corner give this pretty Valentine a real Old World Vintage vibe.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio: A Peek Inside

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 5

The inside of this Valentine folio is filled with sweet surprises.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 6

The pocket on the left holds a darling little tea wallet with a miniature spoon.  Can you believe this is a plastic spoon?  I found it on a shopping expedition at Tuesday Morning.

Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio Heart Painted by Kathy Clement Product by Lemon Craft Photo 7

The side pocket is filled with a pretty little art tag, a sentiment tag, and a little chocolate wallet.  Because, hey…it’s Valentine’s Day and you gotta have chocolate!

If you need a Valentine for your favorite tea drinker, this would do the trick.  You can purchase it in my ETSY shop if you’d like.

I hope this Old World Vintage Style Valentine Folio has provided you with inspiration and ideas for your own Valentine 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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