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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

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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

Authentique Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial

Authentique Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial and Matching Card

Hello, Friends!  How are you coming along with your Valentines?  If you need a fresh, fun idea for your Valentine party, I have a thought.  This Authentique Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial will guide you step by step through the process of making an adorable album where you can store all your favorite Valentine photos.

Authentique Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This “from scratch” mini album measures 5′ x 6.5″  with a 2″ spine.  I’ve used fresh, fun papers from Authentique’s Sweetheart Collection Kit to make the album.   Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Red Licorice and Tricycle Red is used for matting, photo mounts and on the spine.

The album has a contrasting spine and ribbon closure.  I’ve dressed up the spine with some sweet Valentine charms and ribbon.

Don’t you just love these fresh, modern images and patterns?  I wanted to create an interactive album that matched the playful feel of these delightful papers.

A fun waterfall cascade starts things out on the right foot, but keep on turning the pages!

You’ll find loads of flaps, fold-outs, flip up pages, pockets, mini file folders and tags inside.

Matching Sweetheart Valentine Gift Wallet

I was having so much fun playing with Sweetheart, that I went ahead and made a quick Valentine to match the mini album.

Here’s how to put the card together:

  • First, create a 4.25″ x 6″ top fold card base from off white cardstock.
  • Next, mat the heart paper from Sweetheart on both pink and red cardstock.
  • Now, paint a piece of corrugate paper with Picket Fence Distress paint.  Glue on top.
  • Then, die cut Tammy Tutterow Prim Hearts from scraps of paper in the collection. I also used a burlap heart my sweet daughter in law gave me for Christmas.  But you could easily substitute another die cut heart here.
  • Now the real fun begins.  Fussy cut the Cupid image and cover him in embossing ink.  Heat emboss with Shabby Ivory Embossing Powder.  Pop up on foam dots or waste chipboard.
  • Finally embellish with bow, flower, sticker and button.
A Peek Inside

There’s more fun on the inside of this cute Cupid Valentine!

I used scraps to create a little treat wallet.

Inside, I added an envelope die cut with Tammy Tutterow’s Window Mini Pocket Die. Ghiradelli makes mini chocolate treats that fit perfectly in the window.  After all, it’s Valentine’s Day and everyone needs a little chocolate treat!

Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

So, are you ready to get your craft on? Then grab a cuppa, notebook and pencil and join me for this Sweetheart Valentine Mini Album Tutorial.  First we’ll take a tour of the entire album, so you can see how all the interactive elements work.  Next, I’ll guide you step by step so you can build your very own album base.  You’ll learn how to create the fun tab spine and pocket pages, too!  FInally, you’ll get to see all the elements in a photo gallery that will give all kinds of ideas for decorating and finishing your album.

If you enjoy this video, you might like to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.  I have dozens crafting videos there.  I’d love to have you join me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Love, Love, Love: A Valentine Gallery Post

Love, Love, Love: A Valentine Gallery Post

Hello, Friends!  I have been having the BEST time making Valentines for my Etsy Shop.  Since there are so many, I thought I’d just pop in and share a little Valentine Gallery Post so that you can see what I’ve been up to.  This won’t be one of my typical “how to” posts.  I’ll just share all the pretty pictures so you can see what I’ve been up to.

Valentine Gallery Post #1: Hugs and Kisses Valentine Wallet

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Wallet Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Post Product by Carta Bella Photo 1

This first card is actually a little wallet made with Carta Bella’s playful Hello, Sweetheart Collection.

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Wallet Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Post Product by Carta Bella Photo 2

I love the pink and black color scheme, and the stylish belly band that holds the wallet closed.

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Wallet Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Post Product by Carta Bella Photo 3Inside the card, I created a box style pocket and stuffed it with Valentine goodies.

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Wallet Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Post Product by Carta Bella Photo 4

These papers are not my usual style…but I kinda fell for the color palette and playful imagesand had to add them to my Valentine stash.

Valentine Gallery Project #2: Valentine Viking Card

Viking Valentine Wishes Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Product by Carta Bella Photo 1

Hehehe.  This one makes me chuckle.  I found out I have Viking blood (truly, I do) about 10 years ago.  And since then, Dale and I have made all all kinds of Viking jokes.  I thought this whimsical love stricken Viking would make the perfect Valentine for my honey.  Only…get this…he does not care for cards.  So I made it, showed it to him, and now it goes into the Etsy shop for some other Viking lover.

Viking Valentine Wishes Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Product by Carta Bella Photo 2

Who can resist this little guy?  And the vintage buttons on the side make me think of Viking shields.  Fun, right?

Viking Valentine Wishes Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Product by Carta Bella Photo 3Viking Valentine Wishes Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Product by Carta Bella Photo 4

I love a good fold out element on a project.  This is the perfect spot to write a little greeting.

Viking Valentine Wishes Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Product by Carta Bella Photo 5And here’s my Viking sweetheart again…

Viking Valentine Wishes Hello Sweetheart by Kathy Clement Valentine Gallery Product by Carta Bella Photo 6

I know, I know…too punny!

Valentine Gallery Project #3: Shabby Chic Pink and Black Valentine

Valentine Gallery Post Pink and Black Shabby Chic Valentine by Kathy Clement Photo 1

I kind of love the country chic vibe of this pretty pink and black Valentine.

Valentine Gallery Post Pink and Black Shabby Chic Valentine by Kathy Clement Photo 2

I blame this one on my BFF Ginny Nemchak as the country chic tag is from her Etsy Shop.  All the other papers on this one are from my scrap drawer.

Valentine Gallery Post Pink and Black Shabby Chic Valentine by Kathy Clement Photo 3

There’s a tea bag tucked in that mini envelope, to go along with the decorated honey stick in the pocket.

Valentine Gallery Post Pink and Black Shabby Chic Valentine by Kathy Clement Photo 4

And what’s a Valentine without a little chocolate?

Valentine Gallery Post Pink and Black Shabby Chic Valentine by Kathy Clement Photo 5

 

Valentine Gallery Project #4: Shabby Chic Valentine Tag

Shabby Chic Valentine Tag by Kathy Clement Photo 1

I decided to clean up my work table by making this sweet little shabby chic Valentine Tag.

Shabby Chic Valentine Tag by Kathy Clement Photo 2This is also an image from Ginny’s Etsy Shop.  The tag is made with cardstock and measures 4.5″ x6.5″.  The vintage button is one I found at an estate sale.  Love me some vintage buttons!

Shabby Chic Valentine Tag by Kathy Clement Photo 3

So that wraps up my Valentine Gallery for now.  If you’d like to purchase any of these items, or any other of the handmade items in my ETSY shop, you can find them HERE.  Thanks so much for letting me share these with you!

Cheerio,

kathy

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks and Treat Wallet for The Kiddies

Hello, again, Friends!  Just as I  promised, I’m back today with more Lovestruck Valentines.  My last project used Lovestruck to make a sassy and sweet grown up Valentine.  But these Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks and Valentine Treat Wallet are made with the kids in mind.  Both of today’s projects are quick and easy to make, so let’s get the party started!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 1

These retro images take me right back to elementary school!  Remember the fun Valentine’s Day parties with cookies, punch and Valentine treats?   My mom always insisted that we make our own Valentines for those parties.  One year, we baked heart shaped cookies and decorated them with frosting.  Another year, we cut out construction paper hearts, added a stick of gum and wrote “I’m stuck on you, ” on each card.  And one year we handed out lollipops with a little tag that said, “I’m a sucker for you.”  My mom was never short on imagination!  I’m so thankful for her innovation and creativity!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 2Somewhere in my shopping adventures, I ran across these white bookmark forms.  I think they were in a dollar bin somewhere.  I liked the shape and the scalloped edge, so I brought them home.  While doing my annual end of the year clean up, I ran across them and realized they would make great Valentines!

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 3Each bookmark measures 2″ wide x 6″ tall.  Because of the petite size, I decided to work with the Lovestruck 6″ x 6″ paper bundle as well as the Lovestruck Collection Kit.  (You always want to try to match the scale of your paper pattern to the size of your project.)

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 4The focal images are cut from the 12×12 collection kit, then embellished with stickers and other fussy cut images.

Lovestruck Lollipop Valentine Bookmarks Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 5

To add the lollipop to these Lovestruck Lollipop Bookmarks, punch two holes with a standard hole punch.  Then thread the stem of the lollipop through the holes and secure on the back side of the bookmark with tape.  You could make a bunch of these cutie pie bookmarks in no time!  I think they’d make darling party favors!

Lovestruck Valentine Treat Wallet

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

This cute little treat wallet is so easy to make using paper scraps and stickers.  Here’s how I did it:

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

  • First, cut a 7.5″ wide x 5″ tall piece of scrap cardstock.
  • Next, place the long side on your scoring tool.  Score at 3.25″ and 7″.
  • Crease the folds to create a little wallet. Decorate the front as seen here.
  • Create a belly band from paper scraps and decorate with a sticker.

For the inside:

Valentine Treat Wallet Lovestruck by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

  • You will have a 1″ overlap on the right hand side.  This becomes a pocket.
  • Now, line the interior of the wallet with papers from the 6×6 Paper Bundle.
  • Then glue the sides of the 1″ flap to the base to form a pocket.  You can punch a thumb hole with a 1″ circle punch first, if desired.
  • Now, fill the pocket with treats, a gift card or a little note.
  • Back a sticker with cardstock and glue just the bottom edge on the left hand side of the wallet.  This becomes a tuck spot for an image.

How easy was that?

I hope I’ve shared some fun ideas that you can use when making Valentines for your favorite kiddoes.  I think these would make darling party favors and would even be fun for teachers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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