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Victorian Calling Cards/Kathy by Design

Victorian Calling Cards

Hello, Friends!  What a great line up I have for you on the blog today!  I’ve combined gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon  with a fabulous creativity kit from Polly’s Paper Etsy to make a soft and feminine trio of Victorian Calling Cards.

These cards have a definite shabby chic vibe going on with all the pretty ribbons, flowers, pastel papers and graceful Victorian images.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 02You can never have too many birthday cards….especially when they are adorned with beautiful details like this!  I picked up on the pink in the camellia by adding the papers (which come in the creativity kit, along with ephemera, tags and some pre-tied bows) and a strip of 2 1/2″ wide natural cotton ribbon in this pretty garden print. I stitched these together, glued them on the card and then created a great shabby chic bow by tearing the ribbon in half and tying it on my Zutter Bow it All.  I topped it with pretty lavender organza polka dot ribbon to give it a light, airy feel.  The little metal butterfly is from my stash, and I painted it to match the card.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 02aI love the texture that the ribbon adds to this card, and the colors are a near perfect match!

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 02bThis kit is loaded with beautiful papers and ephemera…so much so that I was able to finish the inside of each card.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 03This card makes me think of a soft blue sky filled with puffy white clouds.  After dry embossing and inking some cardstock from my scrap drawer, I added the pretty blue gingham paper and bumblebee image from the kit to the front of my card.  The big loopy bow made with white organza ribbon is topped with a sweet Light Blue Micro Gingham Bow and a vintage button from my stash.  I added Prima flowers and a bumblebee charm  from my stash, and then created a series of loops with natural, light blue, and ivory burlap string.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 03a I love the little bit of texture and visual interest these loops add to the card.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 03bI used a scrap of my embossed gingham check paper to finish the inside of the card.  The Queen Bee stamp is available in digital format from Crafty Secrets.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 04Can I just say, I am in love with the colors in this card?  This digital image is so elegant and I love the frame that came in the kit.  I split it in two, mounted it on bronze metallic paper and layered it on either side of the card focal.  It’s a perfect match, isn’t it?  I die cut some lattice with the bronze paper and layered it over the beautiful teal and brown paper that comes in the kit.  To add even more texture and a light, airy feel to the card, I created a belly band with 1.5″ wide Cream Mesh Ribbon.  I just love the soft sheen of this ribbon, and the way it allows color and images to peek through.  It’s wonderful!  I used the last little bit of this twinkling Aqua Shimmer Satin Ribbon to make the bow, and then topped it with a trio of pink chrysanthemums to pick up on the pink in the card focal and add some color contrast.

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 04aThis gorgeous shimmer satin ribbon comes in a rainbow of colors, and I want them all!

Victorian Sentiments A RRR 04bI used another of the pre-cut card panels along with some cardstock from my stash to create the interior of this card.

I have several more cards made from this same kit to share with you in another post later this month.  I hope I’ve introduced you to some new ribbons that you can use in your crafting.  These are some of my favorites!  If you love ribbon, like I do, you might want to spend some time perusing the amazing selection at RRR.  Some of the ribbons I’ve used here today are currently on sale. And, while you are there, take a minute to check out the Ribbon Club. It’s such a great deal, and the monthly assortments are delivered right to your door.  It’s like getting to celebrate your birthday every month of the year!

Thanks for stopping by….which one of these Victorian Calling Cards do you like best?

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Everyday Heroes Double Pocket Card Tutorial for Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Hello, Friends!

Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  I’m featuring another wonderful Everyday Heroes creation this week, and will show you how I made this fun interactive card in the double pocket card tutorial below.  Grab a cuppa and a snack…lots of photos and info coming your way!

Kathy by Design/Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Double Pocket Card Tutorial/Kathy by Design

This is the fun Everyday Heroes card we will be making today.  It’s tiny, but mighty…measuring only 4″ x 6″ when all folded up.  But it’s loaded with pockets, tags and room to tuck in a gift card, tea bag or individually wrapped chocolate.  It would be great for Father’s Day or graduation, too!

Everyday Heroes Newsprint 04The front of the card has double pockets with two tags tucked inside.  I stamped my cardstock base with the fabulous Newsprint Stamp.  This  might just by my very favorite stamp that Heartfelt Creations has ever produced!  Oh, the ideas I have in my head for using this stamp!!!  I used the beautiful Arianna Blooms stamp and die to create the flowers from copper metallic cardstock. The antiqued globe was made with the Everyday Heroes My World Stamp set and cut out with the Everyday Heroes Die.  Here’s  a close up of the flowers:

Everyday Heroes Newsprint 02bI brushed the edges with paint and filled the center with beads.  Shaping them was easy because I used my Deluxe Flower Shaping kit!

Everyday Heroes Newsprint 05aThe card opens to reveal a double pocket on the inside that has been filled with journaling inserts from the paper collection and a stamped card front.  Plenty of room here to tuck in a gift card!  Now, let’s get started with our Double Pocket Card Tutorial!

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Voila!  Your double pocket card is now ready to be decorated and filled with tags and other goodies.  You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial below.

Also, just a reminder, my April Blog Candy event is going on now.  Each Monday in April I am giving away a very gently used set of retired Heartfelt Creations stamps.  You have until this Thursday night to enter this week’s giveaway, and the winner will be announced on Friday.  You can find all the details HERE.  My teammate and buddy Karan Gerber is also doing an April Blog Candy event, so you might want to pop over and visit her BLOG, too!  And don’t forget to visit the Heartfelt Creations BLOG where you’ll find a dazzling array of paper creations to spark your creative energy.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have a minute to leave me some feedback, I’d love to know if you enjoy these photo step-out tutorials.  My heart is to educate and inspire…so any feedback I receive from you is carefully considered.  It helps me plan my projects when I know what you’d like to find here on Kathy by Design.

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

Everyday Heroes Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC

HCDP1-253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
HCD1-761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCD1-748 Arianna Blooms Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3662 My Anchor Cling Stamps
HCPC 3663 My World Cling Stamp
HCPC 3665 Newsprint Cling Stamp
HCPC 3666 Everyday Hero Cling Stamps
HCPC3608 Arianna Blooms Cling Stamps
HCTS1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
278039 Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
DDOTS Double Dots
Other Products: Core’dinations Peanut Butter Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Copper Metallic Cardstock; Staz-on Ink: Timber Brown; Black Embossing Powder; DecoArt Copper Metallic Paint, Americana Décor “Treasure” Chalk Paint; Perfect Pearls Mist, Turquoise; Seed Beads, glitter Ribbon, Jute String,wooden button, copper brad.

Directions: Follow the double pocket card tutorial photos to create the pocket card base. Stamp the newsprint stamp onto the card front, as shown. Line the card pockets inside and out with designer paper, as shown. Punch a small hole in the seam of the card so you can wrap jute string around the front pocket. Top with a jute string bow and button.

Use Timber Brown Staz-on Ink to stamp the Arianna Blooms onto copper Metallic cardstock. Die cut, shape, brush the edges with copper metallic paint and Treasure chalk paint. Spritz with Perfect Pearls Mist. Fill centers with seed beads. Set aside to dry.

Die cut the tags, tickets and tabs from the paper collection using the Luggage and tags die. Mat with kraft cardstock. Stamp two arrows onto designer paper, as shown and then stamp with your chosen sentiments. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. Die cut. Brush the edges with copper paint and dry brush randomly with “Treasure” chalk paint. Stamp the buckle onto kraft paper using Timber Brown ink. Heat Emboss with UTEE. Slide arrow through buckle and secure to tag with foam dots, as shown. Add ticket to the polka dot tag. Glue flowers into place. Add the second arrow to the base of the card, as shown.

Stamp the globe from HCPC 3663 onto designer paper. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. Die cut with globe die. Cut a second globe from a scrap of cardstock. Use the largest nib from the Flower Shaping kit to round the surface of the globe. Use two foam dots to secure the globe to the die cut cardstock and use another foam dot to add to the base of the card front, as shown.

Insert the artwork into the pockets inside the card. Stamp the anchor from HCPC 3662 onto kraft cardstock. Die cut. Add the anchor ticket and the anchor to the base of the pocekt, as shown. Stamp the circular sentiment from HCPC 3666 into the center of the card front, as shown. Cut the words from the ticket and glue inside the sentiment circle. Free hand cut a heart from designer paper. Brush the edges with copper paint and secure with a foam dot.

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