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Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card

Ciao Bella Time for Home Winter Blues Shaker Card Reneabouquets snowflake frame by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Ciao Bella Time for Home  Shaker Card that is sure to chase away your winter blues!  The image inside the shaker frame reminds me so much of the home I grew up in.  Our house was situated in exactly the same spot as the one pictured here.    Living in Vermont, the streetlights came on around 3:30 in the afternoon during the winter months. The snow would glow with soft blue shades as the winter darkness closed in. And climbing that long icy hill in the dreary month of January was no picnic!  But there would be a hot cuppa, and a still-warm slice of Mom’s homemade bread waiting for me.  That promise of warmth and comfort kept me putting my feet one in front of the other as I trudged along past mammoth sized snowbanks, surrounded by the solitude that only winter provides.

Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card: The Details

I’ve adorned this 5 1/2″ square card with lovely triple loop bow tied from grey plaid Really Reasonable Ribbon.  White Iridescent Metallic String adds a subtle shimmer to the bow cluster as well.   Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves , flowers, pearls and a lovely snowflake frame add winter beauty to the card design.

TIP:  Adhere the shaker frame on the diagonal to create this pleasing diamond shape.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the card is very simply lined with more of the beautiful papers from this collection.  I created a small tea bag pocket and tucked in a fussy cut tag from the collection to complete the card design.

I have warm memories of my childhood home, but I must confess to you, I’m awfully glad to have married a Southern boy!  I find our North Carolina winters a LOT easier to endure than the ones from my childhood!

I hope I shared a 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.

Stay cozy!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Stamperia Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card

Stamperia Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Stamperia Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card softens Winter’s blow with soft pink hues and delicate butterflies.  It’s unexpected, whimsical and oh, so pretty with RRR Dusty Rose Wrinkled Ribbon and Iridescent White Metallic String accents.

Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card: Preparing the Shaker Frame

The Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame makes a perfect shaker element for the card.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, heat emboss the frame with Versamark Embossing Ink and WOW White Diamonds Embossing Glitter.
  • Next, cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock to fit the back of the inner square.  Adhere with Dries Clear Glue, and be sure to clean away any adhesive that smooshes out.
  • Now, add a triple layer of Darice Adhesive Foam Strips to the back of the frame.
  • Cut a 5 1/2″ square mat of designer paper to cover the card front.
  • Then cut the butterfly/rose image to fit the frame.
  • Fill the center of the image with beads, buttons, sequins and glitter, then firmly press the prepared frame in place.
  • Die cut Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves and emboss with the Wow powder.  Adhere in the right hand corner of the frame.
  • Tie a triple loop bow with your Zutter Bow it All Tool and adhere over the leaves.
  • Tie the loopy metallic string bow and adhere on top.
  • Add flowers and leaves from your stash.
  • Repeat in the upper left hand corner, but tie smaller bows and use smaller flowers.
Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

The inside is lined with designer papers from the Shabby Rose pad.  Create a sentiment panel by die cutting cream cardstock with a Spellbinder’s Die (Card Creator/Detailed Scallops/Retired).  Cut a circle element from the paper collection in half to create a sweet little tea bag pocket.

 

Bundle Up Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial

Bundle Up Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial with Authentique Snowfall Collection by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Bundle Up  Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial  with Authentique Snowfall Collection

Hello, Friends!  If you’re having trouble getting your creative mojo back in gear after the holidays, this Bundle Up Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial is sure to help!  I’ve used the adorable Authentique Snowfall collection to create a quick and easy card that’s perfect for winter birthdays, get well wishes, or just to say hello.

Let’s Get Our Craft On!

  • First, create the 5 1/2″ square card base with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of heavy cardstock.
  • Next, trim it to measure 5 1/2″ x 11″, then score on the long side at 5 1/2″ and fold to form a simple card base.
  • Now mat a 5 1/4″ square of  the snowflake pattern from Snowfall 3 on a 5 3/8″ square Authentique Spectrum Antique Lace cardstock.
  • Then create a belly band by matting a 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ panel of Snowfall One Plaid on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ panel of Spectrum Forest Green Cardstock.

 

You can choose to machine stitch these layers together as I did, or simply adhere in place.

Bundle Up  Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial:  Adding the Details

  • Punch the 3 banners from the Snowfall Element Sheet and mat on both Antique Lace and Forest Green Spectrum Cardstock.
  • To add a frosty edge to the banners, sand them lightly before matting.
  • Now place dimensionals on the back of the banners and adhere to the card front.

TIP:  Place the middle banner first so that your design will be centered properly.  Then add the two side banners.

  • Next, adhere the die cut snowflakes.  We will discuss how I embossed them in the video tutorial below.
  • Die cut and heat emboss Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves.  Adhere the stems under the left hand banner.
  • Now add a Blue/Gold Plaid Bow and some flowers.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of the snowflake icons.  Top with bitty buttons and adhere.
  • Place dimensionals behind the “Bundle Up” tab and adhere at the top of the card.

For a great snowy finish, spatter the card with diluted white acrylic paint.  Dry brush the edges with Stamperia Sparkling White Glamour Gel.

Bundle Up  Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is simply fun!

  • First, cut (2) 5 3/8″ panels of cardstock to line the base.  Sand the edges if desired
  • Now, find a scrap of the plaid pattern that is about 1 1/2″ wide x 5 3/8″ long.  Adhere just the top, bottom and left hand side to form a shallow tea bag pocket.
  • Then punch out the “frosty mornings” ticket from the Elements sheet and adhere.
  • Cut a 5 3/8″ wide belly band from the plaid paper and adhere.
  • Now adhere a blank panel of cream cardstock in the center where you can add your sentiment.

That’s it!  Easy Peasy!  You can watch me make this card live in the video tutorial below.

Bundle Up  Wintry All Occasion Card Tutorial Video

You can use this basic card design as a “recipe” for other card projects, too.  Sometimes I like to just make a big old stack of these simple cards to have on hand, or to add to orders from my Etsy Shop as a thank you gift.

If you’re still not ready to get your craft on, check out THIS wintry Twist and Pop Card Tutorial. It’s sure to make you want to break out your scissors and get crafty!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards

Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards: The Square Frame

Hello, Friends!  Just a quick share today, as I am still playing catch up from the holidays.  I have a couple of lovely Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards that were made as a special order in my ETSY shop.  They turned out so nicely, I though I would let you take a peek, too.

These wintry blues are so dreamy paired up a snowflake frame from Renea Bouquets. HEre’s how the front of this card came together.

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ square card base.
  • Next mat a panel of New England paper on two different panels of blue cardstock.
  • Next prepare the frame. Tap the frames with Versamark Embossing ink.  Be generous.
  • Now, heat  emboss them with WOW Vintage Champagne Glitter Powder.  The powder has little flecks of gold in it that creates a beautiful shabby chic finish on the frame
  • Then, select a focal image that fits the inside dimensions of the shaker frame.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock and foam tape.
  • Fill the cavity with a shaker mix of buttons, pearls, beads and sequins.
  • Carefully line up the focal image over the foam tape and press in place to seal.
  • Adhere in the center of the card.
  • Attach small pearls to the center of each snowflake.
  • Add ribbons and flowers.

Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia New England Snowflake Shaker Cards: The Round Frame

Here’s the round frame.  Isn’t it lovely? I found a strip of chipboard snowflakes in my stash, so I added them to the mix along with a little tag and key, vintage buttons and beautiful bows and flowers.

The inside is simple, as requested in the special order.  But I still managed to sneak a tea bag inside!  You know me!

Winter has its own special beauty, and this paper collection really captures it so well. I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial: Papercrafting 101/Pockets

Hello, Friends! This Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial is an answer to your requests.  You all loved this Stamperia Make a Wish Gift Box folio I shared a while ago.  So in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to combine that tutorial with my promise to do a Papercrafting 101 installment focusing on pockets.  Hey, it’s holiday crunch time, so I am trying to do double duty here!

In the tutorial below, you will learn how to create the folio base from 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cream cardstock.  I’ll also show you how to add magnets for the closure, how to create quick and easy pockets, and how to make large image paper work in this small 4 1/4″ x 5″ format. The great thing about this style of folio is that it is quick to make, easy to adapt and wonderful to give as a gift for any occasion.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial: Shake it Up!

To create the shaker frame for the folio cover, follow these steps:

  • First heat emboss a Renea Bouquet Snowflake Frame with WOW Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Next, use the largest Spellbinder’s Small Standard Circle Die to cut clear acrylic cardstock. Adhere this piece to the back side of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then, place 3 layers of Darice Foam Strips on the back side of the snowflake frame.
  • Now, Die cut the winter bird circle from the Winter Botanic Paper collection.  Back it with dimensionals and adhere to the prepared folio base.
  • Next, fill the center of the frame with a mixture of sequins, beads, buttons and half pearls. About 2 Tablespoons of filler is plenty.
  • Align the frame over the image and press gently to seal.
  • Add a Moss Green Shimmer Satin Bow, flowers and pearls to the folio cover.

TIP:  If your shaker has a “leaky” spot where elements are escaping, you can seal the gap with Dries Clear Adhesive.  It works like a charm.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Tutorial: A Peek Inside

This sweet folio has pockets….

…folio inserts and pull out pages…

and a gorgeous selection of gifts.  What a great way to send cheer in the middle of winter!  There are more surprises waiting to be revealed in the project tour and tutorial below.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial on YouTube

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.

And if you’d like to purchase this gift box folio, you can find it in my ETSY SHOP.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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