Apple Season Banner

Apple Season Banner Authentique Autumn Collection by Kathy Clement for Really reasonable Ribbon

Apple Season Banner for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This vintage style Apple Season Banner makes me think of my mom.  Her birthday was in September, and every year we trekked off to a nearby apple orchard to celebrate her birthday.  We picnicked under the apple trees surrounded by the sweet perfume of ripe apples.  Lazy bumblebees provided the background music and a crystal blue sky was the canopy over our heads.  Nothing compares to that first intoxicating bite into an apple picked from a northern orchard.  First you hear the crunch as your teeth break through the skin.  Then the juice runs down your chin and up your forearm as the sweet/tart flesh fills your mouth.  Mmmm…let’s go apple picking!

Shades of Red, Ivory and Rust

Apple Season Banner by kathy Clement Photo 01

Each pennant on this banner is machine stitched onto Rust Silky Crush and Sherry and Ivory Plaid Ribbons.  Ivory Crochet Lace Trim adds just the right touch of vintage goodness.  And burlap string brings in the rustic feel of fallen leaves.  It’s such a pretty combination!

Alternate die cut pennants with Graphic 45 Kraft Regular tags to create a lot of visual interest.  Then die cut Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves from scraps of burgundy and green papers to mimic autumn leaves.

I really had to dig deep  into the Closet of Inspiration and Delight to find this combination of Authentique Autumn Collection and the September Calendar Collection. (Both are retired, but if you do a Google search, you can still find bits and pieces out there.  I will link below.)

Even the flowers are retired Petaloo blossoms.  But they were the perfect color match for the papers, so I had to use them!

What is your favorite fall memory? Tell me about it in the comment section below.  I love to hear your stories, too, you know!

Now I think I will go bake an apple pie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy 
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Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for this Throwback Thursday Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial?  It’s just loaded with fall goodness from top to bottom and side to side! This Simple Stories collection came out in 2021, but it’s still one of my favorite autumn collections.  When I found myself wanting to make a little project that could double as a bit of fall home décor, I knew this was just the right paper to work with!

Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My focus for this tutorial was on sharing tips for adding lots of texture and layers.  You will learn how to build the 6×6 easel card base, see how I turned the chipboard frame into a shaker box, find out how to layer the leaves and flowers around the box, and how to add the pocket/stopper on the inside of the card.

Bee-Utiful Shaker Box Embellishment

Autumn Splendor Shaker Box Embellishment by Kathy Clement

Chipboard frames lend themselves beautifully to being transformed into a shaker box!  It’s just too easy NOT to do it!  Here’s how:

  • First, lightly sand the surface of the frame so you can add a little color with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I do this by smooshing the ink pad on my non-stick craft sheet.  Then I spritz the ink with a little water so that bead of color form.  Next, I tap the frame lightly into the beads and heat dry.  Repeat this process until you are happy with the way the frame looks.
  • Now, back the frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape or Red Line Tape.  Then adhere clear acrylic cardstock (acetate) to the back of the frame.  Follow up with 3 rows of 1/8″ foam adhesive strips.
  • Next, cut the bee and woodgrain paper to fit the back of the frame.
  • Then, place the frame face down and fill with your shaker elements.
  • Finally, remove the foam adhesive liner and adhere the patterned paper to the back of the box.
Adding Texture and Visual Interest

Flowers, ribbon and burlap string add great texture to the card composition.  I dug into my stash of retired Petaloo flowers and found these lovely textured blooms.

**Note: I added the chipboard pumpkin to my card AFTER I finished the video tutorial.  In the process of cleaning my desk, I found it buried under a scrap of paper.  It fit so nicely behind the flower that I just had to tuck it in.  If you decide to add it, too, make your life easier by adding it in BEFORE you glue down the flower!

Embellishments can help “tell the story” on a card when they are used well.  This little embellishment cluster features a monocle charm, acorn charm and bee charm all strung on burlap string and topped with a gingham bow.

A Peek Inside

We’ll decorate the inside of the card together, so I won’t bore you with details.  I just thought you might like to see some photos.

Create a 5 1/2″ photo wallet with leftover bits of cardstock and paper.  Then dress up the cover with some of your ephemera bits.

Tuck a little Pumpkin Spice tea bag inside as a special treat.  This would also be a great place to add your favorite gingerbread or tea bread recipe.

Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to see how this pretty card comes together, please enjoy the video tutorial.

Did you enjoy this Throwback Thursday?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday Tutorials are designed to inspire you to use retired papers and embellishments from your stash.  For that reason, not all items can be readily found online.  I will link whenever possible, but if an item is missing from the list, it is because I couldn’t find it.  Thanks for understanding!

 

 

Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio

Prima Christmas in the Country Fold Out Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio with Spellbinders All Is Calm Word Frame

Hello, Friends!  I think you are going to love this Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio.  It’s perfect for gift giving, quick and easy to make, and pretty enough to use as part of your holiday décor.   Pretty papers from Prima’s Christmas in the Country provide the backdrop for a festive shaker element made with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All is Calm Word Frame.

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All Is Calm Word Frame Shaker Element by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Adorn the 6 1/4″ square folio with some handmade poinsettia flowers, Christmas ribbon and holly leaves.

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All is Calm Word Frame Shaker Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s a close up of the shaker element.  I love the way the sparkly sequins shimmer behind the lattice work frame.  It’s just like looking at Christmas lights through a wintry window!  This die set comes with two different sentiments.  I die cut the Let it Snow sentiment from red metallic paper and regular cardstock.  If you offset the sentiments slightly when you adhere them together, it creates a bit of a drop shadow effect.

Suspend some cute Christmas Charms from the spine.

A Peek Inside

I love to make projects that are part card, part mini album, and part gift!  Create a little waterfall mechanism on the left to store photos of the season.

How about a Christmas Tea Party in a Box?  You can fill yours with little treats and treasures that will bring joy to the recipient.

Use your scraps to dress up individually wrapped Ghiradelli Chocolates, honey dipper, cookies and honey packets.  And you are never too grown up for a peppermint stick!  The vellum envelope holds a holiday tea bag and a post card to write your personal greeting.

Decorate the flap pages, or leave room to add photos.

Maybe I’ll try to work up a Throwback Thursday tutorial so you can learn how to build the base.  Then you can decorate it up with your own favorite papers.  Would you like that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Midnight Tales Fold out Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Today we’re focusing on the spooktacular RRR Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

The Grape Diamond Satin Ribbon was the perfect accent for this 5 1/2″ square folio.

It really pops off the page, especially when layered over Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Add some ribbon to the spine, too.  It’s always a great accent!

A Peek Inside

Make this simple fold out style folio by joining two 11″ x 5 1/2″ panels of cardstock together.  Then score from the left at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  This forms the cover and spine of the album.

Then score the rest of the paper every 5 1/4″.  Accordion fold to create this pull out element.  It’s one of the easiest ways to create a quick folio with lots of room for photos and journaling.

Score ephemera cards to create a little flip action on the right hand side of the album.

Add pockets, flap pages and ephemera to dress op the folio pages.

Decorate the background of a page with 2 1/4″ squares of designer paper.  Then top it with a little fold out folio.  This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of designer paper.

Adhere ephemera cards to tip in pages so you will have room to write down those important memories.  Photos can be mounted on the base page.

A little folio like this one can easily be finished in a day.  I only had scraps of the paper collection to work with, but I was pleasantly surprised at  how far those scraps went!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.  Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. If you answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  RRR will send a monthly themed Ribbon Club Assortment delivered straight to your home mailbox.  It’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash.  You can sign up HERE.

I’ve provided a linked supply list for the products used in this project below the post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card

Stamperia Winter Tales Spellbinders APG Jingle Word Frame Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card with APG Jingle Frame Die

Hello, Friends!  We interrupt out normally scheduled fall projects to bring you this Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card.  Yes, I  know I am going to be called out for rushing the season.  But the fact is, Spellbinders has just released some gorgeous new holiday products that I just had to share with you.  Besides, it takes a while to get  all those Christmas cards made.  So why not get a jump on things?  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Holiday Medley Jingle Frame Die

Holiday Medley Jingle Frame Die Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Talk about a match made in heaven!  I love the way this Jingle Word Frame Die complements the Stamperia Winter Tales Collection!  The flourished background of the paper plays so well with the frame.  And yes, I turned it into a shaker element…did you ever have any doubts that I would?

Don’t you just love the way the sequin mix sparkles through the openings in the frame? It makes me think of looking at Christmas lights through a wintry window pane.

Next I die cut the sentiment from regular blue cardstock and silver foil cardstock.  If you adhere them together slightly offset, it creates a drop shadow effect and helps the words pop off the paper a bit better.

A Peek Inside

When a Christmas card doubles as a gift, it’s a real time saver.

Create a little tea wallet/note card to tuck inside the pocket.  Notice how I used the Jingle Frame die to create a nice backdrop for the Snow Queen image.

You have plenty of room in this wallet to tuck in a winter tea bag, mini chocolate and even a gift card, should you desire to do so.  The panel on the left is the perfect place to add a personal message.

Do you feel inspired to get started on your handmade Christmas gift list?  I’ll be back soon with more ideas for using these lovely Spellbinders holiday dies.

You can find a linked supply list below this post

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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