Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial

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Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial for Wonderful Wednesday May 2024

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me as I share this Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial?  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and time to share our May 2024 Flower of the Month, so grab a cuppa and a snack and we’ll dive right in!

New Tea for Two Collection from Country Craft Creations in the House!

It seems like every time I do a little clean up in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight I give myself a stern reprimand about not buying any more paper until I’ve used up some of what I have. Inevitably, right at that same time someone will release a paper collection that causes my resolve to completely wilt.  That’s what  happened when Country Craft Creations released Tea for Two earlier this month.  One look at the gorgeous tea cups featured on this card had me placing the order as fast as my crafty little fingers could type it in.  (Is there a 12-step program for paper addiction somewhere?)

The truth of the matter is, I’m not the least big sad I added this collection to the stash.  As you will see in the video tutorial below, it’s completely scrumptious!

The Shaker Element

 

Here’s how I created the shaker element on this 5″ x 7″ top fold card:

  • First, cut out the 4″ x 6″ image of the stacked teacups.
  • Next, use a ruler and craft knife to cut the inside section of the image out of the frame.
  • Then fussy cut the teacups, back with chipboard and foam tape, and set aside.
  • Now, adhere a 4″ x 6″ panel of clear cardstock (acetate sheet) to the back of the empty frame.
  • Place 2 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the back of the frame.
  • Mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of patterned paper on larger mats of rose and teal cardstock.  Place sequins and beads in the center of the panel, then press the prepared shaker frame into the center of the panel.
  • Finally, adhere the teacups over the shaker window and proceed with finishing the card.
A Peek Inside

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Add more patterned papers and a pocket to the card interior.  I used my envelope punch board to create a little tea wallet, then added that to the pocket along with a dressed up honey stick and a lovely little notecard.

Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial on my YouTube Channel

If  you’d like to follow along as I stamp, emboss, color and arrange the magnolias for this card, then please enjoy this video tutorial.

Magnolias are already blooming here in North Carolina.  They add beauty and fragrance to these early summer days.  If you’d like to view another tutorial that uses a different style of magnolia bloom, you can find that tutorial HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday and find time to make something beautiful today.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial

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Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial of the Month May 2024

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and this Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial of the Month is our project for this week.  I’ve never been to Provence, but working with these lovely papers is almost as good as being there.  Everything about this collection is feminine, shabby chic and full of peaceful, relaxing colors, patterns and images.  I like it so much that I’ve decided to use the collection in my September card kit for Button Farm Club.

Easier Than You Think

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Are you familiar with that old saying: “Yard by yard life is hard, but inch by inch it’s a cinch.”?  The basic design here is very simple and straightforward. You will see that in the video tutorial.  It’s the embellishments and layers that take it to the next level.  

Lovely butterflies, flowers, beads and beautiful board from Reneabouquets add interesting details. We will add these elements one at a time in the video tutorial.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to  learn that this card is easier to make than you might think. Yes, there is a lot going on in this card.  But none of it is hard to do.  

A Peek Inside

Birthdays offer lots of opportunity for capturing great memories with photographs.  So I decided to build a little photo folio inside this card.  This turns the card into a real keepsake that can be enjoyed for years to come.

And if there is a birthday, you have to have a few presents!  So I created a sweet little bookmark, magnet and journal card to tuck into the pretty pocket.

TIP:  Cut a panel of paper to fit the inside of your card.  Then trim a piece from the bottom to line the pocket face.  This allows you to enjoy the entire image, and makes an almost hidden pocket design.  Try it!

Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to watch me as I create the May Birthday Card of the Month?  Then grab a cuppa and a snack and join me over on my YouTube channel for the video tutorial.

You can see more Birthday Card of the Month Tutorials HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this Wonderful Wednesday Tutorial.  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Timeless Collection Cards

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Spellbinders Timeless Collection Cards with Mintay Lilac Garden

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a lovely array of Spellbinders Timeless Collection Cards to share with you.  If you love elegant, detailed card fronts, borders and embellishments, then I think you are in for a treat.  All 3 cards that I’m sharing today are made with Mintay Lilac Garden papers.   Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Timeless 5×7 Card Front Tea Party in a Lilac Garden

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The month of May is always brings back memories of lilacs.  When growing up in Vermont , lilacs would burst into bloom during the month of May.  Their heady fragrance and delicate blossoms filled the landscape.  As children we would pick armfuls of these gorgeous blossoms.  If  we picked early in the morning on our way to school, the dew would sprinkle our clothing and we bore the scent of lilac all day long.

TIP: Create elegant and detailed cards with the Timeless Card Front Dies.  First, cut a panel of patterned paper with the outer frame die.  Then, add the layers with the beautiful detail dies.  Top off your creation with a Timeless Summer Day Butterfly and a Stampendous Sentiment.

 

Then create a Tea Party in a Lilac Garden on the inside of the card.

Timeless Hearts Border

Don’t you love the country crockery on this Timeless Hearts Border Card?  This was such a quick and easy card to create!

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ square card base.
  • Next, mat the crockery shelves image on a piece of damask patterned paper.
  • Then die cut the Timeless Hearts Border from Jewel Glitter Cardstock and Lilac Cardstock.  Layer together and top with pearls.
  • Create a ribbon border on the left, then add a Timeless Misty Morning Butterfly and a stamped sentiment to finish off the card front.

Create a pocket for a tea wallet and bookmark inside the card.  Add a flap element on the top, then die cut a panel of white cardstock using the Timeless Hearts Border to create a pretty spot to write your greeting.

Timeless Duo Embellishments

This card is so easy to make!

  • First, mat a 5 3/4″ panel of patterned paper on jewel Tone Cardstock.
  • Then, die cut and layer the Timeless Duo Dies to create an elegant embellishment for the top of a Mintay Circle Element and add some pretty pearls to make it pop.
  • Now stamp a sweet sentiment, add a little charm cluster, some flowers and ribbon and you have a mighty pretty easel card on your hands.

The inside has room for a little tea wallet/gift card, too.

I had such a good time creating with these elegant dies that I just had to share the results with you.  You can follow my tips to make your own, or purchase them from my Etsy Shop.

There’s a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Because of the Brave Patriotic Card RRR Hop

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Because of the Brave Patriotic Card for The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Because of the Brave Patriotic Card is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2024 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

Our theme this month is Patriotic Ribbon.  I’m always more than happy to pull out my red, white and blue papers, trims and flowers.  It seems like anything I make in this color palette turns out well.  Let’s take a closer look at this card, shall we?

Red, White and Blue Ribbons, Trims and Flowers

I dressed this 5″ x 7″ top fold card up with lots of pretty ribbons, trims and flowers from the RRR shop.  Light Navy Checkerboard Satin Ribbon (links are below this post) adds elegance and shimmer to my mulberry flower cluster.  Airmail Baker’s twine is the perfect addition, adding texture and reinforcing the color palette.

TIP: Use mulberry flowers in different shapes, sizes and colors to create a lovely floral arrangement on your card.  And don’t forget the mulberry leaves!  You can find links to all these beautiful posies in the supply list below this post.

A Peek Inside

Carry the patriotic theme inside the card with more stars and stripes.  Break up the bold patterns with just a touch of the petite floral cluster patterned paper.

Change things up by adding a pocket on the TOP of the card.  Then mat a panel of off white cardstock on blue, trim out with paper scraps, add a sticker and tuck inside the pocket.  This creates plenty of room to add a personal note, a photo, and even a gift card.

On With the Hop!

Did I forget to mention that you can win a great prize just for hopping along and getting inspired?  Simply visit the blogs in the hop, then finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and you’re eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to RRR and the digital stamp set of your choice from Bonnie’s shop.

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.

Three cheers for the red, white and blue, y’all!  Enjoy the hop!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial

Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a Sand Sun Surf Beach Banner Tutorial to share with you!  it’s made with some of my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and flowers, Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling, and Reneabouquets Paper Pretties.

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This is a great big banner with 8 pennants in 3 different styles and sizes.  I’ve stitched them onto a Silky Crushed Satin Navy Ribbon with a Navy Stitched Burlap Ribbon Topper.  I think this is my favorite banner so far this year with its sandcastles, beach huts, paddle boards and starfish!

I always follow this sequence when making my banners:

  • First, die cut the individual pennants or tag liners.
  • Next, machine stitch around the edges of each pennant to make a sort of “frame” for the collage.
  • Then, evenly space the pennants along the length of your ribbon.  Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place.
  • Now, top the pennants with lace or a contrasting ribbon.
  • Finally, stitch the pennants to the ribbons.  Stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon to ensure that the banner lays flat when on display.
  • Now all  you have to do is decorate your banner.

Several of you have asked me if you have to stitch the pennants to the ribbon.  No, you don’t.  You can attach with Fabric-Tac or iron on interfacing.  Or, simply attach your pennants with cute clothespins.

Shaking it Up Down by the Seashore

The central pennant is a G45 Kraft Tag topped with a fun shaker frame.  Reneabouquets Butterflies, Laser Cut Starfish and Tiny Shells help to dress things up.

Beach Flowers

The corner pennants on each end feature Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid Ribbon Bows topped with Gold Metallic String Bows and lots of pretty mulberry flowers.

Sand Sun Surf Banner Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to create this pretty bit of home decor?  Then please grab a cuppa, a snack and enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Now I want to run away to the beach.  How about you?

If you’d rather not make your own banner, you can purchase this one from my Etsy Shop.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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