Woodland Christmas Tag Card

Polly's Paper Studio Woodland Shabby Tag Christmas Card with Little Birdie Crafts Poinsettias by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Woodland Christmas Tag Card

Hello, Friends! Let’s get this wonderful Wednesday started with a cheery Woodland Christmas Tag Card.  Grab a cuppa and let’s get started!

What do you do when you have bits and pieces from favorite paper collections?  If you are like me, you put them together to create a lovely hodgepodge style card.  This 6×6 creation uses leftover bits from my Button Farm Club Cosy Christmas Card Kit.  Pair them up with a Shabby Woodland Christmas Tag from Polly’s Paper Etsy and some gorgeous Poinsettias.  Next, tie a bow with Little Birdie Tartan Ribbon.  Then tuck in some  Gold Glitter Stars and this hodgepodge comes together as a visual treat!

TIP: Create a dimensional background with an old Christmas Snowflake Ornament!

TIP: Stack itty bitty fussy cut images together to create a big visual impact.  First, back the images with foam tape to create dimension.  Then top them with a petite poinsettia.

A Peek Inside

Now dress up the inside of the card with a box pocket, more bits and pieces of paper and some lovely treats.

TIP: Product packaging is often pretty enough to use on a card!  The Cosy Christmas Tags packet had this lovely botanical print that was just too nice to toss in the trash bin.

Dress up a gift packet of hot chocolate with the product packaging! Then tie a couple of tags on with rustic twine. Now top with a Little Birdie gold glitter star and you’ve got a very pretty presentation.  Then tuck in a mini candy cane stirrer and a Ghiradelli Chocolate Snowman to complete the gift.

I love the challenge of using up all the bits and pieces of a card kit, don’t you?

You will find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Very Victorian Lavender Christmas Card

 

Very Victorian Lavender Christmas Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Very Victorian Lavender Christmas Card to share with you.  The inspiration for this eye candy was the Shabby Christmas Tags from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy Shop.  This darling reindeer rocking horse tag caught my eye, and I just had to create a Victorian style Christmas card to showcase it.

Blue Fern Studios Eclectic Charm Little Birdie Vintage Christmas Stickers Polly's Paper Studio Shabby Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s how I put this card together:

  • First, create a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ cream card base.
  • Next, stitch around the edges of a 6″ x 6″ panel from Blue Fern’s Eclectic Charm Collection.
  • Then Die cut the diamond shape from patterned paper using the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Die.
  • Now die cut corner pieces from cream cardstock using the same die.
  • Back the diamond with dimensionals to create a little height, then adhere in the center of the card as seen in the photo above.
Shabby Christmas Tag Focal

Print off the Shabby Tags from Polly’s Paper.  Then cut out the cute polka dot reindeer rocking horse tag to use as the focal image on the tag.  I dressed it up with a snowflake charm and some itty bitty purple Christmas ornaments that I had in my stash.   Next,  change out the greeting on the card with a Little Birdie Crafts Christmas sticker (coming soon to their shop!).

Then, I clustered sparkly white flowers around the tag, accenting with itty bitty lavender posies.  Do you spy the sweet vintage Christmas bells in the corner of the flower cluster?  Those are from the same Little Birdie Sticker Sheet.

A Peek Inside

The Victorian vibe is strong inside the card!  Decorate your 6×6 papers with the lovely vintage Christmas bells stickers from Little Birdie Crafts.

Of course, I had to create a pocket!  And if there’s a pocket, there must be treats!  This one holds a pouch of lovely cocoa to warm up a chilly December morning.

The little treat wallet holds a matched set of Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark to go along with the cocoa.

I had such fun creating this Christmas card with non-traditional colors and without using Christmas papers.  You might want to check your stash to see if you have any non-holiday paper that might work well for making Christmas cards, too!

Oh, and you might be interested to know that both Polly’s Paper and Little Birdie are having some pretty incredible sales right now!  Little Birdie has loaded about 150 new products into the shop including new paper collections and new flowers. Happy shopping!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour with Tips & Ideas

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a lovely Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour to share with you today.  Once again, there’s no tutorial, as this is a massive project.  But we will take a leisurely stroll through the album and I’ll share lots of handy tips and ideas that you can use in your next mini album project.  You’ll be able to find a linked supply list below this post.  So grab a cuppa and join me for a Classic Christmas treat.

Creating a Vintage Vibe

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Shaker Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Christmas is a time for home, family, friends, good food and celebration!  So I tried to incorporate all of these elements in this Graphic 45 Rectangle Tag and pocket Mini Album.  I could almost hear the carolers singing and feel the snowflakes gently falling as I designed the cover.  Here are some tips to help you create a classic, vintage Christmas vibe.

  • First, heat emboss the album edges with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.  Those faux gilt edges create a frame and instantly say “Old Fashioned Christmas.”
  • Next, add sparkle with Dries Clear Adhesive and glitter!  You can add snowy effects under on windows, doors, fields and trees.
  • Then, choose Vintage Christmas Ribbon for the bow.
  • Finally, offset the rectangular chipboard house with a round Snowflake Frame from Reneabouquets.  This is one of the most gorgeous Christmas frames I have ever seen, and it adds elegance and vintage charm to the album cover.

Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame Shaker by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Begin by heat embossing the frame with WOW Vintage Champagne.  Then die cut an acetate circle using Spellbinders largest circle frame die.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Now adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the frame to make the shaker box.  Die cut the circle element from the paper collection, dress it up with a little glitter, then fill with a mix of snowflakes, beads, buttons, and flat back pearls.

A Charming Spine Treatment

Now dig through your stash of Christmas embellishments and create a lovely dangle charm for the spine. When these move, they sound like Christmas bells softly ringing.

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see the the rest of the album, hear how I altered it, and learn how I combined several different paper collections to cover the pages, then I hope you will enjoy this short video tour.

Did you find some tips and tricks that you can use in this project?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit

Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Die of the Month Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit: Dear Santa Gift Envelope Card

Hello, Friends!  December is here and it’s time to share my Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit project.  This Dear Santa Envelope card is a cinch to make, thanks to the clever dies in this month’s kit.

Y’all know how much I love pockets, so when I saw this die, I got really excited!  How fun to be able to make a pretty loaded pocket that fits on the front of the card for a change!  A Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark Square and a mini candy cane complement the Dear Santa theme perfectly.

This set also comes with some sweet little flower and foliage dies that I used to dress up the chipboard sentiment on the envelope flap.

Rusty jingle bells and forest critters add vintage flair to these Simple Stories Rustic Christmas papers.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.

To learn more about Spellbinders Club Kits, please click HERE. If you’d like to sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club kit, you can do that HERE.

It’s a busy time in the studio, so I will get back to work.  The Christmas Countdown Clock is     tick-tocking loud and clear!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Cosy Winter Christmas Window Shopping Card

Cosy Winter Window Shopping Card P13 by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Cosy Winter Christmas Window Shopping Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Let’s do a little Cosy Winter Window Shopping this morning, shall we?  When I was growing up in my small Vermont town, I loved to stroll the winter sidewalks with my mother.  All of Main Street (the whole block!) was decked out in Christmas lights. In spite of the icy air, every shop window beckoned us to linger just a few seconds longer to take in the tantalizing Christmas goodies on display.  Salvation Army bell ringers braved the cold as their cheery chimes rang out up and down the street. We rarely had any spare coins in our family, but somehow Mom always managed to save 10 dimes for me to drop into their black kettles.  Ah, such lovely memories of a simpler, gentler time!

P13 Cosy Winter Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I sought to capture the simple warmth and nostalgia of that memory in this sweet little card.  Evergreen boughs, jingle bells,  Merry Christmas ribbon and red posies adorn my shop window.

No bustling sidewalks here, but I do love the border created from Tan Delicate Stitched Satin and Joy Sherry Satin Ribbons from  the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

You can’t see it here, but this evergreen bough sparkles with glittering snowflakes.

A Peek Inside

Ribbon warms up the inside of the card as well.  I love the texture and pattern the Merry Christmas Ribbon adds to the treat pocket.

If you were lucky enough to grow up in a small town, perhaps you enjoyed the excitement of Christmas window shopping, too.  At any rate, I’d love to hear some of your Christmas memories in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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