Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging

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Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging with Reneabouquets for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Do you remember the old Christmas tune, “Frosted Windowpanes“?  Every time I hear that song playing, it takes me right back to my childhood Christmas memories. Our little town had one short strip of shops on its itty bitty Main Street, but oh, how magical they were to the eyes of a child!  Sidewalks were scraped mostly clean of snow, but you still had to watch out for the odd icy patch as you briskly hurried from store to store. Heavy coat, hat, mittens, boots and a sturdy scarf helped to keep out the cold, but  you could still feel the icy breeze and see your breath swirl into the frigid air. But did you care?  No, because the street lights twinkled with Christmas decorations and the storefronts were all dressed up in their holiday finery.

Decorations never went up until the day after Thanksgiving. Then all us “country folks” drove into town, snow squeaking under our tires, anxious to see the town all dressed up in its winter finery.  It was the same year after year, but I never grew tired of seeing the transformation.  Mom and I would peer into the shop windows ooh-ing and aaah-ing over the display of trees, ornaments, toys and Christmas dresses.  That memory inspired this sweet little wall hanging made with Ciao Bella’s “Time for Home” paper collection and a whole host of goodies from Reneabouquets.

Frosted Windowpane Shaker Box

Can you feel the temperature drop when you look at this icy delight?  I’ve created a mixed media background (tutorial below) then stitched it onto natural canvas.  The windowpanes are made with an Amazing Paper Grace Grid Die.

Here’s a closeup of those frosty windowpanes, and the wintry scene outside. The metal hanger was a gift from one of my sweet blog buddies.  Do you recognize it painted with white chalk paint, Becky?

Don’t you want that cozy velvet coat that our little snow ball throwing girl is wearing?  This piece, all the flowers and the shabby snowflake accents are all from Reneabouquets.

White satin ribbon is one of the featured items in the RRR December Ribbon Club Assortment.  It was such a perfect match for this project that I had to use it.  Topped with Iridescent Metallic String bows and surrounded by sliver leaves, it adds the perfect icy touch to this sweet composition.

Frosted Windowpanes Winter Wall Hanging Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this piece come together, I hope you’ll enjoy this little YouTube video.

Thanks for joining me on my trip down memory lane today!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial

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Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re taking a little break from holiday creations to share this cute Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial with you.  Welcome to Make & Take Tuesday!  Our “soon to be” son-in-law just had a birthday, and this collection could not be a more perfect match!  He’s a really clever, handy and handsome fella with no end of good ideas, talents and abilities.  I had so much fun creating this special card for his birthday that I thought you might like to see how it came together.

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This 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ double Z-Fold card base calls for a bit of paper engineering and “out of the box” thinking.  But no worries!  I’ve done all of that for you!  I started with Photoplay’s new Easel Card Kit.  Instead of making a standard easel card, which is one of my favorite designs, I saw how easy it would be to change up the fold just a little in order to make a fabulous fun fold card folio.  I’ll show  you how in the video tutorial below.

Hidden Pocket Card Folio

The cool thing about this card design is the addition of a hidden pocket/flap feature on the inside.  This makes for a fun surprise, and also adds room for more fun “stuff” inside the card.

Chris chuckled when he saw the “I’ve got the tool for that” ephemera on the hidden pocket insert.  “That’s true,” is what he said.  Did I feel like I was winning?  Oh, yes, I did!

Two Pockets Are Better Than One!

In addition to the hidden pocket/pull out page, I created a little gift card pocket in the center of this card folio.  You can never have too many pockets, right?

This is such a great masculine paper collection, especially when you have a handyman on your card making list!   And, you can use the engineered card base with any collection from your stash to change up the theme.  How great is that?

DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along and learn how to create this fun fold card, please enjoy the tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I’ll be back on Thursday with another Throwback project for you.  Can’t believe it’s the last one for November 2022.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Golden Wishes Christmas Tea Party in a Box

Golden Christmas Wishes Tea Party in a Box Folio with Graphic 45 Warm Wishes

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Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing this Golden Christmas Wishes Tea Party in a Box card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon trims.

Golden Wishes Tea Party in a Box Card Folio

The rich metallic shades of the November Ribbon Club Assortment are made to order for G45’s Warm Wishes papers.  I love the way the Old Gold Checkerboard Satin Ribbon brings out the gold hues.  It lends a rich, Old World botanical feel to the card design.

Always remember that layered ribbons make a great border!  Copper and Old Gold Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon makes a holiday splash when layered over the Old Gold Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  It’s such an easy technique, but it adds a real WOW factor to a project!

Warm Wishes Photo Folio

I love to make card folios during the holiday season.  They only take a little more time to make, and then your card doubles as a gift.  Copper Satin Ribbon with a Gold Metallic Edge makes a gorgeous ribbon closure on this 5 3/4″ pull out folio.

This feature makes the card folio a perfect gift for friends and family that live far away.

Take photos of your family, pets, Christmas tree or decorated home to share with the people you love.

Once you’ve lined the pages of your folio, place Scor-Tape on the back side, adhere the ribbon, wrap it around to the front and tie a bow.  Now you can attach the folio to the top half of  your card.

Tea Party in a Box

Take your card folio to the next level by adding a box pocket to the bottom half. (You can find tutorials on my YouTube channel.)  Then fill the pocket with all the little treats you would want at a tea party for one.

Dress up a Christmas tea bag, chocolate, cookies and honey stick with scraps of paper.  Tuck in a journal card so you can write in your own personal greeting.  Finish everything off with a little vintage demitasse spoon and an old fashioned peppermint stick.  You’ve just created a thoughtful and unique handmade gift that is sure to stand out in the crowd.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. You can find more “Warm Wishes” projects HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

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Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Festive Poinsettia Shaker Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations November 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  Our Alumni Team has prepared a cornucopia of beautiful projects, helpful tips, and instructional tutorials for you this month.  So get ready to be inspired!

The hop starts here and continues through 11:55PM EST on Monday, November 28th.  Everyone who hops and comments on the alumni team blogs posted below will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.

There will be an additional drawing for a second $25 gift card for comments left on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Winners will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 30th.  If you are a happy winner, please contact socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us within 72 hours.  Please write “Winner of the November 2022 Blog Hop” in the subject line of your message.

Now let’s get this hop started!

Festive Poinsettia Shaker Tea Party in a Box

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There’s no place like  home for the holidays, so I’ve dressed up this cozy cottage image with a wreath of sparkling poinsettias and glistening Christmas greenery.  .Here’s how to make this shaker element:

  • First, create the shaker frame.  Layer the two largest Eyelet Circle & Basics Small dies over a sheet of heavy white cardstock.  Die cut according to your machine’s directions.
  • Now tap the scallop circle frame with embossing ink.  Then heat emboss with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.
  • Next,  cut a piece of clear cardstock with the Large Circle Basics Die. If you use the largest die in that set, it provides the perfect sized backer for the scalloped frame. Adhere this circle to the back of the scallop circle frame.
  • Then, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the perimeter of the frame.  If you are not using buttons in your shaker element, you can probably just use a single row of the foam strips.
  • Now die cut the house image from a 6×6 card front. Adhere this in the center of another 6×6 card front from the paper collection.
  • Next, add your shaker mix to the center of the house image.  Carefully line up the prepared frame and press gently into place.
Festive Poinsettia Greenery with Poinsettia & Holly Clusters

Now comes the fun part!  Create the greenery and the flowers for your wreath.

  • First, stamp a large quantity of Poinsettia Cluster images on white paper with dark green ink.  (I used Archival Olive Green Ink).
  • Quickly sprinkle the inked flowers with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Now spray the flower layers with red mist.  I used Tattered Angels Lobster because I had it in my stash.  As an alternative, you could color the petals with ink.
  • Next, shape the petals in the 3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold.
  • Then layer the poinsettias together and fill the center with  Prills or Rock Candy Stamens.
  • Finally, brush the petals with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.

Die cut the greenery from the Festive Poinsettia Paper Pad. Brush with Dries Clear and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Arrange around the shaker frame to create a wreath effect.  Tuck in some beaded berry sprays, Christmas Plaid Bows and rusty jingle bells to complete the card front.

A Peek Inside

I love to create cards that double as gifts during the holidays.  So I added a little pull-out folio to the top of my card.  Then I created a box pocket and filled with with a Tea Party for one.

To create the folio:

  • First, cut one sheet of Festive Poinsettia paper into (2) 12″ x 5 3/4″ panels of paper.
  • Next, overlap the 5 3/4″ ends of the paper and adhere together.  This forms one long panel.
  • Now score the panel every 5 3/4″.
  • Then accordion fold, and wrap with ribbon.
  • Adhere the folio to the top of your card.
  • Decorate the pages as desired, then tie the ribbon closure to hold everything neatly in place.

Here’s a peek at the treats in the box pocket.  Use scraps of your designer paper to dress them up.

On With the Hop

Your next stop is Monica’s lovely blog.  Remember to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some love behind to be entered in the drawing for the gift cards.

Here’s the complete list of blogs, in case you get lost:

Kathy (You are HERE) Monica  Bozena Alissa Lisa Candy Gloria Lynn

Amarilys  ♥   Vicki  Heartfelt Creations Blog

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share

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Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  This sweet Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio is my “Pre-Thanksgiving” Make & Take Tuesday project.  I had just enough time in my schedule (well, not really…but who can resist new paper?) to get this sweet folio put together.  After this, I plan to hang up my crafting apron and put on my pie baking apron.  You won’t hear from me again until Friday’s Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Blog Hop.

This is a busy week for most of us with houses to dust and menus to plan and trips to the grocery store.  Thanksgiving, after all, is “The Cooking Olympics”.  But I thought you might enjoy grabbing a cuppa with me before the games begin!

Although there is no tutorial this week, I will share a lovely new paper collection and a fun “DIY” Photoplay folio to share with you.  All the online sites are offering Black Friday specials, so I might as well tempt you with some new paper pretties to place in your shopping cart right?

Warm & Cozy Winter Chalet

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Right off the bat, the color palette of this collection grabbed my attention.  You just can’t go wrong with blue, green, brown and cream in a winter collection!  Toss in the darling images and delightful patterns of this collection and you’ve got a real winner in my book!

Alter a Prima Resin Frame with Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse and Metallic Wax to add to the winter vibe.  Surround the shaker frame with sparkling snowflakes, winter florals and  elegant ribbon.  Now you have a folio that  you’ll be happy to display all winter long!

Dangle Charm

Here’s a peek at the sweet little dangle charm on the album spine.  I chose charms that will transfer over from Christmas to winter with no problem.

A Peek Inside

This flap style folio offers lots and lots of room for large photos.  Each of these front flaps opens to reveal some really fun interactive pages beneath.

Look how huge this folio is when it is opened!  There are so many elements to look at that I created a short video tour so you can see them all.  I also share helpful tips as we walk through the project.

Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy walking through this Winter Chalet Wonderland with me in this YouTube video.

If you have time on your hands, and would like to enjoy archived Thanksgiving posts from years gone by, please click HERE.  There are even some great tutorials that might come in handy before the holiday!

I’ve added a linked supply list below this post for your convenience.

I wish you all a blessed, happy, and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving.  Don’t forget to save a slice of pie for breakfast on Friday!  I’ll see you then with my Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop post.

I am truly thankful for each and every one of you.  Sharing my passion for paper with you brings me so much joy.  Group hug, everybody!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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