Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in with a little surprise Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial on this Monday morning.  It’s going out a little later than I had hoped, but better late than never, right?

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My friends at Spellbinders sent me this lovely collection, and I spent a delightful afternoon creating a pile of festive Christmas cards with it.  As is usually the case, once I got done, I had a wonderful pile of scraps on my desk.  After pondering several good ways to use them, I landed on the idea of making Christmas Gift Card Wallets.  Oh, what fun!  In fact, they were so much fun, I decided I should make a little tutorial for you so you can make them, too.

Each gift card is measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and is made from one 12″ x 3 1/2″ scrap of white cardstock.

Christmas Delivery Gift Card Wallet Spellbinders Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Photo 01

It only takes about 15 minutes to make each wallet, so if you have a stack of gift cards to give out this year, this is definitely the easy way to do it!

This is a very fun collection to work with.  The 6×6 pad of papers has 40 sheets and 10 designs, including stunning gold foiled patterns. Instead of focal images in the paper pad, the collection features 2 different ephemera packs.  I’ll show you how to layer the images to create the card focals in the video tutorial below.  Everything about this new collection is fresh and festive.   My only concern was the weight of the paper; it’s very thin.  But since I added layers and used sturdy bases for my cards, everything turned out just fine.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of one gift card holder.  It’s a very simple design, but provides ample room for a little sentiment card as well as a gift card or cash.  You can adapt the design for any occasion.  Since gift cards have become so popular, it’s nice to have a way to dress them up.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Cards

One of the things I really do like about this collection is that you can find at least 3 unique color palettes.  The gift card wallets were made with what I called the pink/tan papers.  These festive cards represent the red/gold color palette.

There’s also a frosty blue/green color palette that I particularly loved. You can see in these photos how that gold foil just POPS!

Winter Wonderland Easel Card

Of course, I had to make an easel card!  This 6×6 card features the beautiful, traditional botanical images from the collection.

The brake or stopper on the card is actually a pocket.  This gives you a place to tuck in a gift card and a little note.

Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cute gift card wallets, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

OK, my friends!  Thanks for letting me interrupt your Monday!  I’ll be back tomorrow with our September Gnome of the Month Tutorial.  Have a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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RRR August 2022 Blog Hop

RRR August 2022 Blog Hop Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

RRR August 2022 Blog Hop: Autumn Splendor Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon  August 2022 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog. We’re getting ready for the beautiful colors of fall this month with the Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment.  Take a look at this gorgeous group of ribbons.

Oh, how I love fall colors!

Autumn Splendor

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Need an elegant and quick border for your Autumn cards?  Try layering ribbons together with Scor-Tape in between.  This cheery fall border features Kiwi Double Faced  Satin paired up with Pumpkins and Sunflowers on white satin.  Add a big poufy bow tied with cute Autumn Owls to punch up the fun factor of this festive fall card.  A little burlap string accent adds the perfect rustic touch.

A Peek Inside

I’ve used my scraps from this lovely collection to create a little pocket and gift card wallet.

Tuck in an autumn tea bag for extra fall flavor.

If  you’d like to see this month’s ribbon club used on a masculine card, please click HERE

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared 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’ll be entered into a drawing for a free August Ribbon Club Assortment!

Not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet?  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Prima Autumn Sunset Fall Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Prima Autumn Sunset

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a mixed media Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial to share with you.  If you checked out the blog on Tuesday, then you learned how to create the quick and easy folio base that we are finishing up today.  You can find that tutorial HERE.

Prima Autumn Sunset Folio Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Since the folio was still on my desk when I came in to work, and since I had just received a lovely new box of Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, I decided to finish the folio base for our Throwback Thursday post.

Mixed Media Touches

Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Prima Autumn Sunset Folio Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Mixed media touches make this little 5×7 folio extra special.  These easy steps make all the difference.

  • First, dry brush the edges of Reneabouquets Pumpkin Beautiful Board with ivory chalk paint.
  • Next, spatter the pumpkin with the leftover paint.
  • Then tap Reneabouquets Oak Leaves and Acorns Fancy Fall Corners with embossing ink
  • Now sprinkle (think salt) WOW! Super Fine Copper Embossing Powder over the Fall Corners. Tip the excess powder off onto a piece of paper and put back in the jar.
  • Next, sprinkle a little Seth Apter Taos Sunset Baked Textures over the exposed frame.  Tip the excess off as before.
  • Finish by covering the rest of the beautiful board with Stampendous Mixed Metals Embossing enamel.  Tip off the excess.
  • Now heat emboss and watch the magic happen!
A Peek Inside

The interior of this folio will look familiar to  you, because it’s the same folio we created on Tuesday.

Today I’ll show you how to create the fun flip/flap element in the center of the folio.  Then we will decorate the cover together.

Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see the rest of the elements in this Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial then I  hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube video.

Thanks so much for joining me this Throwback Thursday!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card

Masculine Botanical Card Simple Stories Lakeside August Ribbon Club Really Reasonable Ribbon Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Let’s take a walk down by the lake this morning as I share this Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card.  I’ve added all kinds of fun embellishments to this botanical beauty, including an elegant ribbon border created with the August Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club Assortment Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Do you feel challenged when it comes to using ribbon on a masculine card?  It can be tricky, I know.  But if you keep it simple, you’ll have a win every time!

  • First, choose colors from nature.  This color combination of Kiwi Green Diamond Satin and Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin are the perfect color match for the Simple Stories Lakeside Collection.
  • Next, forget about big poufy bows!  Instead, use Scor-Tape to attach layers of ribbon as a border on your card.  This adds color, texture and subtle pattern without looking “too girly.”
  • Then, if you must add bows, choose something like rustic Natural Burlap String.  This is a great option for attaching the metal sentiment strip, too!
Botanical Details

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Y’all know how much I love to embellish a card.  And you can still add loads of embellishments to masculine cards!  Isn’t that great news?

  • Create a collage with a rusty bottle cap, tiny acorn, feather, moss, wooden leaves and Prills.
  • Sprinkle Prills randomly around the card to add texture and visual interest to your composition.
  • Create a woodsy vibe with ferns, wooden leaves and mushrooms as embellishments.
A Peek Inside

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

The inside of the card is dressed up with a little gift card pocket and tag combo.  Then dress up a blank sentiment panel with a scrap of plaid paper and a ticket sticker.

Do you enjoy making masculine cards, or does it make you want to shut the door to your craft room?  Personally, I really love to make masculine cards.  I enjoy taking a break from all the frills and flowers.  Then I also like the challenge of looking at paper from a different perspective.  How about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Project Share with Mini Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Summer may be winding down, but the weather is still perfect for this Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio.  It’s been a hot and steamy season here in North Carolina, so playing with this new collection was a welcome respite. The colors and images are so relaxing and playful that it’s almost as good as a trip to the beach!

This was initially a “Just for me” project.  Y’all know how much I love the beach!  There’s nothing better than digging your toes into the warm sand as beach breezes mess up your hair while waves roll in on the shore!  But as the project came together, I decided I should share it with all of you along with a mini tutorial for creating the folio base.  This 5×7 folio is so easy to make, extremely versatile and filled with room for photos and journaling.  I think you are going to love making it!

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio: The shaker Frame

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Beachcombing has been my passion for many years now.  I always seem to have a large stash of shells and found objects to dress up beach themed projects.  As you can see here, I’ve some of those treasures to create a shoreline collage on the folio cover.  But look a little closer at the shaker element?  Do you see the itty bitty shells tucked in with the beads and sequins?  That was a fun design decision!  I even added real beach sand to the mix.

Beach Charm

There are some charming elements on the spine of this folio, too!

 

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

See this cute ribbon?  One of my granddaughters recently gifted it o me.  It’s just perfect as the closure for this folio base.

A Quick Peek Inside

The fun beach theme continues inside the folio.  You’ll find pockets and mini folios here.

Photoplay really nailed the color palette in this collection!

Images and sentiments hit just the right note, too!

I’ve built some fun surprises into the design of this folio.  So I think  we’ll switch over to the video now and share all of them with you.

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Project Share and Folio Base Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take the complete tour of this beachy folio, please enjoy this short video.  There’s a tutorial for building the folio base at the end.

Did you enjoy this little trip to the beach?  I did!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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