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Blooming Beautiful Fall Cards

Authentique Splendor Fall Cards by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Blooming Beautiful Fall Cards with Authentique Splendor and Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a duo of Blooming Beautiful Fall Cards to share with you.  I’ve paired up some of my favorite Authentique Papers with some beautiful fall ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Toss in a beautiful die cut doily and some handmade sunflowers and you’ve got a glorious sunny fall day on paper!  Since each of these 5 1/2″ square cards is made the same way, they come together in a jiffy!  I’ll be sharing the recipe with you so you can make your own.  Use whatever papers and theme you like!

TIP:  Ribbon doesn’t always have to be tied into a bow.  For these cards, I created an elegant border with 5/8″ Cappuccino Satin with a Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.  Attach the ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Leave the ends slightly longer than the card panel.  Then wrap the ends around to the back side of the card for a neat and tidy finish.

TIP:  No room for a bulky bow?  Fold a 4″ piece of ribbon in half.  Cut fishtails on the ends.  Then tuck beneath a floral arrangement to add a touch of color and texture.  This Sunflower Satin Ribbon is a match made in heaven for these Splendor papers. Add a touch of rustic charm with  loopy Burlap String Bows.

The Recipe

All the papers for this card come from the Splendor 6×6 Paper Bundle.

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ square top fold card base from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock.
  • Next cut a 5 1/8″ square of the fall plaid pattern. Save the off cut of this panel.
  • Cut a 5 1/4″ square of yellow cardstock and a 5 3/8″ square of brown cardstock.
  • Then cut a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ panel of the fall pumpkins.
  • Now layer the cut papers on the cardstock mats as follows:
    • First put down the fall plaid paper panel.
    • Next layer in the offcut from the fall plaid paper about 3/4″ from the left hand edge.
    • Then add the fall pumpkin layer.
    • Now stitch the panels to the cardstock mats on your sewing machine.

TIP: Steer clear of a sticky situation by placing your adhesive in the center of each panel and away from the sides.  This way, your sewing machine needle will not get gummed up and your thread will not break.

  • Now you are ready to wrap the card panel with your Scor-Tape and Ribbon.
  • Die cut two Doily Rounds from cream cardstock and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then punch out the oval sentiment from the Cardstock Elements sheet.  Back with two layers of dimensionals and adhere in the center of the doily.
  • Add flowers, rhinestones, ribbons and vintage buttons to finish the card design.

TIP: You can use handmade flowers, or pre-made flowers.  Both are gorgeous. Find a tutorial for making these sunflowers HERE.

A Peek Inside

Now we will finish the inside of the card.  It’s easy, peasy!

  • First, cut (2) 5 3/8″ panels of designer paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the card.
  • Next, create a pocket with the rectangular die cut sentiment from the Elements sheet. Just place your adhesive on the sides and bottom.
  • Create a belly band with a 1 3/4″ x 5 3/8″ strip of the pumpkin pattern.  Adhere just the top and bottom edges to the fall check.
  • Mat a 3×4 journal card on a 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of cardstock.  Score in half and fold to make a little notecard to tuck inside the belly band.
Blooming Beautiful Fall Cards: The Twin

This “Twin” card is made in exactly the same way as the first card.  Just change out your patterned papers and sentiment.  Here’s a look at the details.

The only thing nicer than one cheery fall card is two!  And you can save time by making these cards at the same time.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Happy World Card Making Day Giveaway!

Happy World Card Making Day Giveaway!  Brand New Button Farm Card Club Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to my Happy World Card Making Day Giveaway and Button Farm Card Club Kit Reveal!  As an avid cardmaker, I love this day dedicated to the creative pursuit of the handmade card.  What could be a more perfect time to reveal my latest Button Farm  Card Club Kit?  This quarter we are celebrating the glorious colors and patterns of autumn with Authentique Paper’s vibrant Splendor Paper Collection.

 

Lots and Lots and Lots of Cards for World Card Making Day

I’ve put together a wonderful assortment of greeting card designs for this kit.  Here’s a peek at the different styles we’ll be making this quarter.

Sunflowers!  My favorite bloom!  So we’ll be making these cheery sunflower shaker cards.

Designing these Buckle and Flap cards was so much fun!  Wait ’til you see how they function in the reveal video below.

I can see about a dozen different ways to use these “Party in a Box” Pocket Cards.  You can customize these by adding your favorite treats and wee gifts to the box pocket.  How fun is that?

You’ll “Fall” in love with these Slimline Belly Band Cards.

Do you know what happens when you take a standard 4×6 card base and score it in a unique way?  You get a trio of totally adorable Tab Top Card Folios.  These would make wonderful place cards on your Thanksgiving table, too!

Good things come in small packages.  And these darling Tag Shaped Pocket cards are really good!  You get a fussy cutting tutorial when we make these sweet cards.

This Sunburst Thanksgiving Card might just be my favorite of all the designs in this kit.  For one thing, it’s just as cute as it can be.  For another, the design is a great way to use up all those pretty little scraps of your designer paper.

And you knew I would have to include a card folio, didn’t you?  This trifold design has a lovely hidden pocket panel inside as well as lots of room for fall photos.

That’s a total of 15 cards and 8 unique card designs!  And once you learn how to make these card bases, you’ll have that knowledge locked up in your crafty toolbox to use over and over again.

Splendor Card Kit Reveal Video

If you’d like to see these cards in action as well as take a closer look at the goodies in this kit, please enjoy this short reveal video.

Splendor Card Club Kit Details

Look at all the delicious paper pretties that come in this month’s kit!  There are 12 double-sided sheets of 12×12 Splendor papers, a 12×12 die cut elements sheet, 6 sheets of color-matched Spectrum Cardstock, 7 sheets of 12×12 kraft cardstock, fall flowers, ribbon, 10 yards of twine, apple buttons, acorns and kraft doilies to play with.  Everything about this kit makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

If you would like to purchase this all-inclusive kit, the price is only $53.99.  The Club Subscription Kit price is even lower…only $48.59!  That’s about $3.25 per card, which is an amazing deal.

To order the kit, click HERE.  You can find out all about the Card Kit Club HERE.

Along with all the goodies you see in the photo, you’ll also receive a written PDF basic guide and private links to video tutorials.  We will make the cards together, so it’s just like taking a card class…only you can wear your pajamas!

World Card Making Day Giveaway

Laura and I are celebrating World Card Making Day by offering one of my readers a FREE Splendor Card Club Kit!

To enter the giveaway, you must be subscribed to my blog and my YouTube Channel.  Then just leave a comment below.  I’ll draw a winner on Monday, October 5th and announce it in my blog post for that day.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative World Card Making Day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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