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Pretty in Pink Graduation Banner

Petaloo and Canvas Corp Brands Blog Hop: Pretty in Pink Graduation Banner and Mini Album

Hello, Friends!  This week we are celebrating Dads & Grads in our blog hop with Canvas Corp Brands.  I love seeing all the happy graduation photos on Facebook, and they inspired me to create a pretty in pink graduation banner and matching mini album.


Pink and Black Graduation Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International and Canvas Corp Brands Dads and Grads Blog Hop 03

Just for fun, I decided to go all shabby chic and girly with a pink & black color scheme. This banner would be darling at any girl’s graduation party, whether she’s graduating from Kindergarten or College.  I used Canvas Corp Brands Paper Banner Kit as my base, but cut the size down just a little so my banner would not be too big.

Pink and Black Graduation Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International and Canvas Corp Brands Dads and Grads Blog Hop 04

Ooh la la!  Just look at this gorgeous posy made with DIY Burlap Canvas layers from Petaloo! .  Isn’t it spectacular?  I sprayed the individual layers with Tattered Angels Vintage Pink and Silver Sugar Mists, then gently heat dried them.  I actually kind of scrunched the petals during this process to give them even more shape.  Then I stitched my layers together, added a vintage velvet button to the center and voila!  A perfect color match for this pink and black graduation banner!


Pink and Black Graduation Banner by Kathy Clement for Petaloo International Canvas Corp Brands Grads and Dads Blog Hop 06

Custom clothespins?  Yes, please!  Just spray the ones that come in the banner kit with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist!  Easy peasy!


Graduation Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Canvas Corp Blog Hop 01

Here’s the graduation folioI made to match the banner.  It measures 4″ x 5″ and has a waterfall folio, gift card pocket and tag pocket inside. I was inspired by a design from Ginger Ropp,and just changed the size and added my own touches. Thanks, Ginger!


Graduation Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Canvas Corp Blog Hop 02


For the cover of this mini album, I sprayed the butterfly with Vintage Pink Tattered Angels Glimmer mist.  The flower petals were just lightly dipped into the mist that was left on the mat. Pink chevron ribbon was wrapped around the mini album and tied into a bow.  DIY Queen Anne’s Picks  were dipped into Vintage Pink mist and tucked behind the tinted flower.  Metal corners were painted shabby white, and I added a little vintage clip to hold the waterfall pages inside the album closed.


Graduation Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Canvas Corp Blog Hop 03


There’s a waterfall feature inside the top half of the album.  It’s a great place to add pics of the proud grad and her family and friends.


Graduation Folio by Kathy Clement for Petaloo Canvas Corp Blog Hop 04


The bottom half of the mini album contains a pocket filled with tags that have been tied with cording from Canvas Corp.  These would be a great spot to have guests write their words of congratulations or advice.  And, there’s room to tuck in  gift cards as well.

Be sure to stop by the Petaloo BLOG and leave a comment, as they are giving away some wonderful prizes! 

Thanks for stopping by!



Petaloo Products Used in this Project

DIY-Burlap Butterflies & Blossoms x 5 Ivory SKU: 1650-018

DIY-DaisyLayers x 15 Burlap-Canvas Ivory SKU: 1650-020

DIY-Queen Annes Pick x 3 White SKU: 1650-016

Canvas Corp Brands Products

Heirloom Graduation on Ivory 12×12 paper

Pink & Ivory Ribbon Stripe 12 x 12 paper

Pink & Ivory Baby Girl Alpha 12 x 12 paper

Black and Ivory Toile 12 x 12 paper

12×12 Light Pink Burlap Sheet

Ivory Paper Banner Kit

Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist

Tattered Angels Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist

Other Products

Pink Chevron Striped Twill

Midnight Waves Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Graduation Shape Chipboard

Mixed Media Butterfly Card Tutorial

Mixed Media Butterfly Card Tutorial for RRR and Canvas Corp Brands

Hello, Friends!  I have such a fun mixed media butterfly card tutorial to share with you today!  It’s made with the gorgeous new June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon, fabby mixed media papers from Canvas Corp brands, and some bright and beautiful Petaloo Flowers, too.  It’s like a summertime  garden party on a card!

Mixed Media Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 01I am sooooo in love with these gorgeous ribbons!  Here’s a little peek at the entire assortment:

Citrus Assortment June Ribbon Club Assortment RRR


I know….gorgeous, right?  Anyway…back to the card!  I have a SnapGuide below that will show you step by step how I built this Mixed Media Butterfly card, but first I thought you’d like to see some photos.

Mixed Media Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 02The ribbons really were the inspiration for this card.  The Sheer Citrus Dots  ribbon made me think of summer butterflies, which led to the paper selection.  The inky goodness of the Citrus Paint Splatter Ribbon led to the decision to go in a Mixed Media Direction. Oh, what fun!

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 03I added some fun techniques, loads of distressing, texture paint and lots of ink splatters/  The mixed media Wings paper from Canvas Corp Brands was able to hold up to all the many different treatments I added to it.  I love this stuff!  Adding Petaloo Gerber Daisies and Pistachio Burlap Blossoms really made this card come to life!

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 04I wanted you to see how I was able to use my craft knife to lift those butterfly wings from the mixed media papers.  This is one solid image.  I did not add the butterfly.  Instead, I placed the paper on a piece of glass (from an old picture frame) and traced around the wings with my craft knife, leaving the body connected to the paper.  Then I just wet the wings, shaped them with my fingers and heat set them with my heat gun.  They held their shape!  How amazing is that?  I backed the image with some tissue paper, and you can just see that peeking through here.

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 05I traced around this vintage brass optical lens and filled it with mixed media paper, a fussy cut image from Gypsy Moments Ordre du Jour papers and some teal mica chips.  Then I topped it with a snippet of gorgeous Maize Honeycomb Satin Ribbon.  Honestly these ribbons and this paper were made for one another!

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 06Here’s a peeky inside the card.  Isn’t it fun?

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 08These papers are from the Ordre du Jour 8×8 pad.  The little envelope contains a tag that I’ve topped with more of that sunshiney honeycomb ribbon..  The envelope is  just big enough for a gift card or a small treat.

Butterfly Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Papers and RRR June 2016 Ribbon Club Collection 07This is from the  & Gypsies 8×8 Ordre du Jour papers.  This collage is all done for you…which makes my life sooo easy!  I just fussy cut a small butterfly from the Mixed Media paper and popped it into the mix.

I prepared a little SnapGuide Tutorial for your viewing pleasure, so you can see how I built up the mixed media papers.  Honestly, this stuff is so much fun to work with!  I just ordered more so I can spend another happy afternoon in inky bliss!
Check out How to Create a Butterfly Garden Mixed Media Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

If you love mixed media, I highly recommend you invite these Mixed Media Origins paper over for a play date.  I just ordered a few more to play with myself!  hehehehe  And, if you still haven’t signed up for the Ribbon Club at RRR, this is a great time to jump in, cuz these ribbons are scrumptious!  Just wait til you see what else I have in store for you with these bright citrusy ribbons!  Fun times ahead!

If you have any questions about the techniques or processes used in this Mixed Media Butterfly Card tutorial, please don’t be afraid to ask!  I’d love to help in any way I can.

Thanks for stopping by!



It’s Hip to Be Square Challenge at F&F

Feeling Groovy Card for It’s Hip to Be Square Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Get out your sunglasses and bell bottoms and put some flowers in your hair, because it’s time for the It’s Hip to be Square Challenge at the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog. Cec is our hostess this time around and here’s what she says about this fun challenge:

Let’s go retro and make a square project influenced by the brighter colours and/or images of the hippie era of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Think psychedelic, paisley, peace and vintage rock and roll. 

Oh, this one is right in my wheelhouse, because that was my era!  I remember the neon colors, paisley prints and funky fashion like it was yesterday.  With that in mind, I worked up this little 6×6 placard and titled it “Feeling Groovy.”

It's Hip to Be Square Challenge Frilly & Funkie 01I had loads and loads of good inky fun creating this retro piece.  I started with a 5″ square of watercolor paper that I spritzed and embossed with a paisley Spellbinder’s embossing folder.  I pulled Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks out and went to work on adding the psychedelic colors of that era that I remember so very well.

It's Hip to Be Square Challenge Frilly & Funkie 02I smooshed the inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water until they beaded up then pressed my watercolor paper into the lovely inky puddles, drying each layer as I went along.  After several layers of ink were applied and I was happy with the colors, I rubbed my ink pads lightly across the embossed portions of the card to bring out the raised edges.  Then everything was spritzed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist.  I stitched the background onto black card, and double matted it with shocking pink and gold metallic card.

It's Hip to Be Square Challenge Frilly & Funkie 03Flower Power is a phrase I remember well, so I had to add some pretty hand made posies to the design.  Using Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning and Delightful Daisy cling stamps and dies (new to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  How exciting!) I created these brilliant blooms.  I added flower soft and Prima Flower Centers and I really like how the black grounds the blooms and makes them pop off the page.  I painted the petals with Glossy Accents when they were finished.

It's Hip to Be Square Challenge Frilly & Funkie 04“Butterflies are free” was a poster almost every teen had on her wall, so I had to add one to this composition.  Again, I used Heartfelt Creations dies that Linda is now carrying in her boutique.  This one was stamped, embossed and dipped into the same inky puddle as the background.  I used an Ideology pen nib for the butterfly body.   My sentiment is from Wendy Vecchi’s new Blooming Art stamp set, also in the shop.  Oh, and I had to add some crocheted lace, because nearly every girl I know got married in a dress that had crocheted lace somewhere…including this girl! I die cut a mini easel from chipboard and glued it to the back of the placard so that it can stand on its own.

And now the real fun begins, because YOU get to play along in this wonderful challenge! Just link up your own It’s Hip to be Square project on the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog. The winner will earn the chance to serve as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

Be sure to check out the Frilly & Funkie Blog for even more inspiration for this fun It’s Hip to be Square challenge.  I can’ t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by,




Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop: Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the February 2016 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  I have a sunshine yellow Butterfly Medley Birthday card tutorial to share with you today.  You should have come here from Eemelia’s lovely blog. If so you are right on track.  Just in case you are lost, here’s a link to the Alumni Team that is participating in this hop:

Caroline Duncan ♥  Amarilys Doria ♥  Ujjwal Gupta ♥  Vicki DutcherGlenda Brooks ♥                   Gloria StengelRegina M. Hamilton Gini Williams CagleSarah Miller ♥                               Emilia van den Heuvel Kathy Clement (You are HERE) ♥  Alissa Wells  ♥  Lisa Allen

Be sure to visit each blog along the way and leave a lovely comment, because one comment from one of the above blogs will be randomly chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 27th and will have 24 hours to contact to claim the prize.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial Card 04There’s something about a sunshine yellow card in the middle of winter that just lifts the spirit.  In making this 5″ x 7″ side fold card,  I combined Butterfly Medley papers, dies and stamps with the Delightful Daisy stamps and dies.  I love how cheery this card is!

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 01I layered designer papers up with a pretty Decorative Oval die cut that I popped up on foam dots to add extra depth to the card.  It’s hard to see in this photo, but I stamped the white space in the designer paper with the Large Elegant Word Background Stamp before adding the die cut.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 02The flowers were stamped onto white cardstock using Mustard Seed Distress Ink followed by heat embossing.  Once they were shaped and layered, I painted the petals and leaves with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint and filled the centers with Czech beads.

Butterfly Medley Birthday Card 03There’s a fair amount of distressing and inking on the card layers.   I layered a sentiment ticket up with a small image from the cut apart page , then added a couple of little banner flags for fun. In this photo, you can see the belly band I created with the Chevron Ribbon and 1.5″ White Crocheted Lace.

Lemon Yellow Birthday Daisy Card 03And you have to have a lemony fresh bow on a card like this one, so I used this pretty Yellow Chevron Striped Twill to the side of my sentiment panel.  Love this ribbon!

Lemon Yellow Birthday Daisy Card 04The inside of the card uses stacked layers of designer paper with plenty of room to add your own hand written birthday greeting.

You’ll find a complete supply list and tutorial below.  Now hop on over to see what Alissa has cooked up for you this month!

Thanks for stopping by!



Butterfly Medley Birthday Card Tutorial


  • white cardstock
  • Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
  • Butterfly Medley Stamp
  • Butterfly Medley Die
  • Delightful Daisy Stamp
  • Delightful Daisy Die
  • Decorative Oval Die
  • Mustard Seed Distress ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
  • Peeled Paint Distress Ink
  • Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint
  • Czech Beads
  • 1.5″ Crocheted Lace
  • Tim Holtz Ideology Memo Pin
  • Distressing Tool
  • Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive


  1. Create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card from white cardstock
  2. Cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of polka dot paper from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  Distress the edges and ink with Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
  3. Cut the 5″ x 7″ card panel from the paper collection.  Trim off the outer edge so that the polka dot edge is now the outer edge.
  4. Stamp the white oval center with the Elegant Word Background stamp and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  Heat Emboss. Distress edges, ink with Mustard Seed DI.  Curl edges.  Center on the polka dot paper panel and glue in place. Wrap with white crocheted lace and chevron ribbon.  Glue to the card base.
  5. Die cut the Decorative Oval from white cardstock and adhere with foam dots.
  6. Cut the small decorative panel from the paper collection. Mat onto white cardstock.  Adhere to card on an angle, gluing the bottom portion directly to the card base, but using foam dots to raise the top edge.
  7. Stamp 2 sets of Delightful Daisies onto white cardstock using Mustard Seed DI.  Heat emboss with clear powder.  Die cut, shape and stack. Sponge the edges lightly with ink.  Color the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress ink.  Use hot glue to secure to card as shown.
  8. Stamp Butterfly Medley with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink.  Heat emboss and die cut.  Shape the wings and add to the flower cascade as shown.   Paint the petals and butterfly wings with Clear Rock Candy Distress Ink.  Add Czech beads to the flower centers.
  9. Cut out the sentiment ticket and mat onto white cardstock.  Add to the card using the Tim Holtz memory pin.
  10. Tie a bow with the Yellow Chevron Twill and use hot glue to secure to the card.
  11. Cut out papers in varying sizes to line the inside of the card.


Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday: Jumbo Poppy Tag Tutorial

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, my friends!  We’re taking another look at the beautiful Blazing Poppy release from Heartfelt Creations.  This time, I have a Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag Tutorial to share with you.  I think you are going to like it!

Kathy by Design/Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag TutorialI had a little fun playing with embossing powder on this tag.  I used a Ranger Jumbo Black tag as my base.  The Poppy Border and Filler stamps were done in white pigment ink, then heat embossed with superfine white embossing powder.  Then, I stitched the black tag to a red cardstock base.    Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02aHere,  I used Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder to stamp my poppies onto the same red cardstock.  I love the contrast of that yellow embossing powder against the red cardstock!  The centers were filled with Prima flower centers and Black Soot Distress Stickles.  For my foliage, I used the classic leaf stamp and die.

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 03

Here’s a  closeup so you can see all the wonderful texture and detail of these gorgeous flowers!


Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02bBut we’re not done having fun with embossing powder yet!  I stamped and die cut 2 of the beautiful Botanical Wings butterflies.  One, from cardstock and one from clear cardstock.  The beautiful black poppies were stamped onto black cardstock and heat embossed with more of the Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  I folded some of the smaller petal layers and tucked them behind my focal sentiment to add extra depth and dimension.

Blazing Poppy Jumbo Tag 02I have a complete supply list and step by step tutorial below so that you can make your own tag if you’d like.  These flowers are stunning, whether you go soft and pastel as I did last week, or you go bold and fiery like this week’s project.  Have fun playing with Blazing Poppies!

I’m entering this tag in the following challenges:


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Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCDP1-255 Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
HCPC 3674 Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3675 Poppy Corner and Border Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3678 Poppy Fillers Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3652 Botanical Wings Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3546 Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCD 764 Blazing Poppy Die
HCD 762 Decorative Oval Die
HCD 758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
Deluxe Tool Kit
Stamp Pad
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Bridal Embossing Powder
Viva Décor Moss Green Metallic Stamp Paint

Other Products: Jumbo Black Tag; SU Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral Cardstock, White, Black Cardstock; Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder; Tattered Angels Roses R Red Glimmer Glam, Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist; Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Versamark; ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink; Black Soot, Diamond Stickles; Prima Say it in Studs Flower Centers; beads; Cream Seam Binding, Foam Dots.


Use white pigment ink to stamp the Poppy Border at the base of the black tag. Stamp the baby’s breath from Poppy Fillers onto the remainder of the tag. Heat emboss with Bridal Embossing Powder. Mat with Poppy Parade Cardstock and sew along the edges.

Stamp two sets of Poppy Petals onto Poppy Parade Cardstock using Versamark Ink. Stamp an additional set onto black cardstock. Heat emboss with Scattered Straw Distress ink. Die cut with the Blazing Poppy Die. Shape with the Deluxe Tool Kit. Spritz the Poppy Parade poppies with Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist. Paint the black poppy layers with Roses R Red Glimmer Glam. Set the largest layer of the black poppy aside. Stack the remaining flower layers and fill centers with beads or Prima flower centers.

Die cut the Decorative Oval Die from Poppy Parade Cardstock. Glue onto the top third of the tag base.

Stamp the Classic Open Leaf onto white cardstock using Peeled Paint Distress ink. Die cut with the Classic Leaf Die. Sponge with Moss Green Metallic Stamp Paint. Cut into 3 sections.

Fussy cut “You are One in a Million” from the paper collection. Ink with Versamark and heat emboss with UTEE. When cooled, crack slightly. Place foam dots in the center and attach to the center of the Decorative Oval Die.

Stamp two large butterflies from Botanical Wings onto designer paper using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Heat emboss with Bridal EP. Die cut and spritz very lightly with Oriental Poppy. Shape the wings and glue the two bodies together to form a dimensional butterfly. Glue onto card base as shown. Add Black Soot Stickles to the Butterfly Body and Diamond
Stickles to the butterfly wings.

Cut the largest black poppy petal into 2 pieces and pinch pleat the petals. Use hot glue to secure beneath the tag focal, as shown. Add the black poppy to the top of the fussy cut image, as shown. Tuck a small piece of the Classic Leaf behind it. Arrange the other flowers and leaves on the tag as shown.

Dye the seam binding by spritzing it with Oriental Poppy Glimmer Mist. Scrunch together and let dry, or dry carefully with a heat gun. Smoosh Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto a non porous surface and spritz with water. Randomly tap the seam binding into the puddle, scrunch and dry. Use to create the top streamers and bow on the tag.