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Everyday Heroes You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial

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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Everyday Heroes You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2017 Alumni Hop!  You should be coming here full of inspiration after visiting Gloria’s lovely blog.  I’ve been loving the blues lately…maybe it’s the beautiful Carolina Blue sky that’s been inspiring me, who knows?  So today I’m sharing this You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial made with Heartfelt Creations “Everyday Heroes” collection.  Let’s get started!

How to Create an Easel Card Base

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1Follow these quick and easy steps to create an easel card base.

  1.  First, cut a 6.25″ x 12″ rectangle from aqua card stock.
  2. Next, score on the long side at 6″ and again at 9″.
  3. Then crease the folds to create the easel card base. The card front will be the section with the two score lines.
  4. Now, cut a 6.25″ square from the same aqua cardstock.
  5. You will build your card cover on this 6.25″ square.
  6. Next, decorate the inside of the card with designer papers.
  7. Finally,  glue the completed card cover onto the lower half of the scored card base.
Work Inside Out!

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2When I’m making an easel card, I always work “inside out.”  By this I mean that I decorate the inside of my card first.  This way, I don’t “squash” the dimensional card cover while I’m working on the inside decor.  Here are the steps I took to make the inside of this card.

  1. First, cut 2 squares of designer paper from Everyday Heroes.  I used 2 of the 6″ card fronts from the collection.  Easy Peasy!
  2. Next, cut one square in half and use it to line the scored section of the card.  Don’t glue over the score line, as the card will not be able to fold if you do this.
  3. Now, glue the striped card cover to the bottom half of the card interior.
  4. Then, create two 2.5″ x 3.25″ banner flags from polka dot designer paper.  Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Use foam dots or waste chipboard on the back of each flag to add dimension and create a “stopper” for the easel.  Glue in place on the left hand side of the card base, as seen here.
  5. Finally, cover a small paper bag with designer paper and glue on the top half of the card.  Add a little note card inside.
Making Vellum Botanical Roses

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

Now we’ll go to work on making these lovely Vellum Botanical Roses.  To make these you will need the following:

  1. First, stamp 3 sets of Botanical Roses onto vellum with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink.
  2. Next, sprinkle the wet ink with copper embossing powder.
  3. Then, heat Emboss.
  4. Next, die cut flower layers with the Botanical Wings Die.
  5. Now, lightly spritz the back of the die cut flower layers and shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Tools.
  6. Then, use a sponge dauber to add Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to petals.
  7. Next, stack the shaped and inked layers, securing with hot glue.
  8. Now, spritz lightly with water.  Gently heat set.
  9. Then, spatter with diluted white and black paint.
  10. Finally, fill the centers with Dries Clear Adhesive and Minnie Pearls Prills.
You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 4
Making the Botanical Wings Vellum Butterfly

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

  1. Stamp the large butterfly from Botanical Wings onto vellum using the same procedure as with the flowers.
  2. Heat set with copper embossing powder.
  3. Die cut with matching Botanical Wings die.
  4. Add ink and spatters.
  5. Lightly spritz the wings and shape by rolling around a pencil.  Set aside to dry.
  6. Color a Feathery Flourish chipboard with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. Glue in place on card front, as shown.
Finishing Touches

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

  1. Now arrange all your prepared flowers and the butterfly as seen here.
  2. Then add a pen nib to the center of the butterfly’s body.
  3. Next, cut a tag from the cut apart page and top with ticket sentiment.  Add a brad to the top of the tag.  Layer over the banner flags.
  4. Now, tie a bow with Sheer Striped Satin Ribbon.  Use hot glue to secure to card front.
  5. Then, create a loopy bow with white burlap string.  Use scissor points to tuck in under a flower.
  6. Finally, add the border strip and sentiment arrow.

You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial Everyday Heroes by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7And that finishes up this You Inspire Me Easel Card Tutorial!  Now let’s get on with the hop!

Let’s Hop!

The Hop starts 8am EST on Friday,  April 28th and closes Monday, May 1st at 11:59PM EDT.  Hope to all the blogs on the list, and be sure to leave a comment so you can be in the running for the randomly selected $25 Heartfelt Creations shopping spree.

The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook page and BLOG on Wednesday, May 3rd.  I will also post the winner at the top of this blog post.  If you are the lucky winner, just send an e-mail with “Winner of the April Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line to  [email protected]

From here you will hop on over to see what beautiful creation Archana has in store for you on her blog.  And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s the complete blog hop list.

Deneen ♥  KATHY (You are Here) ♥ ArchanaAlissa ♥  EmilySarah

Enjoy the hop!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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Graphic 45 2017 Planner

2017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Graphic 45 2017 Planner: It’s a Good Day to Have a Good Day!

Hello, Friends!  Can it really be December already?  This month is filled to the brim with shopping, baking, parties, family, food and fun.  It’s wonderful to finish out the year with so much celebration, isn’t it?  Being the planner that I am, I’m also getting ready for a fabulous year in 2017 by creating a Graphic 45 2017 planner.  I don’t know about you, but I rely heavily on lists and calendars to keep me organized.  My motto is, “If it isn’t written down, it isn’t going to happen.”

2017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3Friends, meet my brain on paper.  This planner has a place for everything: appointments, design team deadlines, shopping lists, to do lists, photos and more all neatly organized into a Graphic 45 Kraft Mixed Media Album.  I’ve used some of my favorite collections (new and old) to add color and inspirational sayings to keep me organized and motivated throughout the year.

To help you get a feel for the “flow” of this album, I put together a YouTube video tour.

Did you like the little custom paper clip embellishments?  These are super quick and easy to make, so I thought you all might enjoy a short video tutorial so you can make some yourself.

How to Make Custom Paperclip Embellishments YouTube Video

I think I am going to make a whole bunch of these to have on hand to add to cards, layouts and tags.  They are so fun!

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A Picture is Worth  A Thousand Words

2017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-62017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-52017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-72017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-82017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-92017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-102017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-112017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-12If you’d like to print out these cute chalkboard style calendars and to-do lists, you can find them at Botanical Paperworks.  They are a free download (yippee!).  Ilove how stylish and practical they are.  I printed mine at 70% of the full size so they would fit into the mixed media album.  Instead of cutting off the excess on the to do list, I scored and folded it so that I can use the flap as a tear off shopping list or menu planner for the week.  You can download the to-do list  HERE.  The monthly 2017 calendars are HERE.

2017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-132017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-142017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-162017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-172017-planner-place-in-time-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-21I’d love to know how you stay organized.  If you have any special tips, I  hope you’ll share them in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List

  • Typography 12×12 papers, chips, tags &pockets and stickers
  • A Place in Time 12×12 Deluxe Collector’s Edition
  • Calendar Pages: A Place in Time 12×12
  • Children’s Hour 12×12 Calendar pages
  • Off to the Races 12×12 Prints and Patterns
  • Time to Flourish: 12×12 papers, calendar pages
  • 8×8 Time to Flourish papers, calendar pages, ephemera cards, chips, tags & pockets, banners
  • Graphic 45 Staples Mixed Media Album
  • Metal Door Plate (the original, large style) Graphic 45 Staples
  • Graphic 45 Staples Antique Brass Door Knocker
  • 2 Staples Kraft Tags
  • Staples Butterfly (retired)
  • Petaloo Flowers

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Thanksgiving Harvest Mini Album Tutorial

Thanksgiving Harvest Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy ClementThanksgiving Harvest Mini Album Tutorial  and Video Tour for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello, Friends!  My favorite holiday is right around the corner!  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with family and friends, enjoy good food, play games, laugh and take photos!  To help you capture all those great memories, I’ve created this Thanksgiving Harvest Mini Album Tutorial.  I’ve used the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Bracket Edged Stagger Mini Album and Fall Shape set along with the gorgeous Authentique Harvest papers.  Get out your scissors and pencils because class is in session!

Thanksgiving Harvest Mini Album Tutorial YouTube Video Tour

Because I am a visual learner, I like to experience the flow of an album via a video tour.  In this short tour, I’ll share tips and tricks for working with chipboard and demonstrate how all the various interactive elements of the album work.  I think you’ll find it is a good introduction to the Snapguide tutorial below.

Thanksgiving Harvest Snapguide Tutorial

This Snapguide tutorial will guide you step by step through the process of building your album.  You will learn how to use embossing powders and paints to alter your chips, see how I assembled each page and find a complete supply list within this tutorial.  Enjoy!

Check out How to Thanksgiving GSL Bracket Edged Mini Stagger Album by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here are some still photos for you to enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 GSL Product Links for Harvest Thanksgiving Mini Album Tutorial

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Just a Hint of Fall: Paper Bag Pocket

RRR Blog Hop BadgeJust a Hint of Fall for Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Paper Bag Pocket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  We are nearly half way through the month of August and Fall is peeping around the corner.  It’s time to break out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club Colors of Autumn Assortment in our monthly RRR BLog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  If so, you are right on track.  Without further ado, here’s just a hint of fall in a sweet little  paper bag pocket.

Just a Hint of Fall Paper Bag Pocket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product October Afternoon Apple Cider Photo 3October Afternoon’s Apple Cider collection makes a perfect playmate for the Colors of Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment. I just love seeing all these cute fall images inside my paper bag pocket!

Colors of Autumn Ribbon CollectionI worked with Square in a Square Tangerine Satin, Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin, Autumn Bold Diagonal Stripe Ribbon, and Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.

Just a Hint of Fall Paper Bag Pocket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product October Afternoon Apple Cider Photo 2Making a  paper bag pockets is quick and easy.  Start with a brown paper lunch bag, fold it up to make three little pockets, line the pockets with designer paper and stitch up the sides.  Then stuff to the gills with all kinds of goodies!

Cute Little Paper Clip Embellies

Just a Hint of Fall Paper Bag Pocket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product October Afternoon Apple Cider Photo 4 Just a Hint of Fall Paper Bag Pocket by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product October Afternoon Apple Cider Photo 5Look at these super cute paper clip embellishments!  I made them by punching out 2 half inch circles for each clip.  Hot glue was added to the center of one circle and then it was placed on the backside of the paper clip.  The other circle was pressed into the hot glue from the front side of the clip, making a neat platform for these adorable puffy stickers that came with the Apple Cider collection.  They add a festive feel to the paper bag pocket, don’t you think? I’m sure I’ll be making more of these!

From here, you will hop on over and see what kind of fun Deborah has in store for you.  Visit all the blogs on the hop, leave a  nice comment and then hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Then you’ll be entered into a drawing to win your very own Colors of Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment so you can add just a hint of fall to your projects!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Blog Hop List

RRR Blog
Gloria
Ginny
Judy
Cheryl
Bonnie
Nancy
Karen
Kathy – YOU ARE HERE
Deborah
Cherry
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September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

September Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  It’s the last Tuesday in September and that means it’s time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop.  You should be coming here from  Mary’s BLOG.  If so, you are right on track.  Just in case, here’s the blog hop order:

A random winner will be chosen from one of the blogs on this hop, so make sure you leave a comment on each and every blog!  Your chance to comment will expire on Friday, October 2nd at midnight. The winner will be announced here on Saturday, October 3rd. The winner will then have 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.

Classic Sunflower Birthday Card

Autumn birthdays are the perfect excuse to create with my favorite Classic Sunflower Collection.  You can find a complete tutorial below this post.

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardI wanted to pick up on the beautiful rust and green tones in the designer papers and did this by inking my papers with Colorbox Burnt Sienna Chalk ink.  I love the rustic feel of this card from the distressed edges to the crumpled sunflowers, it makes me happy!

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardI used a lot of metal accents, glass beads and beautiful ribbons and fibers to add texture and visual interest to the card.  The Everyday Heroes Die was colored with Burnt Sienna ink and embossed lightly with Antique Gold embossing powder.  I backed it with a sentiment from the designer paper, filled it with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled in some beads and mica flakes just for fun.

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardJust look at all that yummy texture and shine!

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday CardThe interior of the card is finished with more designer paper, and some stamps from my stash.  I really appreciate all the artwork that comes in the Heartfelt Creations paper packs.  They make it so easy to create a really special card.

I’m so glad you hopped by today.  From here, you will hop over and visit  Glenda’s BLOG.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Classic Sunflower Birthday Card Tutorial

Kathy Clement/Classic Sunflower Birthday Card

Supplies:

Directions:

Stamp two sets of Classic Sunflowers, one with Yellow Cadmium Ink, one with Burnt Sienna Ink.  Heat Emboss with Clear embossing powder and die cut with the Classic Sunflower Die.

Use a sponge dauber to color the flower petals with chalk paints.

Flip the flower layers over, spray lightly with water and shape with Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Stack and glue the layers together.  Fill Centers with Art Institute Glue and and assortment of Czech beads.  Set aside to dry.

Stamp, die cut and color the Bella Rose Leaves.

Cut a panel of the chicken wire designer paper slightly smaller than the 5″ x 7″ card base.  Ink the edges with Burnt Sienna chalk ink.  Spritz with gold mist.  Distress the edges, ink again if necessary.

Cut a 4.25″ square from the word collage paper.  Mat with Cajun Craze and gold foil paper. Glue onto the chicken wire panel.

Cut a 4″ square from the plaid paper.  Mat as above. Secure slightly to the right of the word collage square, using foam adhesive to create more dimension.

Run the burlap approx. 1.25″ inches from the card base.  Top with a double layer of the moss/cream plaid ribbon. Glue the chicken wire panel to the card base.

Die cut the Everyday Heroes die from white cardstock.  Use the circle die to cut out the center. Color with Dark Brown Ink.  Sprinkle with Antique Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss.  Cut the sentiment from one of the card fronts and glue behind the die to create a window effect.

Fill the circle with Glossy Accents, and sprinkle in some Czech beads and mica flakes. Set aside to dry.

Add copper brads to the top and bottom of the die and secure in place with foam adhesive.  Cluster the sunflowers around the die as seen in the photo.  Cut the Bella Rose leaves into 3 sections and glue behind the flowers.

Tie a double layer bow with the Bow-it-all Tool.  Glue to the card, as shown.  Create a triple loop bow with natural burlap string and place on top of the plaid bow.  Top with the metal flower.

Cut out the ticket and tab from the paper collection and secure with foam tabs.

Sprinkle beads on leaves, securing with AI glue, if desired.

 

 

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