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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

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Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card

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Sunflowers and Butterflies Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower for the Alumni Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  How about some Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies to kick off the Heartfelt Creations September 2020 Blog Hop?  I’ve had a sneak peek at the gorgeous creations that has been prepared for this marvelous hop, and  I know you are going to be inspired to get your craft on by the time you are done hopping!   The hop starts here and runs until 11:55PM on Monday, September 27th.  One comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  More details on that below.

Classic Sunflowers and Butterflies Shaker Card Tips and How To’s

Sunflowers make me happy.  So do butterflies.  Put them together in a shaker card design and you’ve got a whole lotta happy going on!  here’s how this card came together.

  • Begin by cutting a 5″ x 7″ card front from the Classic Sunflower Paper Pad.
  • Next, use a craft knife to cut out the blank white panel on the right hand side of the card front.

TIP:  Lay a ruler on the diagonal from corner to corner of the white space.  Then cut along the ruler.  Shift sides and cut again.  Now you will be able to easily get your scissors inside the space and neatly trim along the borders.

  • Then adhere Clear Cardstock to the back side of the card front.
  • Now adhere 2 layers of foam strips around the perimeter of the clear cardstock.

TIP:  Place foam strips along the edge of the cut away area, too.  This way you don’t have to use as many sequins to fill your shaker element.

  • Next, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of patterned paper to serve as the background for the shaker box.
  • Then trim out 2 butterflies from the collection.  Adhere thin foam tabs or foam strips on the back side of the bodies and adhere to the background paper.
  • Finally, fill the shaker box with your sequin mix and adhere the background paper to the foam strips.
Creating Classic Sunflowers

Stamp Classic Sunflowers on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using a mix of Saffron and Monarch Orange Archival Inks.  Heat emboss with clear powder immediately.  Stamp Leafy Accents with Olive Archival Ink and heat emboss with clear powder, too.

Swipe Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, and Fossilized Amber Distress ink on a non-stick craft sheet.  Spritz with water until beads form.  Then color the stamped panels by tapping and swiping them through the puddles of ink.  Heat emboss a second time so that the embossed areas are refreshed  Then heat dry and die cut with the Classic Sunflower Die.

Now add details with the Golf Flower Shaping Tools. Then use sponge daubers to lightly brush Rusty Hinge Distress Ink over the raised areas.  Fill the centers with Dries Clear Adhesive and Czech beads.  Let everything dry.  Then lightly spray with Glimmer Mist to add shine.  Color, die cut and shape the leaves in the Leafy Accent Mold.  Then arrange on the card front.

Adding the Details

Die cut the Birthday Ticket and back with foam tape.  Adhere in the upper right hand corner of the card.  Tuck metal charms beneath tiny sunflowers to finish the detail.

A Peek Inside

I love to decorate the insides of my cards as much as I do the outsides.  When I do this, I feel like the card becomes a gift.

Turn a journal card into a tea pocket by adhering 3 sides.  Tuck in a Pumpkin Spice Tea Bag for the perfect fall treat.  Punch out a small butterfly, adhere to the bookmark clip with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Then adhere the glass cabochon on top, also with Dries Clear.

If you cut the pocket out with 1/2″ margins on the sides and bottom, you can turn it into a pocket!  Then you can fill the pocket with birthday treats.

This one has a vintage silver plate demitasse spoon, a cookie, a honey stick and two little tags tucked inside.  You can write your personal message on the tags.

On With the Hop”

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Amarilys has prepared for you. You’ll find the complete blog hop list below.

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Vicki  ♥ Kerry  ♥ Lisa Magda Sarah   ♥ Emily   ♥ Alissa  ♥    ♥ Candy   ♥ OksanaCarole

Remember to visit all the blogs and leave a lovely comment to be entered into the drawing for the $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post and on the HC blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, September 30th.  The winner will then have 72 hours to contact [email protected] to claim the prize.  Please write “Winner of the September 2020 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of the email.

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

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop:  A Bucket of Sunflowers Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2020 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop begins here with a sunny bucket full of  Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflowers.

This hop remains open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 31st.  A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.  All you have to do is visit the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment on each blog and maybe you will be the lucky winner!

The winner will be announced at the top of this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Facebook and blog on Wednesday, September 2nd.  If you are the lucky winner, claim your prize by contacting [email protected] within 72 hours of the announcement.  Write “Winner of the August 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

A Bucket Full of Sunflowers Shaker Card

August means sunflowers!  So I created a 6″ x 6″ shaker card using the Classic Sunflowers collection.  Here’s how to put this card base together.

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from heavy cardstock.
  • Next, cut the 6×6 card front from the Classic Sunflower Paper Pad. Trim 1/2″ from the sides.
  • Now, cut the center from the card front with a Cut, Mat, Create Die. This creates the shaker frame.
  • Then cut a slightly larger window panel from clear cardstock and adhere to the back side of the shaker frame.
  • Now, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the frame using the margins of the clear cardstock panel as your guide.
  • Cut a 6″ x 6″ panel of designer paper for the card front.  Center and adhere the die cut image on this panel.
  • Place your shaker mix in the center of the die cut image.  Then center and adhere the shaker frame over it.
Add Some Details

  • Next, die cut the ticket sentiment from the paper pad.  Back with foam adhesive and adhere on the right hand side of the card.
  • Cut fishtail banners on a snippet of ribbon and tuck under the ticket.
  • Next, thread 3 buttons and adhere in the bottom right corner of the card.
  • Now all we have to do is add our flowers! That’s the fun part!
Classic Sunflowers

Begin by stamping  several sets of Classic Sunflowers on Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.   I like to use this paper when I know I am going to treat my flowers to lots of inking. Because of its unique finish and its strength, this paper will not fall apart when exposed to ink, water and sprays. I used Archival Saffron Ink to stamp my flower layers. While the ink is still wet, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.   Once your flower layers are stamped, follow these steps.

  • Swipe Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks on a non-stick craft sheet.
  • Now mist the ink with water until little beads of moisture pop up.
  • Next, lay the stamped and embossed flower layers stamped side down in the inky puddles. Pick them up and dry them, then repeat.  You can dip, swipe and tap the papers into the ink until you have the color and depth you desire. When you dry the layers with your heat gun, the embossed layer below will pop back through so that the details still show.
  • Once all the layers are colored, die cut them with the Classic Sunflower Die.
  • Now shape with the largest Golf Tool.
  • Repeat this same process with the Leafy Accents Die.  Stamp with Olive Archival Ink and color with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.  Die cut and shape in the Leafy Accents Mold.

Fill the flower centers with Czech beads, Prills or even buttons!  Then adhere to the card front.  Tuck in a pretty bow, some burlap string and a button to finish the card front.

A Peek Inside

Cover the inside of the card with designer paper.  Fussy cut along the top edge of this sunflower image, mat on brown cardstock and make a pocket.  Tuck in a tea bag and a little note card where you can add your sentiment.

On With the Hop!

Are you ready to be inspired?  The Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared a wonderful blog hop that will be sure to get you in the mood to pull out your HC goodies and get crafting!  Here’s the hop list this month:

Kathy Clement

Amarilys Doria

Candy Slabaugh

Alissa Wells

Kerry Urbatch

Vicki Dutcher

Sarah Miller

Emily Niehaus

Lisa Gregory

Carole Wright

Oksana Clegg

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card

Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn Card Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  Today’s post features this Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers card that I made for my blogging buddy, Anita Houston. (The Artful Maven Haven)  Anita’s lovely blog was one of the very first that I followed.  She is one of the most talented, generous and lovely people in the mixed media world.  As a Ranger Educator, she shared dozens of techniques via her blog.  Although we have very different styles, I was able to translate many of them into my paper driven crafting.  And, she was one of the people who gently kicked me in the seat of my pants and said, “Start a blog!”  She still visits and supports my blog, which means the world to me.  My nickname for  her is “Beautiful Soul”.

In a recent email, she was praising me for the sunflowers I used on THIS card. When I mentioned to her that I had used Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Spray on the petals to amp up the color, I also mentioned that I was sad because my supply was nearly gone.  Since these mists are now retired, I was sad to see it go.  Anita immediately mailed me a package of all the colors, no charge, and she wouldn’t even let me pay postage.  See why I call her Beautiful Soul?  So this card is on its way to my dear friend, Anita.

Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card with The Sound of Autumn

 

This was my first play with Ciao Bella papers…but it will NOT be my last!  Ooh la la!  What fun I had making this fancy fold card.  This is a Z-Fold Box card, and I have a YouTube tutorial that will show you how to make the base HERE.   There is additional information for this style card on my blog HERE.  So that ought to keep you busy this weekend!

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflowers Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers take center stage along with beautiful layered papers, metal embellishments and gingham ribbon. Yes, I love gingham ribbon!  I’ll share a supply list at the end of this post.

For more Heartfelt Creations Sunflowers on my blog, click HERE.

Ciao Bella Thankful Sunflowers Card: A Peek Inside

So, the hedgehog….all together now…oooooooooh!  Don’t you just love it?  And of course, there’s a little tea pocket.

The z-fold area is just big enough to hold a pocket for one of my precious demitasse spoons and a little tag.  These are the z folds inside the card.

And these are the folds behind the front cover.  I would love to sit on this park bench and soak up the autumn sunshine.  How about you?

No tutorial today…just a lovely little autumn card and a shout out to a dear friend who helped me get my feet under me in the crafting world.  Love you, Anita!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card

This Hop is now closed.  The winner, SueD, was selected from Glenda’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations September 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today I have a sweet and fresh Autumn Sunflowers card to share with you.  This 5″ x 7″ card is a quick and easy one to make but packs a real visual punch.

Note: you will find a supply list for this card at the bottom of this post below the signature.

Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: How to Make it

  • Begin by creating a 5″ x 7″ kraft top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Then cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of green cardstock.
  • Now die cut the Intricate Swirl Frame from cream cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Sweet Peony Design paper.  Back with dimensionals, then attach inside the intricate frame.
  • Now adhere dimensionals to the back of the Intricate Swirl Frame and adhere to the green cardstock layer.
Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: The Details

  • Stamp 3 sets of Classic Sunflowers using Saffron Archival Ink.
  • Sponge the petals and centers of the stamped flowers with additional Saffron Archival Ink and Adirondack Premium Dye Ink.
  • Now die cut the flowers with the Classic Sunflowers Die.
  • Then shape the petals with the Deluxe Tool Shaping Kit.
  • Assemble the flower layers with hot glue.
  • Mist the flowers lightly with Ranger Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle and Bronze.
  • Now stamp Leafy Accents, sponge with Olive Green Archival , Saffron and Terra Cotta Inks.
  • Then die cut with the Leafy Accents Dies.  Shape and then mist very lightly with Bronze Perfect Pearls.
  • Fill flower centers with beads or Prills.
  • Arrange on the card as seen.  Add gingham and twine bows.

  • Stamp the Lush Lilac sentiment in Olive Archival Ink.
  • Mat on a scrap of green cardstock.
  • Add a mini paper clip.
  • Back with dimensionals.
  • Thread twine through the paperclip and tie on a charm.
Heartfelt Autumn Sunflowers Card: A Peek Inside

Stamp a panel of white cardstock with Classic Sunflowers.  Mat on green cardstock and adhere on the top layer of the card.

Create a box pocket on the bottom of the card and fill with a tea bag wallet, honey stick cookies and vintage silver plate spoon.

On With the Hop

The hop begins here at 8AM EDT on Friday, September 27th and continues until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, September 30th.  A randomly selected comment from a mystery blog in the hop will win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page by Wednesday, October 2nd.  The winner then has 72 hours to claim his/her prize.  The winner should contact [email protected] with Winner Of the September Alumni Hop in the subject line.

Here are all the blogs in this hop:

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Glenda   ♥ Vicki   ♥ Els   ♥ Sandra    ♥  Monica  ♥  Amarilys  ♥ Alissa   ♥  Sarah  ♥ Oksana   ♥  Candy 

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

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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