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Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I have this adorable Bunny Open House Shaker Tutorial for you.  I know it’s still winter, but I’m already tired of it.  So I’ve decided it’s time to pull out the spring papers, colors, flowers and ribbons!  The groundhog may have said 6 more weeks of winter, but it’s springtime here in the studio!

Stamperia Celebrations Spellbinders Open House Spring Dies Bunny Shaker Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

These adorable bunnies are decorating for spring with a floral wreath, colorful banner and pretty posies.  It’s hard not to smile at these cute Open House Spring Dies from Spellbinders. They are a seasonal add-on for the Open Door House Base Die, which I do not have. But I did have a chipboard Palladian window in my stash, which worked great!

Springy paper was a must for this creation, so I turned to Stamperia Celebrations paper pad.  The color palette and playful vibe were perfect for this project.  Here are the basics for putting this card together:

  • First, dry brush the chipboard window with ivory chalk paint.  Let some of the chipboard base peek through to create a weathered wood look.
  • Next, spatter the window with pink chalk paint.  Heat dry.
  • Now, back with a piece of clear cardstock and 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker window.
  • Then score an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock at 4″, 4 1/4″, 8 1/4″ and 8 1/2″ to form the tri-fold card base with 1/4″ spines.
  • Cut light grey cardstock just a hair below 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″.
  • Then cut patterned paper just a hair below 3 5/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Cut grey cardstock for the short flap panel at 2 3/8″ x 8 3/8″
  • Then cut patterned paper at 2 1/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Place your shaker mix on the top half of the card and press the shaker frame over it.
Making the Wreath

Die cut the wreath 3 times: once from heavy cardstock, then twice from patterned paper.  Place small foam between the wreath layers.  Stagger the leaves to hide the foam squares.  This makes a nice, full wreath.  Die cut the bitty flowers from pink patterned paper.  Adhere to the card base and place a Spellbinders Creative Essentials Gem in the center of each one.

Die cut the bunny bodies from heavy cardstock and patterned paper.

TIP:  Create bunny bow ties with the “stem” of the balloon die.  Then place a gem in the middle.

The Posies and the Welcome Mat

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Now we get to make the posies and the welcome mat. Die cut a nice pile of double and single posy leaves.  The centers of the posy glue over one another.  To make this easier, I used the circle from the top of the balloon die as a base.  First I placed a dot of glue right in the center of the circle.  Then I started adding the petal layers one at a time.  Stagger the petals to create a pretty, full flower.  Then adhere the flower center.

A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of the card with pretty papers, fussy cuts, and a pocket.

There’s room to add a tea bag and honey stick in the pocket.  And you can write your own greeting on the sentiment panel.

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to watch me create this Bunny Open House Shaker Card, please enjoy this video tutorial.

Winter seems more bearable when we break out our pretty spring papers, doesn’t it?  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Thanks for watching!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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G45 Time to Flourish Scrappy Valentine Tutorial

G45 Time to Flourish Scrappy Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

G45 Time to Flourish Scrappy Valentine Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a G45 Time to Flourish Scrappy Valentine Tutorial to share with you.  If you struggle with using all those little leftover bits and bobs on your desk after you’ve finished a project, then I think you are going to enjoy today’s post.

G45 Tim eto Flourish Scrappy Valentine Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Last week, we shared a Throwback Thursday tutorial that showed you how to make our monthly Time to Flourish Desk Calendar.  I used up almost every bit of the 8×8 and 12×12 papers in that project.  But I had one sweet image, a border strip, and a few small pieces of patterned paper left on my desk as well as some cardstock bits left over.  This sweet card iw what I ended up making with all those bits and bobs.

All the patterned papers, cardstock mats and even the card base were what I had left to work with.  I also had a small “goodie bag” that The Funkie Junkie Boutique sent with a recent order.  The filigree heart, paper doll and die cut cardstock hearts were in that. A Melissa Frances Resin Crown (retired) from my stash,  Little Birdie Flowers, ribbon and a bit of lace rounded out the card design.

A Peek Inside

Isn’t it amazing what you can do with just a pile of paper scraps?

TIP: Create a “paper doll” pocket with the row of postage stamps from the 8×8 pad.  Just place a tiny dot of adhesive on the sides and bottom then adhere to the base.  Then tuck in the little sentiment cut aparts.  You could even write a secret message on the back of each one.

G45 Time to Flourish Scrappy Valentine Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this sweet little 4 1/4″ x 5″ card was pieced together, please enjoy this video tutorial.

 

Did you pick up some helpful tips and ideas?  If so I hope you’ll take a minute and share them with me in the comment section below.

Happy Make & Take Tuesday!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card

Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card Spellbinders Cinch and Go Blooms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Make & Take Tuesday: Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card Dies and Flower Shaping Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and we’re going to make this super sweet Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card.  I have some new Spellbinder Dies to share with you, and we’re going to explore some flower-shaping techniques together.  It’s a jam-packed Make & Take Tuesday! Grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s get this party started!

Mini Slimline Precision Dies

If you’re a cardmaker, you probably spend a good bit of time measuring and matting layers. Getting the width of those mats “just so” takes a lot of time.  So I was thrilled to discover the new Spellbinders Mini Slimline Dies.  Part of the Precision Layering Basics line, this set of 12 thin metal dies creates precise layers for your mini slimline card. It will cut perfectly spaced layers of 1/8-inch. When you combine the A set with the B set, you will achieve a 1/16-inch border. No more measuring, the work is done for you! Oh, happy day!

You can also use the dies to create accent layers on your cards, as I did here.  Here’s how I put this sweet and simple card together:

  • First, cut a 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base from sage cardstock.
  • Next, score the base at 3 1/2″ and 7″.  This will create a 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mini slimline card with a 1 1/2″ pocket flap on the inside.
  • Now cut a dark green mat layer using the largest A die.
  • Then cut a sage check layer using the largest B die, and stitch the 2 layers together.
  • Create the accent panel the same way, only this time use the #6 dies from each set.
  • Back the accent layer with foam tape, center and adhere to the card.
  • Locate the letter board ephemera bit.  Glue 2 banner bits on the left hand side,  back with foam tape and adhere on the left hand side of the accent panel.
  • Now back the circle sentiment with foam tape and adhere over the letter board.
Handmade Flowers with Cinch and Go Blossoms

Spellbinders Classically Becca Cinch and Go Blooms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The Make & Take Tuesday tutorial will show you how to make these pretty posies using the Cinch and Go Blossoms from the new Classically Becca release.  Becca’s flowers are always so easy to make.  And they are versatile!  You probably saw the white cluster flowers I shared last week on my Carta Bella Flora 4 Friendship Folio.  Well, today, we’re shaping these lovely blossoms a whole different way!

A Peek Inside

How much do we love the patterned papers in this Gather at Home Collection?  If you love pretty florals, cute mugs and country style pitchers, you need to check this collection out.  It’s wonderful!

Here’s the little treat wallet that I tucked inside the pocket of this sweet and simple card.  Make the pocket by folding the extra flap up.  Secure the sides with folded paper gussets.  Easy peasy!

Make & Take Tuesday Flower Shaping Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the goodies I used to make this card and see how I shaped the Cinch and Go Blossoms, please enjoy this little video tutorial.

I hope this post has brightened your day and inspired you to dig into your crafty stash to create something beautiful today!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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January and February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

Photoplay Year With My Gnomes Gnome of the Month Card January by Kathy Clement Photo 01

January & February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m launching the first installment of my Gnome of the Month Card Tutorials.  Each month in 2022, we are going to make a cute card with Photoplay’s Year With My Gnomies paper collection.  I’ve decided that 2022 is a good year for fun and smile.  These gnomes definitely make me chuckle.   What  better way to send someone a smile in the mail each month? Sometimes these ideas just pop into my head, and so far I’ve not regretted bringing them to life.

Launching Make & Take Tuesdays on YouTube

February Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photoplay Year With My Gnomies Photo 01

Now gnomes may not be your cup of tea.  Not to worry! I’ve decided to launch a new YouTube tutorial series called Make and Take Tuesday.  This  series will be in addition to my Throwback Thursday posts.  We’ll be working with newer collections in these tutorials, and the focus will be on creating cards.  The gnomes will make a monthly appearance, but the series will cover everything from making stacks of cards in a hurry, fun fold card bases, easy to mail cards and fully loaded cards.

My goal is to share these posts with you every Tuesday as my schedule permits.  Sound like fun?

January Gnome of the Month

Since January is nearly half over, I am sharing both the January and February cards this month.  Since the idea didn’t pop into my head until after I had created the January card, there is no step by step tutorial for it.  But, the base for each of these cards is the same.  Only the patterns and the embellishments vary.  So you can easily create this wintry card, even without the step by step tutorial.

January Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

The shaker box on the front of this card features a brand new, soon to be released die from Becca Feeken.  The Filigree Marquis die is part of her new “Classically Becca” release in January. Here’s how to make the shaker frame:

  • First, die cut the frame from 100# white cardstock.
  • Next, heat emboss the frame with VersaMark and Ranger Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder.
  • Let the embossing cool, then back the frame with a piece of clear cardstock. (Acetate)
  • Now, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the sides of the frame.
  • Then fill the inside of the frame with a shaker mix.
  • Next, cut a panel of the polka dot paper large enough to back the frame.  Decorate it with the sledding gnome from the sticker sheet.  Then press in place on the back of the frame.
  • Finish with the fussy cut Snow Day Gnome, ribbon , flowers and charms.

A Peek Inside

The tutorial for the February card will show you how to create the base, add the pockets, and make the mini folios.

What a fun way to send birthday greetings to January birthday boys and girls!  You have plenty of room in the pocket to tuck in a gift card, tea bag, or other small treat.

February Gnome of the Month

The shaker element on the February Gnome of the Month is a Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Frame.  I’ll show you how to assemble it in the video tutorial below.

You can see how the design of each card is the same.  We just change out the patterned papers and embellishments.

I dare you not to smile at these adorable critters!

Since each month’s papers in the collection is laid out almost the same, it’s very easy to repeat the designs.

So, if  you are ready to get started on making your own Gnome of the Month Card, join me for the tutorial below.

Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial on YouTube

Let Me Hear Your Thoughts

So now I need to hear from you!  Do you like the idea of a Gnome of the Month Card Tutorial?  Are you excited about Make and Take Tuesday?  Making these video tutorials is a huge time commitment on my end.  I’m happy to do it, but I need to know that you are on board and like the idea.  Otherwise, I’m just spinning my wheels.  Please share your thoughts with me in the comment section of my blog, or on my YouTube channel.  It is really helpful when I hear from you!

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

Happy Make and Take Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping  by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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