Category Archives: Reneabouquets

Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial

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Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial for April 2024 Banner of the Month

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a lovely Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial to share with you.  This is our April 2024 Banner of the Month, and I think you’re going to love how soft and feminine it is.  The central pennant features a beautiful Reneabouquets floral wreath shaker frame.  Let’s dig in and take a closer look, shall we?

Stamperia Threads Sewing Themed Banner Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

This is a great big banner, with 7 pennants and lots of dimension.  I’ve used 3 different dies to create the pennant bases: a stitched banner die, Sizzix House/Pocket Stitchlets Die, and Graphic 45 Ivory Square Tags.  The different shapes of the banner make it more interesting, but if you prefer everything to be the same size and shape, you can absolutely do it that way, too.

Buttons and Bows

Vintage buttons play a big role in the design of this banner.  It was so much fun to dig through my stash and pull out buttons that matched the color palette of this lovely paper collection.

TIP:  Buttons that are threaded will adhere better to a project.  So even though it takes a little time to thread all those pretty buttons, it’s worth it!

There’s also a lot of texture in this banner design thanks to all the various trims and ribbons.  Vintage doilies found a new home, too.

Stitch Graphic 45 tags upside down onto your ribbon header to create a really pretty pennant edge.  Then hang some sewing themed charms from the grommet to really make those tags stand out!

Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I layer all these banner elements together, then please grab a cuppa and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You can check out the other Banner of the Month tutorials HERE.   This banner is also available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

I hope you have fun making this home decor piece for your craft space, friends!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial

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Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial for March 2024 Flower of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Spring is in full bloom and I have a Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial to help us celebrate!  Yes, it’s time for our March 2024 Flower of the Month Tutorial.  We’re having a blooming big party with Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Dies, Spellbinders Pretty Flowers Die, Prima In Full Bloom papers and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.

Oh, and there are bees,  a shaker frame, and a Tea Party in a Box, too.  Talk about pulling out all the stops!  Let’s take a closer look at this cheery 5″ x 7 creation, shall we?

Mixed Media and Mixed Florals, Too

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Prima In Full Bloom collection offers some truly lovely color palettes.  Once again, I decided to go with the yellow and purple hues to match my Reneabouquets Lavender Lilac Heart Frame.  Then I got busy creating some handmade florals to embellish the pretty frame.  Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilacs and these Amazing Paper Grace “Pretty Flowers” both went well with the bee/lilac theme that I could not choose between the two. So I made them both!

A Peek Inside

Sometimes I think I enjoy creating the inside of my cards as much as I do the outsides.  There are so many opportunities here to add little surprises and interactive elements.  How about a bee-utiful bee journal card on the flap of a flip page?  That’s fun, right?

It’s even more fun if you turn that journal card into a pocket that holds a packet of wild flower seeds, isn’t it?   There’s also loads of room here to add a sweet little note or a photo.

Tea Party in a Box

The box pocket holds a lovely tea party for one.  It starts with a dressed up packet of  Biscoff Cookies.  Then I tucked a  Lady Grey Tea Bag & Ghirardelli Chocolate into a tiny handmade envelope, tied it with ribbon, and topped it with a tag.  Of course, there’s a spoon to stir one’s cup and a pretty little honey stick to sweeten the tea.  Now that’s what I call a sweet surprise.

If you’ve never made a box pocket before, you can find a tutorial HERE

Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create some Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

Important Announcement

I want to  let you all know that I will be changing my video tutorial schedule.  With the expected arrival of a new grandbaby, and an increase in family weekend activities, I am finding it hard to maintain my Make & Take Tuesday and Throwback Thursday video schedule.

So…Make & Take Tuesday is moving to Wonderful Wednesday!  This gives me an extra day to prepare after a busy weekend.  We will still follow our 2024 schedule of Tag of the Month, Banner of the Month, Birthday Card of the Month and Flower of the Month tutorials.  If there’s a 5th Wednesday, I’ll toss in a wild card tutorial for something fun.

Throwback Thursdays videos will be taking their final bow, however.  I simply cannot keep up with 2 video tutorials each and every week.  I’ll pop in with a 2nd video here and there as time allows, of course.

These changes will go into effect starting in April.  Thanks so much for your kind understanding.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

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Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial with Photoplay Midnight Garden

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I  have a lovely Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  This card has it all: fancy fold base, mixed media shaker window, beautiful florals, and to top it all off, a box pocket on the inside!  You’ll learn all about it in the video tutorial below.

Mirabelle is a brand new collection of paper pretties in the Reneabouquets shop.  Isn’t everything pure eye candy?

Now that you’ve seen all the gorgeous goodies in this collection, let’s dig into this card tutorial.

Mixed Media Shaker Window

Oh, how I enjoy making shaker cards!  All those glittery bits and pieces that catch the light make my heart happy!  Here’s how I made it:

  • First, paint a Reneabouquets Medium Heart Deco Circle Frame with Shaded Lilac Distress Paint.
  • Next, spray the frame lightly with a purple or lavender mist. You do not want full coverage.  Just some flecks of a contrasting shade of purple will do the job.
  • Then, when the paint has dried, apply Versamark or other embossing ink over the surface of the frame.
  • Now sprinkle the frame randomly with Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Textures and heat dry.
  • While the frame is cooling, die cut a circle of clear acetate that is roughly the same diameter.  Adhere this to the back of the cooled frame with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now apply 3 layers of foam tape on the back of the frame.  The foam tape goes on the inside ring of the frame.
  • Die cut a circle that is slightly larger than the inner circle of the frame.  Place your shaker elements on the circle and then press the foam tape over it to create a shaker box.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.  you can see the 1/4″ deep shaker box on the bottom.

It’s a handy spot for tucking in a little dimensional surprise like this bookmark and mini folio.

Instead of tea, I added a homemade button card and a paper bobbin wound with seam binding ribbon.  I’ll show you how to do this in the video tutorial.

Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to build this easel card/box pocket base and see the card cover come together, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You can find a linked supply list for this project below this post.

And, if  you’d like to purchase this card you can find it in my Etsy Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Key to My Heart Wall Hanging

Key to My Heart Wall Hanging with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and this Key to My Heart Wall Hanging is bursting with beautiful flowers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The idea popped into my head when I received a new box of Valentine’s Day goodies from Reneabouquets.  A Victorian style layered heart beautiful board practically begged me to turn it into a shaker box. How could I say no?

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Soon I found myself thinking about the word “tussy mussy” and the next thing I knew I was up to my elbows in creating this floral bouquet/wall hanging/shaker box.  It’s not technically a tussy mussy, of course, but more like my nod  to those lovely little bouquets of flowers and herbs that were quite popular during the  Victorian era.

Say it With Flowers…and Ribbon!

 

Once I finished preparing all the beautiful board layers with embossing powder, it was time to create the box.  So I stacked each element using foam tape between the layers to create some nice dimension.  Punch a hole in the corrugate heart layer on the bottom, then string ribbon through it to create a hanger.  Attach a tassel on the bottom, decorate with ribbon, flowers and charms, and all the hard work is done.

Now you get to add lots of beautiful pink, coral and ivory flowers to decorate the heart.  I’ll link to all the elements in the supply list below this post.

A Little Personal Note

Toward the end of last week I came down with the flu, so I’ve been out of commission here on the blog and on my YouTube channel. It really knocked my legs out from under me!   I’m finally starting to feel a little bit stronger, although I still tire very easily.  Dale is taking good care of me, and I’ve been pretty lazy, to tell the truth!  I know I missed out on our scheduled Flower of the Month Tutorial, but I’ll make it up to you next week.  Just wanted to let you know that I wasn’t playing hooky…I was pretty much out for the count until Wednesday afternoon.

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a joyful and creative weekend.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss

January 2024 Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to create our January 2024 Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss and some paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  Working with this scrumptious paper collection had me craving some sweet treats, let me tell you!

First, I had to decide what type of card to make.  After all, this is our very first Birthday Card of the Month tutorial.  It needs to set the tone.  Easel cards are probably my favorite fancy fold design. I never get tired of making them.  Then, I decided to tweak the basic easel card design to make it even more fun.

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How?  Well, how about a bookmark pocket built into the cover of the card?  You’ll learn how to do this in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

Stamped birthday sentiments from my stash,  fussy cut images, and flirty butterflies  helped dress up the card design inside and out!  The interior pocket acts as a stopper for the easel mechanism, but it also provides a lovely spot to tuck in some birthday treats!

One simply must place chocolate in a chocolate themed birthday card.  And if one is going to enjoy a bit of chocolate, it should be accompanied by a cuppa. Don’t you agree?  I also dressed up that sweet little tag with an itty bitty notecard and a surprise flap element on the back side.  All will be revealed in the video tutorial below.

Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to take a closer look at the Mintay Chocolate Kiss collection?  Learn how to create the layers on this sweet birthday card and more as you watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Of course, you could easily use this card for Valentine’s Day.  Simply change up the sentiments, and you’re good to go!

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

I’ll be back on Thursday with a fun mixed media Valentine tutorial.  Sound like fun?

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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