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Eiffel Tower Slimline Birthday Card

Carta Bella En Vogue Eiffel Tower Slimline Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Carta Bella En Vogue Eiffel Tower Slimline Birthday Card for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Let’s make an Eiffel Tower Slimline Birthday Card. Welcome to Throwback Thursday!  Today we’re breaking out Carta Bella’s 2019 En Vogue.  If you have this lovely collection in your Closet of Shame, then it’s time to pull it out and make something beautiful.

Slimline Eiffel Tower Birthday Card Carta Bella En Vogue by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Meet me in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower and we’ll share some Macarons as we take in the City of Lights.  Oooh la la!

Tips and Details

  • Begin by scoring an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cream cardstock at 3 1/2″ and 3 3/4″.
  • Fold along the 3 3/4″ score line and repeat.
  • Trim the flap on the right to measure 1 3/4″.
  • Now fold and burnish the score lines to create a 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ side fold slimline card.
  • Add hinges to the  back side of the flap and fold to form a 1/4″ box pocket inside the card.
  • Watch the video tutorial to see all the card come together step by step.
A Peek Inside

The inside has a decorative gift card pocket on the left and a box pocket on the right.  You will learn how to make the two treat folios in the video tutorial below.

Eiffel Tower Slimline Birthday Card Video Tutorial

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Throwback Thursday episode.  If you don’t have the En Vogue Collection in your stash, I’m sure you can use this same design with another retired paper collection.

I’ve loaded this card into my Etsy shop.  And you’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card

Authentique Best of Springtime Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Easter Bunny Kathy Clement Shaker Card Photo 01

Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Hippety Hoppity here comes a Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card to add a bit of sunshine to your day.  This color palette reminds me of the beautiful azalea bushes that bloom here in the South.   They come in all colors, and when they burst into bloom, it’s as though even  Earth has dressed up in her Easter finery to celebrate the Risen Lord!

And how cute is this wee Easter Bunny from Reneabouquets?  I’ve paired it up with the delicate Heart Deco Beautiful Board Frame.  It’s very easy to convert the frame into a shaker box element with these simple steps:

  • First, heat emboss the frame with Versamark Ink and WOW! Singing in the Rain Embossing Powder.
  • Next, die cut a clear cardstock insert with Spellbinders Large Standard Circle Die.  Adhere this to the back side of the frame with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • While you are die cutting, die cut a circle of the bunny patterned paper using the same circle die.
  • Now add a triple layer of 1/8″ foam strips over the cardstock insert.  I like to use a tripe layer of foam so that I can add buttons and pearls to my shaker mix.  But it you are using just sequins, a single layer will do.
  • Then fill the cavity of the shaker box with your shaker mix. Seal it with the die cut circle of bunny paper.
  • Adhere the Baby Easter Bunny to the frame with more foam dimensionals.  Don’t forget to add some to the back side of the bunny to fill in the gap between it and the card base.
Finishing Touches

Create a ribbon border using trims from the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club Collection.  I chose to work with the Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin and the Spring Leaf Satin Ribbon.

Tie a triple loop bow with the Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin, then top it with a cluster of Pink Chrysanthemums and Sweetheart blossoms.  And every Easter Bunny needs a floral bow-tie, don’t you agree?

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek inside this sweet little vintage style card.  More pretty papers and a pocket full of treats finish it off perfectly!

Spring is really starting to pop here in North Carolina.  I am spying hyacinths, daffodils, and cherry blossoms in full bloom.  Bradford Pears and Flowering Plums are ready to burst any day.  It’s such a treat to see the earth awaken from it’s winter nap!  I hope you are starting to see a few signs of spring wherever you are!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor

Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor

Hello, Friends!  I thought we would start off our Monday with this cheery Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor hanger.  When Dale and I were newlyweds, we were blessed to find a teeny tiny garage apartment on Jacksonville Beach.  Built above a one car garage, this humble abode was blessed with a bird’s eye view of the beach.  We could actually tell if it was high tide or low tide just by stepping out onto the 2nd story landing at the top of the stairs that led to our little nest.

One of my favorite things about that apartment was my retro red and white kitchen.  Red gingham curtains hung from the 2 windows.  A red check oilcloth covered the tiny kitchen table.  I even had a red dishpan, towels and dish drainer!  This is where I learned how to cook.  That kitchen saw my first (disastrous) attempts at baking bread and my first triumphs with my now legendary chocolate chip cookies.  And this sweet little wall hanging transports me right back to those tender early years of marriage.  Maybe that’s what caused me to let this collection fall into my shopping cart in the first place!

Delicious Details

First, let’s talk about the little hanger.  Many of you have asked me about these little  hangers.  I found these in closeout on the Melissa Frances website.  You know what happened next:  I bought as many of them as I could at the time. I’ve been back since to purchase more, and am sad to report that they are no more.

Now let’s talk about the construction of this piece. Here are some of the steps I took in creating this little number:

  • First, stitch vintage crochet lace around the edges of a 6″ x 8″ panel of green apple cardstock.
  • Next layer designer paper cut to fit just inside the stitching.
  • Then create a shaker element with a Reneabouquets Beautiful Day Chipboard Frame.
  • Now place your shaker mix on the background.  I chose to frame the sweet image of the teapot shelf.
  • Next, carefully line up the frame and press in place.

  • Now it’s time to add flowers, fussy cuts, bows and buttons to the design.

Finally, add this little tea kettle charm for the perfect finishing touch.

If you’d like to see more samples made with Mintay Delicious, please click HERE and HERE.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

I hope I’ve added some sunny thoughts to your Monday Morning.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop

Stamperia Hortensia Framed Card Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Orchid Floral Fantasy Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s amazing blog.  Today’s Orchid Floral Fantasy Card is brought to you by the February 2021 Ribbon Club Assortment.

How much do we love this Pastel Stash Builder Assortment?  So many colors to choose from!  The Light Orchid Checkerboard Satin and 3/8″ Purple Plaid Ribbons   caught my eye right away. That’s because I’ve been itching to play with these new Stamperia Papers!

Orchid Floral Fantasy Card

Nothing makes me happier than having a perfect ribbon color match for a card!  Here are some tips and tricks I used while making this card.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from orchid cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of floral design paper from Stamperia Hortensia on purple and white cardstock.
  • Now fussy cut the image of the lady from the paper pack.  Back with a double layer of dimensionals to make the image pop off the page.
  • Then cut a post card from the paper collection.  Adhere the image to the postcard and add to the card base.
  • Frame the image with a Reneabouquet’s Lavendar Lilac Heart Frame.
  • Now tie a triple loop bow with Light Orchid Satin Ribbon.  Adhere in the corner of the heart frame.  Top with a loopy iridescent string bow.

Next you just need to scatter flowers and butterflies everywhere.

A little snipped of Purple Plaid ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

A Peek Inside

Use more Light Orchid Satin Ribbon inside the card as a closure for the flap element.

Tie a little journaling tag on with a bit of Purple Plaid Ribbon.

Now you’ve got room to add photos inside the card, which turns it into a sort of folio.

Fill a pocket with a note card and little treats and your work is done!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.   Then be sure to finish up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Your name will be entered in the drawing to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  You can find out all about it and sign up HERE.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card

Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card Memory Place Tea with Alice Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  What could be cuter for Valentine’s Day than this Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card?  It sort of lends a new meaning to the phrase “mad about you,” doesn’t it?

Black Houndstooth Ribbon and Black Baker’s Twine add the perfect balance to this bright, bold color palette.  It plays perfectly with the itty bitty playing cards in the shaker element and sort of “grounds” the mix of pastel and primary colors in the card design.

Before you adhere your card front to the card base, why not wrap it with Baker’s Twine? I actually ran the twine through the brad holes in this metal door plate, then adhered the ends behind the card front.  This allowed me to  cluster my little tea charms at the top as a dangle element.  Then I just added a small baker’s twine bow and flower to finish things off.

The Shaker Element

Look at the detail in our Mad Hatter!  Isn’t it amazing?  This is Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets Shop.  (link below)  See how the check pattern in his trousers echoes the checked ribbon?  It’s always a good design idea to repeat a pattern.

Add Baker’s Twine to the top of the pocket watch shaker, and to the bow cluster to create fulness and texture.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is simple, but still playful.

The flap element doubles as a tea caddy.

And the larger pocket holds a little note card and chocolate treat wallet with a Baker’s Twine closure.

As much as I love frilly pink Valentines, I also love the whimsy and playfulness of this Mad About You Shaker Valentine, how about you?

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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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