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Pretty, Pretty Petaloo: Frilly & Funkie Friday Focus

Three Pretty Pretty Petaloo Projects For Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  How happy are we that it is Friday?  And it’s a long weekend for many of us, too!  Happy Memorial Day!  I’m just popping in quickly to let you know that it’s time for a new Friday Focus on the Frilly and Funkie blog, and this time, I’m at bat.  The spotlight is on Petaloo Flowers and I’ve prepared 3 projects and a fun little step out tutorial that you might want to take for a spin.

Not familiar with Friday Focus?  Oh, my friends….Friday Focus is a wonderful thing!  Every 2 weeks, The Funkie Junkie Boutique features a product from their gorgeous online store with a special blog post…and (here’s the really good part) an additional 15% off their already low prices.  So from now until June 9th, you can pick up  baskets of beauteous Petaloo Blooms at really great prices!  Woo hoo!

I’ll share some sneak peeks of my projects with you here, and then I hope you’ll pop over to the Frilly and Funkie Blog to get all the juicy details and my step out tutorial for a sweet l’il gift tag!

The first Friday Focus project featuring Petaloo Flowers is this beach themed collage.  Mmmm-mmmm…teal and brown and cream…my all time favorite color palette with my all time favorite theme!

Friday Focus French Riviera Mixed Media Collage by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique 01

The next Friday Focus project is a shabbylicious beach themed card made with the Graphic 45 Children’s Hour July papers.

Graphic 45 Childrens Hour July Card for Frilly and Funkie Friday Focus on Petaloo by Kathy Clement 01

And last, but not least, I’m sharing a step-out tutorial for this pretty little shabby chic gift tag.

Pion Designs French Flea Market Altered Tag for Frilly and Funkie Friday Focus on Petaloo by Kathy Clement01

Interested?  Then meet me over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog for more photos and information…or if you just can’t wait to shop, go to the Funkie Junkie Boutique and click on the Friday Focus tab where you’ll find pretty, pretty Petaloo posies in every style and color imaginable!  I’ve included product links at the end of this post for those of you who want to shop first and read later!

I just love a good sale!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you all a safe, happy and peaceful Memorial Day Weekend!



Friday Focus Petaloo Flower Project Links:


You Shine! Lighthouse Birthday Card

Lighthouse Birthday Card with Double Pocket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m feeling nautical again today, so I’m sharing this lighthouse birthday card that’s loaded with layers, texture and beautiful ribbon!

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I can almost feel the salt spray on my face and hear the crashing waves on the shore.  I used Webster’s Pages Yacht Club papers to make this card.  It’s an oldie but a goodie from my stash.  I fussy cut the lighthouse, flowers and ship’s wheel from the paper collection, inked all the edges and then layered them with foam dots to create lots of dimension.


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There was so much grey in the color palette that I wanted to punch things up with my ribbon choice.  I turned to the May Ribbon Club Assortment and found that the Poppy Red Double Faced Satin was just the right ribbon for the job!  The silky texture and bold color really pumped up the volume of this nautical card. I topped it with a hemp string bow and a sparkly blue button.  These elements really brought the card to life.

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There’s a little gift card pocket on the front of the card, and I cut down part of the designer paper to make this cute tag to tuck inside.  And a gift card would fit in there, too.  The tag is topped with twisted hemp cord for even more of a nautical feel.

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Here’s a look at the decorated interior of the card.


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I stamped the birthday sentiment onto grey cardstock.


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And because I love pockets, I had to make another one.  This one holds a little notecard that I created using designer paper from the collection.  I left this blank so that the sender can add their own personal note here.

This month’s ribbon collection is so versatile.  I’ve used it on a farm themed card, a true blue patriotic portfolio, and now on this nautical birthday card.  If you haven’t signed up for the monthly ribbon club yet, I highly recommend it.  It’s always a treat to work with high quality ribbon!  You can find all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day!



Mother’s Day Beach Gift Basket and Tags

Mother’s Day Beach Gift Basket and Tags with Petaloo and Authentique

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Merry Month of May!  In a few short days it will be Mother’s Day.  Do you have your cards and gifts all made?  If not, I’m here to help with a super fun Mother’s Day Beach Gift Basket and Tags.

Mothers Day Beach Gift BasketI found this pasteboard berry basket when I was packing up the studio to move, and when I received the bright, tropical Authentique Utopia collection in my Petaloo Design Team package, I knew they were a match, so I went to work on this Mother’s Day Beach Basket and Tags goodie pack.

Mother's Day Beach Gift BasketI started out painting my berry basket inside and out with a coat of Studio Matte Multi Medium. This served to strengthen the basket and made it a little more waterproof as well.  Next, I applied Matte Medium to my Petaloo Burlap trim and glued it all the way around the basket like a belly band.   I added a row of Pink Burlap trim around the lip of the basket. Layering on pretty flowers, a seashell charm, fibers and memo pin title make it feel fun and festive.

Mother's Day Beach Gift Basket Then I went to work creating a series of tags to tuck inside the basket.  I found that Ranger Manila Tags worked great when I trimmed about 1/5″ off the bottom edge.  After inking all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, I layered on fun papers and images from the Authentique Utopia collection.  Tucking in Petaloo flowers and little beach goodies I found in my stash made each tag into a mini gift all its own.

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 07The back of each tag is covered with more paper and a Life Card from the Authentique collection.  You can write Mom a note, share a memory or attach a photo for even more fun.

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 08The paper collection is filled with fun elements like this little banner.  And the canvas Dogwood Blossoms and burlap trims are such a great color match!

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 09I had fun making this DIY Textured Elements blossom!  I love the layers!

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 10 I love all the texture the Petaloo trims add to each tag, don’t you?

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 11And you can never have too many flowers for Mom on Mother’s Day!

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 12These canvas blossoms were spattered with a little Dylusions Linen Spray, and it was so much funj, I went ahead and spattered the artwork, too.

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 13Here’s a look at the reverse side of another tag.  You could even take pictures of your Mother’s Day celebration and save them here. Wouldn’t that be fun?

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 02I had just enough room at the back of my Mother’s Day Beach Gift Basket to tuck in a little altered slider box.  I just love how cute this is with Canvas Dogwoods and burlap string!

Petaloo Utopia Mother's Day Gift Ensemble 03The box was just the right size to hold 5 Fun Size candy bars.  And in case you were wondering, yes…3 Musketeers is my favorite!

How fun would it be to make Mom a tropical breakfast with a Pina Colada and some fresh pineapple and then tuck this darling Mother’s Day Beach Gift Basket onto the tray?  You could hide a gift card,  Spa Getaway or other small gift into the basket, too.

I hope you found some fun ideas here.  I know this Mom loves the beach…and chocolate, and cute tags and pretty flowers…so I’m pretty sure your Mom would be thrilled with a Mother’s Day Beach Gift Basket, too!

Thanks for stopping by!



Petaloo Products Used in Mother’s Day Beach Gift Basket

Teal Mixed Textured Layers 1257-205

Amber Mixed Textured Layers 1257-203

Antique Blue Canvas Dogwoods 1211-253

Pink Canvas Dogwoods 1211-211

Antique Red Mini Burlap 1208-250

Teal Burlap Trims 1483-129

Pink Burlap Trims

Other Products

Authentique Utopia Collection

Authentique Utopia 3″ x 4″ Life Cards

Ranger Manila Tags