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Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card

Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to Choose Happy with a Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card.  Gorgeous aqua ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club are the perfect color match for this pretty botanical card.

Rows of Ribbon

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know how much I like to use ribbons as a border on a card.  Here you can see that I’ve actually created rows of ribbon on each end of this 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card.  On the right, Tropic Swiss Dots Satin makes the row of black buttons pop off the page.

Next, I built my own key embellishment with a large key and a bronze bee charm.  First I rubbed the key with Little Birdie Patina Wax.  Then it was the bee’s turn to get a vintage finish.  Finally, I super glued the bee t the key to create my own custom embellishment.

The flower cluster on the left is backed by a double row of ribbon.  First I attached Tropic Diamond Satin Ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-tape.  To add another layer of interest, I attached Tropic Swiss Dot Satin with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  Next, tie a black burlap string bow to ground all those tropical hues.  Brush flowers with more of the Patina Wax and adhere on top of the bow cluster.  Finally, tap a resin keyhole with wax and tuck it into the bow arrangement.

The Shaker Window

Create the shaker window from one of the journal cards in the paper collection.

  • First, use a craft knife to cut out the white center of the journal card. This is easiest when you cut from corner to opposite corner in each direction.  Then you can get in with your scissors and neatly trim out all the white.
  • Then adhere a panel of clear cardstock (acetate) to the back of the frame.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape around the opening .
  • When your background is ready, you simply place your shaker elements on the background, then adhere the frame on top.  I built a little scene inside my window using the ephemera from the collection.  Then I added a few Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies to the shaker mix just for fun.
A Peek Inside

Did I forget to mention that this is a tea party in a box?

No chocolate in this tea party because the weather is just too hot to send chocolate through the mail.  So I put in an extra pretty little spoon that my friend Sara Emily sent me in the mail.

I just love making these tea party in a box cards.  They make the best little gifts!

Did I share some ideas and tips that you can use in your next craft adventure?  I’d love to hear about it 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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Spellbinders Slimline Classic Shabby Chic Card

Spellbinder's Slimline Classic Shabby Chic Card Ciao Bella The Muse by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Slimline Classic Card with Ciao Bella The Muse

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m excited to share the newly released Spellbinders Slimline Classic Card Making Die with you.  If you are a fan of slimline cards, as I am, then this is definitely a die you’ll want to add to your crafty stash!  Elegant, easy to make cards are a snap to make when you let this amazing die do all the heavy lifting for you!  It’s one of the April 2021 Releases over on the Spellbinders page.

Spellbinders Slimline Classic….Meet Ciao Bella The Muse

I  paired these lovely Classic Slimline Etched Dies up with soft blush papers from Ciao Bella’s The Muse paper collection.  Here’s how simple it is to put this elegant card creation together.

  • First, create an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ top fold slimline card base from cream cardstock.
  • Now cut an 8 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ panel  from Ciao Bella’s The Muse collection to line the card front.
  • Next, create a center panel from an 8 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ from the same collection.
  • Then back this panel with foam tape or waste chipboard.  Center it and adhere it to the first panel.
  • Now, die cut the main filigree and sentiment twice using cream cardstock.  Layer together with thin foam tabs between them to create subtle dimension.
  • Then die cut four corner pieces from cream cardstock and tuck in each corner.
  • Finally, add ivory roses and bows on each side of the die cut panel.

Place ivory flat back pearls in the corners and ends of the die cuts.  So easy, so elegant!  Who could ask for anything more?

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside the card.  Then create a little gift wallet with more of the designer papers.

There’s room to write a small note and tuck in a little gift.

I hope you’ll take a peek at the other slimline card dies in The Slimline Collection.  There are some wonderful options available! Spellbinders is also offering a Free Spring Blooms Bonus with a $100 purchase right now.  I guess I’d better go shopping!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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