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Throwback Thursday Stamperia Atelier Cards

Stamperia Atelier Cards from Scraps for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Stamperia Atelier Cards from Scraps

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday!  Today we are going to make a stack Stamperia Atelier cards using just the scraps from that lovely paper collection.  One of the ways I’ve been passing the time during quarantine is by digging through the Closet of Shame looking for collections that are mostly used up.  I’ve been polishing them off by making happy mail to send out to help brighten the days of others.  You may have been the recipient of some of these little treats.  If so, I hope they brought you joy.  I’ll continue to do this as time allows, until I run out of postage (or paper…which let’s face it….not very likely.  Have you seen my Closet of Shame???)

I don’t  have a tutorial today, but I do have lots of tips for working with scraps.  My hope is that you will find inspiration for using up bits and pieces of favorite old collections.  We need to make room for the new, right?

The cards made in this post were all devised from pre-cut pieces, fussy cuts, and scraps of the Stamperia Atelier collection.  I did not have a single full sized piece of paper.  I think the largest scrap I had was about 6″ x 8″.  But I still  managed to make 5 lovely little cards.

Stamperia Atelier Butterfly Postcard

Stamperia Atelier had a few post card sized images. This butterfly was one of them.  To add a few simple layers to the card I did the following:

  • First, mat the image on light blue, steel grey and cream cardstock.  This instantly lends depth and dimension.
  • Don’t worry about creating a “standard” sized card.  Instead, create the card base to fit the paper panel.  This card ended up being about 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  (I forgot to measure.)
  • Add a torn paper edge to the back side of the postcard to give it a more organic feel.
  • Use art pieces from the collection cover.  The fussy cut scissors and thimble were cover art.  The little square behind them is also from the cover.
  • Keep the inside very simple, like a note card.  Add a small strip of paper to the side or bottom to make it look as though it came from a boutique, but that is all that is really necessary.
Stamperia Atelier Dress Form Card

Once again, I sized the card base to match the largest panel of paper I had to work with.  Here are a few tips for this card:

  • First, ink edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  This helps to define and unify each element in a card.
  • Die cut doilies, frames or other layers from cream cardstock to help fill in the space and add visual interest.
  • Again, use the cover!  The little measuring tape on the bottom of this card was from the back cover of the collection.
  • Create tags from small scraps.  Simply trim little triangles from the corners.  These can be tucked behind a larger panel , so even if the end is ragged or uneven, no one will know!
Stamperia Atelier Tall & Skinny Card

  • Stitch together a patchwork of smaller patterned pieces to create a unique card background.  The stitching helps to cover up the “pieced” panels and looks deliberate.
  • Die cut a dress form from patterned paper and from chipboard.  Layer the paper over the chipboard.  Place dimensionals on the back to make it pop off the page.
Stamperia Atelier Shaker Card

For this shaker card, I joined together two panels of paper that were the same width.  The machine stitching and lace accent makes this look like one solid piece of paper.  But it’s not.

The image in the shaker frame is actually cut from the cover art of the collection.  It was small, and would not have had much of a presence on the card all by itself.  By framing it inside the shaker, it becomes the main focus of the card.  It’s like a magic trick!

Stamperia Atelier Tag and Pocket Card

By the time I got to this card, I was really on the very last bits and bobs of this gorgeous collection.  So I placed the short panel on the card base, and used another short panel as a pocket!    The tags are cobbled together from fussy cut elements in the collection and pieces from the collection cover.

I have to admit…even I was impressed at how many cards I was able to make from these lovely scraps.  It made my heart happy to use up one of my all time favorite Stamperia collections.  And my joy was doubled by sending these cards out as little surprises for my friends.

You can see other projects created with this gorgeous collection HERE and HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use to help you polish off some of your favorite collections.  What was your favorite tip that I shared today?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Keep calm and craft on, my friends!



NOTE: There is no linked supply list today as most of what I used came from retired goodies in my stash.  But I bet if you dig around in your craft room, you can find some lovely stuff to add to your cards, too.

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  How is everyone holding up?  This Stamperia Atelier Card folio is one of my favorite projects during this time of quarantine.  It’s dreamy and soft, and oh, so feminine.  I got completely lost in the design process as I blissfully blended paper, ribbon,chipboard, die cuts,  flowers and embellishments to make this card.

I’ve used this collection quite a bit, so this card was composed with all the leftover cut panels from those previous projects.  You can find one of those projects HERE and a video walk through HERE.

My favorite element on this card is the little vignette I created inside this Reneabouquets Small Hearts Deco Frame.  It was such fun to dig through my stash of sewing embellishments!  The beautiful butterflies and lace trims on this folio are also from Reneabouquets shop.

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio: A Peek Inside

This is one of my box pocket cards.  I have such fun filling these roomy pockets with surprises.  The tea bag wallet on the top half of the card is the large (almost 8″ tall) dress form from the collection.  To make it, fold the form in half.  Then adhere small gussets up near the shoulders where they won’t show.  Now you have the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag and a little spoon.

The bottom pocket holds a tall, skinny bookmark.  Can you see the little sewing machine charm peeping out?  Wrap a pretty scrap with lace blue seam binding and tie a bow for a pretty finish.  Stitch sweet pearl buttons on another scrap to make a lovely button card.  Wouldn’t this make a sweet Mother’s Day present?

I went on to make 5 more cards from the remainder of this collection.  I’ll share those with you on Throwback Thursday this week.  It’s amazing what you can make with the leftovers from a previous project!

I’m keeping all of you in my prayers.  Stay positive.  Stay creative.  Look for the beauty.  Listen to good music.  Turn off the news.  I’ve been sending out little stacks of happy mail here and there as morale boosters. It makes me feel less isolated and takes my mind off myself…which is always a good thing.

How are you passing the time?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card

Stamperia House of Roses Renea Bouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board, Tim Holtz Sizzix Skeleton Leaves Kathy by Design Kathy Clement Photo 01

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card with Reneabouquets Doily

Hello, Friends!  This simply elegant Stamperia House of Roses card is a great way to use up little bits and pieces of a favorite card collection.  You cannot tell from the finished project, but the entire background of this card was made from scraps of this glorious paper collection.

Start with a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base.  Then gather up all your bits and pieces of designer paper.  I will often ink all the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to sort of unify the design. Arrange the patterns out over a second 6″ x 6″ panel of plain cardstock.  It’s OK if the edges of the paper extend beyond the card base.  You can come back and trim those once you are pleased with the overall design.  Tuck some pieces under other pieces.  Overlap patterns.  Think of it as a free form jigsaw puzzle.  Look for patterns that sort of “go together.”

When you are happy with the composition, slide all the pieces off onto a piece of cardstock, keeping everything in place as well as you can. Now apply a coat of Ranger Matte Medium over the card base.  Slide the collage back onto the card base and tidy it up.  Lay the plain cardstock piece back over the card front and burnish with a bone folder.  Lift the cardstock, trim the edges of the card and seal with a light coat of Matte Multi Medium.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: Finishing Touches

Wrap the center of your collaged panel with some pretty ribbon.  I used some Prima Pink Velvet Ribbon I had in my stash. Then adhere to the card base.   I had one nice 4 1/2″ square of patterned paper that I matted on a panel of blush cardstock.  Back this panel with dimensionals,. Now wrap the left hand side of this panel with Iridescent Metallic String. center and adhere.  Emboss a Reneabouquets April in Paris Doily with Wow Vintage Romance Embossing Powder.  While you are at it, emboss a Prima Resin Butterfly. Cut out a circle tag from the paper collection.  Back with dimensionals and adhere. Add the butterfly.

The final step is to die cut a cluster of Skeleton Leaves.  Lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Tie a lovely bow with Coral Rose Houndstooth Ribbon.  Arrange the leaves and a flower and adhere to the card base.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is also simply elegant.  A blank die cut panel where a note can be written and a little envelope filled with tea complete the design.

Even though we are having to practice social distancing and observe “stay at home” orders, we can still stay connected with one another through the mail.  This might be the perfect time to revive the fine art of letter writing.  In fact, I will choose one random comment from this post and send out a little note to the author.  Would you like that?  We can all do small acts of kindness that make these dark days a little brighter.  So I look forward to hearing from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon


Shabby Pink Roses Card Stamperia House of Roses Reneabouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: Stamperia House of Roses

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are not tired of seeing projects made with the House of Roses collection because today’s Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon feature that collection once again.  What can I say?  Sometimes a collection captures my imagination and I simply can’t stop playing with it.  Does that ever happen to you?  This one also features a lovely Reneabouquets Beautiful Board doily and vintage pearl topped corsage pins that I found at the Flea Market a while back.  (No junkin’ these days….sigh….) .  The bow uses my favorite ribbon (at the moment) and some lovely flowers and foliage.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: Creating Layers

I tried some new layering techniques on this shabby chic card, and really like the way they turned out.

Stamperia House of Roses Card Reneabouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board Coral Rose Plaid Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

You would never guess that this card has just one layer of designer paper in the background.  But it does.  The trick I used to create all this wonderful depth and dimension was backing the focal image with layers of waste chipboard.  Then I trimmed around a floral cluster in the paper collection and layered it with a torn piece of wood plank patterned paper.  This lends the illusion that the roses are growing out of a flower box.

Next, create a 5″ x 5″ square panel of cream cardstock.  Choose a soft neutral pattern to line it.  Then emboss the doily with a glitter embossing powder and adhere it in the upper corner.  Now you can begin to layer the fussy cut flowers with some Little Birdie flowers and foliage.  Finish off the panel by wrapping it with White Iridescent Metallic String and a trio of pearl buttons.   All that is left to do now is tie some bows and attach a flower.  Simple.  Elegant. Beautiful.  I really love this card!

Stamperia Shabby Pink Roses and Coral Rose Ribbon: A Peek Inside

I continued the theme of simple elegance on the inside of the card.  Just add a lovely die cut sentiment panel and a mini envelope to hold the tea bag.

If you’d like to see more Stamperia House of Roses projects, click HERE.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below.

Creating beautiful things helps the time to pass, keeps me in good spirits and gives me something positive to focus on.  How are you all holding up?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card

Stamperia House of Roses Time Brings Roses Shaker Card

Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card: Time Brings Roses

Hello, Friends!  Today’s dose of crafty inspiration is a Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card made with Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.  Time Brings Roses: I love the sentiment inside this elegant shaker box!  It’s so timely for the situation we find ourselves in, isn’t it?

In the middle of all this chaos, I have found myself saying over and over again, ” Look for the beautiful. Be at peace. Be kind.”  This time of “social distancing” is not easy.  But I do believe in my heart that this time will, indeed, bring roses in our lives if we encourage them to bloom.

It would be so easy to focus on the darkness that is roaring all around us.  But what good would that do us in the long run?  And I know that many of us are struggling to keep our lives and our businesses afloat and our families safe.  I’m right there with you.   It would be easy to fall apart.  Instead,  I choose to make beautiful things, prepare lovely (if unusual) meals, to find reasons to rejoice (sunrise and sunset still make my heart sing) and to share a little joy with each of you here.

 The Shaker Box

The Beautiful Board Shaker Box on this card is from Reneabouquet’s shop.  The design is brilliant as it allows for a deep shaker box surrounded with an elegant frame. You can find a tutorial for putting this dimensional shaker box together HERE.  I’ve topped it with a Reneabouquets Heart Deco Small Frame,  a die cut wreath and small Paula Pearl Pink Posies.  Little Birdie Layla Roses and Dusty Rose Wrinkled Ribbon tie all the pink hues together.

Creating Layers

Here’s how this card came together:

  • First, create a light grey 5 1/2″ square card base with a 3/4″ spine.
  • Next, mat a 5″ square of designer paper on both cream and dark grey cardstock.
  • Tear a border piece from the paper collection and adhere along the bottom of the card.
  • Tear another border and adhere at the top.
  • Fussy cut a spray of roses and small flowers from the paper collection and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Tap the Heart Deco Frame with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Wow Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Assemble the shaker box as seen in the video tutorial.  Before you adhere the top ring, slip the frame over the top.  Then add the top scallop.
  • Die cut the wreath from green and pink cardstock.  Layer together with small pieces of foam dimensionals.  Adhere to the top of the shaker box.
  • Add flowers and ribbon.
  • Cover the top of a G45 Ivory tag with designer paper.  Adhere to the card base.  Then attach the card cover to the card base.
Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Box style cards make the best gifts, and they are so much fun to create!

Tuck a decorated G45 Square Ivory Tag in the upper pocket. Layer the die cut clock on grey paper to make it pop.

Tea, anyone?  Here you’ll find a mini envelope filled with tea bag and tags.  A lovely vintage silver plated spoon, an individually wrapped Biscoff cookie, chocolate and a honey packet all dressed up with ribbon waits for you in the gift box pocket.  There’s room to write a note or add a photo on the back of the journal card.

To see more projects made with House of Roses, click here.  Look below the post for a linked supply list.

I hope this little project has given you a moment of joy and inspired you to create something beautiful.  Please know that I am keeping all of you in my prayers.  How are you coping?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!







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