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Meowy Christmas Shaker Card

Meowy Christmas Shaker Card Stamperia Make a Wish Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Meowy Christmas Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  This whimsical little Meowy Christmas Shaker Card features Stamperia’s Make a Wish Paper Collection and some lovely goodies from Reneabouquets. I made it for our sweet next door neighbors who are cat parents.  Their kitties are featured regularly on Instagram, so I thought they should be represented on their Christmas card this year.

This is a pretty basic 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a kraft cardstock base.  Machine stitch around the maid paper panel.  Add a decorative stitch on the border accent and you are half way home.  Back a Reneabouquets Holly Berry Wreath with clear cardstock and foam tape, fill it with a mix of buttons, beads and sequins and that job is done, too. Die cut the cant directly from the paper pad using a circle die.  Then center it and adhere on the back of the wreath.

Heat emboss the chipboard sentiment with Antique Gold Embossing Enamel.  Then adhere it in the center of a really big Prima blossom.  Tuck in a pretty organza bow, some Christmas Greenery and holly leaves.  The vintage wooden candy cane came from a booth at a local flea market.  I wish I had a hundred of these sweet embellishments but, alas, this was the very last one in my stash.

A Peek Inside

Finish the card with a designer paper panel and a pocket, of course!

Then tuck in a couple of chocolate snowmen and a little note card.  There’s something joyous about these vibrant, non-traditional papers that speaks to my love of color, pattern and design.  And above all, it was fun to make!

Right now I’m working on the next Button Farm Club Card Kit, which will be released next week.  So if I’m a little bit absent, you will know it is because I am busy at my work desk, editing photos, making video tutorials and writing out directions for that project.  I can’t wait to show you what I’m up to!

Friday is the date for the very last Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop of 2020!  And after that I will be doing a year-end round up of my favorite projects from 2020.  This tough old year is waning, and a bright New Year is on the horizon.  That is something to celebrate!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Would You Like to Build a Snowman Shaker Card

Stamperia Traditional Christmas Snowman Shaker Card Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop: Snowman Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love this Snowman Shaker Card?  It’s my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  The Winter Woodland Ribbon Assortment is extra gorgeous this month.  I liked them all so much that I ended up using three selections on this sweet Snowman Shaker Card.  Take a peek:

Would You Like to Build a Snowman Shaker Card?

This 5″ x 7″ top fold shaker card is basically one layer of Stamperia’s Classic Christmas paper layered with ribbons and topped with a Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame and Beautiful Board.  Here’s how to build the card front:

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Then machine stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Stamperia paper to a slightly larger panel of deep red cardstock.
  • Place 1/2″ Scor-tape along the bottom edge of this panel, then adhere Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon over it.
  • Next, place a 1/4″ strip of Scor-tape in the center of the Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon and adhere a strip of the 3/8″ Bird Print Satin over it.
  • Now heat emboss the Reneabouquets Decorative Snowflake Frame with WOW! Dazzling Diamonds Embossing Powder.
  • Then die cut a circle from clear cardstock and adhere to the back of the frame.
  • Next, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of the frame.
  • Place your sequin mix in the area where you plan to adhere the frame.  Then remove the tape liner and press the frame in place.
  • Place foam tape on the back of Jack’s Snowman Beautiful Board and adhere to the shaker frame.
The Bow Cluster

Use your Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie a 3″ double loop bow from Sherry Diamond Satin Ribbon.  Adhere in the left hand corner of the snowflake frame.  Tie jingle bells together with White Iridescent Metallic string and adhere to the knot of the bow.  Then tie a double loop bow with the string and adhere over it.  Top with a poinsettia and holly leaves.

Finish the card by adhering a chipboard sentiment over the ribbon border.  Then adhere flat back pearls around the snowflake frame.

A Peek Inside

I was on the tail end of this pretty paper collection, so I had to do some creative paper piecing inside this card.  This led to a new style of pocket on the top and a layered pocket flap on the bottom.

Here’s a look at the goodies inside this pretty card.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.   Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, then pop on over to the RRR Blog to answer Bonnie’s question of the month. One lucky comment will be randomly chosen to receive a free Winter Woodland Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  You’ll receive your very own monthly Ribbon Club assortment each month.  It’s like getting a Christmas present in the mail every month of the year.  Find out how to sign up HERE.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card

Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card

Hello, Friends!  Evergreens take center stage on this Stamperia Winter Botanic Christmas Card.  Is there anything more beautiful than snow covered pine branches?  Or anything more fragrant than freshly cut pine boughs?  I think not.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I’ve adorned this 5″ x 7″ card folio with luxurious satin ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Club Assortment.

Tan Checkerboard Satin Ribbon adds elegance to this Winter Botanic Paper from Stamperia.

TIP: Layer 3/8″ Pine Cone Satin Ribbon over 1/2″ Brown/Cream Tartan Plaid ribbon to add another layer of texture and pattern to the card design.

TIP: Create dimension, texture and shine with a snowflake ornament layer behind the focal image.  Heat emboss a chipboard snowflake with Antique Gold Embossing Enamel. Then cut the snowflake in half and use as a border along the right hand side of the card.

A bit of Natural Burlap String adds rustic charm to the pine cone baubles suspended from the sentiment stick.

A Peek Inside

What do you do when designer paper features a gorgeous wintry scene that is too wide for your card base?

Score in a flap!  Now you can see the entire scene.  Plus you can use the flap as a hiding spot for a chocolate treat!

Create a little gift card wallet from your scraps.  It tucks perfectly into the pocket along with a journal card from the paper collection.  Add a photo or a personal note to the back side of the journal card.

Many of us are mailing gifts this year.  This little gift card wallet makes the presentation really special.

I hope I’ve shared some trips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Would you like to see more projects made with this lovely collection?  Please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit

Stamperia Sweet Christmas Stained Window Shaker Card Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit: Stamperia Pink Christmas Stained Glass Shaker

Hello, Friends! Let’s start the month off with an Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit sample. Something about this Rose Garden Promise Die made me think of stained glass windows in the New England church where I grew up.  I had some fun figuring out how to use my mixed media supplies to replicate the look of lead glass stained windows on this Stamperia Pink Christmas shaker card.  Since I thought you might like to know how to achieve this effect, too, I’ve outlined the steps below.

How to Make a Stained Glass Window Shaker Card

  • First, die cut the Rose Garden Promise from heavy kraft cardstock. Remove all the pieces from the frame.
  • Next, brush the frame with Stamperia Sparkling White Glamour Gel.  If you do not have this product, mix pearl mica powder with gel medium and stir to combine.  The effect will be similar.
  • Now, while the gel is still wet, sprinkle the entire frame with Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze.  Tip off the excess and heat emboss.  The end result is a sort of metallic patina finish that I think resembles lead glass windows.
  • Next, back the frame with a 5″ x 7″ piece of clear cardstock.  Use Dries Clear Adhesive so that any spill-over will not show.  Wait for the glue to dry.
  • Then die cut the frame again from pearlized white cardstock.  This time, leave all the inside pieces in place.
  • Now, carefully remove the flower petals and leaves from the frame and adhere them inside the stained glass window.  I used Dries Clear Adhesive for this.  The process takes a bit of time, but I love the end result.
  • Once all the pieces are in place and the adhesive has dried, place 2 rows of 1/8″ foam tape on the back side of the frame.
  • Then cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of patterned paper from the Pink Christmas pack. Fill the frame with your shaker mix, then adhere the patterned paper over the foam tape.
The Details

Now layer up flowers, chipboard pieces, foliage and ribbon to finish the card design.

A Peek Inside

Adhere the frame that was cut from the pearlized white cardstock inside the card as seen above.

Create a little gift card wallet/note card from one of the post card cut aparts in the collection.

You can tuck this in a simple pocket along with a treat, if desired.

I really like this die, and have found a few different ways to use it.  I’ll be sharing at least one more project with you on the 10th.

Sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit HERE.  The Rose Garden Promise Die will be the first Club Kit you receive.

I’ve also listed this pretty card in my ETSY SHOP.

As always, you’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

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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Stamperia Winter Botanic Photo Folio

Stamperia Winter Botanic Photo Folio

Hello, Friends!  Let’s start the week off beautifully with a Stamperia Winter Botanic Photo Folio.  If you love poinsettias (and I do!) and you love Old World style (yes, that, too!) then I think you will love this project.

When I was a little girl, my grandmother decorated her Christmas tree each year with bubble lights.  I can remember thinking that they were the most magical ornaments I’d ever seen.  Some sort of liquid in the lights bubbled up inside a candle shaped bulb.  Here’s a picture I found on Pinterest.

Something about the cover on this 7″ x 6″ x 1″ folio reminds me of those bubble lights.  Not sure why, but I love that it does!

Winter Botanic Photo Folio Cover

  • First, create a 7″ x 6″ x 1″ folio base by joining panels of cardstock together.  (You can find a tutorial for a similar folio base HERE. The dimensions are different, but the basic construction is the same.)
  • Next, heat emboss Reneabouquets Large Simply Beautiful Frame with WOW! Sparkling Snowflakes Embossing Powder.
  • Now back the frame with clear cardstock.  Adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive and let set.
  • Then attach 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the perimeter of the frame.
  • Layer panels of designer paper alternately with red, green and gold cardstock.  The final panel is a card front cut from the Winter Botanic paper collection.  Place your shaker mix in the center of this image.
  • Now press the frame in place.
  • Heat Emboss Reneabouquets Snowflakes and the Holly Flourish Garland with Dazzling Diamonds.  Layer these on the frame and tuck in with the Floral Cluster.
The Spine and Back Cover

Wrap the spine with fabric to strengthen it.  This festive burlap panel adds texture and shine, too.  Punch a hole at the top and thread through a little clock key and some Glass Fairy Orbs.

TIP: Layer scraps of patterned paper on the back cover to create a Christmas quilt.

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the photo folio in any way you wish.  I chose to add a belted waterfall feature on the left and a box pocket on the right.  However, you could easily add the waterfall to both sides of the album.

The patterns in this collection are so very beautiful that I did not embellish them in any way.

Create a pocket behind the waterfall.  This is a great place to tuck in more photos and a little accordion style folio.

To make this folio, simply cut this panel from the 12×12 pad.  Then score between the images.  Fold and hold it in place with a little paper clip embellishment.

There is loads of room in the box pocket to add little gifts.  I stitched up a quick bookmark.  Then I added a crocheted snowflake ornament, demitasse spoone, cookie, peppermint stick, and other treats inside.

I had enough scraps left over to make an additional photo wallet.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Photo Folio Video Tour

If you would like to see this project in live action, I’ve created a short video tour with tips and tricks for you.

 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use when making your own Christmas gifts.  I think this folio would also make a great little recipe album!  Once the treats are gone from the pockets, you can tuck recipes in their place.  It would also make a wonderful Heritage Christmas Folio.  How would you use it?  I’d love to hear 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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