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Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies

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Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies, 3D Embossing, and P13 Sea la Vie!

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to have some Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies from Spellbinders.  Pull your crafting apron out of the closet and get ready to get inky!

Whether you’re a beach lover, a mixed media fan, interested in 3D embossing,  or a lover of red, white and blue color palettes, I think you’ll be happy with today’s Throwback Thursday tutorial.

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Can I just tell you that making this card was an inky good time?  First up in today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to create that watery fish net background with the Cast Away 3D Embossing Folder, Distress Inks, and Nuvo Mousse.

Then we’re going to dig into some fun heat embossing techniques with the Coastal Escape View Dies.  Next, we’ll put together a fun port hole shaped shaker element to adorn our card folio.  Oh, yes, friends, we are pulling out all the stops and having one big crafting adventure today!

A Peek Inside

The fun continues as we create some neat interactive elements inside this 5″ x 7″ card folio base.

This flap page opens to reveal not one, but two pockets!    Yeah, two pockets, because we’re going all-out today! Beachy projects really make me happy, and I just kept thinking, “oooh…what if I do this?”

Like, how about a pocket that is also a little pull out folio for photos and journaling?  That would be fun, right?

And what if we took a minute or more to create a lovely mixed media bookmark to go inside that pull out folio pocket?  That would also be fun, am I right?  So that is exactly what we did!  And you can learn how to do it, too, in the video tutorial below.

Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re in the mood for a little coastal escape, please join me as I share this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Are you feeling the sand between your toes?  Beachy breezes ruffling your hair?  Well, good.  That means my job is done here!  Now you go have a play with  your stash and make something beachy-beautiful, too.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Or, if you prefer to purchase this card, you can find it in my Etsy Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Party Hat Slimline Birthday Card Tutorial

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Party Hat Slimline Birthday Card Tutorial: February 2024 Birthday Card of the Month

Hello, Friends!  How about an adorable Party Hat Slimline Birthday Card Tutorial?  What fun I had creating this vintage style card!  In fact, I like this card so much, I decided to make it our February 2024 Birthday Card of the Month.

This is another one of my “scrappy wonders” made with bits and bobs of Photoplay Hello, Lovely that were left after our “Make a Stack” video tutorial. I invited some paper pretties from Reneabouquets to the party along with a vintage ephemera photo that I’ve had in my stash for a long, long time.

Put on Your Party Dress….and Hat, too

Why make a slimline card, you may ask?  Well, the size and shape of my paper scraps had everything to do with that decision.  They were mostly all long and skinny.  So it made sense to create this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card base.

You could call this card a one sheet wonder, as I only used 1 sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock to create the base.  Here’s how:

  • First, place the 11″ side of a sheet of cardstock on your scoring tool.
  • Now score at 4 1/4″ and 4 1/2″.
  • Then score at 8 3/4″ and 9″.

That’s all there is to it!  The 2″ flap on the far right will become a pocket once you add 1 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ gussets to the top and bottom edge.  (Score those gussets at 1/2″ and 3/4″.  You’ll see me do this in the video tutorial.

Party on the Inside

Create a party on the inside of this card by adding pockets, chocolate, gift card wallet and sweet little magnet on the inside.

With a little paper piecing, those bits and bobs of Hello, Lovely papers made an adorable birthday card, don’t you think?

Party Hat Slimline Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I created this fun card with just scraps of a lovely paper collection, please enjoy the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

Did you enjoy seeing this sweet card come together?  What do you do with your pretty paper scraps?  I’d love to hear your ideas in the comment section below.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spring is Here Banner Tutorial for the RRR Blog Hop

 

Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial  for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial is my inspiration piece for the February 2024 Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  I have a tutorial for the banner, too, since the date for the RRR Hop overlaps with our Make & Take Tuesday Banner of the Month tutorial.  So if you’re new to my Make & Take Tuesday tutorials, you are warmly invited to check out the video below.

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The banner pennants are stitched onto luxurious Gold Silky Crush Ribbon.  Then I added pretty Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bows at either end of the banner. The  pink bows are topped with Iridescent Met A row of antique lace stitched across the top adds a nice vintage vibe.  Iridescent Metallic String Bows top the pink bows for a little extra sparkle and shine.  Next I dug into my stash of RRR Mulberry Flowers because nothing says “Springtime” better than pretty posies!

Shaker Window Pennants

The pennants on this banner are die cut with Spellbinders Vista View Window Dies.  Here’s how I used the dies to create the shaker windows on the two center pennants.

  • First, die cut just the window background from pale pink cardstock
  • Then turn the window background upside down so that the rounded edge is on the bottom.  Adhere to kraft cardstock and trim out so there is a 1/8″ border on all sides.
  • Next, create a template for cutting the designer paper.  Cut out the background, fold in half and trim 1/8″ off the open edged side.  Then trim 1/4″ off the top edge.  Trace this onto patterned paper and cut out with your paper trimmer.
  • Now, place the lattice frame on a piece of pink barn wood paper and die cut.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the window lattice and trim out with your scissors.
  • Adhere 2 layers of 1/8″ foam tape on the sides, top and bottom edge of the acetate.
  • Glue down the focal images on the banner pennants and top with your shaker mix.

Finally, center the prepared window over the pennant and press in place.

The Little Details

Embellish the pennants with a combination of Mintay die cuts, Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers and Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.

Mintay Spring is Here Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how I put this pretty spring banner together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my lovely teammate Cheryl has prepared for you.   Be sure to finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing to win a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and the free Digital Stamp Set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Let’s Make a Stack of Cards

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Let’s Make a Stack of Cards with Photoplay Hello, Lovely

Hello, Friends!  Let’s make a stack of cards today with Photoplay Hello, Lovely Collection.  About once a month, I select a “mostly used but still good” paper collection from the Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  Then I go to work on creating a stack of 12 simple, but pretty note cards.

This accomplishes two things: I use up a paper collection that’s been languishing in the closet.  And after a couple of hours of work, I have a lovely pile of little notecards ready to go.  Most of these end up as little “extra helpings” in my Etsy shop shipments.  But it’s also very nice to have a blank card at your fingertips when you need to write a quick note.

Sound like fun?  It is!  Let’s dig in , shall we?

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Today’s pick for Let’s Make a Stack is this pretty paper collection from PhotoPlay.  I love the color palette, the patterns are right up my alley, and the sentiment stamps are wonderful.  But I have to be honest with you.  I really don’t care for most of the 3×4 focal images that come in the collection.  Does that ever happen to you?

To remedy this situation, I decided to die cut some of my patterned paper with Spellbinders Picot Petite Ovals Die.  Then I just added one of my stamped and inked sentiments as the focal image.

Entwined Wreath on the Assembly Line

To save time, I decided to stamp the same sentiment over and over instead of using a bunch of different sentiments.  After all, the point of this particular crafty adventure is to make as many cards as possible in the least amount of time.  Repetition saves time.

I also die cut several of the Crafter’s Companion Entwined Wreaths.  Adding a circular element like a wreath to a square card softens all those square corners and adds a lovely, feminine touch to the composition.

I did use 4 of the 3×4 sentiments that I liked.  Then I dressed everything up with white burlap string bows, sequins and Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms.  I really like the way the cards came out, and I hope you will enjoy watching them come together in today’s video tutorial.

Let’s Make a Stack of Cards Video Tutorial on YouTube

Ready to get your craft on?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial:

 

I hope I shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Tag Folio Tutorial

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Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Tag Folio Tutorial: February 2024 Tag of the Month

Hello, Friends!  We’re going Steampunk today with a Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Tag Folio Tutorial.  This is our February 2024 Tag of the Month feature, and it is a good one!  Even if you are not a fan of Steampunk style, you will want to stick around to learn how to create this fun, interactive tag folio.  It’s one of those designs that you’ll want to make over and over again with lots of different paper collections.

Flips, Flaps and All Kinds of Tags!

If you love, flips, flaps, pockets, pull-outs, and tags, then I think you are in for a treat today.  Our tag folio is made with all 4 sizes of the Graphic 45 Kraft Tags as well as their Policy Envelope and File Folder dies.  This gives us lots and lots of room for creative fun.

Mixed Media Mayhem

Steampunk style calls for metal embellishments and finishes.  I’ve found such an easy way to add that copper patina to an embossed background, and I’ll share the steps with you in the video tutorial.

This design has little surprises tucked in everywhere, my friends.  We’ll do a walk through so you can see them all.

The Flip Side

The back side of this tag features a really fun file folder folio with pull out pages.  The small pocket on the bottom of the tag holds an ATC tag, which keeps the file folder from flapping open.

Here’s a peek inside the file folder.  Open the  little magnetic  flap on the right and see what surprises are waiting within.

How about a simple pop up page?  This is probably the easiest way in the world to make a pop up element.

  • First, cut a 7″ x 2″ strip of designer paper.
  • Next fold it in half at 3 1/2″.
  • Then fold the right hand side toward the middle.
  • Repeat with the left hand side.
  • Now adhere the left and right hand panels as seen in the photo.
  • Dress the panels up with some fussy cut images, and that’s all there is to it!
Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Tag Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I created this tag folio, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

I hope you  have as much fun making this clever little tag folio as I did!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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