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Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders April 2022 APG DOM by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards with APG April 2022 DOM and Stamperia Garden

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised you yesterday,  I’m back to share these Farmhouse Style Mixed Media Cards.  I had such fun creating with this Amazing Paper Grace Watering Can and Flowers die that I just couldn’t seem to stop!  Yesterday, I shared a video that introduced you to this delightful Club Kit and showed you several different ways to add mixed media finishes to the watering can.  We also learned a simple flower shaping technique.  If you missed that video, you can find  it HERE

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 02

This watering can is cut from paper in the Stamperia Garden collection. Here’s how to make this watering can:

  • First die cut the watering can pieces.
  • Then lightly mist both sides of the paper.
  • Now add the embossed design dies over the body of the watering can.  Run them through your machine using an embossing mat.  This really makes the embossed design pop.
  • Next, lightly rub the design with metallic wax.  This will make the design stand out even more.
  • Finally, emboss with Versamark Embossing Ink and Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 03

The card base is 6″ x 6 1/2″.  The background is made with torn layers of paper scraps that I stitched together on my sewing machine.  Add extra texture with mustard seeds, spattered paint and ribbon.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 04

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  Of course, I added a pocket!

Tuck in a tea bag, bookmark and honey stick to turn the card into a gift!

Rosemary Garden Mixed Media Card

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 06

This watering can base is cut from heavy wrinkled specialty cardstock.  I just kept layering various embossing powders until I achieved the finish you see here.  The base coat is Seth Apter Patina Oxide followed by Vintage Beeswax and a little sprinkling of Taos Sunset.

TIP: Let the first layer of embossing powder cool before you  add the next layer of Versamark Ink and powder!  Heat chunky powders from the underside to avoid blowing the powder all over your work space.

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 07

TIP: Cut flower layers from scraps of solid cardstock or patterned papers.  It always makes me happy when I can use up some scraps!

Stamperia Garden Mixed Media Card Spellbinders APG DOM April 2022 Kathy Clement Photo 08

Decorate your pocket with fussy cut images to add extra flair to the card design.

Create a sweet bookmark with scraps of designer paper.  Then tuck it into the pocket along with a tea bag and honey stick.

I keep thinking of different finishes and textures that I could use with this amazing die, so don’t be surprised if you see it again soon!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings

Amazing Paper Grace DOM April 2022: Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a trio of Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings to share with you.  Why a trio?  Because sometimes I have so much fun making a project that I decide to just keep going and going and going!  That’s what happened when I started to play with my Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace April Die of the Month.  This watering can die simply captured my imagination to the point that I ended up making FIVE of them.  Each one employs a slightly different mixed media technique.  If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to for the past few days, then read on!

Rusty Watering Can Wall Hanging with Patterned Paper Coneflowers

Stamperia Garden Rusty Watering Can Wall Hanging Amazing Paper Grace DOM April 2022 by Kathy Clement

This was the project that got my creative juices flowing.  First I die cut the watering can from a scrap of 110# white cardstock.  Then I thought, “what if I ink this specimen up with Distress Vintage Tea Dye Ink?”  That looked pretty cool, especially after I spritzed it with a little water.  But then I thought, “What happens if I heat emboss this with a little Seth Apter Taos Sunset Embossing Powder.”  And then…what about Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder?  And as you can see…I ended up with this wonderfully rusty, pitted watering can.  Which I proceeded to fill with all kinds of coneflowers cut from scraps of Stamperia Garden.  So. Much. Fun.

I just had to make another one.

Chipped Watering Can with Coneflowers

This time I started my adventure with a piece of silver hammered metal specialty paper.  First I die cut and assembled the watering can.  Then I cut out a big stack of coneflowers from patterned paper and plain cardstock.  I ended up not liking the shiny finish on the watering can.  So I heat embossed it with more Taos Sunset.  But then I did a second layer with Stampendous Frantage Spoonful of Rust Embossing Enamel.  This has bits of mica flakes and other textures in it.  After the can cooled, I was able to crack the embossed watering can, ink it with Black Soot Distress Ink, spritz it with water and heat dry.  As the ink dried, it actually sank down into the embossing powder and created a really fabulous chipped/rusted/aged effect.

Even more fun than the first experiment!  Why not give it another test drive?

Embossed Watering Can with Cardstock Coneflowers

This time I started with a piece of pewter embossed specialty paper. First I heat embossed with Patina Oxide Baked Texture.  The finish was pretty, but a little more shiny than what I wanted.  So I sprinkled on more of the Taos Sunset and gave it another coat.  I really like the way this ended up looking like aged copper.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month April 2022 Watering Can Pop Up Vignette Die by Kathy Clement

Watering Can and Coneflowers Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to get acquainted with this wonderful die, learn how to assemble it, and get some ideas for shaping those delightful coneflowers, I hope you will enjoy this Make & Take Tuesday Tutorial on YouTube.

OK…true confession time.  I had so much fun with this die, I ended up making two cards, too.  I’ll be back tomorrow to share those with you!

If you’d like to find out how to subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, you can do that HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  I have a really fun Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday!  This little number is so quick and easy to make, adaptable for any theme or occasion, and loaded with all kinds of interactive elements.  I think you’re going to like it!

Score and Fold!

Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1

You only need 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock to build the base for this folio.

  • First, cut 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock vertically at 6″ .  You will have (2) 6″ x 11″ paper panels.
  • Next, overlap the 6″ ends about 1/4″ and secure with adhesive.
  • Then place on your scoring tool and score at 3″, 6″ and 10″.  Fold on the 10″ score line and score again at 4″.
  • Now fold from the left:  mountain, valley, mountain, valley.
  • That’s it!  You just made yourself a really neat card folio base!

The real fun starts when you add your designer papers!  Be sure to include some flaps and turn tabs.

Hidden photo and journaling spots can be found behind the folio front.

Score and fold a whole strip of 3×4 images to create a surprise pull out page.  Now that’s fun!

The back page of this folio is a very generous 7 3/4″ x 6″.  That gives you lots of room to add pockets!

And why not tuck a little tag in between the page and the back cover?  Dig through your embellishments and see what you can find to create a charm dangle.  It’s a very manly charm dangle, of course!

Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to build this folio base and see how I put my folio together, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

 

I’ll share a linked supply list below this post in case you want to add this playful masculine collection to  your Closet of Inspiration and Delight.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Shaker Card Delightful Daisies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Seasonal Daisies Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 28th.  At that time, a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  A second $25 gift card will be randomly chosen from comments on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  So be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some sweet words as you soak up all the  crafty inspiration.

The winners of the gift certificates will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 30th.  Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize at [email protected]  Please write “Winner of the March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop in the subject line of your email.

Now, let’s get this party started!

Seasonal Wreath and Delightful Daisies Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Delightful Daisies Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My inspiration project for the hop is this 6×6 Shaker Easel Card.  Green is my second favorite color, and it is found in abundance in the Seasonal Wreath Paper Collection.  I’ve combined it with pretty yellow Delightful Daisies, ribbons, charms and a fun shaker window to make a bit of spring home décor.

TIME SAVING TIP # 1 :  Die cut the greenery from the Seasonal Wreath Paper Pad using the matching dies. No need to stamp or color these pretty floral bits when you use this method.  I did spritz them lightly with a little shimmer mist that I had in my stash.

TIME SAVING TIP #2: Always make a few extra flowers, that way you’ll have some in your stash when time is running short.  These pretty yellow daisies were left over from a project I made some time ago.  Store your extra flowers in small plastic bins or sandwich boxes to keep them in tip top condition.

Making the Shaker Frame

Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Shaker Card Delightful Daisies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Making this shaker frame was so quick and easy that I just have to tell you how I did it.

  • First, choose your 6×6 image from the paper pad.
  • Next, choose a second 6×6 image that has the same size/shape opening in the center.  Trim about 1/4″ from each side of the image.
  • Now die cut the image from the center of the 2nd image using the Cut, Mat, Create Dies. This becomes the frame for your shaker window. Save the center for use in another project.
  • Die cut a plain piece of 6×6 cardstock, and cut the center out of it using the Cut, Mat, Create Die.  Back the frame piece with this to add strength to the frame.
  • Then adhere clear cardstock to the back of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next, add 3 layers of foam strips to the back of the frame.
  • Finally, place your shaker elements in the center of your chosen 6×6 image.  Line the shaker frame over the top and press in place to seal.

See?  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Decorate your frame with the cute die cut bees and butterflies from the paper pad.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside your easel card.  This acts as a stopper, but it also gives you room to tuck in some little treats.

Add a card front to a folded piece of cardstock.

Then dress up a sentiment panel with a bit of border strip.  Create a side pocket and tuck in a sunshiny tea bag to turn your card into a lovely gift.

On With the Hop

Now get your crafty inspiration flowing as you visit each Alumni Team Member’s blog.  Remember to leave a comment so that you’ll be entered into the drawing for the $25 gift card.  Finish up over on the Heartfelt Creations blog and leave another comment for another chance to win.

♥ Kathy (You are HERE)   ♥ Vicki Carole Amarilys Lisa                                                                     ♥ CandyAlissaMonica  ♥   Oksana Heartfelt Creations 

NOTE: To leave a comment on this blog, click on the “Leave a Reply” link located just below the post title at the top of the page.

If you’d like to create this card, I’ve linked the supplies below.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial

Photoplay April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share our April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday.   If you’ve been following along, then you know this is the 4th installment in our “Gnome of the Month series.  Get ready for bright spring colors, Gnomes with Bunny Ears, pretty florals and fun antics from our favorite Gnomies.

Shaking Up the Basic Design

April Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The basic design for the folio is the same, but we change up the embellishments and trims to keep things fresh and fun.  Here’s how to make the shaker frame:

  • First, paint a Tim Holtz Lace Frame with off white chalk paint.
  • Next, spatter the frame with Distress Paints that match the color palette.  (Dried Marigold, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry.)
  • Wait for the paint to dry, then cover the back side of the frame with clear cardstock (acetate sheets.)
  • Then place 3 rows of 1/4″ foam tape around the back side of the frame.
  • Now cut the sentiment from the bottom of the bunny tag and back it with foam tape.
  • Next, adhere the bunny gnome tag to the folio base.  Top with sequins, beads and Reneabouquets candy bits (all listed below) then press the frame in place.

You can watch the video below to see the process.

These folios are great to make for birthdays, too!  Or substitute your favorite papers to use with the folio base to customize your design.

A Peek Inside

Photoplay April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The flap feature offers a perfect spot for a pocket.

Then you can make cute mini folios to tuck inside.

Use the calendar page to write in birthdays, holidays and special events.  Or, simply mount a photo over the calendar if desired.  The center pocket affords more room for photos and journaling.

April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio, please enjoy this easy to follow YouTube tutorial.

 

If you need materials to make this month’s folio, I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

I hope I added some sunshine to your day today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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