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Let’s Chat! Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up

Frilly & Funkie All Lined Up Challenge: Let’s Chat with Graphic 45 Communique

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another fabulous challenge at Frilly and Funkie!  This go round, the ever amazing Jenny is our hostess.  All Lined Up is the theme:

For this challenge you need to think in straight lines! Be it rows or columns, stripes or even grids make sure those vertical and/or horizontal lines are a clearly visible part of your vintage or shabby chic projects (the edges don’t count!)

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1I went vintage for this All Lined Up Challenge and turned to one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 collections: Communique.  The telephone line on this chipboard is what got the ball rolling. This 7″ x 5″ side fold card is all lined up thusly:

  • glittered, geometric grid chipboard
  • Lined patterened paper
  • flim strip ribbon
  • film strip chipboard
  • lined up buttons
  • lined up icons in border
  • lined paper used as leaves on my Petaloo flower

All Lined up on the inside, too!

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2I used even more lines on the inside.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4The right hand side of my card has lined papers, lined up buttons on both paper and border and columns in the newspaper.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5The flap opens to reveal two photo mount areas with more of those in line photo icons.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6The left hand side has a little stripey header.

Let's Chat Photo Card, Communique, by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie All Lined Up Challenge, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6 jpgHere’s a loot at the whole shebang.

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the All Lined Up theme and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie BLOG before midnight EST on Tuesday, July 26th.

The team will choose 4 winners from the entries. The favorite project will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

You’ll find all the details on this challenge along with wonderful inspiration from the Frilly side of the team HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Masculine Belated Birthday Card with Graphic 45

Please note:  This is my second post for today.  If you are looking for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge, please scroll down or click HERE.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card with Graphic 45 Communique

Hello Friends!  Don’t you just hate it when you are late for a birthday?  It’s always hard to come up with a good excuse!  When we were in the middle of our move, I missed a birthday for a special friend of the family. To make up for being tardy, I created a special masculine belated birthday card using Graphic 45’s Communique collection.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1There’s kind of a neat story behind this card.  My friend, Steve was born at the same time as my older brother Dennis.  In fact, his mom and my mom crossed paths while giving birth in the small Vermont hospital.  They remained fast friends all the rest of their lives.  Steve worked as an administrative assistant for the state for many years.  Like me, he learned  to type on an old manual typewriter.  So, these funky vintage typewriter images are just right  for the card.

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Tips for designing masculine cards

Masculine cards can be challenging to design.  One tip is to stick with a strong color palette like red, black and cream.   I chose the diamond patterned paper in the background because it reminds me  of a man’s tie.  What could be better for this masculine belated birthday card?

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3I fussy cut this vintage typewriter and popped it up on foam adhesive to make it stand out.  A few gold sequins and that cute banner flag suspended from a paper clip make great embellishments. I tend to keep my masculine card designs a little “stripped down” with fewer embellishments and very simple bows.  The twine bow through the “vintage” chipboard is just right.

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo4I decorated the inside of this masculine belated birthday card with more fun images from the collection.  The sentiment was  hand stamped onto kraft cardstock.  I left myself plenty of room to write a personal note to Steve…and to explain my tardy birthday wishes!

Masculine Belated Birthday Card Communique by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5I was tickled to find this male typist in the collection.  What could be more perfect?  The little cut out diamonds  came from the spaces between the tiles.  I thought they looked like cuff links, and had to add them in.

Steve received his card and loved it.  I know a lot of people think of Communique as a feminine collection, and it does make beautiful feminine cards.  But as you can see, it makes a great masculine belated birthday card, too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

Products Used in Belated Masculine Birthday Card
  • Graphic 45 Communique Deluxe Collector’s Edition:
    • Communique Chipboard
    • Communique Shutterspeed
    • Communique Typography
    • Communique stickers
    • Communique Telegram
  • Natural Burlap String
  •  Black Soot Distress Ink

 

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Pastels and Pearls Wedding Card

Pastels and Pearls Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge on the Frilly and Funkie blog.  This time, Nancy is our host and the challenge theme is Pastels and Pearls.  Nancy would like us to  create a vintage or shabby chic project that features a pastel color palette and includes pearls.   It was a short leap from this challenge theme to this pastels and pearls wedding card!

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Once again, I pulled out my Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary papers and spent a lovely morning making this shabby chic pastels and pearls wedding card.

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This 5″ x 7″ side fold card is pretty straightforward.  Lots of layers, pretty pastel papers, fussy cutting, matted images, and just a touch of pearls.  The focal image is actually one I’d saved from the old Graphic 45 A Place in Time June paper.  I love this sweet image of a bride being attended by children.

 

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I used this antique silver optical lens as a picture frame.  It was painted with Antique Linen Distress Paint, and sprinkled with glitter while the paint was still wet.  I added one perfect little half back pearl to the frame.  Inside the frame, I scattered clear micro beads.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but in real life, it is so pretty.

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie,  Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 03You know me and my button topped bows.  This ivory satin ribbon had the look and feel of a vintage wedding dress, so it got to join the wedding party.

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie,  Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 06This sweet little chipboard tag was the perfect finishing touch, so I just had to add it in.

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie,  Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 07The inside is fully decorated with a couple of pockets and a hand stamped sentiment tag.

Pastels and Pearls  Wedding Card for Frilly and Funkie,  Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Wedding Card by Kathy Clement 05That’s my take on this Pastels and Pearls Challenge.  No outrageous techniques this time. Just a traditional pastels and pearls wedding card.

Of course, you are invited to play along in this lovely challenge.  Just create a vintage or shabby chic project following the theme and link it up at the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:55 PM on June 28, 2016.  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

You’ll find all the details and the Linky Tool HERE.

I just love a June wedding…

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Masculine Pocket Card with Graphic 45 Good Old Sport

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Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Masculine Pocket Card with Graphic 45 Good Old Sport

Hello, Friends!  How can it already be June?  But here we are, the first Friday in June and that means it’s time for a fabby new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Bonnie has dared us to create a masculine card with ribbon or trim.  So I dug into my Graphic 45 Good Old Sport and Typography papers to put together this masculine pocket card.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 01These clean simple lines and bold colors are perfect for this challenge.  I created a belly band on my striped background paper by layering antique gold netting with some of the border stickers from the collection.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 02Next, I fussy cut images from the 12 x 12 Good Old Sport papers and used foam dimensionals to place them on top of  a journal card from the Typography collection.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 03 This chipboard piece fit right in between my golfer and rugby player, which is a great way to lead the eye from one image to the next.  I topped the tag  with a bit of Red Canvas Color Band Ribbon and some Natural Burlap String for a pop of color and added texture. I also used the burlap string to attach my sentiment charm to that sparkly red clothespin.

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 04The party really gets started once you open this masculine pocket card because it has not ONE but TWO great pockets on the inside!  (Go big or go home, right?)  The pocket on the left contains a tag that I made with the 8×8 papers, a sticker and some little banner pieces.  The pocket on the right contains postcards from the 12×12 collection. I love the little baseball/ribbon embellie that I hung from a red paper clip. ( I scrap lifted this idea from my BOLB Ginny Nemchak.  She’s a clever girl, that one!)

Graphic45 Good Old Sport Masculine Pocket Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Masculine Challenge 05I left this masculine pocket card sort of sentiment neutral.  It could be used for Father’s Day, graduation, birthdays, a congrats card or even a card to cheer on a fella who is going through a rough patch.  There’s plenty of room to write a personal sentiment or mount photos on the postcards.  The tag can be used as a bookmark or decoration in a work cubicle or desk space.  And, there’s plenty of room to tuck a gift card or small treat into either pocket of this masculine pocket card.

Now it’s your turn!  Start out by visiting the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG so you can get all inspired by the other designer projects there.  Then work up your own masculine project using ribbon or trim and link it up.  You’ll find all the details on the RRR Blog.  I’ll be popping by to take a peek at your fabby projects soon.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Give Me the Simple Life

Give Me the Simple Life: RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment and Authentique “Homestead”

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Give me the Simple Life…and some Really Reasonable Ribbon, of course! How about we start the day with a sweetly vintage card featuring the May Ribbon Club Collection from Really Reasonable Ribbon?  Have you seen these fabby ribbons yet?  This  red, white and blue color palette is one of my favorites.  It’s perfect for Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July and other patriotic projects.  I super love them!

 

So many pretty ribbons to choose from! This collection is also great for vintage cards and layouts..  Take a peeky at how I used them in this darling card made with Authentique’s “Homestead” paper collection.

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See what I mean?  They look amazing with these vintage papers! I created a belly band with paper from the collection, and then added beautiful Electric Blue Double Faced Satin Ribbon above and below it. This was topped with festive Random Patriotic Stars on White Grosgrain Ribbon.  To give it a little more of a vintage vibe, I lightly tapped the ribbon with Tea Dye Distress Ink before layering it on with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  I really love the way that Scor-Tape holds ribbon and keeps the ends from fraying!

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The top of my  banner flag is festooned with gorgeous 3/8″ American Flag Print Satin Ribbon.  I love the way this draws the eye to the stitching detail on this denim-backed banner flag.  The red burlap panel adds wonderful texture and plays along with the vintage Americana vibe of the card.

Give Me the Simple Life Close Up

 

I painted a bottle cap with Picket Fence Crackle Paint, then added a circle punched rooster to the center.  A little straw and some speckled brown eggs were added just for fun.  This cute embellishment is layered on top of a die cut star, and with the smaller star in the upper right corner, it serves to “frame” the focal image.

Give Me the Simple Life Bow

 

Now let’s talk bows!  Thie double layer beauty on my Give Me the Simple Life card was created with 5/8″ Red Plaid Ribbon and more of that glorious American Flag Print Satin. My vintage button is threaded with ivory burlap string.  I don’t know how I ever managed to tie a bow without the help of my trusty Zutter Bow-it-All Tool! (Enabler alert: Bonnie has the 2.0 version on SALE in the shop…and is now taking Pre-orders for the all new 3.0 version.  And, it’s almost Mother’s Day.  Just sayin’!)

Give Me the Simple Life Interior View

 

Lately, I’ve been on a kick where I’m going wild finishing the inside of my cards.  It’s so much fun, and it turns a simple card into a real gift. In this Give Me the Simple Life card, I added a pretty border of the American Flag Print Ribbon along with layered papers and images from the collection.  The right hand side has a slash pocket that I filled with a pretty tag that can be used for  home decor.

Give Me the Simple Life Tag Pocket
I embellished the tag with a sticker from the Authentique “Homestead” Collection, and then you
know I had to get into my embellishment stash and search for something fun to add to the mix.
This little wooden washboard was inked with Vintage Photo DI, then draped with a scrap of Red Plaid Ribbon.  The end result made me so happy, I confess, I clapped my hands for joy!  Then I added a novelty apple button, a vintage clip, and more ribbon and burlap string to the top of the tag to finish it off.  I think this card could be used for a kitchen shower or a birthday present, and it would make a fantastic housewarming gift!
The versatility of these ribbons is so exciting: nautical themes, sports themes, kitschy kitchen projects, vintage cards like this one, and of course, patriotic projects!  What would YOU make?  I’d love to hear your ideas for using these glorious ribbons in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy