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Dapper Wedding Card

Just for Fun: Dapper Wedding Card

Hello, Friends!  Hope you are all enjoying this Memorial Day weekend.  I treated myself to some free play time in the studio this weekend.  Not a design team assignment, not a special order for my Etsy shop, not a project with a deadline attached.  Just for fun. Just for me.  Just because I love to play with paper.  I had also treated myself to a Tim Holtz Dapper paper pad that I found on sale.  (Yes, people…it really is an addiction.  I just can’t resist beautiful paper.  Lord, help me!) It did not make it into the Closet of Shame.  Oh, no, no, no.  It landed right on top of my work desk.  And before I knew it, this super fun Dapper Wedding Card was born.

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 01I had purchased this on sale (I think it is still on sale…) from my favorite online store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Linda Coughlin, the shop owner, always tucks a lovely little gift inside each order, and this time it was this vintage wedding photo, a sweet little wedding charm,  and the Dapper Die cut.  How could I NOT play?

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 02Linda cleverly included both the positive and the negative of the die cut.  I set the positive aside and opted to work with the negative.  First I painted it with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  (It was cut from black cardstock.)  Then I sprayed it with Dylusions White Linen which made it look really shabby chic.  I pulled out a small script stamp, and after inking it up with Black Soot Distress Ink, I stamped it off on a piece of scrap paper, then stamped it over the painted surface, leaving just a ghost of handwriting.  Oh, yes, having fun, fun, fun!

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 05Next, I backed the image with the small 3×3 squares from the paper collection, trimming off the excess.  I used the ticking pinstripe on the “tux” and the letterpress on the top hat.  I confess, this made me do a little happy dance.  (Yes, I do dance in my studio…but there’s nobody here but me, so it’s OK.)  I used a waterbrush and Black Soot Distress Ink to add a bit of a shadow around some of the edges, just to create a little contrast.  Then this assemblage was stitched onto a scrap of white burlap using gold metallic thread.

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 04Now for that gorgeous vintage image Linda sent me.  In the same order, I had purchased these pretty Baroque metal frames (I couldn’t help myself.  They talked to me…they said “we will be awesome.  We are on sale. You will be so glad you bought us.”  How could I say no?)  These little beauties have an antique silver finish, but I was going with gold because of the Sophisticate  cabinet card that I cut into 2 pieces and layered into the composition.  This was an easy fix.  Ijust tapped the frame and the wedding charm with Gold Alcohol Ink.  Problem solved!  And as an aside, I love the way the gold and black cabinet card peek through the mustache in the die cut.

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 03So here’s a straight on shot of this Dapper wedding card.  I gave a metal corner the same alcohol ink treatment so everything would match. The Venice Lace trim, black satin bow,Dapper brads and mother of pearl button take this card to shabby chic happy land!

Here’s the inside:

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 06A gift card pocket on top….

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 07With gold accents and cute little stamped card.

Dapper Wedding Card by Kathy Clement for Funkie Junkie Boutique 08And a big pocket on the bottom with a stamped postcard.

So that’s my just for fun Dapper Wedding card.   Play time is over, and now I will have to go back to my regularly scheduled assignments.  I had a blast….and I need to remember to play more often.  How about you?

Thanks for stopping by!




Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Blue Roses for Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!

It’s the last Tuesday in the month, so it’s time for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Sara Miller’s lovely blog, and if so you are right on track. This is my first time hopping along with my fellow alumni, and I have a beautiful blue roses card made with papers, stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.

Kathy by Design for Heartfelt Creations









This 5″ x 7″ card uses a rich color palette of blue, grey, cream and gold.  I embossed the edges of the blue swirls paper in the Countryside Evening Paper Collection (retired) with gold embossing powder.   Using Versamark and the Large Elegant Words Background Stamp, I embossed the text in gold. I stamped the Bella Rose leaves directly onto the designer paper and then die cut them with the matching Bella Rose die.

Margie Engagement card 03Next, I stamped several Botanical Roses onto designer paper and embossed them in gold.  After die cutting with the matching Botanical Wings Die, the layers were shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and glued together. The centers were filled with Czech beads.

Margie Engagement card 05I also used Spellbinders Spiral Blossoms and Bitty Blossoms to make some rolled roses.  My focal image is a vellum stamp that I found in my stash. Prima lovebirds were the perfect extra “topping.”

Margie Engagement card 06Here’s a peeky at the inside of the card!

Now, for the fun part!  Visit the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop Designers and leave them some bloggy love for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random from one of the designer’s blogs and announced here on Saturday, August 29th.

Here are the links to the rest of the blogs on this hop:

Kerry Urbatch:
Vicki Dutcher –
Caroline Duncan –
Amarilys Doria –
Glenda Brooks –
Emilia van den Heuvel –
Alissa Wells-
Mary Faus –
Sarah Miller –
Kathy Clement: 
Gini Williams Cagle –
Lisa Allen


I’m also linking this project up to the Touch of Gold Challenge over at the fabulous Frilly and Funkie blog.

Thanks for hopping by!















Black and White Wedding Album

Black and White Wedding Album for Really Reasonable Ribbon Black & White Challenge


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  There’s a brand new RRR challenge starting today.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a project that only uses black & white plus ONE accent color.  This was a tough challenge for me.  I might have grown up with black & white TV, but I like to craft in technicolor!  LOL  But I dug deep into my stash and found some Bo Bunny Enchantment papers (retired, ancient history…but beautiful!) and I worked up a little black & white wedding album to share with you here today.

Kathy by Design/Black and White wedding album for Really Reasonable RibbonSo, obviously, my accent color is gold.  I used gold embossing powder on the edge of the front cover, and made gold flowers with a My Favorite Things Layered Rose Die.  My ribbons are from the gorgeous July Ribbon Club assortment.

The chipboard album was one of those “almost finished” designs, so all I did was add beautiful ribbons and a few little extras to finish it off.

Kathy by Design/Black & White Wedding Album Each page has a different shape, which made it very fun to work with.

Black and White Challenge 03I paired up the beautiful sheer white with 4 satin stripes ribbon with the sheer black with 4 satin stripes ribbon to make all my bows in this album.  I love how easy it is to work with this ribbon!  It makes scrumptious bows!

Black and White Challenge 04Since gold was my other color, I topped all my ribbons with loopy bows made from metallic gold string. The metallic string comes in gold, silver and white iridescent.  I use them a LOT because I love the little touch of shine they add to project.

Black and White Challenge 05I die cut gold doilies which can be used as photo frames.  I made sure that all chipboard elements and ephemera are glued in such a way that a photo can be slipped underneath.

Black and White Challenge 06I used some vintage black and white photos to add a little pizazz to the interior of the album.

Black and White Challenge 08This really is all ready to go.  Just load in your photos and voila!  Instant album!

Be sure to visit the RRR BLOG for more black and white inspiration. And remember to link up your black and white plus one color project to the RRR BLOG so we can see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!



This wedding album is available for purchase in my ETSY Shop.

Frogs in Love

Crafty Secrets Frogs in Love Digital Prints

Hello, Friends!  I am so excited to share today’s post with you.  Yesterday I received a new Frogs in Love digital printable from Crafty Secrets and it is so stinkin’ cute that it made my fingers itch!  I had to get busy this morning and made a few cute cards with them.  Check these out!

Kathy by Design/Crafty SecretsSqueee!  I am so totally in love with these wooing frogs, and I think they make a perfect anniversary, engagement or wedding focal.  This printable is so new, Sandy doesn’t even have it loaded into the  store yet, but I couldn’t wait to share them with you, and Sandy said I could go ahead and give you a sneaky peek.

Frog Cards 03The small text in the photo says, “She knew he was her true prince.”  Awwww…I love that!  This is a two-part image, paired with the French Postcard that I’ve resized and layered beneath the focal.  My base is made with pretty papers from the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD and some bits and bobs of ephemera that I had in my scrap drawer.  I used Danish Blue Seam Binding and Pink Wrinkled Ribbon to make a double layer bow that was topped with White Iridescent Metallic String and sweet little silver charm.

Frog Cards 04The inside has a pocket for a gift card, and left hand side of the postcard that comes with the set.

Frog Cards 05Here’s another sweet image that would work well for any romantic occasion.  This time, my papers came from the Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD.  I sized the paper to 4.75″ 6.75″ and then printed it out twice.  I fussy cut the roses from one image and then I used a craft knife to trim around the roses on the card base, then tucked the image behind them to create dimension.

Frog Cards 06I tucked a pretty butterfly tag in the “V” .  It’s also from the Vintage Illustrations CD. The ivory and black papers that I’ve used for layering purposes are from Creating with Vintage Typography. The text on the focal says, “Sometimes, fairy tales really do come true.”

Frog Cards 07The inside is super cute, too, with another tag from this set.

Frog Cards 08Ok, this tag totally makes me giggle!  I love this ballerina frog in her pink tutu and headdress.  Oh my word!  I just layered the tag up with some scraps of paper and ribbons, added a few sequins and bam!  Almost an instant card!

Frog Cards 09What a great image for a thank you card…or if you printed this bigger, you could tie it onto a hostess gift, and that would be “toadally cute!”

Frog Cards 10On the inside, I just lined the card base with kraft paper and added another tag from the Frogs in Love sheet.  I could easily have printed this tag larger, but I wanted it small to tuck inside the card.

So can you see why I couldn’t wait to create with these darling images? I am “Toadally” in love with Frogs in Love!  I hope you had as much fun seeing them as I did making them.  They’ll be added to the store soon, and since they are digital downloads, you won’t even have to wait for them to ship!  How cool is that?

Thanks for stopping by!



RRR Photo Inspiration Challenge

Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello Friends!  Happy May Day!  It’s time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo Inspiration Challenge.  You can get all the details on the RRR BLOG, but here’s the photo the design team used to inspire our creativity.

RRR Photo Inspiration May 1The first thing that grabbed me in this photo was the wonderful colors and the beautiful garden setting.  it made me think of a garden wedding. I used the color palette and the garden wedding theme to create a file folder wedding album and a wedding card.

Photo Inspiration Challenge 09Both projects were made with images from Polly’s Paper Studio Victorian Trading Cards Creative Kit and loads of gorgeous ribbons and flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Photo Inspiration Challenge 02I started out with a 4″ x 6″ naked file folder from Canvas Corp Brands. I stitched ivory burlap to the cover and wrapped this with a strip of beautiful 2.5″ wide Vintage Pink Floral Cotton Blend Ribbon. Then I topped it with this pretty Victorian image from the Creativity Kit.  I had these Prima pearls in my stash, and layered a cluster of beautiful pink chrysanthemums on top. I tucked some pink bead berry sprays in to add texture and contrast. Because of the Victorian feel of this album, I inked all the edges, the flowers and the bead berry sprays with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to make them looked aged.

Photo Inspiration Challenge 01aThe main image on the file folder was also inked and then spritzed with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.  I topped it with a gem clip that I tied with a little bit of lavender polka dots organza.  Then I doubled the lavender organza with a piece of bright pink polka dot organza and tied a big fluffy bow with the help of my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.  White Iridescent Metallic string tops this along with a vintage pearl button from my stash.

Photo Inspiration Challenge 03The inside uses papers and ephemera from the Creativity kit.  The ephemera and paper are glued in such a way that the photo can slip behind, leaving room for nice sized photographs on both sides.  I love the single little chrysanthemum blooming from the pearl cluster, don’t you?

Photo Inspiration Challenge 04

This is the backside of the album.  After embossing with a folder and inking with Vintage photo ink, I spritzed it with Vintage Pink Glimmer mist.  Here you can see how I stitched the ribbon onto the folder.

Photo Inspiration Challenge 07The matching card uses more papers, images and ephemera from the Creativity kit.  The card front is covered with both paper and a strip of 2.5″ Garden Print Ribbon which I topped with two rows of crocheted lace: Frances White Crochet lace is on the outermost edge, and Tabitha Natural Crochet Lace is layered over that. In the top corner is a shabby bow that I made by layering torn Garden Print Ribbon with Fuchsia Seam Binding and chrysanthemums. I backed a clear acrylic charm with a scrap of the garden print ribbon and used it as an embellishment on the card.

Photo Inspiration Challenge 08I chose a deeper shade of the same Pink Chrysanthemums for the front of this card.

We are coming right up on wedding season,  so maybe this project will spark an idea for you.  Be sure to stop by the RRR Blog and link up your inspiration photo project.  I can’t wait to see what you make!



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