Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial

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Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial of the Month May 2024

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and this Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial of the Month is our project for this week.  I’ve never been to Provence, but working with these lovely papers is almost as good as being there.  Everything about this collection is feminine, shabby chic and full of peaceful, relaxing colors, patterns and images.  I like it so much that I’ve decided to use the collection in my September card kit for Button Farm Club.

Easier Than You Think

Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Card Folio Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Are you familiar with that old saying: “Yard by yard life is hard, but inch by inch it’s a cinch.”?  The basic design here is very simple and straightforward. You will see that in the video tutorial.  It’s the embellishments and layers that take it to the next level.  

Lovely butterflies, flowers, beads and beautiful board from Reneabouquets add interesting details. We will add these elements one at a time in the video tutorial.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to  learn that this card is easier to make than you might think. Yes, there is a lot going on in this card.  But none of it is hard to do.  

A Peek Inside

Birthdays offer lots of opportunity for capturing great memories with photographs.  So I decided to build a little photo folio inside this card.  This turns the card into a real keepsake that can be enjoyed for years to come.

And if there is a birthday, you have to have a few presents!  So I created a sweet little bookmark, magnet and journal card to tuck into the pretty pocket.

TIP:  Cut a panel of paper to fit the inside of your card.  Then trim a piece from the bottom to line the pocket face.  This allows you to enjoy the entire image, and makes an almost hidden pocket design.  Try it!

Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to watch me as I create the May Birthday Card of the Month?  Then grab a cuppa and a snack and join me over on my YouTube channel for the video tutorial.

You can see more Birthday Card of the Month Tutorials HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this Wonderful Wednesday Tutorial.  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




7 thoughts on “Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial

  1. Helen

    I can smell the lavender! Probably because I have just been planting several new lavender bushes in our aroma garden! These papers are gorgeous and I love the way you have used the whole image but divided it into two on the inside so it flows. A sachet of dried lavender would be just the thing in the pocket. Everything about this folio is beautiful, fhe tiny beads and prills along with the charms compliment the imagery, love it!

  2. Laura

    This card is wonderful in so many ways! The papers, the details, color and the pull out accordian section. I learned so much about adding layers and the finishing touches on some of the decorative elements you used. I am super excited this is the paper line that is coming in your Sept card kit. I look forward to the wonderful projects you will have for us!

  3. lynn legge

    ohh kathy this is so beautiful. i love all the gorgeous touches you always add. and the purple…ahh i just love it
    sending hugs to you..thanks for brightening my day. xox hugs. lynn

  4. Isabel

    This is such a gorgeous card with so many details! I just love how you decorated the little jar and I love the cluster of flowers with the beads on them. Thank you for always being an inspiration, my sweet friend!!! Hugs!

  5. Cheryl Wells

    This card is perfect, Kathy!! Purple has never been my favorite color, however, you did the color proud in this creation – loving the Abalone shell buttons on this one also – beautiful and thank you!!

  6. Joni E

    I love the card you have made using the Ciao Bella Morning In Provence collection. Just beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what you create for The Button Farm Club. Thank you for sharing.


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