Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card

Ciao Bella Time for Home Winter Blues Shaker Card Reneabouquets snowflake frame by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Ciao Bella Time for Home  Shaker Card that is sure to chase away your winter blues!  The image inside the shaker frame reminds me so much of the home I grew up in.  Our house was situated in exactly the same spot as the one pictured here.    Living in Vermont, the streetlights came on around 3:30 in the afternoon during the winter months. The snow would glow with soft blue shades as the winter darkness closed in. And climbing that long icy hill in the dreary month of January was no picnic!  But there would be a hot cuppa, and a still-warm slice of Mom’s homemade bread waiting for me.  That promise of warmth and comfort kept me putting my feet one in front of the other as I trudged along past mammoth sized snowbanks, surrounded by the solitude that only winter provides.

Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card: The Details

I’ve adorned this 5 1/2″ square card with lovely triple loop bow tied from grey plaid Really Reasonable Ribbon.  White Iridescent Metallic String adds a subtle shimmer to the bow cluster as well.   Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves , flowers, pearls and a lovely snowflake frame add winter beauty to the card design.

TIP:  Adhere the shaker frame on the diagonal to create this pleasing diamond shape.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the card is very simply lined with more of the beautiful papers from this collection.  I created a small tea bag pocket and tucked in a fussy cut tag from the collection to complete the card design.

I have warm memories of my childhood home, but I must confess to you, I’m awfully glad to have married a Southern boy!  I find our North Carolina winters a LOT easier to endure than the ones from my childhood!

I hope I shared a some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Stay cozy!




16 thoughts on “Ciao Bella Time for Home Shaker Card

  1. Helen

    Such a beautiful card, Kathy. Love the card front design…that laser die cut frame is exquisite…a wonderful combination with the image. Thanks for sharing your Vermont memories. It makes this card all the more special. Hugs.

  2. Terry Law

    Hi Kathy. This is a beautiful card! But I don’t think its the one you made for the Heartfelt Creations January blog, or is it? lol. This is where the link takes me.

  3. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Aww Kathy! What a sweet story!! Home should always give us that motivtions to keep going. I rembember having to walk home from school with snow up to my knees, yet just the though of my mom waiting for me at home, kept me going. Your card is stunning, as always, my sweet friend. Thank you for the inspiration and those lovely memories you put in my head!!!

  4. Susan Steele

    Luv, luv, luv this beautiful, romantic looking card, Kathy. Luv the inside tranquil inside of this card too! And the gray gingham and silver metallic strng really set this off! And your stories to go with this card are truly amazing as always! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Gorgeous card, Kathy – so tranquil and peaceful – looks like you could lose yourself in this picture – I love it!!!

  6. Martie Rollin

    I agree about childhood winters…I do not miss the long, cold winters in Middle America!! I am happy to “endure” whatever we get on the West Coast of our country. That aside, Love the colors of this lovely project!

  7. Rosa

    As usual what a lovely creation. Your memories that you share makes them all the more special. Thank you and keep them coming.

  8. Colleen salaris

    I love that you enhanced the scene by doing a shaker card. And the inside pocket for a tea pack is a great way to give just a little gift to someone.
    The colors are absolutely perfect.

  9. soozyb2013

    “Up hill both ways” by the sounds of it. ha ha Lovely card my friend, really like the papers you used and the embellishments. Beautiful winter card.

  10. Betsy

    This has to be one of the most beautiful paper collections and you made it even lovelier! It almost makes me wish for snow!

  11. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this card is so gorgeous with such a nostalgic feel to it. The image of the house in the snow is just beautiful and I think makes anyone long for the home they grew up in. The butterflies,buttons and that lovely ribbon really set it off perfectly. I have said it before but you should be a writer, you describe things so wonderfully! Thank you for sharing this lovely card! Hugs!

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