Loads of Love Shaker Card

Spellbinders Eyelet Lace Loads of Love Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Prima My Sweet Photo 01

Loads of Love Shaker Card with Spellbinders Eyelet Lace , Reneabouquets and Prima My Sweet

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sending you a Loads of Love Shaker Card made with all sorts of frilly pink paper pretties.  Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, so it’s time to put away all the Christmas craft supplies.  I reached into my stash of Prima My Sweet papers because I just love this darling vintage pickup truck.  Paired up with a frilly Eyelet Lace Die and some adornments from Reneabouquets, it’s about as pinkalicious as a card can get!

Believe it or not, I don’t think I’ve ever made a shaped card base before.  It was easier to do than anticipated!  I just made sure to place the left hand cutting blades so that they did not touch the side fold of my card.  Then I die cut!  Next, I die cut another panel, but this time I place the frame insert inside the die so that I would have a shaker window to work with.

After I adhered clear cardstock and foam tape to the back of the frame, I simply centered and adhere it to the shaped card base.

The finishing touch was a bit of ribbon, deep pink roses and a flirty butterfly.

A Peek Inside

Look how pretty the inside of the shaped card base turned out.  You will have to trim the inside panels of patterned paper just a little to make them fit, but that’s easy!

Add a little note card, a little tea bag and a honey stick, and you’ve got a sweet Valentine!

I love how easy it was to turn this die into a big shaker window.  There are a few other ideas rolling around in my brain, and if I can grab a few extra minutes in the studio, I’ll try to make them come to life!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Loving Cup Valentine Easel Card

Amazing Paper Grace January 2022 dom Photoplay Tulia & Norbert Love Story Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Loving Cup Valentine Easel Card with Photoplay Love Story and Amazing Paper Grace DOM

Hello, Friends!  Is there anything cuter than a Loving Cup Valentine made from Photoplay Paper’s Tulia & Norbert Love Story collection?   Well, maybe, if the loving cup is made with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace January 2022 Die of the Month.  I’ve never really thought of myself as much of a gnome person, but these little critters are so stinkin’ adorable.  And I love their hats, of all things! Crafting with them makes me smile!

  • First, make a 6×6 easel card base.  Line the inside and make a pocket to act as the stopper.
  • Next, fussy cut the gnomes from a 6″ x 4″ journal card and use them to line the pocket.  See what I mean about the hats?

Although the APG die is a pop up vignette, I opted to just use it as the focal image on my card.  One of the dies in the kit is a little note card designed to fit inside the cup.  However, I turned it into a vellum “tea bag” then tied it to the cup handle.  Cute, right?

A Peek Inside

The patterns in the Love Story collection are so bright and happy!  I love these candy hearts.

I created a little folio to hold a chocolate treat, then tucked in a color matched tea bag and honey stick to complete the card.

You can find out more about the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.  There’s also a fabulous SALE going on that you might want to check out.  I may or may not have found a few items that were such a good deal that I had to let them fall into my cart.

If you’d like to see what Becca made with this Club Kit, check out her blog HERE. Everything she does is super elegant, so it will be fun for you to see the design contrast.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations Cottage Garden Winter Window Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Wintry Cottage Garden Window Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here, and continues through Monday, January 3rd at 11:59PM EST.  The Alumni Team has prepared a wonderful array of projects to inspire you this month!  Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a sweet comment behind because ONE randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card!

In addition Heartfelt Creations is offering a SECOND $25 gift card for those who visit their blog and leave a comment on the tutorial they have provided.  What a great way to close out 2021 and welcome 2022!

The winner of each gift card will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 5th.  Be sure to check those forums to see if you are the lucky winner!  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing [email protected].  Be sure to write “Winner of the December 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

**NOTE: Please comment with your first and last name so that we can accurately reward the winner of the gift card.  Thank you!

Now, let’s get on with the hop!

Wintry Cottage Garden Window Shaker Card and Party in a Box

My inspiration piece for the hop is this Wintry Cottage Garden Shaker Window card. This is one of my signature “Party in a Box” cards filled with treats and surprises.

Although the Cottage Garden Collection has a definite springtime theme, I changed things up with a few simple steps.

  • First, create a shaker window filled with sweet little snowmen, snowflakes and ice crystals.  I die cut 2 windows from the paper collection: one with the grid die in the center and one without.  Then I backed the grid window with clear cardstock, added layers of foam tape, shaker elements and foam tape to secure it to the 2nd die cut window.
  • Next, add a snowy effect to the hydrangea blossoms with Dries White Adhesive and Rajni Chawla’s Frosted Crystals.

  • Now stamp and die cut some Leafy Accents and give them the same icy treatment.  A bit of white lace trim adds to the snowy feel of this whimsical creation.

Save time by die cutting the hydrangea blossoms from the paper pad!  Then you only need to brush on some glue and shake on the glitter!

Hot Chocolate Party!

Finish the inside of the card with a box pocket and a tag pocket cut from one of the fancy tags in the paper collection.

Fill the pocket with gift wrapped hot chocolate packet, note card, cookies, chocolate and a demitasse spoon.  This sweet gift will warm up any winter day, don’t you think?

On With the Hop!

Now hop on through this list to see what the rest of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has prepared for you.

Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) Carole  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Candy AlissaAmarilys  ♥ Monica LisaHeartfelt Creations Blog  ♥

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

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I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a super cute Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio for our final Throwback Thursday post of 2021,  I think you’re going to love the sweet images and wintry hues of this lovely paper collection. Released in 2020, it’s a great choice for both Christmas and winter crafting.

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Flip Folio Tour for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 02

Flip folios are so much fun to make.  They all begin in pretty much the same way: join two long sections of cardstock together, then score and fold to create the base folio and pages.  I’ve made dozens and dozens of these little folios over the years, each one a bit different than the last.  I never get tired of finding new ways to score and fold paper.  You can see several examples of one’s I’ve made in the past HERE.   This one measures 6″ x 6″ with 3/4″ spines.

Let it Snow

Don’t you love the way the snowy village in the foreground creates a resting place for this lovely tag from the collection?  You create a real sense of depth and dimension when you tuck the sweet snowman image from Reneabouquets behind it.  Then, use wintry flowers and Beautiful Board snowy branches to frame the cover.

What is it about kids in snowsuits, hats, scarves and mittens that makes for such great photos?  I love seeing pics of our grandgirls with their cheeks all rosy red from frolicking outside in the snow.  So I made sure to include lots of room for photos in the design of this folio.  A 6″ x 4″ waterfall feature inside the front cover works great for this!

TIP: Add a little extra fun to a waterfall feature with ephemera tabs.  Simply adhere the top part of an ephemera tab to the bottom of a waterfall page.  It looks great, and adds room for a little journaling, too.

Creating the Folio Base

To make the base for this folio, follow these easy steps:

  • First, cut (2) 12″ x 6″ panels of heavy white cardstock.  Overlap the 6″ sides about 1/4″ and secure with your favorite adhesive.  I like to use 1/4″ Scor-Tape, because it helps me keep everything in a straight line.
  • Next, place the length of the joined papers on your scoring tool.  Score at 6″ and again at 6 3/4″.  Fold on the 6 3/4″ scored line and repeat.
  • Now score the remainder of the panel at 5 3/4″. You’ll have one short panel on the far right hand side..  Accordion fold the  panels to fit inside the 6″ covers.

Now join 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ panels of pink cardstock to form the little accordion fold pull out page.  Score every 3 3/4″ all the way down the length.  The final “flap” piece is adhered behind the far right hand base page.

Decorate the pages with tags, stickers and chipboard from the collection.

This photo shows how the pink accordion folio slips behind the final panel.

Tea Party in a Box

The center panel is a box pocket with everything you need to warm up and refuel after a fun day in the snow.  There’s a tea bag, honey stick, chocolate, cookies and a little spoon to go with the tea tucked inside.

Once all the treats have been consumed, you can store photos inside the box pocket.

TIP: Make mini folios from 4″ x 6″ images and 8 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ panels f cardstock.  Simply score the panels in half, then line with scraps of designer paper.

Simple Stories Winter Cottage Folio Tour on YouTube

If you don’t have this sweet collection in your stash, I’ve linked to it on the supply list below this post.  Or, just use any winter collection that you have on hand.  The whole idea behind Throwback Thursday is to encourage you to use what you have on hand!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this year of Throwback Thursday posts.  Although they are a lot of extra work for me, I find myself enjoying the process of digging through supplies and collections that I already have on hand.  Do you?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Wishing you a blessed, happy, healthy and creative year in 2022!  Oh, the fun paper adventures we are going to have together!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party

Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party

Hello, Friends!  Winter is in full swing, so I thought I’d warm things up with a Photoplay Frostival Hot Chocolate Shaker Party. Oh, the weather outside is frightful…so a cup of hot chocolate is truly delightful!   Once again, I pulled out my trusty December Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Then I proceeded to put together this festive winter card.

Wonderful things happen when you clean out a storage bin.  That’s where I found this super cute wooden hoop that came from who knows where, who knows when!  But doesn’t it work perfectly as a shaker frame?

Next I created borders with some of the inky blue satin ribbons I had left from the Club Assortment.  This is one of my favorite ways to use printed ribbon.  First, it looks great!  Then, there’s the ease factor.  Just lay down a strip of Scor-Tape, attach ribbon, and you’re done!   Next, there’s the fact that the ribbon creates the perfect spot to dangle a cluster of winter charms.  Now that’s fun!

A Peek Inside

My friends, I grew up in Vermont where winter is real and winter is brutal.  Somehow, we still managed to spend endless hours outside sledding, building snow forts, having snow ball fights, playing fox and geese in the snow.  Our favorite time to sled was after supper.  We lived at the top of a very long hill.  There was one streetlight at the very top and one almost at the bottom.  The light from the moon mixed with the light from the street lamps created a hazy blue hue on the fallen snow.  Yes, it was freezing.  But it was magical.  And when we were too cold to move, we could go inside and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa.

Naturally, I had to wrap up a pouch of yummy cocoa to tuck into the pocket of this card.  Were you wondering when the party was going to start?  How about now?  Cocoa, cookies, a peppermint stick stirrer and a yummy bit of chocolate.  Aaaah!  Now we can curl up with a good book and mark our place with this cute bookmark.

Isn’t ribbon amazing?  It can inspire such fun projects and be used in so many ways.  I hope I’ve shared a few ideas you can us in this cheery winter post.

Now excuse me…I need to go find a cuppa cocoa!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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