Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial

Prima Hello Pink Autumn Shaker Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have a lovely Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you today.  But first, a confession: I might have bent the Throwback Thursday rules just a little!  You see, I have been wanting to play with my Prima Hello, Pink Autumn papers for weeks now.  I have been imagining this card for quite some time, but have not had the time to make it.  Until this week…but Throwback Thursday is supposed to use OLD collections.  And this is a new fall release.  Uh-oh!

I would say I am sorry I broke the rules, but I’m really not. Because this card was so rewarding to make, and I love the way it turned out.  This tutorial is my very first attempt at making a card with an acetate cover.  It was not nearly as difficult as I imagined, and I even managed to line up the acetate overlay with the patterned paper  inside the card. Yay, me!

The Pumpkin Shaker Element

Look how cute this pumpkin shaker element turned out!  This is a layered pumpkin from Reneabouquets.  Here’s how to put yours together:

  • First, trace around the bottom layer of the pumpkin onto the patterned paper of your choice.  Then trim out the pumpkin shape, ink the edges and adhere to the chipboard pumpkin.
  • Now heat emboss the top layer of the pumpkin.  First I inked the surface with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink because I wanted to make sure that the embossing powder had a dark base, rather than a light one.  This does seem to make a difference with the final hues of the powder.
  • Next, tap the inked surface with VersaMark and heat emboss with Ranger Rose Gold Embossing Powder.  Let this cool.  Then randomly tap with VersaMark and sprinkle with Emerald Creek Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing powder.  This powder  has to be heated until the copper fragments begin to melt and move around.  Be patient!
  • Then trace the top onto clear acetate.  Trim out and adhere to the back of the shape.  Add 2 layers of 1/8″ foam strips.
  • Now place your sequin mix on the plaid paper and carefully line the top of the pumpkin up over the bottom.  Press in place to seal.
  • Next, wrap copper wire around a thin paintbrush handle and attach to the top of the pumpkin.  Tie a bow and add fall flowers from Reneabouquet’s shop.

To balance out the card design, I added flowers around the base of the pumpkin and the printed Beautiful Board swag at the bottom.  You will see all of this done in the tutorial.

A Peek Inside

There actually is not an inside design on this card because of the acetate cover.  So I created a little gift pocket on the back of the card.

A little tea, a little notecard…..

….and a little vintage silver plate demitasse spoon to stir in the honey stick.

Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this large (6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″) card come together,  I hope you will enjoy watching this video tutorial on YouTube.


Did you enjoy these techniques?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Rustic Christmas Snowbird Shaker Card

Rustic Christmas Snowbird Shaker Card Really Reasonable Ribbon October Ribbon Club by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Rustic Christmas Snowbird Shaker Card for the RRR October 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Rustic Christmas Snowbird Shaker Card is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s beautiful blog.  This month we’re getting ready for Christmas with the festive red, green and white ribbons from the Ribbon Club Assortment.

My eye went straight to the darling Holiday Birds and Berries Printed Grosgrain Ribbon.  Layered over Forest Green Taffeta Ribbon, it’s the perfect pairing for this wintry card.


When I layer ribbon on a card like this, I use Scor-Tape to hold it firmly in place.  It also allows me to wrap the ribbon ends behind the card layer so that everything looks neat and tidy.

Taffeta ribbon ties the perkiest bows, so I used it again to anchor the corner of my shaker frame.

A Peek Inside

Of course, I added a pocket inside the card, then tucked a little gift card wallet inside.

This simple trick makes the card double as a gift, which is always handy during the holidays!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what the lovely and talented Cheryl has prepared for you.  Be sure to finish up the hop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. Answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win your own October Ribbon Club Assortment!

But you don’t have to take your chances…you can join the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club today.  Then you’ll be sure to receive your very own Ribbon Club Assortment each and every month of the year.  Sign up for the club HERE.

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

Thanks for hopping by!



Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio

Reneabouquets Pumpkin Blue Fern Studio Bird Waltz by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  I’m one of those folks that loves pumpkin everything, but I’m especially fond of this Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio.  Copper and autumn and pumpkins and acorns and butterflies and fall flowers just belong together.

You know how a really good autumn stew combines a bunch of different ingredients to create the perfect bite?  Well, I sort of used that same approach when putting this project together. The cover of this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ folio features Copper and Cream plaid ribbon.  It’s one of my favorites for fall because of the warmth it brings to a composition.  It  picks up all the lovely tawny hues the Blue Fern Bird Waltz paper that I used on this card.  

The delicate swirled layer behind my floral pumpkin patch is created with Spellbinders Merry Filigree Card Making die.  Cut from copper foiled cardstock, it lends elegance and subtle shine to the background.

The Pumpkin Patch

Reneabouquets swept me off my feet with this Autumn Beauty Pumpkin.  Fall flowers around the base serve as an anchor.  Pumpkin Spice Butterflies flit lazily in this end of season flower garden.

TIP: Brush acorns with copper metallic paint, then cozy them up to the copper and cream ribbon and burlap string bow cluster.

A Surprise Inside

One of the things I love the most about this time of year is fall baking.  After a long, steamy summer, it’s really fun to take the chill off the house by baking some pumpkin goodies.

So I created a hidden recipe card pocket on the top of this card.  Copper and cream plaid ribbon makes a pretty closure.  Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite fall treats, so I tucked a recipe for it in the pocket, along with 2 blank recipe cards.  This way the recipient can add their favorite fall recipes, too.  And if you’re going to bake pumpkin bread, you really should have a cuppa!  So a little packet of honey, a demitasse spoon, and a tea and chocolate wallet fill the box pocket on the bottom.  Have you discovered yet how delicious chocolate is with pumpkin?  You really should give it a try!

What’s your favorite fall baked good?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Merry Moments Slimline Christmas Card

Spellbinders Merry Filigree Cardmaker Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Merry Moments Slimline Christmas Card

Hello, Friends!  I think you’re going to enjoy this Merry Moments Slimline Christmas Card today.  Why?  Because it is a very quick and easy make.  That really comes in handy during the busy holiday season.  It’s also a beautiful way to present a gift card.  Packaging a gift card in this pretty way really does make it feel more special.

Merry Moments Slimline Christmas Card How-To’s

Here’s how I put this quick and easy card together.

  • First, create a 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ side fold slimline card base.
  • Next, cut a 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ panel of red metallic cardstock.
  • Now cut a 3″ x 8″ panel of Simple Stories Rustic Christmas poinsettia paper.
  • Then cut the poinsettia panel in half at 4″.  Adhere the plaid pattern on the top of the red metallic cardstock and the poinsettias on the bottom.
  • Next, die cut the Spellbinders Merry Filigree twice from pearlized white cardstock. Die cut the circle frame from the same cardstock.  Then die cut the filigree sentiment from red metallic cardstock.
  • Now layer the outer filigree over the patterned paper.  I placed pop dots in the corners to create some depth.  Then I covered them up with Reneabouquets Holly Beautiful Board.
  • Then back the filigree sentiment with 1/8″ foam strips and adhere over the die cut circle.  Back this assembly with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Decorate the sentiment area with a beautiful Christmas plaid bow, greenery,  Christmas flowers, another holly piece and the Christmas girl.  Add some jingle bells for good measure.

Although it took me a few minutes to come up with the layout and design for this card, it’s actually quite quick and easy to put together.  You could easily make a stack of these and put them together assembly line style.

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside with designer papers and a pretty pocket that’s been dressed up with another die cut panel.  You can tuck in a tea bag, as I did here, or place a gift card in the pocket.

Do you make a stack of Christmas cards to give to friends, family and co-workers?  This simple design is on trend, comes together quickly and makes a great visual impact.  I hope you’ll give it a try.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial

Authentique Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have an Authentique Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial to share with you.  Many of you have told me that masculine cards are your biggest challenge.  Since you all enjoyed the Prima Autumn Sunset Card Stack Throwback Thursday so much last month, I thought I would follow a similar format today.

Masculine Cards Tips and Tricks

Rugged Masculine Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Each top fold card in the stack measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ .  The card base is a light beige that goes well with the Rugged color palette.  Here are some of my favorite masculine card making tips:

  • First, think about the color palette.  It’s always a good idea to work with colors that you might find in a men’s suit department.

Keep ribbon and trims simple.  Some of these cards use a little ribbon while others do not.

Manly themes like sports and cars are easy choices for masculine cards. Timepieces, travel and vintage images work well, too.

Don’t forget to dig into any stickers that came with a collection.  This is a quick and easy way to add layers of interest to a card design.

Amp up the masculine vibe with wood or metal embellishments.  You can use chipboard, too, of course.  Just finish it with a metallic or faux wood paint or embossing powder.

Rugged Masculine Card Stack Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this stack of cards came together, please enjoy this simple tutorial on YouTube.

There is not a supply list for today’s post, as all the products are retired.  But I encourage you to dig through your stash of masculine papers and embellishments to see what you already have on hand.

Do you have any themes or ideas that you’d like to see in upcoming Throwback Thursdays?  If so, please let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




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