Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Simply Blessed Card Folio

Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Simply Blessed Card Folio

Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Simply Blessed Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m just popping in real quick today with a little bit of eye candy to start your week off on a sweet note.  This Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Simply Blessed Card Folio has been sitting in my photo files, patiently waiting to be shared.  Today is the day!

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I love the soft peach and green tones of this fresh and fun card. Since I used the Collector’s Essential Kit, I had all the stickers,chippies, washi tape and the matching cardstock to work with.  I love it when everything matches! Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Simply Blessed Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo  03

Die cut layers are made using Spellbinder’s Lacey Squares Dies (retired).  The bow is tied with RRR 1/2″ Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon.  This has been a real “go to” ribbon for me this spring.

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TIP: Dry brush Little Birdie Succulents (Check AC Moore) with Ivory Chalk paint.  This gives them a more organic look. Use this simple technique whenever you need to make different colored flowers “match.”  it works like a charm!

Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Simply Blessed Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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TIP: Make a quick and easy pocket by cutting your designer paper 3″ longer than your card base.  Then score at 3″, fold and adhere the sides.  Instant pocket!

TIP: Use your scraps!  The top half of this card is made by layering up bits and pieces of patterned papers that flowed well together.  Even the border pieces were made with scraps. And by leaving the top edge open on the bottom border, I created a handy shallow pocket to hold that cutie patootie magnet.

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Now, fold a scrap of black cardstock from the Essential Collection kit to make this nifty gift wallet.  Then line it with more scraps of your designer paper.  You can get a LOT of mileage from a collection kit by using your scraps in this way.

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Next, fill it with a little tea bag and honey stick treat.  These cool honey sticks were atTuesday Morning.  I always seem to find the neatest stuff in that store.  It’s like my personal playground, and a very dangerous place for me to visit!

So there you have it my friends!  A few tips and tricks to get your crafty week started off on solid footing.  To see more Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Projects click HERE.

Did I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in today’s post.?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

7 thoughts on “Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Simply Blessed Card Folio

  1. Martie Rollin

    Years ago, I lived between 2 Tuesday Morning stores…many ways to separate me from my money!! Now it’s a 90 minute drive, so I rarely get down there. I miss shopping there! Whatever they had brought up new ideas for projects. Ah…those were the days. Lovely card today…nice work!

  2. soozyb2013

    wow, so much to look at with this one. Beautiful work Kathy as usual. Love how lively and “fresh” this one is :)

  3. Gena Krannig

    Oh my goodness, Kathy! You said it, Girl, this card is “Eye Candy” for sure! And it shouts Spring! What a beautiful blend of colors. I do love the peaches and greens together. This Simple Stories collection is so sweet. I just love all of the sentiments and the motifs. It just brings me joy to look at this lovely creation. Thank you for reminding us to use our scraps. They do come in handy. And thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  4. Priscilla Hughs

    Love, love, love this! A must try using leftovers from various collections. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

  5. lynn legge

    ohh Kathy this card is so sweet and springlike…I think those cactus are adorable…and I loved how you distressed it,,,and the buttons and ribbons..a woman after my heart..have a great week my friend

  6. Suzy Q

    This is a really cute, put a smile on your face, kinda card! Luv all those beautiful colors put together! And I wish I could remember to cut my paper 3″ longer to make a pocket. Luv that idea! And luv the idea of using scraps to line the top half of the inside. Yours looks great! I gotta try that! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  7. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, I’m so happy you delved into your photo files and posted this delightful folio card! This is so full of sweet designs and you have chosen your papers to work so well together. I love the champagne seam binding, and it’s already on my wish list from some of your previous enabling, er, projects. Those succulents look so realistic, and that’s a great tip you shared using the white paint. I am putting together a project that is pretty much totally KWC inspired and each time I do something, I hear your voice in the back of my head. I have a renewed respect for your ability to so cleverly design with any paper collection! I agree that Tuesday Morning is a dangerous place; so many exciting finds! Sending hugs!

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