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Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card

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Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to take bits and pieces of a favorite collection and create this lovely Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card.  If you’re like me, you have certain collections in your stash that you are especially fond of.  And this means you have used them over and over.  Now you just have a little pile of bits and pieces left that you cannot bear to throw away.  Sound familiar?  Today I’m going to share some tips and techniques to help you use them up in a beautiful way.

Beautiful Bits and Pieces

It’s always a little bit sad to finish out a lovely collection like this one.  But when you can take all those beautiful bits and pieces and turn them into a finished project, it just feels so good.  I think you’ll enjoy seeing how I used scrappy strips of paper, small images and ephemera bits to build this layered beauty.

The Shaker Element

You all know how I feel about shaker cards.  Party embellishment, part card maker’s toy, they just make me happy.  This shaker element is a bit unconventional in its creation.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First, fussy cut around outside of the wreath image from a 4×4 element.
  • Next, use a craft knife to cut an “X” in the middle of the wreath.  This will allow you to gain access to the inside of the wreath.  Once you have done this, you can fussy cut around the inside perimeter of the image.  Now you have a shaker frame!
  • Then die cut a circle that is approximately the same diameter as the wreath.  Adhere this to the back side of the image.
  • Now place 3 rows of foam tape on the back side of the wreath to create the topper for the shaker element.
  • Then locate a piece of patterned paper to serve as the back of the shaker element.

Place a mix of sequins, beads, flat back pearls and buttons in the center of the image.  Then press the frame topper over the back to seal.  It’s easy and it’s economical, too.  Dress the shaker element up with flowers, trims and a butterfly to finish.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the pocket and elements on the inside of the card.  You can see why I enjoyed working with this collection so much!

I filled the pocket with a little stitched magnet, a bookmark, a tea wallet and a honeystick.  Now it’s a gift!  Not to shabby for a card that started out as a pile of scraps!

Autumn Splendor Scrappy Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I created the front cover of this card from scraps, I hope you’ll enjoy this Throwback Thursday tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Because this is a Throwback Thursday project, I was unable to find the products I used online.  Because of this, there is no supply list with today’s post.  However, if you’d like to see other Autumn Splendor Projects, please click HERE

Did you enjoy this scrappy card adventure?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

RRR August 2022 Blog Hop

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RRR August 2022 Blog Hop: Autumn Splendor Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon  August 2022 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog. We’re getting ready for the beautiful colors of fall this month with the Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment.  Take a look at this gorgeous group of ribbons.

Oh, how I love fall colors!

Autumn Splendor

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Need an elegant and quick border for your Autumn cards?  Try layering ribbons together with Scor-Tape in between.  This cheery fall border features Kiwi Double Faced  Satin paired up with Pumpkins and Sunflowers on white satin.  Add a big poufy bow tied with cute Autumn Owls to punch up the fun factor of this festive fall card.  A little burlap string accent adds the perfect rustic touch.

A Peek Inside

I’ve used my scraps from this lovely collection to create a little pocket and gift card wallet

Tuck in an autumn tea bag for extra fall flavor.

If  you’d like to see this month’s ribbon club used on a masculine card, please click HERE

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared for you.  Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. If you answer Bonnie’s question of the month, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free August Ribbon Club Assortment!

Not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet?  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Be Grateful Shaker Easel Card

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Be Grateful Shaker Easel Card with Simple Stories Autumn Splendor

Hello, Friends!  After I finished this week’s Throwback Thursday project, I decided to make this Be Grateful Shaker Easel Card.  After all, the papers, leaves, flowers, etc. were already out on my desk. The old mojo was flowing, and it was not quite time to fix dinner.  Plenty of good reasons to make “just one more” card with this lovely fall collection.  Do you ever do that?  I find it so tempting to ignore the load of laundry that needs to be folded in favor of working with a favorite paper collection.  Once the idea popped into my head to make a shaker card, well, let’s just say the laundry got folded later!

 

Putting It Together

Here’s how this cheery fall card came together:

  • First, cut a 5 1/2″ x 11 panel of kraft cardstock.  Score at  2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ to form an easel card base.
  • Next, cut a 5 1/4″ square  of patterned paper to line the interior of the card base,
  • Then cut a 6 1/2″ x 3″ panel of kraft cardstock.  Score 1/2″ on the sides and bottom, trim out the corners, and fold the flaps to  create a pocket/brake for the easel.
  • Now cut a 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ panel of kraft cardstock. This will be the card front.
  • Next cut 5 1/4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 5 3/4″ mats with green and bittersweet cardstock.
  • Now top the layers with a 4 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of the floral print.
Making the Shaker Element

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Oh, how I love a shaker frame on a card!  Especially when it is wrapped with knitted trim and wooden buttons! Here’s how I put this one together.

  • First, trace the outside edge of the frame onto a piece of clear acrylic cardstock.  Then trim along the traced lines.
  • Next, adhere the clear cardstock (acetate) to the back of the chipboard frame.
  • Now, place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the sides of the frame.  Be sure not to leave any gaps where beads or glitter might escape.
  • Then,  lightly sand the top, bottom and right hand side of the Simple Stories Autumn Glory Frame.  This will help the glue grab the surface of the frame.
  • Next, place 1/4″ Scor-Tape on the frame, and adhere strips of textured trim over it.
  • Now,  lightly fray the edges where the trim meets in the corners.
  • Then top the corners with inked and threaded wooden buttons.
  • Next, adhere the 2×2 image from the paper collection on the card front base.
  • Now place your mix of sequins, buttons, beads and rhinestone leaves on the card base.
  • Finally, remove the liner tape and press the frame in place.
A Peek Inside

Don’t you just love it when a card element can perform double duty?  The stopper for this easel card is also a pocket! Now this pretty card can function as a gift!

Turn a 3×4 image into a mini folio and tuck it inside the pocket.

Add a mini Lindt chocolate a fancy herbal tea bag inside the folio pocket.  And there’s plenty of room to tuck a honey stick inside the larger pocket.

This would make a great fall birthday card, or a thoughtful get well card.  As you can tell, I’m hanging on to my fall papers as long as I can.  They are just so lovely to work with! Keep an eye out for Christmas projects starting this week, though.  (But you never know when I will give in to the temptation to make just one more autumn creation!)

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial

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Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial with Simple Stories Autumn Splendor for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For this episode of Throwback Thursday, I have a Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial to share with you.  We’re playing with our Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Collection, Graphic 45 Large Kraft Tags, G45 Large Tag Die, Prima Autumn Sunset Flowers and bits and bobs from my stash.

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These little treat pockets are quick and easy to make, which is always nice during a busy holiday season.

Graphic 45 Large Kraft Tag Treat Pocket by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Each tag is filled with a tea party for one.

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These make adorable place cards on a Thanksgiving table.

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If you are hosting a Thanksgiving buffet, the pocket is a great place to put napkin and silverware.  You could tuck in a little Andes Mint treat along with the flatware to make it extra special.

The tutorial below will show you how to transform that large kraft tag into a nifty pocket.

Quick How-To Guide and Measurements

You are going to love how easy this project is to make.

  • First, place a G45 Large Kraft Tag on your scoring tool so that the rounded edge is on the left.
  • Now score the tag at 5 1/2″ and again at 6 1/2″.  Fold and burnish the scored lines. Fold the bottom end of the tag up to form a pocket without sides.
  • Then die cut patterned paper with the G45 Large Tag Die.  Try to use paper that has a non-directional pattern on the back side.
  • Now cut the tag liner at 5 1/4″.  Adhere the top half of the liner to the tag base.  Trim 1/8″ off the bottom piece that has the square corners.  Then place the rounded corners on the left hand side of your scoring tool and score at 2″.  Set this piece aside.
  • Next, cut (2) 2″ squares of heavy kraft cardstock.  Score 1/2″ flaps on both sides.  Fold and burnish the scored lines. These are the sides for your tag pocket.
  • Then adhere the 1/2″ flaps to the back side of the pocket flap and to the tag base.
  • Now line up the rounded corners of your tag liner with the rounded corners of the pocket and adhere.
  • Finally, decorate your tag with ribbon, flowers, ephemera and charms.

You could easily use this same design for  Christmas party, Baby Shower, Birthday or Bridal Shower, too. One of the other things I love about this project is that you can use up scraps of designer paper to dress up the tea party goodies.

So dig into your stash of fall papers, and let’s get started making these clever tags!

Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube

 

I hope you enjoy making these tag pockets.  I can think of so many fun ways to use them.  What will you do with yours?  I’d love to hear in the comment section below.

Happy Throwback Thursday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

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Throwback Thursday: Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for this Throwback Thursday Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial?  It’s just loaded with fall goodness from top to bottom and side to side! This Simple Stories collection came out in 2021, but it’s still one of my favorite autumn collections.  When I found myself wanting to make a little project that could double as a bit of fall home décor, I knew this was just the right paper to work with!

Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My focus for this tutorial was on sharing tips for adding lots of texture and layers.  You will learn how to build the 6×6 easel card base, see how I turned the chipboard frame into a shaker box, find out how to layer the leaves and flowers around the box, and how to add the pocket/stopper on the inside of the card.

Bee-Utiful Shaker Box Embellishment

Autumn Splendor Shaker Box Embellishment by Kathy Clement

Chipboard frames lend themselves beautifully to being transformed into a shaker box!  It’s just too easy NOT to do it!  Here’s how:

  • First, lightly sand the surface of the frame so you can add a little color with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I do this by smooshing the ink pad on my non-stick craft sheet.  Then I spritz the ink with a little water so that bead of color form.  Next, I tap the frame lightly into the beads and heat dry.  Repeat this process until you are happy with the way the frame looks.
  • Now, back the frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape or Red Line Tape.  Then adhere clear acrylic cardstock (acetate) to the back of the frame.  Follow up with 3 rows of 1/8″ foam adhesive strips.
  • Next, cut the bee and woodgrain paper to fit the back of the frame.
  • Then, place the frame face down and fill with your shaker elements.
  • Finally, remove the foam adhesive liner and adhere the patterned paper to the back of the box.
Adding Texture and Visual Interest

Flowers, ribbon and burlap string add great texture to the card composition.  I dug into my stash of retired Petaloo flowers and found these lovely textured blooms.

**Note: I added the chipboard pumpkin to my card AFTER I finished the video tutorial.  In the process of cleaning my desk, I found it buried under a scrap of paper.  It fit so nicely behind the flower that I just had to tuck it in.  If you decide to add it, too, make your life easier by adding it in BEFORE you glue down the flower!

Embellishments can help “tell the story” on a card when they are used well.  This little embellishment cluster features a monocle charm, acorn charm and bee charm all strung on burlap string and topped with a gingham bow.

A Peek Inside

We’ll decorate the inside of the card together, so I won’t bore you with details.  I just thought you might like to see some photos.

Create a 5 1/2″ photo wallet with leftover bits of cardstock and paper.  Then dress up the cover with some of your ephemera bits.

Tuck a little Pumpkin Spice tea bag inside as a special treat.  This would also be a great place to add your favorite gingerbread or tea bread recipe.

Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to see how this pretty card comes together, please enjoy the video tutorial.

Did you enjoy this Throwback Thursday?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday Tutorials are designed to inspire you to use retired papers and embellishments from your stash.  For that reason, not all items can be readily found online.  I will link whenever possible, but if an item is missing from the list, it is because I couldn’t find it.  Thanks for understanding!