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Spellbinders Autumn Wonder Envelope Pocket Card Tutorial

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Spellbinders Autumn Wonder Envelope Pocket Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I’m here to share this Spellbinders Autumn Wonder Envelope Pocket Card Tutorial with you.   It’s bursting with fall colors, die cut images, florals and all the things we love the most about fall.

Spellbinders recently released their Envelope of Wonder dies, and I could not resist purchasing the Autumn Wonder set.  All the pretty fall leaves, pumpkins, mushrooms, foliage, acorns and squash just called my name.  I’ve been waiting for a free moment to play with this set, and today is it!

Instead of using the Envelope of Wonder Die to create my envelope pocket, I pulled out my trusty envelope punch board.  Part of today’s tutorial will show you how to create a 5″ x 4″ envelope pocket and then line it.  If you have the die, you can skip that part of the tutorial.  But if you’ve always wanted to know how to create and line a custom envelope, I think you’ll enjoy the process.

Fall Fun

My envelope and my card are made with Carta Bella Fall Fun patterned papers.  The envelope pocket sits on a 6×6 kraft card base that I’ve dressed up with patterns and solids from the collection. One of the things that drew me to the Autumn Wonder die set was the fact that I could cut the shapes from scraps.  And you all know how I feel about using up my scraps.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the card features a flap page and a pocket.

You’ll learn how to make this clever pocket and hidden journaling card in the video tutorial, too.

Of course, there has to be a little tea wallet to go with the honey stick that is in the envelope pocket.

And of course the tea has to be Pumpkin Spice.  Anything else would be wrong!

Spellbinders Autumn Wonder Envelope Pocket Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this sweet fall card came together, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.

Suddenly I feel the need for a steaming mug of pumpkin  chai!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves

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Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves Easel Card with RRR and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  The promise of fall has inspired me to create this Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and goodies from Reneabouquets.  Everything about this card reminds me of strolling in an autumn wood with leaves crunching under my feet and sweet woodland critters scurrying around my feet.

This was a very fun (and messy) crafty adventure with dies, texture pastes, paints, stains, RRR mulberry flowers and chippies. I tied it all together with gorgeous Copper and Cream Plaid Ribbon and Pumpkin Baker’s Twine.

TIP: Add fall texture to your die cut wreath by applying Crackle Texture paste through a stencil.  If you color your branches with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain, the color will seep through and create a really cool fungi-like effect.

Autumn Roses

TIP: Did you know you can alter mulberry flowers and leaves with stains and paint?  It’s quick and easy!  Here’s how:

  • First, select a few 35mm Mixed Earth Tone Trellis Roses from your stash (linked below).
  • Next, select autumn hued Distress Stains like Carved Pumpkin, Tea Dye, Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple.
  • Now lightly dab the applicator tip of the stain over the the petals of the roses in a random way.  Let the ink run down the sides and inside the petals, too.
  • Don’t forget to gently heat dry between colors so you don’t end up with mud-colored roses.
  • Use this same technique to quickly alter Reneabouquets fall chippies (linked below).
  • Alter green mulberry leaves by dabbing Distress Paint over the surface until you achieve the desired autumn hues.
An Easel Card Pocket?

Create a pocket inside your easel card, and it does double-duty as the brake for the easel mechanism.  This allows you to tuck some sweet surprises inside the card.

Create a mini folio and tag with your scraps.  Then add a honey stick to sweeten the deal.

Fall weather calls for a Pumpkin Spice tea break, so I tucked a pumpkin spice teabag into the pocket of this little folio.  Now my card doubles as a gift and home decor, too!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your fall crafty adventures.  What’s your favorite element of this sweet card?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

If you’d like to see previous fall projects made with Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn, please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Sunflowers for RRR August 2023 Blog Hop

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Autumn Sunflowers for the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2023 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  These Autumn Sunflowers are my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2023 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here full of crafty inspiration after visiting Gloria’s lovely blog.  Our theme this month is Autumn Ribbon...one of my all time favorites!

Turquoise is such a great color for fall projects.  So I dug into my stash of RRR ribbons and trims looking for this Mallard Shimmer Satin.

This color not only coordinates well with the designer papers, but it really makes my handmade sunflowers pop off the page.

Create a quick, easy and stylish ribbon border by layering Autumn Leaves Satin Ribbon over the Mallard Shimmer Satin Ribbon.  I use Scor-Tape to hold everything neatly in place.

Tiny Teal Baker’s Twine Bows dress up a wooden button and the layered sticker charm at the top of the page.

A Peek Inside

Narrow ribbon like the 3/8″ Autumn Leaves Satin makes a great border on the pocket inside this card.

TIP: Create a fun shaped pocket by adding adhesive only to the lower edge of an ephemera bit.  Then you can tuck in a little blank sentiment card.  Photos can be added to the flap feature on the left.

A small tag makes a much bigger impact when you top it with more ribbon and Baker’s Twine bow.  Ribbon really is a magical element !

Autumn weather calls for a warming cup of chai, so I tucked a chai tea bag into the gift card wallet, and dressed up a honey stick for the pocket.  What a great gift!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the amazing Cheryl has in store for you.  Then be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog.  You can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and enter the drawing for a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and a free digital stamp set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Apple Season Shaker Card

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Apple Season Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Simple Stories Country Harvest

Hello, Friends!  An Apple Season Shaker Card reminds us that Fall is right around the corner.  It’s my favorite season of the year, so I had a wonderful time making this card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon Brown and Cream Plaid. Putting this mixed media card together with Simple Stories Country Harvest papers was sheer joy!  It brought back so many warm memories from my childhood.

My family used to go apple picking every September, and if I close my eyes, I can transport myself right back to the glorious old orchard where we did our picking.  The sun warmed the juices of the apples that had dropped on the ground, and the aroma of fermented apple juice filled the air.  The trees were so laden with plump, ripe apples that the branches bowed low to the ground.  You had to watch out for wasps, though, because they loved apple picking season just as much as we did, and they were zealous protectors of the harvest. Yikes!

Apple Season Card Shaker Frame

Transform a chipboard frame from the paper collection as follows:

  • First, apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink directly to the outside of the frame.
  • Next, apply Crackle Texture randomly around the edges of the frame through Bibi Cameron’s Stencil .  As the crackle texture dries, the ink will seep through and add color to the paste.
  • Now cut a 4 5/8″ square of acetate and adhere to the back of the frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape. Trim any acetate that happens to over hang the frame.
  • Then, apply 1/4″ foam tape to the back of the frame.  I like to use 3 layers.
  • Next, fill the frame with buttons and sequins.
  • Now mat the 4×4 apple image from the paper collection on a 4 1/2″ square of kraft cardstock and adhere face down over the foam tape.  Trim away any excess that shows beyond the edges of the shaker frame.

Add a cute tag to the side of the card, and top it with Brown Sugar Baker’s Twine. Tuck more twine bows into your floral clusters and add the gingham bow and Reneabouquets butterfly as the perfect finishing touches.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket and a tuck spot inside the card to finish it off with style.

 

Create a tea/gift card wallet with scraps of designer paper, and dress up a honey stick with a little banner flag.

Cards like this make such great gifts, and are even pretty enough to set out as part of your fall home decor.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Grateful Hearts Pumpkin Shaker Card Tutorial

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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