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Cosy Winter Christmas Mittens Card

Cosy Winter Christmas Mittens Card

Hello, Friends!  I thought I’d pop in on this chilly Sunday morning to share my Cosy Winter Christmas Mittens Card with you.  We can warm up our hands and hearts as we sip on a cuppa and enjoy the details of this rustic card creation.

My mom knit the world’s best mittens.  Every summer evening she sat with her yarn basket by her side as she watched TV.  Those knitting needles flew through the air as her clever hands crafted warm and cozy mittens for the coming winter.  If I sit quietly and think about it, I can still hear the soft clicking of the metal needles and the swishing sound the needle shafts made as she knit and purled the extra long cuffs.  We were the only kids on the hill with those extra long mitten cuffs.  She wanted to make sure the snow didn’t slip in between our coat sleeves and our mittens while we were playing.  Moms think of everything, don’t they?  When it came time to stitch in the thumb, we had to awkwardly “try on” the mitten to make sure everything was placed “just so.”

Because of these happy memories, I  love a good mitten card at Christmas!

The Details

TIP: Run 3/8″ ribbon through the ends of a Tim Holtz Christmas Word Plaque.  This is an older version, but the new ones are cute, too.  Adhere this to the top of a banner piece, then tie little bows in the corners. Tiny star sequins add just the right amount of sparkle.

TIP: Add dimension with a die cut oval layer.  Back this with foam tape and tuck behind the banner.

TIP: Anchor the banner with a small cluster of white flowers and burlap string bows.

I found this rusty star ornament at a local flea market.  It was in a bag full of old rusty jingle bells and Christmas tree shapes.  How could I resist.  Dress it up for winter with a little faux snow and glitter.  Then string some mini jingle bells and a Tim Holtz word tag at the top.  Now finish it off with a ribbon and flower topper.  Simple details like this make all the difference!

TIP: Layer Christmas ribbon along the bottom edge of the card to add extra texture and visual interest.

A Peek Inside

Now turn this card into a sweet small gift by adding a pocket on the inside.  Add ribbon to the top of the pocket to dress it up. Then use your scraps to make a little treat wallet.  

Everyone deserves a bit of chocolate during the holidays!

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet?  I always say I’m going to get an early start, but I usually find myself scrambling to get them done in time….for New Year’s Day!  What can I say?  The cobbler’s children never have shoes!

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

Hope you have a joyful and creative Sunday, my friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Blog Hop Summer Garden by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Summer Garden Celebration

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The fun starts here and continues through Monday, August 30th at 11:55 PM EDT.  You will want to pay a visit to each blog in the hop because this month is just bursting with inspiration and creativity!  Be sure to leave a sweet comment on each blog, too.  Because one lucky comment from a mystery blog will be randomly selected to win a Heartfelt Creations $25 gift card! 

The winner of the gift card will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page on Wednesday, September 1st.  Be sure to check those venues to see if you are the lucky winner.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by e-mailing [email protected]. Please write “Winner of the August Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

You’ll find a complete list of all the blogs in the hop below.  But right now, let’s take a look at my inspiration piece for this lovely blog hop.

Summer Garden Zinnias for the  Heartfelt Creations August 2021 Alumni Hop

Zinnias are one of my favorite summer blossoms, so I could not resist using them on this 6×6 card.  Here’s how this card came together:

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from white cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6×6 panel of background paper from the Summer Garden Paper Pad.
  • Then stitch a 5 3/4″ square of the lace topped designer paper to the background.
  • Now die cut 2 Regal Pocket Accents from white cardstock.  Position them as seen in the photo.
  • Next, die cut and shape the purple zinnias and leaves from the paper pad.  This is a huge time saver!  The images in the paper pad are beautiful, professionally colored and ready to go!  Just die cut, shape in the flower molds and you have gorgeous flowers in no time!

Finishing Touches

Add ribbon and metallic string to fill in the floral corners.  Then die cut a little tag and stamp it with a suitable sentiment.  Tie a little butterfly charm to one end of the tag and add a button to the other.  Dig into your button stash and add a trio of purple buttons to finish the card front. Easy peasy!

A Peek Inside

Line the inside of the card with more designer papers.  Then create a little pocket where you can tuck in a note card and a sweet little tag.

On With the Hop

Kathy (You are here ♥ Vicki   ♥  Alissa   Candy  ♥ Amarilys  ♥  Carol  ♥  Lisa  ♥Monica  ♥  Oksana♥ Heartfelt Creations ♥  ♥  ♥

 

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Sweet as Honey Bee Themed Card

Country Craft Creations Bee House Reneabouquets Bee Hive by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Sweet as Honey Bee Themed Card

Hello, Friends!  Just popping in very quickly today with this Sweet as Honey Bee Themed card made with Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Summer is in full swing, and the honeybees are working overtime in our gardens.  How thankful I am for these industrious creatures.  So today’s post is dedicated to our friends the bees who make sweet honey for us to enjoy.

Do you ever use your ribbons to create a border on your cards and layouts?  I love the texture, color and pattern that layered ribbons add.  For this card I topped Daffodil Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon with Bold Yellow Check Ribbon from the July Ribbon Club Assortment.  They complement the Country Craft Creations Bee House papers perfectly, don’t you think?  Everything about this card makes me happy, happy, happy!

Bees, Bows, Blossoms and the Hive

Here’s a neat trick for using up little snips of ribbon.  First, tie a loopy bow from Daffodil Satin.  Then cut fishtail banners on the ends of small piece of Bold Yellow Plaid.  Next, fold the ribbon in half and adhere it on top of the big bow.  Tuck in some natural burlap string and a button to finish the bow cluster.  Isn’t it pretty?

Now create a scene with a Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board Sugar Bee Hive, Lemon Blossom Honeybee, and honeycomb background.  Pop these elements up on foam tabs to add lots of depth and dimension to the composition.

Add another pop of color with Little Birdie Wendy Boho Vibes flowers.  Then spatter a little diluted Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the card to lend that organic, botanical shabby chic finish we all love so much!

A Peek Inside

Turn  your card into a gift by adding  a little tea wallet and honey stick to the interior.  I love it when a card doubles as a gift, don’t you?

I hope you are all enjoying some lazy days this summer.  I’ve been busy as a bee in my studio, working on a big reveal that I’ll share here tomorrow.  You won’t want to miss it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2021 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2021 Blog Hop:  Living the Sweet Life Bee Themed Botanical Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here filled with fresh inspiration after visiting Ginny’s amazing blog.  The June Ribbon Club Assortment celebrates the trendy Southwest Vibe.  But don’t you just love how versatile the Ribbon Club assortments are?  I used the Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from the club to make this botanical bee themed card.  How cool is that?

Lots of great ribbon in this beautiful assortment!

The Sweet Life Bee Themed Botanical Card

Bee Themed Botanical Card Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

It’s full on summer here in North Carolina, even though the calendar says it’s still springtime.  We’ve planed our garden, and big fat bumblebees are enjoying helping us pollenate the tomato plants.  This inspired me to make this 6×6 mixed media botanical card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2021 Blog Hop Kathy Clement Photo 01

The colors in Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden collection are so vibrant that I decided to tame them down a bit with this Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin Bow.  It’s the color of spun honey, and I just love the way it creates a sense of calm in the middle of this paper garden.

Top your Raw Silk Bow with a Natural Burlap String Bow to add some extra texture and contrast to the card design.

A Peek Inside

I carried the botanical theme inside the card with more designer papers and a simple stamped sentiment.  There’s plenty of room to write a note on the blank sentiment panel so the card can be used for all occasions.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.  Be sure to finish the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  You can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month to be entered into a drawing for your own Southwest Vibe Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, you can find out how easy and affordable it is to join HERE.

To comment, please click on the blue “REPLIES” button found just below the title at the top of the page.  Thanks!

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

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Love My Herd Farmhouse Style Fun Fold Card

Simple Stories Vintage Farmhouse Garden Fun Fold Card by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Love My Herd Farmhouse Style Fun Fold Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Meet me in the barnyard for a peek at this Love My Herd Farmhouse Style Fun Fold Card made with Really reasonable Ribbon.  There are fun surprises around every corner!

Let’s start with the front flap of this 5 1/2″ square fun fold card.  I’ve layered up some ephemera bits, patterned papers, and stickers from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden collection.  Then I created a little nest from burlap string and some itty bitty eggs I found in my stash.  If you have a nest, you’ve gotta have a mama hen!  So I found these adorable chicken and rooster buttons in my novelty button box.  (I think they are made by Dress it Up!).

TIP: Making the  nest is easy1  Simply wrap Natural Burlap String around two fingers.  Slip it off your fingers into a puddle of hot glue.  Then add the mama hen button and the bitty eggs.  Once the glue has cooled, you can attach the whole ensemble to your card with hot glue.

TIP: Pick up on the floral background by adding a Light Coral Taffeta Bow to the corner of the flap.  A Light Coral Swiss Dots bow and flower on top add a pop of color and texture to the design.

Do the Flip!

Open the front flap of the card to reveal this motley crew of barnyard buddies.  There is a magnet hidden behind the designer paper to keep the flap closed.

Now you can open the front cover of the card to reveal a pocket and a tuck spot inside.

TIP: Score and fold a 4″ x 6″ journal card.  Then add gussets to the bottom and sides to create a pocket and hidden greeting.  You can tuck a little journal card inside the pocket.

TIP: Tuck spots are so easy to make!  Simple place adhesive on just the outer edges on the left hand side of the flower ephemera.  Then make a little 3″ x 4″ note card from a scrap of black cardstock and a 3×4 card from the collection.

Do you like to make fun fold cards?  I am always looking for a way to make the act of opening a card a little more exciting.  So I like them a lot!

I hope I shared some tips and tricks you can use today.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.  Simply click on the blue “REPLIES” button located just beneath the title of the post at the top of the page.

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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