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Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card

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Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Can you hear the ocean calling your name as you see this Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card?  I can almost feel the beachy breezes ruffling my hair and the sun kissing my skin.  Let’s get some sand between our toes this morning as we study this card made with Slate Blue Wrinkled Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

There’s not a single element on this card that doesn’t make my beach loving heart happy!  Vintage buttons?  Check!  Sea shells?  Check!  Flip flops?  Check!  Rolling waves?  Check! Sandy shoreline?  Check!  And just look at these adorable little beach huts!  Which one is your favorite?

TIP:  Add some designer style to your creation with a ribbon border.  The Patriotic Vertical Stripe Ribbon on the base of the pocket is a near-perfect color match for those cute beach houses!

Beach Walk Observations

One of my favorite pastimes at the beach is a walk along the shore.  I look for treasures in the sand, of course.  But I also love seeing the colorful beach houses that cozy up to the dunes.  Some of them have really delightful front porches and are painted in fun colors.  I added some cute details to these little beach huts, too.

TIP: Torn paper creates the feeling of rolling waves washing up on the shore.  But torn paper can also simulate the wispy clouds in the sky.  To create the white edge on designer paper, tear it toward you.  Then stack narrow strips together behind a main image to create the illusion of waves and clouds in the sky.

TIP: Add your own sandy shore with glue and embossing powder.  First, draw out a shoreline with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue (AGG).  Then, while the glue is wet, sprinkle on Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Textures and heat emboss.  The glue actually bubbles up a little and creates fabulous texture as the embossing enamel melts.  This is a very FUN technique!

Here’s a close up of the first little beach hut.  You can really see the texture in the faux sand.

How much do we love this rickety little wooden gate?  Fussy cut it from the paper pad, then pop it up on foam dots.  This creates depth, and you actually feel as though you could walk into the scene.

A Peek Inside

So you knew there had to be a pocket, right?  But did you know there would be TWO?  I managed to squeeze in a skinny side pocket on the top half of the card.  And I created a little tide pool with leftover bits of torn paper and a fussy cut seagull.

Create a skinny bookmark with paper scraps and fussy cut images.  Top with Natural Burlap String (braided) and a flip flop charm.  Now you won’t lose your place as you enjoy your beach book!  Or am I the only one who does that any more?  I always try to take a book or two to enjoy while I sit on the sand under the umbrella.   The bottom pocket doubles as a stopper for the easel mechanism.  So I had to create a little gift card wallet to tuck inside.

More cute beach houses!  And room to add a little note for the recipient.

Now I want to run away from home and spend a few days at the beach again!  Care to join me?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies for the RRR Hop

Authentique Cottontail Reneabouquets Felicity Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  How about some lambs, butterflies and bunnies for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome!  You should be coming  here from Gloria’s beautiful blog. This month’s Ribbon Club assortment is all sunshine and blue skies!  Take a peek!

I selected the soft and luxurious Soft Floral Print on White Satin Ribbon for my project.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Lambs, Butterflies and Bunnies!

Authentique Cottontail Reneabouquets Felicity Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2022 Ribbon Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

There’s something about the bow cluster on this card that takes me right back to the Easter Sunday dresses of my childhood.  Big poufy skirts, white gloves, white patent leather shoes, lacy socks and a flower adorned hat were the order of the day.

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If our sweet little Shepherdess is all dressed up for Easter, then our bow cluster should be, too! The double-looped bow is topped with pale blue Magnolias from the Pastel Assortment.  I created a tiny bouquet with Sweetheart Blossoms to dress up the frame.  The sparkly glitter glass butterfly is a perfect color match for the flowers and ribbon.

Add a little pop up sentiment, chocolate pocket and blank note card to the interior for a perfect finish.

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 RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  If you do, you’ll be entered into the drawing for a FREE April Ribbon Club!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  You can find out how by clicking HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

P13 Stitched with Love Folio Completed!

P13 Stitched With Love Folio Completed!  Crafty City YouTube Hop Project

Hello, Friends!  About 3 weeks ago, I introduced you to this lovely P13 Stitched With Love Collection. The kit was provided to me for a YouTube hop celebrating Crafty City’s 10 year anniversary.   Here’s a reminder of what came in my kit:

Crafty City 10 Year Anniversary YouTube HopToday I’m here to share the completed folio project with you.

P13 Stitched with Love Folio by Kathy Clement for Crafty City YouTube Hop PHoto 01

This 8×8 “made from scratch” trifold folio turned out even better than I had hoped.  Sewing themed projects always remind me of my mom.  She was a master seamstress and her favorite color was pink.  I spent many, many happy hours as a young girl sitting beside her as she stitched up curtains, dresses, pillows and even coats and bonnets for my baby sister.  The hum of a sewing machine takes me right back to those cozy moments.  Mom also taught me how to embroider…and she tried to teach me how to knit & crochet.  The embroidery lessons “took”.  The sewing, knitting and crochet lessons, not so much!

I hope you’ll enjoy this video tour of my completed project.  The folio is filled with lots of sweet surprises.  And I even managed to create a lovely stack of greeting cards using the leftover bits.

Stitched With Love Completed Folio and Card Set Reveal on YouTube

Hop Details

There is still time to visit all 9 of the YouTube channels that are participating in the hop.  You have until April 30th to visit, leave a comment and see what their kits look like.  To be entered to win one of two kits, (or a $25 gift certificate for International peeps) finish the hop on Archana’s channel, let her know you hopped and left sweet words on each channel, then comment ENTER ME.

Discount Code

You can save 10% on your shopping at Crafty City by using the code Kathy10 when you check out.  Archana has stocked up the store with all of the kits featured in the hop as well as loads of other paper pretties.

Wishing you all a day filled with joy and creativity!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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

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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 socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. 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

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Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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