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Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial

Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Throwback Thursday, I have a Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial for you.  Christmas in my house involves the giving of a lot of homemade baked goods, and these adorable tags are the perfect addition to a cookie plate or loaf of quick bread.  They also make great gift tags or place cards.  The best thing about these darling little tags is that they are a great way to use up scraps of paper.

 

The base for each tag is a (retired) Graphic 45 Alpha Tag.  If you have these in your stash, this project is a great way to use them up.  But any regular sized G45 Tag will work just as well.  First, use the G45 Regular Tag Die to cut liners for the front and the back of each tag.

Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations

I’m a big fan of Christmas greenery dies.  The Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations die set is loaded with greenery, holly, foliage, and candy dies.

Before you start making your tags, set up a little assembly line of tags, liners, and die cuts.  This way you can quickly assemble a whole pile of these sweet gift tags. Now arrange these die cuts over your patterned paper.

Next, create a tag sentiment with the Parcel and Post Greetings Clear Stamps.  You’ll not only find Christmas stamps, but sentiments for all occasions.  It’s a great set, and I love the fonts.

Got flowers? Break out the poinsettia die from Celebrate the Season Sled Dies. Then use paper scraps to create a pile of pretty poinsettias for your tags.

Look how cut the candy cane and peppermint candy pieces are.  Like I said, this is such a fun set of dies.

Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you’ll enjoy this quick and easy project tutorial on YouTube.

Wasn’t that fun? Now go break into your paper stash and make some cute tags today.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial with G45 Warm Wishes

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I’m sharing a Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial. This lovely botanical die set is a great match for Graphic 45’s Warm Wishes paper collection.  I’m going to show you 2 different ways to use this versatile die.   Don’t forget to visit Becca’s blog for even more Peek A Boo Trellis inspiration. She has some truly gorgeous samples and tutorials waiting for you there.

Merry Christmas Cardinal

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Graphic 45 Warm Wishes by Kathy ClementI love it when I can snuggle a focal image in with some pretty foliage.  So for this first card, I made small cuts in the leafy panel, then inserted my focal image into the panel.  That’s pretty much all it took to complete the card front.  The rest was just adding foliage, ribbons and flowers.

I made this one a box pocket card, tucked in some sweet Christmas treats.

Peppermint sticks, Christmas tea, a Christmas Cookie, honey stick and note card turn this into a lovely little gift.

Inlaid Peek a Boo Trellis Vines

The second card is really quick and easy to make!  This time, I cut a 5×7 panel from Warm Wishes Patterns and Solids.  Then I centered the Peek A Boo Trellis vines in the center of the panel and die cut.  Next, I die cut the reverse side of this same patterned paper and adhered it slightly off center behind the inlaid design.  Finally, I stitched the entire panel onto green cardstock.

This time I used the layered rose dies that come with the die set along with a bunch of foliage.  Burlap string, rusty jingle bells and vintage buttons give it a great rustic botanical feel.

The inside is simple with a gift card wallet/pocket combo and more of the pretty designer paper.

Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn more about how these cards came together, I hope you’ll enjoy this short video tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make & Take Tuesday!  I know we are in the Dog Days of summer, but Christmas will be here before you know it!  Best to get a head start on all those handmade Christmas cards and presents, right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Old World Father Christmas Card

Old World Father Christmas Card Little Birdie Crafts by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Old World Father Christmas Card with Little Birdie Crafts

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Old World Father Christmas Card is loaded up with brand new paper pretties from Little Birdie Crafts.  Their much-anticipated line of Christmas goodies has been loaded up in Santa’s sleigh and delivered to their online store!  What fun I had playing with these lovely Christmas flowers, stickers, wreaths and ribbons!

Old World Father Christmas Card with Little Birdie Crafts by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The base for this 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made up of bits and bobs from Prima’s retired Vintage Christmas papers.   After machine stitching them together, I began to build this pretty Christmas vignette.

TIP:  Christmas Tartan Ribbon does double duty in this card.  First, it adds texture, color and pattern as a belly band.  But it also hides a gap between 2 scraps of designer paper.

TIP: Dry brush Christmas wreaths with ivory paint to give them a snowy appearance.  I also carefully removed the poinsettia branches and turned the foliage to face out. This allowed me to add my sisal tree and vintage Father Christmas image.

TIP: Spatter white paint liberally to add snowy effects to your creation.  This is probably the quickest and easiest way I know to add an artsy feel to a card.

A Peek Inside

This vintage Santa comes bearing gifts!  The image pops off a scrap of green suede paper that I found in my Christmas stash.

Here’s a little Christmas party in a pocket.  Tea with a candy cane stirrer, honey to sweeten the tea, a bit of chocolate to savor while enjoying a quiet moment…what could be more perfect?

I’ll link to all the  new Christmas goodies below.  I think I’ll also go back and list to the Little Birdie items I used in the Very Victorian Christmas Card and the Woodland Christmas card now that they are in the shop.  I know it’s late for Christmas shopping, but you’ll have all these supplies on hand for next year!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride with December Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  I don’t know about you, but this Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride Tea Party in a Box transports me to Downton Abbey!  Oh, the places you can go when you play with beautiful papers!

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Of course, beautiful papers call for beautiful ribbons.  And I cannot think of a more perfect ribbon pairing than these beauties from the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment.

TIP: Layered ribbons add texture, pattern and elegance to a card.  Top Silver Edged Bluebird Satin Ribbon with Fair Isle Satin ribbon for a bold and beautiful border.  Then tie a big loopy bow with more Bluebird Satin, top it with a velvety white poinsettia, and you’re half way to Downton!

Elegant Details

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This vintage sleigh is adorned with a cluster of gardenias, roses and poinsettia.  Lady Mary lost one of the jewels on her winter coat as she sped through the pearly white snow.  The ever faithful Carson picked it up and tucked it into the floral bouquet.  What would we ever do without him?

No winter outing is complete without a few turns around the skating rink.  So be sure to take along your best skates so you can glide over the ice as the fairy lights twinkle around you.

TIP: Add texture and pattern to your designer paper by stamping and embossing snowflakes over the blank areas.  Then spatter the paper with diluted ivory paint to simulate a blizzard.

TIP: Paint silver tone metallic charms with a bit of chalk paint to add the perfect vintage vibe.  Tie the charms and a fairy globe to silver metallic string, then loop around the bow cluster to secure.

TIP:  Pearly flourishes add a sense of movement to the card.  I bet you have some of these in your stash!

Time to Warm Up!

All that outdoor activity leaves one needing a bit of refreshment, don’t you agree?

Add a pocket to the inside of your card.  Then create a textured border with more of the Fair Isle Satin Ribbon.  Tuck a tea bag, mini candy cane stirrer and bit of chocolate into the pocket for a lovely warm up treat!

I hope you enjoyed taking an old fashioned sleigh ride with me today!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Very Victorian Lavender Christmas Card

 

Very Victorian Lavender Christmas Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Very Victorian Lavender Christmas Card to share with you.  The inspiration for this eye candy was the Shabby Christmas Tags from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy Shop.  This darling reindeer rocking horse tag caught my eye, and I just had to create a Victorian style Christmas card to showcase it.

Blue Fern Studios Eclectic Charm Little Birdie Vintage Christmas Stickers Polly's Paper Studio Shabby Tags by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s how I put this card together:

  • First, create a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ cream card base.
  • Next, stitch around the edges of a 6″ x 6″ panel from Blue Fern’s Eclectic Charm Collection.
  • Then Die cut the diamond shape from patterned paper using the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Die.
  • Now die cut corner pieces from cream cardstock using the same die.
  • Back the diamond with dimensionals to create a little height, then adhere in the center of the card as seen in the photo above.
Shabby Christmas Tag Focal

Print off the Shabby Tags from Polly’s Paper.  Then cut out the cute polka dot reindeer rocking horse tag to use as the focal image on the tag.  I dressed it up with a snowflake charm and some itty bitty purple Christmas ornaments that I had in my stash.   Next,  change out the greeting on the card with a Little Birdie Crafts Christmas sticker (coming soon to their shop!).

Then, I clustered sparkly white flowers around the tag, accenting with itty bitty lavender posies.  Do you spy the sweet vintage Christmas bells in the corner of the flower cluster?  Those are from the same Little Birdie Sticker Sheet.

A Peek Inside

The Victorian vibe is strong inside the card!  Decorate your 6×6 papers with the lovely vintage Christmas bells stickers from Little Birdie Crafts.

Of course, I had to create a pocket!  And if there’s a pocket, there must be treats!  This one holds a pouch of lovely cocoa to warm up a chilly December morning.

The little treat wallet holds a matched set of Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark to go along with the cocoa.

I had such fun creating this Christmas card with non-traditional colors and without using Christmas papers.  You might want to check your stash to see if you have any non-holiday paper that might work well for making Christmas cards, too!

Oh, and you might be interested to know that both Polly’s Paper and Little Birdie are having some pretty incredible sales right now!  Little Birdie has loaded about 150 new products into the shop including new paper collections and new flowers. Happy shopping!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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