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Nuts About Fall Easel Card

Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month Autumn Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Nuts About Fall Easel Card with Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Are you Nuts About Fall?  I sure am, especially when I get to work with cute squirrel images, gorgeous plaids and the fabulous Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month.  What a grand time I had pairing this gorgeous die up with papers from the Country Craft Creations Autumn Orchard Paper Collection.

Simple Layers and Sumptuous Embellishments

Although this card looks complicated, it’s actually very simple to pull together.

  • First, create a 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ easel card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 5 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the vintage truck foliage on a slightly larger panel of chocolate brown cardstock.
  • Then mat a 6 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of the autumn plaid pattern on a slightly larger panel of the same chocolate brown paper.
  • Now mat all these layers onto a 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of copper metallic cardstock.
  • Next cut the squirrel image from the 8×8 cut apart page and mat on chocolate brown and copper layers.  Back with a double layer of dimensionals and set aside.
  • Then die cut the APG DOM from copper metallic cardstock.  YOu will use just the filigree frame.
  • Now die cut the center oval from the inside piece that was left from die cutting the frame. Set this aside.
  • Finally, arrange all the pieces as seen in the photo with pretty fall flowers, string bows, fall leaves and Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.  (Links below.)
Finishing Details

 

Every easel card needs a brake, or a stopper that holds the easel portion of the card upright.  I like to use the interior pocket for this purpose.  Decorate it with the die cut center oval and more pretty flowers and a felt pumpkin.

A Peek  Inside

You can see here how the pocket doubles as the brake for the easel.  I tucked in a little blank sentiment panel and an autumn tea bag to elevate the card to gift status.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club

Here’s a look at the dies that come in this month’s Club Kit:

To see lots of fun samples made with this lovely die, please visit Becca’s blog.   If you’re not a member of the APG Die of the Month Club, you can learn all about it and sign up HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

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