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Stamperia Brocante Tea Cups Easel Card

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Stamperia Brocante Tea Cups Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers & Trims

Hello, Friends!  If you’re a tea lover like me, I think you’re going to enjoy this Stamperia Brocante Tea Cups Easel Card.  I’ve dressed it up with beautiful mulberry flowers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

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Do you love teal and tan color palettes as much as I do?  It’s such a calming color combo, and it really works on this 6×6 easel card.  I’ve clustered up an array of RRR Mulberry Flowers (listed below) with a beautiful Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon Bow.

Vintage buttons pulled from my stash add that antique shop feel to the card while precious silver tea charms and a teeny tiny spoon and tray make this card extra special.  I could not resist adding a shimmering Reneabouquets butterfly to the mix.  It was a perfect color match!

A Peek Inside

The tea party continues inside the card. This time, you can find a small tag pocket built into the easel mechanism.

It’s always fun to add a surprise element to a card, don’t you think?

I’ve added a gift card pocket that doubles as a stopper for the easel mechanism.  The gift card holder has a little pocket inside as well as room to add a little note.

If you haven’t tried tying a bow with wrinkled ribbon yet, I highly recommend it.  Because it is very thin, you can really get a nice “pouf” effect.  The texture is not too soft, so the bows hold their shape well.  And, it comes in a rainbow of colors, which is always nice.  Champagne Wrinkled Ribbon goes with just about anything, and almost seems to change hues depending on the papers/flowers it adorns.

Suddenly I feel the need for a cup of tea, so I think I’ll go rustle one up in the kitchen.

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card

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Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card is a trip down Memory Lane.  Remember when you had to wear an Easter Bonnet to church on Easter Sunday?  Mine always had an elastic string that went under the chin to keep it from falling off my head.  That string cut into your flesh, as did the stiff netting petticoat under the skirt of your Easter dress.  Oh, and remember the white patent leather shoes that pinched your toes?  About the only thing that didn’t pinch, itch or sting were the little cotton gloves we all wore on our hands. Only the promise of a chocolate Easter Bunny waiting for you at home kept you from squirming in the stiff wooden pews!  Can you relate?

Cardmaking Tips and Tricks

I’ve dressed this 6×6 card up with all the  colors of Easter!  It reminds me of a bag of jelly beans! Light Blue Chevron Stripe Ribbon ties everything together perfectly.

TIP #1: Use the colors in the plaid patterned paper as a guide for selecting ribbon, flowers and embellishments.  This way, you can use a lot of different colors, but everything works together as a whole.

TIP #2:  Repeat the color palette by adding Reneabouquets Small Evie’s Chicks Printed Beautiful Board to the card front.

TIP #3: Heat Emboss Medium Egg-Squisite Beautiful Board with a combination of Shabby Pink and Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel.  Place in the corners and on the stopper of the card.

TIP #4: Create the shaker frame by backing a heat embossed Medium Victorian Frame with acetate and foam tape.  Place your shaker mix on the Easter Egg Nest image from Photoplay’s Bunnies and Blooms, then press the frame in place.

Finish your decorating with a spray of Spring Parade Roses and Leaves and pretty Iridescent Metallic String Bows.  Now you’re ready for the Easter parade!

A Peek Inside

Create an inside pocket that doubles as the stopper for the easel mechanism.  You have just enough room to create a little tag pocket on the top, too.

Create an envelope, then fill it with a little spring note card and tea bag.  Tuck it into the pocket along with a honey stick, and now you’ve got a lovely gift that’s almost as much fun as an Easter basket!

I hope this sweet card prompted some memories of Easter celebrations from your past.  Did you have one of those elastic string  hats?  We’d all love to hear about it in the comment section below.

I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Your Creative Studio Unboxing Video and Tutorial

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Your Creative Studio Unboxing Video & Sewing Themed Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Throwback Thursday I have a fun Your Creative Studio Unboxing video and sewing themed card tutorial to share with you.  We’re going to play with some mixed media products, make this lovely pocket/tag easel card together, and peek inside the December 2022 Your Creative Studio box of goodies.  So grab a cuppa and a snack and we’ll get things rolling.

I had not heard of Your Creative Studio until they reached out to me earlier this month.  “Can we send you one of our monthly boxes for an unboxing video?” they asked me.  Once I took a look at their website to determine if their products were a good fit for my style, I said, “Sure!”

YCV curates a monthly subscription box filled with crafting goodies designed to allow you to create your own quality stationery.  Each themed box is filled with stamps, embellishments, paper, ephemera bits, washi tape and all sorts of goodies that we paper crafters love to have in our stash.  The December box that I received had a sewing theme…one of my all time favorites!

Mixed Media Tag and Pocket Easel Card

And here is what I made with the supplies that came in my box.  I added ribbon, flowers, buttons, inks, gesso,  and the cute scissors from my stash.

The product packaging was so lovely that I used it to make the tag you see here.  We will make this tag and card together in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

Y’all know how much I enjoy adding pockets to my cards, folios and albums.  So this lovely card has two pockets: a small pocket that holds a stack of cute sticky notes from the creative box and a larger one that I’ve filled with some sweet treats.

If you’re going to make a sewing themed card, it’s fun to tuck in some vintage buttons and a little lace trim.  So I did…along with a beautiful note card and a bit of chocolate.  Now the card is a gift!

Your Creative Studio Unboxing Video & Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see what came in my box and learn how to make this sweet sewing themed card, then I hope you will enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

This was a very fun introduction to Your Creative Studio, and I really enjoyed working with the contents of the box.  Of course, you can use this same card design and concept with supplies that you already have in your stash.  But I’ve also added a linked supply list below this post for your convenience.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

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Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Seasonal Daisies Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, March 28th.  At that time, a randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  A second $25 gift card will be randomly chosen from comments on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.  So be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave some sweet words as you soak up all the  crafty inspiration.

The winners of the gift certificates will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, March 30th.  Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us.  Please write “Winner of the March 2022 Alumni Blog Hop in the subject line of your email.

Now, let’s get this party started!

Seasonal Wreath and Delightful Daisies Shaker Card

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My inspiration project for the hop is this 6×6 Shaker Easel Card.  Green is my second favorite color, and it is found in abundance in the Seasonal Wreath Paper Collection.  I’ve combined it with pretty yellow Delightful Daisies, ribbons, charms and a fun shaker window to make a bit of spring home décor.

TIME SAVING TIP # 1 :  Die cut the greenery from the Seasonal Wreath Paper Pad using the matching dies. No need to stamp or color these pretty floral bits when you use this method.  I did spritz them lightly with a little shimmer mist that I had in my stash.

TIME SAVING TIP #2: Always make a few extra flowers, that way you’ll have some in your stash when time is running short.  These pretty yellow daisies were left over from a project I made some time ago.  Store your extra flowers in small plastic bins or sandwich boxes to keep them in tip top condition.

Making the Shaker Frame

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Making this shaker frame was so quick and easy that I just have to tell you how I did it.

  • First, choose your 6×6 image from the paper pad.
  • Next, choose a second 6×6 image that has the same size/shape opening in the center.  Trim about 1/4″ from each side of the image.
  • Now die cut the image from the center of the 2nd image using the Cut, Mat, Create Dies. This becomes the frame for your shaker window. Save the center for use in another project.
  • Die cut a plain piece of 6×6 cardstock, and cut the center out of it using the Cut, Mat, Create Die.  Back the frame piece with this to add strength to the frame.
  • Then adhere clear cardstock to the back of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next, add 3 layers of foam strips to the back of the frame.
  • Finally, place your shaker elements in the center of your chosen 6×6 image.  Line the shaker frame over the top and press in place to seal.

See?  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Decorate your frame with the cute die cut bees and butterflies from the paper pad.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside your easel card.  This acts as a stopper, but it also gives you room to tuck in some little treats.

Add a card front to a folded piece of cardstock.

Then dress up a sentiment panel with a bit of border strip.  Create a side pocket and tuck in a sunshiny tea bag to turn your card into a lovely gift.

On With the Hop

Now get your crafty inspiration flowing as you visit each Alumni Team Member’s blog.  Remember to leave a comment so that you’ll be entered into the drawing for the $25 gift card.  Finish up over on the Heartfelt Creations blog and leave another comment for another chance to win.

♥ Kathy (You are HERE)   ♥ Vicki Carole Amarilys Lisa                                                                     ♥ CandyAlissaMonica  ♥   Oksana Heartfelt Creations 

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If you’d like to create this card, I’ve linked the supplies below.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Alice’s Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

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G 45 Alice’s Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Its Make & Take Tuesday, and I’m excited to share this Graphic 45 Alice’s Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Tutorial with you.  Isn’t it fun?  I’ve used the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month, some goodies from Reneabouquets, and a Buttons Galore Shaker Mix to bring this project to life.  Today’s tutorial will give you the basics for making the card base, introduce you to this lovely new die set, show you how to make the shaker window, and we’ll also have another flower making session together.  So let’s get this party started!

It’s Time for Tea!

Are you loving the Amazing Paper Grace Bella Ovalette Die as much as I am?  It works perfectly as a shaker frame, as I’ve done here…but it can also be used with its other components to create detailed layering pieces.

See these sweet little posies?  Learn how to make them in the video tutorial below.  And how about this dapper White Rabbit Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets?  He’s saying, “It’s Time for Tea!”

Speaking of tea, look at these darling teacups and teapot charms!  It’s always so much fun to add just the right embellishments to a project!

A Peek Inside

Of course, if you’re going to make an easel card, you have to create a stopper or brake.  This gorgeous fabric flower lace from Reneabouquets does the job perfectly.

And, it you’re going to make a tea themed card, you have to include some tea and treats inside the card, right?

Alice’s Tea Party Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this sweet card was created, I hope you’ll enjoy the tutorial on YouTube.  I’ve captioned in the measurements for you to make it easier to follow along.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Make & Take Tuesday.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.  And if you’d like to add this card to your shopping cart, it is available in my Etsy shop.

Now go make something beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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