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Country Bunny Flower Basket Easel Card

Country Bunny Flower Basket Easel Card by Kathy Clement for Country Craft Creations Photo 01

Country Bunny Flower Basket Easel Card for Country Craft Creations

Hello, Friends!  I’m back today to share this Country Bunny Flower Basket Easel Card.  Yesterday, I shared my cute Country Bunny Boxed Mini Album set with you. But today I wanted to showcase the gorgeous florals in the Country Bunny paper collection.

Start with a 6″ x 6″  kraft cardstock easel card base.  Then add some height with a 5″ x 7″ decorative panel on the front of the card.  Next, alter a Reneabouquets April in Paris Doily Set 2 with embossing powders.  Fussy cut the flower basket from the paper collection, back with foam tape and adhere to the doily.  Now just add in some flowers, buttons and embellishments to finish the design.  I also spattered sepia paint on the card to add that “painterly” artistic touch.

The satin trim adds wonderful texture and shine to the card design.  And Little Birdie Flowers are the perfect finishing touch.  It comes in the Country Bunny Kit along with the Seam Binding Ribbon that I used in the bow.

A Peek Inside

Do you finish the insides of your cards?  I love to cover the interior panels with more designer paper.  The pocket on the bottom serves as the stopper or break for the easel mechanism.  It’s a great place to tuck in a note card and a tea bag wallet.  The smaller pocket on the top is just the right size for a miniature Lindt chocolate treat.

I think this collection is sooo beautiful!  I have a few more pieces left, and I can’t wait to play with it again.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Throwback Thursday Authentique Adore Butterfly Kisses with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  What could be more romantic than a Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial?  Welcome to Throwback Thursday!  This week, we’re pulling Authentique Paper’s 2015 Adore collection out of the Closet of Shame.  Although this is a Valentine collection, I think this card would work for just about any situation.  Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then let’s dig in!

Building the Base

Authentique Adore Shaker Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I think you are going to like this easel card base, as it’s a little different from what I usually do. That’s because I found a scrap of pink cardstock in the storage envelope when I rescued this pretty collection from the COS.  And since Throwback Thursday is all about using your stash, that’s exactly what I did!  Here’s how to make the base for this card.

  • First, score a 7″ x 12″ panel of pink cardstock at 2 1/2″, 5″ and 10″.
  • Now fold along the scored lines to create a 7″ x 5″ top fold easel card with a 2″ pocket on the inside. (Watch the video to see this done.)
  • Next, cut a 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ panel of designer paper to  line the inside panel of the card. Then cut 1″ x 1 7/8″ gussets for the sides of the pocket.  Fold the gussets in half and adhere to make the pocket.  Again, watch the video to see how this is done.
  • Line the pocket with a 7″ x 1 7/8″ panel of rose patterned paper.
  • Line the easel folds, inside and out, with 7″ x 2 3/8″ panels of designer paper.
  • Now create the focal image.  Mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of designer paper on two shades of pink cardstock.  Stitch around the perimeter, if desired.  This adheres on the front of the easel.
  • Then mat a 3″ x 4″ on 2 shades of pink cardstock and adhere alongside as seen in the video.
Creating the Shaker Frame

Die cut clear cardstock with a Spellbinder’s Large Standard Circle Die.  Adhere this on the back of the Reneabouquets printed beautiful board frame.  Add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape.  Add your shaker mix to the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ focal.  Then adhere the frame.

TIP: Just for fun, add some Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies to the shaker mix.  They “flutter” around when the card is shaken, which is really fun.

Add a cascade of Little Birdie Candy Roses and more Reneabouquets butterflies to the sides of the frame.

Creating the Stopper

The pocket serves as the stopper, or brake, for this easel card mechanism.  Dress it up with a heat embossed Beautiful Board Border.   I used Wow Vintage Romance Embossing Powder here and on the Reneabouquets Filigree Heart.

Heat emboss the Reneabouquets “Love” Beautiful Board Sentiment with Antique Gold Embossing Enamel.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Plenty of room to tuck in a little tea wallet, vintage demitasse spoon, chocolate and honey stick.

Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy this Throwback Thursday video tutorial.

I’ll share a linked supply list below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card

Haunted Mansion Pop Up Halloween Card Carta Bella Halloween Market by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card with Carta Bella Halloween Market Collection

Hello, Friends!  It’s Day 3 of Halloween Week: time to share this Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card!  While cleaning out my stash of chipboard in the Closet of Shame, I ran across this spook-tacular chipboard frame.  Not sure where I got it, or when, but I’m glad it surfaced just in time for Halloween Week!

A Little Halloween  Mixed Media Mayhem

The inspiration piece for this 5 1/2″ square card is this boo-tiful chipboard haunted house and frame.  I pulled out my magical heat embossing tools to create this creepy enameled finish on the frame.

  • First, place the frame on a piece of ordinary printer paper.
  • Next, apply Versamark Clear Embossing Ink generously over the surface of the chipboard.
  • Now, place the frame in a funnel tray and cover with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel.  Tap the excess off into the tray and immediately put it back into the jar and seal it!  This way, you don’t accidentally spill the embossing powder!
  • Place the chipboard back on the printer paper and heat emboss.  This takes a while when you are working with embossing enamel, so be patient.  The gold flecks will begin to melt and swirl around in the black enamel and create a spooky finish.
  • Once you have finished heat embossing, leave the frame to cool for a minute or two. Embossing enamel takes a while to set up.  If you touch it, you will leave a fingerprint!
Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card Details

While the embossing enamel is cooling and setting, you can work on the rest of the card details.

  • First, die cut a spooky “moon” from the pumpkin patterned paper.  This will sit behind the haunted mansion.
  • Then die cut the haunted mansion from scraps of solid cardstock.  Cut this from black, ivory and orange cardstock.  Place foam dimensionals between the layers and place them together so that the images are slightly offset.  This creates loads of dimension.
  • Cover the inside of the card with a 5 3/8″ square of the pumpkin patterned paper.
  • Mat the plaid candy corn border on black cardstock and adhere as seen in the photo.

  • Now place the die cut haunted mansion on the left hand side of the border to serve as a stopper.
  • Next, create a 5 3/8″ card front from orange cardstock.  This is where the Haunted Mansion Chipboard will be adhered.
  • Now add your finishing touches: jet black vintage buttons, ribbon, flowers, fussy cuts, stickers and charms.

It’s BOO-tiful!

A Peek Inside

Now, finish the inside of the card with more designer paper, some stickers, ephemera bits and a sentiment panel.  Hocus pocus!  You’re done!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration to help you get your Halloween Mojo flowing.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit August 2020 Vintage Telephone Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit: Hey, Good Looking Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  It’s August 1st, and time to reveal my Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit project.  Every time I look at this Vintage Telephone Vignette Die, all I can think of is Ernestine, the telephone operator from the old Laugh-In comedy show: “One ringy dingy…” (OK…I’m showing my age here, but she was truly funny!)

I paired the club kit up with a favorite Authentique Paper Collection (Poised), Black Houndstooth Ribbon,  and some gorgeous yellow roses from Little Birdie Crafts.  Here’s how the card came together.

Is This the Number to Whom I am Speaking?

As I was playing around with the club kit, I realized it would make a super cute shaker base.

  • First, die cut the body of the phone from a 6×6 panel of the Poised Tartan and heavy black cardstock.  You will need 2 black panels and 1 plaid.
  • Now die cut the receiver from the tartan and the black cardstock.
  • Next, die cut the rotary dial from black cardstock and rose gold glitter paper.
  • Then do the same for the trim pieces on the phone.
  • Now set aside one black phone base.  Layer the other pieces together so that the black layers are slightly offset from the patterned pieces.  Use 1/8″ foam tape to add dimension.
  • Adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the phone.  Then fill the cavity with a shaker mix.  (Linked below)
  • Now remove the foam tape liner from the back of the phone and adhere the other black phone body to finish the shaker box.
Two Ringy Dingys

Does anyone else remember growing up with a telephone table in the house?  There was always a pretty doily for the phone to rest on.  Create a doily with the July Club Kit Die (Fanfare).  Die cut it twice: once from patterned paper, and again from black.  Layer together so that the black doily is slightly offset.  This really makes the doily pop.

I opted to leave the  numbers off the phone dial so that the shaker elements would show through.  Then I added the sentiment banner beneath the phone.

A few vintage buttons from my stash, a little metal filigree corner, a couple of postage stamps, and the card front is finished.

A Peek Inside

The stopper for the easel base is actually a pocket.  So naturally, I had to put something inside the pocket.

This simple 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2 note card can be used as a photo folio.  The center oval is the dial piece cut out when making the phone.  It’s the perfect size for that cute cardstock element.

A little pocket for a tea bag and honey stick has plenty of room for a gift card.  Add your personal greeting on the opposite page.

Thanks for letting me “ring you up” this morning!  You can find out more about the  APG August Club Kit HERE.  To see past APG Club Kit projects, click HERE.  There’s a linked supply list below the post.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with a little crafty time thrown in!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Little Birdie Crafts Magical Unicorn Birthday Card

Little Birdie Crafts Boho Dreams Magical Unicorn Easel Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts Magical Unicorn Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Little Birdie Crafts Magical Unicorn Birthday Card to share with you.  This is the card I made for our granddaughter’s birthday party last month.  Julia loves saturated colors, sparkly things and unicorns.  I used the Boho Creams paper collection to make this Magical Unicorn Shaker/Easel card and she loved it!

Magical Unicorn Birthday Card: Creating the Card Base

Easel cards are probably my favorite style of fancy fold.  They are quick and easy to make, but really have that “WOW” factor we all want in our creations.  When you add a shaker element to an easel card, as I did here, you really have something special.  Here are the simple steps for putting this card base together.

  • First, score a 6″ x 12″ panel of white cardstock in half on the long side.  Fold and burnish to make a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base.
  • Next, score a horizontal line on the card front at 3 inches.  Make a mountain fold.  This is the easel element on the card.
  • Now, line the card interior with a 6″ x 6″ panel of Boho Dreams paper.  It’s all beautiful, so you can’t go wrong here!
  • Next, cut (4) 6″ x 2 7/8″ panels of designer paper to line the (4) 3″ x 6″ rectangles on the card front and interior.  Be careful not to glue over the folds or your easel mechanism will not function.
  • When it is time to add the main image to the card front, you will only place adhesive on the bottom half of the fold.  Then the card will stand upright for display.
Magical Unicorn Birthday Card: Making the Stopper for the Easel Card

Every easel card needs a brake, or a stopper to make the card stand up for display.  The stopper is actually built on the bottom half card interior.  Here’s how to add that element to your card.

  • Punch out the eyelash unicorn doily from the 12×12 paper pad.
  • Fussy cut the eyelashes and unicorn horn from the fussy cut page of the paper collection.  Place dimensionals on the back and adhere over the doily.
  • Next, fussy cut some flowers and  feathers.  Pop these up on dimensionals and cluster around the image as seen in the photo.
  • Now select 3 Boho Dreams Micro Roses and adhere around the unicorn horn.
  • Cut a little fishtail banner from a scrap of your designer paper and adhere on the right hand side.
  • Then fussy cut the banner and adhere from the top left to the bottom right.
  • Now back the doily with dimensionals and adhere to the card base.
  • Decorate the stopper with Boho Dreams Flowers.  Tuck a bow under one of the large flowers.  Because this card was for my granddaughter, I added lots of pretty rhinestones, too.
Magical Unicorn Birthday Card:  Making the Shaker Element

Here’s how to make the shaker element.

  • First, cut a 3″ x 4″ journal card from the paper collection.
  • Next, add Gold Metallic Wax to a Little Birdie Rectangular Chipboard Frame.
  • Cut a piece of clear cardstock (acetate sheet) to fit the back of the frame and adhere in place with strong tape liner or Dries Clear Adhesive.  Use a damp paper towel to clean up any little smudges of adhesive.
  • Now back the frame with 1/8″ foam tape.  I used 3 layers.
  • Next, place the frame face down and fill with sequins.  Then carefully line the journal card up over the foam tape and press to seal. Be sure there are no gaps around the edges.  If needed, you can add another layer of paper.
  • Now you can adhere the frame to the card base.  Decorate with fussy cuts and flowers.
Magical Unicorn Birthday Card: The Bookmark

Little Birdie Boho Vibes

I also made a little bookmark to go with the card.  These are quick and easy gifts to create.

  • Cut a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ panel of designer paper.
  • Place adhesive along the top of a journal card and adhere.  If you leave the bottom open, the book page can slip between the image and the base.
  • Punch a hole in the center of the bookmark and thread with ribbon. Tie a bow with metallic string.
  • Adhere a fussy cut unicorn and add micro roses.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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