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Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden for Throwback Thursday

Memory Place Peter's World Peter Rabbit's Flower Garden Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden Spring Décor Card for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Spring has sprung, so for today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re going to pop in and pay a visit to Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden.  This home décor style card is made with bits and bobs left over from my Memory Place Peter’s World paper collection.   You might remember the little Peter Cottontail Folio Kit I made a while back with these sweet papers.   I still love these classic images and vintage style patterns.

Peter Rabbit's Flower Garden by Kathy Clement Memory Place Peter's World Collection Photo 01

It turns out that Peter is quite the gardener!  Look at the gorgeous array of blossoms in his spring garden!  This 5 1/2″ square top fold card is all about dimension and texture.  I used some sneaky tricks to create a dimensional scene that pops off the page.

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ top fold card base.  Stitch a layer of patterned paper onto a 5 1/4″ square of white cardstock and adhere to the card base.
  • Now, fussy cut the image from patterned paper.  Leave the bottom edge intact.  Just trim around the sides, the flowers and peter’s upper body.
  • Next, tuck the script that was around  the edges of this panel behind Peter’s body.  If you attach this paper with foam dots, it creates that extra layer of dimension .
  • Now adhere the right hand edge of the leafy area to the right hand edge of your card base.  Don’t place any adhesive on the bottom or top…just the leafy area.
  • Then repeat this same step on the left.  When you adhere it to the card base, gently push it toward the center of the image to create a bowed effect.
  • Next place a leaves, hollyhocks, beaded grass and a large blossom behind Peter’s body.

Add the rest of your flowers.  Fussy cut the label and adhere with the same “bowed” technique.  And don’t forget to add some little blue buttons, as Peter has once again lost his.

The Bow Cluster

Tie a 3″ double loop bow from Blue Topaz Argyle Print Satin Ribbon.  Top it with a Baker’s Twine bow and another flower.  I found these cute charms in my stash and dangled them from the bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket to the inside of the card so you can tuck in a tag and a tea bag.

And there’s room on the tag to write a wee note.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, trick and ideas that you can use in your next card making adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Since Throwback Thursday posts feature older, retired collections and paper pretties from my stash, I may not always be able to  link to all supplies used.  Thanks for understanding!

  • Memory Place Peter’s World Paper Collection
  • Trims
  • Little Birdie Flowers
    • Elsie Moon Light Flowers (out of stock in Moon Light)
  • Charms from my stash (many of my charms are given to me as gifts, so I have no idea where they came from.  Check the Funkie Junkie Boutique, ButterBee Scraps and Hobby Lobby)

Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet

Memory Place Peter's World Slimline Tea Wallet Kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Week: Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Bunny Week make is a super simple Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Card. Once again, I am working with scraps from Memory Place “Peter’s World” paper collection. (Linked below).  Like all slimline cards, this one measures 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.  This is a very quick and easy make, fun to give, and easily adaptable for any theme or occasion.

Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Tips and Tricks

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of gray cardstock on the long side (landscape orientation) at 3 1/2″, 7″, and 10 1/2″.
  • Now fold along the scored lines to form a side opening slimline card base.
  • Next, machine stitch the focal image on a panel of  3″ x 8 1/8″ cream cardstock.  My panel of designer paper was about 2 3/4″ x 6″.
  • Then mat this cream panel on a slightly larger panel of light blue cardstock.
  • Now cut a scrap of the carrot pattern to fill in the gap between the focal image and the bottom of the cream cardstock.  Back this panel with foam tape or waste chipboard and adhere below the focal image.
  • Next  wrap half a doily around the left hand side of the cream panel.  Then decorate the card front with flowers and leaves from your stash.  I found another small doily (I think this is an ancient Prima embellishment) .
  • Locate the tab that we saved from yesterday’s post.  Tuck this between the layers on the right hand side of the card.  Affix a resin keyhole here. (Retired Melissa Frances resin)
  • Stamp a greeting on a small tab from the paper collection.
  • Add some burlap bows and your work is done!
A Peek Inside

Line the inside of the card as seen above.  Create a pocket from grey cardstock and adhere it over the 1/2″ flap on the right.  Tuck in some teas that match the paper collection.  Then hold everything together with a lovely little binder clip.

That’s it!  You could easily substitute chocolate for the tea, or mix it up if you prefer.

I have one last bunny project to share with you all tomorrow for Throwback Thursday.  I saved the best for last!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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** Please note.  Many of the items used in today’s project have been in my stash a long time.  I will link to the products I can still find below.  You can substitute goodies from your stash for the other items.

Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card

Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card Memory Place Peter's World by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Week: Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card

Hello, Friends!  I’m getting this Peter Cottontail Tea Party Card out a bit late this morning.  I decided at the last minute to make this Bunny Week on the blog.  On Sunday, I shared a Country Bunny card, and I have 2 other bunny cards in the queue.  It’s spring, after all, and   time to break out the bunnies!

This simple 5 1/2″ square card is all about the embellishments and trims.

  • First, stitch a 5×5 panel of Memory Place Peter’s World paper to a slightly larger grey mat.
  • Next, mat this on a slightly larger cream mat.
  • Now, wrap the base of the card with velvet trim and a layer of pink micro gingham ribbon.
  • Adhere button in the center of a mini doily and attach on the left.
  • Then add some Prima crystals on the right.
  • Create a flower cluster with Little Birdie Marina Amor Mio roses.
  • Tie a triple loop pink micro gingham bow and tuck under the flower cluster.
  • Attach a tag in the right hand corner of the card.  Then add a teapot charm and a bitty teaspoon charm to bring the tag to life.  Top with a flower.

TIP: Use a 1/2″ circle punch on the little buttons from the 6×6 paper pack.  Top the buttons with a layer of Glossy Accents.  Then sprinkle them very lightly with Crystal Clear Glitter.  Set aside to dry.  Then back with foam dimensionals and adhere above the flower cluster.

A Peek Inside

Here are a couple of easy tips that will add interest to the interior of your card.  Since I am working with scraps, I have to get creative in the way I cover a card.

  • First, make a “short” paper panel work for you by turning it into a pocket.  The height of these two scraps was fine…but the width was short!  So I adhered the narrow scrap to the card base first.
  • Next, use an oval die to cut a decorative opening in the top layer.  Position the die so that the pretty floral border is not eliminated.  Save the cut out piece for later use.  (You’ll see what I did with this tomorrow!)
  • Now adhere the top, bottom and side of the top layer to the card base, forming a pocket. Then tuck a tea bag and tag into the opening.
  • Create a little pocket decoration by adhere the sides and bottom of a ticket.  Then tuck an even smaller ticket inside the pocket.

These simple tricks help to stretch out a well-loved and much-used paper collection.  You can get quite a few more cards made, and liberate papers that are languishing away in the Closet of Shame.

Were these ideas and tips helpful?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card

Country Craft Creations Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card

Hello, Friends!  I made this adorable Country Bunny Tea Party in a Box Card when I had a little “free time” play in the studio yesterday.  This is the collection I used  Country Bunny Box and the Flower Basket Easel Card last month.  It’s been quite a gloomy, chilly week here in North Carolina so I  needed to make a little sunshine in the studio.  Nothing chases away the blues like a little time spent with pretty papers, posies and glue!

Tea Party in a Box Card Country Craft Creations Country Bunny by Kathy Clement Photo 01

How much do we love this cheeky little bunny with her spring straw hat?  Fussy cut from a scrap of designer paper, she’s the perfect focal image on this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ box style card.  (If you don’t know how to make a box pocket, you can learn how in THIS video tutorial.)

Building Layers

Y’all know how much I love layers.  Here are some of the steps I followed in building the layers on this card.

  • First, cut a 7 1/4″ x 12″ panel of beige cardstock for the card base.
  • Now place the long side on the rail of your scoring tool.  Score at 5 1/4″, 5 3/4″, and 11″.  Fold the scored lines to create the card base.
  • Next, score a 9 1/4″ x 3″ panel of cardstock on the long side at 1/2″ 1″, 8 1/4″ .  Build a box pocket following the video steps in the tutorial linked above.
  • Cut a 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of sage green cardstock, a 7″ x 5″ panel of cream cardstock and a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of kraft cardstock.  These will be the mat layers on the card front.
  • Now stitch a 6 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ panel of designer paper to the kraft cardstock panel. Center and adhere this panel over the cream and sage green cardstock and adhere to the card cover.
  • Fussy cut a large floral image from your scraps.  Then cut 2 banner flags from scraps.
  • Mat a 3″ x 3″ square of the leafy patterned paper over a slightly larger panel of sage cardstock.  Adhere the fussy cut flower and banner flags behind the left hand side and glue in place.
  • Now fussy cut a bunny and some butterflies.
  • Finally, adhere the bunny in the center of a large fabric flower and adhere to the 3″ x 3″ panel.

Finish up with ribbons, flowers and a button.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the finished card.

Fussy cut the cute dress from patterned paper.  Add just a smidge of dimension by backing it with scraps of kraft cardstock.  This makes it stand out from the patterned background paper but does not interfere with the card’s ability to close.

Do you see the little pocket I added to the dress?  Cut this from a scrap of paper, then glue a fussy cut bunny to the back side.  Add foam dots or dimensionals to the back of the pocket and adhere to the skirt.  This might be my favorite feature on this entire card.  What can I say?  I love pockets?

The Tea Party in a Box

Here’s a peek at all the little treats I’ve tucked inside the box pocket.  A darling vintage silver plate demitasse spoon steals the show, in my opinion.  I also created a little 3″ x 4″ note card from scraps of cardstock and designer paper.

TIP:  Make the tea party feel extra special!  Gift wrap your cookie, honey pouch, chocolate and tea bag with scraps of designer paper.  It only takes a few extra minutes.  Plus it uses up small scraps in a creative way.

You can still purchase this adorable collection from Country Craft Creations.  Click HERE to find the 12×12 Bristol  paper pad and coordinating cardstock.

I hope you feel inspired to break out some of your papers, ribbons and trims and make something beautiful this Sunday afternoon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card

Authentique Best of Springtime Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Easter Bunny Kathy Clement Shaker Card Photo 01

Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Hippety Hoppity here comes a Baby Easter Bunny Shaker Card to add a bit of sunshine to your day.  This color palette reminds me of the beautiful azalea bushes that bloom here in the South.   They come in all colors, and when they burst into bloom, it’s as though even  Earth has dressed up in her Easter finery to celebrate the Risen Lord!

And how cute is this wee Easter Bunny from Reneabouquets?  I’ve paired it up with the delicate Heart Deco Beautiful Board Frame.  It’s very easy to convert the frame into a shaker box element with these simple steps:

  • First, heat emboss the frame with Versamark Ink and WOW! Singing in the Rain Embossing Powder.
  • Next, die cut a clear cardstock insert with Spellbinders Large Standard Circle Die.  Adhere this to the back side of the frame with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • While you are die cutting, die cut a circle of the bunny patterned paper using the same circle die.
  • Now add a triple layer of 1/8″ foam strips over the cardstock insert.  I like to use a tripe layer of foam so that I can add buttons and pearls to my shaker mix.  But it you are using just sequins, a single layer will do.
  • Then fill the cavity of the shaker box with your shaker mix. Seal it with the die cut circle of bunny paper.
  • Adhere the Baby Easter Bunny to the frame with more foam dimensionals.  Don’t forget to add some to the back side of the bunny to fill in the gap between it and the card base.
Finishing Touches

Create a ribbon border using trims from the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Ribbon Club Collection.  I chose to work with the Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin and the Spring Leaf Satin Ribbon.

Tie a triple loop bow with the Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin, then top it with a cluster of Pink Chrysanthemums and Sweetheart blossoms.  And every Easter Bunny needs a floral bow-tie, don’t you agree?

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek inside this sweet little vintage style card.  More pretty papers and a pocket full of treats finish it off perfectly!

Spring is really starting to pop here in North Carolina.  I am spying hyacinths, daffodils, and cherry blossoms in full bloom.  Bradford Pears and Flowering Plums are ready to burst any day.  It’s such a treat to see the earth awaken from it’s winter nap!  I hope you are starting to see a few signs of spring wherever you are!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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