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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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Apple Season Banner

Apple Season Banner Authentique Autumn Collection by Kathy Clement for Really reasonable Ribbon

Apple Season Banner for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This vintage style Apple Season Banner makes me think of my mom.  Her birthday was in September, and every year we trekked off to a nearby apple orchard to celebrate her birthday.  We picnicked under the apple trees surrounded by the sweet perfume of ripe apples.  Lazy bumblebees provided the background music and a crystal blue sky was the canopy over our heads.  Nothing compares to that first intoxicating bite into an apple picked from a northern orchard.  First you hear the crunch as your teeth break through the skin.  Then the juice runs down your chin and up your forearm as the sweet/tart flesh fills your mouth.  Mmmm…let’s go apple picking!

Shades of Red, Ivory and Rust

Apple Season Banner by kathy Clement Photo 01

Each pennant on this banner is machine stitched onto Rust Silky Crush and Sherry and Ivory Plaid Ribbons.  Ivory Crochet Lace Trim adds just the right touch of vintage goodness.  And burlap string brings in the rustic feel of fallen leaves.  It’s such a pretty combination!

Alternate die cut pennants with Graphic 45 Kraft Regular tags to create a lot of visual interest.  Then die cut Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves from scraps of burgundy and green papers to mimic autumn leaves.

I really had to dig deep  into the Closet of Inspiration and Delight to find this combination of Authentique Autumn Collection and the September Calendar Collection. (Both are retired, but if you do a Google search, you can still find bits and pieces out there.  I will link below.)

Even the flowers are retired Petaloo blossoms.  But they were the perfect color match for the papers, so I had to use them!

What is your favorite fall memory? Tell me about it in the comment section below.  I love to hear your stories, too, you know!

Now I think I will go bake an apple pie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy 
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Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card

Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card is the perfect tribute to fall!  Everything I love about Autumn can be found in this card.  Tea?  Yes, please!  Fall flowers?  Oh, my yes!  Beautiful ribbons and trims?  Yes, again…thanks to Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Autumn hued designer papers?  Yes!   Photoplay Paper’s lovely Autumn Greetings Paper Collection works perfectly with all of the above!

Tips and Tricks

Photoplay Autumn Greetings Tea Themed Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s a sneaky little paper crafting trick that I love to use.

  • First, select the tea pot image from the 3×4 cut apart page.
  • Then use a circle die to cut out the teapot image from the center of the card.
  • Now back the image with foam tape.
  • Next, tuck the top and bottom of the card behind the plaid patterned paper.  The image has that cute yellow/gold lattice pattern, and the border is already there so you don’t even have to mat it!
  • Finally stitch all the paper layers together on your sewing machine.
  • Die cut a doily from patterned papers, or use a store bought doily instead.
  • Adhere the teapot image to the center of the doily.  It’s a perfect fit!
Finishing Touches

I never quite feel that a card is complete until I have added some ribbon, or trims and flowers.  Before I adhered the stitched layers onto my card front, I wrapped the left hand side with Antique Gold and Brown Burlap String.  Leave the ends long so that you can string on some sweet little tea themed charms and tie a bow.

Add a pop of whimsy to the card with a Hedgehogs and Pumpkins Satin Ribbon border.  Again, adhere this to the card with Scor-Tape before you attach the card front to the card base.

Tie a pretty burlap string bow and top it with Mixed Earth Tone Magnolias and Roses.  Ink some leaves with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and add them to the bundle.

Here’s a peek at the inside of this warm, rustic card.  I made a little pocket, because if you have a tea themed card, one must add a little tea wallet somewhere!

Top a wee tag with more burlap string and add it to the pocket to keep the tea wallet company!

Have you started making fall cards yet?  I love working with the warm, nostalgic colors and images of autumn papers.  I’m still waiting for some new goodies to arrive, so hopefully I’ll have more to share with you soon.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card

Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Paper

Hello, Friends!  This Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card is such a fun way to celebrate my favorite season!  I love the crisp fall air,  crystal blue sky, crunchy leaves, calling geese and fields of bright orange pumpkins that make autumn such a gorgeous season!  So I thought I would start celebrating early with the Autumn Assortment Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Hedgehogs and Pumpkins!

Did you hear me squeal when I opened my August Ribbon Club and found this adorable Hedgehogs and Pumpkin Printed Satin Ribbon? I’m not surprised if you did…because it is sooo stinkin’ cute!  In fact, I found loads of ways to use the Ribbon Club on this card!

  • Then top a decorative tag with a bit of the Cappuccino Delicate Stitched Satin , Orange Plaid Ribbon and more fall flowers.
  • Create a little tea wallet and chocolate wallet to tuck inside the pocket.
  • Finally, dress up treats with snippets of ribbon, flowers and burlap string.

Loaded pockets make great gifts for any occasion, and they are so much fun to create.  I hope I’ve shared some inspirational ideas for you to use with your RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Debra Lovell from Kerry’s blog.

Heartfelt Creations Summer's Garden Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card for the Heartfelt Creations October 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

Hello,, Friends!  Let’s get this Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop started with an Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card!

The hop starts right now and runs until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, November 2nd.  During that time you can visit all the lovely Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team blogs, leave a comment and be entered to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card!  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 4th.  I will also post the name of the randomly chosen winner at the top of this blog post at that time.  The winner will then have 72 hours to contact [email protected]tions.us by email.  Please write “Winner of the October 2020 Alumni Blog Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Summer’s Garden to Autumn Zinnias

My mother grew a big tub filled to overflowing with vibrant zinnias every summer.  The bold colors always delighted me.  Summer gardens have now faded away, so I decided to create an Autumn Zinnia garden with the Summer’s Garden collection for the hop.  If you’ve never made a shaker card before, this is a very easy way to get started!

  • Begin by cutting a 4 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ panel of designer paper.  Mat this on a slightly larger panel of peach cardstock.  This panel will be the card front on a 5″ x 7″ top fold card cut from rust cardstock.
  • Next, use the largest oval die from Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Die set to cut an oval from clear cardstock.
  • Now, die cut the largest Ornate Ovals from cream cardstock. Then center one of the Basic Ovals on the Ornate Oval and run through your die cutting machine again.  You want to have about a 1/4″ rim around the inside of the oval.
  • Next, adhere the clear cardstock oval to the back of the Ornate Oval  Die cut using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then back this with 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker box.
  • Now place a pile of sequins, buttons and beads on the 4 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ panel of  designer paper.   Carefully line up the shaker box and press to adhere.

Fall Zinnias from Summer’s Garden

Stamp the Small Garden Zinnias on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  I used Distress Oxide Inks in Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey.  Then heat emboss with clear powder.  Color the flower layers by swiping them through puddles of Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon and Warm Mustard Distress Inks.  Then gently heat dry to make the embossing powder pop through to the surface.

Die cut the zinnias with the Summer Garden Die.  Then shape the petals with the Golf Flower Shaping Tools and the Heartfelt Creations Ball Stylus.

Heartfelt Creations Summer's Garden Autumn Zinnias Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Layer the flowers together, then spray with Gold Glimmer Mist to add some shine.  Fill the centers with Go Mango Prills.  Then adhere around the card.    Add ribbon and any embellishments you fancy, and the card front is done!

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with more designer papers.  Add a pocket to hold a little note card and bookmark.

Cut a small card front from the paper collection.  Leave an extra border on the left hand side.  Score a 1/2″ flap , then tuck behind the designer paper panel to form a little flap.  Glue the sides and bottom of another card front to form a pocket.  Then tuck a little fall tea bag treat inside.  You can add a die cut tag and brad assembly to hold the flap closed.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the rest of the team have in store for you.  The winner of the $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift card will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog, so remember to leave a sweet comment on each blog in the hop.

♥ Kathy (You are HERE)    ♥ Vicki   ♥ Magda   ♥  Candy  ♥ Kerry   ♥  Amarilys ♥  Alissa  Lisa   ♥    SarahOksana Emily  ♥ Carole

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Inks, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Gold Glimmer Mist

 

 

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