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Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders March 2022 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Emily’s lovely blog. My inspiration project for the hop features the gorgeous Bella Ovalette die from the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit.

Roses in My Garden Easel Card with Bella Ovalette

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month Stamperia Flower Alphabet Kathy Clement Photo 01

I love how well this beautiful die works as a frame on a focal image.  Here’s how I created the frame.

  • First, layer all the dies on a sheet of Coredinations Whitewash Pastel Green Cardstock.  Use a bit of tape to hold all those layers in place.
  • Then die cut using your  machine’s sandwich instructions.
  • Next, die cut all the layers a second time.  This time use the back side of the Coredinations cardstock.
  • Now, remove the square from the center of the die and set aside.  Do the same with the small medallion piece.
  • Then layer the whitewashed side of the filigree frame over the reverse side of the Coredinations filigree frame.  Offset the two frames slightly to create a shadow effect.
  • Repeat this step with the small square and medallion pieces.
  • Brush the pieces with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter Flakes. Set aside to dry.
  • Now cut an image from Stamperia Flower Alphabet pad to fit inside the frame and adhere to the back side.

How easy is that?

Decorate the frame with a glittered butterfly, crystal swirls, garden roses and ribbon.  Vintage stick pins add a lovely vintage touch.

Stamp the sentiment on vellum and heat emboss with Rose Gold Embossing Powder.  Dress up the stopper with more flowers, the small medallion piece and a resin crown.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.  The small square frame is just the right size to fit the front of a handmade vellum envelope.  Tuck this behind the medallion to hold it in place.

Insert a little tag inside the envelope, or add a gift card.

More Bella Ovalette Projects

Graphic 45 Alice's Tea Party APG DOM March 2022 Reneabouquets Kathy Clement Photo 01

Watch the tutorial for this card made with the Bella Ovalette Dies HERE.

APG Be3lla Ovalette Die with Carta Bella Farmhouse Market papers by Kathy Clement

You can see more of this card HERE.

Giveaway!

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers.  Winners will be selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. 

This giveaway closes on Sunday, March 13th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Wednesday. (Winners are responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.)

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

On With the Hop!

Here is the complete lists of inspiration blogs.

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Annie Williams

Jill Hilliard

Jean Manis

Becca Feeken

Yasmin Diaz

Linda Parker

Virginia Lu

Sandra Nagel

Ilina Crouse

Laurie Willison

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Jennifer Kotas

Deborah Jenkins

Hussena Calcuttawala

Linh Van

Joy Baldwin

Erin Thompson

Rosemary Dennis

Karen Yagel

Jenny Colacicco

Jeanne Jachna

Jessica Vasher

Melody Rupple

Alanna Moses

Lisa Tilson

Jen Krey

Emily Leiphart

Kathy W. Clement  YOU ARE HERE

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

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop:  Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be arriving here filled with inspiration after visiting Ginny’s beautiful blog. We are welcoming Spring this month with the luscious Purple and Green Ribbon Club Assortment.

Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The ribbon club is so lovely this month, that I had a hard time choosing which ribbons to work with.  A quick tour through my springtime papers revealed this gorgeous Flower Alphabet collection from Stamperia.  The daisy images were the perfect match for the ribbons in the club.

The folio measures 7″ x 7″ to accommodate the large images in the paper collection.

Dressing the front of the folio up with lace panels, creamy ivory florals, Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and those gorgeous Daisies on Green Satin Ribbon made for a pretty scene.  A Grape Taffeta Ribbon closure adds a pop of color and helps bring out the colors in the chipboard.

I just love the way all these elements work together.  It makes me feel like I’m looking out the window, watching spring unfold its beauty.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio has a slash pocket filled with pretty treasures, and a side pocket filled with tasty treats.

More Details

This little flap page has a side opening and a bottom opening.

There’s a secret message inside the flap.

And room for photos when you lift the front cover up.

The pretty center panel is a waterfall mechanism with a spring arbor hidden beneath.

TIP: Add strength and beauty to the album spine by wrapping it with 3/8″ Green and Purple Plaid Satin ribbon from the Club.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  If you answer Bonnie’s question of the month, you’ll be entered to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not subscribed to the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  Each month of the year, you’ll receive a lovely themed ribbon collection filled with unique and beautiful goodies to add to your handmade items.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year!   You can find out how to join HERE.

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

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio with Stamperia Lilac and Flower Alphabet

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a sweet Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio to share with you.  The latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog is being hosted by my incredibly talented friend, Sara Emily.  Her challenge theme is “Pass the Tissues,Please”  and requires you to use tissue paper or rice paper in your project.  We’ll take a look at my journal in a moment, but first. let’s see what Sara has to say about this interesting challenge.

Challenge Theme: Pass the Tissues, Please!
Since we are still in ‘cold season’, I always make sure I’m stocked up on tissues in my home, in my purse and in the car. For this theme, I would like to see how you incorporate tissue paper into your vintage or shabby chic project. You can use regular tissues, tissue wrapping paper, sewing patterns or even collage paper, rice papers or tissue wrap designed especially for crafting.

Sound like fun?  I thought so!  Let’s dive in!

Finnabair Art Tissue, Stamperia Lilac, Flower Alphabet Soup

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

For me, every project idea starts with designer paper.  I flipped through my stash of gorgeous Stamperia papers and could not choose between Lilac and Flower Alphabet.  So I used them both in the creation of this 5″ x 7″ wrap style folio.   The base is made by scoring a 7″ x 18″ piece of 18 pt. Grocery Bag Cardstock into three 5″ panels with a quarter inch spine between.  I chose to work with this because of its strength and ability to stand up to mixed media treatments.

NOTE: If I had it to do over again, I would  have scored 3/4″ spines to allow the folio to close with ease.  This one is as snug as your grandpa’s belt after Thanksgiving dinner.

TIP: You can create your own oversized cardstock by joining two panels of Dina Wakely Media Kraft Cardstock with Scor-Tape.

My tissue paper choice is this Finnabair Art Alchemy Musica paper from Prima.  The spring greens and lilac shades are a perfect color match for the two Stamperia collections.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: The Process

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

Here’s how I wrapped the folio with the tissue.  It’s a pretty simple process.

  • First, open a sheet of the Finnabair tissue and lay it face down on your work surface.
  • Next, cover the face of the folio base with Distress Collage medium.  You will need to work quickly as this medium is fast drying.
  • Now, center the folio base face down over the tissue paper, keeping it as straight as you can. Gently brayer over the paper to seal it to the base.
  • At this point, I folded the tissue paper over the interior of the folio to see how much I should trim away.  I wanted it to completely cover the folio interior without excessive overlap.
  • Next, cut “v” slits in the 4 corners of the tissue paper to make it easier to wrap and fold it over the folio interior.  This is done the same way as you would if you were wrapping a mini album cover with paper.
  • Now, brush the inside of the folio base with a good layer of Distress collage medium, then fold the tissue paper to the inside of the folio.  You will have overlap, and that is fine.  Just keep adding Distress Collage Medium until all the edges are sealed.
  • Finally, use a brayer to gently seal the tissue paper to the folio surface.  Carefully fold along the score lines and then walk away and let everything dry.

TIP: Dry time is essential!  Damp tissue paper tears.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: Rice Paper Overlay

I cut a medallion from some Stamperia Rice Paper that I had in my stash, and layered that over the folio front.  Then I brayered  and spattered small amounts of Distress paint to create a more aged appearance.  Next I applied two coats of clear Gesso.  After this, I applied Distress Oxide Inks through a Stamperia stencil, followed by Distress Opaque Crackle Texture.  The crackle medium picks up color from the Oxide Ink and the end result is so pretty.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: The Frame and Flowers

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

I am loving the new Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frames!  They alter beautifully!

TIP: Use scraps of rice paper to decorate the frame.

To alter the frame, I brushed it with Oxide Inks, spattered with Distress Paints and misted with Mica Spray.   The image is from the Flower Alphabet Collection.  I pulled out some Heartfelt Creations Lilac stamps and dies to make the flowers and leaves.  Vintage lace and buttons from my stash add the perfect finishing touch.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: A Peek Inside

I had such a good time adding flips and pockets and tuck spots to this sweet little lap book.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

Here’s a look at the folio fully opened.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 08

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I stitched up a rice paper lavender sachet then topped it with these sweet charms from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. It smells heavenly!

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

This altered envelope is the perfect size to hold a teabag.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 12

And what could be sweeter than a little honey stick, chocolate, stitched bookmark and itty bitty silver spoon to go with it?

Tissue Wrapped Folio Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

To help you get a feel for the flow of this album, I prepared a short video tour with tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.

Pass the Tissues, Please…Now it’s YOUR turn!

To join in on this challenge, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project that uses tissue paper in any of the forms laid out in the challenge description.  Then link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, March 26th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs! You can find all the rules HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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