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G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish October Banner-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  This week’s Throwback Thursday features our G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month tutorial.  October is one of my favorite months of the year.  It’s bright blue skies, crisp air and cooler temperatures always make me feel alive again.  Hard to believe that we are almost at October again, isn’t it?

Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board, Butterflies, glitter glass and chippies added so much to our banner design this month.  Of course, we went with an orange and black color scheme.  But we added in a healthy dose of deep purple to really make the project come alive with color.

Shaped Pennants

TIP: Mix and match pennant shapes and sizes to create visual interest.  For this banner I’ve used G45 Black ATC tags, Regular Black Laser Cut Alpha Tags, and a stitched banner as the bases for our designs.

Because I was almost out of the October Time to Flourish papers, I had to innovate the design a bit.  To save paper, I die cut liners from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  Then I cut rectangles of my designer paper ( scraps of Time to Flourish and Midnight Tales), stitched them onto the pennant bases and then onto my ribbon streamers.

Hauntingly Beautiful Butterflies

You don’t usually think of butterflies in connection with Halloween projects, but these Reneabouquets butterflies really made everything pop!  And how cute is this little pumpkin gal with her kitty and broomstick?

TIP:  Die cut stars from gold glitter cardstock to add sparkle and shine to each collage.  Large stars serve as background pieces while smaller ones make great embellishments.

Pumpkin Patch

I had such fun creating these layered pumpkins!  First, color the cardstock background with various colors of Distress Stain.  Then color the chipboard overlay with a darker shade and adhere to the base.  Next, spritz lightly with gold mica spray.  Finally, add some Dries Clear Glitter Glue to the corners and sprinkle with Gold Glitter Glass.  The end result is spook-tacular!

Whoo- whoo Goes There?

TIP: Prima Crystals make great eyes on this handsome beautiful board owl.  He’s colored with Distress Stain, but you could also emboss him for an even more dramatic effect.

Itty Bitty Scarcrow

I’m such a fan of this sweet scarecrow.  You saw a larger version on yesterday’s Not So Scary Scarecrow card.  This itty bitty version is the perfect size for my miniature frame.

Instead of adding charms to my tags, I inserted these cute orange corduroy brads.  I like the texture they add to the design, don’t you?

And here we are at the end of this long banner. It was lots of fun putting this one together.  If you’d like to watch the process on my YouTube channel, please enjoy this video:

 

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Botanical Halloween Card with Reneabouquets

Graphic 45 October Time to Flourish Easel Card with Reneabouquets Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Botanical Halloween Card with Reneabouquets and Graphic 45 Time to Flourish

Hello, Friends!  I think this botanical Halloween card is simply boo-tiful!  How about you?  I’ve combined some gorgeous chippies from Reneabouquets with Graphic 45’s October Time to Flourish papers.  The end result is a botanical beauty that’s too cute to spook!

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Halloween Card Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

I’m not a fan of spooky Halloween.  You can keep your skeletons and bats and monsters, thank you very much.  But the rich colors of this paper collection when combined with Reneabouquets sweetly costumed girl in the pumpkin patch make me smile.

She’s too cute to scare anyone as she sits in the pumpkin patch with her little kitty cat!

TIP: Surround the pumpkin with small flowers to anchor it into the design.  Use flowers that pick up on the colors in the paper design.

TIP: Pull the purples out of the paper collection by accenting with purple flowers and a purple gingham bow.

TIP: Heat emboss the Beautiful Board title with Aged Black Embossing Enamel to create  visual drama and a vintage vibe.

The brake or “stopper” on this easel card is actually a pocket!  I’ve created height with the chipboard and bow cluster.  Back the border strip with foam adhesive to make sure the brake works properly!

A Peek Inside

So what’s in the pocket?  Oh, just a few treats for someone sweet!

  • Score, fold and add gussets to the October Ledger image.  This creates a perfect tuck spot for a delicious tea bag.
  • Dress up a honey stick with a little banner flag.
  • Then turn the 4×4 image into a mini note card and tuck into the pocket.

This was a fun project that I made for one of my Etsy Shop clients.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Say BOO! Midnight Tales Halloween Card

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Halloween Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Say BOO!  Midnight Tales Halloween Card!

Hello, Friends!  Say BOO!  Because Halloween is creeping up around the corner, I thought I’d share this Midnight Tales Halloween Card today.  Made from bits and bobs of the G45 collection, paired up with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Reneabouquets, it’s a Spooktacularly fun creation! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Tips and Tricks!

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from black cardstock, of course!
  • Next, cut (4) 6″ x 1″ strips of designer paper.  Miter the corners and adhere them to the card base.   This is a great way to save designer paper when you are running a bit short!
  • Now, Trim the 6×6 G45 image around the orange frame and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then die cut a doily from scraps of orange patterned paper.  As long as the hue matches the paper collection, it doesn’t really matter what collection the paper comes from! Adjere the doily in the center of the card front. Then layer it with a smaller black doily.

  • Now add the Midnight Tales Sticker and the Reneabouquets Winnie the Witch Printed Beautiful Board.  Pop the Beautiful Board up on foam tape to make it pop!
  • Next, die cut a banner (linked below) from scraps of cardstock.  Pop up on foam tape and adhere in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Finally, create a beautiful ribbon border.  Layer Halloween Cats Grosgrain Ribbon over Black Delicate Stitched Satin.   Some spooky grey flowers and Silver Metallic String provide the perfect finishing touch!
A Peek Inside

The inside is a hodgepodge of assorted Halloween papers paired up with the few G45 images I had left in my stash.  But it works!

Tuck a little chocolate treat inside a mini folio and you’re ready to call it a day!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Midnight Tales Fold out Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Today we’re focusing on the spooktacular RRR Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

The Grape Diamond Satin Ribbon was the perfect accent for this 5 1/2″ square folio.

It really pops off the page, especially when layered over Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Add some ribbon to the spine, too.  It’s always a great accent!

A Peek Inside

Make this simple fold out style folio by joining two 11″ x 5 1/2″ panels of cardstock together.  Then score from the left at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  This forms the cover and spine of the album.

Then score the rest of the paper every 5 1/4″.  Accordion fold to create this pull out element.  It’s one of the easiest ways to create a quick folio with lots of room for photos and journaling.

Score ephemera cards to create a little flip action on the right hand side of the album.

Add pockets, flap pages and ephemera to dress op the folio pages.

Decorate the background of a page with 2 1/4″ squares of designer paper.  Then top it with a little fold out folio.  This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of designer paper.

Adhere ephemera cards to tip in pages so you will have room to write down those important memories.  Photos can be mounted on the base page.

A little folio like this one can easily be finished in a day.  I only had scraps of the paper collection to work with, but I was pleasantly surprised at  how far those scraps went!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely 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 will be entered into a drawing for a FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  RRR will send a monthly themed Ribbon Club Assortment delivered straight to your home mailbox.  It’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash.  You can sign up HERE.

I’ve provided a linked supply list for the products used in this project below the post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag: Halloween Week Day 5

Hello, Friends!  This Authentique Masquerade  Halloween Tea Tag is proof that the holiday is not just for  kids.  Who would not love to give (or receive) this “Tea Party in a Tag” treat?  It’s assembled just like the Halloween Treat Tags that I shared earlier this week.  And, it uses the same paper collection.  Simply swap out the more adult “mask” themed papers and images for the too cute to spook ones.

Look at all the goodies you can fit inside the tag pocket!  It’s everything you need to brew up a Halloween Tea Party for one.  You gotta love that Halloween party image from the paper collection, too!

The back side of the tag is a clever little tea wallet.

What a fun way to say “BOO!”

I hope you’ve enjoyed Halloween Week.  It’s always a little sad to put our fun Halloween papers away for the season.

I still have a couple of cute Halloween Pop Up Cards in my ETSY shop if you need a last minute card or gift.

Next week I’ll be sharing some beautiful fall creations.  Then it’s on to a month of Christmas inspiration in November.  What sort of projects and product lines would you like to see?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween!

Cheerio,

kathy

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