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Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial

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Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial and Flower of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Wonderful Wednesday I have a whimsical Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial to share with you.  We’ll also be learning how to make Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies and an “outside the box” version of Lush Lilac Blooms.  It’s our final June Fairy Month Project, and time for our Flower of the Month Tutorial, so this post is packed with crafty inspiration!

Altered Embroidery Hoop with a Sweet Snail Shaker Frame

Meet Poppy the Fairy and her trusty steed Percy the Snail.  They live in a woodland glen tucked inside an altered embroidery hoop.  It’s a snug little dwelling filled with the fragrance of fallen leaves, fresh flowers, and mushrooms.  Yes, this was a very fun project to create, and I hope you will enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Here’s a closer look at Percy the Snail.  The camera didn’t pick it up, but his lovely shell sparkles with glitter glass.  Isn’t he handsome?

Both the embroidery hoop and the wood frame have been altered with Cracked Pistachio and Speckled Egg Distress Paint, Stamperia Glamour Gel and a touch of Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.

Poppy’s Mushroom house has tiny button stairs that lead up to her sunny parlor.  Mushrooms (also known as peppercorns) and wood shavings dot the floor of her woodland dwelling. It would be fun to pop into this scene, wouldn’t it?

Poppies, Daisies and Green Lilacs

I selected 3 different Heartfelt Creations florals to embellish our altered embroidery hoop.  The poppies were made some time ago, waiting for just the right project to come along.  But I made the daisies and green lilacs up especially for this project.  I’ll show you how I made them in the video tutorial below.

Butterfly Ribbon Hanger

The altered hoop is easy to display, thanks to a ribbon and crocheted lace hanger.  Top this off with a big wooden button and a gorgeous Reneabouquets butterfly.  Then add a dangle charm and a pretty bow to finish the job.

Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to drop in and visit Poppy and Percy to see how their woodland home was created, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial:

Farewell to Fairy Month

This is our final Fairy Month Tutorial.  I’ve enjoyed this series more than I can say.  You see, when I was a girl, I went through a phase where I read every fairy tale I could get my hands on.  Do you remember the Fairy Tale Books that went by color names?  The Red Fairy Book, Purple Fairy Book, Blue Fairy book, etc?  Well, I read them all over and over again.  Did you?

Doing this series got me to thinking that a theme for each month might be a fun idea.  So next month will be Christmas in July, and all of our projects will feature Christmas papers and designs.  I think August will be beach month followed by Sunflower month in September.

If you have an idea or a request for a monthly theme please share it with me in the comment section below.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Ciao Bella Enchanted Land has become a little bit hard to find, so I linked to product in my video tutorial.  When the tagged product pops up, simply click on the tag and it should take you to the item.  This is something new that I’ve just started doing, so let me know if it works for you.  Thanks!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for joining me, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial

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Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial for Wonderful Wednesday May 2024

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me as I share this Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial?  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and time to share our May 2024 Flower of the Month, so grab a cuppa and a snack and we’ll dive right in!

New Tea for Two Collection from Country Craft Creations in the House!

It seems like every time I do a little clean up in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight I give myself a stern reprimand about not buying any more paper until I’ve used up some of what I have. Inevitably, right at that same time someone will release a paper collection that causes my resolve to completely wilt.  That’s what  happened when Country Craft Creations released Tea for Two earlier this month.  One look at the gorgeous tea cups featured on this card had me placing the order as fast as my crafty little fingers could type it in.  (Is there a 12-step program for paper addiction somewhere?)

The truth of the matter is, I’m not the least big sad I added this collection to the stash.  As you will see in the video tutorial below, it’s completely scrumptious!

The Shaker Element

 

Here’s how I created the shaker element on this 5″ x 7″ top fold card:

  • First, cut out the 4″ x 6″ image of the stacked teacups.
  • Next, use a ruler and craft knife to cut the inside section of the image out of the frame.
  • Then fussy cut the teacups, back with chipboard and foam tape, and set aside.
  • Now, adhere a 4″ x 6″ panel of clear cardstock (acetate sheet) to the back of the empty frame.
  • Place 2 rows of 1/8″ foam strips around the back of the frame.
  • Mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of patterned paper on larger mats of rose and teal cardstock.  Place sequins and beads in the center of the panel, then press the prepared shaker frame into the center of the panel.
  • Finally, adhere the teacups over the shaker window and proceed with finishing the card.
A Peek Inside

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Add more patterned papers and a pocket to the card interior.  I used my envelope punch board to create a little tea wallet, then added that to the pocket along with a dressed up honey stick and a lovely little notecard.

Tea for Two Heartfelt Creations Magnolias Tutorial on my YouTube Channel

If  you’d like to follow along as I stamp, emboss, color and arrange the magnolias for this card, then please enjoy this video tutorial.

Magnolias are already blooming here in North Carolina.  They add beauty and fragrance to these early summer days.  If you’d like to view another tutorial that uses a different style of magnolia bloom, you can find that tutorial HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday and find time to make something beautiful today.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial

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Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial for March 2024 Flower of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Spring is in full bloom and I have a Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial to help us celebrate!  Yes, it’s time for our March 2024 Flower of the Month Tutorial.  We’re having a blooming big party with Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Dies, Spellbinders Pretty Flowers Die, Prima In Full Bloom papers and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.

Oh, and there are bees,  a shaker frame, and a Tea Party in a Box, too.  Talk about pulling out all the stops!  Let’s take a closer look at this cheery 5″ x 7 creation, shall we?

Mixed Media and Mixed Florals, Too

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Prima In Full Bloom collection offers some truly lovely color palettes.  Once again, I decided to go with the yellow and purple hues to match my Reneabouquets Lavender Lilac Heart Frame.  Then I got busy creating some handmade florals to embellish the pretty frame.  Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilacs and these Amazing Paper Grace “Pretty Flowers” both went well with the bee/lilac theme that I could not choose between the two. So I made them both!

A Peek Inside

Sometimes I think I enjoy creating the inside of my cards as much as I do the outsides.  There are so many opportunities here to add little surprises and interactive elements.  How about a bee-utiful bee journal card on the flap of a flip page?  That’s fun, right?

It’s even more fun if you turn that journal card into a pocket that holds a packet of wild flower seeds, isn’t it?   There’s also loads of room here to add a sweet little note or a photo.

Tea Party in a Box

The box pocket holds a lovely tea party for one.  It starts with a dressed up packet of  Biscoff Cookies.  Then I tucked a  Lady Grey Tea Bag & Ghirardelli Chocolate into a tiny handmade envelope, tied it with ribbon, and topped it with a tag.  Of course, there’s a spoon to stir one’s cup and a pretty little honey stick to sweeten the tea.  Now that’s what I call a sweet surprise.

If you’ve never made a box pocket before, you can find a tutorial HERE

Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create some Lush Lilacs and Pretty Spring Flowers, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

Important Announcement

I want to  let you all know that I will be changing my video tutorial schedule.  With the expected arrival of a new grandbaby, and an increase in family weekend activities, I am finding it hard to maintain my Make & Take Tuesday and Throwback Thursday video schedule.

So…Make & Take Tuesday is moving to Wonderful Wednesday!  This gives me an extra day to prepare after a busy weekend.  We will still follow our 2024 schedule of Tag of the Month, Banner of the Month, Birthday Card of the Month and Flower of the Month tutorials.  If there’s a 5th Wednesday, I’ll toss in a wild card tutorial for something fun.

Throwback Thursdays videos will be taking their final bow, however.  I simply cannot keep up with 2 video tutorials each and every week.  I’ll pop in with a 2nd video here and there as time allows, of course.

These changes will go into effect starting in April.  Thanks so much for your kind understanding.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Sunflowers for RRR August 2023 Blog Hop

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Autumn Sunflowers for the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2023 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  These Autumn Sunflowers are my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2023 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here full of crafty inspiration after visiting Gloria’s lovely blog.  Our theme this month is Autumn Ribbon...one of my all time favorites!

Turquoise is such a great color for fall projects.  So I dug into my stash of RRR ribbons and trims looking for this Mallard Shimmer Satin.

This color not only coordinates well with the designer papers, but it really makes my handmade sunflowers pop off the page.

Create a quick, easy and stylish ribbon border by layering Autumn Leaves Satin Ribbon over the Mallard Shimmer Satin Ribbon.  I use Scor-Tape to hold everything neatly in place.

Tiny Teal Baker’s Twine Bows dress up a wooden button and the layered sticker charm at the top of the page.

A Peek Inside

Narrow ribbon like the 3/8″ Autumn Leaves Satin makes a great border on the pocket inside this card.

TIP: Create a fun shaped pocket by adding adhesive only to the lower edge of an ephemera bit.  Then you can tuck in a little blank sentiment card.  Photos can be added to the flap feature on the left.

A small tag makes a much bigger impact when you top it with more ribbon and Baker’s Twine bow.  Ribbon really is a magical element !

Autumn weather calls for a warming cup of chai, so I tucked a chai tea bag into the gift card wallet, and dressed up a honey stick for the pocket.  What a great gift!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the amazing Cheryl has in store for you.  Then be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog.  You can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and enter the drawing for a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and a free digital stamp set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sunflower Art Trifold Folio Tutorial Part 1

Stamperia Sunflower Art Trifold Folio Tutorial Part 1 for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  I’m super excited to share this Stamperia Sunflower Art Trifold Folio Tutorial with you today.  This is Part 1 of a 4-part tutorial series that I’ll be sharing all this week.  We had so much fun with our How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch series that I decided to do another on featuring a simple and versatile folio base design.

Sunflower Art

This collection is one of the most beautiful releases that Stamperia has ever done, in my opinion.  Summer is the time for sunflowers, and I can think of no better way to showcase them!  We’re going to have loads of fun this week, creating this 6″ x 8 1/2″ trifold folio together.

These vibrant papers pair beautifully with Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers.  But I added other handmade flowers from my stash to pull out all the glorious colors of summer.

Making a Wrapped Chipboard Folio Bas

If you’ve never made a wrapped chipboard folio base before, I think you’ll enjoy the process.  It is not hard, and does not take too much time, either.  The best part is that when you are done, you’ll have a very sturdy and durable folio base that you can adapt in loads of ways!

Sunflower Art Trifold Folio Tutorial Part 1 on YouTube

If you’re ready to take a tour of this lovely summer paper collection, learn how to build the folio base, add the canvas and patterned paper cover, then I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

A Sneak Peek at Day 2

I’ll be back tomorrow with the second part of this 4-part series.  But here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite and pique your curiosity!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  I’ll be back tomorrow with Part 2!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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