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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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Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

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Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial with Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Throwback Thursday I have this Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial to share with you.  Last week we made our August Time to Flourish Banner with Graphic 45 Time to Flourish.  I had a few bits of the paper left over, and thought you might enjoy making another one of my “scrappy” cards.   It’s always fun to use up those last few bits and bobs of a favorite paper, right?

Rustic Sunflowers

Since the August papers feature sunflowers, I decided to make my own with my Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower stamps, dies and shaping mold.  Here’s the process that I followed to make them:

  • First, swipe Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress ink across a non-stick craft sheet.
  • Next, spritz the ink with a mister bottle until small beads of color form.
  • Now, swipe, tap and pat both sides of an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft White Cardstock through the ink until both sides are covered.
  • If you have blank spots, fill in with Fossilized Amber ink applied with a blending tool.
  • Then dry both sides of the paper thoroughly with a heat gun, or leave to dry for several hours.
  • Stamp the Rustic Sunflowers onto the dried paper using Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Next, die cut using the Heartfelt Creations Matching Dies.
  • Then stamp the leaves on scraps of green cardstock and die cut.
  • Shape the flower petals and leaves with the Rustic Sunflower mold following the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Layer the sunflower petals together, staggering the leaves and securing with adhesive.
  • Then cup the center of each flower with a stylus.
  • Fill the flower center with hot glue and let it set up.  Then place a thin layer of Dries Clear Adhesive over the hot glue and sprinkle with Prills. (Espresso Yourself, Power Outage, Copper Penny and Gilt Trip.)
  • Spray the flower petals with mica spray to add a soft sheen.
A Peek Inside

I really had to get creative on the inside of this card, and even had to dip into my stash of July TTF papers.  But we made it work!

Create a sweet tea sachet/gift card wallet with the 4×4 image from the paper collection.  I also topped a blank piece of my cream cardstock with a sunflower to dress up a blank notecard.

Create a shadow border inside the tea wallet with Annette Green’s Lacy Borders dies from Elizabeth Craft.

Summer Sunflowers Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to create the Tea Party in a Box base an, cover art and inside design, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

That’s the very end of my August Time to Flourish papers.  But what a way to go!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial Part 2

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Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial Part 2: Finishing the February Folio

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised, here’s the Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial Part 2.  We introduced this new “through the year” calendar folio series on Tuesday.  If you missed that post, you can get caught up HERE.

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The first part of this tutorial will show you how to create the folio base.  We’ll be using this same basic design for each month in 2023, so it’s good to watch that first segment before you dig into today’s post.

Pansies are one of my favorite flowers.  Their cheery faces never fail to make me smile.  And, they are such hardy little blooms!  Here in North Carolina they can bloom from October all the way into early May.  So I’m very happy that Graphic 45 made them the featured blossom in their gorgeous Flower Market paper collection.

February’s “Guest Stars”

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In addition to the G45 February papers, I chose 2 other paper collections to serve as our “guest stars”.  Heartfelt Creations Burst of Spring and Prima Darcelle work beautifully with these gorgeous botanicals.

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I’m really enjoying digging into my stash to find patterns from other collections that flow well with the Flower Market collection.

The darker purple tones in Darcelle add a much needed contrast to the G45 papers.  Plus, it’s always fun to use up papers from my stash.

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If you don’t have Burst of Spring or Darcelle in your Closet of Inspiration and Delight, then I’m sure you can find a suitable substitute.

Graphic 45 Flower Market Folio Tutorial Part 2 on YouTube

Are you ready to see part 2 of this tutorial?  Then please enjoy this YouTube video.

I can hardly wait to get started on the March folio!  2023 is going to be a year filled with crafty adventures.  I’m so happy to have each one of you along for the journey!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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