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Spellbinders July 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders July 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop Hanging Pocket Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders July 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders July 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here filled with inspiration from my friend  Jennifer’s blog.  I’ll share all the information about the hop and how to win the $50 giveaway from Spellbinders below.  But for now, let’s take a look at how I used the Amazing Paper Grace Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home Club Kit.

Home Sweet Home Hanging Pocket Folio

Amazing Paper Grace Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home Hanging Pocket Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If you haven’t had a chance to play with this die yet, let me just say,, you are going to love it!  I used it to create the main element on this hanging pocket folio.

First I created a 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ base by stitching together layers of My Mind’s Eye Gingham Foundry papers with colored cardstock.  Then I made a 3/4″ deep box pocket to hold a darling little accordion fold folio.

The sentiment from the kit made a perfect title for the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ folio.

TIP: Cut the sentiment from white cardstock.  Then cut fishtail banners on each end.  Mat on navy blue cardstock to really make it POP off the page.

Use magnets to hold the cover closed.  The inside of the folio folds out, accordion style, with 14 panels to hold photos and journaling.  I made this one for my sweet daughter-in-love’s birthday next month.  Shhh!  Don’t tell!

Spellbinder’s $50 Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinder’s blog. 

The giveaway closes on Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. Winner is 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!

Are you ready to be inspired?  Then follow the links below to see all the participating blogs in this wonderful hop.

Spellbinders Blog

Becca Feeken

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Annie Williams

Becky Roberts

Yasmin Diaz

Jennifer Snyder

Kathy Clement (YOU ARE HERE)

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jill Hilliard

Laurie Willison

Ilina Crouse

Virginia Lu

Emily Midgett

Jean Manis

Sheri Holt

Sandra Nagel

Joy Baldwin

Rosemary Dennis

Henriëtte van Mierlo

Betty Wright

Melody Rupple

Jenny Colacicco

Emily Leiphart

Vera Yates

Tracy Ware

Gemma Campbell

Alanna Moses

Michelle Starcher

Deborah Jenkins

Erin Thompson

Birgit Norton

Michelle Sheler

Sandhya Iyer

Jennifer Kotas

Jessica Vasher

Olga Direktorenko

Karen Brown

Tanya Boser

Martha Lucia Gomez

Amy Kolling

If you’d like to see the Americana Easel Card I made with this same die set, please click HERE.

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

To Leave a comment, click on the “Reply” link located right below the title at the top of the page.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor

Little Birdie Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial

Hello, Friends! This Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial is the perfect way to while away a sultry summer afternoon.  Beautiful flowers, cheery stacked teacups, and cheeky little birds beckon you to slow down the pace.  Stop and smell the flowers.

Mixed media is not my area of expertise.  But I do love to dabble.  There’s something liberating about slapping down paint and gel medium and a bunch of different textured layers.  This 8×8 wall  hanging was pure fun to make.  And, as you will see in the video tutorial below, it comes together very quickly!  That’s always a bonus.  I won’t belabor you with a lot of tips and such in this post.  You can hear me talk about them all in the video.  So we’ll just hit a few highlights and move things along quickly.

Decoupage Paper

The inspiration for this project is the stacked teacups and birdie image.  Little Birdie makes wonderful decoupage paper, and I finally had a chance to play with it.   It’s lovely stuff, and so easy to work with.  As you can see, the colors are rich and the images are wonderful. Each package comes with 2 sheets of 2 different designs.

After distressing layers of Woodland Stories Cardstock, I tore the focal image from the sheet of decoupage paper.  Be sure to ink the edges so that it will blend in nicely with the background.  Then, seal it to the base with gel medium.  Do both sides, front and back for a really good seal.

Although this was my first play with this paper, it won’t be my last.  It’s wonderful stuff!

Mixed Media Details

Here are some quick and easy ways to add mixed media details to a project.

  • Distressed edges add wonderful texture to the edges of cardstock.  Use a distressing tool, or simply run the blade of your scissors along the edge of the paper.  Little tears are even better!
  • Chalk paint is one of my favorite mediums.  You can paint edges, paint metals, spatter on the finished project, or brush on flower petals to add a wonderful shabby feel to your project.
  • Machine stitching adds texture, subtle pattern and helps to frame a piece.
  • Check your spice cabinet!  Mustard seeds and green peppercorns lend an organic feel to the composition.

Little Birdie Metallic Wax adds another layer of distressing to painted metals and resin.  I just rub it on lightly with my finger.  Primed chipboard can be used as is, rubbed with metallic wax, or painted and spritzed with mica sprays.  All these elements work together to make mixed media easy to do!

Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see the steps that went into creating this bit of home decor, you watch me play in the video tutorial below.

I hope you enjoyed viewing this project as much as I enjoyed making it!  You can find a linked supply list below this post, just in case you feel the need to shop for some of these paper pretties!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Summer Windowsill Hanging Shaker Home Decor

Kaisercraft Flower Shoppe Hanging Shaker Reneabouquets Butterfly by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Summer Windowsill Hanging Shaker Home Decor

Hello, Friends!  I thought we would start the week off with this cheery Summer Windowsill Hanging Shaker Home Decor project.  Kaisercraft Flower Shoppe is such a pretty collection for summertime, don’t you think?  I’ve paired it up with some beautiful Reneabouquets flowers and butterflies.  Let’s take a look at some of the details in this fun project.

Window Shaker Element

Amazing Paper Grace Save the Date Die Shaker Window by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Here’s my sweet little summer cottage.  If you peek through the window, you can see the vintage wallpaper on the walls, and a hanging plant over the kitchen sink.  Can you imagine all of that with me?  The first step in creating this project was to stitch my base layers to a panel of natural canvas.  Then it was time to create the shaker window.  Here’s how to do that:

  • First, die cut 3 Amazing Paper Grace Save the Date Windows.  Cut 2 from cream cardstock and 1 from gray.
  • Now, layer the 3 windows together with the grey window in the middle.  Offset the window grids slightly as you put them together.  This not only creates a feeling of depth, but it gives you the width you will need to add 1/8″ foam tape to the sides of the shaker box.
  • Next, cut a piece of clear cardstock (acetate) to fit the back side of the window.  Adhere this with Dries Clear Glue.
  • Once the glue is mostly dry (under 5 minutes) adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the window.
  • Now mat a 4″ x 6″ panel of designer paper on a slightly larger piece of colored cardstock.
  • Then stitch around the perimeter on your sewing machine.
  • Next, adhere a few ephemera bits inside the window to create a little scene.  I used a small botanical image, a ticket, lace strip, and hanging plant to create mine.
  • Now place your shaker mix in the center of your image. Carefully line the shaker box over the image so that everything is straight and centered.  Press lightly in place to adhere.

Creating the Windowsill

Begin by selecting several ephemera bits from the paper collection.  I ended up with the watering can bouquet, wire fence, flowers strips and sentiment square.  The trick here is to create a feeling of depth and dimension.  Here’s how I did that.

  • First, create a shallow box pocket to fit over the base of the window.  The finished measurement of my box pocket is 4″ x 1 1/2″.  If you don’t know how to make a box pocket, you can watch THIS video.
  • Next, layer the 2 flower strips from the ephemera pack together with 1/8″ foam.  Stagger the flowers to create the illusion of depth.
  • Now adhere the wire fence to the top of the box pocket.  Then adhere the flower strips behind it to look like window box filler.
  • Then adhere the box pocket at the base of the window.
  • Finally, pop the watering can up on layers of dimensionals and cluster with the sentiment square.
Climbing Roses and Butterflies

Now comes the fun part!  Create a climbing rosebush along the right hand side of the wall hanging.  These lovely blooms and butterflies came from Reneabouquets. (Linked in the supply list below.)

Large roses and ribbon clusters top off the wall hanging.  And the perfect finishing touch is this beautiful yellow butterfly!

About the Hanger

I’m always deluged with requests for a link to this shabby chic hanger.  They are a retired item from Melissa Frances, and sadly, they are no longer available.  You could perhaps substitute American Girl dress hangers, but I have not tried this so I’m not entirely sure if it would work.

So that’s it for me this Monday morning.  I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into your crafty stash and make something beautiful today!  Time spent in the studio adds sunshine to my day no matter what the weather is doing!  How about you?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor

Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor

Hello, Friends!  I thought we would start off our Monday with this cheery Lemoncraft Delicious Home Sweet Home Decor hanger.  When Dale and I were newlyweds, we were blessed to find a teeny tiny garage apartment on Jacksonville Beach.  Built above a one car garage, this humble abode was blessed with a bird’s eye view of the beach.  We could actually tell if it was high tide or low tide just by stepping out onto the 2nd story landing at the top of the stairs that led to our little nest.

One of my favorite things about that apartment was my retro red and white kitchen.  Red gingham curtains hung from the 2 windows.  A red check oilcloth covered the tiny kitchen table.  I even had a red dishpan, towels and dish drainer!  This is where I learned how to cook.  That kitchen saw my first (disastrous) attempts at baking bread and my first triumphs with my now legendary chocolate chip cookies.  And this sweet little wall hanging transports me right back to those tender early years of marriage.  Maybe that’s what caused me to let this collection fall into my shopping cart in the first place!

Delicious Details

First, let’s talk about the little hanger.  Many of you have asked me about these little  hangers.  I found these in closeout on the Melissa Frances website.  You know what happened next:  I bought as many of them as I could at the time. I’ve been back since to purchase more, and am sad to report that they are no more.

Now let’s talk about the construction of this piece. Here are some of the steps I took in creating this little number:

  • First, stitch vintage crochet lace around the edges of a 6″ x 8″ panel of green apple cardstock.
  • Next layer designer paper cut to fit just inside the stitching.
  • Then create a shaker element with a Reneabouquets Beautiful Day Chipboard Frame.
  • Now place your shaker mix on the background.  I chose to frame the sweet image of the teapot shelf.
  • Next, carefully line up the frame and press in place.

  • Now it’s time to add flowers, fussy cuts, bows and buttons to the design.

Finally, add this little tea kettle charm for the perfect finishing touch.

If you’d like to see more samples made with Mintay Delicious, please click HERE and HERE.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

I hope I’ve added some sunny thoughts to your Monday Morning.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Blog Hop: Lush Lilac Hanging Pocket Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues through Monday, March 1st at 11:55PM EST.

We have a wonderful hop lined up for you this month, filled with lots of tips, tricks and “rt from the heart”  inspiration from our amazing Alumni Team!  Be sure to visit each blog in the list.  Why?  Because one sweet comment from a mystery blog will be randomly selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card!  Now that is something to get excited about!

The winner of the gift card will be announced at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, March 3rd.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page at that time.  If you are the winner, claim your prize by emailing [email protected] within 72 hours of the announcement.  Please write “Winner of the Heartfelt Creations February 2021 Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Now, let’s get this party started!

Lush Lilac Hanging Pocket Card

The cold February weather has me dreaming of springtime.  So I broke out my Lush Lilac collection and welcomed Spring into my studio!   This little creation is part card, part tag, part wall hanging.  I call it a hanging pocket card.  Here’s how it comes together.

  • First, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Lush Lilac paper on slightly larger panels of green white and lavender cardstock.

  • Next, fussy cut the corner from the tag collage patterned paper.  Follow the natural lines created by the images.
  • Now cut the ledger paper design away from the corner.  Fussy cut around the lilac stem as seen in this photo.
  • Then score 1/2″ flaps on the left hand side and the bottom of the corner to form a pocket.

  • Adhere the ledger behind the pocket as seen in this photo.
  • Now machine stitch the pocket onto the hanging pocket card base.
  • Die cut a decorative tag from the paper collection.  Mat on cardstock. Top with ribbons and tuck into the pocket.
  • Layer a ticket and tag image in the left hand corner of the card front.
Lush Lilac Blooms

  • Now die cut a big pile of lilac blossoms from the paper collection using the Lush Lilac Die.
  • Then run the petals through the Lush Lilac 3-D shaping mold to add texture and dimension to the blossoms.
  • Spray the petals with Lavender Fields Glimmer Mist, or sponge with ink, if desired.
  • Then use a small stylus to create a little well in the center of each blossom
  • Next, fill the centers with Prills and arrange over the designer paper as seen here.
  • Stamp, die cut and shape Leafy Foliage and add to the floral displays.
The Flip Side

Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac Hanging Pocket Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

 

Decorate the back side of the hanging pocket card with more designer papers.  Create a box style pocket (tutorial HERE) .

Then use your tags dies to create a sweet little shaker tag to tuck in the pocket.  Create a border along the top edge of the hanging pocket card with ribbon and fancy trim.  Then add a small hanger to the top.  (This hanger is retired Melissa Frances.)

It’s really fun to make a card that doubles as a gift and as home décor!  I definitely had a sunnier outlook on life after playing with all these lovely papers and supplies!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what my teammate Vicki has in store for you.  You’ll find the entire hop list below.

Kathy (You are HERE)

Vicki   ♥  Amarylis Monica   ♥ Candy   ♥  Alissa 

♥  Carole  ♥ Lisa Oksana   Emily 

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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