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Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial May 2024

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Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial for May 2024 with G45 Let it Bee

Hello, Friends!  It’s only fitting that this Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial is our project for May 2024!  Between baby showers, softball games, Button Farm projects, getting the garden in and just every day life, I feel like I’m as busy as a bee!  But it’s all good fun, and my heart is filled with joy.  With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I wanted to create a tag that could double as a gift.  I think you are going to enjoy seeing this whimsical creation come together.

Even Busy Bees Stop to Smell the Flowers

We’re going big today with a Tim Holtz Medium Etcetera Tag.  These 1/4″ thick tags measure 6 1/2″ x 12″, so there’s lots of room for adding lovely details.  I’ve dressed my tag up with Graphic 45 “Let it Bee” papers. Then I created a meadow full of cone flowers with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Vignette Watering Can Dies. Reneabouquets Lemon Blossom Bees decided to join the party, too.  Of course, I found  way to add some vintage buttons from my stash to the design.

You’ll learn how to create the cute posies and the adorable watering can in the tutorial below.

Busy Bee Tea Party in a Box

You know what’s extra nice about these tags?  You can use the back side to create a lovely tea party in a box for mom!

The goodies include a darling little bookmark, note card with a fun surprise inside, Biscoff cookies, Lemon and Ginger Tea Bag, honey stick and a sweet vintage silver plate spoon.

This would be so cute as part of  your kitchen decor.  When the treats have been enjoyed, why not store recipe cards in the spacious box pocket?

Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this honey of a project comes together, please grab a cuppa and enjoy the tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You could easily make this tag with any style paper for any occasion.  How fun is that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 May Flower Market Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 May Flower Market Folio Tutorial with Let it Bee and Golden Grove

Hello, Friends!  Did you think that I had forgotten about this Graphic 45 May Flower Market Folio Tutorial?  No….I’m just playing catch up after a delightful Easter weekend with my family.  I hope y’all enjoyed as much fun, fellowship and food as we did!  I never get tired of time with the family!

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Lilies are one of my favorite flowers, so I was tickled to see that G45 featured them for the May pages.  If you’re new to the blog, I started sharing a monthly folio tutorial for each of the months in Graphic 45’s through the year collection.  You can find the previous tutorials HERE.

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This time, I’ve paired up these gorgeous floral papers with the Let it Bee collection, which is also from Graphic 45.  We use quite a few of the Graphic 45 dies to create accent pieces for the folio, too.

If you don’t have these papers or dies in your stash, don’t worry!  You can probably find papers that will work equally well.  That’s the fun part about this series; you get to mix and match beautiful papers and dies and ephemera from your stash.

There is no shortage of flaps and flips and pockets and mini folios in this design.  The folios are not just fun to create, but they make wonderful gifts.  Imagine receiving the May folio if  you happen to have a May birthday!

I love the way these two paper collections complement one another.  I would not have thought of pairing up red and yellow, but the color palette really speaks to the colors of the lilies, so it works!

Graphic 45 May Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to follow along and see how to put this pretty folio together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel yet, I’d love to have you along for the journey.  When you subscribe, you’ll be sure to get in on all the fun crafty adventures we have on my channel.

FYI: There will be no Throwback Thursday this week because of a scheduling conflict with the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog hop.  But I’ll have a special Saturday treat for you this week to make up for it!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2022 Blog Hop

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Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2022 Blog Hop: Graphic 45 Let it Bee Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2022 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  This month’s Jungle Fun Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with lots of lovely ribbon that works on all kinds of projects!

It’s also a great match for Graphic 45’s Let it Bee Paper collection. Check it out!

Let it Bee Card Folio

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First, create a ribbon border by layering Yellow Gold Plaid over Turftan Brown Taffeta Ribbon.  This pulls out all the wonderful earthy tones of the paper collection and Reneabouquets Beautiful Board embellishments.

Next, tie some loopy bows with the Moss Green Plaid Ribbon.  Top these bows with Ivory Burlap String and a white blossom for a perfect finish!

Now dress up a vintage pewter hinge clip with a jaunty plaid bow and tiny blossom.  Perfect harmony!

A Peek Inside

If you’d like to take a short tour of this project, I’ve created a little video to show you all the fun interactive elements tucked inside.  Enjoy this 6 minute video!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my teammate Cheryl has prepared for you.

Don’t forget to finish up the hop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month and you might win your very own June Ribbon Club Assortment.

Not a member of the Ribbon Club yet?  Well, now is a great time to join!  Bonnie will be rolling out some fabulous holiday ribbon club assortment soon!  Learn how to sign up HERE.

Have fun hopping!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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How to Make a Collage Style Card Tutorial

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How to Make a Collage Style Card Tutorial with Graphic 45 Let it Bee for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today’s How to Make a Collage Style Card Tutorial was inspired by YOU!  Several of you mentioned that you struggle when it comes to making a collage style card.  So I thought it might be fun to take a Throwback Thursday and share some of my tips and processes with you.  Now, I know that Graphic 45’s Let it Bee has not been languishing in your Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  It was, however, still on my desk after our Tuesday Tutorial session.  And because my crafting ( and life) philosophy is “use what is in front of you” I decided to use it again.  I hope you won’t mind!   So, grab a cuppa and a snack and let’s get this Throwback Thursday rolling!

Collage Card Tips and Tricks

Let me start by saying that I really, really like creating collage style cards. Oh, you are not sure what a collage style card is, you say?  Well, take a moment and check out this excellent article.  It explains things clearly and gives a great breakdown of the 4 types of collage art.  My collage style cards would fall under the category of being an assemblage. In an assemblage, An assemblage combines 3-D items, found objects and paper in an artistic composition.  I think of it as combining images and elements to tell a story, evoke a feeling, or prompt a memory.  Almost everything I create would fall into this category.

Although I don’t consider myself an expert, I do seem to have a natural ability to compose these little vignettes. Here are some simple guidelines you can make note of:

  • First, try to create  within an invisible triangle on your card.  I’ll talk more about this in the video tutorial.  But the human eye will follow the lines of a triangle so that all the details will be taken in.
  • Next, echo shapes within your collage.  For instance, in my card, I used a lot of circles:  a bottle cap, a clock, the chipboard, and even the sunflowers in the patterned paper are all basically circles.  This creates a feeling of harmony.
  • Then I like to create in themes.  Bees, sewing, nature, butterflies…having a cohesive theme really helps to make a collage make sense.
  • Overlap elements within your invisible triangle, or at least have them touch.
A Peek Inside

Let it Bee is such a happy collection!  And making this slimline trifold card made me super happy!

Can you believe I put 5 pockets inside this card?  That might be a new record!

All those pockets gave me lots of room for cute tags, journal cards and even a bookmark!

Throwback Thursday How to  Make a Collage Style Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I create the cover of this Let it Bee Slimline Collage card, please enjoy this YouTube video.

Did you enjoy this little class on collage composition?  I hope you found some tips that will help you the next time you put together your next collage card.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial

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Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Make & Take Tuesday, I have a sweet Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial to share with you.  If you like little books, bees and cheery patterned paper, you are going to have fun today!

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When i was on the Graphic 45 Design Team, I found all sorts of fun ways to alter tags.  But this adorable square tag mini album really is the Bee’s Knees, as they say!  The 4 3/4″ square size makes it adorable.  The paper collection gives it a wonderful vintage feel, and the fact that I was able to add a spine and tabbed pages gives you lots of opportunities to play with these delightful patterns and images.

First, I amped up the bee vibe by adding some Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board and Backgrounds to my cover design.  Then I tucked in Graphic 45 chips, Little Birdie Flowers, bee charms and Burlap String just for fun.

Here you can see the decorated spine.  Adding the chipboard piece to the spine helps to strengthen and stabilize it. Plus, it’s cute!  That’s always a win in my book! The tutorial will show you how to make the album base, add the tag pages, create a pull out mechanism and see how I was able to stretch my designer paper to cover the tage.

A Peek Inside

The fun starts on the very first page with a clever little pull out folio mechanism.

You’ll find tip in pages, flaps, and pockets here.  While this is designed to serve primarily as a lap book, I did leave a few spots for photos and journaling.

If you’re a fan of bees and sunflowers, this collection is pretty much a must have item for your stash.

I also used the doily and clock dies to help dress up my pages.  And here’s another of those gorgeous bees from Reneabouquets.

I also dressed up the pages with some of Renea’s Beautiful Bits Wildflowers Chips.

I even managed to find room for a little waterfall feature on the last page.  You’ll have to watch the video to see what’s hiding beneath it!

Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to build this sweet little mini album, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I can’t wait to play more with this gorgeous paper collection.  I’ve left it out on my desk, and I might try to sneak in just one more play date before the day is over.

Did  you enjoy today’s Tuesday Tutorial?  I’d love to hear what  you might make with this mini album design. You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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