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Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box

Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box

Hello, Friends!  We’re celebrating the colors of autumn today with this Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box project.  If you’re a bird lover, or a lover of the rich copper and turquoise hues of fall, then I think you will enjoy this post.

Little Birdie Crafts Tea Party in a Box Woodland Tales by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I truly enjoy making these little flip folio designs.  The 6×6 base is made from one 12×12 sheet of Woodland Tales designer paper.  It’s so quick and easy to score and fold these folios!  I share a simple tutorial for creating just the base of the project below.

Of course, Little Birdie thoughtfully created a flower collection that is perfectly color matched to the paper collection.  Heat emboss and paint some of their lovely Primed Chipboard feathers and tuck them in with the floral cluster and string bow.

The flowers are beautiful straight out of the packaging, but I like to spatter them with paint, too.

Punch a hole in the spine, add a lobster clasp, string on some charms and you’ve got a really pretty bit of eye candy!

A Peek Inside

Create a slash pocket on the inside cover to hold photo mats and mini folios.  The panel on the right is the perfect place to add a photo.

TIP:  Score between a row of 3×4 images and fold to create a lovely little mini folio.  You can journal on the front, then add photos on the back.

Turn the flap page to find a cute little tag pocket and a fun flip/flap page.

The flaps open in opposite directions to reveal a nice sized area for photos.

The central panel holds a box pocket filled to the brim with everything you might need to make a lovely little tea party for one.  I’ve added a honey dipper, honey pouch, Chai tea, chocolate, cookies and a spoon.  This is a great spot to store more photos or recipes once the tea party has been enjoyed.

Woodland Tales Tea Party in a Box Video and Mini Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this Tea Party in a Box “in action” then please enjoy the video below.

To look at other Little Birdie projects and tutorials, please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Mixed Media Card

Little Birdie Proper Gentleman Mixed Media Card

Hello,  Friends!  I made this Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Mixed Media Card for our son’s birthday.  It was such a fun process that I decided to share the how-to’s with you here on the blog.  I know that masculine cards can be hard to cook up sometimes.  But with a few simple tricks in your crafty toolbox, you’ll find this card is very easy to make!

Scrappy Backgrouund

Little Birdie Crafts Classic Gentleman Mixed Media Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

First, gather up all  your little scrappy bits of Classic Gentleman.  They don’t have to  match.  Nor do they have to be the same size.  I love making this kind of mixed media background because it allows you to use up all those odd little bits and bobs of designer paper.

Now, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of scrap cardstock.  Again, the color doesn’t matter one bit.  Whatever you have on hand will work.  Begin to glue down all the random pieces of designer paper.  You will have pieces that hang over the edge and you may have to overlap some pieces slightly to make them fit.

When the surface of the 5″ x 7″ panel is completely covered, trim it to measure 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″.  Now the real fun begins!

Paint, Emboss, Repeat

Paint the entire surface of your patchwork creation with a coat of Tawny Metallic Paint.  Then heat dry it.  Next, ink the flat side of an embossing folder with Espresso Distress Oxide Ink.  Spritz the front of the painted panel lightly with water and place in the folder over the raised edge side.  Now close the folder and run it through your die cutting machine following the directions.

Then lightly dry brush the raised portions of the embossed design with Caribbean Blue Metallic Paint. Heat dry.  Now immediately brush a light layer of the Tawny paint over the surface again and wipe it back with a paper towel.  Finally, run the panel through the embossing folder again to achieve a deep impression.

Alter a key with paint and metallic wax glaze.  This makes a striking masculine embellishment for the card.

You can dilute Patina Glaze Metallic Wax with a little water and spatter it over the surface of the embossed panel.

Finish by glazing the chipboard word phrase with more of the metallic wax.  Then wrap the bottom of the panel with braided hemp.  Tie a knot, fray the edges and add a button and you’re done!

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with altered chipboard cogs and more designer papers.

If you don’t have this wonderful collection in your stash, I highly recommend it!

I hope I shared some tips and ideas you can use today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2021 Blog Hop

Autumn Splendor Hanging Card by Kathy Clement Little Birdie Woodland Stories Really Reasonable Ribbon

Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2021 Blog Hop with Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Stories

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2021 Blog Hop!   You should be coming here filled with inspiration after visiting Ginny’s gorgeous blog. This month we are featuring the glorious Autumn Ribbon Collection.  Fall is my favorite season of the year, and I look forward to this Club Assortment with great anticipation!  You can see why!

A Woodland Stories Walkabout

Having grown up in New England, I have fond memories of leisurely walks in the Autumn woods.  Leaves crunch beneath your feet as scolding squirrels chatter nervously in the branches above your head.  Vibrant leaves flutter in the crisp fall breeze and above it all a crystal blue sky hangs high in the heavens.  It’s an experience not to be missed, I tell you!

I tried to recreate those sensations with this 6″ x 8″ mixed media hanging card.  Here’s how to put it together:

  • First, cut a 6″ x 8″ panel of orange textured paper from Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Stories. Set this piece aside.
  • Next, cut a 5 5/8″ x 7 7/8″ panel of the small floral pattern from the same collection.
  • Top this with a 5″ x 7″ panel of the teal background pattern and a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the bird/floral corner pattern.
  • Now distress the edges of the last 3 layers lightly and paint the edges with white chalk paint.  Then adhere them together.
The Details

Here’s where the ribbon takes center stage!  Wrap the 3 layers with Tornado Blue Taffeta and Autumn Leaves on White Satin Ribbon. There is a slight metallic shimmer to the Autumn Leaves ribbon that really brings this whole piece to  life.

Now  you can adhere the bundled layers to the orange background panel.  Create a bow/flower cluster with Tornado Blue Taffeta, Natural Burlap String and lots of gorgeous Boho Chic flowers from Little Birdie Crafts.  As a finishing touch, tuck in some turquoise and gold feathers.  Then spritz a little hanger (found in my stash) with Copper Mica Spray and attach the hanging card.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  If you answer Bonnie’s question of the month, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win your very own August Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join!  Each month you’ll receive a lovely package of themed ribbons in your mailbox.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year.  You can find out how to sign up HERE.

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

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Little Birdie Crafts Birthday Clock Card

Little Birdie Crafts Aqua Medley Birthday Clock Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts Birthday Clock Card with Aqua Medley Collection

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a summery Little Birdie Crafts Birthday Clock Card to share with you.  Summertime is birthday season in the Clement household.  We have 9 birthdays in a 2 month span, and that means a lot of card making goes on!  When you have that many special cards to make, a simple design comes in handy!

But a simply designed card can still look like a mini masterpiece if you play your cards right!  (Bad pun; I know, I know!)  If you have about 30 minutes to spare, you can make this very pretty card.

How to Make a Simply Fabulous Birthday Card in About 30 Minutes

  • First, cut a 6″ x 12″ panel of the burlap pattern from Aqua Medley. Score this in half at 6″ to form a 6 inch square top fold card.
  • Next, cut a 4 3/4″ square of the blue floral pattern.  Mat this on a slightly larger panel of aqua cardstock.
  • Now adhere 2 vertical rows of 1″ wide ribbon on the right hand side of the card.  I use Scor-Tape to hold the ribbon in place.  Leave the ends of the ribbon long so that you can fold it around to the back side of the card. Back this panel with foam tape or dimensionals and set aside.
  • Then brush the Little Birdie Chipboard Clock with mica powder. Back with foam tape or dimensionals and adhere to a scalloped circle doily from the paper collection.  Place dimensionals on the back of this element and adhere over the ribbon panel.
  • Next, cut a 5″ square of white cardstock and  mat on a slightly larger panel of aqua cardstock.  Back with dimensionals.
  • Now center and adhere all the card panels to the card front.
  • Finish with ribbon and Arctic Ice Flowers.
A Peek Inside

Line the inside of the card with 5 3/4″ squares of Aqua Medley papers.  Then create a gift card pocket from an Aqua Mist Journal Card.  Decorate a 3″ x 5″ envelope with papers and a punch out doily and tuck it inside the pocket.

Frame a stamped sentiment with bits of left over foliage and glittered butterflies from the Ephemera Pack.

See?  I told you it was easy! The best part is you can use this same recipe with any paper collection and any theme.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Now I’d better get busy making more birthday cards!

Thanks for stopping 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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