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Because of the Brave Patriotic Card RRR Hop

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Because of the Brave Patriotic Card for The Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Because of the Brave Patriotic Card is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2024 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

Our theme this month is Patriotic Ribbon.  I’m always more than happy to pull out my red, white and blue papers, trims and flowers.  It seems like anything I make in this color palette turns out well.  Let’s take a closer look at this card, shall we?

Red, White and Blue Ribbons, Trims and Flowers

I dressed this 5″ x 7″ top fold card up with lots of pretty ribbons, trims and flowers from the RRR shop.  Light Navy Checkerboard Satin Ribbon (links are below this post) adds elegance and shimmer to my mulberry flower cluster.  Airmail Baker’s twine is the perfect addition, adding texture and reinforcing the color palette.

TIP: Use mulberry flowers in different shapes, sizes and colors to create a lovely floral arrangement on your card.  And don’t forget the mulberry leaves!  You can find links to all these beautiful posies in the supply list below this post.

A Peek Inside

Carry the patriotic theme inside the card with more stars and stripes.  Break up the bold patterns with just a touch of the petite floral cluster patterned paper.

Change things up by adding a pocket on the TOP of the card.  Then mat a panel of off white cardstock on blue, trim out with paper scraps, add a sticker and tuck inside the pocket.  This creates plenty of room to add a personal note, a photo, and even a gift card.

On With the Hop!

Did I forget to mention that you can win a great prize just for hopping along and getting inspired?  Simply visit the blogs in the hop, then finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and you’re eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to RRR and the digital stamp set of your choice from Bonnie’s shop.

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.

Three cheers for the red, white and blue, y’all!  Enjoy the hop!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo

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Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo with Spellbinders May Wax Seal and Clear Stamp Clubs

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m checking in with a cheery Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo Card.  It is made with Spellbinders May 2024 Wax Seal and the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Clubs.  Having lived in Florida as a newlywed, this stamp set took me right back down memory lane to one of our very first apartments.  The stucco walls of the apartment block were painted flamingo pink, and all kinds of leafy, tropical bushes grew on the property.  It was quite a change of venue for this Vermont gal who was more accustomed to snowbanks and icicles, let me tell you!

Stamping and Coloring with Distress Oxide Inks

I was tickled pink myself when I found this pack of Photoplay Summer Sunshine in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight!  It was the perfect companion for this stamp and die set.  Here’s how the card comes together:

  • First, create a 5×7 top fold card base with sunshine yellow cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4×6 panel of tropical flowers pattern on a slightly larger panel of the same bright yellow cardstock.
  • Then mat this in the center of a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of pink check patterned paper.
  • Stamp the image on white cardstock. I used Jet Black Staz-On Ink.
  • Next find a water brush and color the image with Distress Oxide inks in shades of Saltwater Taffy, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.
  • Now use the die to cut out the colored image and mat on a panel of Fern Cardstock.
  • Die Cut a circle from the tropical leaves pattern and tuck behind the image.
  • Add embellishments and you’re done!
A Peek Inside

Use the same papers inside your card, but add some summery images to make it even more fun.

Fussy cut these images from a journal card, then adhere as a pop up feature.

Tuck a tea wallet and honey stick in the pocket to make the card even more fun.

What flavor tea?  Well, Coconut Mango seemed like a good choice for tis tropical card.

You can find out more about Spellbinders Club Kits HERE. You can also take a  closer look at the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club and the Wax Seal of the Month Club, too.  Each page has samples to show you how other team members used these materials.

There’s a linked supply list below this post for your shopping convenience.

Happy Monday, Friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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January 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial

January 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial with Spellbinders Wax Seal and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s a brand new year, and I’m here to share my January 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial with you, Y’all asked for a monthly tag tutorial, and there’s no better time to kick this new series into gear.  I hope you all enjoyed the little break we took between  Christmas and New Year’s.  We had lots of festive family gatherings, loads of good food, and I even managed to sneak in a little nap here and there.  But now it’s time to get back in the rhythm  work and videos and blog posts and all the rest.  I’m excited about all the fun things I have planned for us in 2024!

Photoplay Midnight Garden

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I’ve been waiting to share this gorgeous Photoplay Midnight Garden paper collection with you for quite some time.  It was released in late autumn of 2023, and I was already up to my elbows in fall and Christmas crafting, so I didn’t get to share it with you.  But it’s the perfect choice for this first tag of 2024!  The base is a Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag.  Liners are cut with the Large Tag Dies.

Dressed up with flowers, Glitter Glass Dragonfly and April in Paris Doily from Reneabouquets, this tag has such a wonderful vintage vibe.  You’ll learn how to put the tag together step by step in the video tutorial below.

Spellbinders January Wax Seal of the Month

Have you discovered wax seals yet?  I was first introduced to them when I was helping our daughter with her wedding invitations last year.  They are so much fun to make, and add a great textural element to any project.  So when I had a chance to sign up for the Spellbinders Wax Seal of the Month Club, I did not hesitate!  You’ll learn how to create this pretty wax seal in the tutorial, too.

A Tag with Two Faces

Do you know how January got its name?  In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of beginnings. He  had two faces: one that looked back and one that looked forward. ( Yes, I was a mythology nerd when I was about 10 years old.) The month of January is named for him.  So I designed this month’s tag with two “faces”, if you will.  The front side is a pretty decorative tag, but the back side features a double pocket and flap element.   Surprise!

Two pockets give us lots of room to tuck in little treats, which is something I always try to do when  making a card.   Create the double pocket with a Graphic 45 Regular Ivory tag and a scoring tool.  It’s fast, easy and makes for a great surprise on the back of the tag.

January 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial on my YouTube Channel

Would you like to learn how I put this tag together?  Then please enjoy this tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

I’m excited about all the crafty adventures I have planned for us in 2024!  How about  you?  I’d love to hear your thoughts about the ideas I shared in the video.  So please take a moment and leave me a comment below this post.

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

Happy New Year, Friends!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 

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Sail Away Shaker Pop Up Card

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Sail Away Shaker Pop Up Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Sweet Sunshine

Hello, Friends!  Here’s a super fun to make Sail Away Shaker Pop Up card to get your crafty mojo flowing!  I’ve paired up Glory Blue Seam Binding and Airmail Baker’s Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon with some nautical patterns and images from Photoplay Paper’s Sweet Sunshine Paper Collection.  I’m really enjoying working with these summery papers!

How to make the Shaker Window

This pop up window is very easy to make thanks to the Mini Slim Build a Window Dies from Photoplay Paper.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cover a Maker’s Series Pop-Up Card Base with a 3 3/8″ x 6 1/4″ panel of the blue wave print from Sweet Sunshine.
  • Next, mat a 3 1/4″ x 6 1/8″ panel of the beach fun pattern over the blue.
  • Now cut a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ square of the light blue waves and adhere in the center of the card front.
  • Locate the 2 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ rectangle die and the oval die from the Build a Window Die. Leave the oval die attached to the die frame, but remove the tag die that’s in the center.
  • Now die cut the dark blue wave pattern.  This will create the shaker window. Cut acetate to cover the back and add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape.
  • Adhere the sailboat sticker in the center of the light blue waves. Then add your shaker mix and place the frame over the image.

Glory Blue Seam Binding Ribbon is the perfect shade for this project!  Die cut the tag from white cardstock, stamp it with a sentiment stamp (linked below) and tie it to the frame with Airmail Baker’s Twine.

Easy Peasy Pop Up Card

Do pop up cards make your palms sweat?  Then try out the Photoplay Maker’s Series Pop Up card base.  It makes this cute pop up mechanism in no time flat!  Just add some more stamped sentiments and a handy gift card pocket and your work is done.

This sweet tag is the perfect addition to blank sentiment card and gift card pocket.  The final touch is adding a couple of sweet seagulls from Reneabouquets.  (They are really doves…but if you don’t tell, I won’t either!)

That’s another fun summer card in the card bank, my friends!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Beach Vibes Mixed Media Bird House

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Photoplay Beach Vibes Mixed Media Bird House Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Dies

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Beach Vibes Mixed Media Bird House Card Tutorial is definitely not for the birds!  It’s a super cute, happy and beachy card made from scraps, so it’s perfect for our Throwback Thursday tutorial this week.

We’re working with a few scraps (and I do mean a few!) of Photoplay Paper’s darling Beach Vibes paper collection.  I had no real focal image left, so I had to create a focal image using Spellbinder’s Build a Summer Bird House dies.  If I were a bird, I would definitely take up residence in this adorable lighthouse shaped bird house.  How about you?

Paper Waves, Fussy Cut Beach Huts and Mixed Media Details

Torn paper edges are a great way to mimic the shoreline on a beach themed card.  The tutorial will show you how I layered these torn bits of designer paper to achieve that effect.  Then, fussy cut beach houses from scraps of designer paper and tuck them between the layers to add depth and dimension to your card design.  Age your beachy birdhouse with ink, dry brushed ivory paint, and tapped on bits of blue paint.  Here’s how I created my lighthouse:

  • First, die cut the light house birdhouse from heavy kraft paper.
  • Die cut again from copper metallic paper, then blue woodgrain from the paper collection.
  • Carefully trim the copper roof from one die cut, and the blue roof from the other.
  • Adhere the blue lighthouse layer over the kraft.
  • Then back the copper with thin foam tabs and adhere.
  • Back the light area with vellum paper and trim around it.
  • Cut the light from silver foil and adhere behind the “glass”.
  • Adhere a gem in the center of the light.
  • Cut the posts from kraft cardstock and treat with brushed on ink and paints.  Back with foam tape and adhere.
A Peek Inside

When we create the card base, I’ll show  you how easy it is to score in a pocket.  Then we will create a little gift card wallet and journal card together.

Little touches like this turn a simple card into a gift.

Beach Vibes Mixed Media Bird House Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see me create this card base and watch the way I created the layers on the card front, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next craft adventure.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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