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Red White and Blue Country Road Wheelbarrow

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Red White and Blue Country Wheelbarrow

Hello, Friends!  This Red White and Blue Country Wheelbarrow reminds us that we are coming up on some of my favorite summer holidays.  Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day will be here before we know it!  So I broke out my patriotic Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Paper Land That I Love collection to dress up this adorable Spellbinders Country Road Wheelbarrow.

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This 5 1/2″ square greeting card is all about the stars and stripes!  RRR Striped Satin Ribbon provides a beautiful border above and below the Country Wheelbarrow.  I’ve filled it with patriotic flowers and foliage die cut with the Country Roads Garden Builder set.  Airmail Baker’s Twine Bows add a soft country finish beneath Deep Red Cherry Blossoms and Blue Cottage Roses.

TIP: Fussy cut the floral cluster and flags from the Photoplay Uncle Sam hat 3×4 image.  Then tuck it behind the wheelbarrow to add another layer of depth and dimension to the card design.

A Peek Inside

Don’t you love these beautiful papers?  Red white and blue always looks phenomenal in a project!

TIP: Add ribbon on top of the pocket to create a festive border.  Secure the ribbon with 1/4″ Scor-Tape for a quick and easy finish.

I’m proud to be an American, so I  always look forward to creating festive patriotic projects at this time of year!  No matter what country you are from, you should be proud of your nation, display its colors and celebrate your heritage.

I hope I shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Let’s Make Tunnel Cards

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Let’s Make Tunnel Cards with Photoplay Hello Lovely for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Let’s make tunnel cards today, what do you say?  Have you ever made a tunnel card?  My friends at Photoplay Paper sent me a box of goodies with their new Hello Lovely collection, some fancy fold card kits, stencils stamps, cardstock, and all kinds of treats in it.  Ever the intrepid crafter, I set aside time for my very first date with a tunnel card.  We hit it off in a big way, as you can see from the photo above.  I DO like tunnel cards!  They are so much fun to make that I thought I’d share them with you on this Make & Take Tuesday.

What’s a Tunnel Card?

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From the outside, a tunnel card looks exactly like a normal greeting card.  But open it up and….

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Ta-da!  You’ll find this really adorable layered interior that functions sort of like a pop up element. This means you can build a 3-D scene inside a card…but it still folds flat!  How cool is that?

Hello Lovely Birthday Card

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I also love a good sentiment stamp, so I was tickled to find the Hello, Lovely cling stamps in my box.  The fonts are stylish and beautiful, and you can mix and match sentiments to create custom greetings.  That’s fun!

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Use the sticker sheet and ephemera pack to build your scene, or use dies from your stash.  I fussy cut the banner paper from the Hello Lovely collection and used it over and over again to embellish my cards.

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Here’s a closer look at the tunnel card window.

You Are So Fabulous Tunnel Card

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Who’s a fan of quick and easy card layers? If you watch the tutorial, you’ll see how you can layer the cut out window sections on the front of your card.  IT’s such a great time saver, and it also makes for a cohesive card design.

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Look at the cool dimension that the tunnel card design provides.

Tunnel Card Experiment: Shaker Card Interior…did it work?

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After playing around with the tunnel card base, a crazy idea popped into my head.  What if we could turn the interior into a shaker window?  Of course I had to try it!

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By adding foam tape and acetate sheets (clear cardstock) behind the window panes, I was able to fill the space between the first and second window with a shaker mix.  Doesn’t it look cool?

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However, because the side panel of the card moves, it allowed tiny beads to escape.  I managed to fix the issue on this card, but I want to keep working on this idea.  When I have it perfected, I’ll share the how to’s with you. But isn’t it fun?

Let’s Make Tunnel Cards Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take a tour of the Hello, Lovely paper collection and learn how to build a tunnel card, I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure, my friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card

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Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Easter Bonnet Shaker Easel Card is a trip down Memory Lane.  Remember when you had to wear an Easter Bonnet to church on Easter Sunday?  Mine always had an elastic string that went under the chin to keep it from falling off my head.  That string cut into your flesh, as did the stiff netting petticoat under the skirt of your Easter dress.  Oh, and remember the white patent leather shoes that pinched your toes?  About the only thing that didn’t pinch, itch or sting were the little cotton gloves we all wore on our hands. Only the promise of a chocolate Easter Bunny waiting for you at home kept you from squirming in the stiff wooden pews!  Can you relate?

Cardmaking Tips and Tricks

I’ve dressed this 6×6 card up with all the  colors of Easter!  It reminds me of a bag of jelly beans! Light Blue Chevron Stripe Ribbon ties everything together perfectly.

TIP #1: Use the colors in the plaid patterned paper as a guide for selecting ribbon, flowers and embellishments.  This way, you can use a lot of different colors, but everything works together as a whole.

TIP #2:  Repeat the color palette by adding Reneabouquets Small Evie’s Chicks Printed Beautiful Board to the card front.

TIP #3: Heat Emboss Medium Egg-Squisite Beautiful Board with a combination of Shabby Pink and Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel.  Place in the corners and on the stopper of the card.

TIP #4: Create the shaker frame by backing a heat embossed Medium Victorian Frame with acetate and foam tape.  Place your shaker mix on the Easter Egg Nest image from Photoplay’s Bunnies and Blooms, then press the frame in place.

Finish your decorating with a spray of Spring Parade Roses and Leaves and pretty Iridescent Metallic String Bows.  Now you’re ready for the Easter parade!

A Peek Inside

Create an inside pocket that doubles as the stopper for the easel mechanism.  You have just enough room to create a little tag pocket on the top, too.

Create an envelope, then fill it with a little spring note card and tea bag.  Tuck it into the pocket along with a honey stick, and now you’ve got a lovely gift that’s almost as much fun as an Easter basket!

I hope this sweet card prompted some memories of Easter celebrations from your past.  Did you have one of those elastic string  hats?  We’d all love to hear about it in the comment section below.

I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial with Photoplay Year with My Gnomies

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time for me to share our November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial?  Where has this year gone?  November means Thanksgiving in the USA.  And Thanksgiving just happens to be my favorite holiday.  Our gnomes this month seem pretty excited about the holiday, too.  How cute is that little Pilgrim gnome?  And do I spy turkey and pumpkin pie?  I believe I do!

Our shaker box this month is a gorgeous Reneabouquets Layered Pumpkin.  I’ll show you how to put it together in the video tutorial below.

 

Pops of teal in the ribbons and flowers pick up on the teals from the paper collection.  It makes for a warm and cozy feeling paired up with the russet tones of our pumpkin shaker box.

I even managed to find a teal pumpkin in my stash!

If you are new to my blog, or haven’t seen this year-long series, you can find the previous 9 tutorials HERE.

A Peek Inside

Just like the previous folios, this one is filled with flips, flaps,  pockets and mini folios.

Just think how fun it will be to fill this folio up with photos of your family Thanksgiving!  These memories are the things we will cherish all our lives, and it’s so nice to have a spot to capture them!

November Gnome of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Still want more fun with gnomes?  There are a few Button Farm Club Year with My Gnomies Boxed Folio Sets left in Laura’s shop.  You can find out more about them HERE.

 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Tutorial

Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to roll our the Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial on this Make & Take Tuesday!  So grab a cuppa and a snack for sustenance as we go Trick or Treating with this super duper cute paper collection.

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Seriously…does it get any cuter than gnomes dressed up for Halloween?  I don’t think so!

 

This 6×6 shaker folio cover features novelty buttons from Buttons Galore & More and an altered Beautiful Board frame from Reneabouquets. I’ll be sure to link all the products in the supply list below this post.

 

Top the Baker’s Twine Trim with some spook-tacular Halloween charms for the perfect finishing touch.

Don’t you just love this Halloween stripe pattern on the back cover?  This finishes our tour of the outside of this little folio.   Do you dare take a peek inside?  Follow me!

A Peek Inside

Each folio in this year-long series follows the same basic layout and design.  If you’re new to the series, you can get caught up on the previous 9 folios HERE.

 

I did change up the design a little bit this month, because the images on the Cards page are laid out differently.  So you’ll learn how to make some new mini-folio inserts this go round.

The center pocket is as stuffed as a Trick or Treat bag at the end of the night!

Only these treats won’t cause any cavities!

Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along and see how quick and easy it is to make this month’s folio, please enjoy the video tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Only two folios left to go, my friends, then we’ll have the complete series all wrapped up.  I’ve really enjoyed sharing these with you, and I hope you’ve enjoyed them, too.

Remember: even if you are not a “gnome person” you can use the basic folio tutorial with any paper or theme you like.  It’s such a versatile and easy folio to make that I know I’ll keep on using it as time goes on.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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