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Peter Cottontail Treat Tag

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Peter Cottontail Treat Tag for RRR March 2023 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Peter Cottontail Treat Tag is my inspiration project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon March 2023 Blog Hop. Welcome!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

Be sure to comment on the blog hop post on the RRR Blog for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon along with one Digital Stamp Set of your choice from Bonnie Garby Designs.

Our theme for this month’s hop is Easter. I searched through my stash of spring ribbons and selected this gorgeous Buttercup Double Faced Satin Ribbon.  It’s the perfect match up for the Bunnies and Blooms paper collection I used to cover my tag.

Easter Treat Tag Tea Party in a Box

I’m a big fan of yellow, pink and green for spring.  Here’s how I put this fun treat tag base together.

  • First, locate 2 G45 Square Ivory Tags.
  • Then, cut a 2″ x 3 3/4″ strip of yellow cardstock and score it at 1/2″ and 1 1/2″.
  • Next, adhere the 1/2″ sides to the sides of two square tags.  The 1″ piece in the center will serve as the spine for the little folder.
  • Now use the G45 Square Tags Die to cut 4 liners for the tags.  The inside liners will cover up the 1/2″ flaps that you used to join the two tags together.
  • Attach a ribbon closure with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.
  • Tie sweet little pink and white Baker’s Twine bows to dress up the carrot banner on the cover.
Dress Up the Spine

Thread another length of Buttercup Satin Ribbon through a hole that you punch in the 1″ spine.  Tie a bow with more Baker’s Twine.  Slip a pink vintage pin through the twine and attach some cute dangle charms.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of this cute little treat tag.  There’s a flap page on the left and a box pocket on the right.

To create the flap page, simply trim the 3×4 image to 3″ x 3 3/4″. Score a 1/2″ flap on the left  hand side of the bunny image.  Then wrap the flap around the tag liner before you glue it down.  You can add an Easter greeting on the back of the image.  Die cut a circle from ivory cardstock and adhere it over the tag liner.  This gives you a great spot to write a personal greeting.

Fill the box pocket up with an herbal tea packet, cookies, chocolate, jelly beans and a sweet little demitasse spoon.  Photos or a note pad can be stored in the box pocket once the treats have been enjoyed.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what Easter inspiration Cheryl has prepared for you.  Then finish up over on the RRR Blog to answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month.  She’s giving away a $10 shopping spree and a FREE digital sentiment stamp  to one lucky ribbon lover!

You’ll find a linked supply list for this project below this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Bees, Bunnies and Blooms Slimline Tea Party in a Box

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Bees, Bunnies and Blooms Slimline Tea Party in a Box with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This cheery Bees, Bunnies and Blooms Slimline Tea Party in a Box reminds me that the azaleas will soon be blooming in North Carolina!  I haven’t spotted my first bee yet, but the plum tree is in full bloom, and the crabapple tree promises to burst out any day now.  Spring is such a welcome season and I especially love the beautiful flowers that accompany it.

I’ve wrapped the front of this 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ slimline card with gorgeous White Organza  with a Satin Center Ribbon.  The airy edges of the ribbon add a lovely springtime feeling to the Photoplay Bunnies and Blossoms papers.   And sweet bees from Reneabouquets pick up on the little bees in the blue floral paper.

Spring Flowers

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I’m very fond of the peachy/coral tones of the pretty flowers on this card, too. I’ve added Cosmos Daisies and Cherry Blossoms in with a gorgeous lily that I found in my stash.  Iridescent Metallic String adds another layer of shimmer beneath the blossoms.

Bees, Bunnies and Blooms Tea Party in a Box: A Peek Inside

Slimline cards provide room for a nice, deep pocket that can hold all kinds of goodies!

I have dressed up a 4-pack of Mixed Berry Zinger tea bags with scraps of pretty paper from the collection.  Then I gift wrapped a package of Biscoff cookies, tossed in a little chocolate, a honey stick and a vintage demitasse spoon to complete the tea party.  Use stickers to add a pop of color to the blank sentiment card that also fits in the pocket.

I’m so enjoying my spring papers and spring flowers!  Have you started creating for spring yet?  It will be here before we know it!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ship to Shore Easy Mini Album Project Share

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Photoplay Ship to Shore Easy Mini Album Project Share with Tips for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a really fun Photoplay Ship to Shore Mini Album Project  Share for you.  This is wedding week, and I have a bunch of little loose ends to tie up before the big day.  So I didn’t have time to create a details tutorial for you.  But I will share lots of tips in the video.  Honestly, this cute little mini album is so easy to make, I think you’ll be able to figure it out from the project share video and the tips.

Card Base Mini Album: How it Happened

In the process of re-organizing a few things in the studio, I ran across a huge stash of multi-colored 5 1/2″ square card bases.  I vaguely remember buying them in bulk at a super reduced clearance sale years ago.  But when they arrived, I discovered they were super flimsy…maybe 45# weight…and not suitable for supporting the heavily layered and embellished cards that I make.

Over the years, I’ve moved them here and there, contemplated tossing them, given them to the grandgirls to play with and thought to myself, “some day, I’ll know just what to do with you.”  Well, this is that day!  Lo and behold, they work perfectly for a quick and easy mini album base!

Shipshape Stacked Card Base Mini Album

Look how cute it turned out!  And when I say easy to make, I am not joking.  Here’s how I assembled the album base.

  • First, locate a stack of unloved card bases.  Mine all matched, but mix and match would work too.  They should all be the same size, however.
  • Cut one of the card bases into 1″ wide strips.
  • Next, score each 1″ x 5 1/2″ strip in half from top to bottom.  Now you will have a whole stack of 1/2″ wide hinges or gussets.
  • Now adhere each gusset to the back side of each card base.  My fold was on the LEFT, so I glued the folded edge of my hinge/gusset against the left hand edge of each card.
  • Then, glue the back side of each hinge/gusset to the front of the  next card base, also on the left.
  • Continue until you have as many “pages” as you desire for your album.
  • Now cut liners for each page.  Since my album is 5 1/2″ square, I cut 5 3/8″ liners.  The liners will cover up the hinges!
Hidden Pocket Pages

The hidden pocket pages are equally easy to make.

  • Before you glue down your designer paper liner, create gussets or hinges for the sides and bottom of the album base.  These are identical to the hinges you cut to join the card bases together, but just cut them a little shorter. I cut mine 1″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Once your gussets are in place, adhere your paper liner to the gussets, forming a lovely pocket.
  • Create the pull out page for the pocket by cutting the 5 1/2″ card base down to 5″ x 5″.

Quick and Easy Pocket Pages and Tip-In Pages

To make the pocket pages, simply fold the right hand side of a page back 2″ and crease.  Add gussets to the top and bottom of the page and voila!  Instant pocket!

Create a tip-in page by cutting your designer paper wider than the base page.  Because I wanted a 3 1/2″ flap , I cut my paper 3 1/2″ wider than the base page.  Then score at 5 3/8″ and fold.  Easy peasy!

Waterfall Pages

The back side of the “short” pocket pages are sized perfectly for waterfall features.  So as you can see, even though this album is on the small side, there’s lots of room for 4×4 photos, journaling and photo booth sized pics.

Photoplay Ship to Shore Easy Mini Album Project Share with Tips on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for a sight-seeing tour of this new Photoplay Paper collection and a walk through of the mini album with tips, please enjoy this Ship to Shore Easy Mini Album on my YouTube channel.

Even though I’m traveling this week, I’ll be back on Thursday with a quick and easy card-making tutorial for Throwback Thursday!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Showers & Flowers Slimline Waterfall

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Photoplay Showers & Flowers Slimline Waterfall Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s grey, cold and gloomy here in North Carolina, so I thought we’d make this cheery Photoplay Showers & Flowers Slimline Waterfall Card today.  Let’s face it: sometimes  you have to make your own sunshine!  This vibrant new collection is the perfect way to chase away the winter blues!

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This 3 5/8″ x 8 5/8″ slimline card base is made with Photoplay’s new Slimline Waterfall Card Kit.  What an easy way to  make a waterfall card! Although the card kit features the waterfall on the outside of the card, I decided to turn things “inside out.”  If you join me for the tutorial, you’ll see how simple Photoplay has made it to construct this kinetic card.

A Peek Inside

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How fun to find this darling waterfall element waiting inside the card!  And don’t you just love these bold colors and happy patterned papers? Grey skies?  What grey skies?  My studio is filled with springtime sunshine right now!

Photoplay Showers & Flowers Slimline Waterfall Card Tutorial on YouTube

What do you say we make this sweet springtime card together?  You can follow along in this YouTube video tutorial.

There are no daffodils in my part of the world yet, but I do see the buds on our plum tree growing fatter with each passing day.  And, there are Robins in the back yard, so spring cannot be too terribly far behind.  Until it arrives, I’ll think I’ll keep this paper collection handy!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Winner Day!!!!

Winner Day!  The 3 Winners of my 10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

Hello, Friends!  It’s Winner Day!  Today’s the day when I announce the 3 winners of my 10-year Blog Anniversary Celebration.  We’ve been crafting and celebrating all week, and now it’s time give out some prizes.  Hooray!

I’m announcing the Winner Day prizes on my YouTube channel today.  Watch to see if you are one of the winners.

 

If the winners would please contact me either through my Facebook page Messenger account or my e-mail, I would appreciate it.  I need to get mailing addresses so I can send you your goodies.

If you missed any of the tutorials this week, you can find them HERE, HERE, and HERE.

I wish I could give every single one of you a prize!  Y’all are the best.  I’ll be back on Tuesday with a brand new calendar series tutorial for 2023.  Excited?  Me, too!

Don’t you just love Winner Day?

Thanks for making my 10-year anniversary so much fun!

Cheerio,

kathy

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