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Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

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Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial with Photoplay Midnight Garden

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I  have a lovely Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  This card has it all: fancy fold base, mixed media shaker window, beautiful florals, and to top it all off, a box pocket on the inside!  You’ll learn all about it in the video tutorial below.

Mirabelle is a brand new collection of paper pretties in the Reneabouquets shop.  Isn’t everything pure eye candy?

Now that you’ve seen all the gorgeous goodies in this collection, let’s dig into this card tutorial.

Mixed Media Shaker Window

Oh, how I enjoy making shaker cards!  All those glittery bits and pieces that catch the light make my heart happy!  Here’s how I made it:

  • First, paint a Reneabouquets Medium Heart Deco Circle Frame with Shaded Lilac Distress Paint.
  • Next, spray the frame lightly with a purple or lavender mist. You do not want full coverage.  Just some flecks of a contrasting shade of purple will do the job.
  • Then, when the paint has dried, apply Versamark or other embossing ink over the surface of the frame.
  • Now sprinkle the frame randomly with Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Textures and heat dry.
  • While the frame is cooling, die cut a circle of clear acetate that is roughly the same diameter.  Adhere this to the back of the cooled frame with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now apply 3 layers of foam tape on the back of the frame.  The foam tape goes on the inside ring of the frame.
  • Die cut a circle that is slightly larger than the inner circle of the frame.  Place your shaker elements on the circle and then press the foam tape over it to create a shaker box.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.  you can see the 1/4″ deep shaker box on the bottom.

It’s a handy spot for tucking in a little dimensional surprise like this bookmark and mini folio.

Instead of tea, I added a homemade button card and a paper bobbin wound with seam binding ribbon.  I’ll show you how to do this in the video tutorial.

Reneabouquets Mirabelle Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to build this easel card/box pocket base and see the card cover come together, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You can find a linked supply list for this project below this post.

And, if  you’d like to purchase this card you can find it in my Etsy Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Let’s Make a Stack of Cards

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Let’s Make a Stack of Cards with Photoplay Hello, Lovely

Hello, Friends!  Let’s make a stack of cards today with Photoplay Hello, Lovely Collection.  About once a month, I select a “mostly used but still good” paper collection from the Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  Then I go to work on creating a stack of 12 simple, but pretty note cards.

This accomplishes two things: I use up a paper collection that’s been languishing in the closet.  And after a couple of hours of work, I have a lovely pile of little notecards ready to go.  Most of these end up as little “extra helpings” in my Etsy shop shipments.  But it’s also very nice to have a blank card at your fingertips when you need to write a quick note.

Sound like fun?  It is!  Let’s dig in , shall we?

Photoplay Hello, Lovely

Today’s pick for Let’s Make a Stack is this pretty paper collection from PhotoPlay.  I love the color palette, the patterns are right up my alley, and the sentiment stamps are wonderful.  But I have to be honest with you.  I really don’t care for most of the 3×4 focal images that come in the collection.  Does that ever happen to you?

To remedy this situation, I decided to die cut some of my patterned paper with Spellbinders Picot Petite Ovals Die.  Then I just added one of my stamped and inked sentiments as the focal image.

Entwined Wreath on the Assembly Line

To save time, I decided to stamp the same sentiment over and over instead of using a bunch of different sentiments.  After all, the point of this particular crafty adventure is to make as many cards as possible in the least amount of time.  Repetition saves time.

I also die cut several of the Crafter’s Companion Entwined Wreaths.  Adding a circular element like a wreath to a square card softens all those square corners and adds a lovely, feminine touch to the composition.

I did use 4 of the 3×4 sentiments that I liked.  Then I dressed everything up with white burlap string bows, sequins and Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms.  I really like the way the cards came out, and I hope you will enjoy watching them come together in today’s video tutorial.

Let’s Make a Stack of Cards Video Tutorial on YouTube

Ready to get your craft on?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial:

 

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Simon Hurley Beautiful Blooms Valentines Tutorial

Spellbinders Simon Hurley Beautiful Blooms Valentines Tutorial with 3D Embossing Folder

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing a Simon Hurley Beautiful Blooms Valentines Tutorial.  We’re going to have such a fun crafty adventure with these Spellbinders stamps, dies and 3D Embossing Folder. We’ll also pull out some pretty Photoplay papers from the Closet of Inspiration of Delight.   So grab your mixed media boots out of the closet, brew a cuppa and let’s make a whole stack of sweet Valentine’s Day cards together!

Two Hearts as One 3D Embossing Folder

First, we’ll create some lovely mixed media backgrounds using the Two Hearts as One 3D Embossing Folder.  You’re going to get to play with paint,  inks and sprays, stamps and dies today as well as some other nifty products.

I’m especially fond of this particular embossing folder because it allows you to create two A2 card fronts at the same time.

Beautiful Blooms Zinnias and Ladybugs

Once we have our embossed backgrounds made, we’ll go to work on stamping and coloring the lovely floral images from the Beautiful Blooms Stamp and Die Bundle.  Stamp 3 sets of zinnias with Distress Oxide Inks, then use a water brush to spread out the color,  It’s such an easy way to color an image.  The sentiments on each card are also from the Beautiful Blooms bundle.

Lilies of the Field
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This card features the lilies stamp.  First, I inked up my stamp with 2 shades of Distress Oxide Ink.  Then I colored in the petals with an ink dauber and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink.  Finally, i added the little dots with the end of a watercolor pencil.

Pretty Pink Posies

This cheery little card features the poppy stamp (at least I think these are poppies!) Once again, first I inked up my stems and leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide.  Then I inked the petals with Picked Raspberry DO Ink.  Next I die cut the stamped images and spritzed them very lightly with a little water.  This caused the ink to “bleed” just a little and create a water color effect in the center of each flower. Now you are ready to layer the stems with foam tape and add a sentiment.  You gotta love such quick and easy cardmaking!

Mixed Media Metallic Heart

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I saved my favorite card for last.  We’ll create this card together in the video tutorial below.  It’s surprisingly easy to make, but really packs a lovely visual punch.

Simon Hurley Beautiful Blooms Valentines Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how these cards came together, learn some fun and easy mixed media techniques, and see a homemade envelope demo, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

You’ll find linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial

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Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial with Photoplay DIY Home Edition

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, so I have a Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial to share with you.  Our eldest son’s birthday is tomorrow, and since he loves to create with wood, I decided that Photoplay’s DIY Home Edition paper collection was a good choice.  As I was taking the papers out of the storage folder, this design idea popped into my head.  So if you like fancy fold cards, and you love getting new ideas for masculine cards, I think you’ll enjoy this post.

The Recipe

All you need to create this card (besides the designer papers of your choice) is (2) 11″ x 4 1/4″ panels of black cardstock and (1) 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of black cardstock, a little foam tape and an oval die.  The die is actually optional, but it makes for a fun opening inside the card.

Here’s the recipe for this card:

  • First score both 11″ x 4 1/4″ panels of black cardstock at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Next, fold the cards on the 5″ scored line.
  • Then fold the 2 3/4″ scored line back toward the folded card edge.
  • When you overlap the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of each card, you can see that you have a double z-fold card base, which is fun, right?
  • But, if you place gussets on the sides and bottom of one of those panels, you’ve added the potential for a hidden pocket.
  • Now, if you place adhesive on just the top, bottom and left hand side of the left hand z-fold, you create a gatefold opening…and a sweet little pocket inside the card to boot!
  • Line the smaller folds with 2 1/2″ x 4″ panels of your designer paper.
  • Adhere a 3×4 card to the back of the gatefold cover before you adhere it to the front gatefold.
A Peek Inside

Now you can see that fun extra pocket on the left and the center pocket with it’s cool opening, too.

The pocket will hold a 5 1/4″ x 4″ folio, or a photo, or whatever flat goodie you choose to put inside.

Of course, you can make this same card design with feminine papers, too!

Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this fancy fold card come together, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

That’s it for me today, friends.  It’s been such a busy month with all the family birthdays and two kits for Button Farm Club.  I’ll be back tomorrow to show you what I was up to in the studio all last week.  It’s pretty exciting!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Serendipity Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial

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Photoplay Serendipity Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have an adorable Photoplay Serendipity Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial to share with you.  This vibrant collection has a fresh, modern vibe that makes it perfect for an upbeat birthday greeting.

Our middle son’s birthday is in a few days, so I designed this card with him in mind. When Andrew was a toddler, we played a little game every night after dinner.  He would snuggle up in my lap and I would say to him, “You’re my little strawberry shortcake.”  Then he would say, “You’re my little apple pie.”

And the game would go on an on, each of us naming a favorite sweet treat in turn until one of us either repeated a dessert that had already been named or could not come up with a new idea for a treat.  Many times we changed the name of the dessert by adding the words, “with a cherry on top.”  That was the inspiration for this card design.

A Cherry on Top

This collection is what I call “happy paper.” We’ll take a little tour of the collection and all the ephemera bits that are available before we make the card together.  I know how much you enjoy getting a sneak peek of new collections.

TIP: Try adding a circle or circular shapes to a square card and see what happens.  The rounded edges soften the harder edges of the card base, and they help to make the focal image stand out.

A Peek Inside

And here’s the pop up!  I’ll share my quick and easy, fool-proof pop-up method with you in the tutorial.

How cool is it that this collection prompted such a happy memory for me?  I’m hoping Andrew will remember, too.

Photoplay Serendipity Pop Up Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for a quick tour of this cute paper collection and a super easy pop up card tutorial, click play and join me over on my YouTube channel.

 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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