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Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards

Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Card by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a couple of quick and easy Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards to share with you.  These are great for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions when you need a card for the guys in your life.

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride Masculine Card with Photoplay Grease Monkey by Kathy Clement

I love it when a card can be used for lots of different purposes.  This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is great for the young man who just passed his driver’s test.  It’s also a fun graduation or birthday card .  You could even use this card as a “milestone” birthday card, thanks to the speed limit sign on the background paper.

The  “key”  (see what I did there?) is to add foam tape between layers to make the simple elements pop off off the page.  Then tie a key on with some bakers twine, thrown in a few gears, and you’re nearly done.  Add a pop of color with the ticket from the ephemera pack.  Simple, but effective!

Here’s a peek inside.

Happy Birthday Handsome Slimline Shaker Card

This card is almost too easy to make.  The trick is using the Photoplay #9 Slimline Dies to create a shaker window.  Here’s how I did it:

  • Cut silver foil paper using the next to largest die . Use some post it tape or mint tape to hold the die in place.
  • Now, use a ruler and a craft knife to cut along the scored lined inside the silver panel.  If you place the paper on a glass cutting mat, the craft knife will glide along the surface and create a nice, clean cut.
  • Next, line the back side of the frame with clear cardstock.
  • Then add 3 layers of foam tape to the back of the frame.
  • Place a shaker mix and small metal gears over the patterned paper layer, then press the frame in place.
  • Now place dimensionals on the back of the banner sticker and adhere to the card.
  • Finally, place foam tape on the back of the “Happy Birthday” sticker and you’re done!

Here’s a peek inside.  Stamp a sentiment on a blank piece of cardstock so you can write a personal note.

Then create a little gift card wallet to tuck inside the pocket. Boom!  You’re done!

I love it when a sharp looking card only takes about 30 minutes to make.  How about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Celebration Pocket Card

Autumn Celebration Pocket Card with Photoplay Autumn Greetings

Hello, Friends!  It’s amazing how a small gift like this Autumn Celebration Pocket Card can bring a big smile to the face of a friend. Cheery papers from Photoplay’s Autumn Greetings,  fall embellishments and a few fall treats are the perfect way to add sunshine to anyone’s day.

This front pocket card design follows the same pattern as a Kangaroo Pocket card I designed earlier this year. You can find that tutorial HERE.  Instead of adding a brag book to the pocket, I used it to house a little tea party in a box.

This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of a favorite paper collection!

It’s amazing what you can make with little scraps of designer paper, isn’t it?

A Peek Inside

Magnets placed beneath the designer papers keep the front flap from flopping around.

TIP: Tear the edges on small scraps of designer paper to add pretty borders to a entiment panel.  Use a coordinating stamp set to dress it up even further.

Create a pocket in the center panel to hold a pretty gift card wallet.

Again, use small scraps of designer paper and stickers to dress up the inside.  No one will ever guess!

This card is a great example of how you can adapt the kangaroo pocket card design for any occasion.  I hope you’ll take another look at the original tutorial and then have fun using it to create a fabulous Autumn Celebration Pocket Card yourself.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card

Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card is the perfect tribute to fall!  Everything I love about Autumn can be found in this card.  Tea?  Yes, please!  Fall flowers?  Oh, my yes!  Beautiful ribbons and trims?  Yes, again…thanks to Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Autumn hued designer papers?  Yes!   Photoplay Paper’s lovely Autumn Greetings Paper Collection works perfectly with all of the above!

Tips and Tricks

Photoplay Autumn Greetings Tea Themed Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s a sneaky little paper crafting trick that I love to use.

  • First, select the tea pot image from the 3×4 cut apart page.
  • Then use a circle die to cut out the teapot image from the center of the card.
  • Now back the image with foam tape.
  • Next, tuck the top and bottom of the card behind the plaid patterned paper.  The image has that cute yellow/gold lattice pattern, and the border is already there so you don’t even have to mat it!
  • Finally stitch all the paper layers together on your sewing machine.
  • Die cut a doily from patterned papers, or use a store bought doily instead.
  • Adhere the teapot image to the center of the doily.  It’s a perfect fit!
Finishing Touches

I never quite feel that a card is complete until I have added some ribbon, or trims and flowers.  Before I adhered the stitched layers onto my card front, I wrapped the left hand side with Antique Gold and Brown Burlap String.  Leave the ends long so that you can string on some sweet little tea themed charms and tie a bow.

Add a pop of whimsy to the card with a Hedgehogs and Pumpkins Satin Ribbon border.  Again, adhere this to the card with Scor-Tape before you attach the card front to the card base.

Tie a pretty burlap string bow and top it with Mixed Earth Tone Magnolias and Roses.  Ink some leaves with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and add them to the bundle.

Here’s a peek at the inside of this warm, rustic card.  I made a little pocket, because if you have a tea themed card, one must add a little tea wallet somewhere!

Top a wee tag with more burlap string and add it to the pocket to keep the tea wallet company!

Have you started making fall cards yet?  I love working with the warm, nostalgic colors and images of autumn papers.  I’m still waiting for some new goodies to arrive, so hopefully I’ll have more to share with you soon.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card

Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card Photoplay North Pole Trading Co by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card: From Our Gnome to Yours

Hello, Friends!  If you are a fan of gnomes, I think you’re going to get a kick out of this Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card.  I don’t consider myself to be a stamper, but these gnomes were so cute, I could not resist.

From Our Gnome to Yours

Since coloring is not my strong suit, I opted to paper piece the gnomes on this card.  It’s so easy to do, and I love the way it turned out.

  • First, stamp the gnomes on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Then stamp them a second time on scraps of patterned paper.
  • Now fussy cut the hats, shoes and pants from the patterned paper.
  • Next place dimensionals on the back of the hats and adhere them over the stamped hats.  Use glue to attach the pants and shoes.
  • Color the gnome noses with flesh colored pencils.
  • Add a bit of shading to the beards with grey colored pencils.
  • Then brush the beards with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter Flakes.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with North Pole Trading Co papers, ephemera and stickers.  I added a pocket to hold a little note card or gift card.

So sweet and simple, but still lots of fun to make and give.

I hope I shared some ideas, tips and tricks that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily

Photoplay North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Photoplay North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily

Hello, Friends!  For today’s installment of Christmas in July, I have a North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily to share with you.  This is such a fun project, made with a festive paper collection from Photoplay.

I’ve become just a little bit addicted to exploding boxes!  They are such a great way to house a lot of photos in not a lot of space.  It’s also nice that they can double as home décor.  And sometimes I just get tired of making albums and folios.  Somehow, a box seems like so much more fun.

This is especially true when you can add a box full of mini candy canes inside!  If you count them, you’ll find 25: one for each day from December 1st to December 25th.  How fun is that?

I designed the box with a magnetic wooden Christmas Tree topper so it would be easy to store. This also makes it easier to access the candy canes inside the box.  See?  I’m always thinking! You can leave the topper off and display it on it’s own, too.

North Pole Trading Company Exploding December Daily Tour on YouTube

it’s always easier to see how a project like this one works if you can watch a video tour.  So I put together a quick introduction to the paper collection and a tour of the exploding box.  I hope ou enjoy!

 

Bonus Christmas Card

Since I already had this paper collection out on my workspace, I went ahead and put together a super quick an easy Christmas card.

  • Create a 5 1/2″ square top fold card.
  • Then mat the following layers together;
    • 5 1/2″ square of North Pole Trading Co red solid
    • Green Plaid pattern cut into a 5 1/4″ square
    • 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ strip of snowflake paper as a belly band
  • Now stitch these layers together and adhere on the card front.
  • Next, die cut the Santa patterned paper with the largest Spellbinders Picot Petite Circle.  Back with foam tape and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then die cut 2 of the Christmas trees using the matching dies.  Layer together with foam tape.  Decorate with die cut snowman ornaments.  Place foam tape on the back of the trees to add dimension.
  • If desired, add glitter to the trees.  Then back the gift packages from the sticker sheet with foam tape.
  • Fussy cut the Santa from the ephemera pack and back with foam tabs.
  • Now layer the Santa, presents and tree together in a nice cluster.
  • Finish with flowers and ribbon.

A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside with a pocket, tag, gift card wallet and stickers.

This is a great way to dress up a gift card!

I hope you enjoyed this installment of Christmas in July!  Maybe I can squeak in one more project before the month is over.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Exploding December Daily

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