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Add Another Candle Birthday Card

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It was a rainy, dark and blustery spring day when I put this Add Another Candle Birthday Card together.  The vibrant colors and playful patterns brought the sunshine right into my studio!  I love when that happens, don’t you?

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable RibbonPhoto 02

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to dress a card up in its party best, I highly recommend ribbon!  The right ribbon gives a card its own personality.  Take this ruffled pink gingham ribbon, for example.  I stitched it to the base of the focal image.  Then, I wrapped it with a few layers of Baker’s Twine and tied a bow.  It’s such a simple thing to do, but it really elevated the design of this card.

TIP: Always cut ribbons and trims a little wider than the card.  Then wrap the cut ends behind the panel for a clean and professional finish.

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

TIP: Pull colors from the paper collection when you are choosing embellishments and ribbons.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a pretty selection of 1/4″ wide gingham ribbons that I really like!  For this card, cut 1 piece of pink, yellow and orange gingham ribbon.  Then tie them together using your Bow-it-All Tool.  Top it off with a pretty button and you’ve got really pretty bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside your easel card.  The pocket serves two purposes: first, it acts as a stopper or brake for the easel mechanism on your card.  Then, it provides you with a handy spot to tuck in a little gift card wallet.  Everyone loves a birthday surprise!

It seems like no matter how many I make, I never have enough birthday cards on hand.  So I think I’ll go ahead and make a stack of these cheery cards to have on hand when the next birthday rolls around.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  I have a really fun Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday!  This little number is so quick and easy to make, adaptable for any theme or occasion, and loaded with all kinds of interactive elements.  I think you’re going to like it!

Score and Fold!

Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1

You only need 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock to build the base for this folio.

  • First, cut 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock vertically at 6″ .  You will have (2) 6″ x 11″ paper panels.
  • Next, overlap the 6″ ends about 1/4″ and secure with adhesive.
  • Then place on your scoring tool and score at 3″, 6″ and 10″.  Fold on the 10″ score line and score again at 4″.
  • Now fold from the left:  mountain, valley, mountain, valley.
  • That’s it!  You just made yourself a really neat card folio base!

The real fun starts when you add your designer papers!  Be sure to include some flaps and turn tabs.

Hidden photo and journaling spots can be found behind the folio front.

Score and fold a whole strip of 3×4 images to create a surprise pull out page.  Now that’s fun!

The back page of this folio is a very generous 7 3/4″ x 6″.  That gives you lots of room to add pockets!

And why not tuck a little tag in between the page and the back cover?  Dig through your embellishments and see what you can find to create a charm dangle.  It’s a very manly charm dangle, of course!

Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to build this folio base and see how I put my folio together, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

 

I’ll share a linked supply list below this post in case you want to add this playful masculine collection to  your Closet of Inspiration and Delight.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Hop To It Easter Bunny Wobbler Card

Photoplay Hop To It Easter Bunny Wobbler Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Easter is right around the corner, but if you Hop To It you still have time to make this adorable Easter Bunny Wobbler Card.  What’s a wobbler card?  Well, I placed a small coil of thin wire behind my Easter bunny.  Now when you touch him, he wobbles like a bowl full of Jelly Beans!

How hilarious is that?

 Can you spy the Pastel Plaid Belly Band?  It makes me think of Jelly Beans, too!   Top it with  a Hot Pink Double Faced Satin Bow from the March Ribbon Club Assortment.  Then add some Iridescent Metallic String and Spring Chrysanthemums for the perfect finishing touch.

TIP: Add layers and dimension by backing fussy cut elements with foam tabs.  It’s a simple trick, but it really makes a card come alive.

Create a little pocket inside the card, then fill it up with tasty Easter Chocolate Treats.  (They’re Easter Bunny approved!)

Since Easter comes late this year, you still have time to put together some adorable Easter cards for friends and family.  But….you’d better Hop To It!

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

Now go make something beautiful!

Cheerio,

kathy

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April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial

Photoplay April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share our April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday.   If you’ve been following along, then you know this is the 4th installment in our “Gnome of the Month series.  Get ready for bright spring colors, Gnomes with Bunny Ears, pretty florals and fun antics from our favorite Gnomies.

Shaking Up the Basic Design

April Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The basic design for the folio is the same, but we change up the embellishments and trims to keep things fresh and fun.  Here’s how to make the shaker frame:

  • First, paint a Tim Holtz Lace Frame with off white chalk paint.
  • Next, spatter the frame with Distress Paints that match the color palette.  (Dried Marigold, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry.)
  • Wait for the paint to dry, then cover the back side of the frame with clear cardstock (acetate sheets.)
  • Then place 3 rows of 1/4″ foam tape around the back side of the frame.
  • Now cut the sentiment from the bottom of the bunny tag and back it with foam tape.
  • Next, adhere the bunny gnome tag to the folio base.  Top with sequins, beads and Reneabouquets candy bits (all listed below) then press the frame in place.

You can watch the video below to see the process.

These folios are great to make for birthdays, too!  Or substitute your favorite papers to use with the folio base to customize your design.

A Peek Inside

Photoplay April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The flap feature offers a perfect spot for a pocket.

Then you can make cute mini folios to tuck inside.

Use the calendar page to write in birthdays, holidays and special events.  Or, simply mount a photo over the calendar if desired.  The center pocket affords more room for photos and journaling.

April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this April Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio, please enjoy this easy to follow YouTube tutorial.

 

If you need materials to make this month’s folio, I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

I hope I added some sunshine to your day today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card

Photoplay Hop to It Window Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

 Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card with Photoplay Hop To It!

Hello, Friends!  Let’s take a trip down memory lane today as I share this adorable Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card.  Do you remember the Bunny Hop ?  I confess, I am old enough to remember doing this dance at birthday parties when I was a *very* little girl.  The tune kept going through my mind as I was creating this card with Photoplay’s new Hop To It Spring papers. For those of you old enough to remember the craze, now it will be stuck in your head all day, too.

Photoplay Build a Window #9 Die

How did I create this 4 1/4″ x 9″ slimline card?  Well, it wasn’t as hard as you might think.  Thanks to the Photoplay Build a Window #9 Slimline dies, it actually came together pretty quickly.  This set of dies allows you to lay out a card design in any configuration you choose.  You simply layer your patterned paper over a cardstock layer, arrange the dies, then die cut.  The dies did all the heavy lifting, and I just had to add the details. How fun is that?

  • First, die cut the scalloped base using Photoplay#9 Stitched Scalloped Die.
  • Then measure the patterned paper to fit over the base.  You can use one solid piece, or cut different patterns and piece them in as I did here.
  • Next, layer your patterned paper for the frame over a plain “not too heavy” cardstock.  Arrange the window dies inside the frame and hold in place with a bit of tape.
  • Now run the die through your machine to cut the card front.
  • Then back the frame with clear acrylic cardstock add foam tape, and place your shaker mix on the scalloped card base.
  • Place Hop to It stickers and ephemera to create a scene, and you’ve got a shaker window card!
A Peek Inside

The colors and patterns in this collection are what I call “happy paper.”  I had fun dressing up the inside with pockets, tags, stickers, ephemera and a nice sentiment panel.

Create a couple of cute tags with stickers, ephemera and cardstock scraps.  I’ve been teaching myself how to  make tassels from embroidery floss, so I added one to that cute l’il tag just for fun!

I know it’s still winter, but it’s never too early to get pretty spring papers out and play.  Working with this cute collection really brightened my mood on a cold and gloomy winter day.  I hope it does the same for you, wherever you are.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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