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Layered Fleur PinkTulips

Amazing Paper Grace Layered Fleur Diamond Slimline Layered Tulips by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace  Half Diamond Layered Fleur Pink Tulips Slimline Card

Hello, Friends!   I’m popping in very quickly today to share this Amazing Paper Grace Half Diamond Layered Fleur Pink Tulips Slimline Card.  This flirty, feminine card fairly shouts “Spring has Sprung!”

Amazing Paper Grace Half Diamond Layered Fleur Layered Tulips Slimline Card by Kathy Clement

You all know I’m a big fan of slimline style cards.  The filigree design of the Half Diamond Die is so elegant.  I layered it over a soft pink patterned paper from Prima’s With Love collection.

The card base is 5″ wide with a 4 1/4″ cutaway front.  The tulips and die cut layer were so pretty that I only added a Reneabouquets Glitter Glass Butterfly , bow and buttons as embellishments.

The inside provided me with plenty of room to add some fussy cut layers, stamped sentiment, pocket and a pretty little pocket.

This is my all time favorite sentiment to add to a homemade bookmark.  Sadly, the stamp has been retired, but isn’t it great?

I’m headed to the kitchen now to prepare our Easter celebration.  (We call it Resurrection Sunday.) It’s supposed to be a sunny day and just warm enough for us to enjoy breaking bread together out under God’s beautiful blue sky!  We are a big family, and we love to gather together and celebrate the love of family, the joy of being together, and the goodness of God.

I pray each of you enjoys a peaceful, beautiful Easter Sunday.  And I hope you get to eat some bunny ears, too!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 

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Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Roses and Bee Blossom

Prima Peach Tea Spellbinders Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Rose Bee Blossom by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Roses and Bee Blossom Card with Prima Peach Tea

Hello, Friends!  Get ready for a floral extravaganza with this Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Roses and Bee Blossom card.  These are the new Susan Tierney-Cockburn dies from Spellbinders, and I am swooning over them!

Ann’s Rose Garden

Susann Tierney Cockburn Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Rosses Bee Blossom Prima Peach Tea by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My mother-in-law, Ann, grew the most gorgeous roses I have ever seen.  Every spring the bushes she had pruned in the fall spread out their branches toward the Carolina Blue sky.  By early May, they were laden with buds, and by early June the roses burst forth in glorious display.  She tended those roses like they were little children, pouring her love into the soil and carefully protecting them from harm. She also fed them on a daily basis.  Yes, she did. I will tell you one of the secrets of her success with roses: she fed them banana peels!  Isn’t that hilarious?

There is nothing on earth that matches the fragrance of a rose grown in a home garden. If you pick an armful of them early in the morning, when the dew is still on the petals, you will wear that heavenly fragrance all day long.    I could almost smell that wonderful aroma as I was shaping these Floribunda roses.

Roses That Never Fade

Here’s the process I followed to create these roses that never fade.  It’s a little bit messy, but worth the time it takes to clean up!

  • First, die cut the roses from heavy white cardstock.  I like to use Heartfelt Creations Specialty Flower Shaping paper (linked below).  It does not fall apart when colored with ink, spritzed with water and shaped.
  • Follow the directions printed on the dies so that you die cut the correct number of petals for each layer.
  • Now, pull out your Distress Ink pads.  I used a combination of Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick.
  • Next, swipe each pad across a non-stick craft sheet and spritz with water until droplets form.
  • Then lightly tap and swipe the die cut petals through the ink, making sure to color both sides.  Lay the damp layers on a paper towel and gently pat dry. You can repeat this process to achieve the desired depth of color.
  • When the petals are almost dry, but still slightly damp, shape them with a stylus and quilling tool.

I opted to create fully opened roses, and filled the centers with Prills. The Bee Blossom is colored with Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry inks using the same technique. I added beaded stamens to the centers.  You can use leftover ink to custom dye seam binding ribbon, too.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of this card made with Prima Peach Tea papers.  Of course, I added a pocket and a tea wallet.

I even had a packet of Peach Tea and a honey stick to go with the color palette of the roses.

I did make a couple of extra roses for use in a future project.  While you have all the “mess” out on your work surface, you might as well make extras!

This might be my favorite rose die of all time.  It does take a little extra effort to make these bodacious blossoms, but I think that it’s worth it.  Now if I just had some the dew from Ann’s garden to add as the final ingredient, we’d be all set.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Horse Lovers Birthday Card Tutorial

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Birthday Card Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Horse Lovers Birthday Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  This Horse Lovers Birthday Card Tutorial is my feature for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday.  It took a series of small miracles and a truckload of determination to get this episode put together for  you!  Making the card was the easy part!  But getting the video edited was not!  My computer updated last Thursday, and I lost my sound card.  After spending 3 days trying to fix the problem, updating drivers, running Malware programs and reading countless “how to fix the sound on your computer” articles, I admitted defeat.

Yes, I had to purchase a new computer (laptop). Which should not be a big deal, right?  You just go to the store, pick out a computer, put it in your cart and come home.

Sadly, no.

Dale and I searched and searched to find a laptop that would do what I needed it to do and was also in stock.  Supply chain issues are no joke.  But I found one that will do the job…even if it is not perfect.  After getting it all set up, I had to find a new video editing program, because the one I know like the back of my hand, of course, does not work on the new model.

Go ahead and laugh.  I finally did, and it did me good.  So, if this video tutorial is not quite up to my normal standards, be kind.  I’m still learning the program.

Now, on with today’s project!  Hooray!

Horse Loving 10 Year Old Granddaughter

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Photo 01

Our sweet Julia turns 10 this month.  Do you remember being horse crazy when you were that age?  I was!  So I wanted to make her a horse themed birthday card that she could display on her dresser.  Easel cards are my “go to” fancy fold when I want to make a card that can easily be displayed.  In the tutorial, you’ll learn how to put the various layers together and add the embellishments.

TIP: Make a smaller focal image pop off the page by adding a frame.  This circular frame from Reneabouquets does the job beautifully.  Plus, I always appreciate the addition of a circular element on a square card.  It makes it more inviting and softens all the hard edges.

A Peek Inside

The inside is super simple.  Add a little side pocket for the bookmark/tag element and leave room to add a blank sentiment panel.  I  kind of hate to cover up the cute chipmunks, so I might add the sentiment on the back side of the card instead.

Horse Lovers Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to make this equestrian lovers card, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to share this with you today, so I’m very thankful that I was able to pull everything together despite the odds.

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

Now go make something beautiful!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Prima Painted Floral Slimline Trifold Folio Tutorial

Prima Painted Floral Easy Slimline Trifold Folio Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Prima Painted Floral Slimline Trifold Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!   I have a bee-you-tiful Prima Painted Floral Slimline Trifold Folio Tutorial for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday! It’s filled with all the things I love: beautiful papers, a fun shaker element, bees, florals, and eclectic embellishments from Reneabouquets.  What could be better?

Prima Painted Floral Slimline Trifold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement with Reneabouquets Photo 01

How about easy?  Yes, this is such a simple folio to make!  The base is just one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.  Here’s how to put it together:

  • First, score an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of heavy cardstock on the long side at 4 1/4″, 4 1/2″, 8 3/4″ and 9″.
  • Next burnish the scored lines to form a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline trifold folio with 1/4″ spines on the left and the right.
  • Now cover it with your designer papers as desired.

That’s it!  See?  I told you it was easy!

Bee-you-tiful Reneabouquets Beautiful Board

I think my favorite thing about this whimsical folio is the Bee lady from Reneabouquets.  She lends a special touch to the gold embossed shaker frame, doesn’t she?  The frame (also from Reneabouquets) is heat embossed with Rich Gold Detail Embossing Powder.  You’ll see how I put this all together in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

Vibrant colors and patterns like these are so welcome in the wake of winter.  You can watch the video tutorial to see how I turned that short flap into a flip page with a hidden pocket on the back side.

I think you are going to enjoy how quickly this folio comes together.  You can dress it up more than I did, or you can keep it fairly clean and simple.  It makes a great gift, too!  And if you want to change things up, add a tea bag and a honey stick to the pocket on the left instead of a mini folio.

Prima Painted Floral Slimline Trifold Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If  you’d like to see this fun little folio come together, I hope you’ll enjoy this basic video on YouTube.  It will introduce you to Prima Painted Floral goodies.  Then, I’ll  show you how to prepare the folio base, line the pages, create the hidden pocket, and prepare the cover.  I’ve left the details of what you add to your folio up to you, but I do show you my finished project and share lots of tips and tricks.

No Throwback Thursday This Week

There will be no Throwback Thursday this week, my friends.  Instead, I will be hopping with the Spellbinders Social Media Team.  We’re sharing loads of inspiration for March Club Kit Dies. I’ve prepared a beautiful spring card with pretty papers from Stamperia,  so you’ll want to be sure to pop in and say hello.

The blog hop will also provide you with an opportunity to win a prize from Spellbinders!  Even better!

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

Now go make something beautiful!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Prima Darcelle Hello Friendship Card Folio

Prima Darcelle Hello Friendship Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Prima Darcelle Hello Friendship Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  If you are a fan of the color purple, I think you’re going to enjoy this Prima Darcelle Hello Friendship Card Folio.  This frilly, fancy card is all dressed up with luscious ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Club Assortment.  I’ve had such a good time with these pretty ribbons this month, and I had just enough of the Light Orchid Diamond Satin to make just one more poufy bow!

Purples can be  hard to match, so I used lots of different shades in this fancy card.

A bit of gold metallic string tucked into the bow cluster picks up on the gold foil accents in the flower centers,  paper and washi tape border.

A Peek Inside

I love to find ways to use ribbon inside my cards, too. Light Orchid  Swiss Dots Satin serves as a closure for the flap page on the top half of the card.  And look at all the yummy chocolate in the pocket!  

TIP:  To make the flap page, cut the patterned paper wider than the base of the card.  I added 3 1/4″ to the 5″ base so that I could add a sneaky hidden tea back pocket behind the flap.

Along with the chocolates, honey stick and post card in the pocket, I created this sweet bookmark.  (Yes…I am learning how to make my own tassels!  Woo-hoo!) Stitch bits and bobs of patterned paper onto a canvas rectangle, then fringe the canvas for a pretty homespun look.

How you do feel about purple?  I find myself liking this sophisticated, regal color more and more all the time.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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