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Party Hat Slimline Birthday Card Tutorial

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Party Hat Slimline Birthday Card Tutorial: February 2024 Birthday Card of the Month

Hello, Friends!  How about an adorable Party Hat Slimline Birthday Card Tutorial?  What fun I had creating this vintage style card!  In fact, I like this card so much, I decided to make it our February 2024 Birthday Card of the Month.

This is another one of my “scrappy wonders” made with bits and bobs of Photoplay Hello, Lovely that were left after our “Make a Stack” video tutorial. I invited some paper pretties from Reneabouquets to the party along with a vintage ephemera photo that I’ve had in my stash for a long, long time.

Put on Your Party Dress….and Hat, too

Why make a slimline card, you may ask?  Well, the size and shape of my paper scraps had everything to do with that decision.  They were mostly all long and skinny.  So it made sense to create this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card base.

You could call this card a one sheet wonder, as I only used 1 sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock to create the base.  Here’s how:

  • First, place the 11″ side of a sheet of cardstock on your scoring tool.
  • Now score at 4 1/4″ and 4 1/2″.
  • Then score at 8 3/4″ and 9″.

That’s all there is to it!  The 2″ flap on the far right will become a pocket once you add 1 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ gussets to the top and bottom edge.  (Score those gussets at 1/2″ and 3/4″.  You’ll see me do this in the video tutorial.

Party on the Inside

Create a party on the inside of this card by adding pockets, chocolate, gift card wallet and sweet little magnet on the inside.

With a little paper piecing, those bits and bobs of Hello, Lovely papers made an adorable birthday card, don’t you think?

Party Hat Slimline Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I created this fun card with just scraps of a lovely paper collection, please enjoy the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

Did you enjoy seeing this sweet card come together?  What do you do with your pretty paper scraps?  I’d love to hear your ideas in the comment section below.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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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Spring is Here Banner Tutorial for the RRR Blog Hop

 

Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial  for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial is my inspiration piece for the February 2024 Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  I have a tutorial for the banner, too, since the date for the RRR Hop overlaps with our Make & Take Tuesday Banner of the Month tutorial.  So if you’re new to my Make & Take Tuesday tutorials, you are warmly invited to check out the video below.

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The banner pennants are stitched onto luxurious Gold Silky Crush Ribbon.  Then I added pretty Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bows at either end of the banner. The  pink bows are topped with Iridescent Met A row of antique lace stitched across the top adds a nice vintage vibe.  Iridescent Metallic String Bows top the pink bows for a little extra sparkle and shine.  Next I dug into my stash of RRR Mulberry Flowers because nothing says “Springtime” better than pretty posies!

Shaker Window Pennants

The pennants on this banner are die cut with Spellbinders Vista View Window Dies.  Here’s how I used the dies to create the shaker windows on the two center pennants.

  • First, die cut just the window background from pale pink cardstock
  • Then turn the window background upside down so that the rounded edge is on the bottom.  Adhere to kraft cardstock and trim out so there is a 1/8″ border on all sides.
  • Next, create a template for cutting the designer paper.  Cut out the background, fold in half and trim 1/8″ off the open edged side.  Then trim 1/4″ off the top edge.  Trace this onto patterned paper and cut out with your paper trimmer.
  • Now, place the lattice frame on a piece of pink barn wood paper and die cut.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the window lattice and trim out with your scissors.
  • Adhere 2 layers of 1/8″ foam tape on the sides, top and bottom edge of the acetate.
  • Glue down the focal images on the banner pennants and top with your shaker mix.

Finally, center the prepared window over the pennant and press in place.

The Little Details

Embellish the pennants with a combination of Mintay die cuts, Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers and Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.

Mintay Spring is Here Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how I put this pretty spring banner together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my lovely teammate Cheryl has prepared for you.   Be sure to finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing to win a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and the free Digital Stamp Set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Key to My Heart Wall Hanging

Key to My Heart Wall Hanging with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and this Key to My Heart Wall Hanging is bursting with beautiful flowers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The idea popped into my head when I received a new box of Valentine’s Day goodies from Reneabouquets.  A Victorian style layered heart beautiful board practically begged me to turn it into a shaker box. How could I say no?

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Soon I found myself thinking about the word “tussy mussy” and the next thing I knew I was up to my elbows in creating this floral bouquet/wall hanging/shaker box.  It’s not technically a tussy mussy, of course, but more like my nod  to those lovely little bouquets of flowers and herbs that were quite popular during the  Victorian era.

Say it With Flowers…and Ribbon!

 

Once I finished preparing all the beautiful board layers with embossing powder, it was time to create the box.  So I stacked each element using foam tape between the layers to create some nice dimension.  Punch a hole in the corrugate heart layer on the bottom, then string ribbon through it to create a hanger.  Attach a tassel on the bottom, decorate with ribbon, flowers and charms, and all the hard work is done.

Now you get to add lots of beautiful pink, coral and ivory flowers to decorate the heart.  I’ll link to all the elements in the supply list below this post.

A Little Personal Note

Toward the end of last week I came down with the flu, so I’ve been out of commission here on the blog and on my YouTube channel. It really knocked my legs out from under me!   I’m finally starting to feel a little bit stronger, although I still tire very easily.  Dale is taking good care of me, and I’ve been pretty lazy, to tell the truth!  I know I missed out on our scheduled Flower of the Month Tutorial, but I’ll make it up to you next week.  Just wanted to let you know that I wasn’t playing hooky…I was pretty much out for the count until Wednesday afternoon.

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a joyful and creative weekend.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss

January 2024 Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to create our January 2024 Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss and some paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  Working with this scrumptious paper collection had me craving some sweet treats, let me tell you!

First, I had to decide what type of card to make.  After all, this is our very first Birthday Card of the Month tutorial.  It needs to set the tone.  Easel cards are probably my favorite fancy fold design. I never get tired of making them.  Then, I decided to tweak the basic easel card design to make it even more fun.

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How?  Well, how about a bookmark pocket built into the cover of the card?  You’ll learn how to do this in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

Stamped birthday sentiments from my stash,  fussy cut images, and flirty butterflies  helped dress up the card design inside and out!  The interior pocket acts as a stopper for the easel mechanism, but it also provides a lovely spot to tuck in some birthday treats!

One simply must place chocolate in a chocolate themed birthday card.  And if one is going to enjoy a bit of chocolate, it should be accompanied by a cuppa. Don’t you agree?  I also dressed up that sweet little tag with an itty bitty notecard and a surprise flap element on the back side.  All will be revealed in the video tutorial below.

Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to take a closer look at the Mintay Chocolate Kiss collection?  Learn how to create the layers on this sweet birthday card and more as you watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Of course, you could easily use this card for Valentine’s Day.  Simply change up the sentiments, and you’re good to go!

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

I’ll be back on Thursday with a fun mixed media Valentine tutorial.  Sound like fun?

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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