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Cozy Moments Slimline Shaker Card Folio Tutorial

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Ciao Bella Cozy Moments Slimline Shaker Card Folio Tutorial for Wonderful Wednesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and I have a lovely Ciao Bella Cozy Moments Slimline Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you today.  Several of you asked me to do a tutorial based on my Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop Project.  More of you asked me to create another Christmas project using the Cozy Moments collection.  So this Christmas in July Birthday Card of the Month tutorial answers both of those requests.

How to Use Christmas Papers in a Birthday Card Design

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My challenge for this Birthday card of the Month tutorial was to use Christmas papers in the design.  Here are a few tips to help you do the same:

  • First, steer away from more traditional colors and themes in favor of less traditional themes and colors. The strong botanical/farmhouse vibe and neutral color palette of Cozy Moments works well on a birthday card.
  • Add some shabby chic colors and elements to the very neutral color palette. This not only warms it up, but gives it more of a birthday card vibe.   
  • Choose seasonal, but not necessarily holiday embellishments. Pretty Prima Christmas Poinsettias, sparkly  snowflakes and a darling little chipboard element from Reneabouquets help transform this Christmas/winter paper into a birthday card design.
Spellbinders Embroidery Hoops

i appreciate dies that can be used in lots of different ways.  That’s why I designed my Gift Card Wallet Die with such a simple shape.  By scoring the die differently, it makes a great magnetic flap on the card front.

Spellbinders has just released a great sewing themed die collection called Nichol’s Needlework.  I’ll show you how to use one of the wooden embroidery hoops to make the shaker window on the card front.

A Peek Inside

Don’t you love these bunnies? You will learn how to create the magnetic flap closure on this interactive card during the course of the video tutorial.  

Stamped, gold embossed sentiments add a lovely touch of elegance to the card design.

And of course there’s a pocket!

Add a pretty bookmark and gift card wallet to transform the card into a gift.

Cozy Moment Slimline Shaker Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to  learn how to create this Birthday Card of the Month, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

So did I meet the challenge for this Wonderful Wednesday?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

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

Go make something beautiful today, my crafty friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Cozy Moments Altered Christmas Tag Tutorial

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Ciao Bella Cozy Moments Altered Christmas Tag Tutorial with Spellbinders & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Our first Christmas in July project is this Ciao Bella Cozy Moments Altered Christmas Tag Tutorial.  If you are a fan of interactive tags, then I think you are going to enjoy seeing how this one comes together.  I invited some goodies from Reneabouquets and Spellbinders Paper Arts to the play along with us today.  So grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s take a look at the July Tag of the Month.

Spellbinders Wax Seal and Clear Stamp and Die of the Month

When I received my Spellbinders Wax Seal and Stamp/Die of the Month, I fairly shouted for joy!  It was the perfect addition to the neutral tones of Ciao Bella’s Cozy Moments Collection.  Here’s how I used them on this tag project.

  • First, select 4 of the pearlized white wax beads from the WSOM kit.  I like to melt my wax beads with my heat gun instead of on the little burner that most people use.  With all the paper in my studio, I try to avoid open flame in here!  I’ve found that the inner cardboard ring from a washi tape roll makes a great “corral” for the beads and keeps them from rolling all over my work area.  Since I place them on my silicone media mat, I am not worried about making a mess.
  • Once the wax has been melted and sealed with the design, let it cool for a minute or two.  Then highlight the design with a gold painty pen.
  • While the wax seal is cooling, you can stamp and emboss your sentiment.  I like to stamp in black archival ink, then immediately dust with gold embossing powder.  It seems to me that the black makes the gold show up better.
  • Finally, die cut the sentiments using the dies from the club kit.  Back with foam tape or tabs and attach to the project.
Tags, Tags and More Tags!

You’ll find tags at every turn in this month’s tag tutorial.  The base of the project is a G45 Large Kraft Tag.  Then I created a gate fold element with 2 Regular Kraft Tags.  This fold around the sides of the base tag.  Run ribbon through the grommet and tie a bow as the closure.  The pocket on the bottom of the tag is another folded Regular Kraft Tag.  Dress up a 3 1/2″ x 7″ piece of cardstock with patterned papers and images from the collection and slide it behind the gatefold where it sits nicely in the pocket.

You can add a nice sentiment panel on the back of this tag.

The Flip Side

The back side of the tag features a little flap element made with the other part of the kraft tags.  Fun, right?  These stay in place thanks to a magnetic closure.

Dress the cover up with some printed holiday beautiful board and laser cut pine corners from Reneabouquets.  (Supplies are linked below this post.)

Tell me your reaction to this paper collection.  I loved it right away because of the soft neutral hues and botanical theme.  It’s not traditional Christmas, but it does make up into a lovely Christmas gift.

The pocket on the flip side is the domed edge of the kraft tag.

This gives us a spot to tuck in a pretty bookmark and a little tea wallet.

Ciao Bella Cozy Moments Altered Christmas Tag Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I created this interactive tag base, I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial on my You Tube Channel.

I hope you’ll give this fun, interactive tag design a try!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note:  Some items may be out of stock or no longer available. Spellbinders Club Kits are available to new subscribers on the 10th of the month, or can be purchased without a club membership on the 27th of the month.

Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial

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Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial: June 2024 Birthday Card of the Month

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and I have a Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you.  It’s the 3rd installment of our Fairy Month Tutorials, and our June 2024 Birthday Card of the Month.  If you missed out on the Fairy Tag Box Tutorial and the Fairy Banner Tutorial, you can get caught up now.

Once again, we will be using products from Ciao Bella Enchanted Land and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.  I’ve also tagged the Enchated Land products in the video as they are a little bit hard to find.

Before we jump to the video tutorial, I’d like to share a few of my favorite elements on this lovely card.

The Fairiest of Them All Shaker Box

This might be one of my very favorite shaker box projects, friends.  I hope you can spy the sweet little mushroom house in the corner of the Reneabouquets Blue Patina Violet Frame.  My goal was to create an illusion of our lovely “Fairiest of Them All” floating above her mushroom mansion. I think I want to  live there when I grow up.  How about you?

See that pretty metal clip in the top left hand corner?  It’s actually a bookmark, and slides out from behind the front cover.  It’s another goodie from the Reneabouquets shop.  I attached a sweet fairy trinket charm below the cabochon, but it flipped when I was taking this photo.  It shows up in other photos, though.

The Woodland Snail

Snail images fill me with delight.  How about you?  This handsome woodland snail is moon-bathing on a wooden stump surrounded by fragrant flowers and soft feathers left behind by a sweet songbird. .  Our fairy spilled some of the “Dreams Come True” beads from her magical bottle, so he’s having lovely dreams.

TIP:  Save the center from chipboard wreaths!  The leafy chipboard piece beneath our wood slice was once the center of a chipboard wreath!

Butterfly Airlines

Our Fairiest of Them All travels in style on a glittering butterfly steed.  Looks like some of the Dreams Come True beads spilled out as they were coming in for a landing, doesn’t it?

A Peek Inside

Here’s a quick peek inside the card.  You will see more details, learn how to create the shaker box and the card front in the video tutorial below.

Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this video tutorial.

We have one more week of Fairy Month tutorials to look forward to.  Next Wednesday will be our Flower of the Month tutorial.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about Fairy Month, and am open to suggestions for other themed monthly tutorials.  Next month will be Christmas in July, but would you enjoy a sunflower themed month?  Maybe sewing?  Or beach?  Let me hear from you in the comment section below, and I’ll see what I can do.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  And I’ve provided basic measurements in the description box below this video on my YouTube channel.

Wishing you a Wonderful Wednesday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Squeeze the Day Card Folio

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Squeeze the Day Card Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2024 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Squeeze the Day Card Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2024 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  You can find a list of all the blogs in the hop at the bottom of this post.

Our theme this month is “Bright Summer Colors”.  I reached into my stash and found these bright yellow and aqua mulberry flowers (link below the post) Aqua Baker’s Twine, and Houndstooth Ribbon to play with.  They go perfectly with the colors in this Simple Stories Vintage Twist Paper Collection and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.

Posies and Bows

This bright, beautiful Aqua Chrysanthemum and lemon yellow Cherry Blossoms are the perfect color match for my Squeeze the Day card.  (I like to use my fingers to open the inside petals of the Cherry Blossom blooms.  This makes them the perfect “mid-sized” flower. )

A loopy bow tied with 3/8″ black houndstooth ribbon and a loopy Aqua Baker’s Twine bow tuck neatly under the flowers.  Try tucking some itty bitty Sweetheart blossoms into the mix.

A Peek Inside

Carry the lemon yellow/aqua/black theme inside the card with more pretty papers.

TIP: Adhere just the bottom edge of some ephemera to create pretty little tuck spots behind the flap element.  Then add a little tea bag and note card to the tuck spots.  The bottom pocket is the perfect place to tuck in a bonus tea wallet.

This time I went for an aqua tea bag!  There’s a honey crystal packet tucked into the tea wallet, too.

On With the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs below for even more Bright Summer Color inspiration.  Finish up over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered into a drawing for a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and the free Digital Stamp Set of your Choice.  Here’s the list:

Ginny, Gloria, Kathy (you are here), Cheryl, Bonnie, Misty, Karen, RRR Blog

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial

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Ciao Bella Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have an Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial to share with you.  June is “Fairy Month” here at Kathy by Design, and all our tutorials feature paper pretties from Ciao Bella Enchanted Land collection and Reneabouquets.  Today we’ve invited the newly released Spellbinders 3-D Sealed Botanical Wax Seals and Scallop Labels and Tags to our little party.  So grab a cuppa and a snack and get ready for some Wonderful Wednesday inspiration.

From Scallop Label to Banner Pennant

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It’s always exciting when you find a new way to make a banner!  Turns out that if you flip a Spellbinders Scallop Labels and Tag die upside down, it makes a wonderful shaped pennant on a banner!  The die set has 11 pieces: 5 nesting labels (or pennants) and one cute tag.  I’ll show you how to pair these dies up in the video tutorial below.

Mushroom Houses

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OK, so true confession: I have a soft spot for mushroom houses.  This collection features several whimsical designs, and I ant to live in one of them when I grow up!  Embellish the pennant with a sparkly Reneabouquets Butterfly, Bitty Hummingbird and a Spellbinders Forest Mushrooms Wax Seal, and you are good to go!

Mushroom Nest of jewels

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How about these darling mushrooms all snugged up in a little nest with fairy jewels and itty bitty posies? Does it get any more enchanted than this?

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Well, we could add a lovely Reneabouquets frame, turn it into a shaker box and add another sparkly butterfly.  That’s pretty magical, don’t you think?

Or, we could pay a visit to this charming itty bitty mushroom house in an itty bitty mason jar.  Yes, friends…I was like a child at play while making this project.  It was good for my soul!

Ciao Bella Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to watch this fairy banner come together, take a closer look at supplies and learn how to “fix” a wax seal that’s gone wrong, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

Are you enjoying Fairy Month?  I know I am!  And next week is the Birthday Card of the Month with more sweet fairy frolics!

Tomorrow is the Really Reasonable Ribbon  Blog Hop.  It’s not a fairy project, but it is mighty sweet!  I hope to see you then!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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