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Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for this Throwback Thursday Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial?  It’s just loaded with fall goodness from top to bottom and side to side! This Simple Stories collection came out in 2021, but it’s still one of my favorite autumn collections.  When I found myself wanting to make a little project that could double as a bit of fall home décor, I knew this was just the right paper to work with!

Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My focus for this tutorial was on sharing tips for adding lots of texture and layers.  You will learn how to build the 6×6 easel card base, see how I turned the chipboard frame into a shaker box, find out how to layer the leaves and flowers around the box, and how to add the pocket/stopper on the inside of the card.

Bee-Utiful Shaker Box Embellishment

Autumn Splendor Shaker Box Embellishment by Kathy Clement

Chipboard frames lend themselves beautifully to being transformed into a shaker box!  It’s just too easy NOT to do it!  Here’s how:

  • First, lightly sand the surface of the frame so you can add a little color with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I do this by smooshing the ink pad on my non-stick craft sheet.  Then I spritz the ink with a little water so that bead of color form.  Next, I tap the frame lightly into the beads and heat dry.  Repeat this process until you are happy with the way the frame looks.
  • Now, back the frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape or Red Line Tape.  Then adhere clear acrylic cardstock (acetate) to the back of the frame.  Follow up with 3 rows of 1/8″ foam adhesive strips.
  • Next, cut the bee and woodgrain paper to fit the back of the frame.
  • Then, place the frame face down and fill with your shaker elements.
  • Finally, remove the foam adhesive liner and adhere the patterned paper to the back of the box.
Adding Texture and Visual Interest

Flowers, ribbon and burlap string add great texture to the card composition.  I dug into my stash of retired Petaloo flowers and found these lovely textured blooms.

**Note: I added the chipboard pumpkin to my card AFTER I finished the video tutorial.  In the process of cleaning my desk, I found it buried under a scrap of paper.  It fit so nicely behind the flower that I just had to tuck it in.  If you decide to add it, too, make your life easier by adding it in BEFORE you glue down the flower!

Embellishments can help “tell the story” on a card when they are used well.  This little embellishment cluster features a monocle charm, acorn charm and bee charm all strung on burlap string and topped with a gingham bow.

A Peek Inside

We’ll decorate the inside of the card together, so I won’t bore you with details.  I just thought you might like to see some photos.

Create a 5 1/2″ photo wallet with leftover bits of cardstock and paper.  Then dress up the cover with some of your ephemera bits.

Tuck a little Pumpkin Spice tea bag inside as a special treat.  This would also be a great place to add your favorite gingerbread or tea bread recipe.

Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to see how this pretty card comes together, please enjoy the video tutorial.

Did you enjoy this Throwback Thursday?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday Tutorials are designed to inspire you to use retired papers and embellishments from your stash.  For that reason, not all items can be readily found online.  I will link whenever possible, but if an item is missing from the list, it is because I couldn’t find it.  Thanks for understanding!

 

 

Lovely Lemons Shaker Card Tutorial

Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Lovely Lemons Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Because summer and citrus go together I’m offering up a Lovely Lemons Shaker Card Tutorial.  Yes, friends, it’s Throwback Thursday again at long last!  It’s been a busy summer, and I have fallen behind in work, in housekeeping, in answering mail and responding to comments on the blog.  How life gets so busy, I’ll never know.  But I was determined to get a Throwback Thursday tutorial out to you this week.  And I did it!  Phew!

Lovely Lemons and Buzzing Bees

This throwback Thursday takes us back to 2019 when Prima Marketing released their luscious Fruit Paradise collection.  Oh, how I love the fruit images and summer color palette of these papers!

I’ve paired the papers up with some scrumptious Lemon Beautiful Board, summery blossoms and Bee embellishments from Reneabouquets.  Every time I look at this card, all I can think about is lemon meringue pie!

Reneabouquets Honey Roses and Gardenias Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Did you spy the little shaker window on the right hand side of the card?  You will learn how to make that with the Spellbinders June 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.  It’s a quick and fairly easy way to make a shaker element.

Reneabouquets Sugar Bee Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This busy bee is drawn to the flowers like….well bees to honey, I suppose!  I’ll link the flowers in the supply list at the end of this post.

A Peek Inside

Prima Fruit Paradise Tea Party Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The lemon theme carries over to the inside of the card…which doubles as a gift.

There’s a gift card pocket on the top of the card along with a little note card and room to add a photo…or a recipe for something lemony and delicious!

The box pocket has a tea wallet, honey stick, vintage spoon and cookie packet.  When the treats are consumed, you could store your favorite lemon recipes in the pocket.  Then display the card in your kitchen as part of your home décor.

Lovely Lemons Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to put this layered card together, just click the play button and enjoy!

 

I hope you enjoyed!  If you’d like to see other Throwback Thursday tutorials, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Please note: Throwback Thursday posts are designed to encourage you to dig into your stash of lovely older paper collections.  Sometimes the products I use are no longer available for purchase.  If I do not link a product, it’s because I could not find it for you.  Thanks for understanding!

Independence Day Star Spangled Slimline Shaker Card

Photoplay America the Beautiful Slimline Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Independence Day Star Spangled Slimline Shaker Card

Happy 4th of July, Friends!  I’m just popping in to share this Star Spangled Slimline Shaker card with you, and to wish you a day of great celebration.  It’s been 245 years since the Declaration of Independence was signed.  (If you haven’t read that brilliant document in a while, you might want to refresh your memory. ) I love this quote from John Adams regarding the importance of this day in history:

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

I sought to capture that spirit of celebration in this slimline shaker card made with Photoplay’s America the Beautiful Collection.  Let’s take a look at how this card came together.

Step by Step

  • Begin by folding a Photoplay Slimline Card Base in half to create an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ top fold card.
  • Next, cut panel of red cardstock to fit the front of the card.
  • Now cut out the 4×6 journal card and the star pattern from the journal card that is beside it. Cut the stars so that they flank the Independence Day sentiment.
  • Stitch the Independence Day sentiment and the right hand panel to the red cardstock base.
  • Now back the left hand star panel with chipboard, wrap it with patriotic ribbon and adhere on the left hand side of the card.
  • Cut a rectangular frame from a piece of white matboard.  Heat emboss with red glitter embossing powder.  Then back with clear cardstock and foam tape to make a shaker box.
  • Next, adhere the ticket and circle ephemera to the Independence Day panel.
  • Now place patriotic sequins (linked below) on the panel and press the shaker frame in place.
  • Then tie the ribbon in a square knot, top with blue roses and patriotic charms and add glitter buttons on the left.
  • Finally, adhere the star ephemera to a blue glitter clothespin, top with flowers and adhere on the right.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside.  This one makes me think of a 4th of July Parade Float.

I hope everyone has a safe, and happy 4th of July celebration today.  Take a moment to pause and think about the brave men and women who made this day possible for us.  Then take another moment to thank God for this great nation.  As the words of the song say, “America, America…God shed His grace on thee.  And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!”

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Alice Meets the Queen of Hearts Shaker Card

Lemoncraft Delicious Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Alice Meets the Queen of Hearts Shaker Card with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Meet me in the rose garden and we’ll have a chat about this Alice Meets the Queen of Hearts Shaker Card.  This whimsical creation is made with the very last bits of my Lemoncraft Delicious papers and some Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.  Oh, the fun I have had with this paper collection!  You can see other creations made with these lovely papers HERE and HERE.

Reneabouquets Alice Printed Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Today I’ve paired the papers up with some of my Reneabouquets goodies.  I found a lovely selection of Alice themed Printed Beautiful Board in the shop and thought it worked well with the tea themed papers.  Remember when Alice and the Queen of Hearts played croquet together in the rose garden?  And the croquet balls were hedgehogs!  That is one of my favorite chapters from the book!

The Shaker Element

This Butterfly Flourish Frame makes the perfect backdrop for Alice and the Queen of Hearts.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, heat emboss a Medium Butterfly Flourish Frame with Vintage Champagne Wow embossing powder.
  • Next, trace the inside of the frame onto clear cardstock.  Use a stylus to do this so you don’t leave marks on the acetate.  Then when you cut it out, cut the outside edge.
  • Now adhere the acetate to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then back the frame with 3 rows of 1/8″ foam adhesive.
  • Place your sequins where you want them on the card panel, then press the frame in place.
  • Finally, place foam adhesive or dimensionals on the back of the Red Queen and Alice Printed Beautiful Board and adhere on each side of the frame.

I think it’s extra fun that the finished frame sort of resembles the mirror from Through the Looking Glass.

Other Details

Every rose garden needs a butterfly!  This one was the perfect match for my gold dusted red roses.  A silver tone tea cup charm tucked into the bow cluster just seemed like the right thing to do.  And I dug through my vintage black buttons to find these beauties.  Aren’t they fun?

Do you see the little mushrooms peeking out from the rose garden?  Perhaps this butterfly was once the Caterpillar from our story.  Who knows?

A Peek Inside

I tucked a couple of goodies inside the pocket.

I found this tag while digging around in my stash, and could not resist adding it to the mix.

Enabler Alert: Printed Beautiful Board Sale at Reneabouquets

You’ll be happy to know that the Reneabouquets Shop is putting all their Printed Beautiful Board on sale starting July 1st.   So if you’ve been eyeing some of the gorgeous Printed Beautiful Board I’ve been sharing here, this is the time to add it to your stash. Here’s the information about that:

For the month of July we are offering our once a year special coupon for 15% off
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into my imagination and creative process.  Sometimes, like Alice, I get completely lost and have the most wonderful adventures.

You’ll find a linked supply list below.  And if you’d like to add this card to your stash, you can find it in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card

Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to Choose Happy with a Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card.  Gorgeous aqua ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club are the perfect color match for this pretty botanical card.

Rows of Ribbon

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know how much I like to use ribbons as a border on a card.  Here you can see that I’ve actually created rows of ribbon on each end of this 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card.  On the right, Tropic Swiss Dots Satin makes the row of black buttons pop off the page.

Next, I built my own key embellishment with a large key and a bronze bee charm.  First I rubbed the key with Little Birdie Patina Wax.  Then it was the bee’s turn to get a vintage finish.  Finally, I super glued the bee t the key to create my own custom embellishment.

The flower cluster on the left is backed by a double row of ribbon.  First I attached Tropic Diamond Satin Ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-tape.  To add another layer of interest, I attached Tropic Swiss Dot Satin with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  Next, tie a black burlap string bow to ground all those tropical hues.  Brush flowers with more of the Patina Wax and adhere on top of the bow cluster.  Finally, tap a resin keyhole with wax and tuck it into the bow arrangement.

The Shaker Window

Create the shaker window from one of the journal cards in the paper collection.

  • First, use a craft knife to cut out the white center of the journal card. This is easiest when you cut from corner to opposite corner in each direction.  Then you can get in with your scissors and neatly trim out all the white.
  • Then adhere a panel of clear cardstock (acetate) to the back of the frame.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape around the opening .
  • When your background is ready, you simply place your shaker elements on the background, then adhere the frame on top.  I built a little scene inside my window using the ephemera from the collection.  Then I added a few Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies to the shaker mix just for fun.
A Peek Inside

Did I forget to mention that this is a tea party in a box?

No chocolate in this tea party because the weather is just too hot to send chocolate through the mail.  So I put in an extra pretty little spoon that my friend Sara Emily sent me in the mail.

I just love making these tea party in a box cards.  They make the best little gifts!

Did I share some ideas and tips that you can use in your next craft adventure?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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