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Charm of a Garden Slimline Card Folio

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Charm of a Garden Slimline Card Folio with Prima In Full Bloom for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  How adorable is this Charm of a Garden Slimline Card Folio?  What fun I had creating this lovely little springtime garden scene with Prima In Full Bloom paper collection.  I dressed it all up with lovely trims and spring florals from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

You may recognize the  Queen Anne’s Lace from our February Flower of the Month tutorial.  I had one extra bloom left, and it worked perfectly with this design.  It’s so pretty with that Coral Rose Mini Check Bow tucked behind it.

Pink and yellow are a beautiful color combination for springtime, so I created a border on the left hand side using both the Coral Rose Mini Check and Buttercup Double Faced Satin Ribbon.  Then I brought in a white sweetheart blossom, Mixed Pastel Magnolia blossom and a lovely  Mixed Pink Trellis Rose from the RRR shop.

A Peek Inside

Ribbon plays an important role inside this sweet card, too.  Pink Seam Binding acts as the closure for the double waterfall folio on the top of the card.

And it also helps to dress up a cute little tag that’s inside the pocket. Did you spy the darling little enamel bunny charm on the tag?  Be still my heart!

Charm of a Garden Slimline Card Folio Project Share on YouTube

I thought you might enjoy seeing more of the details of this card, so I created a short project share video on my YouTube channel.  I hope you enjoy!

You can find a linked supply list below this blog post.

I hope the weather where you are is warming up enough that you can get out and dig in the dirt.  It’s such good therapy to be out in the sunshine under God’s blue sky.  Speaking of which, I need to go get my little back yard flower bed spruced up for spring!

You can also purchase this item in my Etsy Shop. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2023 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2023 Blog Hop: Bright Summer Colors

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2023 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  You can find the complete blog hop list over on the RRR Blog.

Our theme this month is Summer and/or Bright Summer Colors.  Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a treat from the freezer, so I created this cute popsicle themed Slimline Card using 1/2″ Checkered Ribbon with a Stitched  Edge.  This ribbon comes in several colors, and is a great choice for summer cards.

White Chrysanthemums are such a cheery addition to this summery card, and they provide a nice contrast to all the bold colors in the card design.  Amp up the playful feel by adding  some White Spiral Stamens and Bead/Berry Sprays to the flower clusters.

TIP: Create a colorful ribbon belly band behind the card title.  First, apply 1/2″ Scor-Tape across the center of the yellow die cut panel.  Leave the ends long so that when you attach the ribbon to the tape, you can wrap them around the back side of the panel.

A Peek Inside

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The inside of this card carries out the frozen treat theme with a gift card pocket and an ice cream cone greeting.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what summery goodness Cheryl has prepared for you to enjoy. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and enter the drawing for a $10 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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10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway

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Hello, Friends!  This week I’m celebrating a major milestone with a 10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!  On January 13, 2013, I took the plunge into blog land with my very first blog post. I knew absolutely nothing about blogging (except that I enjoyed reading blog posts from my favorite crafters).  My tech skills were pretty much non-existent.  But I had a strong desire to educate and inspire other crafters about the joys of working with paper. So I plunged in and have never looked back.

Ten years of blogging represents countless hours sitting in front of a screen tapping out posts, thousands of hours of behind the scenes editing photos, self-education, experimenting, picking up spilled buttons (and sequins and glitter, sadly!) and tens of thousands of hours of pure pleasure spent playing with paper.  A few of  you have been on this journey with me from the very beginning; some of  you have only recently discovered Kathy by Design. To all of you, a great big thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking this wild ride with me.  You are the best blog buddies out there, and I am thankful for the many meaningful online relationships forged because of this blog.

So, a giveaway seems to be in order.  Actually…more than one giveaway…but all will be revealed as the week goes on!  Let’s get down to business with today’s Make & Take Tuesday Tutorial, shall we?

Cupid’s Sweetheart Café Slimline Tea Party in a Box with Reneabouquets

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Valentine’s Day is coming up hard and fast, and PhotoPlay paper has released a gorgeous collection to help us celebrate.  The thing I love the most about Cupid’s Sweetheart Café (apart from the name) is the fact that this is so much more than just a Valentine’s Day collection.  So today I’m going to show you how to create a non-Valentine project with these pretty papers!

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Of course, you could use this 4″ x 8 1/2″ Tea Party in a Box Shaker card as a Valentine if you wanted to.  But it also makes a lovely birthday, get well, or friendship card.  I’ve dressed up the paper collection with some beautiful roses, ribbons and Reneabouquets paper pretties.

I think you’ll enjoy the simple construction of the card cover.  I let the patterned papers, roses,  chippies and  shaker element do all the heavy lifting.  The tutorial shows you how to create the cut-away slimline card base.  I did not have time to do a tutorial for the inside of the card.  But, you can learn how to create all kinds of pockets, including box pockets,  in THIS Papercrafting 101 tutorial.

A Peek Inside

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The inside of the card is so much fun with all the beautiful patterned papers.  And how do you feel about pink with red?  It’s not a color combo I use all the time, but it works here, I think.

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This tea party in a box consists of a wrapped tea sachet, cookie treat, honey stick and a little sleeve of Dove chocolates.  It’s the perfect way to send a little love!

10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway and Tutorial on my YouTube Channel

You can find out what I’m giving away today and learn how to make this sweet Tea Party in a Box card over on my YouTube channel.  To enter the giveaway you need to:

  • Subscribe to my YouTube channel.
  • Leave a comment on the YouTube channel, not here on the blog.
  • Live in the Continental US (sorry that International shipping is so expensive.
  • Watch and comment before 12 NOON EST on Friday, January 13th.
  • Winner will be announced on my YouTube channel on Saturday, January 14th.

I hope you enjoy the video tutorial:

I will have another giveaway on my BLOG tomorrow, and a final giveaway that I will announce on Saturday on my YouTube channel!  So lots of fun and celebration at Kathy by Design this week.  Thanks for helping me party!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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Victorian Christmas Memories Slimline Card

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Victorian Christmas Memories Slimline Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  I think you are going to enjoy the Victorian Christmas Memories Slimline Card that I have to share with you today.  It’s filled with sweet nostalgic images, rich colors and adorned with gorgeous Christmas plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Once again, I’ve pulled my Mixed Media boots out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight to create this dreamy slimline card.  Of course, Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and Printed Beautiful Board looks right at home nestled in with these stunning ribbons and trims! Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Bringing Home the Christmas Wreath

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This sweet winter pixie is dreaming about ice skating on the pond as she bringing home the Christmas wreath!  Perhaps our Christmas Lovebirds will build their winter nest in it’s sheltering branches. It looks like they have “borrowed” a bit of the holiday ribbon to help keep themselves warm, doesn’t It?

TIP:  Create your own snow flurries by spattering the background papers with diluted ivory chalk paint.

TIP:  Add a small wood slice and pine branches to create a magical woodland vibe in your card.  Machine stitched edges, painted jingle bells, and beautiful bows make this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ card display-worthy!

A Peek Inside

Stamp a golden wreath inside the card, then add a simple Christmas greeting for the win.  The side pocket holds a delicious Christmas tea bag and honey stick.  Now our card can double as a gift!

Don’t you wish we could step into this card and feel the crisp winter air bite at our cheeks, hear the sweet birds singing, and smell the aroma of the freshly cut pine?  Well, we can if we just use our imagination!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a dreamy Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for you today.  This is one of those special card creations that works as a gift, and as Christmas décor, too!  I’ve dressed it up with some vintage crocheted lace and altered Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.

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How much do we love this romantic skating couple?  Only in my dreams could I ever be as graceful as the fur-clad beauty featured on this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card.    This image was a scrap left after creating a vintage folio that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  (Yes, it’s been a very busy week in the studio!)  It’s hard for the camera to pick up the shimmer and sparkle of the embossing powder that I used to alter the chipboard, but hopefully you will see it more clearly in the video tutorial.

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TIP: Alter the appearance of silver tone charms with a bit of Ivory Chalk paint.  Dry brush the paint on the skates and snowflake charms.  Let them dry , then lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Mist lightly with water, then dry again.  A final brush of Ivory Chalk Paint lends a vintage, slightly grungy appearance that blends well with the card.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  There’s lots of room behind the flap page to write a message, a recipe, or a Christmas poem.  You could also place a photo here.

The box pocket has room for a Christmas tea bag, honey stick, cookie packet, Ghirardelli Snowman, vintage gold and silver plated demitasse spoon, peppermint stick and a journal card.  The back of the journal card is lined so you can write a note with ease.

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create the slimline card base, build the box pocket and decorate the cover,  please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

If you’d like to see other Yuletide projects, please click HERE. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  But since this is Throwback Thursday, some items I’ve pulled from my stash may no longer be available for purchase.  You can search through your stash to see what you can use in their place.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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