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Lilac Garden Shaker Card Folio

Lilac Garden Shaker Card Folio with RRR and Spellbinders Just Bee-Cause Stamp/DOM Club

Hello, Friends!  This Lilac Garden Shaker Card Folio carries a promise of spring!  January can be a difficult month for many folks with post-holiday and winter blues.  But gardeners (and cardmakers, too) love to dream about springtime in January!  So I pulled out some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon trims and Spellbinders Just Bee-Cause January Stamp/Die of the Month Club supplies to create a dreamy winter garden scene.

Stamp, Emboss, Color, Die Cut…Not So Hard!

I’m still working on my 2023 goal to improve my stamping and coloring skills.  This month’s Clear Stamp/Die of the Month Club was a great way to practice.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, stamp the floral swag twice onto smooth white cardstock using Versamark Ink.
  • Next, heat emboss with Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder.
  • Then tap and swipe the cooled image into puddles of Worn Lipstick, Milled Lavender and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Gently heat dry.
  • Now, use a water brush and Distress Oxide Inks in the same colors to add shading and details to your stamped images.
  • Die cut the images with the matching dies, pop up on foam tape, and arrange around your shaker element.

This process seems to work well for me, and I’m finding it easier all the time!  Yay!

Really Reasonable Ribbon: The Perfect Finishing Touch

For me, ribbon is always the perfect finishing touch on most cards.  This time, I’ve added LIlac Seam Binding Ribbon and Silver Metallic String to complement the pretty lavender/lilac tones in the Prima Plant Department papers.

First I tied a shabby chic bow with the seam binding ribbon.  Then I topped it with a metallic silver bow.  Add a bee charm and rhinestone bauble to more metallic string and tuck into the bow cluster.

Wrap your card panel with a few rows of silver metallic string before you adhere it to the card base for another pop  of sparkle.  It’s a simple technique, but it really works!

A Peek Inside

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The garden party will now adjourn to the inside of the card.  I’ve added a little top flap feature with a sweet little tag pocket.

This flips up to reveal a nice spot for writing a note or adding a photo.

A roomy pocket allows you to tuck in a tea wallet, honey stick and ribbon topped tag.

It’s always fun to color match the tea bag whenever possible.  To make the tea wallet, simply score a scrap of designer paper, then create a belly band closure with another scrap.

Whether you are a card maker or a gardener, I wish you a BEE-utiful day today!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial

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Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Clear Stamp/Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  For our first Throwback Thursday of 2024, I have a  Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial to share with you.  It’s made with Spellbinders January Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club and Echo Park Bee Happy paper collection.  January can be a bit of a dreary month, so I thought this bright and cheery card might add some sunshine to your day.

One of my goals for 2023 was to work on my stamping and coloring skills.  I did make some progress, but I decided I really wanted to dig in deeper in 2024.  There are so many cute stamped images out there, and now that many of them come with matching dies, it really does make things easier.  So, I signed up for the Spellbinders Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club.  Sometimes you’ve gotta put take drastic action to meet a goal, right?

Bees and Honey!

Since I am a huge fan of bees and the lovely honey that they make, I was thrilled that the January Club kit featured both of these themes.  Instead of coloring the honey jar image, I decided to paper piece it.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, stamp the honey jar image on a scrap of light blue patterned heart paper from the Bee Happy Collection. I used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, then I immediately heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I did this on each stamped layer.
  • Then stamp the image a 2nd time on a piece of gold cardstock.
  • Next, stamp the image a third time on a scrap of yellow check patterned paper.
  • Now stamp and heat emboss the bees (gold paper) and the flower swag (white cardstock) and heat emboss as well.
  • Die cut all the pieces with the matching dies.
  • Then trim the inside of the gold honey jar just inside the black embossed lines.  Adhere the “honey” layer inside the blue glass jar.
  • Next, trim out the yellow checkered cloth on the top of the jar.  Back with foam tape and adhere over the blue cloth lid to create extra dimension.
  • Color the flowers with watercolor pencils and a water brush.
How to Make a Small Focal Image Stand Out

The honey jar image is fairly small, and I was afraid it would disappear on this 5″ x 7″ card.  So I matted it on a piece of circular ephemera from the paper collection.  Then I located a 4×4 image from the paper collection and placed the image in the center using foam tape to add extra dimension.  Now this cute little honey jar steals the show.

To echo the circular shapes, I created a wax seal with some mixed beads and the Wax Seal of the Month. (Yep…I joined that club, too.  The wax seals are just so much fun to make!)

A Peek Inside

Doesn’t this paper make you feel happy all over?  You’ll see how I put the inside of this card together in the video tutorial below.

It’s always fun to put a hidden message behind a flip element, isn’t it?

And if you make a honey themed card, you are more or less obligated to add a pocket….

…then fill it with a tea bag and some honey crystals.

Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this cheery card come together, I hope you’ll enjoy the tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Did you have fun today?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You can find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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