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Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card

Photoplay Hop to It Window Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

 Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card with Photoplay Hop To It!

Hello, Friends!  Let’s take a trip down memory lane today as I share this adorable Bunny Hop Window Shaker Card.  Do you remember the Bunny Hop ?  I confess, I am old enough to remember doing this dance at birthday parties when I was a *very* little girl.  The tune kept going through my mind as I was creating this card with Photoplay’s new Hop To It Spring papers. For those of you old enough to remember the craze, now it will be stuck in your head all day, too.

Photoplay Build a Window #9 Die

How did I create this 4 1/4″ x 9″ slimline card?  Well, it wasn’t as hard as you might think.  Thanks to the Photoplay Build a Window #9 Slimline dies, it actually came together pretty quickly.  This set of dies allows you to lay out a card design in any configuration you choose.  You simply layer your patterned paper over a cardstock layer, arrange the dies, then die cut.  The dies did all the heavy lifting, and I just had to add the details. How fun is that?

  • First, die cut the scalloped base using Photoplay#9 Stitched Scalloped Die.
  • Then measure the patterned paper to fit over the base.  You can use one solid piece, or cut different patterns and piece them in as I did here.
  • Next, layer your patterned paper for the frame over a plain “not too heavy” cardstock.  Arrange the window dies inside the frame and hold in place with a bit of tape.
  • Now run the die through your machine to cut the card front.
  • Then back the frame with clear acrylic cardstock add foam tape, and place your shaker mix on the scalloped card base.
  • Place Hop to It stickers and ephemera to create a scene, and you’ve got a shaker window card!
A Peek Inside

The colors and patterns in this collection are what I call “happy paper.”  I had fun dressing up the inside with pockets, tags, stickers, ephemera and a nice sentiment panel.

Create a couple of cute tags with stickers, ephemera and cardstock scraps.  I’ve been teaching myself how to  make tassels from embroidery floss, so I added one to that cute l’il tag just for fun!

I know it’s still winter, but it’s never too early to get pretty spring papers out and play.  Working with this cute collection really brightened my mood on a cold and gloomy winter day.  I hope it does the same for you, wherever you are.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop:  Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Blog Hop.  You should be arriving here filled with inspiration after visiting Ginny’s beautiful blog. We are welcoming Spring this month with the luscious Purple and Green Ribbon Club Assortment.

Really Reasonable Ribbon February 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio

Stamperia Flower Alphabet Springtime Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The ribbon club is so lovely this month, that I had a hard time choosing which ribbons to work with.  A quick tour through my springtime papers revealed this gorgeous Flower Alphabet collection from Stamperia.  The daisy images were the perfect match for the ribbons in the club.

The folio measures 7″ x 7″ to accommodate the large images in the paper collection.

Dressing the front of the folio up with lace panels, creamy ivory florals, Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and those gorgeous Daisies on Green Satin Ribbon made for a pretty scene.  A Grape Taffeta Ribbon closure adds a pop of color and helps bring out the colors in the chipboard.

I just love the way all these elements work together.  It makes me feel like I’m looking out the window, watching spring unfold its beauty.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio has a slash pocket filled with pretty treasures, and a side pocket filled with tasty treats.

More Details

This little flap page has a side opening and a bottom opening.

There’s a secret message inside the flap.

And room for photos when you lift the front cover up.

The pretty center panel is a waterfall mechanism with a spring arbor hidden beneath.

TIP: Add strength and beauty to the album spine by wrapping it with 3/8″ Green and Purple Plaid Satin ribbon from the Club.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  If you answer Bonnie’s question of the month, you’ll be entered to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not subscribed to the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  Each month of the year, you’ll receive a lovely themed ribbon collection filled with unique and beautiful goodies to add to your handmade items.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year!   You can find out how to join HERE.

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

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I have this adorable Bunny Open House Shaker Tutorial for you.  I know it’s still winter, but I’m already tired of it.  So I’ve decided it’s time to pull out the spring papers, colors, flowers and ribbons!  The groundhog may have said 6 more weeks of winter, but it’s springtime here in the studio!

Stamperia Celebrations Spellbinders Open House Spring Dies Bunny Shaker Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

These adorable bunnies are decorating for spring with a floral wreath, colorful banner and pretty posies.  It’s hard not to smile at these cute Open House Spring Dies from Spellbinders. They are a seasonal add-on for the Open Door House Base Die, which I do not have. But I did have a chipboard Palladian window in my stash, which worked great!

Springy paper was a must for this creation, so I turned to Stamperia Celebrations paper pad.  The color palette and playful vibe were perfect for this project.  Here are the basics for putting this card together:

  • First, dry brush the chipboard window with ivory chalk paint.  Let some of the chipboard base peek through to create a weathered wood look.
  • Next, spatter the window with pink chalk paint.  Heat dry.
  • Now, back with a piece of clear cardstock and 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to form a shaker window.
  • Then score an 11″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock at 4″, 4 1/4″, 8 1/4″ and 8 1/2″ to form the tri-fold card base with 1/4″ spines.
  • Cut light grey cardstock just a hair below 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″.
  • Then cut patterned paper just a hair below 3 5/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Cut grey cardstock for the short flap panel at 2 3/8″ x 8 3/8″
  • Then cut patterned paper at 2 1/8″ x 8 1/8″.
  • Place your shaker mix on the top half of the card and press the shaker frame over it.
Making the Wreath

Die cut the wreath 3 times: once from heavy cardstock, then twice from patterned paper.  Place small foam between the wreath layers.  Stagger the leaves to hide the foam squares.  This makes a nice, full wreath.  Die cut the bitty flowers from pink patterned paper.  Adhere to the card base and place a Spellbinders Creative Essentials Gem in the center of each one.

Die cut the bunny bodies from heavy cardstock and patterned paper.

TIP:  Create bunny bow ties with the “stem” of the balloon die.  Then place a gem in the middle.

The Posies and the Welcome Mat

Spellbinders Spring Open House Shaker Card Stampeira Celebrations by kathy Clement Photo 01

Now we get to make the posies and the welcome mat. Die cut a nice pile of double and single posy leaves.  The centers of the posy glue over one another.  To make this easier, I used the circle from the top of the balloon die as a base.  First I placed a dot of glue right in the center of the circle.  Then I started adding the petal layers one at a time.  Stagger the petals to create a pretty, full flower.  Then adhere the flower center.

A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of the card with pretty papers, fussy cuts, and a pocket.

There’s room to add a tea bag and honey stick in the pocket.  And you can write your own greeting on the sentiment panel.

Bunny Open House Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to watch me create this Bunny Open House Shaker Card, please enjoy this video tutorial.

Winter seems more bearable when we break out our pretty spring papers, doesn’t it?  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  Thanks for watching!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden for Throwback Thursday

Memory Place Peter's World Peter Rabbit's Flower Garden Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden Spring Décor Card for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Spring has sprung, so for today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re going to pop in and pay a visit to Peter Rabbit’s Flower Garden.  This home décor style card is made with bits and bobs left over from my Memory Place Peter’s World paper collection.   You might remember the little Peter Cottontail Folio Kit I made a while back with these sweet papers.   I still love these classic images and vintage style patterns.

Peter Rabbit's Flower Garden by Kathy Clement Memory Place Peter's World Collection Photo 01

It turns out that Peter is quite the gardener!  Look at the gorgeous array of blossoms in his spring garden!  This 5 1/2″ square top fold card is all about dimension and texture.  I used some sneaky tricks to create a dimensional scene that pops off the page.

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ top fold card base.  Stitch a layer of patterned paper onto a 5 1/4″ square of white cardstock and adhere to the card base.
  • Now, fussy cut the image from patterned paper.  Leave the bottom edge intact.  Just trim around the sides, the flowers and peter’s upper body.
  • Next, tuck the script that was around  the edges of this panel behind Peter’s body.  If you attach this paper with foam dots, it creates that extra layer of dimension .
  • Now adhere the right hand edge of the leafy area to the right hand edge of your card base.  Don’t place any adhesive on the bottom or top…just the leafy area.
  • Then repeat this same step on the left.  When you adhere it to the card base, gently push it toward the center of the image to create a bowed effect.
  • Next place a leaves, hollyhocks, beaded grass and a large blossom behind Peter’s body.

Add the rest of your flowers.  Fussy cut the label and adhere with the same “bowed” technique.  And don’t forget to add some little blue buttons, as Peter has once again lost his.

The Bow Cluster

Tie a 3″ double loop bow from Blue Topaz Argyle Print Satin Ribbon.  Top it with a Baker’s Twine bow and another flower.  I found these cute charms in my stash and dangled them from the bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket to the inside of the card so you can tuck in a tag and a tea bag.

And there’s room on the tag to write a wee note.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, trick and ideas that you can use in your next card making adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Since Throwback Thursday posts feature older, retired collections and paper pretties from my stash, I may not always be able to  link to all supplies used.  Thanks for understanding!

  • Memory Place Peter’s World Paper Collection
  • Trims
  • Little Birdie Flowers
    • Elsie Moon Light Flowers (out of stock in Moon Light)
  • Charms from my stash (many of my charms are given to me as gifts, so I have no idea where they came from.  Check the Funkie Junkie Boutique, ButterBee Scraps and Hobby Lobby)

Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet

Memory Place Peter's World Slimline Tea Wallet Kathy Clement Photo 01

Bunny Week: Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Bunny Week make is a super simple Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Card. Once again, I am working with scraps from Memory Place “Peter’s World” paper collection. (Linked below).  Like all slimline cards, this one measures 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.  This is a very quick and easy make, fun to give, and easily adaptable for any theme or occasion.

Peter Cottontail Slimline Tea Wallet Tips and Tricks

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of gray cardstock on the long side (landscape orientation) at 3 1/2″, 7″, and 10 1/2″.
  • Now fold along the scored lines to form a side opening slimline card base.
  • Next, machine stitch the focal image on a panel of  3″ x 8 1/8″ cream cardstock.  My panel of designer paper was about 2 3/4″ x 6″.
  • Then mat this cream panel on a slightly larger panel of light blue cardstock.
  • Now cut a scrap of the carrot pattern to fill in the gap between the focal image and the bottom of the cream cardstock.  Back this panel with foam tape or waste chipboard and adhere below the focal image.
  • Next  wrap half a doily around the left hand side of the cream panel.  Then decorate the card front with flowers and leaves from your stash.  I found another small doily (I think this is an ancient Prima embellishment) .
  • Locate the tab that we saved from yesterday’s post.  Tuck this between the layers on the right hand side of the card.  Affix a resin keyhole here. (Retired Melissa Frances resin)
  • Stamp a greeting on a small tab from the paper collection.
  • Add some burlap bows and your work is done!
A Peek Inside

Line the inside of the card as seen above.  Create a pocket from grey cardstock and adhere it over the 1/2″ flap on the right.  Tuck in some teas that match the paper collection.  Then hold everything together with a lovely little binder clip.

That’s it!  You could easily substitute chocolate for the tea, or mix it up if you prefer.

I have one last bunny project to share with you all tomorrow for Throwback Thursday.  I saved the best for last!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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** Please note.  Many of the items used in today’s project have been in my stash a long time.  I will link to the products I can still find below.  You can substitute goodies from your stash for the other items.