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Stamperia Winter Valley Deluxe Tea Party in a Box

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Stamperia Winter Valley Deluxe Tea Party in a Box with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in quickly today to share this Stamperia Winter Valley Deluxe Tea Party in a Box.  This was not a planned project.  A funny thing happened while cleaning up my work desk.  I was putting these lovely papers away one moment, and the next thing I knew I was knee-deep into creating this sweet project.  What can I say?  These papers are delightful, and I could not resist another play date with them.

While there is no tutorial for this project, I did create a little project share video where I’ll share tips and techniques with you.  I’ll add the basic folio measurements in the details box below the video on my YouTube channel.

Winter Moon

This time, I invited some Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board to the party.  How precious is this scene with the children and the deer?  It was such a good match for this paper collection that I just had to invite it in.

A Reneabouquets Holly Corner helped to frame this sweet winter scene.

A Peek Inside

Although I created this to serve as more of a lap book, I did make sure to provide some photos and journaling.  This paper speaks to me of winter creatures and starry skies that I just wanted to let it tell a story.

Loaded with flaps and pockets and even a pop up page, this interactive folio is really fun to flip through.  You’ll see all the details in the video below.

So if  you still have this paper out on your desk, here’s another fun idea to help you bring it to life.  It’s probably one of the sweetest collections I’ve ever worked with, and I wish I’d bought more!  Does that ever happen to  you?

Stamperia Winter Valley Deluxe Tea Party in a Box Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to walk through this darling project with me, I hope you’ll enjoy this project share video.

 

If you missed yesterday’s Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album tutorial, you can find it HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by friends!  Stay cozy!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album Tutorial

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Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m running late today, but I think you’ll forgive me once you see this Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album Tutorial.  It’s just so doggone cute!  The base is made with the Graphic 45 File Folder Die and kraft cardstock.  Quick and easy to make, and versatile (you can dress it up or keep it clean and simple) this is the perfect little stocking stuffer or swap gift.

Good Things in Small Packages

This little cutie measures just 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, but it is a giant when it comes to interactive elements like flips, hidden pockets, and sweet images.

You’ll learn how to make this fun pop up page in the video tutorial.  You can keep it simple with just one pop up element, or go big and add three, as I did here.

Making the pages is quite simple, as you just cut them out with the same file folder die.  No measuring required!

Created to be more of a lap book, or story book, you will also find room for a few small photos on the back of the flip pages.

The little houses in this collection delight me.  They are just so cozy and happy.  Wouldn’t you like to celebrate the holidays in one of them?

Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to take a tour of the Winter Valley paper collection, enjoy a walk-through of the finished album, then learn how to put it all together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for joining, me friends!  Sorry for being late today, but the holiday season has me running a bit behind.  There’s so much to get done, and the days just seem to fly by!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a little project share.  Then Thursday will be our normal Throwback Thursday tutorial.  Isn’t Christmas crafting fun?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Victorian Ice Skates

Stamperia Sweet Winter Victorian Ice Skates: Working with Large Focal Images

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Stamperia Sweet Winter Victorian Ice Skates Card brings back such happy memories from childhood winters.  Living in Vermont, everything froze in the wintertime.  We had a neighbor on our hill who would flood the field beside his house, and when it froze, we had our own neighborhood ice rink.  It was not huge or fancy, and the ice was a bit bumpy.  But that did not impact our fun one bit.  There’s something truly magical about skating outdoors, under a pale blue winter sky, surrounded by trees with snowy branches and winter birds.

Of course, as a girl, I wanted a pair of white ice skates.  But as a girl with three older brothers, what I got was their hand me down black hockey skates.  If I’d had the beautiful white skates I coveted, I would have been able to glide gracefully over the ice instead of spending most of my time on my bottom!   spent more time

Working with Large Focal Images

When I found the image of these skates in my 12×12 pad of Sweet Winter, I knew I wanted to use them on a card.  But they are almost as big as the base of this 5×7 card.  After some thinking, I decided to fussy cut the skates and back them with pieces of waste chipboard.  Then I added foam tape to make them pop off the stitched and layered card background.

This gave me room to tuck flowers, snowflakes, a tag and a dangle element around and behind the image. When working with a large focal image like this, use embellishments to add interest and layers, but let the image be the star of the show.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is simple, but elegant. I added a little flap/turn element and a pocket, of course.

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Tuck a Tim Holtz Christmas image behind the flap along with a small ephemera bit.  The back side of the image provides space to write a personal message.  The pocket holds a little tea bag, honey stick and chocolate snowman to enjoy after the skating party is over.

I’m so thankful for this reminder of the simple joys of childhood.  We didn’t have a lot of the gizmos and gadgets that kids of today have.  Our skates, sleds and snowsuits were all  hand-me-downs…but the fun we had was fresh and new every single day.

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

Wishing you warm winter memories today, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Christmas Shaker Card

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Stamperia Sweet Winter Christmas Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Sweet Winter Christmas Shaker Card sparkles and shines  just like the holiday!  Beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon bows, heat-embossed Reneabouquets snowflakes, die cut glitter leaves, a mixed media shaker frame and frosty gems and sequins mimic the twinkling lights on the tree.   Shades of aqua and pink give it a wonderful vintage feel, too.  And that graceful skater takes me back to the fun back yard ice rinks of my youth.  I, however, was not graceful on skates!  I spent more time picking myself up off the ice than I did gliding over the surface. It was all wonderful fun whether I was gliding upright, or sliding on my bum!

Bluebird Gingham Bow

While I enjoy creating traditional red, green and gold Christmas projects, I also genuinely enjoy creating in a non-traditional color palette. Why? Using a non-traditional color palette means that I can leave this card out on display throughout the winter season, which I like.  It’s like getting more bang for your crafting buck!

I’m also a huge fan of plaid or gingham ribbons and metallic accents on my Christmas cards.  Really Reasonable Ribbon Bluebird Gingham pops against the softer pastel colors of this card.  And silver metallic string adds another layer of sparkle to the design.

A Peek Inside

Everyone knows you need a hot cuppa and a snack to revive yourself after skating out in the cold.  So I added a pocket inside the card and filled it with a seasonal tea bag, honey stick and chocolate treat.  After all, you just burned all those calories out on the ice!  You can afford to have a bit of chocolate indulgence, right?

No matter what color palette you are using on your Christmas projects, you can no doubt find the perfectly matched Really Reasonable Ribbon to dress it up.

Whether you are crafting, or baking, decorating or shopping, I hope you take a minute today to enjoy the beauty and wonder of this season.  It passes so quickly…be sure to make a memory or two!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop

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Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop: Stamperia Sweet Christmas Wall  Hanging

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s lovely blog.  Our theme for the hop this month is “Christmas”.  I dug through my stash of beautiful Christmas papers and ribbons to make this shabby chic mixed media wall  hanging with Stamperia Sweet Winter papers and ephemera.

Shabby Chic Ribbons and Trims

When you are creating a shabby chic project, Robin’s Egg Wrinkled Ribbon and Silver Metallic String are very good choices.  I’ve adorned my mixed media background with sweetheart blossoms, magnolia blossoms, and chrysanthemums  in shades of pink and white.

Mixed Media Background

To create a sparkling holiday background on your patterned paper, begin with a stencil and Festive Berries Distress Ink.  Next, spread Crackle Texture Paste through the stencil and let it dry.  Then, come back a third time and brush Glitter Glaze through the stencil for a sparkly background.  Finish up with a dusting of Rajni Chawla’s Glitter Glass and a spattering of diluted ivory paint. Messy stitching adds another layer of texture to the edges of the wall hanging.

TIP:  Amp up the winter vibe by dry brushing  all the edges of your chipboard and paper with ivory chalk paint.  It really makes things pop!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over the Cheryl’s lovely blog to see what Christmas goodies she has prepared for you.  Be sure to finish up over on the RRR blog so you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon and the digital stamp set of your choice.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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