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Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop

Stamperia Sweet Winter Wall Hanging for the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

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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Spellbinders Festive Bow Christmas Gift Wallet

Spellbinders Festive Bow Christmas Gift Wallet

Hello, Friends!  If you’re a giver of holiday cash or gift cards, this Spellbinders Festive Bow Christmas Gift Wallet is a quick and easy way to dress things up.  As our kids get older, they tend to want a gift card, cash or gift certificate for birthdays and Christmas.  So I’m always looking for a creative way to wrap them, and this Christmas Gift Wallet ticks all the boxes for me.

Poufy Bows and Mixed Media Backgrounds

Remember wearing fancy holiday dresses with satin sashes and poufy bows at the back?  That’s what this fun die makes me think of.

Spellbinders-Festive Bow-Merry and Bright Petite Blooms-Stamperia Winter Tale-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

This bow is generously sized at 5 1/2″ wide, so it made sense to create an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ slimline card base to display it.  Since I already had a nice stack of Stamperia Winter Tales left on my desk after having created yesterday’s Mixed Media Folio, I decided to use up the leftover bits to make this fun project.

TIP: Mix some silver glitter paper in with scraps of designer paper to create a card that sparkles!

You can see that I used the same mixed media technique to create the quilted background for this card.  Friends, it was all on my desk, so I just put it back to work.  This time, I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink to really make the blues pop.

TIP: Dress up your bow with a cluster of Petite Blooms.  Cut them from the scraps of your designer papers, dry brush with chalk paint, then spritz with Faded Denim Mica Mist, or other sparkly stuff.  It’s so pretty in real life, even though the camera doesn’t capture all the shine.

A Peek Inside

I kept the inside simple and sweet with patterned papers, a large pocket and a simple little 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ note card.

Honestly, friends…the details in this paper collection are beyond gorgeous!

There’s room inside the note card to add a small photo, too.  This also helps to personalize the gift.

Spellbinders Festive Bow Christmas Gift Wallet Recipe

I thought you might want the basic instructions for this quick and easy make.

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of light blue cardstock at 4 1/2″ and 9″.  Fold on the scored lines to form an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ slimline card base with a 2″ pocket.
  • Next, cut an 8″ x 4″ panel of designer paper and emboss it with the Geo-Quilt 3-D embossing folder.  Spatter with white chalk paint, paint the edges and brush with Glitter Glaze.
  • Mat this panel on an 8 1/8″ x 4 1/8″  panel of medium blue cardstock, then on an 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panel of silver glitter cardstock.
  • Mat a 1″ strip of silver glitter paper on a 1 1/4″ strip of medium blue paper.  Wrap around the center of the designer paper panel, then adhere to the card front.
  • Die cut the bow pieces and flowers from scraps of designer paper and silver paper.  Then assemble on the card front.
  • Line the inside with 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panels of white cardstock and 8″ x 4″ panels of designer paper.
  • Wrap the pocket with a 1 3/4″ strip of border pattern.  Take the ends around the back side of the card and adhere to secure the pocket.

That’s it!  Easy Peasy!

I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful, restful or creative Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

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

Cheerio,

kathy

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Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial

Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial: Creating the Cover Art

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial!  This is the big finale as we add the cover art and finish the folio.  Always my favorite part of any project, we’ll finish the cover with a mix of beautiful handmade flowers with a sprinkling of pre-made flowers.

Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

If you missed Part 1 (creating the folio base) you can view that video HERE.

Need to get caught up:  You can find Part 2 (creating the internal mechanisms) HERE.

Want to learn how to make a set of super sweet, quick and easy note cardsView Part 3 HERE.

Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial on You Tube

Are you ready to watch the big finale for this folio tutorial?  Then please enjoy this YouTube video.

Have you enjoyed making this folio along with me?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.  You can also find a linked supply list for your shopping convenience.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Part 3 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Sunflower Art Trifold Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Part 3 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial: Sweet and Simple Note Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today we dig into Part 3 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial.  It’s time to finish up the inside of the folio and create a set of four sweet and simple note cards.  Even if you are not making this folio along with me, I think you will find today’s tutorial is a useful tool for those moments when you need to make a quick gift.

We will use just one sheet of 12×12 paper and part of a sheet of 8×8 paper to make these pretty note cards.  Many of you have told me how you struggle when it comes to using patterned papers.  I think this easy technique will help you to break through in that area.

The note cards go into the center box pocket in our folio. Because they are flat, they mail easily.  And I’ll also show you how to dress up a simple kraft envelope.  You could easily make sets of these note cards from any paper collection.  They make great quick gifts or stocking stuffers, too.

Part 3 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to get started with today’s lesson, please enjoy the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Need to Catch Up?

If you need to catch up on the first two installments of this series, here are some links for you.

  • Part 1: Building the wrapped chipboard folio base can be viewed HERE.
  • Part 2: Creating the interior mechanisms can be found HERE.

I’ll be back tomorrow to finish up this tutorial series.  We’ll put the cover art together, which is always my favorite part of any project.

You can find a linked supply list below this post for your shopping convenience.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial:  Creating the Interior Mechanisms

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready to get started with Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial?  Today we are going to make the internal mechanisms.  We’ll be adding a double slash pocket, a box style pocket, a lateral waterfall feature with pockets, and a cute belly band with sweet little envelope tuck ins.  It’s going to be loads of fun.

If you missed Part 1 of this tutorial where we make the base, line the cover with canvas and secure the ribbon closure, you can get caught up HERE.

Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial on YouTube.

Ready to get your craft on?  Then please enjoy today’s video tutorial.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Part 3 of this in depth tutorial.  But here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite.

You can find a linked supply list below this post for your shopping convenience.  I do receive a very small affiliate payment for most of these linked supplies, but it does not in any way raise the cost of the product for you.  These affiliate sales are how I pay for my website so that my posts can be ad-free.  Thanks for your support!

See you tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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