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Cozy Moments Slimline Shaker Card Folio Tutorial

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Ciao Bella Cozy Moments Slimline Shaker Card Folio Tutorial for Wonderful Wednesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and I have a lovely Ciao Bella Cozy Moments Slimline Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you today.  Several of you asked me to do a tutorial based on my Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop Project.  More of you asked me to create another Christmas project using the Cozy Moments collection.  So this Christmas in July Birthday Card of the Month tutorial answers both of those requests.

How to Use Christmas Papers in a Birthday Card Design

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My challenge for this Birthday card of the Month tutorial was to use Christmas papers in the design.  Here are a few tips to help you do the same:

  • First, steer away from more traditional colors and themes in favor of less traditional themes and colors. The strong botanical/farmhouse vibe and neutral color palette of Cozy Moments works well on a birthday card.
  • Add some shabby chic colors and elements to the very neutral color palette. This not only warms it up, but gives it more of a birthday card vibe.   
  • Choose seasonal, but not necessarily holiday embellishments. Pretty Prima Christmas Poinsettias, sparkly  snowflakes and a darling little chipboard element from Reneabouquets help transform this Christmas/winter paper into a birthday card design.
Spellbinders Embroidery Hoops

i appreciate dies that can be used in lots of different ways.  That’s why I designed my Gift Card Wallet Die with such a simple shape.  By scoring the die differently, it makes a great magnetic flap on the card front.

Spellbinders has just released a great sewing themed die collection called Nichol’s Needlework.  I’ll show you how to use one of the wooden embroidery hoops to make the shaker window on the card front.

A Peek Inside

Don’t you love these bunnies? You will learn how to create the magnetic flap closure on this interactive card during the course of the video tutorial.  

Stamped, gold embossed sentiments add a lovely touch of elegance to the card design.

And of course there’s a pocket!

Add a pretty bookmark and gift card wallet to transform the card into a gift.

Cozy Moment Slimline Shaker Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to  learn how to create this Birthday Card of the Month, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

So did I meet the challenge for this Wonderful Wednesday?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

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

Go make something beautiful today, my crafty friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Christmas in July Banner of the Month Tutorial

Christmas in July Banner of the Month Tutorial with Spellbinder Dies & Gnome for Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for our Christmas in July Banner of the Month Tutorial!  This is a quick and easy design thanks to loads of Spellbinder Holiday Dies and great patterns from Echo Park Gnome for Christmas paper collection.  If you are a fan of needlework, Nordic designs, and gingham, I think you are going to enjoy today’s tutorial.

Spellbinders Home for the Holidays St. Nick Dies

The focal point for this 7 pennant banner is our handsome St. Nick figure.  To me, this die has a great Nordic vibe, especially when he’s all decked out in his green Santa suit.  He’s part of the Home for the Holidays release from Spellbinder Paper Arts.

The camera lens didn’t pick this up very well, but his beard and ermine trim are made with white glitter paper, so they really sparkle when the light hits them.

Jingle Bell Beginnings and Endings

I am such a fan of this Spellbinders Tag and Label Die Set!  This time I used the largest and next to the smallest dies to cut the cardstock bases and liners for this banner.  The pennants on either end are made with the smaller dies.

These tags are fairly small, so I didn’t add too much to them.  But the gold jingle bells in the bow cluster add just the right amount of jingle and shine.

Christmas Stitchery: Nichol Spohr’s Needlework Dies

Y’all know how much I enjoy a good sewing themed project.  So you can imagine how tickled I was when I saw Nichol Spohr’s Needlework dies!  Ooooh-la-la!  I could not wait to use them, and found a way to “stitch” them into this Christmas themed banner.   This scene includes her Gathering Stitches, Needlework Tool Kit and greenery from the Faux Embroidered Stocking Dies.  I can see myself using this embroidery hoop to make fabulous shaker windows in the future.  

This pennant features the Faux Embroidered Stocking Dies.  Since I die cut my stockings from patterned paper, I didn’t add a lot of the details, but the stockings are still super cute.

This is the Faux Embroidered Spruce die set.  It’s super quick and easy to make, too.  Just layer the tree branch die cuts over the evergreen die cuts, then add in a few extra branches to fill it out.

Christmas Squirrel

This is the only banner that does not feature a die cut scene.  Instead, I went with the Nordic theme and added a sledding squirrel from Stamperia Romantic Woodland.

Christmas in July Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

I’m happy to report that my husband has been cleared to resume most normal duties (still can’t lift anything heavy).  And, our daughter and new grandson are thriving.  So life here is smoothing out a bit, and now I hope to get caught up on all the work I didn’t get done while taking care of them.

So today’s tutorial is a little bit short.  If you’ve never made a banner with me before, here’s a great beginner banner tutorial for you.

For all the rest of you dear friends, please enjoy this somewhat abbreviated tutorial on my YouTube channel:

As always, you will find a linked supply list below this post.

You can also purchase this banner from my Etsy Shop.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative Wonderful Wednesday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial

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Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial and Flower of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Wonderful Wednesday I have a whimsical Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial to share with you.  We’ll also be learning how to make Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies and an “outside the box” version of Lush Lilac Blooms.  It’s our final June Fairy Month Project, and time for our Flower of the Month Tutorial, so this post is packed with crafty inspiration!

Altered Embroidery Hoop with a Sweet Snail Shaker Frame

Meet Poppy the Fairy and her trusty steed Percy the Snail.  They live in a woodland glen tucked inside an altered embroidery hoop.  It’s a snug little dwelling filled with the fragrance of fallen leaves, fresh flowers, and mushrooms.  Yes, this was a very fun project to create, and I hope you will enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Here’s a closer look at Percy the Snail.  The camera didn’t pick it up, but his lovely shell sparkles with glitter glass.  Isn’t he handsome?

Both the embroidery hoop and the wood frame have been altered with Cracked Pistachio and Speckled Egg Distress Paint, Stamperia Glamour Gel and a touch of Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.

Poppy’s Mushroom house has tiny button stairs that lead up to her sunny parlor.  Mushrooms (also known as peppercorns) and wood shavings dot the floor of her woodland dwelling. It would be fun to pop into this scene, wouldn’t it?

Poppies, Daisies and Green Lilacs

I selected 3 different Heartfelt Creations florals to embellish our altered embroidery hoop.  The poppies were made some time ago, waiting for just the right project to come along.  But I made the daisies and green lilacs up especially for this project.  I’ll show you how I made them in the video tutorial below.

Butterfly Ribbon Hanger

The altered hoop is easy to display, thanks to a ribbon and crocheted lace hanger.  Top this off with a big wooden button and a gorgeous Reneabouquets butterfly.  Then add a dangle charm and a pretty bow to finish the job.

Poppy Fairy Altered Art Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to drop in and visit Poppy and Percy to see how their woodland home was created, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial:

Farewell to Fairy Month

This is our final Fairy Month Tutorial.  I’ve enjoyed this series more than I can say.  You see, when I was a girl, I went through a phase where I read every fairy tale I could get my hands on.  Do you remember the Fairy Tale Books that went by color names?  The Red Fairy Book, Purple Fairy Book, Blue Fairy book, etc?  Well, I read them all over and over again.  Did you?

Doing this series got me to thinking that a theme for each month might be a fun idea.  So next month will be Christmas in July, and all of our projects will feature Christmas papers and designs.  I think August will be beach month followed by Sunflower month in September.

If you have an idea or a request for a monthly theme please share it with me in the comment section below.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Ciao Bella Enchanted Land has become a little bit hard to find, so I linked to product in my video tutorial.  When the tagged product pops up, simply click on the tag and it should take you to the item.  This is something new that I’ve just started doing, so let me know if it works for you.  Thanks!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for joining me, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial

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Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial: June 2024 Birthday Card of the Month

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and I have a Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you.  It’s the 3rd installment of our Fairy Month Tutorials, and our June 2024 Birthday Card of the Month.  If you missed out on the Fairy Tag Box Tutorial and the Fairy Banner Tutorial, you can get caught up now.

Once again, we will be using products from Ciao Bella Enchanted Land and paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.  I’ve also tagged the Enchated Land products in the video as they are a little bit hard to find.

Before we jump to the video tutorial, I’d like to share a few of my favorite elements on this lovely card.

The Fairiest of Them All Shaker Box

This might be one of my very favorite shaker box projects, friends.  I hope you can spy the sweet little mushroom house in the corner of the Reneabouquets Blue Patina Violet Frame.  My goal was to create an illusion of our lovely “Fairiest of Them All” floating above her mushroom mansion. I think I want to  live there when I grow up.  How about you?

See that pretty metal clip in the top left hand corner?  It’s actually a bookmark, and slides out from behind the front cover.  It’s another goodie from the Reneabouquets shop.  I attached a sweet fairy trinket charm below the cabochon, but it flipped when I was taking this photo.  It shows up in other photos, though.

The Woodland Snail

Snail images fill me with delight.  How about you?  This handsome woodland snail is moon-bathing on a wooden stump surrounded by fragrant flowers and soft feathers left behind by a sweet songbird. .  Our fairy spilled some of the “Dreams Come True” beads from her magical bottle, so he’s having lovely dreams.

TIP:  Save the center from chipboard wreaths!  The leafy chipboard piece beneath our wood slice was once the center of a chipboard wreath!

Butterfly Airlines

Our Fairiest of Them All travels in style on a glittering butterfly steed.  Looks like some of the Dreams Come True beads spilled out as they were coming in for a landing, doesn’t it?

A Peek Inside

Here’s a quick peek inside the card.  You will see more details, learn how to create the shaker box and the card front in the video tutorial below.

Fairy Happy Birthday Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this video tutorial.

We have one more week of Fairy Month tutorials to look forward to.  Next Wednesday will be our Flower of the Month tutorial.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about Fairy Month, and am open to suggestions for other themed monthly tutorials.  Next month will be Christmas in July, but would you enjoy a sunflower themed month?  Maybe sewing?  Or beach?  Let me hear from you in the comment section below, and I’ll see what I can do.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  And I’ve provided basic measurements in the description box below this video on my YouTube channel.

Wishing you a Wonderful Wednesday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Fairy Tea Party Tag Box Tutorial

 

Fairy Tea Party Tag Box Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Ciao Bella Enchanted Land

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and I have a darling Fairy Tea Party Tag Box Tutorial to share with you.  I invited some Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board, Butterflies, and Ciao Bella Enchanted Land papers to the celebration. (We’ll be working with these products all month long.)

Fairy Month in June

Did you know that June 23 is Midsummer Night, the shortest night of the year?  Well, I did, and that made me think of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where fairies play a major role in the story.  I also spied a little mushroom ring in the dewy morning grass. Any time my mom would see one of these little “fairy rings” she would say, “Oh, look!  The fairies had a tea party last night.”  And all of these things led me to the decision to make June “Fairy Month” at Kathy by Design.  All of our Wonderful Wednesday tutorials will feature fairies in one way or another.  It’s going to be loads of fun!

From Tags to Treat Box

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Look at this darling fairy perched up in the daisy arbor!  Isn’t she the sweetest?  I’ll show you how to transform the lovely daisy frame into a shaker box in the video tutorial.  You’ll also learn how to turn 3 large Graphic 45 Tags into a splendid treat box/tea party in a box with the wink of an eye!

A Peek Inside

 

A box inside a box seems like an appropriate design for fairy month, doesn’t it?  And this box has a lovely tea party tucked inside.  There sides fold down to reveal even more treasures!

Look at all the wonderful goodies you can stash inside this fun box design!  I think this would also be beautiful done up in Christmas papers (maybe next month???) too.

Fairy Tea Party Tag Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this magical little box come together, please grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy the tutorial over on our YouTube channel.

 

I’m greatly looking forward to sharing lots of sweet fairy projects with you this month.  You can find a linked supply list below this post to help  you source the supplies I’ve used to make this Fairy Tea Party Tag Box.

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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