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Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for this Throwback Thursday Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial?  It’s just loaded with fall goodness from top to bottom and side to side! This Simple Stories collection came out in 2021, but it’s still one of my favorite autumn collections.  When I found myself wanting to make a little project that could double as a bit of fall home décor, I knew this was just the right paper to work with!

Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My focus for this tutorial was on sharing tips for adding lots of texture and layers.  You will learn how to build the 6×6 easel card base, see how I turned the chipboard frame into a shaker box, find out how to layer the leaves and flowers around the box, and how to add the pocket/stopper on the inside of the card.

Bee-Utiful Shaker Box Embellishment

Autumn Splendor Shaker Box Embellishment by Kathy Clement

Chipboard frames lend themselves beautifully to being transformed into a shaker box!  It’s just too easy NOT to do it!  Here’s how:

  • First, lightly sand the surface of the frame so you can add a little color with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I do this by smooshing the ink pad on my non-stick craft sheet.  Then I spritz the ink with a little water so that bead of color form.  Next, I tap the frame lightly into the beads and heat dry.  Repeat this process until you are happy with the way the frame looks.
  • Now, back the frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape or Red Line Tape.  Then adhere clear acrylic cardstock (acetate) to the back of the frame.  Follow up with 3 rows of 1/8″ foam adhesive strips.
  • Next, cut the bee and woodgrain paper to fit the back of the frame.
  • Then, place the frame face down and fill with your shaker elements.
  • Finally, remove the foam adhesive liner and adhere the patterned paper to the back of the box.
Adding Texture and Visual Interest

Flowers, ribbon and burlap string add great texture to the card composition.  I dug into my stash of retired Petaloo flowers and found these lovely textured blooms.

**Note: I added the chipboard pumpkin to my card AFTER I finished the video tutorial.  In the process of cleaning my desk, I found it buried under a scrap of paper.  It fit so nicely behind the flower that I just had to tuck it in.  If you decide to add it, too, make your life easier by adding it in BEFORE you glue down the flower!

Embellishments can help “tell the story” on a card when they are used well.  This little embellishment cluster features a monocle charm, acorn charm and bee charm all strung on burlap string and topped with a gingham bow.

A Peek Inside

We’ll decorate the inside of the card together, so I won’t bore you with details.  I just thought you might like to see some photos.

Create a 5 1/2″ photo wallet with leftover bits of cardstock and paper.  Then dress up the cover with some of your ephemera bits.

Tuck a little Pumpkin Spice tea bag inside as a special treat.  This would also be a great place to add your favorite gingerbread or tea bread recipe.

Autumn Splendor Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to see how this pretty card comes together, please enjoy the video tutorial.

Did you enjoy this Throwback Thursday?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday Tutorials are designed to inspire you to use retired papers and embellishments from your stash.  For that reason, not all items can be readily found online.  I will link whenever possible, but if an item is missing from the list, it is because I couldn’t find it.  Thanks for understanding!

 

 

Throwback Thursday Floral Tapestry Tag Pocket Tutorial

Throwback Thursday Memory Place Floral Tapestry Tag and Pocket Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement

Throwback Thursday Floral Tapestry Tag Pocket Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you happy that it’s Throwback Thursday?  Today I’m sharing this pretty Memory Place Floral Tapestry Tag Pocket Tutorial with you.  I had a few scraps left over after I finished making the Button Farm Club Folio Kit earlier this year.  There was not a lot to work with, but the papers were too pretty to toss in the bin, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with this vintage style tag pocket card .  I’m so glad I did!

It’s been fun digging through the Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  I’ve found all sorts of forgotten goodies there.  A hidden stash of metallic foil cardstock added a touch of shimmer and shine to this 5×7 card base.

I also found a stash of G45 Ivory Tags.  What a great way to stretch a paper collection!  You’ll see in the tutorial below how I had to get creative in covering this tag up with my scraps.  And how much do we love the chipboard background layer from Reneabouquets?  It lends such a lovely bit of texture and vintage charm to the finished project.

What do you do when you only have one 3×4 image card left?  Why, you mat it and tuck it into a tag pocket!

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  Create a tuck spot for a tea bag, add a little note card and you have a lovely little gift.  Use washi tape to attach a honey stick and you’re all set!

Floral Tapestry Tag Pocket Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this pretty little project made from scraps came together, please enjoy this video tutorial on YouTube.

I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into your own Closet of Inspiration and Delight today.  If so, please let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday projects are made with older, often retired, products.  For that reason, I am not always able to provide product links.  Thanks for understanding!

Lovely Lemons Shaker Card Tutorial

Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Lovely Lemons Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Because summer and citrus go together I’m offering up a Lovely Lemons Shaker Card Tutorial.  Yes, friends, it’s Throwback Thursday again at long last!  It’s been a busy summer, and I have fallen behind in work, in housekeeping, in answering mail and responding to comments on the blog.  How life gets so busy, I’ll never know.  But I was determined to get a Throwback Thursday tutorial out to you this week.  And I did it!  Phew!

Lovely Lemons and Buzzing Bees

This throwback Thursday takes us back to 2019 when Prima Marketing released their luscious Fruit Paradise collection.  Oh, how I love the fruit images and summer color palette of these papers!

I’ve paired the papers up with some scrumptious Lemon Beautiful Board, summery blossoms and Bee embellishments from Reneabouquets.  Every time I look at this card, all I can think about is lemon meringue pie!

Reneabouquets Honey Roses and Gardenias Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Did you spy the little shaker window on the right hand side of the card?  You will learn how to make that with the Spellbinders June 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.  It’s a quick and fairly easy way to make a shaker element.

Reneabouquets Sugar Bee Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This busy bee is drawn to the flowers like….well bees to honey, I suppose!  I’ll link the flowers in the supply list at the end of this post.

A Peek Inside

Prima Fruit Paradise Tea Party Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The lemon theme carries over to the inside of the card…which doubles as a gift.

There’s a gift card pocket on the top of the card along with a little note card and room to add a photo…or a recipe for something lemony and delicious!

The box pocket has a tea wallet, honey stick, vintage spoon and cookie packet.  When the treats are consumed, you could store your favorite lemon recipes in the pocket.  Then display the card in your kitchen as part of your home décor.

Lovely Lemons Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to put this layered card together, just click the play button and enjoy!

 

I hope you enjoyed!  If you’d like to see other Throwback Thursday tutorials, please click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Please note: Throwback Thursday posts are designed to encourage you to dig into your stash of lovely older paper collections.  Sometimes the products I use are no longer available for purchase.  If I do not link a product, it’s because I could not find it for you.  Thanks for understanding!

Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial

Echo Park Welcome Baby Boy Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Echo Park Welcome Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I’m keeping my promise to share this Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial.  I came up with this fun baby card design back in April when I shared the Welcome Baby Girl Kangaroo Pocket project with you.  Many of you asked me to do a tutorial at that time, and I said I would.  So I ‘m switching things up this week and instead of sharing a new project with an old paper collection, I’m sharing an old design with a new paper collection.  How about that?

Welcome Baby Boy !

Echo Park Welcome Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I love everything about this folio design.  From the fun fold card base, to the itty bitty accordion folio to the array of flaps and pockets inside…every element makes me happy.

Since it’s Throwback Thursday, I did some digging in my stash to see what older embellishments I could find there.  I had completely forgotten about these adorable baby boy sock buttons and the little silver charms.

Don’t you just love the colors and images in this sweet collection from Echo Park?

And here’s a peek at the amazing itty bitty accordion fold album that lives in the Kangaroo Pocket.  How fun is that?

A Peek Inside the Card Folio Base

There is loads of room for photos and journaling inside the folio base, too.  You’ll see all the details in the YouTube tutorial below.

Between the itty bitty mini album and the folio base, you can document the Little Prince’s entire first year.  And, you can easily use this same design to document a family vacation, wedding, or other special event.  Just change up the papers to match the theme.

Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial on YouTube

So if you’re ready to dig in and create this sweet project with me, just click play on the video below.  You might want to grab a cuppa and a snack for sustenance, though.  This is a big project to make with lots of steps so it takes some time to watch the whole thing.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

So there’s a promise made and a promise kept.  I hope you have as much fun making this little folio as I did designing it!

Happy Throwback Thursday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Country Cottage Teacup Easel Card Tutorial

LemonCraft Delicious Prima Fruit Paradise Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

LemonCraft Delicious Country Cottage Teacup Easel Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Throwback Thursday we’re going to dig into our scraps for this darling Country Cottage Teacup Easel Card Tutorial.  You know that tea themed projects are near and dear to my heart.   This tutorial will also show you how to successfully combine collections from two different companies (LemonCraft and Prima) !  So grab a cuppa and let’s get this party started!

Country Cottage Teacups

Country Cottage Teacups Easel Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Do you ever combine paper collections when making a project?  Have you ever combined paper collections from two or more different companies?  Sometimes, when you get to the bottom of a favorite paper collection, you need to get really creative.  That was the case with this 5 1/2″ square easel card.  I had 2 little 6×6 sheets of LemonCraft Delicious and a very small pile of scraps left after making several other projects.  (You can see those HERE and HERE. )

Sadly, this was not enough to make an interesting card.  So I put on my thinking cap and dug deep into the Closet of Goodness and Delight.  To my delight, I discovered that Prima Fruit Paradise scraps work beautifully with this particular collection!  How did I arrive at that conclusion?  Here’s what to look for when combining collections:

  • First, think about the color palette.  You want to look for similar hues.  The pinks in the cherry blossom pattern from Fruit Paradise flowed beautifully with the pinks in the teapot cluster on this Delicious paper.
  • Next, think themes.  I remembered that Fruit Paradise featured cherries and cherry blossoms.  Perfect!
  • Now, think patterns.  The gingham/cherry check paper paired up beautifully with the green gingham from Delicious.
  • Finally, think hues.  Both these paper collections use very soft pinks and greens.  That works!
Tying it All Together

The next thing you want to do is think about ways you can tie the two collections together.  Look for clues in the papers themselves to help you solve this riddle.

  • First, the teapot in the Delicious collection made it easy to choose the theme: tea!
  • Next, I remembered the cute teacup die.  If I die cut the cup with the Prima cherry blossom paper, it would flow nicely .  Perfect!
  • Now, look for embellishments that pull the colors together.  Roses in various shades of pink do the trick there.  And the little Prima spoon filled with pink sequins reinforces the color palette.

Repeat the theme on the easel card stopper.  These cherry buttons seal the deal.

A Peek Inside

That green gingham easel brake is actually a pocket.  We’ll take a peek at what’s inside there in a second.  But first, pay attention to the mini teacup and cherries that decorate the area above the fold.  I had just the right sized scrap of the red gingham paper from Delicious to die cut this teacup.  Adding the fussy cut cherries and the stamped sentiment finished things off nicely.

Look how beautifully all these patterns play together.  You’d never guess that they are from different collections, let alone from different manufacturers!

What’s in the Pocket?

Tuck a pretty tea bag and a sweet little tag inside the pocket and now you’ve got a gift.  This laser cut tag came to me a couple of years ago in a goodie box from Laserowe Love.   I’ve been saving it for just the right project.  You’ll see how it comes together in the video tutorial.

Throwback Thursday Video Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this sweet card come together, and perhaps make one like it, I hope you’ll enjoy this 30 minute video tutorial on YouTube.

So that’s another Throwback Thursday done and dusted!  I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so , I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

**Note: Since Throwback Thursday Posts use products from my stash, I am not always able to find the items I used online.  If an item is not linked, it is because it is either retired, or out of stock.  Thanks for understanding!

 

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