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Loving Cup Valentine Easel Card

Amazing Paper Grace January 2022 dom Photoplay Tulia & Norbert Love Story Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Loving Cup Valentine Easel Card with Photoplay Love Story and Amazing Paper Grace DOM

Hello, Friends!  Is there anything cuter than a Loving Cup Valentine made from Photoplay Paper’s Tulia & Norbert Love Story collection?   Well, maybe, if the loving cup is made with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace January 2022 Die of the Month.  I’ve never really thought of myself as much of a gnome person, but these little critters are so stinkin’ adorable.  And I love their hats, of all things! Crafting with them makes me smile!

  • First, make a 6×6 easel card base.  Line the inside and make a pocket to act as the stopper.
  • Next, fussy cut the gnomes from a 6″ x 4″ journal card and use them to line the pocket.  See what I mean about the hats?

Although the APG die is a pop up vignette, I opted to just use it as the focal image on my card.  One of the dies in the kit is a little note card designed to fit inside the cup.  However, I turned it into a vellum “tea bag” then tied it to the cup handle.  Cute, right?

A Peek Inside

The patterns in the Love Story collection are so bright and happy!  I love these candy hearts.

I created a little folio to hold a chocolate treat, then tucked in a color matched tea bag and honey stick to complete the card.

You can find out more about the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.  There’s also a fabulous SALE going on that you might want to check out.  I may or may not have found a few items that were such a good deal that I had to let them fall into my cart.

If you’d like to see what Becca made with this Club Kit, check out her blog HERE. Everything she does is super elegant, so it will be fun for you to see the design contrast.

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

Thanks for stopping by!





Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card

Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card Memory Place Tea with Alice Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  What could be cuter for Valentine’s Day than this Mad Hatter Valentine Shaker Card?  It sort of lends a new meaning to the phrase “mad about you,” doesn’t it?

Black Houndstooth Ribbon and Black Baker’s Twine add the perfect balance to this bright, bold color palette.  It plays perfectly with the itty bitty playing cards in the shaker element and sort of “grounds” the mix of pastel and primary colors in the card design.

Before you adhere your card front to the card base, why not wrap it with Baker’s Twine? I actually ran the twine through the brad holes in this metal door plate, then adhered the ends behind the card front.  This allowed me to  cluster my little tea charms at the top as a dangle element.  Then I just added a small baker’s twine bow and flower to finish things off.

The Shaker Element

Look at the detail in our Mad Hatter!  Isn’t it amazing?  This is Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets Shop.  (link below)  See how the check pattern in his trousers echoes the checked ribbon?  It’s always a good design idea to repeat a pattern.

Add Baker’s Twine to the top of the pocket watch shaker, and to the bow cluster to create fulness and texture.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is simple, but still playful.

The flap element doubles as a tea caddy.

And the larger pocket holds a little note card and chocolate treat wallet with a Baker’s Twine closure.

As much as I love frilly pink Valentines, I also love the whimsy and playfulness of this Mad About You Shaker Valentine, how about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Throwback Thursday Authentique Adore Butterfly Kisses with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  What could be more romantic than a Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial?  Welcome to Throwback Thursday!  This week, we’re pulling Authentique Paper’s 2015 Adore collection out of the Closet of Shame.  Although this is a Valentine collection, I think this card would work for just about any situation.  Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then let’s dig in!

Building the Base

Authentique Adore Shaker Easel Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I think you are going to like this easel card base, as it’s a little different from what I usually do. That’s because I found a scrap of pink cardstock in the storage envelope when I rescued this pretty collection from the COS.  And since Throwback Thursday is all about using your stash, that’s exactly what I did!  Here’s how to make the base for this card.

  • First, score a 7″ x 12″ panel of pink cardstock at 2 1/2″, 5″ and 10″.
  • Now fold along the scored lines to create a 7″ x 5″ top fold easel card with a 2″ pocket on the inside. (Watch the video to see this done.)
  • Next, cut a 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ panel of designer paper to  line the inside panel of the card. Then cut 1″ x 1 7/8″ gussets for the sides of the pocket.  Fold the gussets in half and adhere to make the pocket.  Again, watch the video to see how this is done.
  • Line the pocket with a 7″ x 1 7/8″ panel of rose patterned paper.
  • Line the easel folds, inside and out, with 7″ x 2 3/8″ panels of designer paper.
  • Now create the focal image.  Mat a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of designer paper on two shades of pink cardstock.  Stitch around the perimeter, if desired.  This adheres on the front of the easel.
  • Then mat a 3″ x 4″ on 2 shades of pink cardstock and adhere alongside as seen in the video.
Creating the Shaker Frame

Die cut clear cardstock with a Spellbinder’s Large Standard Circle Die.  Adhere this on the back of the Reneabouquets printed beautiful board frame.  Add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape.  Add your shaker mix to the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ focal.  Then adhere the frame.

TIP: Just for fun, add some Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies to the shaker mix.  They “flutter” around when the card is shaken, which is really fun.

Add a cascade of Little Birdie Candy Roses and more Reneabouquets butterflies to the sides of the frame.

Creating the Stopper

The pocket serves as the stopper, or brake, for this easel card mechanism.  Dress it up with a heat embossed Beautiful Board Border.   I used Wow Vintage Romance Embossing Powder here and on the Reneabouquets Filigree Heart.

Heat emboss the Reneabouquets “Love” Beautiful Board Sentiment with Antique Gold Embossing Enamel.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Plenty of room to tuck in a little tea wallet, vintage demitasse spoon, chocolate and honey stick.

Butterfly Kisses Shaker Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy this Throwback Thursday video tutorial.

I’ll share a linked supply list below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card

Spellbinders Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card Little Birdie Shabby Chic Paper Collection Rosalind Pearl Pink Roses by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  If you haven’t started making your Valentines yet, I think you’ll enjoy today’s  Spellbinders Expressions of Love Slimline Shaker Card.  Simple to make, shabby chic, and shimmering with metallic foil accents, it comes together in no time flat!

Don’t you just love these intricate Forever Love Heart Dies?  Their lacy elegance is perfectly paired with Little Birdie Crafts Shabby Chic paper collection. Pink Metallic Cardstock really makes them and the “Love” sentiment die cut pop off the page.

Building the Card Base

  • First, score an 8 1/2″ x 7″ panel of white cardstock in half to form an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ top-fold slimline card base.
  • Next, machine stitch an 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ panel of Little Birdie Shabby Chic designer paper on a slightly larger panel of pink cardstock.
  • Now, cut a 7 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ panel of designer paper.  Then arrange the Forever Love Heart Die inserts on the panel and die cut according to your machine’s instructions.
  • Then, die cut the hearts a second time.  This time use pink metallic paper and the outside heart frame when you die cut.
  • Now you will carefully adhere the foil hearts over the inset die cut hearts.  Overlap the layers just the tiniest bit to create a shadow effect.
Shake and Bake!

  • Next,  adhere clear cardstock (acetate) on the back side of the panel.  Add foam tape to  tje back to create a shaker box.
  • Then, place your shaker mix on the card base and carefully position the top layer over it.  Press gently to seal all the edges.
  • Now place foam adhesive on the back of a Shabby Chic Die Cut image and adhere between the 2 hearts.  Tuck some little posies (linked below) around the die cut to anchor it to the page.
Finishing Touches

  • Now die cut the “love” sentiment from a scrap of the designer paper and a scrap of the pink metallic paper.
  • Adhere them together so they are slightly offset to create a shadow effect.
  • Next layer the sentiment on another die cut image from the Shabby Chic Collection.
  • Finish the corners with ribbon, string bows, roses, stick pins, pink heart buttons, and a resin rose.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with more Shabby Chic designer papers , fussy cut elements and a side pocket.

Fill the pocket with a pretty tea bag and a 3×4 sentiment card from the paper collection.

You can find out about this lovely new Spellbinder release HERE.   Look for a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio for the Vintage Valentine Challenge at Frilly & Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Growing up in Vermont put a love for all things farm house in my heart.  So I’ve created a really romantic, shabby chic Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio for the latest challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  Maggi, our lovely hostess, has chosen the challenge theme, and this is what she is looking for in this romantic challenge.

Challenge Theme:  Vintage Valentines
It’s sweetheart time and what could be more fun than creating Valentine’s for our loved ones?  For this challenge I want to see vintage valentines in vintage colors like pinks, blues, purples.  No bright red please.  Show me your vintage side with vintage colors and images.  If you need some inspiration, click here to link to a great vintage color palette.
Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: The Inspiration

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

I love Valentine’s Day!  When I was a little girl, I would spend days cutting out paper hearts, gluing doilies on them and writing little poems for my friends and family.  My parents were married on Valentine’s Day, Dale and I were married two days after Valentine’s Day and two of our sons were married on either side of the holiday.  What could possibly be sweeter than a day set aside to let people know you love them?

Years ago, my mother gave us an anniversary card with a quote from this Robert Browning Poem as the sentiment.  “Grow old along with me!  The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made… ”  Imagine my delight when I found a paraphrase of this sentiment tucked into the Prima Spring Farmhouse ephemera pack!  Perfect for my vintage Valentine!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: The Details

I ran across this Prima Venetian Shutter element while tidying up my studio.  Immediately, I knew it would make a wonderful shaker window.  This really is the easiest shaker element I have ever made. Because of the design of the Venetian Shutter, i simply needed to cut a piece of clear acrylic and glue it in the top of the window frame. Then, I filled the shaker with some sequins and beads, adhered the focal image to the back and glued the whole thing onto the card base.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Prima Flowers adorn either side of the shutters.  The succulent planter is adhered over some Spanish moss, and bowed to give it some extra dimension.  The shutters are dry brushed with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  (So are the leaves in the flower arrangements.)

Here, you can really see the sentiment.  To create the bowed effect, gently run it against the side of a ruler or bone folder.  Then adhere just the ends to the card base.  A little archway of Prima bitty flowers wreathe the sentiment.  Then I just mounted a chipboard bee image onto one of the Farmhouse wooden spool embellishments.   The steampunk bee charm is dry brushed with more Antique Linen Distress Paint and adhered in the upper corner of the window.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: Bossy Paper

This is one of those projects that got bossy with me.  It was meant to be a card…but it grew into a folio.  What can I say?  Sometimes paper has a mind of its own.

Antique Gold Silky Crushed Satin ribbon is just gorgeous with this collection.  To adhere it, I first wrapped 3 strips of 1/2″ Scor-Tape around the back and front of the folio.  Then I pressed the ribbon in place.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: A Peek Inside

The folio is filled with interactive elements.  I found that the 4″ x 6″ and 3″ x 4″ journal cards made it very easy to create  them.  These two pull out folios will hold three 4″ x 6″ photos each.

These smaller folios made from tables scraps have a magnetic tab top closure.  They live in a side pocket and will hold 3″ x 5″ photos.

Here, you can see the folio fully opened.  I removed the insert panel on the left so you can see that there’s room here for a 5″ x 7″ photo.  It’s nice to create a design that works for different sized photos.

The center panel of this trifold folio holds a good sized waterfall folio.  There are 7 panels held in place by a magnetic belly band.  Each panel measures 5″ x 4″ so it will hold pretty good sized photos.  I scored an extra 1/4″ “gusset” in the belly band to allow plenty of room for photos.

A little pocket is tucked beneath the waterfall.

And these two 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ folios are tucked inside.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio Tour on YouTube

I created a short YouTube video tour so you can see how all the elements flow together.  I also share some tips and tricks that you might be interested in should you decide to make your own Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio.

Now It’s YOUR Turn!

You are cordially invited to play along in this Vintage Valentine Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic Valentine following the challenge guidelines.  Then link it up on the Frilly and Funkie blog before 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, January 29th.

The design team will choose our top four entries from all those submitted.  Our favorite will be asked to serve as Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The other 3 entries will receive a challenge badge to proudly display on their blog or in social media.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the challenge rules and link up HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio Product Links

Note:  Thumblinky was not working correctly at the time of this post, therefore I am providing a linked supply list instead.

From the Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Other Supplies: Victoria Embellishment Kit, Gold Sequins from my stash, Prima “Humble” Flowers, “Beautiful” flowers, Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon, Venetian Shutters


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