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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial

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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial for April 2024 Flower of the Month

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, Friends!  It’s time to make our April 2024 Flower of the Month with a Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial.  I’ve always been a big fan of these cheery little flowers and their parasol-shaped leaves.  So when Spellbinder’s released them as a Susan’s Garden die set, I just had to add them to my stash.   I’ll show you how I colored and shaped these pretty petals in the video tutorial below.

 Stamperia Garden Card Details

As soon as I pulled this die set out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I knew I wanted to pair it up with Stamperia Garden patterned papers.  Teal and tangerine is probably not the first color palette that comes to your mind on a Wednesday morning, but don’t they look terrific together?

Here’s how to put this card base together:

  • First, create a 7″ x 5″ top fold card base from dark grey  cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the Stamperia Garden patterned paper.  Adhere this to as slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Now, cut a 6 3/4″ x 2″ belly band of the striped paper and mat on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Fussy cut the plant tag and adhere on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.  Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the galvanized garden tub from both grey cardstock and a patterned paper.  Adhere the patterned paper so it is slightly offset.  Back with two layers of dimensionals at the base, and one around the top edge of the barrel.
  • Add the nasturtium leaves to the galvanized garden tub first, then adhere the prepared blooms.
  • Adhere a few colored mustard seeds at the base of the plant stake.
Propagation Garden Sentiments

I never quite feel as though a card is finished until I’ve added a sentiment or some text to the cover.  What could be a  better option than this lovely Spellbinders Propagation Garden Stamp & Die Set?

The original sentiment on the Stamperia Garden tag was Spring is Here.  But I wanted to add a sentiment with a little more whimsy.  Here’s how to make that happen:

  • First, ink up a panel of plain white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Lost Mariner Distress Inks.
  • Then , rub an anti-static pouch over the inky panel.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder.
  • Now heat set the embossing powder and cut the sentiment out with the matching die.

TIP: Cut a teal cardstock mat for the stamped sentiment using the same die.  Cut it in half across the middle and adhere to the back of the sentiment so that you have a little cardstock margin around it.  No one will notice, I promise!

A Peek Inside

 

Cut a 12″ x 4 7/8″ panel of patterned paper for the top half of the card.  Score at 6 7/8″ to form the flap.  Create a pocket with a journal card from the paper collection, and tuck in a seed packet.

It’s always nice to have a space to write a personal message and/or add a photo.  This makes a card really feel more like a folio, which is something I like.

The bottom pocket has a second large panel for a note or photo as well as a cute bookmark.  All the stamped sentiments are from the Propagation Garden stamp set.

Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtium Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cheery blossoms, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and how-to’s that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial

Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial with Spellbinders All the Sentiments

Hello, Friends! I have a quick and easy Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial for our Wonderful Wednesday crafty adventure.  If you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards, I think you’re really going to enjoy our April 2024 Birthday Card of the Month!  We’ll be working with handsome papers from Mintay “The Great Outdoors” collection.  And, I’m going to introduce you to the “All the Sentiments” dies and stamp sets from Spellbinders.

Quick and Easy Cards for Men

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Pop up card are a favorite, and when you combine a gift card holder with a pop up feature…well, that’s pretty awesome.

You are going to be thrilled at how easy it is to create this fun card design.  I’m even going to show  you how to make the matching envelope using the Spellbinder dies.

Of course, you can use this same set of dies to create feminine cards, too.  But since I promised you a masculine birthday card tutorial, I made both of my cards for the fellas in our lives.

The “All the Birthday Sentiments” stamp set is a great mix of sincere and slightly snarky greetings.  I could not resist adding this humorous birthday greeting to my card.  Guys (at least my guy) enjoy cards that make them laugh.  And the sentiment simply went too well with this paper collection for me to ignore it.

Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to make these fun gift card holders?  Then grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel, where I’ll share a step by step tutorial with you.  I hope you enjoy!

Father’s Day will be here before we know it, and these would make great cards for Dad.  Hey, switch out the papers, and they’d make great cards for mom, too!  Then graduation season is nearly upon us, and they’d work for that as well.  So you can see these are really versatile and easy to use.  You gotta love that!

I’ll post a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2024 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2024 Blog Hop with Stamperia Brocante Vintage Gifts Tag Box

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Brocante Vintage Gifts Tag Box is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April 2024 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from  Gloria’s lovely blog.  The theme for our hop this month is “Flowers or Mother’s Day.”  I decided to combine the two, and made this adorable little tag box to hold a series of mini folios.

 

The box is all dressed up with beautiful white Magnolias, Mixed Pink Peony flowers and Mixed Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Robins’ Egg Blue Wrinkled Ribbon and Iridescent Metallic String add lovely texture and shine to the box design.  Add some adorable metal feet and you’ve got a gift worthy of mom!

What’s Inside the Box

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Create a set of 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mini folios to go inside the tag box.  Tie each one with more of the Robin’s Egg Blue ribbon and dress up with your favorite papers.

You can see the details of this project in this quick Project Share Video on my YouTube channel.

I’ve added the directions for creating the tag box and the mini folios in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you. And don’t forget to pop on by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and enter the drawing for a $10 gift certificate and the free digital stamp set of your choosing.

Enjoy the hop!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial

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Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial for April 2024 Banner of the Month

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a lovely Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial to share with you.  This is our April 2024 Banner of the Month, and I think you’re going to love how soft and feminine it is.  The central pennant features a beautiful Reneabouquets floral wreath shaker frame.  Let’s dig in and take a closer look, shall we?

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This is a great big banner, with 7 pennants and lots of dimension.  I’ve used 3 different dies to create the pennant bases: a stitched banner die, Sizzix House/Pocket Stitchlets Die, and Graphic 45 Ivory Square Tags.  The different shapes of the banner make it more interesting, but if you prefer everything to be the same size and shape, you can absolutely do it that way, too.

Buttons and Bows

Vintage buttons play a big role in the design of this banner.  It was so much fun to dig through my stash and pull out buttons that matched the color palette of this lovely paper collection.

TIP:  Buttons that are threaded will adhere better to a project.  So even though it takes a little time to thread all those pretty buttons, it’s worth it!

There’s also a lot of texture in this banner design thanks to all the various trims and ribbons.  Vintage doilies found a new home, too.

Stitch Graphic 45 tags upside down onto your ribbon header to create a really pretty pennant edge.  Then hang some sewing themed charms from the grommet to really make those tags stand out!

Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I layer all these banner elements together, then please grab a cuppa and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You can check out the other Banner of the Month tutorials HERE.   This banner is also available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

I hope you have fun making this home decor piece for your craft space, friends!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Happy Stitching Card Project Share

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Spellbinders Happy Stitching with Stamperia Threads Sewing Themed Card and Project Share

Hello, Friends!  I love a good sewing themed project, so I could not resist popping in to share this Spellbinders Happy Stitching Card.  It’s made with the Spellbinders April Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club Kit.  Paired up with Stamperia Threads papers and the Spellbinders Wax Seal of the Month, it’s just perfect for Mother’s Day, or as a gift for your favorite seamstress.

You Make Me Sew Happy

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My mom was an amazing seamstress, so any time I see sewing themed papers or stamps, I’m all over it!  The “Happy Stitching” Club Kit is loaded with wonderful sewing themed sentiments and images.  The sweet sentiments and the darling cross stitched hearts on this card come from the kit.  You  know what’s really nice?  The dies match, so they are super easy to cut out.

Do  you spy that sparkly pink card layer?  That’s a piece of the new Spellbinders Jewel Tone Glitter Cardstock.  It adds a lovely bit of sparkle to the card composition.  (And, my mom would have loved it!)

TIP:  Amp up the sewing theme by  threading a bit of lace around the waist of the dress mannequin.

TIP:  Make a stamped image 3-D by adding a small button to the center of each cross stitched heart.

A Peek Inside

 

Carry the sewing theme to the inside of the card by adding all sorts of goodies and stamped images.  Do you spy the sweet “handmade” scissors on the pocket?  That’s one of the adorable stamps in the Club Kit.  Stamp it on pink cardstock, then cut it out with the matching die.  So quick and easy to do, but it adds so much to the overall design.

Stitch up a quick bookmark, top it with a bit of lace and vintage button, then stamp another sentiment and cross stitched heart at the base.  Now tuck it into a little pocket on the flap page.  This is a great way to use up paper scraps.

More Sewing Themed Treats

Surprise!  There’s another pocket stashed behind the flap page.  Top it with a bit of burlap ribbon. Stamp it with a row of cross stitched hearts and another cute sentiment, then tuck another treat inside the small pocket.

This one’s a magnet!  Place a magnetic disk on the back of the chipboard piece, then back it with a scrap of cardstock.  Use the Cross Stitched Heart Wax Seal of the Month to create the perfect embellishment.  Then add a bit of sparkle with Spellbinders Essential Gems.

 

Last but not least, tuck a little  homemade button card and spool of ribbon into the bottom pocket.  Dress the button card up with another stamped sentiment to make it really special.  And how easy is it to create a little notecard when you stamp those cross stitched hearts onto a scrap of pink cardstock?

Spellbinders Happy Stitching Card Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the Stamperia Threads collection and the Spellbinders Happy Stitching stamps and dies, please enjoy this short project share video on my YouTube channel.

 

Thanks so much for sharing part of  your Saturday with me!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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