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Pretty Purple Posies Card Embellishment Tutorial

Prima Lavender, Crafters Companion Entwined Wreath, Throwback Thursday, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design

Pretty Purple Posies Card Embellishment Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have this Purple Posies Card Embellishment Tutorial to share with you.  I was in a purple mood, so I went digging in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight looking for royal hued goodies.  My eye fell upon Prima Lavender (2017) and the plan for this card began to form in my mind’s eye.

Since I had a healthy pile of scraps to work with, I decided that this would be one of my “use your scraps” creations.  This means I limit myself to paper that has already cut and used in a previous project.  It’s always an adventure to see what is available in those stacks of pretty paper scraps, isn’t it?

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The pretty purple posies are a gift from my friend Becky In Montana.  And the pretty wreath is cut with a new die from Crafters Companion.  It’s called Entwined Wreath, and I just love it!  Cut two layers for maximum impact.  Then put foam tabs between the layers to really make i stand out.

A Peek Inside

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By the time I was done finishing the inside of this card, I used up a nice pile of scrap papers.  That always makes me feel so good!

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Add a flap and pocket to the top of the card.  Then tuck in a journal card.  You can add a photo, or just write a nice note here.

And, of course, there is a little treat pocket!  This one holds a gift wrapped tea bag, chocolate, and a bookmark along with another little journal card.   I’ll show you how to make the the little tea wallet and chocolate wallet in the video tutorial below.

Pretty Purple Posies Card Embellishment Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I create elements for this card, please join me on my YouTube channel.

 

Do you feel like digging out something beautiful from your Closet of Inspiration and Delight?  Then I’ve done my job here today!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss

January 2024 Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to create our January 2024 Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss and some paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  Working with this scrumptious paper collection had me craving some sweet treats, let me tell you!

First, I had to decide what type of card to make.  After all, this is our very first Birthday Card of the Month tutorial.  It needs to set the tone.  Easel cards are probably my favorite fancy fold design. I never get tired of making them.  Then, I decided to tweak the basic easel card design to make it even more fun.

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How?  Well, how about a bookmark pocket built into the cover of the card?  You’ll learn how to do this in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

Stamped birthday sentiments from my stash,  fussy cut images, and flirty butterflies  helped dress up the card design inside and out!  The interior pocket acts as a stopper for the easel mechanism, but it also provides a lovely spot to tuck in some birthday treats!

One simply must place chocolate in a chocolate themed birthday card.  And if one is going to enjoy a bit of chocolate, it should be accompanied by a cuppa. Don’t you agree?  I also dressed up that sweet little tag with an itty bitty notecard and a surprise flap element on the back side.  All will be revealed in the video tutorial below.

Birthday Card of the Month with Mintay Chocolate Kiss Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to take a closer look at the Mintay Chocolate Kiss collection?  Learn how to create the layers on this sweet birthday card and more as you watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Of course, you could easily use this card for Valentine’s Day.  Simply change up the sentiments, and you’re good to go!

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

I’ll be back on Thursday with a fun mixed media Valentine tutorial.  Sound like fun?

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing a sweet, vintage style Tea and Friendship January Banner of the Month Tutorial with you.  This is the first of our Banner of the Month Tutorials for 2024.  Because I want you to be able to get this made in time to hang it and enjoy it, I chose a theme and color palette that will work well for Valentine’s Day.  Actually, this banner could hang from now until March, if you wanted it to!

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Simple Stories Vintage Love Story-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

This is a BIG banner when finished, so it will look great hanging on a mantel or kitchen hutch.  We’ll be using loads of goodies from Reneabouquets and Simple Stories Vintage Love Story papers to create our banner.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Banner Basics

Tags make great banner pennants!  Hang Graphic 45 tags upside down and you can suspend a little dangle charm from the grommet.  I’ve used ATC tags on each end of this banner.

Square tags afford a lot of room for embellishments, so I used three of them on this tag.  The adorable tea set is Reneabouquets.  I’ve heat embossed it with gold and Shabby Pink embossing powders.

Having different shapes and sizes makes for a fun banner.  So I added 2 fishtail banners to the mix..  Stitching a button between each pennant helps to lead the eye down the length of the banner.

Your center pennant should be your focal banner.  Let it be the star of the show.  Think of all  your other pennants as supporting cast.

Use Your Words

Adding words to a banner helps to tell the story.  I love these darling tea themed chippies from Reneabouquets.

TIP: Snow texture paste is a great option inside a teacup!  It has the appearance of whipped cream.  I sprinkled mine with fine pearl glitter glass and some Prills.

This is the only image from the Vintage Love Story collection.

Here’s the last little ATC pennant at the opposite end of the banner.  I like to add ribbon streamers on the ends of my banners, but that is a personal preference.  You do you.

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this banner come together, please grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel.

 

If you’d rather not make a banner, but you’d still like to have one hanging in your home, you can find this banner in my Etsy shop.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial

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G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I  have a sweet Graphic 45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial to share with you.  It’ slightly different from the Stamperia Winter Valley TPIB that I shared with you last week, but has some of the same deep blues that I love so  much.  I’m still working on last minute Christmas gifts for friends and family, and I have one more thing I want to get made, but the clock is ticking away every available minute!  Do you think I’ll get it all done?  I dunno….it’s gonna be a close one this year!

Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame and Pine Branches

I’ve featured two of my favorite Reneabouquets winter beautiful board pieces on the cover.  First, heat emboss with shabby blue Stampendous Frantage Enamel, it is the perfect shade of winter blue.

Next, I emboss the lovely pine branches with a clear holographic powder.  Then add some Deco Art Snow Tex and glitter to create snowy branches.  The flower cluster is made with Reneabouquets roses and poinsettia.  I tucked in a tiny Woodland Tree and some bits and bobs from my stash to fill it out.

A Peek Inside

The color palette of this collection, along with the darling songbirds, won my heart.  It’ so perfectly vintage, and a little bit Americana, too.

Pockets and box pockets and loads of goodies can be found within.

And since the holidays provide lots of great photo ops, I added in a big pull out mechanism to house them.  The magnetic closure keeps everything neat and tidy.

Look at all the room for photos!  The pull out is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, so you can even fit larger photos inside with ease.

Of course, once the hot cocoa, tea bags, chocolate, cookies and candy have been enjoyed, you can fit a lot more photos inside the box pocket!

G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to check out this project, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel for the tutorial.

 

I hope I’ve shared lots of ideas for Christmas crafting with you this month.  Now I  need to get serious about getting my own holiday in order!

 

There may not be another tutorial until after Christmas.  Family comes first here, and I have a long list of things to get done to make a Merry Christmas for my grandchildren, children and others.

So if you don’t hear much from me over the next week or so, please don’t worry.  Just know I’m in the  kitchen whipping up some cookies, or wrapping presents, or making a last minute gift.

Cleaning house?  Bah, humbug!

Wishing  you all the most joyous, love filled, peaceful and Merry Christmas yet!

With love, hugs and gratitude…

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note, Throwback Thursday products are often out of stock or discontinued.  I’ll link where I can, but if an item is not linked, it means I could not find it in my usual sources.  Thanks!

 

Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial

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Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial with Echo Park Gnome for Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m rolling in late with this Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial .  Today we’re working with Echo Part Gnome for Christmas to make these fun tags.  These make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa Gifts and would even look great on the Christmas tree!  You could attach them to pretty ribbon with a clothespin and then they’d be home decor, too.  Use whatever paper collection you have on hand, or even mix and match.  What fun!

Save Time with G45 Tags and the Tag Die

I cannot count the number of projects I’ve made using Graphic 45 Tags as a base.  They are attractive, sturdy and such a time saver!  Pair the tags up with the Regular Tag Die, and you’ll have these sweet gift tags made in no time flat.

If you have an envelope punch board (and really,  you should!) pull it out and make the size envelope that calls for 6×6 paper.  Since we’re using the 6×6 paper pad, there’s no measuring or cutting necessary.  Just put the paper in the punch board, score, punch, fold and you’re done!

What’s on the Back of the Tags?

To cover up the ends of the belly band on the back of the tags, cut a 3″ x 4″ panel of white cardstock,, stamp with the Gnome for Christmas stamps and adhere.  Cute, right?

Die cut a small tag and stamp with small images, spatter with gold paint and add a Christmas charm.  This is a great place to write the recipient’s name.

Embellishments

Dress your tags up with a cluster of jingle bells, Christmas beads, mulberry flowers and foliage.  You can make your own flowers, or save time with pre-made flowers.

Gnome for Christmas adhesive brads and gold glitter stars add a bit of sparkle and shine to the tag design.

Gnome for Christmas Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how one of these tags comes together, then please enjoy this short tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

If you would like to see more gift tag tutorials, check out this link.

I hope you enjoyed this late, late, late Throwback Thursday tutorial.  You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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