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Pumpkin Patch Fall Greeting Card

Pumpkin Patch Fall Greeting Card-Really Reasonable Ribbon-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Pumpkin Patch Fall Greeting Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Carta Bella Welcome Fall

Hello, Friends!  This Pumpkin Patch Fall Greeting Card gives me all the happy fall feels!  It’s got plaid paper, plaid ribbon , Pumpkin Pie Baker’s Twine (mmmm…pumpkin pie!) and a sweet little milk bottle bouquet.  How could I not be happy?

If you’re like me, fall colors and patterns are your favorites!  I dressed up these pretty papers with some Copper and Cream Gingham Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Baker’s Twine and pretty fall florals.  What could be better than that?

Well, if you toss in a cute little butterfly clothespin and a beautiful Champagne Butterfly from Reneabouquets, that ups the ante quite a bit!

Featuring a Small Focal Image

Here’s a handy tip for the next time you are using a small image as the focal on your card.  This darling little milk bottle bouquet stole my heart, but it was pretty tiny.  To amp up its presence on the card front, I adhered it to a couple of oversized fall blooms.

This trick is like killing two birds with one stone.  Not only did the milk bottle image now stand out front and center, but I found a good way to use those really BIG blossoms that never quite seem to work on a card.  Try it!  You’ll like it!

A Peek Inside

It’s always a happy day for me when I get to play with my autumn papers.  What joy to dress up the inside of this card with more pretty fall papers and images.

Here are some simple and fun ways to use up scraps of your pretty fall papers:

  • Group several fall patterns together on a 3×4 panel of cardstock to create a sweet little collage tag.  Then back it with cream cardstock and tuck into a pocket to be used as a note card.
  • Select images from a word block collage page and use them as accents and pockets.  So fun!
  • Score and fold a scrap of designer paper to make a little tea wallet.
  • Top a honey stick with a little banner flag cut from scraps.

This pretty packet of wildflower seeds was too good of a color match not to tuck into the pocket.  And am I the only person who selects tea bags according to the color of the packet?

Have you started your fall crafting yet?  It’s always my favorite season, and my favorite time to craft.

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial

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Carta Bella Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial with Spellbinders Becky Roberts Tiered Tray Dies

Hello, Friends!  This Carta Bella Welcome Fall Tiered Tray tutorial is such a fun bit of autumn home décor!  A few days ago, I introduced you to this fabulous die collection, but I used it to make a Christmas Tiered Tray. It was such an enjoyable crafty adventure that I decided to create another version in fall hues.

 

Look at all the fall goodness tucked into this tray!  We have another fall gnome, a fall banner, acorns, autumn leaves and pumpkins.  These are all cut from scraps of patterned paper using the Tiered Tray Décor Dies, as are the little prim house, pitcher and coffee mug.  This is a great way to use up little bits and pieces of pretty patterned paper!

Once again, I combined fussy cut elements from the 6×6 paper pad with the die cut pieces.

If you like to decorate for each season or special occasion, this die would be a fun addition to your stash.  The video tutorial below will show you how to assemble the tiered tray in a way that creates lots of depth and dimension on your finished card.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of this vibrant fall card.  I sure do love this paper collection from Carta Bella.  The autumn hues are so warm and cozy, and it’s filled with delightful patterns.  I could not resist adding a flap page and a pocket inside the card.

Open the flap page to reveal a little photo spot and….a tiered tray!  How fun is that?  The pocket if filled with a 4×6 notecard, some tasty fall chocolate, a honey stick and a tea sachet.

This sweet little tea sachet is tucked into the pocket.  Remember when I made the Stitched Diamond Shaker Card?  Well the die cut on the front of the sachet is left over from that crafty adventure.  It really dresses up a tea bag!

Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial on You Tube

If you’d like to learn how to assemble and decorate your tiered tray, I hope you’ll enjoy this little video tutorial.

That’s it for me today, my friends!  I hope you are all enjoying some beautiful fall weather.  Just a few more days, and I’ll be sharing LOTS of Christmas tutorials and projects with you.  I’m also working on a fabulous recipe album kit for Button Farm Club.  That will be released shortly. And, the Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop is this Friday!  So lots of good things to look forward to!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial

Spellbinders Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card with Carta Bella Welcome Fall and Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Carta Bella Welcome Fall Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a delightfully different Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you.  Are you ready to get your craft on?

Spellbinders Layered Stitched Diamond Die

Although the Layered Stitched Diamond Die is part of Spellbinders Holiday Stitching Release, I wanted to use it in a fall project.  Why?  Well, because I had just purchased Carta Bella’s gorgeous new “Welcome Fall” collection.

It was very easy to modify this die to suit  my purposes.

  • First, die cut the outer frame and main die from orange metallic cardstock.
  • Next, use your craft knife to cut out the small rectangle piece that is attached in the center of the die cut.

TIP: If you have a glass cutting mat, or an old piece of glass from a picture frame, use that as your cutting surface.  A craft knife glides more easily when you are cutting over glass.  This gives you a cleaner cut.

  • Now cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of clear cardstock (acetate sheet or window sheet).
  • Adhere this to the back side of the die cut frame.
  • Then add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the back side of the prepared die cut panel.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of plaid paper from Welcome Fall.  Adhere the “Hello, Fall” ephemera circle in the top half of the plaid panel.
  • Finally, place your shaker mix in the center of the plaid panel, center up the prepared shaker frame and press in place to seal.
Delightful Details

You have probably noticed that I did not stitch a thing on this frame.  That’s because the etched lines on the metallic paper looked so fabulous that I did not wish to cover them up.  The lines are meant to be a guide for stitching on the card.  But it’ s OK if you don’t stitch!  The frame still looks amazing!

Dress the frame up with a gorgeous fall pumpkin from Reneabouquets.  Then tuck in some leaves, create a bow cluster, and add some sweet copper acorns to finish the card front.  So simple, but so pretty!

A Peek Inside

Naturally, I created a pocket inside the card.

Then I created a little 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ photo folio and a bookmark to tuck into the pocket.  So many families take portraits in the fall that I thought it would be nice to create a special spot for one.

Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s a little step by step tutorial to help you put this card together.  We start with a tour of the paper collection and a good look at the Spellbinders die.  Then I show you how to create a 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold base using 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.  After that, we are off to the races!  I hope you enjoy!

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card

Spellbinders Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall Card with Prima Pumpkin and Spice by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Spellbinders Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card with Prima Pumpkin and Spice

Hello, Friends!  I’m hoping this Spellbinders Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card will usher in a little fall weather.  It sure has been hot and steamy here in North Carolina!  Even when we go out for our morning walk at 6:30, it’s too hot for this gal!  So I have been locked in the studio playing with beautiful fall supplies like this Nichol Spohr die from Spellbinders.  And I got to play with Prima’s pretty Pumpkin and Spice collection from last year.  With all these autumn hues, rows of pumpkins, crunch apples and leaves, can fall be far behind?

The Pumpkin Stand

Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall Card Prima Pumpkin and Spice by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Pumpkins and mums are my very favorite fall emblems.  My vision for this card was a roadside pumpkin and apple stand.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First create a 6×6 top fold card base with chocolate brown cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 7/8″ square from Pumpkin and Spice.  Distress the edges lightly, then ink with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Next cut a 2″ wide border to run down the left hand side of the page.
  • Now die cut a circle plaid patterned paper.
  • Then fussy cut the fall wreath from the paper collection. Back with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the card.
Pumpkin Time

Don’t you just  love a die that is the right size for cutting up scraps of designer paper!  I cut up a whole pumpkin patch full of cute pumpkins, leaves and apples from patterned paper.  Then I die cut the old wooden bushel basket to pile them into and around. To make the pumpkins blend, ink them with Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye Distress Inks.  Spritz lightly with water , then spatter with diluted white paint.

Make everything pop off the page by outlining with a white Sharpie pen.  Sprinkle in some harvest Prills and some flowers to add a little extra texture.  Then wrap thin organza ribbon up the left hand side of the card.  Dry brush some silver acorns with copper paint and tuck them into the bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket inside the card, then tuck in a little tea wallet.  What a fun way to welcome fall!

This is the Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall die set I used to create my pumpkin patch.  You can find it HERE.

We are experiencing one of the hottest weeks of the  summer right now.  It was refreshing to play with fall papers and images!  I hope you enjoyed it, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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