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Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride with December Ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  I don’t know about you, but this Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride Tea Party in a Box transports me to Downton Abbey!  Oh, the places you can go when you play with beautiful papers!

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Sleigh Ride Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Of course, beautiful papers call for beautiful ribbons.  And I cannot think of a more perfect ribbon pairing than these beauties from the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment.

TIP: Layered ribbons add texture, pattern and elegance to a card.  Top Silver Edged Bluebird Satin Ribbon with Fair Isle Satin ribbon for a bold and beautiful border.  Then tie a big loopy bow with more Bluebird Satin, top it with a velvety white poinsettia, and you’re half way to Downton!

Elegant Details

Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This vintage sleigh is adorned with a cluster of gardenias, roses and poinsettia.  Lady Mary lost one of the jewels on her winter coat as she sped through the pearly white snow.  The ever faithful Carson picked it up and tucked it into the floral bouquet.  What would we ever do without him?

No winter outing is complete without a few turns around the skating rink.  So be sure to take along your best skates so you can glide over the ice as the fairy lights twinkle around you.

TIP: Add texture and pattern to your designer paper by stamping and embossing snowflakes over the blank areas.  Then spatter the paper with diluted ivory paint to simulate a blizzard.

TIP: Paint silver tone metallic charms with a bit of chalk paint to add the perfect vintage vibe.  Tie the charms and a fairy globe to silver metallic string, then loop around the bow cluster to secure.

TIP:  Pearly flourishes add a sense of movement to the card.  I bet you have some of these in your stash!

Time to Warm Up!

All that outdoor activity leaves one needing a bit of refreshment, don’t you agree?

Add a pocket to the inside of your card.  Then create a textured border with more of the Fair Isle Satin Ribbon.  Tuck a tea bag, mini candy cane stirrer and bit of chocolate into the pocket for a lovely warm up treat!

I hope you enjoyed taking an old fashioned sleigh ride with me today!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card

Blue Fern Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Photo 01

Blue Fern Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board

Hello, Friends!  I am loving the nostalgic vibe from this Blue Fern Yuletide Old Fashioned Christmas Card. Warm woolen plaids and old barn boards take me back in time, how about you?  Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we are in full on Christmas mode here at Kathy by Design.  The little love birds  on this card make me feel very merry , indeed!

Blue Fern Yuletide Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If you are looking for a way to add visual interest to your Christmas cards, why not try adding some circular elements?  After I removed the white centers from this wreath die cut, I replaced them with small images from the 8×8 paper pad.  Then I heat embossed Reneabouquets Small Santa Clock and added it to the mix.  Now the card just needs to be embellished.

Evergreen Trees, Snowflakes and Christmas Roses

First I altered a small sisal tree with ivory paint and glitter.  Then I clustered up some beautiful Reneabouquets Christmas flowers, mini pine cones and greenery around the base of the tree to ground it.

This wonderful Beautiful Board Clock adds some brightness to these darker, vintage paper patterns.  Shell buttons add a bit of shine, and more flowers is always a good idea.  Spatter the card with white paint to simulate falling snow for the perfect wintry feel.

These snowflake corners shimmer with glittery embossing powder in real life.   I’ve dressed it up even more with some flat back pearls.

A Peek Inside

Nothing drives away winter’s chill like a cup of hot cocoa!  So I created a box pocket inside the card to hold a packet.  The pocket is actually embossed grey cardstock that I brushed with white paint and metallic glaze.  For some reason, it photographed blue.  The camera does strange things sometimes.

The pocket also holds a little postcard, peppermint stick, gift wrapped Biscoff cookies and a Ghiradelli Chocolate.  Now it’s the perfect little Secret Santa or office exchange gift.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





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