Hooray! It’s Your Birthday Gift Box

Authentique Hooray Birthday Box Amazing Paper Grace Telephone Vignette Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Hooray!  It’s Your Birthday Box with APG Telephone Vignette Die

Hello, Friends!  Do you love little boxes?  I have loved them for as long as I can remember, so making this Hooray It’s Your Birthday Box was loads of fun.  My L’il Sis is having a birthday this month, and she loves boxes, too.  This one is filled with lots of little goodies that I think will make her chuckle.  Then, when the goodies are gone she can use the box to store stuff on her work desk.  I love it when a gift just keeps on giving!

Building the Box

Here’s how the box came together:

  • First, cover the lid of an I-Phone box with papers from Authentique’s Hooray Paper Collection.
  • Then, wrap the top edge of the box with washi tape to give it a finished look.
  • Now, adhere some little box feet to the corners.
  • Die cut the Amazing Paper Grace Vignette Telephone from both Spectrum Lady Bug and Hooray patterned papers.  You will need 3 phone bases cut from patterned paper and 2 from the Lady Bug Spectrum paper.
  • Adhere the patterned papers to the Lady Bug papers so that they are slightly offset.  This creates a mat for the base and helps it to pop against the patterned papers.  You will need to cover both the front and back of the phone that is on the back side of the box.
  • Adhere the phones to the box base and fill it up with goodies!

Add ribbon and buttons to the front corners of the box if desired.

A Peek Inside

Fill the box with treats that you know the birthday girl will enjoy. I think my Sis will enjoy the little treats I tucked inside her box.

This shaker tag is so quick to make!

  • First, remove the sticker frame from the sheet and back it with clear cardstock.
  • Trace the outline of the frame onto a piece of patterned paper and trim out.
  • Then add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the sticker.
  • Fussy cut the sentiment from the 3 x 4 image card.  Save the sassy lady…we’ll use her elsewhere!
  • Mat the fussy cut sentiment on the piece of patterned paper you cut out.
  • Fill the shaker cavity with sequins and beads, then adhere the patterned paper tag over the foam strips.  Press lightly to seal.
  • Trim out the birthday banner from another 3×4 card and adhere.
  • Punch a hole at the top of the tag, add ribbon and a flower.

My sis and I both love tea, so I added this tin of tea to her birthday box along with a little chocolate.  Dressing these little gifts up with designer paper and ribbon really makes them special!

This is a packet of Biscoff cookies to go with the tea.  Create the little birthday wand with a washi tape wrapped popsicle stick and stickers that have been matted on Lady Bug Spectrum Cardstock.

Snarky Birthday Card

The final addition is a little 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ top fold card made with scraps.  I’m crazy for this retro color combination…how about you?

Die cut circles and stars really work with this paper collection.  I can’t wait to give this gift to my sister!

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.

To see another project made with the Telephone Vignette die, click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Micro Cosmos Joy Fold Shaker Card

Ciao Bella Micro Cosmos Joy Fold Shaker Card Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2020 Ribbon Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ciao Bella Micro Cosmos Joy Fold Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon August 2020 Club

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Joy Fold Shaker Card was inspired by a line of poetry from William Blake. He wrote, “to see the World in a Grain of Sand and Heaven in a Wild Flower,”.  Those were the lines that kept running through my mind as I created with the RRR August Ribbon Club and Ciao Bella’s Micro Cosmos paper collection.  The earthy greens from the Sunflower Assortment seemed to be the perfect playmate for these beautiful botanical papers.    If you haven’t had a chance to play with these lovely ribbons, I hope this post will inspire you to do so!

The ribbons I used from the collection are 5/8″ Forest Green Plaid, Forest Green Diamond Satin Ribbon, and 3/8″ Yellow and Green Argyle Satin Ribbon.

Joy Fold Shaker Card: Creating the Shaker Box

If you’ve never made a Joy Fold Card before, you can find a tutorial HERE.   Once you’ve made the card base, you can create the shaker box.

  • First, heat emboss a chipboard frame with Versamark Ink and WOW! Vintage Champagne Embossing powder.
  • Next, die cut clear cardstock (acetate sheets) with an oval die.  The oval should be slightly larger than the opening in the frame.
  • Now, adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.

TIP:  Use a thin bead of adhesive on the inner edge of the oval frame.  Then smooth it out with your finger or a paintbrush.  This will prevent the adhesive from “oozing” out all over the clear cardstock window.

  • Next, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the frame.
  • Now place your sequin mixture in the center of your focal image and adhere the shaker box so that it is centered .
  • Press lightly to completely seal the edges.

  • Then reate a ribbon closure with the Forest Green Plaid Ribbon.
  • Now tuck a loopy Forest Green Diamond Satin Ribbon into the flower cluster on the left.
  • Adhere a Reneabouquets dragonfly in the flower cluster on the right. (Product links below.)
A Peek Inside

Add lots of lovely little pockets, tags and goodies inside the folio to turn it into a gift.

Top ta bookmark with the Diamond Satin Ribbon and the Random Lines Satin Ribbon.  This pattern makes me think of bamboo, which is perfect for this project.

Create a little tag and gift card wallet to tuck inside another pocket.  It’s so much fun to pull all these pieces out!

Decorate both sides of the tag and line the interior of the gift card wallet with scraps of designer paper.

Here’s a peek at the card fully opened.  Create a hidden pocket by adhering just the sides and bottom of the smaller card to the larger card base.

Score a large ivory tag and fold to create a little photo folio with a pretty shaped edge.  I covered both sides of the tag with designer papers.  Then tuck it into the hidden pocket.  Add a blank sentiment panel to the front of the hidden pocket so you can write a personal note here.

So that’s my first play with the August Ribbon Club!  I hope I’ve inspired you to break your Sunflower Assortment out of the package and make something beautiful with all those pretty ribbons!   If you’re not currently a member of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club, you can find out how to subscribe HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Button Farm Club Year in a Box Fall Folios Reveal

Authentique Calendar Collection Button Farm Club Year in a Box Fall Folios by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Button Farm Club Year in a Box Fall Folios Reveal

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in quickly this Sunday afternoon to share the Button Farm Club Year in a Box Fall Folios Reveal. If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, and if I am OK then I apologize.  Between our prolific tomato plants (we’ve harvested over 500 Roma Tomatoes…so far!).  There have been lots of special orders in my Etsy shop, family birthdays and making vats of homemade marinara and salsa happening all at the same time.  And I’ve just been too busy/tired to blog much.

But I have a few quiet moments right now to share this month’s Button Farm Club project with you.  Who knew when we began this Year in a Box Project back in November of 2019 that 2020 was going to be such a wild ride?

As I was designing these fall folios, I kept thinking to myself, “Well, we’ve saved the best for last!” The October, November and December folios are filled with vintage goodness!  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

October: Too Cute to Spook!

Authentique October Calendar Year in a Box Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for the Button Farm Club Photo 01

Like all the other folios in this series, the October folio measures 7″ x 7″ x 1/4″.  But I changed up the folio design this month to make more room for large photos.  The pull out calendar is actually a 6 1/2″ square folio.

No one does Halloween as well as Authentique Paper does.  They capture the perfect balance between spooky and fun without being too cutesy or too gruesome.

The fall folios are have a great trifold design with lots of pockets and loads of room for large photos and journaling.

The images and patterns are just spot on!

I think you are really going to love the way these folios function!

November:  Grateful Hearts

The November folio is all about having a thankful heart.  Here’s a look at the large calendar folio that tucks inside the cuffed pocket sleeve on the folio cover.  The tutorial this quarter is loaded with lots of my sneaky tricks for making the most of your papers, working with scraps and there’s even a fussy cutting tutorial thrown in for good measure.

The November papers are perfectly vintage and perfectly beautiful!

December: Festive and Jolly!

The December folios are festive and jolly, just as you would expect them to be.

For me, the big surprise is the color palette.  I love the shades of blue that are thrown in to the mix with traditional reds and greens.

You will love recording your December memories in this beautiful folio!

Year in a Box: Bigger and Better!

Several of  you that purchased the November 2019 Year in a Box Club Kit contacted me to say that you needed the box to be bigger.  So I also worked out a way to add a collar to the box.  The tutorial and supplies to fix the box are available to you through the Button Farm Club.  Contact Laura at The Button Farm Club for the details.  But you’ll be happy to know that the box can hold all 12 folios with room to spare.  They can actually stand upright so you can just flip through the folios instead of stacking them on top of one another.  It looks really good, too!

I took this photo before the gorgeous primitive gingham ribbon arrived.  It is a perfect match for the designer paper on the box and at 2 1/2″ wide, it covers most of the expansion collar.

Fall Folios Reveal on YouTube

I’ve prepared a short video tour of the folios for you on my YouTube Channel.

About the Kit

Your Fall Folio kit comes with everything you need to create the folios you see in the video, except for basic crafting supplies like adhesive and scissors.  You’ll receive:

  • 24 Sheets of Authentique 12″ x 12″ October, November and December Calendar Collection (2 sheets of each image, sentiment, pattern and colored cardstock paper)
  • 6 sheets of 12×12 cardstock for matting and mechanisms
  • Full color PDF Basic Guide with measurements and photos
  • Links to in depth, easy to follow step by step video tutorial

The price for each kit is $27.  If you subscribed to the Year in a Box project back in November, your kit will be mailed directly to you.  If you did not subscribe, you can order your kit today at The Button Farm Club.

Laura re-stocked the Winter, Spring and Summer Folio Kits so you can still complete the whole year or get a jump on 2021.

Once again, I’d like to thank you for your  kind support of these Button Farm Club Kits.  I love hearing that you are enjoying making these kits as gifts, making them with friends, and sharing them with others.  What a huge blessing that is to me!  The video format makes it even easier for you to craft along with me, and I’m getting good feedback from many of you saying how glad you are for those videos!  That makes my heart happy!

So now I’m going to sign off, and maybe go take a little nap before I jump back into the work week tomorrow morning!  Thanks for sharing your Sunday afternoon with me!

Cheerio,

kathy

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit August 2020 Vintage Telephone Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit: Hey, Good Looking Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  It’s August 1st, and time to reveal my Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit project.  Every time I look at this Vintage Telephone Vignette Die, all I can think of is Ernestine, the telephone operator from the old Laugh-In comedy show: “One ringy dingy…” (OK…I’m showing my age here, but she was truly funny!)

I paired the club kit up with a favorite Authentique Paper Collection (Poised), Black Houndstooth Ribbon,  and some gorgeous yellow roses from Little Birdie Crafts.  Here’s how the card came together.

Is This the Number to Whom I am Speaking?

As I was playing around with the club kit, I realized it would make a super cute shaker base.

  • First, die cut the body of the phone from a 6×6 panel of the Poised Tartan and heavy black cardstock.  You will need 2 black panels and 1 plaid.
  • Now die cut the receiver from the tartan and the black cardstock.
  • Next, die cut the rotary dial from black cardstock and rose gold glitter paper.
  • Then do the same for the trim pieces on the phone.
  • Now set aside one black phone base.  Layer the other pieces together so that the black layers are slightly offset from the patterned pieces.  Use 1/8″ foam tape to add dimension.
  • Adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the phone.  Then fill the cavity with a shaker mix.  (Linked below)
  • Now remove the foam tape liner from the back of the phone and adhere the other black phone body to finish the shaker box.
Two Ringy Dingys

Does anyone else remember growing up with a telephone table in the house?  There was always a pretty doily for the phone to rest on.  Create a doily with the July Club Kit Die (Fanfare).  Die cut it twice: once from patterned paper, and again from black.  Layer together so that the black doily is slightly offset.  This really makes the doily pop.

I opted to leave the  numbers off the phone dial so that the shaker elements would show through.  Then I added the sentiment banner beneath the phone.

A few vintage buttons from my stash, a little metal filigree corner, a couple of postage stamps, and the card front is finished.

A Peek Inside

The stopper for the easel base is actually a pocket.  So naturally, I had to put something inside the pocket.

This simple 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2 note card can be used as a photo folio.  The center oval is the dial piece cut out when making the phone.  It’s the perfect size for that cute cardstock element.

A little pocket for a tea bag and honey stick has plenty of room for a gift card.  Add your personal greeting on the opposite page.

Thanks for letting me “ring you up” this morning!  You can find out more about the  APG August Club Kit HERE.  To see past APG Club Kit projects, click HERE.  There’s a linked supply list below the post.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with a little crafty time thrown in!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations July 2020 Alumni Hop

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Gatefold Z-Fold Card for the July 2020 Alumni Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Beverly Jordan from Amarilys Doria’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations July 2020 Alumni Hop: Sweet Peony Z-Fold Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2020 Alumni Hop!  Get ready to be inspired as the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team has loads of crafty goodness in store for you this month.  You also have a chance to win  some Heartfelt Creations goodies!  Just leave a lovely comment on each blog in the hop.  One lucky comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.

The hop will remain open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, August 3rd.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 5th.  If you are the lucky winner, claim your prize by contacting [email protected] within 72 hours of the announcement.  But really, everyone wins, because everyone has a chance to be inspired by the beautiful projects in the hop.

Sweet Peony Z-Fold Card: Creating the Card Base

The Sweet Peony Collection is one of my all time favorites!  I could not resist pulling it out for a little crafty play time.  This 6″ x 6″ Z-Fold card looks so fancy, but is so easy to make!  Pair the papers up with the new Ornate Ovals Dies for a sweet, summery card.

  • First, score a 12″ x 6″ panel of white cardstock at 3″ and 6″ .
  • Next, fold the card in half to make a side fold card base.
  • Then fold the 3″ score line back toward the card spine to create a Z-Fold card base.
  • Now cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of white cardstock to serve as the gatefold cover.
  • Line all the card panels with Sweet Peony papers. Cover both the front and the back of the gatefold cover.
  • Next, place adhesive on only the top, bottom and left hand side of the gatefold cover.  Center and adhere to the Z-Fold.

Sweet Peony Details

  • Next, die cut the Ornate Ovals from white cardstock.
  • Cut an oval of designer paper using the Eyelet Oval Die.  Adhere the largest Ornate Oval to this panel.
  • Die cut the center of a card front and adhere to the other Ornate Oval Die cut.  Back with dimensionals and center over the base oval.
  • Adhere to the card front.

  • Now stamp, heat emboss and die cut the peony layers.
  • Color the flower layers with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
  • Shape in the 3-D Flower Mold.
  • Use sponge daubers to tint the flower edges with Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Layer together.  Add Rose Hip Stamens and glass beads to the flower centers and arrange on the card.
  • Tie a bow with Coral Rose Houndstooth Ribbon and adhere.
A Peek Inside

Because of the way you attached the gatefold front, you’ll have a little pocket inside the card base.  This is the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag or gift card.  I’ve left lots of room to write a sweet note.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Amarilys has prepared for you!  You will find a complete hop list below:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Amarilys Candy   ♥ Vicki   ♥ Carole   ♥  SarahEmily Oksana  ♥

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.

To see my past Alumni Hop Tutorials, please click HERE.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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