Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Authentique Clover: Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is past, it’s time to get ready for the wearin’ of the green!  Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day?  This Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial is made with Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.  It’s sure to make your Irish eyes smile!

Authentique Clover St Patricks Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Will you just look at that lovely little Irish man and wife sitting under the light of the moon amid a field of clover?  It that doesn’t make your heart happy, I don’t know what would!  I told Dale, that’s him and me in about 7 more years!

Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Authentique Paper Clover Collection

This 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio base is made with just one sheet of  8 1/2″ x 11″ heavy ivory cardstock. Once you master the making of this simple folio design, you’ll be churning them out in big batches for all kinds of occasions.  They are so fun and easy to make!

Authentique Clover Shaker Frame Tutorial by Kathy Clement

I’m also sharing a tutorial for creating the shaker frame, which I know will make many of you very happy indeed!

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement

Because Clover is such a vibrant and whimsical collection, I’ve added some fun interactive elements inside.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Pull Out Pages Kathy Clement

You’ll find pull out pages, tuck spots and flap pages.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial by kathy Clement

The heart of the project is the center panel pocket.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Inserts and Pockets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Sometimes, I can’t believe how much I manage to pack into one of these little folios.  The tutorial will guide you through creating the pocket, the insert and the little tea bag wallet.  You’ll have to provide the Soda Bread recipe yourself.

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial Video

NOTE:  I need to add a correction to this video tutorial.  In a sleep deprived state, I provided the wrong measurements for the Green Thumb Spectrum liner panels.  The correct measurements are 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the square panels.  The “short” panel should measure 4 5/8″ x 5 3/8″.  So sorry for any frustration or confusion this error might have caused.  Never create a video tutorial when you are tired!  Lesson learned.  Thanks for your gracious understanding.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks, ideas and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Frilly & Funkie Saturday Showcase: Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I’m sharing a  Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I thought I’d also share it here, as I know how many of you, like me, love bees!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ trifold folio with a box style pocket in the center.  I made a similar gift box folio using Prima’s Georgia Blues collection.   So many of you asked me for a tutorial, that I decided to put one together using this gorgeous Prima Spring Farmhouse collection.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

The tutorial starts with a video tour of the project and some tips and tricks  and supplies that I used while creating it.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Fancy Fold Folio Kathy by Design

You will learn how to create the fancy fold base, too.

How to make a Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

I’ll show you how to turn paper elements into sweet embellishments.  You will learn how to create shaped pockets and tuck spots, too.

How to Make  A Tuck Spot with Prima Spring Farmhouse Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Magnet Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 02

Prima Spring Farmhouse Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

Pockets add so much fun to any project, and I’ll show you how to create a neat box style pocket in the tutorial.

Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 03

Then you can fill it up with wonderful treats.

Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I hope I shared some tips, ideas and techniques in this video that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  I’ll add some product links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique below this post for your shopping convenience.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Romantic Happy Valentines Day Banner

Authentique Group Share: Romantic Happy Valentines Day Banner

Hello, Friends!  Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today I’m sharing a Romantic Happy Valentines Day Banner as part of the Authentique Design Team Group Share.  Naturally, I am working with the Romance collection, no surprise there!  But you will definitely want to pop over to the Authentique Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing!

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

 

You already know how much I love a good banner.  And I’m always looking for ways to make them faster and easier.  I have some great tips that I think you will enjoy using the next time the urge to make a banner strikes.

Romantic Happy Valentine’s Day Banner: Build a Better Banner

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 02

I found a big pile of Graphic 45 Alpha Tags and ATC Alpha Tags while purging some bins in my studio.  These tags serve as the base for my banner pennants.  The great thing is, you can cover these tags in a jiffy using the G45 Tags Dies (regular tag and gears/ATC tag) which really cuts down on the amount of time it takes to make a banner.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 03

Design each pennant so that the domed edge of the tag is at the BOTTOM rather than at the top.  Cover both sides with your designer paper, then stitch onto a length of complementary ribbon.

TIP: Stitch along the top of each tag, then go back and stitch a second time along the bottom edge of your ribbon.  This ensures that the banner will hang nicely.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 04

TIP: Place one large pennant/tag between 2 ATC sized pennants/tags.  This variation lends a lot of visual interest to a banner.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 05

TIP: Cover the ATC tags with papers from the 6×6 Paper Bundle.  The small size of these tags calls for a small sized pattern.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 06

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 07

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 08TIP:  Keep the design for each tag consistent for quick crafting.  I have a designer paper layer, a smaller square of the heart patterned paper, a die cut doily and a focal image on each large pennant.  Add foam spacers between the doily layer and the square layer to add extra dimension.

Authentique Romance Romantic Valentines Day Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 09

TIP: I love the freshness that the white flowers add to the design of this banner.  And the shimmer satin ribbon adds some glam.

If you need some last minute Valentine’s Day inspiration, you can find more Authentique Romance posts HERE. I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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.

Valentine Hugs!

kathy

 

 

Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog. Today I have a cheery Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio adorned with gloriously green ribbons from the February Ribbon Club to share with you.

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ top fold card made with Carta Bella’s Spring Market Paper Collection.  Adorned with Kiwi Satin with a Grosgrain Edge and 3/8″ Kiwi Satin Swiss Dots Ribbons, it gives me hope that spring is coming!

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

I’ve tucked this mini tag album inside the dimensional pocket on the front of this card.  It’s dressed up with ivory burlap string, a snippet of Kiwi Satin Swiss Dots ribbon and some darling bee charms.

Hello Spring Shaker Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

Ribbon takes center stage inside the card as well.  I love to use ribbon to create a border on a card, so wrapped 5/8″ Apple Diamond Satin Ribbon to my flap page and tied a simple square knot to hold it in place.

Behind the flap, I’ve tucked a little tag inside the diamond satin ribbon.  A shallow pocket holds a cute tea bag wallet.

Carta Bella Spring Market Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

Even a ribbon scrap finds its way onto the honey stick, then topped it with a rose blossom button.

I tied an itty bitty bow with help from my Zutter Bow it All Tool, then added in the corner of this cute gift card wallet.

On With the Hop

You will want to visit every blog in the hop, then finish up on the RRR Blog so you will be entered into the drawing for your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

But you don’t have to win a Ribbon Club assortment…you can sign up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club and start receiving a gorgeous batch of ribbons delivered to your door every single month!  You can sign up HERE.

Now hop on over to see what the sweet, lovely and talented Linsey has in store for you this month!

I hope I’ve shared some tips 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio for Frilly & Funkie “How Do I Love Thee?” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a really neat masculine project to share with you. I created this Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Hosted  by the amazing Sara Emily, the challenge theme is “Let Me Count the Ways”  Before I share my project with you, let’s see what this challenge is all about:

 Challenge Theme: Let Me Count the Ways
Since it’s just a day away from Valentine’s Day, the opening line of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poem “Let Me Count the Ways” (Sonnet 43) comes to mind. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” For this theme, I would like to see your vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. This could be three colors, three words, 3 stamps (you get the idea); just be sure to tell us what those three elements are.

And real quick…let me apologize right off the bat!  I have 3 separate postings today. How ironic is that?   This almost never happens, but sometimes there’s just no way to avoid it.  I’m so sorry for stuffing your inbox today.

Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Party of Three

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01 Even though I don’t make them very often, I love making masculine cards.  I’ve been wanting to dig into the Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman DCE for quite a while.  This fun challenge theme was the perfect excuse.  This is a 5″ x 6 3/4″ card folio with a 1/2″ top fold spine.  Here’s how I used threes on the card front:

  • Paper: 3 layers:  kraft card base, the plaid pattern and the sepia frame.
  • Machine stitching around the outer, middle and inside perimeter of the card frame
  • Three clocks
  • Gears: Two trios of gears

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

TIP: Fussy cut the clock border and leave the inside edge open.  Tuck the chipboard frame and element behind the open edge.  This creates a wonderful feeling of dimension.

Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

The party continues on the inside of this card.  You’ll find 3’s here:

  • Pockets
  • ATC Tags
  • Paper Dolls
  • Buttons (in the border design)
  • Little Gifts…the first of which is the Ghiradelli Chocolate tucked into the upper pocket

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Clippings Stickers, Quote Chips, and Small Talk Stickers add so much to the folio design.  I just love this dapper gent in his bowler hat!

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The side pocket is sized perfectly to hold these 3  Graphic 45 ATC tags.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Turn the flap to find another pocket…with the second  little gift tucked inside.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I dug this Graphic 45 Inspire, Create, Imagine Square Tag out of my stash, then used the matching Square Tag Die to cover the back side.  This makes the laser cut words pop.  Then I created a little 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ gift card wallet.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Room for a note…and a gift card/cash pocket.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10Clean up the scraps on your table!  This bookmark only took about 5 minutes to make thanks to the 12×12 Sticker Elements that come with the Proper Gentleman DCE.  Turn a border scrap into a tuck spot by adhering just the side of it to the back side of the flip page.  Then tuck the tag in place, and that’s gift #3!

Let Me Count the Ways: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you will join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project where  you use 3 of something.  Then link it up over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 26th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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