Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: A Scrap Your Stash Project Share

Hello, Friends!  This Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album is a real collection mash up!  It contains papers from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals, Craft Consortium’s Tell the Bees, and My Mind’s Eye Madison Avenue (an oldie..but a goodie!)

Let me ask you a question.  What do you do with the little bits and bobs you have left over from a favorite paper collection?  Do you stash them in a drawer to gather dust?  Toss them in the recycle bin?  Well, I like to periodically gather them all up and create what I call a “Scrap Your Stash” project.

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: The Inspiration

Our son and his lovely wife are in the process of moving, so when Melody cleaned out her craft room, she set aside a few treasures she thought I might enjoy.  A lovely 8 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ binder was in the mix.  It was sturdy and I liked the size…but not the bright green cover or the ring binder.  So the first step in this process was removing the ring binder mechanism (not for the faint of heart, I might add) and altering the cover.  I wish I had thought to take process photos, but I do describe the process I followed in the video tour of the album below.

Since I am completely obsessed with shakers at the moment, I also altered this Tim Holtz Vignette Frame and turned it into a shaker box.  Then I combed through the odds and ends of my Little Birdie Flowers and created the pretty floral feature on the cover.

The spine is wrapped with ribbon and adorned with lots of pretty metal charms.  If you look at the back cover, you can see how I collaged a bunch of papers together.  These are all coated with Distress Vintage Collage Medium.  It did a great job of unifying all the different colors and patterns.

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: A Peek Inside

Since I got rid of the ring binder mechanism, I had to do a little repair work on the inside cover.  There were some holes and a few little tears.  Nothing that a layer of heavy kraft paper would not cover up.  In place of the ring binder, I created simple double waterfall.  This is probably the easiest way in the world to create a mini album, as there is no binding system required.  You can see how to do this HERE.

The pages are secured with a ribbon closure.  Each page measures 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″; a nice size for photos.  And, there are 8 pages in each waterfall, giving you room for 32 photos in all.

Of course, I had to add flaps and fun belly bands and all sorts of interactive fun to the pages.  You’ll see all of that in the video tour.

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: Pockets and Inserts

Behind the waterfall cascade, I added a pair of double pockets.

The shallow side holds little 3″ x 3″ journaling folios.  Aren’t they sweet?

Scatter Kindness Like Confetti Waterfall Album: The Video Tour

I’ll share lots of tips and tricks in this project share video.  I’m sure you will find ideas that you can use to help you Scrap your Stash and make a lovely mini album.

 

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial with ButterBee Scraps

Hello, Friends!  Are you dreaming of the sea?  If so, his Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial will be a dream come true.  I’m collaborating once again with ButterBee Scraps to bring you this “girly grunge” mixed media folio tutorial.

The folio base is built with 3 sheets of 18 pt. 11×17 grocery bag paper and measures 6″ x 7″ with a really fabulous fold out design.  You will learn how to build the base and add all the mechanisms in the tutorial as well as learn how I created the cool corroded metal effects on my ButterBee Scraps charms.

While it’s not a complete “from A to Z” tutorial, you will walk away with a wealth of knowledge and new techniques to add to your crafty toolbox.  I know I learned some new stuff myself while designing and creating this fabulous folio.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

The fun starts right away with this interactive pocket/tag/flap combo inside the first fold.  These are Graphic 45 ATC Laser Cut Alpha Tags.  You may still have some of these in your stash.  Backed with papers from the Sea Land collection, spattered with acrylic paint, embossed with Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture, topped with braided jute and a lovely ButterBee Scraps charm, they are definitely sea worthy!

There are so many flips, flaps and interactive elements in this folio that pictures simply cannot tell the whole story.  But you’ll get to see how everything works together in the project share and tutorial video below.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial on YouTube

This is a really “meaty” tutorial with lots of moving parts.  Pick up a pencil and a notepad, and a snack and a refreshing beverage might be a good idea, too.  There’s a lot to learn, and a lot of fun techniques to add to your crafty toolbox.  Ready to get your craft on?  Just press play.

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I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks 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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Watermelon Summer Fun Folio

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Laserowe Love

Hello, Friends!  Well, summer is in full heat here in North Carolina.  And nothing is more refreshing on these sultry days than a big bowl of icy cold, sweet watermelon.  Lucky for me, I had Laserowe Love Watermelon Summer and Watermelon Friends paper collections in my stash.  I paired them up with Apple Green Organza/Satin Center and Acid Green Random Dots Grosgrain Ribbons from the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment to make this darling Watermelon Summer Fun Folio.

The folio base is made with one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.  You can find a video tutorial for it HERE.   The front is a shaker frame layered up with pretty chipboard cuts from Laserowe Love. I don’t know about you, but I would love to have an icy cold umbrella drinkie inside a mini watermelon cup right about now.   Little Birdie Flowers, Ivory Burlap String, and a button from my stash are all invited to this  pool party.  Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: Party on the Inside

The fun gets started right away with a little ribbon topped tag tucked behind a chipboard umbrella drink.

The pocket page on the right holds some cute little Polaroid style photo mounts.  I’ve used more of the Acid Green Dots ribbon as a border on the pocket.

Here’s a look when everything is fully opened.  Isn’t it fun?  From left to right we have a waterfall cascade, a pocket with inserts, a dimensional tag/treat pocket, and a magnetic flap page.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Waterfall Element

 

 

Create tuck spots on the waterfall pages by adhering just the bottom edge of a tag.

 

Decorate a pocket with a little fussy cut banner.  Create the pocket page on the album base beneath the waterfall for an extra fun surprise.  The pocket holds 4″ x 4″ photo mounts.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Magnetic Flap Page

Use the tropical chipboard elements to create a little vignette on the front of the flap page.

TIP:  Create a cute turn tab when cutting the center pocket opening.  Place a Spellbinder’s Oval die about half way in the center of your pocket panel.  When you die cut, save the little half oval that the die cuts out.  Adhere the straight edge behind the designer paper panel.  Instant turn tab!  It’s a two-fer!

 

You’ll find room inside for a small photo and a tag filled pocket.  Cut fish tail ends on the Acid Green Ribbon to make a festive pocket border.

You can journal on the tags and add small photos on the back.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Dimensional Treat Pocket

Use cardstock scraps and a corner punch to create little pocket tags to tuck inside the dimensional pocket.  Decorate the pocket flap with smaller tags topped with ribbon and buttons.  And these green and pink chocolates are a perfect color match for the paper collection.   How fun is that?

You could also tuck a gift card, small photo or memento inside the pocket of each tag.  And there is ample room on the back for a photo.

This little folio comes together very quickly and makes a great summer birthday or hostess gift.  You can’t help but smile when working with the happy patterns and cute images in these two collections.

I hope you’ve been refreshed and inspired by this Watermelon Summer Fun Folio project.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Patchwork Tea Folio

     
Stamperia Patchwork Tea Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  This month we’re featuring the Sizzling Summer Ribbon Club Assortment.  These bold hues are perfect playmates for this Stamperia Patchwork Tea Folio.

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Maize Checkerboard Satin serves as the bow and as the ribbon closure for this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ tri fold folio.  Then I layered it with 3/8″ Citrus Dots Grosgrain and Gold Metallic String as a border on the folio cover.

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Stamperia Patchwork Tea Folio

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Don’t let the petite size of this folio fool you!  I’ve packed loads of fun inside.  Here’s a cute tuck spot with a journal tag.  There’s room to add a photo behind the image, as well as a place to write a message on the back side. You can also tuck a photo behind the circular image on the right.

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This sweet little tea tag is topped with more of the citrus dots grosgrain ribbon.  And there’s room for a small photo on the back.

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Here’s a look at the folio when fully opened.

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The center panel is a little ribbon-tied flap pocket.

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If there’s tea, one must have a special little spoon and some honey to go with it!

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The right hand side is a really fun pull out folio.  You’ll see it demonstrated in the 5 minute project share video below.

On with the hop!

Now hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month so you will be entered into the drawing for your very own Sizzlin’ Summer Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join!  You can learn all about it HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration 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 hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio

Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Hello, Friends!  Memories often inspire my creative activities.  This Morning Meadow Mixed Media Folio came into being as I was remembering the beautiful summer mornings of my childhood.  Growing up in Vermont, summer mornings were almost always filled with light, sunshine and a cool breeze.  The lush green grass sparkled with dew so thick that to walk through it left your footprint behind.  Birds sang their joyous morning songs while butterflies flitted sweetly from flower to flower.  There was a glorious serenity so perfect and complete that I can still feel the joy of it today.  All of these memories floated through my mind as I strolled through the pages of my Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals papers, thinking of what I might like to make with it next.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio: Building the Base

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  • Start by creating a 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine with Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Next, stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of designer paper over a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of Tickled PInk Cardstock that is layered with a 5″ x 7″ panel of Gumdrop Green Cardstock.

That’s really all there is to the card base.  All the rest of this card is mixed media elements that I’ve layered on to create this morning meadow vignette.

Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio: Mixed Media Elements

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I selected two different chipboard sets from Laserowe Love. (Sadly, these did not have names, only product numbers, so I cannot link to them here. You can find Laserowe Love Chipboard in the US at The Frantic Stamper. ) To alter the chipboard, do the following:

  • First, tap the corner frame with Versamark Ink.  Then cover with Distress Tattered Rose Embossing Powder.
  • After heat embossing, let the chipboard cool.  Place small half back pearls in the centers of the flowers.  Adhere in the upper right hand corner of the card.
  • Next, sponge the meadow flowers chipboard with Versmark ink.  Then heat emboss with Distress Shabby Shutters Embossing Powder.
  • Once the  embossing powder has cooled slightly. place adhesive on one end.  Very gently bend the chipboard to create a bow in the center.  Then adhere the other side.  Hold in place for a second or two.
  • Now, tuck Spanish Moss along the bottom edge and under the bowed area to resemble meadow grass.  I like to use hot glue to hold this in place.

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Morning Meadow Mixed Media Card Folio: A Peek Inside

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The inside of this card folio features a flip pocket page with a tag insert.  I’ll be doing a tutorial for this type of folio soon, so stand by.

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Cover G45 Ivory ATC Tags with paper from the collection, then add some small elements and stickers to decorate.  Top the tags with ribbon, burlap string bows, Little Birdie Flowers and some little bee charms.

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The back side of the flip page is a sentiment that I designed on the computer, then printed out.

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This sweet little silver plated tea spoon, tea bag wallet and honey stick are tucked behind the belly band.

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To make the belly band, cut a strip of designer paper wider than the base panel.  Score the edges and adhere behind the panel.  Then adhere the panel to the card base.  I’ve added stickers and more of that delicate chipboard to decorate the page.

To see other projects made with Simple Vintage Botanicals, click HERE.

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.

Wishing you serene and beautiful morning meadows….

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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