2020 Year in a Box Button Farm Club Release

2020 Year in a Box Button Farm Club Kit Release by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

2020 Year in a Box Button Farm Club Kit Release

Hello, Friends!  I have been planning and designing this  Button Farm Club 2020 Year in a Box Kit for many months.  And today is release day!  Hooray!  Hooray!  I can’t wait to share all the details with you!

2020 Year in a Box: A Unique Memory Keeping System

Life is filled with all kinds of days: celebration days, happy days, ordinary days…days that you want to hold onto forever. Sometimes we want to make time stand still.  Well, I can’t do that for you, but I can supply you with the 2020 Year in a Box Calendar Kit.  This unique memory keeping system is designed to make it easy for you to hold on to all the happiest moments of 2020.

 

The 2020 Year in A Box Kit consists of a series of 12 folios: one for each month of the year, housed in a handsome and sturdy 8” x 8” storage box that you will be proud to display as part of your home décor.

Simple elegance was my goal for the storage box.  Neutral colors and timeless patterns were a must.  I finally decided on a classic grey, cream and tan colors and patterns that had a vintage farmhouse vibe.  This means the box will look great in any home.

2020 Year in a Box: The Monthly Folios

Each gatefold style folio measures 7” x 7” and has room for at least a dozen photographs of your favorite moments from each month of the year. You’ll find pockets with mini folios, a monthly calendar, tags and journaling spots, a blank panel where you can make lists of special events like birthdays, holidays or anniversaries, hidden pockets, pull out folios, meaningful sentiments and lovely vintage images tucked inside each month.  There’s even a monthly greeting card tucked inside that you can give, or use for journaling and small photos.


Because time is precious, I’ve designed the folios to be quick and easy to create.  When finished, store them inside the box for safekeeping.  Display a favorite photo or inspirational quote on the easel that tops the box lid.

Each quarter, I’ll change up the folio design so that you don’t get bored.  I’ll build in fun mechanisms to keep things interesting.  And those are skills that you can easily transfer into your other crafty adventures. It will be like taking a class with me each quarter!

2020 Year in A Box: What You Get

The first kit is massive.  You’ll get everything you need to create the home decor box and the first 3 folios for January, February and March.

You can buy the kits a la carte, or you can save money by subscribing for the whole year.

This is a quarterly subscription kit.  The first kit will come with all the supplies and instructions for the elegant box and the January, February and March folios.  We will release the folios for subsequent months once a quarter.  Here’s what comes in the first kit:

  • (1) 8” x 8” x 4” Papier-mâché Box with Lid
  • (24) 12″ x 12″ Sheets of Authentique  Calendar Collection Paper
  • (4) 12×12 Sheets of Authentique paper to cover the box
  • (2) 12×12 sheets of Ivory Cardstock for matting and mechanisms
  • Antique Bronze Feet (4)
  • Little Birdie Flowers, white
  • 1 yard gingham ribbon
  • Gold Metallic Number Packet
  • Antique Bronze Bulldog Clip
  • Full color, printed,  step by step tutorial

The price for the kit is only $54.00.  Laura has the subscription all set up in the Button Farm Club shop, so pop on over and get your name on the  list.  Although you can purchase each quarterly kit a la carte, you’ll enjoy significant savings when you subscribe.

If you’d like to see more of the kit, take a peek at this release video.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to see this concept come to life!  This has been in my dreams and on my mind for the better part of 2019.  I hope you are as excited about it as I am.  2020 is looking good!

If you’d like to see my other Button Farm kits, you can find out about them HERE. Or shop for them at the Button Farm Club.

Thanks as always for your wonderful support and encouragement!

Cheerio,

kathy

Carta Bella Christmas Market Rustic Cardinal

Carta Bella Christmas Market Rustic Cardinal by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Christmas Market Rustic Cardinal Mixed Media Card

Hello, Friends!  This Christmas Market Rustic Cardinal Mixed Media Card celebrates my favorite winter bird.  I just love the way a cardinal’s bright red plumage brightens up a dreary winter day.  And they have such a cheery song.  So when I found this vintage rusted cardinal embellishment in a local flea market, I just had to add it to my stash!

This is a simple 7″ x 5″ top fold card base.  Stitch together layers of the patterned papers to create the background.  Then get your Mixed Media Boots out of the Closet of Shame and have fun!

Christmas Market Rustic Cardinal

I decided to take Carta Bella’s Christmas Market into the woods this time.  Our son kindly cut me some thin-ish slices from a Bradford pear that fell in their front yard.  This one is about 1/2″ thick and about 4″ in diameter.  Here’s how I created this rustic cardinals lofty perch:

  • Begin by thinning white gesso with a little water.  Then brush lightly over the surface of the wood slice.  Don’t forget the bark!  The white gesso will immediately winterize the wood.
  • Next, while the gesso dries, die cut a whole pile of festive greenery.  I like to use scraps of designer paper for this as the patterns add interest to the grouping.  This time, I used Tim Holtz Skeleton  Leaves and Mini Greenery.  (Links below)
  • Once the gesso is dry, tap the surface of the wood slice randomly with Versamark Embossing Ink.
  • Now, sprinkle the surface with Seth Apter Blizzard Baked Texture and heat emboss.
    • TIP: Keep heat embossing until the Baked Texture melts completely.  These chunky powders can take a while to fully blossom.  You can stop at any point, of course, but I really baked this one, and I loved the effect.  Experiment and find the perfect stopping point for your personal taste.
  • Next, tap the cooled surface with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.  Then immediately sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear.  Looks just like freshly fallen snow!
    • TIP: cut a piece from a make-up sponge to dab on the adhesive.  Rinse and re-use!
  • Pile on the greener, then tuck in your cardinal and berries.

Christmas Market Rustic Cardinal: A Peek Inside

Here’s a fun way to use washi tape to hold a honey stick in place! And who wouldn’t love a buffalo plaid treat pocket?

Chocolate, tea and honey?  Sa-weet!  So you get eye candy and tummy candy all in one!

To see more projects made with Carta Bella Christmas Market, look HERE and HERE.

I think this card would be gorgeous on a Christmas mantel or side table, too.  In real life, it glistens and sparkles like fresh fallen snow.    You can find this one in my ETSY shop!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio

Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop with Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio

Hello, Friends!  I’m so glad you hopped on over from Karen’s lovely blog to see this Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio.  It’s my project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Hop and my Authentique Paper Design Team post.

Baking plays a big role in the Clement clan holiday festivities!  What better way to showcase all those treasured special cookie, appetizer and treat recipes than in this lovely 8″ x 8″ folio.  Authentique Paper’s Rejoice collection looks like it was made specifically to go with the gorgeous ribbons in this month’s RRR Club!

Ribbon does more than just tie pretty bows!  It’s also a great way to add a border to a card, mini album or layout.  For the cover, I’ve layered Old Gold Shimmer Satin Ribbon with Snowflakes on Old Gold Satin.  This lends a wonderful richness and elegance to the traditional plaid papers .

The bow cluster features more ribbons from this month’s club: Old Gold Diamond Satin Ribbon and Holiday Dots Satin.   To pick up on these ribbons, I painted the resin frame with white chalk paint, then spattered with gold mica mist.  Shabbylicious!

Gold Reindeer and a festive gingerbread man charm fit right it with all the gold and white ribbons.

Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio: A Peek Inside

The interior of the album is filled with interactive elements and lots of tuck spots for the printed recipe cards that come with the Rejoice collection.  I’ve used ribbon as an accent on many of the pages.

The heart of this Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio is the pocket waterfall.  Recipe cards can be tucked inside the pockets for safe keeping.  Add a label to the front of the pocket so you know which recipe is inside.   The back side of each page has room for a photo or journaling.  I’ve used more of the Old Gold Snowflake satin ribbon to hold everything neatly in place.

As you can see, there’s loads of room for photos, journaling and recipes here.

Authentique Rejoice Christmas Recipe Folio Tour on YouTube

It’s easier to view a mini album in a video format, so I prepared a short tour with tips and tricks for you to enjoy.

On with the Hop

Now, hop on over and see what paper pretties Linsey has in store for you.  Then visit the RRR Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month to have your name entered in the drawing for your very own November Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you are not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, it’s really easy to join.  It’s like getting a Christmas gift in your mailbox every single month of the year!  Find out how to sign up HERE.

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

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Handmade Poinsettias Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I have Papercrafting 101 Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial to share with you.  It’s the second installment in my Papercrafting 101 series on YouTube.  You can find the first video , All About Adhesives, HERE.

So many of you have asked me to do some flower making tutorials.  Here’s what we will cover in this loaded video tutorial:

  • Flower Making Tools
  • Filling Flower Centers: Stamens and Prills
  • How to quickly and easily color flower petals
  • Stamping and die cutting flower layers
  • Shaping petals the easy way
  • Different surfaces to use when making paper flowers

Since we are coming up on Christmas, I zeroed in on handmade poinsettias.  Rest assured, the tips and techniques I share in this tutorial can easily be translated when making other paper flowers.

Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial on YouTube

This video covers a lot of ground, so grab a cuppa and a snack, your pencil and a notebook because class is in session.

You’ll find a linked supply list to some of my favorite flower making tools and accessories at the bottom of this post.

What you you like to  learn about next in this Papercrafting 101 series?  Favorite tools?  Ribbon? Pockets? Die Cutting?  Drop me a comment below, and I’ll get busy with the next installment!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Prima Christmas in the Country Mrs. Deer Box Card

Prima Christmas in the Country Shabby Chic Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Prima Christmas in the Country Mrs. Deer Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick the week off with a shabbylicious Mrs. Deer Box Card that is just brimming with Christmas in the Country charm.  I finally had time to dig into this delicious Prima collection, and it’s as wonderful to work with as I had anticipated!

If you love woodland style, old barns, buffalo plaid posies and country charm, this 5″ x 7″ card is going to tickle you pink!  I created a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a 1″ spine and a box style pocket interior to house all the elements seen here.  It was a totally delightful morning spent completely lost in my imaginary world.  I hope you enjoy it as well!

Mrs. Deer Box Card : The Woodland Wreath

Prima Christmas in the Country Shabby Chic Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

The wreath around Mrs. Deer is made using one of my favorite new techniques.  Here’s how to make it happen:

  • Begin by die cutting 2 Spellbinders Holly Berry Wreaths from Christmas in the Country.  Select a neutral pattern for the best results.
  • Ink the inner and outer edges of both wreaths with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Next, cover one wreath with Versamark Embossing ink.
  • Now place it in a funnel tray, or on a clean sheet of printer paper and cover it with Seth Apter’s Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  Heat emboss.
  • Let the wreath cool a bit, then tap randomly with Versamark.  Sprinkle lightly with Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture and heat emboss a second time.
  • Now, the fun part: Rub Peeled Paint Distress Oxide directly over the surface of the cooled wreath. Spritz with water until little beads of ink form.  Then heat emboss again.  The ink will sink below the embossing powder and add a lovely mottled effect.
  • Finally, place small spacers between the two wreath layers and adhere together.

Prima Christmas in the Country Shabby Chic Mrs. Deer Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Mrs. Deer Christmas Card: A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket inside the card, then tuck in this lovely shabby chic gift card folio.

This makes a great gift all on its own, or you can tuck in a small gift card when you write your personal message.

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.  You’ll also find a linked supply list there.

Thanks for stopping by,

Cheerio,

kathy

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