Category Archives: Baby Cards

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m announcing the arrival of a baby boy AND a baby girl!  That’s right!  I’ve created two new Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits for The Button Farm Club: Swaddle Boy and Swaddle Girl!  Each album is loaded with sweet details and interactive elements that I think you will love.

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit has a fabulous Denim Album Base measuring 7″ x 9″.  The soft shades of blue are just perfect for a baby boy.  Here’s a peek at a few of the pages.

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Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 05

 

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Authentique Swaddle Baby Boy Kit Comes With:

  • 12×12 Authentique Swaddle Collection Kit (comes with 12×12 Cardstock Components sheet)
  • 6 sheets of 12×12 Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Robin’s Egg Blue
  • Farm House Dry Goods Denim Mini Album with 10 heavy chipboard pages
  • Full color, illustrated step by step tutorial written by me
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms: a full package!
  • 1 yard May Arts Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon, 1 yard burlap string
  • 2 vintage brass keys (varies from kit to kit)
  • 10 October Afternoon Buttons in Blue and White (varies from kit to kit)
  • 2 Maya Road Stick Pins
  • 3 Doodlebug Designs Doilies
  • 1 Prima Resin Heart (varies from kit to kit)

So you will have everything you need to create this darling album aside from standard crafting tools like a paper trimmer, adhesive, a scoring tool and ink.

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

The Swaddle Baby Girl  Mini Album Kit is just as precious as it can be!

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo

 

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Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 04

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 05

The kit is identical to the boy kit, except you will receive the Swaddle Baby Girl Collection Kit plus one extra sheet of Swaddle 3 double sided cardstock and Tickled Pink Spectrum Cardstock.

I’ve loaded these tutorials with easy techniques that you will be able to adapt and use in other crafty adventures. The materials in the kits are very high quality, so I’m proud to have my name associated with The Button Farm Club.

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits Sneak Peek Videos

To view the Authentique Swaddle Boy Sneak Peek Video, go HERE.  If you’d like a sneak peek at the Authentique Swaddle Girl video, go HERE.

For those of you who’ve always wanted to take a class with me, these Button Farm Kits are the next best thing.  To place your order for either the girl or boy kit, visit  The Button Farm.  You’ll also have the opportunity to order past kits that are still in stock.  You can learn about these kits HERE and HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio.

kathy

 

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  A while back, I shared a sweet Stamperia Baby Boy Blue card folio with you.  I thought it only right to give equal time to baby girls.  This Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card is adorned with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, Little Birdie Flowers and a darling shaker element.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon is soft and sweet, and oh so easy to work with!  After creating a double loop bow with my Zutter Bow it All Tool, I topped it with some Ivory Burlap String and a sweet Posie from Little Birdie Flowers.   The  Blush Sequin Mix shaker pouch adds some sparkle and shine to the card design.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

These lovely shimmer roses are also from Little Birdie Flowers and available at your local AC Moore.  The little novelty buttons add a touch of fun to the card design.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

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The ribbon does double duty inside the card, serving as a closure for the accordion folio.

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The large pocket on the bottom of the card contains a little gift card wallet.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10

I love the soft sweetness of this ribbon paired with this paper collection!

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.

Oh, and this card is available for purchase in my ETSY shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio

Stamperia Baby Boy Blue Card Folio with Little Birdie Flowers

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas holiday.  Santa brought me some new Stamperia paper collections, and some new Little Birdie Flowers. I decided to put them together to  create an adorable Stamperia Baby Boy Blue Card Folio.

Stamperia Baby Boy Card Folio Little Birdie Crafts by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Don’t these papers and flowers go together perfectly?  This is a standard 5″ x 7″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio: Shake it up, baby!

This shaker card element is made a little differently from my usual procedure.  Instead of building a shaker box with foam tape, I did the following:

  • First, die cut the image from the designer paper using a Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Die.
  • Next, use the same die to cut some clear acrylic cardstock.
  • Now, stitch these two pieces together, leaving about a 2″ gap at the top of the oval.
  • Remove the oval from your sewing machine and add Lilac Lane Shades of Chambray Shaker Mix through the opening.  (Remove the larger buttons and beads from the mix first.)  I used my funnel tray to make the job easier. Don’t overfill!
  • Now replace the shaker element on your sewing machine, line up the needle with the previously stitched holes and finish stitching the shaker element closed.
  • Place 2 layers of waste chipboard on the back of the shaker element and adhere to the card base. I added hot glue carefully around the edges and pressed them down to seal to the paper.  This created the “domed” appearance you see in the photo.
Baby Boy Blue Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside of the card houses a nifty 4 1/4″ square accordion album.  I have tutorials for this style of folio on my YouTube channel.

A simple ribbon tie closure keeps everything secure.

Cute, right?

I’ve lined the interior with the same two patterns to keep everything consistent.

And of course, I worked in some little tuck spots and pockets.

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio:  Pocket and Gift Card Wallet

The large pocket on the bottom is decorated with a stamped sentiment, a fussy cut image and a strip of scrap paper.  I used the same oval dies to cut the shaped pocket.

This little gift card wallet is snap to make.  It’s actually one of the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ ephemera cards scored in half.  I simply added a fussy cut circle and a decorative button to finish it off.

Inside, I added a stamped sentiment and a little pocket for the gift card.

Exciting News!

Before I sign off, I wanted to tell you some exciting news!  I know many of you have been frustrated by how difficult it has been to obtain Little Birdie Flowers.  Well, Little Birdie Flowers are now available in 140 A.C. Moore Craft Stores in the US!  Isn’t that great?  You can use THIS MAP to find the A. C. Moore closest to you.

Little Birdie was kind enough to send me a sample package of the flowers that will be available at A.C. Moore.  So I put together a quick video tour for you.

I’m hoping that with time, A. C. Moore will decide to carry Little Birdie Flowers in their online stores as well.  Maybe if we all let them know how much we want to be able to purchase them online, they will!

So that’s it for me today.  I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas to inspire your creativity.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Little Birdie Crafts Vintage Style Baby Girl Folio Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Vintage Style Baby Girl Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Baby projects are always so much fun to make!  This Vintage Style Baby Girl Tutorial is  easy to create and adorable! It uses one of my all time favorite color combos: pink and tan.

Little Birdie Crafts Vintage Style Baby Girl Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

All together now…awwwwwwwwwww!  Now that we’ve got that out of our system, we can take a look at the details.  I designed this 6 1/2″ x 6″ trifold folio with a gatefold cover.  Vintage lace, soft peachy pink flowers, vintage style papers, distressed edges and a distressed die cut frame give it a real antique feel.

The frame is die cut from medium weight chipboard and designer paper using Tim’s Ornate Frame Bigz Die.  I’ve tapped it with paint to age it, then mounted one of his Lost Relatives photos behind it.  Sweet baby girl ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon ties the whole design together.

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Of course, I had to add flowers.  These are from Little Birdie’s new Peach Blend line of blossoms.  The large ones are Serena Peach Blend,  Tiny white Moonlight Beaded Blooms look so sweet tucked in between the larger blossoms.  The sweet flower cluster on the frame is Daniela Peach Blend.  I’m not sure when these will be available to the public, but I hope it is soon because I want more!

Vintage Style Baby Girl Folio Tutorial: A Quick Peek Inside

Little Birdie Crafts Vintage Style Baby Girl Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 03

The inside of this sweet folio has room for a large 4″ x 4″ photo with journaling space on the left.  On the  right hand side you will find a pocket/gift card combo.  The center is a neat accordion fold mechanism.  The video walk through and tutorial below will reveal all the elements.  Then you’ll be able to create this base, the flaps, pockets and mechanisms by following the step by step photo tutorial.  It’s such a fun, easy design that I think you will want to adapt it for lots of different uses.

Vintage Style Baby Girl Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I hope the tips, techniques and ideas in this video tutorial got your creative juices flowing.  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  And remember, there’s a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

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Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio

Hello, G45’ers!  They say that everybody loves a baby, and I do believe this is true.  Making a special gift for a new babe is one of my favorite crafty adventures.  It’s always a delight to layer up those soft pastel baby papers and images, isn’t it?  I made this Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio with the Deluxe Collector Edition.  The DCE’s come with all the 12×12 papers plus the wonderful chipboard and stamp elements.  That makes it easy to create a memorable gift for baby!

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio Little Darlings by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

Little Boy Blue Card Folio: How to Create a Shabby Chic Vibe

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio Little Darlings by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 02

Shabby Chic cards are such fun to create.  This 5″ x 7″ Little Boy Blue Card Folio is loaded with shabby chic touches.  Here are some of the tricks I used to amp up the shabby chic volume on this card.

  • First, create distressed edges by lightly running the blade of your scissors or a distressing tool along the paper edges.  You don’t have to brutalize the paper; a light touch will do.
  • Next, I love to add machine or hand stitching to the layers.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio Little Darlings by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 03

  • Next, try to add fussy cut elements, like these floral clusters.  Tuck them in between layers.
  • Use shabby chic metal embellishments.  These Graphic 45 Staples Keys and Ornate Key Hole have been tapped with ivory acrylic paint to add to their shabby chic appeal.

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  • Add lots of layers!
  • Include texture in your composition.  Ribbon, flowers, string…all these things lend themselves to shabby chic design.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio Little Darlings by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 05

  • Use floral clusters to draw the eye to an image that might otherwise be overlooked.  The flowers that surround the chipboard frame keep it from disappearing.
  • Add a little paint spatter!  Thin acrylic paint with water.  Then pick it up with a paint brush.  Hold the very end of the brush handle with one hand and tap the opposite end of the brush with your finger.  You can practice this technique on scrap paper until you feel confident enough to try it in real life!
Little Boy Blue Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio Little Darlings by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 06

This hybrid creation is part card, part mini album and part gift.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio Little Darlings by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 07I managed to tuck in a sweet little waterfall cascade to keep photos of baby’s first precious days.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio Little Darlings by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 08

And I also tucked in a little gift card wallet to round things out.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Little Boy Blue Card Folio on YouTube

I created a short YouTube video project share so you can see how all these various parts come together to form the whole.

 

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks 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

Little Boy Blue Card Folio Supply List

 

  • Graphic 45

 

 

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