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Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook

Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook with Eileen Hull Journal Die

Hello, Friends!  August was birthday month in the Clement household, and I stayed very busy in the studio creating cards and gifts for my loved ones.  This Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook made with Eileen Hull’s Journal Die was my gift to our dear daughter Liz.  Her job requires her to travel and she loves the beach, so I thought this would be a practical gift for her.

Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook: The Earth is Flat

Well, maybe not the earth….but the cover of this journal  is very flat compared to what usually

comes out of my studio. Because I designed this for Liz to tuck into her carry on bag, I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  But that does not mean boring, or one layer.  I found lots of ways to add texture and visual interest to the composition of this “flat” journal.

I’ve made loads of these travelers notebooks (see some HERE and HERE) now, and each time I create one, it seems I learn something new.  This time, I used torn and layered papers to create a collage cover.  Since I was working with only a partial pad of Stamperia Sea Land (see other Sea Land projects HERE) I had to really stretch  my papers.  Here are some helpful tips in case you every have to do the same:

  • Group your paper scraps by color families.  This will make for a more uniform appearance when it comes time to layer.
  • Fussy cut large elements (compass and postcard) and layer in to cover gaps.
  • Use small elements (like the sentiments) as embellishments layers
  • Torn edges look amazing when inked and layered in.
  • Ink edges.  I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on all my torn and fussy cut layers.  It’s  amazing how this simple technique creates a feeling of depth on a project!
Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook: Mixed Media Touches

Use a stencil and Crackle Texture Paste to add some ocean “bubbles” and “seaweed) to your cover.  This is a Stamperia Music Stencil but it worked great for this beachy project!

I have an ancient Cuttlebug strip die that I used to cut out the seahorse, sand dollar and starfish from grunge paper…also ancient!  Run these through an embossing folder to create a little texture, then heat emboss with Seth Apter Baked Textures for amazing results.  (Products linked below).  While these elements are not technically flat, they are very thin.  Since they are securely adhered to the surface of the journal, they should hold up just fine during travel.

Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook:  The Spine

You can get a really good look at the the torn paper layers on the back of the journal in this shot.  And you can also see the canvas spine that I created.  The canvas really makes the finished journal feel authentically beachy!  Here’s how I did it

  • First, cut a 3″ x 24″ piece of natural canvas.
  • Next, stitch along the edges with a contrasting, but complementary thread.  I used my sewing machine, but you could hand stitch if you desired to do so.
  • Now, wrap the strip around the journal spine to figure out the placement.  I opted to have the solid piece inside the spine, and the overlapped piece on the outside of the spine.
  • When you are happy with the placement, mark the inside edge of the canvas with a pencil, so you can remember where the top and bottom should lie.  Then adhere Scor-Tape or Red Line tape from edge to edge all along the back side of the canvas piece.
  • Line up your pencil marks with the top and bottom of the spine.
  • Remove the liner and burnish the inside of the spine to secure it to the cover.
  • Sew buttons onto the canvas spine.  Then place Scor-Tape to the back side and adhere to the album spine, burnishing well.

Wrap the spine with strands of waxed linen thread.  Dress it up with a few charms to finish.

Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook: A Peek Inside

I had picked up some Momenta Journal inserts on clearance at Tuesday Morning a while back, so I used those for the signatures in this journal.  Again, I finished the covers with torn papers.  The center of each signature slips under a strand of the waxed linen thread.

Each signature is held shut with some vintage bulldog clips from ButterBee Scraps.

I added little phrases to the signatures using some Tim stickers.

For the closure, I punched a hole in the back cover and inserted a knotted elastic band.  The band hooks over the button on the front of the journal.

This was a quick project to put together and a great way to use up bits and pieces of a well loved paper collection.

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!




Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial with Eileen Hull Gift Card  & Tag #2 Die

Hello, Friends!  Today, I’m sharing a Frightfully Fabulous Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial.  We’ll be working with Eileen Hull’s new Gift Card Folder & Tag #2 Die as well as the House/Pocket Stitchlets Die.

Is there anything more festive than a holiday banner?  I don’t think so!  The Twilight Collection from Authentique is done all in shades of classic orange, black and cream.  The vintage images are a great mix of sweet and slightly spooky.  I just had to use it to make a little Halloween Home Decor.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Large Pennants

The banner measures a little over 4 feet in length.  Here are the steps I followed to make this Boo-tiful banner.

  • First, die cut 3 large pennants with the Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlets Die.  Use the large outer frame and cut the shapes from black cardstock.
  • Next, cut 3 pennants from designer paper.  To do this, place the insert die inside the frame.  Die cut from the 12″ x 12″ Collection Kit so that the patterns match the scale of the project.
  • Now, place the patterned paper pennants on your cutting tool.  Line the stitching holes up so that they are half way on the cutting edge.  Then cut around the perimeter.  This leaves you with a really cool shaped edge on each pennant.
  • Adhere each patterned pennant on orange cardstock.  Then trim out using your paper cutter.
  • Finally, stitch the 3 layers together on the sewing machine.  Or, if you don’t stitch, simply glue them together.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Small Pennants

The banner has 4 small pennants.  These are made with Graphic 45 ATC Tags, turned upside down so that the grommet is on the bottom.  Cut the paper liner using the ATC die. For these pennants, work with the 8″ x 8″ Twilight Pad so that the scale of the pattern matches the size of the pennant. Then adhere the liner to the tag.  Easy peasy!

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutoria: Putting it all together

I like to machine stitch my banners to ribbon.  First, stitch along the top edge.  Use bulldog clips or pins to hold everything in place.  If you are adding ric-rack, as I did, go ahead and stitch this on at the same time.  But if you don’t stitch, you can simply attach each pennant with a clothespin or a bulldog clip.  That is perfectly fine.

TIP: Once you have stitched along the top edge, turn the banner and stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon.  This only takes a second, but it ensures that the banner will lie flat when displayed.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Rosettes

You can die cut rosettes, or make your own.  There are loads of tutorials on YouTube showing you how to make your own rosettes without using a die.   String some spooky metal embellishments through the grommet hole of each tag.  If you use jewelry wire, this is easily done.

TIP:  If you die cut your rosettes, be sure to run a strip of washi tape over the back side before you fold.  This keeps the perforated lines from separating.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Treat Box

Each of the large pennants is decorated with a little treat box/book insert.

The box is a dimensional envelope, cut with Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix die.  Then I  used the gift card holder die to make a little book to tuck inside each envelope.

The book opens to reveal a little treat pocket and a mini sentiment card.

Paint wood clothespins black, then cover the front with a bit of ribbon, a burlap string bow and small posy.  Use the clothespins to hold the treat boxes in place on the banner.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial on YouTube

I’ve prepared an easy to follow video tutorial showing you how to make the treat box and the book insert.  I hope you enjoy!

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.  To see other ideas for using the Eileen Hull dies, 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.

Thanks for stopping by!





Stamperia Alice Eileen Hull Teacup

Stamperia Alice Eileen Hull Teacup Project Share

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  I thought I would round out the week by sharing this Stamperia Alice Eileen Hull Teacup project with you all.  This was a special order in my Etsy shop, and it turned out so cute, I had to take photos so I would remember it.

The cup base is created from mat board using Eileen Hull’s Sizzix Teacup Die.  You may remember these Christmas teacups that I shared earlier this year.  Since I am a tea lover, it’s only natural that I would have this die in my stash.   And the die is a perfect match for my favorite Stamperia Alice collection.

Stamperia Alice Eileen Hull Teacup: Lost in the Details

I had such fun building this miniature scene on the teacup base.  All the teacup edges are embossed with Stampendous Frantage Aged Gold Embossing Powder.  The little ceramic mushroom and the flowers are both Stamperia products.  And the itty bitty teacup is one I picked up from a friend in an online sale.  Isn’t it darling?  Sherry/Ivory Plaid ribbon seemed like the perfect match for the Alice papers I used.

Sometimes I really get lost in the details of a project like this.  For instance, look at this tea tag.  It cracks me up with the sweet teapot charm and spoon.  I fussy cut those tiny letters from one of the collage pages in the collection.

Stamperia Alice Eileen Hull Teacup: What’s Inside?

I stuffed the teacup with everything one might need to host a tea party for one.  Some imported British Digestive Biscuits are wrapped in designer paper and topped with a fussy cut quote and flower.  A decorated honey stick will go perfectly with the English Breakfast teabag that is attached to the back of the Queen of Hearts Tag. And one must have a vintage silver plate spoon to stir one’s tea, don’t you agree?  Then a bit of chocolate for the perfect finish.

Designing custom orders like this one gives me such joy.  This is a perfect little gift…even if the recipient is yourself.  I’d love to make you one if you feel the need for tea time with Alice.  You can place a custom order request in my Etsy shop, and I’ll put you on the list.

Have a lovely weekend!



Supply List
  • Stamperia Alice 12×12 Paper Pad, (flowers and mushrooms are from Stamperia as well. I bought these online…but I don’t remember the site…I know it was on Etsy…)
  • Eileen Hull Teacup Die by Sizzix (retired)
  • white matboard
  • vintage teaspoon
  • tea charms



Authentique Rustic Shaker Card Tutorial

Authentique Rustic Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  How about a little masculine card action? Today’s Authentique Rustic Shaker Card Tutorial will show you how to use Eileen Hull’s Frame Die to create a very handsome shaker card in a jiffy.

How to Build a Shaker Box using Eileen Hull’s Frame Die

Authentique Rustic Shaker Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold card celebrates the beauty of the outdoors in style!  Here’s how I put the shaker box together using Eileen’s die:

  • First, die cut the Mailable Frame Die from Rustic Seven.
  • Next, carefully cut the “v” shaped flap away from the base.  Set this aside to use in some other project.
  • Now, cut along the scored crease line in the die to create two separate pieces: a plaid window piece, and a collaged piece.
  • Next, stitch burlap ribbon around the perimeter of the window, if desired.
  • Then, cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock the same size as the window piece and glue to the BACK side of the plaid paper.
  • Now create an elevation for your shaker card using foam tape, or sections of waste chipboard.  I used 3 layers of 1/4″ wide matboard glued together to create my elevation. If you use foam tape, you will want to use at least 2 layers to give the shaker elements room to move around.
  • When the elevation is adhered to the back side of the plaid paper, fill it with your shaker elements.
  • If using foam tape, remove the liner and adhere the word collage panel to the back of the shaker box.  If using waste chipboard, you will need to place adhesive on the edges of the word collage paper before adhering.
  • Finally, hot glue wooden buttons in the corners of the shaker box where the burlap intersects.
  • Then adhere the shaker box to the bottom card layers.
Authentique Rustic Shaker Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Learn how to create a simple gift card pocket using the Cardstock Component Sheet in the video tutorial below.

You will also learn how to create this fun bookmark to tuck into the pocket of the flip page.

And, I’ll show you how to create this neat sentiment panel.

Authentique Rustic Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to get Rustic with me, just click play and enjoy this video tutorial.

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 for stopping by!




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Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box for Mother May I at Frilly & Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box made for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. We’ll take a look at it in a moment, but first, let’s see what the sensational Suzz, our hostess, has to say about the challenge.

Challenge Theme: Mother May I? 

May in the U.S. is when we celebrate Mother’s Day and honor our mothers.  I am challenging you to create something that is vintage or shabby chic which is inspired by your Mother or any mother figure in your life.  It can be a favorite memory, something based on  her style, something she said/says to you, or anything that reminds you of your mother figure.  Make sure to share with us how your mother inspired your art!

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: The Inspiration

Always an avid reader, my mother instilled her love for books, stories and poems deep within my heart.  Some of my fondest childhood memories involve Mom reading aloud.  She was a fluid and expressive reader, and got completely lost in a good book.

I can remember seeing her prop an open book on the windowsill above the kitchen sink so she could read while she was doing dishes.  Or, she would have a book beside her on the ironing board while she pressed the family laundry.

I come from a family where money was scarcer than hen’s teeth…but by golly, we had books: hundreds of them.  Mom had memorized thousands of lines from Shakespeare, The Bible, Robert Frost and Edgar A. Guest, one of her favorite poets.  And as I shared a couple of weeks ago in THIS post, she had also memorized  Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.  What joy it was to listen to those nonsensical syllables roll effortlessly off her tongue.

To honor Mom’s love for literature, I chose to create this Eileen Hull Treasure Box with Stamperia’s Alice collection.

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: Pretty in Pink

Mom’s favorite color was pink.  She wore pink lipstick, loved pink flowers, and even had a pink pair of tennis shoes that she wore with her house dresses.  Naturally, I had to top my Treasure Box with Pink Posies, in honor of Mom.

I also gained my taste for a nicely brewed cup of tea from Mom.  She would have loved the little tea party that’s neatly laid out on the lid of my treasure box.

TIP: Add dimension and depth to paper flowers by dry brushing them with chalk paint.  Place a small amount of liquid adhesive on a make up sponge, tap the petals lightly, then sprinkle with glitter for even more fun.  Prills can be added in the same way.

TIP: Turn a flat piece of paper into a 3-D embellishment.  Fussy cut this teacup from the paper collection, but leave an extra 1/4″ x 1/2″ on the bottom edge of the image.   Use your scissors to cut little “v” slots along the bottom edge.  Then fold these tabs back and adhere them to the base.  Hot glue a flower behind the teacup to keep it upright.

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: The Cast of Characters

The tarts for this tea party are thoughtfully provided by the King of Hearts.

TIP: Create side panels by cutting a focal image to about 2 3/8″.  Mat on waste chipboard and adhere to the sides.  This is a fun way to make a large image fit a small space.

Entertainment brought to you by the Mad Hatter, one of Mom’s favorite characters. (“Oh, isn’t he a silly one, Kathy?”)

And if I had a dollar for every cup of tea I shared with Mom…well, I would be financially set for life!

TIP: Cut hinges from Kraft Tex paper.  This product cuts like paper, but has the strength of fabric.  I cut 4 hinges for this box.  Then I doubled them up and adhered them to the back.

TIP: Chalk paint is a great finish for these Graphic 45  Antique Brass Claw Feet.  Create little chippy areas by sanding the edges very lightly with a fine grit sandpaper.  Easy does it!

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: What’s Inside?

Three little Eileen Hull Notebooks nest neatly inside the Treasure Box. Each one is finished with a unique page design, making for even more fun.  (I’ll share all of that along with some great tips and tricks  in the video tour below.)

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: Photo Tour with Tips and Tricks

Since I share so much information about these Notebooks in the video tour, I’ll just post the photos  with a few random tips and tricks here.


The Alice Notebook is up first.  Machine stitching, distressed edges and a burlap spine add lots of texture.

TIP: Mustard seeds from your spice cabinet add lots of fun texture to a project.  Remember to look for embellishments in unexpected places.

TIP: Use Alcohol Inks to alter metals quickly and easily.  This White Rabbit Charm has been altered with Tim Holtz Rose Gold Mixative.

TIP:  Accordion fold a strip of the playing cards to make a fun pop up element.  To adhere to the album base, fold the accordion shut.  Place adhesive on the back side of the bottom card.  Then place adhesive on the back side of the top card and close the book.  Adjust the fold so that the album opens and closes with ease.

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: The White Rabbit

The second notebook is all about the White Rabbit.

This notebook features two accordion fold pages.  The one on the left is tied into the notebook, while the one on the right is held shut with a belly band and can be removed completely.


Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: Eat Me/Drink Me Notebook

The 3rd notebook is all about Tea Time!

I’ve built a box pocket and a little treat wallet inside this notebook.  Can you guess what is inside?

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

Mother, May I?  Challenge: Now it’s YOUR Turn

You are cordially invited to join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project inspired by your mom.    Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EDT on Tuesday, June 4th.  You can find all the rules and information HERE.

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by!




From The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Other Products

  • Metal Charms from my stash
  • Little Birdie Flowers (check AC Moore)
  • Black Plaid Ribbon
  • Burlap Paper DCWV
  • Vintage Doily
  • Tea Pot Napkin Ring (a gift from an elderly friend)
  • TuTu Pink Prills
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