Category Archives: Folios

Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit September 2020 My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens Photo Folio by Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Amazing Paper Grace Lattice Overlay

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders September 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from  Jill’s     blog. Let’s get acquainted with the Amazing Paper Grace Lattice Quadrante Die from the September Club Kit. You can see how I used this versatile die to create a shaker frame HERE.

This versatile die can be used in so many different ways.  But today I used it to create a lacy wrap on the cover of this My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens Photo Wallet.  Here’s how to make the overlay.

  • First,  cut a background piece from patterned paper with the large frame die.
  • Next, arrange the 4 quadrant dies inside the large frame.  Connect them with post it tape or low-tack adhesive.
  • Now lay the connected dies over a piece of pearlized cardstock.  Hold in place with a bit of tape.
  • Then run through your die cutting  machine to cut out the lacy overlay.
  • TIP: If the die does not cut completely the first time, rotate it 90 degrees and cut again.  Depending on your machine, you may need to add a piece of cardstock to your sandwich to act as a shim.
  • Don’t forget to run the lacy die through with the embossing pad.  This only takes a second and really makes the details pop.
  • Now adhere the lacy overlay to the background.
  • Finally, wrap the overlay around the top edge of the folio base to create a delicate, lacy doily effect on the folio.

Frame the small sentiment with a cluster of flowers, ribbon and a gorgeous butterfly.  You can find links to these products below.

A Peek Inside

Now turn the card into a photo folio by adding a waterfall and a pocket inside.

Create mini folios for wallet sized photos with your scraps.

Tuck a larger note card and a gift card wallet in the bottom pocket to turn the card into a gift.  Which is exactly what I did.  This was my gift to my daughter in law on her birthday.

Video Tour

I’ve prepared a little video tour of the project with tips and tricks to help you see how all the various parts come together.

 

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 27th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

My $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Would you like a second chance to win a Spellbinder’s gift card?  Then leave a comment on MY blog post.  One randomly chosen winner will  receive a $25 Spellbinders gift certificate.

I will notify the winner via e-mail and also post the  name at the top of this blog post on   October 3, 2020      . 

If you are the lucky winner, please contact Spellbinders at [email protected]  by    October  4 , 2020     

Please write Spellbinders September 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog in the subject line.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

Sign up and Save

Join any Club and save 10% Off the first month. Must use Code NEWSEPT at time of subscription or savings will not be applied.  Coupon code can only be applied to ONE CLUB per transaction. Offer is for individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes, tax, & shipping. Not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. Offer only available 9/23/2020 to 9/30/2020 at 11:59 PST.

On With the Hop

Now let’s get hopping!  Please click on these links to visit all the blogs in the September Hop.

Spellbinders Blog

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Sandi MacIver

Laurie Willison

Bibi Cameron

Michelle Short

Jean Manis

Joy Baldwin

Jennifer Snyder

Virginia Lu

Jill Hilliard

Kathy Clement

Ilina Crouse

Ivana Camdzic

Gemma Campbell

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jenny Colacicco

Now hop on over and see what Ilina has prepared for you.  Then don’t forget to hop over to the Spellbinders blog and leave a comment there to be entered into the $50 prize drawing!

Subscribe to Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.  Subscribe to Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

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

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial

Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial: Bibbety Bobbity Boo!

Hello, Friends!  My calendar tells me it’s time to get our Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial published.  So “Bibbety, Bobbity, Boo!” here you go!  If you’re new to my blog, this has been a year long series using Authentique Paper’s Calendar Collection.  Each month we create a decorative desk calendar that also functions as a memory keeping system.  All the calendars measure 6″ x 6″ and feature an easel style design.  The interior houses mini folios and a hidden pull out folio.  Many of you have told me you are making these as Christmas gifts for family members.  Some of you are using the basic folio design with other paper collections and giving the finished product as a birthday present.  I think both ideas are fabulous!

The Spooktacular October Calendar Collection

Every month, I say, “This month is my favorite.”  That’s how you know this is a great collection, right?  But I really do love these “too cute to spook” October patterns, colors and images, don’t you?

I found some adorable owl buttons in my stash.  My sweet husband, who is always on the lookout for unique embellishments for me, picked these up for me some time ago.  They make the perfect embellishment for the pull out folio.

We change up the design of the pull out folio this month.  Add a pocket and some mini folios to create even more room for photos.  What do you think?

Then we have these adorable silhouette images.  And I found ribbon in my stash that makes me think of candy corn.  How fun is that?

So if you’re ready to get going on your October Desk Calendar, please join me in this YouTube video and we’ll create it together.

If you’d like to find the first 9 folio tutorials, please click HERE.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.

Wow.  Ten months down and just 2 months left to go….and let me tell you…the best is yet to be!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Cultivate Card Folio

Authentique Cultivate Farewell to the Summer Garden Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Cultivate Card Folio: Farewell to the Summer Garden

Hello, Friends! Today I have a sweet little Authentique Cultivate Card Folio to share with you.  I’m sitting here in complete disbelief that it is time to say farewell to the summer garden.  How did we get to the middle of September so fast?  We still have a few tomatoes coming in, but for the most part, out little summer garden is done.  I thought it would be nice to use this darling new Authentique Paper collection to create a tribute to all those tomatoes!

This 5″ x 7″ card folio is all about layers,  texture and dimension.  Here are a few tips to help you incorporate those elements in your card making.

  • Machine stitching adds wonderful texture to a card panel.  It also acts like a frame for the card.
  • Create dimension by backing the focal image with a double layer of chipboard.
  • Elevate the design even more by backing a small die cut element with chipboard.  Then top it with a resin flower basket.
  • Want some sparkle?  Wrap the top of the card with Iridescent Metallic String.  Tie on some sweet little garden charms to add visual interest.
  • Fill the trowel with mustard seeds from the kitchen for even more texture.

  • Ribbon is the quickest and easiest way to add texture to a card design.  Place it in the corners to frame the image.  But you can also use it as a border along the bottom of the card.
  • Want even more texture?  Try wrapping the card panel with some gorgeous crocheted lace.  That should do the trick!
A Peek Inside

Don’t you love these Pennsylvania Dutch patterns and colors?  I think this folio would make a wonderful gardener’s gift.  Place photos of your prize winning flowers or produce in the photo folio.  Then kick back, relax and enjoy a cuppa with the treats in the box pocket. Here’s a peek at a few of the pages in the accordion folio.  There are 4 pull out panels on each side of the design.

 

 

 

The little flip pages provide lots of room for journaling and smaller snapshots.

Dress up your treats with scraps left over from designing the card.  It’s a great way to clean up your work surface and use up odds and ends.

I hope I’ve 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 comments. You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet

Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet as my inspiration piece for the RRR Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   All the projects in today’s hop feature the Spooktacular September Ribbon Club Assortment.

This is one of my favorite Ribbon Clubs of the year.  I had a frightfully fun time working these ribbons into a Halloween themed photo wallet.

The wallet base is a 7″ x 5″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine.  Here are some fun tips for using the Ribbon Club assortment in your photo wallet design.

  • First, create a layered border on the left.  Attach 5/8″ Black Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  I like to do this before I adhere my card front to the base.  That way I can wrap the ribbon around to the back .  This creates a nice neat edge on the top and bottom. You also don’t have to worry about the raw ribbon ends fraying.
  • Next, adhere the 3/8″ Halloween Words Confetti Dot Ribbon in the center of the Black Satin.
  • Tie a double loop bow with 5/8″ Black Taffeta Ribbon. Adhere on the left hand side of the shaker frame.
  • Now tie a double loop bow with the 3/8″ Tangerine Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.  Adhere this on top of the black taffeta bow.

A Peek Inside

Create a 5 page flip folio on the top half of the card.  Each page is 4 3/4″ square.  A magnetic buckle closure holds everything in place.

Add flips and flaps inside the folio to create journaling spots or room for photo booth sized pics.

The final page is a pocket filled with cute Halloween tags.

You can add journaling or small photos on the back of the tags.

The pocket on the bottom half of the photo wallet holds a 4″ x 6″ mini folio. Dress up the front with images and stickers from the paper collection.  Add texture and design with a border cut from 3/8″ Geometric Print Grosgrain Ribbon from the Club Assortment.  Leave the inside blank for photos.

This is such a fun way to document this year’s Halloween costumes!  And the nicest part is that you can set the photo wallet out as part of your Halloween decor.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over to see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you this month.  Don’t forget to finish the hop on the RRR Blog. Answer Bonnie’s question of the month and you might be the lucky winner of your very own Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment!

But you don’t have to win the hop to get these lovely ribbons!  If you subscribe to the Ribbon Club, you’ll receive your very own Ribbon Club Assortment every month of the year!  It’s like getting a birthday present every single month.  You can find out how to subscribe HERE.

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

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Celebrate Life Pocket Folio Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Pocket Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Pocket Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  This Little Birdie Celebrate Life Pocket Folio Tutorial reminds me of some Robert Louis Stevenson lines that I memorized as a child.  He penned, “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”   This lovely poem from “A Child’s Garden of Verses“, is a good one to remember any time, but especially during these trying times. I remind myself daily to be thankful for all the wonders that surround me.  Take time to  listen to the sounds of the birds.  Watch the bumblebees drink deeply from the blossoms in the garden.  And yes, take time to smell the flowers!  You’ll be happier if you do!  I promise!

Let’s Celebrate Life

This little 6″ x 6″ folio is made with (4) 12″ x 6″ panels of white cardstock.  First, lay the panels out side by side.  Then overlap the edges about 1/4″ and join together with your adhesive of choice.  Next, score this long panel every 6″.  You will have a little flap on the right hand side once this is done.  This will become the folio spine.  Simply accordion fold, place adhesive to create inner pockets and voila!  Learn how to do this in the tutorial below.

Layer Little Birdie Primed Chipboard with flowers and fussy cuts from the Celebrate Life Paper Pad, and you’ll have a lovely window garden that blooms all year round!

A ribbon closure holds everything together neat and tidy!  These little folios are quick and easy to create.  This makes them perfect for birthday, anniversary, new baby, graduation, Christmas or any special occasion when you wish to give a gift from the heart.  Just change out your papers to adapt to the event.

A Peek Inside

Peek inside the folio to find lots of room for photos and journaling.

The folio design provides a lovely hidden pocket to hold this large photo folio.  Adhere just the bottom edge of a punch out doily from the 12″ x 12″ collection and you’ve got a handy tuck spot for these tags and journal cards.

The insert has room for 4 larger photos.

Use the Dream Cut machine and Thin Tag Dies to create layered journal tags.  Join these together with jump rings.  Then decorate with a bit of gold string, Pearl Pink Paula flowers and charms from your stash.

The format of the second page mirrors the first.

Keeping the basic design the same makes for quick and easy crafting.

Pocket Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I’ve prepared a very short video tour with an easy to follow tutorial so that you can make this sweet little pocket folio.  So if you are ready to get your craft on, just click play and enjoy!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  To see other Little Birdie Crafts Projects, please click HERE.

Today I pray you will take time to Celebrate Life as you drink in the wonders of the world around you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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