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Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Frilly & Funkie Saturday Showcase: Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I’m sharing a  Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I thought I’d also share it here, as I know how many of you, like me, love bees!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ trifold folio with a box style pocket in the center.  I made a similar gift box folio using Prima’s Georgia Blues collection.   So many of you asked me for a tutorial, that I decided to put one together using this gorgeous Prima Spring Farmhouse collection.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

The tutorial starts with a video tour of the project and some tips and tricks  and supplies that I used while creating it.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Fancy Fold Folio Kathy by Design

You will learn how to create the fancy fold base, too.

How to make a Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

I’ll show you how to turn paper elements into sweet embellishments.  You will learn how to create shaped pockets and tuck spots, too.

How to Make  A Tuck Spot with Prima Spring Farmhouse Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Magnet Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 02

Prima Spring Farmhouse Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

Pockets add so much fun to any project, and I’ll show you how to create a neat box style pocket in the tutorial.

Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 03

Then you can fill it up with wonderful treats.

Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I hope I shared some tips, ideas and techniques in this video that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  I’ll add some product links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique below this post for your shopping convenience.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Prima Spring Farmhouse Collection:

 

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio for Frilly & Funkie “How Do I Love Thee?” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a really neat masculine project to share with you. I created this Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Hosted  by the amazing Sara Emily, the challenge theme is “Let Me Count the Ways”  Before I share my project with you, let’s see what this challenge is all about:

 Challenge Theme: Let Me Count the Ways
Since it’s just a day away from Valentine’s Day, the opening line of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poem “Let Me Count the Ways” (Sonnet 43) comes to mind. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” For this theme, I would like to see your vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. This could be three colors, three words, 3 stamps (you get the idea); just be sure to tell us what those three elements are.

And real quick…let me apologize right off the bat!  I have 3 separate postings today. How ironic is that?   This almost never happens, but sometimes there’s just no way to avoid it.  I’m so sorry for stuffing your inbox today.

Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Party of Three

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01 Even though I don’t make them very often, I love making masculine cards.  I’ve been wanting to dig into the Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman DCE for quite a while.  This fun challenge theme was the perfect excuse.  This is a 5″ x 6 3/4″ card folio with a 1/2″ top fold spine.  Here’s how I used threes on the card front:

  • Paper: 3 layers:  kraft card base, the plaid pattern and the sepia frame.
  • Machine stitching around the outer, middle and inside perimeter of the card frame
  • Three clocks
  • Gears: Two trios of gears

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

TIP: Fussy cut the clock border and leave the inside edge open.  Tuck the chipboard frame and element behind the open edge.  This creates a wonderful feeling of dimension.

Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

The party continues on the inside of this card.  You’ll find 3’s here:

  • Pockets
  • ATC Tags
  • Paper Dolls
  • Buttons (in the border design)
  • Little Gifts…the first of which is the Ghiradelli Chocolate tucked into the upper pocket

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Clippings Stickers, Quote Chips, and Small Talk Stickers add so much to the folio design.  I just love this dapper gent in his bowler hat!

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The side pocket is sized perfectly to hold these 3  Graphic 45 ATC tags.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Turn the flap to find another pocket…with the second  little gift tucked inside.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I dug this Graphic 45 Inspire, Create, Imagine Square Tag out of my stash, then used the matching Square Tag Die to cover the back side.  This makes the laser cut words pop.  Then I created a little 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ gift card wallet.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Room for a note…and a gift card/cash pocket.

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10Clean up the scraps on your table!  This bookmark only took about 5 minutes to make thanks to the 12×12 Sticker Elements that come with the Proper Gentleman DCE.  Turn a border scrap into a tuck spot by adhering just the side of it to the back side of the flip page.  Then tuck the tag in place, and that’s gift #3!

Let Me Count the Ways: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you will join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project where  you use 3 of something.  Then link it up over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 26th.

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!

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 so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique

 


Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Sunshine Card Folio

Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Sunshine Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Here’s an encouraging word for you: Spring is just around the corner!  To help you visualize warm sunny days, I’ve created a cheery little Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Sunshine Card folio for you today. I gave myself the gift of a week of free creating last week.  No design team assignments, no deadlines.  Just paper play, and I had so much fun.  This Hello Sunshine Card Folio was made during one of my play times.

Carta Bella Spring Market Hello Spring Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

Oooh, I can feel the snow melting when I look at this delightful spring images and patterns on this 5″ x 7″ top fold card.

Carta Bella Spring Market Kathy by Design

TIP: Use dies to cut patterned paper in geometric shapes to add quick and easy layers to your card design.  I’ve used a Spellbinders Label and Circle die, then popped each layer up on waste chipboard to add extra dimension to the card design.

Card Folio Spring Market Carta Bella Kathy by Design Kathy Clement

Coral Rose Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon looks so very pretty with these Little Birdie flowers!

Card Folio Carta Bella Spring Market Kathy by Design

 TIP: Place foam dimensionals in the top corners of your belly band, then leave the top edge  open so you can tuck in some of the cute cut apart tags from the Carta Bella Spring Market Collection.  Top the tags with Ivory Burlap string and some sweet pearl gems.

Carta Bella Hello Sunshine Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Spring Market Card Folio Kathy by Design

TIP: Create a sweet little tuck spot by adhering just the right side and the bottom edge of this shaped ephemera card to the top half of the interior.  Add a Spring Market Banner Flag to the pocket for extra fun.

Carta Bella Card Folio Spring Market by Kathy Clement

TIP:  Use your scraps to create this darling 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ wallet.  The scrap should be 4 1/4″ high and at least 8″ long. Score on the long side at 3 1/4″  and 6 1/2″.  Line with designer papers.  Add one of the cut apart images from the collection kit along with a little sticker to the front for quick and easy design.

Carta Bella Spring Market Card Folio Chocolate Wallet Kathy Clement

This creates a great spot to tuck in a gift card, a tea bag…or a chocolate treat!

Hello Sunshine Card Folio: Tag and Pocket Combo

Carta Bella Spring Market Card Folio Heartfelt Creations Album Tags and Accents Die Kathy Clement

The large pocket holds this pretty tag that I die cut with my Heartfelt Creations tag Die.  Add some “joy” with a Spring Market sticker.  I’ve matted my card layers on Jelly Bean Green Heavy Weight Cardstock from My Favorite Things.

TIP: Mix 12×12 patterned papers with Carta Bella Spring Farmhouse 6×6 patterned papers so that the scale of the design matches the scale of the tag.

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!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Stamperia Friends YouTube Hop

Stamperia Friends YouTube Hop Music Folio with Journal Insert Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m so excited about today’s post that I can hardly stand it!  This Stamperia Friends YouTube Hop was first announced on my YouTube Channel in October of 2018.  Packages took a long time to ship, the holidays happened and the date kept getting pushed back.  But the time is finally here, and the hop is now live.  If you love Stamperia Papers, and you love video tutorials, then you are going to love this amazing hop!  It’s an incredible honor to be part of a wonderful line up of mixed media artists who all share a love for Stamperia papers.

I decided to create a mixed media trifold folio using Stamperia’s gorgeous Music paper pad.  This is a 5  1/4″ x 7 1/4″ trifold folio with loads of pockets, flaps and interactive elements.

Similar in design to the Love Notes folio I made for Graphic 45 at CHA, this slightly smaller folio has a lovely secret tucked inside.

The center box style pocket holds this hand stitched 4″ x 5 1/2″ journal.

I’ve prepared a YouTube video tour and tutorial for this project so you can see all the details and learn how to create your own folio, should you desire to do so.

In the description box below the video, you will find links to all the other YouTube videos in the hop.  You will want to hop along, as we are giving away TEN Stamperia prize packages for those who hop, comment, subscribe to the channels in the hop and subscribe to the Stamperia channel on YouTube.

I’ll provide a link to the products I used below.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links to Stamperia Supplies

Other Supplies: Old sheet music from my stash, waxed linen thread, novelty buttons, Little Birdie Flowers, Gathered Twigs Distress ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Paint

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio for The Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Today marks the start of a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  The challenge theme is “Winter Blues” and I am the hostess this go round.  This Stamperia Winter Blues Folio is filled with interactive elements…and a really fun surprise.  We’ll take a look at it in just a second, but first, let me lay out the challenge guidelines for you so you can play along.

Challenge Theme: Winter Blues
January is the longest winter month and lots of us get the “winter blues”.  Let’s take the winter blues in a positive direction and create a mostly monochromatic vintage or shabby chic project done up in shades of blue.  You may use a bit of white, beige or grey for contrast, but I would like the blues to be front and center in this project.
Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: Covering the Bases

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Stamperia Blues answered the call for this challenge.  Filled with all shades of blue from grey blue to deep blue, it reminds me of winter twilight in my native Vermont.  I adore songbirds, and this dapper little fellow in his parchment blue feathers warms my heart.   So he won the place of honor on the cover of this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ trifold folio.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

One of the things I love about Stamperia papers is that the mixed media effects are built into the paper design.  I did, however, stencil on some winter leaves and berries with Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste.  These are placed in such a way to make it appear that our bird is resting on a wintry branch.  And you can see a little nest there, too, filled with 3 sweet eggs.  These are made from clay, colored with alcohol inks.  A clutch of feathers, a wintry blue flower and mustard seeds add color, texture and design.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

Machine stitching is another way to add texture and interest to a simple cover like this one.  I also strung some beads and added them to the mix.  Contrast soft textures like the ribbon, thread and lichen in the nest with hard textures like the vintage button, beads, eggs and mustard seeds to create visual interest in your compositions.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: A little Bit Boho

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

I dressed up the spine of the folio with  bohemian inspired baubles.  Clear beads, a painted feather charm, heart and arrow charm and a wee apothecary bottle filled with blue glitter look right at home on the spine.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

Designing this folio was so much fun.  Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, Botanical Layers, Clipping Stickers and Small Talk Stickers feel right at home with Stamperia Blues.  The collection is loaded with lovely little tags.  I’ve tucked them into pocket and used them as tuck spots throughout the folio.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

There were far too many details in the folio to share in this post, so I created a video tour where you can see all the flips, flaps, folds and fun.  You’ll find that at the end of this post.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: Eileen Hull Passport Journal Insert

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

The heart of this project is the box style center pocket, where this lovely little Eileen Hull Passport Journal fits neat as a glove.   It is bound with seam binding ribbon to keep everything looking soft and shabby chic.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Only the covers of the signatures are decorated.  The rest of the blue parchment pages are blank for journal entries or photos.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

Any time I can add vintage buttons to a project, I’m a happy girl.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Tour on YouTube

I created a 10 minute video tour of this Winter Blues project with tips and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  I hope you enjoy!

Winter Blues: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you will join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project where blue takes center stage.  Then link it up over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 12th.

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!

I hope I’ve helped to chase away your winter blues.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Supply List

 

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