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Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Tutorial

Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another great challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I’ve created a shabby chic Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Insert Tutorial using Stamperia Spring Botanic papers for my inspiration piece.  But before we take a look at that, let’s see what the magnificent Maggi Harding, our challenge hostess, has to say about this challenge.

Challenge Theme: Spring is in full bloom!
This is my favorite time of the year. Here in the south the trees and shrubs are all blooming and showing their splendor. Many are busy planting their vegetable gardens. The migrating birds have returned to build nests and raise a new family. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that illustrates the magic of spring in bloom!
Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Insert: Good Things/Small Packages

Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasures Box and Notebook Tutorial Seth Apter Baked Velvet Embossing Powders by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

You all know how much I love creating little lap books filled with pretty papers, interactive elements and sweet embellishments.  It’s truly one of the most satisfying ways I know to spend time in my studio.  But, when you can create a sweet little box to house that little lap book…well, then I’m pretty much in heaven.  When Eileen Hull released her new Treasure Box and Notebook Dies, I was instantly hooked!

Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasures Box and Notebook Tutorial Seth Apter Baked Velvet Embossing Powders by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

I mean…really, people!  That darling little notebook tucks right inside the Treasure Box.   The Treasure Box measures about 5 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ when finished.  And the wee notebook is just as darling at 3 5/8″ x 5″.   Cut the pieces from mat board and you’ll be thrilled when you see that all the fold lines are pre-creased for easy assembly.  This frees you up for what I call “the fun stuff.”  You are ready to decorate and embellish in minutes.

Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasures Box and Notebook Tutorial Seth Apter Baked Velvet Embossing Powders by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

I can think of about a dozen different ways to use this box/notebook combo.  But altering them with these stunning Stamperia Spring Botanic papers was first on my list.  Since I know many of you will want to give this project a whirl, I’ve prepared a tutorial for you to follow.  Because of that, I won’t be sharing a ton of details in my blog post.  They are all in the video for you to enjoy.

Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasures Box and Notebook Tutorial Seth Apter Baked Velvet Embossing Powders by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Seth Apter Baked Velvet Embossing Powders

As someone who loves to embellish with metals, I’m always thrilled when a product comes along to make my job easier.  All the metals and chipboard used in this project have been altered with Seth Apter’s Mediterranean Baked Velvet Embossing powders.  There are several different ways you can apply these:

  • Press the item into a VersaMark Embossing Ink Pad.  Then sprinkle with the desired powder and heat emboss.
  • Paint the item with Distress Paint, then sprinkle with Baked Velvet while the paint is still wet.  Heat emboss.
  • Cover an item with liquid adhesive and then sprinkle on the Baked Velvet…but this time don’t heat emboss.  You’ll add a lovely soft, almost suede, texture to the item.
  • Mix and match powders to create a custom color.
  • Layer colors as  did in this project…and you’ll learn all about that in the tutorial below.
Spring Botanic Notebook: A Peek Inside

This Spring Botanic Notebook is not a mini album in the sense that it is not designed to hold photos.  My inspiration was to create a sort of lap book, or look book filled with gorgeous images.  Beautiful spring poetry and artful spring quotes are sprinkled through the pages.  I’ve used Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs, Ephemera bits, Paper Dolls and Clippings to enhance the theme.

Here’s a quick peek at some of what you’ll find inside this darling mini album.

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Stamperia Spring Botanic Eileen Hull Treasure Box and Notebook Tutorial Video

If you’re ready to dig in and see how this lovely little project came together, just click play.

You’ll find a linked supply list at the end of this post. To see more Eileen Hull tutorials on my blog click HERE.

Spring is in full bloom! 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 spring themed project.   Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EDT on Tuesday, May 7th.  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!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration 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

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Proper Gentleman Pocket Card

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Pocket Card Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlets Die for Frilly & Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m the hostess for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  This Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Pocket Card fits the challenge theme like your favorite pair of jeans.  And you’ll see what I’m talking about in just a minute.  But first, let’s take a look at the challenge theme:

Challenge Theme: Re-purpose, Re-use, Recycle
Earth Day is April 22nd, so let’s honor the day with a vintage or shabby chic project that includes an item that would normally land in the recycle or trash bin.  You can use an old jar, glass bottle, packaging material or other bits and bobs to create your upcycled masterpiece.  Be sure to tell us in your post what your recycled item is and how you used it, as it may not be apparent in a photo.
Proper Gentleman Pocket Card: The Inspiration

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card with Eileen Hull House Pocket Stitchlets Dies by Kathy Clement kathy by design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

True confession: there’s nothing I love more than a good pair of jeans.  So when my dear husband was retiring a much loved pair, I salvaged the back pocket label.  This particular brand of jeans has such a classic logo, and the texture of the label is almost like leather.  How could I possibly not salvage it?

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card with Eileen Hull House Pocket Stitchlets Dies by Kathy Clement kathy by design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

The fact that the label lived its first life on a jeans pocket inspired me to create a new pocket for it to rest upon.  So I turned to my Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlets Dies to help me bring that idea to life.  Here’s how I created this two tiered pocket:

  • First, cut the pocket base by using just the large pocket frame die.
  • Next, use both the pocket frame and the insert (with the stitching holes) to cut the plaid pocket shape out.
  • Now, trim about 1/8″ from the edges of the plaid pocket.  This way, the designer paper from the first die can be seen.
  • Then machine stitch around the inside perimeter of the plaid pocket.
  • Now, stitch the sides and bottom of the recycled jeans label in the center of the plaid pocket.  Leave the top edge open to resemble a watch pocket.
  • Next, center the plaid pocket over the base pocket.  Machine stitch the plaid pocket to the base, but leave the top edge open.
  • Back the pocket with waste chipboard or foam dimensionals and adhere to the card.

Of course, you can use the dies and the label without machine stitching.  I just happen to like the texture this adds.

Proper Gentleman Pocket Card: Details

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card with Eileen Hull House Pocket Stitchlets Dies by Kathy Clement kathy by design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Masculine cards are fun to embellish.

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card with Eileen Hull House Pocket Stitchlets Dies by Kathy Clement kathy by design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

To keep with the pocket theme of this card, I chose to alter a Tim Holtz Monocle and TH Idea-Ology Pocket Watch frame.  The brass key is also a found object, picked up during one of my daily walks.  I strung all these items onto a TH Swivel Clasp.  You know how men always have a big old key ring.

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This TH Buckle mimics a belt.  It is held in place with a TH Screw Top Brad.

Proper Gentleman Pocket Card: What’s in Your Pocket

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card with Eileen Hull House Pocket Stitchlets Dies by Kathy Clement kathy by design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

To keep with the recycling theme, I used some cardstock scraps  and designer paper scraps to create a little “wallet” to insert in the pocket.  The back edge of the wallet fits into the Eileen Hull pocket while the front edge tucks neatly into the label pocket.

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card with Eileen Hull House Pocket Stitchlets Dies by Kathy Clement kathy by design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Proper Gentleman Pocket Card: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card with Eileen Hull House Pocket Stitchlets Dies by Kathy Clement kathy by design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

The inside of this card is as handsome as the outside.  I added some fussy cut details, another simple pocket and note card for writing a personal message.  Something about this design makes me think of a crisp, white pocket handkerchief, something which no proper gentleman should be without!

Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card with Eileen Hull House Pocket Stitchlets Dies by Kathy Clement kathy by design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

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 upcycled project.   Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, April 23.  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!

Did I share some tips, tricks, and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures today?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  To see more masculine card ideas on my blog, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial

Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase

Hello, Friends!  As promised, I’m back today with this Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial.  It’s being featured on the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog Saturday Showcase Feature today, but I thought I would share it here with you as well.

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

I’ve already shared a sneak peek of the project with you, and you can review that HERE if you wish.   But why don’t you grab a cuppa and a snack, and we’ll dive into this photo and information heavy post.

Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial: ATC Box Details and Tips

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

Pop a fussy cut teapot up on foam dots, then add a Graphic 45 Die Cut Clock behind it to create a feeling of depth and dimension.  The clock die is a perfect fit for the box.

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The base is a Graphic 45 ATC Book Box, which is too cute for words! To create the tag closure, simply follow these easy steps:

  • First, score two of the ATC tags that come in the box 1 1/2″ from the domed edge.  Fold and burnish well.
  • Next, use the Graphic 45 ATC tag die to cut 4 liners for the tags (front and back for each tag).  Adhere these to the tags, then score, fold and burnish a second time.
  • Now center and adhere the tags to the box lid and bottom.  See?  I told you it was easy!

 

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

I’ve added a spoon from my collection to decorate the spine.  Glossy Accents works really well for this.  To make the bun feet, follow these simple steps:

  • First, adhere two 1″ wooden bingo chips together.
  • Next, wrap the outside edge with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.
  • Then, cut a  5/8″ strip of designer paper from scraps and wrap it around the Scor-Tape.  Done!

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

Because you have to fit the ATC Mini Album inside the box, you will have to keep the elements fairly flat so that the lid will close. So I fussy cut and layered a few simple elements from the collection onto the front, then tied the bow.  Easy peasy.

Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial: The ATC Mini Album

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

The 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ mini album is slightly larger than regulation ATC size, but close enough for me.  You will learn how to custom build it to fit inside the G45 ATC box.

 

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

Wrap burlap around the spine. This not only looks great, but it helps to strengthen the integrity of the spine.  Then attach ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-Tape to serve as a closure mechanism.

Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial: Interactive Features

 

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

The trick to creating a small album with 12×12 papers is making things fit.  To solve this, I scored border pieces like this 12″ strip then accordion folded to  make it fit.

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

On the reverse side, I added sentiment tea bag tags that I’ve been saving.

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

The album is made up of (3) 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ page units.  Each page unit is actually 4 separate pages with flap features or turn pages and a pocket.  I tucked a tea bag into the pocket of each page unit.

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 12

The left hand page is a 2 1/4″ wide strip of designer paper from the collection.  It is nearly three times the height of the page.  In order to use it, I scored it into 3 sections, cut tab corners, added magnets and folded to create a little folio to hold ATC cards.   The page on the right has a fun turn tab feature.

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 13

Belly Bands are a quick and easy way to add interest to an album.  Just score 1/2″ flaps on each side of a scrap piece of paper, then tuck tags from the paper collection behind it.    The right hand page is actually a bookmark that I turned into a fold down page.

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How fun is that?

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 15

This flap page lifts to reveal a pocket and teacup.

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 16

This fussy cut teapot is scored in half.  Then I glued the right hand half to the page, folded it, and added adhesive to the left hand side.  Close the page, and voila!  It’s perfectly set!

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 17

And here’s another fun pull out page.

Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial Video

i hope you’ll enjoy this project tour and the tutorial that follows it.  I’ve added a linked supply list and cutting guide below for your convenience.

Did I share some tips, techniques 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

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For the box:  Graphic 45 ATC Box
  • Inside box
    • (2) 3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for long sides
    • (2) 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for short sides
    • (1) 2 3.4″ x 3 3/4″ for box bottom
    • (1) 2 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ for inside spine
    • (1) 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ for inside cover
    • Cut the playing cards to 2 1/4″ high and wrap around the outside box.
  • Outside box
    • (2) 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ for lid and bottom
    • (1) 2 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ for outer spine
For the Album
  •  (2) 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Chipboard Covers
  • (1) 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ spine
  • 9 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ kraft paper to cover the chipboard covers
  • 7 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ kraft paper for the spine mechanism
    • score on the long side at 1 1/2, then (9) 1/2″ scores
Page Units
  • 5″ x 7 1/4″  Score on the short side at 2 1/2″ , long side fold in half and pinch, then score.  Each page unit will measure 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ when folded.
  • Page liners: 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Fold out pages: 12″ x 2 1/4″.  Score every 2 3/8″ then trim

Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album

Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album for Frilly and Funkie March Madness Challenge

Hello Friends!  Today I have a stinkin’ cute Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album to share with you.  I created this adorable project for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Our clever Suzz is acting as hostess this go round.  We’ll take a look at the project in a second, but first, let’s see what Suzz has to say about this fabulous challenge.

Challenge Theme:  March Madness
Don’t be afraid, the challenge isn’t going to require you to use basketball inspired images.  Instead I want you to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland.  I started from this quote of a conversation between the Mad Hatter and Alice:  The Mad Hatter asks Alice: “Have I gone Mad?”  and Alice replies “I am afraid so.  You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret.   All the best people are.”  The challenge is to take any idea or concept from this wonderful tale to inspire your project.  There are so many wonderful bits or pieces to be inspired by like the Queen of Hearts, the mad hatter, the looking glass, tea party or Alice herself.    The possibilities are endless.  Anything can be your inspiration but make sure you reference what inspired your art from the story! 

Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album : The Inspiration

I grew up reading an Illustrated Classics Hardcover Deluxe Edition of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.  My older brother David gave it to me one Christmas when I was about 8 years old.  I’ve lost count of how many times I read it and pored over the gorgeous full color illustrations and engravings.  My mother had memorized the entire “Jabberwocky” poem and used to recite it to me (along with The Walrus and the Carpenter) as we dried supper dishes together.  So to say that I love this  challenge theme is an understatement.

Stamperia’s “Alice” captures all the whimsy and beauty of my own beloved volume, so I chose to work with their 12×12 collection.  My original idea was to create a Mad Hatter’s Tea Box. Then my imagination began to run wild. I ended up making this ATC sized Mini Album housed in this Graphic 45 ATC Book Box.

This might be the cutest project I have ever made.  The Graphic 45 ATC Box measures just 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.   I created a 2 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ ATC Mini Album to fit inside the box.

Because I’m sharing  a tutorial for making the Mini Album Base and page units on Saturday over on the Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase, I’m not going to share any details at this time.  I will tell you that this little album is loaded with interactive features and fun surprises, so I hope you’ll join me on Saturday for the big reveal.

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 Alice-inspired project.   Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, April 9th.

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’m looking forward to sharing all the details and the tutorial with you on Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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For the box:  Graphic 45 ATC Box
  • Inside box
    • (2) 3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for long sides
    • (2) 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for short sides
    • (1) 2 3.4″ x 3 3/4″ for box bottom
    • (1) 2 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ for inside spine
    • (1) 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ for inside cover
    • Cut the playing cards to 2 1/4″ high and wrap around the outside box.
  • Outside box
    • (2) 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ for lid and bottom
    • (1) 2 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ for outer spine
For the Album
  •  (2) 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Chipboard Covers
  • (1) 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ spine
  • 9 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ kraft paper to cover the chipboard covers
  • 7 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ kraft paper for the spine mechanism
    • score on the long side at 1 1/2, then (9) 1/2″ scores
Page Units
  • 5″ x 7 1/4″  Score on the short side at 2 1/2″ , long side fold in half and pinch, then score.  Each page unit will measure 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ when folded.
  • Page liners: 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″
  • Fold out pages: 12″ x 2 1/4″.  Score every 2 3/8″ then trim

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio with Stamperia Lilac and Flower Alphabet

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a sweet Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio to share with you.  The latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog is being hosted by my incredibly talented friend, Sara Emily.  Her challenge theme is “Pass the Tissues,Please”  and requires you to use tissue paper or rice paper in your project.  We’ll take a look at my journal in a moment, but first. let’s see what Sara has to say about this interesting challenge.

Challenge Theme: Pass the Tissues, Please!
Since we are still in ‘cold season’, I always make sure I’m stocked up on tissues in my home, in my purse and in the car. For this theme, I would like to see how you incorporate tissue paper into your vintage or shabby chic project. You can use regular tissues, tissue wrapping paper, sewing patterns or even collage paper, rice papers or tissue wrap designed especially for crafting.

Sound like fun?  I thought so!  Let’s dive in!

Finnabair Art Tissue, Stamperia Lilac, Flower Alphabet Soup

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

For me, every project idea starts with designer paper.  I flipped through my stash of gorgeous Stamperia papers and could not choose between Lilac and Flower Alphabet.  So I used them both in the creation of this 5″ x 7″ wrap style folio.   The base is made by scoring a 7″ x 18″ piece of 18 pt. Grocery Bag Cardstock into three 5″ panels with a quarter inch spine between.  I chose to work with this because of its strength and ability to stand up to mixed media treatments.

NOTE: If I had it to do over again, I would  have scored 3/4″ spines to allow the folio to close with ease.  This one is as snug as your grandpa’s belt after Thanksgiving dinner.

TIP: You can create your own oversized cardstock by joining two panels of Dina Wakely Media Kraft Cardstock with Scor-Tape.

My tissue paper choice is this Finnabair Art Alchemy Musica paper from Prima.  The spring greens and lilac shades are a perfect color match for the two Stamperia collections.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: The Process

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

Here’s how I wrapped the folio with the tissue.  It’s a pretty simple process.

  • First, open a sheet of the Finnabair tissue and lay it face down on your work surface.
  • Next, cover the face of the folio base with Distress Collage medium.  You will need to work quickly as this medium is fast drying.
  • Now, center the folio base face down over the tissue paper, keeping it as straight as you can. Gently brayer over the paper to seal it to the base.
  • At this point, I folded the tissue paper over the interior of the folio to see how much I should trim away.  I wanted it to completely cover the folio interior without excessive overlap.
  • Next, cut “v” slits in the 4 corners of the tissue paper to make it easier to wrap and fold it over the folio interior.  This is done the same way as you would if you were wrapping a mini album cover with paper.
  • Now, brush the inside of the folio base with a good layer of Distress collage medium, then fold the tissue paper to the inside of the folio.  You will have overlap, and that is fine.  Just keep adding Distress Collage Medium until all the edges are sealed.
  • Finally, use a brayer to gently seal the tissue paper to the folio surface.  Carefully fold along the score lines and then walk away and let everything dry.

TIP: Dry time is essential!  Damp tissue paper tears.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: Rice Paper Overlay

I cut a medallion from some Stamperia Rice Paper that I had in my stash, and layered that over the folio front.  Then I brayered  and spattered small amounts of Distress paint to create a more aged appearance.  Next I applied two coats of clear Gesso.  After this, I applied Distress Oxide Inks through a Stamperia stencil, followed by Distress Opaque Crackle Texture.  The crackle medium picks up color from the Oxide Ink and the end result is so pretty.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: The Frame and Flowers

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

I am loving the new Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frames!  They alter beautifully!

TIP: Use scraps of rice paper to decorate the frame.

To alter the frame, I brushed it with Oxide Inks, spattered with Distress Paints and misted with Mica Spray.   The image is from the Flower Alphabet Collection.  I pulled out some Heartfelt Creations Lilac stamps and dies to make the flowers and leaves.  Vintage lace and buttons from my stash add the perfect finishing touch.

Tissue Wrapped Springtime Folio: A Peek Inside

I had such a good time adding flips and pockets and tuck spots to this sweet little lap book.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

Here’s a look at the folio fully opened.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 08

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I stitched up a rice paper lavender sachet then topped it with these sweet charms from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. It smells heavenly!

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

This altered envelope is the perfect size to hold a teabag.

Stamperia Lilac Flower Alphabet Tissue Wrapped Journal Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame Heartfelt Creations Lush Lilac by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 12

And what could be sweeter than a little honey stick, chocolate, stitched bookmark and itty bitty silver spoon to go with it?

Tissue Wrapped Folio Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

To help you get a feel for the flow of this album, I prepared a short video tour with tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.

Pass the Tissues, Please…Now it’s YOUR turn!

To join in on this challenge, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project that uses tissue paper in any of the forms laid out in the challenge description.  Then link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, March 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! You can find all the rules HERE.

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 for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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