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New Button Farm Club Kit: G45 Farmhouse Folio

Graphic 45 Farmhouse Folio Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

New Button Farm Club Kit: G45 Farmhouse Folio

Hello, Friends!  This is a happy Saturday for me, because I get to reveal my new Button Farm Club Kit.  Life is crazy and stressful and complicated right now.  I thought it would be the perfect time to release this Graphic 45 Farmhouse Folio Kit. Everything about this folio celebrates the simple joys and ordinary pleasures that make life sweet.

I’ve prepared a video tour of this 8 1/4″ x 8″ fold out style folio for you so you can see how all the fun mechanisms work.  This one is filled with fun interactive features that I think you are gonna love!

The clip in this photo does not come with the kit.  I had to use it to keep the Barn Door Feature closed while taking photos.  Yes, I said Barn Door feature:

Welcome to the barn!  You’ll have to see how this works in the video.  It’s pretty sweet!

Here’s the waterfall and a fun flip out feature….more surprises here!

You’ll learn how to make this cute string tie pocket in the kit tutorial, too.

This new folio design is really fun to make.  The thing I love the most about learning how to build a folio base is that once you’ve made one, you can easily change things up and make it again and again with different themes and collections.  It’s like adding a whole new tool to your tool belt.

New Button Farm Club Kit:  G45 Farmhouse Video Tour

Would you like to join me down on the farm this morning?  Just click play to see the features of this wonderful new kit.

I’m also excited to tell you that the tutorial this time around is actually a video!  You will be able to create this wonderful folio along with me.  This will make it so much easier for you to create your own folio.

New Button Farm Club Kit Contents

You will receive everything you need to make this G45 Farmhouse Folio in your kit.  The only things you need to add are your adhesive of choice and basic crafting tools like scissors, paper trimmer, bone folder, and a scoring tool.   The kit contains everything else, and it is a HUGE kit this month:

  • Graphic 45 Farmhouse
    • 12×12 Paper Collection Kit (includes stickers)
    • Farmhouse Chipboard
    • Die Cut Farmhouse Ephemera Pack
    • 1 of each Ephemera card from the collection
  • 4 sheets of heavy 12×12 kraft cardstock
  • 20 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in black, cream and brown
  • Package of Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of houndstooth ribbon
  • 2 yards of burlap string
  • 7 ivory buttons
  • 3 vintage style manila tags
  • Links to private video tutorials

The price for this kit is just $62.99. If you went to the craft store and tried to buy all the elements in this kit, I don’t think you could do it for less.  Plus, with the kit, you get the video tutorials.  Such a great deal!

This is a limited edition, which means once it is gone, it is gone. So if you think you want it, you will probably need to order it quickly. Last month’s kit sold out in under 24 hours!  (Thank you, thank you, thank you!) You can place your order HERE.

A Little Happy News!

So many of us are stuck at home right now.  Crafting is definitely good therapy!  Laura and I chatted and decided to re-release a few of your favorite “sold out” kits to help you stay happy and productive during this difficult time.

So many of you were disappointed to miss out on the Peter Cottontail Kit.  Laura has managed to put a few more kits together for you.  You can order those HERE.  She has also made the tutorial available for purchase if you already have the paper, but want to know how to make the project.  You can order that HERE.

Many, many of you have asked about the Rejoice Christmas Recipe Album Kit.  Well, good news!  Laura has found enough supplies to release 24 more kits!  You can order that kit HERE.

One of my most popular kits was also a recipe album.  This Ingredient Kit sold out in just a few hours!  (Wow.  Again, thank you so much!) Laura managed to find enough of this kit to release 2 more kits.

We don’t want you to get bored!  LOL

Again, I thank you so much for your amazing response to these kits.  Many of you have asked me to travel to your area and do a class.  But I’m a home body, and I don’t love to travel.  These kits…and now the video tutorials, are the next best thing to taking a class with me.

Now, I hope you have a good Saturday and a restful weekend!  Sending you my thoughts and prayers that you all stay safe, stay well, and stay happy making pretty things from paper!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Shaker Card

Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  I had time over the weekend to make this mixed media Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Shaker card.  And boy, was it ever fun!  You all know how much I love everything about the sea, so I could not resist purchasing this collection when it was revealed.  I’m hopeless when it comes to pretty papers!

This is a 6″ x 6″  card with some mixed media effects to add extra texture and interest.  Here are some of the steps I took to create this card front.

  • First, create a 6″ x 6″ kraft cardstock base.
  • Next, double mat royal blue and soft blue cardstock to add a frame to the card base.
  • Now, cut a 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square of the tan pinstripe paper from Patterns and Solids.  Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Ocean Blue Shaker Card: Create the Shaker Frame

The next step is to create the shaker frame.

  • Begin by heat embossing a Reneabouquets Seashell Square Frame with Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Then flip the frame over and back with clear cardstock (acetate).
  • Next, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the outside edge of the frame.
  • Now, cut a 4″ x 4″ panel of the sea shell patterned paper and center on the card base.  Fill the center with Shades of Chambray Shaker Mix, silver glitter glass and itty bitty seashells.

Now mat the sentiment on a piece of waste chipboard and adhere to the patterned paper. Then carefully center and adhere the prepared shaker frame.  Oooooh….preeeeeetyyyy!

Ocean Blue Shaker Card: The Embellishments

This seahorse is die cut from mat board using a Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Bigz Die.  Here’s how I altered it.

  • First, spritz the matboard or chipboard very lightly with water.
  • Next, place it in a Sizzix embossing folder.  I used a Tim Holtz Reptile Texture Fade and then ran it through my die cutting machine.
  • Now for the mixed media fun.  Paint the embossed chipboard with Folk Art Country Twill Acrylic Paint.  Heat dry.
  • Follow this with some Deco Art MEdia Fluid Acrylic paint in Burnt Sienna.  I just randomly dabbed this on with my finger.
  • Now, tap on some DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream in Patina Green.  Again, just dab this on lightly with your finger.
  • When the paint has all dried, tap with Versamark Ink.  Randomly sprinkle Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture over the surface and heat emboss.
  • Tap again with VersaMark and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Back with dimensionals and adhere to the side of the frame.
  • Finish up with some Prima Georgia Blues Flowers and RRR Blue/Ivory/Gold Plaid Ribbon.
  • Wrap burlap string around the sides of the panel, securing on the back side with tape.
  • Now adhere to the card base.
Ocean Blue Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

This is a birthday gift for a beach loving friend, so I added a little gift pocket.

Then I created a little magnet using a small Ephemera Card as the base.

Here’s a look at all the goodies in the pocket.

I can’t wait to give this to my friend!

Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures today?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Home Again Boxed Mini Album

Carta Bella Home Again Boxed Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Home Again Boxed Mini Album Project Share

Hello, Friends!  Let’s share a cuppa and take a look at this sweet Carta Bella Home Again Boxed Mini Album Project together.  This lovely collection has captured my imagination.  The ideas keep flowing, the papers seem to be magically multiplying, and I just keep on making.  Are you tired of this collection yet?  I find the colors so soothing and the patterns so lovely that I think I could keep right on working with it until every last scrap has been used up.  This boxed mini album doubles as a home decor piece, which is always nice.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Home Again Boxed Mini Album:  The Box

Have you ever covered a Graphic 45 Book Box?  It’s such an easy way to make a home decor piece.  This is the old style ivory book box, measuring 7″ x 5″.  Layer up some chipboard, ephemera pieces, and patterned paper.  Then accent with flowers, ribbons and metal embellishments.

TIP:  Chalk paint is a great finish for metal embellishments.  This Prima Door Plate was originally brass, as was the key.  The thing I love about chalk paint is that you don’t have to prime the base, the paint goes on smoothly, and dries to a lovely matte finish.

Finish the inside of the box with papers from the 12×12 collection.  Then add feet.  These Tim Holtz Idea–Ology box feet were the perfect finishing touch.  I didn’t even have to paint them.

TIP: If you add feet to your box, you must first adhere the spine of the book box  cover to the back side of the box cavity.  Use 1/2″ Scor-Tape or other strong adhesive for this step.

Home Again Boxed Mini Album:  The Album

I built this little album from scratch.  The shaker cover took some figuring out.

  • First, die cut the round frame from the small navy dot print.
  • Next, die cut a clear cardstock (acetate) circle using my Spellbinder’s Small Standard Circle Die.
  • Now adhere the clear cardstock circle to the back of the frame die.
  • Because the sides of the frame are very thin, even 1/8″ foam strips will show around the edges.  And we don’t like that.  The solution?
  • Die cut 2 leafy wreaths.  Place small pieces of foam strips on  the larger leaves and sandwich them together so that the edges are slightly staggered. You will be able to see small bits of the foam, but once you add the flowers and embellishments, they will be hidden.

Here’s a look at the cover details.

Home Again Boxed Mini Album: A Peek Inside

There are 6 pages in the album.  Each page has a side pocket with photo mount insert.

Fussy cut the flower cart from the 6×6 pad.  Adhere just the bottom edges to create a little tag pocket.

Magnetic flap pages give you a good spot for photos or hidden journaling.

Both the front and back covers have pocket spots.

Home Again Boxed Mini Album Video Tour

You can see all the pages, details and tips for making this project in this short video tour.

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.

To see more Home Again Projects, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Throwback Thursday: Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the latest installment of Throwback Thursday!  Today I’m serving up this shabby chic, romantic Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card tutorial.  This gorgeous collection was released in 2015, and I’m betting a lot of you G45 fans have some in your stash.  Since Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us, I thought it would be fun to feature it on Throwback Thursday.  If you don’t have it on hand, you can still use this tutorial with another “oldie but goodie” collection.  So dust off your paper stash, sharpen your scissors and let’s get our craft on!

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial: The Basics

The base for this card is a 5″ x 7″ top fold with a 1/2″ spine made from an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cream cardstock.  If you’ve never made this style of card base before, you can find a tutorial for that HERE. This Halloween tutorial demonstrates the technique used for building a 5″ x 7″ top fold card with a 1/2″ base.  It is a side fold card in the tutorial. To make it a top fold card, simply,  turn it “on its head” and then proceed with this tutorial.

Here is a look at what we’ll be making today:

That gorgeous butterfly cluster features Printed Beauty Board from Renea Bouquets.  I love the dimension and sparkle it adds to the card.

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I think this would made a great Valentine…or a great all occasion card.  It was such fun to pull this lovely retired collection out of storage and put it to good use.  If you have it in your stash and would like to make this card, just follow along in this Throwback Thursday video tutorial.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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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Graphic 45 Blooming Beauty Box Card

Graphic 45 Blooming Beauty Box Card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Blooming Beauty Box Card is my contribution to the  RRR January Blog Hop!  Your should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  If so, you are right on track.  But if you got lost somewhere along the way, you can find the entire hop list over on the RRR blog.

This month’s ribbon club features pretty pink ribbons from The Sweetheart Assortment.  These are great for Valentine’s Day projects, but I wanted to show how well they work with all occasion cards, too.

Blooming Beauty Box Card: A Posh Pocket for Posh Pink Ribbon

Blooming Beauty Box Card Graphic 45 Bloom Collection Eileen Hull Gift Card Folder and Label Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon PHoto 01

Pearl Pink Bold Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge is the perfect adornment for this 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  it picks up on the lighter shades of pink in the Graphic 45 Bloom Collection and complements the rich, bold colors of the mulberry flowers.  Plus, it ties gorgeous bows!

Top the bow cluster with some Iridescent White Metallic String, small flowers and a sweet little love charm to really make it special! Die cut an Eileen Hull Gift Card Pocket from the designer paper and add it to the cover design.  It’s always fun to have a posh little pocket and tag combination on a card front.

Blooming Beauty Box Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card has a box pocket (find a tutorial HERE) and an ephemera card pocket for writing a greeting.

Use an Envelope Punch Board to create a little gift pocket, then tie it with more of the pretty ribbon.  Would you like to see what is inside?

Here’s a mini honey dipper, a vintage demitasse spoon, small ephemera card, honey packet and tea bag. Now the card is a perfect Valentine, birthday card, or get well card for any tea lover.

To find past projects created with the Bloom Collection, look HERE.

On With the Hop!

From here, you will hop on over to see what paper pretties Linsey has in store for you.  Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind.  Then finish up over on the RRR Blog where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered into the drawing for your very own Sweetheart Ribbon Club Assortment!

Not a ribbon club member yet?  Simply click here to learn all about the ribbon club.  It’s easy to sign up, and you’ll love getting your very own Ribbon Club Assortment in the mail each month.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  Look for a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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