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Authentique Twilight Double Waterfall Album Tutorial

Authentique Twilight Double Waterfall Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Halloween is such a frightfully fun holiday!  It deserves a frightfully fun mini album, dontcha think?  This Authentique Twilight Double Waterfall Mini Album Tutorial is the perfect spot to preserve all the photos of your favorite ghouls and goblins.  Check it out!

Talk about tall, dark and handsome!  This 5″ x 9 1/2″ tall and skinny album fits that description perfectly!  Learn how to build the album base with chipboard and black cardstock.  Then see how I layered up the elements on the front cover.  Next, I’ll show you how to quickly and easily add a double waterfall feature that will hold 34 photos!  Finally, you will learn how to add a shockingly stylish magnetic belly band to keep everything tucked into place.

I had a devilishly delightful time altering all the chipboard elements on the album cover, and I share that information with you in the project tour.

The album is spooky cute, not creepy, which is what I love about Authentique’s Halloween collections.

Double Waterfall Mini Album Tutorial: Icy Fingers Up & Down the Spine

Learn how to create this overlapping spine and ribbon closure in the tutorial.  And I share some of my special tips and tricks for adding strength and durability during the album construction.

Double Waterfall Mini Album Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I just love the way the double waterfall looks inside this album.  It’s sleek and chic and so easy to put together.  You are going to love it!

Double Waterfall Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

If you are ready to get your Halloween craft on, just click play!

I hope you’ll find time to make this fun mini album!  If so, let me hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card

Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card: Authentique Twilight

Hello, Friends!  Double, double, toil and trouble….this Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card made with Authentique Twilight papers makes me grin every time I see it!

Looks like this witch had a few sips too many of that witches brew and fell off her broomstick, doesn’t it?  Good thing her black cat is the designated driver!  LOL  I confess, I spent way too much time making this whimsical card, but I was having too much fun to quit!  The shaker box is framed with Becca Feeken’s frightfully fabulous Cannetille Rectangle Die.  Simply back it with clear cardstock, then use Darice Foam Strips to build the elevation. (It sounds so easy on paper…but it does take a little time, patience and a few incantations to get it right!)

 

Fill the frame with tiny star and gold sequins along with a few small buttons for a really fun shaker mix.

TIP: Before adhering the shaker box to the card base, paint the sides  with black chalk paint to help it blend in with the card.

Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card: The Embellishments

Embellishing this card was where I had the most fun.  The broomstick is actually a miniature mop that I dipped into glimmer mist.   Next, brush it with Black Soot Distress Stickles and sprinkle on some Platinum Distress Glitter.  Finally, wrap the handle with a scrap of designer paper.

Die cut a rosette an top with the clock cabochon.  Then mat the BOO sticker on some Black Jack and Orange Blossom cardstock and tuck behind the rosette.  Tie a double loop bow with 3/8″ black satin ribbon.  Use the tips of your scissors to push it into a little glue puddle behind the rosette.

TIP:  Run a straight pin through the back side of the BOO sign, then insert the pin into the rosette.  This holds it secure in just the right spot.

Die cut the witch hat and legs from designer paper.  Cut the legs from the Twilight stripe, then cut the boots a second time from the black bones paper and adhere on top.  I’ve brushed the witch hat, boots and bats with more Black Soot Stickles.  It doesn’t show up very well in the photo, but it looks awesome in real life.

Witches Brew Halloween Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

This card folio does double duty as a mini photo album.  The top half is actually a 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″  accordion fold pull out page.

The pocket on the bottom of the card holds a little treat wallet.

Write your ghostly greeting here, tuck in a tasty chocolate treat and then put it in the pocket!

I’m having the best time with this Spook-tacular paper collection.  I have more ideas to share with you later this month, so be on the lookout.  And remember…don’t drink witches brew and then fly, or you might fall off your broomstick!

Supply list is linked below…

Cheerio,

kathy

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Bewitching Halloween Card Folio

Bewitching Halloween Card Folio with Gecko Galz Free Image of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  Quick question…can a Halloween card be beautiful?  Because I think this Bewitching Halloween Card Folio might just be the prettiest Halloween card I’ve ever made.

This was a custom order for one of my sweet Etsy customers.  The image is Gecko Galz free digital image for September, and I think it is gorgeous.  Paired up with Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” papers, Amazing Paper Grace die cut layers, Little Birdie Flowers and RRR Elderberry Seam Binding Ribbon, it has put a spell on me!

TIP:  Die cut a second layer of gold metallic paper, then adhere behind the patterned paper die cut so that it is slightly off set.  This creates instant depth and dimension, and really makes things pop!

TIP:  Shop estate sale jewelry for interesting pieces.  The “frame” for the owl in the left hand corner was a mismatched earring that I picked up for a song.  I adhered the owl chipboard behind the piece, securing it with a bit of chipboard backer.  Then I added Prills around the edge to add extra interest.

Bewitching Halloween Card Folio:  A Peek Inside

An Eerie Tale is the most beautiful Halloween collection of all time, in my opinion.  Just look at those gorgeous roses against that black background!

Tuck a  4″ x 6″ pocket folio into the shallow pocket on the card.

Then tuck some spooktacular Halloween treats into the pocket.  There’s room to write your ghostly greeting on the ephemera card.

Here’s the image, in case you want to play along in this spooktacular image challenge:

I’m entering this card in the Gecko Galz September Image Challenge.  Every month GG provides a free digital image for you to use in the challenge.  To receive it, sign up for the Gecko Galz monthly newsletter HERE.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own Halloween crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below the signature of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m going to help you get your Halloween on with this Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial.  This 5″ x 7″ tag and pocket folio is such a quick and easy make that you will want to make loads of them.  And, it’s adaptable to any season or theme!  Just change out the papers and you are good to go!  How spooktacular is that?

I’m always on the lookout for pocket style cards, and went hunting on Pinterest to see what I could find.  There were loads of tutorials for a double pocket card, but they were all sized for 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases.  Since I like a nice big card base, I had to pull out my pencil and do some math-ing, which always makes my brain hurt.  But after a few false starts, I figured out how to create this version of a pocket card, which I love.

Create a belly band as the folio closure.  I generally use magnets to secure these, but this folio was just a tad bit chubby (too much candy corn???) so I had to decorate a binder clip and secure everything with that instead.

Mat the witch sticker on a die cut doily and adhere to the belly band.  Add Diamond Stickles for just the right touch of glittery goodness.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: Making the Tag Insert

You will learn how to create the pocket card base and line the pages in the video tutorial below.  Every pocket needs a tag, though, so here’s how to make this cute tag insert:

  • First, cut a 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of heavy black cardstock.
  • Then cut (2) 3 5/8″ x 8 3/8″ panels of Twilight patterned paper.
  • Next, round the bottom corners with a 1/2″ corner rounder punch.
  • Now, shape the top corners  with a Stub Shaped corner punch.
  • Line both sides of the tag.
  • Attach ric rac with Dries Clear Adhesive, letting the ends hang over the edges of the tag.
  • Now tie the ric rack together with some baker’s twine and add buttons.
  • Mat a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ panel of the cobweb paper on a slightly larger panel of black cardstock.
  • Then mat the image and adhere.
  • Punch a hole in the top of the tag and add ribbons and flowers.

Mat a sentiment or photo panel on the back of the tag and decorate with stickers to finish.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio is so cute!  You’ll learn how to cover the pages in the tutorial.

TIP: File folder stickers make the perfect tuck spot for a treat.  Mat on a piece of black card that is slightly wider and twice as tall.  Place the sticker on the top half, score and fold.  Then adhere the back side to the folio base.  Insert a small paper clip to hold the file folder shut, then slip in the candy.

Use scraps of black card to make a little photo wallet to tuck into a pocket on the opposite page.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial:: The flip side

The cool thing about this design is that you end up having a second pocket on the back side of the folio.

This is the perfect spot to tuck in a couple more little photo wallets.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: The Youtube Video

To learn how to make this folio base, just click play.

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that will help you get your Halloween crafting underway.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Have a boo-tiful day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Button Farm Club Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit

Button Farm Club Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit with Authentique Twilight Collection

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for the big reveal of my latest Button Farm Club Kit?  This Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit is frightfully fabulous!  I brewed up a magical potion that conjured up a Halloween home decor, photo album, treat tag project that is absolutely bewitching!

Every time I look at this project, I grin from ear to ear!  This 4 1/2″ drawer holds 6 dimensional treat tags that double as little photo folios.  The witch legs just slay me!

All four sides of this Button Farm Club Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit are ready to party, making it the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween display.

The classic black, orange and cream color palette matches last year’s Button Farm Club Halloween project, too.  So if you have that one, this is a great companion piece.

The treat tags are decorated front and back as well.  I love a project that can be changed up!  And just look at those fabulous brass feet on the box!

Button Farm Club Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit: The Treat Tags

There are 6 treat tags tucked inside our Boo-tiful Halloween box.  As you can see, each tag is rich in detail and filled with fun!  (This is just a sneaky peek at 3 of the tags.)

And you can’t have a Trick or treat tag without a little candy, right?  The dimensional pocket on each tag holds an individual packet of candy corn…my favorite Halloween treat!

Button Farm Club Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit: The Techniques

Not only is this kit too cute to spook, it is filled with wonderful techniques that you can carry over into your other crafty adventures.  Here are just a few of the fun techniques that you’ll learn in this kit:

  • Cover a Graphic 45 Tag with or without a die.
  • How to create marvelous paper layers.
  • Make a dimensional box style pocket.
  • Create handmade rosettes without a die!
  • How to work with ribbons to create a fabulous ribbon cluster
  • Turn a tag into a mini photo album.

Yes, the back side of each tag is actually a miniature 3 1/2″ x 6″ photo album.

This is the perfect spot for preserving photos of your favorite little Ghouls and Goblins!  You’ll have room for 12 photos.

Button Farm Club Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit Tour on YouTube

This short video tour will show you all the wonderful features of this kit.

Button Farm Club Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit: What’s in the Kit?

By now you know I like to load up my projects with fun embellishments.  And you will get everything you need to recreate this great project in the kit.  One of the reasons I decided to release these kits through the Button Farm Club is the fact that they love to pack their kits full to the brim with creative goodies. I honestly don’t think you could purchase the individual elements for the price Laura charges…plus you get the printed tutorial written by me.  This is a venture I am really proud to be part of!

Each Trick or Treat Tag Box Kit contains:

  • A beautifully crafted  4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ wooden drawer with a metal drawer pull.
  • A full set of vintage style brass feet with the necessary hardware to attach them
  • (8) 12″ x 12″ sheets of Authentique Paper’s Spooktacular Twilight Collection
  • (1) 12″ x 12″ sticker sheet with heavy weight cardstock stickers
  • (2) 12″ x 12″ sheets of color matched Spectrum Cardstock for creating the folios
  • Graphic 45 Large Black Tag Album with 6 tags
  • Ribbon Assortment (6 different ribbon styles!)
  • One dozen witch legs in assorted colors
  • 3 silver tone Jack-o-Lantern charms
  • 3 silver tone haunted house charms
  • 1 large spiderweb/witch/cauldron charm
  • 1 package of Little Birdie Halloween chipboard
  • 6 individual packets of candy corn
  • 6 miniature wooden clothespins
  • Full color, printed step by step tutorial created exclusively for The Button Farm Club

*Note: We recommend that you purchase the Graphic 45 Large Tag die to make quick work of covering each tag.  This can be purchased at The Button Farm Club.  However, the tutorial has directions for covering the tag even if you don’t have the die.  

From your own stash, you will need to add: adhesive, scoring tool, ruler, paper trimmer, standard hole punch, corner rounder punch (if you are covering the tags by hand…if you have the die, you will not need this tool), and something to add color to your chipboard pieces.  It can be ink, paint, markers or even crayons…whatever you have on hand!

This is a limited edition kit, so place your order before they all vanish into thin air!  You can get your kit HERE.  The price is $62.99.

There are still a few of my other BFC kits in stock, as well as written tutorials for the retired projects.  To see what you might have missed, you can look HERE.

It’s always an honor to create these tutorial kits for you.  So many of you have asked me to travel to you to do classes…and this is the next best thing!  Thanks so much for your friendship and support!  I appreciate you more than words can say!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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