Category Archives: Mini Albums

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Button Farm Kit

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Button Farm Kit for Dad

Hello, Friends!  I’m super excited about my May Kit Club over on the Button Farm Club.  With Father’s Day right around the corner, we took our crafting off the page and created an amazing Authentique Mister Desk Organizer for Dad!

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Kit for Dad by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

These stacking drawers measure 16″ high (taller if you could the height of the easel topper).  Each chipboard drawer is neatly housed in the wooden frame.  Isn’t it handsome?

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Kit for Dad by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 03

This easy to assemble 4” x 16” x 4 ¼” unit boasts a sturdy wood frame designed to fit with any home decor.

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Kit for Dad by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 04

Four 3 ½” x 4” x 3 ½” drawers constructed from heavy weight chipboard are handsomely decorated with Authentique Paper’s Mister collection.

 

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Kit for Dad by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 05

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Kit for Dad by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 06

 

The The full color, step by step tutorial is loaded with clever techniques that you will be able to use in all your crafty adventures.  You will learn how to:

  • Build the drawer unit
  • Create a faux woodgrain finish
  • Use packaging to build an easel style photo display unit on the top of the drawer
  • Use product packaging to construct from scratch a 3.25” x 3.25” x 1 ½” hardcover mini album to tuck into one of the drawers

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Kit for Dad by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 07

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Kit for Dad by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 08

Each pocket style page holds two 3″ photo mats for family photos.  This album is the perfect size for Dad to keep on his desk, and it’s loaded with fun, interactive features.

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Button Farm Kit for Dad: What You Get

This kit includes everything you will need beyond basic crafting supplies:

  • 8×8” Authentique Mister collection with 24 double sided papers
  • (2) 12” x 12” sheets of Authentique Cobblestone Spectrum Cardstock
  • Kaisercraft Tall Drawer Unit
  • Grey chalk paint
  • 4 antique bronze drawer pulls
  • Metal padlock (may vary from the one used in the tutorial)
  • An assortment of 7 metal gears (may vary from those seen in the tutorial photos)
  • Bulldog clip
  • 2 yards of burlap string
  • Full color/printed step by step tutorial written by me

I’m super pleased with the way this kit turned out.  The pictures really don’t do it justice.  I’ll just tell you that before I had it finished, Mr. Clement had claimed it for his office desk.  He really liked it!  Hooray!

Authentique Mister Desk Organizer Button Farm Kit for Dad: Quick Video Tour

This is a limited release kit, available through The Button Farm Club only.  You can order your kit HERE.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this dapper new kit in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Button Farm Club Ingredient Recipe Album Kit Release

Button Farm Club Ingredient Recipe Album Kit Release

Hello, Friends!  Happy Thursday!  I’m just popping in very quickly today to introduce you to my latest Button Farm Club project.  This Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit is stinkin’ cute!  Kitschy kitchen, retro colors, and loads of interactive elements make this kit super special.

Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Wouldn’t this look adorable on display in your kitchen?

Ingredient Recipe Album Kit: Beauty and Brains

Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

This cute album has a fun, retro vibe thanks to Authentique Paper’s kitschy “Ingredient” collection.  The paper collection even includes a dozen chic recipe cards. But it’s more than just a pretty face!  Tucked inside the sturdy covers of a Prima Magnetic Dossier Waterfall Album Base you’ll find a practical design that can help you organize dozens of your favorite recipes.  It’s filled to the brim with pockets and folios, hidden pockets and pull out inserts and a grand 12 page waterfall folio (4” x 6” pages /24 surfaces in all). Pretty enough to set out as décor in your kitchen, and practical enough to be used, this album is beauty and brains all wrapped up in one handsome 6” x 9” x 3” package.

Ingredient Recipe Album Kit: Detail Shots

Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

How cute are these mini kitchen utensil charms?

Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

And these velvet flowers have such a great retro vibe!

Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

How about this cluster of kitchen utensils on the spine?

Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Ingredient Recipe Album Kit: A Peek Inside

Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

Ta da!  Look at all the goodies packed inside this amazing album.  Double pocket pages with fun inserts. Pull out pages in hidden pockets.  And a huge 6″ x 4″ waterfall feature with 12 flip pages.  If you’ve been waiting for the perfect project to preserve all your cherished family recipes, this is it!

Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 09Button Farm Club Authentique Ingredient Recipe Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Ingredient Recipe Album Kit: Video Tour

Here’s a very quick flip through tour of this fun project.

Ingredient Recipe Album Kit: What You Get

Each Button Farm Kit contains:

  • 24 sheets Authentique Paper’s Ingredient Collection (12” x 12” papers/ two of each pattern)
  • 10 sheets of 8 ½” x 11” black cardstock
  • Prima Dossier Magnetic Waterfall Folio
  • One yard of black/ivory taffeta ribbon
  • 3 yards of burlap string
  • 3 metal kitchen charms
  • 3 white lace paper doilies
  • Two sets of Clear Scraps kitchen chipboard utensils
  • Two velveteen flowers
  • 3 pearl/rhinestone buttons
  • Full color, easy to follow printed tutorial sheet

All you need to add is basic crafting tools like  adhesives, cutting tools, ink and blending tool.  I honestly don’t think you could go out and buy all the “ingredients” for this album less expensively.  It’s such a good value!  I am so proud and happy to be partnering with The Button Farm Club to bring you these wonderful tutorial kits.

This is a limited release kit, which means when it is gone, it is gone.  Order yours today at The Button Farm Club.

To see past Button Farm Club Projects, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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.

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

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.

Stamperia Alice Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 14

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

Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique

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

 

Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique

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

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m announcing the arrival of a baby boy AND a baby girl!  That’s right!  I’ve created two new Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits for The Button Farm Club: Swaddle Boy and Swaddle Girl!  Each album is loaded with sweet details and interactive elements that I think you will love.

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit has a fabulous Denim Album Base measuring 7″ x 9″.  The soft shades of blue are just perfect for a baby boy.  Here’s a peek at a few of the pages.

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 02

 

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 03

 

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 04

 

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 05

 

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 06

Authentique Swaddle Baby Boy Kit Comes With:

  • 12×12 Authentique Swaddle Collection Kit (comes with 12×12 Cardstock Components sheet)
  • 6 sheets of 12×12 Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Robin’s Egg Blue
  • Farm House Dry Goods Denim Mini Album with 10 heavy chipboard pages
  • Full color, illustrated step by step tutorial written by me
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms: a full package!
  • 1 yard May Arts Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon, 1 yard burlap string
  • 2 vintage brass keys (varies from kit to kit)
  • 10 October Afternoon Buttons in Blue and White (varies from kit to kit)
  • 2 Maya Road Stick Pins
  • 3 Doodlebug Designs Doilies
  • 1 Prima Resin Heart (varies from kit to kit)

So you will have everything you need to create this darling album aside from standard crafting tools like a paper trimmer, adhesive, a scoring tool and ink.

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

The Swaddle Baby Girl  Mini Album Kit is just as precious as it can be!

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 03

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 04

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 05

The kit is identical to the boy kit, except you will receive the Swaddle Baby Girl Collection Kit plus one extra sheet of Swaddle 3 double sided cardstock and Tickled Pink Spectrum Cardstock.

I’ve loaded these tutorials with easy techniques that you will be able to adapt and use in other crafty adventures. The materials in the kits are very high quality, so I’m proud to have my name associated with The Button Farm Club.

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits Sneak Peek Videos

To view the Authentique Swaddle Boy Sneak Peek Video, go HERE.  If you’d like a sneak peek at the Authentique Swaddle Girl video, go HERE.

For those of you who’ve always wanted to take a class with me, these Button Farm Kits are the next best thing.  To place your order for either the girl or boy kit, visit  The Button Farm.  You’ll also have the opportunity to order past kits that are still in stock.  You can learn about these kits HERE and HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio.

kathy

 

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