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Stamperia Alice Etcetera Tag Tutorial

Stamperia Alice Etcetera Tag Tutorial for Frilly & Funkie Saturday Showcase

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m up on the Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase today, where I’m sharing this Stamperia Alice Etcetera Tag Tutorial.  You’ll want to pop on by to see the tips and details I’m sharing there. . This is a technique laden tutorial demonstrating how to:

  • Alter metal embellishments with paint and embossing powders.
  • Prepare a mixed media background using scraps of paper and Distress Mediums.
  • Use Distress Paint and Embossing Powders to create a cool textured border.
  • Create a double sided waterfall with vellum hinges.

I had such fun creating the front of this Mixed Media Etcetera Tag, that I decided to flip it over and create a waterfall feature on the back side.  So now this home decor item can also be used for photos.  how fun is that?

Stamperia Alice Etcetera Tag Tutorial Video

This 30 minute tutorial is part still photo/text and part live action.  This kept it from being too long, but still provides you with lots of techniques and ideas that you can use.  So go grab a cuppa and a snack, then settle in and enjoy!

To see more detail photos of this project, Click HERE.  To see more ALICE projects, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques 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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Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag

Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag for Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Are you up for another Stamperia Alice project?  This mixed media Etcetera Tag is loaded with techniques, trinkets and trims for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I’ll be sharing a tutorial for this project over on the Frilly and Funkie blog this Saturday, June 8th.  Before we look at photos, let’s see what Jenny, our gracious and talented challenge hostess, has cooked up for the theme:

Challenge Theme: Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims
Linda sells a huge array of beautiful embellishments, trinkets and trims in her store, from metal filigree pieces and charms to buttons, laces and ribbons. They can be the important focal point on a project or the final finishing touches that complete it. However you wish to use them lets see those embellishments, trinkets and trims in action on your vintage or shabby chic entries.
Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag: Embellishments Trinkets and Trims

Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you already know how much I love embellishments.  I first found The Funkie Junkie Boutique because of the wide array of beautiful and affordable metalsembellishments, flowers, ribbons, laces, and buttons that Linda carries in her shop.  If you haven’t checked them out, you really need to!  The photo above shows just a sampling of embellishments that I felt worked well with this Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag.

Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

I love to take these items and alter them with paints, embossing powders, alcohol inks…anything to take them to the next level.

Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

Since I’ll be sharing a tutorial for this Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag for the Saturday Showcase over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog, I’m not going to share a lot of details here.  This is more of a sneaky peek to whet your appetite for the full reveal.

Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag: Girly Grunge meets Shabby Chic

Stamperia Alice Mixed Media Etcetera Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Creating this tag was so much fun!  It’s like Girly Grunge and Shabby Chic got together threw a mixed media party.  The tutorial on Saturday is filled with easy techniques that I think you will enjoy.  I know I enjoyed the process thoroughly!  And there is a surprise element to this tag that I will reveal then as well.  I can’t wait to share all the details with you on Saturday!

Until then, you can check out other Alice projects HERE.

Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims: 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 project using Embellishments, Trinkets & Trims.    Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EDT on Tuesday, June 18th.  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!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box for Mother May I at Frilly & Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box made for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. We’ll take a look at it in a moment, but first, let’s see what the sensational Suzz, our hostess, has to say about the challenge.

Challenge Theme: Mother May I? 

May in the U.S. is when we celebrate Mother’s Day and honor our mothers.  I am challenging you to create something that is vintage or shabby chic which is inspired by your Mother or any mother figure in your life.  It can be a favorite memory, something based on  her style, something she said/says to you, or anything that reminds you of your mother figure.  Make sure to share with us how your mother inspired your art!

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: The Inspiration

Always an avid reader, my mother instilled her love for books, stories and poems deep within my heart.  Some of my fondest childhood memories involve Mom reading aloud.  She was a fluid and expressive reader, and got completely lost in a good book.

I can remember seeing her prop an open book on the windowsill above the kitchen sink so she could read while she was doing dishes.  Or, she would have a book beside her on the ironing board while she pressed the family laundry.

I come from a family where money was scarcer than hen’s teeth…but by golly, we had books: hundreds of them.  Mom had memorized thousands of lines from Shakespeare, The Bible, Robert Frost and Edgar A. Guest, one of her favorite poets.  And as I shared a couple of weeks ago in THIS post, she had also memorized  Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.  What joy it was to listen to those nonsensical syllables roll effortlessly off her tongue.

To honor Mom’s love for literature, I chose to create this Eileen Hull Treasure Box with Stamperia’s Alice collection.

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: Pretty in Pink

Mom’s favorite color was pink.  She wore pink lipstick, loved pink flowers, and even had a pink pair of tennis shoes that she wore with her house dresses.  Naturally, I had to top my Treasure Box with Pink Posies, in honor of Mom.

I also gained my taste for a nicely brewed cup of tea from Mom.  She would have loved the little tea party that’s neatly laid out on the lid of my treasure box.

TIP: Add dimension and depth to paper flowers by dry brushing them with chalk paint.  Place a small amount of liquid adhesive on a make up sponge, tap the petals lightly, then sprinkle with glitter for even more fun.  Prills can be added in the same way.

TIP: Turn a flat piece of paper into a 3-D embellishment.  Fussy cut this teacup from the paper collection, but leave an extra 1/4″ x 1/2″ on the bottom edge of the image.   Use your scissors to cut little “v” slots along the bottom edge.  Then fold these tabs back and adhere them to the base.  Hot glue a flower behind the teacup to keep it upright.

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: The Cast of Characters

The tarts for this tea party are thoughtfully provided by the King of Hearts.

TIP: Create side panels by cutting a focal image to about 2 3/8″.  Mat on waste chipboard and adhere to the sides.  This is a fun way to make a large image fit a small space.

Entertainment brought to you by the Mad Hatter, one of Mom’s favorite characters. (“Oh, isn’t he a silly one, Kathy?”)

And if I had a dollar for every cup of tea I shared with Mom…well, I would be financially set for life!

TIP: Cut hinges from Kraft Tex paper.  This product cuts like paper, but has the strength of fabric.  I cut 4 hinges for this box.  Then I doubled them up and adhered them to the back.

TIP: Chalk paint is a great finish for these Graphic 45  Antique Brass Claw Feet.  Create little chippy areas by sanding the edges very lightly with a fine grit sandpaper.  Easy does it!

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: What’s Inside?

Three little Eileen Hull Notebooks nest neatly inside the Treasure Box. Each one is finished with a unique page design, making for even more fun.  (I’ll share all of that along with some great tips and tricks  in the video tour below.)

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: Photo Tour with Tips and Tricks

Since I share so much information about these Notebooks in the video tour, I’ll just post the photos  with a few random tips and tricks here.

 

The Alice Notebook is up first.  Machine stitching, distressed edges and a burlap spine add lots of texture.

TIP: Mustard seeds from your spice cabinet add lots of fun texture to a project.  Remember to look for embellishments in unexpected places.

TIP: Use Alcohol Inks to alter metals quickly and easily.  This White Rabbit Charm has been altered with Tim Holtz Rose Gold Mixative.

TIP:  Accordion fold a strip of the playing cards to make a fun pop up element.  To adhere to the album base, fold the accordion shut.  Place adhesive on the back side of the bottom card.  Then place adhesive on the back side of the top card and close the book.  Adjust the fold so that the album opens and closes with ease.

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: The White Rabbit

The second notebook is all about the White Rabbit.

This notebook features two accordion fold pages.  The one on the left is tied into the notebook, while the one on the right is held shut with a belly band and can be removed completely.

 

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: Eat Me/Drink Me Notebook

The 3rd notebook is all about Tea Time!

I’ve built a box pocket and a little treat wallet inside this notebook.  Can you guess what is inside?

Stamperia Alice Tea Party Treasure Box: Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

Mother, May I?  Challenge: 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 project inspired by your mom.    Then link  up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EDT on Tuesday, June 4th.  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!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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  • Metal Charms from my stash
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  • Vintage Doily
  • Tea Pot Napkin Ring (a gift from an elderly friend)
  • TuTu Pink Prills

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

Crafty Crush: Eileen Hull Notebook Die

Crafty Crush: Eileen Hull Notebook Die for Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Have you had a chance to play with the new Eileen Hull Notebook Die?  I have a serious crafty crush on it.  I’ll tell you all about it in a moment, but first let me welcome you to the “I Love It Because…” challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  Our lovely hostess, the marvelous Jenny Marples, has this to say about the theme:

I love it because…
How often do you create something just for you that makes your heart sing? Doesn’t it feel great when you do! My challenge to you is to make a vintage or shabby chic piece of art, be it a journal page, a tag, a card, a home decor project etc, that fills you with happiness and makes you smile – don’t forget to tell us why you love it so much.
Stamperia Spring Botanic + Eileen Hull Notebook Die = Beautiful

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

If you are not familiar with the new Eileen Hull Notebook Die by Sizzix, let me be the first to introduce you.  This genius little die cuts a 3 1/2″ x 5″ notebook from mat board, fabric, leather, or chipboard with one pass through your die cutting machine.

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

At the same time as it cuts the chosen material, it also creases an area that becomes the spine.  This is book binding at it’s easiest and most basic.  So if you’ve ever wanted to make your own little books, this is a great way to get started.

Eileen Hull Notebook Die: I Love it Because
  • Ease of Use
  • Size: It fits inside her cleverly designed Treasure Box
  • Versatility: You can design this album in any number of ways.  You can find more examples of how I’ve used this clever die HERE and HERE.
  • Quick to make: I can knock out one of these lovely little notebooks in a couple of hours.  Then I have the perfect little gift to present, and people are always thrilled to receive it.
Stamperia Spring Botanic Paper Pad: I Love it Because

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

How could you not love this gorgeous paper?  The colors are my favorites, and the images are just dreamy.  And look at that wee snail?  I love him!

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Stamperia builds their collections so that the mixed media effects I love so much are incorporated into the design.  I can add stenciling and texture on top of that if I desire to do so.  Or, I can simply cut apart the bits and pieces, dress them up with a little ribbon and a charm and be all set.

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

For this little album, I printed out a selection of my favorite Spring poems and quotes.  I wanted a little lap book that could be perused at leisure, or used for home decor.

 

 

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 08

I’ll be sharing a full video tutorial over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog this Saturday, May 11th.  We’ll make the “sister” album for this Spring album, so you’ll want to be sure to catch that!  It will be a “start to finish” project, and I think you’ll learn a lot of fun little tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.

Eileen Hull Notebook Die Stamperia Spring Botanic Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I Love it Because….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 21st.  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!

See you on Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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