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Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio for the Vintage Valentine Challenge at Frilly & Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Growing up in Vermont put a love for all things farm house in my heart.  So I’ve created a really romantic, shabby chic Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio for the latest challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  Maggi, our lovely hostess, has chosen the challenge theme, and this is what she is looking for in this romantic challenge.

Challenge Theme:  Vintage Valentines
It’s sweetheart time and what could be more fun than creating Valentine’s for our loved ones?  For this challenge I want to see vintage valentines in vintage colors like pinks, blues, purples.  No bright red please.  Show me your vintage side with vintage colors and images.  If you need some inspiration, click here to link to a great vintage color palette.
Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: The Inspiration

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

I love Valentine’s Day!  When I was a little girl, I would spend days cutting out paper hearts, gluing doilies on them and writing little poems for my friends and family.  My parents were married on Valentine’s Day, Dale and I were married two days after Valentine’s Day and two of our sons were married on either side of the holiday.  What could possibly be sweeter than a day set aside to let people know you love them?

Years ago, my mother gave us an anniversary card with a quote from this Robert Browning Poem as the sentiment.  “Grow old along with me!  The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made… ”  Imagine my delight when I found a paraphrase of this sentiment tucked into the Prima Spring Farmhouse ephemera pack!  Perfect for my vintage Valentine!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: The Details

I ran across this Prima Venetian Shutter element while tidying up my studio.  Immediately, I knew it would make a wonderful shaker window.  This really is the easiest shaker element I have ever made. Because of the design of the Venetian Shutter, i simply needed to cut a piece of clear acrylic and glue it in the top of the window frame. Then, I filled the shaker with some sequins and beads, adhered the focal image to the back and glued the whole thing onto the card base.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Prima Flowers adorn either side of the shutters.  The succulent planter is adhered over some Spanish moss, and bowed to give it some extra dimension.  The shutters are dry brushed with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  (So are the leaves in the flower arrangements.)

Here, you can really see the sentiment.  To create the bowed effect, gently run it against the side of a ruler or bone folder.  Then adhere just the ends to the card base.  A little archway of Prima bitty flowers wreathe the sentiment.  Then I just mounted a chipboard bee image onto one of the Farmhouse wooden spool embellishments.   The steampunk bee charm is dry brushed with more Antique Linen Distress Paint and adhered in the upper corner of the window.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: Bossy Paper

This is one of those projects that got bossy with me.  It was meant to be a card…but it grew into a folio.  What can I say?  Sometimes paper has a mind of its own.

Antique Gold Silky Crushed Satin ribbon is just gorgeous with this collection.  To adhere it, I first wrapped 3 strips of 1/2″ Scor-Tape around the back and front of the folio.  Then I pressed the ribbon in place.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio: A Peek Inside

The folio is filled with interactive elements.  I found that the 4″ x 6″ and 3″ x 4″ journal cards made it very easy to create  them.  These two pull out folios will hold three 4″ x 6″ photos each.

These smaller folios made from tables scraps have a magnetic tab top closure.  They live in a side pocket and will hold 3″ x 5″ photos.

Here, you can see the folio fully opened.  I removed the insert panel on the left so you can see that there’s room here for a 5″ x 7″ photo.  It’s nice to create a design that works for different sized photos.

The center panel of this trifold folio holds a good sized waterfall folio.  There are 7 panels held in place by a magnetic belly band.  Each panel measures 5″ x 4″ so it will hold pretty good sized photos.  I scored an extra 1/4″ “gusset” in the belly band to allow plenty of room for photos.

A little pocket is tucked beneath the waterfall.

And these two 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ folios are tucked inside.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio Tour on YouTube

I created a short YouTube video tour so you can see how all the elements flow together.  I also share some tips and tricks that you might be interested in should you decide to make your own Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio.

Now It’s YOUR Turn!

You are cordially invited to play along in this Vintage Valentine Challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic Valentine following the challenge guidelines.  Then link it up on the Frilly and Funkie blog before 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, January 29th.

The design team will choose our top four entries from all those submitted.  Our favorite will be asked to serve as Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The other 3 entries will receive a challenge badge to proudly display on their blog or in social media.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the challenge rules and link up HERE.

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.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Prima Spring Farmhouse Shaker Folio Product Links

Note:  Thumblinky was not working correctly at the time of this post, therefore I am providing a linked supply list instead.

From the Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Other Supplies: Victoria Embellishment Kit, Gold Sequins from my stash, Prima “Humble” Flowers, “Beautiful” flowers, Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon, Venetian Shutters

 

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine for the RRR Hop

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the January Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  Today I have a Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine to share with you.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The January Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with all sorts of delicious pink ribbons.  I chose to add this soft and dreamy 5/8″ Light Pink Sheer Organza with Satin Center ribbon from the club assortment.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

First, I tied a triple loop bow using my Bow-it-All Tool.  Then I topped that bow with a loopy Pink Burlap String bow.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

A smaller bow cluster in the upper left hand corner helps to frame the sentiment panel.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine: A Peek Inside

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04

I kept the inside of this Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine pretty simple.  Just a sentiment panel on the top, and a simple pocket with insert on the bottom.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05

Create the insert with one of the 4″ x 6 Spring Farmhouse Journal Cards and some extra pieces of brown cardstock.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Valentine by Kathy Clement kathy by design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 06

Tuck a tea bag, a honey stick and an individually wrapped chocolate inside for a sweet Valentine greeting.  There’s plenty of room to write a personal greeting inside this little gift wallet, too.

On With the Hop

From here, you will hop over and see what lovely inspiration my teamie Linsey has in store for you.  You can find a complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog.  Visit all the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment behind then finish up on the RRR blog to be entered into the drawing for your very own January Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t subscribed to the RRR Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  Build your ribbon stash each month with a beautifully color coordinated assortment.  You can find out how HERE.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie “Layers of Lace” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Is there anything more romantic and feminine than lace?  Today I have a shabby romantic Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial to share with you.  I’ve made it for the “Layers of Lace” Challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Before we take a look at the project, let’s see what Autumn, our lovely challenge hostess, has to say about the challenge theme.

Challenge Theme: Layers of Lace
Lace, oh so lovely lace!  Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we’d love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace.  Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we’d love to see your creations inspired by this topic.
Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: A Two Story Design

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Once again, I’ve pulled my Mixed Media Boots out of the Closet of Shame for this challenge.  And once again, I’ve created a new style of folio, which is always really fun to do!  I’m calling this a “two story” folio with a 4.25″ x 7.5″ folio layered over a standard 5″ x 7″ top fold base with a 1/2″ spine.

This makes for a really fun, dimensional look, as well as lots of fun spots to stash goodies. I would love to make you think that I’m totally brilliant, but the truth of the matter is that this design came about by accident.  When I had finished putting the individual folio components together, which is my usual work process, I realized that the “tag” I had made to fit inside the folio was too tall!  So I had to think quickly…and this design is the result.  See?  No crafting catastrophes allowed!  Just crafting opportunities!

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: Cover Art

I love the look of Distress Oxide Inks over kraft paper.  If you look in the top right corner, you can see it…topped with some stenciling, a little random stamping and very light heat embossing with ultra fine gold embossing powder.

The flower is actually cut from the paper collection, spritzed with water, shaped with a stylus and then inked and painted.  Use an awl to poke a hole in the flower center, then add some stamens.

And I personally love the contrast of distressed edges, burlap and crocheted lace.  It just works for me!

Open the top story of this folio to find more lace, torn paper layers, some inked, stamped, distressed paper and a handwritten sentiment.   Make the little tea bag holder by scoring a Graphic 45 Regular Ivory Tag and lining it with designer paper. Wrap the base with more lace, just for fun!

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: The Ground Floor

Here’s a photo of the “ground floor” or the base for this flip folio.  Here’s how I made it.

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ card base with a top fold and 1/2″ spine.
    • First, cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of kraft cardstock into two 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels.
    • Place 1/2″ Scor-tape or other adhesive along the bottom edge of one panel.
    • Next, line the second panel up over the Scor-tape and press firmly to adhere.
    • Place the long side on a scoring tool and score at 7″ and again at 7 1/2″.  This forms the 1/2″ spine
    • Finally, crease along the score lines and trim away the excess paper at the bottom.

Once you have the base built, you will need to add your flaps.

  • For the gatefold flaps on the top half of the card do as follows
    • Cut two 4″ x 6″ rectangles of kraft  cardstock.
    • Place the short side on your scoring tool and score at 1/2″ on one panel.  This forms the left hand gate.
    • Repeat with the second panel, scoring at 3 1/2″ to form the right hand gate.
    • Adhere each flap to the folio base, then cover with your designer paper.
  • For the side flap cut a 5″ x 4″ panel of kraft cardstock.  Score a 1/2″ flap on the right hand side and adhere to the right hand side of card base.
Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio: A Peek Inside

This is what my folio looks like on the inside.  I paired the Stamperia Old Lace papers up with Prima Love Story.  The combination of pink and brown really works for me.

Gatefold flaps open to reveal a pair of kraft glassine pockets on either side of the larger center panel.  By gluing just 3 sides of this postcard from the Old Lace Collection, I was able to create a nifty pocket in about 2 seconds!

Each glassine pocket folds down to reveal a photo mount and a hidden journaling spot on a card hidden inside the envelope.

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial: More Flaps!

Just look at the gorgeous paper on this flap feature!

Open the flap to find more interactive elements.  The back side of the flap features a pull out page with a hidden journaling spot.

This 4″ x 5 1/2″ mini folio fits neatly in the large pocket on the bottom of the base.  I’ve added some stenciled polka dots and painted edges to shabby things up even more.  But wait…there’s more!

The folio is actually a lovely little envelope.  I can’t take any credit for this at all, doggone it!  It’s part of the Old Lace paper collection.  All I did was cut it out, score and fold.  How lovely is that?  And what’s inside the envelope?

A sweet little vintage button card with real vintage buttons and a little chocolate treat.

Stamperia Old Lace Feminine Flip Folio Tutorial Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see all these interactive features in action, then grab a cuppa, click play and relax for 10 minutes.

Layers of Lace: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to play along in this lovely “Layers of Lace” Challenge.  Just create a lacy shabby chic or vintage project of your choice..  Then link up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, June 5th.

The team will pick four favorite project entries for this challenge.  The top winner will be invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The next three will receive badges to display proudly on their blogs.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge rules will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the challenge rules and details 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

Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique



Prima Love Story Altered Paper Bag Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase

Prima Love Story Altered Paper Bag for Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m just popping in very quickly to let you know that I’m up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog today with this shabbylicious Prima Love Story Altered Paper Bag Tutorial.

Prima Love Story Altered Paper Bag Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase Photo 01

This standard sized paper lunch bag has been given the Cinderella treatment!  It now consists of 4 lovely pockets…that’s right FOUR pockets….loaded with little folios, ATC tags, Art Tags, Gift card wallets and all sorts of lovely treats.

I’ve prepared a YouTube project share and tutorial for you, so I hope you’ll pop on over to the Frilly and Funkie Blog where I’m waiting to take you on our next crafty adventure.

Click HERE to join me over at Frilly and Funkie!

Click HERE to find my Prima Love Story Altered Paper Bag Tutorial on You Tube.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio.

kathy

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio for Frilly and Funkie

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Even though the weather has made it hard to believe, Spring is on the way!  And with spring comes beautiful blooms!  That’s what we’re celebrating this go round on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog where the amazing Zoe is our hostess.  I’ve created a Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio to share with you today, but first, let’s see what our gracious hostess, Zoe, has to say about this challenge:

Challenge Theme: Bloomin’ Marvellous
As spring pokes its head through the frozen ground, let’s celebrate the season and create a vintage or shabby chic project with flowers as the focus and in vintage muted pastel tones, (no brights).
Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio:  The Cover

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

You’d have to look far and wide to find a collection that fits the parameters of this challenge better than Prima Lavender. Not only does it make me think of the pretty hyacinths that are the first spring flowers to break through the soil,  it’s also filled to the brim with floral images and soft vintage pastels.

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

This 4.75″ x 7″ flip folio started with two 5″ x 7″ side fold card bases.  I simply added a couple of extra score lines to create double 1/2″ spines.  Then I went to work adding all sorts of flips, flaps, hidden pockets and tuck spots.  What fun!

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

One of the things that drew me to this collection is the beautiful rose gold foiled accents on the 12×12 paper pad.  Of course, I love the shabby/vintage vibe of all the papers, but that rose gold foiling reeled me in!  I decided to create a shaker frame using some of it along with Tim’s wonderful Ornate Frame Bigz die.

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: The Shaker Element

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

Here’s how I made this shaker element:

  • First, die cut two sets of the frame from thick cardstock.
  • Now die cut another frame using the rose gold foiled paper from the 12×12 pad.
  • Next, ink both frames with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and a blending tool.
  • Then stack both oval chipboard centers and glue together.
  • Now cover the top oval layer with the reverse side of oval center from the paper frame.  Decorate with stickers or elements from the collection.
  • Now, cover the top frame with the die cut rose gold paper,  making sure everything is lined up.  I find that liquid glue works best for this task.

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

  • Next, I used my crafting hammer to sort of bang both those ovals back into the center of the inked frame.  You might not need to use a hammer, but I did.
  • Then, trace around the inside of the frame onto a sheet of clear acetate cardstock.  If you don’t have this in your stash, you can always cut up clear plastic packaging. Cut the acetate oval out and glue it to the back side of the frame.  I use Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive for this.  Use a baby wipe to clean away any excess glue.
  • Next, with the frame face down, add a double layer of Kool-Tak Clear Foam Adhesive to the inner rim of the frame. I like to use this clear foam tape as it does not show through the openings in the die cut frame.
  • Fill the inside of the frame with your shaker elements.  I used sequins and glitter here.  Don’t overfill or the shaker won’t seal properly.
  • Finally, remove the liner from the foam tape and place the prepared frame back over it so that everything lines up. Press firmly to seal.
  • Now shake it up, baby!
Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: The ribbon closure

Before you decorate your folio cover, you will want to add a ribbon closure.  I added a layer of white netting and wide crochet lace before adding the gingham ribbon closure.

 

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

 

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

Secure these layers with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: A Peek Inside

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

Now the fun begins!  There are 3 sections inside the folio, each filled with flaps and flips and all sorts of wonderful interactive elements.

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

This is just a sample of what lies within.  You can see all the elements in the YouTube Video tour below.

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

Of course, I had to include a waterfall feature.  This one has a ribbon closure.

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 12And there’s a triple pocket in the center.

Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: YouTube Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

Bloomin’ Marvelous!  Now it’s YOUR turn!

You’re invited to participate in this shabbylicious “Bloomin’ Marvelous” Challenge  at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates florals and  pastel colors in the design.  Then link your project on the Frilly and Funkie blog before 11:59PM DST on Tuesday, April 10th.  You can find all the information on that HERE.

The Frilly and Funkie team will choose four favorite projects from your entries. Our favorite artist  will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer  at Frilly and Funkie. The next three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who links up and follows the ruleswill be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Did I share some tips and tricks today 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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