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Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio with Video Tour

Hello, G45’ers!  Quick!  What’s your favorite Halloween candy?  Mine is candy corn…and I think the Mad Hatter from Halloween in Wonderland loves it, too.  How do I know?  Well, just take a look at the expression on his face on the cover of this Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio.

Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio Halloween in Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

This image just tickles me!  Doesn’t it look like the Mad Hatter is running for that box of candy corn on the cover?  Hehehe!

Do you see what the Mad Hatter is holding in his hand?  How cool is that?  He even has candy corn striped socks, for heaven’s sake!

Halloween In Wonderland Candy Corn Folio: Hatching the Plan

I had it in mind to create a Halloween folio with a shaker cover.  But then I was grocery shopping and found the candy corn display.  Instantly, I started thinking of a way to make a folio with a candy corn container on the cover.

I tried all sorts of things, but finally found the plastic packaging from some Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Hinge Clips fit the bill perfectly.  First, i  thoroughly washed and dried the packaging. Then I filled the inner cavity with candy corn, and covered it with the plastic cover.  Then I slid designer paper into the back of the packaging grooves.  Next, I added a fussy cut image from Graphic 45’s Halloween in Wonderland DCE.  The final step was clipping it to the front of my folio with a beribboned binder clip.   To secure it even more, I added removable glue dots to the package backing.  How fun is that?

Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio: The Details

This is a 7.75″ x 5.75″ folio with a heavy black cardstock base.

It has a 3.4″ spine and a ribbon tie closure.  Designing the base was quick and easy.  It took a better part of a day to build the dimensional cover and the interactive features found within.

Flips, Fold, Pockets and Tags!

You know I  love to add interactive elements to my creations.  The first one I added here was the fold out page/hidden tag pocket on the right.

First, I created the 5.75″ x 5.5″ fold out page.  It actually measures 6.25″ wide, but the 1/2″ flap is glued behind another page, so you don’t see it.  I added a fun shaped edge to the left hand side.  Then, I left one side of the photo mount unattached so I could slip this decorated square Staples Tag behind it.  As a bonus, the rounded edge of the tag makes a great page turner!

Adding a belly band to a photo mount allows you to slide the photo behind it along with any other cute elements.  More is more, right?

The flip side reveals another photo mount/belly band duo with more whimsical images from the collection.

A Double Waterfall Feature

The centerpiece of this Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio is the double waterfall feature.   Double the fun!  Each page has room for a journaling spot and a 3″ x 3″ photo.

These label elements from the collection make great pockets!  I matted stickers on black cardstock and tucked them in.  Of course, you still have room for photos.  And you can add a line of journaling on each label.

These images are glued so that photos can slip behind.  I matted the large sticker on black cardstock to make it pop off the background paper.  It’s another great journaling spot.

ATC Tags!

The box style pocket on the left holds several ATC tags.  These were quick and easy to make.  I started with a handful of black Graphic 45 Staples ATC Alpha Banners.  The printed background on these means you don’t have to spend time adding patterned paper.  Then, I just fussy cut these images from the cut apart page and glued them down.  Add a wisp of ribbon and BAM!  Almost instant tag.

My thought for these is that they’d be a great spot for photo booth style pictures.  Or, they’d be wonderful place cards at your Halloween Tea.  You could even use them for invitations!

Halloween In Wonderland Candy Corn Folio Video Tour on YouTube

To help you get a feel for the flow of this album, and to show you how all the interactive mechanisms work, I’ve prepared a short (under 10 minute) video tour for you.

I hope this little folio has inspired you to break out your paper pretties and get your craft on. If this is the case, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




Halloween Night Etcetera Tag with Prima Amber Moon

Halloween Night Etcetera Tag for Frilly and Funkie ‘Tis Near Halloween Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Time for a new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie blog.  I’ve created this spook-tacular Halloween Night Etcetera Tag to go along with the challenge theme set by the frightfully fabulous Sara Emily.  Before we take a look at the tag, let’s see what Sara has to say about this fun challenge.

Challenge Theme: ‘Tis Near Halloween

It’s no secret. I.Love.Halloween. With Halloween just a few weeks away, I challenge you to create a vintage or shabby chic project with a Halloween theme. If Halloween isn’t your thing, that’s OK–just be sure to include orange, black and purple in your vintage or shabby chic project (These colors are not required if your theme is Halloween.) It would be a grave mistake to miss this challenge!

Prima Amber Moon Shines on this Halloween Night Etcetera Tag

Halloween Night Etcetera Tag Amber Moon by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Prima Photo 1After giving this challenge some thought, I decided to try to take this Halloween Night Etcetera Tag in a shabby chic direction.  So I pulled out my beloved Prima Amber Moon collection, a Tim Holtz small Etcetera tag, a huge stack of Sizzix Alterations Dies, and a pile of mixed media goodies and had myself a little Halloween party right in my studio.

Even though this is a small Etcetera tag, it is still huge, measuring a generous 5.5″ x 10″.  This gave me lots and lots of room to create this gloriously ghoulish Halloween Night Scene.

Halloween Night Etcetera Tag:  Prepping the Base

If you’ve never worked with one of these wonderful Etcetera tags, I have to tell you…they are devilishly delightful.  Made with thickboard, they provide a thick, sturdy surface that just begs to be altered and embellished.  Here are the steps you need to take to prepare the tag base.

  • First, paint the outer edges and sides of the tag with Prima Heavy Black Gesso.
  • Next, while the gesso is still wet, sprinkle the edges with Emerald Creek Charred Gold Embossing Powder.
  • Now heat set the powder and dry the gesso layer.
  • Next trim out a panel of 12″ x 12″ Amber Moon black/orange dot paper so that it is about 1/2″ smaller than the tag base.
  • Then distress the edges heavily and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before gluing onto the tag base.
  • Now, tear a rectangle of 12″ x 12″ Amber Moon woodgrain paper to approximately 4.25″ x 5.5″.  The rougher the edges, the better!
  • Next, use the Tim Holtz Birch Layering Stencil and Vintage Photo Ink to create a shadowy woodsy background on the woodgrain paper.
  • Then, apply Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture paste through the same stencil and set aside to dry.  As the texture paste dries, it will not only crackle, it will allow the Vintage Photo Distress Ink to bleed through, creating a really creepy Halloween woods effect.  To enhance this, once the paste was completely dry, I sponged it very lightly with Black Soot DI.
  • Finally, glue this panel in place on the tag.
Halloween Night Etcetera Tag: Creating the Creepy Moon and Owl

Next, we will prepare the creepy moon, woodland owl and distressed stars.

  • Die cut the Ornate Owl from brown cardstock.
  • Glue the die cut owl to a piece of Amber Moon paper.  I used the pattern that looks like marble.
  • Ink along the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.
  • Sprinkle with Distress Embossing Powders…not a lot…just a touch spread randomly around the surface.  I used Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Scattered Straw.
  • Heat Emboss.  Glue in place.
  • Die cut Tim’s Crescent Moon and stars twice: once from medium weight chipboard, once from black cardstock.
  • Ink the edges of the chipboard with Black Soot Distress Ink.
  • Paint the black cardstock moon and stars with Prima Antique Silver Crackle Texture Paste.
  • While the texture paste is still wet, cover the moon liberally with Emerald Creek Hammered Metal Embossing Powder.  Heat Emboss.  The result is amazing.  I got so excited at this point I could not stand my bad self.
  • While the texture paste is still wet, place stars in a funnel tray or on a sheet of plain paper and sprinkle liberally with Vintage Platinum Distress Glitter.  Tap off the excess and put it back in the jar.  Set aside to dry.  Some of the glitter will release as the texture paste dries and the finished effect is really cool.  Trust me.
  • Finally, glue the stars and moon to the prepared die cut chipboard pieces. I backed the moon with waste chipboard to elevate it.
Halloween Night Etcetera Tag: Cats and Bats and Jack-o-Lanterns

Now you will die cut the Hocus Pocus elements (cat, bat and witch hat) from both chipboard and black cardstock just as you did the Crescent Moon and stars.

  • For the Jack-o-Lanterns, die cut Amber Moon Diagonal Stripe paper and chipboard.  Ink all the edges with Black Soot DI.
  • Next, add Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks to a non stick craft sheet.
  • Spritz with water until the ink beads up.
  • Dip the Amber Moon paper into the inky puddle until you like the way it looks.
  • Heat dry.
  • Dip more of the marble pattern Amber Moon paper into this same inky puddle.
  • Heat Dry
  • Spray liberally with Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist
  • Heat Dry
  • Glue paper pumpkins and chipboard pumpkins together.
  • Back with the prepared paper and trim.
  • I lined the mouth, eyes and nose with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkled in some Gourd-juss Prills for accent.
  • Add waste chipboard to the back side to elevate and glue in place on the tag.
Halloween Night Etcetera Tag: Finishing Touches

To finish off this shabby chic Halloween tag, I die cut Tim’s Tattered Florals and Tattered leaves from an assortment of Amber Moon papers.  Then I colored them with Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Frayed Burlap and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks.  The flowers are shaped and layered then filled with mustard seeds.

I also custom dyed a long piece of seam binding ribbon for the bow.

Phew!  That was a long post…I hope you didn’t faint!

Now it’s YOUR  turn!

We would love to have you join the fun in this ‘Tis Near Halloween Challenge.  You have until midnight (how appropriate!) on Tuesday, October 24th to link up your very own vintage or shabby chic Halloween project.

Frilly and Funkie design team will choose our top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie.  The next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Be sure to visit the Frilly and Funkie blog for more inspiration and to read all the guidelines for this challenge.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!



Product Links to the Funkie Junkie Boutique





Authentique Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Folio Tutorial

Monday Make It: Authentique Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Halloween will be here before you can say “Boo!”  To help you get ready for all the spooky fun, I’ve created this Authentique Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Folio Tutorial.

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Folio Tutorial Bewitched by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

The Bewitched Collection is absolutely loaded with fabulous patterns and images.  It’s definitely a “treat” to work with!  I’ve made a few of these waterfall folios over the year, all based off a design that i picked up from the fabulous Ginger Ropp of My Sister’s Scrapper.   I’ve adapted her basic design to suit my own needs, but I like to give credit where credit is due.

I was truly “bewitched” by this awesome woodgrain paper from the 12×12 paper pad and used it to create the cover for my 5″ x 8.5″ waterfall folio with a 1″ spine.  Brush the album cover with matte medium to help protect and strengthen it.  Little ghouls and goblins have sticky fingers!

You’ll find all the product links to make this fun album at the end of this post.  Since I created a video tour and tutorial for you, I don’t want to wear you out with lots of words.  But I will share a few still photos because I know some of you really like to study them.

Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Folio: The Slash Pocket

Pockets are such a great addition to any project.  This double pocket inside the cover holds a little wallet style folio.  There’s also loads of room to add large 4″ x 6″ photos inside.

Tuck a tag and a fun mini shaker element inside the wallet folio.

The stickers in this collection are frightfully fabulous. Use them to make tags and other spook-tacular interactive features.

Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Folio Album: The Fold Out Feature

I’m a sucker for a great fold out feature, so I added one to this folio. Jazz it up with pockets, belly bands, flap features and photo mounts.  You can learn how in the video tutorial below.

Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Folio: Open Sesame

Look at all the fun tucked inside this compact little album!

The waterfall feature is at the heart of this great design.  You’ll see all the special treats I’ve tucked inside when you watch the video. But here’s a sneaky peek to whet your appetite!

Authentique Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Tutorial on YouTube

This video starts with a short tour of the album and all its interactive features.  Next we’ll tackle each step of building the album together.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  I hope this Bewitched Halloween Waterfall Folio tutorial has you ready to break out your paper pretties and get crafting.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



Product Links

Authentique Paper

Other Products:  Tim Holtz Broomstick, mini pumpkins, Amber Moon Flowers, Amber Moon Leaves, skeleton charm, spider charm, witch hat charm, haunted house charm, owl charm, jack-0-lantern charm, black satin ribbon, black netting, Halloween Striped Ribbon, orange and black satin check ribbon, Scor-Tape (1/2″ and 1/4″), brads and novelty button from my stash, scoring tool

Authentique Tricky Treats Halloween Banner

Authentique Tricky Treats Halloween Banner, Shaker Card & Card Folio Trio

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a trio of Tricky Treats made with Authentique Tricky Paper Collection.  There’s something for everyone here with a boo-tiful home decor banner, a spook-tacular shaker card and a creepy card folio project.  This trio of tricky treats is pure Halloween fun, and too cute to spook. Let’s start with the banner.

Authentique Tricky Treats #1: Boo-tiful Banner

Nothing says ” Halloween Party” like a boo-tiful banner!  This one comes together quickly thanks to the fiendishly fabulous patterns and images found in Authentique’s new Tricky collection and some of my trusty cutting dies.

You’l find links to the supplies and dies that I used at the end of this post.  To make quick work of building this boo-tiful banner, it helps to follow a recipe.

  • First, die cut the banner base layer from black cardstock.
  • Next, die cut a mix of patterned papers.
  • Then, die cut some black doilies, or use black doilies that you have in your stash.
  • Now, die cut stars from goth black cardstock and patterned paper.
  • Next, die cut Tim Holtz Hocus Pocus Images from both black cardstock and patterned papers.
  • Then glue the patterned die cuts to the black cardstock, offsetting slightly to create a shadow.  This helps the image to POP off the page.
  • Use a circle die to cut out a patterned paper center for each doily.  If you don’t have a circle die that matches the size of your doily, simply trace the inside edge of the doily onto patterned paper and cut with scissors.
  • Layer everything up with foam tape or waste chipboard.

These witch legs crack me up!  Easy to fussy cut, I layered them up with foam tape, then added some die cut Halloween numbers.

Instead of adding the straight cut images from the Tricky cut apart page, I die cut them with a circle die.


Each pennant is attached to 1.5″ Black Plaid Ribbon with a Tim Holtz Binder Clip. Orange and Gold Shimmer Ribbon bows are tied between the pennants.

It only takes a moment to fussy cut this spider web but it makes a real visual impact.  So worth the time!  And, how about this cute black bat popped up on foam tabs?  Adding dimension to a project adds visual interest. Purple flowers add contrast and a bold pop of color as well.

Authentique Tricky Treats #2: Tricky Shaker Card

True confession: I’m hooked on shaker cards.  They sparkle, they move, then make a fun noise when you shake them…what could be better than that?

This 5″ x 7″ easel style shaker really takes things to the next level.

Trim the sentiment from the top of a sheet of Tricky designer paper and mat it on purple cardstock. Then weave it between your fingers to give it this wavy shape.  Glue down the ends and the middle and just like that, you’ve got a fun stopper element for this easel card.  I found these cheeky crows in my stash, and had to add them to the card…aren’t they fun?

There’s nothing but treats inside this Tricky Treat Shaker Card.  Because I don’t have any Halloween sentiment stamps, I created my own on my computer.

Authentique Tricky Treats #3: Halloween Card Folio for Grown Up Ghouls

How about a spook-tacular card folio for grown up ghouls?  This 5″ x 7″ treat fits the bill.

This is such a quick and easy make!  Just create a 5″ x 7″ card base with a 1/2″ spine.  Then add a layer of this pretty dot paper, a strip of diagonal stripes and stitch the focal panel to black cardstock.  Create some paper rosettes and layer it all up with pretty flowers, ribbon, tine, buttons and whatever other goodies catch your eye.

Just for fun, use a watch face in the center of your paper rosette.  Or maybe a corduroy button. And why not invite a little black cat to the party?

The inside of this card has a pair of pockets filled with Halloween treats.  Dark Chocolate, anyone?

How about a cup of orange and spice tea…with honey, of course!  I also created this little 3.25″ x 4.5″ accordion fold folio with leftover pieces on my work space.  This is such a great way to clean up scraps, make something pretty and tidy up your work space all at the same time.

I decorated both sides of this little folio with bits and pieces of designer paper.

How fun would it be to leave one of these fiendishly fabulous cards on a co-worker’s desk with a note that says, “You’ve been booed!” ?

I hope these Authentique Tricky Treats have sparked your imagination with some ideas for your own Halloween decor.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supply List:

Authentique Tricky Collection, Black Cardstock, Deep Purple Cardstock


Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags with Authentique Bewitched Collection

Hello Friends! With Halloween peeping round the corner, I thought it would be fun to make these Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags with the Halloween Ribbon Assortment from  Really Reasonable Ribbon Club.  These are a quick and easy make, and guaranteed to make your little ghosts and goblins grin with ghoulish delight.  Before we take a look at the bags, here’s a look at the fabulous ribbons I had to work with for this month’s hop.

I love these colorful, whimsical ribbons, don’t you?  They  are just the right accent for these Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags.


Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 1

I made 6 treat bags in all.  The base of each bag is a Chevron Little Bitty Bag.  It was such fun to mix and match the ribbons from the Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 2Each Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bag holds a cute little Halloween Tag.

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 3

The papers are from Graphic 45’s Happy Haunting and Kraft Reflections.  (Both of these are retired collections.)  You can use any Halloween collection to make these, though.

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 4

Tuck these cute vintage images behind the belly band, toss in a Fun Sized Butterfinger candy bar,  and you have the cutest little Halloween Treat Bags ever!  I think these would make spooktacular Halloween Party invitations or place cards.

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags Photos

Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 5Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 6Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 7Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 9Butterfinger Halloween Treat Bags by Kathy Clement for RRR September 2017 Blog Hop Photo 10

On With the Hop

Now it’s time for you to hop on over to see what fiendishly fabulous goodies Cherry has prepared for you.

Visit all the stops on the hop, then finish up at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month and you could be the lucky winner of your very own Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the monthly ribbon club yet, now is a great time.  With the holidays fast approaching you’ll receive beautifully coordinated ribbon assortments that you can use on all your holiday projects.  You don’t even have to go to the store! How great is that?

You can sign up for the ribbon club HERE.

Thanks for hopping on by!




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