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Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2019 Blog Hop!  You should be coming  here from Karen’s lovely blog.   Today I’m showcasing the Spook-tacular Halloween Ribbons from the September Ribbon Club Assortment.  They go frightfully well with this Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio.

I kept the cover pretty simple, just adding a fussy cut title, some flowers and a poufy bow tied with the 3/8″ Black Stripe Grosgrain from the Ribbon Club Assortment.   Black Satin Swiss Dot Ribbon works great for the closure.

TIP: When tying a thick bow, like the black and white striped grosgrain, wrap wire around the center instead of tying a knot.  This gives the center of the ribbon less bulk, and allows you to really fluff out the loops.

Tangerine Satin Ribbon really pops on the spine.  Glue chipboard charms to the ribbon ends for extra fun.  Silver Metallic String is used to loop another charm and a vintage style clock through the bow at the top.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio: A Peek Inside

Purple, green, orange and black is the perfect color combination for Halloween.  It also happens to work beautifully with The Magic of Oz, which is really handy.

Top a little tag with a combo of Apple Green Delicate Stitched Satin and Grape Diamond Stitched Satin.  Then tie off with a short piece of the black and white stripe grosgrain.

Tuck fussy cut ATC cards from the collection behind a belly band to create a fun, interactive element.

The center panel of this tri-fold folio is a waterfall element with a magnetic closure mechanism.

Secure a fold out folio with a Black Satin Swiss Dot belly band.  Add a little charm on silver metallic string to add visual interest.

Tuck a hidden page behind the fold out folio for extra fun.

This itty bitty book is secured with a snippet of ribbon , then tucked into a pocket.

Hidden pockets are loads of fun, especially when they are filled with a double pull out page.

Photo mounts and another little accordion folio fit in the spacious pocket.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio: YouTube Video Tour

To help you get a feel for the flow of the album, I created a short YouTube Video Tour.  I hope you enjoy!

On With the Hop!

Our fabulous teamie  Linsey Rickett is next in line, so hop on over and see what ribbon magic she has created for you to enjoy. Then hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Take a moment to answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing for your very own FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to do so.  The  holidays are fast approaching, and this could be the gift you give yourself all year long!  To find out how to subscribe, click HERE.

I hope I 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio

Hello, Friends!  I love it when September rolls around, because I can start sharing spooktacular projects like this Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio with you.  This is probably my all time favorite Halloween collection from G45, and I never get tired of working with it.

This time, I challenged myself to make an 8″ x 8″ folio base with just one sheet of 12″ x 18″ paper.  I guess this technically isn’t a folio, because it has 2 pages.  But the spine is actually scored right into the cover of the folio, making for a neat design.  I think I’m going to work this one up into a Button Farm Club kit someday soon.  It’s such a fun design!

The cover is a single layer of the signature sheet from the Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  This is stitched onto a couple of layers of cardstock, then adhered onto the folio base.  Next, I fussy cut a second Alice from another signature page.  Punch a hole for the handle of her spooky broomstick, thread the broomstick through, add dimensionals to the back and layer over the “flat” image.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio: A Little Mixed Media Madness

Add dimension to the cover with your embellishments.  And a little mixed media mayhem, too.  I’ve been doing a little purging in the studio, so I’m finding lots of fun things I forgot I had.  See the doorknob on this folio?  That’s an old G45 Staples knob from their original release of metal embellishments many moons ago.  This thing is about 1 3/4″ in diameter.  I took it to the Mixed Media Day Spa for a beauty treatment with  Black Chalk Paint, Seth Apter’s Patina Oxide Baked Texture, Stamperia Gold Dew Glamour Gel and some Ranger Rusty Hinge Distress Paint.

Alter Little Birdie Flowers with Prima Copper Crackle Texture Paste, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Copper Penny Prills.  I even removed some of the flower centers and replaced them with vintage buttons.

The ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon Silky Crush Navy and Black Houndstooth.  Both go so well with this collection.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio: A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek inside the album.  Cut apart the image panels from the designer paper to make pockets, titles and focal images.  To cover the corners where the fussy cut images meet, create smaller pockets, or add a sticker.

The 4″ x 6″ images in the collection are great when used for cover art on mini folios.  This flip folio has a  magnetic closure and room for 5 photos inside.

The focal image of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on the first page is actually a cleverly disguised flip page with a magnetic closure.  Turn it to reveal lots of fun spots for photos and journaling.

There are flaps to lift, and tip ins to turn, and journal cards tucked into pockets…all the things I love the most!

Each page unit is actually a pocket with a 7 1/2″ square pull out photo mount.  How fun is that?

The images in this collection are large, so I had to look for ways to make them work. These large tip in pages feature some of the fun scenes from the story line.

Open them to reveal two large flap pages and two side pockets with photo mount inserts.  Those drawer fronts make great pockets!

The final page features a large pull out, a shallow pocket and a side pocket with insert.

This pull out is 6 1/4″ wide x 12″ tall so you can fit LOTS of photos here!

And I love a good pull out feature, so I added one to the pocket.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio YouTube Tour

To help you get a feel for the flow and function of this playful folio, I’ve created a short YouTube video tour.

Creating these folios is my idea of fun!  I don’t have a tutorial for this one, but I will either create a tutorial for the base and sell it in my ETSY shop, or use it for an upcoming Button Farm Kit because I think y’all would really enjoy making it, too.  Please let me know if you are interested in the comment section below.

If you’d like to see other Halloween in Wonderland projects that I’ve created, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial with Eileen Hull Gift Card  & Tag #2 Die

Hello, Friends!  Today, I’m sharing a Frightfully Fabulous Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial.  We’ll be working with Eileen Hull’s new Gift Card Folder & Tag #2 Die as well as the House/Pocket Stitchlets Die.

Is there anything more festive than a holiday banner?  I don’t think so!  The Twilight Collection from Authentique is done all in shades of classic orange, black and cream.  The vintage images are a great mix of sweet and slightly spooky.  I just had to use it to make a little Halloween Home Decor.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Large Pennants

The banner measures a little over 4 feet in length.  Here are the steps I followed to make this Boo-tiful banner.

  • First, die cut 3 large pennants with the Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlets Die.  Use the large outer frame and cut the shapes from black cardstock.
  • Next, cut 3 pennants from designer paper.  To do this, place the insert die inside the frame.  Die cut from the 12″ x 12″ Collection Kit so that the patterns match the scale of the project.
  • Now, place the patterned paper pennants on your cutting tool.  Line the stitching holes up so that they are half way on the cutting edge.  Then cut around the perimeter.  This leaves you with a really cool shaped edge on each pennant.
  • Adhere each patterned pennant on orange cardstock.  Then trim out using your paper cutter.
  • Finally, stitch the 3 layers together on the sewing machine.  Or, if you don’t stitch, simply glue them together.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Small Pennants

The banner has 4 small pennants.  These are made with Graphic 45 ATC Tags, turned upside down so that the grommet is on the bottom.  Cut the paper liner using the ATC die. For these pennants, work with the 8″ x 8″ Twilight Pad so that the scale of the pattern matches the size of the pennant. Then adhere the liner to the tag.  Easy peasy!

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutoria: Putting it all together

I like to machine stitch my banners to ribbon.  First, stitch along the top edge.  Use bulldog clips or pins to hold everything in place.  If you are adding ric-rack, as I did, go ahead and stitch this on at the same time.  But if you don’t stitch, you can simply attach each pennant with a clothespin or a bulldog clip.  That is perfectly fine.

TIP: Once you have stitched along the top edge, turn the banner and stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon.  This only takes a second, but it ensures that the banner will lie flat when displayed.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Rosettes

You can die cut rosettes, or make your own.  There are loads of tutorials on YouTube showing you how to make your own rosettes without using a die.   String some spooky metal embellishments through the grommet hole of each tag.  If you use jewelry wire, this is easily done.

TIP:  If you die cut your rosettes, be sure to run a strip of washi tape over the back side before you fold.  This keeps the perforated lines from separating.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial: Making the Treat Box

Each of the large pennants is decorated with a little treat box/book insert.

The box is a dimensional envelope, cut with Eileen Hull’s new Sizzix die.  Then I  used the gift card holder die to make a little book to tuck inside each envelope.

The book opens to reveal a little treat pocket and a mini sentiment card.

Paint wood clothespins black, then cover the front with a bit of ribbon, a burlap string bow and small posy.  Use the clothespins to hold the treat boxes in place on the banner.

Authentique Twilight Trick or Treat Banner Tutorial on YouTube

I’ve prepared an easy to follow video tutorial showing you how to make the treat box and the book insert.  I hope you enjoy!

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.  To see other ideas for using the Eileen Hull dies, click 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a quick and easy Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon to share with you.  The Nightfall Collection and the RRR September Ribbon Club Assortment were made for one another!

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 01

There is so much to love about these Boo-tiful little cards!  First of all, you can make using your scraps, which always makes me happy.  Then, you can make these 4.25″ x 5.5″ paper pretties in a jiffy, because the “recipe” for each card is really similar.  Next, each card has a super easy to make gift card holder inside.  Finally, you have to take a look at the cute factor!  Has Halloween ever been cuter?   Let’s take a closer look at each card, then we’ll dive into the Snapguide tutorial below.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Good Witch or Bad Witch?

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This sweet little witch is too cute to spook, so I’m putting her down in the “good witch” column!  I’ve dressed up this card with Tangerine Swirl Satin Ribbon and Natural Burlap String.  And I love the border of Halloween Confetti Grosgrain Ribbon for the pop of color it adds to the design.

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I love to add ribbon to the interior of my cards, too.  Black Spiderweb Satin Ribbon adds a touch of class to the gift card holder inside this cute card.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Which Witch?
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While this witch isn’t quite as adorable as our first card model, she’s still pretty fun.  And how bad can she be with that cutie pie owl by her side?  I’ve paired up more Tangerine Satin Swirl Ribbon with 3/8″ Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon on this card for a perfect match!

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You’ll find 3/8″ Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon inside this card as well.  The black cat gives it the seal of approval.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial:  Trick or Treat

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This is the cutest image with that little ghoul peeking out of her costume!  To go with the dotty background, I selected Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.

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And the cute couple inside this card are black tie ready with a bit of Black Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  By the way, while I’m thinking of it, all the small images on the treat bags and in the small frame are from the Nightfall 6×6 Paper Bundle.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial: Too Cute to Spook

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The focal image on this card is actually a sticker that I matted on black cardstock.  It’s just the cutest!  Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon lends a soft Halloween Glow to this darling card.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 09

Ribbon is a great way to add a pop of color to the interior of a card, too.  Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon looks fabulous on the front of this gift card holder.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holder Tutorial on Snapguide

Are you ready to make your own set of these cutie pie cards?  You’ll find an easy to follow step by step tutorial in the Snapguide below.  There’s also a supply list within the tutorial.

Check out How to Authentique Nightfall Halloween Gift Card Holders by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for joining me here today.  I hope I’ve shared some ideas and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit for Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Now that the month of September has rolled around, it’s time to get ready for Halloween!  This Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit is one of my favorite ever designs.

As I share it with you here today, I can finally announce that I will be designing scrapbooking kits and tutorials for Button Farm Club.  If you’re not familiar with the Button Farm Club, you really should check it out!  They offer fabulous scrapbooking kits and supplies using all our favorite papers!  I’m really honored to be part of the team, and I think you are going to go batty over this project!  It’s pretty doggone spooktacular.

Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement for Button Farm Club Photo 01

You get everything you need to make this project in the kit, except for basic supplies like adhesives, black paint and tools.  Even the chipboard covers and black cardstock come in the kit.  This means that when your kit arrives, you can dig in and start creating.  The base is a high quality wooden cigar box.    My thought for this kit was to create a home decor piece that would last for years to come.

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The top of the box is a fun easel card design.  Open it for display, then close it when it’s time to pack away after the ghosts and ghouls have gone back into hiding.

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A step out tutorial with full color photos comes with the kit for stress free crafting!

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Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit: But Wait!  There’s More!!!

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You didn’t think I would make JUST a box did you?  Well, you were correct!  This Authentique Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album Kit has a darling mini album tucked inside.

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The mini measures 5″ x 5″ with a 2″ spine.  Loaded with interactive features, techniques and inserts that you will be able to use in all your crafty adventures, it’s one of the cutest mini albums I’ve ever designed.

But don’t take my word for it!  Watch this Nightfall Treat Box Mini Album Kit video project share and see for yourself.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this project and partnering up with Button Farm Club.  One of my favorite things in the world is to create mini albums and folios  So many of you have asked me to create tutorials for various projects.  Now I’ll finally be able to create and share these wonderful kits with you.  They are an incredible value, and I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

If you’d like to purchase one of these Nightfall Halloween Treat Box Mini Album kits, please know that the supply is limited.  You can find all the information on this kit at Button Farm Club.

If you’d like to purchase this Treat Box and Mini album, I have ONE available in my Etsy shop.  You can find it here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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