Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box

Authentique Dublin Saint Patrick's Day Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Saint. Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box with Authentique Dublin Collection

Hello, Friends!  Pull up a chair and join me for a Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box!  Having an Irish heritage, I love this vibrant holiday!  Remember having to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so you don’t get pinched?  This Authentique Dublin box style folio sparkles with gold straight from the leprechauns’ vast hoard!  Let’s take a look at the details, shall we?

This box style folio measures 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and has a 1″ top fold spine.  You can learn how to create this style folio, and the box pocket on the inside by watching THIS video. The measurements are slightly different, but the process is the same.  Make the shaker element with an altered Tim Holtz vignette frame.  Learn how to do that in THIS video.  Here’s how I altered the frame:

  • Paint the frame with ivory chalk paint.
  • Tap with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, then spritz lightly with water.  Heat dry.
  • Now brush the frame with gold mica gel (link below the post.)

That’s all there is to it!

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box: The Pull Out Pages

The top half of the folio is a sweet little pull out mechanism.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, cut one sheet of Spectrum Forest Green Cardstock into (2) 12″ x 5″ panels.
  • Next, line the 5″ side of one panel with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Remove the liner, and carefully overlap the other Forest Green panel over the 1/2″ line of tape.  Keep everything nice and straight.
  • From the left, score at 4 1/4″.
  • Fold the score line, then score every 5″ all the way down the panel.  You’ll have 2 short flaps on each end.
  • Accordion fold so that both short pieces end up on the top of the pile, one under the other.
  • Place Scor-Tape on the back of the folio and wrap the folio with a long piece of ribbon.  Tie a bow to secure the pages.  Then center and adhere to the top of the card. Now all you have to do is decorate!

Create a little pocket for the front of the pull out mechanism.  I tucked in my favorite Irish Soda Bread recipe, which always makes an appearance for St. Patrick’s Day in our house!

Decorate the pages with 5 3/8″ panels of Dublin Cardstock.  To create the flap elements, mat images on either 3 3/4″ x 4″ panels of Spectrum Kelly Green Cardstock (horizontal flaps) or 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ panels for vertical flaps.  Don’t you love the images in this collection?

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box: Let’s Party!

This box pocket is filled to the brim with St. Patrick’s Day Treats!

TIP: Wrap your treats in scraps left from creating the folio elements.  Then decorate them with punch out elements from the Cardstock Components sheet.  I’ve added cookies, Irish Breakfast Tea, a honey pouch, a honey dipper, 2 chocolate mint Ghiradelli chocolates, a note card and a vintage silver plate spoon.  Just add hot water and a friend!

What are your favorite Saint. Patrick’s Day traditions?  We usually enjoy a shepherd’s pie with Irish soda bread a bit of Guinness on our supper table.  Music by the Irish Rovers is the perfect finishing touch!  I’d love to hear how you celebrate in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique March Desk Calendar Tutorial

Authentique March Desk Calendar Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique March Desk Calendar Tutorial

Hello, Friends! This Celtic beauty adorns the cover of our Authentique March Desk Calendar.  That’s right!  With Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s time to get ready for the wearing of the green.  So break out your March Calendar collection pages and let’s get our craft on!

Did you make the January and February Desk Calendars yet?  The March calendar is the same size and basic design, although I streamlined a couple of features to make it even easier to create.

Just like the January and February models, the base is a 6″ x 6″ easel card.  I dressed this one up with some fancy gold buttons, shimmer satin ribbon and beautiful Little Birdie Amor Mio flowers.

You’ll still find a cute pocket with folio inserts and a March calendar on the interior of the card.  But the pocket construction is even simpler.

And we still have the nifty hidden pocket and folio feature.  But I changed the shape of the pull tab.  I can’t have you getting bored on me!

So if you’re ready to learn how to make this sweet Authentique March Desk Calendar, just click play on the video below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

The great thing about this fun design is that it makes a great gift!  Just change out the papers, and you can make birthday cards, anniversary cards, graduation cards…the options are endless!

Are you making this series along with me?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day?  No worries!  I’m here to help with a last minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial using Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Perfect for party favors, hostess gifts, home decor or just a sweet treat, this 3″ x 5″ x 2″  treat box is actually an altered Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

I’ve covered the window opening with an easy to make shaker pouch.  This is probably the easiest way I know to create a shaker element.  Learn how to make one in the video tutorial below.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

I dug through my embellishments to create a little charm cluster made with broken jewelry, a metal key and padlock, vintage style safety pin and a darling miniature spoon.  This is topped with a double loop green gingham bow, gold string and fancy button.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Learn how to add the vintage style drawer pull in the tutorial, too.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

We will also create a miniature card insert for the box.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Add your favorite treats to create a memorable St. Patrick’s Day treat!

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial Video

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play.

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post. And you can find more projects made with the lovely Clover collection HERE and 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 Clover St Patrick’s Day Banner

Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner with Eileen Hull House Die

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m here to help get the party started with a gloriously green Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This banner is so happy, it makes me want to dance a jig!  And, it’s easy to make, too, thanks to Eileen Hull’s House/Pocket  Thinlits Die!  (This is a tip I learned from my scrappy buddy, Maggi Harding.)

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Measuring over 3 feet in length, the banner is made with 2 different sized pennants.  The 3 large pennants are made with Eileen’s House Die.  Turning it upside down gives it a great banner shape!  Each of these pennants measures about 4″ x 6″.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

The 4 smaller pennants each measure about 2 1/2″ x 3″.  These are die cut from the Kelly Green cardstock that comes with the Clover collection.  I simply selected a shaped label die that I like to create these.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

A second layer of designer paper is cut with the hemstitch pocket die that come in the House/Pocket die set.  Top this with a doily, add an image fussy cut from the 3″ x 4″ cards, toss in some flowers, vintage buttons and stick pins, and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine banner.

Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner Tips and Tricks

TIP: Pop the fussy cut focal image up on pop dots, foam tape or waste chipboard to add dimension to your banner.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Each pennant is stitched onto 1 1/2″ wide Emerald Plaid Ribbon.

TIP: Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place on your ribbon.  Then stitch along  both the top and bottom edge of the ribbon.  This will ensure that the banner hangs flat.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

TIP: If you’d rather not stitch, you can always attach the pennants with clothespins or colorful bulldog clips.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

TIP:  Tie bows between each pennant.  For this banner, I’ve used Forest Green Taffeta Ribbon.  First tie a long piece in a square knot.  Then tie a double loop bow and adhere it on top.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

Nothing says time to party like a banner!  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that will inspire you to make your own Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Authentique Clover: Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is past, it’s time to get ready for the wearin’ of the green!  Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day?  This Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial is made with Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.  It’s sure to make your Irish eyes smile!

Authentique Clover St Patricks Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Will you just look at that lovely little Irish man and wife sitting under the light of the moon amid a field of clover?  It that doesn’t make your heart happy, I don’t know what would!  I told Dale, that’s him and me in about 7 more years!

Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Authentique Paper Clover Collection

This 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio base is made with just one sheet of  8 1/2″ x 11″ heavy ivory cardstock. Once you master the making of this simple folio design, you’ll be churning them out in big batches for all kinds of occasions.  They are so fun and easy to make!

Authentique Clover Shaker Frame Tutorial by Kathy Clement

I’m also sharing a tutorial for creating the shaker frame, which I know will make many of you very happy indeed!

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement

Because Clover is such a vibrant and whimsical collection, I’ve added some fun interactive elements inside.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Pull Out Pages Kathy Clement

You’ll find pull out pages, tuck spots and flap pages.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial by kathy Clement

The heart of the project is the center panel pocket.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Inserts and Pockets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Sometimes, I can’t believe how much I manage to pack into one of these little folios.  The tutorial will guide you through creating the pocket, the insert and the little tea bag wallet.  You’ll have to provide the Soda Bread recipe yourself.

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial Video

NOTE:  I need to add a correction to this video tutorial.  In a sleep deprived state, I provided the wrong measurements for the Green Thumb Spectrum liner panels.  The correct measurements are 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the square panels.  The “short” panel should measure 4 5/8″ x 5 3/8″.  So sorry for any frustration or confusion this error might have caused.  Never create a video tutorial when you are tired!  Lesson learned.  Thanks for your gracious understanding.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks, ideas 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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