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Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor  Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  The month of August is slipping away, and fall is quietly coming to town. Autumn is my favorite season.  I always want to “feather my nest” and make everything feel all cozy inside. Lucky for me, I have a glorious new paper collection from Authentique to play with! Let’s get out our Authentique paper pretties, scissors and glue.  It’s time to get our craft with this Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial for you.

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1

Oh, but I do love fall the most!  Altering this 12″ x 12″ printer’s tray is such a great way to get your home ready for fall. Each compartment is like a room in a mini art gallery.  Add pumpkins and fall flowers, acorns and buttons, banners and burlap… and surround them all with  gorgeous Authentique Bountiful papers.

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How do you add texture to your home decor?  It’s easy when you combine textiles, fibers, wood, and found items.  Mixing and matching textures is a great way to add a rustic, homey vibe to your art work.


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Tap pumpkins with bronze pigment ink to give them a copper glow.

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Give your home decor some festive flair with a mini banner.

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Mmmmm…..sweater weather!  Somebody grab me a mug of hot cider!

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I took this printer’s tray to the next level by removing one of the inserts and adding a fall themed folio.  Held in place with velcro dots, the folio can easily be removed.  It’s the perfect place to preserve all your favorite fall photos, recipes and memorabilia.

 Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial Video Tour

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ve prepared a video tour of this project for you. You’ll find lots of tips, tricks and design ideas that you can use in your own paper crafting adventures.

Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial for the folio insert

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Now that you have taken the tour, I thought you might enjoy learning how to  make this folio that fits inside the printer’s tray.  Just follow the simple step by step directions in this YouTube Tutorial, and you’ll be on your way to creating your very own Authentique Bountiful Folio in no time.

Because I know some of you really want still shots to study, I’ll load some of those in here as well.

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Each season has its own special beauty, so I’m always excited to see them come and go.  I’m glad you could stop by today to help me roll out the red carpet for Autumn with this Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List:
Authentique Bountiful 12x12 Papers, Details Sticker Sheet, 6" x 6" Bundle, 12" x 12" Printer's Tray, Kraft Cardstock, Sage Satin Ribbon,Burlap String,  1/2" , 1/4" Scor-Tape,  Bits and Bobs from my stash

Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise

Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Crew: Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise

Hello, Friends!  Day by day, summer is slipping away.  I heard the first migrating geese calling as I was walking the other evening, and the days are definitely getting shorter.  Both are sure signs of fall.  Another sure sign is all the back to school sales!  Everywhere I look I find notebooks, pencils, erasers and glue being advertised.  This inspired me to create this bright and cheery Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise.

 

Let’s face it: the first day of school can be a tough one.  Tears and fears and new surroundings call for a little lunchbox surprise.  Imagine how fun it would be to open your lunchbox to find this cheery card and uplifting sentiment!

Shine Like the Star that You Are

This is such a fun card to make, and I think that (maybe) I’m getting the hang of making these clean(er) and simple (er) cards!  LOL  Here’s how I put this one together:

  • Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from primitive white cardstock.  Be sure to add a 1/4″ spine to accommodate the surprises on the inside.
  • Using Authentique Paper’s Sunshine collection, cut, mat and assemble the following card panels:
    • Sunshine Print: 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ (NOTE: I stitched my paper panels to the primitive white cardstock, but that is not required. I do like the look of the contrasting stitching, though.)
    • Stripe: 3″ x 6.75″
    • Green Quatrefoil Print: 3″ x 5.5″

Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

The Sentiment Panel
  • Cut an additional  4 7/8″ x 3.75″ panel of the sunshine print paper.
  • Stamp the Shine Cling Stamp sentiment directly onto this panel, using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Heat emboss the stamped sentiment with clear embossing powder.
  • Stitch the stamped sentiment and the rays of sunshine on the sewing machine
  • Color the image.  I am not a colorist!  This is an area I am working hard to improve, but it sure does take a lot of time and practice.  I used Zig Writer markers to color, as I seem to have the best success with them at present.  I am personally in awe of all you Copic gals!
  • Fill the open letters and the large sun rays with Glossy Accents.
  • Now, sprinkle Go ManGo Prills over the rays.
  • Lightly dust the open letters with superfine Gold Glitter.  I used Lion’s Mane Glitter from Art Institute.  I also added a little litter to the sun.
  • Set this aside to dry overnight.  Do not even think about rushing the time frame.  One tiny touch on Glossy Accents before it is fully set will ruin all your hard work.

Finishing Touches for this Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise
  • The next morning…because, remember…you let the sentiment panel sit overnight, right… stitch a large yellow button into the center of the sun.
  • Add a small star button above the letter “i” in Shine.
  • To give the sentiment more dimension, adhere with foam tabs or a panel of waste cardboard from a Priority Mail package.
  • Cut a half moon side tab using Tammy Tutterow Tab Set Two Die by Spellbinders.. Stitch on a button and glue in place.
  • Create felt flowers with Tammy’s  Floweret Posies Contour Steel Rule Die by Spellbinders. I cut two sets, one from yellow and one from blue.
  • Cut the scalloped blue felt layer in half. Glue half above and half below the sentiment as seen here.  This is a great substitute for a doily, only with more texture.
  • Add  school themed novelty buttons and star stick pins.
  • Finally, tie a double loop bow from Turquoise Glitz Ribbon.  Top with a smaller bow tied from Diamonds and Dots Copen Blue Satin.
Shine Back to School Lunchbox Surprise: The inside scoop!

The fun continues on the inside of this back to school lunchbox surprise!

Chocolate makes everything better…even the first day of school!  After layering the last little bit of sunshiney paper with a sunflower seed packet, I added this mini chocolate treat with repositionable glue dots.

And don’t you love the sentiment strip?  It’s like getting a hug on paper! Authentique always adds a fabulous sentiment to the header of each paper in a collection.  I never throw these away.

Here’s a pocket full of sunshine!  I’ll talk more about the bookmark in a second, but let’s look at the tag first.

I used my absolute favorite Shortie Tag Die to create this happy tag.  This would be so cute as a locker ornament, don’t you think?   I used some stamping and masking techniques to get just the “Shine” portion of the sentiment stamp and the sunshine rays on the tag base.  Then I stamped the sunshine on sunshine paper, coloring it in with a yellow marker. And this is where the yellow flowers were planted.

Using the Mini Tag Book Die to Make a Shine Bookmark

One of the things I love the most about working with Tammy’s stamps and dies is their versatility.  You can tell that Tammy has been creating for years, and knows first hand what crafters like, want and need.

I’ve used this Mini Tag Book Die more than a dozen times in lots of different ways.  This time, I turned the cover into a fun bookmark.

This is such a quick and easy process, that I know you’re going to want to make a bunch of them.  Here’s how:

  • Fold patterned paper in half
  • Lay the Mini Tag Book Die so that the straight edge is at the fold line.
  • Position the die so that the folded paper is just below the cut line.
  • Run through your die cutting machine.  The cover will not be cut into two pieces.  You should have ONE piece that you can fold in half.
  • Stamp with Tiny Sentiment and color.
  • Cut the reinforcement tab from contrasting paper.
  • Add a large paper clip to the center of the Mini Tag Book Cover
  • Die Cut green felt leaves from Pom Pom Posies and hot glue in place.
  • Hot glue Floweret Posie Layers together.
  • Add a button center to the flower.
  • Glue over the paper clip.

The paperclip provides just enough tension to hold the bookmark in place, but has enough “give” to allow you to slip it over a book page to mark your place.  If you used an assembly line approach, you could make dozens of these in no time flat!  And aren’t they cute?

So that’s all for me today.  I know this was a long post, but I wanted to be sure you got all the details so that you’d have all the info you need to make this Shine Back to School Lunchbox Treat for someone you love,

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial

Get a Clue: Graphic 45 Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial

Hello again, G45’ers!  Do you know that Halloween is just 85 days away?  Time to start creating a spot to preserve all those great photos of  cute costumed kids.  (big and little! ) To help you along the way, I’ve prepared a super fun Graphic 45 Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial for you today.

Graphic 45 Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial Master Detective by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Master Detective is such a fabulous collection!  Great colors, wonderful patterns, and whimsical images make it the right choice for this playful, interactive 4″ square mini album

Graphic 45 Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial Master Detective by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2The front cover sets the stage with  lots of layers, a mini magnifying glass, buttons, bows, flowers and chipboard tags.

Graphic 45 Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial Master Detective by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3This stylish belly band holds the album closed.  Simply slide it off, and the fun begins!

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Just like a spooky old house, this little wallet is designed with hidden “rooms” and spooktacular interactive features.

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I found an intriguing online tutorial for making tiny matchbox style folios and I liked the idea so much that I modified the design to create a much larger 4” x 4” Photo Wallet.  This version holds a series of ATC Tags tucked into pockets throughout the album.

Enter if You Dare

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I scored each set of Master Detective Playing Cards to create a mini booklet on each tag front.

Graphic 45 Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial Master Detective by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9Stickers matted on black cardstock make a great pocket!

Graphic 45 Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial Master Detective by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10Despite its small size, this album can hold loads of 4″ x 4″ photos!

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Doesn’t this design  make you think of the rooms in the old Clue Mystery Game?

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And here is the line up of villainous villains and heroic heroes housed inside the album.  These would make great place cards for a murder mystery party!

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But enough chit chat!  Let’s get down to business and get to work on this amazing Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial.

Get a Clue Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial on YouTube

SUPPLY LIST

Graphic 45 Master Detective

Other products

  • ⅝’ wide houndstooth plaid ribbon
  • Baker’s twine, black cord
  • Black cardstock
  • ⅛” Scor-Tape
  • Foam tape or waste chipboard for layering
  • Flower, button and die cuts from my stash
  • Scoring tool, hot glue gun, ruler, craft knife

I hope you found some fun tips and tricks in this Master Detective Photo Wallet Tutorial.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Double Scoop Ice Cream Card Tutorial

Tammy Tutterow Designs Five for Friday: Double Scoop Ice Cream Card Tutorial

 

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another edition of Five for Friday with the Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Crew.  I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but here in North Carolina it is hot and steamy.  There’s only one remedy I know of for this kind of heat: ice cream!  And so to help cool things off, here’s a Double Scoop Ice Cream Card Tutorial.

Double Scoop Ice Cream Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

Isn’t this yummy?  Best of all, it’s calorie free!  Here’s a little story about my life long love affair with ice cream.

The Best Birthday Ice Cream Ever

I grew up in a family that was rich in love, creativity, integrity and hard work…but not so rich in material goods.  Ice cream was a rare and wonderful treat in our home.  My mother, in particular, loved ice cream, especially if it was soft serve.

Vermont (where I grew up) is known for its rich dairy products.  When I was a kid, a local dairy produced their own line of frozen confections called Vermont REAL Ice Cream.  The REAL was all in caps on the logo, and there was a pretty brown cow contentedly grazing in a verdant green field on the square half gallon box.  It was the best ice cream in the world.

We, however, could not afford to buy it.  Our local radio station ran a weekly contest, where they gave away a half gallon of Vermont REAL Ice Cream.  It had to be your birthday, and you had to write in and tell them why you, of all people, deserved to win.

Mom Saves the Day!

Now, my mom was without a doubt the most creative woman I ever met.  She sewed, she baked, she canned and gardened and beautified our home on a shoestring.  She could also write.  Her poems were filled with gorgeous imagery and impeccable meter and rhyme.  Every year around our birthdays, she wrote a special poem about the birthday boy or girl and sent it in to the radio contest.  And she always won.  No contest!  And that, my friends, is how I was able to enjoy a double scoop of REAL Vermont Ice Cream each year on my birthday.  It’s also why I love ice cream so much.  It’s probably genetic…but this memory of my mom’s ingenuity and creativity makes it extra sweet.

Double Scoop Ice Cream Card: Create a Stenciled Background

Here’s how I put this sweet card together. You’ll find links to the products at the end of this post.

  1.  First, create a 5.25″ x 7.25″ top fold card base from pale pink cardstock.
  2. Next, cut a slightly smaller piece of polka dot paper (linked below).  Distress the edges and glue to the card front.
  3. Now, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of smooth white cardstock. Apply Worn Lipstick Distress Ink through the Vertical lines of Tammy’s Gingham Stencil.
  4. Now, turn the panel long wise and apply Picked Raspberry Distress Ink through the horizontal lines of this same stencil.
  5. Next, spritz with a little water from your Distress Sprayer.  Heat Dry.
  6. Then, sponge the white areas very lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  7. Finally, stitch around the edges. Glue onto the card base.
Double Scoop Ice Cream Card: Layer it Up!

Did you guess that I was trying to create the look of Neapolitan Ice Cream on this card?  That’s because it was my favorite as a kid.  Now I’m a Butter Pecan gal.

Now, let’s get on to the rest of the layers!

  1. Cut a 4″ x 6.25″ rectangle of soft pink burlap.
  2. Fringe the edges.
  3. Die cut the largest layer from Spellbinder’s Timeless Rectangle from floral print.
  4. Stitch the die cut to the burlap along the inside edge.
  5. Attach to the gingham layer.
  6. Cut a 2″ wide strip of yellow patterned paper.  Punch a decorative edge.  Layer over the center of the die cut layer.

Double Scoop Ice Cream Card: Sentiment and Cone

 

  1. Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black Archival ink onto Smooth White Cardstock.
  2. Heat Emboss with clear embossing powder.
  3. Fussy cut the sentiment.
  4. Color in with the medium of your choice.  I used colored pencils because I am not great with markers.
  5. Scatter small dots of Art institute Dries Clear Adhesive randomly around the sentiment panel.  Sprinkle with TuTu Pink Prills.
  6. While the Prills are drying, create the cone.
  7. Stamp and die cut the cone image 3 times.  You will use small foam dots between each layer to create lots of dimension.
Coloring the Image
  1. On the first image, color the waffle cone by sponging it with Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Spritz with water. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo DI.
  2. For the 2nd layer, color the ice cream and cherry.  Trim away just the scoops with the matching die. Then attach to the cone with small foam dots.
  3.  Finally color the cherry on the 3rd stamped image.  Die cut with the matching die and attach with foam dots.
  4. Add glue to the sprinkles on the ice cream scoops.  Then sprinkle with Berry Nice Prills.
  5. To finish the sentiment, coat the letters with Glossy Accents.  Then spatter with diluted pink paint.
  6. Mount the sentiment on waste cardboard and glue to the card.
Double Scoop Ice Cream Card: Sweet Surprises inside

I really had fun designing the interior of this card.  First, I stamped, inked and colored this fun sentiment for the top of the card.  Then I turned the sentiment into a little gift card pocket.  I had a plain white string tie envelope in my stash.  It was easy to dress up with one of Tammy’s Tab Set Two dies.  This is the perfect spot to tuck in a gift card to your favorite ice cream parlor.  And you can write a personal note on the envelope.

The bottom pocket  is decorated with a die cut doily and stamped Little Sentiment.  The pocket holds a pretty little tag that can double as a bookmark.

Making the Shortie Tag

First I die cut the Shortie Tag from Kraft Cardstock.  Then I die cut a second tag from Authentique Spectrum paper.  This quatrefoil print looks like a waffle cone to me!  I added a strip of micro brown check paper, and another die cut doily.  Then I die cut the Deco Edge Envelope from designer paper.
Don’t you just love these Tiny Sentiments?  They really come in handy!  And what goes better with a tiny sentiment than a tiny spoon full of ice cream?  I know, I know…I get crazy sometimes!

The finishing touch was to add a couple of Posie Part flowers and leaves to the tag.

Inquiring minds want to know?  What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?   I hope I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  Wishing you double scoops all summer long!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Double Scoop Ice Cream Card Supply List

Tammy Tutterow Supplies:

Other Products:

 

Love, Luck & Ladybugs Bookmark Card

Tammy Tutterow Designs: Love, Luck & Ladybugs Bookmark Card

Hello, Friends!  I love ladybugs, do you?  There’s something magical about their little polka dot bodies and delicate wings.  So when I got my hands on Tammy Tutterow’s darling “Wishing You” stamp, I could hardly wait to use it.  Today I got to have a playdate with this darling design, and I’m excited to share this Love, Luck & Ladybugs Bookmark card .

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 1

Love Luck & Ladybugs: Stamping the Design

This is a standard 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  I tried to go clean and simple with this design…something that is very hard for me.  How’d I do?  Here’s how i went about pulling this card together:

  1. Stamp the image on smooth white cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink.
  2. Heat Emboss with clear powder.
  3. Stamp the image a 2nd time on green polka dot paper. Cut out.
  4. Stamp the image again on black floral print, cut out.
  5. Stamp the image once more on black gingham.  Cut out.
  6. Paper piece the image together, gluing each body section in place.
  7. Stitch onto black cardstock.  Mat on red cardstock.
  8. Color the lettering.
  9. Create a mask by stamping the image onto a post it note.  Cut out, place over stamped image.
  10.  Ink the white areas with Antique Linen and Bundled Sage Distress Inks. Spritz and flick with water.
  11.  Spatter with diluted Black Chalk Paint.
Love Luck & Ladybugs: Adding the Details

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 2

  • Tie a bow with Black and White Houndstooth Ribbon
  • Cut Pom Pom Posies from Grey Felt
  • Place each layer on foam mat and run around the edges with an 8mm ball stylus to ruffle the edges.
  • Glue layers together
  • Add button to center with hot glue.
  • Die cut leaves from green felt.  Glue onto ribbon.
  • Add Flower
  • Die Cut Frayed Tabs from designer paper to create banner flags.
  • Top with buttons.
  • Glue in place.
Love Luck & Ladybugs: The inside Job

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 3

  • Die Cut Paper Bag Envelope from Designer Paper and assemble according to directions
  • Add square knot ribbon and sticker.
  • Glue onto upper portion of card.

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 4

  • Die cut the insert from Paper Bag Envelope using designer paper
  • Stamp with Flower Swag 5.  Color
  • Stamp with Tiny Sentiments
  • Add Frayed Tabs Banner and button

Love, Luck and Ladybugs Bookmark Card by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 5

  • Create bookmark by cutting two long strips of designer paper, one slightly longer than the other.
  • Cut fishtail banners on the ends.
  • Mat on Red and Black cardstock.
  • Join the two strips with a piece of  1/4″ Scor-Tape applied to the very top edge of the larger strip.
  • Die cut a 2″ doily from white cardstock.
  • Add faux stitching with a fine line sharpie pen.
  • Stamp the ladybug body onto the doily
  • Stamp again onto scraps of designer paper and paper piece onto doily as decoration.

Supply List

Tammy Tutterow Designs by Spellbinders

Other Supplies:

I hope you were inspired by this sweet little ladybug!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Authentique Beginnings Baby Book Tutorial & Video Tour

Authentique Beginnings Baby Book with Eileen Hull Travel Journal Die by Sizzix

Hello, Friends!  I love Mondays!  You wake up to a brand new week with brand new opportunities to learn and create.  This Monday, I’m especially excited because I’m sharing a project made with a brand new release from Authentique Paper.  This Beginnings Baby Book is so very sweet, I can’t wait to share it with you.

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 1

See?  I told you it was sweet! When I first saw these darling papers, I nearly swooned. They are just perfect for use in a baby book!  I often think about a project for days (or even weeks) before I dig in and create, but this idea came to me in a snap.  Why not pair up these pretty pretty papers with my Eileen Hull Travel Journal die?  So I did!

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 2

I framed this precious focal image with some Petaloo Flowers, luscious Buttercup Satin Ribbon, and some fussy cut elements from the 12×12 Collection kit. The baby book measures a generous 4.25″ wide x 8.75″ tall.  That means there’s lots and lots of room for goodies inside!

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A vintage style brad and elastic loop form the closure.  Crochet lace adds a lovely vintage feel to the design.  Don’t you love these patterns?  Yum!

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Beads. flowers and novelty buttons add fun details to the spine.

Beginnings Baby Book Tutorial on Snapguide

Travel Journal style minis are trending right now.  They are really fun to make…one could almost say addictive!  In case you’ve never put one of these together before, I prepared a SnapGuide Tutorial to walk you through the cover assembly.  You’ll also learn how to put the signature pages together.  I hope you enjoy!

Check out How to Authentique Beginnings Baby Book by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Beginnings Baby Book: Pockets and Tags

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Now that you’ve seen how the baby book is assembled, it’s time to look at some details.  One of the things that makes these travel journals so addictive is the opportunity you have for adding all kinds of interactive elements.  And you know how I feel about interactive elements in a project!

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Pockets and tags go together like babies and cuddles!  I created this large 4″ x 6″ tag with Authentique Spectrum paper in Bubblegum Pink and Antique Lace.  It was my first opportunity to play with the Spectrum line, and I have to say, I’m hooked!  It’s super sturdy, has a very slight sheen and makes really crisp folds.

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 7

To make this tag, first I rounded the bottom corners of a rectangular piece of paper.  Then I used a corner chomper to shape the top edge.  Add some ribbon, a posy and pretty designer papers, and you have a tag in no time flat!

The pocket is decorated with a Details Sticker and some little banner flags cut from scraps.

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Here’s another sweet little pocket filled with journal cards from the cut apart page.  I also turned a Detail Sticker into a file folder by matting it on designer paper and folding.

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 9Side pockets can hold larger journal cards and photos.

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 10Don’t you just love these images?  Be still my heart!

Beginnings Baby Book: The Waterfall Feature

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 11Waterfall features are such a great way to include a lot of photos in a small space.  Here’s how I made this one.

  1. First, cut eight 4.25″ x 4.75″  rectangles from Spectrum Bubblegum 1&2 papers.
  2. Next, punch a scalloped edge along the bottom of each rectangle.
  3. Then, score each rectangle at 1/2″ on the long side.
  4. Now, burnish the score line to form a flap.
  5. Add adhesive to the back side of the flap.  JUST the flap!
  6. Next, line the flap up with the top of your paper and press in place.
  7. Line the top edge of the next rectangle up with the bottom edge of the flap above it.  Press in place.
  8. Repeat until you’ve used all the rectangles.
  9. Finally, add an image from the Details Sticker Sheet or the 6×6 bundle cut apart page to the top rectangle.
Beginnings Baby Book: The Belly Band

This image from the cut apart page is perfect for use as a belly band!  Because it is 12″ long, it will span the page nicely. My thought here was that it would be the perfect tuck spot for a copy of baby’s birth certificate, birth announcement or baptism certificate.  Of course, photos will fit here , too.
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Beginnings Baby Book: Flips, Flaps and Fold Outs

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To create these two cutie pie flaps, just score a 7″ long piece of paper in half, add a punched border and tuck beneath the elastic binding.  Decorate one of the labels that you cut while making the journal covers.  Add a little sticker from the Details Sticker sheet.  Easy peasy!  Using a variety of paper sizes and shapes makes the book much more fun!

 

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Here’s a peek at another decorated signature page.  Each signature has 4 sheets of acid free text paper in it.  These blank pages can be used for more photos, journaling or as a place for baby’s first visitors to add a special word of greeting.

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These little flip books are so easy to make!  Cut 6×6 papers in half, score in half, then add decorative corners.  Glue onto the page, add a sticker, and BAM!  Instant flip book!

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 16Here’s another fun way to add a flap: Score a journal card to fit the size of the inner page.  Glue just the edge down and fold.  Isn’t it sweet?

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 17If you glue just the edge of an image to a fold out page, a photo can still be inserted behind it.

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 18This fold out page opens up to a little side pocket and tuck spot.

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Another example of a flap and some flip pages.

Beginnings Baby Book YouTube Video Tour

Because this Beginnings Baby Book is so interactive, I decided to make a YouTube video tour of it.  I also share a lot of tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.

I know it’s true that everybody loves a baby…and I sure am in love with Authentique Beginnings! Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to break out your scissors, glue and pretty papers and get your craft on.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio

                               Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio for Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie                                     Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Team Friday

Hello, Friends!  What an exciting day it is here on the blog!  It’s time for another Friday Focus at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  And it’s also time for another Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Team Friday.  Oh, happy day!  The Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie is all about Tammy Tutterow Stamps and Dies, so it all works out well.  I have the sweetest Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio to share with you, so let’s get this party started!

This Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio has so many moving parts that I thought it would be wise to create a YouTube Video Tour to explain them all.

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio

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This is one of my “hybrid” card/mini album creations.  It measures 5.5″ x 7.5″ with a 1/2″ spine so I can tuck in all sorts of goodies on the inside.  I’ve used Graphic 45 Baby to Bride Deluxe Collector Edition papers and a huge pile of Tammy’s wonderful stamps and dies to make this project.

Welcome Wee One Stamp/Die Combo and Dear Ruby Background Stamp

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I don’t think of myself as a great stamper/colorer.  But Tammy’s designs are so easy to color that I find myself enjoying the process more and more all the time.  I used her Dear Ruby background stamp on the pink gingham panel of this card.  It adds the perfect touch of vintage texture to the background.

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And how sweet is this this sentiment?  First I stamped it directly onto my patterned paper.  Then, once the ink had dried, I colored it in with Prismacolor pencils.  The best part about this stamp set is that it comes with a matching die to cut the sentiment out.  No fussy cutting!  How great is that?  The finishing touch was adding Glossy Accents to the words, the wee hearts and the peas in those darling pea pods.

Welcome Wee One Folio: Shortie Tabs as Banner Flags

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This pretty little banner was a cinch to make with Tammy’s Shortie Tabs die.  The die set contains 8 shortie tabs, and I love the various shapes.  Here’s how I put this banner together:

  1. Die cut the banner shapes from patterned paper.  Shortie tabs are all double ended with a score line in the middle, which I find to be very handy.
  2. Fold each Shortie Tab on the score line.
  3. Ink the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink.
  4. Cut a length of natural jute to match the width of your card.  Tie a knot on either end.
  5. Fold each Shortie Tab over the jute string.  I used a little bit of 1/8″ Scor-Tape on the inside of each tab to hold it in place.
  6. Glue the knotted ends of the jute to the card.
Welcome Wee One Folio:  Shabby Posies and Pom Pom Posies Dies

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I am so in love with Tammy’s flower dies!  For the Wee One Folio I selected the two smallest petal layers from Shabby Posies and die cut a pile them from my patterned paper. But I’ve also die cut them from felt, burlap, crinoline, fabric and inked up cardstock.  Here’s how I made the flowers:

  1. Die cut from patterned paper.
  2. Ink edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  3. Shape with a ball stylus on a foam mat.
  4. Hot glue the layers together.  Because I wanted these Shabby Posies to be more tightly closed, I used a double foam mat and really pressed down into the center.  This draws the petals closer together.
  5. Spritz with Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.
  6. Randomly “draw” on the petals with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive.
  7. Sprinkle with Prills.
  8. Die cut the leaves from Pom Pom Posies onto patterned paper.
  9. Ink the edges.
  10. Shape and glue beneath the flowers.

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Welcome Wee One Folio: Paper Bag Pocket

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Because I scored a 1/2″ spine into this 5.5″ x 7.5″ top fold card base, I can fill the inside up with lots of paper pretties!

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I love to add pockets to my cards.  To change things up a bit, I used Tammy’s Paper Bag Pocket Die to create a spot to tuck this Mini Tag Book.  I love the boutique look of this pocket cut from the same designer paper.

Welcome Wee One Folio:  The Mini Tag Book

If you follow my blog, then I know you are familiar with this darling little tag book because I use it all the time.  It’s one of my favorite “Tammy Toys.”

Welcome Wee One Folio: Shortie Tags Die

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 11Tags are another item that I love to include in my designs. I die cut this cute tag directly from the patterned paper, then dressed it up with some fancy borders and ribbon.  Tammy’s Shortie Tags die comes with 6 pretty shaped edges that you can layer onto the bottom of the tag.

Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Tammy Tutterow Designs Photo 12I had a strip of matting cardstock left on my desk, so I turned it into this simple tri-fold folio/gift card holder.  It’s held shut with a darling little belly band.  So cute!

Friday Focus: Tammy Tutterow Stamps and Dies at 15% Savings

Now, here’s the really good news.  For the next two weeks, The Funkie Junkie Boutique is offering an additional 15% off all Tammy Tutterow Designs Stamps and Dies.  Combined with the regular 20% discount TFJB offers on all items in the shop, this amounts to a 35% discount! If you’ve had any of Tammy’s paper pretties on your wish list, now is the time to snap them up.  You can find the Friday Focus shopping page HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks 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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