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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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Stamperia Garden Loaded Envelope by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Garden Loaded Envelope

 

Stamperia Garden Loaded Envelope

Hello, Friends!  Who is ready for a dose of springtime?  This Stamperia Garden Loaded Envelope is filled with bright colors, gorgeous flowers and delightful details. It was a special order in my ETSY shop this winter, and I loved the way it turned out, so I thought I would share it with you here.

I love to decorate both the front and the back side of these box style envelopes.  And I know you want a tutorial…but you will have to be patient!  There are some exciting things in the works and I will share the details with you as soon as I can!

Here’s a peek at the goodies I’ve tucked inside the box envelope.

This shaker wand turned out so cute!  Can you spy the little bee tucked into the bow?  I love the colors in this collection!

Making these treat wallets is so much fun!

Cut the cute garden tags up and insert in the pocket. You can also score and fold them into a darling little folio.

Here’s a look at the empty envelope and the sweet little treat wallet.

That’s really all I have for you this morning…just a promise of springtime, some happy flowers and beautiful papers to brighten your Monday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hello Ribbon Lovers!  Today I have a lemon fresh Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio to share with you.  You should be coming here fully inspired after visiting Karen’s lovely blog.  The ribbons on this pretty folio are from the gorgeous Blue and Brown Assortment of the RRR February Ribbon Club.

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Ribbon Club Assortment Blue & Brown

I chose to work with the luxurious Light Navy Checkerboard Satin and Light Navy Taffeta Ribbons for this project.

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio: Lemon Fresh

Is there any prettier color combination than these buttery yellow hues paired up with shades of blue?   The Light Navy ribbons are a picture perfect match for this Ciao Bella paper collection.  Because I’ve prepared a video tour of the folio for you, I’ll just share a few sneak peeks here. Then you can watch the video to learn tips and tricks for making the base.  For a linked supply list, look at the bottom of this post.

Ribbon is a wonderful addition to the interior of any project.

Ciao Bella Sicilia Shaker Box Folio Video Tour

Learn lots of tips and tricks for creating this folio in this 10 minute project share video.

On With the Hop!

Now, let’s get on with the hop!  From here, you will hop over to see what fabulous ideas Linsey has in store for you.  When you’ve visited all the blogs in the hop, finish up on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win your very own February Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you are not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club,I highly recommend it!  Each month you will receive by mail a fabulous assortment of color coordinated ribbons.  It’s like getting a birthday present every month of the year.  To sign up, click HERE.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  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 Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album

Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album : Valentine’s Day Week on the Authentique Blog

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love Valentine’s Day?  I’m helping my Authentique Paper teammates celebrate this sweet holiday with this Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album.  It’s my inspiration piece for Valentine’s Day Week over on the Authentique Blog.  You’ll want to be sure to check the blog out today, Wednesday and Friday as we will have special Valentine’s Day treats for you!

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album

Authentique Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album Reneabouquets Lacy Heart Shaker Frame by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

While cleaning out the Closet of Shame, I ran across this adorable 5″ x 4 1/4″ chipboard and canvas album from Maya Road.  I have no idea when or where I purchased it…or perhaps it was a gift.  But as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to pair it up with the Authentique Love Notes Collection.    First, I  wrapped the canvas cover with Pink Zebra Ribbon to serve as the closure. Next, I layered designer paper onto the canvas cover, leaving a 1/4″ margin all the way around the perimeter.  Then, I created a layered panel for my fussy cut focal image, added some velvet heart brads and a few teeny tiny embellishments.  Finally,  I heat embossed the Reneabouquets heart frame with Wow Vintage Pink Embossing Glitter and created the shaker element.

TIP:  When you can’t spread out, go up.  This small cover didn’t give me a lot of room for extra layers and images.  But I still created a sense of depth and dimension by adding chipboard and foam tape to the back of the elements.  Also, try fussy cutting the elements when you are creating a focal image for a small space.  The 3″ x 4″ image card looked awkward on this cover.  But once it was fussy cut, it fit perfectly.

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album: The Spine Treatment

You wouldn’t think that this wide, bold ribbon would work with this itty bitty album, but it does!  I love the way it looks wrapped around the spine.  Tie a simple square knot at the top.  Then attach bangles with a looped safety pin.  Top with a cluster of flowers, and you are good to go!

Love Notes Itty Bitty Mini Album:  A Peek Inside

Because I have prepared a video tour for you, I won’t share a lot of details about the album here.  You can just look at the pictures and then go watch the video for tips and tricks.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use to help make your Valentine’s Day extra special!  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

Wishing you all a sweet day filled with love…and maybe some chocolate!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial and Video

Hello, Friends!  Happy Throwback Thursday!  Today I have a really fun Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial to share with you.  Valentine’s Day will be here before we blink twice, and it’s always hard to come up with a great Valentine for the man in our life.  This interactive  flip style card is easy to make, fun to give and easy to adapt to any paper collection you have in your stash.  You could even make this same card base and turn it into a feminine card by changing up the paper collection and the embellishments.  You gotta love that!

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: Flips and Flaps

This all started when I was clearing up my work desk and found some nice panels of heavy kraft cardstock. As off cuts from an earlier project, they all measured 5 1/2″ tall.  One piece was 12″ x 5 1/2″.  The other was only 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.   Simply joined them together with 1/2″ Scor-Tape and you end up with a lovely, long 18″ x 5 1/2″ panel.  Now you can score and fold to create a gatefold card with pockets and flaps.  Here’s where to score:

  • From the left, score at 2 3/4″ and again at 6 1/2″.
  • Fold along the scored lines.  Then tuck into the corner of your scoring tool and score at 5 1/2″ and again at 10″.  You’ll see how to do this in the video below, but I just provided measurements here for your convenience.
Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: A Peek Inside

Here’s what the flip card looks like when you open the first fold.

Flip the panel on the left to reveal a flap page.  The second panel in is a great place to add a photo.  I opted to decorate it with fussy cuts and stickers instead.

Here’s the folio fully opened.  You’ll find a vertical pocket with inserts and a side pocket on the far right.  Learn how to add these in the video tutorial.

Because my husband enjoys reading, I created a fancy little bookmark for him.  It lives in the right hand side pocket.

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: The Video Tutorial

To learn how to make this fun project, just click play.  We’ll build the flip card base together, and add the pockets.  I’ll show you how to put that cute bookmark together, too!

 

Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas in this Throwback Thursday post that have you itching to dig into your stash and make a masculine Valentine?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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*Note: because this is a Throwback Thursday project, some materials used may no longer be available for purchase.  Feel free to substitute papers and embellishments from your own crafty stash.

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