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Kathy by Design Studio Tour and Storage Tips with Graphic 45

Welcome to my Happy Place: Kathy by Design Studio Tour

Hello, G45’ers!  Welcome to my happy place!  I’m so excited to share today’s post with you.  Today I’m  inviting you to a Kathy by Design Studio Tour with lots of storage tips and hints for organizing your crafty stash.  I’ll also share how I’ve created my crafty space on a limited budget by re purposing common items, upcycling trash into treasure, and shopping beyond the scrapbooking aisle.  We’ll take a video tour of my room and I’ll also share still photos with you.  So let’s get started!

Kathy by Design Studio Tour with Storage, Organization and Money Saving Tips Photo 1

This photo is of my inspiration wall.  I just gave it a little face lift especially for this post. Pretty things inspire me, so I surround myself with photos of the people I love, recent projects, favorite layouts and little items that make me smile.

Almost everything you see in this photo (with the exception of my computer, printer and die cutting machine) was salvaged from a thrift store, bought on clearance, picked up at a yard sale, or built by my dear husband.

I don’t sit at this desk unless I am blogging or editing photos.  But I love the large surface when I am creating a project.  I lay out my papers, embellishments, and dies here so that I have lots of room on my actual work space.  The desk is from the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store.  It was in near perfect condition, and to my delight it was just tall enough that I could slip a couple of storage carts beneath it.  If you are looking for desks, cabinets, shelving or other furniture for your room, check out Habitat for Humanity.  You’ll get a great deal on a great piece and help out a wonderful cause at the same time.

Kathy by Design Studio Tour: The Latest Addition

Kathy by Design Studio Tour with Storage, Organization and Money Saving Tips Photo 2 I love to go junkin’!  We live in an area with lots of thrift stores, bargain barns, antique malls and charity shops.  I found this nifty message center in a dusty corner of a local bargain barn.  And it was a real ugly duckling!  But, it had great potential to become a beautiful swan. Because it was so ugly, it was also super cheap.  Naturally, it had to come home with me.  A little dusting, a little white chalk paint, a little update with Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers and BAM!  Country chic message center!

TIP: White Chalk Paint is Your Friend!

Don’t walk away from a great office fixture, frame or furniture piece because it is ugly.  White chalk paint is the next best thing to a magic wand.  You don’t have to sand or prime the surface.  Just make sure it is dust free and then paint.

The wire baskets on either side of this piece were given to me by my sister.  They are supposed to hold wine corks and they had a sentiment about wine written on them.  To re-purpose these baskets for the studio was a quick and easy job.  Start by measuring out a piece of adhesive backed cork.  Once that is in place, cover with Graphic 45 Staples Typography and Numbers DIY papers.  Then, to add a finished look, add ribbon trim.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the black ribbon that Graphic 45 adds to their Staples Alpha Tags.  Now I have a great resting spot for my Staples Policy Envelopes and Metal Hardware.

Kathy by Design Studio Tour: The Work Table

Kathy by Design Studio Tour with Storage, Organization and Money Saving Tips Photo 3This 4 foot square peninsula is the perfect stand up work space.  And guess what?  It started life as our kitchen table!  When we downsized our home, the table was too large for our tiny eat-in kitchen.  But I loved the butcher block table top so much that I could not bear to toss it.

The solution?  Add PVC pipes, a toilet flange (new, of course…on the plumbing aisle from Home Depot) and now you’ve got a fabulous work table.    First, my husband and anchored a 2×4 piece of lumber into the studs on the back wall.  Then they added the PVC legs and anchored the whole thing to the 2×4.  Super sturdy, it is custom built to be the perfect height for me to stand while working, which is my preference.

As a bonus, I had enough room  to place my Iris Carts (Filled with G45 papers) storage carts and a dresser below the table.  I store all of my ETSY shop merchandise in plastic bins under the table so not a square inch of space is wasted.  (Watch the video to see how I keep my paper, ribbons and dies neat and tidy!)

Kathy by Design Studio Tour with Storage, Organization and Money Saving Tips Photo 4

Create Designated Work Stations

Kathy by Design Studio Tour with Storage, Organization and Money Saving Tips Photo 5I find that work stations create a good flow in my studio.  You saw my stand up work station on one side of the table.  On the opposite side, I’ve created a cutting/die cutting station.  I leave my Spellbinder Platinum machine out all the time.  Why?  Because if it is out, I will use it.  If it is tucked away, I will not get it out.  Beside the die cutting machine I have my big old fashioned guillotine.  This is great for cutting heavy chipboard.  My dies are stored in the dresser below with all my cutting pads neatly tucked between.

Kathy by Design Studio Tour with Storage, Organization and Money Saving Tips Photo 6This is my mixed media area.  The cube storage and cloth bins went on super clearance at Target one year, and I scooped them up.

My wooden stamps are stored on this CD rack.  I found it at a yard sale for $2.  Best $2 I ever spent!

I also keep my Bow-it-All Tool and my jars of buttons here.  This way, everything is just a step away from my work table.

Buttons, Buttons, Who’s Got the Buttons?  I do!

Kathy by Design Studio Tour with Storage, Organization and Money Saving Tips Photo 7

Buttons.  I have a thing for buttons.  And for cute glass jars.  Rather than toss jars into the recycle bin, I wash them out and use them for storage.  My hoard of buttons is all sorted by color.  Because I can see them, I use them.  And, to tell the truth…they just make me happy.  I love buttons so much that my kids have started scouting them at yard sales and estate sales.  You can never have too many buttons!

TIP:  Look beyond the scrapbooking aisle for fun, affordable and functional storage solutions

Kathy by Design Studio Tour with Storage, Organization and Money Saving Tips Photo 8

I bought this lovely wood file cabinet at a yard sale for $10.  I use the top as a landing pad for my mixed media goodies.

See that little aqua colander?  How cute is that?  Wrap vintage style clothespins with baker’s twine and fill it up.

See that big black tiered gizmo?  That’s from Harbor Freight.  My BFF Ginny Nemchak sent that to me as a surprise gift after I told her about it.  For under $20 you get a super sturdy 4 tiered, divided metal turntable that will hold gobs of embossing powders, texture pastes, sprays, Prills, gadgets and goodies.  Why?  Because it is not pink and it does not come from the scrapbooking aisle.

Now, see the white container with all the paint in it?  That’s a Tupperware spice packet storage unit that no one wants anymore.  So you can buy these at yard sales for anywhere from 25 cents to a dollar.  I have 2 of them because they are so awesome.

Kathy by Design Studio Tour Video with MORE Tips and clever storage ideas

 

Thanks for joining me in my happy place today.  I hope you picked up some hints and storage solutions that you can use in your own crafty space!  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector’s Edition

Staples Policy Envelopes

Staples Decorative Hardware

Ribbon from Staples Alpha Banner Tags

DIY Craft Papers: Typography and Numbers

White Chalk Paint

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial

Tammy Tutterow Creative Crew: Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends! We’re getting our Christmas crafts on this month!  Today,  I have the cutest Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial to share with you today!  Little things make my heart happy, and this itty bitty 4″ x 2 x 1.5″ wintry album is filled with all kinds of teeny tiny cuteness!

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 1

See what I mean?  Who doesn’t love a snow globe style shaker element on the cover of a teeny tiny mini album?

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 2The base of this adorable album is created with Tammy Tutterow’s Mini Tag Album Die.  I’ve made several albums with this sweet die, but this time, I modified the design to create a chunky spine and tabbed pocket pages.  You’ll see how I do this in my Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial video.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: Shake it Up, Baby!

I forgot to tell you how to make the shaker cover in my tutorial video, so I will do that here.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 3The focal image on the cover is a sticker from Authentique’s Frosty Winter 12×12 Paper Collection. (Product Links below.)  Here’s how I created this fun shaker top element:

  • First, add the sticker to a circular die cut or chipboard piece that is about 1/2″ larger in diameter than the sticker.  I painted my die cut white first to make sure that if it showed, it would look nice.
  • Now, use the corresponding Spellbinder Small Standard Circle die to cut out a clear acetate circle.  This will be the cover for your shaker element.
  • Next, add 1/8″ Scor-tape to the back side of this die cut circle.
  • Then, add Kool-Tac clear foam tape around the outer edge of the circle with the sticker.
  • Now, carefully add some Stampendous Shaved Ice Frantage elements to the center of the snow globe base.  Be careful not to get any flakes on the Kool-Tac, or it will not stick well.
  • Next, remove the liner tape from the Scor-Tape and the Kool-Tac tape and press the acetate cover over the sticker base.
  • Now, hot glue the snow globe base to the album cover.
  • Then use hot glue to add the white leaf wreath around the outer edge.
  • Finally, decorate with die cut felt flowers.
Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: Add a Chunky Spine

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 4You all know how much I love tags and pockets and dimensional details.  I wanted to add those to this adorable album, but to do that, I had to modify the design a little. You will learn how to turn the mini tag album base into this chunky little album in the tutorial.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 5

I also transformed the mini tag album pages into little pockets.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial: A Peek at the pages

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 6This album is loaded with interactive elements.  It would be a super cute stocking stuffer, and a great way to present a monetary gift as there are lots and lots of little tuck spots, pockets and hiding places inside.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 7Each itty bitty tag is topped with one of Tammy’s Shortie Tabs.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 9

Sticker stamps make great tuck spots if you back them with cardstock.  You can also add stickers to folded cardstock to create these mini file folders.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 10

Page turn elements are made with a die from Tabs 2.  And Tammy’s Prim heart makes the cutest little embellishment when cut from felt.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 11

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 12

Here’s that Prim Heart again.  This time it’s decorating a Tabbed Mini Pocket.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 13

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 14

This is the perfect hiding spot for a little cash, tickets or even small jewelry.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Tammy Tutterow Designs Product by Spellbinders and Authentique Photo 15

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then let’s watch this Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial Video.

Frosty Winter Mini Tag Album Tutorial on Youtube

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Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s November, and you know what that means, right?  Time to get to work on our Christmas Card lists!  Nothing gets the old mojo flowing like a new fancy fold card design.  That’s why I’ve prepared this Christmas Z Fold cards 3 ways tutorial for you today.  We’ll be using Authentique’s awesome Vintage Christmas Collection Kit and 6×6 paper bundle to create 3 fabulous Z Fold Card Designs!

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

One of the things I love the most about Fancy Fold cards is the “wow” factor they bring to cardmaking.  They look like little masterpieces, but the bases are actually really easy to build and super fun to decorate.

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #1 Christmas Snow Globes Standard Z Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

 

The standard  Z Fold card base takes about 10 seconds to create, so it’s perfect for the busy holiday season.  It folds flat for mailing or storage, but opens out to reveal a loads of depth and dimension.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

 

This simple card mechanism allows a  card to  stand for display on a side table or Christmas mantel.  So your card can do double duty as home decor.  And you’ve just gotta love that!

 

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

 

In the video tutorial below, you’ll learn how to incorporate a gift card/treat pocket in each card design.  So now your card is a gift, too.  Sweet!

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #2: Cookies and Cocoa Easel Style Z Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5

 

Some of our family’s best Christmas memories are tied to the tradition of baking cookies together.  This darling easel style Z Fold Christmas card celebrates that fun family tradition.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

 

Not only does this adorable card stand for display, it also contains a fun mechanism that makes it exciting to open.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7

 

The inner panel contains a mini paper bag envelope with enough room to hold a sweet treat, some cash or a gift card.  I’ll show you how to make this exciting interactive card design in the YouTube tutorial below.

Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #3: Dashing Through the Snow Pop Up Z-Fold Card
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

 

Pop up cards are such fun to open…and create! Learn how to combine your beautiful Authentique papers with some stylish dies and in no time flat, you’ll have this fabulous Z Fold Pop Up card ready for gifting.

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 9

 

And of course, there’s a gift card pocket tucked into this design, too.  Oh, what fun!

Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial on YouTube

So are you ready to get your craft on?  This YouTube Video will guide you step by step through building the base, adding the papers and decorating your cards.  Grab a cuppa and a snack to sustain you, because we’re making all 3 cards and I don’t want you to faint on me.  You might also want to grab a pencil and notebook to write down measurements and the like.

I’ve linked up to the papers, dies and ribbons that I used in this post below.  I hope you have as much fun making these Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards as I did!

Cheerio,
kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial with Graphic 45 Typography

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial with Graphic 45 Typography

Hello, G45’ers!  As a card maker, I have sometimes shied away from creating scrapbooking layouts.  Of course, I CAN do it…but the 12×12 format can feel intimidating for me.  Well, today’s post is all about eliminating the intimidation!  I’ve created this Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial with Graphic 45‘s Typography Collection.  Even though it is retired, it is still my all time tip top favorite from G45.   If you don’t have it in your paper stash, never fear.  This layout is so simple to make that you can easily use it with any of your favorite collections.  Let’s get this paper party started, shall we?

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

 

This photo of our daughter Liz was taken on one of our mother/daughter jaunts to the mountains last fall.  Ever since Liz was a young girl, my pet name for her has been Bella, which means “beautiful” in Italian.  (We are not Italian…I’m Irish…but nicknames don’t always have to  make sense, do they?)  I’m the only one who calls her by this name.  When I decided to scrap this photo, I remembered the Ciao Bella journal card from Typography.  That’s the inspiration for this layout.

Creating Contrast in a Simple Layout

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

There are many ways to create contrast in a layout.  Color is an obvious path to take, and I’ve certainly done that here.  But have you ever considered varying the size of your patterns as a way to create contrast?  It really works!

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3Throughout this layout, I’ve alternated 12×12 papers with 8×8 papers.  The scale of the images and the text creates instant contrast.  For instance, my background paper is 12×12, while the paper that the photo rests on is an 8×8 sheet of text paper.   The borders are from the 8×8 pad, but the bold black sentiment is from the 12×12 pad.  Instant contrast.  This creates visual interest even in a simple layout like this one.

Ciao Bella Layout: Expect the Unexpected

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

Add fun to a simple layout by creating a hidden journal tag.  This 4×6 journal card has been cut down to fit the Black Staples Tag.  Then I elevated the photo with strips of cardboard to create a nifty little pocket to hold it. You’ll see how that mechanism works in the 60 second video tutorial at the end of this post.

Ciao Bella Layout: Create Simple layers

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

It honestly took me longer to photograph (and edit) than it did to make this layout.  The key is to a speedy layout is to create simple layers.  Orienting the papers on the diagonal created a sense of drama.  The bold, black sentiment panel on the right draws the eye to the focal image.  The layered borders help to form a frame.

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

This Staples Metal Door Plate & Knob is dabbed with Rusty Hinge Distress Paint to add another simple layer to the composition.

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

I also layered the typewriter key “e” over the chipboard button.  Placing this in the corner unified the paper layers as well as added dimension.

Ciao Bella Layout: Frame and Feathers

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8This sentiment describes the way our lovely daughter lives her life.  To give it more of a presence on the page, I “framed it up” inside the chipboard frame element from the Typography collection.  Then I hot glued it over the peacock feathers to hold them in place.  The black satin bow helps to draw the eye to the sentiment, and it also balances out the sentiment panel on the right.

Ciao Bella Layout Tutorial Typography by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

Ciao Bella Layout 60 second video tutorial

Graphic 45 challenged me to make a 60 second video tutorial of this Ciao Bella Layout.  Let me tell you…60 seconds goes by really fast!  Still, I  managed to put together a simple process video that will show you the steps I took to build this layout.  I hope you enjoy.  Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it!  LOL

I hope I’ve inspired you to get out your favorite photos and document beautiful memories today.  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 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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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

Autumn Time 45 Minute Folio Video Tutorial

#SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 Minute Folio Video Tutorial

Hello, G45’ers!  Are you ready to get your craft on?  I’m hoping that this #SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 Minute Folio Video Tutorial will have you chomping at the bit to pull out your paper pretties and have a crafting good time!

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

#SimplyG45 projects are designed to be created with minimal materials, at minimal expense and in under one hour.  This sweet Autumn Time Folio ticks off all those boxes!  Made with 4 sheets of gorgeous autumn inspired paper from A Place in Time and ABC Primer and  a handful of Graphic 45 Staples Square Black tags,  the only other real supplies you need are a few sheets of kraft cardstock, a bit of ribbon and crafting supplies that you probably already have in your stash.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

Best of all, you can use this clever design to create a folio in any style or theme.  Just change up the papers, and you’re off on another paper adventure.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

Today you’re going to learn how to make a super simple binding.  You’ll also learn how to make 2 styles of pockets.  And, just for fun, you’ll learn how to make a fun hidden fold out page.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4

This tag and pocket folio design is super quick to make.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5But it’s not at all short on sweet surprises!

A Preview of the Details in the Autumn Time 45 Minute Folio

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

In the tutorial that follows these photos, you’ll see how I create simple paper borders and  easy paper layers.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7You’ll discover how to make patterned papers do the heavy lifting for you.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8You’ll discover how to make hidden journaling spots.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

Simple design is not boring.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10These stylish tags come together in the wink of an eye!

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 11

I think this would be such a great place to preserve all the sweet first day of school photos, or field trip photos or apple picking photos.

@SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 minute folio video tutorial A Place in Time ABC Primer by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 12

So now that you’ve seen what we’re making today,  it’s time to get down to business.  Follow the steps in this 35 minute video, and you’ll have your own Autumn Time Folio sitting on your work table in no time!

#SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 Minute Video Tutorial on YouTube

#SimplyG45 Autumn Time 45 Minute Folio Tutorial Supply List

I hope I shared some tips 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.  And, if you make this little folio, I’d love to know all about it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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