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Throwback Thursday Z Fold Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

Throwback Thursday Z Fold Pop Up Box Card Tutorial with Prima Spring Farmhouse by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Z Fold Pop Up Box Card Tutorial with Prima Spring Farmhouse

Hello Friends!  Happy first day of Spring! It’s a perfect day and time to share this Throwback Thursday Z Fold Pop Up Box Card Tutorial with you.  Since many of us are staying in, and hopefully staying healthy, I thought I’d pop in with a little springtime cheer.  And the Prima Spring Farmhouse collection is just bursting with spring themes.  This dimensional card would make great springtime home decor, too.

The base for this card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  It folds flat for storage, and opens for display.

A few simple folds allow you to create this dynamic display.  I even found room to add in a little pocket and teeny tiny notecard.

Z Fold Pop Up Box Card Tutorial on You Tube

I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial and make time to make something beautiful today.  Being creative is a great way to take our minds off the current situation and fill our minds and bodies with good vibes.

Please know that I am holding you close in my heart and prayers during this difficult time. Let’s all stay calm, be kind, and focus on the simple every day beauty that still surrounds us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The Button Farm Club: Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal is designed to bring a smile to your face in the middle of all the crazy stuff that is going on around us.   It’s my latest kit for the Button Farm Club, and it is pure FUN!  And I think we could all use a little fun and distraction right now.  I’m thinking about each one of you, praying for your health and safety.  We’ll muddle on through this mess together, and I will try to share lots of crafty inspiration here to brighten our days. 

This kit has been rattling around in my brain for weeks.  I wanted to put together a unique card kit that would work for masculine cards, feminine cards and cards for teens.  It needed to include cards for all kinds of occasions.  I wanted to include cards that were so easy to make that even a beginner could succeed.  But I also wanted to have cards with enough of a challenge to satisfy intermediate and advanced cardmakers.   So I thought, and thought, and sketched out ideas, and finally came up with the 7 cards and folio that you see in the photo above.  I’m not gonna lie…I love the way this kit turned out, and I think you will, too. So if you’re ready for some imagination, creativity and whimsy…read on!

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal: The Folio

Folios are so much fun to make and give.  This one measures a generous 6 1/2″ x 8″ and would work for men, women and teens.  It’s a great design for beginners, too. I envisioned this folio as something that could be presented as a birthday, graduation, or retirement gift.  There’s lots of room for photos and journaling tucked inside.

This basic folio is a really quick and easy make.  Just change out your papers and themes, and you have a gift for every occasion.

You’ll find tags, journal cards and these cute gift card holders tucked inside.  How fun is that?

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal: The Cards

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Shaker Card by kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

How would you like to learn a whole new way to make shaker cards?  I mean, we all love them, but making them can be a little intimidating, right?  Well, when this idea popped into my head, I literally did the “wow, I could have had a V-8” forehead slap.  You will NOT believe how easy it is to  make this fabulous shaker card!

Tall and skinny cards are very much on trend right now.  And this cutaway tall & skinny card design is one that you will love to add to your crafty toolbelt!  It is simple enough for a beginner to make, but impressive enough to give as a gift.

Here’s another quick and easy card design.  If you have struggled with layering patterned papers, the tutorial in this kit is like letting you in on my process for making cards.  It’s going to help you think about using your papers in different ways.  My hope is that you will have more confidence and enjoyment in your card making adventures once you’ve completed this kit.

Do you want more of a challenge?  Then this Z-Fold Pop Up Box Style card is just what you’ve been dreaming of.  The amazing thing is, once you break this card design down into simple steps, it’s really not hard  to make.

And how much fun would it be to give this card to a young lady graduating from college or high school?  The sentiment is just perfect but the whimsy would really appeal to teens and tweens.

Got a milestone birthday coming up?  This is the card!

And to top it all off…..

…..this fun design!

Each card in the kit has a gift pocket, so the card becomes the present.  Y’all know how much I love that!

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

Here’s a quick YouTube video so you can see all these cards in action.

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal:  How to Order

Each kit comes with everything you need to make the 10 projects in the kit:

  • Stamperia Voyages Fantastique 12×12 paper pad (10 double sided sheets)
  • 25 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in brown, cream and grey
  • Chipboard Embellishments
  • Metal Gears
  • Package of Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of Ribbon
  • Shaker Element
  • Shaker Mix
  • Full Color, printed step by step tutorial created by me for The Button Farm Club

The price is  $49.99, which is amazing considering how much comes in the kit and how many cards you will have when you finish!

This is a limited edition kit, so once it is gone, it is gone.  You can place your order now at The Button Farm Club.

Again, thank you all so much for your kind words, your interest and your support for these kits.  I hope this kit helps us all take our minds off the stressful situation the world is in as we make beautiful things together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial AND a Giveaway!

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m guest designing for Little Birdie Crafts with this “Celebrate Life” Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial.   Tall and Skinny cards are trendy right now, and for good reason: they are fun to make, give you lots of room to add embellishments, and they are a nice change of pace from the standard square or rectangular card.

This one measures 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ with a 3/4″ spine.  I needed to add that chunky spine to accommodate the box pocket inside!

In the video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create the card base using a single sheet of designer paper from the “Celebrate Life” collection.  I’ll also share  how to repair a BIG MISTAKE (which I made!) with a simple fix.

We’ll put the front of the card together piece by piece to  make it easy for you to reproduce the finished project.

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Would you like to learn how to make this fun box style pocket?  It’s easier than you might think, and I’ll show you how in the video below.

Once you’ve made the box pocket, you can fill it up with lovely treats.  I like to call this type of card “a party in a box.”  They make great gifts!

Little Birdie Crafts Gift Card Giveaway

Yes, you read that correctly!  Little Birdie Crafts has a $30 gift card for one lucky crafter!  Here’s what you have to do to be entered into the random drawing:

  • First, Like and Follow Little Birdie Crafts on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Sign up for the Little Birdie Crafts BLOG.
  • Watch the video on my YouTube Channel; Like and Subscribe.
  • Visit the Little Birdie Crafts online store and take a look around. Then tell me what you would like to purchase if you win the $30 gift card.

You’ll get one entry in the drawing for completing each of the above tasks.  Let me know in the comments below which tasks you completed. I’ll enter all the names in a random drawing, so the more tasks you complete, the better your chance is of winning!

This giveaway is open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 9th, 2020.  The winner will be announced on my Kathy by Design Facebook page YouTube Channel and Instagram account on Tuesday, March 10th.  Good luck!

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial on YouTube

You’ll find a linked supply list for this project below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers

Papercrafting 101 Creating Layered Cards Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers with Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries Collection

Hello, Friends!  Do you love patterned papers, but struggle when it comes to using them?  Today’s Papercrafting 101 Creating Card Layers is just for you!  I’ve put together a little video tutorial that will give you my top tips for creating beautifully composed card layers.

We’ll be working with this scrumptious Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries paper collection and the coordinating flowers and chipboard.  I’ll link a supply list at the bottom of this post.

Let’s face it: working with patterned papers can be challenging.  How do you keep the design from becoming too busy?  How do you pick papers that work together?  While we create the card together, I’ll share the “why” of this design and help you understand how to successfully layer the beautiful patterned papers we all love so much.  The video is loaded with tips, tricks and insights that will really help you move your card making to the next level.

Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers: A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of this 6″ x 6″ square pocket card.  Simple, but adorable, thanks to these lovely papers from Little Birdie Crafts.  If you missed my unboxing video of the new Little Birdie Releases, you can find that HERE.

Are you ready to learn how to make this darling card?  Then grab a pencil and notebook, and click play, because Papercrafting 101 is in session!

If you’d like to see another project made with Little Birdie’s new releases, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you’ll be able to use in your next crafty adventure.  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list there in case you wish to purchase any of the supplies I’ve used in this project.

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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