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Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial

#G45Tags: Last Minute Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday!  Let the Christmas countdown begin.  I’m just popping in with a last minute Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial today.  It seems that everyone wants gift cards for Christmas these days, so I feel that we should at least make the packaging feel like a gift!  This set of 8 tags can be made very quickly using Graphic 45’s Christmas Magic Collection.  They can also double as ornaments on the tree, which is extra fun.

#G45Tags Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Do any of you have any of the Graphic 45 Alpha Tags in your stash?  That’s what I used as the base for these adorable tags.  If you don’t have those, you can use any of the Graphic 45 Regular Tags and ATC tags instead.

#G45Tags Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

The front of each tag contains a little “book” that is tied shut with ribbon.  On the inside you’ll find the “B” side of a Christmas Magic ephemera card and a little gift card pocket.  To maket he tags feel even more festive, I’ve tucked in a Brach’s miniature candy cane.

Here’s a look at each of these Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags:

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Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial: Supply List

For each tag you will need the following supplies:

Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial on YouTube

I put together this easy to follow Christmas Magic Gift Card Tags Tutorial on my YouTube Channel.  I hope you enjoy!

The great thing about this design is, you can change up the papers and make these for any occasion!  How great is that?

And if you’d like to see another G45 gift tag idea from the archives, check HERE.

I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial

Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  If you’ve ever wished you knew how to create a folio, today’s post is just for you.  This Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial celebrates the beauty of winter in a fun, interactive design.

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I have a thing for birds. They are so delicately beautiful…especially in the deep winter.  The Solitude Collection is filled with beautiful winter images, a rich color palette and stunning patterns.  I love it.  This 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3/4″ folio is really simple to construct.  The base is made with just one sheet of 12″ x 12″ kraft cardstock and just a few simple score lines.  You’ll see how to make it in the video tutorial below.

Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial: Cover Details

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I chose this gorgeous bird to serve as the focal image for my folio.  It is double matted on Cream and Blue Linen Artisan Cardstock.  Then I placed 3 layers of waste chipboard behind it to elevate it above the rest of the design.

TIP:  Back an image with more than one layer of foam tape or waste chipboard to make it stand out.  Height = prominence in a composition.  Think of how a king’s throne is always higher than everyone else in the room.  The same is true for design.

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Burlap string adds a lovely rustic touch to the design.  Since I design my cover art before I adhere it to the base, this allows me to wrap the string around the left hand side with ease.  To add to the vintage winter vibe of this project, I strung a pair of Tim Holtz vintage ice skates from the burlap string bow.

 

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TIP: For maximum visual impact, cluster your embellishments together around your focal image.  This little wood slice (from my son’s workshop) serves as a base for the altered rusty birdhouse, berries and “snowballs.”  By arranging my Little Birdie Margerry flowers, woodland tree and rusty pine tree, and Noble Peacock Seam Binding Bow in the same area, the eye is drawn to the image.

Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial: The Closure

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Some of you have asked me how to create a ribbon closure, so I share that detail with you in the tutorial, too.

Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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The inside features a 10 page waterfall cascade with a magnetic belly band closure on the left.  On the right, you’ll find a roomy pocket with a 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ folio.

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Each page in the waterfall has room for a 3″ x 5″ photo.  I’ll show you how to build the waterfall and the magnetic belly band closure.  You’ll also learn how to add a simple flap and/or tuck spot element.

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Then we will build this delightful tab top folio with a magnetic closure together.

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I’ll show you how to maximize your patterned papers and create a clever work around for short pages.

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There is room for a large photo mount on the pocket page, too.  And plenty of room for extra photos in the pocket.

Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial on YouTube

So are you ready to get your craft on?  I think you will really enjoy this video tutorial as I cover a lot of basic techniques that you will be able to use in any folio design for any occasion.

You’ll also see me make a really BIG mistake…and learn how to recover from it!  No one is perfect when it comes to crafting.  Mistakes happen!  The key is knowing how to think on your feet and get a project back on track when a “craftastrophe” happens!  

I’ve also created a linked supply list and a cutting guide for your convenience.  You’ll find them below the signature in this post.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and inspiration 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

Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial Supply List

*Please note: I’ve provided product links whenever possible.  However, some items from my stash are no longer available.  Use a substitute from your own stash for these items.  Thanks!

Authentique Paper:
Other Supplies:

100# Kraft Cardstock/1 piece, 1/2″ Scor-TapeScoring Tool, Bone Folder, Basic Grey Small Magnets/2 positive, 2 negative; 30″ champagne netting ribbonNoble Peacock Seam Binding Ribbon, Little Birdie Ivory Margerry Flowers, Mini Woodland TreeRusty Pine Tree, Rusty Snowflake, Rusty Birdhouse (retired), Tim Holtz Ice Skates (retired), Wood Slice from my son’s workshop, Picket Fence Distress Paint, Mini Pearl Prills, Berries from the floral department, Ranger Grit-PasteStampendous Shaved Ice, Mini Wooden Clothespin, Natural Burlap String, Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive

Authentique Solitude Waterfall Folio Tutorial Cutting Guide


Kraft Cardstock for Covers: (2) 11″ x 6″ panels

Blue Linen Artisan Cardstock: (4) 8 3/8″ X 5 7/8″ panels, two for covers, two for inside covers

Birch Pattern Solitude Eight: 92) 8 1/8″ x 5 3/4″ panels to line inside covers

Waterfall Folio: (10) 4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ panels of Blue Linen Artisan Cardstock

Waterfall Liner Papers: (19) 3 3/8″ x 5 5/8″ panels of various patterned papers

Belly Band: 9″ x 2″ Blue Linen.  Liners are 5 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ and you will need 2

Folio Insert: (2) 4 1/4″ x 12″ panels of Blue Linen Cardstock

Folio Liners:

  • (2) 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  •  (3) 4 1/4″ x 6 1/8″
  • (3) 4 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
  • (3) 4 1/4″ x  2″ for tuck spots

Pocket Liner: Blue Linen 5 7.8″ x 2 7/8″ Liner paper: 5 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

 

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Boy oh boy….is December a busy month or what?  In addition to Christmas, I have 2 family birthdays and a dance recital for the Littles on the list.  I made this Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with our younger daughter in mind.  (Her birthday was on Tuesday.)

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This daughter is a minimalist.  So every year I try to make a clean and simple card for her.  It’s usually the hardest card I make all year!  But she loves dragonflies, so I thought perhaps this simple card made with Stamperia Wonderland would fit the bill.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02

This is a 5″ x 5 1/2″ card base with a twist and pop mechanism on the inside.  I did dress the card up with a little silver metallic string and a dragonfly charm.  The minimalist flower cluster is made with Tim Holt’s Skeleton Leaves Thinlits, silver metallic string and a Little Birdie Moonlight Renae flower.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Although it’s difficult to see in the photo, I treated the dragonfly wings with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  I also sprinkled in a few grains of Ancient Amber to add that wonderful iridescent quality that real dragonfly wings have.  It’s very pretty in real life.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

The inside of this card has a really fun twist and pop mechanism.  (Tutorial below)  I die cut Tammy Tutterow mini envelopes from cream paper, then decorated them with scraps from the wonderland collection.  We’ll put a little gift card or cash gift in each envelope to make the card even more fun.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

I stamped some sentiments and added them to the card base and the envelopes.  But really, this is a super simple card.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Here’s a side view of the mechanism that you can refer to when you make your own version.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial 2.0 on You Tube

I did a tutorial for this twist and pop card on the blog quite a while ago.  You can find that original tutorial HERE.   I did some paper engineering to change up the original twist and pop mechanism design, and it works great.  But some of my followers were still struggling with making the mechanism.  So I went back to the drawing board and simplified it even more.  You’ll find those changes in this very short YouTube video tutorial.

I hope this helps you to master this fun interactive card design.  If you view the video, please take a moment and leave me a comment on my Youtube channel.  And if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, I’d love to have you join me on your crafting journey.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Supply List

 

 

Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial

Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!   if you have a fur baby in your home, you’re really going to love today’s project!  This Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial features Authentique Paper’s Nostalgia collection. One of the things I love about this warm and whimsical collection is the fact that it includes images and patterns that work for pet projects as well as for people projects.  Creating this pet themed card folio was just so much fun!

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 03

Look at these adorable puppies!  I could not resist making them the focal point of this 5.5″ x 7.5″ x .05″ card folio.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 01

Loaded with layers, machine stitching, Christmas flowers, ribbons and embellishments, this card may look difficult to create.  But when we make it together in the video tutorial below, you’ll see how easy it is to create.  What’s that old saying?  “Yard by yard life is hard, but inch by inch it’s a cinch!”  The same is true of cardmaking.  I hope that as we make this project together, you’ll learn techniques that will apply to all your crafty adventures.

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Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 04

The interior of this card is filled with fun interactive elements.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 05

Learn how to create this magnetic flap element in the video tutorial.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 06

And learn how to trim out an image to create a shaped pocket behind the flap.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 07

Don’t these sentiments crack you up?  There’s room on the back of the 4″ x 6″ card to add a large photo.  And you can use the list to write down memories or a personal greeting.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial:  The Pocket and Folio Insert

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 08

Pockets are probably my favorite thing to add to a card.  Learn how to create this pretty shaped edge in the video tutorial, too.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 09

This 4 1/4″ x 6″ accordion style folio has a classy magnetic flap closure.  There are 10 panels with lots of room for photos, and a few little tuck spots, too.

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial Nostalgia by Kathy Clement for Authentique Paper Photo 10

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial on Youtube

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Then press play and let’s build this Santa Paws Christmas Card folio together!

For your convenience, I’ve added a cutting guide below.

The great thing about this card folio “recipe” is that you can adapt it for use with any collection or theme.  This allows you to create unique and thoughtful gifts that friends and family will cherish for many years to come.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Santa Paws Christmas Card Folio Tutorial: Cutting Guide
For the folio base:
  • Cut (2) 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ panels of red cardstock to make the folio base.  Score at 7 1/2″ and 8″.  Watch the video to learn how to join the papers, etc.
For the card front:

Red Cardstock:

  • 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″
  • 4 1/4″ 6 1/4
  • 3 3/4″ die cut circle

Green Cardstock:

  • 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″
  • 4 1/8″ x 6 1/8″
  • 2 7/8″ x 4″ for matting the sentiment

 

Papers from the Nostalgia 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad

  • 5″ x 7″ Nostalgia Eleven
  • 4″ x 6″ Nostalgia Ten
  • 5″ x 3″ Nostalgia Ten (belly band/bones)
  • 3 1/2″ die cut circle Nostalgia Two
  • Fussy cut  dogs image from Nostalgia Twelve
  • Santa Paws Sentiment from Nostalgia Twelve trimmed to 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Bevel the corners to create a tag shape
Card Interior

Top half:

  • 5 3/8″ x 7 3/8″ Nostalgia Seven
  • 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ Nostalgia Two scored 1/2″ on left for flap
  • Cut apart images
  • Red Cardstock for matting 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Bottom Half:

  • 5 3/8″ x 7 3/8″ Nostalgia Two
  • 6 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ Nostalgia Two for Pocket (Score 1/2″ on 3 sides)
  • Spectrum Red Licorice Cardstock (2) 12″ x 6″ panels to make folio
  • Folio pages:  (10) 4 1/8″ x 5 7/8″ liners
  • Folio Flap Closure: (2) 1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ panels
 Authentique Nostalgia Santa Paws Card Folio Tutorial Supply List:

Authentique Paper

Ribbons:

Dies:

Embellishments from my stash: Petaloo Velvet Leaf Cluster, Little Birdie Crafts Christmas Symphony Mulberry Flowers, Jingle Bells, Buttons Galore Santa Button, White Glitter Snowflake Ornament

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Project Share and Mini Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I’m here to introduce you to the Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Collection.  What a treat it was to work with these gorgeous patterns, images and sentiments!  I got so carried away with my creative time that I ended up making a card folio and two styles of mixed media tags…and a little secret surprise that I’ll share later on this month.  These projects are being featured as  the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Saturday Showcase today.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess: Shine Card Folio

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

I began my crafty adventure by designing and creating this 7″ x 5″ waterfall card folio.  Festooned with blossoming roses, custom dyed seam binding ribbon, textiles, distressed/painted edges and metal charms, it is loaded with shabby chic charm.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

The interior is a simple folio with a waterfall feature on the left and a pocket/insert on the right.  The waterfall is held shut with a little magnetic belly band closure.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

Beneath the waterfall, I’ve created a little flap/pocket page with a lovely photo insert.  You all know how much I like to maximize the use of space in anything I create.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

The pocket/folio page also uses a magnetic closure.  I reached way back into my high school days, and created a decorative tassel for the chipboard element on the flap.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shine Card Folio by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The folio features a journaling page with an insert.  I’ve used the back side of a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card here.  You’ll be able to see all the details in the video tour below.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess: Mixed Media Tags

I had quite a tidy pile of scraps on my work table after making the folio, so I decided to make a couple of mixed media art tags.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Mixed Media Tag #1 by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

The first tag measures 4″ x 9″ and uses a G45 Large Kraft Tag as its base.  First I embossed the tag with Tim’s 3-D Botanical Texture Fade.  Then I took it to the mixed media day spa for a beauty treatment with gesso, crazing medium, Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Stain and Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture.   We’ll take a closer look in the video, and I’ll also share process photos for creating the mixed media background.

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Mixed Media Tag #2 by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

For the 2nd tag, I scored the shaped edge to form a pocket.  To decorate the top edge, I die cut one of Tim’s Pediments (Sizzix Bigz Die) and covered it with paper scraps.  I love the way this tag turned out!

Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess YouTube Video

In this short, 10 minute video, we’ll take a walk through of the card folio where I’ll share some tips and creative ideas.  Then I’ll show you the details of the mixed media tags and talk about creating them.  The video will conclude with still shots and text showing you how I went about creating the mixed media background.  I hope you enjoy!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post, too.

 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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