Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box

Authentique Dublin Saint Patrick's Day Tea Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Saint. Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box with Authentique Dublin Collection

Hello, Friends!  Pull up a chair and join me for a Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box!  Having an Irish heritage, I love this vibrant holiday!  Remember having to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so you don’t get pinched?  This Authentique Dublin box style folio sparkles with gold straight from the leprechauns’ vast hoard!  Let’s take a look at the details, shall we?

This box style folio measures 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and has a 1″ top fold spine.  You can learn how to create this style folio, and the box pocket on the inside by watching THIS video. The measurements are slightly different, but the process is the same.  Make the shaker element with an altered Tim Holtz vignette frame.  Learn how to do that in THIS video.  Here’s how I altered the frame:

  • Paint the frame with ivory chalk paint.
  • Tap with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, then spritz lightly with water.  Heat dry.
  • Now brush the frame with gold mica gel (link below the post.)

That’s all there is to it!

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box: The Pull Out Pages

The top half of the folio is a sweet little pull out mechanism.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, cut one sheet of Spectrum Forest Green Cardstock into (2) 12″ x 5″ panels.
  • Next, line the 5″ side of one panel with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Remove the liner, and carefully overlap the other Forest Green panel over the 1/2″ line of tape.  Keep everything nice and straight.
  • From the left, score at 4 1/4″.
  • Fold the score line, then score every 5″ all the way down the panel.  You’ll have 2 short flaps on each end.
  • Accordion fold so that both short pieces end up on the top of the pile, one under the other.
  • Place Scor-Tape on the back of the folio and wrap the folio with a long piece of ribbon.  Tie a bow to secure the pages.  Then center and adhere to the top of the card. Now all you have to do is decorate!

Create a little pocket for the front of the pull out mechanism.  I tucked in my favorite Irish Soda Bread recipe, which always makes an appearance for St. Patrick’s Day in our house!

Decorate the pages with 5 3/8″ panels of Dublin Cardstock.  To create the flap elements, mat images on either 3 3/4″ x 4″ panels of Spectrum Kelly Green Cardstock (horizontal flaps) or 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ panels for vertical flaps.  Don’t you love the images in this collection?

Saint Patrick’s Day Tea Party in a Box: Let’s Party!

This box pocket is filled to the brim with St. Patrick’s Day Treats!

TIP: Wrap your treats in scraps left from creating the folio elements.  Then decorate them with punch out elements from the Cardstock Components sheet.  I’ve added cookies, Irish Breakfast Tea, a honey pouch, a honey dipper, 2 chocolate mint Ghiradelli chocolates, a note card and a vintage silver plate spoon.  Just add hot water and a friend!

What are your favorite Saint. Patrick’s Day traditions?  We usually enjoy a shepherd’s pie with Irish soda bread a bit of Guinness on our supper table.  Music by the Irish Rovers is the perfect finishing touch!  I’d love to hear how you celebrate in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!





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!




Stamperia House of Roses Shabby Chic Card

Stamperia House of Roses Renea Bouquets Victorian Doily by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia House of Roses Shabby Chic Card with Reneabouquets April in Paris Doily

Hello Friends!  I thought I would pop in quickly today and share a peek at this Stamperia House of Roses Shabby Chic card.  This one was a special order in my Etsy shop, but it was so pretty, I thought you would enjoy seeing it, too.

This 6×6 card is simple and elegant.  These layers of patterned paper,  torn paper edges and a gorgeous April  in Paris  Doily Chipboard from Reneabouquets really work well together.

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base and cover it with designer paper.
  • Next, cut (3) 1 3/4″ x 5″  panels of the wood grain pattern and mat on both cream and blush cardstock. Back with dimensionals.  Center these over the base layer.
  • Tear the pink border piece from a scrap.  Back with thin dimensionals and adhere at the top of the card.
  • Now, heat emboss the April in Paris Doily with Versamark and Wow Vintage Champagne Embossing powder.  Center and adhere on top of the raised panels.
  • Fussy cut the roses from the paper collection.  Back with dimensionals and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Finish the card front with flowers, ribbon, pearl stick pins,pearl buttons and a chipboard butterfly.

 House of Roses Shabby Chic Card: A Peek Inside

The interior of the card is very simple, per my client’s request.  Just some pretty papers, a little die cut pocket to hold a tea bag and note, and a larger die cut pocket to hold a die cut note card.

This paper collection is so gorgeous, and I could not stop playing with it.  I have more to share on another day.  Did you pick up some tips, tricks 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!




Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card

Elegant Infinity Spellbinder Die of the Month Amazing Paper Grace Authentique Flawless Shabby Chic Card by Kathy Clement Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card with Authentique Flawless

Hello, Friends!  Have you seen the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Spellbinder’s Die of the Month yet?  Oooh la la!  This is one beautiful set of dies!  It pairs perfectly with the new Authentique Flawless paper collection.  This combination of pink and black makes me super happy!

Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card: An Inlaid Mosaic Design

The star of the show is this gorgeous inlaid die cut from the Elegant Infinity Die.  Here’s how I made that happen:

  • First, die cut the medallion, the circle and the square frame from cream cardstock.
  • TIP: use a bit of washi tape to hold the dies in place once you’ve spaced them out on your cutting plate.  This keeps them from shifting and ensures a perfect cut.
  • Next, tap the die cuts with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with WOW Vintage Romance Embossing Powder.
  • Then mat the die cuts on a 4 3/8″ square of Flawless Three.
  • Mat this on both pink and black cardstock.  Place a Prima Crystal in the center of the medallion for a little extra sparkle.
Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card: Fit for a Queen

This die is so regal, I just had to add a banner of these Flawless beauties to the card front.

Fuchsia ribbon and Iridescent Metallic String add wonderful contrast to the pretty pastel papers.

Create sweet floral clusters with the cinch and go flower dies that come with the collection.  Attach them at each end of the banner for the perfect finishing touch.

Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card: A Peek Inside

Inside the card, I’ve created a fancy sentiment card using the corner dies.  This is so simple to do, but adds such a touch of elegance to a piece of plain cardstock.  Die cut the corners from cream cardstock.  Then adhere them to a panel of blush cardstock.  Then die cut a lacy pocket using the same dies and designer paper.

This is one of my “party in a box” cards with sweet treats tucked into a fancy pocket.  This one holds a book mark, a tea wallet, cookies, chocolate, honey stick and a sweet little vintage silver plate spoon.  This would make such a lovely sweet 16 birthday card!

A Closer Look

There are 9 separate dies that come with the set, so I can see myself using it in lots of different ways.  The little cinch and go flowers would also make wonderful roses or rosebuds.

To find out how to subscribe to the Spellbinder’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, click here.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!





Button Farm Club Peter Cottontail Folio Kit Reveal

Peter Cottontail Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Memory Place Peter's World Button Farm Club Kit Reveal Photo 01

Button Farm Club Peter Cottontail Folio Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  It’s time to share my latest Button Farm Club Peter Cottontail Folio Kit reveal with you all.  Just in time for spring, this darling folio kit is loaded with sweet images and patterns inspired by Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit Tales.

The folio measures a petite 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.  But don’t be fooled by it’s size: it is loaded with interactive features and room for more than two dozen photos ranging in size from 4″ x 6″ to 4″ x 4′ .  You’ll have lots of room to capture all those sweet springtime memories!

The embellishments in this kit are so sweet. Look at these miniature carrots!  Spring tulips and buttons are the perfect accents.

You’ll find flap pages…

…hidden pockets….

…tags and pockets…

…sweet little tags…

…fun pull out pages…

and some surprises that I won’t reveal here!

Peter Cottontail Folio Kit Video Tour

I put together a quick video tour so you can see all the interactive mechanisms built into this adorable kit.

Peter Cottontail Folio Kit Contents

The kit comes with the following items:

  • 6×6 Peter’s World Paper Pack (10 double sided sheets)
  • 12×12 Peter’s World Paper Pack (12 double sided sheets)
  • 4 sheets 12×12 kraft  cardstock
  • ribbons and burlap string
  • buttons
  • miniature carrots
  • pearl stick pins
  • tulips
  • magnets
  • full-color, printed step by step tutorial

The price for the kit is only $39.99.  I honestly don’t think you could purchase the items in this kit on your own for less.  It’s an amazing value.

This is a limited edition kit, so you will want to place your order at The Button Farm Club before it is sold out.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I’m going to hop on down the trail and get my craft on!



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