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A Magical Christmas Card Kit Release

Authentique A Magical Christmas Card Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

A Magical Christmas Card Kit Release for The Button Farm Club and Exciting News!

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m excited to share A Magical Christmas Card Kit Release for The Button Farm Club with you.  I’ve been planning this huge kit for weeks now.  There’s more exciting news, too…so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to discover what else is in the works!

Santa’s Nice List

This is the perfect time to get started on your Christmas cards.  It’s too hot to spend more than a few minutes outside, so you might as well “chill out” with this gorgeous Christmas collection from  Authentique.  I might have gotten a bit carried away when planning this kit.   You will be making 12 Christmas cards: one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas.  Then, because I don’t want you to ever get bored, there are 2 lovely little folios included in the kit.  And because Santa says you’ve been very, very good this year, I’ve stuffed 3 adorable Gift Card Pocket Tags into your Christmas stocking!  Finally, we will make 6 darling gift tags that are cute enough to hang on the tree as ornaments.

The Card Folios

This 6×6 gatefold style card folio has lots of room for your favorite family photos.  Add a family picture, photos of the tree, Christmas morning, or baking cookies to quickly and easily capture your special Christmas memories.

This lovely folio has lots of nooks and crannies for both large and small photos.  Y’all know how much I love an interactive card folio, and this one ticks all the boxes.

This sweet mini trifold folio can be used as a journal, or for wallet sized photos.

This would be such a thoughtful handmade gift for grandparents or family that is far away this year.

The second folio is a little brag book with a darling belly band closure.

Quick and easy to  make, this one is perfect for a stocking stuffer!

It’s also a great Secret Santa gift!

Pop Up Cards

Because I love a good pop up card, you’ll find 4 of them in this kit.  These are simple to make but impressive to give.

Tuck a gift card or small treat in the pocket (each card has one) and you’ve got a gift!

Easel Cards

Decorate your Christmas mantel with this darling pair of easel cards.  You’ll learn how to make the rosettes in the tutorial, too.

Shaker Cards

These shaker cards are sooo easy to make!   Santa’s elves shared some magical card making tricks with me, and I’m passing them on to you.

Easy to Mail

This sweet trio of easy to mail cards will only need one postage stamp to mail.

Box Pocket Card

Tall & Skinny Cards are trending this year, and you’ll be right in style with this precious box style card.  This is another card that you can turn into a gift.

Gift Card Pocket Tags

Last minute gift giving?  We’ve got you covered with a trio of handsome gift card pocket tags.  Quick and easy to make, these stylish gift card holders would also look great on the tree.

Good Things…Small Packages

Look at these cute gift tags!  Tie these on a cookie plate and you are good to go!

What Comes in A Magical Christmas Card Kit?

This is one loaded kit! Laura and I have been searching for special goodies to add to this kit for months!  You’ll receive everything you need to create all the projects seen here except for basic crafting supplies like adhesives, punches, and cutting tools.  Take a look:

  • Authentique “A Magical Christmas” 12×12 collection kit with 16 double-sided 12×12 designer papers and a die cut cardstock elements sheet.
  • Eight 12×12 sheets of color matched Spectrum Cardstock
  • Seven 12×12 sheets of white cardstock
  • Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of Christmas Plaid Ribbon
  • Burlap String: 2 yards each of red and green
  • Christmas Buttons
  • Wooden Christmas Stickers
  • 2 Red Window Envelopes
  • Christmas Sequin Mix
  • Rhinestones
  • Pearl Stick Pins
  • Links to private video tutorials that are like taking an online card making class with me
  • Full color basic instructions

The prices is only $53.99!  Seriously, you could not buy all the elements in this kit for less!

Exiting News!  Subscribe and save 10%

So here’s the really big news: The Button Farm Club is starting a quarterly Card Club!  Four times a year, I will design an exclusive kit for the Button Farm Club.  The kits will be themed to the season and filled to the brim with card making goodness, just like this one.

When you subscribe to the kit, you are guaranteed to be first on the list to receive it.  And, you will also save 10% on the “a la carte” price each quarter.  The subscription price of $48.59 saves you 10% each quarter.  Kits will be released in August (Christmas)  November (fall themed) February ( spring) and May (summer).

So many of you have expressed a desire to take a class with me, and since I don’t travel teach, this is a great way for us to connect.

Purchase the card kit at The Button Farm Club.  You will see an option to sign up for the Quarterly card club , too.

Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

As always,  I am so thankful for the enthusiasm over these Button Farm Club Kits!  If you’d like to see past kits, or purchase tutorials for past kits, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card

Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card for Throwback THursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Throwback Thursday: Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another Throwback Thursday Christmas in July tutorial.  This week, I have an Authentique Tidings Rustic Christmas Shaker Card to share with you.  Tidings, which was released in 2015, has a vintage kraft, black, and cream color palette with red and green accents.  It’s perfectly vintage with a touch of country, and I just love it!

Creating the Patchwork Card Base and Background

Here’s how to get started making this rustic Christmas card.

  • First, cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ panel of kraft cardstock to measure 5 1/2″ x 11.
  • Then score this at 5 1/2″ to form a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ top fold card base. (I share a tip for this in the video tutorials below.)
  • Next, cut a 5 1/4″ square of green cardstock.  I did not have a 5 1/4″ square, so I pieced two smaller scraps together.
  • Now cut a 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of the postmark/script paper.
  • Next cut a 3 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of the holly pattern.  This goes about 3/4″ from the left hand edge of the postmark/script panel.
  • Then cut a 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ strip of the red print/kraft panel.  Line this up about 1/4″ from the left hand edge of the holly pattern.
  • Finally, machine stitch all these layers together to form a patchwork style card base. Adhere a strip of rickrack to cover the seam in the green cardstock.
Making the Shaker Element

  • Die cut 2 Spellbinders Holly Berry wreaths from the black and kraft newsprint pattern. Spray these with Perfect Pearls Green Patina mist to add a bit of color and shine.  Spray the pine cone pieces with Suede Glimmer Mist.
  • Now place small pieces of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of one wreath.  Remove the liner tape and stack the two wreaths together.
  • Cut clear cardstock with  the largest Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Die.  Cut the stag pattern with the same die.
  • Next adhere the clear cardstock to the back side of the stacked wreaths.  Place 3 layers of foam tape around the wreath to create a shaker box.
  • Now fill the shaker box with sequins and seal with the die cut circle.
  • Add rhinestones, flowers and ribbon to decorate the wreath.
  • Finally, string 2 green jingle bells on and tie the around the bow cluster, knotting securely.
Finishing Touches

Adhere the “Merry and Bright” sticker banner in the upper left hand corner.  Slide on a black and white striped paper clip.  Then mat the Santa stamp on waste chipboard and adhere in the lower right hand corner.  Adhere a small reindeer charm on the stamp.

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with simple panels of paper.  I’ll share tips about how to make the banner across the top in the video tutorial below.

So, are you ready to get your craft on?  Please enjoy this quick and easy Throwback Thursday Tutorial.

 

Have any of you started making your Christmas cards yet?  Or is it too early for you to even think about.  I like getting a head start!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. To see other Throwback Thursday tutorials, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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*Note: Throwback Thursday projects are designed to encourage you to break into your Closet of Shame and liberate some great older products in new projects.  For this reason, we won’t always be able to link to all products used.

Authentique August Desk Calendar Tutorial

Authentique August Desk Calendar Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique August Desk Calendar Tutorial

Hello, Friends!   It’s time for our Authentique August Desk Calendar Tutorial!  August is always the hottest month of the summer, which makes it perfect beach weather.  The cool corals and beachy blues of the August Calendar Collection make me want to break out my flip flops and beach umbrella.

Like the other desk calendars in this series, this 6×6 easel style folio folds for storage.  This way you can pull out year after year.

Store photo, write down important dates, journal memories and tuck little mementos inside the folio.  Add new family photos each year, or make the folio as a birthday gift for August friends and family.

I have to confess, this folio design is one of my all time favorites.  It is compact, but so much goodness built into the design.  If you are new to this calendar series, you can find oher Authentique Calendar projects HERE.

August Desk Calendar Tutorial on YouTube

So without further ado, here is the August Calendar Video Tutorial.  I hope you enjoy!

I’d love to hear what you are doing with this desk calendar design.  Some of you have fabulous ideas for ways that you plan to use the design calendars: Christmas gifts and birthday gifts are both popular uses.  But some of you have taken the basic folio design and used it with other collections for some truly magnificent creations.  I love hearing your ideas, so please share them with me in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2020 Blog Hop

Authentique Voyage Sparkling Seahorse Beach Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2020 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon July 2020 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   If so, you are right on track.  You can find a complete blog hop list on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog in case you are lost.

This month the Seashore Ribbon Club Assortment features aqua and coral beach themed ribbons.  Just my style!

Sparkling Seahorse Beach Folio

These lovely ribbons are a great playmate for Authentique Paper’s Voyage Paper Collection.  Since I love the beach, and I love making little folios, I decided to create an interactive trifold folio featuring these beautiful ribbons.

The 5″ x 5″ x 1 1/2″ folio base is created by joining together 12″ x 5″ strips of cardstock.  Then I simply scored at 5″, 6 1/2″, 11 1/2″, 12″ and 16 3/4″.

TIP: Create a ribbon frame for the album’s focal image.  Attach 3/8″ Coral and Starfish Grosgrain from the Ribbon Assortment with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  Adhere buttons in the corners.

TIP: Hidden pockets are fun!  Stitch 3 sides of the 3″ x 4″ seahorse life card to the folio front.  Leave the right hand edge open to form a cute tag pocket.  Top the tag with burlap string and a charm.

TIP: Ribbon makes a great closure for a folio! Attach the 5/8″ Seashell Print Satin from the Club Assortment with 1/2″ Scor-Tape before you add your paper layers.  Be sure to leave the ends long enough to tie a nice, poufy bow.

TIP: Add a quick and easy mixed media finish to Reneabouquets Seahorse and Starfish Beautiful board.  Tap with Versamark Embossing Ink, then heat emboss with WOW Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.

The Album Spine

Create a triple loop bow with the Blue Variegated Shell Print Ribbon from the Club Assortment.  Top this with a Natural Burlap String Bow and a Little Birdie Flower.

Decorate the spine with a sticker from the paper collection.  Then create a charm dangle with Natural Burlap String.

A Peek Inside

I love to use ribbon inside a folio, too!  It makes a great topper for little tags!

And it really comes in handy when used as a closure for interactive mechanisms!

Isn’t this 3/8″ wide coral reef grosgrain pretty?

Keep a waterfall feature from flapping open with another piece of the Seashell Satin Print Ribbon.

Sparkling Seahorse Video Tour on YouTube

To help you see how all the mechanisms and folds work together I’ve created a little video tour on YouTube.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what crafty inspiration Cherry has for you today.   Be sure to finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog. Answer Bonnie’s question of the month to be entered into a drawing for a free July 2020 Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not subscribed to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  Bonnie has a great deal for new subscribers.  I look forward each month to receiving my ribbon club.  Its always fun to look for papers that match the club assortment each month.  It’s like getting a birthday present in the mail every month of the year.

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

To see other projects made with the Voyage collection, click HERE.

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

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

Authentique Classic Christmas Shaker Hanger with APG Snip It Grid/Calendar and Fanfare Dies by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Throwback Thursday Christmas in July!  Today I have a super sweet and easy to make Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial for you.  You can make this cute project in no time, and then hang it on a kitchen cabinet, a door knob or an office cubicle.  If you get started on making these now, you’ll have plenty to give as gifts when Christmas rolls around.

Authentique Classic Christmas and Spellbinder Dies

Use any favorite Christmas collection to make this sweet little shaker hanger.  My blog buddy, Sherry Somers, gifted me with a 6×6 pad of Authentique Paper’s Classic Christmas collection in some happy mail this spring.  Since this is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections, I decided to feature it this week.  I had a few bits and pieces of the 12×12 brick pattern along with some 3×4 cards left.  But nothing else, so that 6×6 pad came in real handy!  Thanks again, Sherry!

TIP: Stitch the brick patterned paper onto some burlap to add country charm to your shaker hanger.  Since sewing machine needles don’t like to stitch through adhesive, just place a bit of Scor-Tape in the center of the two panels, then stitch.  You’ll be able to keep your margins straight, but won’t hurt your sewing machine.

Frosty Windowpanes

The Spellbinders June Die of the Month makes a great windowpane!  Die cut the Snip it Grid Calendar piece from the kit 3 times: twice from cream cardstock and once from grey.  Then glue the three layers together so that they are slightly offset.  This will give your window pane a real feeling of depth.

TIP: Use a paintbrush to apply dries clear adhesive to the back of each die cut layer.  This is faster, and ultimately neater, than applying the glue straight from the bottle.  I do the same thing when I add my clear cardstock to the back of the windowpanes.  You have far less trouble with glue oozing out onto the acetate and making a sticky, hard to clean up mess.

Little Details

Fussy cut this cute house from a 3×4 card.  Then back it with dimensionals.  Apply Stickles or glitter to the snowy areas of the roof to add lots of shine.  This shows up better in real life than it does in the photos.

Paint jingle bells and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Christmas Bells with white chalk paint to add country charm.

Die cut flower layers from scraps of patterned paper and winter foliage from cream cardstock.  Custom flowers in a jiffy!

Tie painted jingle bells to the handle of a vintage mini hanger. Tuck in some die cut leaves as a finishing touch.

Christmas Shaker Hanger Video Tutorial

If you’d like to learn how to make this darling little Christmas shaker hanger, please enjoy the video tutorial below.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  I’ll be back next week with another Christmas in July Throwback Thursday.  Until then, keep calm and craft on, my friends!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. To see past Throwback Thursday projects, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Note: Throwback Thursday is designed to encourage us to use up our crafty stash.  Many of the older items I use are no longer readily available online.  Please feel free to substitute a similar product from your stash. 

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