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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!

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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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

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups

Hello, Friends!  Well, it’s November, and time to start rolling out loads of Christmas inspiration for you.  Today I have some darling Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups that will make wonderful little gifts or table decor during the holidays.

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How fun would these be all displayed on a holiday mantel or buffet table?  I used Eileen Hull’s fabulous Teacups Bigz Die to build the 3-D teacups from matboard.  Then each cup was covered with beautiful papers from Authentique Paper’s Nostalgia Collection.

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups: The Jolly Snowman

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I used papers from the 12×12 Paper Pad and images from the sticker sheet and 6×6 bundle to decorate each teacup.

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Then I filled each teacup with a Christmas Cookie, mini chocolate, tea bag, candy cane, tiny plastic silver spoon and a little gift card holder.    Novelty Christmas buttons, jingle bells, ribbon and holiday flowers make each teacup extra festive.

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups:  The Scottie Dog

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Look at this perky little Scotty Dog peeping around the corner of this cute cup.  I do think he deserves to be on Santa’s Nice List, don’t you?

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The sticker tickets  add so much fun to the little Biscoff Cookie treats!

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups:  The Puppy Present

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How adorable is this wee Christmas puppy?

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He’s so cute he gets a “Naughty Pass.”

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups: The Christmas Deer
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Decorating these cups was a blast!  I got to dig through all my little Christmas embellies!  I found these tiny Christmas Ornaments that were the perfect size to fit on the little tag.

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You could fill your teacups with any small goodies.  I think wrapped peppermint candies would be super cute, too.

Authentique Nostalgia Christmas Teacups: The Christmas Couple

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This little cup is so sweet and romantic!  You could tuck a diamond engagement ring in here for a fun surprise!

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No diamond ring in this cup…but I think the recipient will still enjoy the goodie assortment!  The gift card holder doubles as a mini card with room to write a personal note inside.

Handmade gifts are always my favorite.  They are one of a kind, and can be tailored to the interests and preferences of the recipient, too.  If you’re interested in purchasing these sweet teacups, you can find them in my ETSY shop.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks 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 Nostalgia Christmas Teacups Supply List

 

Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Kit

Introducing The Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Kit

Hello, Friends!   If you have a fur baby (or two or three) you are absolutely going to love today’s post.  I’ve been busy as I can be making this Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Kit.  And this time I have not ONE but TWO mini albums made with Authentique Companions papers: one for dogs and one for cats.  Take a peek!

Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Kit for Cats

Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Kit Cats by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 01

This is the album for all you kitty lovers out there.  The base is a Prima Magnetic Dossier Waterfall album that measures 6″ x 9″ x 3″.    The gorgeous papers are from Authentique Paper’s Companions Collection Kit.  We’ve added in some fun kitty cat novelty buttons, beautiful Lipstick Red Seam Binding Ribbon and Little Birdie Flowers to make these kits extra special.

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This is a super interactive album filled with lots of sweet surprises.

Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Kit for Dogs

Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

For all you canine lovers, I worked up the same papers and interactive features with a fun dog theme.

Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

I can’t even begin to tell you how much room there is for photos inside this album!

What’s in the Kit?

Each kit comes with the following items:

  • One Authentique Companions 12″ x 12″ Collection Kit
  • One Prima 9″ x 6″ x 3″ Magnetic Dossier Album
  • Printed written tutorial with full color photos and easy to follow instructions.
  • One Pack of Little Birdie Flowers
  • One Yard of Lipstick Red Seam Binding Ribbon
  • One Value Pack of Cat or Dog Novelty Themed Buttons
  • 8 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ Brown Cardstock

The albums are available for pre-order now at The Button Farm.

To order the Dog Album, Click HERE.

For the Cat Album, click HERE.

Albums will ship starting November 5th.  With Christmas right around the corner, this would be a wonderful gift!

Button Farm Club Companions Waterfall Mini Album Sneak Peek on YouTube

Here’s a link to a very short video tour of the albums.

For those of you who have wished to take a class with me, these kits are the next best thing.  If making a kit is not your “thing” I do have one of each completed album for sale in my Etsy Shop.  First come, first served!

Thanks so much for letting me share this news with you!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Pleasant Thanksgiving Banner Tutorial

Authentique Pleasant Thanksgiving Banner Tutorial and Bonus Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  I know the whole world is excited about Halloween right now.  And don’t get me wrong, I like Halloween, too.  But today I’m excited because my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is just around the corner.  To help us get ready to celebrate, I’ve prepared a simple Thanksgiving Banner Tutorial using the gorgeous Authentique Pleasant Collection.

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Oh, how I love Thanksgiving!  It goes way back to my childhood when all the aunts, uncles, cousins and even great grandparents would gather at my grandmother’s house to celebrate together.  Sometimes there were as many as 3 dozen of us tucked around the dining room table, in the kitchen, in the parlor on TV trays…and in every nook and cranny of the house!  And the food!  Ooh la la!  Those ladies could cook!  This rustic banner takes me right back to those happy, happy times. I thought you might want to make a banner for your Thanksgiving celebration, so I have a little tutorial to share with you today.

Thanksgiving Banner Tutorial: Creating the Pennants
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First, cut (3) 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ panels from Pleasant Four. Two panels will be the same, and one will have the wood grain going the opposite direction.  No worries!  By the time we’re done, no one will know!  From the paper you have left over, cut (4) 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ panels.

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Flip each panel face down.  Find the center point of the panel (2 1/8″) and measure up 1 1/2″ from that point.  You can see where I made a little pencil mark at that spot.  For the 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ panels, measure up 3/4″ from the center point which is 1 1/8″. Make a mark just as you did on the larger panels.

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Use a ruler to draw a line from each corner to the center of the mark you made.  Then cut along the line to create pennants for your banner.

Thanksgiving Banner Tutorial: Adding Texture with Fabric
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Stitch each pennant onto a slightly larger piece of burlap or linen fabric.  I used a decorative stitch and fancy thread on mine, but regular stitching and thread works great.  And, if you don’t want to sew, you can just use Scor-Tape to secure the pennants to the fabric, or eliminate the fabric altogether.  Then fringe the edges to give it a rustic look.  You don’t do this step with the small pennants.

Starting with a small pennant, position along the top edge of a 4 yard piece of ribbon.  I use binder clips to hold the pennants in place.  Then add a large pennant, then a small one and so on until you have the pennants evenly spaced out.  Stitch the fabric at the top of each pennant to the top edge of the ribbon.  Just start at one end and sew all the way to the other.

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Flip each pennant over, and add a small piece of Scor-tape to the bottom edge of the ribbon and adhere.  This keeps the banners positioned properly.  Now you are ready to decorate!  And that’s the fun part!

Thanksgiving Banner Tutorial: Making it Pretty!
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Tie a big loopy bow at each end of the banner.  Then add burlap string and flowers to dress it up.

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Tie smaller bows in the corners of each of the larger pennants.  I die cut a base layer from Pleasant with a Spellbinders Label 1 die. Then  I topped it with a doily that I cut with a Cheery Lynn Ornament 1 Die.   I also die cut leaves, wheat sheaves, pumpkins and acorns from an assortment of fall dies.  Fussy cut images from the 3″ x 4″ cut aparts and add Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape between the layers to create loads of dimension.
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The banners from the Components sheet are just the right size for decorating the smaller pennants.  I also cut a second pennant layer from scraps of Pleasant Four.  These measure 2″ x 3″.
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Little wooden buttons glued in the center of each smaller bow add to the rustic, homespun feel of the banner.

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Banners make every party special, and now that you know how, you can make one for every holiday of the year.

Pleasant Fall Color Card Folio

 

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This lovely little card would make a great hostess gift at your Thanksgiving gathering.  Or pair it up with the banner for a pretty mantel display.

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There are 2 pockets inside with lots of room to hold Thanksgiving photos.
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The top pocket holds a little tea bag wallet with a cute belly band.  I’ve used the 6″ x 6″ bundle to make the inserts for this card.

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There’s room to write a little note here.

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This folio measures 4 1/2″ x 6″ and has a magnetic tab top.

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It opens to reveal room for a photo, and another pocket with inserts.  You could put photos in the pocket.  The pocket folds down to reveal two more photo mount pages.  What a fun way to preserve your Thanksgiving memories!
You can pull this banner and card folio out year after year, so the time it takes to make them is really worthwhile.  I just love the way photos bring memories back to life.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  Oh, and there’s a linked supply list below, too.
Wishing you all a warm and cozy Thanksgiving!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Authentique Paper:
Dies, Ribbons and Flowers from my stash

Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial

Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Finally, it’s fall!  Even here in the Sunny South, the days are a bit cooler and the air is a bit drier.  October’s bright blue weather inspired me to create this Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial for  you today.

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This is a 5″ x 7″ x 2″ box style trifold folio with solid chipboard covers.  I used Authentique Paper’s glorious “Pleasant” collection kit for this project.

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Everything I love about Autumn is packed into this collection: Pumpkins, Fall Flowers, Acorns, Apples…it’s just completely delightful in every way!  Since I’ve prepared a video tour and step by step tutorial for you, I’ll keep my comments here brief.

Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial: The Cover

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I used a Tim Holtz Ornate Frame Die to feature this gorgeous image from the collection.  The frame is cut twice: once with chipboard, then a second time with designer paper to add lots of depth and dimension to the focal image.   Messy machine stitching adds a rustic, homespun feel to the design.  So does the Brown Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon.

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I did not have any fall colored flowers that matched this collection, so I altered some Little Birdie Swiss Mocha flowers with inks and sprays.  The end result was these golden roses, which I confess that I love.  To alter the metal butterfly, tap it with Antique Bronze, Rusty Hinge and Tumbled Glass Distress Paints.

Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial: Something Old

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I dug into my box of old metal treasures where I found this vintage key hole.  My 80+ year old neighbor gave it to me several years ago as a thank you for helping her with some household tasks.  Tapped with distress paints, it’s the perfect addition to the side of the folio.

Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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Because the folio has a magnetic closure, I had to keep the first fold and inside cover very simple in design.  Thankfully, the Authentique Pleasant papers are so gorgeous that you don’t need to add much to them.  I did manage to add a little flap feature with this fantastic vintage truck image.

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Although a folio is not supposed to have pages, I bent the rules a little and added a page unit to each spine.  These function as waterfalls, and will hold 4″ x 6″ photos with ease.

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You will have to keep the embellishments in this album on the “flat” side, or you will not be able to close the cover.  Fussy cut images from the cut apart pages work perfectly for this job.

Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial: Interactive Features

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You all know how much I love to add interactive elements to my creations.  This folio is loaded!  you’ll find sweet side pockets with inserts like this one.

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And you will learn how to use your scraps to create the inserts in the video tutorial, too.

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And of course, there are flaps….

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…that pull out from behind the page and function as mini folios.  Oh, look…there’s another pocket!  What a surprise!

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You’ll have to watch the video to see what is inside this mini folio…and I’ll show you how to make it and the flap insert, too.

Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial: The Video

I hope you’ll enjoy the video tour with tips and ideas.  Then hang around for the step by step tutorial where we’ll build the base from scratch, add the page units, pockets and all the fun interactive elements.  The video runs a little over half an hour (there’s a lot of ground to cover) so grab a snack, a cuppa  and a notebook before you hit play.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas today 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’d like to purchase this Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio, you’ll find it in my ETSY shop!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Pleasant Autumn Trifold Folio Tutorial: Supply List

Authentique Paper

Other Supplies:

  • Really Reasonable Ribbon Brown Center Stitch Burlap Ribbon
  • Natural Burlap String
  • Little Birdie Swiss Coffee Flowers (Rosemund)
  • Metal Butterfly Charm
  • Acorns from my back yard
  • Vintage Key Hole and metal charms from my stash
  • Burlap
  • 12″ x 18″ Heavy weight brown cardstock
  • Medium weight chipboard

Tools, Inks and Adhesives

  • Ground Espresso Distress ink
  • Antique Bronze, Tumbled Glass, Rusty Hinge Distress Paints
  • Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist
  • Little Birdie Lemon Zing Color Splash
  • Tim Holtz Ornate Frame Die (Sizzix)
  • Packaging Tape
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
  • 1/2″ Scor-Tape
  • waste chipboard to add dimensional layers

 

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