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Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Authentique Clover: Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is past, it’s time to get ready for the wearin’ of the green!  Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day?  This Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial is made with Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.  It’s sure to make your Irish eyes smile!

Authentique Clover St Patricks Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Will you just look at that lovely little Irish man and wife sitting under the light of the moon amid a field of clover?  It that doesn’t make your heart happy, I don’t know what would!  I told Dale, that’s him and me in about 7 more years!

Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Authentique Paper Clover Collection

This 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio base is made with just one sheet of  8 1/2″ x 11″ heavy ivory cardstock. Once you master the making of this simple folio design, you’ll be churning them out in big batches for all kinds of occasions.  They are so fun and easy to make!

Authentique Clover Shaker Frame Tutorial by Kathy Clement

I’m also sharing a tutorial for creating the shaker frame, which I know will make many of you very happy indeed!

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement

Because Clover is such a vibrant and whimsical collection, I’ve added some fun interactive elements inside.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Pull Out Pages Kathy Clement

You’ll find pull out pages, tuck spots and flap pages.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial by kathy Clement

The heart of the project is the center panel pocket.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Inserts and Pockets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Sometimes, I can’t believe how much I manage to pack into one of these little folios.  The tutorial will guide you through creating the pocket, the insert and the little tea bag wallet.  You’ll have to provide the Soda Bread recipe yourself.

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial Video

NOTE:  I need to add a correction to this video tutorial.  In a sleep deprived state, I provided the wrong measurements for the Green Thumb Spectrum liner panels.  The correct measurements are 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the square panels.  The “short” panel should measure 4 5/8″ x 5 3/8″.  So sorry for any frustration or confusion this error might have caused.  Never create a video tutorial when you are tired!  Lesson learned.  Thanks for your gracious understanding.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks, ideas and techniques 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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Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m announcing the arrival of a baby boy AND a baby girl!  That’s right!  I’ve created two new Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits for The Button Farm Club: Swaddle Boy and Swaddle Girl!  Each album is loaded with sweet details and interactive elements that I think you will love.

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit has a fabulous Denim Album Base measuring 7″ x 9″.  The soft shades of blue are just perfect for a baby boy.  Here’s a peek at a few of the pages.

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 02

 

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 03

 

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 04

 

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 05

 

Authentique Swaddle Boy Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 06

Authentique Swaddle Baby Boy Kit Comes With:

  • 12×12 Authentique Swaddle Collection Kit (comes with 12×12 Cardstock Components sheet)
  • 6 sheets of 12×12 Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Robin’s Egg Blue
  • Farm House Dry Goods Denim Mini Album with 10 heavy chipboard pages
  • Full color, illustrated step by step tutorial written by me
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms: a full package!
  • 1 yard May Arts Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon, 1 yard burlap string
  • 2 vintage brass keys (varies from kit to kit)
  • 10 October Afternoon Buttons in Blue and White (varies from kit to kit)
  • 2 Maya Road Stick Pins
  • 3 Doodlebug Designs Doilies
  • 1 Prima Resin Heart (varies from kit to kit)

So you will have everything you need to create this darling album aside from standard crafting tools like a paper trimmer, adhesive, a scoring tool and ink.

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits

The Swaddle Baby Girl  Mini Album Kit is just as precious as it can be!

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 03

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 04

 

Authentique Swaddle Girl Mini Album Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 05

The kit is identical to the boy kit, except you will receive the Swaddle Baby Girl Collection Kit plus one extra sheet of Swaddle 3 double sided cardstock and Tickled Pink Spectrum Cardstock.

I’ve loaded these tutorials with easy techniques that you will be able to adapt and use in other crafty adventures. The materials in the kits are very high quality, so I’m proud to have my name associated with The Button Farm Club.

Authentique Swaddle Mini Album Kits Sneak Peek Videos

To view the Authentique Swaddle Boy Sneak Peek Video, go HERE.  If you’d like a sneak peek at the Authentique Swaddle Girl video, go HERE.

For those of you who’ve always wanted to take a class with me, these Button Farm Kits are the next best thing.  To place your order for either the girl or boy kit, visit  The Button Farm.  You’ll also have the opportunity to order past kits that are still in stock.  You can learn about these kits HERE and HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio.

kathy

 

Love Lives Here Valentine

Authentique Romance: Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Wow…it’s the last week of January!  That means Valentine’s Day is hot on our heels.  So today I’m sharing a vintage style Love Lives Here Valentine made with Authentique Paper’s gorgeous Romance collection.

Authentique Romance Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has a lovely vintage vibe thanks to the black and red color palette.  I wanted it to have the look of old ironwork, so I treated the chipboard and metal corners with a shabby black embossing powder that I found in my stash. I echoed this with the jet black vintage button that sits regally on top of the Lipstick Red seam binding bow.

TIP: for a fun, easy embellishment, wrap your card with gold metallic string.  Tie on some tiny antique bronze keys and add a bow.  Did you  notice that one of these keys is shaped like a heart?  How sweet is that?

Authentique Romance Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

I combined papers from the 12×12 Collection Kit along with the 6×6 bundle to make sure that the patterned papers did not compete for attention.  I read somewhere that when you are designing with patterned papers, you want to think “quarter, nickel, dime”.  The quarter is the larger pattern: in this case, the red lattice in the background.  The “nickel” is represented in the small leaf pattern.  And the “dime” would be the small stripe.  The black and white heart pattern is large, but it reads like a neutral because of the colors.

Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Authentique Romance Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

It’s always fun to carry a color or a theme inside a card.  So you’ll find the same red and black color palette inside.  Don’t you just love the red and white lace patterned paper?  Ooh la la!

Authentique Romance Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

I love surprises, so I tucked a sweet one inside this darling little ribbon tied gift wallet.

Authentique Romance Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Sweets for the sweet…and room to write a little love note.

Authentique Romance Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

The large pocket on the bottom holds a tea bag wallet, a honey stick and a vintage silver plate spoon.  I just love it when a card doubles as a gift!

Authentique Romance Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

Have you started creating your Valentines yet?  Better get busy!  You can find more Authentique Romance Valentine inspiration HERE.and HERE.   I  hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in today’s post.If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags with Authentique Romance

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I thought I’d pop in very quickly and share these romantic Valentine Shaker Tags with you today.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s always good to have a little love inspiration on board.

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

The romance collection is just perfectly “mushy” for Valentine’s Day.   The base of each tag is  Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Tag.  Just die cut the liners with the G45 Regular Tag die, then add the decorative layers.  Since these come together so quickly,  I thought it would be fun to make a little set of romantic tags….and then I thought…”Why not add a shaker?”  So I did!

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

Each little shaker pouch is stitched onto a square white doily.  I sew almost all the way around the pouch, fill it with sequins, then put it back on the sewing machine to finish stitching.  It’s the easiest way I’ve found to make a shaker element.  I also die cut a wreath from gold metallic paper.  The image is from the Romance Components Sheet.  Top this off with a Geranium Pink Taffeta Bow and some sweet Little Birdie Flowers.

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03

Flip the tag over to find a ribbon tied sweet surprise.

Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

And just like that, you’ve got Valentine’s Day covered!

 

Here’s a look at the rest of the tags in this Romantic Valentine Shaker Tag series:

Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tag

Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01 Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02 Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03 Hearts and Arrows Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

Love Birds

Love Birds Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

 Love Birds Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02

Love Birds Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03 Love Birds Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

Love’s Old Sweet Song

Love's Old Sweet Song Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 01

Love's Old Sweet Song Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 02 Love's Old Sweet Song Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 03 Love's Old Sweet Song Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 04

I’ll add a linked supply list below, so that you can create your own versions of these sweet Romantic Valentine Shaker Tags.  If you don’t have time or materials to make them, you are welcome to purchase them from my ETSY shop.

I hope I’ve shared some tips 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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Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial

Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial and Video Tour

Hello, Friends!  Winter can be such a tough time of year.  So I thought I’d brighten up your day with this Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial.  It’s the perfect way to chase away the winter blues, send a bit of love to a friend who’s down with the flu, or just to let a loved one know they are in your thoughts.

Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01https://wp.me/p34lmI-4pd

This fancy fold card design is adapted from a tutorial I saw on Ginny’s YouTube channel.  I fell in love with the basic design, but thought of some fun ways to change it up and add my own KBD style to it.  (You can find another example of this card design HERE.)

Please don’t let this card design intimidate you, as it is really very simple to make.  This time, I created a 6″ x 6″ card base with a 1″ side fold spine.  Then I added a 5″ x 5″ card base with a 1″ spine on the right.  This forms the fun gatefold/flap feature on the front of the card.  So if you can make a basic side fold card base, you are already more than half way there!

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial: Some Details

  • Add extra volume and texture to your card design by hot gluing some cheesecloth behind a die cut panel.  The lacy appearance of this Spellbinder’s Floral Assortment Nestabilities Die added a snowy feel to the card design.
  • To strengthen the delicate edges of this die, emboss with clear embossing powder.  It’s amazing how much stronger the delicate points are after this treatment.
  • Add some fun dimension by curling the “winter greetings” sentiment against the edge of a ruler.  Then adhere just the ends with hot glue.

  • Add snowy accents to your card by spattering it with diluted white acrylic paint.
Winter Survival Kit Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I absolutely love the drama of unfolding this style of fancy fold card!

Decorate the side panels with elements from the paper collection.  I carried the winter bird theme inside the card by wrapping the cardstock elements image with burlap string and a rusty snowflake.

When the card is fully opened, the Winter Survival Kit is revealed.  This is a 4″ x 2″ box style pocket filled with goodies to make winter more bearable.

Tuck in a teabag, some pocket sized tissues, a chapstick, some hand cream and a honey stick.  That’s sure to brighten up someones day!

I wrapped the back side of the card and the spine with 1 1/2″ wide Ivory Silky Crush Ribbon to add texture, shine and elegance to the design.

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial and Video Tour on YouTube

To help you get a better feel for this fun project, I’ve prepared a short YouTube video tour.  This is followed by a picture and text tutorial where you will learn how to build the base and the box style pocket.  I hope you enjoy!

If I’ve managed to brighten your day, share a helpful tip or inspire you to get crafty, then I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial Cutting Guide

For the 6″ x 6″ card base:

  • 13″ x 6″ panel of brown cardstock (you can join two panels of cardstock together with Scor-Tape.)
    • Score this panel at 3″ , 6″ and 7″
  • Cut mats from designer paper:
    • 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″  (2)
    • 2 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (4)
    • Spine 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (2)

For the 5″ x 5″ card base:

  • 11″ x 5″ panel of brown cardstock
    • Score this at 5″ and 6″
  • Cut mats from designer paper
    • 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (3)
    • 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (2)

For the box pocket:

  • 8″ x 4″ panel of brown cardstock
    • Score on long side at 1″, 2″, 6″, 7″
    • Score on short side at 2″, 3″
  • To cover the finished pocket
    • 5 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ panel of designer paper scored on long side at 1″, 4 7/8″
    • 4 7/8″ x 7/8″ panel to line the bottom of the box
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