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Button Farm Club G45 By the Sea Travel Notebook Kit

Button Farm Club G45 By the Sea Traveler Notebook Kit by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Button Farm Club G45 By the Sea Travel Notebook Kit Release

Hello, Friends!  I’m so excited to share my newest Button Farm Club Kit Release with you today!  This G45 By the Sea Travel Notebook Kit is loaded!

Button Farm Club G45 By the Sea Traveler Notebook Kit by Kathy Clement Photo 02

If you love the sea as much as I do, you are definitely going to want to make this project.  I’ve used a G45 Traveler’s Notebook with 3 inserts as the project base.  Then I’ve dressed it up with gorgeous By the Sea Deluxe Collector’s Edition papers, stickers and chipboard.  Gorgeous Little Birdie Rosalind Roses, ribbons, novelty buttons, paper clips and more make this kit really special.

Button Farm Club G45 By the Sea Traveler Notebook Kit by Kathy Clement Photo 03

Here’s a sneaky peek at the inside pages.  The individual notebooks inside the album cover have loads of blank pages as well as decorated pages.  This makes it perfect to use as a journal, a junk journal, a planner or a guest book for your beach house.

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G45 By the Sea Travel Notebook Video Sneak Peek

G45 By the Sea Travel Notebook Kit: What You Get

One of the reasons I love to design for The Button Farm Club is that Laura, the owner, gives me complete freedom when designing a kit.  And I packed this kit full of beachy goodies.  Here’s what you get in each kit:

  • Graphic 45 By the Sea Deluxe Collector Edition Kit
    •  3 each of eight double-sided 12 x 12-Inch papers (24 total)
    • 27 die-cut chipboard embellishments
    • 70 cover weight stickers on a 12 x 12-Inch sheet
  • Graphic 45 Traveler’s Notebook Album with 3 signature inserts
  • Full-color, printed, easy to follow step by step tutorial written by me
  • Beach Themed Novelty Buttons
  • Rosalind Roses (a package with 24 pieces, total…and you’ll have leftovers!)
  • 4 Yards of Ribbon
  • 2 Yards of Burlap String
  • 12 red paper clips
  • 3 vintage style bulldog clips
  • (2) 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of kraft cardstock

It’s basically everything you will need to create the project except your normal crafty tools like adhesive, ink, pencils, rulers and such.  And, with this kit, you will have leftover supplies to decorate the inner pages of your album, or make several cards.

The kits are in stock, ready to ship.  This is a limited edition kit, so place your order before they disappear.

To purchase your Graphic 45 By the Sea Traveler Notebook Kit, click HERE

So many of you have asked me to teach a class in your area.  This is the next best thing.  You’ll learn techniques that you can translate into other projects while creating a beautiful keepsake album.  I’m very proud to be part of the Button Farm Club Family.  Their kits are an amazing value, filled with high quality product and created by some of the very best designers in the trade.

To see previous Button Farm Club Kits, click HERE.

Exciting News!

Here’s a little tidbit of information that I know you are going to get all excited about!  Button Farm Club now carries a large selection of Little Birdie Flowers at amazingly affordable prices!  Yes!!!!!  you can order these online from The Button Farm Club.  How thrilling is that?  To see what Laura has in the shop, click HERE.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this month’s kit.  And if you have any questions, please add them in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: By the Sea Mini Album

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: By the Sea Mini Album

Hello, Friends! It’s Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks week!  What fun!  The beach is my happy place, so I was thrilled when I was asked to create a mini album with By the Sea.  This collection has always been a favorite for me, and I’m thrilled to see it coming back as a Deluxe Collector’s Edition.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I decided to try something new with this Graphic 45 Staples Kraft Mixed Media Album.  To shake up my album cover design, I placed the 4″ x 6″ lighthouse image inside a shaker pouch.  I just love the way the sequins and beads mimic the look of sunshine sparkling on water.  This is probably the easiest way I’ve found to create a shaker element.

  • Select your image.   I chose to  mat mine on some blue gingham check to help it fill the frame.
  • Cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock the same size as your matted image.
  • Use a sewing machine to stitch almost all the way around the perimeter of the image.  Leave about a 2″ opening in one corner.
  • Fill the opening with a sequin mix.  (use a funnel tray for mess-free filling) These buttons, beads and sequins are a mix called Shades of Chambray from Lilac Lane.
  • Place the shaker pouch back on the sewing machine, line up the needle and finish stitching.
  • Back the shaker pouch with a couple of layers of chipboard for stability and to elevate in the design.
Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: By the Sea Mini Album Details

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

These Graphic 45 Staples Blue Roses are a perfect color match for this collection.  After layering them down the side of the album, I tucked in some altered metal beach charms.

TIP:  Paint metal charms with ivory chalk paint, then tap with Graphic 45 Bon Voyage Blue Decades Ink Pad.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Fussy cut shells and real shells come together perfectly with real beach sand.  I’ve also painted a Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Door Plate and Knob to match the album.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

Dress up the spine with Glory Blue Seam Binding Ribbon, a cluster of beach charms and a Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Clock Key.  The lighthouse image was too big to fit the spine, so I carefully cut it in half, pieced it together so that the frame matched up, then adhered it to the base of the spine.

 By the Sea Mini Album: The Inside Scoop

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

TIP: Make a quick and easy pocket for the inside cover.  I simply cut my designer paper 3″ longer than the height of the page.  Then score, fold and adhere the sides to make an instant pocket.  Add border strips to the pocket flap for extra fun.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

TIP:  The vellum pages in the album are so beautiful…but delicate!  To prevent them from tearing, stitch the vellum to a piece of heavy kraft cardstock.  Fill the space between the pages with more of the sequin mix for a fun surprise.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

TIP: Make quick pockets by adhering just the top, bottom and one side of patterned paper to the album page.  Now you can tuck in photo mounts.  Decorate with fussy cut images from the signature page.

By the Sea Mini Album: Tuck Spots, Inserts and Flaps

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

I removed several pages from the album before I began this project.  Then I cut and scored them to create pocket inserts throughout the album.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 09

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Border strips make great tuck spots!  And you can easily create a space for pull out elements.  Just adhere sides and bottom of your patterned paper, leaving the top edge open.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 11

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 12

TIP: Create a watery background on the vellum pages.  Apply Bon Voyage Blue Decades Ink directly to the vellum.  Spritz lightly with water to activate the ink and make it move.  Heat dry.  Then stitch the pages together as before.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 13

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 14

TIP: Create tuck spots by adhering just the outer edge of a journal card to the album page.  Photos can tuck behind, and you have a lovely spot for journaling.

Graphic 45 By the Sea Mini Album by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 15

TIP:  To create a quick and easy side pocket, cut patterned paper 2″ wider than the page.  Score, fold and adhere.

 By the Sea Mini Album Tour on Youtube

Here’s a little video tour with tips and ideas:

 

I’m so excited that this album will be on display in the G45 Booth at Creativation this week.  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can adapt for your own mini album making adventures.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List

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Other Supplies

By the Sea Beach Rules House Shrine

By the Sea Beach Rules House Shrine for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello, Friends!  I don’t know about you, but my soul has been longing for the sea.  Summer is such a busy time around here with visits from dear friends, family birthdays and lots of deadlines for work.  There’s no time to escape to the coast, unless I do it on paper!  Luckily for me, I had a wonderful little Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts House Shrine Box to work with, and I immediately thought “beach cottage!”  I pulled out my Graphic 45 By the Sea papers and went to work building this darling little Beach Rules House Shrine to share with you today.

Beach Rules House Shrine Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product Graphic 45 By the Sea Photo 1aPutting this one together was almost as good as a day at the shore, minus the sand in my shoes and wind in my hair.

Beach Rules House Shrine Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Product Graphic 45 By the Sea Photo 15The finished box measures 4″ x 8″ x 1.5″.  The depth gives you lots of room to add lovely layers and 3-D embellies.  I put together a Snapguide tutorial for you so that you can follow along and see how this all came together.

 

Check out How to G45 by the Sea Gypsy Laser Cuts House Shrine Box by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Beach Rules House Shrine Supply List:

  • Gyspy Soul Laser Cuts House Shrine Box
  • GSL Beach Shape Set
  • GSL Word Ribbons 2
  • Graphic 45 By the Sea 8×8 paper collection
  • Graphic 45 By the Sea 12×12 paper
  • Graphic 45 Chipboard Elements
  • Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs
  • Stampendous Embossing Enamel: Golden Sands, Aged Copper
  • Distress Embossing Powder: Frayed Burlap
  • Natural Burlap string, rayon seam binding
  • Found objects from the beach
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Glue Gun
  • Foam spacers or chipboard

I’d like to thank Gina Hubbard of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts for inviting me to be her guest designer this month.  I’ve had such a lovely time creating with these gorgeous, high quality chippies!  I hope you’ve had fun with me!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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