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Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Hello Friends!  Do you have a furry friend who makes your world a better place?  If so, you are going to love this Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial.  This is not your ordinary pet themed paper collection.  It is filled with gorgeous patterns, heartfelt sentiments and the cutest images.  But don’t take my word for it.  Here’s a peek at what I’m talking about.

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I used both the 12″ x 12 Companions Collection Kit and the 6″ x 6″ Paper Bundle to create these cutie patootie card  5 1/2″ x 7″ folios.  Honestly, every time I look at these focal images, I can’t help but grin.  And how about this color palette?  Isn’t it delightful?

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: How Much is that Doggy in the Window?

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Add mixed media touches to your cards by dry brushing with diluted ivory chalk paint.  I love the way this technique softens the edges and adds dimension to the gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers.  Machine stitching is another way to add texture and even pattern to a card.  Paint spatter is another great way to add mixed media effects to a card.  Even a little bit goes a long way.

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This cute fussy cut border pops because it has 3 layers of waste chipboard on the back.  As you know, I like to cut up the Priority Mail boxes that my design team shipments come in to use in place of foam tape.  This works really well, and it saves me a ton of money, too.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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Peek inside this card and you will find a lovely pair of pockets and an accordion fold folio.

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You’ll learn how to make these adorable tab top inserts in the video tutorial.  They are made with scraps and have a fun magnetic closure.  Each one measures 2 3/4″ x 9″ when fully opened.  This is a great spot to add tiny photos, ephemera or journaling.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: Cats Rule

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OK, this Siamese cat cracks me up.  It’s the glasses.  I wish I had a pair just like them.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 07This card is a mirror image of the first one.  I just changed out the flowers

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The 4 1/4″ x 6 flip folio inside the pocket has more cute kitty images.  I love them all.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create this 5 1/2″ x 7″ card folio base, the tab top inserts, and the flip folio, then I invite you to watch this video tutorial.  Enjoy!

You can find a supply list for this project at the bottom of this post.

Thanks so much for joining me here today.  I hope you found some ideas, techniques 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.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial Guest Designer for Little Birdie Crafts

Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial: Guest Designing at Little Birdie Crafts

Hello Friends!  I’m super excited about today’s post, as I have the honor of serving as a Guest Designer at the Little Birdie Crafts Blog.  I can’t think of a better match than Little Birdie Crafts Flowers and Graphic 45’s new Floral Shoppe Collection.  So I combined the two to create this Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial for you.

Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial Flower Shoppe by Kathy Clement for Little Birdie Crafts Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

This is a 5.5″ x 7.5″ card folio with a few mixed media techniques thrown in just for fun.  I’ve altered chipboard with paint and embossing enamel, machine stitched and even pulled out my paintbrush to add a little stenciling to the mix.

Of course, these stunning Little Birdie Flowers steal the show!  You’ll be able to see how I assembled this floral cascade in the YouTube video below.

I built loads of dimension and texture into this design…and boy, was it ever fun!

Working with these flowers really made me think of my mom.  She loved spending time in her gardens, coaxing a wide variety of cultivated and wild flowers to bloom in perfect  harmony.  I tried to re-create that mix of blossoms, colors and textures here.

Earth Laughs in Flowers: Gotta have a Pocket!

You all know how much I love pockets!  I decided to add one to the front of this floral delight.  The pocket itself is a fussy cut floral image from “Sunlit Medley” .  I sewed 3 sides of the image to create a spot to tuck this little bookmark.  The stenciled leaves were easy to add, thanks to Little Birdie Chalk Paint and stencil.  (I’ll have a complete supply list at the end of this post.)

Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

There are more pockets on the inside of the card folio.

The Floral Shoppe Ephemera Cards made it easy to create this 6.25″ x 4.25″ gift card/treat wallet.

Honestly, these ephemera cards are so pretty, it’s hard to choose between the fronts and the backs!  But I used the “B” side here, so that there would be lots of room to write a personal note.

And if you give a girl a teabag, you’d better include a honey stick!  So I did!

But enough chit chat!  Let’s get down to business and create this card folio together.  This is a long video, but I think you will find it worth watching.  We’ll being by learning how to create the card folio base.  Then we’ll stencil, build layers, distress paper edges and create the floral cascade together.

Next, we’ll learn how to make 2 kinds of pockets and the gift card/treat wallet.  Ready?  Let’s get our craft on!

Earth Laughs in Flowers Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube.

I’d like to close by thanking my friends at Little Birdie Crafts for inviting me to Guest Design on their blog today.  If you love flowers …and chipboard and paint and stencils…then you owe it to yourself to pop over to their blog for a quick visit.  And if you have a second, say hello!

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

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