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Authentique June Desk Calendar Tutorial

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

Authentique June Desk Calendar Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Can it really be time to share my Authentique June Desk Calendar Tutorial with you?  It does not seem possible!  But the calendar says it is, so here we go!  This month’s Calendar collection feels just like the blue skies and sunny days of summer.  And, people…it’s got bees!  Hooray!

Like all the previous months in this series, this desk calendar measures a tidy 6″ x 6″.  But it has room inside for loads of photos, memory keeping, and list making.  The easel style allows it to stand upright for display and close neatly for storage.  You can pull these out year after year and add new memories and photos as the days roll by.

The inside has a blank calendar where you can write down special dates.  The pocket on the bottom holds photo mats, journal cards and two little wallet sized folios.  I’ve tucked a nice sized folio into the hidden pocket built into the folio base.

Authentique June Desk Calendar Tutorial on YouTube

This video tutorial will guide you step by step through the process of creating this lovely bit of home decor.  And if you’re new to this series, click HERE to see the January-May calendars.

 

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Nautical Themed Accordion Folio for the RRR Hop

Authentique Voyage Nautical Themed Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop:  Nautical Themed Accordion Folio

Hello, Friends!  For this month’s RRR Blog Hop, I have a Nautical Themed Accordion Folio adorned with the May Ribbon Club Assortment.  If you are coming here from Karen’s lovely blog, then you are right on track.   I look forward to the red, white and blue assortment every year.  And  these Vintage Patriotic Ribbons do not disappoint!

Nautical Themed Accordion Folio: A Ribbon Frame

Use the Chevron Striped Ribbon to create a ribbon frame for this 6 1/2″ square accordion folio cover. Simply  attach the ribbon to a paper frame with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  I did miter the corners, but you don’t really need to.  Placing buttons in the corners makes everything look neat and tidy.   Scarlet Delicate Stitched Satin topped with Natural Burlap String makes a lovely bow.  Th e ribbon closure for the folio is made with Light Navy Delicate Stitched Satin.

Add a snippet of the Vintage Patriotic Swiss Dots Ribbon to the spine.  The add more beach themed charms.

Nautical Themed Accordion Folio: A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the interactive elements tucked inside this accordion style folio.  I’ve added pockets, mini folios and flap pages, banners, tags, and tip in pages.

This ribbon collection could not be a more perfect match for the Authentique Voyage papers!

On With the Hop

Your next stop on the hop is Cherry’s  sweet blog.  After you take a look at her paper pretties, hop on over to the RRR BLOG to answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month. Then you’ll be entered into the drawing for a free May Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a subscriber to the Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join.  You can find out all about it and sign up HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial

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

Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for me to roll out our Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial.  Remember”April Showers Bring May Flowers? The  April  desk calendar was all about rain showers. This May calendar is all about living life in full bloom.  How perfect is that?

Authentique April Easel Card Calendar Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Each calendar in the series follows the same basic design template.  The May folio measures 6″ x 6″ .  If you are new to the blog and want to check out the January-April calendar tutorials, click HERE. Even if you haven’t been following along with these monthly desk calendars, you might want to consider making this one.  It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Learn how to add all this wonderful dimension and color to your desk calendar in the video tutorial below.  It’s broken down into easy to follow steps.  First we will build the easel style folio base.  Next we will create the hidden pocket panel inside the folio.  Then we will create a quick and easy pocket that doubles as the stopper for the easel card.  Next, learn how to make all the cute inserts for that pocket  Finally, we will decorate  the calendar front with bows and flowers.

Authentique May Desk Calendar Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at all the goodies tucked inside the folio.

And here’s the cute folio tucked inside the hidden pocket.

If you’re ready to start creating this great project, just click play and we’ll tackle the job together.

I hope you have as much fun making this month’s desk calendar as I did designing it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box Card

Autehentique Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Cottontail  Easter Basket in a Box Card

Hello, Friends! Let’s get ready for Easter with an Easter Basket in a Box Card! The holiday will no doubt be different this year, but we can share the joy of the season via the mail.  I’ve used Authentique’s Cottontail collection to create this sweet box style card and it’s so cute, even the Easter Bunny approves!

The entire Authentique Paper Design team is sharing wonderful Easter inspiration ideas on the Authentique blog this week.  You’ll want to be sure to pop on over and see what goodies they have prepared for you.

Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box Card: A Closer Look

Start with a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ box card folio base.  You can find a tutorial for the base HERE.  Then dress it up with pretty pink flowers, ribbons, and Easter embellishments.  You’ll hear all the details in the video tour below, so I  won’t bore you with them here.  I’ll just share the pretty photos with a few comments.

Color a resin bunny with Distress ink, then heat emboss with Seth Apter Dirty Sand Embossing Powder.  Then rub some of the embossing off with your finger to create fake fur.  The wee nest is made with burlap, twine and Spanish Moss.

Dress up the spine with a bunny key and carrot buttons.

The inside is filled with all sorts of fun interactive elements.

And here’s the “Easter Basket” and a sweet little pull out folio.

“Gift wrap” your treats with paper from the collection.  Who wouldn’t love to receive an Easter Basket like this in the mail?

Cottontail Easter Basket in a Box Card Video Tour

If you’d like to see how all these elements work together, you can watch this short video tour.  I share lots of tips and tricks as we walk through all the moving parts.

 

I hope I’ve shared some Easter Joy with you today.  How are  you going to celebrate this year?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique April Desk Calendar

Authentique April Desk Calendar: Singing in the Rain

Hello, Friends!  Can it really almost be April?  I’m almost late with this Authentique April Desk Calendar project, but I think you’ll still have plenty of time to get yours made before the calendar turns.

Since this calendar follows the same steps and measurements as the March Calendar, I did not create a video tutorial.  Just use that design with the April Calendar Collection.  Easy peasy!

Authentique April Calendar Collection Desk Calendar by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Do you remember how much fun it was as a kid to walk to school under an umbrella?  I can remember waking up excited if I heard raindrops outdoors because I  knew all my classmates would be breaking out their umbrellas, too.  We bobbed along in the rain like cheery little puddle posies while the rain tapped away at our umbrellas.  Those fun memories prompted me to select this darling image and sentiment as the focal for our calendar this month.

Opening this desk calendar is always an adventure!  There are so many sweet goodies tucked inside!

Here’s the hidden folio for the April Desk Calendar.

Plenty of room to add a few sweet photos to these colorful pages.

Use the back side of this darling Easter image to mat a photo.  The journal card tucked in the pocket is a great place to write down memories or important dates.

And there’s lots of room for smaller photos and journaling in the wallet sized folios that tuck in to the pocket.

You can watch the March Video Tutorial HERE.  Are you following along and making each monthly calendar with me?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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