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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial with ButterBee Scraps

Hello, Friends!  Are you dreaming of the sea?  If so, his Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial will be a dream come true.  I’m collaborating once again with ButterBee Scraps to bring you this “girly grunge” mixed media folio tutorial.

The folio base is built with 3 sheets of 18 pt. 11×17 grocery bag paper and measures 6″ x 7″ with a really fabulous fold out design.  You will learn how to build the base and add all the mechanisms in the tutorial as well as learn how I created the cool corroded metal effects on my ButterBee Scraps charms.

While it’s not a complete “from A to Z” tutorial, you will walk away with a wealth of knowledge and new techniques to add to your crafty toolbox.  I know I learned some new stuff myself while designing and creating this fabulous folio.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

The fun starts right away with this interactive pocket/tag/flap combo inside the first fold.  These are Graphic 45 ATC Laser Cut Alpha Tags.  You may still have some of these in your stash.  Backed with papers from the Sea Land collection, spattered with acrylic paint, embossed with Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture, topped with braided jute and a lovely ButterBee Scraps charm, they are definitely sea worthy!

There are so many flips, flaps and interactive elements in this folio that pictures simply cannot tell the whole story.  But you’ll get to see how everything works together in the project share and tutorial video below.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial on YouTube

This is a really “meaty” tutorial with lots of moving parts.  Pick up a pencil and a notepad, and a snack and a refreshing beverage might be a good idea, too.  There’s a lot to learn, and a lot of fun techniques to add to your crafty toolbox.  Ready to get your craft on?  Just press play.

For your convenience, you’ll find a linked supply list below the signature area of this post.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks 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

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial SUPPLY LIST

ButterBee Scraps

Paper

Ribbon and Textiles

Mixed Media

 

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Laserowe Love

Hello, Friends!  Well, summer is in full heat here in North Carolina.  And nothing is more refreshing on these sultry days than a big bowl of icy cold, sweet watermelon.  Lucky for me, I had Laserowe Love Watermelon Summer and Watermelon Friends paper collections in my stash.  I paired them up with Apple Green Organza/Satin Center and Acid Green Random Dots Grosgrain Ribbons from the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment to make this darling Watermelon Summer Fun Folio.

The folio base is made with one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.  You can find a video tutorial for it HERE.   The front is a shaker frame layered up with pretty chipboard cuts from Laserowe Love. I don’t know about you, but I would love to have an icy cold umbrella drinkie inside a mini watermelon cup right about now.   Little Birdie Flowers, Ivory Burlap String, and a button from my stash are all invited to this  pool party.  Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: Party on the Inside

The fun gets started right away with a little ribbon topped tag tucked behind a chipboard umbrella drink.

The pocket page on the right holds some cute little Polaroid style photo mounts.  I’ve used more of the Acid Green Dots ribbon as a border on the pocket.

Here’s a look when everything is fully opened.  Isn’t it fun?  From left to right we have a waterfall cascade, a pocket with inserts, a dimensional tag/treat pocket, and a magnetic flap page.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Waterfall Element

 

 

Create tuck spots on the waterfall pages by adhering just the bottom edge of a tag.

 

Decorate a pocket with a little fussy cut banner.  Create the pocket page on the album base beneath the waterfall for an extra fun surprise.  The pocket holds 4″ x 4″ photo mounts.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Magnetic Flap Page

Use the tropical chipboard elements to create a little vignette on the front of the flap page.

TIP:  Create a cute turn tab when cutting the center pocket opening.  Place a Spellbinder’s Oval die about half way in the center of your pocket panel.  When you die cut, save the little half oval that the die cuts out.  Adhere the straight edge behind the designer paper panel.  Instant turn tab!  It’s a two-fer!

 

You’ll find room inside for a small photo and a tag filled pocket.  Cut fish tail ends on the Acid Green Ribbon to make a festive pocket border.

You can journal on the tags and add small photos on the back.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Dimensional Treat Pocket

Use cardstock scraps and a corner punch to create little pocket tags to tuck inside the dimensional pocket.  Decorate the pocket flap with smaller tags topped with ribbon and buttons.  And these green and pink chocolates are a perfect color match for the paper collection.   How fun is that?

You could also tuck a gift card, small photo or memento inside the pocket of each tag.  And there is ample room on the back for a photo.

This little folio comes together very quickly and makes a great summer birthday or hostess gift.  You can’t help but smile when working with the happy patterns and cute images in these two collections.

I hope you’ve been refreshed and inspired by this Watermelon Summer Fun Folio project.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Patchwork Tea Folio

     
Stamperia Patchwork Tea Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  This month we’re featuring the Sizzling Summer Ribbon Club Assortment.  These bold hues are perfect playmates for this Stamperia Patchwork Tea Folio.

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Maize Checkerboard Satin serves as the bow and as the ribbon closure for this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ tri fold folio.  Then I layered it with 3/8″ Citrus Dots Grosgrain and Gold Metallic String as a border on the folio cover.

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Stamperia Patchwork Tea Folio

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Don’t let the petite size of this folio fool you!  I’ve packed loads of fun inside.  Here’s a cute tuck spot with a journal tag.  There’s room to add a photo behind the image, as well as a place to write a message on the back side. You can also tuck a photo behind the circular image on the right.

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This sweet little tea tag is topped with more of the citrus dots grosgrain ribbon.  And there’s room for a small photo on the back.

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Here’s a look at the folio when fully opened.

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The center panel is a little ribbon-tied flap pocket.

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If there’s tea, one must have a special little spoon and some honey to go with it!

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The right hand side is a really fun pull out folio.  You’ll see it demonstrated in the 5 minute project share video below.

On with the hop!

Now hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s question of the month so you will be entered into the drawing for your very own Sizzlin’ Summer Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join!  You can learn all about it HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration 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 hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio

 

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio for the RRR June Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop.  My project inspiration this month is this Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio.  It’s a great match up for the June Ribbon Club Assortment.

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You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.  You can find the complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog.  Now let’s take a closer look at the lovely ribbons used to adorn this summer folio.

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio:  Give Me the Skinny

I decided to go taller and skinner with this folio.  (If only it was so easy in real life!)  The base measures 4 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ with a 1/2″ spine.

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Turquoise Plaid Ribbon looks fabulous with all the pinks and greens in this collection, so I chose to use it for the ribbon closure on the folio.  That looked so good that I decided to add a little border strip of it topped with crochet lace.  Then I created a bow cluster using Hot Pink Satin with a Silver Metallic Edge and placed it atop that border strip.  A loopy silver metallic string bow goes perfectly with the metallic edge on the satin ribbon.

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Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals Folio: A Peek Inside

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Flip pages add so much fun to a folio design.  I decorated this one with butterfly stamps and little sentiment strips from the paper collection.

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Here’s a look at the fully opened folio.  As you can see, I’ve used ribbon from the Club Assortment inside, too.

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The center box style pocket holds a trio of treats all dressed up with pretty ribbon.  The Tea Wallet is sporting a Turquoise Plaid Ribbon Belly Band.  The vintage silver plate spoon is held in place with a snippet of Hot Pink Satin Ribbon.  I love the color and texture these ribbons add to the interior of the folio.

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Even tiny scraps of ribbon can be put to good use!  A folded scrap of Turquoise Plaid Ribbon looks so pretty tucked under the button of this stitched magnet.

On With the Blog Hop

From here, you will hop on over to  the RRR Blog, where you will answer Bonnie’s question of the month.  Maybe you will win your very own June Ribbon Club Assortment!  Yay!

Subscribing to the Ribbon Club is easy and affordable!  It’s like getting a birthday present in the mail every single month!  You can find out all about it HERE.

I hope I 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 hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m back from the beach and ready to share this shabby chic Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial with you.  This tutorial is loaded with techniques, mechanisms, tips and tricks that will help you take your crafting to the next level.  If you’ve always wanted to create a folio, but didn’t know where to start, this is the blog post you’ve been waiting for!

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This 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ tri-fold folio is made with two 8 1/2″ x 11″ heavy cardstock.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the end of this post.

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Alter this 3″ x 4″ Tim Holtz Vignette Frame with Distress Paints and Sprays.  While I don’t share this step in the tutorial, you can learn how to do this HERE.

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Authentique Paper always adds cute banner elements to their cardstock components sheets.  Mat this “Dream” banner on scraps of Spectrum Silver Dollar and Tickled Pink Cardstock to really make it pop.

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial: Some Details

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To create this ribbon closure, follow these easy steps:

  • After you have matted your folio base with Spectrum Cardstock, find the center point.
  • Next, wrap 1/2″ Scor-Tape all the way around the folio from the back cover, over the spine and to the front edge.
  • Then, cut a piece of ribbon that is at least 12″ longer than the combined width of the cover, spine and back cover.
  • Finally, remove the liner tape and press the ribbon onto the adhesive to secure.
  • Now you can build your cover over the top of the ribbon closure.

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Bangles add such a fun touch to a folio spine.  I created this cluster with a mini glass bottle, some beads, a lobster clasp and some metal charms.

TIP: Alter metal charms by tapping them with Distress Paint that matches your color scheme.

TIP: For extra fun, fill the glass bottle with glitter.  Then wrap it with a pretty washi tape.

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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This is what the folio looks like fully opened.  It has (2) 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panels, (1) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panel and one little flip page that measures 3″ x 8 1/2″.

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The tutorial will show you how to build all these mechanisms:

  • Double Hidden Pocket with Inserts
  • Shaped Flap page
  • Horizontal waterfall
  • Tag Pocket and vertical waterfall
  • Box Pocket
  • Tea Bag Pocket and Belly Band Tuck Spot
  • Flip page with double magnetic folios
Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial: Eileen Hull Notebook Insert

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Eileen Hull Sizzix Notebook Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

This sweet Eileen Hull Notebook is tucked into the box pocket.  We don’t get into creating that in this tutorial, but I’ll be sharing a tutorial for that very soon, so stand by!  The video was getting very long, so I had to make some tough choices!

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Eileen Hull Sizzix Notebook Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 09

Inside the notebook, you’ll find a little flap page that’s a perfect spot for a photo or some journaling.  Instead of creating standard book pages, I added an accordion pull out page on the right.  This is topped with a little flap feature.

TIP: Score an image that is too large to fit your page.  Now you have created an easy flap mechanism.  Isn’t that fun?

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Eileen Hull Sizzix Notebook Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Here’s a peek at the accordion fold mechanism inside the notebook.  As I said, we’ll be sharing that here soon!

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial: Tag Insert

Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial Eileen Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 11

I needed an element to hold the waterfall feature closed.  So I created a tag pocket and a little art tag.  When the tag is inserted in the pocket, it keeps the waterfall feature from flapping around.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, cover a Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag with a liner that you’ve cut with the Large Tag/ATC Tag/Flowers Die.
  • Next, cut a 3″ high panel of the pink feather paper the same width as the tag liner and adhere.
  • Stitch some ruffled ribbon onto the tag.  Then wrap with jute cord and attach a small butterfly charm.
  • Fold a small white doily in half and adhere above the pink feather paper.
  • Cut a wide banner flag from paper scraps and tuck beneath the feather paper.
  • Fussy cut the butterfly girl image from the 4″ x 6″ journal card.  (Dreamy 6)
  • Adhere the fussy cut image to the tag so that the head is aligned with the center of the doily.
  • Place small dimensional tabs underneath the butterfly wings to add more dimension.
  • Pop the “Love Life” Cardstock Component up on dimensionals and adhere.
  • Create top and bottom borders with 3/4″ high scraps of the grey print.
  • Thread ribbon through the top of the tag.  Add tassel, flowers and jute bow.
Authentique Dreamy Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just click play and we’ll get this crafty party started.  This is a long tutorial , so you might want to grab a snack and a cuppa to sustain you!  I hope you enjoy!

This would make a most beautiful Mother’s Day gift, don’t you think?  I hope I shared some tips, tricks and techniques 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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Note: I used the following papers from the Dreamy 12×12 Collection Kit, which includes the Cardstock Components Sheet.  To reproduce it exactly as I did, you will need 3 sheets of Dreamy One, and 2 Cardstock Components Sheets.  I’ve broken the supply list down for you to help you know exactly how much paper you will need to complete the folio.

Basic Cutting Guide:
  • Folio Base
    • 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock joined with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Follow scoring directions in the tutorial
    • Matting:
      • Tickled Pink Spectrum Cardstock:
        • (4) 5 1/8″ x 8 3/8″ for the 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panels
        • (2) 4 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ for the 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels
        • (2) 2 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ for the flip pages
        • (6) 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ strips for the spine
      • Silver Dollar Spectrum Cardstock
        • (4) 5″ x 8 1/4″
        • (2) 4 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
        • (2) 2 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
        • (6) 3/4″ x 8 1/4″
      • Inserts for the Hidden Pockets
        • Silver Dollar Spectrum Cardstock : (2) 3 3/4″ x 12″ Scored at 5 1/2″
      • Box Pocket
        • Silver Dollar Spectrum Cardstock: 7 1/2″x 4 1/2″
          • Score at 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 6″ 6 3/4″ on the long side
          • Score at 3/4″ and 1 1/2″ on the short side.
        • Vertical Waterfall
          • 4 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ scored at 1/2″ on left side
        • Horizontal Waterfall
          • 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ scored at 1/2″ along the top

 

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