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Authentique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album

Take a Road Trip with Authetique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album

Hello, Friends!  Aaaah, Summertime!  The perfect time to hit the road, go adventuring, and make lasting memories!  Who wants to take a road trip with me today as we explore a brand new collection from Authentique Paper?  This Pastime Passport Style Mini Album is the perfect travel companion, loaded with fun interactive features, retro style images and ready for adventure.  Take a peek:

Authentique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 1

This is the cutest, chunkiest little mini album!  Authentique’s Pastime Collection  is filled to the brim with  retro images like Polaroid cameras, cute little campers, vintage billboards, tickets receipts and more. The Pastime 6×6 Paper Bundle is just the right size for this petite 3.5″ x 5″ x 2″ mini album. I also used fussy cut images, patterns, Detail Stickers and Petite Diction Stickers from the 12″ x 12″ Collection Kit.

Authentique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 2Eileen Hull’s Passport Book Die by Sizzix is a perfect playmate for this paper collection.  After die cutting covers, spine and inner pages, I went to work on decorating the album.  The album contains 3 separate signatures (inserts) bound with elastic.  Each signature holds 12 pages that you cut out with the die.

Authentique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 3Here’s a peek a the album spine.  You can see the elastic binding strips threaded through the holes.  I added some vintage travel charms and beads just for fun.  Don’t you love this paper?

Authentique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album Video Tour on YouTube

This album is bursting with interactive elements like pockets, tags, flip pages, waterfall features, fold out pages and more.  I find the easiest way to share a project like this is with a YouTube video tour.  I share a lot in this video about the process for making the album as well as tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.

 

Authentique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album: A few detail shots

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Pockets add so much to a mini album design.  This side pocket is decorated with one of the fun Details Stickers from the 12×12 Collection Kit.  I matted it on kraft cardstock to make it pop against that cute patterned paper in the background.  Photo mounts held together with a decorative belly band fill the side pocket.  You can place 8 photos here.  Isn’t that amazing?The cover page of the first signature is simply decorated with another gorgeous Detail Sticker.

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I kept the embellishments in this album very simple.  Because it is small, I didn’t want the pages to be too busy.  Petite Diction stickers give you the opportunity to create your own captions, which is lots of fun.  Mat stickers on kraft cardstock, then glue just the bottom edge so that you can tuck your photo behind as I did on this flip page.

Turn fussy cut images into mini journaling spots or photo albums.  To do this, I simply fold paper in half and then add my image.  This journal spot also serves as a turn tab for the fold out page.

Make Your Own Embellishments!

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Throughout the album, I’ve used stickers to make my own embellishments. This tiny Polaroid sticker looks so cute hanging from the paperclip that holds this journal page in place.  I simply matted the sticker on folded cardstock, trimmed out the tails, then looped it over the paper clip.  It looks chic and trendy even though it’s cheap and easy!  LOL

Use Your Stash!

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Do you keep ephemera items like small paper bags and such?  An album like this is the perfect place to use these items from your stash!  I found a tiny paper bag that was the perfect size for this album,  covered it with paper, then added a tag.  Again, a quick and affordable embellishment that looks great on the page.

Creative Uses for Scraps in Your Authentique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album

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We all have scraps, right?  And they end up in a bin and never get used, which is such a waste. When you have  gorgeous papers like these, you want to utilize every scrap.  Therefore,  I have been training myself to look for creative ways to use them in my projects.  This decorative belly band is made with a piece of paper I’d trimmed off.  Backed with kraft cardstock (also a scrap) it creates a stylish way to tuck in a tag.  And let’s talk about the tag for a moment: its also decorated with a scrap of paper.

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Punch a decorative edge on a scrap and use it as a border as I did here.  It takes just a few seconds to do, but adds a designer look to a page.  I also used a fussy cut scrap as a layering piece behind this cute hang tag made with a sticker from the collection.  Scraps are our friends, people!  Invite them to the party!

Make the Most of Your Page With Waterfall Features

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I confess a love for waterfall features. They are interactive and fun.  Not only that, you can store a ton of photos on a waterfall page.  This tiny 3.25″ x 4.25″ page can hold SIX 3.4 photos!  Here’s how to make your own waterfall element on a page:

  • First, measure the page to determine the width and length of each waterfall element.  You want the width of each waterfall page to be slightly smaller than the width of the album page.
  • Next, cut rectangles of paper.  Remember to add 1/2″ more to the length of each rectangle so you can score a flap.  Each of these rectangles measures 3″ x 4″.
  • Then, score a 1/2″ flap on the short side of each rectangle.  This is the  mechanism that will attach to the base page. Fold the flap to the back side of each rectangle.
  • Now, ink the edges and shape with corner punches if desired.
  • Place adhesive of your choice on the back side of each flap.  Beginning with the first flap, line the scored edge up with the top of your base page.  Make sure it is straight.  Press to adhere.
  • Next, lift the flap of the first waterfall. Align the scored edge of the next flap up with the bottom edge of the first flap and adhere, being sure to keep everything straight.
  • Continue until you’ve added all the flaps.
Authentique Pastime Passport Style Mini Album: The Grand Finale

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The final page of this album is so much fun.  I created a micro journaling spot with one of the tiny stickers from the Details sheet.  Then I created a tuck spot with a fussy cut image from the 6×6 bundle.  The inside cover has a pocket with a handy little notepad that I created from designer paper and chipboard.

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I love this quote: “Life is a grand adventure: go live it!”  What a perfect way to end this post!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I’ve shared some tips 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

Authentique Beginnings Baby Book Tutorial & Video Tour

Authentique Beginnings Baby Book with Eileen Hull Travel Journal Die by Sizzix

Hello, Friends!  I love Mondays!  You wake up to a brand new week with brand new opportunities to learn and create.  This Monday, I’m especially excited because I’m sharing a project made with a brand new release from Authentique Paper.  This Beginnings Baby Book is so very sweet, I can’t wait to share it with you.

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See?  I told you it was sweet! When I first saw these darling papers, I nearly swooned. They are just perfect for use in a baby book!  I often think about a project for days (or even weeks) before I dig in and create, but this idea came to me in a snap.  Why not pair up these pretty pretty papers with my Eileen Hull Travel Journal die?  So I did!

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I framed this precious focal image with some Petaloo Flowers, luscious Buttercup Satin Ribbon, and some fussy cut elements from the 12×12 Collection kit. The baby book measures a generous 4.25″ wide x 8.75″ tall.  That means there’s lots and lots of room for goodies inside!

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A vintage style brad and elastic loop form the closure.  Crochet lace adds a lovely vintage feel to the design.  Don’t you love these patterns?  Yum!

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Beads. flowers and novelty buttons add fun details to the spine.

Beginnings Baby Book Tutorial on Snapguide

Travel Journal style minis are trending right now.  They are really fun to make…one could almost say addictive!  In case you’ve never put one of these together before, I prepared a SnapGuide Tutorial to walk you through the cover assembly.  You’ll also learn how to put the signature pages together.  I hope you enjoy!

Check out How to Authentique Beginnings Baby Book by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Beginnings Baby Book: Pockets and Tags

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Now that you’ve seen how the baby book is assembled, it’s time to look at some details.  One of the things that makes these travel journals so addictive is the opportunity you have for adding all kinds of interactive elements.  And you know how I feel about interactive elements in a project!

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Pockets and tags go together like babies and cuddles!  I created this large 4″ x 6″ tag with Authentique Spectrum paper in Bubblegum Pink and Antique Lace.  It was my first opportunity to play with the Spectrum line, and I have to say, I’m hooked!  It’s super sturdy, has a very slight sheen and makes really crisp folds.

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To make this tag, first I rounded the bottom corners of a rectangular piece of paper.  Then I used a corner chomper to shape the top edge.  Add some ribbon, a posy and pretty designer papers, and you have a tag in no time flat!

The pocket is decorated with a Details Sticker and some little banner flags cut from scraps.

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Here’s another sweet little pocket filled with journal cards from the cut apart page.  I also turned a Detail Sticker into a file folder by matting it on designer paper and folding.

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 9Side pockets can hold larger journal cards and photos.

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 10Don’t you just love these images?  Be still my heart!

Beginnings Baby Book: The Waterfall Feature

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 11Waterfall features are such a great way to include a lot of photos in a small space.  Here’s how I made this one.

  1. First, cut eight 4.25″ x 4.75″  rectangles from Spectrum Bubblegum 1&2 papers.
  2. Next, punch a scalloped edge along the bottom of each rectangle.
  3. Then, score each rectangle at 1/2″ on the long side.
  4. Now, burnish the score line to form a flap.
  5. Add adhesive to the back side of the flap.  JUST the flap!
  6. Next, line the flap up with the top of your paper and press in place.
  7. Line the top edge of the next rectangle up with the bottom edge of the flap above it.  Press in place.
  8. Repeat until you’ve used all the rectangles.
  9. Finally, add an image from the Details Sticker Sheet or the 6×6 bundle cut apart page to the top rectangle.
Beginnings Baby Book: The Belly Band

This image from the cut apart page is perfect for use as a belly band!  Because it is 12″ long, it will span the page nicely. My thought here was that it would be the perfect tuck spot for a copy of baby’s birth certificate, birth announcement or baptism certificate.  Of course, photos will fit here , too.
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Beginnings Baby Book: Flips, Flaps and Fold Outs

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To create these two cutie pie flaps, just score a 7″ long piece of paper in half, add a punched border and tuck beneath the elastic binding.  Decorate one of the labels that you cut while making the journal covers.  Add a little sticker from the Details Sticker sheet.  Easy peasy!  Using a variety of paper sizes and shapes makes the book much more fun!

 

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Here’s a peek at another decorated signature page.  Each signature has 4 sheets of acid free text paper in it.  These blank pages can be used for more photos, journaling or as a place for baby’s first visitors to add a special word of greeting.

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These little flip books are so easy to make!  Cut 6×6 papers in half, score in half, then add decorative corners.  Glue onto the page, add a sticker, and BAM!  Instant flip book!

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 16Here’s another fun way to add a flap: Score a journal card to fit the size of the inner page.  Glue just the edge down and fold.  Isn’t it sweet?

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 17If you glue just the edge of an image to a fold out page, a photo can still be inserted behind it.

Beginnings Baby Book Beginnings by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Paper Photo 18This fold out page opens up to a little side pocket and tuck spot.

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Another example of a flap and some flip pages.

Beginnings Baby Book YouTube Video Tour

Because this Beginnings Baby Book is so interactive, I decided to make a YouTube video tour of it.  I also share a lot of tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.

I know it’s true that everybody loves a baby…and I sure am in love with Authentique Beginnings! Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to break out your scissors, glue and pretty papers and get your craft on.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio

This is my 2nd post of the day.  To find my project for Frilly & Funkie, please scroll down.
Goin’ Junkin” with Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio

Hello, G45’ers! Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector Edition captures all the fun and adventure of a dusty old vintage shop.  I worked these gorgeous papers and eclectic images up into an interactive folio album loaded with flaps, envelopes, fold outs, folios, tags, pockets and FUN!

I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than going junkin’. That’s what I call time spent venturing into thrift stores, flea markets and vintage shops in search of vintage treasures and “junk” that is just waiting to be given a new life in my crafting studio.  You never know what kind of goodies you might find: old lace, tattered ledgers, dusty bottles, tarnished spoons, ugly home decor with good bones, estate jewelry.  These items have a tendency to jump into my shopping basket when I’m not looking.  (That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it!)  

 

Goin Junkin Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Make it Easy on Yourself: Using Staples Tags in a Folio Format

Goin Junkin Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

Make it easy on yourself! Use Kraft Staples Tags as a base as you layer your papers.  The beautiful shaped edge and metal grommet add great design features.  I used two on my cover. One is right side up and one is upside down.

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Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio Video Tour On YouTube

I’ve used Staples tags throughout this funky little folio.  Inside you will find flaps, pockets, hidden pockets, mini folios and all sorts of fun surprises.  It’s just like shopping in your favorite junkin’ spot.

This is such an interactive album, that I decided to create a video tour rather than a pile of photos.  It’s so much easier to explain the various features in a video. I hope you enjoy this short YouTube video tour.

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio Designer Tips

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  • To create the ATC Policy Envelope fold out feature, I cut a 1” wide x 8.25” long spine from my designer paper and scored it in half. The left hand side was glued under the facing page.  Then I just glued my ATC Policy Envelopes on top of the other half.  I used my craft knife to cut a slit between the envelopes so they can be turned individually.
  • Turning a Staples Tag into a folio is as easy as 1,2,3!  For a standard tag, cut cardstock to measure 7” wide by 4.75” tall.  Score on the long side at 3.5”.  Fold, shape the corners (if desired) and glue onto the tag base.  Now you have a fun, interactive tag folio!
  • Mat images from Parlor Wall onto folded pieces of kraft or black cardstock to create little folios within your album.  This is a great way to use up leftover pieces of cardstock, and the interactive folios are loads of fun to open.
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Folio Supply List

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12×12 Deluxe Collector’s Edition (2 sheets each)

  • Olde Curiosity Shoppe
  • Optical Oddities
  • Counting Down
  • Parlor Wall
  • Race for Time
  • Butterfly Specifics
  • Bazaar of Wonders
  • Exquisite Motif

I hope I’ve shared some inspiration, tips 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet Video

Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet for Sophie Grace

Hello Friends!  Summer is birthday season in the Clement household   I have almost a dozen birthdays to prepare for over the next several weeks.  The first one in line is our dear Sophie Grace who turns 8 years old this year.  How is this even possible?  Because she is totally into Fairies and Fairy Gardens this year, I put together a darling little Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet for her party on Saturday.

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I’ve used gorgeous Peony Delicate Stitched Satin from the RRR Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment along with Crosshatch on Peony Satin on this shabby chic design.

Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Card Wallet by Kathy Clement Photo 2The album base is made with mini file folders that I die cut using Tammy Tutterow’s Mini File Folder Die by Spellbinders Paper Arts.  Each folder measures 5″ wide x 3.25 inches tall.  It was easy to join the albums together to form the album.  Here’s how I did it.

How To Make a Mini File Folder into a Mini Album

Begin by choosing your designer papers.  I chose to work with Prima’s Princess Paper Colletion.  (retired)

  1. First, die cut three sets of mini file folders from designer paper.
  2. Next, blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink onto the inside of each file folder.  (You do not have to follow this step if your paper is double sided.  Mine was white on the reverse.)
  3. Spritz and flick water onto the ink.  Heat dry.+
  4. Now, ink up the Dear Ruby Background Stamp with Sepia Archival Ink and randomly stamp on the inked surface.
  5. Next, Cut two 1/5″ wide x 4.5″ long strips of designer paper.
  6. Ink the edges.
  7. Score in half.  This is the hinge you will use to join the file folders together.
  8. Then add 1/2″ Scor Tape to the white side (or back side) of each strip on both sides of the score line.
  9. Remove the liner from one side of the hinge and line up along the front bottom edge of one folder. Press in place.
  10. Repeat the process with the other side of the hinge, but this time press it onto bottom back edge of another file folder.  Now your folders are hinged together.

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Turning a Mini File Folder into a Pocket

Now that you’ve joined all three of your file folders together, you can begin to decorate them. Here’s how I turned one file folder into a pocket.

  1.  First, open the file folder so that the tab is at the bottom.
  2.  Then, add 1/8″ Scor-tape to both the left and right hand side of the folder.
  3.  Now peel off the liner from the tape and press in place.

Instant pocket!

Decorating the Cover

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Create a little banner with designer paper.  Add mini buttons to dress it up. To create my ribbon closure, I ran 1/2″ Scor-Tape along the back edge of the album then wrapped it with a piece of ribbon that was long enough to tie into a bow.

Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Card Wallet by Kathy Clement Photo 5Pom Pom Posies can be die cut from two colors of felt to create a fanciful fairy flower.  Fill the center with a pearl and small gold beads for extra fun.  I filled a small corked vial with a mixture of white and gold glitter to serve as fairy dust.  Then I tied on this adorable little brass fairy charm.  I filled in with Petaloo Penny Lane flowers and a tag from the paper collection.

What’s in Your Pocket?

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I adore Tammy’s Mini Tag Book Die and used it to create a fairy themed mini album to tuck into the pocket of the gift wallet.

Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Card Wallet by Kathy Clement Photo 7Fairy sized pockets are easy to make.  Simply die cut several  shapes from Tammy’s Tab Set Two, glue just the sides together and you’ve got an instant pocket.

Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Card Wallet by Kathy Clement Photo 8Create a flip down page by scoring a long piece of paper in half.  Here I’ve used another Tab Set Two die to make a sweet little page turner.  After cutting the shape, I  halved it so that i could turn it with the shaped edge out.

Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Card Wallet by Kathy Clement Photo 9Teeny tiny fairy postcards.

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A fairy princess kitty and a fairy paper doll in a pocket add lots of whimsy and interactive elements to the pages of the mini tag book.

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. I’ve tucked a ticket to the fairy dance party into this Tab Two pocket.

Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Card Wallet by Kathy Clement Photo 12Along with this itty bitty teeny tiny fairy notebook. The book measure less than 1″ wide and a little more than an inch tall.  The pages are stitched into the spine.  Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Card Wallet by Kathy Clement Photo 13It’s the kind of thing you’ll only do for your precious granddaughter.

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And no fairy mini tag album is complete without a Pug Fairy wearing a crown.

Inside the  Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet

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Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet Video on YouTube

I hope you found some tips 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.  I’ll also provide a supply list and links (where available) to the products I used to make this Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet.

Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List and Product Links

Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment, Ocean Waves

Peony Delicate Stiched Satin

Crosshatch on Peony Satin Ribbon

Prima Princess Paper Collection (retired)

Tammy Tutterow by Spellbinders Paper Arts:

Contour Mini File Folder Die

Mini Tag Book

Deco Edge Envelope

Notched Mini Envelope

Shortie Tabs

Tab Set Two

Pom Pom Posies

Dear Ruby Background Stamp

Petaloo Penny Lane Blossoms

Antique Mauve/Mixed Blossoms x 8

Mini Daisy Petites x40 Antique Mauve

Heartwarming Vintage Altered Fairy Double Sided Scraps (retired)

Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio and Video Tour

Just in time for Summer: Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio and Video Tour

Hello, Friends!  And Happy Memorial Day to all my US friends!  This holiday weekend is the official kick off for summer here in the states.  We enjoy parades, picnics and family fun. It’s also a day when we honor those who gave their lives in the service of our country.  As a young girl, our family always visited the local cemetery to decorate the graves of those who served in the military.  It’s a somber day, but also a day when we celebrate the freedom that was won for us with great sacrifice.  So it’s the perfect day to share this Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio and video tour with you.

Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio Heroic by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

To make this folio, I first created two 5″ x 7″ side fold card bases from kraft cardstock.  Then I overlapped the cards to create a trifold base.  Next, I scored the base at 4.5″, 5.5″ 10.5″ and 11.5″ to create a trifold folio with two 1″ spines.  This gives you lots of room to add pockets, mini folios, and waterfall features.

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Decorate the album with stickers, Petaloo flowers, die cut stars, ribbon and scrabble tiles.  To add extra texture, machine stitch around the perimeter of each page.

A Peek Inside

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Create a decorative belly band for photo mounts by wrapping them with a 1″ strip of patterned paper, gluing together on the back side.  Then cut an image from a 3″ x 4″ journal card and glue to the front of the belly band.

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A large center pocket holds two mini 3.25″ x 4.25″ fold out folios.

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The small pocket on the inside can hold a gift card or other small memorabilia.

How to make a Waterfall Feature

Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio Heroic by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 12A waterfall feature is a great way to mount loads of photos in a small space.  Here’s how I made the waterfall feature for this Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio:

  1.  Begin by cutting five 4″ x 5″ rectangles from patterned paper.
  2. Then score 1/2″ from the left on the long side of each rectangle.  This forms the flap for your waterfall feature.
  3. Use a corner punch to shape the edges, if desired.
  4. Crease the score lines.
  5. Add glue or adhesive to the back side of the first rectangle and line up along the top edge of the panel.  Glue in place.
  6. Continue adding panels, lining each flap up so that it is flush with the previous rectangle.  Do not overlap, just line up.
  7. Add a decorative cover to the waterfall feature, if desired.  I mounted mine on waste chipboard to add a little extra dimension.

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In this photo you can see how each flap lines up.

Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio Heroic by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 14And here is a side view.

Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio Heroic by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 15This is a project that you can easily complete in an afternoon.  To help you get an idea of the flow of the album, I prepared a short 5 minute video tour.  Enjoy!

Authentique Heroic Patriotic Folio Video Tour on YouTube

Be sure to stop by the Authentique Blog today as we are doing a group share of projects made with this beautiful Heroic collection.  I know you’ll be inspired!

I’d like to wish you all a very safe and healthy Memorial Day. And I’d also like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all the service men and women who keep our country free.  You are appreciated more than words can say!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List & Product Links

Please note:  I have provided product links when possible, but some items have been in my stash for a long time, and may no longer be available online.  Feel free to substitute when necessary.

Authentique Heroic 12×12 Collection Kit

Heroic 6×6 Pad

Petaloo Botanica Chantilly Mixed Blooms, White

Blue Baby Botanica Mixed Blooms

Red Botanica Chantilly Mixed Blooms

1.5″ Silky Crush Ribbon, Red

Patriotic Plaid Ribbon

My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Star Die

Scrabble Tiles (U, S, A)

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology metal embellishment from my stash

2 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11 Kraft Cardstock

Red and Blue Cardstock for Matting

Graphic 45 French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial

Bon Appetit!  Graphic 45 French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial
 Frilly & Funkie Saturday Step x Step

Hello, Friends!  I’m so glad you could join me here today. Have you l heard the exciting news that Graphic 45 is releasing the gorgeous French Country as a Deluxe Collector’s Edition?  I’m so excited that I dug into my stash and created this French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial for the Saturday Step x Step over on the Frilly and Funkie blog.

A Recipe for Success

I’m afraid that I have a brand new crafting addiction.  Eileen Hull’s HeARTfelt Journal die from Sizzix is just so much fun to play with.  Pairing it with these vibrant papers is truly a recipe for success!

There are so many different ways that you can use this journal.  Here are a few that I came up with during the creative process.

  • Great gift for the new bride!  Include some of your tried and true recipes and put in a basket with spices for a gorgeous shower gift.
  • How about the child who is moving out on his/her own?  Add in all the favorite recipes from home.
  • Your own personal guide to fine dining!  So many people take photos of their food plates.  It would be fun to compile them here along with notes about the meal.
  • A heritage recipe book.  Do you have scraps of recipes tucked here, there and everywhere?  Why not create a special place of honor to preserve them?

That’s just a short list of ways that I think you could use this handy album.  Do you have more?  I’d love to hear about them!

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Creating an Interactive Album

Interactive elements make me happy.  It’s just so much fun to pull a tag out of a pocket, flip a page to find a little surprise, or fold paper in a unique way.

I’ve woven all kinds of fun surprises into this chunky little album.

There are tuck spots and pockets, and folios galore.

I’ve found all kinds of creative ways to use up little scraps of pretty paper. The easiest way to share all these ideas with you is via a YouTube video tour.

French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial on YouTube

French Country HeARTfelt Recipe Journal Tutorial on Snapguide

If videos are not your “thing” I’ve also prepared a Snapguide tutorial.  You’ll learn the basics of assembling the journal, but in this tutorial I focus on designing the covers.

 

Check out How to Eileen Hull HeARTfelt Journal G45 French Country by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I hope I’ve shared some ideas that you can put to good 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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G45 Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Tutorial

Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Tutorial for Graphic 45

Hello, G45’ers!  Three of my favorite words in the English language are Imagine, Inspire and Create.  When Graphic 45 released their awesome Staples Square Tags with those very words laser cut into them, I was hooked. I decided to treat these tags to a day at the mixed media craft spa.  I painted, embossed and spattered, fussy cut, glued and altered to my heart’s content.  Today I get to share my G45 Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media tag album tutorial with you.  Let’s get inky!

Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collector’s Edition has to be one of my top 10 all time favorites from G45.  It is loaded with imagination, whimsy, and beauty as well as my favorite colors.

Paint, stencils, crackle paste, chipboard and embossing powders added all kinds of texture and steampunk vibe to this project.  The tags function as the pages, and although there are only 3 tags, I added loads of fold outs, pockets and surprises to make for a really chunky, interactive album.

Cover a “from scratch” album like this one with DIY papers and you never have to paper piece!  This album is covered with DIY Curiosity Collage.   The neutral background allows me to add lots of steampunky greens, blues and copper tones.

You can find a complete supply list for the album at the end of this post.

Imagine, Create, Inspire!

For a fun change of pace, use Staples laser cut tags for your album pages.

They are so sturdy, they’ll hold up to layers and layers of mixed media techniques.

You can even turn the tags into little folios and fold outs!

Add a pocket to a tag for even more fun!

Then fill it with tags that can serve as photo mounts.

There are so many amazing ways to use these tags!

You are only limited by your own imagination.

Tuck ATC tags behind chipboard elements for an extra touch of whimsy.

Combine antique crochet lace with burlap string for a great steampunk vibe.

Alter metal embellishments with paint, ink, or embossing powders.

Use chipboard elements and stickers to dress up fold out pages.Just have fun!

Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Video Tour

Because I know it’s hard to get a feel for the flow of a mini album with still shots, I prepared a YouTube video tour for your viewing pleasure. You’ll see the album in its entirety as we tour the album together.  I also share lots of design tips and tricks along the way.

Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Tutorial on Snapguide

Check out How to Use Mixed Media Techniques to Alter Chipboard by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

The Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collector’s Edition filled me with inspiration.  Creating this album and tutorial to share with you was loads of fun. I hope you’ were inspired to get out your mixed media supplies and gorgeous G45 goodies, too.  Imagine, Create,  and inspire others with your beautiful art!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

G45 Steampunk Debutante Mixed Media Tag Album Tutorial Supply List

Wherever possible, I’ve provided links, however some items have been in my stash for a while, and I could not find them online.  You can probably find substitutes that will work well.

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