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Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial: Papercrafting 101/Pockets

Hello, Friends! This Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial is an answer to your requests.  You all loved this Stamperia Make a Wish Gift Box folio I shared a while ago.  So in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to combine that tutorial with my promise to do a Papercrafting 101 installment focusing on pockets.  Hey, it’s holiday crunch time, so I am trying to do double duty here!

In the tutorial below, you will learn how to create the folio base from 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cream cardstock.  I’ll also show you how to add magnets for the closure, how to create quick and easy pockets, and how to make large image paper work in this small 4 1/4″ x 5″ format. The great thing about this style of folio is that it is quick to make, easy to adapt and wonderful to give as a gift for any occasion.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial: Shake it Up!

To create the shaker frame for the folio cover, follow these steps:

  • First heat emboss a Renea Bouquet Snowflake Frame with WOW Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Next, use the largest Spellbinder’s Small Standard Circle Die to cut clear acrylic cardstock. Adhere this piece to the back side of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then, place 3 layers of Darice Foam Strips on the back side of the snowflake frame.
  • Now, Die cut the winter bird circle from the Winter Botanic Paper collection.  Back it with dimensionals and adhere to the prepared folio base.
  • Next, fill the center of the frame with a mixture of sequins, beads, buttons and half pearls. About 2 Tablespoons of filler is plenty.
  • Align the frame over the image and press gently to seal.
  • Add a Moss Green Shimmer Satin Bow, flowers and pearls to the folio cover.

TIP:  If your shaker has a “leaky” spot where elements are escaping, you can seal the gap with Dries Clear Adhesive.  It works like a charm.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Tutorial: A Peek Inside

This sweet folio has pockets….

…folio inserts and pull out pages…

and a gorgeous selection of gifts.  What a great way to send cheer in the middle of winter!  There are more surprises waiting to be revealed in the project tour and tutorial below.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial on YouTube

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.

And if you’d like to purchase this gift box folio, you can find it in my ETSY SHOP.

Thanks for stopping by!





Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial

Heartfelt Creations Handmade Poinsettias Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I have Papercrafting 101 Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial to share with you.  It’s the second installment in my Papercrafting 101 series on YouTube.  You can find the first video , All About Adhesives, HERE.

So many of you have asked me to do some flower making tutorials.  Here’s what we will cover in this loaded video tutorial:

  • Flower Making Tools
  • Filling Flower Centers: Stamens and Prills
  • How to quickly and easily color flower petals
  • Stamping and die cutting flower layers
  • Shaping petals the easy way
  • Different surfaces to use when making paper flowers

Since we are coming up on Christmas, I zeroed in on handmade poinsettias.  Rest assured, the tips and techniques I share in this tutorial can easily be translated when making other paper flowers.

Papercrafting 101: Handmade Flowers Video Tutorial on YouTube

This video covers a lot of ground, so grab a cuppa and a snack, your pencil and a notebook because class is in session.

You’ll find a linked supply list to some of my favorite flower making tools and accessories at the bottom of this post.

What you you like to  learn about next in this Papercrafting 101 series?  Favorite tools?  Ribbon? Pockets? Die Cutting?  Drop me a comment below, and I’ll get busy with the next installment!

Thanks for stopping by!




Papercrafting 101: All About Adhesives

Papercrafting 101: All About Adhesives: My Favorites

Hello, Friends!  Today’s post is all about adhesives: liquid adhesive, tape runners, foam dimensionals, metal glues, Scor-Tape, gel mediums, collage mediums and even ….magnets! Where would we be in our crafting without these necessary items in our tool boxes?  Every crafter needs good adhesives.  Today we will explore some of my favorite adhesives, and learn a little bit about how to use them.  I even have a tutorial that will help you learn how to place magnets perfectly on a folio or flap.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, I prepared a little video for you.

What’s your favorite adhesive?  I’m always interested in any undiscovered treasures you might know of.  Will you share it with me in the comment section below?

Are you interested in more of these papercrafting 101 posts?  We can talk about all kinds of tools, supplies, organizational tips and more.  Let me know your thoughts, please.

You can find links to my favorite adhesives below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!



My Favorite Adhesives
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