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Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day?  No worries!  I’m here to help with a last minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial using Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Perfect for party favors, hostess gifts, home decor or just a sweet treat, this 3″ x 5″ x 2″  treat box is actually an altered Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

I’ve covered the window opening with an easy to make shaker pouch.  This is probably the easiest way I know to create a shaker element.  Learn how to make one in the video tutorial below.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

I dug through my embellishments to create a little charm cluster made with broken jewelry, a metal key and padlock, vintage style safety pin and a darling miniature spoon.  This is topped with a double loop green gingham bow, gold string and fancy button.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Learn how to add the vintage style drawer pull in the tutorial, too.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

We will also create a miniature card insert for the box.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Add your favorite treats to create a memorable St. Patrick’s Day treat!

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial Video

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play.

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post. And you can find more projects made with the lovely Clover collection HERE and HERE.

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

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial Supply List

Authentique Clover St Patrick’s Day Banner

Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner with Eileen Hull House Die

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m here to help get the party started with a gloriously green Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This banner is so happy, it makes me want to dance a jig!  And, it’s easy to make, too, thanks to Eileen Hull’s House/Pocket  Thinlits Die!  (This is a tip I learned from my scrappy buddy, Maggi Harding.)

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Measuring over 3 feet in length, the banner is made with 2 different sized pennants.  The 3 large pennants are made with Eileen’s House Die.  Turning it upside down gives it a great banner shape!  Each of these pennants measures about 4″ x 6″.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

The 4 smaller pennants each measure about 2 1/2″ x 3″.  These are die cut from the Kelly Green cardstock that comes with the Clover collection.  I simply selected a shaped label die that I like to create these.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

A second layer of designer paper is cut with the hemstitch pocket die that come in the House/Pocket die set.  Top this with a doily, add an image fussy cut from the 3″ x 4″ cards, toss in some flowers, vintage buttons and stick pins, and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine banner.

Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner Tips and Tricks

TIP: Pop the fussy cut focal image up on pop dots, foam tape or waste chipboard to add dimension to your banner.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Each pennant is stitched onto 1 1/2″ wide Emerald Plaid Ribbon.

TIP: Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place on your ribbon.  Then stitch along  both the top and bottom edge of the ribbon.  This will ensure that the banner hangs flat.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

TIP: If you’d rather not stitch, you can always attach the pennants with clothespins or colorful bulldog clips.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

TIP:  Tie bows between each pennant.  For this banner, I’ve used Forest Green Taffeta Ribbon.  First tie a long piece in a square knot.  Then tie a double loop bow and adhere it on top.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

Nothing says time to party like a banner!  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that will inspire you to make your own Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Authentique Clover: Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is past, it’s time to get ready for the wearin’ of the green!  Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day?  This Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial is made with Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.  It’s sure to make your Irish eyes smile!

Authentique Clover St Patricks Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Will you just look at that lovely little Irish man and wife sitting under the light of the moon amid a field of clover?  It that doesn’t make your heart happy, I don’t know what would!  I told Dale, that’s him and me in about 7 more years!

Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Authentique Paper Clover Collection

This 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio base is made with just one sheet of  8 1/2″ x 11″ heavy ivory cardstock. Once you master the making of this simple folio design, you’ll be churning them out in big batches for all kinds of occasions.  They are so fun and easy to make!

Authentique Clover Shaker Frame Tutorial by Kathy Clement

I’m also sharing a tutorial for creating the shaker frame, which I know will make many of you very happy indeed!

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement

Because Clover is such a vibrant and whimsical collection, I’ve added some fun interactive elements inside.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Pull Out Pages Kathy Clement

You’ll find pull out pages, tuck spots and flap pages.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial by kathy Clement

The heart of the project is the center panel pocket.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Inserts and Pockets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Sometimes, I can’t believe how much I manage to pack into one of these little folios.  The tutorial will guide you through creating the pocket, the insert and the little tea bag wallet.  You’ll have to provide the Soda Bread recipe yourself.

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial Video

NOTE:  I need to add a correction to this video tutorial.  In a sleep deprived state, I provided the wrong measurements for the Green Thumb Spectrum liner panels.  The correct measurements are 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the square panels.  The “short” panel should measure 4 5/8″ x 5 3/8″.  So sorry for any frustration or confusion this error might have caused.  Never create a video tutorial when you are tired!  Lesson learned.  Thanks for your gracious understanding.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks, ideas 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

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial

Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Well, Valentine’s Day is past, so you know what that means don’t you?  Yes!  It’s time for the wearin’ o the green!  I’m here today to help you get ready for Saint Patrick’s Day with a trio of totally adorable vintage style cards.  This Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial will have you itching to dig into your crafty stash and get your green on!

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial Shamrock by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 1

Working with this collection is an Irish girl’s dream come true.  Especially in the gloomy month of February!  All this green makes my heart want to sing!  Each of these 5″ x 5″ top fold cards uses the same basic “recipe.”  This means, you can make a stack of cards in a very short amount of time.  Just cut all your panels, die cut your embellishments and make your own assembly line!

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial Shamrock by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 2

 

I broke out some dies to make these festive rosettes and ribbon banners.  Make a whole stack of them before you start, then you can zip right through the creative process.

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial Shamrock by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 3

You can give each card its own unique feel simply by altering the focal image and the placement of the embellishments a bit.

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial Shamrock by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 4

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial: The Party’s on the Inside

Lest you should think that I overlooked the interior of these gloriously green cards, here’s a peek at the inside.

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial Shamrock by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 5

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial Shamrock by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 6

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial Shamrock by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 7

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial Shamrock by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 8

I’ve filled the interior with lots of fun little interactive elements that make each card feel just like a party!

Authentique Shamrock Card Tutorial on YouTube

So are you ready to get your craft on?  I’ve prepared a video tutorial for you.  In it, we will learn how to quickly and easily build a pocket card base.  We will decorate the interior of the card, and build the little wallet that tucks into the pocket.  Then we’ll decorate the card front together.  I think you’re going to be surprised at how quickly and easily these cards come together.

One quick note: for some reason, I got it into my crazy head that the name of this collection was Emerald.  It is not.  It is SHAMROCK.  So whenever you hear me say “Emerald” wag your finger at me and say, “Shamrock, Kathy!  Shamrock!”  I apologize for the glitch!

You’ll find a linked supply list for the products I’ve used at the end of this post.  Now get out your notebook and pencil, because class is in session!  Enjoy!

If I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 St. Patrick’s Day Tag Treat Holders

St. Patrick’s Day Tag Treat Holders with Graphic 45 Calendar Collections

Hello, G45’ers!  St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here!  I thought it would be fun to create some little goodies for my favorite leprechauns to make the holiday even more fun.  Graphic 45 has 3 gorgeous calendar collections: A Place in Time, Children’s Hour and Time to Flourish.  And I have 3 gorgeous grand girls!  What a happy coincidence!  I pulled out all 3 collections, some G45 Staples long Ivory Tags and went to work designing these St. Patrick’s Day Tag Treat Holders.

Aren’t they cute?  And they are a quick and easy project to make, which is even better!

A Place in Time Leprechaun Tag: How to turn a Tag into a Treat Holder

Each tag in this trio follows the same basic “recipe.”

  1. Place a long Staples Tag (I used Ivory) on your scoring tool so that the long side is against the rail and the bracketed edge is on your right.
  2. Starting at the left hand side, score the tag at 3.5″ and again at 4″.
  3. Gently fold the tag slowly so that you don’t crack the heavy cardstock.  You might need to very lightly moisten the area along the crease with a baby wipe or damp paper towel.
  4. Burnish with a bone folder to set the crease.
  5. Decorate with paper.
  6. Add a pocket to the inside.
  7. Thread ribbon through the grommet, and suspend a little shamrock charm, if desired.
  8. To make quick work of  covering the spine, use wide Graphic 45 washi tape.

It’s really that simple!

For this St. Patrick’s Day Tag Treat Holder, I filled an antique bronze charm with designer paper then covered it with a cabochon.  Green gingham ribbon wrapped around a paper spool and sealed with a button makes a sweet accent.

Decorate the inside with more pretty papers.  I die cut this pocket from designer paper, but you could also score an ATC tag in the same way that you scored the larger tag.

If you don’t want to put chocolate in the pocket, you can always add a tea bag, a gift card, movie tickets or some other small treat.

St. Patrick’s Day Tag Treat Holder with  Time to Flourish

This Time to Flourish Tag has a great botanical feel.

I love the little shamrock key that I hung from the grommet.

Here’s a peeky at the inside, all dressed in pretty shades of green and purple.

I had a pretty tag left from my Tags and Pockets to tuck in along with the chocolate treat.

Children’s Hour St. Patrick’s Day Tag Treat Holder

I still love this sweet image from the Children’s Hour March page. Because it was a little too large for my tag,  I fussy cut it to fit.  Next  I tucked stamps and flowers around it.  For a finishing touch, I hung a sweet chippie from the collection and a wee shamrock charm in the grommet.

Here’s the inside view.

Trim down an ephemera card and use it as a spot to write your greeting.

This design is adaptable to any occasion or theme.  Just change the papers and you’re good to go!

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, Staples tags and chips.  If so, my job is done here!

May the road rise up to meet you!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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