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Snowy Christmas Village Folio

 

Stamperia Make a Wish Four Fold Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01
Stamperia Make a Wish:  Snowy Christmas Village Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Let’s go to Italy and window shop through this Snowy Christmas Village Folio.  Snow glistens on the quaint rooftops, sparkling snowflakes drift lazily through the air, and all around us we can hear the soft echo of bells ringing in the crisp darkness.  We can grab an espresso to keep warm and peek in all the windows to see the Christmas decorations there.  Care to join me?

 

This little folio was a grand experiment with Stamperia’s vibrantly joyous Make a Wish collection.  The folio has 4 folds, lots of little hidden treats and bountiful Christmas cheer.  Like all experiments, I learned some things, made new discoveries, and found things I will change next time.  But mostly, I love the Old World charm this 5″ x 7″ folio exudes.

Snowy Christmas Village Folio: Puttin’ on the Glitz

 

The right ribbon makes all the difference in a Christmas project.  And I find you just can’t go wrong when you combine Red Glitz Ribbon with Iridescent Metallic String.  This combo adds all the shimmer and shine we crave during the holiday season.

TIP:  Add glitter to rooftops to make them look all sparkly and snowy.  Tap on Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with a makeup sponge.  Then add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear for just the right amount of shine.

I’ve also used 1.5″ Royal Blue Gingham for the ribbon closure.  This ties in perfectly with the reds and blues in this collection.

Snowy Christmas Village Folio: Christmas Baubles

 

Wrap the spine of this album with Iridescent Metallic String, then tie assorted Christmas charms and silver jingle bells onto the ends of the bow.  These look and sound so pretty as the folio opens and closes.

TIP: Add a dab of Dries Clear Adhesive to the knot in the bow and on the charms to keep everything secure.  You don’t notice it once it’s dry, and you won’t have to worry about that perfect bow coming undone or charms falling off.

Snowy Christmas Village Folio: The Video Tour

 

I got a little carried away with the interactive features in this four fold folio.  So I should have anticipated that and scored the spines at 1″ instead of 1/2″.  It’s like the folio had one too many Christmas cookies and the waistband is uncomfortably tight.  But it is still beautiful, and I will do better next time, right?  But the surprises tucked into this folio are extra fun!  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there’s a peek at what I’ve been working on.  How do you feel about this vibrant collection?  It’s so different from anything else out there, I just had to take it for a spin.  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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Starry Night Box Folio Stamperia Make a Wish

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Starry Night Box Folio Video Tour with Stamperia Make a Wish

Hello, Friends!  This Starry Night Box Folio tells a story on every page. A sleepy snow covered village nestles sweetly beneath a star filled winter sky. Angels and a crescent moon keep watch as Father Christmas slips silently into town to make Christmas magic…

You’ll find all kinds of sweet surprises tucked inside to delight the senses. There are pull out pages, magical growing Christmas trees, a lace angel ornament, Christmas chocolates, Christmas tea, a honey stick, a mini candy cane, a real silver spoon imported from India…it’s like digging into your stocking on Christmas morning.

Starry Night Box Folio: The Details

Sometimes my best projects happen when I’m too lazy to put away scraps.  The base for this box style folio is an off cut from a larger (soon to be shared) project. The unique box folio is my own design. It measures 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ with 1″ spines. The clever design allows it to stand upright on its own for display on your holiday mantel or tabletop.

The silver foil stars and glitter on the rooftops catch the light and twinkle …it’s just so charming!

There’s room Inside to write personal messages, add photos and even tuck in a gift card..  I came up with some really fun interactive pages, too.  If you’d like to see them, enjoy this short video tour where I will show you all the secrets that Father Christmas has in store for this sleepy little village. (You’ll also get to hear my clever husband playing guitar in the background as an added bonus!)

Starry Night Box Folio Video Tour and Photo Gallery

What do you think of the bold red and blue color palette of this whimsical collection?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You’ll also find a linked supply list.

And, this one is in my Etsy shop, just in case you need to hold it in your hands and enjoy all those fun pull outs and lift tabs.  You can put it in your shopping cart HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook

Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook with Eileen Hull Journal Die

Hello, Friends!  August was birthday month in the Clement household, and I stayed very busy in the studio creating cards and gifts for my loved ones.  This Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook made with Eileen Hull’s Journal Die was my gift to our dear daughter Liz.  Her job requires her to travel and she loves the beach, so I thought this would be a practical gift for her.

Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook: The Earth is Flat

Well, maybe not the earth….but the cover of this journal  is very flat compared to what usually

comes out of my studio. Because I designed this for Liz to tuck into her carry on bag, I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  But that does not mean boring, or one layer.  I found lots of ways to add texture and visual interest to the composition of this “flat” journal.

I’ve made loads of these travelers notebooks (see some HERE and HERE) now, and each time I create one, it seems I learn something new.  This time, I used torn and layered papers to create a collage cover.  Since I was working with only a partial pad of Stamperia Sea Land (see other Sea Land projects HERE) I had to really stretch  my papers.  Here are some helpful tips in case you every have to do the same:

  • Group your paper scraps by color families.  This will make for a more uniform appearance when it comes time to layer.
  • Fussy cut large elements (compass and postcard) and layer in to cover gaps.
  • Use small elements (like the sentiments) as embellishments layers
  • Torn edges look amazing when inked and layered in.
  • Ink edges.  I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on all my torn and fussy cut layers.  It’s  amazing how this simple technique creates a feeling of depth on a project!
Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook: Mixed Media Touches

Use a stencil and Crackle Texture Paste to add some ocean “bubbles” and “seaweed) to your cover.  This is a Stamperia Music Stencil but it worked great for this beachy project!

I have an ancient Cuttlebug strip die that I used to cut out the seahorse, sand dollar and starfish from grunge paper…also ancient!  Run these through an embossing folder to create a little texture, then heat emboss with Seth Apter Baked Textures for amazing results.  (Products linked below).  While these elements are not technically flat, they are very thin.  Since they are securely adhered to the surface of the journal, they should hold up just fine during travel.

Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook:  The Spine

You can get a really good look at the the torn paper layers on the back of the journal in this shot.  And you can also see the canvas spine that I created.  The canvas really makes the finished journal feel authentically beachy!  Here’s how I did it

  • First, cut a 3″ x 24″ piece of natural canvas.
  • Next, stitch along the edges with a contrasting, but complementary thread.  I used my sewing machine, but you could hand stitch if you desired to do so.
  • Now, wrap the strip around the journal spine to figure out the placement.  I opted to have the solid piece inside the spine, and the overlapped piece on the outside of the spine.
  • When you are happy with the placement, mark the inside edge of the canvas with a pencil, so you can remember where the top and bottom should lie.  Then adhere Scor-Tape or Red Line tape from edge to edge all along the back side of the canvas piece.
  • Line up your pencil marks with the top and bottom of the spine.
  • Remove the liner and burnish the inside of the spine to secure it to the cover.
  • Sew buttons onto the canvas spine.  Then place Scor-Tape to the back side and adhere to the album spine, burnishing well.

Wrap the spine with strands of waxed linen thread.  Dress it up with a few charms to finish.

Stamperia Sea Land Travelers Notebook: A Peek Inside

I had picked up some Momenta Journal inserts on clearance at Tuesday Morning a while back, so I used those for the signatures in this journal.  Again, I finished the covers with torn papers.  The center of each signature slips under a strand of the waxed linen thread.

Each signature is held shut with some vintage bulldog clips from ButterBee Scraps.

I added little phrases to the signatures using some Tim stickers.

For the closure, I punched a hole in the back cover and inserted a knotted elastic band.  The band hooks over the button on the front of the journal.

This was a quick project to put together and a great way to use up bits and pieces of a well loved paper collection.

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

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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

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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

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