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Stamperia Friends YouTube Hop

Stamperia Friends YouTube Hop Music Folio with Journal Insert Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m so excited about today’s post that I can hardly stand it!  This Stamperia Friends YouTube Hop was first announced on my YouTube Channel in October of 2018.  Packages took a long time to ship, the holidays happened and the date kept getting pushed back.  But the time is finally here, and the hop is now live.  If you love Stamperia Papers, and you love video tutorials, then you are going to love this amazing hop!  It’s an incredible honor to be part of a wonderful line up of mixed media artists who all share a love for Stamperia papers.

I decided to create a mixed media trifold folio using Stamperia’s gorgeous Music paper pad.  This is a 5  1/4″ x 7 1/4″ trifold folio with loads of pockets, flaps and interactive elements.

Similar in design to the Love Notes folio I made for Graphic 45 at CHA, this slightly smaller folio has a lovely secret tucked inside.

The center box style pocket holds this hand stitched 4″ x 5 1/2″ journal.

I’ve prepared a YouTube video tour and tutorial for this project so you can see all the details and learn how to create your own folio, should you desire to do so.

In the description box below the video, you will find links to all the other YouTube videos in the hop.  You will want to hop along, as we are giving away TEN Stamperia prize packages for those who hop, comment, subscribe to the channels in the hop and subscribe to the Stamperia channel on YouTube.

I’ll provide a link to the products I used below.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

Product Links to Stamperia Supplies

Other Supplies: Old sheet music from my stash, waxed linen thread, novelty buttons, Little Birdie Flowers, Gathered Twigs Distress ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Paint

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio for The Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog

Hello, Friends!  Today marks the start of a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  The challenge theme is “Winter Blues” and I am the hostess this go round.  This Stamperia Winter Blues Folio is filled with interactive elements…and a really fun surprise.  We’ll take a look at it in just a second, but first, let me lay out the challenge guidelines for you so you can play along.

Challenge Theme: Winter Blues
January is the longest winter month and lots of us get the “winter blues”.  Let’s take the winter blues in a positive direction and create a mostly monochromatic vintage or shabby chic project done up in shades of blue.  You may use a bit of white, beige or grey for contrast, but I would like the blues to be front and center in this project.
Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: Covering the Bases

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

Stamperia Blues answered the call for this challenge.  Filled with all shades of blue from grey blue to deep blue, it reminds me of winter twilight in my native Vermont.  I adore songbirds, and this dapper little fellow in his parchment blue feathers warms my heart.   So he won the place of honor on the cover of this 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ trifold folio.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

One of the things I love about Stamperia papers is that the mixed media effects are built into the paper design.  I did, however, stencil on some winter leaves and berries with Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste.  These are placed in such a way to make it appear that our bird is resting on a wintry branch.  And you can see a little nest there, too, filled with 3 sweet eggs.  These are made from clay, colored with alcohol inks.  A clutch of feathers, a wintry blue flower and mustard seeds add color, texture and design.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

Machine stitching is another way to add texture and interest to a simple cover like this one.  I also strung some beads and added them to the mix.  Contrast soft textures like the ribbon, thread and lichen in the nest with hard textures like the vintage button, beads, eggs and mustard seeds to create visual interest in your compositions.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: A little Bit Boho

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

I dressed up the spine of the folio with  bohemian inspired baubles.  Clear beads, a painted feather charm, heart and arrow charm and a wee apothecary bottle filled with blue glitter look right at home on the spine.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

Designing this folio was so much fun.  Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, Botanical Layers, Clipping Stickers and Small Talk Stickers feel right at home with Stamperia Blues.  The collection is loaded with lovely little tags.  I’ve tucked them into pocket and used them as tuck spots throughout the folio.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

There were far too many details in the folio to share in this post, so I created a video tour where you can see all the flips, flaps, folds and fun.  You’ll find that at the end of this post.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio: Eileen Hull Passport Journal Insert

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

The heart of this project is the box style center pocket, where this lovely little Eileen Hull Passport Journal fits neat as a glove.   It is bound with seam binding ribbon to keep everything looking soft and shabby chic.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

Only the covers of the signatures are decorated.  The rest of the blue parchment pages are blank for journal entries or photos.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

Any time I can add vintage buttons to a project, I’m a happy girl.

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Eileen Hull Passport Journal by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 11

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Tour on YouTube

I created a 10 minute video tour of this Winter Blues project with tips and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  I hope you enjoy!

Winter Blues: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you will join in on this fun challenge.  To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project where blue takes center stage.  Then link it up over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 12th.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve helped to chase away your winter blues.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Winter Blues Folio Supply List

 

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  A while back, I shared a sweet Stamperia Baby Boy Blue card folio with you.  I thought it only right to give equal time to baby girls.  This Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card is adorned with Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, Little Birdie Flowers and a darling shaker element.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

This Pearl Pink Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon is soft and sweet, and oh so easy to work with!  After creating a double loop bow with my Zutter Bow it All Tool, I topped it with some Ivory Burlap String and a sweet Posie from Little Birdie Flowers.   The  Blush Sequin Mix shaker pouch adds some sparkle and shine to the card design.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 02

These lovely shimmer roses are also from Little Birdie Flowers and available at your local AC Moore.  The little novelty buttons add a touch of fun to the card design.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 03

The ribbon does double duty inside the card, serving as a closure for the accordion folio.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 04 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 05 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 06 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 07 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 08 Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 09

The large pocket on the bottom of the card contains a little gift card wallet.

Stamperia Baby Girl Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 10

I love the soft sweetness of this ribbon paired with this paper collection!

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.

Oh, and this card is available for purchase in my ETSY shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio

Stamperia Baby Boy Blue Card Folio with Little Birdie Flowers

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas holiday.  Santa brought me some new Stamperia paper collections, and some new Little Birdie Flowers. I decided to put them together to  create an adorable Stamperia Baby Boy Blue Card Folio.

Stamperia Baby Boy Card Folio Little Birdie Crafts by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Don’t these papers and flowers go together perfectly?  This is a standard 5″ x 7″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine.

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio: Shake it up, baby!

This shaker card element is made a little differently from my usual procedure.  Instead of building a shaker box with foam tape, I did the following:

  • First, die cut the image from the designer paper using a Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval and Basics Large Die.
  • Next, use the same die to cut some clear acrylic cardstock.
  • Now, stitch these two pieces together, leaving about a 2″ gap at the top of the oval.
  • Remove the oval from your sewing machine and add Lilac Lane Shades of Chambray Shaker Mix through the opening.  (Remove the larger buttons and beads from the mix first.)  I used my funnel tray to make the job easier. Don’t overfill!
  • Now replace the shaker element on your sewing machine, line up the needle with the previously stitched holes and finish stitching the shaker element closed.
  • Place 2 layers of waste chipboard on the back of the shaker element and adhere to the card base. I added hot glue carefully around the edges and pressed them down to seal to the paper.  This created the “domed” appearance you see in the photo.
Baby Boy Blue Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside of the card houses a nifty 4 1/4″ square accordion album.  I have tutorials for this style of folio on my YouTube channel.

A simple ribbon tie closure keeps everything secure.

Cute, right?

I’ve lined the interior with the same two patterns to keep everything consistent.

And of course, I worked in some little tuck spots and pockets.

Baby Boy Blue Card Folio:  Pocket and Gift Card Wallet

The large pocket on the bottom is decorated with a stamped sentiment, a fussy cut image and a strip of scrap paper.  I used the same oval dies to cut the shaped pocket.

This little gift card wallet is snap to make.  It’s actually one of the 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ ephemera cards scored in half.  I simply added a fussy cut circle and a decorative button to finish it off.

Inside, I added a stamped sentiment and a little pocket for the gift card.

Exciting News!

Before I sign off, I wanted to tell you some exciting news!  I know many of you have been frustrated by how difficult it has been to obtain Little Birdie Flowers.  Well, Little Birdie Flowers are now available in 140 A.C. Moore Craft Stores in the US!  Isn’t that great?  You can use THIS MAP to find the A. C. Moore closest to you.

Little Birdie was kind enough to send me a sample package of the flowers that will be available at A.C. Moore.  So I put together a quick video tour for you.

I’m hoping that with time, A. C. Moore will decide to carry Little Birdie Flowers in their online stores as well.  Maybe if we all let them know how much we want to be able to purchase them online, they will!

So that’s it for me today.  I hope I shared some tips, techniques and ideas to inspire your creativity.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Boy oh boy….is December a busy month or what?  In addition to Christmas, I have 2 family birthdays and a dance recital for the Littles on the list.  I made this Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with our younger daughter in mind.  (Her birthday was on Tuesday.)

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This daughter is a minimalist.  So every year I try to make a clean and simple card for her.  It’s usually the hardest card I make all year!  But she loves dragonflies, so I thought perhaps this simple card made with Stamperia Wonderland would fit the bill.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02

This is a 5″ x 5 1/2″ card base with a twist and pop mechanism on the inside.  I did dress the card up with a little silver metallic string and a dragonfly charm.  The minimalist flower cluster is made with Tim Holt’s Skeleton Leaves Thinlits, silver metallic string and a Little Birdie Moonlight Renae flower.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Although it’s difficult to see in the photo, I treated the dragonfly wings with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  I also sprinkled in a few grains of Ancient Amber to add that wonderful iridescent quality that real dragonfly wings have.  It’s very pretty in real life.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

The inside of this card has a really fun twist and pop mechanism.  (Tutorial below)  I die cut Tammy Tutterow mini envelopes from cream paper, then decorated them with scraps from the wonderland collection.  We’ll put a little gift card or cash gift in each envelope to make the card even more fun.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

I stamped some sentiments and added them to the card base and the envelopes.  But really, this is a super simple card.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Here’s a side view of the mechanism that you can refer to when you make your own version.

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial 2.0 on You Tube

I did a tutorial for this twist and pop card on the blog quite a while ago.  You can find that original tutorial HERE.   I did some paper engineering to change up the original twist and pop mechanism design, and it works great.  But some of my followers were still struggling with making the mechanism.  So I went back to the drawing board and simplified it even more.  You’ll find those changes in this very short YouTube video tutorial.

I hope this helps you to master this fun interactive card design.  If you view the video, please take a moment and leave me a comment on my Youtube channel.  And if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, I’d love to have you join me on your crafting journey.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Supply List

 

 

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