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Watermelon Summer Fun Folio

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon & Laserowe Love

Hello, Friends!  Well, summer is in full heat here in North Carolina.  And nothing is more refreshing on these sultry days than a big bowl of icy cold, sweet watermelon.  Lucky for me, I had Laserowe Love Watermelon Summer and Watermelon Friends paper collections in my stash.  I paired them up with Apple Green Organza/Satin Center and Acid Green Random Dots Grosgrain Ribbons from the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment to make this darling Watermelon Summer Fun Folio.

The folio base is made with one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.  You can find a video tutorial for it HERE.   The front is a shaker frame layered up with pretty chipboard cuts from Laserowe Love. I don’t know about you, but I would love to have an icy cold umbrella drinkie inside a mini watermelon cup right about now.   Little Birdie Flowers, Ivory Burlap String, and a button from my stash are all invited to this  pool party.  Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: Party on the Inside

The fun gets started right away with a little ribbon topped tag tucked behind a chipboard umbrella drink.

The pocket page on the right holds some cute little Polaroid style photo mounts.  I’ve used more of the Acid Green Dots ribbon as a border on the pocket.

Here’s a look when everything is fully opened.  Isn’t it fun?  From left to right we have a waterfall cascade, a pocket with inserts, a dimensional tag/treat pocket, and a magnetic flap page.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Waterfall Element

 

 

Create tuck spots on the waterfall pages by adhering just the bottom edge of a tag.

 

Decorate a pocket with a little fussy cut banner.  Create the pocket page on the album base beneath the waterfall for an extra fun surprise.  The pocket holds 4″ x 4″ photo mounts.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Magnetic Flap Page

Use the tropical chipboard elements to create a little vignette on the front of the flap page.

TIP:  Create a cute turn tab when cutting the center pocket opening.  Place a Spellbinder’s Oval die about half way in the center of your pocket panel.  When you die cut, save the little half oval that the die cuts out.  Adhere the straight edge behind the designer paper panel.  Instant turn tab!  It’s a two-fer!

 

You’ll find room inside for a small photo and a tag filled pocket.  Cut fish tail ends on the Acid Green Ribbon to make a festive pocket border.

You can journal on the tags and add small photos on the back.

Watermelon Summer Fun Folio: The Dimensional Treat Pocket

Use cardstock scraps and a corner punch to create little pocket tags to tuck inside the dimensional pocket.  Decorate the pocket flap with smaller tags topped with ribbon and buttons.  And these green and pink chocolates are a perfect color match for the paper collection.   How fun is that?

You could also tuck a gift card, small photo or memento inside the pocket of each tag.  And there is ample room on the back for a photo.

This little folio comes together very quickly and makes a great summer birthday or hostess gift.  You can’t help but smile when working with the happy patterns and cute images in these two collections.

I hope you’ve been refreshed and inspired by this Watermelon Summer Fun Folio project.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

SUPPLY LIST

Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card

Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 1

Prima Fruit Paradise  Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Do you do this?  Say, “I’m not going to buy any more paper.”  Then you see a paper that speaks to something deep in your memory and brings you joy.  And then the paper falls into your shopping cart.  Yeah.  That.  But it’s all good, because now I have this Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card made with Really Reasonable Ribbon to share with you today.  See?  Things usually work out for the best when you listen to the little voice in your head!

Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 2

Doesn’t this just look like summer on paper?  This 6″ x 6″ easel shaker card is adorned with Bright Pink Plaid Ribbon and a teeny tiny snippet of Hot Pink Satin with a metallic edge.  Gorgeous Fruit Paradise Papers, Flowers, Laserowe Love Chipboard and sparkly sequins add to the delicious fruit salad going on here.

Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 3

Here’s a fun little embellishment you can make in a jiffy:

  • Find a paperclip.  This one is gold, but you could use pink or white and it would still look great.
  • Cut fishtail banner ends on a scrap of ribbon.  This one is about 2″ long.
  • Now loop the ribbon between the legs of the paper clip.  Add a dot of hot glue to hold it in place.
  • Then thread a wee vintage button and hot glue on top.

Cute, right?

Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 4

The stopper on this card is the cascade of flowers.  I also tucked in the center from a crocheted doily to add more texture.  And Gold Metallic String adds just the right touch of shimmer to my bow cluster.

Prima Fruit Paradise Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 5

The inside is simple and sweet with just enough room to add a little note.  This is pretty enough to be used as table decor at a summer party.

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

Amazing Paper Grace Summer Berries Box Card

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Spot: Stamperia Provence Summer Berries Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Aaaaah, summer!  Today’s Guest Designer Post for Amazing Paper Grace is a Summer Berries Box Card.  Made with Spellbinder’s  APG Vintage Treasures Cannetille Rectangle Dies and Stamperia Provence  and Lilac Flowers papers, it as sweet and refreshing as a bowl of summer berrries with whipped cream on top.

Stamperia Provence Summer Berries Box Card: How I Made It

Summer Berries Box Card Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cannetille Rectangle Dies Stamperia Provence Lilac Flowers by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This box style card looks complicated, but the cover comes together in a snap, thanks to these wonderful dies!  Here’s how I made it:

  • First, cut a 12″ x 6″ panel of cream cardstock.
  • Next, score on the long side at 2 3/4″ , 5 1/2″ and 6.
  • Fold to form a little booklet with a 1/2″ spine on the left.
  • Then fold the front cover back at the 2 3/4″ score line.
  • Line all the panels with Stamperia Provence Paper.
  • Die cut the Cannetille Rectangle from Whip Cream Cardstock.
  • Now use just the outer frame of the die to cut out a panel of the Provence paper and adhere behind the die cut layers.  Leave the center open.

The floral cluster is made with a mix of purple flowers and berries that I had in my stash.  Tie it all together with some Elderberry Seam Binding Ribbon and a pretty little button.

Stamperia Provence Summer Berries Box Card: A Peek Inside

Summer Berries Box Card Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cannetille Rectangle Dies Stamperia Provence Lilac Flowers by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Ooh la la!  Look at all the lovely papers tucked inside this pretty card!  I’ve created a box pocket to hold some lovely treats.  You can find a tutorial for that HERE.

Summer Berries Box Card Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cannetille Rectangle Dies Stamperia Provence Lilac Flowers by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Dress up the little gift packages inside the pocket with the center medallion from the Cannetille Rectangle Dies, a button and a half pearl.   You can write a note on the back of the journal card, too.  I’ve wrapped up a little package of British Tea Cream Cookies and a honey stick with papers from the collection.  Then I tucked in a color matched tea bag and one of my precious vintage Italian Demitasse spoons to complete the gift package. This is such a pretty way to present a gift.

I’m having such fun playing with these Vintage Treasures Dies!  They fit my style to a “T”.  Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures today?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

To see my other Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Posts, Click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Amazing Paper Grace Endless Summer Shaker Card

Amazing Paper Grace Endless Summer Shaker Card: Guest Designer Post

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasure Dies Brillante Rondelle Cinch and Go V Flowers Authentique Endless Easel Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Hello, Friends!  Summer is upon us, so I thought I would create this lovely Authentique Endless Summer Shaker Card for this week’s Guest Designer Post at Amazing Paper Grace.  The shaker element is made with the Spellbinder’s Shapeablilities Brillante Rondelle Etched Dies by Becca Feeken.  The floral cluster is made with APG Cinch and Go Flowers V.

TIP: Die cut flowers from patterned paper, then sponge with ink or spritz with spray to make custom flowers that match your project perfectly.  Fill the centers with small buttons or Prills, as I have here.

Endless Summer Shaker Card: The Shaker Element

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasure Dies Brillante Rondelle Cinch and Go V Flowers Authentique Endless Easel Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Here’s how I created this lovely shaker element:

  • First, place the #1, 2, and 3 Brillante Rondelle Dies on Whip Cream Cardstock.  (#1 is the largest die.)

TIP:  Make sure the dies are evenly spaced on all sides for the best cut.  You can hold them in place with a small piece of washi tape.  The washi tape will not tear your paper, but will hold the dies in place during the cutting process.

  • Next, use just the #1 die to cut a circle from clear cardstock.
  • Then cut a second circle using the mason jar paper from Authentique Endless.  This image will be the background for your shaker element.
  • Now adhere the clear cardstock circle to the back of the Brillante Rondelle using a thin bead of Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Once the glue is set, place the window face down on a clean sheet of paper.  This will protect it from any smudges or soil.
  • Then, place a triple layer of Darice Foam Strips around the inner margin of the die cut.  Leave the liner tape in place on the top layer for now.
  • Next, fill the shaker box with Lilac Lane Summer Nights Sequin Mix.
  • Remove the liner tape and adhere the mason jar circle to the shaker box.
Endless Summer Shaker Card: The Easel Action

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasure Dies Brillante Rondelle Cinch and Go V Flowers Authentique Endless Easel Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Easel cards look so fancy, yet they are amazingly simple to make.

  • Create a 6″ x 5 1/2″ top fold card.
  • Score the front side of the card in half again at 2 3/4″ .
  • Fold this flap back so that the card front looks like a triangle, or tent as seen in the above photo.
  • Score and fold the extra length at the bottom of the card base to serve as a pocket inside the card.
  • Now create a second 6″ x 5  1/2″ panel of cardstock and build the card front on it.  When finished, adhere the bottom half of the card front to the bottom edge of the card base.
  • Pop up the Center Die Cut from the Brillante Rondelle Die on foam tape or waste chipboard.
  • Adhere it along the bottom right edge of the card base as seen in the above photo.  This raised element acts as a brake for the easel, enabling it to stand upright.
  • Top the brake with a large button to cover up the dimensional element.
Endless Summer Shaker Card: Finishing Touches

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasure Dies Brillante Rondelle Cinch and Go V Flowers Authentique Endless Easel Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

  • Fussy cut the butterfly from the paper collection.
  • Tap with embossing ink and heat emboss using Seth Apter’s Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.
  • Let the wings cool slightly, then shape with your fingertips.
  • Adhere to the Brillante Rondelle Shaker Element.
  • Tie a double loop bow with Fuchsia, Orange and Lavender Plaid Ribbon.  Tuck beneath the flower cascade.  Tie a second bow with Gold Metallic String and add to the bow cluster.
  • Tap a vintage heart charm with ivory chalk paint and add to the sentiment strip.
Endless Summer Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasure Dies Brillante Rondelle Cinch and Go V Flowers Authentique Endless Easel Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

  • Adhere a 5 7/8″ wide x 2″ strip of designer paper to the pocket flap.  Adhere just the sides to the card base.  Fill the pocket with cut apart images from the 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.

I’ll be back next week with another Guest Design Post for Amazing Paper Grace.  If you’d like to see the Wedding Folio I created with the Vintage Treasures Dies last week, click HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Endless Summer Shaker Card Supply List

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Dies

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Embellishments:

Inks, Tools and Adhesives

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you having a great summer?  It’s been super busy here in Kathy World.  But I did manage to steal a play day last week.  I’ve had this idea for a new folio design rolling around in my head.  It just would not leave me alone, so I had to get it made.  This Authentique Zig Zag Folio Tutorial is the fruit of my playtime.  Filled with gorgeous summer colors and images, it also has a really cool sloped edge design.

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This 4″ x 7″ folio has a cardstock base that is made with a few simple folds.  It looks more complicated to make than it is.  I think once you make one of these, you’ll want to make bunches of them in different themes.  One cool feature is that you can actually open it out and stand it up for display.  Wouldn’t that be fun done in a Christmas theme?

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02

The belly band closure is decorated with Really Reasonable Ribbon , Little Birdie Flowers, some Prima Embellies and a novelty button from my stash.  I stitched designer paper to cardstock to form the belly band.  Velcro dots hold it closed.

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 03

This tag rests on the front cover and is held in place by the belly band.  The illustration on the cover is actually a little 3.25″ x 4.25″ trifold photo wallet.  For me, these folios are all about the interactive elements!

 

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 04

I designed the folio so that both sides can be used.  This gives you a total of 10 panels with lots of options for flaps, pocket, tips ins and photo display.

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 05

This is just the 3 middle panels on the reverse side.  As you can see, I managed to fit in a a waterfall feature.  That makes lots of room for photos!

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Because I thought you might want to try to make one of these little dittys, I created a tutorial showing you how to build the base, create the sloped edge, and add the pockets and flaps.  You’ll see a video tour of the folio first.  I hope you enjoy.

I thought about calling this a ski slope folio, or a shaped edge folio…but in the end I settled on zig zag because of the way it looks when folded.  If you have a better idea for a name, please let me know!

I hope I 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Felicity Zig Zag Folio Tutorial Supply List

Authentique Paper

  • Felicity 12×12 Collection Kit  (retired, but you can find it HERE.)
  • Spectrum Cardstock Lemondrop/Robin’s Egg

Other

 

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