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Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial with Gecko Galz Challenge Image

Hello Friends!  Summer is winding down, although you would not know it by consulting the thermometer.  It’s still very hot and humid here in North Carolina.  It was time to cut the blossoms from my lavender yesterday morning.  While I was gathering up those fragrant blooms, I remembered this lovely Laserowe Love Lavender Date paper.  It’s been patiently waiting its turn in the Closet of Shame. I decided it was time to make something beautiful with it.  I also had a gorgeous free image from Gecko Galz printed out and ready to go.  (Subscribe to their newsletter…they give away loads of free digital images! )

There’s something captivating about this image.  It makes you feel serene and happy when you look at it.  I wanted to create a card that enhanced the peaceful expression on the woman’s face.  I chose soft colors and simply, shabby chic accents to achieve that goal.  The end result is a card folio that feels like a framed portrait, and I just love the way it turned out.

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial:  The Basics

This card is quite a bit larger than my normal 5″ x 7″, measuring 6 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ with a 1/4″ top fold spine.  Since I haven’t done a card tutorial in a long time, I thought I would share a video tutorial for making the base and decorating the card cover.

Learn how to layer this Little Birdie Floral Cascade in the video tutorial.

I dug deep into my vintage button stash looking for these rhinestone beauties.  Then I tucked a few more “finds”  into the floral cascade.  These vintage clear buttons catch the light and add a subtle touch of sparkle to the card.

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial:  A Peek Inside

After building the card base, line it with panels of the Lavender Fields and White Cardstock.  This is beautiful to look at, but it also helps to strengthen the card base.  Once that is done, add your layers of designer paper. Then you can put your interactive elements in place.

Build a simple pocket on the top half of the card by cutting your cardstock 3″ longer than the length of the card base.  Then score and fold.

TIP: Create “gussets” for your simple pocket by cutting 1″ x 2 7/8″ scraps of paper.  Score on the short side at 1/2″ , then fold and adhere to the pocket sides.  This makes it easier to fill the pocket.  Of course, you can always just glue the sides to the base if you are in a hurry.

I broke out my Envelope Punch Board to make mini envelopes for this card.  These both measure 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ .  A purple tea bag is tucked inside the envelope to go with the vintage enameled demitasse spoon and the honey stick.

The bottom half of the card has a sweet little flip page that’s secured with a ribbon closure.

Turn the flip page to find a hidden pocket with a little surprise tucked inside.

This envelope holds a lovely little button card made from a bit of ephemera.

The sentiment panel is hand stamped, then matted on more of the soft green and lavender papers.  I explain how I did this in the video.

Laserowe Love Lavender Date Card Folio Tutorial Video

If you’d like to learn how to build the card folio base and watch the cover design come together, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I’ve loaded this beauty into my Etsy shop.  It would make a lovely gift or a bit of home decor.  You can find it HERE.

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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Heartfelt Creations Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio

 

This hop is now closed.  The winner, Sherry Somers, was chosen from this blog. Thanks for hopping!

Heartfelt Creations July 2019 Alumni Hop: Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today I have a totally adorable Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio to share with you.

This is a 6″ x 6″ Z-Fold Style card with some really fun surprises tucked inside.  Here’s how to make the base for this quick and easy folio design:

  • First, cut a 12″ x 6″ panel of heavy white cardstock.
  • Next, place the long side of this panel on your scoring tool.  Score at 3″ and 6″.
  • Now fold the card at the 6″ score line to form a side fold card.
  • Then fold the 3″ score line back toward the fold to create a simple Z-fold card base.
  • Now line all the panels, inside and outside, front and back with designer paper.  I’ve used the Happy Camper Paper Collection for this fun task.
    • Cut large panels to 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″.  You’ll need 2 of these
    • Smaller panels measure 2 7/8″ x 5 7/8″. You’ll need 4.

That’s all there is to it!

Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio:  Adding the details

  • Use Elements of Home and My Happy Place dies to cut decorative elements from the paper collection.  Then pop the images up on dimensionals to add POP to your card design.  Here are the elements I used:
    • Camper, door, window, hub cap, potted plant, scooter, banners
  • Next, create some floral accents with the Oakberry Lane and Cherry Blossom stamps and dies.
    • Learn how I made the Oakberry Lane flowers HERE.  To learn how I made the Cherry Blossom Retreat Flowers, go HERE.
  • Now fussy cut the sentiment medallion from the paper collection.  Back with a double layer of dimensionals ONLY on the left hand side.  Then adhere just the LEFT hand side to the front of the card, as seen in the photo.
  • Arrange Oakberry Lane Flowers around the sentiment.  Stamp and die cut Leafy Accents to fill in the flower cluster.
Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio: The Belly Band

  • Create a belly band by joining (2) 1″ strips of white cardstock together with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then cover it with 7/8″ strips of designer paper.
  • Place the center on the front of the card.  Make a small pencil mark where the belly band meets the edges of the card.
  • Now place the belly band on your scoring tool. Score along the marks you made.  Then score again 1/4″  out from each scored line. This will allow the belly band to fold neatly over the folio.
  • The belly band will overlap in the back. Trim away any excess and then adhere the ends together.
  • Use Scor-Tape to attach ribbon to the center of the belly band.  Add a white taffeta bow, small Oakberry Lane Blossom and buttons to complete the belly band.
Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio: The Fun Unfolds

Z-Fold cards are a blast to make because they open like a pop up card.  The dimensional design makes them great for display.

You can see how I used my dies and elements from the paper collection to create a dimensional scene inside the card.  The center panel is just the right size to hold one of the tags from the collection.

Mat the tag on sturdy cardstock, then dress it up with a die cut icon, some cute metal charms and more of the ribbons that you used on the front.  These tags make great bookmarks!

Happy Camper Fancy Fold Folio: More Fun!

Turn this Z-Fold Card into a fun little folio by covering the backside with designer paper.

  • Cut 3 6 1/2″ x 6″ panels of white cardstock.
  • Score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side of each panel.
  • Line each panel with a 5 7/8″ panel of designer paper.  I used images from the 6″ x 6″ card fronts.
  • NOTE: If adding flaps to pages, as I did, follow this procedure before you adhere the liner panels to the waterfall base.
    • First, cut the flap image from the collection. If possible, leave an extra 1/2″ on the side or top of the image.  This is where you will score a 1/2″ flap.
    • Now, wrap the flap around the top or the side of the liner panel and secure with adhesive.
    • Then adhere the liner panel to the white cardstock base.
  • Line the back of the card with a 5 7/8″ square of designer paper.
  • Now, center and adhere the first 1/2″ flap along the left hand edge of that panel. Turn the page to reveal the bottom edge of the flap.
  • Next, line the fold of the second waterfall up with the bottom edge of the first flap and adhere.
  • Score the 3rd waterfall  on the right hand side to form a 1 1/2″ pocket flap.  Line the base, then adhere the pocket flap.  Insert images and journal cards in this pocket.

This type of card folio makes a wonderful gift, and is a quick and easy way to capture the memories from a family vacation.  Of course, you can adapt the them to work with any Heartfelt Creations paper collection.

Find a linked supply list below the signature area of this post.

On With the Hop!

This hop lasts from 8AM EDT on Friday, July 26th until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, July 29th. The winner will be announced on this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, July 31st.

A randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations. To claim your prize please email Heartfelt Creations at [email protected] with “Winner of the July Alumni Hop” in the subject line. The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize, or another name will be randomly chosen.

Now, let’s hop:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Els  ♥  Vicki   ♥ Amarilys   ♥ Glenda  ♥ Sarah  ♥ Monica   ♥ Emily  ♥  Alissa

I know you will be filled with inspiration and ready to get your craft on after visiting all these wonderful blogs.

Did I share some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures today?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Summer Memories Flip Folio Tutorial

Authentique Endless Summer Memories Flip Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Summer is speeding by, isn’t it?  I created this Authentique Endless Summer Memories Flip Folio Tutorial because sometimes it’s hard to really take in all the adventures and activities of this busy season.  There are pool parties, picnics in the park, concerts under the stars, holidays, birthdays and the lovely “ordinary” days that we want to remember.  This flip folio, rich with summer imagery and colors, is the perfect place to capture all the lazy, hazy days of summer fun.

Endless Summer Memories Flip Folio Tutorial: The Basics

This 5″ x 7″ staggered page style folio is made with 4 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.   I had a good time designing the fold out pages, pockets, flips, flaps and interactive features housed inside.  Loosely based on this 4 fold folio design I made years ago, this new and improved version offers loads of space for photos and journaling.

A 2″ wide decorative belly band with a magnetic closure holds everything together. (I will link all the products I used in the supply list.  You will also find a basic cutting guide below the signature of this post.)

The Endless 8″ x 8″ pad is sized perfectly for this project.  You will also need to use a 12″ x 12″ Endless 8 cut apart page  for images and journal cards.

Endless Summer Memories Flip Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Remove the belly band to reveal a gatefold opening.  I adhered just the bottom corner of a 3″ x 4″ journal card to the left hand gate.  The little bumblebee icons from the 12×12 Cardstock Components sheet make a darling turn tab.

This flip folio has hidden pocket pages, folio inserts, and loads of room for photos.

Here’s a look at it fully opened.  The center panel is 5″ x 7″  The mirror image panels on the left and right are 4″ x 6″.  Half inch spines allow lots of room to fill the pages and pockets with photos and memorabilia.

Endless Summer Memories Flip Folio Tutorial: Interactive Features

A center pocket is hidden behind a large pull out page.

This sweet little shaker folio is tucked into the pocket.  A magnetic tab top closure keeps everything neat and tidy.

TIP: The shaker frame is the “leftover” from cutting out the dragonfly image on the belly band.  Simply back it with clear cardstock, add a little foam tape around the edges, fill with a shaker mix,  and adhere to the mason jar paper.

Here’s a peek at the two folio inserts.

Endless Summer Memories Flip Folio Tutorial: YouTube Video

It’s really hard to get a feel for the flow of a folio like this one without a video tour.  You’ll be able to see how everything works together in the project share and video tutorial below.

Note: My cell phone battery died at one point during the final taping sequence.  It doesn’t affect the tutorial in any way, but it does make for an awkward closing sequence.  My apologies! Technology can be tricky! 

I hope you will have fun making this elegant little folio.  It can be used with any papers you have in your stash, and is adaptable to any theme.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List
Cutting and Scoring Guide
  • For the base:
    • Cut joined cardstock to 16 1/2″ x 7:
      • Score on long side at 2″, 2 1/2″, 6 1/2″, 7″, 11″, 11 1/2″
  • Belly Band
    • 16 1/2″ x 2″
      • Score at 4 3/4″, 5 3/4″, 10 3/4″, 11 3/4″ (Berrylicious)
    • 16 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ from Endless 5.  Line up with scored lines on Berrylicious
  • Liner Papers
    • Back Cover
      • (1) 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″
      • (4) 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″
      • (2) 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
    • Inside Cover
      • (2) 1 3/4″ x 3 7/8″
      • (4) 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″
      • (1) 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″
  • Hidden Pocket Insert for Center Panel
    • (1) 4″ x 16 1/2″ Berrylicious; score every 5 1/2″
    • Liners:
      • (6) 3 7/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Main Pocket Insert
    • 4″ x 16 1/2″ Berry Licious
      • Score at 1 1/2″, 6 1/2″, 11″
    • Liners
      • Tab:  3 7/8″ x 1 3/8″
      • Panels: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Tip-Ins
    • 4″ x 5 7/8″
      • Score 1 /2″ flap on the left or right side
  • Small Hidden Pocket Inserts
    • 3 1/4″ x 8″; score at 3 1/2″

 

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

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial SUPPLY LIST

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Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial for the Authentique 4th of July Group Post

Hello, Friends!  If you live in the US, let me wish you a very Happy 4th of July!  To help everyone celebrate this patriotic holiday, the Authentique Paper Design team is hosting a group post loaded with red, white and blue project inspiration.  My contribution is this quick and easy to make Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial.  It’s the same style and size as the Authentique Confection Waterfall Mini I shared with you all in June.  So if you’ve been wanting to whip one of these cute albums up, today is your lucky day!

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

The album measures 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ with a 1 1/2″ spine.  I’ve wrapped it with Authentique Spectrum Old Glory cardstock and decorated it with the Liberty 12×12 collection.  Since I share all the details in the video below, I’ll just share photos for you to enjoy here.

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial: The Spine

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

To create this festive spine, follow these steps:

  • Punch a hole in the center of the spine, about 1/2″ from the top edge.
  • Fold an 18″ length of 3/8″ wide ribbon in half.  Pull the fold through the hole, then pull the ribbon tails through that loop.  Adjust, then tie a bow.
  • Attach a vintage safety pin under the center of the bow.
  • String charms on jump rings, then slide onto the safety pin.  Close.
  • Place a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub onto the face of the white plaque before attaching to the pin.
Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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Double waterfalls are secured with 3/8″ ribbon.

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Each waterfall measures 43/4″ square.  Cut Spectrum Tricycle Red and Old Glory Cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Score a 1/2″ flap on each panel. The liner sheets are 4 1/2″ square.  This way, you can add a 4″ x 4″ photo and still have a pretty paper border.

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Create flaps with the 3″ x 4″ images from the collection.

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Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

The bottom layer of each waterfall is a double pocket with little ATC tag inserts.

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Cover Graphic 45 ATC Laser Cut Banner Tags with designer paper quickly by die cutting the liners with the G45 ATC Die.

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial and Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see more of what’s inside the album and learn how to create it, please enjoy this YouTube video.

 

Our Family 4th of July

Independence Day is one of our family’s favorite holidays.  We all gather together for a cookout, a swim, potato salad, watermelon, games and lots of laughs.  When dusk falls, we go to a nearby park to enjoy a fireworks display.  We’ve followed this tradition for decades, and we all agree, it’s one we want to continue to observe.

We are so very thankful for those who served, suffered and sacrificed so that we can celebrate and live in freedom.  God Bless You, and God Bless the USA!

Wishing you all my fellow Americans a safe, happy and healthy 4th of July!  For all the rest of you who live outside the US…thanks for your friendship!  I appreciate you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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