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Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Frilly & Funkie Saturday Showcase: Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I’m sharing a  Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I thought I’d also share it here, as I know how many of you, like me, love bees!

Prima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This is a 6″ x 6″ trifold folio with a box style pocket in the center.  I made a similar gift box folio using Prima’s Georgia Blues collection.   So many of you asked me for a tutorial, that I decided to put one together using this gorgeous Prima Spring Farmhouse collection.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

The tutorial starts with a video tour of the project and some tips and tricks  and supplies that I used while creating it.

Prima Spring Farmhouse Fancy Fold Folio Kathy by Design

You will learn how to create the fancy fold base, too.

How to make a Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

I’ll show you how to turn paper elements into sweet embellishments.  You will learn how to create shaped pockets and tuck spots, too.

How to Make  A Tuck Spot with Prima Spring Farmhouse Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Magnet Kathy by DesignPrima Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 02

Prima Spring Farmhouse Box Style Pocket Kathy by Design

Pockets add so much fun to any project, and I’ll show you how to create a neat box style pocket in the tutorial.

Beekeeper Gift Box Folio Tutorial Kathy by Design Photo 03

Then you can fill it up with wonderful treats.

Spring Farmhouse Beekeeper Gift Box  Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I hope I shared some tips, ideas and techniques in this video 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 add some product links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique below this post for your shopping convenience.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Prima Spring Farmhouse Collection:

 

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

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Arlene Burke from Sandy Hulsart’s Blog.  Thanks for hopping!  See you again in February!
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Tulip Time Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations January 2019 Alumni Hop!  Today we’re going to tiptoe through the tulips with a Tulip Time Shaker Card.

 

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 01

Tulips have always been a favorite flower for me, so you can imagine my delight when Heartfelt Creations released the stunning Tulip Time Collection.   This 5 1/2″  square card boasts a tulip garden and a shaker element.  Come tiptoe through the tulips with me!

Tulip Time Shaker Card: Creating the base

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 02

  • Create a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ card base with a 1/2″ spine.  To do this, cut (2) 5 1/2″ x 11″ panels from ivory cardstock.  Place 1/2″ Scor-Tape on the short end of one panel, then overlap the second panel on the Scor-Tape margin.  Score at 5 1/2″ , 6″, and again at 11 1/2″.  Trim this panel with a 2 1/2″ overhang to serve as a pocket.
  • Cut a circular opening in a a 6″ x 6″ card front image using the Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die.  Cut the opening with the 2nd largest circle die.  Trim this panel to measure 4 1/2″ square.
  • Create the eyelet frame by nesting the 3rd largest circle die evening inside the eyelet circle.  Adhere the frame to the card opening.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/4″ piece of clear acrylic cardstock and adhere to the back side of the window you just created.
  • Then add 2 layers of 1/2″ foam tape to the back side of the window page.  Set aside.
  • Cut a 5 1/2″ square of the magenta patterned paper.
  • Now cut a 5 1/4″ panel of the garden scene paper and stitch to the magenta panel.  Adhere this to the card base.
  • Cut the tulip card front from the paper collection and trim to fit behind the window panel.
  • Then fill the center with a sequin mix, remove the liner tape from the window panel and carefully center over the tulip card front.
  • Die cut 2 Elegant Pocket Accents from ivory cardstock.  Tap with Dries Clear Adhesive and cover with Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder. Adhere behind the window panel.
  • Center and adhere this entire assembly to the card front.

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 03

Tulip Time Shaker Card: Creating the Tulip Garden

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 04

To create the tulip garden, follow these steps:

  • First, die cut all the tulip and leaf layers from the paper collection using the Tulip Time Die.
  • Next, customize the colors by brushing the petal layers with chalk inks.  I used ColorBox Petal Points in shades of yellow, pink, fuchsia, purple and green.  (The individual colors are not labeled on Petal Points, but you can find ColorBox Chalk Inks HERE.)
  • Now, place the petal layers face down in the 3D Tulip Shaping Mold.  You can add up to 3 layers of petals, but be sure to spritz each layer lightly with water.
  • Run the petal layers through your die cutting machine.
  • Shape the layers with the Flower Shaping Tool Kit.
  • Add Go ManGo Prills to the centers of the larger tulips.

I opted not to add stamens to my tulips.  Instead, I shaped the leaves and layered them at the base of my shaker panel.  Then I added in my finished tulips.  Add Spanish Moss with a hot glue gun, then tuck in a little pink bow and button.  You may also run pink gingham ribbon around the edges of the shaker panel and top with a button.

When I was pleased with the composition of my tulip garden, I painted the petals with Diamond Stickles and set aside to dry.

Tulip Time Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 05

I added a pocket and pull out photo album to the inside of my card.

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 06

The photo album measures 4 1/2″ square and has 5 panels on each side.  The center back panel is wrapped with pink gingham ribbon and adhered to the card base.

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 07

It’s so much fun to decorate the individual panels with designer paper.  I also added a small pocket and tucked in the circular cut out from the window panel.

Such pretty papers!

Heartfelt Creations Tulip Time Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop photo 09

The large pocket on the bottom is a 4 1/2″  x 5″ tea bag wallet.

I’ve tucked in a sweet mini silver spoon, tea bag and honey stick here.  The pocket is decorated with an Elegant Pocket Accent.

On With the Hop!

This hop will remain open until 11:55PM EST on Monday, January 28th.  The winner will be announced on this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, January 30th.

Visit each blog in the hop, and leave a lovely comment behind because a randomly chosen comment will be selected from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations.

Here’s the hop lineup for this month:

KATHY (you are here) ♥  Vicki    ♥  Amarilys    ♥  Sandra   ♥

♥  Pamela  ♥  Joann  ♥  Susan   ♥  Emily   ♥ Sandy

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Cheerio,

kathy

Tulip Time Shaker Card Supply List

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:

Supplies Purchased at Heartfelt Creations

Other Supplies:

 

Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial

Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial and Video Tour

Hello, Friends!  Winter can be such a tough time of year.  So I thought I’d brighten up your day with this Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial.  It’s the perfect way to chase away the winter blues, send a bit of love to a friend who’s down with the flu, or just to let a loved one know they are in your thoughts.

Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01https://wp.me/p34lmI-4pd

This fancy fold card design is adapted from a tutorial I saw on Ginny’s YouTube channel.  I fell in love with the basic design, but thought of some fun ways to change it up and add my own KBD style to it.  (You can find another example of this card design HERE.)

Please don’t let this card design intimidate you, as it is really very simple to make.  This time, I created a 6″ x 6″ card base with a 1″ side fold spine.  Then I added a 5″ x 5″ card base with a 1″ spine on the right.  This forms the fun gatefold/flap feature on the front of the card.  So if you can make a basic side fold card base, you are already more than half way there!

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial: Some Details

  • Add extra volume and texture to your card design by hot gluing some cheesecloth behind a die cut panel.  The lacy appearance of this Spellbinder’s Floral Assortment Nestabilities Die added a snowy feel to the card design.
  • To strengthen the delicate edges of this die, emboss with clear embossing powder.  It’s amazing how much stronger the delicate points are after this treatment.
  • Add some fun dimension by curling the “winter greetings” sentiment against the edge of a ruler.  Then adhere just the ends with hot glue.

  • Add snowy accents to your card by spattering it with diluted white acrylic paint.
Winter Survival Kit Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I absolutely love the drama of unfolding this style of fancy fold card!

Decorate the side panels with elements from the paper collection.  I carried the winter bird theme inside the card by wrapping the cardstock elements image with burlap string and a rusty snowflake.

When the card is fully opened, the Winter Survival Kit is revealed.  This is a 4″ x 2″ box style pocket filled with goodies to make winter more bearable.

Tuck in a teabag, some pocket sized tissues, a chapstick, some hand cream and a honey stick.  That’s sure to brighten up someones day!

I wrapped the back side of the card and the spine with 1 1/2″ wide Ivory Silky Crush Ribbon to add texture, shine and elegance to the design.

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial and Video Tour on YouTube

To help you get a better feel for this fun project, I’ve prepared a short YouTube video tour.  This is followed by a picture and text tutorial where you will learn how to build the base and the box style pocket.  I hope you enjoy!

If I’ve managed to brighten your day, share a helpful tip or inspire you to get crafty, then I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial Cutting Guide

For the 6″ x 6″ card base:

  • 13″ x 6″ panel of brown cardstock (you can join two panels of cardstock together with Scor-Tape.)
    • Score this panel at 3″ , 6″ and 7″
  • Cut mats from designer paper:
    • 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″  (2)
    • 2 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (4)
    • Spine 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (2)

For the 5″ x 5″ card base:

  • 11″ x 5″ panel of brown cardstock
    • Score this at 5″ and 6″
  • Cut mats from designer paper
    • 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (3)
    • 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (2)

For the box pocket:

  • 8″ x 4″ panel of brown cardstock
    • Score on long side at 1″, 2″, 6″, 7″
    • Score on short side at 2″, 3″
  • To cover the finished pocket
    • 5 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ panel of designer paper scored on long side at 1″, 4 7/8″
    • 4 7/8″ x 7/8″ panel to line the bottom of the box
Winter Survival Kit Tutorial Supply List

Authentique Paper

Other Supplies:

 

Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards

Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing some Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards that I created over the holiday break.  I set out to  make just one card…then it was two…and oops!  By the time I was done playing, I had 4 Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards on my work desk!  These will be on display in the Buttons Galore and More booth at Creativation 2019.  Since these cards are designed to be displayed in a booth, I only covered the inside with basic paper panels. Therefore, I have no photos of the card interiors to share with you today.

Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards: Believe Wood Frame Shaker

Graphic 45 Princess Believe Shaker Card by kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Buttons Galore and More Photo 01

This 5″ x 7″ card features a frame style shaker element.  Here’s how I built it.

  • Begin by dry brushing the largest Tim Holtz Vignette Frame with a coat of white gesso. Dry thoroughly.
  • Next, brush a light layer of Tattered Rose Distress Ink over the frame.
  • Now place the frame in a box with high sides and spray liberally with Tarnished Brass Distress Mica Spray.  Let the spray puddle into the corners and recessed areas of the frame.
  • Cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock (4″ x 6″ as I recall) and adhere it to the back of the frame using either Scor-Tape or Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.  Press along the edges with a clean paper towel to secure the seal.  This is very important!  Let it dry completely while you build your card base.
  • When the frame is completely dry, add a double layer of foam tape around the perimeter, being careful not to let the tape show through the window.
  • Now place a fair sized mound of Buttons Galore Blush Premium Sequins in the center of your focal image.  Keep them away from the area where you will attach the frame.
  • Next, carefully align your prepared frame over the image, centering it as best as you can.
  • Finally, press in place to seal and adhere to the card base.

Graphic 45 Princess Believe Shaker Card by kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Buttons Galore and More Photo 02

Finish the card off with a Little Birdie Crafts Oriel Vintage Blossom and a seam binding bow.

Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards:  A Real Princess Chipboard Frame Shaker

Graphic 45 Princess Real Princess Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Buttons Galore and More Photo 01a

This next shaker card uses an altered chipboard frame in lieu of a shaker box.  The frame measures 3 1/2″ x 5″, but the opening is only 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.  Here’s how I prepared this shaker box.

  • First, paint a chipboard frame with white gesso and dry thoroughly.
  • Next, dry brush the frame with Tattered Rose Distress Paint.
  • When the paint has dried, brush a thin layer of Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive over the entire surface.
  • While the adhesive is still wet, place the frame in a funnel tray and sprinkle liberally with Rajni Chalwa’s Frosting Powder.  Set it aside to dry completely.
  • Cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock to fit the size of the frame opening and adhere to the back with Art Institute Dries Clear adhesive.  As before use a clean piece of paper towel to press it securely onto the back of the frame.  Let this dry.
  • Now adhere a double layer of foam adhesive to the back of the frame.  You will need to cut strips of foam adhesive in half unless you have 1/4″ wide foam.
  • Fill the cavity of the shaker box with  Buttons Galore Apricot Premium Sequins.
  • Fussy cut the image from the signature page of Princess.  Pop up on a piece of patterned paper and adhere to the foam tape.

I finished this card off with some fussy cuts, Little Birdie Flowers, Mini Pearl Prills,  Pale Gold Taffeta Ribbon, altered metal corners and an altered metal crown.  To alter the metal pieces I painted them with ivory chalk paint, then spritzed with Antique Brass Mica Spray.

Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards: If the Crown Fits Embossed Paper Shaker Box

This card is a companion to the previous card, and uses the other princess from the signature page of the collection.  After fussy cutting the princess and matting it on striped paper, I proceeded to make the frame.

  • First, carefully open the seams on a Tim Holtz Cabinet Card Frame.  Cut away the back portion to use in another project.
  • Next, lightly sand the surface of the frame, then paint it with white gesso.
  • When the gesso has dried, dry brush the frame with Tattered Rose Distress Paint and place it directly into the Tim Holtz 3D Botanical Embossing Texture Fade.  Run this through your machine following the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Be sure to wash the texture fade immediately to remove any traces of paint and/or gesso.
  • The pressure of embossing will lift some of the gesso, but I liked this distressed look.
  • Use a palette knife to add some thin layers of Opaque Crackle Texture Paste to the open areas of the frame.  Let this dry.
  • Next, sponge Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the raised portions of the design.  Spritz very lightly with Antique Brass Mica Spray.  This will sink down into the crackle paste and look very cool.

  • Back the frame with clear acrylic cardstock and build your shaker box.
  • Fill the cavity of the shaker box with Buttons Galore Rose Garden Shaker Mix.  (You will want to remove the large and medium sized buttons from the mix first.)

Finish the card off with Little Birdie Audria Blush Flowers, gold metallic string, ribbon and a crown embellishment.

Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards: Easel Shaker Pocket

For the final card, I created this easel shaker pocket.  This is probably the easiest way I’ve found to add a shaker element to a card.  Simply stitch clear acrylic cardstock to your focal image leaving about a 2″ opening.  Fill the pouch with Buttons Galore Blush Premium Sequins.  Finish stitching up the pouch and you are good to go!

Adorn your card with Renae Classic Little Birdie Flowers, Light Coral Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and chipboard elements from the paper collection.

I hope I’ve shared some fun ideas for making shaker cards in many different ways.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Princess Shaker Cards: Linked Supply List

Note: Sequin mixes are linked in the post

All cards use elements from the following Graphic 45 Products:

 

 

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