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New Button Farm Club Kit: G45 Farmhouse Folio

Graphic 45 Farmhouse Folio Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

New Button Farm Club Kit: G45 Farmhouse Folio

Hello, Friends!  This is a happy Saturday for me, because I get to reveal my new Button Farm Club Kit.  Life is crazy and stressful and complicated right now.  I thought it would be the perfect time to release this Graphic 45 Farmhouse Folio Kit. Everything about this folio celebrates the simple joys and ordinary pleasures that make life sweet.

I’ve prepared a video tour of this 8 1/4″ x 8″ fold out style folio for you so you can see how all the fun mechanisms work.  This one is filled with fun interactive features that I think you are gonna love!

The clip in this photo does not come with the kit.  I had to use it to keep the Barn Door Feature closed while taking photos.  Yes, I said Barn Door feature:

Welcome to the barn!  You’ll have to see how this works in the video.  It’s pretty sweet!

Here’s the waterfall and a fun flip out feature….more surprises here!

You’ll learn how to make this cute string tie pocket in the kit tutorial, too.

This new folio design is really fun to make.  The thing I love the most about learning how to build a folio base is that once you’ve made one, you can easily change things up and make it again and again with different themes and collections.  It’s like adding a whole new tool to your tool belt.

New Button Farm Club Kit:  G45 Farmhouse Video Tour

Would you like to join me down on the farm this morning?  Just click play to see the features of this wonderful new kit.

I’m also excited to tell you that the tutorial this time around is actually a video!  You will be able to create this wonderful folio along with me.  This will make it so much easier for you to create your own folio.

New Button Farm Club Kit Contents

You will receive everything you need to make this G45 Farmhouse Folio in your kit.  The only things you need to add are your adhesive of choice and basic crafting tools like scissors, paper trimmer, bone folder, and a scoring tool.   The kit contains everything else, and it is a HUGE kit this month:

  • Graphic 45 Farmhouse
    • 12×12 Paper Collection Kit (includes stickers)
    • Farmhouse Chipboard
    • Die Cut Farmhouse Ephemera Pack
    • 1 of each Ephemera card from the collection
  • 4 sheets of heavy 12×12 kraft cardstock
  • 20 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in black, cream and brown
  • Package of Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of houndstooth ribbon
  • 2 yards of burlap string
  • 7 ivory buttons
  • 3 vintage style manila tags
  • Links to private video tutorials

The price for this kit is just $62.99. If you went to the craft store and tried to buy all the elements in this kit, I don’t think you could do it for less.  Plus, with the kit, you get the video tutorials.  Such a great deal!

This is a limited edition, which means once it is gone, it is gone. So if you think you want it, you will probably need to order it quickly. Last month’s kit sold out in under 24 hours!  (Thank you, thank you, thank you!) You can place your order HERE.

A Little Happy News!

So many of us are stuck at home right now.  Crafting is definitely good therapy!  Laura and I chatted and decided to re-release a few of your favorite “sold out” kits to help you stay happy and productive during this difficult time.

So many of you were disappointed to miss out on the Peter Cottontail Kit.  Laura has managed to put a few more kits together for you.  You can order those HERE.  She has also made the tutorial available for purchase if you already have the paper, but want to know how to make the project.  You can order that HERE.

Many, many of you have asked about the Rejoice Christmas Recipe Album Kit.  Well, good news!  Laura has found enough supplies to release 24 more kits!  You can order that kit HERE.

One of my most popular kits was also a recipe album.  This Ingredient Kit sold out in just a few hours!  (Wow.  Again, thank you so much!) Laura managed to find enough of this kit to release 2 more kits.

We don’t want you to get bored!  LOL

Again, I thank you so much for your amazing response to these kits.  Many of you have asked me to travel to your area and do a class.  But I’m a home body, and I don’t love to travel.  These kits…and now the video tutorials, are the next best thing to taking a class with me.

Now, I hope you have a good Saturday and a restful weekend!  Sending you my thoughts and prayers that you all stay safe, stay well, and stay happy making pretty things from paper!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The Button Farm Club: Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal is designed to bring a smile to your face in the middle of all the crazy stuff that is going on around us.   It’s my latest kit for the Button Farm Club, and it is pure FUN!  And I think we could all use a little fun and distraction right now.  I’m thinking about each one of you, praying for your health and safety.  We’ll muddle on through this mess together, and I will try to share lots of crafty inspiration here to brighten our days. 

This kit has been rattling around in my brain for weeks.  I wanted to put together a unique card kit that would work for masculine cards, feminine cards and cards for teens.  It needed to include cards for all kinds of occasions.  I wanted to include cards that were so easy to make that even a beginner could succeed.  But I also wanted to have cards with enough of a challenge to satisfy intermediate and advanced cardmakers.   So I thought, and thought, and sketched out ideas, and finally came up with the 7 cards and folio that you see in the photo above.  I’m not gonna lie…I love the way this kit turned out, and I think you will, too. So if you’re ready for some imagination, creativity and whimsy…read on!

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal: The Folio

Folios are so much fun to make and give.  This one measures a generous 6 1/2″ x 8″ and would work for men, women and teens.  It’s a great design for beginners, too. I envisioned this folio as something that could be presented as a birthday, graduation, or retirement gift.  There’s lots of room for photos and journaling tucked inside.

This basic folio is a really quick and easy make.  Just change out your papers and themes, and you have a gift for every occasion.

You’ll find tags, journal cards and these cute gift card holders tucked inside.  How fun is that?

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal: The Cards

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Shaker Card by kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

How would you like to learn a whole new way to make shaker cards?  I mean, we all love them, but making them can be a little intimidating, right?  Well, when this idea popped into my head, I literally did the “wow, I could have had a V-8” forehead slap.  You will NOT believe how easy it is to  make this fabulous shaker card!

Tall and skinny cards are very much on trend right now.  And this cutaway tall & skinny card design is one that you will love to add to your crafty toolbelt!  It is simple enough for a beginner to make, but impressive enough to give as a gift.

Here’s another quick and easy card design.  If you have struggled with layering patterned papers, the tutorial in this kit is like letting you in on my process for making cards.  It’s going to help you think about using your papers in different ways.  My hope is that you will have more confidence and enjoyment in your card making adventures once you’ve completed this kit.

Do you want more of a challenge?  Then this Z-Fold Pop Up Box Style card is just what you’ve been dreaming of.  The amazing thing is, once you break this card design down into simple steps, it’s really not hard  to make.

And how much fun would it be to give this card to a young lady graduating from college or high school?  The sentiment is just perfect but the whimsy would really appeal to teens and tweens.

Got a milestone birthday coming up?  This is the card!

And to top it all off…..

…..this fun design!

Each card in the kit has a gift pocket, so the card becomes the present.  Y’all know how much I love that!

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

Here’s a quick YouTube video so you can see all these cards in action.

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal:  How to Order

Each kit comes with everything you need to make the 10 projects in the kit:

  • Stamperia Voyages Fantastique 12×12 paper pad (10 double sided sheets)
  • 25 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in brown, cream and grey
  • Chipboard Embellishments
  • Metal Gears
  • Package of Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of Ribbon
  • Shaker Element
  • Shaker Mix
  • Full Color, printed step by step tutorial created by me for The Button Farm Club

The price is  $49.99, which is amazing considering how much comes in the kit and how many cards you will have when you finish!

This is a limited edition kit, so once it is gone, it is gone.  You can place your order now at The Button Farm Club.

Again, thank you all so much for your kind words, your interest and your support for these kits.  I hope this kit helps us all take our minds off the stressful situation the world is in as we make beautiful things together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Crafts Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial AND a Giveaway!

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m guest designing for Little Birdie Crafts with this “Celebrate Life” Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial.   Tall and Skinny cards are trendy right now, and for good reason: they are fun to make, give you lots of room to add embellishments, and they are a nice change of pace from the standard square or rectangular card.

This one measures 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ with a 3/4″ spine.  I needed to add that chunky spine to accommodate the box pocket inside!

In the video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create the card base using a single sheet of designer paper from the “Celebrate Life” collection.  I’ll also share  how to repair a BIG MISTAKE (which I made!) with a simple fix.

We’ll put the front of the card together piece by piece to  make it easy for you to reproduce the finished project.

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Would you like to learn how to make this fun box style pocket?  It’s easier than you might think, and I’ll show you how in the video below.

Once you’ve made the box pocket, you can fill it up with lovely treats.  I like to call this type of card “a party in a box.”  They make great gifts!

Little Birdie Crafts Gift Card Giveaway

Yes, you read that correctly!  Little Birdie Crafts has a $30 gift card for one lucky crafter!  Here’s what you have to do to be entered into the random drawing:

  • First, Like and Follow Little Birdie Crafts on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Sign up for the Little Birdie Crafts BLOG.
  • Watch the video on my YouTube Channel; Like and Subscribe.
  • Visit the Little Birdie Crafts online store and take a look around. Then tell me what you would like to purchase if you win the $30 gift card.

You’ll get one entry in the drawing for completing each of the above tasks.  Let me know in the comments below which tasks you completed. I’ll enter all the names in a random drawing, so the more tasks you complete, the better your chance is of winning!

This giveaway is open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, March 9th, 2020.  The winner will be announced on my Kathy by Design Facebook page YouTube Channel and Instagram account on Tuesday, March 10th.  Good luck!

Celebrate Life Tall and Skinny Card Tutorial on YouTube

You’ll find a linked supply list for this project below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers

Papercrafting 101 Creating Layered Cards Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers with Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries Collection

Hello, Friends!  Do you love patterned papers, but struggle when it comes to using them?  Today’s Papercrafting 101 Creating Card Layers is just for you!  I’ve put together a little video tutorial that will give you my top tips for creating beautifully composed card layers.

We’ll be working with this scrumptious Little Birdie Crafts Birds and Berries paper collection and the coordinating flowers and chipboard.  I’ll link a supply list at the bottom of this post.

Let’s face it: working with patterned papers can be challenging.  How do you keep the design from becoming too busy?  How do you pick papers that work together?  While we create the card together, I’ll share the “why” of this design and help you understand how to successfully layer the beautiful patterned papers we all love so much.  The video is loaded with tips, tricks and insights that will really help you move your card making to the next level.

Papercrafting 101: Creating Card Layers: A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of this 6″ x 6″ square pocket card.  Simple, but adorable, thanks to these lovely papers from Little Birdie Crafts.  If you missed my unboxing video of the new Little Birdie Releases, you can find that HERE.

Are you ready to learn how to make this darling card?  Then grab a pencil and notebook, and click play, because Papercrafting 101 is in session!

If you’d like to see another project made with Little Birdie’s new releases, click HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you’ll be able to use in your next crafty adventure.  If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list there in case you wish to purchase any of the supplies I’ve used in this project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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NOTE: use the coupon code Kathy05 to save 5% off your purchase at Little Birdie Crafts

 

Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea Folio

Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea Mermaid Garden Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea Folio: Guest Designer Post

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  Today I’m sharing a Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea Folio that I created as a Guest Designer for LBC.  I call this one, “The Mermaid Garden.” The saturated blues, beachy patterns and lovely mermaids in this collection have me dreaming of the sea!  I’m thrilled to be partnering with LBC once again, and look forward to sharing a monthly post that will feature their new releases and fun projects to inspire your creativity.

And, I have more good news!  LBC just launched their very first US warehouse!  That’s right!  Now you can order direct from Little Birdie and fill your crafty space with their beautiful flowers, papers, and mixed media supplies.  You’ll want to pop by and pay them a visit, as everything is on sale as part of their grand opening celebration.

I’m a huge fan of Little Birdie Crafts…and not just because they offer such beautiful flowers and crafting supplies.  Did you know that they employ more than 3000 rural Indian women who would otherwise be without work?  These women are now able to provide their children with an education and a future.  They also rescue abandoned baby girls (still common in India) and place them in homes where they will be loved, cared for and educated.  Little Birdie is changing the future of India, and I am proud to be associated with the brand!

Songs of the Sea Folio: The Mermaid Garden

The base of this project is a “made from scratch”  6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ box style folio.  I’ve layered up the cover with beautiful Little Birdie Flowers, chipboard and papers from the 12×12 and 6×6 Songs of the Sea Collection.

TIP: Mix and match your flowers to create this Mermaid Garden.  I’ve combined Amor Mio Heleen flowers with  Songs of the Sea Nancy and Queenie blossoms.  The white blooms add life and lighten up all the beautiful deep blues.  Tuck a few tiny starfish into the floral cascade to enhance the ocean vibe.

TIP: The focal image on this folio is cut from the cover of the 6″ x 6″ pad.  Don’t forget to check the packaging!

TIP:  Paint metal charms with chalk paint.  Then tap with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and spritz with water to create a perfectly distressed and color matched embellishment.

TIP:  Heat emboss chipboard with Versamark Ink, then emboss with Seth Apter Baked Velvet Mediterranean Powders.  They are a great color match for this collection.  Then dry brush with a little diluted chalk paint to create this faux metal patina on the chipboard.

Songs of the Sea Folio: The Spine

Punch a hole at the top of the spine and add a lobster clasp and bangle to create a quick and easy decoration.  Netting makes a great closure for the folio.

Songs of the Sea Folio:  A Peek Inside

You’ll see all the details of this interactive folio in the video tour below.  But to whet your appetite, here are a few sneak peeks.

If you’d like to see more details, just click play!

If you’d like to see all the beautiful supplies I received from Little Birdie Crafts, you can watch this unboxing video.  The new releases are gorgeous!

And here’s some happy news!  Use this coupon code Kathy05 when you shop at Little Birdie Crafts, and you’ll save an additional 5% off your order!

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 stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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