Authentique Cultivate Card Folio

Authentique Cultivate Farewell to the Summer Garden Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Cultivate Card Folio: Farewell to the Summer Garden

Hello, Friends! Today I have a sweet little Authentique Cultivate Card Folio to share with you.  I’m sitting here in complete disbelief that it is time to say farewell to the summer garden.  How did we get to the middle of September so fast?  We still have a few tomatoes coming in, but for the most part, out little summer garden is done.  I thought it would be nice to use this darling new Authentique Paper collection to create a tribute to all those tomatoes!

This 5″ x 7″ card folio is all about layers,  texture and dimension.  Here are a few tips to help you incorporate those elements in your card making.

  • Machine stitching adds wonderful texture to a card panel.  It also acts like a frame for the card.
  • Create dimension by backing the focal image with a double layer of chipboard.
  • Elevate the design even more by backing a small die cut element with chipboard.  Then top it with a resin flower basket.
  • Want some sparkle?  Wrap the top of the card with Iridescent Metallic String.  Tie on some sweet little garden charms to add visual interest.
  • Fill the trowel with mustard seeds from the kitchen for even more texture.

  • Ribbon is the quickest and easiest way to add texture to a card design.  Place it in the corners to frame the image.  But you can also use it as a border along the bottom of the card.
  • Want even more texture?  Try wrapping the card panel with some gorgeous crocheted lace.  That should do the trick!
A Peek Inside

Don’t you love these Pennsylvania Dutch patterns and colors?  I think this folio would make a wonderful gardener’s gift.  Place photos of your prize winning flowers or produce in the photo folio.  Then kick back, relax and enjoy a cuppa with the treats in the box pocket. Here’s a peek at a few of the pages in the accordion folio.  There are 4 pull out panels on each side of the design.




The little flip pages provide lots of room for journaling and smaller snapshots.

Dress up your treats with scraps left over from designing the card.  It’s a great way to clean up your work surface and use up odds and ends.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comments. You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




12 thoughts on “Authentique Cultivate Card Folio

  1. Priscilla Hughs

    Love this card…great paper collection to make it come together. Yes, fall is here in Wyoming , already had our first huge snowstorm that did a lot of damage. I did rescue my rose bushes which are in planters, and got them into the garage, but everything else was at the mercy of Mother Nature, and took it’s toll. But I love Autumn, and decorating for it…this card just speaks to my heart! Thanks again for giving us a great work of art!

  2. Susan Steele

    Awwww!!! This is so sweet! Luv this garden theme! And all your extra layers, details and embellishments …beautiful! That trowel with the mustard seeds …so cute! And I always forget to add some lace …I have a box or two from Mother’s collection! And luv all your inside pages and wrapped up goodies inside! Thanks for sharing and all the tips on this folio Kathy! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Gena L Krannig

    OMG, Kathy! How I love this folio! Each page is so beautiful with those darling images of the children in the garden. The front is so fantastic with your gorgeous ribbon and flowers. And how sweet are the little garden charms? Every little detail you have added (and there are more every time I look) make this card so special. I have to say how I love the Mother Nature Crayon sentiment. I’ve always said that man can’t possibly duplicate the colors of nature. Thank you for sharing this very special beauty! Hugs!

  4. soozyb2013

    Mother Nature does have the best box of crayons!! I do love your folio’s Kathy. Each one is just jam packed full of yumminess!!! Have a great weekend Kathy. 🙂

  5. Martie Rollin

    I can’t believe you took the time to add mustard seeds to that trowel charm…fantastic detail! That lace is so attractive on this that a lace butterfly, too? Nice that you carried the lace flowers to the inside of the folio. Well done!!

  6. MaryH

    Buckle up buttercup, you are going to be smitten with all the special touches and dimensions that only Kathy can bring you! This make is embellished to the hilt with such wonderful flowers, trinkets, charms and ribbon it will take more than a glance to take it all in… Wow, the colors and papers are sure to please her paper peeps. Just stunning my friends and well worth a peek or two or more….

  7. Claire Gagne

    Love this card Kathy. Ya, it’s a shame that summer is over. Getting chilly up here in Northern New York to say the least. Am not looking forward to the white stuff! Be safe & TYFS

  8. Gail Scott

    I especially like the garden charms – such a fabulous project Kathy – looks to me you are back into the swing of things after your vacation! Came together lovely – have a blessed week!


    This folio is astonishing, Kathy!! Love the bright colors with all the great embellishments – just perfect!!

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