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Country Bunny Boxed Mini Album Set

Country Bunny Boxed Mini Album Set and Country Bunny Collection Reveal

Hello, Friends!  I’ve been counting down the days until I could share this Country Bunny Boxed Mini Album Set with you.  It represents a dream come true, and there’s nothing I love more than seeing a dream come true!  My sweet friend Tamra over at Country Craft Creations unveiled her new Country Bunny paper collection yesterday in a Facebook Live event.  Tamra asked me to create a sample project for yesterday’s release party on Facebook.  And today I get to share it with you all here.

Country Craft Creations Country Bunny Boxed Mini Album Set by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

 

You’ll get to see this delicious paper collection and all the details of this project in the video below.   I altered a Graphic 45 Ivory Book Box, then filled it up with 3 handmade bitty mini albums.

The back side of the book box houses a box style pocket with a little flip folio tucked inside.  Before we look at the video, I’ll just share some little peeks at each of the individual components.

Country Bunnies and Butterflies

Each hardcover mini album measures 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.  The trims, designer papers, cardstock papers, flowers and crystals are all part of the kit Tamra is selling in her online tore, Country Craft Creations.   I added just a couple of pretties, like this resin bunny and some metal embellishments  from my stash .

Each mini album has a theme and a  unique design.  This one is Bunnies and Butterflies.

Wait til you see what is inside!  This collection is sooo charming!

Country Bunny

I call this second mini album Country Bunny.  Look how sweet the face is on this handsome bunny rabbit!

The soft colors of this collection are so warm and inviting!

You will find lots and lots of sweet bunnies inside these double pull out pages!

Bunnies and Bonnets

Do you see the gorgeous lace trim that comes in the kit?  It adds so much lovely texture to the design!

This album has a wrap around spine and one of my precious vintage buttons.

And I’ve added some surprise elements inside the pages, too!

Spring Fling Fold Out Folio

I am over the moon for the images in this paper collection!  Look at this adorable little outfit!  This flip folio measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ with a 1/2″ spine.

You’ll find tags, mini folios and pockets tucked inside.

To see all of the elements, you’ll have to watch the video project share below.

Country Bunny Boxed Mini Album Set Project Share on YouTube

I’m extremely honored to be part of Tamra’s release party!  She’s such a good person, and so generous with the crafting community.  If you’re not familiar with you, you can find her on Facebook.  Her shop is loaded with lots and lots of paper pretties, too!  You can find out more about Country Bunny HERE.

I’ll be back tomorrow to share a card that I made with this lovely collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Authentique Harvest Autumn Banner

Authentique Harvest Autumn Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Harvest Autumn Banner

Hello, Friends!  Let’s welcome fall today with an Authentique Harvest Autumn Banner.  Harvest is a wonderful retired Authentique paper collection, and has always been a favorite of mine.  So when a friend asked me to make her a fall banner for her home, I knew immediately that this was the collection I wanted to work with.  The warm autumn color palette, the rich vintage images and the fabulous patterned papers offer everything I want for fall home decor.

Banner Tips and Tricks

I love to mix and match pennant shapes when I am making a banner.  Contrasting shapes add so much visual interest to the overall design.  For this banner, combine the Eileen Hull House/Pocket die with some shaped tags.  The rounded edge of the tags paired up with the pointed edge of the House/Pocket die provides wonderful shaped edge along the bottom of the banner.

Banner pennants are small spaces.  But you still want to add layers, right?  An easy solution is to combine die cut layers, like these die cut circles, with fussy cut layers.  Adding foam dimensionals between  these layers provides lots of depth and dimension.

Texture also plays an important role when designing a banner.  The netting ribbon , jute ribbon, plaid ribbon, crochet lace and flowers all have different textures that harmonize well.

Think about adding some text to your banner design.  It’s a welcome break from all the patterns and images.

Don’t be afraid to cut large images down to a size that fits your surface.  I wanted to use this sentiment from a 6″ x 4″ journal card.  Obviously it was too big for the area I had to work within.  But by centering the sentiment inside a circle die, I was able to create a perfectly sized focal image.

Tuck large elements, like these beautiful fall flowers, behind a focal image to really make it stand out.  You can also fussy cut small sentiments, mat them on scraps of cardstock and layer them into the composition to create a balanced vignette.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use to add warmth and beauty to your autumn home décor.

Thank so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial

Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial: Bibbety Bobbity Boo!

Hello, Friends!  My calendar tells me it’s time to get our Authentique October Desk Calendar Tutorial published.  So “Bibbety, Bobbity, Boo!” here you go!  If you’re new to my blog, this has been a year long series using Authentique Paper’s Calendar Collection.  Each month we create a decorative desk calendar that also functions as a memory keeping system.  All the calendars measure 6″ x 6″ and feature an easel style design.  The interior houses mini folios and a hidden pull out folio.  Many of you have told me you are making these as Christmas gifts for family members.  Some of you are using the basic folio design with other paper collections and giving the finished product as a birthday present.  I think both ideas are fabulous!

The Spooktacular October Calendar Collection

Every month, I say, “This month is my favorite.”  That’s how you know this is a great collection, right?  But I really do love these “too cute to spook” October patterns, colors and images, don’t you?

I found some adorable owl buttons in my stash.  My sweet husband, who is always on the lookout for unique embellishments for me, picked these up for me some time ago.  They make the perfect embellishment for the pull out folio.

We change up the design of the pull out folio this month.  Add a pocket and some mini folios to create even more room for photos.  What do you think?

Then we have these adorable silhouette images.  And I found ribbon in my stash that makes me think of candy corn.  How fun is that?

So if you’re ready to get going on your October Desk Calendar, please join me in this YouTube video and we’ll create it together.

If you’d like to find the first 9 folio tutorials, please click HERE.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.

Wow.  Ten months down and just 2 months left to go….and let me tell you…the best is yet to be!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Button Farm Club Masquerade Home Decor Kit Reveal

Button Farm Club Authentique Masquerade Printer's Tray Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

Button Farm Club Masquerade Home Decor Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  This Button Farm Club  Masquerade Home Decor Kit Reveal is going to spook you out in a very good way!  Halloween is right around the corner, so I thought to myself…why not create a project that doubles as home decor?  When Authentique paper released their frightfully fabulous Masquerade collection, I  knew just what to do!

Authentique Masquerade Altered Printer's Tray by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

So I created a 12×12 altered printer’s tray with a photo folio tucked inside.  Oh, yes, I did!  This kit is going to be so much fun to make it’s scary!

We’ve got mini pumpkins, people!  And spooky little poison bottles!  Can we just talk about the orange polka dot ribbon and ghostly grey flowers? Ghoulishly glorious!

But what about photos?  No worries!  This darling little photo folio tucks right inside one of the compartments in the tray.

It is loaded with room for photos and journaling to help you document all your Halloween capers.

I’m over the moon for these fabulous patterned papers from Authentique!  How about you?  And can you say “glitter brads?”

Of course, I’ve added my signature flips, flaps and fun inside the photo folio.

To see the project in action, please enjoy this YouTube Video tour.

 

Masquerade Home Decor Kit Details

Let me start off by telling you that this is a very limited edition kit.  We bought all the printer’s trays we could find.  Because of the epidemic, production has halted on this item.  So there are only 60 kits, and we expect them to sell out quickly.  You have been warned!  LOL

This kit is all treats and no tricks:

  • 12×12 Wooden Printer’s Tray with Brass Handle
  • 10 sheets of 12×12 Authentique Masquerade Collection
  • 12×12 Die Cut Cardstock Elements Sheet
  • 12×12 Spectrum Cardstock in Orange Blossom and Black Jack/2 of each color
  • 49 & Market Flowers
  • Polka Dot Halloween Ribbon
  • Black Burlap String
  • 2 Jack-o-Lantern silvertone Charms
  • 7 miniature apothecary bottles
  • 3 miniature pumpkins
  • Small bottle of black paint
  • PDF Written Guide
  • Link to Private Video Tutorials

Just add your favorite adhesives, foam tape and standard crafting tools.  Everything else comes in the kit.  The price for the kit is $63.99.

Order your kit from The Button Farm Club by clicking on THIS LINK.

Think Halloween is just for the kiddies?  Not so, my pretties! This devilishly delightful  home decor kit is just the ticket for the young at heart!

To find past Button Farm Club Kits, please click HERE.

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket Simple Stories Vintage Garden District by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket with Simple Stories Vintage Garden District

Hello, Friends!  You can tell summer is coming because I have bees on the brain!  This Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket is such a unique design.  Dressed up with Simple Stories Vintage Garden District it feels just like a summer garden party!

The base is made with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board.  I am completely unabashedly addicted to this wonderful stuff!    And this Honey Bee Loaded Card, Tag or Frame Kit speaks to my honey-loving heart!    It assembles quickly and easily.  Beautiful Board takes all mixed media products like a champ.  The fact that the base is already white means that you don’t have to prime, and the colors are true.  Paint all your surfaces before you assemble.  Then just add a dries clear adhesive along the edges, snap the pieces together and you are ready to decorate.

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket: Two Sides to Every Story

Here’s a peek at the frame side of the kit.  Naturally, I turned the frame overlay that comes with the kit into a shaker box.  Here’s how:

  • Decoupage the frame with rice paper and Matte Medium.
  • First, paint the frame with Matte Media.
  • Next, cut a piece of rice paper slightly larger than the frame dimensions.
  • Now lay the rice paper over the frame and burnish gently.
  • Then cut an “x” in the rice paper from top left to bottom right corner inside the frame.  Ue a craft knife for this.  Repeat from top right to bottom left.
  • Now brush matte medium onto the back side of the frame and wrap the rice paper around it.  The rice paper will conform itself to the shape of the sides with a little gentle encouragement.  And you might need to brush a little matte medium onto the back of the rice paper, too.
  • Just keep working it until it looks the way you want it to look. Set aside to dry.  Then ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • When everything is dry, you can adhere acetate to the back side of the frame, add your foam tape and create the shaker box just as you would on a card.
  • Decorate with flowers, ribbon , buttons and Spanish Moss.

Here’s the Queen Bee, adorned with roses in the center of the hive.

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket: The Pocket

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket Simple Stories Vintage Garden District by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

The pocket contains a little decorative burlap panel and some sweet treats fit for a queen.

Bees and birds and flowers make me ridiculously happy!

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.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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