Category Archives: Make & Take Tuesday

Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial

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Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re taking a little break from holiday creations to share this cute Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial with you.  Welcome to Make & Take Tuesday!  Our “soon to be” son-in-law just had a birthday, and this collection could not be a more perfect match!  He’s a really clever, handy and handsome fella with no end of good ideas, talents and abilities.  I had so much fun creating this special card for his birthday that I thought you might like to see how it came together.

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This 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ double Z-Fold card base calls for a bit of paper engineering and “out of the box” thinking.  But no worries!  I’ve done all of that for you!  I started with Photoplay’s new Easel Card Kit.  Instead of making a standard easel card, which is one of my favorite designs, I saw how easy it would be to change up the fold just a little in order to make a fabulous fun fold card folio.  I’ll show  you how in the video tutorial below.

Hidden Pocket Card Folio

The cool thing about this card design is the addition of a hidden pocket/flap feature on the inside.  This makes for a fun surprise, and also adds room for more fun “stuff” inside the card.

Chris chuckled when he saw the “I’ve got the tool for that” ephemera on the hidden pocket insert.  “That’s true,” is what he said.  Did I feel like I was winning?  Oh, yes, I did!

Two Pockets Are Better Than One!

In addition to the hidden pocket/pull out page, I created a little gift card pocket in the center of this card folio.  You can never have too many pockets, right?

This is such a great masculine paper collection, especially when you have a handyman on your card making list!   And, you can use the engineered card base with any collection from your stash to change up the theme.  How great is that?

DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along and learn how to create this fun fold card, please enjoy the tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I’ll be back on Thursday with another Throwback project for you.  Can’t believe it’s the last one for November 2022.

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

Thanks for stopping by!





November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial with Photoplay Year with My Gnomies

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time for me to share our November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial?  Where has this year gone?  November means Thanksgiving in the USA.  And Thanksgiving just happens to be my favorite holiday.  Our gnomes this month seem pretty excited about the holiday, too.  How cute is that little Pilgrim gnome?  And do I spy turkey and pumpkin pie?  I believe I do!

Our shaker box this month is a gorgeous Reneabouquets Layered Pumpkin.  I’ll show you how to put it together in the video tutorial below.

Pops of teal in the ribbons and flowers pick up on the teals from the paper collection.  It makes for a warm and cozy feeling paired up with the russet tones of our pumpkin shaker box.

I even managed to find a teal pumpkin in my stash!

If you are new to my blog, or haven’t seen this year-long series, you can find the previous 9 tutorials HERE.

A Peek Inside

Just like the previous folios, this one is filled with flips, flaps,  pockets and mini folios.

Just think how fun it will be to fill this folio up with photos of your family Thanksgiving!  These memories are the things we will cherish all our lives, and it’s so nice to have a spot to capture them!

November Gnome of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Still want more fun with gnomes?  There are a few Button Farm Club Year with My Gnomies Boxed Folio Sets left in Laura’s shop.  You can find out more about them HERE.


You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Mermaid Garden Shaker Card Tutorial

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Mermaid’s Garden Shaker Card Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Blue Fern

Hello, Friends!  I’m moving a bit slow after a very busy Memorial Day Weekend, but I wanted to pop in quickly to share this Mermaid Garden Shaker Card Tutorial with you.  We had company last week from Thursday through Monday morning.  Breakfast yesterday on the screen porch with our dear friends was beyond delightful.  Once they hit the road for home, I got the house set back in order, started the laundry and popped into the studio to put this Tuesday Tutorial together.

Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection

I probably should have just taken the rest of the day off, but I was so excited to dig into the new Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection that I forged ahead.  I’d received this lovely set in my last order from the shop, and had been itching to play with it.  This 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ top fold card is the final result.

Copper and aqua is one of my favorite color combinations, so all the elements in this collection made me super happy!  Here’s how the cover of this Mermaid’s Garden came together:

  • First, adhere a layer of Sea Shell Lace on the bottom 1/4″ of the prepared card base.
  • Then, heat emboss the square Seashell Beautiful Board Frame with WOW! Vintage Peacock Embossing Powder.
  • Next, adhere clear cardstock (acetate sheet) to the back side of the frame.
  • Now, adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam tape around the inside edges of the frame.
  • Fill the frame with By the Sea Beautiful Beads, Itty Bitty Starfish, and a sequin mix.
  • Then cut a 4 1/2″ square of designer paper from Blue Fern’s Seaside Cottage collection.  Add ephemera to the center of the panel and use it as the backer for the shaker frame.
  • Next, place foam tape on the back of the By the Sea Mermaid and adhere in the lower right hand corner.

Embellish the frame with the Sea Glass Glass Wing Butterfly, By the Sea Mulberry Flowers and Leaves and more Beautiful Beads.  Brush the flowers lightly with Stamperia’s Gold Dew Glamour Gel.

A Peek Inside

Do you spy these darling aqua seahorses?  They are part of the By the Sea Collection, too!

The trinkets on this bookmark are also part of the By the Sea Collection.  So perfect for summer/beach themed projects!

There’s even a sea horse hiding inside the flap page where you’ll find this gift card pocket.

Mermaid’s Garden Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see me work on this beachy creation, please enjoy this short video tutorial.

I think I was more tired than I realized, because at one point, I just stopped talking entirely!  So as a consolation prize, I added lots of Dale’s pretty music to entertain you.  You will probably also notice that I changed some things up after I finished the video.  I came in fresh and rested this morning, and added more Beautiful Beads to the bottom of the card, brushed the flowers with glimmer gel, and removed the trinkets from the floral cluster.  All good choices, I think!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post!  Thanks for stopping by, my friends!




June Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

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June Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m back from a week at the beach, and ready to share this adorable June Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio with you.  I had a chance to run away for a little beach therapy last week, and it was glorious!  Our eldest daughter rented a house just one row back from the beach.  We were joined by our eldest son’s family (yes…the Littles were there…so I was a happy Nan!).

The weather could not have been more perfect: sunny skies, breezy, warm but not hot, glorious sunrises and sunsets…and we even saw a few dolphins.  Turns out being a beach bum for a week is good for the soul.  But now I’m back in the studio and ready to get my craft on.

Gnome Salute to Dad

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I really appreciate that Photoplay chose to honor Dads in their June papers.  Putting this 6×6 masculine gnome card folio together was a blast!  From Mr. Fix It on the cover, to the Cool Dad gnome mobile, these papers are cute, cute, cute!

Make Your Own Shaker Frame!

This month, we’re going to make our own shaker frame.  Don’t panic!  It’s not at all hard to do!

  • First, select a square die from your stash,  I used the Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nestabilities #2 die for my frame.  You can use whatever square die you have in your stash.
  • Next, line the die up on a piece of heavy cardstock so that you have about a 3/8″ border on all sides.  Once the die is straight and even, use a little tape to hold it in place.
  • Now, run through your die cutting machine.  Remove the die cut from the center of the paper and save it for later use.
  • Then trim the sides of the piece that is left so that they are all even.  This is your frame.
  • Next, back it with a piece of clear cardstock (acetate sheet) and 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape.
  • Finally, fill the shaker frame with itty bitty metal tool embellishments, small gears, sequins and stars.  Voila!  Super cute, super masculine shaker frame!
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of this adorable folio.  It looks pretty much the same as the January-May folios….but upon closer examination, you will see that I did change the design up a bit.

I figured out how to turn the calendar page into a hidden flap page.  This makes more room for photos.  And now you can see how I used the die cut scalloped square, too!

Of course we have lots of pockets, tags and mini folios tucked inside.

This folio would be a great Father’s Day gift, filled with photos and messages for Dad.  If you’d like to learn how to make it, please enjoy the video tutorial below.

June Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I’ll be back tomorrow with a super cute beach themed card project.  Thursday we’ll make our Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Folio, and Friday is the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  On Saturday, our dear friends from Atlanta are coming to spend a few days.  I guess it’s a good thing I took a vacation last week!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  If you need to get caught up on the January-May Folios, you can find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!





Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial

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Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Cottage Life Card Tutorial is our Make & Take Tuesday project for this week.  I had used this lovely collection to fill a special order for a mini album back in April.  Since I had quite a few scraps left over, I decided we’d make a card using only the offcuts from that project.  I did allow myself to use ribbon, flowers, and some paper pretties from Reneabouquets to finish out the card design.  But all the  papers had already been cut.  Fun challenge?  I thought so!

Tips for Working with Scraps

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As you’ll see in the video tutorial below, the first thing I do when I am going to create a card from scraps is to organize them.  First, create little piles so that all the off cuts from one pattern are together.  Then go in and arrange them by size.  This way, you can really see what you have to work with.  It’s also easier to select patterns and images that work well together when you do this step first.

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What do you do when you only have a small image to work with and it seems to disappear on the page?  Here are a few good ideas:

  • Try placing a doily or chipboard piece behind the image.  This will draw the eye to it and make it more visible.
  • Or, frame the image, as I did here.  A frame is always a good idea, but especially helpful when you have a small image to work with.
  • This Reneabouquets Flower Lady really draws the eye to the small floral cottage in the background.  She becomes part of the “story” .  Did she just come from the garden?  Is she going to join a friend for tea in the cottage?

Small details like this gorgeous butterfly help to frame the image, too.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is also quite lovely.  I’ve added a tea bag and honey stick to the pocket on the right.  Then I layered up more scraps and created a little blank sentiment panel on the left.

Cottage Life Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this card came together, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure! If you’d like to see previous Make & Take Tuesday Tutorials, please click HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!



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