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North Pole Exploding Mini Album Kit Release

Button Farm Club North Pole Exploding Mini Album Kit Release by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Button Farm Club North Pole Exploding Mini Album Kit Release

Hello, Friends!  This Button Farm Club North Pole Exploding Mini Album Kit Release might look a bit familiar to some of you.  That’s because I created this project for my Christmas In July week.  So many of you asked me for a tutorial that I decided to get Button Farm to put together a kit with all the supplies and instructions for you.  I think the version created for the kit came out even better than the original designYou’ll love displaying this 4” x 4” x 4 1/4” decorative box on your holiday table, work desk or mantel.

North Pole Trading Co. Exploding Mini Album Kit Release by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The magnetic North Pole Tree Topper glistens with sparkling gold Christmas trees, a shiny ornament and a snow-topped wood slice.  The removable tree topper offers display options, too.  You can set it beside the album to create a festive holiday scene, and take it off when it comes time to store the album away.

Each of the 4 sides is fully decorated so that you can turn the box and display a different scene as you count down each week in December. 

Sweet Treats Inside

Everyone loves a little sweet treat at the holidays.  So the center panel of the album is a clear acetate box filled to the brim with 25 mini candy canes. We added one for each day to make the wait for Santa just a little bit sweeter.

The interactive album inside the box has room for more than 2 dozen photos, journaling cards, and pockets.

North Pole Gift Cards

And if gift cards are what’s in Santa’s sack this year, you will love making a set of 5 quick and easy to mail gift card holders. They are such a great way to personalize and dress up a monetary gift.  Best of all, even after you finish the exploding mini album and the card set, you’ll still have a nice stack of papers left over.  Make additional gift card holders, or turn them into a festive banner or folio.  

North Pole Exploding Mini Album Reveal on YouTube

Would you like to see all the goodies that Laura and I have stuffed into this kit?  Then please enjoy this short video tour on YouTube.

 

Kit Supplies and How to Order

This festive kit comes with links to private video tutorials, a basic written guide and all the supplies listed below:

  • North Pole Trading Company Collection Kit ( 12 sheets of double sided 12×12 designer paper plus the 12×12 cardstock sticker sheet)
  • North Pole Solids with 6 sheets of 12×12 coordinating Christmas Solids and Snowflake patterns. 
  • Ephemera Pack with 26 pieces
  • 3 sheets of 12×12 grocery bag cardstock
  • 1 acetate sheet (8 ½” x 11”)
  • 2 heavy duty disc magnets
  • Large and Small gold bottlebrush trees
  • 1 Christmas ornament
  • 3 mini rusty jingle bells
  •  wood slice
  • 1 container of faux snow
  • Christmas Ribbon/1 yard
  • 1 yard of burlap string
  • Roll of red line tape
  • 25 mini candy canes
  • Full-color Basic Written Guide
  • Private Video Tutorials Link

The price for the kit is $59.99.

You can order your kit today at The Button Farm Club.  All the supplies are in house, so the kit will ship in plenty of time for you to complete it before Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards

Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Card by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a couple of quick and easy Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards to share with you.  These are great for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions when you need a card for the guys in your life.

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride Masculine Card with Photoplay Grease Monkey by Kathy Clement

I love it when a card can be used for lots of different purposes.  This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is great for the young man who just passed his driver’s test.  It’s also a fun graduation or birthday card .  You could even use this card as a “milestone” birthday card, thanks to the speed limit sign on the background paper.

The  “key”  (see what I did there?) is to add foam tape between layers to make the simple elements pop off off the page.  Then tie a key on with some bakers twine, thrown in a few gears, and you’re nearly done.  Add a pop of color with the ticket from the ephemera pack.  Simple, but effective!

Here’s a peek inside.

Happy Birthday Handsome Slimline Shaker Card

This card is almost too easy to make.  The trick is using the Photoplay #9 Slimline Dies to create a shaker window.  Here’s how I did it:

  • Cut silver foil paper using the next to largest die . Use some post it tape or mint tape to hold the die in place.
  • Now, use a ruler and a craft knife to cut along the scored lined inside the silver panel.  If you place the paper on a glass cutting mat, the craft knife will glide along the surface and create a nice, clean cut.
  • Next, line the back side of the frame with clear cardstock.
  • Then add 3 layers of foam tape to the back of the frame.
  • Place a shaker mix and small metal gears over the patterned paper layer, then press the frame in place.
  • Now place dimensionals on the back of the banner sticker and adhere to the card.
  • Finally, place foam tape on the back of the “Happy Birthday” sticker and you’re done!

Here’s a peek inside.  Stamp a sentiment on a blank piece of cardstock so you can write a personal note.

Then create a little gift card wallet to tuck inside the pocket. Boom!  You’re done!

I love it when a sharp looking card only takes about 30 minutes to make.  How about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Celebration Pocket Card

Autumn Celebration Pocket Card with Photoplay Autumn Greetings

Hello, Friends!  It’s amazing how a small gift like this Autumn Celebration Pocket Card can bring a big smile to the face of a friend. Cheery papers from Photoplay’s Autumn Greetings,  fall embellishments and a few fall treats are the perfect way to add sunshine to anyone’s day.

This front pocket card design follows the same pattern as a Kangaroo Pocket card I designed earlier this year. You can find that tutorial HERE.  Instead of adding a brag book to the pocket, I used it to house a little tea party in a box.

This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of a favorite paper collection!

It’s amazing what you can make with little scraps of designer paper, isn’t it?

A Peek Inside

Magnets placed beneath the designer papers keep the front flap from flopping around.

TIP: Tear the edges on small scraps of designer paper to add pretty borders to a entiment panel.  Use a coordinating stamp set to dress it up even further.

Create a pocket in the center panel to hold a pretty gift card wallet.

Again, use small scraps of designer paper and stickers to dress up the inside.  No one will ever guess!

This card is a great example of how you can adapt the kangaroo pocket card design for any occasion.  I hope you’ll take another look at the original tutorial and then have fun using it to create a fabulous Autumn Celebration Pocket Card yourself.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card

Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Pumpkin Chai Tea Themed Card is the perfect tribute to fall!  Everything I love about Autumn can be found in this card.  Tea?  Yes, please!  Fall flowers?  Oh, my yes!  Beautiful ribbons and trims?  Yes, again…thanks to Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Autumn hued designer papers?  Yes!   Photoplay Paper’s lovely Autumn Greetings Paper Collection works perfectly with all of the above!

Tips and Tricks

Photoplay Autumn Greetings Tea Themed Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Here’s a sneaky little paper crafting trick that I love to use.

  • First, select the tea pot image from the 3×4 cut apart page.
  • Then use a circle die to cut out the teapot image from the center of the card.
  • Now back the image with foam tape.
  • Next, tuck the top and bottom of the card behind the plaid patterned paper.  The image has that cute yellow/gold lattice pattern, and the border is already there so you don’t even have to mat it!
  • Finally stitch all the paper layers together on your sewing machine.
  • Die cut a doily from patterned papers, or use a store bought doily instead.
  • Adhere the teapot image to the center of the doily.  It’s a perfect fit!
Finishing Touches

I never quite feel that a card is complete until I have added some ribbon, or trims and flowers.  Before I adhered the stitched layers onto my card front, I wrapped the left hand side with Antique Gold and Brown Burlap String.  Leave the ends long so that you can string on some sweet little tea themed charms and tie a bow.

Add a pop of whimsy to the card with a Hedgehogs and Pumpkins Satin Ribbon border.  Again, adhere this to the card with Scor-Tape before you attach the card front to the card base.

Tie a pretty burlap string bow and top it with Mixed Earth Tone Magnolias and Roses.  Ink some leaves with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and add them to the bundle.

Here’s a peek at the inside of this warm, rustic card.  I made a little pocket, because if you have a tea themed card, one must add a little tea wallet somewhere!

Top a wee tag with more burlap string and add it to the pocket to keep the tea wallet company!

Have you started making fall cards yet?  I love working with the warm, nostalgic colors and images of autumn papers.  I’m still waiting for some new goodies to arrive, so hopefully I’ll have more to share with you soon.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card

Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Paper

Hello, Friends!  This Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card is such a fun way to celebrate my favorite season!  I love the crisp fall air,  crystal blue sky, crunchy leaves, calling geese and fields of bright orange pumpkins that make autumn such a gorgeous season!  So I thought I would start celebrating early with the Autumn Assortment Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Hedgehogs and Pumpkins!

Did you hear me squeal when I opened my August Ribbon Club and found this adorable Hedgehogs and Pumpkin Printed Satin Ribbon? I’m not surprised if you did…because it is sooo stinkin’ cute!  In fact, I found loads of ways to use the Ribbon Club on this card!

  • Then top a decorative tag with a bit of the Cappuccino Delicate Stitched Satin , Orange Plaid Ribbon and more fall flowers.
  • Create a little tea wallet and chocolate wallet to tuck inside the pocket.
  • Finally, dress up treats with snippets of ribbon, flowers and burlap string.

Loaded pockets make great gifts for any occasion, and they are so much fun to create.  I hope I’ve shared some inspirational ideas for you to use with your RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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