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Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share

Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio with Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  This sweet Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio is my “Pre-Thanksgiving” Make & Take Tuesday project.  I had just enough time in my schedule (well, not really…but who can resist new paper?) to get this sweet folio put together.  After this, I plan to hang up my crafting apron and put on my pie baking apron.  You won’t hear from me again until Friday’s Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Blog Hop.

This is a busy week for most of us with houses to dust and menus to plan and trips to the grocery store.  Thanksgiving, after all, is “The Cooking Olympics”.  But I thought you might enjoy grabbing a cuppa with me before the games begin!

Although there is no tutorial this week, I will share a lovely new paper collection and a fun “DIY” Photoplay folio to share with you.  All the online sites are offering Black Friday specials, so I might as well tempt you with some new paper pretties to place in your shopping cart right?

Warm & Cozy Winter Chalet

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Right off the bat, the color palette of this collection grabbed my attention.  You just can’t go wrong with blue, green, brown and cream in a winter collection!  Toss in the darling images and delightful patterns of this collection and you’ve got a real winner in my book!

Alter a Prima Resin Frame with Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse and Metallic Wax to add to the winter vibe.  Surround the shaker frame with sparkling snowflakes, winter florals and  elegant ribbon.  Now you have a folio that  you’ll be happy to display all winter long!

Dangle Charm

Here’s a peek at the sweet little dangle charm on the album spine.  I chose charms that will transfer over from Christmas to winter with no problem.

A Peek Inside

This flap style folio offers lots and lots of room for large photos.  Each of these front flaps opens to reveal some really fun interactive pages beneath.

Look how huge this folio is when it is opened!  There are so many elements to look at that I created a short video tour so you can see them all.  I also share helpful tips as we walk through the project.

Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy walking through this Winter Chalet Wonderland with me in this YouTube video.

If you have time on your hands, and would like to enjoy archived Thanksgiving posts from years gone by, please click HERE.  There are even some great tutorials that might come in handy before the holiday!

I’ve added a linked supply list below this post for your convenience.

I wish you all a blessed, happy, and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving.  Don’t forget to save a slice of pie for breakfast on Friday!  I’ll see you then with my Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop post.

I am truly thankful for each and every one of you.  Sharing my passion for paper with you brings me so much joy.  Group hug, everybody!




December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial

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Photoplay December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and it’s time to share this festive Photoplay December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial with you.  Something about this folio makes me think “winter carnival” and ice skating and ribbon candy.  What a fun color palette and theme to play with!

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This is our very last Year with My Gnomies folio!  When we started this series back in January of this year,  it seemed like it would take forever to work our way through all the months.  But, lo and behold, we blinked…and here we are creating the December folio.  And you know what?  Maybe we saved the best folio for last!  Everything about this month’s folio says “Merry and Bright!”  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

December Folio Details

First, we have to talk about this adorable shaker element on the folio cover.  I’ve used a Reneabouquets Shaker Box to create this little snow globe filled with all kinds of fun shaker elements.  Icy blue buttons and snowflakes circle the rim, and brightly colored jingle bells (they really jingle!) hang from the ribbon cluster.

And just look at our gift-bearing gnome in the bottom corner!  Don’t you just love him?  I’ve surrounded him with another homemade poinsettia, a frosted bottle brush tree, and some Christmas Baker’s Twine.

TIP: Alter a bottle brush tree with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue and Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel.  Simply brush the glue on the tree branches.  Then lay  the tree down in a funnel tray or over a piece of clean printer paper.  Sprinkle liberally with the embossing enamel, turning the tree by the base to get all the sides.  Then set it aside to dry.  DO NOT HEAT EMBOSS!

A Peek Inside

We’ve used the same basic format for each folio in this series.  So once again, our folio measures 6″ x 6″ with a 3″ flap page.

Here’s a look at the folio with the flap page open.

There’s no shortage of tags, journal cards and mini folios to tuck inside the pockets of this interactive folio.  It’ s so much fun to make and to give.  Best of all, you can use the basic folio design with any paper collection for any theme.

December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this cute folio, please enjoy this YouTube video:

Did you enjoy this year long series?  Would you like me to do more in 2023?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Happy 1st Birthday Little Girl Card

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Happy 1st Birthday Card with Photoplay Hush Little Baby Girl Collection

Hello, Friends!  I recently had to make a Happy 1st Birthday card for our sweet next door neighbor’s little girl.  Fortunately, I had Photoplay’s “Hush, Little Baby Girl” paper collection in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  Although it’s designed to welcome a new baby girl, I was able to make this adorable collection work perfectly for a 1st birthday card.  Today I’m going to share a few sneaky tricks that you might be able to use the next time you have the chance to make a 1st birthday card.

Tricks of the Trade
  • First, create a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base from white cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 5 7/8″ square of the green gingham paper pattern.
  • Then select two different patterned papers. Die cut each with a different sized circle die.
  • Now, die cut the “1” from the “1 month old” 3×4 card using a smaller circle die.  Sneaky, right?  Since this collection is geared for a new baby, you have to get a little bit creative to make it work.
  • Create a pair of banners using other patterned papers and dies.  (I’ll try to link these below, but they might be discontinued.  Just use whatever small banner dies you have in house.)
  • Overlap the 3 die cut circles as seen in the photo. Then adhere the banners to kind of tie everything together.
  • Now comes the fun part!  Create a little scene with stickers from the paper collection.
  • Finally, add a ribbon border and a button to finish off this cheery card.
A Peek Inside

Create a dynamic interior for your card by layering diagonal cuts of the gingham check and the rainbow striped papers.  Then cover the top half of the card with the sweet pink hearts design.  Add a 3×4 card sentiment and accent with a few more stickers.  Quick, easy, and oh, so cute!

Finishing Touches

Create a custom envelope with your envelope punch tool, puffy alpha letters and a little cupcake border.  (I found this in  my stash…how lucky was that?)

We had a sweet little birthday celebration dinner together, and Abby loved her card, but I honestly think her mommy loved it more. 

That’s it for me today, folks. Short and sweet!  I’ll be back tomorrow with this week’s Throwback Thursday.

You’ll find a linked supply list below the 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!




Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial

Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial for World Card Making Day 2022

Hello, Friends!  Let’s celebrate World Card Making Day with a Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial, shall we?  Some of you loved my Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial so much that you asked me to create a similar project for Thanksgiving.  Wish granted!

These little tags are so much fun to make and to give!  They are a perfect way to dress up your Thanksgiving table. They make great little gifts for friends and  neighbors, too.

Each  little tag has a box style pocket on the front filled with a cookie treat, tea bag, honey stick and a miniature greeting card (3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″).

The tag base is a Graphic 45 Regular Craft Tag.  It’s very easy to cover the tag with designer paper if you have the Regular Tags Die.

We’re using Photoplay’s lovely “Thankful” paper collection to dress up our tags.  Then we use scraps from covering the tags to decorate the goodies inside.

I’ve had these metal embellishments for over 10 years now.  Sometimes you buy a thing, and it just has to wait for the right project to come along.  This was it.

You can make this tag design work for any occasion or theme.  Just change up the papers and the embellishments, and you are good to go.


Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube

Now that you’ve seen the finished tags, would you like to learn how to make them?  Please enjoy this easy to follow tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Do you plan to do some crafting today?  It’s a very blustery day here in North Carolina with the remnants of Ian blowing past us.  It’s perfect weather for staying inside and making something beautiful!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy World Cardmaking Day my friends!