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Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial: Papercrafting 101/Pockets

Hello, Friends! This Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial is an answer to your requests.  You all loved this Stamperia Make a Wish Gift Box folio I shared a while ago.  So in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to combine that tutorial with my promise to do a Papercrafting 101 installment focusing on pockets.  Hey, it’s holiday crunch time, so I am trying to do double duty here!

In the tutorial below, you will learn how to create the folio base from 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cream cardstock.  I’ll also show you how to add magnets for the closure, how to create quick and easy pockets, and how to make large image paper work in this small 4 1/4″ x 5″ format. The great thing about this style of folio is that it is quick to make, easy to adapt and wonderful to give as a gift for any occasion.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial: Shake it Up!

To create the shaker frame for the folio cover, follow these steps:

  • First heat emboss a Renea Bouquet Snowflake Frame with WOW Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Next, use the largest Spellbinder’s Small Standard Circle Die to cut clear acrylic cardstock. Adhere this piece to the back side of the frame using Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Then, place 3 layers of Darice Foam Strips on the back side of the snowflake frame.
  • Now, Die cut the winter bird circle from the Winter Botanic Paper collection.  Back it with dimensionals and adhere to the prepared folio base.
  • Next, fill the center of the frame with a mixture of sequins, beads, buttons and half pearls. About 2 Tablespoons of filler is plenty.
  • Align the frame over the image and press gently to seal.
  • Add a Moss Green Shimmer Satin Bow, flowers and pearls to the folio cover.

TIP:  If your shaker has a “leaky” spot where elements are escaping, you can seal the gap with Dries Clear Adhesive.  It works like a charm.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Tutorial: A Peek Inside

This sweet folio has pockets….

…folio inserts and pull out pages…

and a gorgeous selection of gifts.  What a great way to send cheer in the middle of winter!  There are more surprises waiting to be revealed in the project tour and tutorial below.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Gift Box Folio Tutorial on YouTube

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.

And if you’d like to purchase this gift box folio, you can find it in my ETSY SHOP.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Frisky Squirrel Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Today I have another sweet Ciao Bella Sound of Winter project to share with you.  This Frisky Squirrel Card Folio is filled with rustic details that make my heart happy!

Loaded with texture, this 5″ x 7″ card has a  shaped, cut-away pocket filled with sweet little tags.  Vintage buttons, painted metal pine branches, die cut foliage and burlap string lend a rustic, woodland feel.

TIP: Add loads of texture to your tiny tags with scraps of canvas.  Cut fishtail banners on the ends of 1″ wide canvas, Paint wooden star buttons with ivory chalk paint.  Then top with vintage buttons and stitch onto the tags.  The end result is so pretty.

The card is still lovely, even after the tags have been removed from the pocket.

Frisky Squirrel Card Folio: A Peek Inside

The inside features a flap page with a magnetic closure and a pocket filled with little treasures.

TIP: When an image is too wide for a card base, simply score a fold line and turn it into a flap feature.  Add a fancy sentiment panel and a cut out from the collection to complete the scene.

The large pocket on the bottom holds a 4″ x 6″ image that I turned into a magnet.  And of course, there is a tea bag to warm up cold winter nights.

The collection has these pretty tall tags.  Trim these out and stitch onto canvas to make a sweet little bookmark.

This could serve as a Christmas card, New Year’s card, a winter birthday or get well card, too.  I love the cozy feeling these papers and images evoke, and had such fun working with them.

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 comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below the signature of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Winter Fox Woodland Style Greeting Card

Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Wiinter Fox Woodland Style Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Winter Fox Woodland Style Greeting Card with Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Creative Pack

Hello Friends!  This winter fox woodland style greeting card is a lovely way to welcome the season.  It’s made with Ciao Bella Sound of Winter Creative Pack, which was a gift from my sweet Montana friend, Becky.  She knows all about winter!

This handsome fox sits quietly under the full winter moon as snowflakes drift around him.

TIP: Create a full moon effect by placing circular element from the collection behind the fox.  Pop it up with dimensionals to add depth to the card design.

Moonlight Walks

The patterns and images in this collection take me right back to my childhood home in Vermont where winter days were dark and cold…but filled with their own special beauty. If I close my eyes and remember, I can still feel the sharp, icy sting of winter air against my cheeks and smell the freshness of the snowflake filled air.  My boots squeak under my feet as I trudge up our long hill under the watery light of the winter moon.  Home is at the top of the hill.  Light, warmth and a slice of mom’s homemade bread with a bowl of steaming soup wait for me there.  It’s a cozy memory, despite the cold.  I tried to capture the feeling of serenity and natural beauty that I remember from those days in this card.  Let’s take a closer look at the details, shall we?

Winter Fox Woodland Style Greeting Card: Wintry Details

TIP: Add winter charm to a card with white!  The flowers, snowflakes, paint spatters and die cut skeleton leaves help to amp up the wintry woodland vibe of this card.

TIP: Rustic charm comes from the kraft card base, burlap panel, burlap string, distressed edges and background paper.

The card base is 5″ x 7″ with a 1/2″ spine, because I knew I would want to tuck in some goodies.

TIP: Add some sparkle with Diamond Stickles and glitter.  Use an adhesive that dries clear (Art Institute is my favorite) and all you will see is the sparkle!  Use a light hand…a little glitter goes a long way!

Winter Fox Woodland Style Greeting Card: A Peek inside

Here’s a fun idea for pockets.  Fussy cut the bird on the fence and layer over the pocket flap.  This, combined with the window scene pocket almost make you feel like you could walk into the card.

To make the window scene card, simply fussy cut it from the paper.  Then adhere top, bottom and right hand side to the card base.  Die cut a sentiment panel and tuck behind the window along with a little tea bag.

The bottom pocket holds a sweet little bookmark, a chocolate treat, honey stick and a lovely vintage gold plated demitasse spoon.  Now we’ve turned this card into a gift!  I think it would make a lovely winter birthday card, get well card or even a Happy New Year card.

If you’d like to purchase this card folio, it’s available in my Etsy shop.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial

Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial and Video Tour

Hello, Friends!  Winter can be such a tough time of year.  So I thought I’d brighten up your day with this Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial.  It’s the perfect way to chase away the winter blues, send a bit of love to a friend who’s down with the flu, or just to let a loved one know they are in your thoughts.

Authentique Solitude Winter Survival Kit Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01https://wp.me/p34lmI-4pd

This fancy fold card design is adapted from a tutorial I saw on Ginny’s YouTube channel.  I fell in love with the basic design, but thought of some fun ways to change it up and add my own KBD style to it.  (You can find another example of this card design HERE.)

Please don’t let this card design intimidate you, as it is really very simple to make.  This time, I created a 6″ x 6″ card base with a 1″ side fold spine.  Then I added a 5″ x 5″ card base with a 1″ spine on the right.  This forms the fun gatefold/flap feature on the front of the card.  So if you can make a basic side fold card base, you are already more than half way there!

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial: Some Details

  • Add extra volume and texture to your card design by hot gluing some cheesecloth behind a die cut panel.  The lacy appearance of this Spellbinder’s Floral Assortment Nestabilities Die added a snowy feel to the card design.
  • To strengthen the delicate edges of this die, emboss with clear embossing powder.  It’s amazing how much stronger the delicate points are after this treatment.
  • Add some fun dimension by curling the “winter greetings” sentiment against the edge of a ruler.  Then adhere just the ends with hot glue.

  • Add snowy accents to your card by spattering it with diluted white acrylic paint.
Winter Survival Kit Tutorial: A Peek Inside

I absolutely love the drama of unfolding this style of fancy fold card!

Decorate the side panels with elements from the paper collection.  I carried the winter bird theme inside the card by wrapping the cardstock elements image with burlap string and a rusty snowflake.

When the card is fully opened, the Winter Survival Kit is revealed.  This is a 4″ x 2″ box style pocket filled with goodies to make winter more bearable.

Tuck in a teabag, some pocket sized tissues, a chapstick, some hand cream and a honey stick.  That’s sure to brighten up someones day!

I wrapped the back side of the card and the spine with 1 1/2″ wide Ivory Silky Crush Ribbon to add texture, shine and elegance to the design.

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial and Video Tour on YouTube

To help you get a better feel for this fun project, I’ve prepared a short YouTube video tour.  This is followed by a picture and text tutorial where you will learn how to build the base and the box style pocket.  I hope you enjoy!

If I’ve managed to brighten your day, share a helpful tip or inspire you to get crafty, then I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Winter Survival Kit Tutorial Cutting Guide

For the 6″ x 6″ card base:

  • 13″ x 6″ panel of brown cardstock (you can join two panels of cardstock together with Scor-Tape.)
    • Score this panel at 3″ , 6″ and 7″
  • Cut mats from designer paper:
    • 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″  (2)
    • 2 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (4)
    • Spine 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (2)

For the 5″ x 5″ card base:

  • 11″ x 5″ panel of brown cardstock
    • Score this at 5″ and 6″
  • Cut mats from designer paper
    • 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (3)
    • 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (2)

For the box pocket:

  • 8″ x 4″ panel of brown cardstock
    • Score on long side at 1″, 2″, 6″, 7″
    • Score on short side at 2″, 3″
  • To cover the finished pocket
    • 5 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ panel of designer paper scored on long side at 1″, 4 7/8″
    • 4 7/8″ x 7/8″ panel to line the bottom of the box
Winter Survival Kit Tutorial Supply List

Authentique Paper

Other Supplies:

 

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio for the Alumni Hop

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Betty Dean.  Thanks for hopping!

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations December 2018 Hop.  For this final hop of 2018, I chose create a Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio.  I love that this Christmas collection works well for winter cards, too.

Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Shaker cards always feel festive.  This one measures 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ with a 1/4″ spine.  Here’s a list of the Heartfelt Creations products I used in this project.

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: Creating the Frame

To create the frame for this shaker card, you will need to first die cut the largest Intricate Swirl Frame from white cardstock.  Next, you will cut out a “window” inside the frame.  Place a ruler on a diagonal line from the top left corner of the frame to the bottom right corner. Now use your craft knife to cut carefully  just inside the stitch lines from one corner to the other.  Once you’ve made this first cut.  you can then use your scissors to carefully remove the solid area inside the stitch lines.  

Now you can adhere clear cardstock to the back side of the frame and create the shaker element as you would normally do.  You can find an easy to follow shaker card tutorial HERE

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio: The Flowers

Instead of using poinsettia on this card, I chose to work with the Oakberry Lane Blossoms.  Here’s how I made the flowers:

  • First, locate the red patterned paper in the Festive Holly Paper pad.
  • Now, stamp two sets of flowers using Versamark Ink.
  • Cover the stamped images with Ultra Fine Silver Embossing Powder.  Heat Emboss.
  • Die Cut the Oakberry Lane Flowers with the matching dies.
  • Place the flower layers face down in the ED Blossom Shaping Mold.  You can add up to 3 layers of flower.  Just remember to spritz lightly with water between each layer.
  • Run the mold through your die cut machine following your manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Remove the flowers from the mold and place on the shaping mat.  Press into the center of each flower with the ball stylus to shape.
  • Stack the layers together, alternating the petals and secure with hot glue.
  • Once the flowers are arranged on the card, fill the centers with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and Mini Pearls Prills.  
  • Drizzle adhesive along the petal edges and add more prills.
  • Stamp Oakberry leaves onto a scrap of light blue paper from the collection.  Heat emboss with silver powder and add to the arrangement.

Festive Holly Shaker Card Folio:  A Peek Inside

The interior of this card has a fun flap/pocket combo as well as a large pocket with a folio insert.

Open the flap to reveal sweet treats tucked inside a pair of pockets.  I made the lacy tea bag pocket with the corner die from Album Tags and Accents Die Set. I also die cut a tag from the collection using the Album Tags and Accents Die, then attached a chocolate treat with removable Glue Dots.

The large pocket on the bottom holds a little folio and tag combo.

This folio measures 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ so it will hold 4″ x 6″ photos.  The belly band is decorated with the Ornamental Tags Die Cut.  

Use the large tag die from Tickets and Tags to cut out a tag from patterned paper and cardstock.  Glue these together, punch a hole, add a silver charm and silver string to create a pretty bookmark.  I also tucked in a crocheted snowflake as a sweet gift.  

You can create this little Festive Holly Shaker Card folio easily by cutting a 12″ x 6 1/4″ panel of designer paper.  Score at 4 1/4″ and again at 8 1/4″.  Line two panels with 4″ x 6″ cardstock to serve as photo mounts.  The shorter panel is a great place to write a personal greeting.

On With the Hop

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop and leave a lovely comment behind.  One randomly chosen comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.  I will also add the winner’s name at the top of this blog.

The hop will remain open until 11:55PM EST on Monday, December 31st, 2018.

Here’s the the hop list:

Kathy (YOU are HERE)  ♥ Vicki  ♥ Amarilys ♥  Susan   Sandy  ♥ Pam

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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