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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial

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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Grab your sunscreen and flip flops and join me as I share this Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial.  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I’m indulging my love for the ocean with another beach themed project.  This folio base is super quick to build and can be used with any collection you have in your stash.

If you remember, a few weeks ago I showed you how to use a Spellbinders 3-D embossing folder to make a mixed media background.  Since I had an extra panel left over from that demo, I decided to use it as the springboard for today’s project.

Pockets and Tags

The folio base for this project measures 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″.  This gives us lots and lots of room to add pockets, flaps, tags and more.

Here’s a peek at the goodies stashed inside the pockets.  Doesn’t this collection make you dream of the sea?

I won’t share all the details here, as we’ll do a walk through of the project in the video tutorial below.  But I thought you would enjoy taking in the beautiful colors and images from this collection.  It’s been around quite some time, but Stamperia has just re-released it this year, and I’m glad it’s available once again.

Shells and Seahorses

The lateral waterfall in the center of the folio has shell shaped turn tabs and a magnetic closure.  I could not resist adding a seahorse and starfish collage to the facing page.

Message in a bottle?  No, but you can write one on the tag that’s tucked behind this collage page.  And there’s room to tuck a photo under the sentiment card on the facing page.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re hankering for the sea, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

While this is not a “step by step” tutorial for all the elements, you will find the basic instructions and measurements in the description box that is below the video on my YouTube channel.  And of course, you can find a linked supply list below this post.

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll by the shore today.  I’m listing this folio in my Etsy shop, just in case you are interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial

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Graphic 45 The Beach Is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m pulling one of my most popular card designs from the archives to make this Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial.  When I was a designer for Graphic 45 (2016-2019) I created a fun fold card tutorial featuring By the Sea.  That video has had more than 42K views on YouTube, so I thought I would dig back into the vault and share the design again with a new beach collection.

The Beach is Calling Step Out Card
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Step-out cards have been around for a long time.  Usually they measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  But my preferred card size is 5″ x 7″.  So i had to pull out my pencil and paper and do some “mathing” to come up with the measurements for this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ step out card base.  (The measurements can be found in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.)

This size card gives us lots of “beach front property” to work with.  That means we can add lots of fun details to the design.

Beach Huts, Anyone?

I’m a pushover for a cute little beach hut!  So I’ve featured them on the front of this card.  The fun design I came up with allows the images to wrap around the front panel, so they function as a sort of pop-up element.  You’ll learn how I did this in the video tutorial below.

Make Your Own Embellishment

I also have a weakness for little glass bottles filled with sand.  So I transformed this die cut bottle with a layer of sand, real shells from the beach and cute little tag tied on with burlap string.  You will also learn how to do this in the video tutorial

Shell  in Your Pocket?

Pockets are my weakness.  I love adding them to almost every single thing I create.  So it should be no surprise to you that I found a few ways to add pockets to this fun fold card design.  How about some shells in a pocket?  Or a postage stamp?  But my favorite pocket is the one on the last panel of the card.

 

I’ll show you how to stack die cut elements to create a perfectly beachy pocket for this cute beach hut.  It’s so easy, but it really makes the card special.

Graphic 45 The Beach is Calling Fun Fold Card Tutorial on YouTube

Are you up for a stroll on the beach with me today?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

Our sweet granddaughter is celebrating her 12th birthday this week with a beach themed party.  You can probably guess why I made this card.  I’m hoping she will love it!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box Tutorial

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Simple Stories Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box Tutorial Day 2

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised I’m back to Day Two for this Simple Stories Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box Tutorial. This sweet little box of tags makes a very pretty addition to  your spring home decor.  And it is so much fun to create! 

If you missed the first part of the tutorial where we made the tags, you can find it HERE

All That and a Tea Party in a Box!

Not only is this a a delightful box full of mixed media tags, it’s also a Tea Party in a Box!

Oh, did I forget to mention on Tuesday that there’s a sweet little pocket on the back of the box?  Well, now you know.  I tucked a tag and a tea wallet inside the pocket, but you could easily add spring photos, too.

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I fit the rest of the Tea Party in a Box between tags.  They fit nicely and it makes it more exciting to take the tags out of the box when you find cookies, chocolate, a vintage spoon and a honey stick hiding in there!

Simple Vintage Garden ATC Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I dress this box up in its spring finest, then please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Tips for Success

Here are a few last tips to help make your ATC Tag Box creation a success:

  • First, cut all the pieces before you start putting the box together.  You can find all the measurements in the description box below the YouTube video.
  • Second, use a liquid adhesive like Dries Clear Adhesive or Fabri-Tac to adhere the trims.  Hot glue will bleed through the fabric and leave marks.  Scor-Tape will have to be 1/8″ wide, and in my experience, it does not hold the trims in place when it is that heavy.
  • Thirdly, adhere the box feet with Dries Clear or some other very strong liquid adhesive.  Hot glue will not work well with metal!
  • Lastly, put the feet on your box as the very last step.  Then set the empty box aside for a few hours or overnight.  This gives the glue a chance to fully harden, and will keep your box feet nice and sturdy.

I hope you enjoyed this two-part tutorial.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.  This item is also for sale in my Etsy Shop. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Let’s Make a Stack of Cards

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Let’s Make a Stack of Cards with Photoplay Hello, Lovely

Hello, Friends!  Let’s make a stack of cards today with Photoplay Hello, Lovely Collection.  About once a month, I select a “mostly used but still good” paper collection from the Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  Then I go to work on creating a stack of 12 simple, but pretty note cards.

This accomplishes two things: I use up a paper collection that’s been languishing in the closet.  And after a couple of hours of work, I have a lovely pile of little notecards ready to go.  Most of these end up as little “extra helpings” in my Etsy shop shipments.  But it’s also very nice to have a blank card at your fingertips when you need to write a quick note.

Sound like fun?  It is!  Let’s dig in , shall we?

Photoplay Hello, Lovely

Today’s pick for Let’s Make a Stack is this pretty paper collection from PhotoPlay.  I love the color palette, the patterns are right up my alley, and the sentiment stamps are wonderful.  But I have to be honest with you.  I really don’t care for most of the 3×4 focal images that come in the collection.  Does that ever happen to you?

To remedy this situation, I decided to die cut some of my patterned paper with Spellbinders Picot Petite Ovals Die.  Then I just added one of my stamped and inked sentiments as the focal image.

Entwined Wreath on the Assembly Line

To save time, I decided to stamp the same sentiment over and over instead of using a bunch of different sentiments.  After all, the point of this particular crafty adventure is to make as many cards as possible in the least amount of time.  Repetition saves time.

I also die cut several of the Crafter’s Companion Entwined Wreaths.  Adding a circular element like a wreath to a square card softens all those square corners and adds a lovely, feminine touch to the composition.

I did use 4 of the 3×4 sentiments that I liked.  Then I dressed everything up with white burlap string bows, sequins and Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms.  I really like the way the cards came out, and I hope you will enjoy watching them come together in today’s video tutorial.

Let’s Make a Stack of Cards Video Tutorial on YouTube

Ready to get your craft on?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial:

 

I hope I shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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Pretty Purple Posies Card Embellishment Tutorial

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Pretty Purple Posies Card Embellishment Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have this Purple Posies Card Embellishment Tutorial to share with you.  I was in a purple mood, so I went digging in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight looking for royal hued goodies.  My eye fell upon Prima Lavender (2017) and the plan for this card began to form in my mind’s eye.

Since I had a healthy pile of scraps to work with, I decided that this would be one of my “use your scraps” creations.  This means I limit myself to paper that has already cut and used in a previous project.  It’s always an adventure to see what is available in those stacks of pretty paper scraps, isn’t it?

Smile

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The pretty purple posies are a gift from my friend Becky In Montana.  And the pretty wreath is cut with a new die from Crafters Companion.  It’s called Entwined Wreath, and I just love it!  Cut two layers for maximum impact.  Then put foam tabs between the layers to really make i stand out.

A Peek Inside

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By the time I was done finishing the inside of this card, I used up a nice pile of scrap papers.  That always makes me feel so good!

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Add a flap and pocket to the top of the card.  Then tuck in a journal card.  You can add a photo, or just write a nice note here.

And, of course, there is a little treat pocket!  This one holds a gift wrapped tea bag, chocolate, and a bookmark along with another little journal card.   I’ll show you how to make the the little tea wallet and chocolate wallet in the video tutorial below.

Pretty Purple Posies Card Embellishment Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I create elements for this card, please join me on my YouTube channel.

 

Do you feel like digging out something beautiful from your Closet of Inspiration and Delight?  Then I’ve done my job here today!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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