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Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial

Echo Park Welcome Baby Boy Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Echo Park Welcome Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I’m keeping my promise to share this Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial.  I came up with this fun baby card design back in April when I shared the Welcome Baby Girl Kangaroo Pocket project with you.  Many of you asked me to do a tutorial at that time, and I said I would.  So I ‘m switching things up this week and instead of sharing a new project with an old paper collection, I’m sharing an old design with a new paper collection.  How about that?

Welcome Baby Boy !

Echo Park Welcome Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I love everything about this folio design.  From the fun fold card base, to the itty bitty accordion folio to the array of flaps and pockets inside…every element makes me happy.

Since it’s Throwback Thursday, I did some digging in my stash to see what older embellishments I could find there.  I had completely forgotten about these adorable baby boy sock buttons and the little silver charms.

Don’t you just love the colors and images in this sweet collection from Echo Park?

And here’s a peek at the amazing itty bitty accordion fold album that lives in the Kangaroo Pocket.  How fun is that?

A Peek Inside the Card Folio Base

There is loads of room for photos and journaling inside the folio base, too.  You’ll see all the details in the YouTube tutorial below.

Between the itty bitty mini album and the folio base, you can document the Little Prince’s entire first year.  And, you can easily use this same design to document a family vacation, wedding, or other special event.  Just change up the papers to match the theme.

Baby Boy Kangaroo Pocket Folio Tutorial on YouTube

So if you’re ready to dig in and create this sweet project with me, just click play on the video below.  You might want to grab a cuppa and a snack for sustenance, though.  This is a big project to make with lots of steps so it takes some time to watch the whole thing.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

So there’s a promise made and a promise kept.  I hope you have as much fun making this little folio as I did designing it!

Happy Throwback Thursday!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Throwback Thursday Purebred Fun Fold Card Tutorial

Throwback Thursday Authentique Purebred Fun Fold Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Purebred Fun Fold Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  How do you feel about a Throwback Thursday Purebred Fun Fold Card Tutorial?  I hope you feel excited because that’s what this week’s episode is all about.

Our sweet Sophie Grace turns 12 today, and she loves dogs.  She loves all God’s creatures, truthfully.  But dogs hold a special place in her heart.  So I dug into the Closet of Goodness and Delight looking for a good pet themed paper collection.  (See, I changed the name from Closet of Shame. I’ve decided Closet of Goodness and Delight is a better name.  Authentique’s Purebred seemed like the perfect paper to help Sophie celebrate her big day.  How did she turn 12 already?  I’m in shock!

The Basics

The image on this 5 1/2″ square card is actually on a front flap.  I chose the image because the girl makes me think of Sophie.  Because the card is square, and the flaps are square-ish, I wanted to soften some of those edges.  So I used an oval die on the 3″ x 4″ card, and it worked like a charm. Here are a few helpful tips for making this card design sing.

  • First, back the focal image with 2 layers of dimensionals to make it stand out on the page.
  • Next, die cut the ATC Tag from the June Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit from pink cardstock.  It make a very pretty base for the image.
  • Now, curve the flowery branch on the left hand side of the card to frame the image. 
The Details

Turn a sticker into a little banner sentiment.  First, mat it on a scrap of your pink cardstock.  Then back it with dimensionals.  Finish it up with bitty bows and buttons for the win.

Now mat another sticker tag on pink cardstock, punch a hole at the top and tie it into the flower spray.  A gingham bow and big ole’ pink button add to the vintage charm of the design.

A Peek Inside

The video tutorial will show you how to place magnets to hold the flap in place.  I’ve dressed up the fussy cut dog house with a cute puppy sticker.  The images in this collection are so gorgeous!

The side pocket is the perfect spot to tuck in a little gift card wallet.

Now you get to lift the flap and see the surprises hiding inside. I’ll show  you how to turn the image on top into a side pocket in the video tutorial below.

I can’t wait to give this darling card to Sophie.  She keeps every card I’ve ever made her, so she can add this one to her collection.

Throwback Thursday Purebred Fun Fold Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this fun fold card base, you can make it with me in the video tutorial below.

I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into your stash and make something beautiful today!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Please note:  Throwback Thursday projects are made with older collections and materials from my stash.  For this reason, I cannot always find an item online.  I’ll link whenever possible, but if a material is missing a link, it’s because I could not find it.  Thanks for understanding!

 

Shabby Chic Throwback Thursday Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Julie Nutting French Flea Market Spellbinders Picot Petite Circles Spellbinders Picot Petite Ovals Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board for Throwback Thursday Kathy Clement Photo 01

Shabby Chic Throwback Thursday Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to this Shabby Chic Throwback Thursday Tutorial!  Today we’re working with some gorgeous Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful board and Julie Nutting’s 2017 French Flea Market Collection from Photo Play.  We’re going to chat about some important design principles while we make a beautiful card together.

Julie Nutting French Flea Market Card with Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement

Does this ever happen to you?  See a gorgeous paper collection.  Fall in love with gorgeous paper collection.  Allow the gorgeous paper collection to fall into your cart.  Take the gorgeous paper collection home.  Put it neatly away.  Forget about it for 4 years.  Find it while you are cleaning out the Closet of Shame.  That’s pretty much how this card unfolded.   Please tell me I am not alone in this.  But better late than never!  Let’s dig in and get our craft on!

Card Making Design Principles to Remember

Many people tell me that they struggle when it comes to working with patterned papers.  So I thought that in today’s video tutorial I’d share a few simple principles that I follow when selecting patterned papers for a card.

  • Begin by finding a good background paper.  You want something that sets the tone for your card.  For instance, a bold geometric print would not work very well with these Shabby Chic images.  But this soft floral print is perfect.
  • Now, pick a couple of patterns that play well with the background.  I chose a neutral toile and a very soft script.  The toile is a large print, so you might think it shouldn’t work.  But because it is such a neutral color, it blends beautifully.  And the soft script pattern reads almost like a solid.  So these three patterns harmonize well together.
  • Then you need to add a pop of color.  So I chose the large rose print and die cut it with an oval shaped die.  The rounded corners provided visual relief from all the square corners. That is also a good tip to  keep in mind.
  • The final layer is the soft microdot print.  I chose this panel because it allows my focal images to pop.

Make sense?

More Design Tips

Another great tip for card design is to add dimension to your individual layers with foam tape or waste chipboard pieces.  This depth lends the illusion that you could walk right into the vignette on the page.  You also want to think about texture when making a card.  Machine stitching, mulberry flowers, shell buttons, metallic string, and ribbon all have different textures.  Mixing textures makes for a more interesting card design. I’ll share a few more design tips in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

Don’t you just love this paper collection?  I can’t believe it took me so long to use it.  (She hangs her head in shame.)

A magnetic flap element gives me a spot to add a journal card .  You can tuck a photo or write a note here.

The pocket is the perfect spot to tuck in a little gift ensemble.

And this little tea wallet is not just a stylish addition to the card.  It’s a great way to clean up some paper scraps!

Shabby Chic Throwback Thursday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re ready to see this card come together, please enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed making this pretty card with  me.

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

To see previous Throwback Thursday projects, please click HERE.

To leave a comment on this post, click on the blue REPLIES button located beneath the title at the top of the page.  I always enjoy hearing from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Please note: Throwback Thursday projects use older, retired paper collections, dies, stamps, etc.  Many times these items are no longer available for purchase.  If an item used on this card is not listed below, it is because I could not find it for sale online.  Thanks for understanding!

 

Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Lemon Craft Tea Party in a Box Tutorial Reneabouquets Kathy by Design Throwback Thursday Photo 01

Lemon Craft Delicious Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me for a  Delicious Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial?  Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Let’s celebrate the promise of summer with Lemon Craft’s Delicious Collection. I’ve invited some lovely Reneabouquets and other crafty friends to the party, too. Imagine us sitting together under a shady tree, sipping strawberry tea poured from a polka dot tea cup.  The breeze is warm and gentle.  Birds are singing happy tunes.  Dandelions carpet the ground.  And we have all afternoon to sip, chat and relax.  Sounds like heaven to me!

Strawberry Season Inspiration

It’s strawberry season here in North Carolina, and that inspired me to dig out the bits and bobs of Lemon Craft’s Delicious paper collection.  This is a favorite, and it starred on the blog several times this past winter.  You can find those posts in the archives.   You will see that all of those projects took on more of a winter vibe.  So I wanted to bring this lovely collection into early summer.  And that’s how this Strawberry Season Tea Party in a Box idea came into being.

Working with Scraps

If you are like me, you save scraps from your favorite paper collections because you love them too much to toss them.  Today I hope to show you how to put those scraps to good use.  HEre are a few ideas that I used while making this 6″ x 6″ party in a box card.

  • First, fussy cut!  Sometimes a panel of paper is too small or awkwardly shaped to serve as a focal image.  But, if you fussy cut the image, it works beautifully as a focal.
  • Next, layer in some textiles!  My paper supply was limited, so I could not create my normal layers of designer paper.  But this Wide Floral Lace Panel created a gorgeous backdrop for the fussy cut image.
  • Think embellishments.  Do you have buttons, bows, embellishments and flowers in your stash sitting around gathering dust?  Why not dig them out and put them to work?  This is a great time to use them to add interest to a basic card design.
  • Finally, break out your stamps and dies!  I used a lovely sentiment stamp and tag die (linked below) to create another layer of texture and pattern to the card design.

A Peek Inside

One of the great things about a box pocket card is that you can use a “short” panel of designer paper behind the pocket.  And that’s exactly what I did here.  The panel on the top of the card comes from the inside cover of the paper collection.  All the white space on it lets it perform double duty as a place to write a greeting.

One of the things I love about making these box pocket cards is the opportunity to wrap the treats with scraps of designer paper.  Because our weather is definitely warming up, I did not want to put any chocolate in this card, for fear of melting it.  So I created a sweet magnet to tuck inside the pocket as a substitute.

We will make the magnet together in the video tutorial below.

Summertime Tea Party in a Box Tutorial Video on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy making this Throwback Thursday project with me.  Even if you don’t have this collection in your stash, there are a lot of good tips and ideas that you can use with products that you do have.

One last tip:  After I’d finished the tutorial, I remembered that I had one of these sweet little spoon embellishments in my stash.  First, fill the bowl of the spoon with a bit of Dries Clear Adhesive.  Then sprinkle in some Reneabouquets Pearl Glitter Glass (linked below) to resemble sugar.  It’s the perfect finishing touch!

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

If you’d like to leave a comment, simply click on the blue “REPLIES” button below the title at the TOP of this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial

Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement for Throwback Thursday Photo 01

Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  This week’s Throwback Thursday project is a Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial.  After enjoying a short stroll last Sunday with my sweet husband (yes!  we are taking little walks!  Hooray!) I got this crazy idea in my head. Instead of taking a nap, I locked myself into the studio for a couple of hours so I could put the crazy idea to rest . Sometimes, you just have to give in to the voices in your head, right?

Now, y’all know I’ve made lots and lots of box pockets.  I’ve even made them on the outside of my cards before.  But this time, I wanted to create a box pocket from clear cardstock (acetate) so that it would look like a greenhouse window with a little potting bench inside.  See?  I told you it was a crazy idea.  But sometimes crazy works for me, so I go along with it.  Instead of figuring out what I was doing, I just turned on the camera and let it roll.  So this tutorial has a few fun twists and turns in it.  At the end of the day, I think you’ll find a lot of good inspiration and tips buried in it.

Paper Lollipop and Bookmark

Lollipops are sweet…and paper lollipops are sweet, too!  I’ll show you how to make one using a paper straw, scoring tool,  and a 12″ x 2″ strip of designer paper.  It’ s so easy, you’ll want to make stacks of these as embellishments for your cards.  We’ll also make a sweet stamped bookmark that I’ve embellished with beautiful lace from Reneabouquets.

Here’s a peek at all the treats tucked inside the clear pocket.  The chocolate is wrapped in the same bit of designer paper as the tea bag.

A Peek Inside

Learn how to use scraps, the paper cover from the collection, and magnets to make a neat flip page that’s actually a pocket.

Tuck this little note card inside the pocket as a sweet surprise.

There’s a little gift card wallet inside…or you can just tuck in a note.  Either way, it’s a fun addition to the card design.

Stamperia Garden Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy watching me create this “inside out” card in the video tutorial.  I promise you will laugh at my antics at least once!

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

If you’d like to leave a comment, just click on the “REPLIES” button found beneath the post title at the top of the page.

Now dig into your paper stash and make something beautiful!  Happy Throwback Thursday, y’all!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**NOTE: Throwback Thursday projects are often made with supplies that have been retired.  I will link to supplies whenever possible.  If there is no link, it means I was unable to locate the supply.  Thanks for understanding!

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