Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Prima Autumn Sunset Fall Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Prima Autumn Sunset

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a mixed media Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial to share with you.  If you checked out the blog on Tuesday, then you learned how to create the quick and easy folio base that we are finishing up today.  You can find that tutorial HERE.

Prima Autumn Sunset Folio Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Since the folio was still on my desk when I came in to work, and since I had just received a lovely new box of Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, I decided to finish the folio base for our Throwback Thursday post.

Mixed Media Touches

Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Prima Autumn Sunset Folio Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Mixed media touches make this little 5×7 folio extra special.  These easy steps make all the difference.

  • First, dry brush the edges of Reneabouquets Pumpkin Beautiful Board with ivory chalk paint.
  • Next, spatter the pumpkin with the leftover paint.
  • Then tap Reneabouquets Oak Leaves and Acorns Fancy Fall Corners with embossing ink
  • Now sprinkle (think salt) WOW! Super Fine Copper Embossing Powder over the Fall Corners. Tip the excess powder off onto a piece of paper and put back in the jar.
  • Next, sprinkle a little Seth Apter Taos Sunset Baked Textures over the exposed frame.  Tip the excess off as before.
  • Finish by covering the rest of the beautiful board with Stampendous Mixed Metals Embossing enamel.  Tip off the excess.
  • Now heat emboss and watch the magic happen!
A Peek Inside

The interior of this folio will look familiar to  you, because it’s the same folio we created on Tuesday.

Today I’ll show you how to create the fun flip/flap element in the center of the folio.  Then we will decorate the cover together.

Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see the rest of the elements in this Fall Fox Folio Mini Tutorial then I  hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube video.

Thanks so much for joining me this Throwback Thursday!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Cheerio,

kathy

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Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

Christmas in July Day 3: Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Day 3 of Christmas in July, and today I have a wonderful Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial to share with you!  I developed this mini album design when I was on the Graphic 45 Design team, and it is still one of my favorite ways to build a mini album base.  I hope you’ll enjoy the detailed tutorial for this mini album on YouTube!

Christmas in the Country and Reneabouquets
Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Since it is also Throwback Thursday, I’ve raided The Closet of Inspiration and Delight in search of some older Christmas goodies.  When my hand fell upon Prima’s Christmas in the Country, I  knew exactly what I wanted to make. (There is a chance that I bought an embarrasingly huge stash of this lovely paper collection…but I’m not telling!)

The mini album measures 5 1/2″ x 7″ with a 1 1/2″ spine.  Shaker frames always add a festive vibe to a project, especially when they are filled with such cute elements.  And, as is so often the case, Reneabouquets Beautiful Boar adds the perfect finishing touches.

A Peek Inside

 There are 4 sections to the mini album.  The cover is made with heavy kraft cardstock.  Inner pages are cut from 110# Natural Cardstock. Then I lined the inner pages with more of the heavy kraft cardstock to create really thick, sturdy pages.  Can you see how the interior pages start out big, get smaller, then get big again due to the stacked spine design. This is one of the reasons I enjoy this style of album so much.

Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

Friends, this is a massive tutorial.  Go grab yourself a cuppa and a snack to sustain you before you hit play!

This tutorial ought to keep you busy until next Tuesday.  That’s when our next Christmas in July post is planned.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time to share this Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial?  Summer is just speeding by, isn’t it?  The August papers are probably my favorites from the entire collection.  Sunflowers just plain make me happy!  And I indulged myself and gave myself time to create my own sunflowers using the Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower dies.  So this was a fun Throwback Thursday for me!

Sunny Skies, Sunflowers and Bees!

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers, bees, by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s a look at the folio we’ll be making this month.  Do you like the teal and gold color palette as much as I do?  It just feels like a field of cheery sunflowers under a sunny summer sky to me.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Oh, but I did have fun making these lovely blossoms with the Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower stamps and dies.

  • First, stamp the sunflowers onto white cardstock using Saffron Archival Ink.
  • Next, sponge the centers of the flowers with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
  • Now, apply Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Ink on the petals.
  • Die cut the flower layers with the Rustic Sunflower Dies.
  • Next, mist them lightly with water and run through the Rustic Sunflower Shaping mold.
  • Now, layer the flowers together, staggering the petals.  Mist lightly with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.  Heat dry.
  • Finally, fill the centers with hot glue and Czech glass beads and arrange as desired.
The Hidden Folio Pocket

This 5 1/2″ square folio tucks into a hidden pocket found on the bottom of the card base.

Look at all the fun interactive elements built into this mini folio!

Here’s a peek at the inside of the desk folio.  There’s no shortage of fun here, either!

August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I make this sunny creation, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.

We only have 4 more folios to go to complete this year long series.  Maybe you can be thinking of another series for 2023!  Do you want to make monthly banners?  Wall hangings?  What sounds good to you?  Please share your ideas in the comment section below, and I’ll take them up for consideration, my friends!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Authentique Voyage Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Reneabouquets Starfish Photo 01

Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial with Authentique Voyage & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and this week I have a really fun Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  If you can keep a secret, I’ll let you in on one:  this is Dale’s birthday card!  His birthday falls right after the 4th of July, so I thought it would be fun to create a red, white and blue card for him.  But, he also loves the beach.  So that would be a good option, too.  The perfect solution was found in this 2019 Authentique Voyage collection.

Once again, I limited myself to using only scraps to make this card.  That is always a fun challenge for me, and y’all seem to enjoy it, too.  Even the 6×6 card base is made with a 6×12 piece of kraft cardstock that I found mixed in with the papers.

Spicing Things Up with Mixed Media Techniques

Authentique Voyage Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement PHoto 02

Since my husband comes from the “less is more” school of design, I wanted to keep things more on the simple side.  But simple does not have to mean the same thing as boring.  I did two things to spice up this very basic card:

  • First, go for a fancier fold on your easel card.  Instead of scoring the front panel in half horizontally, I scored it in half diagonally.  I’ll show you how to do this in the tutorial below.
  • Next, add a little texture and visual interest with embossing powders.  I’m of the opinion that embossing powders are one of the cheapest, quickest and easiest ways to add a little spice to a card design.  I’ll share tips with you in the video tutorial.
  • Then, think about repeated shapes.  The sailboat images has triangular sails.  The twisted easel card design is triangular, too.
Line it Up!

Notice that the stopper or brake for this easel card follows the same line and angle as the easel front.  This lends a cohesive feel to the card design.  Then, see how I created a reverse triangle with the addition of the blue tag and button feature.

Add a few real shells and natural elements to your heat embossed Reneabouquets Starfish Beautiful Board to make the card come alive.  All these simple elements come together to create an interesting card that is not too busy.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the card interior.   Hopefully, Dale will approve.

Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this card, I hope you’ll enjoy this little Throwback Thursday tutorial.

If you’d like to see more examples of masculine cards, you can find them in the archives HERE.

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

Now I need to get busy in the kitchen and make Dale’s birthday cake.  It’s to be a New York Cheesecake this year.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Friendship Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial

Photoplay Friendship Through the Years Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial with Photoplay Friendship Collection

Hello, Friends!  This Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial is such a fun design, and so easy to make that I just had to share it with you in this week’s Throwback Thursday post.  During a quick reconnaissance mission in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I found Photoplay’s Friendship Through the Years Collection and decided it’s fresh, somewhat modern vibe was the perfect match for this trendy card style.

Friendship Gatefold Card Tutorial Photoplqy Friendship Through the Years by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I don’t know about  you, but I’m loving the red, beige and teal color palette of this paper collection.

Having 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ inches of room to play with allowed me to create a 4″ x 6″ barn wood “gate” .  An expedition through my Spellbinders dies unearthed this lovely Tiara Rondelle Die. First I die cut it from light kraft cardstock.  Then I cut it a second time from a black floral print from the collection.  Save the inner circle area that’s left from each die cut.  Sandwich the floral print circle (which is the back side of the black floral) between the two Tiara Rondelle frames.  Then back this with the kraft circle to create a lovely focal point for the card.  Foam tape adds lots of depth and dimension.

A Peek Inside

Opening a gatefold card is always lots of fun.  This design also gives you lots of room to add goodies on the inside, too.

Here’s a closer look at the gift card wallet that is tucked into the pocket.

There’s a little note area and a gift card pocket inside.  So now the card becomes a gift.

Gatefold Slimline Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create this fun fold card base and learn some of the sneaky tricks I used to put it together, please enjoy this 20  minute video tutorial.

I think Throwback Thursdays are my favorite.  How about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy
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