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Golden Wishes Christmas Tea Party in a Box

Golden Christmas Wishes Tea Party in a Box Folio with Graphic 45 Warm Wishes

Graphic 45 Warm Wishes, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design, Ribbon Club, Photo 01

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing this Golden Christmas Wishes Tea Party in a Box card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon trims.

Golden Wishes Tea Party in a Box Card Folio

The rich metallic shades of the November Ribbon Club Assortment are made to order for G45’s Warm Wishes papers.  I love the way the Old Gold Checkerboard Satin Ribbon brings out the gold hues.  It lends a rich, Old World botanical feel to the card design.

Always remember that layered ribbons make a great border!  Copper and Old Gold Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon makes a holiday splash when layered over the Old Gold Checkerboard Satin Ribbon.  It’s such an easy technique, but it adds a real WOW factor to a project!

Warm Wishes Photo Folio

I love to make card folios during the holiday season.  They only take a little more time to make, and then your card doubles as a gift.  Copper Satin Ribbon with a Gold Metallic Edge makes a gorgeous ribbon closure on this 5 3/4″ pull out folio.

This feature makes the card folio a perfect gift for friends and family that live far away.

Take photos of your family, pets, Christmas tree or decorated home to share with the people you love.

Once you’ve lined the pages of your folio, place Scor-Tape on the back side, adhere the ribbon, wrap it around to the front and tie a bow.  Now you can attach the folio to the top half of  your card.

Tea Party in a Box

Take your card folio to the next level by adding a box pocket to the bottom half. (You can find tutorials on my YouTube channel.)  Then fill the pocket with all the little treats you would want at a tea party for one.

Dress up a Christmas tea bag, chocolate, cookies and honey stick with scraps of paper.  Tuck in a journal card so you can write in your own personal greeting.  Finish everything off with a little vintage demitasse spoon and an old fashioned peppermint stick.  You’ve just created a thoughtful and unique handmade gift that is sure to stand out in the crowd.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. You can find more “Warm Wishes” projects HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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

Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-Photo 01

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!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a dreamy Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for you today.  This is one of those special card creations that works as a gift, and as Christmas décor, too!  I’ve dressed it up with some vintage crocheted lace and altered Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.

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How much do we love this romantic skating couple?  Only in my dreams could I ever be as graceful as the fur-clad beauty featured on this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card.    This image was a scrap left after creating a vintage folio that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  (Yes, it’s been a very busy week in the studio!)  It’s hard for the camera to pick up the shimmer and sparkle of the embossing powder that I used to alter the chipboard, but hopefully you will see it more clearly in the video tutorial.

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TIP: Alter the appearance of silver tone charms with a bit of Ivory Chalk paint.  Dry brush the paint on the skates and snowflake charms.  Let them dry , then lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Mist lightly with water, then dry again.  A final brush of Ivory Chalk Paint lends a vintage, slightly grungy appearance that blends well with the card.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.  There’s lots of room behind the flap page to write a message, a recipe, or a Christmas poem.  You could also place a photo here.

The box pocket has room for a Christmas tea bag, honey stick, cookie packet, Ghirardelli Snowman, vintage gold and silver plated demitasse spoon, peppermint stick and a journal card.  The back of the journal card is lined so you can write a note with ease.

Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create the slimline card base, build the box pocket and decorate the cover,  please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

If you’d like to see other Yuletide projects, please click HERE. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  But since this is Throwback Thursday, some items I’ve pulled from my stash may no longer be available for purchase.  You can search through your stash to see what you can use in their place.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial

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Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Dies

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a festive Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial to share with you.  These are brand new dies from Spellbinders Paper Arts, and they make card layering a breeze!  I’ve paired them up with Graphic 45’s Twas the Night Before Christmas papers, but they would work well with any collection.

This is one of my signature Tea Party in a Box creations.  I love making these as holiday gifts.  Today’s tutorial focuses on creating the cover of the card.  But you can find a tutorial for making a Tea Party in a Box card base HERE.

A Peek Inside

Do you struggle when it comes to using some large images on a card?  Well, here’s a tip that will help you with that!  Turn the base page into an interactive gatefold mechanism inside your card.

  • First, trim the bottom of the 12×12 paper just below Santa’s boots.
  • Now measure up 5 5/8″ and cut straight across the the paper.
  • Next, center the Santa image on the top of your card.
  • Then use a pencil or a stylus to mark how far to score each side panel.
  • Score the panels, then fold them in toward the center of the card.
  • Adhere the gatefold mechanism to the card base.
  • Trim the 6″ x 4″ journal card to measure 5 1/2″ in width.
  • Then adhere just the left hand side of the image to the left hand gate.
  • Decorate the top and bottom of the green stripe paper with border pieces and fussy cut holly.

It’s cute, and a fun surprise to open!

 

Use paper scraps to dress some cookies, a York Peppermint Pattie, Holiday Tea Bah, and honeystick.  Tuck in a vintage Italian demitasse spoon and a cute little 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ note card.

Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how to layer up all those neat Postage Edge Squares on the front of your card?  Then please enjoy this short and easy to follow video tutorial on YouTube.

 

I know this was a short tutorial today.  But there is a good reason.  Our 4th grandbaby, and our first grandson, Finn Michael was born last week.  Between that wonderful event, and wedding plans for our daughter and the Button Farm Club Kit, I ran out of time!  I’ll do better next week! Hopefully!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  So many wonderful Christmas memories get cooked up in the kitchen, and this Stamperia Classic Recipe Folio Kit is the perfect way to capture them all.  Whether you are making a heritage recipe album, recording good times baking with your children or grandchildren, or simply want a bit of Christmas cheer in your kitchen, this folio fits the bill.

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal Button Farm Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

I designed this 8″ x 8″ hardcover tri-fold folio exclusively for The Button Farm Club. It’s a brand new folio design, and it’s loaded with room for recipes, memory keeping and photos.  From the adorable shaker cover to the amazing mechanisms tucked inside, I have to say this is one of my all time favorite creations. I hope you’ll feel that way about it, too!

Warm and Nostalgic

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal for the Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement/Kathy by Design

We’ve been through more chaos and stress these past few years than any of us ever signed up for.  So I wanted to create a warm and nostalgic recipe folio that would transport us all back to simpler, happier times.  Naturally, I looked to Stamperia’s gorgeous Classic Christmas collection to help me carry out this task.  It fairly oozes with Christmas joy and happiness.

A Peek Inside

The Button Farm Club, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design, Stamperia, Classic Christmas, Recipe Folio

You’ll find loads and loads of room for photos, journaling, and recipes inside this interactive folio.  I  love its Old World charm and classic Christmas color palette.

Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit, Stamperia, Button Farm Club, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design

When it came to designing a spot for your treasured family recipes, I wanted you to be able to take them out of the folio.  So I created this clever pocket waterfall in the center panel of the album.  It is so easy to just pull the card out while you bake, then slide it back into the pocket when you are done.  And, each pocket will hold multiple recipe cards.

Flips, Flaps and Festive Features

Do you remember shaking the presents under the tree to try to figure out what was inside?  Christmas secrets are the very best secrets!  So I built several secret pockets, flips and flaps into the album design.  This pull out feature is so much fun to explore!

And just look at how beautiful these papers are!  This album will never go out of style!

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for a little tour of this sweet Christmas album, you can meet me over on my YouTube channel.

 

All the supplies for the kit are in and Laura is ready to ship this out from The Button Farm Club.  This would be a really fun Christmas break activity with the kids, a super Christmas scrapping party for you and your fellow scrappers and an incredible Christmas gift for someone you love.  You can place your order today over at The Button Farm Club.

If you are still working on your Christmas cards, Laura still has a few of my Cosy Christmas Card Kits, and my new Evergreen & Holly Card Kit still in stock.

Once again, thank you all for your encouraging words and your support.  So many of you have asked me to do a retreat or classes.  I’m not much of a traveler, so these kits are my way of sharing my creative ideas with all of you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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