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Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio

Authentique Voyage Nautical Beach Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Let’s set sail today with a Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio made for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2021 Blog Hop!  Welcome aboard!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s fabulous blog!  This Authentique Voyage folio was inspired by the May Nautical Americana Ribbon Club Assortment.  Red, White and Blue always works, doesn’t it? Take a look at this great ribbon club selection.

Now let’s dig into this project and see how fabulous this collection really is!

Layer it Up

Really Reasonable Ribbon Nautical Americana Ribbon Club Authentique Voyage Flip Folio by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

If you’re looking for a way to make an album or folio cover stand out from the crowd, may I suggest a layered ribbon panel?   It’s such a quick and easy way to add loads of texture, pattern and design to a project.  Here’s how to do it:

  • First, cut a panel of designer paper and mat it on a slightly larger panel of complementary cardstock.
  • Next, find the center of the panel.  My panel is 5″ tall, so I made a small pencil mark at the 2 1/2″ point.
  • Now, lay down a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape in the middle of the panel.
  • Then burnish the Scor-Tape, remove the liner and attach Royal Blue Taffeta Ribbon.  Cut the ends of the ribbon about 2″ longer than the width of the panel so you can wrap them around to the back side.  This makes a neat and tidy edge on your ribbon panel.
  • Next, attach a row of the Poppy Red Diamond Satin and Poppy Red Delicate Stitched Satin ribbons above and below the center row.
  • Then add a row of Royal Blue Checkerboard Satin above and below the red ribbons.
  • Now attach the 1/4″ printed ribbons from the assortment over the solid ribbons using 1/4″ Scor-Tape to hold them in place.

This is such a quick process, but it looks fabulous! I hope you’ll give it a try!

Shake it Up!

The next step in the process is to create a focal image for the folio.  This was such fun!  Create this “porthole” shaker element with the chipboard center of a 1/4″ wide Scor-Tape roll!

  • First paint the inside with white chalk paint.
  • Then wrap the outer edge with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and attach 1/4″ ribbon all the way around.
  • Now die cut a circle from clear cardstock (acetate) to fit the top of the spool.  Adhere with Dries Clear.
  • Next, while the adhesive is drying, lay out shells, beads and a starfish over the ribbon panel.
  • Then adhere the shaker cover (spool) over the ribbon.  Let the adhesive set up.
  • Finally decorate the front with a wooden anchor from the craft store, some bits of Spanish Moss and more shells.
Wrap it Up!

Wrap Royal Blue Checkerboard Satin around the belly of the folio to serve as a ribbon closure.  Then wrap the spine with the Patriotic Stripe Satin Ribbon.  Tie a knot at the top, then attach some bronze metal charms to finish up the job.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this album is filled with spaces for photos and journaling.

Create a flap page by cutting cardstock wider than the base of the folio.  Then score to fit.  Fold the flap and dress up with patterned papers.  Score a 1/4″ flap on the side of a 3×4 card and adhere behind the page to create a hidden journaling spot.

Ribbon makes a great border on this pull out page.

I’ve added another strip to the inside bottom, and I love how classy it looks.

Add a pull out mechanism and side car pocket to the flap for even more room for photos!

Nautical Beach Flip Folio Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see all these different elements in action, I’ve prepared a short (5 minute) tour on my YouTube Channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop over and see what paper pretties the amazing Cheryl has prepared to inspire you.  She’ll guide you to the next step in the hop.  Be sure to finish up over on the RRR BLOG where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered into the drawing to receive your very own Nautical American Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  You can find all the information and sign up HERE.

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

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

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!

Stamperia Azulejos Flip Folio with Reneabouquets

Stamperia Azulejos Flip Folio with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and Premium Butterflies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Azulejos Flip Folio Project Share with Reneabouquets Paper Pretties

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing  a simple, elegant Stamperia Azulejos Flip Folio with you.  Do you ever wake up and think, “I just have to make something pretty today?”  Well, that happened to me yesterday. The skies were grey, I was tired and felt like crawling back into bed instead of doing laundry, dishes and other Monday chores.  I motivated myself with the promise that once the chores were done, I could make whatever I wanted to make with whatever I wanted to use.  So I dug around in my paper stash and my Reneabouquets paper pretties until inspiration struck.  And this 6″ x 6″ flip folio began to take shape in my brain. Oh, happy day!

Building the Base

The base is 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ aqua cardstock trimmed to a width of 6″, overlapped and glued together into one long 6″ high paper panel.  It’s such a simple design, that I know you’ll want to give it a try, so here are some measurements.

  • First, score the 16 3/4″ x 6″ panel at 6″, 6 1/2″, 12 1/2″, and 13″.
  • Now fold along the scored lines to form a 6″ x 6″ square folio with 1/2″ spines on the left and the right hand sides.
  • Then fold the short panel on the right inside the folio cover to form a flap page.

That’s it!  Now you just need to line the folio base with light gray and cream cardstock panels to make it nice and sturdy.  My gray panels are 5 3/4″ square and the cream are 5 1/2″.  How easy is that?

Building Simple Layers

Next, layer a 5 3/8″ square of patterned paper over the cream cardstock and stitch around the edges.  Mat a 2 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ panel of a complementary pattern on scraps of the aqua, gray and cream cardstock and adhere about 1″ from the left hand edge.

Now comes the fun part!  Brush Reneabouquets Beautiful Board (linked below) with Stamperia Glamour Gel and adhere to the folio cover.  Then stitch one of the tile images (azulejos means “tiles”) to the same cardstock and adhere over the Beautiful Board.  Brush a large decorative corner chipboard with the Stamperia gel and adhere it as seen.  This create a perfect landing pad for a Mint Chocolate Chip Butterfly.

Flowers and ribbons join the party along with a little Idea-ology Word Chip. Edge the word chip with Dries Clear Adhesive and Sprinkle with glitter.

A Peek Inside

Build flips, flaps and pockets inside the folio to make room for photos and journaling.  I love this paper so much, I’m happy with or without the above mentioned additions!

As usual, I’ve made mini folios from scraps of designer paper.

These add so  much to the design of an album!

The accordion pull out has a pocket built into the back side of the flap page.  It’s just the perfect size to hold a small envelope and a journal card.

The short video tour will show you the other interactive features in the folio design.

This paper is exquisite in its beauty.  Stamperia really knows how to showcase botanical images like this butterfly.

Stamperia Azulejos Flip Book Tour on You Tube

I hope you’ll enjoy this short 5 minute video tour of the folio.

It’s good to start the week by making something beautiful.  I hope this little project share has inspired you to break out your paper pretties and get your craft on, too.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Also, if you want to leave a comment, click on the “Replies” button found just beneath the title at the top of the page.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Saluations All Occasion Card Kit for Button Farm Club

Echo Park Salutations Card Kit by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

Echo Park Salutations Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in  very quickly today to announce the release of this Salutations All Occasion Card Kit for The Button Farm Club.  If you’ve ever wished for a stack of cheery all-occasion greeting cards, then I think you’re going to love this kit.  It was put together early in March, and I’ve been patiently waiting to share it with you all.

Salutations Shaker Card Echo Park by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The idea behind this kit was to provide you with a bunch of quick and easy to make cards with fresh, fun interactive designs.  For example, look at the adorable shaker elements in this window card,

Salutations Easel Card Echo Park Salutations 1 by Kathy Clement for Button Farm Club

We’ll also make this cute easel card…and in no time flat!

Hello Fancy Fold Pop Up Card Echo Park Salutations 1 by Kathy Clement

Sometimes the fun is on the inside of a card design….

….like this fancy fold greeting.

Need a thank you card?

We’ve got you covered there, too!

Sneaky Tricks and Design Tips

Although these cards are quick and easy to make, the tutorial is filled with lots of my personal “sneaky tricks” and design tips.

These little details will help you take your card making from OK to “Oh, Wow!”

I’ll show you how to transform itty bitty scraps into stylish gift tags.

And just wait ’til you get a peek inside this darling little accordion folio!  Good things really do come in small packages!

Salutations All Occasion Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at all the cards and paper pretties that come in this kit, just watch this YouTube video reveal.

 

What’s in the Salutations All Occasion Card Kit?

This kit is loaded with lots of goodies …and you will have “leftovers” too!  Here’s what you’ll get in this versatile card kit:

There are  10 greeting cards, 1 mini folio, 3 dimensional gift tags, and 2 gift card enclosures packed into this adorable card kit.  In addition, you’ll receive a full-color printed Basic Guide and private links to the video tutorials for each card in the kit.  You can watch the videos whenever it is convenient for you to do so, and you can watch them as many times as you like.  Once you’ve completed the kit, you’ll have a lovely stash of extra paper pretties to play with on your own.  And, you’ll have several new techniques and card styles to add to your crafty resume!

Each kit contains:

  • 12 sheets of Echo Park Salutations One 12×12 Collection Kit (includes stickers)
  • 6 sheets of Salutations One color matched 12×12 Solids Cardstock
  • Salutations Ephemera Pack
  • 4 sheets of 12×12 white cardstock
  • 2 yards of white ribbon
  • 8.5 yards of white string
  • Little Birdie Pearl Pink Beaded Fancies
  • Little Birdie Moon Light Beaded Blossoms
  • 12 wooden buttons
  • 6 kraft doilies
  • 5” x 7” Window Envelope
  • Pink Floral Shaker Elements
  • Full Color Basic Written Guide
  • Links to private video tutorials

Once again, Laura has worked her magic, and the price for this kit is only $52.99.  I don’t know how she manages to bundle all these goodies together so reasonably, but aren’t we glad she does?

This is a limited kit release, and not part of my Quarterly Card Kit Club Subscription.  So if you want to add the cards, tips and techniques to your crafty toolbox, you will need to place the order quickly.

You can find out how to order the kit at The Button Farm Club.

As always, I’m humbled and grateful for the amazing support you’ve shown for these kits.  My goal for each one is to provide you with new content, new designs and lots of solid papercrafting fun and learning.

Personal Update

Because many of you asked me to keep you informed, I’m also adding a little personal update to this post.  As you are probably aware. my husband Dale had a mild heart attack on April 9th.  We are beyond grateful that we got to the hospital and received treatment very quickly.  One week ago today the heart team at WakeMed Hospital placed a stent in a completely blocked artery on the right hand side of his heart.  At that time they also discovered that one of the grafts from his open heart surgery had also completely closed.

At first, they told us we would have to come back in a couple of weeks for a second, more delicate, procedure.  But by Wednesday, when we were discharged, his cardiologist said that they felt the problem was fixed.  As long as he does not experience any chest pain or shortness of breath during normal activities, they are going to leave that tricky problem alone.  So thank you, Lord.

He is recovering beautifully.  No pain or shortness of breath.  He has a great appetite.  Everything seems to be healing up just as it should.   I am all caught up on sleep and laundry and I even vacuumed the house this morning!  Yay, for NORMAL!  I’m hoping that after this week, we will be able to fully relax and enjoy the life that the Lord has so graciously given us.  My heart is so very thankful!

So that’s all the news that’s fit to print!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card Tutorial

Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday & A Personal Update

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Throwback Thursday Tutorial, I have a gorgeous Stamperia Spring Botanic Gift Box Card to share with you.  This paper collection captured my imagination when it arrived on the scene in 2019.  I’ve made several projects with it over the years, and felt it was time to pull it out into the light of day again.  It’s just as beautiful as I remember the last time I worked with it.  This project was completed last week, but the video had not been edited yet.  Thankfully, I got that done before Friday afternoon…because life took an unexpected turn.  Read on if you are curious!

Important Personal Update

First of all, everything here is going to be just fine.  So please know that!  But last Friday, my husband Dale had a heart attack.  We are so thankful that we got to the emergency room quickly.  The doctors saw him immediately and began therapeutic treatment almost instantly.  Long story short, they did a procedure on Monday morning to open up a blocked artery and restore blood flow to the heart.  There is another completely blocked artery from the open heart surgery he had in 2013.  But the “fix” is risky, and they decided that since he seems to be doing well after the first procedure, they will leave things alone.  Of course, if his condition changes, we will have to change with it.

So right now, instead of playing in the studio, I am playing nurse.  We are getting used to new medications, new routines and getting Dale on the road to recovery.  I have a few projects already written up and scheduled.  But the reality is, you probably won’t be hearing as much from me for the next few weeks.  And, I may not be able to keep up with comments like I usually do.

We feel really positive that the future is full of promise and fulfillment for us.  We are beyond thankful for the love and support of our family and friends.  I don’t usually share personal things here, but I feel a bond with each of you, and did not want to keep you in the dark.

Now, on with Throwback Thursday!

Beautiful Spring Botanicals

 

I think y’all are really going to have fun with this gift box design.  It’s perfect for gift-giving.  Mother’s Day. Graduation and Father’s Day are right around the corner.  So you can adapt this basic design for any occasion.

You’ll learn how to make this  cutaway front cover and magnetic closure in the video tutorial.  It’s pretty slick.

The Details

Transform a simple paper clip into a stylish embellishment with ribbon, flowers and twine.  This clip does double duty on the inside of the card folio as it holds the pages of a waterfall feature in place.

Pale pink roses echo the image on the folio cover.  And I love this mini check coral rose ribbon!

A Peek Inside

How much do we love this soft, neutral color palette?  It just makes me feel calm and at rest.

Here’s what the folio looks like when opened all the way up.  The center panel is a box pocket filled with a little sticky note pad.  The bottom panel is a waterfall feature.

Learn how to make the sticky note pad in the video tutorial.  Ad how much do we love this little snail?  I know they are destructive in real life…but on paper they are mighty cute!

Rest the sticky note inside another box pocket. This way you can keep adding new pads as you use them up.

The Waterfall Feature

To make the pages of the waterfall, score 1 1/2″ on the left hand side of each 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ cut apart image.  Then adhere the flap as you would with any waterfall.  You can also see that I added flowers to both sides of the paper clip so that it’s pretty no matter which way it is turned.

Add photos, quotes or journaling to the pages of the waterfall folio.

The final page is a little tag/pocket combo.

Throwback Thursday Video Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little Throwback Thursday tutorial.  Let me know if you make this project!  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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