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Authentique November Desk Calendar Tutorial

Authentique November Desk Calendar Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Be Thankful:  Authentique November Desk Calendar Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Hard to believe it, but we are due for our Authentique November Desk Calendar Tutorial!  I don’t know about you, but this year seems to have moved along faster than usual.  At the same time, it seems like it has gone on forever.  So I really love the reminder on the front of this month’s calendar to, “Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be genuine.  But most of all be thankful.” Yes, yes and yes again!  Thankfulness has chased away my blues more than once this year!  How about you?

Just like the preceding 10 desk calendars in this series, the November calendar measures 6″ x 6″.  The warm autumn hues, classic patterns and vintage style images really warm my heart this month.

And if acorns don’t say “autumn” then I don’t know what does!  I’ve added some adorable acorn buttons to dress up the front of this desk calendar.   Really Reasonable Ribbon Cappuccino Satin with a Grosgrain Edge is the perfect shade for this month.  And of course, I had to add some burlap string to add that rustic fall vibe. Brush Mixed Earth Tone Cottage Roses with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to add depth and detail to the petals.

Just look at all the gorgeous images and photo folders tucked in to the pull out folio inside the hidden pocket this month!

And of course we love the little wallet sized trifold folios with the silhouette images on the cover!  I changed things up a bit this month…as you will see in the video tutorial.

So, are you ready to get the Authentique November Desk Calendar made?  You only have a few days, so you’d best get on it!  LOL  Here’s a step by step tutorial to guide you along the way.

Only one calendar left for 2020.  Makes me feel a little nostalgic, how about you?  If you need to get caught up on your desk calendars, you can find the other tutorials HERE

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Witching Hour Halloween Pop Up Cards

Witching Hour Halloween Pop Up Cards: How to Create a Card Background from Scraps

Hello Friends!  It’s Day Four of Halloween Week and today it’s all about Halloween Pop Up Cards!  If you’ve never made one, you can find a great tutorial HERE.   Pop up cards are a perfect style for Halloween.  They have that “BOO” factor going on, after all.  So today I have a trio of Halloween Pop Up Cards to share with you and a tutorial for making your own cool card backgrounds from scraps.

We all have scraps….and some of us…ahem…have piles of them.  All three backgrounds on these Halloween Pop Up Cards are made with scraps of paper.  I’ve added stitching and vellum to a couple to create a ghostly effect.  The video tutorial below will show you how quick and easy it is to make these backgrounds.  But first, let’s enjoy the cards!

Darla the Witch Halloween Pop Up Card with Reneabouquets

Witching Hour Pop Up Card with Carta Bella Halloween Market Reneabouquet Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Here’s sweet little Darla the Witch, sitting on a pumpkin, waiting for the witching hour. Create this scene faster than you can say “Bibbety, Bobbity, Boo!”

  • First, heat emboss the laser cut Halloween Clock with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel.
  • Then heat emboss the clock hands with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
  • Adhere foam dimensionals to the back side of the clock.  Choose an area that will be covered up so the dimensionals don’t peek through.
  • Now back Darla the Witch with a double layer of dimensionals and adhere.
  • Wrap the panel with a ribbon border.

  • Next tie gold metallic string over the ribbon and add a word token.
  • Then tuck in some gorgeous flowers and a spooktacular Halloween butterfly.

A Peek Inside

And here’s the pop up feature inside.  So fun to make!

There’s even a fold down flap!  How fun is that?

 

Halloween Pop Up Cards #2: The Witches Ball

The Witch's Ball Halloween Pop Up Card by Kathy Clement kathy By Design Carta Bella Halloween Market PHoto 01

Now we know what Darla the Witch was thinking about while perched on her pumpkin!  She was wondering what to wear to the annual Witches Ball!

This card background is made exactly like the first sample.  I just didn’t cover it with vellum or add machine stitching.

Darla’s ballgown will be the talk of the town, don’t you think?

  • First, heat emboss the dress mannequin with Allure Hammered Metal Embossing Powder.
  • Once the embossing cools, trace the outside edge onto patterned paper.  Cut this out and adhere behind the mannequin.  This will help the dress to pop off the background.
  • Now add a panel of dark paper to the center of your card.  Create ribbon borders above and below.  This will also help draw the eye to the dress form.

  • Heat emboss a little hanger and suspend the BOO ephemera bit.
  • Die cut the witch hat from scraps of paper and layer together with foam dimensionals.  Adhere in the corner of the BOO banner.
  • Darla’s pet owl is going tot he ball, too.  Someone has to chaperone!
The Pop Up Element

Add a flap to the bottom half of the card.  This doesn’t technically pop up, but it can be folded up for display.  Cute, right?

Create a little sentiment panel behind the flap.

Halloween Pop Up Cards #3:  A Mosaic Tile Background

The third card in this “story” features Darla’s fancy broomstick and a really cool mosaic background made from scraps.

Stitching on a vellum layer gives this card a cool ghostly feel.  Or maybe it’s foggy tonight.  Either way, Darla’s cat will safely navigate all the way to the Witches Ball and back.

This 6″ x 4″ journal card was too large to fit in my 5 1/2″ wide pocket.  So I scored and folded it.  Then I trimmed out an ephemera bit to go on the cover.

The back side has a blank sentiment panel where you can add a ghostly greeting.

How to Create a Spooktacular Background from Scraps

Are you ready to learn how to make frightfully fabulous backgrounds from your scraps?  This short video tutorial will show you how to  make the diagonal stripe background and the mosaic style background.  Of course, you can use this technique with any patterned paper you have in your stash.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

I’ve also listed these Halloween cards in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders October 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner of the $25 gift card is Sandra Smith.  Thanks for hopping!

APG Pop Up Vignette Camera Spellbinders October 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop by Prima Pumpkin and Spice Kathy Clement Photo 01

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Photo Folio for the Spellbinders October 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders October 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop! You should be coming here filled with inspiration after visiting Jill Hillard’s lovely blog.  Fall is such a beautiful season!  It’s the perfect time to get some great family photos in the beauty  of the great outdoors.  This though inspired me to create this Prima Pumpkin and Spice Photo Folio.  The cover is adorned with the Vignette Camera die from the Amazing Paper Grace October 2020 Club Kit.  This cute pop-up die also makes a fabulous shaker box.

Follow the directions on the product packaging.  Die cut the camera body from copper and pink metallic papers. Then die cut the top from patterned papers for a fun contrast.  The color combo is a perfect match for Prima’s luscious Pumpkin and Spice paper collection.  If you’d like to read how I turned the Vignette Camera Die into a Halloween shaker element, you can read all about it HERE.

My “made from scratch” trifold folio measures 7″ x 7″ with a 1″ spine. This allowed me to create a box pocket inside the folio.

Dress up the spine with a cute dangle charm.  Then wrap the folio with a long piece of ribbon to serve as a closure.

A Peek Inside

Since I’ve prepared a video tour of this folio, I’ll just share a few photos and tips here.

Add lots of pockets, large photo mounts, journaling cards.  Don’t you just love a good interactive folio?

TIP: Create a spectacular shaped edge pocket for the first inside page.  Simply fussy cut around the top of the fall pumpkins, score and fold the sides, then add a little dimension with some foiled chipboard.  This pocket has room for 6″ x 6″ tabbed photo mats.

TIP: Score the right hand panel of the folio and fold to form a pocket for these pretty journal cards.

Mat the journal cards on 4 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ panels of cardstock.  Then fold the cardstock in half to create decorative mini folios.

TIP: Score 3″ x 4″ journal cards along the top. Then use them to create a waterfall feature.

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Video Tour

If you’d like to see all the details and the Tea Party in a Pocket feature in the center of the folio, please enjoy this short video tour.

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, October 18th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

My $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Would you like a second chance to win a Spellbinder’s gift card?  Then leave a comment on MY blog post.  One randomly chosen winner will  receive a $25 Spellbinders gift certificate.

I will notify the winner via e-mail and also post the  name at the top of this blog post on  Sunday October 18th, 2020      . 

If you are the lucky winner, please contact Spellbinders at [email protected]  by    October 25th , 2020.    

Please write Spellbinders September 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog in the subject line.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

On With the Hop!

Many of the blogs in this hop are also offering the $25 giveaway, so be sure to visit them all and leave a lovely comment.  Then finish up at the Spellbinders blog and comment for a chance to win that $50 giveaway!

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Sandi MacIver

Bibi Cameron

Jennifer Snyder

Jill Hilliard

Kathy Clement

Sandra Nagel

Virginia Lu

Marie Heiderscheit

Jean Manis

Laurie Willison

Joy Baldwin

Ilina Crouse

Jenny Colacicco

Now hop on over and see what treats Sandy has prepared for you!

I hope I shared some tips, ideas and inspiration for using Becca’s adorable Pop Up Vignette Camera Die.  Find more ideas on Becca’s Blog.  And find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Happy World Card Making Day Giveaway!

Happy World Card Making Day Giveaway!  Brand New Button Farm Card Club Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to my Happy World Card Making Day Giveaway and Button Farm Card Club Kit Reveal!  As an avid cardmaker, I love this day dedicated to the creative pursuit of the handmade card.  What could be a more perfect time to reveal my latest Button Farm  Card Club Kit?  This quarter we are celebrating the glorious colors and patterns of autumn with Authentique Paper’s vibrant Splendor Paper Collection.

 

Lots and Lots and Lots of Cards for World Card Making Day

I’ve put together a wonderful assortment of greeting card designs for this kit.  Here’s a peek at the different styles we’ll be making this quarter.

Sunflowers!  My favorite bloom!  So we’ll be making these cheery sunflower shaker cards.

Designing these Buckle and Flap cards was so much fun!  Wait ’til you see how they function in the reveal video below.

I can see about a dozen different ways to use these “Party in a Box” Pocket Cards.  You can customize these by adding your favorite treats and wee gifts to the box pocket.  How fun is that?

You’ll “Fall” in love with these Slimline Belly Band Cards.

Do you know what happens when you take a standard 4×6 card base and score it in a unique way?  You get a trio of totally adorable Tab Top Card Folios.  These would make wonderful place cards on your Thanksgiving table, too!

Good things come in small packages.  And these darling Tag Shaped Pocket cards are really good!  You get a fussy cutting tutorial when we make these sweet cards.

This Sunburst Thanksgiving Card might just be my favorite of all the designs in this kit.  For one thing, it’s just as cute as it can be.  For another, the design is a great way to use up all those pretty little scraps of your designer paper.

And you knew I would have to include a card folio, didn’t you?  This trifold design has a lovely hidden pocket panel inside as well as lots of room for fall photos.

That’s a total of 15 cards and 8 unique card designs!  And once you learn how to make these card bases, you’ll have that knowledge locked up in your crafty toolbox to use over and over again.

Splendor Card Kit Reveal Video

If you’d like to see these cards in action as well as take a closer look at the goodies in this kit, please enjoy this short reveal video.

Splendor Card Club Kit Details

Look at all the delicious paper pretties that come in this month’s kit!  There are 12 double-sided sheets of 12×12 Splendor papers, a 12×12 die cut elements sheet, 6 sheets of color-matched Spectrum Cardstock, 7 sheets of 12×12 kraft cardstock, fall flowers, ribbon, 10 yards of twine, apple buttons, acorns and kraft doilies to play with.  Everything about this kit makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

If you would like to purchase this all-inclusive kit, the price is only $53.99.  The Club Subscription Kit price is even lower…only $48.59!  That’s about $3.25 per card, which is an amazing deal.

To order the kit, click HERE.  You can find out all about the Card Kit Club HERE.

Along with all the goodies you see in the photo, you’ll also receive a written PDF basic guide and private links to video tutorials.  We will make the cards together, so it’s just like taking a card class…only you can wear your pajamas!

World Card Making Day Giveaway

Laura and I are celebrating World Card Making Day by offering one of my readers a FREE Splendor Card Club Kit!

To enter the giveaway, you must be subscribed to my blog and my YouTube Channel.  Then just leave a comment below.  I’ll draw a winner on Monday, October 5th and announce it in my blog post for that day.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative World Card Making Day!

Cheerio,

kathy

Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Or maybe I should say “boo” because today I’m sharing an Authentique Paper Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial.  You’ve seen this design HERE and HERE, but because I had so many requests for a tutorial, I’ve made it again.  This photo wallet is a fairly quick and easy make.  It’s also incredibly versatile. Just change out your papers to match the theme and you’re on your way!

 

The video tutorial provides you with all the measurements and information you need, so I’ll just whet your appetite with some photos and a tip or two.  Then you can pop on over to my YouTube Channel to watch the video tutorial.

Tips, Tricks and Details

Create a spooky spiderweb layer with an Amazing Paper Grace Doily Round.  First, die cut the background from Authentique Spectrum Orange Blossom Cardstock.  Then cut the doily overlay from Black Jack Spectrum Cardstock.  This layer makes a great visual backdrop for the shaker frame.

Rows of messy stitching help to frame the card front.  First, layer Black Jack, Orange Blossom and Masquerade papers together.  Remember to only put a dab of adhesive in the center of each layer.  Otherwise your sewing machine will bog down in the adhesive as you stitch.

Paint a white resin frame with Black Chalk Ink.  Let it dry a second or two, then gently wipe the paint back to  create an aged, worn finish.  Then brush lightly with Little Birdie Metallic Wax (linked below) for a perfectly petrified finish.  Do you spot the wee spiders perching on the flowers?    Those are from Reneabouquets, as are the spooktacular spider webs in the corners of the frame.

I’ll show you how I finished the Happy Halloween Beautiful Board Sentiment in the video.  Adding the little silver bat charm  is a fun addition.  For the bow, top candy corn ribbon with a bit of black micro gingham and an old Prima flower from my stash.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a stylishly belted photo cascade built inside the folio.

Flaps and pockets…

…tip in pages…

and sneaky secret side pockets with mini folios await you within, if you dare!

And there is lots more room for photos in the trifold folio and wallet photo that are tucked inside the bottom pocket!

Let’s Get Our Halloween Craft On!

If this bewitching photo wallet has your fingers itching to create, then you are in luck!  Simply follow along in this video tutorial.  You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

I hope you have as much fun making this project as I had designing it!

Thanks for stoppign by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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