Farmhouse Fresh Throwback Thursday Tutorial

Authentique Homestead Easel Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Farmhouse Fresh Throwback Thursday Tutorial and a Giveaway!

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Throwback Thursday!  This week we are time traveling all the way back to 2015 when Authentique Homestead was released.  This farmhouse fresh collection feels right at home in 2020!  In fact, I wish Authentique would release this darling collection again.   Today we’re going to make this darling easel card together.  Easel cards are my “go to” card base when I want a quick and easy creation that also packs a great visual punch.  I love the fact that they fold flat for mailing, but stand upright for display.  And they offer a lot of real estate for flowers, ribbons and embellishments.

This is a basic 6″ x 6″ easel card base with lots of matted layers.  To add a little farmhouse shite to the card, I die cut 2 of the corner pieces from my Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Die and tucked them between the layers. You’ll see how to put all of these elements together in the video tutorial below.

Farmhouse Fresh Details: The Stopper

The stopper or brake on this card is made with a sticker from the collection.  It’s my favorite element.   It’s actually part of the pocket on the card interior.

I always design the inside of an easel card first.

  • First, mat a 5 3/4″ square of the gold gingham paper on a slightly larger burgundy mat and adhere on the bottom half of the card.
  • Next, cut (2) 5  7/8″ x 2 7/8″ panels of designer paper to line the top sections of the card.
  • Now, create a pocket with a 6 3/4″ x 3″ panel of burgundy cardstock.
  • Then mat a 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ panel of the blue calico print on navy cardstock and adhere to the pocket face.
  • Cut a  5 1/2″ long scrap of the animal print and mat the top and bottom on a scrap of burgundy cardstock.  Adhere in the center of the pocket. Back with dimensionals.
  • Mat the sticker on navy cardstock and trim around it.  Repeat with burgundy.
  • Die cut 2 little houses and 2 picket fences from Amazing Paper Grace November 2018 Die of the Month.  Layer the houses together with small foam tabs and adhere at the top of the sticker.  Adhere the picket fences on either side.
  • Tie a small burlap string bow and top with a cherry button.
  • Adhere on the left hand side of the pocket.

The pocket serves as the brake for the easel card front.  I love being able to add a pocket to an easel card!

Farmhouse Fresh Finishing Touches

Tuck a 3″ x 4″ Authentic Life card, chocolate, tea bag and honey stick inside the pocket.  Now this card is a gift.

A Little Giveaway

You’ll want to watch this video tutorial all the way to the end to find out how to enter the little giveaway on my YouTube Channel.  I have a brand new 6×6 Homestead Paper Bundle, ribbon, 12 Authentic Life Cards, Cherry Buttons and some Petaloo flowers for one lucky comment.  I thought we could all use a little “pick me up” right about now.  And pretty papers always lift my spirits!

To enter the giveaway you must:

  • Subscribe to my YouTube channel
  • Like the video tutorial
  • Leave a comment

That’s it!  I’ll announce the winner on my YouTube Community page on Monday, May 25th.

You’ll find a linked supply list (for items that are not already retired) below.

Thanks for stopping by!







16 thoughts on “Farmhouse Fresh Throwback Thursday Tutorial

  1. Phyllis T

    Great video. Love that you show the remake of the front of the card. It’s important to see makers show that I always think it’s put together with no problems and it just goes together without a hitch.
    Plus I need to make 3 cards this weekend and I’ll use your instructions here for those cards. Quick and easy!!!! But gorgeous card.
    Thank you for the tutorial. ❤️

  2. lynn legge

    i love this card..easels are my favorite…and that little house is perfect. id love to be in for a chance at some pretty goodies…thanks so much friend
    i love all your posts…always something to learn and share.

  3. Charlotte

    So charming and fun. Thank you for sharing this inspiring card. And thank you for your daily offering of visual delight. Charlotte

  4. Lorraine

    Kathy, all of your cards are wonderful, but this one is especially cute and looks easy for me to duplicate. I love that you didn’t edit out changing your mind about re-doing the larger bow and flowers. I probably would have been afraid to do that for fear of wrecking it.


    Kathy – love the Farmhouse paper collection – made a perfect card – absolutely love it!!

  6. Gena L Krannig

    What a precious card, Kathy! What wonderful colors and images in this collection. Yes, too bad they retired that one. I adore the “stopper” with that little house and fence with such a sweet sentiment. And of course your flowers and ribbons are gorgeous. These “farm” cards really touch my heart. Thank you for sharing and making the video! Hugs!

  7. Rosemary Sokolowski

    Kathy, I so love your easel cards. They are so much fun to put together. When I saw you take the flower arrangement apart, I thought, I’ve had to do this too -so I’m not alone- it can be messy but worth doing. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Dana Roepke

    I love this card (I know, I always say that, but it’s true, every.time). I need one more card this month and am in a rut,….. I am going to try this one out for my brother and fill it with chocolate. I appreciate you showing how you deal with changing your mind and repairing when things fall off! Very inspiring 🙂

  9. Sherry

    Not sure how to leave a comment on u tube but as always your easel is sharp and distinct. Really brilliant card. Love to know as much as you do you have do overs as well.

  10. Sherry Somers

    You’re right, it is darling! I love easel cards especially with a pocket! I really love throwback Thursdays. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful package. God Bless

  11. Susan Steele

    Awwww!!! This is completely adorable easel card! I have never seen this Authentique collection …but this one is sooo tempting to get and make! I have yet to add a pocket to one of my easel cards!!! Thanks so much for sharing tips and tricks and even fixing little boo-boo’s! And thanks for the chance to win this cute little pick-me up package! Hugs, Suzy Q

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