Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  How is everyone holding up?  This Stamperia Atelier Card folio is one of my favorite projects during this time of quarantine.  It’s dreamy and soft, and oh, so feminine.  I got completely lost in the design process as I blissfully blended paper, ribbon,chipboard, die cuts,  flowers and embellishments to make this card.

I’ve used this collection quite a bit, so this card was composed with all the leftover cut panels from those previous projects.  You can find one of those projects HERE and a video walk through HERE.

My favorite element on this card is the little vignette I created inside this Reneabouquets Small Hearts Deco Frame.  It was such fun to dig through my stash of sewing embellishments!  The beautiful butterflies and lace trims on this folio are also from Reneabouquets shop.

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio: A Peek Inside

This is one of my box pocket cards.  I have such fun filling these roomy pockets with surprises.  The tea bag wallet on the top half of the card is the large (almost 8″ tall) dress form from the collection.  To make it, fold the form in half.  Then adhere small gussets up near the shoulders where they won’t show.  Now you have the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag and a little spoon.

The bottom pocket holds a tall, skinny bookmark.  Can you see the little sewing machine charm peeping out?  Wrap a pretty scrap with lace blue seam binding and tie a bow for a pretty finish.  Stitch sweet pearl buttons on another scrap to make a lovely button card.  Wouldn’t this make a sweet Mother’s Day present?

I went on to make 5 more cards from the remainder of this collection.  I’ll share those with you on Throwback Thursday this week.  It’s amazing what you can make with the leftovers from a previous project!

I’m keeping all of you in my prayers.  Stay positive.  Stay creative.  Look for the beauty.  Listen to good music.  Turn off the news.  I’ve been sending out little stacks of happy mail here and there as morale boosters. It makes me feel less isolated and takes my mind off myself…which is always a good thing.

How are you passing the time?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



13 thoughts on “Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

  1. Sara Barker

    Kathy, you could say I cheated and saw your post on the cards you made with the scraps of this fabulous paper first, but this is really a delightful project. I love those papers and what you’ve done with them to make this pocket card. The cover is so pretty with the addition of the embossed die cut tucked behind the mannequin and the shabby embossed frame. All of your details are amazing. You are so sweet to think of others with your happy mailings! Hugs!

  2. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    I’v always loved the sewing theme because it reminds me of my sweet mother. This paper is gorgeous. I hope I can still find it and your card is stunning, as usual my dear friend!!! I’ve been making masks and putting up with a leak from the apartment upstairs, so that has definitely kept me busy, but it’s ok. I know that I am blessed in many ways and one of those blessings is you. You always put a smile on my face, so thank you veryl, very much!!!

  3. lynn legge

    this is a beautiful work of art. i love the colors and the patterned papers…as always the added touches of flowers and laces just add the perfect touch
    thank you so much for being a bright spot in my day.
    stay well…..sending love and blessings to you friend

  4. Martie Rollin

    Love the flowers on this card…the bead centers are just the right contrast to the soft blue. That button card is making me smile…I’ll definitely add this to my sewing themed cards. I thought I’d be making a bunch of cards to add to my show inventory. Ha! Not happening. I’ve started doubting that craft shows will happen this year. I’ve had a few special order birthday and anniversary cards, but no big production. Decided to follow a couple of YouTube tutorials for sewing face masks…ended up making 12 to give to friends who aren’t able to sew any more. I’ll be making a bunch more! I live in a 55+ community and, as we are all considered “at risk,” The need is great. This is my volunteer effort during this unusual medical emergency. Oh! And I’ve been ordering some new supplies for paper crafting: dies, stamps, flower stamens, charms and a couple beautiful paper collections. Have I even started the re-organization project so carefully planned a few weeks ago? Nope…maybe tomorrow. Ha! Ha!

  5. Susan Steele

    Dear Kathy …this is as sweet as can be! Luv the shabby chic blues …and a sewing card! So beautiful! And all those sewing accessories inside …gorgeous! Thanks so much for all of your inspirations! Luv this! Been too busy cooking and definitely not enough crafting…I’m getting grumpy! I must run away upstairs! Lol! My rooms still not finished, but oh well …I can find my table now! Lol! Hugs, Suzy Q

  6. MaryH

    You continue to amaze and delight me with your designs. What a wonderful eye you have for colors, composition and embellishments. Thank you for providing such inspiration to all of us. You are a treasure Kathy!

  7. soozyb2013

    Beautiful card Kathy. Very lovely papers and very feminine or “fluffy” as I call them. A dear friend of mine would love this one. Stay well Kathy.

  8. Helen

    Thanks for sharing this delightful project, Kathy. I can see why you got lost in the making of it. Your many ways of using scraps always inspires me…looking forward to your Throwback Thursday. As for me, I continue to make cards during this time (and actually mail some :)…that’s always a great way to de-stress. There’s also my genealogy research hobby. I can get lost for hours on this, too. Sundays are a highlight — the whole immediate family is able to “zoom” a gathering. Of course, there’s a lot more phone conversations to stay in touch with persons I normally see…distancing is necessary but no fun. Hugs to you-stay well.

  9. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what I wouldn’t give to be able to shadow you as you make a card. Ooooh, this one is just exquisite! I love anything that has to do with sewing. It’s a skill dear to my heart since my grandmother taught me how when I was a little girl. Aside from that beautiful frame, my favorite thing is that cut out dress form. I just love that AND of course all of your perfectly selected embellishments. Well, during this time I’ve been cleaning up my Girl Cave getting ready for the next round of card making. If only everyone did some paper crafting instead of watching the news we would all be happier and calmer. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous project! Hug and keep well!

  10. Rosemary D. Schroader

    Love this card, Kathy–the soft colors are always my favorite! I thought you’d be interested in one way I’m passing my time…I naively volunteered to make encouragement cards for a ministry that houses men and women in separate programs with addiction issues. Little did I know that the Tabitha House has 14 women and the Harvey House has 37 men! My little fingers were cramping up already! So I enlisted a few of my card-making friends and we whipped up simple but encouraging cards for those folks. And who do you think got the most blessing? Us, of course! Like you noted, sending morale-boosting notes boosts our morale!

  11. Claire Gagne

    Oh WOW, just when I thought I was wow’ed with the previous card, this one is simply gorgeous. I can keep looking at one of your cards and I know I’ve missed something on it someplace. They are just amazingly done with style. Be safe & TYFS

  12. Betsy

    I’m always in awe of your creations but this is beyond beautiful! I so look forward to your postings. Looking at each little element and trying to picture the layering makes me happy and keeps my mind off of the negative. I FaceTimed with my granddaughter yesterday (she’s 8) and I made her promise we would have the biggest hug ever once this is over. I sure miss hugs. Stay safe and best wishes to you and your family.

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