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Stamperia Alice Shaker Window Mini Album

Stamperia Alice Shaker Window Mini Album Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Stamperia Alice Shaker Window Mini Album Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Stamperia Alice Shaker Window Mini Album Tutorial is a spin off from the Alice Altered Mini Album we made 2 weeks ago.  I still had 3 signatures left over after altering the album, plus (she hangs her head in shame) a sizeable pile of scraps. I thought it might be fun to show you how you can make a really cute mini album using one of the signatures as a base.  And that is what we are doing this Throwback Thursday.

But can we talk for just a minute?  Why did I buy so much Alice paper?  I think I must have been afraid of one day running out, because I have a lifetime supply. I kid  you not!  That’s just fair warning that sooner or later there will be another Alice project.  Do you mind?  I think a lot of you seem to enjoy Alice as much as I do.  But if you are tired of her, please let me know, and I will try to restrain myself.  Now, let’s get on with today’s project!

It’s Always Tea Time

Since I was in a “clear out the stash” mode, I went searching for other goodies to add to this project.  Lo, and behold!  I found a Prima Venetian Shutter window in my stash!  Perfect for a shaker window on the cover of the album.  And, I found this adorable Mad Hatter and Alice in my stash of Reneabouquets goodies.  (She has a huge selection of Alice chippies!)  The flowers are also from Reneabouquets, as are some of the charms and trinkets on the cover. I’ll link to everything below.

This album represents the part of the story where Alice drank from a bottle that made her shrink.  I say that because this adorable album is only 5 1/2″ square and only about 1/2″ thick.  The nice thing about albums this size is that you can make them in a day.

A Peek Inside

When you watch the video tutorial, you’ll see that this tiny album is loaded with interactive features.  I have pockets, hidden pockets, pull out pages, slide in pages, pop ups and more built into the design. It’s wonderful fun to flip through.

In keeping with the wacky vibe of Alice’s story, some flaps flip up, while others flip down.

And there are mysterious doors to open, too!  Wonder what’s lurking behind this door?  You’ll have to watch the video to find out!

Stamperia Alice Shaker Window Mini Album Tutorial Video

You can watch this album come together in this video.  It’s a long one, so grab a cuppa and a snack to sustain you!


I hope you enjoyed watching that as much as I enjoyed making it!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial

Stamperia Alice Altered Miini Album Tutorial-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have a fabulous Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial to share with you.  It’s been toooo long since I last had a playdate with this whimsical collection, hasn’t it?  Lucky for me, I was tidying up my stash of Stamperia papers.  And what did I find?  A big, 12×12 plastic envelope filled with scraps from previous projects.  Most of them were smallish bits and bobs…but there were lots of them.  So I decided to create a mini album and use them all up.

Then, I went rummaging in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight in search of an album base.  I ran across a whole crate of albums that were left over from my 2 1/2 years on the Graphic 45 Design team.  Nice!

I selected one of the chunky old, 6×6 red typography mini albums because the color would look smashing with the Alice collection.  But that album had a serious design flaw: too many pages!  I remembered that if you filled all the pages, the album would not close.  What to do?

Alter it!  So that, along with some other fun tips and techniques, will be the focus of our tutorial today.

Someone’s Knocking on Alice’s Door

I’ve made more than a few Alice projects since this collection was released.  So I wanted to do something really different. How about a front door on the album cover?

And what if we make that door open to reveal the Knave of Hearts with a crown for Queen Alice?  I’ll show you how to do this in the video tutorial.

The Covers and Spine

You’ll find eye candy everywhere you look on the album cover and spine. And I’ll show you how to work around that handsome vintage label on the spine, too.

A Peek Inside

Once you learn how to perform surgery on the album base, I’ll show you how to combine your scraps to create unique paper backgrounds.

This album is filled to the brim with all the interactive elements that I love so much.  And….I think even you will be surprised by the back cover.

Alice’s Tea Party in a Box

One simply cannot create an Alice project with a nod to the famous tea party.  Since removing half of the album signatures left ample room, I created a box pocket and Tea Party in a Box on the back cover.  G45 Policy Envelopes (now retired) fit perfectly in the slash pocket on the front and this box pocket on the back.  I filled them with flower seeds, tea bag and chocolate.  Once the goodies are consumed, the envelopes are a great size to hold photos.

Stamperia Alice Altered Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

This is a big, juicy tutorial, so go grab a cuppa and a snack, notebook and pencil and see how this fun project came together.  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by, my friends!  Have a joyful and creative day!




Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit

Stamperia Alice Through the Looking Glass Card Kit for Button Farm Club Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit Release for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  If you’re experiencing the “after Christmas Blues,” maybe this Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit Release will bring a smile to your face.  This is one of the most whimsical, innovative card kits I’ve designed to date, and here are some reasons why.

Stamperia Alice Through the Looking Glass Card kit by Kathy Clement Photo 01

  • First, the cards, tags and folios are designed to be easier to mail.  Many of you had mentioned that you would like to have “flatter” cards that would require less postage to send.
  • Next, although the cards are not as thick and heavy as some from previous kits, that does not mean that they are boring or ordinary.  Quite the contrary! Each project in this kit either shakes, pops up, stands up, or has a surprise element.  In short, they are fun to make and exciting to open.
  • Thirdly, this paper collection had me laughing out loud the whole time I was at work designing the kit.  The colors and images are simply magical.
  • Finally, you’ll be adding loads of tricks and techniques to your card making repertoire.  Some of these designs are addictive…and much easier to make than you might think.

Take a look:

Humpty Dumpty Card Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit for The Button Farm by Kathy Clement Photo 01

You will learn how to build a scene with the die cuts and fussy cuts from the kit.

Then we’ll take that scenic card to the next level by adding a pop up mechanism and gift card pocket to the inside.

I even managed to create a masculine card for this kit!

How fun is that?

Through the Looking Glass Story Book

Since this is just a sneak peek post, I won’t share everything from the kit here.  But I have to show you my favorite creation: A Through the Looking Glass Story Book Folio.

Now you all know how much I love moving parts, flips, flaps and surprises.  But I think that I outdid myself with this little story book.  Every page is an adventure waiting to happen!

I walk you through the folio in the video below, but I just had to share this fun pop up page with you.  If you’d like to see more, please enjoy the short reveal video below.

Through the Looking Glass Video Tour

What Comes in the Kit?

Each kit contains everything you need to make the projects.  You only need to add basic crafting supplies like paper trimmers, adhesives, and scoring tools.  In addition to the supplies listed below, you’ll be given access to full length, step by step video tutorials that you can watch over and over again whenever you wish.  We’ll also provide a full-color basic written guide with measurements and basic instructions to complement the video tutorials.  


Here’s what comes in each Through the Looking Glass Kit:

  • Stamperia’s Alice, Through the Looking Glass Paper Pad with 10 double-sided 12×12 designer sheets
  • 8×8 Alice Patterned Papers Pad with 10 double-sided sheets
  • Through the Looking Glass Chipboard Die Cuts Packet with 62 assorted die cuts
  • 5 sheets of 12×12 linen cardstock
  • 3 sheets of 12×12 black cardstock
  • 3 Alice themed metal charms
  • 2 yards of burlap string
  • 2 yards of black licorice baker’s twine
  • 5 wooden heart shaped buttons
  • 4 doilies
  • 2 slimline window envelopes
  • Shaker elements
  • 6 beige flowers
  • Private links to step by step video tutorials
  • Full Color Basic Written Guides


This is the Quarterly Card Kit Subscription Club release for December 2021.  If you are already subscribed to the Quarterly Card Kit, your project will ship out automatically. 

You can order your kit today at The Button Farm Club.

I’m hoping you are as excited about this kit as I am.  It’s a great way to chase away the winter doldrums.  As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your interest in these kits.  So many of you have asked to travel and teach classes.  These kits are definitely the next best thing to being there!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal

Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I hope you all enjoyed a very Merry Christmas!  I’m popping in very quickly today to share my Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club.

I know how hard it can be to get back into craft mode after the holidays.  So I designed a kit filled with whimsy, crafty skills that you will love adding to your tool belt, and a theme that we all seem to love.  What could be more fun than inviting Alice, The Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts and company into your crafty space this winter?

A Tea Party on Paper

This kit contains everything you need (besides normal crafting supplies like cutting tools and adhesives) to make 8 delightful projects with Stamperia Gold Alice paper collection.  This dynamic paper pad contains 22 single-sided, gold foiled, 12×12 patterned papers.  You’ll be making a fabulous exploding box, a lovely little lap book, 2 double easel cards, 2 kinetic waterfall cards, 1 tall and skinny shaker card, and the sweetest little fancy belly band card, too. 

These all-occasion cards and folios  are perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthday, get well wishes, anniversaries or home décor.  While you play with these delightful papers, you’ll also pick up tricks, tips and new techniques that you can add to your crafty toolbox.  

Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal Video

Here’s a short video that shows you everything in the kit, plus all of the projects we will be creating.

Kit Contents

Here’s what comes in each kit:

  • Stamperia’s Alice Gold Paper Pad (22 single-sided 12×12 sheets)
  • 2 sheets of black 12×12 cardstock
  • 2 sheets of red 12×12 cardstock
  • 6 sheets of cream cardstock
  • Playing Card Shaker Element
  • Red Window Envelope
  • Little Birdie Charlie Roses
  • 3 yards of red polka dot ribbon
  • A tea bag
  • 6 black buttons
  • Silver plastic spoon
  • Basic Written Guide
  • Unlimited Access to 4 step by step video tutorials with me

The price is only $53.99, which is amazing for all the products plus the video tutorials!  You can order your kit HERE at The Button Farm Club.  All the kits are packed up and ready to ship out immediately.  If you are already subscribed to my Quarterly Card Kit Club at Button Farm, your kit has probably already shipped.

If you’d like to subscribe to my quarterly card kit club, you can find all the information HERE.

As always, I thank you for all your encouragement and support of these kits.  The response has been exciting and heartwarming.  I love hearing back from you about how much fun you are having making up the kits. It’s rewarding to seehow you create your own unique twists on the tutorials. And when you share how much you’ve grown your crafting skills as you make the projects, it makes my heart happy.

So let’s add some whimsy and imagination to our winter crafting, shall we?

Thanks so  much for stopping by!






Stamperia Alice Tea Time Banner

Stamperia Alice Tea Time Banner

Hello, Friends!  I’m back with more Stamperia Alice!  I hope you are not tired of seeing these projects, because I can’t seem to stop playing with this collection!  This Stamperia Alice Tea Time Banner was a special order in my ETSY shop.  I’m not gonna lie: this one was hard to ship off to the customer.  It might just be my favorite banner creation of all time.

It’s a great, big, beautiful party banner measuring nearly 5 feet in length.  You can see the teacup I made to go with it sitting in the center of the banner.  Find more details about that HERE.

These are all hand cut banners.  No dies…just scissors and ruler and steady hands.  Each large pennant measures 5″ x 7″.  The little ATC tags between are from Graphic 45.  Turned on their heads (how fitting for an Alice banner, right?) they make lovely little pennants.

My dear friend Sara of sarascloset recently gifted me with some vintage silver spoons.  Two of them had bent handles.  Sara said, “I don’t know what on earth you will do with these.”  But I knew right away that I wanted to add them to a tea themed banner.  Now I wish I had a dozen of them in my stash!  Thank you so very much, Sara Emily!

The flowers are Little Birdie, of course.  Good news!  You can now buy these online from The Button Farm Club.  Laura has an amazing assortment at very good prices!  Happy dance!

Crochet doiiies and machine stitching add lovely vintage texture to each pennant in the banner.   And this collection is made for fussy cutting!

Here’s the other bent spoon.  This one was not as tarnished as the first.  Since I wanted it to match, I took it to the Mixed Media Day Spa and treated it with Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Powder.  It worked like a charm!

This was such a fun project to make, and I loved the way it turned out.  I thought you might enjoy seeing it as well.

Wishing you a restful and happy Sunday!