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Happy Thanksgiving Photo Folio

 

Happy Thanksgiving Photo Folio Authentique November Calendar by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01
Happy Thanksgiving Photo Folio with Authentique November Calendar Collection

Hello, Friends!  I just wanted to pop in with this little Happy Thanksgiving Photo Folio and wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving Day.  The Authentique design team is sharing a special Thanksgiving  group post over on the Authentique blog.  I know you’ll enjoy taking a look at all the wonderful projects and thankful thoughts that are there.

Authentique asked us to share what we are thankful for. I always have to think this one through, as I have so much to be thankful for: my darling husband, our precious children, sweet grandchildren, home, food, and all the rest.  But this year I find myself very thankful for the gift of memories.  There is a quote from James Barrie (author of Peter Pan)  that says,  “God gives us memories so we might have roses in December.” This has never been more true.

Why I Love Thanksgiving

If I had to choose just one holiday celebration per year, Thanksgiving would always be my choice.  I love everything about this holiday!  What is not to love about a day specifically set aside to reflect on all the blessings in our lives?  We spend time with our family and/or friends.  The kitchen glows with warmth and delicious aromas fill the house.  And then…there is pie!  Does it really get any better than that?

Growing up in Vermont, Thanksgiving was a big deal.  We all gathered at my grandmother’s home, perched on a hillside in a small town.  The whole clan was there: great grandparents, great aunts and uncles, aunts and uncles, and cousins.  It was a great big noisy crowd of people who all loved one another and gathered to give thanks.

And man, those ladies could cook! The table fairly groaned under the weight of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the fixin’s!  Then there were the breads…yes…breads, plural!  My mom’s homemade yeast rolls, sticky buns, cranberry bread, banana bread, date nut bread and more.  All of that followed by an amazing array of pies, all baked from scratch.

The ladies would wash up the dishes…all done by hand in my grandmother’s farmhouse sink and dried with flour sack towels.  The men would break down the enormous dining room table then take a nap.  Us kids?  You would either find us out rollicking in the snow or playing dress up and dancing in Grammy’s attic.

So many of these dear loved ones are no longer with me.  But they are fully alive in my memory.  And that is what I am thankful for this year.

Back to Live Action

This little 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.

  • First, cut the cardstock in half at 5 1/2″.  You will have (2) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ panels.
  • Next, join the two panels together with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.
  • Now score this long panel at 5 1/2″,  and 11″.
  • Fold on the 11″ score line.
  • Score again at 5 1/4″.  This third panel needs to be a little bit shorter so it will fold inside the folio.
  • Decorate the cover with patterns and images from Authentique’s November Calendar pages.
  • Paint a chipboard frame with copper crackle texture and adhere over a 3″ x 4″ image.
  • Now die cut a bunch of fall foliage and wheat sheaves. Spritz the leaves with Bronze Perfect Pearls Mist.
  • Create loopy burlap string bows.
  • Add some Fall Chrysanthemums and rose buds.
A Peek Inside

Create a flap page on the right hand side of the folio.  Top this with a little 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ sentiment folio.  There is room inside for 2 more photos or journaling.  Fold the top of the right hand panel down.  You will adhere this to make a slash pocket.

There is room for a 4 3/4″ wide folio inside this pocket.  Fussy cut the turkey from a 4″ x 6″ image and layer it up on the cover.  Now you have room for 3 more photos here.

Look for a supply list below the post.

Now I’m hanging up my scissors and putting on my apron.  It’s time to bake some pies!  I wish you all a warm, memorable and very Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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Snowfall Interactive Folio Kit Release

Authentique Snowfall Interactive Folio Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Snowfall Interactive Folio Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  Oh what fun to share this Snowfall interactive Folio Kit Reveal with you!  If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you already know how much I enjoy designing and creating folios with flips, flaps, pockets and surprises tucked inside.  This Authentique Snowfall folio ticks all those boxes.  The cover sparkles like freshly fallen snow.  The interior mechanisms are more fun than a toboggan ride down a big winter hill!  Let’s take a peek, shall we?

First, lets talk about the basics.  Measuring 7″ x 7″  with 1/2″ spines on the left and right hand sides, it’s not too big and not too small.

Then I layered up the gorgeous patterned papers with sparkling Little Birdie Flowers, a glittery snowflake, vintage black buttons, and the cutest little winter charms.  The vintage style images in this collection are nostalgic and heart warming.  Don’t you just love them?

Next, just for fun,   I designed the folio with a wide belly band.  This doubles as the cover art.  But it also makes me think of a  high end slip cased book.  You can actually add your first winter photo to the folio cover.

Snowfall Interactive Folio Kit Reveal: The Moving Parts

I’ve prepared a little video tour of the album for you so you can really see all the wonderful moving parts.  But I thought I’d also share a few beauty shots.  The inside front cover, for instance, is a big slash pocket with 6×6 photo mats tucked inside.

How fun is this mini accordion folio that’s tucked into the calendar pocket on the slash pocket?  If one pocket is good…two is better, right?

The folio tutorial is filled to the brim with great techniques that you will be able to transfer to all your papercrafting adventures.  And, once you learn how to build the folio base, you can easily create it in any color or style or theme.  That’s one of the things I love about providing you with a “made from scratch” kit like this one.

Snowfall Interactive Folio Kit Reveal Video

Here’s a guided tour through the supplies in the kit and all the wonderful folio elements in this release.

 

What Comes in the Kit?

Like all the kits I put together for The Button Farm Club, this one is loaded!  You will receive everything you need to complete this project in the kit.  The only additional supplies are your basic crafting tools and the adhesive of your choice.

  • (2) 12” x 18” sheets of heavy black cardstock
  • (1) 12×12 image sheet of Authentique Snowfall
  • (14) 12×12 sheets of Snowfall patterned papers
  • 12×12 cardstock die cut elements sheet
  • Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of 3/8” wide gray gingham ribbon
  • a sparkly silver snowflake
  • 3 yards of silver metallic string
  • 9 silver tone winter charms (Let it Snow, Snowman, Snowflakes)
  • 20 jet black buttons in a mix of sizes
  • (2) color matched sheets of Spectrum 12×12 Cardstock
  • Basic written guide in PDF format
  • Private links to detailed, step by step video tutorial

Once again, Laura has worked her magic and is making the kit available for only $42.99.   You would have a very hard time buying the individual supplies for that price.  And then you get the printed guide and video tutorials in addition.  It’s a great value!

So get ready to capture all the beauty and wonder of winter in this darling Snowfall Folio Kit from The Button Farm Club. All the supplies are in stock, so this kit will ship out quickly.  While winter is blustering outside your door, you’ll be tucked up all warm and cozy inside.  Crafting makes the short winter days feel sunny and pass quickly!

You can order your Snowfall kit HERE.

To see past kits, or order tutorials for past kits, please click HERE.

As always, I am humbled and grateful for your amazing enthusiasm over these kits.  It makes me happy to know that you enjoy making them as much as I enjoy designing and creating them.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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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Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag: Halloween Week Day 5

Hello, Friends!  This Authentique Masquerade  Halloween Tea Tag is proof that the holiday is not just for  kids.  Who would not love to give (or receive) this “Tea Party in a Tag” treat?  It’s assembled just like the Halloween Treat Tags that I shared earlier this week.  And, it uses the same paper collection.  Simply swap out the more adult “mask” themed papers and images for the too cute to spook ones.

Look at all the goodies you can fit inside the tag pocket!  It’s everything you need to brew up a Halloween Tea Party for one.  You gotta love that Halloween party image from the paper collection, too!

The back side of the tag is a clever little tea wallet.

What a fun way to say “BOO!”

I hope you’ve enjoyed Halloween Week.  It’s always a little sad to put our fun Halloween papers away for the season.

I still have a couple of cute Halloween Pop Up Cards in my ETSY shop if you need a last minute card or gift.

Next week I’ll be sharing some beautiful fall creations.  Then it’s on to a month of Christmas inspiration in November.  What sort of projects and product lines would you like to see?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Halloween Week Day Two: Quick & Easy Treat Tags

Authentique Masquerade Halloween treat Tags by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Halloween Week Day Two: Quick & Easy Treat Tags with Authentique Masquerade

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Halloween Week Day Two!  Today we’re going to make quick & easy treat tags with Authentique Masquerade and G45 Large Black Tags.  You’re going to love how simple it is to put these little beauties together!

How to Make a Halloween Treat Tag
  • Begin by die cutting tag liners with the G45 Large Tag Die.  You will need 2 liners per tag.
  • If you do not have this die, you can just cut designer paper to measure 3 5/8″ x 8 1/4″.  Round the corners with a punch.
  • Cut 2 1/2″ from the bottom of the die cut.  This will line the pocket flap.

  • Place a G45 Large Black Tag on your scoring tool so that the rounded edge is on the left.
  • Now score at 7″ and 7 1/2″.
  • Fold along the score lines to form the base of a pocket.
  • Adhere the tag liners to the tag base. Remember that the pocket  flap will be folded up, so make sure you are lining the correct side of the pocket flap.
  • Next, cut 2 pieces of 1 1/2″ wide  black cardstock.  You want the height to be slightly shorter than the pocket flap. Score each piece at 1/2″ and 1″.  These will be the pocket sides.  Simply adhere the outer flaps to the sides of the pocket.

TIP:  You can make your own tag from heavy black cardstock.  Cut the piece to measure  3 3/4″ x 9″.  Cut the top corners and round the bottom with a corner rounding punch.  Then score and fold as we did above.

  • Once the tags have been lined and the pocket flap is secure, wrap the pocket with a piece of ribbon and tie a bow.
  • Now you just need to add ribbons and decorate the tag.
  • A full sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fits perfectly in the pocket.  Dress it up with a little designer paper if you wish.
The Flip Side

Here’s a peek at the back side of the tag. Create a little note card from a 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scrap of black cardstock. Score it down the middle.  Add a 3×4 image to the front.  Place magnets inside to hold it shut.  Then line with designer papers.

This gives you the perfect spot to add a spooky greeting.  These are such fun to make that I had to do another one.  Here’s a peek:

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Treat Tag #2 Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Now that you know how easy it is to make these cute treat tags, you can fill up a basket of them to give to friends, family and co-workers.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use to make your Halloween a little more spooktacular this year.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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