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Baby Girl Kangaroo Pocket Card Folio

Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl Kangaroo Pocket Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Are you wondering what a  Kangaroo Pocket Card Folio is?  Well, your curiosity is about to be satisfied!  This fun fold card has an itty bitty accordion folio tucked into the dimensional pocket on the cover.  As the design came together, all I could think of was a baby kangaroo tucked inside her mommy’s pouch.  Take a look:

Is that cute or what?

TIP: Pick up the deep pink tones of the pastel plaid by adding a Shocking Pink Checkerboard Satin Ribbon closure.  

The First Year Unfolds

Capture every single memory of baby’s first year in this teeny tiny 3 1/4″ square accordion folio.  It’s the perfect size for a brag book!  Here’s how:

  • First, cut 3 sheets of Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl Solids into 12″ x 3 1/4″ strips.
  • Now, overlap each strip about 1/4″ and adhere to form one very long strip that is 3 1/4″ tall.
  • Next, score this strip every 3 1/4″ all the way down the length.
  • Then accordion fold.  You will end up with a short flap that can be tucked inside to form a pocket.
  • Wrap Shocking Pink Checkerboard Satin Ribbon around the center of the folded folio.  Use 1/2″ Scor-Tape to hold it in place.
  • Now you just need to cut apart the 3×3 images and some 3×3 panels of designer paper to cover the pages.
  • Decorate the cover and you’re done!  You can see how the folio unfolds in the video tour below.
Quick and Cute Paper Clip Embellishment

Next you can make a quick and cute paper clip embellishment to hold the fun fold card closed.  This vinyl coated paper clip is 1 1/2″ long.

  • First, cut a 4″ piece of Shocking Pink Plaid Ribbon.
  • Next, fold the ends of the ribbon in half.  Cut from the fold to the outside edge to create fishtail banner ends.
  • Now fold the ribbon in half and thread the loop through the top of the paper clip.
  • Then pull the legs through the loop and tighten.
  • Finish with an iridescent metallic string bow and an itty bitty cluster of flowers.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at what’s hiding behind the front flap.  There’s a little pocket with a 3×4 journal card insert.  Then I matted a sentiment card on hot pink cardstock and used stickers to frame it. Light Pink Ric-Rac makes a pretty border, but keeps the card from being too bulky.

Flip open the card cover to find a belly band and photo mat inserts.  There’s also a pocket and photo mat in the center of the card.  So there’s lots and lots of room for sweet memories and photos of baby’s first year.

Kangaroo Pocket Card Folio Project Share on YouTube

I thought you might want to see how the accordion folio looks inside, so I created a little 5 minute video tour for you.

You can find a linked supply list below the signature.  I hope you enjoyed this cutie pie card.  I’m sending it to my sweet niece who just welcomed baby girl #4 to the family.  So sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Prima Lavender Party Dress Card Folio

Prima Lavender Party Dress Card Folio for Throwback Thursday Kathy Clement Photo 01

Prima Lavender Party Dress Card Folio for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Throwback Thursday is a Prima Lavender Party Dress Card Folio.  While cleaning out the Closet of Shame, I ran across a bunch of lovely chipboard pieces and a flash of inspiration!  Who doesn’t love having a new party dress for spring?  I know, right?  So after a bit more digging, I decided to use this lovely, retired 2017 Prima collection for our Throwback Thursday this week.

Put on Your Party Dress

Mixed Media Techniques for Chipboard Prima Lavender Laserowe Love by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Chipboard is such a wonderful addition to a card design.  You can paint it, cover it with paper, spritz it with mist or, as I did on today’s card, alter it with embossing powder.  This is probably my favorite way to alter chipboard.  Why, you may ask?  Because it is fast, easy and looks terrific!  It will probably take me longer to tell you the steps I followed than it did for me to actually do them.  Here’s how I took this brown paper bag dress to party dress with a little mixed media magic.

  • First, tap the entire surface of the chipboard with VersaMark ink.  Be generous!
  • Next, lightly shake a closed jar of Stampendous Shabby Ivory Embossing Enamel.  This helps mix the particles evenly throughout the mix.
  • Now place the chipboard in a funnel tray or on a piece of printer paper.  Gently shake the embossing powder out over the surface.  You are aiming for even coverage.
  • Then carefully pick up the chipboard and let any loose granules roll off onto the printer paper or into the tray.  Do not tap or flick the back of the chipboard!  Just let gravity do its thing!
  • Now you want to pre-heat your heat gun for a few seconds.  Use tweezers to hold the edge of the chipboard and use the heat gun to melt the granules.  Keep the gun moving at all times.  Chipboard will burn.
  • Heat the granules until the gold flecks start to melt and puddle into the ivory granules.  Now this chip is perfectly cooked!

Take it to the Next Level

The dress is very pretty at this point.  But I wanted to take it to the next level.  So once the chip had cooled, I spritzed it lightly with some Lavender Fields Glimmer Mist that I had in my stash.  Then I gently heated the embossing enamel a second time.  The embossing medium will “open” and allow the mist to sink into the mix, creating a lovely impressionistic pattern on the dress.

I also inked the edges of the dress with Dusty Concord Distress Oxides.  Then I spritzed and flicked water to make some pretty inky puddles.  You can play with this technique.  It’s fun!

TIP:  Adhere an acetate floral overlay from the Lavender Collection to the center of the dress to create soft pattern and design.  Use a dries clear adhesive for this step.  It’s pretty magical, if I do say so myself!

Learn how I altered the chipboard doily and the background tag in the video below.

Finishing Touches

Add some pretty ribbons, trims and posies and this dress is ready for the prom!

Learn how to add these sweet charms in the video, too!

A Peek Inside

Party Dress Card Folio Prima Lavender by Kathy Clement

I decided to create a little folio inside the card base.  The top half is an accordion pull-out with a ribbon closure.

Layer up bits and bobs on the cover to create a pretty collage.

Here’s a peek at the pages inside the 4 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ folio.  Lots of lovely room for photos and journaling the story of a wedding, anniversary, prom, birthday party or bridal shower.

Party Dress Video on YouTube

Here’s a little process video showing how this card folio came together.   I hope you enjoy!

And that’s it for Throwback Thursday this week!  I’ll be adding this little ditty to my Etsy shop if you’d like to see it in real life.

I’ll add a supply list below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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***Please note: Since Throwback Thursday posts are designed to encourage us to use up paper pretties from our stash, I use a lot of retired items in these projects.  This means I may not be able to provide a link to all the supplies used.  Thanks for understanding!

Authentique Cultivate Card Folio

Authentique Cultivate Farewell to the Summer Garden Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Cultivate Card Folio: Farewell to the Summer Garden

Hello, Friends! Today I have a sweet little Authentique Cultivate Card Folio to share with you.  I’m sitting here in complete disbelief that it is time to say farewell to the summer garden.  How did we get to the middle of September so fast?  We still have a few tomatoes coming in, but for the most part, out little summer garden is done.  I thought it would be nice to use this darling new Authentique Paper collection to create a tribute to all those tomatoes!

This 5″ x 7″ card folio is all about layers,  texture and dimension.  Here are a few tips to help you incorporate those elements in your card making.

  • Machine stitching adds wonderful texture to a card panel.  It also acts like a frame for the card.
  • Create dimension by backing the focal image with a double layer of chipboard.
  • Elevate the design even more by backing a small die cut element with chipboard.  Then top it with a resin flower basket.
  • Want some sparkle?  Wrap the top of the card with Iridescent Metallic String.  Tie on some sweet little garden charms to add visual interest.
  • Fill the trowel with mustard seeds from the kitchen for even more texture.

  • Ribbon is the quickest and easiest way to add texture to a card design.  Place it in the corners to frame the image.  But you can also use it as a border along the bottom of the card.
  • Want even more texture?  Try wrapping the card panel with some gorgeous crocheted lace.  That should do the trick!
A Peek Inside

Don’t you love these Pennsylvania Dutch patterns and colors?  I think this folio would make a wonderful gardener’s gift.  Place photos of your prize winning flowers or produce in the photo folio.  Then kick back, relax and enjoy a cuppa with the treats in the box pocket. Here’s a peek at a few of the pages in the accordion folio.  There are 4 pull out panels on each side of the design.

 

 

 

The little flip pages provide lots of room for journaling and smaller snapshots.

Dress up your treats with scraps left over from designing the card.  It’s a great way to clean up your work surface and use up odds and ends.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Prima Darcelle Milestone Birthday Card Folio

Prima Darcelle Milestone Birthday Card Folio with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  How about a little Prima Darcelle pretty purple vintage typewriter to start your day off with a smile?  This milestone birthday card folio is a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday.

Purple is one of those colors that people usually have strong feelings about.  You either love it, or you don’t!  Personally, I have grown to appreciate the many hues that purple has to offer.  It lends a richness and a sense of royalty where ever it shows up.

TIP: Lighten up the darker hues of this Prima Darcelle  paper with a 3/8″ Grape Plaid Bow.  This ribbon 3/8″ Grape Plaid from the RRR April Ribbon Club Assortment made the prettiest triple loop bow!

TIP: Add lots of depth to your layers by separating them with foam dimensionals.

TIP:  To create the “sugar” in this spoon embellishment follow these simple steps:

  • First, fill the bowl of the spoon with hot glue.
  • Next, place the spoon in a funnel tray or over a clean sheet of printer paper.
  • Now, sprinkle Distress Glitter over the hot glue.  When the glue dries, you have a spoon full of “sugar.”
Prima Darcelle Milestone Birthday Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Create a box style pocket inside the card.  Now you can fill it with all kinds of birthday treats.  The card is now the gift!

Here’s a beautiful vintage silver plate spoon, and a little chocolate treat.

Milestone birthdays are often accompanied by birthday parties.  So I created a little accordion style photo album to tuck inside the pocket along with the tea bag and honey stick.

Now you can capture all the memories of that special day in style.

Tell me: how do you feel about the color purple?  Love it?  Avoid it at all costs?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot

Heartfelt Creations Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen comment is Kathy B from my blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop: Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot

Hello, Friends!   Grab a cuppa and join me as I share this sweet Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot Card.  It’ s my inspiration piece for the Heartfelt Creations April 2020 Alumni Blog Hop.

The Alumni Team hops the last Friday of each month.  The projects are always amazing, and you not only get to enjoy lots of paper pretties, but you have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Heartfelt Creations.  All you have to do is hop along and leave a comment on each blog in the hop before 11:55 DST on Monday, April 27th, 2020.  We’ll randomly choose one comment from a mystery blog to win the $25 Gift Certificate.

The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post, on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, April 29th.  If you are the lucky winner, you can claim your prize by contacting [email protected] within 72 hours.  Please write “Winner of the April Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email. You’ll find a complete list of the blogs in this hop below.

Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot

As a tea lover, I’m a huge fan of the Tea Time Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold card uses the large tea pot image as a shaker element.  The best part is that I did not have to stamp a single image on this card.  The Tea Time Paper Collection includes wonderful colored images that I can just die cut with the matching dies.  No coloring required!  This makes it super fast to put together a fabulous card.  Because some times you have time to color…and sometimes you don’t!

Tea Time Shaker Card: Put it Together!

  • First, cut out a 5″ x 7 1/4″ panel of designer paper from the Tea Time Collection.
  • Next, double mat the image on both cream and pale pink cardstock.  Cut each mat slightly larger than the previous panel.
  • Then create a 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″  card base from lavender cardstock.  Score in a 1/2″ deep spine on either the top or the side to accommodate the inner box pocket.
  • Now, die cut the large Intricate Swirl Frame from cream cardstock.  Back with dimensionals and adhere to the designer paper panel.
  • Next, die cut the tea pot, tea cups, flower swag and tea bag from the paper collection.  Use the label die to cut a window in the tea pot.
  • Then back the window with clear cardstock, add 3 layers of foam strips around the perimeter of the tea pot.
  • Die cut a 2nd tea pot from patterned paper.  Place sequins in the center of this panel.
  • Now carefully align the shaker window tea pot over the patterned paper and adhere.
  • Finally, add the die cut tea cups, flower swag and tea bag.  Place dimensionals on the back of each element to add lots of depth to your finished card.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of your shaker element and adhere to the card base.
Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot: The Details

Now for the fun part: adding all those lovely little details to finish off the card.

  • First, die cut a second lid for the teapot.  Adhere with pop up dots to create even more depth and dimension on your card.
  • Next, stamp, color and die cut small Cherry Blossom Retreat Flowers.  Place small stamens or TuTu Pink Prills in the center of each and scatter around the card.
  • Then die cut some of the cheeky little birdies from Cherry Blossom Retreat.  Use the large ball stylus in the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit to round out the center of their bodies.  Then place them on the tea bag tag and the tea cups.

Finish the card front with ribbon and string bows.  I did add Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear to the flower centers on the swag and the tea cups.

Tea Time Shaker Tea Pot: A Peek Inside

There’s a tea party waiting for you inside the card.  How fun is that?

Wrap a tea bag, honey stick, cookie and chocolate up in some of the designer paper.  Then tuck them inside the box pocket along with a sweet vintage silver spoon.  Now you’ve turned this lovely card into a gift!  I

If you’d like to see another Tea Time Creations, please click HERE.

On With the Hop!

Now it’s time to hop on over and see what Els has created for you this month.  Here’s the complete list of Heartfelt Creations Alumni who are participating in the hop this month:

KATHY (You are HERE) ♥  ELS  ♥  Glenda Vicki  ♥  Candy  ♥ AmarilysPiyankiOksana

I hope I’ve shared some tips and inspiration 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.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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