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Fairy Tea Party Tag Box Tutorial

 

Fairy Tea Party Tag Box Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Ciao Bella Enchanted Land

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and I have a darling Fairy Tea Party Tag Box Tutorial to share with you.  I invited some Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board, Butterflies, and Ciao Bella Enchanted Land papers to the celebration. (We’ll be working with these products all month long.)

Fairy Month in June

Did you know that June 23 is Midsummer Night, the shortest night of the year?  Well, I did, and that made me think of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where fairies play a major role in the story.  I also spied a little mushroom ring in the dewy morning grass. Any time my mom would see one of these little “fairy rings” she would say, “Oh, look!  The fairies had a tea party last night.”  And all of these things led me to the decision to make June “Fairy Month” at Kathy by Design.  All of our Wonderful Wednesday tutorials will feature fairies in one way or another.  It’s going to be loads of fun!

From Tags to Treat Box

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Look at this darling fairy perched up in the daisy arbor!  Isn’t she the sweetest?  I’ll show you how to transform the lovely daisy frame into a shaker box in the video tutorial.  You’ll also learn how to turn 3 large Graphic 45 Tags into a splendid treat box/tea party in a box with the wink of an eye!

A Peek Inside

 

A box inside a box seems like an appropriate design for fairy month, doesn’t it?  And this box has a lovely tea party tucked inside.  There sides fold down to reveal even more treasures!

Look at all the wonderful goodies you can stash inside this fun box design!  I think this would also be beautiful done up in Christmas papers (maybe next month???) too.

Fairy Tea Party Tag Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this magical little box come together, please grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy the tutorial over on our YouTube channel.

 

I’m greatly looking forward to sharing lots of sweet fairy projects with you this month.  You can find a linked supply list below this post to help  you source the supplies I’ve used to make this Fairy Tea Party Tag Box.

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Always and Forever Wedding Album Kit

Ciao Bella Always & Forever Mini Album Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement

Ciao Bella Always and Forever Wedding Album Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m excited to announce the release of this Ciao Bella Always and Forever Wedding Album Kit today.  It’s my latest Button Farm Club project and this time it’s a full-fledged mini album.  Perfect for capturing all those tender wedding moments and memories, I think it would also make a wonderful anniversary or heritage wedding album.

Everything about the Always & Forever collection calls for a  romantic project like this one.  Soft pastel colors,  gorgeous floral patterns (peonies!) and lush patterned papers made for a delightful creative adventure.

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Although this album is loaded with details and lush layers, it’s delightfully simple to assemble.  That is always a goal that I  keep in mind when I am designing a project for you.  It has to be “do-able” whether you are a seasoned crafter or a beginner.

A Peek Inside

Weddings are a big deal and call for a big mini album.  This beautiful dossier album measures a generous 6 1/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 3″ in size.  And that means there is ample room for photos, journaling and memory keeping.

The depth of the album base makes room for a huge waterfall feature, slash pockets and some really fun interactive elements.

I’ll also share lots of tips for layering fussy cut elements.  These tips will come in handy on any project you  might make in the future.

Ciao Bella Always and Forever Wedding  Album Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the kit supplies and the finished album, please grab a cuppa and enjoy this reveal video:

Button Farm Club has all the kit supplies in house and ready to ship out when you order.  Like all my kits, you will receive private links to the video tutorial and full-color Basic Written Guide along with your kit supplies.  You only need to add basic crafting supplies like your adhesive of choice and some foam tape or waste chipboard to complete the project.  Everyday crafting tools like a scoring tool, paper trimmer, scissors,  circle punch, and Distress Ink (if you want to ink your edges) are all  you need to create this lovely album.

Here’s the link to order:

Ciao Bella Always & Forever

Once again, I thank you all for  your kind support of these Button Farm Club Kits.  I am always overwhelmed by your enthusiasm and lovely comments.  Creating these kits allows me to share my love for papercrafting with a wide audience and helps support my well-known paper addiction.  LOL

Wishing you all a wonderful Monday!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial

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Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial of the Month May 2024

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday and this Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial of the Month is our project for this week.  I’ve never been to Provence, but working with these lovely papers is almost as good as being there.  Everything about this collection is feminine, shabby chic and full of peaceful, relaxing colors, patterns and images.  I like it so much that I’ve decided to use the collection in my September card kit for Button Farm Club.

Easier Than You Think

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Are you familiar with that old saying: “Yard by yard life is hard, but inch by inch it’s a cinch.”?  The basic design here is very simple and straightforward. You will see that in the video tutorial.  It’s the embellishments and layers that take it to the next level.  

Lovely butterflies, flowers, beads and beautiful board from Reneabouquets add interesting details. We will add these elements one at a time in the video tutorial.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to  learn that this card is easier to make than you might think. Yes, there is a lot going on in this card.  But none of it is hard to do.  

A Peek Inside

Birthdays offer lots of opportunity for capturing great memories with photographs.  So I decided to build a little photo folio inside this card.  This turns the card into a real keepsake that can be enjoyed for years to come.

And if there is a birthday, you have to have a few presents!  So I created a sweet little bookmark, magnet and journal card to tuck into the pretty pocket.

TIP:  Cut a panel of paper to fit the inside of your card.  Then trim a piece from the bottom to line the pocket face.  This allows you to enjoy the entire image, and makes an almost hidden pocket design.  Try it!

Ciao Bella Morning in Provence Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to watch me as I create the May Birthday Card of the Month?  Then grab a cuppa and a snack and join me over on my YouTube channel for the video tutorial.

You can see more Birthday Card of the Month Tutorials HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this Wonderful Wednesday Tutorial.  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ciao Bella Winter Journey Folio Kit Release

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Ciao Bella Winter Journey  Folio Kit Release for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m excited to announce this Ciao Bella Winter Journey Folio Kit Release for The Button Farm Club!  Creating this lovely folio kit was a winter journey all its own!  First, the supplies got bogged down in Ohio, which set the project back a few weeks while we waited for them to clear customs.  Then, just as I had finished making and filming the tutorial, I got sick.  That set me back another week!  But we did not give up, and I have to say that this lovely kit was well worth the wait!  It’s one of my absolute favorite kits so far.

Winter Blues Make Me Happy!

If you’re a fan of winter blues, cozy winter scenes and charming winter critters, then you are going to be happy, too!  Everything about this 8×8 interactive folio makes my creative heart sing.

Ciao Bella did such a great job capturing the beauty and serenity of winter in this paper collection.  And wait ’til you see what’s inside!

A Peek Inside Winter Journey

My friends, this is one of those projects that really stands out.  Because we are making not just ONE folio…we are making a folio inside a folio!  How fun is that?

Ciao Bella Winter Journey Folio Kit Release Video on YouTube

Every single page of this project is filled with little surprises, interactive elements, pockets and pull outs and flips and flaps!  But don’t take my word for it! I hope you will join me as I share the kit supplies and a walk through on my YouTube channel.

How to Order

Now that you’ve seen the kit and the finished project, I hope you are as excited as I am!  One of the things I love about this folio kit is that it is very easy to build the base and the mini folio.  Although it’s loaded with techniques, none of them are difficult to achieve.  My goal in making these kits for Button Farm is that you will always walk a way with at least one new skill in your papercrafting tool box.

The kit is in stock and ready to order at The Button Farm Club. It’s one of the biggest kits I’ve done so far, and you will have quite a nice stash of paper and product left over after finishing the kit.  That makes it a great value, too.

As always, I’m so thankful for your encouragement and support.  It’s always exciting for me to  hear back from you when you’ve completed one of my kits or learned something new.  I am truly blessed to be able to share my love of papercrafting with all my online friends.  Thank you for being part of this crafty adventure with me!

I’ll be back tomorrow with our Flower of the Month tutorial!  Hope to see you then!

Cheerio,

kathy

Ciao Bella Sparkling Christmas Explosion Box Tutorial

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Ciao Bella Sparkling Christmas Explosion Box Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re thinking inside the box with an easy to make Ciao Bella Sparkling Christmas Explosion Box Tutorial.  This is one of those projects that you can dress up or dress down.  Either way, it’s gonna look great, and make a wonderful Christmas gift or home decor item.

Explosion boxes are usually 4″ x 4″ x 4″ cubes with either a surprise or little pockets on the inside.  The lid of each box holds the sides up, but when it is removed, they fall flat to reveal the interior of the box.  I wanted to make a taller box so that I could use the beautiful images from the Sparkling Christmas A4 Creative Pad.

After a bit of “mathing” and experimenting, I came up with the plans for the 4″ x 4″ x 6″ box.  Not gonna lie to you…I’m very happy with the way this one turned out! First of all, the papers are stunning!  Ciao Bella has such good quality papers.  They are just the right thickness for paper engineering projects, cut cleanly, and score without cracking.  I’m a fan.

Traditional Elegance

Green and gold is such a classic, elegant color palette for Christmas, and it works beautifully in this paper collection.  I’ll take you on a tour of the various paper pads before we embark on the tutorial.  If  you haven’t seen this collection yet, hold on to your piggy bank.  It’s a stunner!

Each of the 4 faces of my box features a different image from the collection.  This means you can turn the box each week so that you have a new  image to enjoy.  Just move the front of the lid as you rotate the box.  It’s almost like getting 4 projects in one!

Because the image are so lovely, I did very little embellishing.  This makes the  project come together quickly and with minimal mess.  So it’s a great “last minute” holiday project.

Put a Lid on It

The lid is maybe the most important part of the box because it holds everything together.  While the sides are simple, I added a few more bells (jingle bells) and whistles to the design. I also add an extra score line, so that when the sides are folded, there are no raw edges.  This also makes the box extra sturdy.

Reneabouquets White Poinsettias and First Snow Snowflakes add wonderful texture and dimension to the box cover.  Star anise, sugared beads, and glittering stars look right at home on top of it all.

Ciao Bella Sparkling Christmas Explosion Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I create this lovely project, please grab a cuppa and enjoy.  You’ll get to see the paper collection, the finished project and all the lovely papers…and a surprise inside the box, too.

Did you enjoy that?  Have you ever made an explosion box?  They make such a great gift item, and I love how they double as home decor.  I’m giving this one away to a family member this Christmas.  Shhh…don’t tell!

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

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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