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Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  So many wonderful Christmas memories get cooked up in the kitchen, and this Stamperia Classic Recipe Folio Kit is the perfect way to capture them all.  Whether you are making a heritage recipe album, recording good times baking with your children or grandchildren, or simply want a bit of Christmas cheer in your kitchen, this folio fits the bill.

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal Button Farm Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

I designed this 8″ x 8″ hardcover tri-fold folio exclusively for The Button Farm Club. It’s a brand new folio design, and it’s loaded with room for recipes, memory keeping and photos.  From the adorable shaker cover to the amazing mechanisms tucked inside, I have to say this is one of my all time favorite creations. I hope you’ll feel that way about it, too!

Warm and Nostalgic

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal for the Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement/Kathy by Design

We’ve been through more chaos and stress these past few years than any of us ever signed up for.  So I wanted to create a warm and nostalgic recipe folio that would transport us all back to simpler, happier times.  Naturally, I looked to Stamperia’s gorgeous Classic Christmas collection to help me carry out this task.  It fairly oozes with Christmas joy and happiness.

A Peek Inside

The Button Farm Club, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design, Stamperia, Classic Christmas, Recipe Folio

You’ll find loads and loads of room for photos, journaling, and recipes inside this interactive folio.  I  love its Old World charm and classic Christmas color palette.

Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit, Stamperia, Button Farm Club, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design

When it came to designing a spot for your treasured family recipes, I wanted you to be able to take them out of the folio.  So I created this clever pocket waterfall in the center panel of the album.  It is so easy to just pull the card out while you bake, then slide it back into the pocket when you are done.  And, each pocket will hold multiple recipe cards.

Flips, Flaps and Festive Features

Do you remember shaking the presents under the tree to try to figure out what was inside?  Christmas secrets are the very best secrets!  So I built several secret pockets, flips and flaps into the album design.  This pull out feature is so much fun to explore!

And just look at how beautiful these papers are!  This album will never go out of style!

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for a little tour of this sweet Christmas album, you can meet me over on my YouTube channel.


All the supplies for the kit are in and Laura is ready to ship this out from The Button Farm Club.  This would be a really fun Christmas break activity with the kids, a super Christmas scrapping party for you and your fellow scrappers and an incredible Christmas gift for someone you love.  You can place your order today over at The Button Farm Club.

If you are still working on your Christmas cards, Laura still has a few of my Cosy Christmas Card Kits, and my new Evergreen & Holly Card Kit still in stock.

Once again, thank you all for your encouraging words and your support.  So many of you have asked me to do a retreat or classes.  I’m not much of a traveler, so these kits are my way of sharing my creative ideas with all of you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour with Tips & Ideas

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a lovely Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour to share with you today.  Once again, there’s no tutorial, as this is a massive project.  But we will take a leisurely stroll through the album and I’ll share lots of handy tips and ideas that you can use in your next mini album project.  You’ll be able to find a linked supply list below this post.  So grab a cuppa and join me for a Classic Christmas treat.

Creating a Vintage Vibe

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Shaker Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Christmas is a time for home, family, friends, good food and celebration!  So I tried to incorporate all of these elements in this Graphic 45 Rectangle Tag and pocket Mini Album.  I could almost hear the carolers singing and feel the snowflakes gently falling as I designed the cover.  Here are some tips to help you create a classic, vintage Christmas vibe.

  • First, heat emboss the album edges with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.  Those faux gilt edges create a frame and instantly say “Old Fashioned Christmas.”
  • Next, add sparkle with Dries Clear Adhesive and glitter!  You can add snowy effects under on windows, doors, fields and trees.
  • Then, choose Vintage Christmas Ribbon for the bow.
  • Finally, offset the rectangular chipboard house with a round Snowflake Frame from Reneabouquets.  This is one of the most gorgeous Christmas frames I have ever seen, and it adds elegance and vintage charm to the album cover.

Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame Shaker by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Begin by heat embossing the frame with WOW Vintage Champagne.  Then die cut an acetate circle using Spellbinders largest circle frame die.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Now adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the frame to make the shaker box.  Die cut the circle element from the paper collection, dress it up with a little glitter, then fill with a mix of snowflakes, beads, buttons, and flat back pearls.

A Charming Spine Treatment

Now dig through your stash of Christmas embellishments and create a lovely dangle charm for the spine. When these move, they sound like Christmas bells softly ringing.

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see the the rest of the album, hear how I altered it, and learn how I combined several different paper collections to cover the pages, then I hope you will enjoy this short video tour.

Did you find some tips and tricks that you can use in this project?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

Authentique Classic Christmas Shaker Hanger with APG Snip It Grid/Calendar and Fanfare Dies by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 10

Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Throwback Thursday Christmas in July!  Today I have a super sweet and easy to make Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial for you.  You can make this cute project in no time, and then hang it on a kitchen cabinet, a door knob or an office cubicle.  If you get started on making these now, you’ll have plenty to give as gifts when Christmas rolls around.

Authentique Classic Christmas and Spellbinder Dies

Use any favorite Christmas collection to make this sweet little shaker hanger.  My blog buddy, Sherry Somers, gifted me with a 6×6 pad of Authentique Paper’s Classic Christmas collection in some happy mail this spring.  Since this is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections, I decided to feature it this week.  I had a few bits and pieces of the 12×12 brick pattern along with some 3×4 cards left.  But nothing else, so that 6×6 pad came in real handy!  Thanks again, Sherry!

TIP: Stitch the brick patterned paper onto some burlap to add country charm to your shaker hanger.  Since sewing machine needles don’t like to stitch through adhesive, just place a bit of Scor-Tape in the center of the two panels, then stitch.  You’ll be able to keep your margins straight, but won’t hurt your sewing machine.

Frosty Windowpanes

The Spellbinders June Die of the Month makes a great windowpane!  Die cut the Snip it Grid Calendar piece from the kit 3 times: twice from cream cardstock and once from grey.  Then glue the three layers together so that they are slightly offset.  This will give your window pane a real feeling of depth.

TIP: Use a paintbrush to apply dries clear adhesive to the back of each die cut layer.  This is faster, and ultimately neater, than applying the glue straight from the bottle.  I do the same thing when I add my clear cardstock to the back of the windowpanes.  You have far less trouble with glue oozing out onto the acetate and making a sticky, hard to clean up mess.

Little Details

Fussy cut this cute house from a 3×4 card.  Then back it with dimensionals.  Apply Stickles or glitter to the snowy areas of the roof to add lots of shine.  This shows up better in real life than it does in the photos.

Paint jingle bells and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Christmas Bells with white chalk paint to add country charm.

Die cut flower layers from scraps of patterned paper and winter foliage from cream cardstock.  Custom flowers in a jiffy!

Tie painted jingle bells to the handle of a vintage mini hanger. Tuck in some die cut leaves as a finishing touch.

Christmas Shaker Hanger Video Tutorial

If you’d like to learn how to make this darling little Christmas shaker hanger, please enjoy the video tutorial below.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  I’ll be back next week with another Christmas in July Throwback Thursday.  Until then, keep calm and craft on, my friends!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. To see past Throwback Thursday projects, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!




Note: Throwback Thursday is designed to encourage us to use up our crafty stash.  Many of the older items I use are no longer readily available online.  Please feel free to substitute a similar product from your stash.