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Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Reveal

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Reveal-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised you on Tuesday, I am back today with my Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Reveal.  Wait until you see all the crafty adventures I’ve packed in to this card kit!  If you’re a fan of interactive, fun fold cards, I think you are going to be inspired!

Envelope Shaker & Pocket Cards

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Reveal-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-Shaker Cards

Hello, Sunshine and Sunflowers!  It’s always nice to have a sort of “warm up” card to kick off a card kit.  So I designed this pair of cheery envelope ad pocket shaker cards to get things started.  Where’s the pocket?  Well, you’ll just have to watch the video reveal to find out!

Gatefold Accordion Cards with Belly Bands

Gatefold Accordion Cards-Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden-Button Farm Club-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Cards that move make me happy.  And cards with belly bands always seem to have a certain flair, don’t you think?  But what happens when you combine the two?  You get a really stylish and fabulous Accordion Gatefold Card.  Here’s a sneak peek at the inside of these fun to make cards!

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit-Button Farm Club-Kathy Clement-Accordion Gatefold Card

Now that’s what I call a fun fold!

Classic Sunflower Slimline Card

Sunflower Slimline Card-Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit-Kathy Clement-Button Farm Club

Hello, gorgeous!  This slimline card is ridiculously easy to make.  A few simple designer touches make it a stand out.  It’s one of my favorite cards in the kit.

Slide and Lock Cards

Here’s another kinetic card that’s loads of fun to make and impressive to give.  These slide and lock cards take a basic gatefold card design to a whole new level.  The focal image slides up and down.

Actually, it slides right off the card!  When it is in place, though, it holds the gatefold element in place.  You’ve just gotta love a fun fold card that is part toy!

Shaped Easel Cards

Easel cards are probably my favorite fun fold style.  The fact that they can stand upright for display has a lot to do with that.  These easel cards do that, of course.  But a sweet shaped focal image makes them even more dynamic.

Bridge Cards

No…not like the bridge playing cards!  These bridge cards are a neat type of trifold card with a hidden image behind the focal image.  You’ll see how cool they are in the video below.

Let’s see….that’s 11 cards…which is pretty good for a card kit.  But wait, there’s more!

Shaker Front Tri-Fold Folio

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Accordion Shaker Flip Folio-Kathy Clement-Button Farm Club

I had loads of little tags, journal cards and labels left over from making the card kit.  So I decided to create this darling 6×6 accordion style folio with a shaker frame cover.  It was the perfect way to finish out this wonderful card kit.

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the kit supplies and the finished paper pretties in this card kit, please enjoy this reveal video.  The first half is a repeat of what I shared with you on Tuesday, but the last part is a walk through of all the interactive cards and the folio.

This card kit is part of my Quarterly Card Kit Subscription Club, so if you are a member, you do not need to order.  It will ship out to you automatically.

If you are not a member and would like to order, you can get your kit at the Button Farm Club.

It’s been a very busy, happy and productive week in the studio.  I hope you are as excited about this  kit as I am.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Sneak Peek

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Market Card Kit by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club

Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Sneak Peek

Hello, Friends!  There’s no Make & Take Tuesday tutorial today, but I do have  this Ciao Bella Farmhouse Garden Card Kit Sneak Peek to share with you.  As I write this, I am in the middle of editing the video tutorials and photos for this Button Farm Club September card kit.

When I first laid eyes on the Farmhouse Garden papers, I knew they were the perfect collection to help us transition from summer to fall.  The papers are filled with beautiful floral images, sweet pups and kitties, gorgeous patterned papers and so many wonderful images that the hardest thing about designing this  kit was deciding which ones to use!

Fun Fold Card Extravaganza

If you are a cardmaker like me, then you love to learn a new fun fold card technique.  There are 11 cards in this kit, and 10 of them are fun folds! How’s that for a fun fold card extravaganza?

Several of  you have asked me to share tutorials for standard A2 cards (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  So I included several of those in this kit to honor that request.  And, most of these cards fold flat for easy mailing, too.

YouTube Sneak Peek

I’m still working on the editing and tutorial writing, so I don’t have samples to share with you today.  We’ll save that for Thursday when the card kit releases. But for today, I have this short sneak peek tour that will show you all the goodies that come with the kit.

 

Not Subscribed?

If you are subscribed to my Button Farm Club Quarterly Card Kit, it will ship to you automatically; no need to order.

If you are not subscribed, you can sign up here.  Subscribing means you will never miss out on getting a kit, and your orders will be filled first.  Here’s the link to subscribe:

Quarterly Card Kit by Kathy Clement

You can still order the kit, even if you are not subscribed.  Laura at Button Farm Club will happily ship you this kit as a one time order.  And yes…if you want to, you can order multiple kits to give to friends or make in a group.

I’ll be back on Thursday for a full kit reveal.  Until then, go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Farmhouse Garden Bread Box Album Kit Reveal

Farmhouse Garden Bread Box Album Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Farmhouse Garden Bread Box Album Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  If you have precious memories of your grandmother’s country kitchen, then I think you are going to fall in love with this Farmhouse Garden Bread Box Album Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club.  If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, and what I’ve been up to, well…here it is.  This is the largest, most involved kit I’ve put together for The Button Farm Club to date.  The planning for this beauty began back in January, if you can believe that!  But I think all the time and effort paid off, because I love the way this charming project turned out.

Farmhouse Bread Box

This adorable “made from scratch” bread box is the centerpiece of the kit.  I don’t know about you, but this one takes me right back to my Grammy’s country kitchen.  You could always count on finding something delicious tucked into her bread box!

The Farmhouse vibe comes through loud and clear in the colors, patterns and images found in Simple Stories Vintage Farmhouse Garden collection.

The theme of the collection lends itself perfectly to a recipe album, garden journal or heritage style album.  And you all know how much I love a project that doubles as home decor!

The Mini Album

Here’s the sweet treat hiding inside that country bread box.  It’s a 6×6 mini album done up in Farmhouse style.  You learn how to build the tri-fold album base in the tutorial that comes with the kit.  So once you’ve built it the first time, you can make it again and again for any theme and with any paper collection you want to use.

I just love the colors and images in this collection!

And just look at these darling charms!

A Peek Inside

The trifold album is built with loads of room for recipes, 3×5 recipe cards, photos and journaling.

You’ll learn how to add all kinds of interactive features to the album, too!

The back cover houses a dandy accordion pull out folio all decked out with gorgeous papers and images from the kit.

You know how much I love to share ways to make creative use of scraps.  This tutorial will give you lots and lots of delightful ideas for cleaning up bits and bobs of the paper collection.

The Recipe Card Envelopes

You’ll also learn how to make these clever 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ envelopes to house larger recipe cards.  These tuck neatly inside the front flap of the bread box.  The box also houses the mini album, isn’t that handy?

YouTube Video Tour

You can see all the kit contents and take a tour of the finished project kit here.

What Comes in the Kit

Each kit comes with everything you need beyond basic crafting supplies like adhesive, cutting tools and measuring tools.  

Here’s what comes in your Farmhouse Garden Bread Box Recipe Album Kit:

  • Simple Stories Vintage Farmhouse Garden 12×12 Collection Kit ( 12 double sided pages plus the 12×12 cardstock sticker sheet.)
  • 4 additional sheets of 12×12 Farmhouse Garden paper
  • Farmhouse Garden 12×12 Solids Paper Pack (6 color matched sheets)
  • Ephemera Bits with 44 pieces
  • Ephemera Bits and Pieces with 64 pieces
  • Farmhouse Garden Adhesive Brads
  • 10 sheets of 8 ½” x 11” black cardstock
  • 3 sheets of 12×12 chipboard
  • 2 yards of Peacock Seam Binding Ribbon
  • 1 yard of 1 ½” wide black gingham ribbon
  • 3 yards of black and white Baker’s Twine
  • 3 silver tone farmhouse charms (mix and match)
  • Little Birdie Joanna Flowers
  • Basic Written Guide in PDF format with full color pictures
  • Links to Step by Step Video Tutorials

Once again, Laura has worked her magic to make this huge kit amazingly affordable.  The price is $65.45.  You would find it very hard to buy all the elements in this kit for that price.  And on top of the supplies you get the video and written tutorials!

This is a limited edition kit, shipped first come/first served.  The last time I did a recipe album, it sold out in a day.  So you might want to jump on this one.  I think it will make an amazing Christmas gift!

Order your kit here.

As always, I humbly thank you for your enthusiastic interest and support of these kits.  I have such fun planning and designing them.  And you seem to be enjoying them, too.

Now I need to go clean my house and do the laundry!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

  

Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card

Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Choose Happy Slimline Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to Choose Happy with a Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Slimline Shaker Card.  Gorgeous aqua ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club are the perfect color match for this pretty botanical card.

Rows of Ribbon

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know how much I like to use ribbons as a border on a card.  Here you can see that I’ve actually created rows of ribbon on each end of this 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline card.  On the right, Tropic Swiss Dots Satin makes the row of black buttons pop off the page.

Next, I built my own key embellishment with a large key and a bronze bee charm.  First I rubbed the key with Little Birdie Patina Wax.  Then it was the bee’s turn to get a vintage finish.  Finally, I super glued the bee t the key to create my own custom embellishment.

The flower cluster on the left is backed by a double row of ribbon.  First I attached Tropic Diamond Satin Ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-tape.  To add another layer of interest, I attached Tropic Swiss Dot Satin with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  Next, tie a black burlap string bow to ground all those tropical hues.  Brush flowers with more of the Patina Wax and adhere on top of the bow cluster.  Finally, tap a resin keyhole with wax and tuck it into the bow arrangement.

The Shaker Window

Create the shaker window from one of the journal cards in the paper collection.

  • First, use a craft knife to cut out the white center of the journal card. This is easiest when you cut from corner to opposite corner in each direction.  Then you can get in with your scissors and neatly trim out all the white.
  • Then adhere a panel of clear cardstock (acetate) to the back of the frame.
  • Now add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape around the opening .
  • When your background is ready, you simply place your shaker elements on the background, then adhere the frame on top.  I built a little scene inside my window using the ephemera from the collection.  Then I added a few Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Butterflies to the shaker mix just for fun.
A Peek Inside

Did I forget to mention that this is a tea party in a box?

No chocolate in this tea party because the weather is just too hot to send chocolate through the mail.  So I put in an extra pretty little spoon that my friend Sara Emily sent me in the mail.

I just love making these tea party in a box cards.  They make the best little gifts!

Did I share some ideas and tips that you can use in your next craft adventure?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2021 Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2021 Blog Hop:  Living the Sweet Life Bee Themed Botanical Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2021 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here filled with fresh inspiration after visiting Ginny’s amazing blog.  The June Ribbon Club Assortment celebrates the trendy Southwest Vibe.  But don’t you just love how versatile the Ribbon Club assortments are?  I used the Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from the club to make this botanical bee themed card.  How cool is that?

Lots of great ribbon in this beautiful assortment!

The Sweet Life Bee Themed Botanical Card

Bee Themed Botanical Card Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

It’s full on summer here in North Carolina, even though the calendar says it’s still springtime.  We’ve planed our garden, and big fat bumblebees are enjoying helping us pollenate the tomato plants.  This inspired me to make this 6×6 mixed media botanical card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon June 2021 Blog Hop Kathy Clement Photo 01

The colors in Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden collection are so vibrant that I decided to tame them down a bit with this Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin Bow.  It’s the color of spun honey, and I just love the way it creates a sense of calm in the middle of this paper garden.

Top your Raw Silk Bow with a Natural Burlap String Bow to add some extra texture and contrast to the card design.

A Peek Inside

I carried the botanical theme inside the card with more designer papers and a simple stamped sentiment.  There’s plenty of room to write a note on the blank sentiment panel so the card can be used for all occasions.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has in store for you.  Be sure to finish the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  You can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month to be entered into a drawing for your own Southwest Vibe Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Ribbon Club yet, you can find out how easy and affordable it is to join HERE.

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

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

Cheerio,

kathy

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