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Graphic 45 Farmhouse Double Gatefold Card

Graphic 45 Farmhouse Double Gatefold Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Graphic 45 Farmhouse Double Gatefold Card: Use Your Scraps!

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Graphic 45 Farmhouse Double Gatefold Card is a great way to use up your scraps.  Earlier this month I created a Farmhouse Folio Kit for The Button Farm Club.  The lovely extra bits and bobs from that project kept calling my name.  So I finally found a minute to put them to good use on this country fresh creation.

This card base measures 4 1/2″ x 7″ when closed, but opens to more than 12″ wide.  Here’s how to create the card base.

  • First, cut a 13″ x 7″ panel of 18pt grocery bag cardstock.  (Link below)
  • Next, score along the long side as follows, 2 1/8″, 2 1/8″, 4 1/2″, 2 1/8″
  • Now accordion fold so that the 2 1/8″ flaps meet in the middle.
  • Then cut 1 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panels from your scraps to cover the small panels front and back.
  • Create a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel and adhere half of it to the center of the card.  Decorate this with cut apart images, die cuts and small border strips from your scraps.
  • Embellish with Tim Holtz Tiny Clips, a brass bulldog clip, Little Birdie Flowers, a big ole’ wood button, ribbon and twine.
Graphic 45 Farmhouse Double Gatefold Card: The Grand Opening

Opening this style of card is really fun, because the panels fold out to reveal all the goodies inside.

You can see that I adhered the large “Blessed” cut apart on the left to the back side of the front panel.

Decorate a couple of ATC tags to tuck into the pocket along with a large ephemera tag.

Graphic 45 Farmhouse Double Gatefold Card: The Back Gate

Add a pocket on the back side of this card.  Then fill with another ephemera card and a little chocolate treat.

This card is so cute, you can set it out as part of your kitchen decor.  It’s also a great way to present a gift card.

I hope I shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure!  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




New Button Farm Club Kit: G45 Farmhouse Folio

Graphic 45 Farmhouse Folio Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

New Button Farm Club Kit: G45 Farmhouse Folio

Hello, Friends!  This is a happy Saturday for me, because I get to reveal my new Button Farm Club Kit.  Life is crazy and stressful and complicated right now.  I thought it would be the perfect time to release this Graphic 45 Farmhouse Folio Kit. Everything about this folio celebrates the simple joys and ordinary pleasures that make life sweet.

I’ve prepared a video tour of this 8 1/4″ x 8″ fold out style folio for you so you can see how all the fun mechanisms work.  This one is filled with fun interactive features that I think you are gonna love!

The clip in this photo does not come with the kit.  I had to use it to keep the Barn Door Feature closed while taking photos.  Yes, I said Barn Door feature:

Welcome to the barn!  You’ll have to see how this works in the video.  It’s pretty sweet!

Here’s the waterfall and a fun flip out feature….more surprises here!

You’ll learn how to make this cute string tie pocket in the kit tutorial, too.

This new folio design is really fun to make.  The thing I love the most about learning how to build a folio base is that once you’ve made one, you can easily change things up and make it again and again with different themes and collections.  It’s like adding a whole new tool to your tool belt.

New Button Farm Club Kit:  G45 Farmhouse Video Tour

Would you like to join me down on the farm this morning?  Just click play to see the features of this wonderful new kit.

I’m also excited to tell you that the tutorial this time around is actually a video!  You will be able to create this wonderful folio along with me.  This will make it so much easier for you to create your own folio.

New Button Farm Club Kit Contents

You will receive everything you need to make this G45 Farmhouse Folio in your kit.  The only things you need to add are your adhesive of choice and basic crafting tools like scissors, paper trimmer, bone folder, and a scoring tool.   The kit contains everything else, and it is a HUGE kit this month:

  • Graphic 45 Farmhouse
    • 12×12 Paper Collection Kit (includes stickers)
    • Farmhouse Chipboard
    • Die Cut Farmhouse Ephemera Pack
    • 1 of each Ephemera card from the collection
  • 4 sheets of heavy 12×12 kraft cardstock
  • 20 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in black, cream and brown
  • Package of Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of houndstooth ribbon
  • 2 yards of burlap string
  • 7 ivory buttons
  • 3 vintage style manila tags
  • Links to private video tutorials

The price for this kit is just $62.99. If you went to the craft store and tried to buy all the elements in this kit, I don’t think you could do it for less.  Plus, with the kit, you get the video tutorials.  Such a great deal!

This is a limited edition, which means once it is gone, it is gone. So if you think you want it, you will probably need to order it quickly. Last month’s kit sold out in under 24 hours!  (Thank you, thank you, thank you!) You can place your order HERE.

A Little Happy News!

So many of us are stuck at home right now.  Crafting is definitely good therapy!  Laura and I chatted and decided to re-release a few of your favorite “sold out” kits to help you stay happy and productive during this difficult time.

So many of you were disappointed to miss out on the Peter Cottontail Kit.  Laura has managed to put a few more kits together for you.  You can order those HERE.  She has also made the tutorial available for purchase if you already have the paper, but want to know how to make the project.  You can order that HERE.

Many, many of you have asked about the Rejoice Christmas Recipe Album Kit.  Well, good news!  Laura has found enough supplies to release 24 more kits!  You can order that kit HERE.

One of my most popular kits was also a recipe album.  This Ingredient Kit sold out in just a few hours!  (Wow.  Again, thank you so much!) Laura managed to find enough of this kit to release 2 more kits.

We don’t want you to get bored!  LOL

Again, I thank you so much for your amazing response to these kits.  Many of you have asked me to travel to your area and do a class.  But I’m a home body, and I don’t love to travel.  These kits…and now the video tutorials, are the next best thing to taking a class with me.

Now, I hope you have a good Saturday and a restful weekend!  Sending you my thoughts and prayers that you all stay safe, stay well, and stay happy making pretty things from paper!