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Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio

Prima Christmas in the Country Fold Out Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio with Spellbinders All Is Calm Word Frame

Hello, Friends!  I think you are going to love this Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio.  It’s perfect for gift giving, quick and easy to make, and pretty enough to use as part of your holiday décor.   Pretty papers from Prima’s Christmas in the Country provide the backdrop for a festive shaker element made with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All is Calm Word Frame.

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All Is Calm Word Frame Shaker Element by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Adorn the 6 1/4″ square folio with some handmade poinsettia flowers, Christmas ribbon and holly leaves.

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All is Calm Word Frame Shaker Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s a close up of the shaker element.  I love the way the sparkly sequins shimmer behind the lattice work frame.  It’s just like looking at Christmas lights through a wintry window!  This die set comes with two different sentiments.  I die cut the Let it Snow sentiment from red metallic paper and regular cardstock.  If you offset the sentiments slightly when you adhere them together, it creates a bit of a drop shadow effect.

Suspend some cute Christmas Charms from the spine.

A Peek Inside

I love to make projects that are part card, part mini album, and part gift!  Create a little waterfall mechanism on the left to store photos of the season.

How about a Christmas Tea Party in a Box?  You can fill yours with little treats and treasures that will bring joy to the recipient.

Use your scraps to dress up individually wrapped Ghiradelli Chocolates, honey dipper, cookies and honey packets.  And you are never too grown up for a peppermint stick!  The vellum envelope holds a holiday tea bag and a post card to write your personal greeting.

Decorate the flap pages, or leave room to add photos.

Maybe I’ll try to work up a Throwback Thursday tutorial so you can learn how to build the base.  Then you can decorate it up with your own favorite papers.  Would you like that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Midnight Tales Fold out Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Today we’re focusing on the spooktacular RRR Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

The Grape Diamond Satin Ribbon was the perfect accent for this 5 1/2″ square folio.

It really pops off the page, especially when layered over Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Add some ribbon to the spine, too.  It’s always a great accent!

A Peek Inside

Make this simple fold out style folio by joining two 11″ x 5 1/2″ panels of cardstock together.  Then score from the left at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  This forms the cover and spine of the album.

Then score the rest of the paper every 5 1/4″.  Accordion fold to create this pull out element.  It’s one of the easiest ways to create a quick folio with lots of room for photos and journaling.

Score ephemera cards to create a little flip action on the right hand side of the album.

Add pockets, flap pages and ephemera to dress op the folio pages.

Decorate the background of a page with 2 1/4″ squares of designer paper.  Then top it with a little fold out folio.  This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of designer paper.

Adhere ephemera cards to tip in pages so you will have room to write down those important memories.  Photos can be mounted on the base page.

A little folio like this one can easily be finished in a day.  I only had scraps of the paper collection to work with, but I was pleasantly surprised at  how far those scraps went!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.  Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. If you answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  RRR will send a monthly themed Ribbon Club Assortment delivered straight to your home mailbox.  It’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash.  You can sign up HERE.

I’ve provided a linked supply list for the products used in this project below the post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial

Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends! Today is all about the guys with this Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial.  Back in January, I shared a Classic Gentleman Notebook Tutorial with you.  So I had lots of panels and pieces of this collection in my stash.  Rather than let them keep gathering dust, I decided to create a project that we could use for Father’s Day, Graduation, Retirement or birthdays.  Even though it  has some unique interactive elements, I think you’re  going to like how simple it is to put together.

Got Gears?

Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

When it comes to masculine projects, steampunk is always a great choice.  All those gears and trains and mechanical drawings lend themselves to a project most men will enjoy.  The Little Birdie Primed Chipboard Gears on the cover of this album took a trip to the grunge factory to make them stand out on this folio cover.

  • First, tap the chipboard with VersaMark Embossing Ink.
  • Next, place the gears in a funnel tray or on a sheet of printer paper.
  • Now shake a jar of Seth Apter Chunky Rust Embossing Powder and sprinkle it liberally over the inked up gears.
  • Let the excess embossing powder slide off the gears.  Don’t tap or flick!  Just pick the chipboard up and let the extra powder slide off into the tray or onto the sheet of paper.

TIP: A word to the wise:  Always take a moment to pour the powder back into the jar.  Then make sure you cover the jar and move it to a safe place (i.e. away from the area where you will be using your heat gun.) BEFORE you start heat embossing.  If  you, like me, have ever ended up with a spilled jar of powder, or a jar that has been ruined by being exposed to heat, you are nodding your head right now.

  • Now heat emboss the chipboard.  Keep the tip of your heat gun moving around the surface so that you don’t accidentally burn the powder.  Heat until all the powder is melted.  This can take a few minutes depending on how hot your embossing gun is.
  • Once the first layer has cooled, randomly tap the surface with more VersaMark.  Then sprinkle random areas with Patina Oxide Embossing Enamel.  Heat emboss, cool and repeat until you are happy with the finish on your gears.
  • Adhere small metal gears over the centers of the chipboard gears for extra dimension and texture.
A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio  is pretty simple.  There are two flap pages: one inside the front cover and another inside the back cover.

Learn how to create a spine in the center of the album.  Then attach these fun flip pockets.

What’s behind the flap pages?  A kinetic waterfall on one side and a large photo mat with a journal card on the other.

TIP: Adhere just the bottom edge of the car image to the page.  Then tuck the journal card in behind in.  Now you can place a really large 5″ x 7″ photo on the page and journal or add a smaller photo behind the card.

I think you are going to love how easy it is to create the pocket and pull out page.  It’s so easy, I can’t believe I didn’t do it this way earlier!

TIP: Trim 4″ x 6″ journal cards to fit the cover of the pull out page.

The inside back cover is a mirror image of the front.  This really makes it easy to design pages!

Classic Gentleman Steampunk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to  learn how to make this folio base, please enjoy this 20 minute video tutorial.  In it, we will learn how to create the folio cover and spine.  Then I’ll show you how to make the flap pages, pocket flaps and hidden pocket.  A tour of the finished folio has tips and tricks that you might find helpful.

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

If you’d like to leave a comment, please click on the REPLIES button below the title at the top of this post.  I love hearing from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio

Authentique Voyage Nautical Beach Flip Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Let’s set sail today with a Nautical Beach Vacation Flip Folio made for the Really Reasonable Ribbon May 2021 Blog Hop!  Welcome aboard!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s fabulous blog!  This Authentique Voyage folio was inspired by the May Nautical Americana Ribbon Club Assortment.  Red, White and Blue always works, doesn’t it? Take a look at this great ribbon club selection.

Now let’s dig into this project and see how fabulous this collection really is!

Layer it Up

Really Reasonable Ribbon Nautical Americana Ribbon Club Authentique Voyage Flip Folio by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

If you’re looking for a way to make an album or folio cover stand out from the crowd, may I suggest a layered ribbon panel?   It’s such a quick and easy way to add loads of texture, pattern and design to a project.  Here’s how to do it:

  • First, cut a panel of designer paper and mat it on a slightly larger panel of complementary cardstock.
  • Next, find the center of the panel.  My panel is 5″ tall, so I made a small pencil mark at the 2 1/2″ point.
  • Now, lay down a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape in the middle of the panel.
  • Then burnish the Scor-Tape, remove the liner and attach Royal Blue Taffeta Ribbon.  Cut the ends of the ribbon about 2″ longer than the width of the panel so you can wrap them around to the back side.  This makes a neat and tidy edge on your ribbon panel.
  • Next, attach a row of the Poppy Red Diamond Satin and Poppy Red Delicate Stitched Satin ribbons above and below the center row.
  • Then add a row of Royal Blue Checkerboard Satin above and below the red ribbons.
  • Now attach the 1/4″ printed ribbons from the assortment over the solid ribbons using 1/4″ Scor-Tape to hold them in place.

This is such a quick process, but it looks fabulous! I hope you’ll give it a try!

Shake it Up!

The next step in the process is to create a focal image for the folio.  This was such fun!  Create this “porthole” shaker element with the chipboard center of a 1/4″ wide Scor-Tape roll!

  • First paint the inside with white chalk paint.
  • Then wrap the outer edge with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and attach 1/4″ ribbon all the way around.
  • Now die cut a circle from clear cardstock (acetate) to fit the top of the spool.  Adhere with Dries Clear.
  • Next, while the adhesive is drying, lay out shells, beads and a starfish over the ribbon panel.
  • Then adhere the shaker cover (spool) over the ribbon.  Let the adhesive set up.
  • Finally decorate the front with a wooden anchor from the craft store, some bits of Spanish Moss and more shells.
Wrap it Up!

Wrap Royal Blue Checkerboard Satin around the belly of the folio to serve as a ribbon closure.  Then wrap the spine with the Patriotic Stripe Satin Ribbon.  Tie a knot at the top, then attach some bronze metal charms to finish up the job.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this album is filled with spaces for photos and journaling.

Create a flap page by cutting cardstock wider than the base of the folio.  Then score to fit.  Fold the flap and dress up with patterned papers.  Score a 1/4″ flap on the side of a 3×4 card and adhere behind the page to create a hidden journaling spot.

Ribbon makes a great border on this pull out page.

I’ve added another strip to the inside bottom, and I love how classy it looks.

Add a pull out mechanism and side car pocket to the flap for even more room for photos!

Nautical Beach Flip Folio Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see all these different elements in action, I’ve prepared a short (5 minute) tour on my YouTube Channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop over and see what paper pretties the amazing Cheryl has prepared to inspire you.  She’ll guide you to the next step in the hop.  Be sure to finish up over on the RRR BLOG where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month and be entered into the drawing to receive your very own Nautical American Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you’re not a member of the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join.  You can find all the information and sign up HERE.

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

If you’d like to leave a comment, click on the “REPLIES” button found at the top of this post right beneath the title.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Button Farm Club Floral Tapestry Folio Kit Reveal

Button Farm Club Memory Place Floral Tapestry Folio Kit Reveal by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Button Farm Club Floral Tapestry Folio Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  Come take a stroll through my summer garden as I share my Button Farm Club Floral Tapestry Kit Reveal!  This “made from scratch” gatefold style folio is loaded with gorgeous florals, vintage patterns and interactive elements.

The 7” x 8 ½” folio base has a double slimline gatefold cover featuring a vintage book of poetry surrounded by vibrant flowers.  Open the cover to reveal all kinds of pull out pages, hidden pages, pockets and tags.  The box style pocket in the center of the folio holds a 5” x 7” flip book with flaps, tip-in pages, pockets, accordion pull-out pages and waterfall features.  There’s loads of room for photos and journaling, or simply enjoy the folio as home décor or a lap book. 

Here’s a peek inside the folio.  This is really two projects in one.  First, we build the gatefold folio base.

Then we create this charming little junk journal to tuck in the center box pocket.  

You’ll learn some fun techniques in the video tutorials that come with this kit, too.  You’ll discover how to make the most of your scraps, how to build a stacked spine folio, how to create a hidden pull out page with a clever buckle closure, and how to layer embellishments to add lots of interest and dimension to a page.

Button Farm Club Floral Tapestry Folio Kit Reveal on YouTube

There are so many lovely little details built into the design, that I decided you really need to see it in action to appreciate them all. I hope you’ll enjoy this short video tour on YouTube.

 

What Comes in the Kit?

The kit comes with everything you need beyond basic papercrafting supplies (paper trimmers, rulers, scoring tools, etc.)

  • Memory Place Floral Tapestry 12×12 paper collection with (12) double sided 12×12 papers/2 of each design
  • Floral Tapestry Ephemera Pack
  • Little Birdie Florals
  • 3 yards of cream seam binding
  • 2 pearl head stick pins
  • 8 mother of pearl buttons in assorted sizes
  • 3 sheets of 12×12 grocery bag cardstock (18 pt/extra heavy)
  • 6 white doilies
  • Basic Written Guide with full color photos and measurements
  • Links to private video tutorials that you can watch over and over again at your convenience

You’ll have some lovely bits and pieces left over after you make this kit, too.  Use those for cards, tags or other small projects.

How to Order

You can order your kit now through The Button Farm Club The price for the kit is $45.99.  Everything for the kit is in stock and ready to ship.  

The best part about making a folio “from scratch” is that you can translate the design to use with any of your favorite papers for any occasion

Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm and support for these kits! So many of you have asked me to travel and teach a class in your area.  Making these kits for you is the next best thing! 

So that’s it for me today!  I hope you have time to create something beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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