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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial

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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Grab your sunscreen and flip flops and join me as I share this Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial.  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I’m indulging my love for the ocean with another beach themed project.  This folio base is super quick to build and can be used with any collection you have in your stash.

If you remember, a few weeks ago I showed you how to use a Spellbinders 3-D embossing folder to make a mixed media background.  Since I had an extra panel left over from that demo, I decided to use it as the springboard for today’s project.

Pockets and Tags

The folio base for this project measures 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″.  This gives us lots and lots of room to add pockets, flaps, tags and more.

Here’s a peek at the goodies stashed inside the pockets.  Doesn’t this collection make you dream of the sea?

I won’t share all the details here, as we’ll do a walk through of the project in the video tutorial below.  But I thought you would enjoy taking in the beautiful colors and images from this collection.  It’s been around quite some time, but Stamperia has just re-released it this year, and I’m glad it’s available once again.

Shells and Seahorses

The lateral waterfall in the center of the folio has shell shaped turn tabs and a magnetic closure.  I could not resist adding a seahorse and starfish collage to the facing page.

Message in a bottle?  No, but you can write one on the tag that’s tucked behind this collage page.  And there’s room to tuck a photo under the sentiment card on the facing page.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re hankering for the sea, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

While this is not a “step by step” tutorial for all the elements, you will find the basic instructions and measurements in the description box that is below the video on my YouTube channel.  And of course, you can find a linked supply list below this post.

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll by the shore today.  I’m listing this folio in my Etsy shop, just in case you are interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!






Stamperia Winter Valley Deluxe Tea Party in a Box

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Stamperia Winter Valley Deluxe Tea Party in a Box with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in quickly today to share this Stamperia Winter Valley Deluxe Tea Party in a Box.  This was not a planned project.  A funny thing happened while cleaning up my work desk.  I was putting these lovely papers away one moment, and the next thing I knew I was knee-deep into creating this sweet project.  What can I say?  These papers are delightful, and I could not resist another play date with them.

While there is no tutorial for this project, I did create a little project share video where I’ll share tips and techniques with you.  I’ll add the basic folio measurements in the details box below the video on my YouTube channel.

Winter Moon

This time, I invited some Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board to the party.  How precious is this scene with the children and the deer?  It was such a good match for this paper collection that I just had to invite it in.

A Reneabouquets Holly Corner helped to frame this sweet winter scene.

A Peek Inside

Although I created this to serve as more of a lap book, I did make sure to provide some photos and journaling.  This paper speaks to me of winter creatures and starry skies that I just wanted to let it tell a story.

Loaded with flaps and pockets and even a pop up page, this interactive folio is really fun to flip through.  You’ll see all the details in the video below.

So if  you still have this paper out on your desk, here’s another fun idea to help you bring it to life.  It’s probably one of the sweetest collections I’ve ever worked with, and I wish I’d bought more!  Does that ever happen to  you?

Stamperia Winter Valley Deluxe Tea Party in a Box Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to walk through this darling project with me, I hope you’ll enjoy this project share video.


If you missed yesterday’s Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album tutorial, you can find it HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by friends!  Stay cozy!





Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial

Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Hello, Friends!  Well, I’m back from my break and ready to share this lovely Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial with you for Make & Take Tuesday.  I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was restful and restorative.  We enjoyed lots of good things to eat, lots of hugs, big laughs, great conversations and even time to rest.  What could possibly be better?

But now it’s time to get serious about Christmas crafting!  So many projects are dancing in my head, and only a few days to bring them to life.  I have quite a few new Christmas collections in my stash, and I’m excited to share them with you as we move through this festive season.

Mintay White Christmas is probably my favorite new Christmas collection this year.  It has just the right mix of traditional and fresh colors, patterns and images. Plan on seeing this collection pop up again in future projects, friends!

Reneabouquets Snowflake Shaker Frame

Reneabouquets snowflakes are so detailed and delicate, you can use them right out of the package.  But you know me…I’m going to gild the lily whenever I can!  So I heat embossed them with WOW! Powdered Snow embossing powder.  I wish you could see this 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ folio in real life because it positively glistens like fresh fallen snow.

TIP:  Add a little spice to your flower cascade by tucking fussy cut candy canes, cookies and snowflakes in between the flowers.

The Ribbon Closure and Spine

In keeping with the shabby chic design of this folio, I added torn linen ribbon as a closure.  I love the texture this adds, and the red centers of the snowflakes are a near perfect match for the paper collection.

TIP:  To keep the ribbon from fraying, place a little Dries Clear Adhesive on your fingertips, then brush them lightly over the edges.  It really works!

A Peek Inside

Designing folio bases is probably my favorite crafty pursuit.  I love to look for ways to add interactive elements so that flipping through the pages is an interactive experience.   So we will add a flip page on the left and a pull out folio on the right hand side of this album.

For even more fun, I’ve added a kinetic waterfall feature on the right and a sweet little gatefold door in the center panel.

Want to see what’s behind the door?  Well, you’ll have to watch the video to find out!

Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial on YouTube

This is one of my longer tutorials, so you might want to grab a cuppa, a snack, and put your feet up before you hit play.  We’ll start with a walk through of the paper collection, then I’ll share the finished folio with you.  After that, we’ll get to work building the folio base and adding the various elements.

For your convenience, you can find the basic measurements in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Christmas card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I look forward to seeing you then!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Graphic 45 December Flower Market Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 December Flower Market Folio Tutorial with G45 Warm Wishes

Hello, Friends!  I’m excited to share this Graphic 45 December Flower Market Tutorial with you for several different reasons.  First, it turned out to be the prettiest month of all.  Then, it’s December so I added some extra “bells and whistles” to provide more room for photos.  And finally, this tutorial completes this year-long monthly folio series.  What a year!  For those of you have stuck with this series from beginning to end, I salute you!  Once you complete this folio, you’ll have a gorgeous stack of floral themed folios to enjoy for years to come.

Our “guest star” paper collection for this month is Graphic 45 Warm Wishes.  Wait until you see how beautifully these two paper collections compliment one another.

The deeper tones of Warm Wishes provide depth and contrast to the lighter colored Flower Market pages.  Many of you will have this beautiful collection in your stash.  But if you don’t just use whatever you have on hand and it will be beautiful.

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You’ll find even more room for photos and more interactive pages, like this gatefold feature, built into the folio this month.

A Peek Inside


There is so much room for journaling and memory keeping in this month’s folio.  We follow the same basic format as in the previous months but added more special tags, mini folios and flaps so you can capture those special  holiday moments.

We also do a lot of simple layering techniques to build in a sense of depth and dimension without adding bulk.

Christmas cardinals and poinsettias are wonderful playmates!

Room for Large Photos

This lateral waterfall page is probably my favorite.  I love the way you lift the top flap, then the magnetic belt to reveal the large photo mats tucked inside.

And the colors are gorgeous together!

Here’s the center pocket dressed up with a sweet doily from Annette Green’s dies, a word border and postage stamp.

You can find last month’s folio and a link to previous folios HERE. For a playlist of all my G45 Flower Market Folios on YouTube, click HERE.

Graphic 45 December Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

So are you ready to create this final Flower Market Folio together?  If so, grab a cuppa and a snack, because this is a BIG tutorial and you will need sustenance to get you through.

Well, we did it, friends!  Twelve monthly folios using this gorgeous paper collection all done and dusted.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I have.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends.




Stamperia Winter Tales Mixed Media Folio

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Stamperia Winter Tales Mixed Media Folio with Spellbinders  3-D Geo Quilt Embossing Folder

Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in quickly today with a surprise project share for this Stamperia Winter Tales Mixed Media Folio.  Wintry blues are among my favorite hues.  I think that’s what first drew me to Winter Tales when it came out.  I’ve made loads of projects with this beautiful collection because I enjoy working with it so much.  This time, I added some fun mixed media effects with the new Simon’s Geo Quilt 3-D Embossing folder from Spellbinders.

I’ll be honest with you: at first this folder had me scratching my head.  But once I ran it through my machine with a piece of test paper, I was instantly hooked.  It’s perfect for winter projects thanks to the deep quilting effect it leaves behind.  I’ll talk about how I added even more depth and dimension to the design in the project share video below.

Silver Bells…and Charms!

What is it about dangle charms that makes a project so special?  Is it the lovely sound the charms make as they gently brush against one another? The shine?  Who knows?  But I do love to add charms to the spine of a folio or album.  And since the silver jingle bells in this grouping really jingle, it’s extra fun!

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of the folio.  More gorgeous winter blues draw me right into the pages  with a wish to see more.  How about you?

One of the challenges of working with Stamperia 12×12 papers is the size of the images.  It’s always a fun challenge to figure out how to use those gorgeous images in a smaller format like this 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ folio.  I’ll tell you how I put this dimensional page together in the project share video.  But I find it very cool that even though the page is completely flat, it still has lots of dimension.

Deluxe Tea Party in a Box

Friends, you had to know that tea would be lurking somewhere in this project.  And yes, I created a lovely Tea Party in a Box on the center panel.  It’s filled with all the usual goodies plus a few extras because…well, Christmas!  You’ll get to see what’s behind door #1 and #3 in the video tour.

Stamperia Winter Tales Mixed Media Folio Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see all the flips, flaps and tuck ins built into this album, then please grab a cuppa and a cozy throw (it’s downright chilly in NC today!) and meet me over on my YouTube channel.  I’ll be waiting for you!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Wishing you all a warm, cozy and creative weekend, friends!

Thanks for stopping by…