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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.

Graphic 45 November Flower Market-G45 Warm Wishes-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

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…





Graphic 45 November Flower Market Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 November Flower Market Folio Tutorial with Simple Stories Country Harvest

Hello, Friends!  I’m a little late with this Graphic 45 November Flower Market Folio Tutorial, but it’s still Make & Take Tuesday, right?  It was a busy weekend with family, and I’m prepping for company, so I’m running a bit behind today.

This is our 11th Flower Market Folio of the month.  Can you believe it? This year has really gone by so fast that it hardly seems possible.  If you are new to my blog, and would like to get caught up on this monthly folio series, you can find the rest of the tutorials HERE.  The tutorials are also available on my Make & Take Tuesday Playlist on YouTube.

Chrysanthemums the Word!

When I think of fall flowers, I think of chrysanthemums.  I am so happy they are the featured flower on this month’s folio!  Yellow Gold, Green and Orange Red matting layers lend fall flavor to the design.

Our “guest star” collection this month is Simple Stories Country Harvest Collection. I was delighted to find how well the colors and images mixed with the beautiful G45 papers.  Annette Green’s Everythings Blooming Postage Frames, Lacy Borders and Small Doilies added some fun elements to the design, too.

You’ll want to pull out your Graphic 45 File Folder Die so you can make this sweet pocket inside the folio.

And the adornments die frame is a perfect fit for the large postage stamps.

Lots of Flips, Flaps and Pockets

Interactive elements make a folio so much more fun, don’t you think?  The G45 Pocket and Tag Die is a great place to tuck in journaling cards and a small tag.

I had enough of our guest star paper to add this sweet little waterfall feature behind the flap.

Here’s a look at the bottom half of the folio.  Flap pages are located on the sides and a lovely pocket fills the center panel.

That pocket is a perfect home for all these fun tuck ins.  You’ll learn all about them in the video tutorial below.

Graphic 45 November Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this month’s folio came together, grab a cuppa, a snack and settle down someplace cozy.

We only have one folio left to make, and then we are done with this series.  If you have requests for series in 2024, please share with me in the comment section below.  I always like to hear what you are interested in.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio

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Simple Stories Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Simple Stories Cozy Days Tea Party in a Box Folio is all dressed up with ribbon, trims and fall flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Chipmunk Delicate Stitched Satin and Pink & Brown Twist Seam Binding Ribbon  pair well with Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemums and this cute paper collection. (Supplies linked below this post.)

Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with a cuppa and a good book, don’t you agree?  My hubby and I have been enjoying supper on the screened in porch because these autumn evenings are lovely…but fleeting. We’re trying to make the most of them so we enjoy the antics of the frisky squirrels and songbirds along with a tasty meal.  If we happen to sit out there until moonrise…well…that’s a real treat!

That’s what inspired me to create this woodland critter themed tea party in a box folio.  It gives me all the warm and happy feels that come with fall.  I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.

Cute Woodland Critters

Do these darling woodland critters make you smile?  This dapper raccoon is part of a slide and lock mechanism for the double gate fold on this flip page.

The mechanism slides up and down on between the gates, so it’s very fun to open.

More of Mr. Raccoon’s chums are hiding inside the gate…hoping for a bit of tea!

Flips, Flaps & Pockets

The center panel holds the tea party goodies while the side panels have various flip and flap mechanisms that make it fun to open.

And cute woodland creatures can be found frolicking everywhere!

The Box Pocket

And here’s the tea party they’ve all been waiting for!  You’ll find chocolate and a Pumpkin Spice teabag in the little envelope.  And there’s an adorable bookmark to hold your place while you refill your teacup.

Good books, good friends, and lots of time for crafty adventures are what make Autumn such a glorious season.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by, friend!