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Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share

Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio with Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  This sweet Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio is my “Pre-Thanksgiving” Make & Take Tuesday project.  I had just enough time in my schedule (well, not really…but who can resist new paper?) to get this sweet folio put together.  After this, I plan to hang up my crafting apron and put on my pie baking apron.  You won’t hear from me again until Friday’s Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Blog Hop.

This is a busy week for most of us with houses to dust and menus to plan and trips to the grocery store.  Thanksgiving, after all, is “The Cooking Olympics”.  But I thought you might enjoy grabbing a cuppa with me before the games begin!

Although there is no tutorial this week, I will share a lovely new paper collection and a fun “DIY” Photoplay folio to share with you.  All the online sites are offering Black Friday specials, so I might as well tempt you with some new paper pretties to place in your shopping cart right?

Warm & Cozy Winter Chalet

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Right off the bat, the color palette of this collection grabbed my attention.  You just can’t go wrong with blue, green, brown and cream in a winter collection!  Toss in the darling images and delightful patterns of this collection and you’ve got a real winner in my book!

Alter a Prima Resin Frame with Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse and Metallic Wax to add to the winter vibe.  Surround the shaker frame with sparkling snowflakes, winter florals and  elegant ribbon.  Now you have a folio that  you’ll be happy to display all winter long!

Dangle Charm

Here’s a peek at the sweet little dangle charm on the album spine.  I chose charms that will transfer over from Christmas to winter with no problem.

A Peek Inside

This flap style folio offers lots and lots of room for large photos.  Each of these front flaps opens to reveal some really fun interactive pages beneath.

Look how huge this folio is when it is opened!  There are so many elements to look at that I created a short video tour so you can see them all.  I also share helpful tips as we walk through the project.

Photoplay Winter Chalet Folio Project Share on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy walking through this Winter Chalet Wonderland with me in this YouTube video.

If you have time on your hands, and would like to enjoy archived Thanksgiving posts from years gone by, please click HERE.  There are even some great tutorials that might come in handy before the holiday!

I’ve added a linked supply list below this post for your convenience.

I wish you all a blessed, happy, and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving.  Don’t forget to save a slice of pie for breakfast on Friday!  I’ll see you then with my Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop post.

I am truly thankful for each and every one of you.  Sharing my passion for paper with you brings me so much joy.  Group hug, everybody!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Year with My Gnomies December Folio Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Buttons Galore-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Photoplay December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and it’s time to share this festive Photoplay December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial with you.  Something about this folio makes me think “winter carnival” and ice skating and ribbon candy.  What a fun color palette and theme to play with!

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This is our very last Year with My Gnomies folio!  When we started this series back in January of this year,  it seemed like it would take forever to work our way through all the months.  But, lo and behold, we blinked…and here we are creating the December folio.  And you know what?  Maybe we saved the best folio for last!  Everything about this month’s folio says “Merry and Bright!”  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

December Folio Details

First, we have to talk about this adorable shaker element on the folio cover.  I’ve used a Reneabouquets Shaker Box to create this little snow globe filled with all kinds of fun shaker elements.  Icy blue buttons and snowflakes circle the rim, and brightly colored jingle bells (they really jingle!) hang from the ribbon cluster.

And just look at our gift-bearing gnome in the bottom corner!  Don’t you just love him?  I’ve surrounded him with another homemade poinsettia, a frosted bottle brush tree, and some Christmas Baker’s Twine.

TIP: Alter a bottle brush tree with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue and Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel.  Simply brush the glue on the tree branches.  Then lay  the tree down in a funnel tray or over a piece of clean printer paper.  Sprinkle liberally with the embossing enamel, turning the tree by the base to get all the sides.  Then set it aside to dry.  DO NOT HEAT EMBOSS!

A Peek Inside

We’ve used the same basic format for each folio in this series.  So once again, our folio measures 6″ x 6″ with a 3″ flap page.

Here’s a look at the folio with the flap page open.

There’s no shortage of tags, journal cards and mini folios to tuck inside the pockets of this interactive folio.  It’ s so much fun to make and to give.  Best of all, you can use the basic folio design with any paper collection for any theme.

December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this cute folio, please enjoy this YouTube video:

Did you enjoy this year long series?  Would you like me to do more in 2023?  Please let me know 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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Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio

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Blue Fern Studios Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio for the RRR November 2022 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Yuletide Interactive Christmas Folio is my inspiration project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.

This month we are featuring the elegant Precious Metals Ribbons from the November 2022 Ribbon Club Assortment.  Look how gorgeous they are!

Golden Ribbons

Old Gold Checkerboard Satin makes a great ribbon closure on my 6 3/4″ folio. Checkerboard Satin is one of my favorite ribbon styles because it is so soft and elegant.  The subtle pattern in the ribbon adds texture, which is always nice.  Adhere your ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-Tape for the win!  Christmas Baker’s Twine makes the perfect accent beneath my flowers and on the ends of my metal embellishments, too.

TIP: Decorate the spine of your folio with a dangle charm.  Attach a key ring to the spine with the 3/8″ Gold Satin with a Gold Metallic Edge from the Ribbon Club Assortment.  I love the way the rusty bells jingle when the album is moved.  It adds that “extra special” Christmas feeling.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek inside this Victorian styled folio.  There are so many interactive elements that I had to make a video to show them all with you.

I love the way the Old Gold Ribbon and the Gold edged papers work together to create a wonderful vintage vibe.

Yuletide Interactive Folio Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see all the goodies built into this interactive folio, I hope you’ll enjoy this short project share video on YouTube.

 

On With the Hop!

Now let’s hop on over and see what the lovely Cheryl has prepared to inspire you. Remember to finish the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s “Question of the Month” and you’ll be entered in the drawing for your very own Precious Metals Ribbon Club Assortment.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  So many wonderful Christmas memories get cooked up in the kitchen, and this Stamperia Classic Recipe Folio Kit is the perfect way to capture them all.  Whether you are making a heritage recipe album, recording good times baking with your children or grandchildren, or simply want a bit of Christmas cheer in your kitchen, this folio fits the bill.

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I designed this 8″ x 8″ hardcover tri-fold folio exclusively for The Button Farm Club. It’s a brand new folio design, and it’s loaded with room for recipes, memory keeping and photos.  From the adorable shaker cover to the amazing mechanisms tucked inside, I have to say this is one of my all time favorite creations. I hope you’ll feel that way about it, too!

Warm and Nostalgic

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal for the Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement/Kathy by Design

We’ve been through more chaos and stress these past few years than any of us ever signed up for.  So I wanted to create a warm and nostalgic recipe folio that would transport us all back to simpler, happier times.  Naturally, I looked to Stamperia’s gorgeous Classic Christmas collection to help me carry out this task.  It fairly oozes with Christmas joy and happiness.

A Peek Inside

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You’ll find loads and loads of room for photos, journaling, and recipes inside this interactive folio.  I  love its Old World charm and classic Christmas color palette.

Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit, Stamperia, Button Farm Club, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design

When it came to designing a spot for your treasured family recipes, I wanted you to be able to take them out of the folio.  So I created this clever pocket waterfall in the center panel of the album.  It is so easy to just pull the card out while you bake, then slide it back into the pocket when you are done.  And, each pocket will hold multiple recipe cards.

Flips, Flaps and Festive Features

Do you remember shaking the presents under the tree to try to figure out what was inside?  Christmas secrets are the very best secrets!  So I built several secret pockets, flips and flaps into the album design.  This pull out feature is so much fun to explore!

And just look at how beautiful these papers are!  This album will never go out of style!

Stamperia Classic Christmas Recipe Folio Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for a little tour of this sweet Christmas album, you can meet me over on my YouTube channel.

 

All the supplies for the kit are in and Laura is ready to ship this out from The Button Farm Club.  This would be a really fun Christmas break activity with the kids, a super Christmas scrapping party for you and your fellow scrappers and an incredible Christmas gift for someone you love.  You can place your order today over at The Button Farm Club.

If you are still working on your Christmas cards, Laura still has a few of my Cosy Christmas Card Kits, and my new Evergreen & Holly Card Kit still in stock.

Once again, thank you all for your encouraging words and your support.  So many of you have asked me to do a retreat or classes.  I’m not much of a traveler, so these kits are my way of sharing my creative ideas with all of you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Add Another Candle Birthday Folio

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Add Another Candle Birthday Folio with Ribbon Closure

Hello, Friends!  If you’re a fan of vibrant color, you’re going to like this Add Another Candle Birthday Folio.  It’s like a surprise party on paper!  First, I created a simple folio base.  (You can find a tutorial for the base HERE.) Then I covered it with Photoplay’s festive Add Another Candle Paper Collection.  The finishing touch is a shimmering Tangerine Checkerboard Satin Ribbon Closure to tie everything together.

A Party on Paper

This project was a special order in my Etsy shop.  My client requested a bright, fun birthday folio with lots of charms and embellishments.  We can do that!  I really had fun putting the collage style cover on this festive folio.

TIP: Tuck tiny burlap string bows under your itty bitty floral arrangements.  The burlap string loops take the place of leaves.  And the bow draws the eye to the pretty flowers.

Top the spine of your folio with a Fuchsia, Orange and Lavender Check Bow.  Then dangle your charms below it.  This particular ribbon is a match made in heaven for this paper collection.

A Peek Inside

Every single page of this 4-fold folio is filled with fun.

From slash pockets to flip pages to hidden pages, there’s something exciting on every single page.

My client was very happy with her special order folio.  I felt energized and happy the entire time I was working on it, too.  These bold colors added extra zest to the creative process!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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