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Santa Lane Envelope Album Tutorial

Spellbinders Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial with Really reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo

Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial for Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2022 Blog Hop.  Welcome to the hop!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  This month’s Ribbon Club Assortment is Halloween themed.  But It’s good for Christmas, too! Read on to find how I changed up the seasons with this Spooktacular Ribbon Club Assortment.

Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album with Halloween Ribbons!

Spellbinders Santa Lane Kit Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2022 Ribbon Club Envelope Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

The Black Sheer Satin Gold Edged Ribbon is the perfect accent for this country inspired Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album.   I’ve added a tutorial below so you can see how I made this quick and easy 5×7 album.

The bow cluster features this same pretty ribbon tucked beneath some Christmas flowers.  Sometimes it’s fun to think “outside the box” and use a Ribbon Club Assortment in an unexpected way.

Spellbinders Santa Lane Envelope Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to make this festive holiday mini album, please enjoy this tutorial on YouTube.  The video shows you how to assemble the mini album base, line the pages, create the ribbon closure and add  interactive features to the pages. We will also open the Santa Lane Kit and see all the goodies that are tucked inside.  Such fun!

These quick and easy to make mini albums are a great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift.  I hope you have loads of fun making your version.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cheryl has prepared for you.  And be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG. While you are there, answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month for a chance to win your own Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

You don’t have to depend on luck, though!  If you love ribbon, why not join the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club?  Each month Ribbon Club members receive a special themed assortment of beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s like getting a Christmas present every single month of the year!

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

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Brainiac Explosion Box

Photoplay Brainiac Exploding Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Brainiac Explosion Box for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello Friends!  The yellow school busses are rolling here in North Carolina, so it seems like a good time to share this Photoplay Brainiac Explosion Box project with you.  It’s Make & Take Tuesday after a very full, happy and busy weekend with family supper, birthday celebration and baby shower.  So I don’t have a tutorial for  you today, but I do have a video with tips and ideas.  We have one more birthday weekend to get through this month, and then it should be easier to keep things on track here.

Photoplay Brainiac Exploding Box by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Photoplay surprised me a couple weeks ago with this lovely new collection.  I’m such a sucker for plaid, and the blue plaid in these papers is really special.  They also tucked in one of their new explosion box folios as a special treat.  I’ve made several different versions of explosion boxes in the past, and can attest to the fact that they are really fun to make.  Photoplay’s Explosion Box comes all pre-cut, pre-scored and ready to put together with directions that are very easy to follow.  What a time saver!

Layers of Fun

PhotoPlay Explosion Box Brainiac by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

The inside of the box is a little tricky to photograph, but as you can see here, the box is made from 3 stacked layers, each one a little larger than the first.  Photoplay has cut all the slash pockets and such, so you really can just focus on the fun part, which is adding the designer papers.    You’re looking at the slash pocket layer, which is the largest, measuring 4×4 inches. I die cut cute tags to stuff in the pockets with room for photos and journaling.

The next layer of pockets easily holds the 3×4 journal cards from the paper collection.  I cut these out in twos, then scored between the images to create mini folios for the pockets.  By the way, the thumb hole on the explosion box base is already punched, but you will need to punch your designer papers if you want them to match up.

The final layer is the perfect size for more small tags and photo booth sized photos.  Although the kit comes with a scored accordion pull out, I wanted mine to be slightly larger, so I changed up the design a bit.

Photoplay Brainiac Explosion Box Video on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at all the fun elements in this project, I hope you’ll enjoy this short video tour with tips and ideas.  We’ll also take a closer look at the Brainiac paper collection.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Project Share with Mini Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Summer may be winding down, but the weather is still perfect for this Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio.  It’s been a hot and steamy season here in North Carolina, so playing with this new collection was a welcome respite. The colors and images are so relaxing and playful that it’s almost as good as a trip to the beach!

This was initially a “Just for me” project.  Y’all know how much I love the beach!  There’s nothing better than digging your toes into the warm sand as beach breezes mess up your hair while waves roll in on the shore!  But as the project came together, I decided I should share it with all of you along with a mini tutorial for creating the folio base.  This 5×7 folio is so easy to make, extremely versatile and filled with room for photos and journaling.  I think you are going to love making it!

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio: The shaker Frame

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Beachcombing has been my passion for many years now.  I always seem to have a large stash of shells and found objects to dress up beach themed projects.  As you can see here, I’ve some of those treasures to create a shoreline collage on the folio cover.  But look a little closer at the shaker element?  Do you see the itty bitty shells tucked in with the beads and sequins?  That was a fun design decision!  I even added real beach sand to the mix.

Beach Charm

There are some charming elements on the spine of this folio, too!

 

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

See this cute ribbon?  One of my granddaughters recently gifted it o me.  It’s just perfect as the closure for this folio base.

A Quick Peek Inside

The fun beach theme continues inside the folio.  You’ll find pockets and mini folios here.

Photoplay really nailed the color palette in this collection!

Images and sentiments hit just the right note, too!

I’ve built some fun surprises into the design of this folio.  So I think  we’ll switch over to the video now and share all of them with you.

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Project Share and Folio Base Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take the complete tour of this beachy folio, please enjoy this short video.  There’s a tutorial for building the folio base at the end.

Did you enjoy this little trip to the beach?  I did!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial with G45 Warm Wishes

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I’m sharing a Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial. This lovely botanical die set is a great match for Graphic 45’s Warm Wishes paper collection.  I’m going to show you 2 different ways to use this versatile die.   Don’t forget to visit Becca’s blog for even more Peek A Boo Trellis inspiration. She has some truly gorgeous samples and tutorials waiting for you there.

Merry Christmas Cardinal

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Graphic 45 Warm Wishes by Kathy ClementI love it when I can snuggle a focal image in with some pretty foliage.  So for this first card, I made small cuts in the leafy panel, then inserted my focal image into the panel.  That’s pretty much all it took to complete the card front.  The rest was just adding foliage, ribbons and flowers.

I made this one a box pocket card, tucked in some sweet Christmas treats.

Peppermint sticks, Christmas tea, a Christmas Cookie, honey stick and note card turn this into a lovely little gift.

Inlaid Peek a Boo Trellis Vines

The second card is really quick and easy to make!  This time, I cut a 5×7 panel from Warm Wishes Patterns and Solids.  Then I centered the Peek A Boo Trellis vines in the center of the panel and die cut.  Next, I die cut the reverse side of this same patterned paper and adhered it slightly off center behind the inlaid design.  Finally, I stitched the entire panel onto green cardstock.

This time I used the layered rose dies that come with the die set along with a bunch of foliage.  Burlap string, rusty jingle bells and vintage buttons give it a great rustic botanical feel.

The inside is simple with a gift card wallet/pocket combo and more of the pretty designer paper.

Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn more about how these cards came together, I hope you’ll enjoy this short video tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make & Take Tuesday!  I know we are in the Dog Days of summer, but Christmas will be here before you know it!  Best to get a head start on all those handmade Christmas cards and presents, right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament

Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Folio Stamperia Blue Land Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Card Folio with Stamperia Blue Land

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Christmas in July project, I’m sharing this Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Folio Card. I enjoy all the deep blues, soft greys and snowy whites in this  non-traditional Christmas color palette!  You can almost hear “Blue Christmas” playing in the background, right?

This big card measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  As you will see in the video share below, the die itself measures a very generous 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, so you need a larger card base to support it.  And yes, I could have made a card with just one ornament on the front, but I was having so much fun with this die that I just kept right on cranking them out on my die cutting machine!

These ornaments would make great tags on cookie plates or gift packages, too.  You can see what they look like with the stitching HERE.

A Peek Inside

There’s a lot of goodness packed inside this pretty little trifold card folio.  While I didn’t set out to make anything this grand, I was having so much fun that the project just kept expanding.  Does that ever happen to you?

Since I was working primarily with scraps of Stamperia’s Blue Land papers and lots of images, I had to get creative with paper piecing in this project.  You’ll learn more about that in the video tour.

I’ll also show you how I created this spacious “side car” pocket.  This is such a good trick, and one that I think you will enjoy using.  Since I had a big  pile of sweet ATC sized tags left in the paper collection, I decided to turn them into a waterfall feature.  This was a good choice, I think!

Of course, the heart of the project is the center pocket.  I filled it up with lots of “flat” treats including a book mark, post card folio, and ornament.

Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Card Folio on YouTube

While this is not a complete tutorial (I’ve been a battling a nasty summer cold, so just didn’t feel like it) you’ll get a lot of great tips in today’s short video.

I have a busy week this week, and I’m still trying to get over the last little bit of this cold.  So there will be no Throwback Thursday tutorial this week.  Instead, I’ll be working on getting my next Button Farm Club Kit ready for you all.  Thanks for understanding!

So how do you feel about non-traditional Christmas cards?  I think it’s fun to mix it up a little, and Blue Christmas has always been a favorite theme for me.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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