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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial with Photoplay Year with My Gnomies

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time for me to share our November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial?  Where has this year gone?  November means Thanksgiving in the USA.  And Thanksgiving just happens to be my favorite holiday.  Our gnomes this month seem pretty excited about the holiday, too.  How cute is that little Pilgrim gnome?  And do I spy turkey and pumpkin pie?  I believe I do!

Our shaker box this month is a gorgeous Reneabouquets Layered Pumpkin.  I’ll show you how to put it together in the video tutorial below.

Pops of teal in the ribbons and flowers pick up on the teals from the paper collection.  It makes for a warm and cozy feeling paired up with the russet tones of our pumpkin shaker box.

I even managed to find a teal pumpkin in my stash!

If you are new to my blog, or haven’t seen this year-long series, you can find the previous 9 tutorials HERE.

A Peek Inside

Just like the previous folios, this one is filled with flips, flaps,  pockets and mini folios.

Just think how fun it will be to fill this folio up with photos of your family Thanksgiving!  These memories are the things we will cherish all our lives, and it’s so nice to have a spot to capture them!

November Gnome of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Still want more fun with gnomes?  There are a few Button Farm Club Year with My Gnomies Boxed Folio Sets left in Laura’s shop.  You can find out more about them HERE.

 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial

Spellbinders Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card with Carta Bella Welcome Fall and Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Carta Bella Welcome Fall Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a delightfully different Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial to share with you.  Are you ready to get your craft on?

Spellbinders Layered Stitched Diamond Die

Although the Layered Stitched Diamond Die is part of Spellbinders Holiday Stitching Release, I wanted to use it in a fall project.  Why?  Well, because I had just purchased Carta Bella’s gorgeous new “Welcome Fall” collection.

It was very easy to modify this die to suit  my purposes.

  • First, die cut the outer frame and main die from orange metallic cardstock.
  • Next, use your craft knife to cut out the small rectangle piece that is attached in the center of the die cut.

TIP: If you have a glass cutting mat, or an old piece of glass from a picture frame, use that as your cutting surface.  A craft knife glides more easily when you are cutting over glass.  This gives you a cleaner cut.

  • Now cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of clear cardstock (acetate sheet or window sheet).
  • Adhere this to the back side of the die cut frame.
  • Then add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the back side of the prepared die cut panel.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of plaid paper from Welcome Fall.  Adhere the “Hello, Fall” ephemera circle in the top half of the plaid panel.
  • Finally, place your shaker mix in the center of the plaid panel, center up the prepared shaker frame and press in place to seal.
Delightful Details

You have probably noticed that I did not stitch a thing on this frame.  That’s because the etched lines on the metallic paper looked so fabulous that I did not wish to cover them up.  The lines are meant to be a guide for stitching on the card.  But it’ s OK if you don’t stitch!  The frame still looks amazing!

Dress the frame up with a gorgeous fall pumpkin from Reneabouquets.  Then tuck in some leaves, create a bow cluster, and add some sweet copper acorns to finish the card front.  So simple, but so pretty!

A Peek Inside

Naturally, I created a pocket inside the card.

Then I created a little 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ photo folio and a bookmark to tuck into the pocket.  So many families take portraits in the fall that I thought it would be nice to create a special spot for one.

Layered Stitched Diamond Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s a little step by step tutorial to help you put this card together.  We start with a tour of the paper collection and a good look at the Spellbinders die.  Then I show you how to create a 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold base using 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.  After that, we are off to the races!  I hope you enjoy!

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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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