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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card

 

 

Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card with New Reneabouquets Goodies

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me for a cuppa as I share this Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card Tutorial with you?  It’s the sweetest little tea shop in town, thanks to some new paper pretties from Reneabouquets.  Oh, how I’d love to meet you in this darling tea shop for a cuppa and a chat!

Mintay papers are always gorgeous…but not always easy to use in a card.  So today’s Throwback Thursday tutorial will focus on how to create a dimensional scene that feels as though you could walk right into it.

The secret is choosing a background image cut from a corner of a 12×12 sheet of paper.  Then add layers of foam tape behind die cuts and chipboard images to create lots of depth and dimension.

Sweet Surprises Inside!

The inside of this card is as sweet as the outside.  I’m not sure what I like more: the beautiful flip page or the lace trimmed pocket.

First, I created a flip page using another corner of the same 12×12 paper.  Simply score a 1/2″ flap on the right hand side of your paper, then glue the flap behind the liner.  Add one of the darling tags from the paper collection to provide a bit of contrast.

Tea calls for a tasty treat to go with it, so I wrote out my favorite coffee cake recipe and tucked it behind one of the circle die cuts.  Then I computer journaled the Recipe for Friendship and adhered it behind the flap.  If you only put adhesive on 3 sides of the sentiment, it creates a spot where you can tuck in a sweet little tag that can be used as a bookmark.

Tasty Treat Pocket

Tuck a Vanilla Chai Teabag into an envelope, and dress it up with a bit of lace, a belly band and a bit of ephemera.  Wrap a chocolate treat in a scrap of designer paper and tuck it into the pocket.  And you can even use a small scrap to dress up the honey stick while you are at it.

Mintay Nana’s Kitchen Friendship Tea Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me for today’s crafty adventure, then please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

 

Tea and Friendship are two the best things in life, don’t you agree?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Nana’s Kitchen Recipe Album Kit Reveal

Mintay-Nana[-s Kitchen-Recipe Album Kit-Button Farm Club-Kathy Clement

Nana’s Kitchen Recipe Album Kit Reveal for Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m excited to announce my Nana’s Kitchen Recipe Album Kit Reveal for Button Farm Club today.  This project has been in the works for several months now, so it’s a happy day to be able to finally share it with you.

My grandmother was a marvelous cook.  Every Sunday our family gathered at her home for Sunday dinner.  I can still remember walking along her front porch to the kitchen door.  As you approached, savory aromas would make your mouth water.  Baked ham, roast beef, turkey, chicken, or lamb…you never knew what the main course would be; you only knew it would be wonderful.  Our big, noisy family crowded around the dining room table as steaming bowls of mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables were passed from plate to plate.  This ritual of  lingering over a shared meal, lively conversation, and laughter marked my life and gave me a strong identity.

That’s why I wanted to make this recipe album kit.  It’s an homage to my family roots and a tribute to those country women who knew how to spread a table and create special memories.

Keepsake Recipes

This is the perfect place to write down all your keepsake recipes.  The album is huge: 31 double sided 6×8 pages!  There’s room for loads of recipes, yes.  But there’s also room to add family photos and ephemera from the people you love.

 

This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for your children, grandchildren or even for yourself.

Easy Pocket Pages

I chose this pocket page album design because it is so easy to work with.  The binding system installs in seconds, and the page protectors will keep your recipes safe from kitchen spills and spatters.

Digital Stamps and Sentiments

Once again, I’ve designed a set of digital stamps and sentiments to add to the value and beauty of this kit.  You’ll receive (2) 8 1/2″ x 11″ printed sheets of stamps in your kit.  But I think Laura is also going to make the stamp set available as a digital download in the store.

Everything about this nostalgic “made from scratch” recipe album is beautiful.  I hope you will love it as much as I do.

Nana’s Kitchen Recipe Album Kit Reveal on YouTube

If you’d like to join me over on my YouTube Channel for a walk through of the goodies that come in this kit as well as a page by page tour of the album, please enjoy this video.

 

You can order your album today at Button Farm Club. They will ship out within the next couple of days so you will have plenty of time to get your cookbook made before the holidays.

Here’s to memories made in the kitchen and around the table.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy