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Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Tutorial

Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to roll our the Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial on this Make & Take Tuesday!  So grab a cuppa and a snack for sustenance as we go Trick or Treating with this super duper cute paper collection.

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies October Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Seriously…does it get any cuter than gnomes dressed up for Halloween?  I don’t think so!

This 6×6 shaker folio cover features novelty buttons from Buttons Galore & More and an altered Beautiful Board frame from Reneabouquets. I’ll be sure to link all the products in the supply list below this post.

Top the Baker’s Twine Trim with some spook-tacular Halloween charms for the perfect finishing touch.

Don’t you just love this Halloween stripe pattern on the back cover?  This finishes our tour of the outside of this little folio.   Do you dare take a peek inside?  Follow me!

A Peek Inside

Each folio in this year-long series follows the same basic layout and design.  If you’re new to the series, you can get caught up on the previous 9 folios HERE.

I did change up the design a little bit this month, because the images on the Cards page are laid out differently.  So you’ll learn how to make some new mini-folio inserts this go round.

The center pocket is as stuffed as a Trick or Treat bag at the end of the night!

Only these treats won’t cause any cavities!

Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along and see how quick and easy it is to make this month’s folio, please enjoy the video tutorial on YouTube.

Only two folios left to go, my friends, then we’ll have the complete series all wrapped up.  I’ve really enjoyed sharing these with you, and I hope you’ve enjoyed them, too.

Remember: even if you are not a “gnome person” you can use the basic folio tutorial with any paper or theme you like.  It’s such a versatile and easy folio to make that I know I’ll keep on using it as time goes on.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





Let Them Eat Cake Birthday Cards

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Let Them Eat Cake Birthday Cards for Spellbinders 20th Birthday Celebration!

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to sample two Let Them Eat Cake Birthday Cards!  Why?  Because I’m celebrating Spellbinder’s 20th Birthday with TWO varieties of cake!  How fun is that?  Spellbinders has launched a great big Birthday Celebration Release to mark the occasion.  So if you love cake (who doesn’t?) and if you love pretty papers, and if you love clever dies…then this post is for you!  Let’s sample some cake, shall we?

Tutu Pink Fringed Cake Slimline Card

Spellbinders Fringed Cake Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Our first Let Them Eat Cake sample is this frilly little pink number made with the Fringed Cake die.  Let me just say, I had so much fun making this slimline card!  The papers are from the Cheerful  Celebrations 6×6 pad, so I had to do a little paper piecing to cover the front of this 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card. It’s a pretty basic recipe, so I’ll share it with you here.

  • First, score an 11″ x 8 1/2″ sheet of heavy cardstock at 4 1/2″, 5″, and 9 1/2″.  Trim away the small flap on the end of the panel, then fold to make a 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ panel of soft pink cardstock.
  • Then cut (2) 4 1/4″ wide panels from the floral and gold foil geometric papers in the paper pad.
  • Now adhere the floral pattern at the top of the pink panel.  Trim the gold foil panel to fill in the gap.
  • Here comes the fun part: stitch pink tulle trim along the edge where the two papers meet.  Then wrap 3/8″ Coral Rose Small Check ribbon above the tulle.
  • Die cut the center panel from Becca’s Eyelet Lace Frame and adhere it.
  • Finally, die cut the cake and the cake plate and adhere to the base.

TIP: All the layers of the cake are cut with the same die.  Rather than stack them as they are, try trimming  the ends to create the tiered effect that you see in the photo.

Dress up the spine with a few girly birthday charms.

Create a pocket on the inside to hold a special Birthday Cake chocolate bar.

Let Them Eat Cake Birthday Card #2: Topsy-Turvy Layer Cake

Because this Topsy-Turvy Cake Die made me think of Dr. Seuss, I decided to take a walk on the wild side for this cake sample.

Once again, I created the same 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card base.  But this time I covered the card using Photoplay’s “Add Another Candle” paper collection.  The end result is this vibrant confection.

TIP: Place foam tabs between your cake layers to add extra dimension to the cake.

TIP: “Frost” the cake with some Dries Clear Glitter Glue and a little clear fine glitter.  It doesn’t show up as well in this photo, but in real life, it looks amazing!

Add a box pocket inside the card. Then fill it up with goodies for a Birthday Tea party.

Dress up the goodies with scraps of your designer papers, and don’t forget the spoon!

So are you craving cake?  If so, I’ve done my job!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





Here Come the Easter Gnomes!

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies Easter Gnomes by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Here Come the Easter Gnomes!

Hello, Friends!  I hope you are ready for a fun post with some  adorable Easter Gnomes, vibrant flowers and the March Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Dress up the corners of your folio in its Easter best by adding twin bows tied from Pastel Vertical Stripe Ribbon.  Then top with some metallic string and spring flowers.

Green ribbon can be tricky to work with.  There are so many different shades.  But this Apple Taffeta is a perfect match for the springy greens in this paper collection.

Z-Folds, Flip Pages and Pockets

Just for fun, I created a Z-fold front for this 5 1/2″ square folio.  Score the card base the same as you would for an easel card.  But fold the right hand side of the front cover back toward the fold to make a Z-Fold. Now you have a sneaky little spot behind the front cover to add in a pocket and flap page.  How fun is that?

You can see the inside of the Z-Fold in this photo.  I  like the way the Z-Fold design allows the bow from the flap page to be seen on the cover. Can you spot the Gnome Easter Bunny?  Too funny!

Here’s the little folio fully opened.  I think it would be fun to write a message inside the calendar blocks…or even a secret code to be solved!

The center pocket provides a space for photos, tags, journal cards…even small treats!  Opening this fun folio is a little bit like going on your own personal Easter Egg hunt, isn’t it?

Have you started making your Easter cards and projects yet?  Easter comes late this year, so you still have plenty of time to dig into your paper stash and pair up with the pretty ribbons from this month’s club assortment.  But you’d better get hopping!

Now go make something beautiful!






Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card

Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Photoplay Paper

Hello, Friends!  This Autumn Greetings Loaded Pocket Card is such a fun way to celebrate my favorite season!  I love the crisp fall air,  crystal blue sky, crunchy leaves, calling geese and fields of bright orange pumpkins that make autumn such a gorgeous season!  So I thought I would start celebrating early with the Autumn Assortment Ribbon Club from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Hedgehogs and Pumpkins!

Did you hear me squeal when I opened my August Ribbon Club and found this adorable Hedgehogs and Pumpkin Printed Satin Ribbon? I’m not surprised if you did…because it is sooo stinkin’ cute!  In fact, I found loads of ways to use the Ribbon Club on this card!

  • Then top a decorative tag with a bit of the Cappuccino Delicate Stitched Satin , Orange Plaid Ribbon and more fall flowers.
  • Create a little tea wallet and chocolate wallet to tuck inside the pocket.
  • Finally, dress up treats with snippets of ribbon, flowers and burlap string.

Loaded pockets make great gifts for any occasion, and they are so much fun to create.  I hope I’ve shared some inspirational ideas for you to use with your RRR August Ribbon Club Assortment!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!