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June Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

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June Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m back from a week at the beach, and ready to share this adorable June Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio with you.  I had a chance to run away for a little beach therapy last week, and it was glorious!  Our eldest daughter rented a house just one row back from the beach.  We were joined by our eldest son’s family (yes…the Littles were there…so I was a happy Nan!).

The weather could not have been more perfect: sunny skies, breezy, warm but not hot, glorious sunrises and sunsets…and we even saw a few dolphins.  Turns out being a beach bum for a week is good for the soul.  But now I’m back in the studio and ready to get my craft on.

Gnome Salute to Dad

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I really appreciate that Photoplay chose to honor Dads in their June papers.  Putting this 6×6 masculine gnome card folio together was a blast!  From Mr. Fix It on the cover, to the Cool Dad gnome mobile, these papers are cute, cute, cute!

Make Your Own Shaker Frame!

This month, we’re going to make our own shaker frame.  Don’t panic!  It’s not at all hard to do!

  • First, select a square die from your stash,  I used the Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nestabilities #2 die for my frame.  You can use whatever square die you have in your stash.
  • Next, line the die up on a piece of heavy cardstock so that you have about a 3/8″ border on all sides.  Once the die is straight and even, use a little tape to hold it in place.
  • Now, run through your die cutting machine.  Remove the die cut from the center of the paper and save it for later use.
  • Then trim the sides of the piece that is left so that they are all even.  This is your frame.
  • Next, back it with a piece of clear cardstock (acetate sheet) and 3 layers of 1/8″ foam tape.
  • Finally, fill the shaker frame with itty bitty metal tool embellishments, small gears, sequins and stars.  Voila!  Super cute, super masculine shaker frame!
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of this adorable folio.  It looks pretty much the same as the January-May folios….but upon closer examination, you will see that I did change the design up a bit.

I figured out how to turn the calendar page into a hidden flap page.  This makes more room for photos.  And now you can see how I used the die cut scalloped square, too!

Of course we have lots of pockets, tags and mini folios tucked inside.

This folio would be a great Father’s Day gift, filled with photos and messages for Dad.  If you’d like to learn how to make it, please enjoy the video tutorial below.

June Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

I’ll be back tomorrow with a super cute beach themed card project.  Thursday we’ll make our Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Folio, and Friday is the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  On Saturday, our dear friends from Atlanta are coming to spend a few days.  I guess it’s a good thing I took a vacation last week!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  If you need to get caught up on the January-May Folios, you can find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!





Land That I Love Shaker Card for RRR

Photoplay America the Beautiful Shaker Card Folio by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Land That I Love Shaker Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  When the calendar flipped to May, I felt inspired to create this Land That I Love Shaker Card Folio.  After all, I had the glorious Patriotic Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon in house.  A quick check in at the Closet of Inspiration and Delight uncovered Photoplay’s America the Beautiful Collection waiting in the wings.  How could I possibly ask for a better duo? I even found a leftover rosette tucked in with the papers, so it was clear to me that a Patriotic creation should be on the menu!

Photoplay America the Beautiful Shaker Card Really Reasonable Ribbon Patriotic Ribbon Club Kathy Clement

This vibrant card is slightly larger than my normal 5″ x 7″ creation.  I wanted to make something large enough that it could double as a home décor piece, and function as a mini photo album. This 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine seemed about right to me.  If you are like me, you enjoy having lots of “real estate” because it gives you lots of room to add layers of paper and embellishments to a card.

The Shaker Window

I am unapologetically patriotic.  America is a glorious country.  Her people are kind, generous, brave and hard-working.  I may not always love the folks in D.C. or the way they try to run things, but the people of this nation inspire me.  And the physical beauty of my country thrills me.  Our oceans, mountains, rivers, forests, deserts, plains, waterfalls…all of that beautiful land fills my heart with joy.  So when I found a 4×6 card in the paper collection that read “land that I love” I  knew exactly what I was going to do!

  • First, adhere clear cardstock (acetate) on the back side of the frame in the ephemera pack.
  • Then, add 3 layers of 1/4″ foam tape to the back.
  • Next, cut a panel of the navy blue check paper so that is slightly larger than the frame.  Stitch this panel onto red and navy cardstock mats to make it stand out.
  • Now, fill the center of that panel with red and blue buttons, Patriotic Stars Sparkletz, and sequins (linked below).  Carefully line up the frame over the sequins and press in place.
  • Finally, fussy cut the floral US map from the 4×6 card, back with adhesive and adhere to the front of the frame.  Trim out the sentiment, back with 1/8″ foam tape and adhere to the top of the frame.
  • Now add the red circus dot grosgrain ribbon from the assortment to the corners along with a little ivory burlap string bow and button combo.
A Peek Inside

There’s a patriotic party going on inside this vibrant card!  The top half of the card houses a 3×4″ pull out folio.

There’s lots of room here to add photos and journaling, and you can also add a large photo beneath the pull out element.

Use the quad sheet to create a 5 1/2 x 6″ mini folio for all those great family photos.

You can even tuck in some flap pages!

A hidden side pocket makes a great place to tuck in some Polaroid style photo mats.  Leave one side and the top edge open so that you can slide your photo in easily.

Surprise!  A little tip in page provides room for even more photos!

I hope I’ve shared some ideas and inspiration that will help you create some spectacular Red, White and Blue cards just in time for summer!

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

Thanks for stopping by!





Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Love & Cherish Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement

Photoplay Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s all about love this for Throwback Thursday Anniversary Folio Tutorial!  We’re going to create a lovely Photoplay Love & Cherish project to help our friends Neal and Ruth celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss!  I was going to make them a card, but decided that 50 years called for a more substantial offering.  So I whipped up this easy to make (I promise!) folio to share with you today.

Photoplay Love & Cherish Shaker Folio Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement

I really like the size of this folio.  Don’t let the 6 1/2″ size fool you; I’ve build loads of room for photos and journaling into design.  Ruth’s favorite colors are turquoise and pink, which blend beautifully with the somewhat neutral palette of the paper collection.

I added a pop of color with a Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Frame that I transformed into a shaker element.  Don’t the shaker bits look like confetti?  And how perfect is the sentiment within the frame?

Although I used this folio base to build an anniversary themed folio, you can take the same design and adapt it to  your own custom theme.

A Peek Inside

There’s loads of room inside for photos and journaling.  I  kept the embellishments to a minimum to make sure of that.

You’ll learn some fun tricks and tips in the video tutorial below.  Here’s a sneak peek of the tag pocket.  Tags are the perfect spot to write down memories, quotes or even a spot for small photos.

Perhaps my favorite element is this nifty (and easy to make!) photo folio that sits in the left hand pocket.  Once you learn how to make these, you’re going to want to do it again and again.

Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this folio base is built, how to add the mechanisms and decorate the cover, then I hope you’ll enjoy this video.  Go grab a cuppa and a snack, then press play and enjoy!

I’m excited to gift this folio to our friends at their party.  We met them when we were out on one of our morning walks, and although we  haven’t known them for long, we have a lot in common.  It’s always a happy occasion when people gather together to celebrate a lasting love, isn’t it?

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

Thanks for stopping by!




May Gnome of the Month Shaker Card Folio Tutorial

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May Gnome of the Month Shaker Card Folio Tutorial Tuesday Video

Hello, Friends!  Wow, can you believe it’s time for our May Gnome of the Month Shaker Card Tutorial?  Wasn’t it just St. Patrick’s Day 5 minutes ago?  Now Easter is behind us and we are getting into summertime territory!  Whoa!

I hope you all had a blessed and happy Easter Weekend.  Ours was jam packed with friends, food, and family…the best kind of celebration!  We had 15 family members here on Sunday, and the weather was glorious, so we were able to eat lunch on the deck and hang together on the screen porch until almost dark.  In fact, I had to whip up a quick batch of buttermilk biscuits to go with leftover ham and pimiento cheese for supper.  No one complained!

If you’re keeping up with this series, this is folio number 5.  But if you’re new to the blog, you can find the previous tutorials HERE.

Mom’s Favorite Gnome

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Once again, we follow the basic format for making the folio base.  The shaker element is a Reneabouquets Deco Heart Circle Frame filled with Mermaid Sparklets from Buttons Galore and More.  (Linked below)

Dress the frame up with Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Powder and some colorful buttons from your stash.

A Peek Inside

You’ll find all the customary pockets, flaps and tuck-ins waiting for you inside.

It’s a very colorful folio this month!

If you’d like to follow along as I create the May Gnome of the Month folio, please enjoy this YouTube video tutorial.

OK, friends…that’s all for me today.  I need to go switch loads of laundry and put the tablecloths away until the next fun gathering.  I hope you all have a joyful and creative day!

Thanks for stopping by!




Add Another Candle Birthday Card

Photoplay Add Another Candle Birthday Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It was a rainy, dark and blustery spring day when I put this Add Another Candle Birthday Card together.  The vibrant colors and playful patterns brought the sunshine right into my studio!  I love when that happens, don’t you?

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If you are looking for a quick and easy way to dress a card up in its party best, I highly recommend ribbon!  The right ribbon gives a card its own personality.  Take this ruffled pink gingham ribbon, for example.  I stitched it to the base of the focal image.  Then, I wrapped it with a few layers of Baker’s Twine and tied a bow.  It’s such a simple thing to do, but it really elevated the design of this card.

TIP: Always cut ribbons and trims a little wider than the card.  Then wrap the cut ends behind the panel for a clean and professional finish.

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TIP: Pull colors from the paper collection when you are choosing embellishments and ribbons.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has a pretty selection of 1/4″ wide gingham ribbons that I really like!  For this card, cut 1 piece of pink, yellow and orange gingham ribbon.  Then tie them together using your Bow-it-All Tool.  Top it off with a pretty button and you’ve got really pretty bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Add a pocket inside your easel card.  The pocket serves two purposes: first, it acts as a stopper or brake for the easel mechanism on your card.  Then, it provides you with a handy spot to tuck in a little gift card wallet.  Everyone loves a birthday surprise!

It seems like no matter how many I make, I never have enough birthday cards on hand.  So I think I’ll go ahead and make a stack of these cheery cards to have on hand when the next birthday rolls around.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!



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