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Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial

Prima Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!   It’s Make and Take Tuesday, and I hope you’re ready to get your craft on because we’re going to have a crafty adventure with this Prima Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial.  If you like quick and easy folio designs, then this tutorial should make you happy, happy, happy!

Good things come in small packages, right?  Well, this 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ pocket and flap folio is just as cute as it can be.  It’s pretty pages are just loaded with style, too.

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Shabby chic embellishments set the tone for this very feminine folio.  Vintage Rose Tuck Ins, beaded flowers, vintage stick pins, mini keys….I’ve scattered paper pretties liberally throughtout my garden!

Not a Shaker Frame

By now, y’all know I’m a sucker for shaker elements.  But this altered Beautiful Board Frame is not a shaker!  I changed things up a bit by adding a Reneabouquets Lissie Pink butterfly and Beautiful Beads to the center of this delicate Victorian Scroll Frame.

Tan Satin Ribbon provides a beautiful contrast to the pastel shades of this paper collection.  The dangle element on the spine features a bird nest, key, and sentiment disk.

A Peek Inside

You’ll learn my sneaky trick that makes assembling this folio a snap in the video tutorial.  I have a feeling that many of you will be making lots of these fun folios for friends and family.

Why is this called a pocket and flap folio?  Because alternating page are either a pocket page filled with a small tag, ephemera piece and photo mat, or an easy to make flap page with room for photos.

This paper collection is absolutely dream to work with.  I love the garden images, shabby chic patterns and beautiful color palette.  How about you?

Plant Department Pocket and Flap Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see just how easy it is to assemble this sweet little folio?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Are your crafty little  fingers itching with the desire to dig into your paper stash and create something beautiful?  Oh, good! Then I’m doing my job!

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Prima Plant Department

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and I have a delightful Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial to share with you.  Last month, I created this Peter Cottontail Treat Tag using this same design template. Many of you requested that I create a tutorial so you could make these for your friends and family members.  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought this might be a good time to honor that request.

Tree of Life in the Fairy Garden

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The base of this Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag is made with (2) Graphic 45 Square tags, papers from the Prima Plant Department paper collection and some gorgeous goodies from Reneabouquets.  This flower fairy is a great match for the paper collection, and I could not resist adding a splendid dragonfly to my Tree of Life ATC tag shaker frame.

  • First, paint the Tree of Life ATC tag with Gold Paint.
  • Next, cut a piece of acetate (clear cardstock) to fit the back side of the frame and glue in place with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the outside edge of the frame.
  • After you paint the edges of the ATC tag with gold paint, apply one of the rub on images to the surface.
  • Then fill the center of the tag with your shaker mix and press the Tree of Life Frame in place.
  • Adhere the dragonfly in one corner and the Flower Fairy in the other.
  • Paint a bit of Ivy Beautiful Board and a leaf with gold paint.  Scatter Prills to add a pop of color and texture to the ivy and the leaf.
  • Tie charms through the top of the shaker frame.
Fairy Garden Wind Chimes?

No fairy garden is complete without a little bit of charm, don’t you agree?  So I created this pretty dangle charm embellishment on the 1 1/2″ spine.  There’s a fancy key, feather, dragonfly, butterfly, and mushroom on it, and when it moves, it makes me think of wind chimes.

A Peek Inside

You will learn how to add this fun flip flap page inside the Fairy Garden.  It’s a quick and easy feature to make, but adds a great interactive element to the design.

Tea Party in a Tag

Here’s a peek at the tea party that’s tucked inside the box pocket.  I used the G45 Policy Envelope Die to cut a little pouch for my tea bag and chocolate.  An ivory ATC tag is dressed up with papers and die cuts from the collection.  Wrap packaged cookies with paper scraps to add a touch of class to the ensemble.  And of course, one must have a honey stick and a spoon!

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial on YouTube

The tutorial I’ve prepared for you today will show you how to build the tag book base, the flap element and the box pocket.  If you’d like to follow along, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.


I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!




Susan’s Victorian Garden Peach Tea Projects

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Spellbinders Susan’s Victorian Garden Peach Tea Projects with Prima Peach Tea


Hello, Friends!  Spellbinders Susan’s Victorian Garden dies have just released, and I have some really fun Peach Tea themed projects to share with you today.  Y’all know I love my tea, and as a honorary southern gal, I definitely love iced tea!  Playing with these dies was so much fun, and I  kind of let my imagination take over while making these projects. Both were made with Prima Sweet Tea collection.  So why not grab a cuppa and a snack and join me for a little online tea party?

Victorian Tea Cup and Saucer Tea party in a Decorative Box

I’ve been having loads of fun making little boxes lately.  If you missed out on them, you can find those tutorials HERE and HERE.

Today’s shabby chic Victorian Tea Cup box is larger (4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″) but the process for making them is the same.  Instead of dry embossing this box, I lined it with Prima Peach Tea papers and decorated it with Susan’s Victorian Garden Teacup and Saucer. It’s resting on a lovely Reneabouquets  Cherry Blossom wreath.  The itty bitty spoon, key and decorative (not functional in this case) metal hasp are also from Reneabouquets.

What would you put into a peachy tea cup other than a spray of peach blossoms?  Susan’s Victorian Garden Lavender (from the Mason Jar die set) makes perfect peach blossoms, too!

TIP #1:  Die cut dozens of itty bitty blossoms using the die that comes in the Mason Jar set.  Use 3 shades of colored cardstock (dark peach, light peach and white) to lend a more realistic, shaded appearance to the blossoms.

TIP #2: Here’s a hack for adding all those itty bitty blossoms to the branch.  Shape the blossoms by pressing a small stylus into the center.  That’s all you have to do.  Then flip the blossoms face down.  Apply your glue to the floral portion of the die cut, then pick up the blossoms from your work space.  This saves loads of time!

TIP #3: Save out some single blossoms to scatter on the tag and box base.

A Peek Inside

Fill the inside of your box with a tea party for one: wrap a Mango/Passion Fruit Herbal Tea Bag (Stash brand) up in a tea sachet; use paper scraps to dress up a Biscoff cookie packet and Ghirardelli chocolate; then tuck in a sweet little vintage silver plate demitasse spoon as the crowning touch.

As you can see here, I also fully lined the box interior to give it a really finished look.  The 4 1/4″ square blank note card fits perfectly inside so you can add your own personal greetings to the gift.

Susan’s Victorian Garden Mason Jar and Lavender Sweet Peach Iced Tea Party in a Box Card

If you’ve never enjoyed the pleasure of drinking a tall glass of Southern Sweet Peach Iced Tea, you really need to put it on your bucket list!  Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day!  This 5×7 Tea Party in a Box Card is a tribute to the joys of sweet peach iced tea

I could not resist turning the Mason Jar Die into a shaker element.  You do need to use transparent foam tape for this, but the end result is certainly worth it!

Build a 1/2″ deep box pocket inside this card (there is a basic tutorial HERE) then fill it up with tea treats.  Now your card is a gift!

I’ve hidden a little tag pocket and sentiment card behind the flap page at the top of the card.

Look at al the goodies I  managed to pack into this pocket!  There’s a 3-pack of Celestial Seasonings Herbal Peach Tea Bags, chocolate, cookies, honey stick, vintage demitasse spoon and wildflower seeds!  How fun is that?

I’ll have more Susan’s Victorian Garden samples to share with you soon.  This weekend, we are entertaining dear friends from Atlanta, so I need to get out of my pajamas and get ready for their arrival.  Maybe I’ll brew up a pitcher of Peach Iced tea…I’m suddenly craving it!

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

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend!




My Favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon

Prima Miel Mixed Media Wall Hanging for the ReallY Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop February 2023 Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My Favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon for the RRR February Blog Hop


Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing  my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon for the RRR February Blog Hop. Welcome!  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

Be sure to comment on the blog hop post on the RRR Blog for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon along with one Digital Stamp Set of your choice from Bonnie Garby Designs.

As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of plaid: ribbon, paper, fabric….I love me some plaid!  And as happy coincidence would have it, the RRR shop is loaded with Gingham and Plaid Ribbon in all colors, varieties, widths and sizes.  Depending on the season, my favorite changes, but more often than not, I find myself reaching for beautiful Mini Check Coral Rose Ribbon. If you’re looking for a perfect shade of pink to go with Prima,  Stamperia or G45 papers, this is it, my friends.  And as a bonus, it comes in two different widths: 3/8″ and 5/8″, so it works on all kinds of projects. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Coral Rose Mini Check Ribbon and Miel Mixed Media Wall Hanging

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This mixed media wall hanging features the 3/8″ width ribbon.  It’s the perfect size to tie around the mini vintage coat hanger.  I also love the way the checked ribbon picks up on the checked flowers in my bow cluster.  If you are a fan of crisp, poufy bows, this ribbon is a great option.

Here’s a closer look at the embossed, mixed media background for this wall hanging.  If you’d like to see how I achieved this effect, you can check out the video tutorial .

To see what kind of ribbon Cheryl likes best, please hop on over to her blog and say hello!  Then finish up over on the RRR Blog to answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month.  She’s giving away a $10 shopping spree and a FREE digital sentiment stamp  to one lucky ribbon lover!

You’ll find a linked supply list for this project below this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy the hop!



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Prima Miel Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial

Prima Miel Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Prima Miel Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Oh, I have the sweetest little Prima Miel Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial to share with you for our Throwback Thursday project this week!  This idea popped into my head while I was working on some projects for our daughter’s wedding.  We are just 3 weeks away from that happy day, and I’m making all the little table favors.  (I’ll share those with you after the wedding!) Y’all know how much I love tags, and I’ve made quite a few tag albums in the past.  This design borrows ideas from some of those, but it also has some fun new twists that I find to be very exciting!

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The base for this little beauty is a pack of G45 Ivory Square Tags.  How fun is that?  This shabby chic gem is super easy to construct.  You can use any paper that you happen to have in your stash, so go check out your Closet of Inspiration and Delight and see what’s waiting to be transformed into this charming project.

A Peek Inside

Prima Miel Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

If you have the G45 Square Tag Die, this album comes together in a snap.  Simple cut 12 tag liners for the covers and pages.  If you don’t have the die, you can cut designer paper to 4 1/8″ x 4″, round the corners and only the ivory dome will show.  You can ink that or leave it as it is.  If you don’t have ivory tags, kraft tags would work just as well.

The tutorial shows you how to assemble the album base, line the pages and add the interactive elements.

Even though this album is small, it works well with the scale of this paper.  And, there’s a surprising amount of room for photos and journaling.

The Pop Up Page

I even managed to fit in a pop up page!  Here’s how to  make it:

  • First, cut a 10 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ panel of designer paper.  Score at 5 1/4″ and fold a mountain fold.
  • Next, fold the right hand side of the paper back toward the center fold and crease.
  • Then fold the left hand side of the paper back toward the center fold and crease.
  • You will now have 4 panels: 2 with valley folds and one with a mountain fold.
  • Place adhesive on the outside edge of the left hand panel and adhere to the page base.
  • Now place adhesive on the outside edge of the right hand panel and adhere to the base.
  • The mountain fold should be centered between the 2 pages.
  • Now close the album and crease.  Easy peasy!
Tag Pockets

Look at these cute pockets!  We will use a G45 Regular Kraft tag to make them.  They are so quick and easy to do that you will want to add them to cards and projects all the time.

Prima Miel Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

If you love tags like I do, you might enjoy a stroll through my tag archives HERE.

Do you think you’ll take this sweet little tag album tutorial for a spin?  I hope you do!

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

Thanks for stopping by!



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