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Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

Christmas in July Day 3: Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Day 3 of Christmas in July, and today I have a wonderful Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial to share with you!  I developed this mini album design when I was on the Graphic 45 Design team, and it is still one of my favorite ways to build a mini album base.  I hope you’ll enjoy the detailed tutorial for this mini album on YouTube!

Christmas in the Country and Reneabouquets
Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Since it is also Throwback Thursday, I’ve raided The Closet of Inspiration and Delight in search of some older Christmas goodies.  When my hand fell upon Prima’s Christmas in the Country, I  knew exactly what I wanted to make. (There is a chance that I bought an embarrasingly huge stash of this lovely paper collection…but I’m not telling!)

The mini album measures 5 1/2″ x 7″ with a 1 1/2″ spine.  Shaker frames always add a festive vibe to a project, especially when they are filled with such cute elements.  And, as is so often the case, Reneabouquets Beautiful Boar adds the perfect finishing touches.

A Peek Inside

 There are 4 sections to the mini album.  The cover is made with heavy kraft cardstock.  Inner pages are cut from 110# Natural Cardstock. Then I lined the inner pages with more of the heavy kraft cardstock to create really thick, sturdy pages.  Can you see how the interior pages start out big, get smaller, then get big again due to the stacked spine design. This is one of the reasons I enjoy this style of album so much.

Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

Friends, this is a massive tutorial.  Go grab yourself a cuppa and a snack to sustain you before you hit play!

This tutorial ought to keep you busy until next Tuesday.  That’s when our next Christmas in July post is planned.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Sea Beauty Flip Folio Tutorial

Sea Beauty Flip Folio Tutorial Prima French Riviera Reneabouquets by the Sea Collection Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Sea Beauty Flip Folio Tutorial with Prima French Riviera and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have this lovely Sea Beauty Flip Folio Tutorial to share with you.  A couple of weeks ago I shared a Mermaid’s Garden Shaker Card using this lovely mermaid from the  Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection.  It was so popular, I decided to create another project around it for Throwback Thursday.  This time I dug deep into the Closet of Inspiration and Delight where I found this 2015 French Riviera collection from Prima Marketing.  Talk about a perfect color match!

Next, I went through my stack of abandoned card bases and flip folios.  Sometimes, just for fun, I create a stack of fancy fold card bases or a little flip folio base.  Then I decide to do something else.  These treasures get stored away until fresh inspiration strikes.  I found this lovely little 6×6 flip folio and decided to put it to good use.  Now the fun gets started!

Sea Beauty Step by Step

  • First, cover the folio with 6×6 panels of French Riviera wood grain cardstock.

  • Then, tear scraps of patterned paper into random shapes.
  • Next, smoosh Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on a non-stick craft sheet.  Spritz with a mister bottle of water until little beads form.
  • Now tap and swipe the papers through the inky puddle to create a distressed paper layer over the woodgrain layer.
  • Finally, tap the Reneabouquets tag in the tiny dots of ink to add a little extra texture to the surface.
  • Now you can adhere the torn paper to both the folio cover and the blank portions of the tag.
  • Then arrange the mermaid, tiny fish, seahorses and trinkets.  This is always the most fun part for me.
  • Finish off with some real shells, Sea Glass Beauty Beads, flowers and ribbon.

A Peek Inside

We’ll go over the construction of the folio base and page mechanisms in the video tutorial below.

If one pocket is good, then a double pocket is doubly good!  Fill the flap page with bitty Beautiful Board Tags, mini folios and journaling cards.

Don’t be fooled by the petite size of this folio! There is a ton of room for photos and journaling, thanks to all the little flips, flaps and hidden pockets.

I’ve used Reneabouquets beach goodies throughout this album.  You can find them all in the linked supply list below this post.

Don’t you just love the vintage patina and images in this collection?

This is such a fun project to make.  I hope you’ll give it a try.  Even if you don’t have this collection in your stash, you can use the design and measurements with another collection.

Sea Beauty Flip Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to get the measurements and details for making the folio, please enjoy this Throwback Thursday Tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by my friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Layered Fleur PinkTulips

Amazing Paper Grace Layered Fleur Diamond Slimline Layered Tulips by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace  Half Diamond Layered Fleur Pink Tulips Slimline Card

Hello, Friends!   I’m popping in very quickly today to share this Amazing Paper Grace Half Diamond Layered Fleur Pink Tulips Slimline Card.  This flirty, feminine card fairly shouts “Spring has Sprung!”

Amazing Paper Grace Half Diamond Layered Fleur Layered Tulips Slimline Card by Kathy Clement

You all know I’m a big fan of slimline style cards.  The filigree design of the Half Diamond Die is so elegant.  I layered it over a soft pink patterned paper from Prima’s With Love collection.

The card base is 5″ wide with a 4 1/4″ cutaway front.  The tulips and die cut layer were so pretty that I only added a Reneabouquets Glitter Glass Butterfly , bow and buttons as embellishments.

The inside provided me with plenty of room to add some fussy cut layers, stamped sentiment, pocket and a pretty little pocket.

This is my all time favorite sentiment to add to a homemade bookmark.  Sadly, the stamp has been retired, but isn’t it great?

I’m headed to the kitchen now to prepare our Easter celebration.  (We call it Resurrection Sunday.) It’s supposed to be a sunny day and just warm enough for us to enjoy breaking bread together out under God’s beautiful blue sky!  We are a big family, and we love to gather together and celebrate the love of family, the joy of being together, and the goodness of God.

I pray each of you enjoys a peaceful, beautiful Easter Sunday.  And I hope you get to eat some bunny ears, too!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 

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Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Roses and Bee Blossom

Prima Peach Tea Spellbinders Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Rose Bee Blossom by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Roses and Bee Blossom Card with Prima Peach Tea

Hello, Friends!  Get ready for a floral extravaganza with this Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Roses and Bee Blossom card.  These are the new Susan Tierney-Cockburn dies from Spellbinders, and I am swooning over them!

Ann’s Rose Garden

Susann Tierney Cockburn Through the Garden Gate Floribunda Rosses Bee Blossom Prima Peach Tea by Kathy Clement Photo 01

My mother-in-law, Ann, grew the most gorgeous roses I have ever seen.  Every spring the bushes she had pruned in the fall spread out their branches toward the Carolina Blue sky.  By early May, they were laden with buds, and by early June the roses burst forth in glorious display.  She tended those roses like they were little children, pouring her love into the soil and carefully protecting them from harm. She also fed them on a daily basis.  Yes, she did. I will tell you one of the secrets of her success with roses: she fed them banana peels!  Isn’t that hilarious?

There is nothing on earth that matches the fragrance of a rose grown in a home garden. If you pick an armful of them early in the morning, when the dew is still on the petals, you will wear that heavenly fragrance all day long.    I could almost smell that wonderful aroma as I was shaping these Floribunda roses.

Roses That Never Fade

Here’s the process I followed to create these roses that never fade.  It’s a little bit messy, but worth the time it takes to clean up!

  • First, die cut the roses from heavy white cardstock.  I like to use Heartfelt Creations Specialty Flower Shaping paper (linked below).  It does not fall apart when colored with ink, spritzed with water and shaped.
  • Follow the directions printed on the dies so that you die cut the correct number of petals for each layer.
  • Now, pull out your Distress Ink pads.  I used a combination of Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick.
  • Next, swipe each pad across a non-stick craft sheet and spritz with water until droplets form.
  • Then lightly tap and swipe the die cut petals through the ink, making sure to color both sides.  Lay the damp layers on a paper towel and gently pat dry. You can repeat this process to achieve the desired depth of color.
  • When the petals are almost dry, but still slightly damp, shape them with a stylus and quilling tool.

I opted to create fully opened roses, and filled the centers with Prills. The Bee Blossom is colored with Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry inks using the same technique. I added beaded stamens to the centers.  You can use leftover ink to custom dye seam binding ribbon, too.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of this card made with Prima Peach Tea papers.  Of course, I added a pocket and a tea wallet.

I even had a packet of Peach Tea and a honey stick to go with the color palette of the roses.

I did make a couple of extra roses for use in a future project.  While you have all the “mess” out on your work surface, you might as well make extras!

This might be my favorite rose die of all time.  It does take a little extra effort to make these bodacious blossoms, but I think that it’s worth it.  Now if I just had some the dew from Ann’s garden to add as the final ingredient, we’d be all set.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Horse Lovers Birthday Card Tutorial

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Birthday Card Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Horse Lovers Birthday Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  This Horse Lovers Birthday Card Tutorial is my feature for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday.  It took a series of small miracles and a truckload of determination to get this episode put together for  you!  Making the card was the easy part!  But getting the video edited was not!  My computer updated last Thursday, and I lost my sound card.  After spending 3 days trying to fix the problem, updating drivers, running Malware programs and reading countless “how to fix the sound on your computer” articles, I admitted defeat.

Yes, I had to purchase a new computer (laptop). Which should not be a big deal, right?  You just go to the store, pick out a computer, put it in your cart and come home.

Sadly, no.

Dale and I searched and searched to find a laptop that would do what I needed it to do and was also in stock.  Supply chain issues are no joke.  But I found one that will do the job…even if it is not perfect.  After getting it all set up, I had to find a new video editing program, because the one I know like the back of my hand, of course, does not work on the new model.

Go ahead and laugh.  I finally did, and it did me good.  So, if this video tutorial is not quite up to my normal standards, be kind.  I’m still learning the program.

Now, on with today’s project!  Hooray!

Horse Loving 10 Year Old Granddaughter

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Photo 01

Our sweet Julia turns 10 this month.  Do you remember being horse crazy when you were that age?  I was!  So I wanted to make her a horse themed birthday card that she could display on her dresser.  Easel cards are my “go to” fancy fold when I want to make a card that can easily be displayed.  In the tutorial, you’ll learn how to put the various layers together and add the embellishments.

TIP: Make a smaller focal image pop off the page by adding a frame.  This circular frame from Reneabouquets does the job beautifully.  Plus, I always appreciate the addition of a circular element on a square card.  It makes it more inviting and softens all the hard edges.

A Peek Inside

The inside is super simple.  Add a little side pocket for the bookmark/tag element and leave room to add a blank sentiment panel.  I  kind of hate to cover up the cute chipmunks, so I might add the sentiment on the back side of the card instead.

Horse Lovers Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to make this equestrian lovers card, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to share this with you today, so I’m very thankful that I was able to pull everything together despite the odds.

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

Now go make something beautiful!

Cheerio,

kathy

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