Prima My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial Part 2 for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! I shared the first part of this Prima My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial with you in last week’s Throwback Thursday. Today I’m back to finish things up. Are you ready to get your craft on?
If you missed the first installment of this tutorial, you can get caught up by watching it here. This tutorial shows you how to build the folio base, line the pages, and decorate most of the inside pages.
This week we have some really fun pop up pages to create! The first style of pop up page is this W-Fold mechanism. This one is so easy to make that even if you have never done a pop up element before, you’ll be successful on your first try.
The second style of pop up is this fun twist and pop mechanism. This is a little more work that the W-Fold. A few years back I figured out a way to greatly simplify the process, and that video is still one of my most viewed tutorials on my YouTube channel. I think you’re really going to enjoy adding it to a mini album base.
Finally, we will build the collage style cover of the folio.
I had a very good time digging through my stash of charms, trims and embellishments. Hopefully you have some goodies stashed away that you can use to dress up your folio cover.
If you don’t have this paper collection in your stash, you can still have fun with this tutorial. Just substitute one of your favorite paper collections as you follow along with the step by step instructions.
Prima My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial Part 2 on YouTube
Are you ready to see part two of this tutorial? Then please enjoy!
This has been such a fun project to share with you, and from your comments, I think you enjoyed it, too. I hope you’ll be able to use the tips and ideas in this tutorial in lots of different crafty adventures!
10 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway Day 3
We’ve been celebrating my 10 Year Blog Anniversary this week with some fun giveaways. If you missed those, you can find them HERE and HERE. Today’s giveaway is a Prima My Sweet sewing themed kit. It contains (4) 8×8 sheets of My Sweet Paper (4) 8×8 sheets of pink and kraft cardstock, a glassine bag of pearl buttons, butterfly trim, 2 lengths of lace trim, 2 pearl stick pins, 2 yards of pink check ribbon, some lovely ephemera, metal scissors charm, sewing machine charm, tiny scissors charm, shabby chic flowers, and some novelty buttons.
You must be subscribed to my Kathy by Design blog.
Continental US only
Leave a comment before NOON EST on Friday, January 13th.
That’s it! I’ll announce the winners on my blog and YouTube and social media on Saturday.
This is the final giveaway for this week, but tomorrow is the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop, and you can enter to win Bonnie’s prize then. Isn’t this fun?
Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! I’m a little late for my Throwback Thursday post, but I think when you see this Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial, you’ll forgive me. The truth is, I thought I had written this post earlier in the week. Oops! Better late than never, right?
Our Button Girl is the star of the show for this Throwback Thursday. I snagged this cutie from Reneabouquets a while back, but it took a while for this project to take shape in my mind. Since I collect vintage buttons, I had the best time putting this project together for you! And I had the perfect paper collection in The Closet of Inspiration and Delight. Prima My Sweet is filled with images of vintage button cards, scissors, spools of thread and all the rest.
So naturally, I had to find a way to incorporate all these themes on the card cover.
Look at this vintage sewing machine button. It takes me right back to my childhood when I spent endless hours sitting beside my sweet Mom as she sewed like fury on her old machine. There was something so homey about the hum and chunk, chunk, chunk sound of the needle chewing through fabric. If I close my eyes, I can still smell the aroma of the heated metal of the machine mixed with sewing machine oil and the Ivory soap Mom washed up with.
A Peek Inside
I took this Party Box over the top by adding not one, but two little folios to the top half of the card. (I’ll be incorporating this technique in my March Card Kit for The Button Farm Club.)
This lateral waterfall folio is so much fun to open with the pull tab on the right.
And because this card is 8 1/2″ x 4″, I had room for a little pull out folio on the left!
I do so love these vintage style papers and button cards!
Tea Party Box Surprises
I tucked some extra goodies into this roomy box pocket.
Do you spy the vellum envelope filled with buttons and sequins? And there’s a yard of seam binding wrapped around the thread journal card. I’ve even tucked in a couple of my vintage pearl topped corsage pins for good measure.
The first card was such fun to make, I decided to create a second.
Here’s our adorable Button Girl perched on a posy and a vintage doily. The spool flowers are a sweet embellishment that I made .
This sample picks up on the peach and green hues in the paper collection. I don’t’ know about you, but I really love this color combination.
Enjoy the video tutorial below. You will learn how to create the base from a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, finish the box pocket and see how all the parts work. We will also build the front of the first card together.
Do you spy the sweet vintage hanky that I tucked into this box? It’s one of my hoarded treasures, but it was so perfect for this project that I just had to use it.
Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial on YouTube
Here’s the promised tutorial:
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. Because this is Throwback Thursday, some items may be retired and no longer available. When I can remember where I found an embellishment, i will link. But if you saw my embellishment stash, you would understand why that is difficult for me to do.
Wishing you all a joyful and creative Thursday. Dig into your stash and make something beautiful today! You’ll be so glad you did!
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio with Tutorial: Frilly and Funkie Haberdashery Challenge
Hello, Friends! Grab a needle and thread and join me today as I share this Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio made for the Haberdashery Challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. There’s a little tutorial for building the base and the box pocket along with a video tour. But before we dive into the project, let’s see what our clever and amazing host, Zoe, has to say about the challenge guidelines.
Challenge Theme: Haberdashery
A haberdasher is a person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons and zippers. For this challenge create a vintage or shabby chic project including items found at a Haberdashery.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Inspiration
I have been excited about this challenge from the moment it was posted. As I’ve shared here before, my mother was a wonderful seamstress. She had an old fashioned White sewing machine with a knee pedal. As a young bride, she saved her pennies until she could afford to buy it, and the handsome wood cabinet it rested in. Winters in New England were long, dreary and cold. But Mom’s sewing area was a paradise of color, pattern and design. I spent countless hours curled up beside her watching her sew. Throw pillows, curtains, furniture covers, clothing for the family, gifts…there was nothing she could not do with that trusty sewing machine. I think that my love for color and design were planted during the lovely hours I spent watching mom create with fabric. So when it came to the challenge, I wanted to create a really vintage looking vignette to honor those memories.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Details
This 6″ x 8″ trifold folio has double 1/2″ spines. I’ve added machine stitching, distressed edges, stenciling, snippets of fabric and lace to amp up the shabby chic vibe. The Tim Holtz Vignette Frame has been antiqued with black gesso, tinted crackle texture paste, White Linen Dylusions Spray and Prima Crackle Texture Pastes. Then I filled the cavity with sewing notions (Haberdashery) that I’ve collected from estate sales and yard sales along with items purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
To complement the Stamperia Atelier papers, I’ve added Antique Gold Check Ribbon and Little Birdie Crafts Blue Natalie Handmade Flowers. The dress form on the frame is one that I’ve had in my stash for ages. I traced the body onto a scrap of designer paper, cut it out and glued it on.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Frame
After I painted the Vignette Frame with Black Gesso, I tinted Opaque Crackle Texture Paste with a couple of drops of Old Paper Re-inker. Brush this onto the frame and let it dry. Then spritz the frame randomly with Dylusions White Linen Spray. Heat set. Then dip your finger into Prima Antique Silver Crackle Texture and rub randomly into the crevices of the frame. Repeat the process with Gold Crackle. Let this dry. Then brush the raised areas very lightly with a sanding block. I love how old the frame looks. Tap the Venise Lace with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to age it before you adhere it.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: Mixed Media Effects Built in
Stamperia paper collections have stolen my heart. The collaged papers have all the mixed media effects built into them. So you can put a folio like this together very quickly without all the mess and time involved in mixed media pursuits. By the way, in case you were wondering, an atelier is a workshop or a studio used by an artist.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: A Peek Inside
The interior of this folio is made up of 3 panels. The base is built with 11″ x 17″ kraft cardstock that I found at Envelopes.com. You could, of course, piece together 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11 cardstock with Scor-Tape to create the base. Both the right and center panels measure 6″ x 8″. The right hand panel is a cutaway that measures 4″ x 8″. I added a pocket and some small shaped folios here.
To make these little folios do the following:
Fussy cut the images from the paper collection.
Fold kraft cardstock and trace the shapes. For the spool, keep the fold on the left. For the dress form, keep the fold on the top.
Cut the traced shapes out, leaving a portion of the fold intact.
Glue the images onto the base.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Flap Page
To create the flap page:
Cut a 5 5/8″ x 7 7/8″ panel of designer paper. This will line the left hand panel of the folio. Do not adhere yet.
Cut a 5 3/4″ x 4″ panel of the brown burlap. Score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side.
Adhere the flap behind the larger piece of paper. Then adhere the entire assembly onto the folio base.
Inside, I’ve stamped Tim’s Inventor 3 onto panels of Mixed Media Heavy Stock that have been colored with Old Paper, Antique Linen, Stormy Sky and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Inks. Then I added a few stenciled stitches with Prima Gold Crackle.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Box Pocket and Accordion Folio
I added a waterfall cascade on the reverse side of the right hand panel using Tammy Tutterow’s Waterfall One Dies. (retired) But the center panel is the very heart of this folio. I’ve added a box style pocket and accordion fold folio here.
The collage on the cover is created with Tim’s Sewing Room Die and a fussy cut element from the Atelier collection. Here’s how I made the folio.
Cut 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock to measure 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″.
Join the two 6 1/4″ ends together. To do this, adhere a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape on the very end of one panel. Then overlap the the other panel so that it lines up perfectly with the Scor-Tape margins.
Score the panel every 4 1/4″.
Accordion fold, and trim away any excess.
Line each panel with a 4″ x 6″ cut of designer paper.
Fussy cut elements from the paper collection. Adhere just one side to create tuck spots. Tim’s Remnant Design Tape adds extra layers of interest.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio Video Tour and tutorial on YouTube
To help you get a better feel for the flow of the folio, I’ve created a short YouTube video tour. I added in step out photos with descriptions that will help you build the folio base and box pocket. This is not a complete tutorial, but between the information in this post, the photos and the tour, you should have all the information you might need to create your own version of this project.
Haberdashery Challenge: Now It’s Your Turn
Play along in this Haberdashery Challenge, by creating your own vintage or shabby chic project following Sara’s guidelines. Then link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:55PM EDT on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
The Frilly and Funkie team will pick our favorite project to be a Guest Designer on the blog. Our top 3 picks will also receive badges to display proudly on their blog. And, everyone who plays along and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique
Hello, Friends! Today I have a very special Authentique Stitches Meets Card Maps post for you to enjoy. I’m so excited to share that the Design Team Members of Authentique have teamed up with the wonderful ladies atPage Maps and have used all Authentique papers to do the sketches! Head on over to the Page Maps Blog and the Card Maps Blog to see all our creations. Here are my two submissions to the collaboration!
As a card maker, I usually come up with my own card layouts. But these Authentique Stitches Sewing Themed Cards were made using this card sketch from Becky Fleck Page Maps. You can find a group post of all the layouts, cards and sketches on the Authentique Blog. It’s loaded with cards and layouts created from the sketches that Becky so generously shared with the team.
I chose to work with a card sketch. This is the sketch Becky sent me, along with instructions to create any theme I chose. But I had to keep the card in a vertical orientation. You can also use this sketch to create your own cards with Authentique paper, then share them with us in social media. I think it would be fun to see what you all come up with!
Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: On the Borderline
If you look closely at the original sketch, you will see a wrapped border/bow combo. I laced ribbon through Tammy’s Sew Sweet Trims Die to add this element to my card. There is also a little banner flag in the lower left hand corner of the sketch. I chose to add a second die cut border from Tammy’s set in lieu of that.
Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: A Peek Inside
I let myself go wild inside the card with pockets and flaps and some fun little surprises.
Open the flap at the top of the card to find a little pocket…and an adorable pink sewing machine.
I turned this into a little needle book by adding a felt panel.
Then I dressed up a little folio with this great vintage dress pattern image.
And of course, I had to tuck a vintage button card into the pocket. There’s room here to write a note as well.
Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: The Sketch Turned on its Head
This second card also used the sketch as a pattern, only I turned the sketch upside down.
Once again, I used Tammy’s Sew Sweet Trims to create the laced border, Tim’s Rosette Die, machine stitching and vintage buttons.
The inside layout is also about the same. Just different papers and images.
“Sew” there you have it! Mission Authentique Stitches Meets Card Maps is complete. Enjoy working with the sketch I used in this post. And be sure to check out Page Maps for more fun Card Sketches and Layout Sketches.
I hope I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Stitched with Love Sewing Themed Flip Folio Project Share with Authentique Stitches
Hello, Friends! Every once in a while I come across a paper collection that is like a page from my childhood. Authentique Paper’s new Stitches collection has captured my heart. I spent a couple of blissful days creating this Stitched with Love Sewing Themed Flip Folio. While I worked, I remembered my mom, who loved to sew. She put her whole heart and soul into everything she stitched. And this flip folio is stitched with love, too.
As a girl, I spent hours curled up in a chair beside my dear mom as she sewed. She was an absolute fiend on that ancient White sewing machine. Everything Mom did was fast. Her fingers were fast, the needle flew in and out of the fabric at lightning speed. She ironed seams lickety split. She pinned and unpinned so fast that her fingers were a blur. The hum of the motor, the clacking of the needle, Mom humming a tune with straight pins in the corner of her mouth…this was the music of my childhood. I think my love for, texture, color, pattern and design was born during those happy hours watching Mom sew.
This sweetly vintage folio measures 7.25″ x 5.25″ with a 1/2″ spine. If you’re in a hurry today, you can skip down to the bottom of this post where I share a YouTube video walk through of the album.
To create the collage on the folio cover, I fussy cut images from Stitches One. A wood doily and a die cut circle add a nice geometric element to the design.
Lots of soft colored little posies, trinkets from my stash and die cut leaves play nicely with vintage buttons. I’ve had this miniature sewing machine in my stash for ages. Now it has a happy new home.
Stitched with Love Sewing Themed Flip Folio: A Fortified Binding
I covered the cardstock folio base with designer papers from the Stitches collection. To ensure that the spine will hold up well, I reinforced it with a strip of Authentique Spectrum Cardstock. This color is called Antique Lace. To add this to the album, follow these easy steps:
Cut a 4″ x 5.25″ rectangle of Old Lace Spectrum Artisan Cardstock
Then find the center point, which is 2″
Measure out 1/4″ on each side of the center point and score a line.
Now fold on the score lines
Apply adhesive, making sure that you get into the folded areas.
Finally, line the reinforcement spine up with the folio spine and press in place. You can use a bone folder to really make sure it is adhered.
I also cut the cute eyelet lace border and lacing border from Antique Lace Cardstock. I threaded a 3/8″ strip of paper through the lacing border, and then glued the two borders together on the front cover. On the back cover, I only used the eyelet border.
Stitched with Love Sewing Themed Flip Folio: A Peek Inside
There are lots of great places to tuck in photos. I think this little flip folio would make a great photo album for seamstresses, quilters, and mom, too. It would be a great way to house heritage photos.
Inside the front cover, I created a pocket with two companion photo folios tucked inside. Each little folio measures 3.25″ x 4.5″ and has a magnetic flap closure.
Flaps and pockets go together like needles and thread! These flaps will hold a 5″ x 5″ photo. You can always tuck more in the pocket along with these darling journal cards from the cut apart page.
The center page of this folio features a lovely flip element. The facing page is another little photo folio. This one is attached to the page.
I love, love, love the journal cards in this collection! This page flips down to reveal two more photo mounts.
The pages in the center panel were created with Tammy Tutterow’s “Posies and Pennies” Die from her new Sew Sweet Collection by Spellbinders.
This flap page is actually an altered envelope!
And it holds these darling button cards made with images from the cut apart page.
Stitched with Love Sewing Themed Flip Folio Project Share on YouTube
Because it’s so much easier to see how one of these little folios works, I’ve created a short video project share for you today. I hope you enjoy!
Stitches Home Decor Project
Since I already had all my paper pretties out on my work surface, I went ahead and put together this darling 8″ x 10″ altered frame. I thought you might enjoy making one, too, so I put together a quick SnapGuide tutorial for you. You are not going to believe how easy it is to create the crackle finish on this frame!
You’ll find the step out photos, directions and a supply list in the Snapguide below.