Tag Archives: Spellbinders Paper Arts

Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial

Ciao Bella Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design-01

Ciao Bella Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have an Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial to share with you.  June is “Fairy Month” here at Kathy by Design, and all our tutorials feature paper pretties from Ciao Bella Enchanted Land collection and Reneabouquets.  Today we’ve invited the newly released Spellbinders 3-D Sealed Botanical Wax Seals and Scallop Labels and Tags to our little party.  So grab a cuppa and a snack and get ready for some Wonderful Wednesday inspiration.

From Scallop Label to Banner Pennant

Ciao Bella Enchanted Land-Fairy Banner Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Spellbinders Scallop Labels and Tag-3D Botanical Sealed-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

It’s always exciting when you find a new way to make a banner!  Turns out that if you flip a Spellbinders Scallop Labels and Tag die upside down, it makes a wonderful shaped pennant on a banner!  The die set has 11 pieces: 5 nesting labels (or pennants) and one cute tag.  I’ll show you how to pair these dies up in the video tutorial below.

Mushroom Houses

Mushroom House-Ciao Bella Enchanted Land-Spellbinders Scallop Labels and Tag-Forest Mushrooms Wax Seal-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

OK, so true confession: I have a soft spot for mushroom houses.  This collection features several whimsical designs, and I ant to live in one of them when I grow up!  Embellish the pennant with a sparkly Reneabouquets Butterfly, Bitty Hummingbird and a Spellbinders Forest Mushrooms Wax Seal, and you are good to go!

Mushroom Nest of jewels

Mushroom Nest-Ciao Bella-Enchanted Land-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

How about these darling mushrooms all snugged up in a little nest with fairy jewels and itty bitty posies? Does it get any more enchanted than this?

Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board-Fairy Banner Tutorial-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Well, we could add a lovely Reneabouquets frame, turn it into a shaker box and add another sparkly butterfly.  That’s pretty magical, don’t you think?

Or, we could pay a visit to this charming itty bitty mushroom house in an itty bitty mason jar.  Yes, friends…I was like a child at play while making this project.  It was good for my soul!

Ciao Bella Enchanted Land Fairy Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to watch this fairy banner come together, take a closer look at supplies and learn how to “fix” a wax seal that’s gone wrong, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

Are you enjoying Fairy Month?  I know I am!  And next week is the Birthday Card of the Month with more sweet fairy frolics!

Tomorrow is the Really Reasonable Ribbon  Blog Hop.  It’s not a fairy project, but it is mighty sweet!  I hope to see you then!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Botanical Bird Themed Junk Journal

Spellbinders Cathe Holden Vintage Flea Market Finds Junk Journal Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Bird Themed Botanical Junk Journal with Spellbinders Cathe Holden Vintage Flea Market Finds

Hello, Friends!  It’s the first day of Spring, and I have a sunshiny Bird Themed Botanical Junk Journal to share with you on this Make & Take Tuesday.  If you are a fan of bird themed projects, vibrant florals and a vintage vibe, then this easy to make junk journal is going to make you smile.  It features some fun elements from Cathe Holden’s new Vintage Flea Market Finds release over at Spellbinders.

Songbirds and Sunshine

Here’s how I built the base of this simple 5×7 Junk Journal folio:

  • First, cut (2) 11″ x 7″ panels of extra heavy (110#) kraft cardstock.
  • Next, place 1/4″ Scor-Tape on a 7″ edge of one panel.
  • Now remove the tape liner and using the inner edge of the tape as a guide, overlap one panel over the other to form one long strip of cardstock that is 7″ tall.
  • Then place the long panel on your scoring tool and score at 5″, 5 1/2″ and 10 1/2″.  Fold on the 10 1/2″ score line, and continue to score two more 5″ panels.
  • You will have a short 1 1/2″ panel all the way on the right.  This will be a little side pocket.
  • Now, fold the 5″ and 5 1/2″ score lines to form a front and back cover.
  • Finally, accordion fold the remaining panels so that the side pocket panel winds up on top.

You’ll see how the folio folds in the project share video below.

The Spine and Elastic Band Closure

Line the spine of your junk journal with a bit of crochet lace.  I had this pretty 1 1/2″ wide yellow lace in my stash.  Brush the spine and 1/2″ of the front and back cover with gel medium or Dries Clear Adhesive to attach the lace. Then punch a hole in the center of the spine for the elastic closure.  Here’s how to make the elastic closure:

  • Thread a button with elastic thread (available at most fabric stores) and leave the tails long.
  • Next, run the tails through the hole in the center of the spine so that the button is on the inside. (Make sure the button is not wider than the spine!)
  • Now wrap the thread around the middle of the journal.  You want it to be a little bit snug, but not too tight.  Tie the ends together with another square knot, but leave room to thread another button.
  • Run the tails behind the knot through another button and tie another square knot.  Now you have a cute elastic/button closure for your Junk Journal.
A Peek Inside

Accordion fold journals are the easiest to make.  This photo shows how the journal folds into itself and the small side  pocket page that sits at the front of the journal.  All the papers and ephemera bits are from the Vintage Flea Market Finds release.

Here’s a look at the 3 inside panels.  I opted to go with a pocket/insert format because it allowed me to use up scraps of designer paper on tags and pockets.   You’ll get a full tour of in the video below.

Botanical Bird Themed Junk Journal Tour on You Tube

If you’d like to see all the inner workings and interactive elements in this sweet springtime journal, please enjoy this video project share on my YouTube channel.


I hope you feel inspired to give this simple junk journal design a try.  You can find a linked supply list below.

Happy Spring, my friends!