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Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner

Authjentique Clover March Banner by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner

Hello, Friends!  I’m a bit late sharing this Throwback Thursday Saint Patrick’s Day Banner with you all.  But maybe you’ll still find time to get one made before the day comes and goes!   This Throwback Thursday banner features Authentique Paper’s lovely Clover collection.  If you don’t have this discontinued collection, you could substitute the March Calendar Collection and be just fine. It comes together very quickly thanks to a handy dandy die and G45 Ivory Tags from my stash.

TIP:  Create an interesting banner by alternating the shape of the pennants.  This banner uses G45 Ivory Regular Tags and Eileen Hull’s Sizzix House/Banner Stitchlet Dies.

Let’s take a look at each individual pennant in this cheery banner.

The Wearin’ of the Green

Begin by die cutting patterned paper to fit the Graphic 45 tags.  Add machine stitching around the edges, if desired.

Next, die cut the the pointed pennant with the Sizzix die.  You will need to do this once using the frame only with plain cardstock (I used Authentique Spectrum). Then die cut it a second time with the perforated insert centered inside.  Use your patterned paper this time.  Now put the patterned paper in your cutter and trim away the edges.  Use the center of the perforated holes in the die as a guideline.

Tips and Tricks

  • Machine stitch a lace border to the top of the banner.  I actually stitch twice: once across the top edge, and a second time along the bottom.  This makes the banner lie nice and flat when it is hanging.
  • Add a lace doily layer to separate the background paper from the main image.
  • Adhere buttons and small bows between each pennant.

  • Stitch the center of shamrock buttons and adhere over the printed image for extra dimension.
  • Back an image with foam tape, bits of chipboard, or other dimensionals to help it stand out.

  • Fussy cut images from 3×4 cards to create lovely layers. Back each layer with dimensionals to help it stand out from the others.
  • Add bows and floral clusters to each end of the banner to finish.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas to help you create your own Saint Patrick’s Day banner.  If you are not big on St. Pat’s day, why not use a pretty spring paper collection instead?  Banners are such a cheery addition to our home décor.   And, if you are like me, they are a satisfying way to play with pretty papers!

Since all the flowers, papers and embellishments I’ve used in today’s post are retired items, there is no supply list.  Thanks for understanding.

To see other St. Patrick’s Day creations, Please click here

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique March Desk Calendar Tutorial

Authentique March Desk Calendar Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique March Desk Calendar Tutorial

Hello, Friends! This Celtic beauty adorns the cover of our Authentique March Desk Calendar.  That’s right!  With Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s time to get ready for the wearing of the green.  So break out your March Calendar collection pages and let’s get our craft on!

Did you make the January and February Desk Calendars yet?  The March calendar is the same size and basic design, although I streamlined a couple of features to make it even easier to create.

Just like the January and February models, the base is a 6″ x 6″ easel card.  I dressed this one up with some fancy gold buttons, shimmer satin ribbon and beautiful Little Birdie Amor Mio flowers.

You’ll still find a cute pocket with folio inserts and a March calendar on the interior of the card.  But the pocket construction is even simpler.

And we still have the nifty hidden pocket and folio feature.  But I changed the shape of the pull tab.  I can’t have you getting bored on me!

So if you’re ready to learn how to make this sweet Authentique March Desk Calendar, just click play on the video below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

The great thing about this fun design is that it makes a great gift!  Just change out the papers, and you can make birthday cards, anniversary cards, graduation cards…the options are endless!

Are you making this series along with me?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day?  No worries!  I’m here to help with a last minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial using Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Perfect for party favors, hostess gifts, home decor or just a sweet treat, this 3″ x 5″ x 2″  treat box is actually an altered Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

I’ve covered the window opening with an easy to make shaker pouch.  This is probably the easiest way I know to create a shaker element.  Learn how to make one in the video tutorial below.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

I dug through my embellishments to create a little charm cluster made with broken jewelry, a metal key and padlock, vintage style safety pin and a darling miniature spoon.  This is topped with a double loop green gingham bow, gold string and fancy button.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Learn how to add the vintage style drawer pull in the tutorial, too.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

We will also create a miniature card insert for the box.

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

Add your favorite treats to create a memorable St. Patrick’s Day treat!

Authentique Clover Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Treat Box Tutorial Video

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play.

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post. And you can find more projects made with the lovely Clover collection HERE and HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Clover St Patrick’s Day Banner

Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner with Eileen Hull House Die

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m here to help get the party started with a gloriously green Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This banner is so happy, it makes me want to dance a jig!  And, it’s easy to make, too, thanks to Eileen Hull’s House/Pocket  Thinlits Die!  (This is a tip I learned from my scrappy buddy, Maggi Harding.)

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Measuring over 3 feet in length, the banner is made with 2 different sized pennants.  The 3 large pennants are made with Eileen’s House Die.  Turning it upside down gives it a great banner shape!  Each of these pennants measures about 4″ x 6″.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

The 4 smaller pennants each measure about 2 1/2″ x 3″.  These are die cut from the Kelly Green cardstock that comes with the Clover collection.  I simply selected a shaped label die that I like to create these.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

A second layer of designer paper is cut with the hemstitch pocket die that come in the House/Pocket die set.  Top this with a doily, add an image fussy cut from the 3″ x 4″ cards, toss in some flowers, vintage buttons and stick pins, and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine banner.

Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner Tips and Tricks

TIP: Pop the fussy cut focal image up on pop dots, foam tape or waste chipboard to add dimension to your banner.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 05

Each pennant is stitched onto 1 1/2″ wide Emerald Plaid Ribbon.

TIP: Use binder clips to hold the pennants in place on your ribbon.  Then stitch along  both the top and bottom edge of the ribbon.  This will ensure that the banner hangs flat.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 06

TIP: If you’d rather not stitch, you can always attach the pennants with clothespins or colorful bulldog clips.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 07

TIP:  Tie bows between each pennant.  For this banner, I’ve used Forest Green Taffeta Ribbon.  First tie a long piece in a square knot.  Then tie a double loop bow and adhere it on top.

Authentique Clover Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlits Dies St. Patrick's Day Banner Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 08

Nothing says time to party like a banner!  I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that will inspire you to make your own Authentique Clover St. Patrick’s Day Banner.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Authentique Clover: Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Valentine’s Day is past, it’s time to get ready for the wearin’ of the green!  Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day?  This Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial is made with Authentique Paper’s gloriously green Clover Collection Kit.  It’s sure to make your Irish eyes smile!

Authentique Clover St Patricks Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Will you just look at that lovely little Irish man and wife sitting under the light of the moon amid a field of clover?  It that doesn’t make your heart happy, I don’t know what would!  I told Dale, that’s him and me in about 7 more years!

Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Authentique Paper Clover Collection

This 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio base is made with just one sheet of  8 1/2″ x 11″ heavy ivory cardstock. Once you master the making of this simple folio design, you’ll be churning them out in big batches for all kinds of occasions.  They are so fun and easy to make!

Authentique Clover Shaker Frame Tutorial by Kathy Clement

I’m also sharing a tutorial for creating the shaker frame, which I know will make many of you very happy indeed!

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement

Because Clover is such a vibrant and whimsical collection, I’ve added some fun interactive elements inside.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Pull Out Pages Kathy Clement

You’ll find pull out pages, tuck spots and flap pages.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial by kathy Clement

The heart of the project is the center panel pocket.

Authentique Clover Folio Tutorial Inserts and Pockets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Sometimes, I can’t believe how much I manage to pack into one of these little folios.  The tutorial will guide you through creating the pocket, the insert and the little tea bag wallet.  You’ll have to provide the Soda Bread recipe yourself.

Saint Patrick’s Day Trifold Shaker Folio Tutorial Video

NOTE:  I need to add a correction to this video tutorial.  In a sleep deprived state, I provided the wrong measurements for the Green Thumb Spectrum liner panels.  The correct measurements are 5 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ for the square panels.  The “short” panel should measure 4 5/8″ x 5 3/8″.  So sorry for any frustration or confusion this error might have caused.  Never create a video tutorial when you are tired!  Lesson learned.  Thanks for your gracious understanding.

Are you ready to get your craft on?  Just press play!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks, ideas and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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