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Stamperia Orchids and Cats Party in a Box

Stamperia Orchids and Cats Party in a Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Orchids and Cats Party in a Box

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Orchids and Cats Party in a Box is one of several special order gifts I made during the Christmas holidays.  It will come as no surprise to learn that this was made for a cat and plant lover.  Sometimes I am asked why I keep such a large stash of papers. (Of course you never ask such things.  You understand completely.  This is why we are such good friends.)

When a customer says, “I need a special gift for someone who has everything. She loves cats and plants.” I can answer, “oh, I have just the thing.”  I always feel somewhat vindicated when I can reach into the Closet of Inspiration and Delight and find the very thing that a customer is looking for.  It’s wonderful when it works that way!

This is a larger than usual party in a box with lots of layers and fussy cutting. By layering fussy cuts beside and behind the focal image, I was able to create the cozy little scene on the cover.

I am sure this sweet kitty is having the loveliest dream while its bolder companion is gazing out of the window to the wide world beyond.

TIP: Fussy cut the small cat image, then back it with foam tape.  Now you can tuck it into the flower cluster to add a bit of whimsy to the card design.

A Peek Inside

One of the biggest challenges I had in making this gift was the size of the images in the 12×12 paper pad.  But fussy cutting around the profile of this snoozing feline allowed me to use it as a flap element inside the card cover.

A beautiful garden of orchids is hidden behind the flap along with a few fussy cut images and sentiments.

Party in a Box

How do you put together a party in a box?   First, gift wrap a tall packet of Raspberry Cocoa.  Then top it with a pretty bow to make it extra special.  Next, use scraps of designer paper to gift wrap some cookies and chocolate. Now tuck in a vintage silver plate demitasse spoon for a dash of elegance.  Finally, stitch up a little magnet to add a gift that keeps on giving.

I know many of you have a fear of cutting into your Stamperia papers.  Perhaps this example of how I used them will give you the courage to bring them to life.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit

Stamperia Alice Through the Looking Glass Card Kit for Button Farm Club Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit Release for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  If you’re experiencing the “after Christmas Blues,” maybe this Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit Release will bring a smile to your face.  This is one of the most whimsical, innovative card kits I’ve designed to date, and here are some reasons why.

Stamperia Alice Through the Looking Glass Card kit by Kathy Clement Photo 01

  • First, the cards, tags and folios are designed to be easier to mail.  Many of you had mentioned that you would like to have “flatter” cards that would require less postage to send.
  • Next, although the cards are not as thick and heavy as some from previous kits, that does not mean that they are boring or ordinary.  Quite the contrary! Each project in this kit either shakes, pops up, stands up, or has a surprise element.  In short, they are fun to make and exciting to open.
  • Thirdly, this paper collection had me laughing out loud the whole time I was at work designing the kit.  The colors and images are simply magical.
  • Finally, you’ll be adding loads of tricks and techniques to your card making repertoire.  Some of these designs are addictive…and much easier to make than you might think.

Take a look:

Humpty Dumpty Card Stamperia Through the Looking Glass Card Kit for The Button Farm by Kathy Clement Photo 01

You will learn how to build a scene with the die cuts and fussy cuts from the kit.

Then we’ll take that scenic card to the next level by adding a pop up mechanism and gift card pocket to the inside.

I even managed to create a masculine card for this kit!

How fun is that?

Through the Looking Glass Story Book

Since this is just a sneak peek post, I won’t share everything from the kit here.  But I have to show you my favorite creation: A Through the Looking Glass Story Book Folio.

Now you all know how much I love moving parts, flips, flaps and surprises.  But I think that I outdid myself with this little story book.  Every page is an adventure waiting to happen!

I walk you through the folio in the video below, but I just had to share this fun pop up page with you.  If you’d like to see more, please enjoy the short reveal video below.

Through the Looking Glass Video Tour

What Comes in the Kit?

Each kit contains everything you need to make the projects.  You only need to add basic crafting supplies like paper trimmers, adhesives, and scoring tools.  In addition to the supplies listed below, you’ll be given access to full length, step by step video tutorials that you can watch over and over again whenever you wish.  We’ll also provide a full-color basic written guide with measurements and basic instructions to complement the video tutorials.  

 

Here’s what comes in each Through the Looking Glass Kit:

  • Stamperia’s Alice, Through the Looking Glass Paper Pad with 10 double-sided 12×12 designer sheets
  • 8×8 Alice Patterned Papers Pad with 10 double-sided sheets
  • Through the Looking Glass Chipboard Die Cuts Packet with 62 assorted die cuts
  • 5 sheets of 12×12 linen cardstock
  • 3 sheets of 12×12 black cardstock
  • 3 Alice themed metal charms
  • 2 yards of burlap string
  • 2 yards of black licorice baker’s twine
  • 5 wooden heart shaped buttons
  • 4 doilies
  • 2 slimline window envelopes
  • Shaker elements
  • 6 beige flowers
  • Private links to step by step video tutorials
  • Full Color Basic Written Guides

 

This is the Quarterly Card Kit Subscription Club release for December 2021.  If you are already subscribed to the Quarterly Card Kit, your project will ship out automatically. 

You can order your kit today at The Button Farm Club.

I’m hoping you are as excited about this kit as I am.  It’s a great way to chase away the winter doldrums.  As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your interest in these kits.  So many of you have asked to travel and teach classes.  These kits are definitely the next best thing to being there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Winter Tales Upcycled Mini Album Tutorial

Stamperia Winter Tales Upcycled Mini Album Reneabouquets Snow Globe Shaker by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Winter Tales Upcycled Mini Album for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends! This Throwback Thursday post is  a little behind schedule, but I think you will forgive me once you see this Stamperia Winter Tales Upcycled Mini Album Tutorial.  I’ve been burning the early dawn hours (because I can’t seem to stay awake past 9PM anymore) getting the videos and photos edited.  Better late than never, right?

Stamperia Winter Tales Upcycled Mini Album Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Last week, I shared a Stamperia Classic Christmas project with you all.  I mentioned how I had altered the Graphic 45 Rectangle and Tag pocket by cutting out two signatures to make the album more manageable.  Many of you asked me, “What will you do with the signatures you cut out?”  So I thought it would be fun to upcycle them into a whole new album.  And that is how this Throwback Thursday project came into being.

The end result is this 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2 album that celebrates winter blues, snow fairies, and the beauty of the last season of the year.  My mind always goes to snow globes when I think of winter, so I had to feature this Reneabouquets Snow Globe shaker element on the front cover.

TIP: Add sparkle to the fussy cut fairy’s wings with a bit of Dries Clear Adhesive and Glitter.  Brush flowers and paper edges with Stamperia Bright White Glamour Gel for a frosty finish.

Leave the spine uncovered, but paint it silver.  It gives the album a hand-sewn binding look, which I happen to like.  Add a ribbon closure to tie everything together neatly.

Interactive Pages

The tutorial and album tour show all the interactive features, so I won’t add a lot of commentary here.  You can just enjoy the photos and refer to them as you make your album.

Basic Cutting Guide

For your convenience, here are the basic measurements I used to make my album.

  • Blue Solid Liner Pages: 5 3/8″ x 7 3/8″
  • Grey Liner Pages: 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″
  • Patterned Paper Page Liners: 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″
  • 12×12 double page spreads: First, determine the portion of the image that you want to use. Then trim it to a height of 7 1/4″.  Cut one side to a width of 5 1/8″.  Then score the wider section of the page at 5 1/8″ and fold to form a flap.
  • Pocket Pages: Cut the pocket to 5 3/8″ x 2 7/8″.  Then score 1/2″ on sides and bottom.  Fold and trim to  make the pocket.  The blue solid liner is 5 1/8″ x 2 7/8″.  Cut the panel for the top of the page to measure 5 1/8″ x 4 3/8″.  (The measurement given in the video is incorrect.)
  • Hidden Pocket Page: First, create the pull out page with 4 1/4″ x 11″ grey solid paper.  Score this at 4″ and fold.  The liners are 4″ x 6 3/4″ and 4″ x 3 3/4″.
  • Slash Pocket: 5 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ grey solid.  Score 1/2″ on sides and bottom.  Then cut the liner to measure 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″.
Stamperia Winter Tales Upcycled Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

So that’s my Merry Christmas gift to all of you fabulous people!  I hope you have as much fun with it as I did.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour with Tips & Ideas

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a lovely Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour to share with you today.  Once again, there’s no tutorial, as this is a massive project.  But we will take a leisurely stroll through the album and I’ll share lots of handy tips and ideas that you can use in your next mini album project.  You’ll be able to find a linked supply list below this post.  So grab a cuppa and join me for a Classic Christmas treat.

Creating a Vintage Vibe

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Shaker Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Christmas is a time for home, family, friends, good food and celebration!  So I tried to incorporate all of these elements in this Graphic 45 Rectangle Tag and pocket Mini Album.  I could almost hear the carolers singing and feel the snowflakes gently falling as I designed the cover.  Here are some tips to help you create a classic, vintage Christmas vibe.

  • First, heat emboss the album edges with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.  Those faux gilt edges create a frame and instantly say “Old Fashioned Christmas.”
  • Next, add sparkle with Dries Clear Adhesive and glitter!  You can add snowy effects under on windows, doors, fields and trees.
  • Then, choose Vintage Christmas Ribbon for the bow.
  • Finally, offset the rectangular chipboard house with a round Snowflake Frame from Reneabouquets.  This is one of the most gorgeous Christmas frames I have ever seen, and it adds elegance and vintage charm to the album cover.

Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame Shaker by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Begin by heat embossing the frame with WOW Vintage Champagne.  Then die cut an acetate circle using Spellbinders largest circle frame die.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the frame with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Now adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the frame to make the shaker box.  Die cut the circle element from the paper collection, dress it up with a little glitter, then fill with a mix of snowflakes, beads, buttons, and flat back pearls.

A Charming Spine Treatment

Now dig through your stash of Christmas embellishments and create a lovely dangle charm for the spine. When these move, they sound like Christmas bells softly ringing.

Stamperia Classic Christmas Mini Album Tour on YouTube

If you’d like to see the the rest of the album, hear how I altered it, and learn how I combined several different paper collections to cover the pages, then I hope you will enjoy this short video tour.

Did you find some tips and tricks that you can use in this project?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Pink Christmas Mini Album

Stamperia Pink Christmas Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Pink Christmas Mini Album Project Share with Tips and Tricks

Hello, Friends!  This episode of Throwback Thursday features a Stamperia Pink Christmas Mini Album.  While this is not a full fledged tutorial, it is loaded with tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next mini album making adventure.

Stamperia Pink Christmas Mini Album Project Share by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I think you will enjoy learning how I altered this Graphic 45 Rectangle Tag and Pocket Album base to make it a little less intimidating to finish.  Then I’ll show you how I created  the vintage silver edges on the album cover.

Here’s a close up of the beautiful Little Birdie Flowers and Reneabouquets Leaves .

Delicate swirls of snowflakes adorn the corners of the album cover.  And just look at these sweet winter songbirds!

This picture shows the glittery snow effect on the trees, roof and landscape.

Do you love a charm dangle as much as I do?  This cluster sounds almost like Christmas Bells when it moves.  And I’ll share my secret tip for creating “metal” numbers on the spine, too.

Interactive Pages

Here’s a peek inside the album.  I actually used 4 different Stamperia paper collections to fill up all these pages.

The album is loaded with neat interactive features like this waterfall page with a magnetic belly band closure.  I’ll show you how I put that together in the video.

Don’t you love these sweet Victorian images and color palette?

Add unexpected features to your album pages to keep it interesting.  This pop up feature is so easy to make, and I’ll tell you how I did it in the project share.

Large images can be difficult to fit in an album.  But they make great flap pages!  Simply score a 1/2″ hinge on the side and adhere behind the base page.

Stamperia Pink Christmas Mini Album Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to learn more about how I created this lovely album, please enjoy this in depth project share on YouTube.

This lovely album is now on its way to one of my sweet Etsy shop customers.  She ordered it as a special Christmas gift for her sister.  I had to get it made quickly and shipped off to her so she can then ship it to her sister who lives far away.  That’s why I did not have time to do a tutorial.  But I think you’ll find lots of helpful ideas in the project share video.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this project in the comment section below.

You can find more Pink Christmas projects HERE and HERE.

And, you can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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** Please Note: Throwback Thursday projects are designed to inspire us to dig into our crafty stash and use up goodies that we bought a while ago.  For this reason, not all the products used in this post are still available for purchase.  I will link whenever possible, but if a product listed is not linked, it is because I could not find it in my usual sources.  Thanks for understanding!

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