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Graphic 45 July Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 July Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Reneabouquets PHoto 01

Graphic 45 July Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Summer is here, and it’s time to share this Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial with you.  This is the next installment of our 2022 Time to Flourish Desk Folio Series on YouTube.  The rich colors of summer berries and azure blue skies come together in this lovely vintage design.

Have you noticed how many more gardens have cropped up this year?  Nearly every house in our neighborhood has a little plot or pot growing delicious summer produce.  So I decided to really emphasize the growing season in this month’s folio.  Whether you are growing posies or produce, July is the peak season for gardeners!

I wish I looked as cool and classy as this Reneabouquets Gardening Lady, don’t you?

A Peek Inside

A handy interior pocket does double duty as the stopper for this 6×6 easel card design.  This gives us lots of room for sweet tuck ins and photos.

The hidden side pocket holds this 5 1/2″ square folio.

Despite its petite size, it holds all kinds of gardening goodness on the inside!

The side pocket feature has room for even more photos of your summer garden!

Graphic 45 July Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to create this pretty  little desk folio?  Then I hope you’ll enjoy this easy to follow YouTube tutorial.

If you are behind on making your desk folios, you can find the rest of the tutorials HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much 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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Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card

Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial Reneabouquets Butterflies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends! For this week’s Throwback Thursday I’m sharing a Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial with you.  Sympathy cards are probably the hardest cards to make. But they are also one of the most meaningful cards to receive.  So it’s worth the time and effort it takes to make a really beautiful sympathy card.  I share a lot of tips and tricks for making them in the video tutorial below.

Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial Reneabouquets Butterflies by Kathy Clement PHoto 02

Here are a few tips for success when making a sympathy card.

  • First, think color.  Choose soft shades of green, blue, beige or even white.  Save bright, bold colors for birthday cards!
  • Next, look for calming, serene images.  Grief is a chaotic emotion.  So it’s good to choose images from nature, simple patterns and calming themes.
  • Keep your basic card design simple and more on the clean side.  Even though I have used layers and some embellishments, the overall design of this card is uncluttered.  That’s a good goal.

Since the sentiment panel is the focal image on this card, I added this 2 1/2″ circular image.  To help it blend into the design, I added this Reneabouquets Butterfly.  You can find links below.

A Peek Inside

I also kept the inside of the card very simple.  The blank panel is where I’ll add my personal thoughts to my friend.

It’s a good investment to add a few sympathy sentiment stamps to your tool box.  I probably use my sympathy sentiment stamps almost as often as I use my birthday stamps.

Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create today’s card, please enjoy this video.

I’ll post a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Use Up Your Scraps!

Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Use Up Your Scraps!  Carta Bella Flower Garden More than a Card

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready to use up your scraps?  Nothing makes me happier than clearing out a bunch of scraps from a favorite collection.  That is, unless I use those scraps to make something fresh and pretty!  So for this week’s episode of Throwback Thursday, we’re making this garden themed card using ONLY scraps from Carta Bella’s Flower Garden collection.

Sound like fun?  Well, it was fun!  I even challenged myself to use only scraps of white cardstock to make the card base and interior mechanisms, too.  That’s a double win my friends!

My card base is 5 1/2″ x 6″.  Why?  Because I had created a little quad folio with a 12×12 sheet of white cardstock some time back.  Sadly, when I made a cut along the scored edge, things went off the rails.  So I had set this base in the “we’ll talk about this later” pile.  I was able to make the boo-boo useable by trimming 1/2″ off the bottom edge.  And that’s how I ended up with a 5 1/2″ x 6″ card base.

A Peek Inside

This is one of my “more than a card” creations.  I had the other part of the quad folio laying on my desk when I realized it would fit inside the card base. (See the top half of the card.)

Then I found a little gift card wallet from an earlier project that I had cast aside because of the odd dimensions (3 3/8″ x 4 1/2″) .  Don’t even ask me how that happened.  Let’s just say I probably should have taken a lunch break.  However, it made a really cute gift card wallet inside this card.

I am happy to report that I had no useable scraps left over after completing this project!  What a great feeling!

Use Up Your Scraps Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this fun “more than a card” came together, please enjoy this YouTube video tutorial.

And that brings us to the end of another Throwback Thursday!  Do you feel inspired to dig out some scrappy bits and  make something beautiful?  Well, that’s a triple win for me, my friends!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 June Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 June Time to Flourish Tutorial Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Reneabouquets Butterflies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 June Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Believe it or not, it’s almost time to turn the calendar, so we need to share our Graphic 45 June Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial for this week’s Throwback Thursday post.  Summer comes into its own during the month of June. Songbirds are teaching their young to fly, butterflies flit about in the garden and the air is heady with the scent of roses.  What a beautiful month!  I think you’re going to really enjoy making this month’s folio!

We are following our basic folio design, and dressing things up with lovely elements from the Reneabouquets shop.  These Dusty Blue Roses are the perfect accent for the blues and pinks in this month’s papers.  A small April in Paris Doily creates a lovely spot to tuck in a wee bird nest. I’ll show you how to make it in the video tutorial!  And do you spy that gorgeous blue butterfly?  Yummy!

Hidden Pocket Folio

Of course, we have a hidden pocket beneath the card base.  This holds a lovely 5 1/2″ mini folio.

It’s kind of amazing how much you can fit into this small space.

I did change things up just a tad this month so that we don’t get bored with the design. You’ll see all the details in the video below.

A Peek Inside

The interior pocket doubles as a brake for the easel mechanism.

This gives us room to tuck in more small  photo folios, which is always a good idea.

Graphic 45 June Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along and learn how to make this pretty little ditty, please enjoy this video tutorial.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.  New to this series?  You can find the January-May Folio tutorials HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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