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Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Authentique Voyage Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Reneabouquets Starfish Photo 01

Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial with Authentique Voyage & Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and this week I have a really fun Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial to share with you.  If you can keep a secret, I’ll let you in on one:  this is Dale’s birthday card!  His birthday falls right after the 4th of July, so I thought it would be fun to create a red, white and blue card for him.  But, he also loves the beach.  So that would be a good option, too.  The perfect solution was found in this 2019 Authentique Voyage collection.

Once again, I limited myself to using only scraps to make this card.  That is always a fun challenge for me, and y’all seem to enjoy it, too.  Even the 6×6 card base is made with a 6×12 piece of kraft cardstock that I found mixed in with the papers.

Spicing Things Up with Mixed Media Techniques

Authentique Voyage Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement PHoto 02

Since my husband comes from the “less is more” school of design, I wanted to keep things more on the simple side.  But simple does not have to mean the same thing as boring.  I did two things to spice up this very basic card:

  • First, go for a fancier fold on your easel card.  Instead of scoring the front panel in half horizontally, I scored it in half diagonally.  I’ll show you how to do this in the tutorial below.
  • Next, add a little texture and visual interest with embossing powders.  I’m of the opinion that embossing powders are one of the cheapest, quickest and easiest ways to add a little spice to a card design.  I’ll share tips with you in the video tutorial.
  • Then, think about repeated shapes.  The sailboat images has triangular sails.  The twisted easel card design is triangular, too.
Line it Up!

Notice that the stopper or brake for this easel card follows the same line and angle as the easel front.  This lends a cohesive feel to the card design.  Then, see how I created a reverse triangle with the addition of the blue tag and button feature.

Add a few real shells and natural elements to your heat embossed Reneabouquets Starfish Beautiful Board to make the card come alive.  All these simple elements come together to create an interesting card that is not too busy.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the card interior.   Hopefully, Dale will approve.

Masculine Twisted Easel Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this card, I hope you’ll enjoy this little Throwback Thursday tutorial.

If you’d like to see more examples of masculine cards, you can find them in the archives HERE.

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

Now I need to get busy in the kitchen and make Dale’s birthday cake.  It’s to be a New York Cheesecake this year.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Friendship Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial

Photoplay Friendship Through the Years Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial with Photoplay Friendship Collection

Hello, Friends!  This Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial is such a fun design, and so easy to make that I just had to share it with you in this week’s Throwback Thursday post.  During a quick reconnaissance mission in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I found Photoplay’s Friendship Through the Years Collection and decided it’s fresh, somewhat modern vibe was the perfect match for this trendy card style.

Friendship Gatefold Card Tutorial Photoplqy Friendship Through the Years by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I don’t know about  you, but I’m loving the red, beige and teal color palette of this paper collection.

Having 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ inches of room to play with allowed me to create a 4″ x 6″ barn wood “gate” .  An expedition through my Spellbinders dies unearthed this lovely Tiara Rondelle Die. First I die cut it from light kraft cardstock.  Then I cut it a second time from a black floral print from the collection.  Save the inner circle area that’s left from each die cut.  Sandwich the floral print circle (which is the back side of the black floral) between the two Tiara Rondelle frames.  Then back this with the kraft circle to create a lovely focal point for the card.  Foam tape adds lots of depth and dimension.

A Peek Inside

Opening a gatefold card is always lots of fun.  This design also gives you lots of room to add goodies on the inside, too.

Here’s a closer look at the gift card wallet that is tucked into the pocket.

There’s a little note area and a gift card pocket inside.  So now the card becomes a gift.

Gatefold Slimline Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create this fun fold card base and learn some of the sneaky tricks I used to put it together, please enjoy this 20  minute video tutorial.

I think Throwback Thursdays are my favorite.  How about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy
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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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