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Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Love & Cherish Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement

Photoplay Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s all about love this for Throwback Thursday Anniversary Folio Tutorial!  We’re going to create a lovely Photoplay Love & Cherish project to help our friends Neal and Ruth celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss!  I was going to make them a card, but decided that 50 years called for a more substantial offering.  So I whipped up this easy to make (I promise!) folio to share with you today.

Photoplay Love & Cherish Shaker Folio Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement

I really like the size of this folio.  Don’t let the 6 1/2″ size fool you; I’ve build loads of room for photos and journaling into design.  Ruth’s favorite colors are turquoise and pink, which blend beautifully with the somewhat neutral palette of the paper collection.

I added a pop of color with a Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Frame that I transformed into a shaker element.  Don’t the shaker bits look like confetti?  And how perfect is the sentiment within the frame?

Although I used this folio base to build an anniversary themed folio, you can take the same design and adapt it to  your own custom theme.

A Peek Inside

There’s loads of room inside for photos and journaling.  I  kept the embellishments to a minimum to make sure of that.

You’ll learn some fun tricks and tips in the video tutorial below.  Here’s a sneak peek of the tag pocket.  Tags are the perfect spot to write down memories, quotes or even a spot for small photos.

Perhaps my favorite element is this nifty (and easy to make!) photo folio that sits in the left hand pocket.  Once you learn how to make these, you’re going to want to do it again and again.

Love and Cherish Anniversary Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this folio base is built, how to add the mechanisms and decorate the cover, then I hope you’ll enjoy this video.  Go grab a cuppa and a snack, then press play and enjoy!

I’m excited to gift this folio to our friends at their party.  We met them when we were out on one of our morning walks, and although we  haven’t known them for long, we have a lot in common.  It’s always a happy occasion when people gather together to celebrate a lasting love, isn’t it?

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 

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Graphic 45 Time to Flourish May Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish May Folio Tutorial Reneabouquets April in Paris Reneabouquets Dragonfly by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Graphic 45 Time to Flourish May Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Even though it’s hard to believe, it is time to share our Graphic 45 Time to Flourish May Folio Tutorial.  May???  Seriously?  Where is this year going?  If you are a regular follower on this blog, then you know we are enjoying a monthly series featuring this gorgeous paper collection.  New to the blog?  You can catch up on the previous months’ tutorials HERE.

May’s papers are so elegant with shades of purple, dragonflies, luscious botanical prints and floral images.  I decided to pull out the green hues in the color palette rather than the pink ones.  The end result is a regal looking folio that is perfect for Mother’s Day, May birthdays or any special occasion!

Layers of Love

I am so very fond of all the dragonflies that are depicted in the May papers.  they haven’t appeared in my back yard yet this year, but my granddaughters have seen them!  Because they are one of my favorite winged creatures, I echoed the dragonflies in the designer paper with a Reneabouquets glitter glass dragonfly and a silver dragonfly charm that I found in my stash.  Perched on a heat embossed April in Paris Beautiful Board Doily, it really sets the tone for this folio.

Here’s a view from above with the folio peeking out from the hidden pocket.

You’ll find a pocket inside the folio, too.  This one does double duty: it serves as a stopper or brake for the easel mechanism as well as a spot to tuck in photo mats and journal cards.

Hidden Pocket Mini Folio

We will create a 5 1/2″ square folio to tuck into the hidden pocket located beneath the card base.

There’s a storage pocket inside as well as a lovely flap page.

I’ve added photo mats and journal cards inside the folio.  You’ll see how all of this comes together in the video tutorial below.

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish May Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along and create this folio with me, here’s the video tutorial.

 

I hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of Throwback Thursday!  Have fun making this lovely folio!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  I have a really fun Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday!  This little number is so quick and easy to make, adaptable for any theme or occasion, and loaded with all kinds of interactive elements.  I think you’re going to like it!

Score and Fold!

Photoplay Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 1

You only need 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock to build the base for this folio.

  • First, cut 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock vertically at 6″ .  You will have (2) 6″ x 11″ paper panels.
  • Next, overlap the 6″ ends about 1/4″ and secure with adhesive.
  • Then place on your scoring tool and score at 3″, 6″ and 10″.  Fold on the 10″ score line and score again at 4″.
  • Now fold from the left:  mountain, valley, mountain, valley.
  • That’s it!  You just made yourself a really neat card folio base!

The real fun starts when you add your designer papers!  Be sure to include some flaps and turn tabs.

Hidden photo and journaling spots can be found behind the folio front.

Score and fold a whole strip of 3×4 images to create a surprise pull out page.  Now that’s fun!

The back page of this folio is a very generous 7 3/4″ x 6″.  That gives you lots of room to add pockets!

And why not tuck a little tag in between the page and the back cover?  Dig through your embellishments and see what you can find to create a charm dangle.  It’s a very manly charm dangle, of course!

Great Outdoors Masculine Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to build this folio base and see how I put my folio together, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

 

I’ll share a linked supply list below this post in case you want to add this playful masculine collection to  your Closet of Inspiration and Delight.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now go get your craft on!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Tutorial Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for me to share this Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial for this week’s episode of Throwback Thursday!  Can you believe this is the 4th tutorial in this Time to Flourish series?  Time sure does fly!

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Buttery yellows and soft blues make for a very pretty color palette this month!  Pops of pink and precious vintage style Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board, Easter Chicks and Butterflies dress this folio up in its Easter Best!

Lilacs and Butterflies

Reneabouquets Medium Blue Lilac Printed Beautiful Board Shaker Frame by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

The heart of this pretty project is this shaker frame made with Reneabouquets Blue Lilac Printed Beautiful Board Frame.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, trace around the frame onto acetate sheets (clear cardstock.
  • Now cut along the inside line of the tracing and adhere to the back side of the frame.
  • Next, trace around the frame onto a scrap of yellow cardstock.  Trim out and set aside.
  • Then cut out the image from the April image from the 8×8 pad.  Adhere this in the center of the heart.
  • Now add your shaker elements in the center of the image.  I used Buttons Galore Easter Chic shaker mix. (Linked below this post.)
  • Next, add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the heart frame.  Make sure you don’t leave gaps!
  • Finally, press the frame in place over the prepared image.
Hidden Pocket Folio

April Time to Flourish Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

You’ll learn how to build a sneaky hidden pocket to house this 5 1/4″ folio.

We can add a pocket and a flap page inside the folio to give us even more room for photos and journaling.

Don’t  you just love the images in this month’s pages?

A Peek Inside

The inside of the easel card base gives us room for a lovely pocket and a sweet little tuck spot.

Graphic 45 April Time to Flourish Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to make this sweet folio along with me, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I hope you have as much fun making this sweet springtime folio as I did!  You’ll find a linked
supply list below this post.
Now go make something beautiful!
Cheerio,
kathy
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Carta Bella Botanical Garden Birthday Card Tutorial

Carta Bella Botanical Garden Birthday Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Carta Bella Botanical Garden Birthday Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s episode of Throwback Thursday, I have a quick and easy Carta Bella Botanical Garden Tutorial to share with you.  Dale’s sister is having a birthday in a few days.  Becky is one of my favorite people on the planet.  She’s funny, kind, loving and easy to be with.  I don’t get to see  her nearly often enough, but when we do get together, laughter is always on the menu.  She loves beautiful flowers, and she has a lot of green accents in her home, so I thought this collection was a good fit for this occasion. It’s wonderful when your sister-in-law is also a friend, isn’t it?

Creating the Layers

Here’s are the measurements for this card.  You can watch me make it in the video tutorial below.

  • First, cut a 7 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ panel of cream cardstock.  Score it in half at 5 1/2″ and fold to make a top fold card base.
  • Next, cut a 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of green cardstock.
  • Then mat a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the brown dot paper on a 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ panel of kraft cardstock.  Stitich around the perimeter if desired.
  • Now, cut a 6″ x 4″ mat from cream cardstock.
  • Then mat a 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ panel of the green leaf paper on a 5 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ panel of green.
  • Center and adhere all these layers on the card base.
Add a Focal Image

Now it’s time to add a beautiful focal image.

  • First, cut the floral border strip to 5 3/4″ and adhere as a belly band.
  • Now die cut the Spellbinders Double Halo Oval from cream cardstock.
  • Then use the small oval from the die set to cut out a floral oval. Back this oval with foam tabs, center and adhere.
  • Next, Fussy cut the Beautiful Day bouquet from a 3×4 card.  Back with foam and adhere.

You can’t see it in this photo, but I added some Crystal Clear glitter to the greenery in the bouquet.  In real life, this adds a subtle sparkle to the image.  Now it’s time to add a beautiful bow. This Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin bow is the perfect accent for this card.  Top it with a string bow and a Little Birdie Crafts Renea Moonlight flower.

A few cream pearls, a button and a little key finish things off nicely.

A Peek Inside

The inside is sweet and simple.  I wanted to make something pretty…but quick.  So this design and these measurements could be used with any collection, really.

The top half of the card is a 7″ x 5″ panel of green cardstock topped with a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the creamy floral mix.  Then I added a 6″ x 4″ image as a decoration.

The pocket on the bottom is made with a 7 1/8″ x 7 1/4″ panel of the brown dot pattern.  Score 5 1/8″ and fold to make a pocket flap.  Secure the pocket flap with gussets.  Add a sentiment panel to the back of the 6×4 card so you can write a personal note.  I will tuck in a little chocolate treat, too.

Carta Bella Botanical Garden Birthday Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this card come together, I hope you’ll enjoy this easy to follow video tutorial.

Well, that’s it for Throwback Thursday this week.   I hope you all find a few moments to make something beautiful today.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday tutorials use older papers and supplies from our stash.  Some of these items are no longer available for purchase.  I will link when they are.  Thanks for understanding.

 

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