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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.

 

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Card Folio Tutorial

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Card Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and we’re going to create something pretty with Prima’s Farm Sweet Farm Collection.  I have plans to create a Button Farm Club card kit with this collection in June, but I couldn’t wait that long to play with these lovely papers.  Make & Take Tuesday is the perfect time to introduce you to them.  So let’s go down to the farm this morning and see if the flowers are blooming.  The sun is shining brightly, and heard a rumor that Spring is coming, and the sheep are in the meadow.   Shall we?

The Shepherdess and Her Sheep

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Card Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Photo 01

What inspires a card design?  It’s always fascinating to me when a small element leads the way to a larger design.  In the case of this card, this precious little Bliss B. Darling Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets fired my imagination.  She made me think of an old fashioned shepherdess.  So I paired her up with the sheep ephemera from Farm Sweet Farm.  The heat embossed Peacock Clock tells us it’s time for Spring.  A lace border amps up the shabby chic vibe.

A Peek Inside

Add a flap page to the top of the folio for photos, notes or quotes.

TIP: Add Journal cards ( 3×4 and 4×6) as layering elements and tuck ins for quick and easy card design.

TIP: Break out your envelope punch board, and create a little sachet envelope for the box pocket.  Tuck in a tea bag and chocolate treat.  Then tie  a vintage demitasse spoon to the cover with pretty ribbon.

Prima Farm Sweet Farm Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how the cover on this pretty little card came together, I hope you’ll enjoy watching this video on YouTube.

Thank you all so much for all the sweet anniversary wishes!  We had a lovely day together!  Then our daughter spent the weekend with us, which was delightful.  She was our private chef on Saturday night, preparing us a sumptuous feast to help us celebrate 46 years as man and wife.  We are truly blessed, and truly thankful!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Remember, my June card kit will feature this lovely collection!

Now go make something beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial

Button Girl Tea Party in a Box Tutorial Prima My Sweet Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  I’m a little late for my Throwback Thursday post, but I think when you see this Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial, you’ll forgive me.  The truth is, I thought I had written this post earlier in the week.  Oops!  Better late than never, right?

Reneabouquets Button Girl by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Our Button Girl is the star of the show for this Throwback Thursday.  I snagged this cutie from Reneabouquets a while back, but it took a while for this project to take shape in my mind.  Since I collect vintage buttons, I had the best time putting this project together for you! And I had the perfect paper collection in The Closet of Inspiration and Delight.  Prima My Sweet is filled with images of vintage button cards, scissors, spools of thread and all the rest.

So naturally, I had to find a way to incorporate all these themes on the card cover.

Look at this vintage sewing machine button.  It takes me right back to my childhood when I spent endless hours sitting beside my sweet Mom as she sewed like fury on her old machine.  There was something so homey about the hum and chunk, chunk, chunk sound of the needle chewing through fabric.  If I close my eyes, I can still smell the aroma of the heated metal of the machine mixed with sewing machine oil and the Ivory soap Mom washed up with.

A Peek Inside

I took this Party Box over the top by adding not one, but two little folios to the top half of the card.  (I’ll be incorporating this technique in my March Card Kit for The Button Farm Club.)

This lateral waterfall folio is so much fun to open with the pull tab on the right.

And because this card is 8 1/2″ x 4″, I had room for a little pull out folio on the left!

I do so love these vintage style papers and button cards!

 Tea Party Box Surprises

I tucked some extra goodies into this roomy box pocket.

Do you spy the vellum envelope filled with buttons and sequins?  And there’s a yard of seam binding wrapped around the thread journal card.  I’ve even tucked in a couple of my vintage pearl topped corsage pins for good measure.

Twin Sister

The first card was such fun to make, I decided to create a second.

Here’s  our adorable Button Girl perched on a posy and a vintage doily.  The spool flowers are a sweet embellishment that I made .

This sample picks up on the peach and green hues in the paper collection.  I don’t’ know about you, but I really love this color combination.

Enjoy the video tutorial below.  You will learn how to create the base from a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock, finish the box pocket and see how all the parts work. We will also build the front of the first card together.

Do you spy the sweet vintage hanky that I tucked into this box?  It’s one of my hoarded treasures, but it was so perfect for this project that I just had to use it.

Button Girl Tea Party Box Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s the promised tutorial:

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.  Because this is Throwback Thursday, some items may be retired and no longer available.  When I can remember where I found an embellishment, i will link.  But if you saw my embellishment stash, you would understand why that is difficult for me to do.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative Thursday.  Dig into your stash and make something beautiful today!  You’ll be so glad you did!

Cheerio,

kathy

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