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Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in with a little surprise Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial on this Monday morning.  It’s going out a little later than I had hoped, but better late than never, right?

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My friends at Spellbinders sent me this lovely collection, and I spent a delightful afternoon creating a pile of festive Christmas cards with it.  As is usually the case, once I got done, I had a wonderful pile of scraps on my desk.  After pondering several good ways to use them, I landed on the idea of making Christmas Gift Card Wallets.  Oh, what fun!  In fact, they were so much fun, I decided I should make a little tutorial for you so you can make them, too.

Each gift card is measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and is made from one 12″ x 3 1/2″ scrap of white cardstock.

Christmas Delivery Gift Card Wallet Spellbinders Winter Wonderland by Kathy Clement Photo 01

It only takes about 15 minutes to make each wallet, so if you have a stack of gift cards to give out this year, this is definitely the easy way to do it!

This is a very fun collection to work with.  The 6×6 pad of papers has 40 sheets and 10 designs, including stunning gold foiled patterns. Instead of focal images in the paper pad, the collection features 2 different ephemera packs.  I’ll show you how to layer the images to create the card focals in the video tutorial below.  Everything about this new collection is fresh and festive.   My only concern was the weight of the paper; it’s very thin.  But since I added layers and used sturdy bases for my cards, everything turned out just fine.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at the inside of one gift card holder.  It’s a very simple design, but provides ample room for a little sentiment card as well as a gift card or cash.  You can adapt the design for any occasion.  Since gift cards have become so popular, it’s nice to have a way to dress them up.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Cards

One of the things I really do like about this collection is that you can find at least 3 unique color palettes.  The gift card wallets were made with what I called the pink/tan papers.  These festive cards represent the red/gold color palette.

There’s also a frosty blue/green color palette that I particularly loved. You can see in these photos how that gold foil just POPS!

Winter Wonderland Easel Card

Of course, I had to make an easel card!  This 6×6 card features the beautiful, traditional botanical images from the collection.

The brake or stopper on the card is actually a pocket.  This gives you a place to tuck in a gift card and a little note.

Winter Wonderland Gift Card Wallet Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cute gift card wallets, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

OK, my friends!  Thanks for letting me interrupt your Monday!  I’ll be back tomorrow with our September Gnome of the Month Tutorial.  Have a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Project Share with Mini Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Summer may be winding down, but the weather is still perfect for this Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio.  It’s been a hot and steamy season here in North Carolina, so playing with this new collection was a welcome respite. The colors and images are so relaxing and playful that it’s almost as good as a trip to the beach!

This was initially a “Just for me” project.  Y’all know how much I love the beach!  There’s nothing better than digging your toes into the warm sand as beach breezes mess up your hair while waves roll in on the shore!  But as the project came together, I decided I should share it with all of you along with a mini tutorial for creating the folio base.  This 5×7 folio is so easy to make, extremely versatile and filled with room for photos and journaling.  I think you are going to love making it!

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio: The shaker Frame

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Beachcombing has been my passion for many years now.  I always seem to have a large stash of shells and found objects to dress up beach themed projects.  As you can see here, I’ve some of those treasures to create a shoreline collage on the folio cover.  But look a little closer at the shaker element?  Do you see the itty bitty shells tucked in with the beads and sequins?  That was a fun design decision!  I even added real beach sand to the mix.

Beach Charm

There are some charming elements on the spine of this folio, too!

 

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

See this cute ribbon?  One of my granddaughters recently gifted it o me.  It’s just perfect as the closure for this folio base.

A Quick Peek Inside

The fun beach theme continues inside the folio.  You’ll find pockets and mini folios here.

Photoplay really nailed the color palette in this collection!

Images and sentiments hit just the right note, too!

I’ve built some fun surprises into the design of this folio.  So I think  we’ll switch over to the video now and share all of them with you.

Photoplay Beach Vibes Folio Project Share and Folio Base Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take the complete tour of this beachy folio, please enjoy this short video.  There’s a tutorial for building the folio base at the end.

Did you enjoy this little trip to the beach?  I did!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

Christmas in July Day 3: Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Day 3 of Christmas in July, and today I have a wonderful Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial to share with you!  I developed this mini album design when I was on the Graphic 45 Design team, and it is still one of my favorite ways to build a mini album base.  I hope you’ll enjoy the detailed tutorial for this mini album on YouTube!

Christmas in the Country and Reneabouquets
Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Since it is also Throwback Thursday, I’ve raided The Closet of Inspiration and Delight in search of some older Christmas goodies.  When my hand fell upon Prima’s Christmas in the Country, I  knew exactly what I wanted to make. (There is a chance that I bought an embarrasingly huge stash of this lovely paper collection…but I’m not telling!)

The mini album measures 5 1/2″ x 7″ with a 1 1/2″ spine.  Shaker frames always add a festive vibe to a project, especially when they are filled with such cute elements.  And, as is so often the case, Reneabouquets Beautiful Boar adds the perfect finishing touches.

A Peek Inside

 There are 4 sections to the mini album.  The cover is made with heavy kraft cardstock.  Inner pages are cut from 110# Natural Cardstock. Then I lined the inner pages with more of the heavy kraft cardstock to create really thick, sturdy pages.  Can you see how the interior pages start out big, get smaller, then get big again due to the stacked spine design. This is one of the reasons I enjoy this style of album so much.

Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

Friends, this is a massive tutorial.  Go grab yourself a cuppa and a snack to sustain you before you hit play!

This tutorial ought to keep you busy until next Tuesday.  That’s when our next Christmas in July post is planned.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Decor Stamperia Romantic Christmas by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Christmas in July Day 2: Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag with Stamperia Romantic Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s day 2 of Christmas in July and we’re going to make this wonderful vintage Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag together.  If you were lucky enough to grow up with snow at Christmas, then you probably remember the thrill of belly flopping onto a wooden sled and shrieking your way all the way to the bottom of a big hill.   This adorable sled die brought all kinds of delightful memories back to my mind as I was working with it. 

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The base of our Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag measures 4 1/2″ x 8″. It’s the perfect size to set out on a little side table or in a mantel display.  Dress it up with Stamperia Romantic Christmas papers to create a delightful botanical/nostalgic vibe.

Celebrate the Season Sled

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ok…true confessions.  I’m kinda smitten with this little sled. I die cut it from patterned woodgrain paper, and I love the way it turned out. The die set comes with the sled, skates, poinsettia and greenery.   You can use the sled with or without the ice skates, but why would you not want to use those cute skates?   

At first I thought the poinsettias were too small, but by the time I was finished, I decided that I really like the size.  They flow perfectly with the size of the sled, of course.  But I can also see myself using these as “filler” with other flower dies.  They are super easy to make, as you will see in the video tutorial.

Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you’ll join me on my YouTube channel as I create this fun Christmas tag.  There’s a little surprise element that I have not shown you in these photos.  Enjoy!

 

I’ll be back on Throwback Thursday with another Christmas in July tutorial.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time to share this Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial?  Summer is just speeding by, isn’t it?  The August papers are probably my favorites from the entire collection.  Sunflowers just plain make me happy!  And I indulged myself and gave myself time to create my own sunflowers using the Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower dies.  So this was a fun Throwback Thursday for me!

Sunny Skies, Sunflowers and Bees!

Graphic 45 August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers, bees, by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s a look at the folio we’ll be making this month.  Do you like the teal and gold color palette as much as I do?  It just feels like a field of cheery sunflowers under a sunny summer sky to me.

Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflowers by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Oh, but I did have fun making these lovely blossoms with the Heartfelt Creations Rustic Sunflower stamps and dies.

  • First, stamp the sunflowers onto white cardstock using Saffron Archival Ink.
  • Next, sponge the centers of the flowers with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
  • Now, apply Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Ink on the petals.
  • Die cut the flower layers with the Rustic Sunflower Dies.
  • Next, mist them lightly with water and run through the Rustic Sunflower Shaping mold.
  • Now, layer the flowers together, staggering the petals.  Mist lightly with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.  Heat dry.
  • Finally, fill the centers with hot glue and Czech glass beads and arrange as desired.
The Hidden Folio Pocket

This 5 1/2″ square folio tucks into a hidden pocket found on the bottom of the card base.

Look at all the fun interactive elements built into this mini folio!

Here’s a peek at the inside of the desk folio.  There’s no shortage of fun here, either!

August Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I make this sunny creation, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.

We only have 4 more folios to go to complete this year long series.  Maybe you can be thinking of another series for 2023!  Do you want to make monthly banners?  Wall hangings?  What sounds good to you?  Please share your ideas in the comment section below, and I’ll take them up for consideration, my friends!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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