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Floral Mason Jar Shaker Embellishment Tutorial

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Floral Mason Jar Die of the Month by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Floral Mason Jar Shaker Embellishment Tutorial for Spellbinders APG DOM March 2021

Hello, Friends!  I’m super excited about sharing this Floral Mason Jar Shaker Embellishment Tutorial with you!  Why?  Because it is stinking cute, that’s why!  And easy to make!  Did I mention cute?  Soooo cute!  This is the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit Die of the Month for March 2021.  My friends…it’s my favorite die that Becca has ever made.  I’m seriously in love with this set because of the amazing potential.

If you’ve ever priced out cute little shaker embellishments like this, then you know they have a big price tag.  Imagine being able to make as many of them as you want , in any theme for any occasion.  I spent a delightful afternoon playing with these dies alongside Carta Bella’s new Flower Garden papers.  Such fun!  I have a couple of samples to share with you here today, so let’s get started!

Bee-utiful Embellishments!

The Floral Mason Jar is designed to function as one of Becca’s Vignette dies.  But the minute I took it out of the packaging, I  knew it was destined to become the cutest little shaker embellishment ever!

Since I had Carta Bella’s brand new Flower Garden paper collection in house, it only took me a nanosecond to decide to pair it up with this die set.  The video tutorial below will walk you through the process step by step.  First, I’ll show you which dies to use.  Then, I will put the embellishment together with you so you can see each step.  If you’ve been intimidated by shaker embellishments, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy this process is.

And here’s a quick peek at the inside of this cheery little number.

Floral Mason Jar Card #2

Making that first card was so much fun, I had to take this die out on another play date.  Using the same paper collection, this time I featured butterflies instead of bees. Cute, right?

I should probably mention that all the flowers and foliage are made with the etched dies that are part of this 14-piece set.

Since easel cards are my favorite, I had to make one, just because.

The pocket on the inside of the  card acts as the “brake” or stopper for the easel mechanism.

Which means you have room to tuck in a little chocolate wallet.  Sweet, indeed!

Floral Mason Jar Shaker Embellishment Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this little mason jar embellishment comes together, then please enjoy this short video.

How to Get the Vignette Floral Mason Jar Die of the Month

If you’d like to add this delicious little die set to your collection, you need to subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club at Spellbinders.  You’ll receive the Floral Mason Jar Die Set as your first club selection.

I can see this same die used with buttons for a sewing themed card.  How about jelly beans for Easter?  Or balloons for a birthday party?  Ooooh… how cute would a banner be made with these little jars as the focal images.  My mind is literally exploding with ideas!  So excuse my hasty exit…I must get back to my work desk!  Y’all talk amongst yourselves!

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

Seriously, thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are as excited about this month’s DOM as I am!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Throwback Thursday Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial

Prima Spring Farmhouse Collage Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m inviting you into my design process in a special Throwback Thursday Prima Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial.  I thought it would be fun to let you peek over my shoulder as I “free create” this collage style card from scraps of this lovely paper collection.  There are no notes and no plan in this video.  It’s just me and my paper and a basic vision for where I want to go.  Does that sound interesting to you?  Then read on!

Spring Farmhouse Beautiful Life Card from Scraps

This 5 1/2″ square box style card is made entirely from scraps.  The video tutorial below will take you step by step through my thought process in designing the card.  First we build the base from kraft cardstock.  Then we use scraps of designer paper to build a background.  Next we add fussy cuts and layers to add dimension and depth to the card design.  I’m hoping you will find this process to be entertaining and instructive.  It will be interesting to hear your thoughts after you watch the video.

Out of Bounds

See this little tag cluster?  It’s one of my favorite elements in the card design.  It actually extends beyond the card borders.  This is something we don’t often think of doing, but the end result can be dynamic.  You will see how all these little bits and bobs came together in the video tutorial.

The Bow Cluster

Hello, Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon!  This is a new shade of DSS Ribbon for me, and I absolutely love it paired up with this paper collection and these retired Petaloo Magnolia blossoms.  These were left over from my time on the Petaloo Design Team.

As an aside, I keep a big old glass cookie jar in my studio where I store loose flowers left over from previous projects.  My granddaughters helped me to sort them into color families.  This makes it easy for me to find just the right flowers in just the right shade.  It also means that I use up all these precious left over bits.  How do you store your leftover flowers?

A Peek Inside:  Tea Party in a Box!

Love pockets?  This card has them in both a standard and an easy-to-make box style.  I think you will love seeing how simple it is to make a box pocket this way.

Decorate little treats with bits of paper scraps, ribbons and flowers to create a Tea Party in the Box for the inside of the card.  This tea party is serving Ghiradelli chocolate, White Tea, Honey, and Cookies.  There’s a bitty honey dipper and vintage demitasse spoon tied up with a bit of ribbon along with a lovely little note card tucked into the pockets.

Throwback Thursday Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial on YouTube

So are you ready to play?  I hope you enjoy watching this video tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it!

By the way, if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet, I’d love to have you join me there.  I have over 200 FREE videos and tutorials in my various playlists.  The benefit to subscribing to the channel is that you will be notified any time I post a new project there.  That way, you won’t miss out on any of the fun.

I’ll post a linked supply list below this post.  And I’d love to hear your thoughts about this “free create” style video tutorial.  Your feedback is always carefully considered.

I hope you all have a joyful and creative day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Little Birdie Crafts True Love Desk Folio

Little Birdie True Love Desk Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts True Love Desk Folio Tutorial: February Guest Designer Spot

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a romantic, feminine Little Birdie Crafts True Love Desk Folio Tutorial to share with you.  This is the feminine version of the Classic Gentleman Gift Folio I shared with you in January.  I thought it would be fun to show you the softer side of this practical little desk companion.

True Love Desk Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

Ooh la la!  Paris, anyone?  Pink roses, too?  Sign me up!

Desk Folio 2.0

The best thing about this little folio is how quickly it comes together.  Since there is always room for improvement, I did  tweak the basic design for this folio just a bit.  For one thing, it’s taller.  I find the Junior Legal Pad fit better when papers are cut to 8 1/2″ tall instead of the original 8″.   And, I added a ribbon closure to add even more girly-girl charm to the design.

Here are the basic measurements for the folio base and pockets.

  • First score a 12″ x 8 1/2″ panel of designer paper at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ to form the cover.
  • Next, score a 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ panel at 1/2″ and 1″ to form the right hand flap page.
  • Now cut liner papers for the 3 inside panels to measure just under 5 1/2″ wide x 8 1/2″ tall.  The width of the liner paper has to clear the scored spine so that the folio will close  neatly.
  • Then score a 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ panel of designer paper so that you have (2) 1/2″ flaps on each side and on the bottom.  Follow the video tutorial to see how to turn this into a box pocket.
  • Now score a 6 1/2″ x 5″ panel of designer paper with 1/2″ flaps on the sides and bottom.  Then follow the video tutorial to see how to make this into a slash pocket.
  • The spines measure 7/8″ x 8 1/2″ for the larger spine and 3/8″ x 8 1/2″ for the thinner spine.
  • If desired, wrap the center of the folio with ribbon.  Leave the ends long enough to tie a bow.

Dress it Up!

Now comes the fun part: dressing up the cover!

  • Mat a 5″ x 8″ panel of the pink heart paper on medium weight chipboard. Brush the edges with ivory chalk paint.  Then adhere to the cover.
  • Next, cut a 3 1/2″ x 6″ panel of the Eiffel Tower design paper.  Brush the edges with chalk paint and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Then adhere the Little Birdie Chipboard on the left hand side of the folio cover.
  • Now cut a 2″ x 1 1/4″ scrap of the pink text paper and adhere above the chipboard.  Top with black buttons.
  • Arrange Pearl Pink Rosalind Roses and foliage on the cover of the folio.
  • Fussy cut some elements to tuck in with the floral arrangement.
A Peek Inside

I don’t know about you, but I hate it when a paper pad gets rolled up corners and wrinkled edges.  The flap page on the right helps to protect the pad beneath.

Here’s the folio fully opened.  You can see the box pocket on the left and the slash pocket on the right.

Create a cover for a 3″ x 5″ sticky note pad and tuck it in the box pocket along with a pen.  The slash pocket is a great spot to stash receipts.  But I filled it with a tea bag, chocolate treat and a honey stick for the gift presentation.

Little Birdie Crafts True Love Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Are you ready to make this little desk folio?  Then click play and follow along with this YouTube tutorial.

If you  missed the Classic Gentleman Gift Folio, you can find that video HERE.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Let it Snow Flip Folio Tutorial

Authentique Wintery Let it Snow Flip Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Throwback Thursday Photo 01

Let it Snow Flip Folio with Authentique Wintery for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For this episode of Throwback Thursday I’ve prepared this adorable Let it Snow Flip Folio Tutorial.  I reached all the way back to October 2016 when Authentique Paper released their gorgeous vintage style Wintery collection.  This was the collection that convinced me to find a way to get on this design team.  It’s so perfectly vintage, but perfectly fresh…which is kind of Authentique Paper’s wheelhouse.  (By the way, I was asked to Guest Design for Authentique Paper in May 2017, and I gleefully joined the team after that Guest Designer spot. I joke with Samantha, the owner, that I had to woo her hard in between those two dates.)

Let it Snow Flip Folio Details

This little folio is 5 1/2″ square with a 1 1/2″ spine.  The design is simple, but elegant.  Here’s how the front cover comes together:

  • First, cover a G45 Ivory Square Tag with designer paper from the Wintery collection.  Use the tag tie to cut the paper liner.
  • Next, heat emboss a Reneabouquets Snowflake Shadow Box with Stampendous Shabby Blue Frantage Embossing Enamel.
  • Then, build the shaker box following Renea’s YouTube tutorial.
  • Now fill the shaker box with a sequin mix.  My mix is linked in the supply list below this post.
  • Next adhere the shaker box to the striped 3×4 journal card from the paper collection.
  • Then adhere this whole piece to the covered G45 tag.
  • Before you adhere the tag to the cover, be sure to wrap the folio with ribbon.

  • Next, attach the Reneabouquets Snowman to the right hand side of the shaker box.  Use foam tape to fill in the space behind the body.
  • Now all that is left to do is add your winter greenery, flowers and embellishments.

Here’s a look at the spine.

Let it Snow Flip Folio Tutorial and Project Tour on YouTube.

It’s always easier to get a feel for the layout and flow of an interactive folio in a video.  So I’ve prepared a short project tour.  This is followed by a tutorial that will help you build the base and the interactive elements within the folio.  I hope you enjoy!

 

If you’d like to see some older projects made with Authentique Wintery, please click HERE.  This folio is also listed for sale in my ETSY shop.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

I hope I’ve inspired you to dig into your paper stash, pull out a lovely older collection and make something beautiful today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Note: Throwback Thursday projects are designed to inspire us to use older, retired products from our stash.  For this reason, I may not be able to link to retired or out of stock supplies.  Thank you for understanding.

Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Blog Hop Rose Promise Die Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Roses in December Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Hussena’s lovely blog.

Roses in December

There’s an old saying: “God gives us memories that we might have roses in December.”  That thought inspired this Roses in December Shaker card made with the Amazing Paper Grace Rose Garden Promise Dies from the 2020 APG Club Kit.

I chose a soft, neutral color palette to create a sense of serenity and nostalgia within the card design.  Here’s how this card front came together:

  • First, die cut the shaker frame from patterned paper.  Use the Tool-in-One to clear out all the little chads.
  • Now, lightly swipe the edges of the die cut frame with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Then cut a 5″ x 7″ piece of clear cardstock (acetate or clear acrylic) and adhere to the back side of the frame with a strong liquid adhesive.

TIP:  Apply the adhesive in a thin bead. Then spread it either with your finger or a toothpick.  This step will help prevent the adhesive from oozing out onto the clear cardstock.

  • Next, back the edges of the frame with 1/8″ foam tape.  I like to use 3 layers so that I can place larger elements like buttons and pearls into my shaker mix.
  • Now choose a 5″ x 7″ panel of designer paper to serve as the card front.
  • Then choose an image to sit in the center of that panel.

TIP: Find the perfect placement for your focal image.  Place the metal die over your card background and lightly trace guide lines using a pencil.  Now you know exactly where to adhere your focal image.

Now you only need to fill the shaker frame with your mix of buttons, beads and sequins.  Press the prepared card front over the foam adhesive and press in place.   Embellish the card with ribbon, creamy roses and your embellishments of choice.

A Peek Inside

Turn this card into a gift and a folio by adding a pocket and an accordion style photo album.

Provide room for journaling spots and even a gift card pocket, if desired.

The box pocket on the bottom half of the card is the perfect spot to add a little Tea Party for One.  Create another mini folio from your scraps.  Then wrap it with a belly band.  Tuck a vintage demitasse spoon, tea bag, and mini candy cane into the belly band. Wrap cookies in a scrap of designer paper to dress them up.  Then tuck in a mini honey dipper and a honey stick to complete the ensemble.

Here’s a look at the folio with the belly band removed.

Santa thinks you were very, very good this year, as this chocolate assortment proves.  The folio flips open again with room for additional photos.  You can write little greetings on the tiny tag, too.

Spellbinders $50 Giveaway

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, December 13th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Ilina has prepared for you.  I know you will be inspired.  Here’s the whole list of bloggers in this month’s hop:

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Sandi MacIver

Jill Hilliard

Jennifer Snyder

Jean Manis

Sheri Holt

Joy Baldwin

Hussena Calcuttawala

Kathy Clement

Ilina Crouse

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use with your own Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits. If you’d like to see another project made with the Rose Garden Promise Die, please click HERE.

If you are not subscribed to Spellbinder Club Kits, you can find information about all of them HERE.

To subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit, click HERE.  The Rose Garden Promise Die will be in your first kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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