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Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial

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Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial for April 2024 Banner of the Month

Hello, Friends!  It’s Wonderful Wednesday, and I have a lovely Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial to share with you.  This is our April 2024 Banner of the Month, and I think you’re going to love how soft and feminine it is.  The central pennant features a beautiful Reneabouquets floral wreath shaker frame.  Let’s dig in and take a closer look, shall we?

Stamperia Threads Sewing Themed Banner Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

This is a great big banner, with 7 pennants and lots of dimension.  I’ve used 3 different dies to create the pennant bases: a stitched banner die, Sizzix House/Pocket Stitchlets Die, and Graphic 45 Ivory Square Tags.  The different shapes of the banner make it more interesting, but if you prefer everything to be the same size and shape, you can absolutely do it that way, too.

Buttons and Bows

Vintage buttons play a big role in the design of this banner.  It was so much fun to dig through my stash and pull out buttons that matched the color palette of this lovely paper collection.

TIP:  Buttons that are threaded will adhere better to a project.  So even though it takes a little time to thread all those pretty buttons, it’s worth it!

There’s also a lot of texture in this banner design thanks to all the various trims and ribbons.  Vintage doilies found a new home, too.

Stitch Graphic 45 tags upside down onto your ribbon header to create a really pretty pennant edge.  Then hang some sewing themed charms from the grommet to really make those tags stand out!

Stamperia Threads Banner Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I layer all these banner elements together, then please grab a cuppa and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You can check out the other Banner of the Month tutorials HERE.   This banner is also available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

I hope you have fun making this home decor piece for your craft space, friends!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for joining me!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Brocante Tag Mini Album Tutorial

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Stamperia Brocante Tag Mini Album Tutorial for Wonderful Wednesday Tag of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Stamperia Brocante Tag Mini Album Tutorial is our Wonderful Wednesday Tag of the Month.  In case you missed my announcement last week, I will no longer be doing Make & Take Tuesday or Throwback Thursday videos on a regular basis.  Instead, we have initiated Wonderful Wednesday tutorials.  We will continue our Tag of the Month, Banner of the Month, Birthday Card of the Month and Flower of the month tutorials in this new schedule.  This way, I can enjoy weekend activities with our grandchildren.  It’s a change I’m very excited about!

Stamperia Brocante: An Antique Shop on Paper

If you’re a fan of “junkin'” or “picking” at flea markets, antique shops and thrift stores, I think you’re really going to enjoy this new collection from Stamperia.  It’s just like visiting an antique shop on paper.  Filled with images of old silverware, china, teacups, teddy bears, pocket watches, cameras and millinery, it’s a treasure hunter’s delight.

I wanted to create a sense of joyful adventure right from the start, so I “antiqued” a resin frame with paints, mists and wax.  Then I turned it into a shaker element filled with old keys, pearls, beads and sequins.  Should I dress up the cover with an antique silver spoon?  Why, yes!  I think I should!   What a fun way to begin this crafty adventure.

Flip Down Tag Album

Tags make me happy.  They are versatile and lend themselves to all kinds of crafty ideas.  For this tag mini album, I wanted to create a really fun binding system that opened in an unexpected way.  Hence the spine on the bottom design of this flip down album.  There are some fun surprises on the inside, too, as you will see in the video tutorial below.

Stamperia Brocante Tag Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see more of this lovely paper collection and follow along as I create this fun tag mini album base, you’re in luck!  Grab a cuppa and a snack and join me for a tour and a tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Did you enjoy that?  I certainly enjoyed creating it!

You can find a linked supply list below.  And if you’d like to purchase the finished album, you can find it in my Etsy Shop.

You’ll also find a lovely TAX RELIEF sale in my Etsy shop from now through April 15th.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial

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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Grab your sunscreen and flip flops and join me as I share this Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial.  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I’m indulging my love for the ocean with another beach themed project.  This folio base is super quick to build and can be used with any collection you have in your stash.

If you remember, a few weeks ago I showed you how to use a Spellbinders 3-D embossing folder to make a mixed media background.  Since I had an extra panel left over from that demo, I decided to use it as the springboard for today’s project.

Pockets and Tags

The folio base for this project measures 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″.  This gives us lots and lots of room to add pockets, flaps, tags and more.

Here’s a peek at the goodies stashed inside the pockets.  Doesn’t this collection make you dream of the sea?

I won’t share all the details here, as we’ll do a walk through of the project in the video tutorial below.  But I thought you would enjoy taking in the beautiful colors and images from this collection.  It’s been around quite some time, but Stamperia has just re-released it this year, and I’m glad it’s available once again.

Shells and Seahorses

The lateral waterfall in the center of the folio has shell shaped turn tabs and a magnetic closure.  I could not resist adding a seahorse and starfish collage to the facing page.

Message in a bottle?  No, but you can write one on the tag that’s tucked behind this collage page.  And there’s room to tuck a photo under the sentiment card on the facing page.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re hankering for the sea, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

While this is not a “step by step” tutorial for all the elements, you will find the basic instructions and measurements in the description box that is below the video on my YouTube channel.  And of course, you can find a linked supply list below this post.

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll by the shore today.  I’m listing this folio in my Etsy shop, just in case you are interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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March 2024 Birthday Card of the Month Tutorial

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March 2024 Birthday Card of the Month Tutorial with Stamperia Romance Forever

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for our March 2024 Birthday Card of the Month Tutorial?  This is our third BCOM tutorial in 2024.  You can find the January and February BCOM tutorials HERE and HERE.

Have you seen Stamperia Romance Forever yet?  It came out around Valentine’s Day.  If you love shabby chic, pastels and gorgeous florals, I think you’re going to really enjoy working with this collection.  I know I thoroughly enjoyed creating this bookmark in a pocket card folio, and I hope you will, too.

Soft Spring Florals

Pastel shades of lilac, pink, rose and cream make this collection perfect for a spring time birthday card.  I could not resist cutting around the edges of this gorgeous floral clock image.

Next, stitch the image to a slightly larger panel of the crocheted lace doily pattern from the 8×8 paper pad.  Leave an opening you so can tuck a bookmark into the pocket, and now you have a gift.

TIP: Don’t forget to use the artwork on the front cover of these beautiful paper collections.  Trim out the sample panel of the floral border, stitch it to a slightly larger panel of lavender cardstock, back it with lace and you’ve made a really pretty bookmark.

A Peek Inside

Flaps and pockets really help to make a card special.  Score an 8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of patterned paper at 4 3/4″ .  Fold on the scored line and you have a flap page in no time!  Dress up the front of the flap with a stamped sentiment, pretty frame and a chipboard turn tab.

Add a 4″ x 3″ panel of pink cardstock inside the flap as a sentiment spot.  By the way…is this paper gorgeous or what?

Fill the pocket with fun surprises like a lavender sachet sewn from rice paper, a little birthday tag and something special (not tea!) inside one of the cut out envelopes from the collection.

Stamperia Romance Forever March 2024 Birthday Card of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to join me as I create this pretty birthday card?  Then grab a cuppa and a snack and please enjoy this video tutorial.

 

I’ll be back on Thursday with something else fun to make.  Next Tuesday is our Flower of the Month tutorial…and I’m thinking spring flowers!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box Tutorial

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Simple Stories Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box Tutorial Day 2

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised I’m back to Day Two for this Simple Stories Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box Tutorial. This sweet little box of tags makes a very pretty addition to  your spring home decor.  And it is so much fun to create! 

If you missed the first part of the tutorial where we made the tags, you can find it HERE

All That and a Tea Party in a Box!

Not only is this a a delightful box full of mixed media tags, it’s also a Tea Party in a Box!

Oh, did I forget to mention on Tuesday that there’s a sweet little pocket on the back of the box?  Well, now you know.  I tucked a tag and a tea wallet inside the pocket, but you could easily add spring photos, too.

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I fit the rest of the Tea Party in a Box between tags.  They fit nicely and it makes it more exciting to take the tags out of the box when you find cookies, chocolate, a vintage spoon and a honey stick hiding in there!

Simple Vintage Garden ATC Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I dress this box up in its spring finest, then please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Tips for Success

Here are a few last tips to help make your ATC Tag Box creation a success:

  • First, cut all the pieces before you start putting the box together.  You can find all the measurements in the description box below the YouTube video.
  • Second, use a liquid adhesive like Dries Clear Adhesive or Fabri-Tac to adhere the trims.  Hot glue will bleed through the fabric and leave marks.  Scor-Tape will have to be 1/8″ wide, and in my experience, it does not hold the trims in place when it is that heavy.
  • Thirdly, adhere the box feet with Dries Clear or some other very strong liquid adhesive.  Hot glue will not work well with metal!
  • Lastly, put the feet on your box as the very last step.  Then set the empty box aside for a few hours or overnight.  This gives the glue a chance to fully harden, and will keep your box feet nice and sturdy.

I hope you enjoyed this two-part tutorial.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.  This item is also for sale in my Etsy Shop. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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