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G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Let it Snow-Tea party in a Box-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I  have a sweet Graphic 45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial to share with you.  It’ slightly different from the Stamperia Winter Valley TPIB that I shared with you last week, but has some of the same deep blues that I love so  much.  I’m still working on last minute Christmas gifts for friends and family, and I have one more thing I want to get made, but the clock is ticking away every available minute!  Do you think I’ll get it all done?  I dunno….it’s gonna be a close one this year!

Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame and Pine Branches

I’ve featured two of my favorite Reneabouquets winter beautiful board pieces on the cover.  First, heat emboss with shabby blue Stampendous Frantage Enamel, it is the perfect shade of winter blue.

Next, I emboss the lovely pine branches with a clear holographic powder.  Then add some Deco Art Snow Tex and glitter to create snowy branches.  The flower cluster is made with Reneabouquets roses and poinsettia.  I tucked in a tiny Woodland Tree and some bits and bobs from my stash to fill it out.

A Peek Inside

The color palette of this collection, along with the darling songbirds, won my heart.  It’ so perfectly vintage, and a little bit Americana, too.

Pockets and box pockets and loads of goodies can be found within.

And since the holidays provide lots of great photo ops, I added in a big pull out mechanism to house them.  The magnetic closure keeps everything neat and tidy.

Look at all the room for photos!  The pull out is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, so you can even fit larger photos inside with ease.

Of course, once the hot cocoa, tea bags, chocolate, cookies and candy have been enjoyed, you can fit a lot more photos inside the box pocket!

G45 Let it Snow Tea Party in a Box Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to check out this project, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel for the tutorial.


I hope I’ve shared lots of ideas for Christmas crafting with you this month.  Now I  need to get serious about getting my own holiday in order!


There may not be another tutorial until after Christmas.  Family comes first here, and I have a long list of things to get done to make a Merry Christmas for my grandchildren, children and others.

So if you don’t hear much from me over the next week or so, please don’t worry.  Just know I’m in the  kitchen whipping up some cookies, or wrapping presents, or making a last minute gift.

Cleaning house?  Bah, humbug!

Wishing  you all the most joyous, love filled, peaceful and Merry Christmas yet!

With love, hugs and gratitude…




**Please note, Throwback Thursday products are often out of stock or discontinued.  I’ll link where I can, but if an item is not linked, it means I could not find it in my usual sources.  Thanks!


Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial

Echo Park-Gnome for Christmas-Gift Tags Tutorial-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial with Echo Park Gnome for Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m rolling in late with this Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial .  Today we’re working with Echo Part Gnome for Christmas to make these fun tags.  These make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa Gifts and would even look great on the Christmas tree!  You could attach them to pretty ribbon with a clothespin and then they’d be home decor, too.  Use whatever paper collection you have on hand, or even mix and match.  What fun!

Save Time with G45 Tags and the Tag Die

I cannot count the number of projects I’ve made using Graphic 45 Tags as a base.  They are attractive, sturdy and such a time saver!  Pair the tags up with the Regular Tag Die, and you’ll have these sweet gift tags made in no time flat.

If you have an envelope punch board (and really,  you should!) pull it out and make the size envelope that calls for 6×6 paper.  Since we’re using the 6×6 paper pad, there’s no measuring or cutting necessary.  Just put the paper in the punch board, score, punch, fold and you’re done!

What’s on the Back of the Tags?

To cover up the ends of the belly band on the back of the tags, cut a 3″ x 4″ panel of white cardstock,, stamp with the Gnome for Christmas stamps and adhere.  Cute, right?

Die cut a small tag and stamp with small images, spatter with gold paint and add a Christmas charm.  This is a great place to write the recipient’s name.


Dress your tags up with a cluster of jingle bells, Christmas beads, mulberry flowers and foliage.  You can make your own flowers, or save time with pre-made flowers.

Gnome for Christmas adhesive brads and gold glitter stars add a bit of sparkle and shine to the tag design.

Gnome for Christmas Quick and Easy Gift Tag Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how one of these tags comes together, then please enjoy this short tutorial on my YouTube channel.


If you would like to see more gift tag tutorials, check out this link.

I hope you enjoyed this late, late, late Throwback Thursday tutorial.  You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!





Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album Tutorial

Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album Tutorial-Graphic 45 File Folder Die-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  I’m running late today, but I think you’ll forgive me once you see this Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Album Tutorial.  It’s just so doggone cute!  The base is made with the Graphic 45 File Folder Die and kraft cardstock.  Quick and easy to make, and versatile (you can dress it up or keep it clean and simple) this is the perfect little stocking stuffer or swap gift.

Good Things in Small Packages

This little cutie measures just 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, but it is a giant when it comes to interactive elements like flips, hidden pockets, and sweet images.

You’ll learn how to make this fun pop up page in the video tutorial.  You can keep it simple with just one pop up element, or go big and add three, as I did here.

Making the pages is quite simple, as you just cut them out with the same file folder die.  No measuring required!

Created to be more of a lap book, or story book, you will also find room for a few small photos on the back of the flip pages.

The little houses in this collection delight me.  They are just so cozy and happy.  Wouldn’t you like to celebrate the holidays in one of them?

Stamperia Winter Valley Mini File Folder Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to take a tour of the Winter Valley paper collection, enjoy a walk-through of the finished album, then learn how to put it all together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for joining, me friends!  Sorry for being late today, but the holiday season has me running a bit behind.  There’s so much to get done, and the days just seem to fly by!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a little project share.  Then Thursday will be our normal Throwback Thursday tutorial.  Isn’t Christmas crafting fun?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial

Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Lodge Christmas Treat Tags-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

 Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial with Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Lodge

Hello, Friends!  I’m keeping the Christmas Crafting Train rolling with this Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial.  This idea just popped into my head the other morning, and it was so fun, so cute and so fast to make that I just had to share the tutorial with you.  I think you’re gonna love it!

You can make a basket full of these little beauties and keep them by the front door to give as great last minute gifts.  They are also a perfect way to dress up a gift card or cash gift.  And, you can set up a crafty assembly line with your kids, grands or girlfriends to make it even more fun.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Start with a Tag…

Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags-Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Lodge-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

The base for this cute contraption is a Graphic 45 Square Kraft Tag.  One simple score line, a ribbon closure, and BOOM.  Instant tag pocket.  It’s almost too good to be true!

If one tag is good, two tags are better, right?  So I also dressed up a kraft ATC tag and tucked it into the bundle of goodies.  But you could easily package a single Christmas Cookie or other small treat.  Because there’s just one score line, flat treats work best.  But if you want more dimension, just add a 1/4″ score line!  Easy-peasy!

Holiday Table Place Cards?

If you’re looking for a fun way to dress up your holiday table, these little beauties would make great place cards, too.

Dig around in your stash of Christmas embellishments so you can dress your tag up in it’s holiday best!  This was perhaps my favorite part of the creative process.  I heat embossed some Reneabouquets snowflakes, spritzed faux snow on rusted metal trees, tied bows on mini candy canes, and strung jingle bells from a simple shoestring style bow.

Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial Tips and Video

To make this project come together quickly, I suggest the following:

  • First, score all your tag bases.
  • Next, die cut all the tag liners using G45 Square and ATC tag dies.
  • Then adhere the liners to the tags.
  • Now, tie all your jingle bells and charms onto bits of string or twine.
  • Prep all your trees.
  • Heat emboss all your snowflakes.

Now you can create your piles and put each tag together quickly.  Cookie breaks are allowed, of course!

If you’d like to see  how easy it is to make these sweet treat holders, please enjoy this video on my YouTube station.

And that’s it for me, friends!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a project share.  Gotta keep that Christmas crafting mojo flowing, right?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial

Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Hello, Friends!  Well, I’m back from my break and ready to share this lovely Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial with you for Make & Take Tuesday.  I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was restful and restorative.  We enjoyed lots of good things to eat, lots of hugs, big laughs, great conversations and even time to rest.  What could possibly be better?

But now it’s time to get serious about Christmas crafting!  So many projects are dancing in my head, and only a few days to bring them to life.  I have quite a few new Christmas collections in my stash, and I’m excited to share them with you as we move through this festive season.

Mintay White Christmas is probably my favorite new Christmas collection this year.  It has just the right mix of traditional and fresh colors, patterns and images. Plan on seeing this collection pop up again in future projects, friends!

Reneabouquets Snowflake Shaker Frame

Reneabouquets snowflakes are so detailed and delicate, you can use them right out of the package.  But you know me…I’m going to gild the lily whenever I can!  So I heat embossed them with WOW! Powdered Snow embossing powder.  I wish you could see this 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ folio in real life because it positively glistens like fresh fallen snow.

TIP:  Add a little spice to your flower cascade by tucking fussy cut candy canes, cookies and snowflakes in between the flowers.

The Ribbon Closure and Spine

In keeping with the shabby chic design of this folio, I added torn linen ribbon as a closure.  I love the texture this adds, and the red centers of the snowflakes are a near perfect match for the paper collection.

TIP:  To keep the ribbon from fraying, place a little Dries Clear Adhesive on your fingertips, then brush them lightly over the edges.  It really works!

A Peek Inside

Designing folio bases is probably my favorite crafty pursuit.  I love to look for ways to add interactive elements so that flipping through the pages is an interactive experience.   So we will add a flip page on the left and a pull out folio on the right hand side of this album.

For even more fun, I’ve added a kinetic waterfall feature on the right and a sweet little gatefold door in the center panel.

Want to see what’s behind the door?  Well, you’ll have to watch the video to find out!

Mintay White Christmas Shaker Folio Tutorial on YouTube

This is one of my longer tutorials, so you might want to grab a cuppa, a snack, and put your feet up before you hit play.  We’ll start with a walk through of the paper collection, then I’ll share the finished folio with you.  After that, we’ll get to work building the folio base and adding the various elements.

For your convenience, you can find the basic measurements in the description box below the video on my YouTube channel.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Christmas card featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I look forward to seeing you then!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!