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December Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 December Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share our December Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial.  Can you believe that we are at the end of this year-long series featuring this gorgeous collection from Graphic 45? Time to Flourish has always been one of my favorites to work with, and the addition of Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and printed Beautiful Board has made it that much more true.

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Here’s a look at this month’s folio.  I’m loving the traditional red and green color palette for this month, how about you?  Instead of poinsettias, I chose some deep red Little Birdie Flowers to accent the ribbons and papers. The gold and jeweled centers really amp up the holiday glitz and glam.

Like the previous 11 folios, this one has a hidden pocket folio built into the 6″ x 6″ easel card base. If you are new to this series, you can find MORE folios in the archives.  Or you can watch the video tutorials on my YouTube channel.

December Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Here’s the tutorial for this month’s folio.

 

It’s a little sad to be at the end of this series, but all good things do come to an end. The good news is that 2023 is right around the corner, and I’m working up some ideas for a new series. If you have any collections or brands that you’d like to see in 2023, please let me know in the comment section below.  I’ll do my very best to incorporate some of  your suggestions in my planning.

UPDATE: There will be no Make & Take Tuesday or Throwback Thursday tutorials next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  I have family coming in, a new grandson to enjoy, and a house to clean and pies to bake!

The Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop is on Friday, so I’ll see you all then!  Until then, I wish you all a blessed, happy, gratitude-filled and delicious Thanksgiving!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial

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Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Dies

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a festive Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial to share with you.  These are brand new dies from Spellbinders Paper Arts, and they make card layering a breeze!  I’ve paired them up with Graphic 45’s Twas the Night Before Christmas papers, but they would work well with any collection.

This is one of my signature Tea Party in a Box creations.  I love making these as holiday gifts.  Today’s tutorial focuses on creating the cover of the card.  But you can find a tutorial for making a Tea Party in a Box card base HERE.

A Peek Inside

Do you struggle when it comes to using some large images on a card?  Well, here’s a tip that will help you with that!  Turn the base page into an interactive gatefold mechanism inside your card.

  • First, trim the bottom of the 12×12 paper just below Santa’s boots.
  • Now measure up 5 5/8″ and cut straight across the the paper.
  • Next, center the Santa image on the top of your card.
  • Then use a pencil or a stylus to mark how far to score each side panel.
  • Score the panels, then fold them in toward the center of the card.
  • Adhere the gatefold mechanism to the card base.
  • Trim the 6″ x 4″ journal card to measure 5 1/2″ in width.
  • Then adhere just the left hand side of the image to the left hand gate.
  • Decorate the top and bottom of the green stripe paper with border pieces and fussy cut holly.

It’s cute, and a fun surprise to open!

 

Use paper scraps to dress some cookies, a York Peppermint Pattie, Holiday Tea Bah, and honeystick.  Tuck in a vintage Italian demitasse spoon and a cute little 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ note card.

Night Before Christmas Postage Edge Card Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how to layer up all those neat Postage Edge Squares on the front of your card?  Then please enjoy this short and easy to follow video tutorial on YouTube.

 

I know this was a short tutorial today.  But there is a good reason.  Our 4th grandbaby, and our first grandson, Finn Michael was born last week.  Between that wonderful event, and wedding plans for our daughter and the Button Farm Club Kit, I ran out of time!  I’ll do better next week! Hopefully!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial

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Carta Bella Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial with Spellbinders Becky Roberts Tiered Tray Dies

Hello, Friends!  This Carta Bella Welcome Fall Tiered Tray tutorial is such a fun bit of autumn home décor!  A few days ago, I introduced you to this fabulous die collection, but I used it to make a Christmas Tiered Tray. It was such an enjoyable crafty adventure that I decided to create another version in fall hues.

 

Look at all the fall goodness tucked into this tray!  We have another fall gnome, a fall banner, acorns, autumn leaves and pumpkins.  These are all cut from scraps of patterned paper using the Tiered Tray Décor Dies, as are the little prim house, pitcher and coffee mug.  This is a great way to use up little bits and pieces of pretty patterned paper!

Once again, I combined fussy cut elements from the 6×6 paper pad with the die cut pieces.

If you like to decorate for each season or special occasion, this die would be a fun addition to your stash.  The video tutorial below will show you how to assemble the tiered tray in a way that creates lots of depth and dimension on your finished card.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside of this vibrant fall card.  I sure do love this paper collection from Carta Bella.  The autumn hues are so warm and cozy, and it’s filled with delightful patterns.  I could not resist adding a flap page and a pocket inside the card.

Open the flap page to reveal a little photo spot and….a tiered tray!  How fun is that?  The pocket if filled with a 4×6 notecard, some tasty fall chocolate, a honey stick and a tea sachet.

This sweet little tea sachet is tucked into the pocket.  Remember when I made the Stitched Diamond Shaker Card?  Well the die cut on the front of the sachet is left over from that crafty adventure.  It really dresses up a tea bag!

Welcome Fall Tiered Tray Tutorial on You Tube

If you’d like to learn how to assemble and decorate your tiered tray, I hope you’ll enjoy this little video tutorial.

That’s it for me today, my friends!  I hope you are all enjoying some beautiful fall weather.  Just a few more days, and I’ll be sharing LOTS of Christmas tutorials and projects with you.  I’m also working on a fabulous recipe album kit for Button Farm Club.  That will be released shortly. And, the Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop is this Friday!  So lots of good things to look forward to!

You’ll find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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November Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  Well, it’s time for us to share our Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on this Throwback Thursday.  Wow, it seems like just a couple of weeks ago when we shared the January folio, doesn’t it?  If you are new to this year-long series, you can find the previous 10 folio tutorials on my YouTube Throwback Thursday Playlist.  The  November folio is extra beautiful with rich autumn hues and some lovely Reneabouquets Beautiful Board accents.

Each of these easel style desk folios measures 6″ x 6″.  Designed to be used as a decorative item on your desk or side table, they have ample room for photos and journaling inside.  This is my own original design, and I never seem to grow tired of making these folios.  They make the best birthday presents!  And, you can easily substitute other papers to make little baby shower, wedding, or Christmas folios.  How fun is that?

Beauti-fall Reneabouquets Beautiful Board

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Each month, I add some Reneabouquets accent pieces to really make the design special.  Sometimes I use frames or a doily.  But this month, I created a sparkly fall leaf and acorn with her stackable leaf beautiful board.  Then I added some elegance with a pull tab fashioned from a Sugar Bee Corner. Ink this up with embossing ink and sprinkle with Copper Embossing powder to create a unique pull tab. Read on to find out more!

Mixed Media Action

This lovely fall leaf Stackable Beautiful Board is so much fun to make!

  • First, color the base layer of the leaf with a blend of Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink.  Sponge the ink on with a blending tool.  Then spritz it with water to distress it.  Set aside to dry.
  • Next, sponge Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink over the top chipboard layer of the leaf.  Then sprinkle with Vintage Beeswax Embossing Ink (Seth Apter).  Heat until the powder begins to melt.
  • Now sprinkle Charred Gold Baked Texture over the hot embossing powder like salt and heat again.
  • While the embossed leaf is still hot, sprinkle again with Chunky Rust Texture Embossing Powder and heat again.
  • Finally, sprinkle Ancient Amber Baked Texture over the hot embossed area and heat one last time.  The end result is a richly textured chipboard piece with subtle shades of color.
  • Finish by gluing the chipboard top to the leaf base.  Then fill in some of the swirled areas with Dries Clear Adhesive.  Sprinkle Gold Distress Glitter over the glue, turn over a funnel tray to remove the excess and set aside to dry.
Flowers, Leaves and Ribbon

Pull out the rich tones of the paper with some fall foliage, flowers and custom dyed seam binding ribbon.  I’ll share a link to the seam binding ribbon tutorial in the video description box.

A Peek Inside

 

The inside of the folio has all sorts of fun tuck spots, pockets, mini folios and journaling cards.

We will create a hidden pocket on the bottom of the folio to hold that tabbed pull out element.

Isn’t that embossed Beautiful Board corner pretty?

And here’s a peek inside the pull out element.  Lots of fun interactive elements here, too.

Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this pretty fall project, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.

 

We only have ONE monthly folio left to create.  But don’t be sad….I’m already planning another series for 2023!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

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November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial with Photoplay Year with My Gnomies

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe that it’s already time for me to share our November Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial?  Where has this year gone?  November means Thanksgiving in the USA.  And Thanksgiving just happens to be my favorite holiday.  Our gnomes this month seem pretty excited about the holiday, too.  How cute is that little Pilgrim gnome?  And do I spy turkey and pumpkin pie?  I believe I do!

Our shaker box this month is a gorgeous Reneabouquets Layered Pumpkin.  I’ll show you how to put it together in the video tutorial below.

Pops of teal in the ribbons and flowers pick up on the teals from the paper collection.  It makes for a warm and cozy feeling paired up with the russet tones of our pumpkin shaker box.

I even managed to find a teal pumpkin in my stash!

If you are new to my blog, or haven’t seen this year-long series, you can find the previous 9 tutorials HERE.

A Peek Inside

Just like the previous folios, this one is filled with flips, flaps,  pockets and mini folios.

Just think how fun it will be to fill this folio up with photos of your family Thanksgiving!  These memories are the things we will cherish all our lives, and it’s so nice to have a spot to capture them!

November Gnome of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Still want more fun with gnomes?  There are a few Button Farm Club Year with My Gnomies Boxed Folio Sets left in Laura’s shop.  You can find out more about them HERE.

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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