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Kaisercraft Miss Betty Sewing Themed Card

Kaisercraft Miss Betty Sewing Themed Card for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Kaisercraft Miss Betty Sewing Themed Card for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s installment of Throwback Thursday we’re making a Kaisercraft Miss Betty Sewing Themed Card.  I found this collection while purging and re-organizing The Closet of Delight (formerly known as The Closet of Shame.)  Since it is too hot to pursue outdoor fun right now in North Carolina, I’ve been working on restoring order there.  As usually happens during one of these purging sprees, I found loads of retired collections just waiting to be given new life.  Oh, happy day!

Stitched with Love

Throwback Thursday Kaisercraft Miss Betty Card by Kathy Clement

There is nothing fancy about this card base.  It’s a simple 6×6 top fold card made from half a sheet of 12×12 white cardstock.  So what are we focusing on in this Throwback Thursday?  Composition and paper collage, dear friends, two of my favorite techniques.

We’ll make this pretty collage style card together in the video tutorial below.

Miss Betty Sewing Themed Card Tutorial on YouTube

 

Did you enjoy that?  I’m trying to keep my tutorials pared down to the essentials because life is so busy.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

If you’d like to see more Throwback Thursday Tutorials, just click HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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***Please note: Since Throwback Thursday posts use goodies from The Closet of Delight, I may not always be able to find them online.  I’ll link whenever possible, but if there’s not a link, it’s usually because the item is discontinued or sold out.  Sometimes you can find these items on E-bay or Etsy. Thanks for understanding!

Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor

Little Birdie Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Little Birdie Crafts Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial

Hello, Friends! This Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial is the perfect way to while away a sultry summer afternoon.  Beautiful flowers, cheery stacked teacups, and cheeky little birds beckon you to slow down the pace.  Stop and smell the flowers.

Mixed media is not my area of expertise.  But I do love to dabble.  There’s something liberating about slapping down paint and gel medium and a bunch of different textured layers.  This 8×8 wall  hanging was pure fun to make.  And, as you will see in the video tutorial below, it comes together very quickly!  That’s always a bonus.  I won’t belabor you with a lot of tips and such in this post.  You can hear me talk about them all in the video.  So we’ll just hit a few highlights and move things along quickly.

Decoupage Paper

The inspiration for this project is the stacked teacups and birdie image.  Little Birdie makes wonderful decoupage paper, and I finally had a chance to play with it.   It’s lovely stuff, and so easy to work with.  As you can see, the colors are rich and the images are wonderful. Each package comes with 2 sheets of 2 different designs.

After distressing layers of Woodland Stories Cardstock, I tore the focal image from the sheet of decoupage paper.  Be sure to ink the edges so that it will blend in nicely with the background.  Then, seal it to the base with gel medium.  Do both sides, front and back for a really good seal.

Although this was my first play with this paper, it won’t be my last.  It’s wonderful stuff!

Mixed Media Details

Here are some quick and easy ways to add mixed media details to a project.

  • Distressed edges add wonderful texture to the edges of cardstock.  Use a distressing tool, or simply run the blade of your scissors along the edge of the paper.  Little tears are even better!
  • Chalk paint is one of my favorite mediums.  You can paint edges, paint metals, spatter on the finished project, or brush on flower petals to add a wonderful shabby feel to your project.
  • Machine stitching adds texture, subtle pattern and helps to frame a piece.
  • Check your spice cabinet!  Mustard seeds and green peppercorns lend an organic feel to the composition.

Little Birdie Metallic Wax adds another layer of distressing to painted metals and resin.  I just rub it on lightly with my finger.  Primed chipboard can be used as is, rubbed with metallic wax, or painted and spritzed with mica sprays.  All these elements work together to make mixed media easy to do!

Woodland Stories Mixed Media Home Decor Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see the steps that went into creating this bit of home decor, you watch me play in the video tutorial below.

I hope you enjoyed viewing this project as much as I enjoyed making it!  You can find a linked supply list below this post, just in case you feel the need to shop for some of these paper pretties!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Baby Girl Kangaroo Pocket Card Folio

Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl Kangaroo Pocket Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Are you wondering what a  Kangaroo Pocket Card Folio is?  Well, your curiosity is about to be satisfied!  This fun fold card has an itty bitty accordion folio tucked into the dimensional pocket on the cover.  As the design came together, all I could think of was a baby kangaroo tucked inside her mommy’s pouch.  Take a look:

Is that cute or what?

TIP: Pick up the deep pink tones of the pastel plaid by adding a Shocking Pink Checkerboard Satin Ribbon closure.  

The First Year Unfolds

Capture every single memory of baby’s first year in this teeny tiny 3 1/4″ square accordion folio.  It’s the perfect size for a brag book!  Here’s how:

  • First, cut 3 sheets of Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl Solids into 12″ x 3 1/4″ strips.
  • Now, overlap each strip about 1/4″ and adhere to form one very long strip that is 3 1/4″ tall.
  • Next, score this strip every 3 1/4″ all the way down the length.
  • Then accordion fold.  You will end up with a short flap that can be tucked inside to form a pocket.
  • Wrap Shocking Pink Checkerboard Satin Ribbon around the center of the folded folio.  Use 1/2″ Scor-Tape to hold it in place.
  • Now you just need to cut apart the 3×3 images and some 3×3 panels of designer paper to cover the pages.
  • Decorate the cover and you’re done!  You can see how the folio unfolds in the video tour below.
Quick and Cute Paper Clip Embellishment

Next you can make a quick and cute paper clip embellishment to hold the fun fold card closed.  This vinyl coated paper clip is 1 1/2″ long.

  • First, cut a 4″ piece of Shocking Pink Plaid Ribbon.
  • Next, fold the ends of the ribbon in half.  Cut from the fold to the outside edge to create fishtail banner ends.
  • Now fold the ribbon in half and thread the loop through the top of the paper clip.
  • Then pull the legs through the loop and tighten.
  • Finish with an iridescent metallic string bow and an itty bitty cluster of flowers.
A Peek Inside

Here’s a look at what’s hiding behind the front flap.  There’s a little pocket with a 3×4 journal card insert.  Then I matted a sentiment card on hot pink cardstock and used stickers to frame it. Light Pink Ric-Rac makes a pretty border, but keeps the card from being too bulky.

Flip open the card cover to find a belly band and photo mat inserts.  There’s also a pocket and photo mat in the center of the card.  So there’s lots and lots of room for sweet memories and photos of baby’s first year.

Kangaroo Pocket Card Folio Project Share on YouTube

I thought you might want to see how the accordion folio looks inside, so I created a little 5 minute video tour for you.

You can find a linked supply list below the signature.  I hope you enjoyed this cutie pie card.  I’m sending it to my sweet niece who just welcomed baby girl #4 to the family.  So sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Classic Gentleman Valentine Notebook Folio

Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Collection Little Birdie Craft Dies Masculine Valentine Notebook Gift by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Classic Gentleman Valentine Notebook for Little Birdie Crafts

Hello, Friends! How about we make a Classic Gentleman Valentine Notebook with some of my new Little Birdie Crafts goodies today?  It’s a little bit vintage, a little bit steampunk, and a quick and easy project for your favorite fella.  I’m thrilled to be a Little Birdie Crafts Guest Designer again this term. This is my first project, and I hope you will have fun making it, too!

I don’t want to rush the season, but we will blink twice and Valentine’s Day will be upon us.  We all love frilly, frou-frou, pink Valentines.  But most guys don’t!  So this is the design I came up with for my sweet husband.  (Did you know he composes, arranges and performs all the music on my YouTube channel?)  He’s such a great guy, and I just really wanted to bless him with something special on Valentine’s Day.  Dale loves to write things down in notebooks, so I designed this 5 1/2″ x 8″ folio especially for him.  Since he’s a generous soul, I don’t think he will mind if I share it here with you.

Getting Started

  • Begin by cutting 4 sheets of 12×12 Classic Gentleman papers to measure 12″ x 8″.
  • Score the text collage sheet at  5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  Then fold along the scored lines to form  a 5 1/2″ x 8″ notebook or folio.
  • Next, cut the dapper gents patterned paper to 5 1/2″ x 8″  Ink all the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.
  • Now use the Little Birdie Filmstrip Die to cut a frame from your scraps.  Adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Then, fussy cut the walking stick silhouette man, top hat, and playing cards from the cut apart page of the paper collection. Then use the Cogs and Wheels die to cut a bunch of gears from your scraps.
Little Details

  • Next, trim the 4″ x 6″ Clock and Gears Journal Card to measure 4″ square.  TIP:  if you just cut the bottom off the card, then glue the 4″ x 2″ scrap back behind the 4″ square, you can keep the framed edge all the way around the card.
  • Then trim the clocks from the second 4″ x 6″ card.  Place foam adhesive or other dimensionals on the back and adhere over the clocks on the 4×4 card.
  • Cut the Primed Chipboard Vintage Keys apart and ink them with Ground Espresso. Then apply Little Birdie Metallic Wax in Gold, Silver and Green to create a worn, vintage finish.
  • Adhere the 4″ x 4″ clock panel to the notebook base.  Then embellish with the keys, fussy cuts and die cut pieces using the photos as a guide.
The Spine

Since most men are not crazy about ribbons and bows, you need to find a good alternative for adding texture.  Little Birdie Flat Braided Twine looks (to me) like a watch fob, which makes it perfect for this project!  Simply punch holes at the top and bottom of the spine, then run the braided twine through and tie in a knot or shoestring bow.

A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket on the left hand side of the notebook.  I tucked in one of my hubby’s favorite chocolate bars and a nice gel pen.  The inside panel is lined with a 5 3/8″ x 8″ panel of the designer paper.

On the right, I decided to make a flip page.  Here’s how to do that:

  • First, cut an 11 1/2″ x 8″ panel from a 12×12 sheet of Classic Gentleman.
  • Now score it at 5 1/2″ and 6″.  Fold along the scored lines so that the patterned paper is on the inside and the blank white side is on top.  You will have a 1/2″ spine on the right of this flap.
  • Cover the blank flap page with a 5 3/8″ x 8″ panel of designer paper.  Decorate with a 4×6 journal card and the Die Cut Time Pieces.

Now you have the perfect spot to adhere a junior legal pad in the center of the notebook.  The flap cover will protect the pages from getting all wrinkled.  It also provides a great spot for a slash pocket to hold receipts and other “stuff.”

Classic Gentleman Valentine Notebook Tour on YouTube

To help you get a feel for the function and flow of this little project, I’ve prepared a short video walk through with tips and tricks.

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

Also, I have a little unboxing video and giveaway of the Little Birdie Dies used in this project HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal

Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I hope you all enjoyed a very Merry Christmas!  I’m popping in very quickly today to share my Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club.

I know how hard it can be to get back into craft mode after the holidays.  So I designed a kit filled with whimsy, crafty skills that you will love adding to your tool belt, and a theme that we all seem to love.  What could be more fun than inviting Alice, The Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts and company into your crafty space this winter?

A Tea Party on Paper

This kit contains everything you need (besides normal crafting supplies like cutting tools and adhesives) to make 8 delightful projects with Stamperia Gold Alice paper collection.  This dynamic paper pad contains 22 single-sided, gold foiled, 12×12 patterned papers.  You’ll be making a fabulous exploding box, a lovely little lap book, 2 double easel cards, 2 kinetic waterfall cards, 1 tall and skinny shaker card, and the sweetest little fancy belly band card, too. 

These all-occasion cards and folios  are perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthday, get well wishes, anniversaries or home décor.  While you play with these delightful papers, you’ll also pick up tricks, tips and new techniques that you can add to your crafty toolbox.  

Stamperia Alice Card Kit Reveal Video

Here’s a short video that shows you everything in the kit, plus all of the projects we will be creating.

Kit Contents

Here’s what comes in each kit:

  • Stamperia’s Alice Gold Paper Pad (22 single-sided 12×12 sheets)
  • 2 sheets of black 12×12 cardstock
  • 2 sheets of red 12×12 cardstock
  • 6 sheets of cream cardstock
  • Playing Card Shaker Element
  • Red Window Envelope
  • Little Birdie Charlie Roses
  • 3 yards of red polka dot ribbon
  • A tea bag
  • 6 black buttons
  • Silver plastic spoon
  • Basic Written Guide
  • Unlimited Access to 4 step by step video tutorials with me

The price is only $53.99, which is amazing for all the products plus the video tutorials!  You can order your kit HERE at The Button Farm Club.  All the kits are packed up and ready to ship out immediately.  If you are already subscribed to my Quarterly Card Kit Club at Button Farm, your kit has probably already shipped.

If you’d like to subscribe to my quarterly card kit club, you can find all the information HERE.

As always, I thank you for all your encouragement and support of these kits.  The response has been exciting and heartwarming.  I love hearing back from you about how much fun you are having making up the kits. It’s rewarding to seehow you create your own unique twists on the tutorials. And when you share how much you’ve grown your crafting skills as you make the projects, it makes my heart happy.

So let’s add some whimsy and imagination to our winter crafting, shall we?

Thanks so  much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

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