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Graphic 45 July Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 July Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Reneabouquets PHoto 01

Graphic 45 July Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Summer is here, and it’s time to share this Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial with you.  This is the next installment of our 2022 Time to Flourish Desk Folio Series on YouTube.  The rich colors of summer berries and azure blue skies come together in this lovely vintage design.

Have you noticed how many more gardens have cropped up this year?  Nearly every house in our neighborhood has a little plot or pot growing delicious summer produce.  So I decided to really emphasize the growing season in this month’s folio.  Whether you are growing posies or produce, July is the peak season for gardeners!

I wish I looked as cool and classy as this Reneabouquets Gardening Lady, don’t you?

A Peek Inside

A handy interior pocket does double duty as the stopper for this 6×6 easel card design.  This gives us lots of room for sweet tuck ins and photos.

The hidden side pocket holds this 5 1/2″ square folio.

Despite its petite size, it holds all kinds of gardening goodness on the inside!

The side pocket feature has room for even more photos of your summer garden!

Graphic 45 July Time to Flourish Desk Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to create this pretty  little desk folio?  Then I hope you’ll enjoy this easy to follow YouTube tutorial.

If you are behind on making your desk folios, you can find the rest of the tutorials HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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July Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Year with My Gnomies July Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

July Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial with Photoplay Year with My Gnomies Collection

Hello, Friends!  Wowsers…it’s already time to share our July Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial!  How can we be half way through 2022?  This month’s folio is all about the red, white and blue.  We’ve got cook out gnomes, stars, stripes, rosettes and all the festive elements that go along with Independence Day celebrations. If you’re new to this monthly series on the blog, you can get caught up on the previous 6 months HERE.

July Gnome of the Month: How to Make a Star Shaker Embellishment

July Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photoplay Year with My Gnomies

What could be more perfect than a star shaped shaker element on a 4th of July folio?  If you have a basic set of nested star dies, you can make your own by following these simple steps.

  • First, die cut the largest star from a piece of heavy weight cardstock.  (I used Navy to go with the color palette of my project.)
  • Next, select the patterned paper you wish to use as the frame of your star.
  • Now place a small piece of easy release tape (like painter’s tape) on the edge of the largest star die to secure it in place on the patterned paper.
  • Then center the next smallest star die inside the large one and secure with tape.
  • Run the die through your die cutting machine using the sandwich that your machine recommends.
  • Now you will have a large frame and a smaller star.  Adhere the small star in the center of the Navy cardstock star.  This is the backer for your shaker element.
  • Next, die cut clear cardstock (acetate) with the largest star die and adhere to the back of the frame. This is the frame or the front of your shaker element.
  • Then place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of the star frame.
  • Now fill the center of the shaker back with your shaker elements.
  • Finally, press the frame over the shaker back.

Here is a side view of the shaker frame.  I colored the sides of my foam tape with a red sharpie pen so that it would blend in better.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this adorable folio follows the same simple layout as the preceding months. Keeping the design the same each month saves time, which is always a good thing!

A cute tag pocket is hidden behind the front flap.  The large center pocket gives you plenty of room to add journaling cards, tags and photos.

I really like the images this month…especially the watermelon and ice cream treats!  That’s a a great way to cool off during the summer heat wave so many of us are experiencing.

July Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create this July Gnome of the Month Folio, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

I hope you have as much fun making this cute folio as I did!  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card

Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial Reneabouquets Butterflies by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends! For this week’s Throwback Thursday I’m sharing a Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial with you.  Sympathy cards are probably the hardest cards to make. But they are also one of the most meaningful cards to receive.  So it’s worth the time and effort it takes to make a really beautiful sympathy card.  I share a lot of tips and tricks for making them in the video tutorial below.

Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial Reneabouquets Butterflies by Kathy Clement PHoto 02

Here are a few tips for success when making a sympathy card.

  • First, think color.  Choose soft shades of green, blue, beige or even white.  Save bright, bold colors for birthday cards!
  • Next, look for calming, serene images.  Grief is a chaotic emotion.  So it’s good to choose images from nature, simple patterns and calming themes.
  • Keep your basic card design simple and more on the clean side.  Even though I have used layers and some embellishments, the overall design of this card is uncluttered.  That’s a good goal.

Since the sentiment panel is the focal image on this card, I added this 2 1/2″ circular image.  To help it blend into the design, I added this Reneabouquets Butterfly.  You can find links below.

A Peek Inside

I also kept the inside of the card very simple.  The blank panel is where I’ll add my personal thoughts to my friend.

It’s a good investment to add a few sympathy sentiment stamps to your tool box.  I probably use my sympathy sentiment stamps almost as often as I use my birthday stamps.

Ciao Bella Under the Tuscan Sun Sympathy Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create today’s card, please enjoy this video.

I’ll post a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mermaid Garden Shaker Card Tutorial

Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection Blue Fern Seaside Cottage Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Mermaid’s Garden Shaker Card Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Blue Fern

Hello, Friends!  I’m moving a bit slow after a very busy Memorial Day Weekend, but I wanted to pop in quickly to share this Mermaid Garden Shaker Card Tutorial with you.  We had company last week from Thursday through Monday morning.  Breakfast yesterday on the screen porch with our dear friends was beyond delightful.  Once they hit the road for home, I got the house set back in order, started the laundry and popped into the studio to put this Tuesday Tutorial together.

Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection

I probably should have just taken the rest of the day off, but I was so excited to dig into the new Reneabouquets By the Sea Collection that I forged ahead.  I’d received this lovely set in my last order from the shop, and had been itching to play with it.  This 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ top fold card is the final result.

Copper and aqua is one of my favorite color combinations, so all the elements in this collection made me super happy!  Here’s how the cover of this Mermaid’s Garden came together:

  • First, adhere a layer of Sea Shell Lace on the bottom 1/4″ of the prepared card base.
  • Then, heat emboss the square Seashell Beautiful Board Frame with WOW! Vintage Peacock Embossing Powder.
  • Next, adhere clear cardstock (acetate sheet) to the back side of the frame.
  • Now, adhere 3 rows of 1/8″ foam tape around the inside edges of the frame.
  • Fill the frame with By the Sea Beautiful Beads, Itty Bitty Starfish, and a sequin mix.
  • Then cut a 4 1/2″ square of designer paper from Blue Fern’s Seaside Cottage collection.  Add ephemera to the center of the panel and use it as the backer for the shaker frame.
  • Next, place foam tape on the back of the By the Sea Mermaid and adhere in the lower right hand corner.

Embellish the frame with the Sea Glass Glass Wing Butterfly, By the Sea Mulberry Flowers and Leaves and more Beautiful Beads.  Brush the flowers lightly with Stamperia’s Gold Dew Glamour Gel.

A Peek Inside

Do you spy these darling aqua seahorses?  They are part of the By the Sea Collection, too!

The trinkets on this bookmark are also part of the By the Sea Collection.  So perfect for summer/beach themed projects!

There’s even a sea horse hiding inside the flap page where you’ll find this gift card pocket.

Mermaid’s Garden Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see me work on this beachy creation, please enjoy this short video tutorial.

I think I was more tired than I realized, because at one point, I just stopped talking entirely!  So as a consolation prize, I added lots of Dale’s pretty music to entertain you.  You will probably also notice that I changed some things up after I finished the video.  I came in fresh and rested this morning, and added more Beautiful Beads to the bottom of the card, brushed the flowers with glimmer gel, and removed the trinkets from the floral cluster.  All good choices, I think!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post!  Thanks for stopping by, my friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Kit Release

Button Farm Club Simple Stories Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Kit Kathy Clement

Introducing the Button Farm Club Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Kit Release

Hello, Friends!  Get ready to party, because today I’m introducing my Button Farm Club Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Kit Release!  Oh, yes, my friends!  Cue the confetti, frost the cupcakes and put on your crafting shoes, because this kit is one of the most exciting projects I’ve taken on to date!

It seems no matter how many cards I make, I always need more birthday cards!  Is the same true for you?  So I decided it would be a blast to create a kinetic card kit (think moving parts).  And how about a card kit with cards that would work for everybody on your birthday card list?  So I put together this fabulous kit with cards for guys, cards for the ladies, cards for teens and even cards for kids.

Cards for Guys

Let’s face it: guys are hard to make cards for most of the time.  But these clean and simple cards even got two thumbs up from my sweet hubby!  See, he loves cards that have moving parts. These bold cards are not as basic as they seem at first glance.  Take a look…

Oh, yeah!  a little pop up action will have the recipient opening and closing over and over again!  These cards would also be great for teen boys.

Make Mine a Triple Layer Cake, Please!

Remember the old TV bits where a girl would pop out of a cake?  Well, these Triple Layer Cake Cards have a cake that pops out of the card!  How’s that for fun?

In fact, these cards are so much fun to make, I had to put two of them into the kit!

I think these cards are fun for kids of all ages, but I can see young girls liking them a lot!

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On!

Y’all know how much I enjoy a good shaker card!  There’s just something about all those sparkly bits dancing around inside a frame…and the sound of them moving that makes me feel happy all over.  So I have included SIX..count ’em…SIX shaker cards in this kit!  That’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!

This double frame photo card is perfect for a graduate, teacher or coach.

And what feels more like a party than balloons, cake and rosettes?

Cake and cupcakes anyone?

Oh, yes…please do let there be cake!

Well, it sure looks like a party, doesn’t it?  Each of these cards has a gift card pocket inside, too.

Pop-Up Birthday Cake Wiper Card

Wait until you see this one in action in the video below.  I could NOT stop playing with this card.  It doubles nicely as a toy for the easily entertained!

Birthday Party Photo Folio

Birthday parties create lots and lots of memories.  And this One Sheet Wonder has room for lots and lots of photos so those memories don’t get lost!

With journaling cards and tags, interactive pages and hidden pockets, this little gem is worth its weight in birthday cake! You’ll get to see all the fun details in the video below.

Celebrate Kinetic Birthday Card Reveal on YouTube

Fun, right?

What Comes in Your Kit?

Here’s what comes in this amazing kit:

  • Simple Stories Celebrate 6×8 paper pad with 24 double-sided sheets of designer paper
  • 4 additional 12×12 cut apart sheets from the Celebrate Collection
  • Bits & Pieces Ephemera Pack (47 pieces!)
  • Celebrate Decorative Brads (27 pieces)
  • Chipboard Frames (6)
  • 7 sheets of color-matched 12×12 cardstock
  • 10 sheets of 6” x 12” natural 110# cardstock
  • 3 packages of color-matched floss (navy, pink and red)
  • Custom Birthday Party Sequin Mix
  • 3 silvertone Cupcake Charms
  • Private video tutorial links
  • Full-color Printed Basic Guide

The price is $52.99, which is an incredible bargain!  You will learn how to create 5 fun fold cards, 6 shaker cards, and a photo folio!

The kit is available for order today, and will start shipping mid-May.  This is NOT one of my subscription cards kits, and it is a limited edition. So you will need to place your order before all the kits disappear.  You can order HERE.

Suddenly I feel the urge to bake a birthday cake!

I hope you are as excited about this kit as I am.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. You can find previously released kits HERE There are a few that are still available, and the tutorials for ALL of the sold out  kits are available through Button Farm Club.

Thanks for stopping by, my friends!

Cheerio, 

kathy

 

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