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Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Tutorial

Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to roll our the Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Shaker Folio Tutorial on this Make & Take Tuesday!  So grab a cuppa and a snack for sustenance as we go Trick or Treating with this super duper cute paper collection.

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

Seriously…does it get any cuter than gnomes dressed up for Halloween?  I don’t think so!

This 6×6 shaker folio cover features novelty buttons from Buttons Galore & More and an altered Beautiful Board frame from Reneabouquets. I’ll be sure to link all the products in the supply list below this post.

Top the Baker’s Twine Trim with some spook-tacular Halloween charms for the perfect finishing touch.

Don’t you just love this Halloween stripe pattern on the back cover?  This finishes our tour of the outside of this little folio.   Do you dare take a peek inside?  Follow me!

A Peek Inside

Each folio in this year-long series follows the same basic layout and design.  If you’re new to the series, you can get caught up on the previous 9 folios HERE.

I did change up the design a little bit this month, because the images on the Cards page are laid out differently.  So you’ll learn how to make some new mini-folio inserts this go round.

The center pocket is as stuffed as a Trick or Treat bag at the end of the night!

Only these treats won’t cause any cavities!

Photoplay October Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along and see how quick and easy it is to make this month’s folio, please enjoy the video tutorial on YouTube.

Only two folios left to go, my friends, then we’ll have the complete series all wrapped up.  I’ve really enjoyed sharing these with you, and I hope you’ve enjoyed them, too.

Remember: even if you are not a “gnome person” you can use the basic folio tutorial with any paper or theme you like.  It’s such a versatile and easy folio to make that I know I’ll keep on using it as time goes on.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Kit Reveal

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  There’s “Gnome” place like home for the holidays, so I’m excited to share this Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Kit Reveal for the Button Farm Club with you!  We’ve been working on this whimsical “year in a box” project throughout 2022, and it has been such fun!  It’s a little bittersweet to be sharing this final Gnomies kit reveal with you all.

Button Farm Club Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Kit Reveal Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Here they are: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Folios all neatly tucked into their storage box.

Year with My Gnomies Year in a Box for the Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

It always seems like the final quarter of the year has the cutest images and is the most fun to create.

We’ve got a cute little dangle element on the spine along with another trio of the same wooden buttons we’ve been using all year.  And how about that handsome plaid paper?

A Peek Inside

As is usually the case, I’ve added a ton of interactive mechanisms inside this cute folio.

And you have loads of room inside for photos and journaling all the special events that come with the months of October, November and December.

We will walk through all the wonderful features in the video reveal below.

What Comes in My Kit?

Like all Button Farm Club Kits, Year With My Gnomies comes with everything you need to complete the folio:

Here’s what comes with your kit:

  • 2 sheets of 12×12 October Cards designer paper
  • 12×12 October Icons designer paper 2 sheets
  • 2 sheets of 12×12 November Cards designer paper
  • 2 sheets of 12×12 November Icons designer paper
  • December 12x12r Cards designer paper 2 sheets
  • 12×12 December Icons designer paper 2 sheets
  •  Photo Play Gracias designer paper/2 sheets
  • 1 sheet of 12×12 Photo Play Thankful designer paper
  • 2 sheets orange/green Halloween Magic Paper
  • 3 sheets 12×12 Grocery Bag Cardstock
  • 6 sheets 12×12 white cardstock
  • 3 decorative wooden buttons
  • 2 yards yellow Baker’s Twine
  • 3 silver tone charms: pumpkin, acorn and Let it Snow
  • Full-color Basic Written Guide
  • Links to Private video tutorials that you can watch whenever and as often as you choose

You can order your kit today at The Button Farm Club.

And…Laura tells me they have all 4 quarters of this kit in stock, so if you want to get caught up and create the whole year, you can!

Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Folio Kit Reveal on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy this walk through of the kit contents and the finished folio.

Button Farm Club projects waiting in the wings!

This is my favorite time of year to create kits for The Button Farm Club!  Here’s a little sneaky peeky at what’s coming soon!

  • September Christmas Card Club Kit with Vicki Boutin Evergreen and Holly (just wait til you see the stinkin’ cute embellishments we found! )
  • October Christmas Recipe House Album with Stamperia Classic Christmas!
  • November Year in a Box project with Simple Stories Life Captured…this will be another subscription style club.
  • December Card Kit TBD…but I’m thinking something sweet for Valentine’s Day!

As always, I offer you my heartfelt appreciation for all your wonderful encouragement and support.  Doing these kits affords me the opportunity to teach classes all around the world without ever leaving my cozy little North Carolina studio.  I couldn’t do it without y’all!

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  The gnomes are headed back to school for this September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial.  September?  Yes…September!  How can that even be possible?  Time for moms and dads to break out the back packs, new sneakers, pencils and pads.  Summer really, truly is winding down once the kids start back to school!

These gnomes seem to be ready for some reading, writing and arithmetic lessons.  I had loads of fun putting this 6×6 shaker folio together for you today.

A ribbon closure of blue gingham seemed to be a prudent plan for this slightly chunky folio.  I’ll share all the details and how-tos in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

How do you feel about these bright, primary colors?  It’s just like opening that new box of Crayolas on the first day of school!

If you’ve been following along with this year-long series, then you know how quick and easy it is to make this monthly folio.  But, if you’re new, or you need to get caught up on past months, you can find them all HERE.

There’s lots of room for photos, special dates and journaling in all the little pockets and tuck spots.

Remember the first day of school?  I walked with my best friend Robin up the long, long hill to our neighborhood 2 room schoolhouse.  Filled with anticipation and ready to conquer the world, I was a bit disappointed when the first day centered around getting our desks properly adjusted to the length of our legs and coloring a big red apple.  Already reading, I went home and told my mother that I would not be going back the next day as I already knew how to color.

But I did…because you just didn’t argue with Mom.

September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I make this month’s folio, please enjoy this video tutorial.  I was racing a thunderstorm, so it moves along fast!  We almost always lose power in a thunderstorm, and I did not want to end up in the dark.

What’s your favorite memory from your very first day of school?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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August Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

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

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

Hello, Friends!  It’s hard to believe, I know, but it’s time to share our August Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial.  This year long series has been a ray of sunshine every month of 2022, hasn’t it?  Break out your flip flops, sunglasses and tanning lotion because we are having fun in the sun in August!

The Shaker Box

Photoplay Paper Year with My Gnomies August Folio Tutorial Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This sun-drenched folio is filled with citrusy hues and summer fun.  How about the sea turtle “rainbow” at the top of this super fun shaker frame?  And what about all those juicy citrus fruits in the shaker?  See?  I told you this month’s folio was all about fun!  Here’s how I altered the Reneabouquets Beautiful Box Ornament Frame for this cover;

  • First, tap the frame with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.
  • Now,  mist the frame lightly with water.  This will activate the Oxide Ink,
  • Next, tap the frame with clear embossing powder and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Now,  spatter Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Picket Fence Distress Paint over the surface of the frame.   Let the paint spatters dry.
  • Now,  back the frame with clear acetate and 3 rows of foam tape.
  • Next, die cut the circle of flip flops from the paper collection to serve as the back of the frame. Cut a slightly larger circle to make sure that the foam edges are completely covered.
  • Now, fill the shaker box with Fruit Cocktail Sprinkletz and Christmas Carnival Sparkletz. (First, remove the Christmas trees)
  • Finally, seal the back of the shaker box with the prepared die cut circle.
A Peek Inside and Video Tutorial

The 6×6 flip folio follows the same basic format as the previous 7 folios in this series.  

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

New to this series? Click  HERE to find the first 7 tutorials.)  

August Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this month’s folio, please enjoy this video tutorial.

There’s a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks 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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