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December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial

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Photoplay December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and it’s time to share this festive Photoplay December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial with you.  Something about this folio makes me think “winter carnival” and ice skating and ribbon candy.  What a fun color palette and theme to play with!

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This is our very last Year with My Gnomies folio!  When we started this series back in January of this year,  it seemed like it would take forever to work our way through all the months.  But, lo and behold, we blinked…and here we are creating the December folio.  And you know what?  Maybe we saved the best folio for last!  Everything about this month’s folio says “Merry and Bright!”  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

December Folio Details

First, we have to talk about this adorable shaker element on the folio cover.  I’ve used a Reneabouquets Shaker Box to create this little snow globe filled with all kinds of fun shaker elements.  Icy blue buttons and snowflakes circle the rim, and brightly colored jingle bells (they really jingle!) hang from the ribbon cluster.

And just look at our gift-bearing gnome in the bottom corner!  Don’t you just love him?  I’ve surrounded him with another homemade poinsettia, a frosted bottle brush tree, and some Christmas Baker’s Twine.

TIP: Alter a bottle brush tree with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue and Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel.  Simply brush the glue on the tree branches.  Then lay  the tree down in a funnel tray or over a piece of clean printer paper.  Sprinkle liberally with the embossing enamel, turning the tree by the base to get all the sides.  Then set it aside to dry.  DO NOT HEAT EMBOSS!

A Peek Inside

We’ve used the same basic format for each folio in this series.  So once again, our folio measures 6″ x 6″ with a 3″ flap page.

Here’s a look at the folio with the flap page open.

There’s no shortage of tags, journal cards and mini folios to tuck inside the pockets of this interactive folio.  It’ s so much fun to make and to give.  Best of all, you can use the basic folio design with any paper collection for any theme.

December Year with My Gnomies Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I create this cute folio, please enjoy this YouTube video:

Did you enjoy this year long series?  Would you like me to do more in 2023?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

You’ll 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.

 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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

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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.

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

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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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