Throwback Thursday Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial

Prima Spring Farmhouse Collage Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m inviting you into my design process in a special Throwback Thursday Prima Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial.  I thought it would be fun to let you peek over my shoulder as I “free create” this collage style card from scraps of this lovely paper collection.  There are no notes and no plan in this video.  It’s just me and my paper and a basic vision for where I want to go.  Does that sound interesting to you?  Then read on!

Spring Farmhouse Beautiful Life Card from Scraps

This 5 1/2″ square box style card is made entirely from scraps.  The video tutorial below will take you step by step through my thought process in designing the card.  First we build the base from kraft cardstock.  Then we use scraps of designer paper to build a background.  Next we add fussy cuts and layers to add dimension and depth to the card design.  I’m hoping you will find this process to be entertaining and instructive.  It will be interesting to hear your thoughts after you watch the video.

Out of Bounds

See this little tag cluster?  It’s one of my favorite elements in the card design.  It actually extends beyond the card borders.  This is something we don’t often think of doing, but the end result can be dynamic.  You will see how all these little bits and bobs came together in the video tutorial.

The Bow Cluster

Hello, Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon!  This is a new shade of DSS Ribbon for me, and I absolutely love it paired up with this paper collection and these retired Petaloo Magnolia blossoms.  These were left over from my time on the Petaloo Design Team.

As an aside, I keep a big old glass cookie jar in my studio where I store loose flowers left over from previous projects.  My granddaughters helped me to sort them into color families.  This makes it easy for me to find just the right flowers in just the right shade.  It also means that I use up all these precious left over bits.  How do you store your leftover flowers?

A Peek Inside:  Tea Party in a Box!

Love pockets?  This card has them in both a standard and an easy-to-make box style.  I think you will love seeing how simple it is to make a box pocket this way.

Decorate little treats with bits of paper scraps, ribbons and flowers to create a Tea Party in the Box for the inside of the card.  This tea party is serving Ghiradelli chocolate, White Tea, Honey, and Cookies.  There’s a bitty honey dipper and vintage demitasse spoon tied up with a bit of ribbon along with a lovely little note card tucked into the pockets.

Throwback Thursday Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial on YouTube

So are you ready to play?  I hope you enjoy watching this video tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it!

By the way, if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet, I’d love to have you join me there.  I have over 200 FREE videos and tutorials in my various playlists.  The benefit to subscribing to the channel is that you will be notified any time I post a new project there.  That way, you won’t miss out on any of the fun.

I’ll post a linked supply list below this post.  And I’d love to hear your thoughts about this “free create” style video tutorial.  Your feedback is always carefully considered.

I hope you all have a joyful and creative day!

Thanks for stopping by!




10 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday Spring Farmhouse Card Tutorial

  1. MaryH

    Sorry I came late to the party….You just reinforced my love for Throwback Thursday delights by 1000 fold with this charming fire-side chat video! Watching you create and tell us what you are thinking during “your creative process” is a delight not to be missed. (I almost forgot to focus on paper, embellishments, etc.; but luckily a second view will bring my focus back.) I always struggle with picking paper choices; but I see if you like it; layer it. And, you can always go and cover it up or just start over! Seems this would be natural to think this way – of course for me it’s not. I think I will just take all those scraps of paper and cut up Kleenex boxes I have hoarded and just play with abandon. As usual a lovely morning with you and a cuppa – Thanks❣️

  2. Gena Krannig

    What a wonderful card, Kathy! You know how I love these country themes. Been a rough few days here in Texas and seeing this beautiful creation really lifted my spirits. The muted, earthy colors are gorgeous and I LOVE how you did that tag with the bees! Just look at all of those goodies you added on the inside! Really enjoying the “throwback Thursdays”! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. phyllis tamminen

    That was so much fun watching you create your card!!
    What a great learning experience this was. Your layered
    fronts are gorgeous and now I see how you do that.
    Thank you, as always, for sharing your process.

  4. Jess Eiss

    Those are really pretty Petaloo flowers, which match the ribbon so well. Still one of my favorite paper collections, that I’m glad I have. Cards are a great way to use up scraps, and this is so pretty.

  5. soozyb2013

    Love the papers! It’s all about the layers! I get it, but your layers are so much better!!! I love watching you create. Really, it’s like I’m almost there with you.

  6. Priscilla Hughs

    So charming and fun to watch your creativity at work. I love the layering, but not something I have been very successful at, always hate covering up pretty papers, etc.But like you, I have lots of scraps so just need to have a day to just play and practice! Mucho Gracias!


    Your creative vision is so awesome and just keeps going!! Love the metal bee, and all the embellishments – who wouldn’t LOVE to receive this card!!!!!

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