Together Card Folio with Simple Stories Vintage Blessings and Textured Ribbon
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Time for another fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge! Once again, the theme is “anything goes” using ribbon or trim. I love using ribbon and trim to add texture to my cards. That’s what I’ve done with this Together Card Folio made with Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Collection.
Let’s look at all the ways I added texture to this cute vintage card folio:
First, I machine stitched a double border around the card perimeter.
Next, I added a couple of Tammy Tutterow Posie Part Felt Flowers and a small rolled up doily from my stash to my bow cluster.
Finally, I added a stained wood word title to the card, as well as painted/embossed/distressed wood doilies beneath that cute little house. Which is where I want to live when I retire, just so you know!
Together Card Folio: A Peek Inside
Adding pockets, mini folios and little treats to a card like this turns it into an instant gift. This would make such a lovely hostess gift or a thoughtful housewarming gift….or even a “gee I’m glad you’re my friend” kind of gift.
The side pocket on the top of the card holds this vintage button card. I jazzed it up a little with a strip of washi tape. The tiny envelope is decorated with some die cuts from the collection. It holds a lovely tea bag.
The bottom pocket holds this little photo wallet. 4″ x 4.5″ photo wallet. To add texture here, I created a string closure from Natural Burlap String and a fuzzy vintage button from my stash. Can you see the honey stick peeping out of the pocket? That’s to go with the tea bag, of course!
Here’s a peeky inside the photo wallet. The little embellishments are glued just on one end, so photos can slip right behind them.
Now it’s YOUR turn!
You can play along in this fun “anything goes with ribbon or trim” challenge, too. Just link your project up over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog. You’ll find all the rules and details at the bottom of the page.
Halloween Card Folio Tutorial with Authentique Bewitched Collection Kit
Hello, Friends! Can you hear that sound? Know what it is? It’s the sound of little Halloween ghosts, ghouls and goblins creeping on you! There’s no time like the present to start getting ready for this spook-tacular holiday. This Halloween Card Folio Tutorial made with Authentique’s Bewitched Collection Kit is super fun way to get the party started!
Card folios are a lovely cross between a card and a mini album. Quick to make, fun to give and loaded with goodies, they’ve become my “go to” card style.
Layer up loads of gorgeous patterned papers from Authentique’s Bewitched collection on the cover of your 5″ x 7″ card folio. Then add in a bewitching black doily, lots of lovely Halloween Ribbon and pretty purple WOC flowers to make it truly fiendishly fabulous.
Bewitched Halloween Card Folio: A peek Inside
Create a waterfall album inside a card? No problem! The 1/4″ spine lets you do that with ease.
Each page in this fun flip style album measures 3.25″ x 4.25″ . You will learn how to make in in the YouTube video tutorial below.
I am so over the moon for this gorgeous black check paper. And, dancing skeletons? Yes, please!
The Details Sticker Sheet comes in the 12×12 Collection kit. It’s so easy to make little tags and inserts with these beauties. Just mat on black cardstock, and tuck into a pocket. How could it be any easier than that?
I love the way this Bewitched collection hits just the right note for fun Halloween crafting. It’s not gory and gruesome…nor is it too cutesy wootsey. It’s fun and sophisticated and vintage fresh.
Would you like to learn how to make this dimensional box style pocket? I’ve got you covered!
And these cute tags take just seconds to make. Are you ready to get your craft on now?
Halloween Card Folio Tutorial
I hope I’ve shared some ideas, tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Hello, Friends! The month of August is slipping away, and fall is quietly coming to town. Autumn is my favorite season. I always want to “feather my nest” and make everything feel all cozy inside. Lucky for me, I have a glorious new paper collection from Authentique to play with! Let’s get out our Authentique paper pretties, scissors and glue. It’s time to get our craft with this Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial for you.
Oh, but I do love fall the most! Altering this 12″ x 12″ printer’s tray is such a great way to get your home ready for fall. Each compartment is like a room in a mini art gallery. Add pumpkins and fall flowers, acorns and buttons, banners and burlap… and surround them all with gorgeous Authentique Bountiful papers.
How do you add texture to your home decor? It’s easy when you combine textiles, fibers, wood, and found items. Mixing and matching textures is a great way to add a rustic, homey vibe to your art work.
Tap pumpkins with bronze pigment ink to give them a copper glow.
Give your home decor some festive flair with a mini banner.
Mmmmm…..sweater weather! Somebody grab me a mug of hot cider!
I took this printer’s tray to the next level by removing one of the inserts and adding a fall themed folio. Held in place with velcro dots, the folio can easily be removed. It’s the perfect place to preserve all your favorite fall photos, recipes and memorabilia.
Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial Video Tour
Because a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ve prepared a video tour of this project for you. You’ll find lots of tips, tricks and design ideas that you can use in your own paper crafting adventures.
Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial for the folio insert
Now that you have taken the tour, I thought you might enjoy learning how to make this folio that fits inside the printer’s tray. Just follow the simple step by step directions in this YouTube Tutorial, and you’ll be on your way to creating your very own Authentique Bountiful Folio in no time.
Because I know some of you really want still shots to study, I’ll load some of those in here as well.
Each season has its own special beauty, so I’m always excited to see them come and go. I’m glad you could stop by today to help me roll out the red carpet for Autumn with this Authentique Bountiful Fall Home Decor Tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it.
RRR Anything Goes Challenge: Authentique Counting My Blessings Fall Folio
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! There’s a brand new challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. This is an “anything goes” challenge. As long as you use ribbon or trim on your project, you are good to go. The RRR team is here to inspire your creativity with all kinds of fun projects using ribbons and/or trim. I dug into my crafty stash of retired Authentique papers to make this Counting My Blessings Fall Folio.
Fall is such a gorgeous season. Bright blue skies, cooler days, turning leaves and, one of my personal favorites, a fresh crop of apples! Yum! This 5″ x 7″ top fold folio was inspired by apples. I chose to work with the RRR Autumn Harvest Ribbon Club Assortment. Authentique’s “Fall” collection (retired) is a perfect color match for these gorgeous ribbons.
Counting My Blessings Fall Folio: A Fun Way to Add A Bow
I created a lovely bow cluster with the Sherry/Ivory Plaid Ribbon, Natural Burlap String and a vintage button from my stash. But there’s more than what meets the eye where this bow is concerned.
There’s a hidden tag pocket behind the sentiment panel. Isn’t that fun?
After matting this sticker onto kraft cardstock, I topped it with a square knot bow made with Sherry/Ivory plaid ribbon and a little novelty button. A trio of mini buttons down the side of the tag are the perfect finishing touch.
Counting My Blessings Fall Folio: A Peek Inside
This recipe for Hermits is probably older than I am…and that’s saying something! LOL My mom used to make these in the fall, and they make the whole house smell like apples, cinnamon and spice! I hand copied the recipe onto the top half of the folio interior.
The lower pocket holds this 4″ x 6″ mini folio. It’s bound through the center with Sherry Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon. Natural Burlap String is wrapped around the mini folio, then wound around a decorative brad. I love the rustic look of this closure mechanism.
Use it to house back to school photos, or recipes or pictures from fall family gatherings.
Now It’s YOUR turn!
Do you feel inspired to create now? If so, I’ve done my job! Why not pull out some paper pretties and ribbons and create your own “anything goes” project with ribbon or trim? Then link it up over on the RRR Challenge Blog. The team will be popping by to take a look at your lovely creations. Then we’ll pick our top 3 favorite projects to receive a badge to display proudly on your blog.
You have until midnight on Wednesday, August 30th to create and link up your project. You can find all the challenge details HERE.
Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio for RRR Blog Hop
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to the July RRR Blog Hop! You should be coming here fully inspired from having visited Karen’s lovely blog. This month we’re showcasing the fabulous ribbons from the Perfectly Purple Ribbon Club Assortment. These ribbons are the perfect playmate for Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade Collection and they look amazing in this Midnight Masquerade Tri Fold Folio.
This 4.25″ x 6 folio is made from a 6″ x 12″ strip of heavy white cardstock.
The side pocket holds a smaller tri fold photo wallet.
On With the Hop!
Now it’s time for you to hop on over and see what paper pretties Cherryhas in store for you. Then when you’ve visited and left comments on all the blogs in the hop, stop by the RRR BLOGand answer Bonnie’s question of the month so you can be entered into the drawing for a FREE Perfectly Purple Ribbon Club Assortment of your very own!
If you’re not already a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is the perfect time to sign up! You can find all the details and sign up HERE.
Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio for Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Team Friday
Hello, Friends! What an exciting day it is here on the blog! It’s time for another Friday Focus at the Frilly and Funkie Blog. And it’s also time for another Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Team Friday. Oh, happy day! The Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie is all about Tammy Tutterow Stamps and Dies, so it all works out well. I have the sweetest Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio to share with you, so let’s get this party started!
This Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio has so many moving parts that I thought it would be wise to create a YouTube Video Tour to explain them all.
Welcome Wee One Baby Girl Folio
This is one of my “hybrid” card/mini album creations. It measures 5.5″ x 7.5″ with a 1/2″ spine so I can tuck in all sorts of goodies on the inside. I’ve used Graphic 45 Baby to Bride Deluxe Collector Edition papers and a huge pile of Tammy’s wonderful stamps and dies to make this project.
Welcome Wee One Stamp/Die Combo and Dear Ruby Background Stamp
I don’t think of myself as a great stamper/colorer. But Tammy’s designs are so easy to color that I find myself enjoying the process more and more all the time. I used her Dear Ruby background stamp on the pink gingham panel of this card. It adds the perfect touch of vintage texture to the background.
And how sweet is this this sentiment? First I stamped it directly onto my patterned paper. Then, once the ink had dried, I colored it in with Prismacolor pencils. The best part about this stamp set is that it comes with a matching die to cut the sentiment out. No fussy cutting! How great is that? The finishing touch was adding Glossy Accents to the words, the wee hearts and the peas in those darling pea pods.
Welcome Wee One Folio: Shortie Tabs as Banner Flags
This pretty little banner was a cinch to make with Tammy’s Shortie Tabs die. The die set contains 8 shortie tabs, and I love the various shapes. Here’s how I put this banner together:
Die cut the banner shapes from patterned paper. Shortie tabs are all double ended with a score line in the middle, which I find to be very handy.
Fold each Shortie Tab on the score line.
Ink the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink.
Cut a length of natural jute to match the width of your card. Tie a knot on either end.
Fold each Shortie Tab over the jute string. I used a little bit of 1/8″ Scor-Tape on the inside of each tab to hold it in place.
Glue the knotted ends of the jute to the card.
Welcome Wee One Folio: Shabby Posies and Pom Pom Posies Dies
I am so in love with Tammy’s flower dies! For the Wee One Folio I selected the two smallest petal layers from Shabby Posies and die cut a pile them from my patterned paper. But I’ve also die cut them from felt, burlap, crinoline, fabric and inked up cardstock. Here’s how I made the flowers:
Die cut from patterned paper.
Ink edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
Shape with a ball stylus on a foam mat.
Hot glue the layers together. Because I wanted these Shabby Posies to be more tightly closed, I used a double foam mat and really pressed down into the center. This draws the petals closer together.
Spritz with Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.
Randomly “draw” on the petals with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive.
Sprinkle with Prills.
Die cut the leaves from Pom Pom Posies onto patterned paper.
Ink the edges.
Shape and glue beneath the flowers.
Welcome Wee One Folio: Paper Bag Pocket
Because I scored a 1/2″ spine into this 5.5″ x 7.5″ top fold card base, I can fill the inside up with lots of paper pretties!
I love to add pockets to my cards. To change things up a bit, I used Tammy’s Paper Bag Pocket Die to create a spot to tuck this Mini Tag Book. I love the boutique look of this pocket cut from the same designer paper.
Welcome Wee One Folio: The Mini Tag Book
If you follow my blog, then I know you are familiar with this darling little tag book because I use it all the time. It’s one of my favorite “Tammy Toys.”
Welcome Wee One Folio: Shortie Tags Die
Tags are another item that I love to include in my designs. I die cut this cute tag directly from the patterned paper, then dressed it up with some fancy borders and ribbon. Tammy’s Shortie Tags die comes with 6 pretty shaped edges that you can layer onto the bottom of the tag.
I had a strip of matting cardstock left on my desk, so I turned it into this simple tri-fold folio/gift card holder. It’s held shut with a darling little belly band. So cute!
Friday Focus: Tammy Tutterow Stamps and Dies at 15% Savings
Now, here’s the really good news. For the next two weeks, The Funkie Junkie Boutique is offering an additional 15% off all Tammy Tutterow Designs Stamps and Dies. Combined with the regular 20% discount TFJB offers on all items in the shop, this amounts to a 35% discount! If you’ve had any of Tammy’s paper pretties on your wish list, now is the time to snap them up. You can find the Friday Focus shopping page HERE.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
More than All the Fish in the Sea Folio with RRR and G45 Voyage Beneath the Sea
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Welcome to summer! I love all the seasons of the year as each one has its own special beauty. Summertime is full of color and life…and trips to the beach, my favorite place on the planet! Today’s project is inspired by the Ocean Breeze Ribbon Club Assortment. I found that the Tropic Double Faced Satin Ribbon is a great companion to Graphic 45’s Voyage Beneath the Sea collection. So I paired them up to make this More Than All the Fish in the Sea Folio.
This color palette is so perfect for summertime projects. The blues and greens just pop against the citrusy oranges and yellows.
More Than All the Fish in the Sea Folio: Put a Bow on It!
I created this pretty bow cluster like this:
First, I tied a double loop bow with Tropic Double Face Satin using my Bow it All Tool. The thing I like the most about double faced satin is the fact that you don’t have a “wrong” side to worry about when tying bows.
Then, I tied a loopy string bow with Gold Metallic String.
Finally, I topped the bow cluster with a pretty teal flower.
More Than All the Fish in the Sea Folio: A Little Bit Steampunk
To give this card a little touch of Steampunk Style, I added a cluster of steampunk gears and cogs. Really Reasonable Ribbon has a fantastic assortment of gears available in the shop at very good prices.
These gears are painted with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint, which is very close in color to the Tropic ribbons.
Adding a snippet of ribbon and gold metallic string to this chipboard charm really gave it a presence on the page. And do you spy the darling steampunk heart gear in the center of the “O” in you? These sorts of little details just make my heart happy!
More Than All the Fish in the Sea Folio: A Peek Inside
It’s easy to turn a 5″ x 7″ top fold card into a folio. When you are making your card base, simple score a second line 1/4″ from the first fold line. Instant folio!
I created a little accordion fold folio on the top of the card interior. The gatefold opening is tied shut with more pretty tropic ribbon in that fancy shell print.
This is just a sample of the pages inside the folio. The Voyage Beneath the Sea ephemera card is hinged to the gatefold, creating a secret journal spot. This also gives you a nice 4″ x 4″ spot for a photo!
The bottom pocket contains a lovely art tag and a large ephemera card.
I created a border on the tag by layering the fancy shell print ribbon over the Tropic Satin Ribbon. I love the bit of texture, pattern and shine this adds to the tag design. Another snippet of Tropic Satin tops the tag. And, gold metallic string holds that cute chipboard charm in place.
What do you do with the tag? Well, it can be used as a bookmark, of course. Or, it can really brighten up an office cubicle. Some folks have told me that they use them as home decor. They simply display them on small easels and incorporate them into their mantel decor.
You can write your personal greeting on the back of the ephemera card. Then tuck a gift card, or other small gift into the pocket and there’s no need to go to the shops!
Ribbon Makes it Shine!
I just love the playful, whimsical feel of this More than All the Fish in the Sea Folio. The ribbon really takes it to the next level, don’t you think? It’s not too late to get your own set of these gorgeous Ocean Breeze Ribbons. Simply sign up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club and Bonnie will send them right out to you. It will be like having a birthday every month of the year!
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.