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Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio Tutorial

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio Tutorial for Letter Perfect Challenge at Frilly & Funkie

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Frilly and Funkie Letter Perfect Challenge!  I’ve created a really fun Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio to share with you today.  There’s even a little tutorial and a video tour thrown in for your viewing pleasure.  We’ll take a look at everything in just a second, but first, let’s see what Sara Emily, our lovely challenge hostess, has to say about this challenge.

Challenge Theme: Letter Perfect
According to Merriam Webster, ‘letter perfect’ is defined as “correct to the smallest detail”. We’re not asking you to be immaculate or flawless; we just want to see letters or words on your vintage or shabby chic project. They don’t have to be the focus, but be sure we can see them!

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio on YouTube

It makes sense to start this post with the video tour of this Tag Folio before we look at the details.  So here you go…it’s  just a short, 11 minute video tour loaded with tips and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  Enjoy!

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio:  The base-ics

Graphic 45 Imagine  Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This is an 8″ x 10″ folio with a lightweight chipboard base.  Because I knew that I would be adding a tag box to the front, the folio itself had to have some heft to it so it wouldn’t tip over. I simply scored the sheet of chipboard in half, creased along the fold and voila!  Instant folio base!

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 02

You probably notice that this folio is not thick.  That’s because most of the components are found in this dimensional tag box on the cover.  (There’s fun inside, too….trust me!)  Today’s tutorial will show you how to construct the tag box using a Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag as the base.   The tag box, filled with fun tags is a great project all on its own.  But it’s even more fun when added to the cover of a folio, dontcha think?

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio: Details and Flowers

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

My imagination ran away with me as I created this romantic Steampunk folio.  I just kept thinking of more things I could add.  Here you see the flowers I made using the G45 Large Tag and Flowers Dies.  These are soooo much fun to make.  Here are a few helpful flower making tips:

  • First,  die cut your flowers from patterned paper.  This gives each flower instant depth and dimension.  I used 8″ x 8″ patterns from the “B” side of the papers for this purpose.
  • Secondly, lightly mist your die cut petals with water before shaping.  I’m talking a very light misting…not Niagara Falls!  This does two things: first, it softens the paper making it easier to shape the petals.  Secondly, it releases the starch from the paper so that when your flowers dry, they will hold that shape.
  • Thirdly: Use a foam mat and ball stylus to shape the petals.  I roll my stylus from the tip of the petals toward the center of the flower to create a realistic shape.  Then I place the tip of my stylus in the center of each flower and “stir” it to cup the flowers.  You can cup them a little, or a lot…it’s up to you.
  • Fourth: if you want to add stamens, punch a hold in the center of each petal layer using and awl.  A standard craft pick does not make a big enough hole.
  • Finally: to add depth and dimension, sponge the petal edges with Distress Ink.  I used Vintage Photo on these flowers, but most any dye or chalk ink will work.  Then to add sparkle, spritz with mica spray or Glimmer Mist.
Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio: Ribbon and Tags

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

The pinks in this collection can be a little hard to color match.  But no worries! You can custom dye your own ribbon with Distress Ink and Seam Binding Ribbon.  Here’s how:

  • First, cut a nice long piece of white or ivory seam binding ribbon…at least a yard.  But more is better, so why not do 2 or 3?  You can use the extra on your next project!
  • Now add color.  I like to use Distress Ink Refills for really vibrant color.  Simply place a drop or two on your craft mat or non-porous surface and then spritz with water.  It’s best to add one layer of color at a time, drying in between so you don’t end up with mud.  For this ribbon, I used Tattered Rose, Fossilized Amber and Tumbled Glass.
  • Dry the ribbon gently with a heat tool, scrunching and crumpling it as you dry it.
  • To add some shadow and contrast, i tapped my Worn Lipstick Distress ink pad very lightly in a random kind of way over the top of my dried ribbon.  I love the way it turned out!
Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio by Kathy Clement for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

The inside is fairly simple.  It was fun and easy to cover the Staples Ivory Tags thanks to the die.  Then I just scored a line on the bottom to make a flap and added them to the folio.

 

How to Turn a Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag into a Tag Box

Here’s the promised tutorial.

How to Make A Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Pocket Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01 How to Make A Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Pocket Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02 How to Make A Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Pocket Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 03 How to Make A Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Pocket Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 04

To create the top border, I backed a border strip with waste chipboard.  Then I adhered Venise Lace along the bottom edge.

Letter Perfect: Now it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to play along in this Letter Perfect Challenge.   To do so,  Just create a shabby chic or vintage project  that features Letters or Words.   Then link up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, June 26th.

The team will pick four favorite project entries for this challenge.  The top winner will be invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The next three will receive badges to display proudly on their blogs.  And everyone who enters and follows the challenge rules will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

You can find all the challenge rules and details HERE.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 Imagine Steampunk Tag Folio Product Links



Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Barbara H.

 

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box for the Heartfelt Creations May 2018 Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations May 2018 Alumni Hop!  The hop starts here. You’ll find a complete blog hop list at the end of this post.  Since May is the month when we celebrate Memorial Day in the US, I thought a Blazing Poppy themed project would be fun to make.  After a search through the Closet of Shame, I found a lovely round box that some dear soul passed on to me and I decided to upcycle it into this Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 01

This box is about 6″ in diameter and about 3″ high.  Since the base color was already a lovely shade of poppy, I simply needed to add my designer papers, flowers, foliage and embellishments.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box: Tips and Tricks

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 02

Round boxes are fairly easy to alter.  While I didn’t have time to do a complete tutorial this month, here are some tips and tricks that I used:

  • First, measure the height of the inside walls of your box.  Then cut your designer paper about 1/4″ less than that measurement.
  • Next, trace the bottom of the box onto your chosen designer paper.  If you cut inside the traced circle, you should have a liner piece for the box interior that’s just about perfect in size.
  • Then, repeat that process to create the liner piece for the interior cover.
  • I inked all my paper edges with a combination of Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
  • Use border strips to line outside edges of the box.  First, brush the back side of your paper with Distress Collage Medium.  After applying your cut strips to the box sides, it is helpful to burnish lightly with a slightly damp paper towel to push out any air bubbles.
  • Add a second coat of Distress Collage Medium to seal and protect the paper.
Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box:  What’s Inside

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 03

 

Since I already had all my “mess” out on the desk, I decided to create a little 4″ square gift card holder to go inside the box.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 04

The round focal is cut from one of the pre-designed card fronts in the Blazing Poppy Paper Collection.  To add extra dimension, I popped my fussy cut denim pocket full of poppies up with foam dots.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 05

Next I tucked this die cut tag behind the pocket and added a vintage style metal key.

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Blazing Poppy by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 06

The interior of the card has a gift card pocket.  Fill it with a tiny tag and miniature chocolate treat for extra fun..

On with the Hop!

This blog hop begins on Friday, May 25th at 8AM EDT and runs until 11:59PM EDT on Monday, May 28th.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment as one lucky comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog to win a $25 gift card at Heartfelt Creations!  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, May 30th.  I ‘ll also post the winning name at the top of this post at that time.

The winner needs to contact Heartfelt Creations by email at socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us. Please write “Winner of the May Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your e-mail. 

Now let’s get hopping!

Kathy (you are HERE) ♥ Vicki  ♥  Amarilys  ♥ Alissa  ♥  Pam  ♥ Archana  ♥ Piyanki ♥   ♥

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Blazing Poppy Altered Keepsake Box Supply List

 

G45 Sneak Peek Week: Imagination Steampunk Card with Handmade Flowers

Imagination Steampunk Card with Handmade Flowers: New Collection!

Hello, G45’ers!  It may be the last day of April on the calendar, but it’s the first day of Sneak Peek Week on the Graphic 45 Blog!  Today through May 2nd, G45 will be revealing the Spring Release Collections.  I’ve had a sneaky peek and I know you are going to be super excited, too.  Lucky me!  I received a few pages of the new Imagine collection last week, and went to work making samples for the reveal party.  This Imagination Steampunk Card uses gorgeous papers and Ephemera Cards along with two of the new G45 Dies.  Let’s take a peek, shall we?

Imagination Steampunk Card Imagine by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

The color palette and images in this collection are inspiring!  It’s as though A Ladies’ Diary bumped into Steampunk Debutante, and Imagine was the result.  This is a softer, more feminine version of steampunk and I found it super fun to work with.

Imagination Steampunk Card: The Clock Focal

I am loving the vintage clock face paired up with this collection. The Square Tag and Clock Dies are fast becoming a “go to” item in my workbasket.  This time, I cut the doily frame from a pearlized bronze cardstock.  Then I cut the clock face from a soft floral pattern from the collection.

Each layer is raised up with dimensionals to give the clock a strong presence in the design.  The center dial is cut from one of the gear corners on the signature page.

And if you love butterflies, you are going to swoon over the gorgeous ones found in this collection.  I fussy cut quite a few, layered them up and added them all the way around the perimeter of the clock.

I’m finding lots of good ways to use the lovely little flourish from the Square Tag and Clock Dies, too.  These corner accents really help tie everything together as well as anchor the design.

The sentiment panel is made from one of the cut apart panels on the border strip page.  I matted this on kraft cardstock.  Then I backed it with waste chipboard to add height.  Finally, I fussy cut the “Imagination” plaque from a second panel, matted it on dimensionals and matched it up carefully.  I love the dimension and simplicity this adds.

Imagination Steampunk Card: The Handmade Flowers

I finally had a chance to play with the G45 Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flowers Metal Dies.  Oooh la la!  Look at these fun steampunk posies!  I cannot get over how beautifully these dies cut through G45’s heavy papers!  One pass through and you’re done!  I added button centers, some Prills and custom dyed seam binding ribbon.

By the way…did you know you can use G45 Decades Dye Ink Pads to custom color ribbon?  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, smoosh the ink pad on your non stick kraft sheet, glass mat or other non-porous surface.
  • Next, mist the ink with water until droplets begin to form.
  • Now, dip and scrunch white seam binding ribbon into this inky pool until it is all soaked up and well distributed.
  • Set aside to dry naturally, or if you are impatient (like me) gently heat dry.

I used Decades Precious Pink to color this ribbon, and it’s a perfect match for the papers.  You’ve gotta love that!

Imagination Steampunk Card: A Peek Inside

The ephemera cards from this collection are soooooo gorgeous!  These are the back sides, if you can believe it!  I’m in love!

Imagination Steampunk Card Supply List

Graphic 45 Supplies

Other Products: A Penny Saved Prills, Seam Binding Ribbon, Kraft Cardstock, 1.5″ circle punch, Bronze Metallic Cardstock, Copper Brad

I hope I’ve shared some tips, trick and ideas that you can use in your own paper crafting adventures.  I’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions to this gorgeous new G45 collection.  Please share with me in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen winner is Martie Rollin from Marie Gamber’s Blog.  Thanks for hopping!
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card for the April 2018 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations April 2018 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here.  You’ll find the complete hop list at the end of this post.  My grandmother had the most beautiful flower garden I have ever seen.  My favorite blooms were always the peonies. I can remember tip toeing through the garden with my mother, gently lifting those fragrant, heavy blossoms to inhale the scent.  So I just had to add the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Collection to my crafty stash!    This Spring Garden All Occasion Greeting card is perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings, or anniversaries.  I just loved making these bodacious blossoms!

Springtime in the Garden with Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony

The papers in this collection are especially lovely with beautiful soft pastels and pops of pink, rose and yellow.  Here are the steps I followed to create the card.

  • Begin by cutting a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel from the floral cluster page in the  Sweet Peony paper collection.
  • Next, use a distressing tool to lightly rough up the edges.  You can also use the side of your scissor blade to to this; just be careful not to cut yourself!
  • Once you have distressed the edges, stitch around the perimeter of this panel, using ivory thread.
  • Now lightly sponge the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Use 1.5″ wide pink gingham ribbon to create a belly band.  Wrap this around the panel, securing with Scor-Tape or your favorite adhesive.
  • Next, cut a 4″ x 6″ rectangle from the soft pink background paper. Repeat the above steps, omitting the stitching.
  • To add dimension, back this panel with foam tape, waste chipboard or old cardboard packaging.  Then center and adhere to the first panel.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: Creating the Card Focal

 

Heartfelt Creation Dies make quick work of creating this card focal.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, cut the peony image from the paper collection using the Eyelet Oval Die. I used just the 3.25″ x 5″ oval die for this. Ink the edges very lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Next, from white cardstock, die cut the doily frame using the 4.5″ x 6″  Eyelet Oval Die frame.
  • To add dimension, back the Eyelet Oval Frame Die cut with foam tape, etc.  I sponged a very light layer of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to the center of the die cut.  Don’t add ink to the scalloped frame portion.
  • Center and adhere to the card.
  • Adhere the die cut card focal.
  • Fussy cut the pink label from the cut apart page. Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the sentiment ticket with the Luggage and Tags Die.  Adhere to the pink label and then to the card.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: the fun part!  Making the Flowers

There is something so relaxing and rewarding about making flowers!  I tried some new techniques when making these gorgeous Sweet Peony blooms.  Here’s how I did it:

  • Remove the soft pink background page from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection.  Cut it into two 6″ x 12″ panels.
  • Using the Colorbox Berrylicious Ink Pad,  stamp the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamps all over both panels.  Then heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Before die cutting with the Small Sweet Peony Die, use sponge daubers to apply Colorbox Guacamole Chalk Ink in the center of each flower layer.
  • Stamp the leaves onto white cardstock, also using Guacamole Ink and heat embossing.

 

  • Once all the different sizes of Sweet Peony flower layers  have been die cut, place them in the appropriate sections of the 3-D Floral Basics Flower Shaping Mold and emboss the flowers following the product directions.
  • Assemble the flower layers, then add stamens.
  • Turn the flowers upside down and spray liberally with Alpine Ice RoseBougainvillea Spray Mists.  Spray some in between the petal layers as well, to cover over the back side of the patterned paper.  Set aside to dry naturally, or gently heat dry.
  • If you would rather not use mist, then sponge the back side of the petals with Berrylicious Ink before assembly.
  • As a final step, apply Antique Linen Distress Ink to the petal edges, and to the edges of the card layers.
  • When everything is dry, arrange the flowers on the card as seen in the photos.
Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony All Occasion Card: A Peek Inside

Line the card interior with more designer papers.  Create a pocket and a gift card pocket, if desired.

This is an old, retired gift card die that I have in my stash.  You could create a substitute for this by cutting down a small envelope and covering with designer paper.

To create this elegant Tea Bag Wallet insert, I die cut the Sweet Lilac Scroll and Cage from White Cardstock.  Then I backed it with one of the images from the cut apart page and fussy cut around the top edges.

This makes such a fun card, gift and home decor combo!    Giving a unique gift like this is such a lovely way to shower the people you love with love!

On With the Hop!

The April Alumni Team Hop starts at 8AM EDT on Friday, April 27th and closes on Monday, April 30th at 11:59PM EDT.

One lucky comment will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog from those participating in the hop, so be sure to visit and comment at each stop along the way.  The randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  To claim this prize, the winner will e-mail socialmedia@heartfeltcreations.us with “Winner of the April Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

The winner will be announced here, on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and Facebook page on
Wednesday, May 2nd.  Good luck and have fun hopping!
Kathy (You are HERE) ♥   Amarilys   ♥  Vicki     ♥  Martine ♥ Marie  ♥ Pam    ♥ Alissa   ♥ Deneen Archana 
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If
so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

Butterfly Medley Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial

This hop is now closed.  The winning comment was from Bonita on Amarilys Doria’s Blog. Thanks for hopping!

Butterfly Medley Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February Alumni Hop!  I’m here to share a Butterfly Medley Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial with you.  We have a lot of ground to cover, so grab a snack and a cuppa and let’s get started!

 Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: First Look

Purple Vintage Roses Tri Fold Folio Tutorial Butterfly Medley by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, so I thought I’d celebrate that with this rich purple folio.   I pulled papers from the beautiful Butterfly Medley Paper Collection and added a whole host of dies to create this 5″ x 7″ trifold folio.  You’ll find a complete supply list at the end of this post.

You Tube Video Tour of the Album

I think it’s easier to understand how this folio comes together if you can see all the various mechanisms at work.  So I’ve made a short YouTube Video Tour of the album for you to watch before we get started.  I hope you enjoy!

Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Building the Base

Here’s how to build this trifold folio base:

  1. First, cut 2 sheets of textured lavender cardstock to measure 11″ x 7″ high.
  2. Then, join the two strips of cardstock together on the 7″ edge using 1/2″ Scor-Tape.
  3. Now place the long side of this strip on your scoring tool.  Score at 5″ and again at 5.5″.
  4. Next, repeat this process all the way down the length of your paper, folding to fit your scoring platform as you go.  You should end up with THREE 5″ x 7″ sections with 1/2″ spines between.
  5. Now, on the far right hand panel, score an additional line 1.5″ from the edge.  This will form the flap and pocket.
  6. Finally, crease all scored lines with a bone folder.
 Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Decorating the base pages

We will line and design the interior of the folio before we create the cover.  This way, the cover will stay clean and fresh.  Dimensional elements will not get crushed during the creative process.

  1.  First, cut 3/8″ strips of patterned paper to line all the spine sections, inside and out.  I used border strips for this purpose.
  2. Next, cut panel of slightly darker lavender cardstock.  Cut each panel to measure 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″.
  3. For the next steps, DO NOT GLUE the papers until instructed to do so, or you will not be able to add the flip and flap elements.
  4. Now, cut two panels of Butterfly Medley paper to measure 4.75″ x 6.75″.  These will line the left and center folio panels.
  5. Then cut a 2.75″ x 6.75″ panel for the flap.  You may glue this in place now.
  6. Next cut a 2″ x 6.75″ panel to line the pocket and a 1 3/8″ panel to line the pocket flap. You may glue this in place now.
  7. To seal the pocket, add glue to the top and bottom edge only.
 Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Creating the Flap Elements

Now we will work on creating the flap element on the right hand side of the album.

  1. First trim two card front images.  The one on the top measures 4.25″ x 3″.  Mat this on a piece of 4.75″ x 3.25″ lavender cardstock.  Glue the image to the mat, leaving a wide margin on the right hand side.  Place this on your scoring tool, and score a line just to the right of the image. Fold to form a hinge.  Glue the hinge to to top of the flap.
  2. Then repeat this process with the next image.  This time trim the image to measure 4.75″ x 3.5″. Mat on a larger piece of lavender cardstock as before.  Score a hinge and glue to the flap.

This is what the flap page will look like.  I lined the back side of my flaps with patterned paper from the Butterfly Medley Collection.  Trim out the word “Bloom” from the paper collection, mat on cardstock and glue just the left hand edge in place to create a tuck spot.

Here’s the pocket on the back side of the flap.

Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Creating the Center Panel

Now we will work on the flip and pocket element in the center panel of the folio.

  • First, trim the card front to measure 4.75″ wide x 5.25″ tall.  Round the corners, if desired.
  • Then score a 1/2″ hinge along the top edge of the image.  Crease this and glue it to the center of the panel.
  •  Now glue the Butterfly Medley panel you cut earlier in place so that it covers the hinge as seen in this photo.
  • Next, create a pocket by scoring 1/2″ margins on bottom, right and left hand sides of a 5 7/8″ x 2.5″ panel of paper.  Fold the flaps to form a pocket.  Use a circle punch to create a thumb hole.  Glue in place.
  • Finally, fill the pocket with tags as seen here.  Die cut the ticket and glue in place.

 Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial:  The Waterfall Folio

Now we will create the waterfall folio on the left hand side.

  • Begin by gluing your pre-cut panel of Butterfly Medley paper in place.
  • Now, cut 5 panels of 4″ x 5.5″ cardstock in alternating colors of light and dark lavender.
  • Next, round the corners.  Score a 1/2″ hinge on the top of each panel.
  • Then, cut 5 card fronts to fit each cardstock panel.  These should measure 3.75″ x approx. 5″ .  If they are a little shorter, it really doesn’t matter.
  • Now, for the top panel only: add a magnet toward the bottom edge of the cardstock panel.
  • Next, glue the card fronts to the cardstock panels, being sure to glue below the fold.

  • Now you will line the folded edge of the first panel up with the top edge of your Butterfly Medley paper, being sure to center it on both the right and left hand sides.
  • Next, glue the next folded edge so that it butts up against the previous one.  You can see from this photo what that should look like.
  • Then continue adding panels until they are all in place.

Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Creating the Magnetic Flap

Next, create the magnetic flap closure.

  • First, cut a 2″ x 5″ strip of lavender cardstock.
  • Then, score at 3″ and again at 3 1/8″. Crease the score lines.
  • Place this strip on the folio base as seen here.  Place a magnet on the TOP panel of the waterfall.  Don’t glue it.  It will cling to the magnet beneath the paper. Remove the liner paper from the magnet.
  • Next, fold the flap closure up to meet the magnet on the top panel.  The tape will adhere to the flap.
  • Now line the flap with paper, inside and out as seen here.
  • Then, glue the base of the flap to the base of the folio as seen in the photo.
  • Now, cover the flap with a matted image from the paper collection.
  • Finally, decorate the flap front as seen here.
Butterfly Medley Purple Vintage Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Decorating the Cover

Now that the inside of our folio is finished, we can go to work on the cover.

  • First, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of Butterfly Medley paper.  Distress the edges.
  • Next, ink the edges of the paper with Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  Spritz with water.  Splatter with Dylusions White Linen Spray.
  • Now, mat on a slightly larger panel of dark lavender cardstock.  Glue to the cover base.
  • Next, wrap the front, spine and back of the folio with 1/2″ Scor-tape.  Wrap ribbon around the tape, leaving long tails on the end so you can tie a bow.
  • Now, Die cut the Eyelet Oval from white cardstock.  Glue in place.
  • Then cut a word border strip and glue through the center of the oval, as seen.
  • Fussy cut stamps and images from the collection.  Add foam tape to the back and glue in place, as seen in the photo.
Vintage Purple Roses Trifold Folio Tutorial: Creating the Roses

Now we’ll make the roses to decorate the folio.

  • First, stamp 3 sets of the Classic Rose images onto patterned paper from the collection.  I used Archival Ultra Violet Ink to do this.
  • Next, stamp 3 sets of foliage onto the same paper using Olive Archival Ink.
  • Now die cut all the roses and foliage.
  • Then, place the die cuts face down on a non-stick craft sheet and sponge the back side with a combination of Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.
  • Now turn everything face up and spritz with Tattered Angels Deep Plum mist.
  • While the petals are still wet, pinch them together and set aside to dry.
  • When dry, gently open the petals and shape with the flower shaping kit  To do this, I used the largest stylus end and ran it gently around in circles until the layers formed a cup.  .
  • Now glue the layers together, fill the centers with glue and I Cannot Tell a Lilac Prills.
  • Next, spritz lightly with Iridescent Gold Tattered Angels Mist.
  • When dry, add to the folio cover.
  • Now, stamp, die cut and color two butterflies from Botanical Wings.  Glue together as seen here and add pen nib to the body.
  • To finish, add more Prills, bows, button and stick pins.
On With the Hop

From here, you will hop on over to Martine’s lovely blog.  You can find a complete hop list below:

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Martine ♥  Amarilys   ♥ Gloria  ♥ Vicki ♥ Archana  ♥ SarahDeneen

Be sure to visit and comment on each blog in the hop. One comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate.

The hop runs from 8 AM EST on Friday, February 23rd through Monday, February 26th at 11:59 PM.  Winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.  I’ll also contact the winner via e-mail and will post the winner’s name at the top of my blog at that time.

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.

Thanks for hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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