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Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio for Butterbee Scraps

Hello, Friends!   We’re kicking the month of October off with this Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio, and it’s a very fun way to get things started! Butterbee Scraps has the cutest Wizard of Oz charm collection, and it goes perfectly with Graphic 45’s Magic of Oz collection.  Don’t those ruby slippers make you want to click your heels together and chant, “There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home?”

  The Scarecrow was always my favorite Oz character, so I made him the star of this 5″ x 7″ folio.  Even though the album is small in size, it is loaded with interactive features, and very fun to flip through.

TIP:  Paint silver tone charms with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint for a quick makeover.  Just tap it on with your finger.  I also used it on the roses and on the edges of the chipboard charm.

TIP: Chalk paint is wonderful for painting metal objects.  There is no need to prime with Gesso, so it’s a one-step process.  Paint the G45 Drawer Pull with black chalk paint.  Then come back and tap the raised areas with gold to create a wonderfully aged finish.

Sentimental Scarecrow Folio: Fun at Every Turn

TIP: Create this folio base by joining two 7″ x 11″ panels of heavy black cardstock.  To do this, adhere 1/2″ Scor-Tape along the short edge of one sheet.  Then peel off the liner tape and align the 2nd panel over the tape.

TIP: To create the base for this folio, score the long side at 3″ 3 1/2″ 8 1/2″, 9″, 13″.  Trim the piece on the right to measure 2″ wide.  This will fold and become the right hand pocket.

TIP: The Magic of Oz is a fussy cutter’s dream come true!   Cut Dorothy and Toto out from the large 6″ x 6″ card front.  Then trim out the compass rose.  Adhere just the bottom and right hand edge to form a pocket for Dorothy to live in.

Die cut patterned paper using the G45 ATC Tags die.  Line the tags, add fussy cut cards from the collection and tuck into the shallow side pocket.

The center pocket is a surprise flap page with a hidden pocket beneath it.  The left hand panel is a 5″ x 5″  accordion pull out page.  As you can see, I’ve decorated all the panels with fussy cut images of our Sentimental Scarecrow.  I just love him!

The hidden pocket has (3) 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mounts tucked inside.  You’ll see all the details in this short project share video.

Sentimental Scarecrow Folio Project Share Video

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.  You will find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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You’ve Been Booed! Halloween Treat Tags

 

You’ve Been Booed:  Halloween Treat Tags with Halloween Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  You’ve been BOOED!  Which is a very good thing in our part of the world.  This fun trend involves leaving a Halloween treat on a neighbor’s doorstep, ringing the doorbell and running away.  A note inside says, “You’ve Been Booed!” and encourages the recipient to pay it forward to someone else in the neighborhood.  The treat can be anything from a card, to a bottle of wine, to a sweet treat.  But I thought these frightfully fabulous Halloween Treat Tags would be perfect for the occasion.

You’ve Been Booed: Creating the Tag Base

For each tag base you will need to do the following:

  • First, cut a 4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of heavy, 110# black cardstock.
  • Then cut (2) 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ panels of patterned paper.
  • Now, pull out some corner shaping dies and crop the top corners.
  • Next, place the long side of the tag on your scoring tool.  Score at 6″ and again at 6 1/2″.
  • Then, line the tag front and back with the patterned paper.  Score each side at 6″ and 6 1/2″ again after you add each layer.
  • Now. old the bottom of the tag up to form a pocket.
  • Next, cut (2) 1″ x 1 1/2″ scraps of black cardstock.  Score at 1/2″ and again at 3/4″.  Fold to form little tabs that will fit inside the pocket and form sides.  Adhere.
  • Finally, wrap the bottom edge of the pocket with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and wrap with Halloween Ribbon.
You’ve Been Booed: Adding the Details

Decorate your pocket with handmade rosettes, Halloween Charms and stickers.  I’ve used Authentique’s Twilight Collection to make my tags.  Then, fill the pockets with treats that any grown up ghoul or goblin would enjoy.

I’ve added some Biscoff cookies, candy corn, a tea wallet, honey stick, vintage spoon and chocolate to my tag pockets.

You’ve Been Booed: A Little Upcycled Card

This wee card is attached to a clothing tag that I salvaged from my husband’s cargo shorts.  The main tag measured about 3″ x 4″ and had a nice shape.  Two smaller tags were attached with jute cord.  Clearly, they were too nice to throw away.  So I painted them with black chalk paint and turned them into a vehicle for this wee card.

There’s room inside for a little ghoulish greeting.  The small tags are dressed up with paper scraps and stickers.

You’ve Been Booed:  The Ribbon Topper

The thing that really makes this tag spooktacular is the ribbon topper.  These all come from the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment.  Simply punch a hole at the top of each tag, thread the ribbons and the jute string on the upcycled tags through the hole.  Don’t fold the ribbons in half; just pull them through and tie them together with another bit of ribbon.  Tie a bow, add some fall leaves and a flower, and you’ve got a fabulous tag!

Here’s a look at the other tag I made.

Don’t take this the wrong way…but I hope YOU get BOOED this Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m going to help you get your Halloween on with this Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial.  This 5″ x 7″ tag and pocket folio is such a quick and easy make that you will want to make loads of them.  And, it’s adaptable to any season or theme!  Just change out the papers and you are good to go!  How spooktacular is that?

I’m always on the lookout for pocket style cards, and went hunting on Pinterest to see what I could find.  There were loads of tutorials for a double pocket card, but they were all sized for 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases.  Since I like a nice big card base, I had to pull out my pencil and do some math-ing, which always makes my brain hurt.  But after a few false starts, I figured out how to create this version of a pocket card, which I love.

Create a belly band as the folio closure.  I generally use magnets to secure these, but this folio was just a tad bit chubby (too much candy corn???) so I had to decorate a binder clip and secure everything with that instead.

Mat the witch sticker on a die cut doily and adhere to the belly band.  Add Diamond Stickles for just the right touch of glittery goodness.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: Making the Tag Insert

You will learn how to create the pocket card base and line the pages in the video tutorial below.  Every pocket needs a tag, though, so here’s how to make this cute tag insert:

  • First, cut a 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of heavy black cardstock.
  • Then cut (2) 3 5/8″ x 8 3/8″ panels of Twilight patterned paper.
  • Next, round the bottom corners with a 1/2″ corner rounder punch.
  • Now, shape the top corners  with a Stub Shaped corner punch.
  • Line both sides of the tag.
  • Attach ric rac with Dries Clear Adhesive, letting the ends hang over the edges of the tag.
  • Now tie the ric rack together with some baker’s twine and add buttons.
  • Mat a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ panel of the cobweb paper on a slightly larger panel of black cardstock.
  • Then mat the image and adhere.
  • Punch a hole in the top of the tag and add ribbons and flowers.

Mat a sentiment or photo panel on the back of the tag and decorate with stickers to finish.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio is so cute!  You’ll learn how to cover the pages in the tutorial.

TIP: File folder stickers make the perfect tuck spot for a treat.  Mat on a piece of black card that is slightly wider and twice as tall.  Place the sticker on the top half, score and fold.  Then adhere the back side to the folio base.  Insert a small paper clip to hold the file folder shut, then slip in the candy.

Use scraps of black card to make a little photo wallet to tuck into a pocket on the opposite page.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial:: The flip side

The cool thing about this design is that you end up having a second pocket on the back side of the folio.

This is the perfect spot to tuck in a couple more little photo wallets.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: The Youtube Video

To learn how to make this folio base, just click play.

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that will help you get your Halloween crafting underway.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Have a boo-tiful day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop: Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2019 Blog Hop!  You should be coming  here from Karen’s lovely blog.   Today I’m showcasing the Spook-tacular Halloween Ribbons from the September Ribbon Club Assortment.  They go frightfully well with this Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio.

I kept the cover pretty simple, just adding a fussy cut title, some flowers and a poufy bow tied with the 3/8″ Black Stripe Grosgrain from the Ribbon Club Assortment.   Black Satin Swiss Dot Ribbon works great for the closure.

TIP: When tying a thick bow, like the black and white striped grosgrain, wrap wire around the center instead of tying a knot.  This gives the center of the ribbon less bulk, and allows you to really fluff out the loops.

Tangerine Satin Ribbon really pops on the spine.  Glue chipboard charms to the ribbon ends for extra fun.  Silver Metallic String is used to loop another charm and a vintage style clock through the bow at the top.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio: A Peek Inside

Purple, green, orange and black is the perfect color combination for Halloween.  It also happens to work beautifully with The Magic of Oz, which is really handy.

Top a little tag with a combo of Apple Green Delicate Stitched Satin and Grape Diamond Stitched Satin.  Then tie off with a short piece of the black and white stripe grosgrain.

Tuck fussy cut ATC cards from the collection behind a belly band to create a fun, interactive element.

The center panel of this tri-fold folio is a waterfall element with a magnetic closure mechanism.

Secure a fold out folio with a Black Satin Swiss Dot belly band.  Add a little charm on silver metallic string to add visual interest.

Tuck a hidden page behind the fold out folio for extra fun.

This itty bitty book is secured with a snippet of ribbon , then tucked into a pocket.

Hidden pockets are loads of fun, especially when they are filled with a double pull out page.

Photo mounts and another little accordion folio fit in the spacious pocket.

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Folio: YouTube Video Tour

To help you get a feel for the flow of the album, I created a short YouTube Video Tour.  I hope you enjoy!

On With the Hop!

Our fabulous teamie  Linsey Rickett is next in line, so hop on over and see what ribbon magic she has created for you to enjoy. Then hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Take a moment to answer Bonnie’s question of the month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing for your very own FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment.

If you haven’t signed up for the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to do so.  The  holidays are fast approaching, and this could be the gift you give yourself all year long!  To find out how to subscribe, click HERE.

I hope I 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

Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio

Hello, Friends!  I love it when September rolls around, because I can start sharing spooktacular projects like this Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio with you.  This is probably my all time favorite Halloween collection from G45, and I never get tired of working with it.

This time, I challenged myself to make an 8″ x 8″ folio base with just one sheet of 12″ x 18″ paper.  I guess this technically isn’t a folio, because it has 2 pages.  But the spine is actually scored right into the cover of the folio, making for a neat design.  I think I’m going to work this one up into a Button Farm Club kit someday soon.  It’s such a fun design!

The cover is a single layer of the signature sheet from the Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  This is stitched onto a couple of layers of cardstock, then adhered onto the folio base.  Next, I fussy cut a second Alice from another signature page.  Punch a hole for the handle of her spooky broomstick, thread the broomstick through, add dimensionals to the back and layer over the “flat” image.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio: A Little Mixed Media Madness

Add dimension to the cover with your embellishments.  And a little mixed media mayhem, too.  I’ve been doing a little purging in the studio, so I’m finding lots of fun things I forgot I had.  See the doorknob on this folio?  That’s an old G45 Staples knob from their original release of metal embellishments many moons ago.  This thing is about 1 3/4″ in diameter.  I took it to the Mixed Media Day Spa for a beauty treatment with  Black Chalk Paint, Seth Apter’s Patina Oxide Baked Texture, Stamperia Gold Dew Glamour Gel and some Ranger Rusty Hinge Distress Paint.

Alter Little Birdie Flowers with Prima Copper Crackle Texture Paste, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Copper Penny Prills.  I even removed some of the flower centers and replaced them with vintage buttons.

The ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon Silky Crush Navy and Black Houndstooth.  Both go so well with this collection.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio: A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek inside the album.  Cut apart the image panels from the designer paper to make pockets, titles and focal images.  To cover the corners where the fussy cut images meet, create smaller pockets, or add a sticker.

The 4″ x 6″ images in the collection are great when used for cover art on mini folios.  This flip folio has a  magnetic closure and room for 5 photos inside.

The focal image of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on the first page is actually a cleverly disguised flip page with a magnetic closure.  Turn it to reveal lots of fun spots for photos and journaling.

There are flaps to lift, and tip ins to turn, and journal cards tucked into pockets…all the things I love the most!

Each page unit is actually a pocket with a 7 1/2″ square pull out photo mount.  How fun is that?

The images in this collection are large, so I had to look for ways to make them work. These large tip in pages feature some of the fun scenes from the story line.

Open them to reveal two large flap pages and two side pockets with photo mount inserts.  Those drawer fronts make great pockets!

The final page features a large pull out, a shallow pocket and a side pocket with insert.

This pull out is 6 1/4″ wide x 12″ tall so you can fit LOTS of photos here!

And I love a good pull out feature, so I added one to the pocket.

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Fun Flip Folio YouTube Tour

To help you get a feel for the flow and function of this playful folio, I’ve created a short YouTube video tour.

Creating these folios is my idea of fun!  I don’t have a tutorial for this one, but I will either create a tutorial for the base and sell it in my ETSY shop, or use it for an upcoming Button Farm Kit because I think y’all would really enjoy making it, too.  Please let me know if you are interested in the comment section below.

If you’d like to see other Halloween in Wonderland projects that I’ve created, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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