Tammy Tutterow Creative Crew Friday: Prima Amber Moon Thankful Heart Folio
Hello, Friends! Yes, I know it’s Thursday…but to avoid double posting, I decided to share my Tammy Tutterow Creative Crew post today. When you see this Thankful Heart Folio made with Prima’s glorious Amber Moon collection, I think you’ll forgive me.
This lovely little folio is about the size of a clutch wallet, measuring just 4.25″ x 7″. It all started when I was cleaning up my work desk and ran across a piece of folded brown cardstock. Rather than toss it in my scrap pile, I decided to make it up into a card…which then became a folio. You just never know where a project is going to take you. I have learned to follow along.
The folio has a ribbon closure.
- Shabby Posies Etched Dies by Spellbinders
- Posie Parts Stamp/Die Combo
- Bitty Posies
- Pom Pom Posies (for the leaves)
Nothing But Love for Thankful Heart Folio Shabby Chic background
Here’s how to create the background panel for the cover:
- First, cut a 4″ X 6.75″ panel of wood grain patterned paper from Prima’s Amber Moon 12×12 collection
- Next, stamp Nothing But Love Background with Versamark Embossing Ink.
- Then, heat emboss with super fine copper embossing powder.
- Now, machine stitch around the edges. Use messy stitching like I did here, or keep it neat and tidy. It’s up to you.
- Next, distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- Then, ink up the panel with Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks. Spritz heavily and tip the paper to let the ink run.
- Now heat dry until it is still a tiny bit damp.
- Then emboss with Tammy’s Blistered Embossing Folder. Before running through your machine, rub Vintage Photo Distress Ink directly onto the flat side of the embossing folder. Then lay your paper panel over the raised side of the folder. By doing this, you will impress the ink into the paper. It’s a very cool effect.
- Next, heat dry the paper panel completely.
- Finally, rub a barely damp paper towel over the embossed stamped areas to refresh the shine. I actually had to gently reheat with my tool.
- Now it’s ready to glue to the folio cover.
Thankful Heart Folio Cover Art
The cover art for this album is from a Gecko Galz collage sheet called Be Thankful for Fall. I printed them out, inked the edges and/or matted them then layered them up on the cover. The circular image is glued to a Prima die cut doily. I raised it up with waste cardboard from a shipping box . This way, I could tuck a little surprise behind it. Read on to find out about that!
From My Heart Tabbed Mini Pocket
What is it about little things that makes us go “awwwww.” That’s exactly how I feel every time I use one of Tammy’s Mini Pockets. Here’s how I put this Tabbed Mini Pocket together:
- First, die cut the Tabbed Mini Pocket from Amber Moon paper.
- Then ink around all the edges, front and back, with Vintage Photo DI.
- Now score the fold lines and glue the pocket together.
- Add a bitty posy to the envelope flap along with an acorn charm and a bit of fiber.
- Next, use Archival Coffee Ink to stamp “From My Heart” sentiment from Sentiments 2 Stamp set. I stamped with my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform so I could repeat stamp until the image was dark and bold.
- Cut out, notch corners, ink edges and mat on brown cardstock.
- Then slip behind the doily and attach with a mini clothespin.
Inside this Thankful Heart Folio
The side pocket holds this magnet that I made with Tammy’s Rejoice Shading Stamp from Happy Grams #4 . After stamping, embossing, and inking, I colored the images with Distress Markers. Then I stitched a magnet between the image and a cardstock mat. I’ve adorned the magnet with Bitty Posies and Posie Part felt flowers. I also used Shortie Tabs to make some little banner flags from designer paper scraps.
Blessed and Framed
I framed this butterfly ephemera card with Tammy’s Rose Border Stamp. Here’s how that worked:
- First, cut a piece of the polka dot paper from Amber Moon that is slightly larger than the stamp.
- Stamp the image with Versamark Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Superfine Copper Embossing Powder.
- Heat Set.
- To cut the inside of the stamped image, I placed my ruler on a diagonal line from top left to bottom right corner. Then use a craft knife to cut a straight line. Repeat this process from Top right to bottom left.
- Next, place the ruler at the base of one of the resulting triangles. Cut out one flap.
- Now that one flap is removed, you can fussy cut around the inside of the frame.
- Next, ink up Big Cheesecloth and Dear Ruby with Coffee Archival Ink/Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink. Do not place the stamps on a block. Just roll a random section lightly over the ink pad, then roll randomly over the white portions of the Blessed ephemera card. Ink the edges.
- Now, back the fussy cut frame with small strips of foam tape and place over the ephemera card. Glue in place.
Die cut the smallest Prim Heart from felt and layer up with felt flowers to decorate the sentiment panel.
Here’s a peek at the fully opened folio.
I don’ t know about you…but I’m grateful for chocolate…and so many other good things.
I hope you survived this very long post. But I wanted you to see all the many ways you can use Tammy’s stamps and dies to embellish your favorite paper collections. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
Until next time!