Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet for Sophie Grace
Hello Friends! Summer is birthday season in the Clement household I have almost a dozen birthdays to prepare for over the next several weeks. The first one in line is our dear Sophie Grace who turns 8 years old this year. How is this even possible? Because she is totally into Fairies and Fairy Gardens this year, I put together a darling little Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet for her party on Saturday.
The album base is made with mini file folders that I die cut using Tammy Tutterow’s Mini File Folder Die by Spellbinders Paper Arts. Each folder measures 5″ wide x 3.25 inches tall. It was easy to join the albums together to form the album. Here’s how I did it.
How To Make a Mini File Folder into a Mini Album
Begin by choosing your designer papers. I chose to work with Prima’s Princess Paper Colletion. (retired)
- First, die cut three sets of mini file folders from designer paper.
- Next, blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink onto the inside of each file folder. (You do not have to follow this step if your paper is double sided. Mine was white on the reverse.)
- Spritz and flick water onto the ink. Heat dry.+
- Now, ink up the Dear Ruby Background Stamp with Sepia Archival Ink and randomly stamp on the inked surface.
- Next, Cut two 1/5″ wide x 4.5″ long strips of designer paper.
- Ink the edges.
- Score in half. This is the hinge you will use to join the file folders together.
- Then add 1/2″ Scor Tape to the white side (or back side) of each strip on both sides of the score line.
- Remove the liner from one side of the hinge and line up along the front bottom edge of one folder. Press in place.
- Repeat the process with the other side of the hinge, but this time press it onto bottom back edge of another file folder. Now your folders are hinged together.
Turning a Mini File Folder into a Pocket
Now that you’ve joined all three of your file folders together, you can begin to decorate them. Here’s how I turned one file folder into a pocket.
- First, open the file folder so that the tab is at the bottom.
- Then, add 1/8″ Scor-tape to both the left and right hand side of the folder.
- Now peel off the liner from the tape and press in place.
Decorating the Cover
Create a little banner with designer paper. Add mini buttons to dress it up. To create my ribbon closure, I ran 1/2″ Scor-Tape along the back edge of the album then wrapped it with a piece of ribbon that was long enough to tie into a bow.
Pom Pom Posies can be die cut from two colors of felt to create a fanciful fairy flower. Fill the center with a pearl and small gold beads for extra fun. I filled a small corked vial with a mixture of white and gold glitter to serve as fairy dust. Then I tied on this adorable little brass fairy charm. I filled in with Petaloo Penny Lane flowers and a tag from the paper collection.
What’s in Your Pocket?
I adore Tammy’s Mini Tag Book Die and used it to create a fairy themed mini album to tuck into the pocket of the gift wallet.
Create a flip down page by scoring a long piece of paper in half. Here I’ve used another Tab Set Two die to make a sweet little page turner. After cutting the shape, I halved it so that i could turn it with the shaped edge out.
A fairy princess kitty and a fairy paper doll in a pocket add lots of whimsy and interactive elements to the pages of the mini tag book.
. I’ve tucked a ticket to the fairy dance party into this Tab Two pocket.
Along with this itty bitty teeny tiny fairy notebook. The book measure less than 1″ wide and a little more than an inch tall. The pages are stitched into the spine. It’s the kind of thing you’ll only do for your precious granddaughter.
And no fairy mini tag album is complete without a Pug Fairy wearing a crown.
Inside the Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet
Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet Video on YouTube
I hope you found 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. I’ll also provide a supply list and links (where available) to the products I used to make this Fairy Happy Birthday Wishes Gift Wallet.
Thanks for joining me!
Supply List and Product Links
Prima Princess Paper Collection (retired)
Tammy Tutterow by Spellbinders Paper Arts:
Petaloo Penny Lane Blossoms
Heartwarming Vintage Altered Fairy Double Sided Scraps (retired)