Graphic 45 Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial

 Graphic 45 Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial
Frilly and Funkie Elegant Jewels Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  This go round, our hostess is the lovely (and hilarious) Cec.  This Graphic 45 Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial fits right in with her fabulous “Elegant Jewels” theme. Before we take a look at my offering for this challenge, let’s see what Cec has to say about this challenge theme.

Challenge Theme: Elegant Jewels
Let’s make a vintage or shabby chic project in jewel tone colours such as deep purple, emerald green, jade green, burgundy, bright turquoise to name a few AND to make your project extra special, add some sort of jewel or gem, which can be anything from a dollar store find to a piece of broken jewelry.
 Graphic 45 Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial

Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial Little Women by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 01

I’m a huge fan of Graphic 45’s tags, and use them often in my creations.  Now that G45 has released dies to match the tags, they are especially fun..  This tag mini folio is made with Ivory Square tags and the matching Square Tag and Clock Die.  No more tracing the tag onto paper and cutting it out, then trimming to fit.  The dies cut a tag cover with a perfect 1/8″ border, and they cut the perfect sized hole for the tag grommets.    And I’m happy to announce that The Funkie Junkie Boutique now carries all the Graphic 45 tags and matching dies in the online store.  Life is good!

Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial Little Women by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 02

To make this mini folio, I simply joined two Ivory Square Tags together with a simple folded spine.

Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial Little Women by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 03

I used the Square Tag and Clock die to cut out the blue doily frame, and the focal image.  Having the dies made quick work of putting this mini tag folio together.

 

The finished album is 4.5″ wide x 5″ tall with a 1/2″ spine and a ribbon closure.

Graphic 45 Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial Little Women by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 05

Pockets, flaps and surprises await inside!

Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial Little Women by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 06

Scraps, chipboard, fussy cuts, and a metal charm decorate an Ivory ATC tag.  To keep it company in the front pocket, I tucked in an ephemera card and a mini chocolate.

Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial Little Women by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 07

Ephemera cards make great flaps! And if you cut a pocket from the Tags and Pockets sheet in half, you get this pretty little tuck spot.

Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial Little Women by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 09

Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial Little Women by Kathy Clement for Frilly and Funkie Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

Which just happens to be the perfect size to hold this itty bitty hand bound book.  The book measures 1.75″ x  2.5″.  It’s a great way to use up scraps!

Graphic 45 Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial and YouTube Video

To help you get a better feel for the flow and function of Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio, I’ve prepared this video project share.  You’ll also find step out photos and directions for creating the tag folio base, pocket, flap page and tag pocket.  I hope you enjoy!

Frilly and Funkie Elegant Jewels Challenge: Now it’s YOUR turn

You’re invited to participate in this “Elegant Jewels” Challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates florals and  pastel colors in the design.  Then link your project on the Frilly and Funkie blog before 11:59PM DST on Tuesday, April 245th.  You can find all the information on that HERE.

The Frilly and Funkie team will choose four favorite projects from your entries. Our favorite artist  will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer  at Frilly and Funkie. The next three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who links up and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Did I share some tips and tricks today 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

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13 thoughts on “Graphic 45 Little Women Square Tag and Clock Die Mini Folio Tutorial

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    I adore this, Kathy! How clever to use the tags to make into the folio! The black and white check
    ribbon and those flowers are the perfect compliment on the cover.And all those surprises inside just tickle me burgundy! I’ll be back in the future to see your video; I can’t wait! Hugs!

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  2. Jenny Marples

    So excited to see how these new tags work Kathy! As ever you’ve shown so many possibilities for using them with the delicious Graphic 45 Little Women collection. Thank you for sharing your magic as ever xx

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  3. stampersuzz

    Another beautiful folio! I could see giving this with a copy of the book to a young lady and what a treat it would be! The book and your gorgeous card/folio!

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  4. sewpaperpaint

    Kathy, you’ve used this paper beautifully. I watched Little Women this weekend and this gives me such a heart felt smile to feel the love and life coming from your project. I love the white and blue flower arrangements and the pretty jewel! Hugs, Autumn

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  5. Sherry

    Very clever. I love the square tags as well , they’re just so cute. I’m always amazed that you come up with unique little projects constantly. You def. have a creative gift.

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  6. Suzy Q

    Oh Kathy!!! You’ve done it again! This is just so so gorgeous! I luv every single tiny detail! And lol! …you do have some tiny details!!! Gotta get me some of those Graphic 45 tags …cause I’m making this One! And loved how you did the tutorial on this! Hugs from Suzy Q

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  7. Gena Krannig

    What a darling project, Kathy! I love everything about it, and I have to say the little book you made just did me in. SOOOO cute! I think there is no end to your imagination and sense of color combinations. Thank you for sharing! PS
    PS- that new die is awesome.

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    1. Tristan Robin Blakeman

      Can’t believe my fingers slipped and I hit enter before I should have LOL.
      I love what you’ve done with such a small surface! I’m not sure I should be watching your videos – they make me want to get out my ‘stuff’ and play – and I’m busy desperately trying to destash my studio and photographing items and listing box lots of supplies on eBay – I don’t hve TIME to make lovely things like this to help use up my 14(!) pads of Little Women paper I still have left LOL.
      Wonderful ideas. I have to come back to this when I’m out of purge mindset!
      Thanks so much!

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  8. june carole phipps

    Small but mighty! One of my favourite books – you and Graphic 45 should get a gold medal for this one! I have this collection so will gear myself up to give this one a go! Thank you, yet again, Kathy. Blessings from UK

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  9. carol edwards

    Hi again Kathy, not sure who Many??? Is in my comment post!! Silly predictive text just changes things on a whimxx

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  10. carol edwards

    This little book is just so sweet Many. It certainly small but it packs such a wonderful and exciting feeling as you go through each page. It’s lovely as you go through each page to get absorbed in the world of the LIttle Women story. Loved the video, clear and precise too. Take great care, hugs xx

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