Prima Autumn Sunset Deer Autumn Card Folio

Prima Autumn Sunset Deer Autumn Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Oh, how I love fall.  This Prima Autumn Sunset Deer Autumn Card Folio is so warm and inviting, I just had to share it with you!  It has everything I love: rich color, gorgeous textures, lush layers, machine stitching to add that homespun feel, and scrumptious patterned papers.  Yes, I had fun with this one!

Prima Autumn Sunset Deer Autumn Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

Start with a 6″ x 6″ chocolate brown card base with a 1/2″ spine.  Them mat layers of Prima Autumn Sunset papers on cardstock and burlap.  Scurry over to the sewing machine and add some stitching.  Then heat emboss a Laserowe Love doily with Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture and pile on some fall leaves. (Prima) Place dimensionals on the back of the die cut deer and surround with gorgeous flowers.  Yummy!

TIP:  Build your card front before you adhere it to the base.  Then wrap the sides with twine and gold metallic string to create a wonderful contrast between rustic and elegant.  Top the twine with a Prima charm.  I always add my card fronts to the base as the very last step.  This way, I can finish the inside without crushing all those lovely dimensional elements.

Deer Autumn Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Prima Autumn Sunset Deer Autumn Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Create a quick and easy pocket on the inside of your card.  Simply cut the liner panel 2 1/2″ longer than the card base.  Score and fold the overhang to form a pocket.  Add gussets to the sides so you have plenty of room to add treats and treasures.

Prima Autumn Sunset Deer Autumn Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Use an Envelope Tool to make a little tea wallet .  Top it with a ribbon belly band to hold everything in place.  I tucked in one of my precious vintage gold plated enamel demitasse spoons and a bit of chocolate for a sweet afternoon treat.

Deer Autumn Card Folio: The Pull Out Mechanism

Prima Autumn Sunset Deer Autumn Card folio Accordion Mechanism Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 04

This lovely little accordion mechanism is held in place with ribbon.  It’s a great way to showcase the patterns from this lovely collection.  And it’s the perfect place to add a few fall photos and journaling.  I love it when a card is also a gift and a mini album, don’ t you?

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

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8 thoughts on “Prima Autumn Sunset Deer Autumn Card Folio

  1. Rosemary

    I love fall, too, Kathy–and your card is absolutely beautiful. Gave me many ideas, which my recipients would thank you for…if they only knew!! Haha! We took a trip up to Maine a few weeks ago. Yes, we were “Leaf Peepers!” Breathtaking! Keep giving us these wonderful ideas…I can’t make a simple card anymore…

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  2. TraciV

    The colors of Fall have always made me SWOON – but this card! OMG, Kathy – it is stunning! You’ve really captured all of the best parts of the season, and even managed to ADD CHOCOLATE. Does it get any better than that? I don’t think so. 😉

    Well done, as always – thank you so much for sharing it!

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  3. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – your folio card is so pretty!! You are such a Master at putting just the right touches to your projects – love it!!

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  4. Helen

    Great card, Kathy. The deer focal point on the front makes this a card my friends would love to receive. We have deer on our property every day–everyone enjoys watching them. They take photos often so this card would be a great way to save and savor them. tfs

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  5. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this is one of the most beautiful Fall cards ever. That Prima collection is just awesome. The deer in amongst the flowers and leaves with the doily background is just stunning. We are seeing deer out in the pastures and this card reminds me so much of that. That little accordion you used to show off the pretty papers is such a fantastic idea. I must try that! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

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