Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card Tutorial

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Today I have a really fun to make Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Tutorial to share with you.  This is a great gift idea for your favorite pet loving friend or family member.  It’s made with G45 Raining Cats and Dogs DCE, and made fabulous with Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

The base for this 5″ x 7″ card is a standard gate fold design. I love the way RRR 5/8″ Double Faced Jade Satin Ribbon blends with the teal tones of the designer paper.

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I’ve tucked loopy little Natural Burlap String Bows in with my bow clusters to add some contrast and texture. Of course, I tied all my bows with my fabulous Bow-it-All Tool.

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This time, just to change things up a bit, I attached my bow cluster to the top of a little hinge clip.  This is both pretty and practical, as the clip holds the gate shut.

Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card: A Peek Inside the Gate

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Gatefold cards give you lots of room to add pretty papers and images.

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The center panel of the card includes a fun flap element.  I’ve decorated the “wings” with a post card image that is cut in half to fit .

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Border strips layered over an image creates a feeling of depth and dimension.

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When you lift the flap element, you find room to add photos of your favorite pets.  You can add journaling to the post cards on either side.  Stickers, chipboard and novelty buttons add a playful feel to the design.

Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card Tutorial on Snapguide

If you’d like to make one of these fun photo folio style cards, simply follow the step by step instructions in this Snapguide Tutorial.

Check out How to Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Card/Photo Folio by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I think this same basic design would be easy and fun to adapt for other occasions, too.  Weddings, new babies, graduation, retirement, birthday and any other type of celebration would work beautifully in this format.

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 “Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Folio Card Tutorial

  1. Priscilla

    Absolutely precious folio! I love my pets & this is perfect way to celebrate their quirky personalities. Sweet idea thanks for sharing the instructions!
    Cheers,
    Priscilla

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  2. mcbride delphia

    Kathy love what you have created with the G45 raining cats and dogs line. I needed some ideas this will be awesome. I still have the original! Thanks for the tutorial I appreciate your time and talent. TFS

    KAY

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  3. carol edwards

    Hi Kathy, fabulous card folder with all the wonderful pictures of fur babies. Love all the ideas and ribbons. Thank you for the snapguide instructions always so easy to follow. I just love the adorable little dog at the top right of your card, it is gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend. We’ve had gloroiglweather for the last few weeks. I can’t believe it.xx

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  4. Janice Rosenthal Rock

    How did you know I’ve been waiting for a “pet folio” idea!!?? LOVE this . . .I have a TON of this paper, from a couple years ago, and have got to start making stuff! Thanks for sharing . . . . have a SUPER weekend!!!

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  5. Suzy Q

    Awww Kathy! This card is so cute! I’m really loving this gate fold card idea! Thanks so much for the snapguide! It really makes it look like a snap to make! Lol! Truly it does! Luv how you can see the sizing of each piece! Thanks. Have a great weekend! Hugs from Suzy Q

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  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is such a sweet folio with such a TRUE sentiment. I LOVE the little fire hydrant embellishment. So cute! My husband and I live on a farm and over the years have taken in every stray in the county I believe. LOL We have had as many as 13 cats and 7 dogs at one time. They have all been very special to us. Thank you for sharing this darling folio. Hugs!

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  7. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, what a fun little gate fold folio to hold all those favorite shots of man’s best (or second best, as is the case with me — I have cats) friend! Your snapguide will be so helpful when I finally get around to making one for myself! It’s always fun to see how your projects come together! Hugs!

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