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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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Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio for Frilly and Funkie Challenge

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio for Frilly and Funkie “Get in on the Action” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  I’m the hostess this month, and the theme is “Get in on the Action.”  I’ve created a Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio that is filled with flips, flaps, tuck spots, hidden tags, pockets and waterfalls.  Before we take a look at it, let’s check out the challenge theme.

Challenge Theme: Get in on the Action!

Adding an interactive element on a card, tag, layout or canvas adds a bit of fun to any project.  For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic project that incorporates an interactive element of one sort or another in the design.  You can add a pocket and tag, a hidden tag, a hinged page, a flap, a flip, a tuck spot,  a special fold or any kind of interactive element that appeals to you.  Be sure to tell us in your post what makes your project interactive, as it may or may not be apparent in a photo.  

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: Building the Folio Base

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 01

I seem to be addicted to making these little folios.  Hopefully, you are not growing tired of seeing them.  This one measures 5.25″ x 7.25″ with a double spine.  It’s just bursting with fun flaps to lift and turn, pockets filled with little tags, hidden pages, and loads of room for photos.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 02Usually I have to piece standard sized cardstock together to make one of these folios.  But my scrapping buddy Ginger Ropp introduced me to a source for  18″ x 12″ cardstock.   So this is how I created this folio base using that lovely, long piece of card.

  • First, trim the paper so that the height is 7.25″.
  • Next, place the long side of the paper on your scoring tool and score at 5.25″. Move over 1/2″ and score again at 5.75″.
  • Then score again at 11″.
  • Score a fourth time at 11.5″.
  • The next score is at 16.75.”
  • Your final score is at 17.5.”
  • NOTE: if you are working with a Scor-Pal, you will have to fold the paper as you work along because the paper is much longer than your scoring tool.
  • Finally, trim off the little 1/2″ flap on the end.
  • Crease on all the score lines to form a trifold folio base.

This can also be done with standard 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock.  You will just need to join your 11″ x 7.25″ panels with 1/2″ Scor-tape before you start scoring.

Now you have a lovely blank trifold folio base that you can dress up any way you please!

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: The Cover

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 03

To keep with the vintage, shabby chic feel of this gorgeous collection, I distressed all my paper edges.  Layers are matted on black cardstock then backed with cut up shipping boxes to add dimension and heights.  Back fussy cut elements like the writing pen with thin strips of shipping boxes, waste chipboard or foam tabs.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 04

The folio cover has two hidden journaling tag spots: one at the top, and another to the right of the cameo.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 05

These are Graphic 45 Staples Black ATC tags.   When I was layering the cover together, I simply left areas of my cardboard backing unglued.  This way, the tags can slip behind the layers.   The back of each tag is blank for a photo or hidden journaling.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio:  Ribbon Closure

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 06

A ribbon closure adds wonderful texture to a design.  When you have added your base layer to the folio cover and back, simply wrap it with Scor-Tape from edge to edge.  This ribbon is 1.5″ wide, so I had to use 3 strips of 1/2″ Scor-Tape to secure the ribbon.  Cut a piece of ribbon that is twice the width of your folio so you will have enough ribbon left to tie a bow.  Then just build your layers on the album cover.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio: A Peek Inside

This is rather a large folio, so I will share just a few key photos in this post.  You can see all the details and various mechanisms in the YouTube project share below.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 07

The ephemera cards in this collection are so lovely.  I’ve used both the front and the back sides throughout the folio.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 08

Sometimes, I’ve used them to make fold out flaps with hidden photo mounts beneath.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 09

Here, I’ve combined the “B” side of an ephemera card with an image from the cut apart page.  They are hinged onto a border strip from the collection.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 10

Turn the flap to find photo mounts, a tuck spot and mini tag, and a pocket filled with ATC tags.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 12

When the folio is fully opened, you see a waterfall cascade and a pocket page filled with photo mounts.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo13Remove the hinge clip from the top of the pocket page, and you find another flap.  This time I’ve hidden a double pocket page beneath the flap.

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio by Kathy Clement for Get in on the Action Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Photo 14

And there’s another hidden compartment beneath that layer. Clearly, I was having fun!

Graphic 45 Little Women Interactive Folio:  The YouTube Project Share with tips and tricks

I find it impossible to share a project like this one in still photos.  So I filmed a little 15 minute YouTube project share video.  When you watch the video, you’ll be able to see how the album unfolds as well as see how all the mechanisms work.  I share loads of tips, techniques and ideas in the video, too.  I hope you enjoy!

It’s YOUR turn to “Get in on the Action!”

You are cordially invited to play along in this “Get in on the Action” challenge. To do so, simply create a vintage or shabby chic project.  Then link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie blog before midnight on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.

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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An Ode to Little Women: Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio

An Ode to Little Women: Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio for CHA/Creativation

Hello, G45’ers!  Did you have a favorite book when you were growing up?  One that you read over and over and never tired of?  For me, that book was Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. I’ve lost count of the many times I got lost in the lives of the brave, loving and wise saga of the March family.  (My favorite was Jo, of course!)  So when Graphic 45 released the Little Women collection, I decided to create a big, big card to reflect the large role this book played in my life.  This  8×8 Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio is truly an ode to Little Women.

Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Card Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

TIPS:  

  • Mat images on black cardstock to really make them pop.  
  • Add designer paper to Staples Black ATC tags to add style and easy layers to your card design.
How to Create a Graphic 45  Easel Card Folio

Easel cards look complicated, but they are actually very easy to create.  There are several different ways to make them, and you can find lots of variations on Pinterest.  This is how I created this 8″ square easel card:

  • First, create the card base.  Because this card is so large, I worked with a 12″ x 18″ piece of black cardstock.  You can purchase this large cardstock at Envelopes.com.
  • Now, cut the cardstock to measure 8″ wide x 16″ long.
  • Next, score it in half on the long side and fold to make a standard top fold card base.
  • Then score the bottom panel in half again at 4″ .  Fold this flap in toward the fold.  This creates the easel mechanism for the card.
  • You will build your card front on a separate piece of 8″ square black cardstock.
  • The final step is gluing the bottom half of the card front to the flap.  Don’t glue above the fold or the easel mechanism won’t work.
Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio: The Details

This Staples Antique Metal Door Plate and Knob is the perfect accent for the Little Women collection.  It fits beautifully with the vintage vibe of the pretty papers.

Die cut and mat an image from a 4×6 Ephemera card to create a stylish focal for your card front.

Tie a Shabby Chic Clock Key to a Staples ATC tag to create an interesting dimensional element on your card.

Turn an Antique Metal Door Pull upside down, then fill with flowers!  This is such a fun way to add dimension to a design.  Create a stopper for the easel card by backing a border strip with foam tape or waste chipboard.  This way, the card can stand upright for display.

An Ode to Little Women Graphic 45 Easel Card Folio: A Peek at the Inside

The large format of this easel card provides you with the ability to add fun interactive elements to the interior.  I’ve created some mini folios and pockets using ephemera cards, ATC tags and images from the cut apart page.

The ephemera cards in this collection are especially beautiful!  Don’t be afraid to use the “B” sides!  I’ve cut this 4″ x 6″ ephemera card down, then turned it into a pocket to house these decorated tags and a mini folio.

And see these decorative panels?  They are more than just pretty pictures!

They open to reveal a spot for photos and hidden journaling.  This would be such a great way to commemorate a special event!

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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Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio with Video Tour

Hello, G45’ers!  Today I have a sweet Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio to share with you.  It traveled all the way to CHA in Phoenix last month.   I was thrilled to see it ion display in the G45 booth and to share it with the world in a Graphic 45 Facebook live.  Now I finally get to share this fun, interactive folio design with you on my blog.  Hooray!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Tri Fold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

I grew up reading Little Women…probably once a year all the way through high school.  So when Graphic 45 released the Little Women collection, my heart went pitty pat!  Since designing and creating folios has become my new passion, I worked up a special design to celebrate the release.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio: The Basics

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2

To make the base of this album, create two 7″ x 5″ side fold cards with a 1/2″ spine.   Then overlap the card bases, leaving the top of the center panel open.  This forms a lovely pocket that I filled with Black Alpha Banner Tags.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

This image of Jo with her Professor stole my heart.  I just love the quote “Love is a great beautifier.”  How true!  Because this image really spoke to me, I decided to turn it into a pocket on the folio cover.  Here’s how to do that:

  • First, trim the image to fit the folio cover.
  • Then mat on black cardstock.
  • Next add thin strips chipboard (or foam tape) to the top, bottom and left side of the black mat.
  • Finally, position the pocket as seen in this photo and glue in place, leaving the right hand side open.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

I’ve never created a folio with a pocket on the cover before, but I have to say, I love the way it looks!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio: Filling the Pocket

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

You can create a lovely little bundle of paper pretties to tuck inside the pocket.  The back side of these ephemera cards are so pretty!  I cropped the corners and matted this 3″ x 4″ card on blac cardstock to create a unique photo mount/journaling spot.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7This Black ATC Policy Envelope was very quick to dress up.  First, I trimmed a 3″ x 4″ ephemera card to fit.  Then I simply fussy cut around the two flower clusters to add a little dimension.  Next, I wrapped it around the policy envelope and glued in place.  Finally, I punched a hole and added the pretty Staples Ornate Key.  So simple, but so splendid!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8

This 4″ x 6″ image was treated in the same fashion as the ephemera card.  Cut it down to fit the pocket, crop corners and mat on black cardstock. I added an ornate label (retired) to dress it up.  The whole little bundle is held together with a hinge clip that I dressed up with a bit of black satin ribbon.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9

Here I’ve used a Black Policy Envelope as a page.  Here’s how to add this to your folio:

  • First, cut a 1″ wide strip of Orchard House paper the same width as the envelope base.
  • Next, score it in half to form a hinge or flap.
  • Now, glue one side of the flap to the envelope base and the other half to the folio base.  You’ve just turned the envelope into a page!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

To form this pocket, simply score a page and fold back.  Then you can fill it with decorated Staples ATC tags.

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo11

The folio is mostly flat, so that it will close properly, but flat is not boring!  You can incorporate lots of interactive elements to keep things interesting!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio: Finishing touches

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Little Women by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10Cover two Black Alpha Banner Tags with paper and fussy cut images.  I like to use the tags that have unusual letters like Q or W for this.  These tags fit nicely into the pocket formed by joining the two bases together.

I even added a waterfall feature to the folio.  The paper panels are die cut with a Spellbinder’s die, then matted on black cardstock.  I love the way the black elements in the folio make the patterned papers pop!

Graphic 45 Something Splendid Trifold Folio Video Tour

To help you get a feel for how all the various mechanisms work, I’ve created a short YouTube video tour.

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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