Tuck a tea bag, a honey stick and an individually wrapped chocolate inside for a sweet Valentine greeting. There’s plenty of room to write a personal greeting inside this little gift wallet, too.
On With the Hop
From here, you will hop over and see what lovely inspiration my teamie Linseyhas in store for you. You can find a complete blog hop list on the RRR Blog. Visit all the blogs in the hop, leave a lovely comment behind then finish up on the RRR blog to be entered into the drawing for your very own January Ribbon Club Assortment.
If you haven’t subscribed to the RRR Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join. Build your ribbon stash each month with a beautifully color coordinated assortment. You can find out how HERE.
Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card for Frilly Funkie Inspired by Challenge
Hello Friends! Welcome to the first Frilly and Funkie Challenge of 2019! I’ve got an elegant Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card to share with you today. But before we take a peek at it, let’s see what Cec, our lovely hostess for the challenge, has to say about the theme and guidelines.
Challenge Theme: Inspired By I don’t have access to quality craft classes locally so I spend time online to learn new things. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project inspired by or using a technique or tutorial that you have found online. You must provide a link to the site that is inspiring your creation and please do not make a direct copy of anything you found.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Inspiration
Nothing beats a really good fancy fold card. I found this fancy fold card YouTube tutorial by the amazing Ginny Nemchak, who just happens to be my best online buddy. It’s a really fun “card within a card” kind of design. While I followed Ginny’s basic tutorial, I did change up the design, putting my own “KBD” spin on it.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Basics
This is a 6″ x 6″ side fold card base made from 100# cream cardstock. The flap mechanism on the front of the card measures 4″ x 4″. I changed up Ginny’s design by adding a 1/2″ spine to both the card base and the flap mechanism. Designer paper is matted with both Blue Yonder and After Midnight cardstock layers.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Details
Here’s how I put this card focal together:
First, select the image from the Georgia Blues 4″ x 6″ Journal Card pack.
Next, trim about 1/4″ off each side of the image so it will fit neatly on the card flap mechanism.
Now, use a corner punch to shape the corners.
Then ink the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
Mat the image on cardstock. Punch the cardstock corners to match.
Wrap the bottom edge of the image with gold metallic string. Tie a knot, then string some tiny metal keys onto the ends of the string. Tie a bow.
TIP: Cut a tiny slit in the side of the paper where you plan to wrap your string. It will hold the the first layer of twine in place, making it easier for you to keep everything neat and tidy.
Now die cut a Spellbinder Wreath from Gold Metallic Paper. Cut foam tabs to fit the leaves and adhere around the sentiment area.
Add small flowers from Georgia Blues with hot glue.
Tie a bow, top with gold metallic string and add more flowers.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: A Peek Inside
Opening this card is lots of fun. Each fold reveals something new to look at.
Here’s the card, fully opened.
You all know how much I love pockets. I created a little box style pocket in the very center. And there’s room to write a note on the right hand flap.
I used a 3″ x 4″ Journal card as a mat for this mini chocolate treat. Then I used my scraps to create a little notepad to tuck inside the pocket.
I’ve also got room to add a gift card here, which makes the card a gift.
Now it’s YOUR Turn
You can play along in this “Inspired By” challenge and earn the chance to be our Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Simply create a vintage or shabby chic project following the theme and guidelines. Then link your project on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.
The team will pick our our top favorite to share a Guest Designer spot on the F&F blog. Three other favorites will receive badges to display proudly on their personal blog. And everyone who enters and follows the guidelines will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. You have until 11:55PM on Tuesday, January 16th to link your project up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.
I hope I’ve shared some tips 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.
Prima Love Story Altered Paper Bag for Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase
Hello, Friends! Happy Saturday! I’m just popping in very quickly to let you know that I’m up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog today with this shabbylicious Prima Love Story Altered Paper Bag Tutorial.
This standard sized paper lunch bag has been given the Cinderella treatment! It now consists of 4 lovely pockets…that’s right FOUR pockets….loaded with little folios, ATC tags, Art Tags, Gift card wallets and all sorts of lovely treats.
I’ve prepared a YouTube project share and tutorial for you, so I hope you’ll pop on over to the Frilly and Funkie Blog where I’m waiting to take you on our next crafty adventure.
Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio for the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog
Hello, Friends! Even though the weather has made it hard to believe, Spring is on the way! And with spring comes beautiful blooms! That’s what we’re celebrating this go round on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog where the amazing Zoe is our hostess. I’ve created a Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio to share with you today, but first, let’s see what our gracious hostess, Zoe, has to say about this challenge:
Challenge Theme: Bloomin’ Marvellous As spring pokes its head through the frozen ground, let’s celebrate the season and create a vintage or shabby chic project with flowers as the focus and in vintage muted pastel tones, (no brights).
Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: The Cover
You’d have to look far and wide to find a collection that fits the parameters of this challenge better than Prima Lavender. Not only does it make me think of the pretty hyacinths that are the first spring flowers to break through the soil, it’s also filled to the brim with floral images and soft vintage pastels.
This 4.75″ x 7″ flip folio started with two 5″ x 7″ side fold card bases. I simply added a couple of extra score lines to create double 1/2″ spines. Then I went to work adding all sorts of flips, flaps, hidden pockets and tuck spots. What fun!
One of the things that drew me to this collection is the beautiful rose gold foiled accents on the 12×12 paper pad. Of course, I love the shabby/vintage vibe of all the papers, but that rose gold foiling reeled me in! I decided to create a shaker frame using some of it along with Tim’s wonderful Ornate Frame Bigz die.
Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: The Shaker Element
Here’s how I made this shaker element:
First, die cut two sets of the frame from thick cardstock.
Now die cut another frame using the rose gold foiled paper from the 12×12 pad.
Next, ink both frames with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and a blending tool.
Then stack both oval chipboard centers and glue together.
Now cover the top oval layer with the reverse side of oval center from the paper frame. Decorate with stickers or elements from the collection.
Now, cover the top frame with the die cut rose gold paper, making sure everything is lined up. I find that liquid glue works best for this task.
Next, I used my crafting hammer to sort of bang both those ovals back into the center of the inked frame. You might not need to use a hammer, but I did.
Then, trace around the inside of the frame onto a sheet of clear acetate cardstock. If you don’t have this in your stash, you can always cut up clear plastic packaging. Cut the acetate oval out and glue it to the back side of the frame. I use Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive for this. Use a baby wipe to clean away any excess glue.
Next, with the frame face down, add a double layer of Kool-Tak Clear Foam Adhesive to the inner rim of the frame. I like to use this clear foam tape as it does not show through the openings in the die cut frame.
Fill the inside of the frame with your shaker elements. I used sequins and glitter here. Don’t overfill or the shaker won’t seal properly.
Finally, remove the liner from the foam tape and place the prepared frame back over it so that everything lines up. Press firmly to seal.
Now shake it up, baby!
Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: The ribbon closure
Before you decorate your folio cover, you will want to add a ribbon closure. I added a layer of white netting and wide crochet lace before adding the gingham ribbon closure.
Secure these layers with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.
Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: A Peek Inside
Now the fun begins! There are 3 sections inside the folio, each filled with flaps and flips and all sorts of wonderful interactive elements.
This is just a sample of what lies within. You can see all the elements in the YouTube Video tour below.
Of course, I had to include a waterfall feature. This one has a ribbon closure.
And there’s a triple pocket in the center.
Prima Lavender Blooming Marvelous Flip Folio: YouTube Video Tour with Tips and Tricks
Bloomin’ Marvelous! Now it’s YOUR turn!
You’re invited to participate in this shabbylicious “Bloomin’ Marvelous” 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 10th. You can find all the information on thatHERE.
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 ruleswill 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.
Hello, Friends! Yes, I know it’s Thursday…but to avoid double posting, I decided to share my Tammy Tutterow Creative Crew post today. When you see this Thankful Heart Folio made with Prima’s glorious Amber Moon collection, I think you’ll forgive me.
This lovely little folio is about the size of a clutch wallet, measuring just 4.25″ x 7″. It all started when I was cleaning up my work desk and ran across a piece of folded brown cardstock. Rather than toss it in my scrap pile, I decided to make it up into a card…which then became a folio. You just never know where a project is going to take you. I have learned to follow along.
Then, heat emboss with super fine copper embossing powder.
Now, machine stitch around the edges. Use messy stitching like I did here, or keep it neat and tidy. It’s up to you.
Next, distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Then, ink up the panel with Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks. Spritz heavily and tip the paper to let the ink run.
Now heat dry until it is still a tiny bit damp.
Then emboss with Tammy’s Blistered Embossing Folder. Before running through your machine, rub Vintage Photo Distress Ink directly onto the flat side of the embossing folder. Then lay your paper panel over the raised side of the folder. By doing this, you will impress the ink into the paper. It’s a very cool effect.
Next, heat dry the paper panel completely.
Finally, rub a barely damp paper towel over the embossed stamped areas to refresh the shine. I actually had to gently reheat with my tool.
Now it’s ready to glue to the folio cover.
Thankful Heart Folio Cover Art
The cover art for this album is from a Gecko Galz collage sheet called Be Thankful for Fall. I printed them out, inked the edges and/or matted them then layered them up on the cover. The circular image is glued to a Prima die cut doily. I raised it up with waste cardboard from a shipping box . This way, I could tuck a little surprise behind it. Read on to find out about that!
From My Heart Tabbed Mini Pocket
What is it about little things that makes us go “awwwww.” That’s exactly how I feel every time I use one of Tammy’s Mini Pockets. Here’s how I put this Tabbed Mini Pocket together:
Then ink around all the edges, front and back, with Vintage Photo DI.
Now score the fold lines and glue the pocket together.
Add a bitty posy to the envelope flap along with an acorn charm and a bit of fiber.
Next, use Archival Coffee Ink to stamp “From My Heart” sentiment from Sentiments 2 Stamp set. I stamped with my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform so I could repeat stamp until the image was dark and bold.
Cut out, notch corners, ink edges and mat on brown cardstock.
Then slip behind the doily and attach with a mini clothespin.
Inside this Thankful Heart Folio
Here’s a look at the first opening. There’s a side pocket on the left and a fold out page on the right.
The side pocket holds this magnet that I made with Tammy’s Rejoice Shading Stamp from Happy Grams #4 . After stamping, embossing, and inking, I colored the images with Distress Markers. Then I stitched a magnet between the image and a cardstock mat. I’ve adorned the magnet with Bitty Posies and Posie Part felt flowers. I also used Shortie Tabs to make some little banner flags from designer paper scraps.
Blessed and Framed
I framed this butterfly ephemera card with Tammy’s Rose Border Stamp. Here’s how that worked:
First, cut a piece of the polka dot paper from Amber Moon that is slightly larger than the stamp.
Stamp the image with Versamark Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Superfine Copper Embossing Powder.
To cut the inside of the stamped image, I placed my ruler on a diagonal line from top left to bottom right corner. Then use a craft knife to cut a straight line. Repeat this process from Top right to bottom left.
Next, place the ruler at the base of one of the resulting triangles. Cut out one flap.
Now that one flap is removed, you can fussy cut around the inside of the frame.
Next, ink up Big Cheesecloth and Dear Ruby with Coffee Archival Ink/Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink. Do not place the stamps on a block. Just roll a random section lightly over the ink pad, then roll randomly over the white portions of the Blessed ephemera card. Ink the edges.
Now, back the fussy cut frame with small strips of foam tape and place over the ephemera card. Glue in place.
Die cut the smallest Prim Heart from felt and layer up with felt flowers to decorate the sentiment panel.
Thankful Heart Folio: The Grand Opening
Here’s a peek at the fully opened folio.
The center panel holds this pretty 3.5″ x 6″ art tag. I’ve used another Prim Heart embellishment here.
There’s a sweet little chocolate/gift card wallet in the panel on the far right.
I don’ t know about you…but I’m grateful for chocolate…and so many other good things.
I hope you survived this very long post. But I wanted you to see all the many ways you can use Tammy’s stamps and dies to embellish your favorite paper collections. Thanks for hanging in there with me!