I just had the best time making this interactive card! Here’s how I built this flap page.
First, cut an 8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of the sunflower paper from the 8×8 paper pad.
Next, score the long side at 3 1/8″. Fold to form a flap.
Now adhere the flap page mechanism to the card base.
Then open the flap and place a Basic Grey magnet about 2 1/2″ from the left hand edge, midway between the card top and bottom. Secure with a small piece of Scor-Tape.
Place the “matching” magnet on top of the first magnet. Peel off the adhesive liner and close the flap page. Now the magnets will hold the flap shut.
Build a pocket from the Garden Goddess pocket and tag page. Adhere this to the flap, leaving the pointed end unfolded. Tuck in a little spoon.
Then mat a sticker tag on cardstock and adhere on the side of the flap.
Inside the flap page, adhere a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card over the magnet. Cut a strip of designer paper and cover the magnet on the flap. I suspended the metal edge of the velvet bookmark from the magnet on the back of the flap, then wrapped it up over the top of the flap page so it would dangle prettily on the front of the flap. Isn’t that fun?
Blooming Beautiful Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Shaker Card: The pocket and insert
I used my scraps to create a little tea wallet to tuck into the pocket on the bottom.
This whole collection just makes me want to throw a garden party!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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.
Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Project Share and Mini Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Happy Saturday! I’m here to introduce you to the Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Collection. What a treat it was to work with these gorgeous patterns, images and sentiments! I got so carried away with my creative time that I ended up making a card folio and two styles of mixed media tags…and a little secret surprise that I’ll share later on this month. These projects are being featured as the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog Saturday Showcase today.
I began my crafty adventure by designing and creating this 7″ x 5″ waterfall card folio. Festooned with blossoming roses, custom dyed seam binding ribbon, textiles, distressed/painted edges and metal charms, it is loaded with shabby chic charm.
The interior is a simple folio with a waterfall feature on the left and a pocket/insert on the right. The waterfall is held shut with a little magnetic belly band closure.
Beneath the waterfall, I’ve created a little flap/pocket page with a lovely photo insert. You all know how much I like to maximize the use of space in anything I create.
The pocket/folio page also uses a magnetic closure. I reached way back into my high school days, and created a decorative tassel for the chipboard element on the flap.
The folio features a journaling page with an insert. I’ve used the back side of a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card here. You’ll be able to see all the details in the video tour below.
Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess: Mixed Media Tags
I had quite a tidy pile of scraps on my work table after making the folio, so I decided to make a couple of mixed media art tags.
The first tag measures 4″ x 9″ and uses a G45 Large Kraft Tag as its base. First I embossed the tag with Tim’s 3-D Botanical Texture Fade. Then I took it to the mixed media day spa for a beauty treatment with gesso, crazing medium, Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Stain and Seth Apter Ancient Amber Baked Texture. We’ll take a closer look in the video, and I’ll also share process photos for creating the mixed media background.
For the 2nd tag, I scored the shaped edge to form a pocket. To decorate the top edge, I die cut one of Tim’s Pediments (Sizzix Bigz Die) and covered it with paper scraps. I love the way this tag turned out!
Glorious Graphic 45 Garden Goddess YouTube Video
In this short, 10 minute video, we’ll take a walk through of the card folio where I’ll share some tips and creative ideas. Then I’ll show you the details of the mixed media tags and talk about creating them. The video will conclude with still shots and text showing you how I went about creating the mixed media background. I hope you enjoy!
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post, too.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques 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.