Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Folio for Frilly & Funkie “How Do I Love Thee?” Challenge
Hello, Friends! Today I have a really neat masculine project to share with you. I created this Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Card Folio for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Hosted by the amazing Sara Emily, the challenge theme is “Let Me Count the Ways” Before I share my project with you, let’s see what this challenge is all about:
Challenge Theme: Let Me Count the Ways
Since it’s just a day away from Valentine’s Day, the opening line of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poem “Let Me Count the Ways” (Sonnet 43) comes to mind. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” For this theme, I would like to see your vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. This could be three colors, three words, 3 stamps (you get the idea); just be sure to tell us what those three elements are.
And real quick…let me apologize right off the bat! I have 3 separate postings today. How ironic is that? This almost never happens, but sometimes there’s just no way to avoid it. I’m so sorry for stuffing your inbox today.
Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Party of Three
Even though I don’t make them very often, I love making masculine cards. I’ve been wanting to dig into the Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman DCE for quite a while. This fun challenge theme was the perfect excuse. This is a 5″ x 6 3/4″ card folio with a 1/2″ top fold spine. Here’s how I used threes on the card front:
- Paper: 3 layers: kraft card base, the plaid pattern and the sepia frame.
- Machine stitching around the outer, middle and inside perimeter of the card frame
- Three clocks
- Gears: Two trios of gears
TIP: Fussy cut the clock border and leave the inside edge open. Tuck the chipboard frame and element behind the open edge. This creates a wonderful feeling of dimension.
Proper Gentleman Card Folio: A Peek Inside
The party continues on the inside of this card. You’ll find 3’s here:
- ATC Tags
- Paper Dolls
- Buttons (in the border design)
- Little Gifts…the first of which is the Ghiradelli Chocolate tucked into the upper pocket
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Clippings Stickers, Quote Chips, and Small Talk Stickers add so much to the folio design. I just love this dapper gent in his bowler hat!
The side pocket is sized perfectly to hold these 3 Graphic 45 ATC tags.
Turn the flap to find another pocket…with the second little gift tucked inside.
I dug this Graphic 45 Inspire, Create, Imagine Square Tag out of my stash, then used the matching Square Tag Die to cover the back side. This makes the laser cut words pop. Then I created a little 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ gift card wallet.
Room for a note…and a gift card/cash pocket.
Clean up the scraps on your table! This bookmark only took about 5 minutes to make thanks to the 12×12 Sticker Elements that come with the Proper Gentleman DCE. Turn a border scrap into a tuck spot by adhering just the side of it to the back side of the flip page. Then tuck the tag in place, and that’s gift #3!
Let Me Count the Ways: Now it’s YOUR turn!
I hope you will join in on this fun challenge. To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic project where you use 3 of something. Then link it up over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, February 26th.
The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!
I can’t wait to see what you make!
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 so much for stopping by!
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