Stamperia Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Tutorial

Stamperia Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Tutorial for Nomadic Soul Diaries

Hello, Friends!  Spring has sprung, and I’m thrilled to be sharing this Stamperia Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Tutorial with you.  This lovely little project is created for a Guest Designer Spot with Nomadic Soul Diaries.  I became friends with the gracious and talented Nuneka Box  when she and I both served on the Little Birdie Crafts Design team.  She has been such a blessing and encouragement to me in my mixed media pursuits.  How could I say no when she asked me to design for the April challenge?   Especially since the challenge is to create an interactive card that incorporates sequins in the design!  Was this challenge made for me, or what?

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Here’s the inspiration board for this month’s challenge.

Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Tutorial: The Details

If you’ve never made a card folio before, you can find a really good basic tutorial HERE.  This tutorial focuses on the creation of the framed shaker box, something which many of you have asked me to do.  So here is your opportunity to learn how to alter a Tim Holtz Vignette Frame with paints and sprays.   (I’ll share a linked supply list below this post.)

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The folio base measures 5″ x 7″ with a 1/2″ spine.  This is my “go to” size for these little folios.  Beautiful roses and flowers cascade down the side of the frame interspersed with beautiful vintage ribbons.

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I’ve filled the shaker frame with shaped sequins and mustard seeds to add a real organic feel.  The focal image inside the shaker is cut from the Spring Botanic papers and popped up on waste chipboard.  To add a little steampunk vibe, I added this sweet bee and pocket watch metal embellishment.  I love to create these little vignettes inside my shaker frames.

Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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Before we go any further…this paper!  Be still my beating heart!

Stamperia Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Nomadic Soul Diaries Photo 05

The top half of the card is a little gallery wall.  Cut apart images have been matted on little folio bases.  Each hanging in the gallery has a magnetic closure with a springtime quote handwritten inside.

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A flip page on the bottom half of the card has a fun two-tiered pocket design.    I’ve filled this with little tags, a bookmark and a magnet, all made using cut apart images from the collection.

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Behind the flip page is a lovely little folio, tucked into a pocket.

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A ribbon belly band holds everything together.

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TIP:  Line the pages of this little folio with images cut from the collection cover art.  This is a great way to stretch your designer paper.  Because the images and patterns are smaller, sample sizes, the scale is just right.

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So that’s a quick look at the folio, inside and out.  I’m so happy with the way it turned out.

Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Tutorial Video

 

If you’d like to play along in this Instagram based challenge, you can get all the details HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and inspiration 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

Stamperia Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Supply List

 

7 thoughts on “Stamperia Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Tutorial

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Holy Cannoli, Kathy! This folio card is just loaded with little surprises! First off, your shaker is so clever with the mustard seeds-I can never pass the spice aisle in the grocery store without thinking of you! Adding the popped up image and the metal charms to create a dimension scene within is icing on the cake! That gallery wall and folio under the flip page on the inside totally caught me by surprise–how delightful this is! Those images are indeed beautiful; lovely paper collection and a wonderful way to showcase it! Sending hugs!

  2. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this is stunning! I of course love that darling bee on the front. And those shaker elements are fantastic! The colors and images in this paper collection are just so dreamy and one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. This folio is one of my favorites so far! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Sandy Artman

    Ooo! Aah! This folio is so beautiful, kathy! I love botanicals and I think the round tags contribute to the organic feel, also. The use of mustard seeds for the shaker is brilliant! Pure delight for my day.

  4. Helen

    Kathy, this folio is exquisite! The Stamperia papers appear to be designed for creating folios. Needless to say, I never stop learning from your video tutorials–such as the tip about paper sticking better than ribbon when finishing off the shaker element. Those little flaps with messages inside the folio top are delightful. I think this is my favorite folio to date (until the next one–lol). As always, tfs!

  5. Suzy Q

    Luv this shaker card folio! It’s just beautiful! And pinks and greens are my favorite! Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial too! I need to find some acetate …and where can I find some of those strong magnets! So frustrating to make something and the magnets just don’t pop closed …like yours do! Thanks so much Kathy! Hugs, Suzy Q P.S. Luv that new music!

  6. Alison B

    Love this paper and what you did with it is AMAZING ! This will be one of my favorites and now off to find this collection that I must have.

  7. lynn legge

    ohh my goodness Kathy this is so beautiful..and youre right this paper is gorgeous…..I love the shaker and folios…I cant get enough of them…beautiful as ever…hugs to you my friend

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