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?
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.)
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.
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
Before we go any further…this paper! Be still my beating heart!
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.
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.
Behind the flip page is a lovely little folio, tucked into a pocket.
A ribbon belly band holds everything together.
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.
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!
Stamperia Spring Botanic Shaker Card Folio Supply List
- Stamperia Spring Botanic 12×12 Collection
- Tim Holtz Vignette Frame
- Buttons Galore and More Rose in Flight Sequin Mix
- Clear Cardstock
- Distress Paint
- Ground Espresso Distress Stain
- Distress Mica Spray, Tarnished Brass
- Fantasy Rose Shimmer Satin Ribbon
- Soft Pine Satin with a Metallic Edge
- Basic Grey Large Magnetic Disks
- Little Birdie Flowers from my stash (check AC Moore for availability)
- Assorted charms from my stash
- Vintage button from my stash