Hello, Friends! How is everyone holding up? This Stamperia Atelier Card folio is one of my favorite projects during this time of quarantine. It’s dreamy and soft, and oh, so feminine. I got completely lost in the design process as I blissfully blended paper, ribbon,chipboard, die cuts, flowers and embellishments to make this card.
I’ve used this collection quite a bit, so this card was composed with all the leftover cut panels from those previous projects. You can find one of those projects HERE and a video walk through HERE.
This is one of my box pocket cards. I have such fun filling these roomy pockets with surprises. The tea bag wallet on the top half of the card is the large (almost 8″ tall) dress form from the collection. To make it, fold the form in half. Then adhere small gussets up near the shoulders where they won’t show. Now you have the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag and a little spoon.
The bottom pocket holds a tall, skinny bookmark. Can you see the little sewing machine charm peeping out? Wrap a pretty scrap with lace blue seam binding and tie a bow for a pretty finish. Stitch sweet pearl buttons on another scrap to make a lovely button card. Wouldn’t this make a sweet Mother’s Day present?
I went on to make 5 more cards from the remainder of this collection. I’ll share those with you on Throwback Thursday this week. It’s amazing what you can make with the leftovers from a previous project!
I’m keeping all of you in my prayers. Stay positive. Stay creative. Look for the beauty. Listen to good music. Turn off the news. I’ve been sending out little stacks of happy mail here and there as morale boosters. It makes me feel less isolated and takes my mind off myself…which is always a good thing.
How are you passing the time? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio with Tutorial: Frilly and Funkie Haberdashery Challenge
Hello, Friends! Grab a needle and thread and join me today as I share this Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio made for the Haberdashery Challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. There’s a little tutorial for building the base and the box pocket along with a video tour. But before we dive into the project, let’s see what our clever and amazing host, Zoe, has to say about the challenge guidelines.
Challenge Theme: Haberdashery
A haberdasher is a person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons and zippers. For this challenge create a vintage or shabby chic project including items found at a Haberdashery.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Inspiration
I have been excited about this challenge from the moment it was posted. As I’ve shared here before, my mother was a wonderful seamstress. She had an old fashioned White sewing machine with a knee pedal. As a young bride, she saved her pennies until she could afford to buy it, and the handsome wood cabinet it rested in. Winters in New England were long, dreary and cold. But Mom’s sewing area was a paradise of color, pattern and design. I spent countless hours curled up beside her watching her sew. Throw pillows, curtains, furniture covers, clothing for the family, gifts…there was nothing she could not do with that trusty sewing machine. I think that my love for color and design were planted during the lovely hours I spent watching mom create with fabric. So when it came to the challenge, I wanted to create a really vintage looking vignette to honor those memories.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Details
This 6″ x 8″ trifold folio has double 1/2″ spines. I’ve added machine stitching, distressed edges, stenciling, snippets of fabric and lace to amp up the shabby chic vibe. The Tim Holtz Vignette Frame has been antiqued with black gesso, tinted crackle texture paste, White Linen Dylusions Spray and Prima Crackle Texture Pastes. Then I filled the cavity with sewing notions (Haberdashery) that I’ve collected from estate sales and yard sales along with items purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
To complement the Stamperia Atelier papers, I’ve added Antique Gold Check Ribbon and Little Birdie Crafts Blue Natalie Handmade Flowers. The dress form on the frame is one that I’ve had in my stash for ages. I traced the body onto a scrap of designer paper, cut it out and glued it on.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Frame
After I painted the Vignette Frame with Black Gesso, I tinted Opaque Crackle Texture Paste with a couple of drops of Old Paper Re-inker. Brush this onto the frame and let it dry. Then spritz the frame randomly with Dylusions White Linen Spray. Heat set. Then dip your finger into Prima Antique Silver Crackle Texture and rub randomly into the crevices of the frame. Repeat the process with Gold Crackle. Let this dry. Then brush the raised areas very lightly with a sanding block. I love how old the frame looks. Tap the Venise Lace with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to age it before you adhere it.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: Mixed Media Effects Built in
Stamperia paper collections have stolen my heart. The collaged papers have all the mixed media effects built into them. So you can put a folio like this together very quickly without all the mess and time involved in mixed media pursuits. By the way, in case you were wondering, an atelier is a workshop or a studio used by an artist.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: A Peek Inside
The interior of this folio is made up of 3 panels. The base is built with 11″ x 17″ kraft cardstock that I found at Envelopes.com. You could, of course, piece together 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11 cardstock with Scor-Tape to create the base. Both the right and center panels measure 6″ x 8″. The right hand panel is a cutaway that measures 4″ x 8″. I added a pocket and some small shaped folios here.
To make these little folios do the following:
Fussy cut the images from the paper collection.
Fold kraft cardstock and trace the shapes. For the spool, keep the fold on the left. For the dress form, keep the fold on the top.
Cut the traced shapes out, leaving a portion of the fold intact.
Glue the images onto the base.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Flap Page
To create the flap page:
Cut a 5 5/8″ x 7 7/8″ panel of designer paper. This will line the left hand panel of the folio. Do not adhere yet.
Cut a 5 3/4″ x 4″ panel of the brown burlap. Score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side.
Adhere the flap behind the larger piece of paper. Then adhere the entire assembly onto the folio base.
Inside, I’ve stamped Tim’s Inventor 3 onto panels of Mixed Media Heavy Stock that have been colored with Old Paper, Antique Linen, Stormy Sky and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Inks. Then I added a few stenciled stitches with Prima Gold Crackle.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio: The Box Pocket and Accordion Folio
I added a waterfall cascade on the reverse side of the right hand panel using Tammy Tutterow’s Waterfall One Dies. (retired) But the center panel is the very heart of this folio. I’ve added a box style pocket and accordion fold folio here.
The collage on the cover is created with Tim’s Sewing Room Die and a fussy cut element from the Atelier collection. Here’s how I made the folio.
Cut 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ kraft cardstock to measure 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″.
Join the two 6 1/4″ ends together. To do this, adhere a strip of 1/2″ Scor-Tape on the very end of one panel. Then overlap the the other panel so that it lines up perfectly with the Scor-Tape margins.
Score the panel every 4 1/4″.
Accordion fold, and trim away any excess.
Line each panel with a 4″ x 6″ cut of designer paper.
Fussy cut elements from the paper collection. Adhere just one side to create tuck spots. Tim’s Remnant Design Tape adds extra layers of interest.
Stamperia Atelier Sewing Themed Folio Video Tour and tutorial on YouTube
To help you get a better feel for the flow of the folio, I’ve created a short YouTube video tour. I added in step out photos with descriptions that will help you build the folio base and box pocket. This is not a complete tutorial, but between the information in this post, the photos and the tour, you should have all the information you might need to create your own version of this project.
Haberdashery Challenge: Now It’s Your Turn
Play along in this Haberdashery Challenge, by creating your own vintage or shabby chic project following Sara’s guidelines. Then link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie Blog before 11:55PM EDT on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
The Frilly and Funkie team will pick our favorite project to be a Guest Designer on the blog. Our top 3 picks will also receive badges to display proudly on their blog. And, everyone who plays along and follows the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!
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