Prima Autumn Sunset Gatefold Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon August Hop
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Karen’slovely blog. Today I have a shabby chic Prima Autumn Sunset Gatefold Card made with the gorgeous August Ribbon Club Assortment. to share with you.
I don’t think I could manage without my trusty natural burlap string! I buy it by the roll at RRR. It adds such a lovely rustic touch to this fancy belly band.
To make the ribbon cluster on the belly band, I simply attached a length of Kiwi Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon to the back side of my card. Then I brought the ends together on the left and tied a simple square knot. Top with burlap string bow, acorn charms, a fancy button and you’re all set!
Prima Autumn Sunset Gatefold: A Peek Inside
I love the way a gatefold card opens! It’s just like the curtains coming up on a stage!
This stamped and stitched bookmark is topped with ribbons from the Club as well as some WOC Mixed Earth Tone Roses. Gold metallic string adds a touch of shimmer. The best thing about this type of card is that is does triple duty: a card, a gift and a home decor all in one!
If you haven’t joined the Monthly Ribbon Club yet, now is a great time to join! The holiday ribbon assortments Bonnie puts together are always extra gorgeous. It’s like getting a birthday present in the mail every single month of the year! You can find out how to sign up HERE.
Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card for Frilly Funkie Inspired by Challenge
Hello Friends! Welcome to the first Frilly and Funkie Challenge of 2019! I’ve got an elegant Prima Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card to share with you today. But before we take a peek at it, let’s see what Cec, our lovely hostess for the challenge, has to say about the theme and guidelines.
Challenge Theme: Inspired By I don’t have access to quality craft classes locally so I spend time online to learn new things. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project inspired by or using a technique or tutorial that you have found online. You must provide a link to the site that is inspiring your creation and please do not make a direct copy of anything you found.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Inspiration
Nothing beats a really good fancy fold card. I found this fancy fold card YouTube tutorial by the amazing Ginny Nemchak, who just happens to be my best online buddy. It’s a really fun “card within a card” kind of design. While I followed Ginny’s basic tutorial, I did change up the design, putting my own “KBD” spin on it.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Basics
This is a 6″ x 6″ side fold card base made from 100# cream cardstock. The flap mechanism on the front of the card measures 4″ x 4″. I changed up Ginny’s design by adding a 1/2″ spine to both the card base and the flap mechanism. Designer paper is matted with both Blue Yonder and After Midnight cardstock layers.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: The Details
Here’s how I put this card focal together:
First, select the image from the Georgia Blues 4″ x 6″ Journal Card pack.
Next, trim about 1/4″ off each side of the image so it will fit neatly on the card flap mechanism.
Now, use a corner punch to shape the corners.
Then ink the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
Mat the image on cardstock. Punch the cardstock corners to match.
Wrap the bottom edge of the image with gold metallic string. Tie a knot, then string some tiny metal keys onto the ends of the string. Tie a bow.
TIP: Cut a tiny slit in the side of the paper where you plan to wrap your string. It will hold the the first layer of twine in place, making it easier for you to keep everything neat and tidy.
Now die cut a Spellbinder Wreath from Gold Metallic Paper. Cut foam tabs to fit the leaves and adhere around the sentiment area.
Add small flowers from Georgia Blues with hot glue.
Tie a bow, top with gold metallic string and add more flowers.
Georgia Blues Fancy Fold Birthday Card: A Peek Inside
Opening this card is lots of fun. Each fold reveals something new to look at.
Here’s the card, fully opened.
You all know how much I love pockets. I created a little box style pocket in the very center. And there’s room to write a note on the right hand flap.
I used a 3″ x 4″ Journal card as a mat for this mini chocolate treat. Then I used my scraps to create a little notepad to tuck inside the pocket.
I’ve also got room to add a gift card here, which makes the card a gift.
Now it’s YOUR Turn
You can play along in this “Inspired By” challenge and earn the chance to be our Guest Designer on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Simply create a vintage or shabby chic project following the theme and guidelines. Then link your project on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.
The team will pick our our top favorite to share a Guest Designer spot on the F&F blog. Three other favorites will receive badges to display proudly on their personal blog. And everyone who enters and follows the guidelines will be eligible to win a $25 shopping spree at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. You have until 11:55PM on Tuesday, January 16th to link your project up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.
I hope I’ve shared some tips 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.
Hello, Friends! Boy oh boy….is December a busy month or what? In addition to Christmas, I have 2 family birthdays and a dance recital for the Littles on the list. I made this Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with our younger daughter in mind. (Her birthday was on Tuesday.)
This daughter is a minimalist. So every year I try to make a clean and simple card for her. It’s usually the hardest card I make all year! But she loves dragonflies, so I thought perhaps this simple card made with Stamperia Wonderland would fit the bill.
This is a 5″ x 5 1/2″ card base with a twist and pop mechanism on the inside. I did dress the card up with a little silver metallic string and a dragonfly charm. The minimalist flower cluster is made with Tim Holt’s Skeleton Leaves Thinlits, silver metallic string and a Little Birdie Moonlight Renae flower.
Although it’s difficult to see in the photo, I treated the dragonfly wings with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture. I also sprinkled in a few grains of Ancient Amber to add that wonderful iridescent quality that real dragonfly wings have. It’s very pretty in real life.
Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside
The inside of this card has a really fun twist and pop mechanism. (Tutorial below) I die cut Tammy Tutterow mini envelopes from cream paper, then decorated them with scraps from the wonderland collection. We’ll put a little gift card or cash gift in each envelope to make the card even more fun.
I stamped some sentiments and added them to the card base and the envelopes. But really, this is a super simple card.
Here’s a side view of the mechanism that you can refer to when you make your own version.
Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial 2.0 on You Tube
I did a tutorial for this twist and pop card on the blog quite a while ago. You can find that original tutorial HERE. I did some paper engineering to change up the original twist and pop mechanism design, and it works great. But some of my followers were still struggling with making the mechanism. So I went back to the drawing board and simplified it even more. You’ll find those changes in this very short YouTube video tutorial.
I hope this helps you to master this fun interactive card design. If you view the video, please take a moment and leave me a comment on my Youtube channel. And if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, I’d love to have you join me on your crafting journey.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamperia Wonderland Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Supply List
Christmas in July: Authentique Jingle Project Shares and Tutorials
Hello, Friends! I’m sneaking just in under the wire to share a Christmas in July post using fabulous retro Christmas papers from Authentique Jingle! We have a lot of ground to cover with project ideas, tutorials and even a video. So grab a cuppa and a snack and we’ll get started!
It’s always a good idea to get a jump start on holiday projects. I’m hoping you’ll be inspired to get to work on your Christmas list as I share a new fancy fold card, a quick and easy flip folio and a trio of Christmas Gift Card Tag Ornaments with you today.
You Better Not Pout Easel Step Card Tutorial with Authentique Jingle
Cards that can double as gifts are awesome. But cards that can be a card, a gift, and home decor…well those are fabulous, right? This fun Easel Step Card design falls into that category. I’ve seen these all over the internet lately. This design is slightly modified so that I could make one of my standard 7″ x 5″ cards. I have wonderful 12″ x 17″ kraft cardstock from Envelopes.com in my stash so there was no need to join papers together. (Please note: you can find all the product links in the supply list at the end of this post.) If you don’t happen to have this oversized cardstock in your stash, you can just join two 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of kraft cardstock with 1/2″ Scor-Tape, then cut, score and fold.
Authentique Jingle “You Better Not Pout Easel Step Card Measurements and Tips
Here’s a side view of this fun to make card. It comes together so quickly that you will want to make loads of them!
TIP: Keep the embellishments on this card on the simple side. You want it to be able to fold.
Measurements and Scoring Guide for Authentique Jingle “You Better Not Pout: Easel Step Card
Ink cut edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I also stitched around the perimeter of the two largest front panels
Start with a 11″ x 17″ piece of kraft cardstock from Envelopes.com
Trim to measure 7″ x 17″.
Now, on the long side, score at 1 1/4″ , 2 1/2″, 4 5/8″ 7″ and 12″
Starting with the 1 1/4″ score line, accordion fold as seen in the photo. (Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Valley, Mountain)
Next, burnish all scored/folded lines thoroughly with a bone folder.
Now cut 3 panels of designer paper that measure 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. If you wish to have a wider border around the card, use 6 3/4″ x 4 3/5″ panels. One is for the card front, the other two for the card interior. (Jingle 1, Jingle 2, Jingle 5, Jingle 7)
Then, cut two 6 7/8″ x 2″ panels of complementary designer paper.
Finally, cut two 6 7/8″ x 1 1/8 panels of complementary designer paper.
Now adhere the inner and outer layers to the card base.
Trim the card focal from Jingle Eight. back with thin foam tabs. Center and adhere.
Now punch out the “You Better Not Pout” oval, the “Ho, Ho, Ho” border and the “Santa’s Almost Here” border from the 12″ x 12 Component Sheet.
Sand the edges to give them a snowy appearance.
Back with foam tabs and adhere.
Embellish as desired.
TIP: For easy mailing, leave off the bow, jingle bells and flowers.
Authentique Jingle “You Better Not Pout: Easel Step Card: A Peek Inside
Inside, I created a pocket from the “Dear Santa” component. Then I die cut one of Eileen Hull’s Credit Card Sleeves and Tag Dies to serve as a gift card holder. The cute little tag on the bottom is also cut with this die.
TIP: Mat the credit card sleeve die cut on kraft paper for extra stability. Be careful to add just a very thin bead of adhesive, or you won’t be able to fit the gift card in the sleeve.
Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio
Now, you all know how much I love to use up my scraps. After cutting the base for the Easel Step card, I had a lovely piece of 3 3/4″ x 17″ kraft card left over. Why not use it to make a mini waterfall folio? So I did. Here’s how to create this super simple base:
First, score a 3 3/4″ x 17″ of kraft cardstock at 2 1/4″ , 2 1/2″, 9″ and 9 1/4″
Then, fold and burnish to create a vertical wallet with two 1/4″ spines and a tab closure.
Next, trim the short panel to measure 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″.
Now, cut 2 peppermint stripe panels to measure 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″. These will line the tab closure.
Next, cut 4 Jingle panels to measure 3 3/4″ x 6 1/2″. These will line the front and back covers, and the interior. I used Jingle One, Jingle Six, Jingle Two and Jingle Six.
Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio: Cover Details
The focal image on the cover is made with one of the component sheet punch out images.
First, paint a Tim Holtz Baroque Frame with Iced Spruce and Picket Fence Distress Paints.
Next, heat emboss the frame with Wow Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder.
Now, place the cooled frame over the component image and very lightly trace around the inside oval.
Cut out the image about 1/8″ wider than your traced lines. Erase the lines.
Next, mat this image inside the Tim Holtz Foundry Frame.
Then, die cut a doily with a Spellbinder Oval Majesty Die. Adhere the frame to the doily.
Now, sprinkle some Mini Pearls Prills to resemble snowballs.
Adhere a double layer bow tied with RRR Shell Grey Shimmer Satin Ribbon and Snowflakes on Red Satin Ribbon.
Finally, add Little Birdie Renae Classic Flowers. Tap the leaves with Picket Fence Paint to resemble snow.
Here’s a peek at the top tab.
Authentique Jingle Mini Waterfall Folio: A Peek Inside
The inside of this mini waterfall folio is very, very simple. You can’t add a ton of embellishments or layers because the cover won’t close. To stretch my designer paper, I used Authentique Spectrum Cardstock (Robin’s Egg Two, Red Licorice One) to create flaps, pockets and the waterfall.
Create a little flap/pocket on the top.
Use your scraps to create a little gift card wallet.
Cut the Spectrum Cardstock to measure 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. I used a Corner Chomper Stub Punch to shape the corners.
Then score a 1/2″ flap on the top of each panel and adhere them to the base.
Cut an 8 1/2″ x 1″ strip of Jingle Six to serve as a belly band. To do this, I wrapped the belly band around the waterfall and folded.
Then I adhered the belly band to the base of the folio.
Add magnets as a closure.
Here you can see how I attached the belly band. I also used scraps to create a little pocket filled with teeny tiny tags and an itty bitty folio.
Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial
Authentique Jingle is such an inspiring collection to work with. I just kept getting one idea right after another. Since so many of us give gift cards at Christmas, I knew I wanted to create some sort of super cute gift card holder. Then I thought about handmade ornaments for the tree. And what about gift tags? So I kind of threw all these ideas into the hat and came up with these festive Gift Card Ornament Tags. So, so fun (and easy) to make!
Since I created a video tutorial for these tags, I won’t go into a lot of detail here. I’ll just show you the cute pictures with a quick comment. Each tag has a ribbon/button hanger on the top. I could see these hung on a tree, or strung on a banner or stocking hangers. That way , they are also home decor.
The reverse side of each tag has a cute little gift card holder. These are made with Eileen Hull’s Credit Card Sleeves and Tags Dies from Sizzix.
I die cut numbers from a retired My Favorite Things die set.
This tag has a cute magnetic folio attached to the back.
There’s the gift card holder and room to write a note and/or add a photo.
This is the tag we will make together in the video tutorial. I’ve used the G45 Square Tag and Clock Dies on all these tags.
The back side has another cute magnetic folio.
With the gift card holder tucked inside.
Authentique Jingle Gift Card Ornament Tags Video Tutorial
So are you ready to get your craft on? This video has a short overview of each project with tips and tricks to help you re-create them. Then there’s a full tutorial for the final tag. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for hanging with me! I know this was a long post! But I really wanted to share measurements, tips and instructions with you. You’ll find the linked supply list below.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Authentique Jingle Supply List
All projects use the Authentique Jingle 12×12 Collection Kit and 12×12 Components (comes with collection kit) If you make all 3 projects, you may need more than one collection kit. I’ve organized the supply list by project for your convenience.
Please Note: I link to products whenever possible. However, some items have been in my stash a long time and I no longer know where they came from. Other items may be retired. Find substitutes in your stash.
The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever with Authentique Alpine and Tammy Tutterow Designs
Hello, Friends! Welcome to Creative Crew Friday with Tammy Tutterow Designs. I am so excited about today’s project, as it involves a fabulous pop up card design. I have a YouTube video to share the Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever!
Twist and Pop cards burst on the scene a little over a year ago and I was instantly captivated by them. The big problem with this amazing fancy fold card was that you practically needed an engineering degree to put one together. The pop up mechanism was complicated and bulky and it was really easy to get discouraged during the creative process.
But I love a good interactive card, so I set my mind on coming up with a design that was less bulky, easier to create and would accommodate a larger card base. First, I spent a whole day watching dozens of twist and pop card videos and reading blog posts. While I gleaned some good tidbits from each video/tutorial I viewed none of them completely met my expectations.
Then I spent an entire day “fussing with paper” until I felt I had a design that was sleek and easy to create. In fact, it was so much fun that I ended up making TWO cards for you today instead of just one. So let’s get this show on the road and dig in to this Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever.
Cold Hands Warm Heart Twist and Pop Card Tutorial
This first card is made with Tammy Tutterow’s amazing Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Cling Stamp. The card base measures a generous 5″ x 6″. This is considerably larger than the 4.25″ x 5.5″ card tutorials that I found online. Goal number one? Make a larger card. Check!
First, I stamped the image onto patterned paper from Authentique’s Alpine Collection Kit. Then I colored it in with a combination of colored pencils and alcohol markers. Next, the stamped panel was stitched onto a navy cardstock mat. Now I created my card base from the same navy cardstock and added a stitched panel of designer paper from Alpine. Then I die cut felt flowers using Bitty Posie and Posie Parts to add to the card along with some ribbon and a cute novelty button. I die cut a couple of banner flags using Tammy’s Frayed Banners and topped them with vintage red buttons from my stash. Card front is done! Easy peasy!
Twist and Pop Card Tutorial: The Party is on the Inside!
There’s nothing more fun than opening up a twist and pop card….unless you are watching someone open one for the first time!
This cheery array of Tammy’s Mini Envelopes and Pockets decorates the pop up mechanism.
I even included a little shaker element!
Each mini envelope has been decorated with stickers or images from the Alpine Collection Kit. The envelopes are held in place with small magnets. Cute images from the 6×6 bundle are tucked inside. Find all the details in the YouTube tutorial below.
Happy Winter Twist and Pop Card Tutorial with Authentique Alpine Collection
How much do we love this winter llama and penguin? Yeah, a lot! This second card is the one that we will build together in the YouTube tutorial below.
Like the Cold Hands card, it has a fun twist and pop design.
This time, instead of adding envelopes, I just decorated each panel of the pop up mechanism. How fun are these images?
So are you ready to dig in and get busy with The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever? Join me below!
The Easiest Twist and Pop Card Tutorial Ever on YouTube
And Now, A Fond Farewell
I also wanted to share with you that this is my last post as a member of Tammy’s Creative Crew. I have loved every minute of being part of this team. Tammy is the most generous, laid back and encouraging person I’ve ever worked with. The Creative Crew is immensely talented, supportive and fun. It has been a great gig!
Don’t worry! I’ll continue to use Tammy’s amazing dies and stamps in my creations and will share them with you here. Tammy also has some exciting changes going on, so be sure to visit her blogto read all about it. You’ll also find links to inspiring projects from the rest of the Creative Crew.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and techniques 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!
The Easiest Twist And Pop Card Tutorial Product Links