Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial: Creating the Cover Art
Hello, Friends! Welcome to Part 4 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial! This is the big finale as we add the cover art and finish the folio. Always my favorite part of any project, we’ll finish the cover with a mix of beautiful handmade flowers with a sprinkling of pre-made flowers.
Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial: Creating the Interior Mechanisms
Hello, Friends! Are you ready to get started with Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial? Today we are going to make the internal mechanisms. We’ll be adding a double slash pocket, a box style pocket, a lateral waterfall feature with pockets, and a cute belly band with sweet little envelope tuck ins. It’s going to be loads of fun.
If you missed Part 1of this tutorial where we make the base, line the cover with canvas and secure the ribbon closure, you can get caught up HERE.
Part 2 Stamperia Sunflower Art Folio Tutorial on YouTube.
Ready to get your craft on? Then please enjoy today’s video tutorial.
I’ll be back tomorrow with Part 3 of this in depth tutorial. But here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite.
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Graphic 45 August Flower Market Folio Tutorial with Authentique Dame
Hello, Friends! It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I have a summery Graphic 45 August Flower Market Folio Tutorial to share with you. Flower gardens are flourishing here in North Carolina. They usually wane a bit in the heat of summer, but we’ve had loads of rain this year, and they are blooming their heads off! Our “guest star” this month is an oldie but a goodie: Authentique Dame is the perfect playmate for the August papers, and I’m excited to show you how well they got along together.
If you are new to this monthly folio series, you can find the previous tutorials HERE.
A Peek Inside
Can you believe how beautifully the Authentique Dame papers work with the August Flower Market designs and colors? If you don’t have this collection in your stash, do what I did: dig through your paper collections until you find a good partner. Here are some tips to help you with that process:
First, look for papers that use a similar or complementary color palette. When I was doing my search, I was looking for shades of pink and yellow because those are the main colors in the August papers.
Next, pay attention to the hues. For instance, choose medium shades of pink and deep shades of yellow or gold to go with the August papers.
Then, look for some good geometric patterns to provide a contrast from all the strong florals in the Flower Market collection. Plaids, stripes, dots, or newsprint should work well.
Finally, lay the papers side by side with the G45 patterns. If it looks good to you, it’s probably a good choice! Go for it!
Fun with Flips, Flaps and Pockets
The interior of this 8 1/2″ square folio is loaded with interactive features. There’s ample room for photos, journaling, and storage, too. If you’re looking for a unique birthday gift, how fun would it be to present a birthday month folio filled with old photos, memories and memorabilia from the birthday girl’s life?
Some of you are using this project as a way to document the events of your year. Others are using the folios as planners. Have you thought of a unique way to put this design to work? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.
Graphic 45 August Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube
If you’re ready to dive into this month’s folio tutorial, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel. You might want to grab a cuppa and a snack, because the tutorial is not a quickie! There’s a lot of ground to cover in making a project of this size.
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! I’ll have our August Banner of the Month Tutorial ready for you on Thursday.
Honey and Bee Trifold Card Folio Tutorial with Elizabeth Craft Designs and Reneabouquets
Hello, Friends! For today’s Throwback Thursday post I’ve prepared a sweet Honey and Bee Trifold Card Folio Tutorial. Buzzing Bees, Boho style blossoms and a lovely beehive make this the perfect summertime project. I dug out my Elizabeth Craft Designs “Everythings Blooming” dies and some Reneabouquets goodies to my crafty adventure. A good time was had by all.
These cheery sunflowers are made with the Everythings Blooming Playful Flowers die. Cut the base flower and ink it up with Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Then cut the looped flower and ink it up with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. I used the “smoosh, spritz and dip” method to color both layers. Here’s how that process works:
First, smoosh the ink pad onto a non-stick craft sheet. You can do both colors at the same time.
Next, spritz the ink with water until beads formed.
Now, dip the layers into the inky puddles to pick up all that luscious color.
Then heat dry or leave to dry overnight. When dry, ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. You can even very lightly pounce the used blender tool over the surface oof the flower layers to create shadows.
Next, place a foam tab between the two layers.
Finish with a vintage button center.
Beehive and Stemmed Flowers
Create layers on your card with the Postage Stamp and Lace Borders Dies. I like to layer the borders with two complementary colors of cardstock to create a shadow effect.
Color the stemmed flowers by rubbing the ink pad directly onto the die cut. The same technique works really well for the honeycomb die. Then spritz lightly with water to soften the finish. Scatter mustard seeds from the kitchen around to add some extra texture. The fun thing about mustard seeds is that they look a lot like bee pollen, so that works really well with the card design.
Creating the Folio Base
This is such an easy base to build. Here’s the how-to:
First, cut (2) 8 1/2″ x 5″ panels of heavy pink cardstock. Score one panel at 7″ and 7 1/8″. You will have a flap on one end.
Place adhesive on the scored flap, then overlap the second panel and press to join.
Score a 1/2″ flap on a scrap of your green cardstock and adhere to the right hand side of your folio base. The flap will be covered up by designer paper.
That’s it! So easy!
A Peek Inside
You can see the added flap in this photo. Turn it into a pocket, dress it up with another border piece, ephemera and stickers, then add a packet of wildflower seeds and a honey stick . The left hand panel is jut a cute collage page with a little tuck spot for tags and ephemera.
Add more Stemmed Flowers behind the flap, and a tiny pocket for tea. You can see that I layered scraps of my designer paper on the right. This is one of my favorite ways to use up those small paper scraps. The Large Doily serves as a frame for my mini collage made with more ephemera and stickers.
Honey and Bee Trifold Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see the process of how I layered up the cover of this card folio, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.
Did I share some tips and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.
Graphic 45 June Flower Market Tutorial for Make ^ Take Tuesday
Hello, Friends! Can you believe it’s time to share our Graphic 45 June Flower Market Tutorial? This year is racing by so quickly that I cannot keep up with the calendar! June brings roses to the garden, and they are prominently featured in this project.
Once again, we reached into our paper stash to find a co-star for these lovely G45 papers. The color palette was a bit unusual, so this proved to be more of a challenge. But I finally found a worthy companion in these Kaisercraft Mademoiselle papers. If you don’t have these in your stash, just use what you DO have. I’ve also incorporated Annette Green’s Everything’s Blooming Large Doily dies to dress up the project pages.
Flips, flaps, pockets and tuck spots are the order of the day. The large 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ format makes rooms for large photos and provides loads of journaling spots, too.
If you missed the previous Flower Market Tutorials, you can get caught up HERE.
Graphic 45 June Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube
Are you ready to get your craft on today? Grab a cuppa and a snack, because this is a BiG tutorial, and you’ll need them to sustain you!
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! Have a joyful and creative day!