Love Your Life Bee Themed Card for the RRR April 2020 Blog Hop
Hello, Friends! Here’s a sunny bee themed card to brighten your day! Welcome to the RRR April 2020 Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Karen’s beautiful blog. Today we’re working with the Spring Rainbow Assortment from the April Ribbon Club.
The inside is decorated with more patterned papers and punch out elements from the Authentique Poised Collection. My digital bee images are from Gecko Galz. Flowers are Little Birdie Wendy Sunshine and Lemonade and Yellow Crackle (out of stock). I embossed a panel of cream cardstock with an old Anna Griffin Cuttlebug folder to serve as a place to write my greeting.
Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you this month. Be sure to finish over on the RRR Blog where you can answer Bonnie’s question of the month. Maybe you will be the lucky winner of your very own April Ribbon Club Assortment!
If you don’t want to risk missing out on this gorgeous ribbon assortment, you might want to subscribe to the monthly ribbon club. You can find all the details and sign up HERE.
Beautiful Authentique Poised Card Folio Tutorial for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Today I have a shabby chic Beautiful Authentique Poised Card Folio Tutorial to share with you. The April Ribbon Club from RRR is the perfect playmate for the yellow/gray tones in Authentique Paper’s Poised collection. Take a look:
How shabbylicious is this? Here’s how to create the cover of this 5″ x 7″ top fold card folio.
First, use steel grey cardstock to create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine. You can find a tutorial for doing this with one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper HERE.
Next, cut a 4 7/8″ rectangle of Poised 5. Do not adhere it to the card base at this time.
Now cut a 4 7/8″ x 5″ panel from the reverse side of Poised 5. Mat just the top and bottom edges with steel grey cardstock. Center this on the first panel.
Then, cut a 3″ tall belly band from Poised 2. Once again, mat just the top and bottom edges and center on the Poised 5 panel.
Die cut a doily, or cut a ready-made doily in half. Adhere each half above and below the belly band.
To add extra detail, stitch around the perimeter of these panels on your sewing machine.
Beautiful Authentique Poised Card Folio Tutorial: Creating the Card Focal
Begin by cutting a 4″ square panel from Poised 2. Double mat this on both Lemon Drop and Steel Grey cardstock. Then stitch around the perimeter.
Next, back this panel with foam dimensionals or waste chipboard. Center and adhere over the doily/belly band layer.
Now, die cut a Stitched Oval from Poised 6. Back this with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the Poised 2 panel.
Then fussy cut the silhouette image from Poised 6. Leave a little grey border around the edge as you fussy cut. Back with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the oval.
Note: I tapped the flowers with Art Institute Dries Clear adhesive, then sprinkled with Art Institute Angel Dust Glitter.
First, punch out all the banner letters from the Poised 12×12 Components Sheet. Mat these on scraps of the Steel Grey and Lemon Drop cardstock.
Next, place foam dots on the back sides of the “B” and the “Y” pennants. Adhere these letters to the top of the card as seen in the photo.
Now, use adhesive to attach the corners of the “A” and “U” pennants. Back with foam dots and place as seen in the photo.
Then place foam dots behind the “E” and the “T” pennants. Attach these so that they overlap the tops of the other pennants, as seen in the photo.
Tie 1/2″ bows with some twine and adhere in the corners.
Then attach bitty buttons using hot glue to secure.
To finish, punch out the sentiment from the Cardstock Components sheet. Back the bottom edge with dimensionals and adhere as seen in the photo. Add a mini paper clip in the top right hand corner.
This completes the card cover.
Authentique Poised Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside
Add a couple of pockets inside the card. To make the side pocket on the top of the card, I simply cut my designer paper 1 3/4″ wider than the card base, scored, folded and adhered the top and bottom edge. The side pocket holds a magnet made with the large sentiment panel from the collection. I simply inserted a large Basic Grey Magnet between my designer papers and some cardstock, and stitched this up on the sewing machine. Top this with Yellow/Grey Chevron Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon and a posy.
Fill the bottom pocket with 2 little treat folios.
To make the folios, cut cardstock scraps to measure 8 1/4″ wide by 3 1/4″ tall. Score at 4 1/8″ and fold. To make the pocket inside, cut a 5 1/2″ x 3″ panel of paper, score at 4″ and fold to create a pocket. If you are using a vertical image, orient the paper in portrait mode. For a horizontal image, orient in landscape mode. Then tuck in your treats!
A card folio like this does double duty as a gift, especially when you tuck in a little honey stick to go along with the tea.
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!
Authentique Poised Card Folio Tutorial: Supply List
Shabby Chic Authentique Poised Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! Today I have a Shabby Chic Authentique Poised card to share with you along with some fun tips and tricks. I love unexpected color combinations, and I’ve put one to good use in this perfectly Poised card.
Ooh la la! I don’t know that I would ever have thought to combine yellow and grey in a card, but I sure do love the results! This 5″ x 7″ top fold card came together very quickly, and I’ll share the “hows” with you as we look at the photos.
TIP: Create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from Steel Gray Heavyweight Cardstock. To do this, cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock into (2) 5″ x 8 1/2″ panels. Score a 1/2″ flap on the 8 1/2″ edge of one panel and cover it with 1/2″ Scor-Tape. Line up the other panel with the Scor-Tape and burnish together. Fold and trim to make a 5″ x 7″ card.