Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Really Reasonable Ribbon and Authentique Nightfall
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.
Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect ribbon and paper combination? That’s what inspired this whimsical Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio that I have to share with you today. I conjured it up using the Fab-BOO-luss Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment and the Spook-tacular Authentique Nightfall Collection.
Look at this sassy little witch all dressed up in her Halloween Ballgown. She’s ready to tear up the dance floor! This is a 5 1/4″ x 8″ card folio with a 1/2″ spine. I’ve dressed this mixed media project up with scrumptious Apple Green Satin Swirl and Tangerine Satin Swirl double bow. Halloween Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and Spiderweb Satin Ribbon add texture, color and pattern to the overall design. Here’s a peek at all the beautiful ribbons in this month’s assortment.
Witches’ Halloween Ball Card Folio: It’s All About the Dress!
The focal image on this folio is a combination of fussy cut images, an altered rosette and some really cute witch legs! The original stockings were red and gray, so I had to paint the stripes with Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint. Here’s how I made the rosette ball gown:
- First, Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of patterned paper.
- Next, punch a 1″ circle from scraps.
- Then place the long side of the paper on your scoreboard and score every 1/4″.
- Next, accordion fold all the scored lines, then glue the ends together.
- Place a dime sized puddle of hot glue on a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface.
- Now, with the top of the rosette gathered together, push down into the puddle of glue. Be careful not to touch the hot glue as it is, well…HOT!
- The glued ends will split apart. This is OK!
- Now, quickly add a dab of glue to the top of the rosette and hold down the punched circle until the glue sets.
- Carefully trim off the torn ends where the rosette split apart. Now you just have to position the “skirt” of your ballgown on your card. I added dimensionals to the back side of my fussy cut witch so that the heights of the rosette and the image would match up.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Creating the Sentiment
Mat the Great Pumpkin 3″ x 4″ card on designer paper. Then die cut it with a circle die. Back with foam dimensionals or waste chipboard and adhere as seen. The designer paper on the back side of the sentiment makes for a neat look on the card interior. The witch’s “bouquet” is made with some old Petaloo flowers that I had in my stash and Natural Burlap String.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: A Peek Inside
I’ve loaded up the inside of this folio with pockets, inserts, a waterfall, and a hidden journaling spot.
The side pocket holds two cute little tab topped inserts made from table scraps. Each has a magnetic closure and is filled with images cut from the 6″ x 6″ collection.
Turn the pocket flap to reveal a nifty little waterfall feature with a magnetic belly band closure. The image on the right is actually a little journaling spot with a magnetic closure.
Look up to find this fun flap/pocket feature.
You will find a triple pocket and a 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ photo mount.
These are the cute little tags that are tucked into the pockets. Each one is topped with Halloween Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon from the Ribbon Club Assortment.
Witches Halloween Ball Card Folio: Project Share with Tips on YouTube
If you’d like to see how all these various mechanisms work as well as learn some tips and tricks that I used to create this folio, then watch this short YouTube video project share.
On With the Hop!
From here, you will hop on over to see what wonderfully creative idea Linsey has prepared for you. When you’ve finished hopping, be sure to pop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and answer Bonnie’s question of the month so your name will be entered into the drawing for a FREE Ribbon Club Assortment.
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I hope I shared some ideas 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 hopping!
Kathy your card folio is absolutely beautiful, love all the details you’ve added, and I’m sure you had a lot of fun designing this. DARLING!
Oh Kathy once again you have wowed me! I can not help but giggle every time I look at your witch! How clever of you to use the rosette for her dress! I must say though those legs just crack me up! Well done and thanks for the video as well. Have a wonderful weekend and tfs.
Love, love love this witch folio!! The rosette skirt is genius. You combined all of the ribbons and textures and papers beautifully!
Awesome card folio! Great details!
Fabulous folio–love the rosette on the front.
Kathy this card is too sweet..i love how you did the skirt..and rhe waterfall…using the word beware….ohhh you clever girl lol
I love the colors in this card….beautiful as ever.
This looks like a real fun set, Kathy. I hope it was a lot of fun to make, I always enjoy my blog hop bows and showcasing those super gorgeous trims. I’m sure you can relate to that. I fell in love with Bonnie’s headband, Linsey’s wreath, and everyone’s fabulous creativity. What was your favorite part of the blog hop this month? I hope you’ll come take a peek. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Nice work! I love working with ribbons and you gave a few ideas!
Kathy, I think this has to be one of the cutest, fun, most imaginative Halloween cards I’ve ever seen! Those ribbons are gorgeous and the colors, wow! And then all the interactive components on the inside are just off the charts fantastic! Okay, I was cracking up at the legs at the bottom. They reminded me of the wicked witch’s legs before they curled up under the house in the Wizard of Oz. LOL This truly is a great Halloween collection by Authentic and once again you have used it to perfection. Thank you for the video! Always love them. BTW, I really like your music. Hugs!.
Fab Halloween designs. I love the pleated skirt you got by using the rosette.
Such lovely work as always Kathy – just love your layout for this and all of the fun features! TFS and have a blessed week!
While the card front is really creative, it’s those little tags that have drawn my eyes. Talk about Halloween!! Nice project!
Wow, this sure packed a ton of fun into one small space! That witch with her gown and little legs…genius! Very clever! This collection is so fun and vintage-sweet! So happy we get a chance to work with it! Stay safe during this hurricane!!!
Oh so stinking cute! LOVE the little witch and the cards and tags inside are a wonderful addition! SWOON!
Cute idea using the rosette. I always love your folios. Loving that paper collection and the ribbon. Thanks for the video and the Cemetery Dance music.
What a fun Halloween card and that rosette skirt on your witch is so very creative. Love it!!
Halloween is my favourite. We don’t do much but I do like to see all the spookiness out there! Great folio and love all the tags and pockets. You really are an amazing papercrafter!!!!!
Hope all is well where you are!
Oh my goodness, your folio card is absolutely gorgeous. Love that paper line. But what you have done with it is amazing. That rosette skirt is such an awesome idea as well as the witches legs. Love the pockets and waterfall features. You did an amazing job. TFS Hugs, Carolyn
Luv , luv, luv this adorable folio card Kathy! I’m still laughing over that groovy music in the tutorial! Wasn’t expecting that! But I do adore this card …and I too am so in luv with these papers! You have sure worked your magic with them! Thanks so much for the spooktacular card! And luv all your pockets! Can’t wait to make this one! Keep safe … Hugs, Suzy Q
Kathy, this is absolutely darling! You are so creative. Love your witch all dressed for the ball! Such a clever idea for the rosette skirt and painted witch legs. So clever!! Your waterfall feature on the inside is a wonderful idea! I have seen this packet of paper and how you have taken it apart and pieces things together is magic!
Beautiful! You have so many details in this little folio!