My dear friend Bevie sent me a link (the lady in the video has the nicest nails!) that showed how to use the Envelope Punch Board to make tabbed ends for file-folder style cards...and what better paper line to use than October Afternoon's 9 to 5 ! Finished card size: 4.5 x 5.75 inches.
Fun interior sentiment is A Muse.
Handmade envelope and corrugated protection insert; white adhesive label is so customer can address the recipient, as the pretty pattern on the envelope prohibits this. I made more...
Love the blondie...
Can't make just one! I size my file folder cards differently than the video shows - I cut cardstock to 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches, score at 4-1/8 inch. Custom envelope required. Oye it's Hump Day!
This was the first mom's day card to sell at the market many Saturdays ago - Prima flower, K&Co paper, yellow tag distressed with Walnut Stain Distress ink, Zva pearls, A Muse sentiment.
Ten-year-old Abbie took the above photo on Sunday with her iPod touch.
Our family picked 21 pounds of strawberries at a local farm this past Sunday - they are incredibly sweet and plentiful this year. Made some jam and used a vinegar preservation method on the remainder. Used ten parts water to one part white vinegar, soaked for 4-5 minutes, then allowed to air dry on clean dishtowels. The berries are in great condition kept in the refrigerator thus far, but a mere quart remains today - kids have been taking them for snacks and in their school lunches. Hoping to pick more this weekend - hope you are having a fruitful week!
Created another Chupa inspired shaped card for today's project (labels 25). Flower is Spellbinders Blossom #1 - cut two from white cardstock and inked with Distress Tattered Rose. Both were wound together and adhered using hot glue; selectively painted petal tips with a paintbrush and Matte Multi-Medium, then dunked into a new jar of Dry Stickles (clear rock candy) and allowed to dry. Shook off excess glitter once medium dried. Suede leaves (used burgundy but they photographed rather reddish-plum).
The pearl bling outline is from Want2Scrap, sentiment is from A Muse and stamped on a Papertrey banner die. Patterned papers are Bazzill Basics 6x6 Kraft and the card base and banner with sentiment is Bazzill Peanut Cluster. Natural crochet ribbon was interwoven with 1/8 inch velvet ribbon.
And what does this card need? Why a custom envelope of course! One-inch depth, created from old MME paper from the stash. Making handmade envelopes using old 12x12 papers from the stash seems to be working - the stash is successfully being reduced in size - ha. Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamped image onto white cardstock, colored with Copics, then die cut the image with the Trendy Trees die.
There's a few tricks one can use to align the stamped image with the die (or vice versa). I use the first method Patter discusses in this video, but use cardstock, not acetate, as my template. The cardstock template is simply stored with the die. Cardstock is easier to see when storing for me versus acetate.
A magnetic snap holds the tri-fold style card neatly closed. Papertrey bookmark-style die used under trees, Memory Box Debutante Frame used on left opening.
For a change today's card is a standard size - 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches. Woodland Park papers and Little Flyers used. Layout is Wendy Sue Anderson's via a Paper Crafts Card Ideas for Paper Crafters issue - page 83.