EZ Step by Step Tutorial: File Folder Card

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EZ Step by Step Tutorial: File Folder Card

Saturday June 30, 2018
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Hey friend how's your weekend going?

Are you looking for a new crafty project... we have a fabulous tutorial for you today that is perfect for so many occasions! Let us know what occasion you would make this for we are thinking a wedding and a Christening for sure! Adding pockets inside your projects lets you add that personal touch including photo's and messages to your loved ones, plus of course they are great to add gift cards in too!

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Let's get started and have some crafty fun together.


Step 1: Cut a piece of white cardstock 7 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W. Score this at 5 1/2" and 5 3/4", fold the score lines and you will have a card 5 1/2 x 7 1/2". Take a piece of patterned paper from the Sweet as Honey paper collection and diecut using the Intricate Swirls Frames Die. Ink the edges and adhere it to the front of the card with Dries Clear Adhesive.

Step 2: Stamp the image from the Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set on the front of the card using VersaMark Ink. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set using the Heat It tool.

Step 3: Cut two pieces from the paper collection 5 1/4 x 7 1/4" each. Round the corners as shown. Ink the edges with distress Ink and glue them inside the card.

Step 4: Cut a piece of white cardstock at 7 1/2 x 4 1/2", lay your Regal Border die at the edge and run it through your die cutting machine, put glue on the sides and bottom and glue it on the left side of your card, this will be your left pocket. Cut a piece of white cardstock at 5 1/4 x 4" and make another pocket for the right side.

Step 5: Cut three straws in three different sizes, glue them on top of the card and adhere some tulle on top of the straws.

Step 6: Stamp the Large Peony with Peanut Brittle ink seven times on white cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating die. Color them with the Archival Cactus Flower very lightly in the center and on the edges, then place them in the 3D Flower shaping mold, spray them lightly with water and run them through the die cutting machine. Finish shaping them with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Step 7: Shape four of them with the ink on the outside and three with the ink on the inside. Glue them all together making sure to offset the petals. Pierce a hole in the center and add the Bridal Bouquet stamens. Stamp three of the small peonies and color and shape them in the same way as the large ones.

Step 8: Stamp the Leafy Accent stamp two times on white cardstock using Rich Cocoa ink. Color the leaves with new Sprout and Bamboo Leaves, diecut them with the coordinating die and shape them in the Leafy Accent Mold. Ink the edges of the leaves with Cactus Flower.

Step 9: Stamp the Backyard Blossoms stamp on white cardstock two times using Rich Cocoa ink. Color the images with Cactus Flower and Bamboo Leaves ink and cut them out with the coordinating die.

Step 10: Stamp the Lush Lilac with Teal Zeal on white cardstock and color with New Sprout and Teal Zeal. Cut them out with the coordinating die and shape them with the Lush Lilac 3D shaping mold. Then place them on your shaping mat and press down in the center.

Step 11: Stamp the doves from the Flowering Dogwood collection on white cardstock with the Brilliance Graphite Black ink and cut them out with the coordinating die. Give them a soft color with the Dove Blender pen and put some glue on the wings with a sponge and sprinkle some Shard Glass on that. Glue two of them on the front of your card on top of the straws and tulle. Take a section of the leaves and glue that under the birds, then take the Large Peony and glue that down. Add the three smaller peonies and then the Lilacs, making a nice arrangement with all your flowers and leaves.

Step 12: Sponge the edges of the flowers with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter.

Step 13: Add Nuvo Wedgewood Blue Crystal drops to the centers of the lilacs and to the card base as shown.

Step 14: Place the third Dove on the inside of the card with some flowers.

Have fun making lots of these for your friends and family.

We love to see what you make so make sure you share your projects with us over on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations

Tutorial by designer Els Schutte

Other Supplies: Two Paper Straws, Hot Glue Gun, Scor Tape, Corner Rounder, Big Shot, VersaMark, Tulle, Nuvo Crystal Drops Wedgewood Blue, Brilliance Ink Graphite Black

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:

Sweet as Honey Paper Collection

Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp Set

Small Sweet Peony Die

Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set

Large Sweet Peony Die

Lush Lilac Die

Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set

Backyard Blossoms Die

Backyard Blossoms Cling Stamp Set

Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die

Flowering Dogwood & Doves

Cling Stamp Set

Flowering Dogwood Branches Die

Flowering Dogwood Branches

Cling Stamp Set

Leafy Accents Die

Leafy Accents Stamp

Intricate Swirl Frames Die

Regal Borders and Pockets Die

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold

3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold

Leafy Accent Shaping Mold

Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30

Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small

8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear

Krystallos Shard Glass

Embossing Powder - White

Tombow Dual Brush Marker - Blender

Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board

Heat It Craft Tool

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cactus Flower

Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal

Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout

Memento Dye Ink Pad - Peanut Brittle

Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves

Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa

Gorgeous as always, Els!!!! This is a keeper!
Saturday 30th of June 2018 09:01 AM
Love the step by step instructions and coordinating photos in this tutorial! The end pocket folder card is so beautiful and could be altered to use any of the HC flowers-I don't have the Peony collection but could use classic rose or sunflowers instead. Thank you for sharing this creation with us and for such wonderful and spectacular inspiration!!!
Saturday 30th of June 2018 09:08 AM
thanks for all you do to guide us , your designs are all terrific!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday 30th of June 2018 02:15 PM
I love how this tutorial was photographed. The photos make the instructions so clear. I always like your tutorials but these last few have been photographed so well that it makes it so much easier to see what the designer had in mind. I really love working with all Heartfelt Creations products and love the results I am able to achieve. I am looking forward to your next offerings with anticipation as always.
Saturday 30th of June 2018 02:51 PM
Beautiful project! Thanks for all the photos and written instructions...easy to understand and follow. Love this new leaf stamp and die set!!
Saturday 30th of June 2018 03:00 PM
Les, you are a very talented designer!
Sunday 1st of July 2018 09:03 AM
Beautiful!!! :-)
Sunday 1st of July 2018 03:05 PM
Very thorough. Some of the creations on the blog seem to leave out steps, colors used and occasional products are not identified. Job well done with this one. Many thanks!! I'll be making at least one of these for upcoming birthdays. Thank you for the share.
Sunday 1st of July 2018 06:15 PM
This tutorial is, by far, the best I've ever seen from HC. I love their products, but have stopped purchasing them because their tutorials are either difficult to follow or lack important steps. And your project is just stunning. I actually think I may try this one. Thank you so much for all the work you put into the tutorial--it really makes a difference!
Monday 2nd of July 2018 09:40 AM
Stunning card! Thank you for the detailed photos!!
Sunday 26th of May 2019 10:11 AM