EZ Step by Step Tutorial: File Folder Card
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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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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.
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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
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