Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Sale-a-bration wildflower notecards no-cut folder plus Tutorial update

One thing I adore about papercrafting is that you can make something then make a little change to adapt it a little & come up with a fun new idea. Today's project is a great example of this.
Remember when I shared my no-cut patterned paper folder tutorial back in October? Well, one person who saw it was the lovely Patty Bennett. Patty then came up with a clever & simple variation to give the folder a spine so it could hold a set of 4 notecards. You can see Patty's great Christmas sets here. All you need to change is replace the centre score at 6 inches with 2 scores at 5-3/4 & 6-1/4 inches instead!
Of course I really wanted to play with Patty's idea too & I finally tried it a couple of weeks ago to make 2 thank you gift sets for some wonderful customers using 2 Sale-a-bration freebies - the so very pretty Flowering Fields stamp set & Wildflower Fields 12x12 paper pack. Sooo easy!
I just love the simple line images in Flowering Fields, which are based on Australian wildflowers including the waratah, leaucadendron & wattle. I really wish this set was part of our main catalogue BUT you can only earn it or the paper free with each $90 purchase during Sale-a-bration which ends in 3 short days  (on March 31st).

Here's a some pics of the first set I made. The Wildflower Fields paper with bold floral on one side & the simple stripe on the reverse was perfect for a folder. Can you see the spine at the centre fold? The waratahs have been 'winked' & the stamped panel is raised on dimensionals too.
There are 4 note cards & envelopes inside the folder.
& here they are out of the folder.
I used each of the 7 stamps in the Flowering Fields set for these cards, plus 'thank you' stamp from the SAB Perfect Pairings set & 'for you' from my fave Birthday Blooms set.
If you want to include 4 cards in your own folder, it's best to keep the design fairly flat. My cards are sweet but very simple, made mainly with scraps. All the stamped images are in basic gray archival ink (my current fave) & I watercoloured the flowers with an aquapainter & ink from my pads. All the supplies I used are listed & orderable via the links at the end of my post.and one of the empty folder.
This empty folder pic shows how well the paper patterns played together.
Here's some closer pics of the cards from the first set. I added some free SAB silver glitter tape to the second set, which is the first set pictured in this post.
 This first card was inspired by this sweet card by Laura Milligan.

I hadn't realised how many colours leucadendrons came in. You may not see a totally rich razzleberry version like mine but you never know. I'm not sure what flower the last one is but it's very pretty too...& sparkly irl.
So, what do you think? Do you love the idea of having more room in the folder as much as I do? I think it would be great for sets of tags, sharing photos, treats (thin-ish ones) & all sorts of things.

UPDATED TUTORIAL PDF

You can find my original folder tutorial from October in this post.
I was reminded of how much people love them when I shared them with my class lovelies at my last class too. They loved the note card set idea too so I gave them the measurements to make one. Then I thought.....you'd probably like them too. Yes?

So, I've updated my tutorial with an extra page showing the template to make this version too.
Follow the tutorial to make a regular folder EXCEPT you'll change the score at 6 inches to scores at 5-3/4 & 6-1/4 inches. I've also included a link back to Patty's tutorial, which has a video tutorial too.
Here's what the extra page looks like:


A little request - If you choose to use it & share a project, I'd really appreciate if you could link back to this post so others can enjoy it. I'd love you to to leave a comment if you do. Pin the tutorial for later with this image too:

Sale-a-bration last chance reminder
Remember, if you'd like to make your own set of wildflower cards, the only way to get Flowering Fields & Wildflower Fields (& any of the other Sale-a-bration freebies) is by earning them as a Sale-a-bration reward. Each $90 you spend (AU, exc shipping) until 31 March earns you 1 free sale-a-bration choice from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. You'll find Flowering Fields & Wildflower Fields on page 12. Look at all the other lovely paper prints in the pack too.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-vLPiDO8NjOVVBzamx2Tjc0WWM/view?usp=sharing

Project Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order. Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.

Note: the first 4 items on this list are Sale-a-bration items so cannot be purchased. They are each earned free with a $90au purchase & are only available until 31 March (unless sold out before).

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Beautiful Ride - 18th birthday

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a family friend's 18th birthday earlier this month. Still can't quite believe that he can possibly be 18 already but apparently time flies & kids grow up!
My Beautiful Ride stamp set got it's first inking for this card. I just had to get it as I love the cute little vw bug . The surfboard in the set was perfect for this birthday-teen too (even though darling husband said I stamped it too far back on the car roof).

I stamped the bug in basic grey (I like the softer look than black gives & is still waterproof on whisper white), then coloured it with an aquapainter & bermuda bay ink from an ink pad. After I finished, it looked a little too clean for a masculine card so I added some texture with the Gorgeous Grunge speckle on the white panel, & Timeless Textures hession(?) stamp onto the smoky slate panel. I think this works really well with the watercolour-grungy look of the Number of Years number stamps. I like stamping the numbers & sentiments onto thick whisper white card as it's much sturdier.

I added some Everyday Chic washi below the card - this has been sneaking into quite a few projects of all sorts (including last week's eggplant floral card) & 2 sentiments from Beautiful Ride. The finished card it's bigger than a standard one as it kind of grew around the stamped panel. Of course that's no problem thanks to my handy dandy Envelope Punch Board.
I carried over elements from the front to the inside & included a pocket to hold some money.

So, I think that's all I have to say about my bug, except that I hope the birthday teen liked it. It was certainly fun to make. Thanks for visiting today & remember to pin my card if you liked it.
Until next time, inky wishes,
Di

Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used, then alternative separate options at the bottom.. Please check the online store if your preference is different.


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