Friday, October 18, 2013

File under Thank You

I'm back with my second project for my club members. You've seen those file folder cards that everyone is making with the new envelope punch board, right? I hadn't yet broken out mine so I thought it was the perfect opportunity. My stampers can make the card plus an envelope if they want. I was inspired by Catherine Pooler's card (here) but I did change it up some. I used orange and leaves so it qualifies for the Friday Mashup challenge too - yay!


I featured the Sweater Weather designer paper - the colors and patterns are so great for fall. And I love being able to make a matching envelope so easily!


The front of my card uses one of the Deco Labels framelits (on sale right now!) and I lined the die up with the edge of the paper when I ran it through the Big Shot - this is a piece of cake with the magnetic platform. The leaves are Magnificent Maple (single stamp) and Wonderfall, and the sentiment comes from one of the photopolymer sets, Another Thank You. I really love this sentiment - it makes such a statement! I used buttons for accents along with a strip of burlap ribbon.

I also decorated the inside of this card - just a strip of DP added before I punched the edge. (The card front is also covered with DP before punching.) I used an accent strip from the rotary cutter addition to our paper trimmer - a very slick little tool! Just a note on my card. I slid the card to the right just a bit for the very first punched folder tab. I wanted the tab to start right on the edge of the card. Otherwise I followed the tutorial. The front of my card wasn't trimmed down so the tabs would be even - not the way most people are doing it but I prefer this look for whatever reason!

If you don't have this tool yet you're going to want it for sure - I'm already seeing other ideas popping up for things to make so it's good for much more than just envelopes and cards. Stay tuned - I'm sure I'll be playing with it again soon!


Lili said...

Such a beautiful card,Lori ! I haven't used my envelope punch yet but you inspired me to try it. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Heidi Baks said...

Very cute! I bet your club members loved it. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

hollybeary creations said...

How cute is that.. Great idea for a card. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Lori- great card to have for a class- I loved how you pulled out all the colors from the DSP. Lovely card! thanks for sharing it with the Friday MashUp;)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! I love the unqiue cut to it and the matching envelope is fabulous!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!