A few months ago I received a pack of five cute mini file folders as part of a thank-you gift for organizing a craft retreat. (See the last photo in the post titled "How sweet"; the pack of file folders is on top of the puzzle book.) I knew right away that I wanted to use them to make cards, but in all the hubbub of summer I tucked them away in my craft room and forgot about them. Well, this weekend I transformed them into a fun set of handmade cards.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Six-Sided Sampler, Tea Shoppe
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Crisp Cantaloupe, Riding Hood Red, Blush Blossom, Pool Party, Very Vanilla cardstock; The Thrift Shop paper pad (October Afternoon); mini file folders (Paper Source)
Ink: Jet Back StazOn
Accessories: modern Label, 1/2" circle, Scallop Edge Border, corner rounder, Pansy punches; Hodgepodge Hardware - Pewter; basic pearls; Apothecary Accents Framelits dies; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Mono Multi liquid glue; Dimensionals
For each card I used two coordinating patterned papers from The Thrift Shop paper pad: one of the prints was the main layer for the card front, and the second print was an accent along the bottom of the card. I also used the accent print for the punched flower. To create a transition between the two prints I added a strip of coordinating cardstock punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch.
I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the cards, but they're pretty simple. I lined both sides of the card with Very Vanilla cardstock and added two small flags made with the patterned papers from the card front.
This project reminded me how much I like to make card sets; I'll have to make more for my stash. I hope my friends and family aren't completely tired of receiving them as gifts! Thanks for stopping by!