I promised to give you a better look at the inside of one of the card folders. Here's the second one I made.
You can see it has little pockets for the cards (well, you might not be able to see that, but, trust me, they're there) and a little holder for the pen. They're made from window sheets, so you can still see the lovely cards inside the pockets.
This folder was made with Real Red, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip ink, card stock and ribbon. I used the Sending Love designer series paper from the Occasions Mini catalog. I love the colors and the glitter in this paper, and it doesn't have to be used for Valentine's Day!
I also made little totes for the holders. We made these at club a few years ago, and they're perfect for these folders! Now I have a handmade gift back as well as a handmade gift to give away. Here's the little tote with the folder inside.
I don't have a pattern for the bag. Well, I do, but I can't find it. I found the design on scs way back when, but I can't even find that now. I think it was a design by "Colleen Teacher." (I think that's her splitcoast name.) Anyway – it's just a 10" x 12" piece of designer paper. From top to bottom, it will be 10" and from side to side – 12". Score 1" from the top and bottom, and 2" from each side. Score down 4" from the top and up 4" from the bottom, so you have to horizontal lines in the center 2" apart. Clip all the horizontal lines just to the vertical score lines. Then just fold it and put it together. The top flap (the 1" score lines at top and bottom) fold the opposite way, so you get the contrasting color. You can add ribbon or card stock to the sides, and I added ribbon for handles. There's a reason the Chocolate Chip satin bow is on the bag. You can just see the little flower brads that I used to hold the ribbon peeking out from under the handle. Aren't they cute? I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes for them, and it worked great. However, if you've used a Crop-a-dile, you know there are punches on both sides, and if you're not careful, when you punch one hole on an object that has another side behind the punch, you could get a second hole by accident. If you've ever done this, you know what I'm talking about. You just have to be sure the second punch is away from the card stock/paper on the other side. I forgot about that, and wound up with an extra punched hole. Ugly. And I didn't know how to cover it up without it looking wonky, and I wasn't going to start over. So I pulled in the Chocolate Chip from the DSP with a little Chocolate Chip satin bow.
Here's the Razzle Dazzle card that I made for the folder. I may keep the "good witch/bad witch" card in the folder, but for now, it's just for demonstration purposes.
This is so quick and easy, I may make all 6 cards out of this design!
Stamp set: Razzle Dazzle
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink classic; VersaMark
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, large and scallop oval punches, soft subtles brads, scallop trim border punch, clear embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, paper piercing tool, mat pack
That's it for now! Hope you have a wonderful day. I'm off to buy some allergy meds. Jonathan found this incredible stuff that works wonderfully, and we're trying to convince Mike that his cold is acting more like allergies than a cold. He keeps saying, "I've never had allergies." Well, me either. But there's something new blooming in the valley, and it's very mean and nasty. I love springtime, but this year has been a little difficult to enjoy! I have to live vicariously through my mom's facebook pics. I'll post them tomorrow, if she gives permission. She has pictures of their apple blossoms, redbuds and dogwood trees, and they're absolutely gorgeous. (Ah-ah-ah—-CHOO!!!)
Beautiful! I would love to receive this and my address is . . . . . Just kidding! I think!!! Thanks for blessing my day. 🙂
Yesterday I saw both this folder with cards and the earlier one with cards, and they both are waaay better in real life. Absolutely gorgeous. The colors are fabulous. Way to go, Buffy, I think the recipients are going to be so very happy.
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! So soft and pretty – what a great gift idea! 🙂 tfs