Friday, 6 February 2015

File tab card

Hi there, design elf Katrina here again with another cute idea using the Couture Creations Tabbed journal die.

  Whilst I was making the little book last week - - I thought it would make a cute little card.

   I cut the card using the die so it became a shaped card and then used the wonderfully cheerful Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 pad, which has some lovely little journalling cards inside too that made great toppers. Add some Washi tape and of course buttons and you have a cute little card.

  Here's how I did it -

To make the shaped card take a plain card blank or fold your card in half ( I have inked my fold so you can see it easier ) Then place the fold as close to the left hand cut line as you dare but not on the cut line or you will end up with 2 die cut pieces, which is fine but isn't the effect we were aiming for.

Then run it through your die cutting machine, you could tape the die to the card if you are worried about it moving. You should then have a shaped card. This can work with all sorts of dies, just watch where you place the fold.

I then covered the front with one of the journal card from the Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 paper pack. The journalling card was slightly small so I just added some Washi tape to the top to fill in the gap. The off cuts from the card and the Washi tape, which you can also cut using the die to get a perfect fit, I used to decorate the little tab at the side.

To make the little flags I took 3 different Washi tapes in colours that matched the paper and a piece of bakers twine. I cut strips of Washi tape and folded then in half over the bakers twine so the twine was sandwiched inside the flag. I did this at regular intervals along the twine and then cut little triangles out of the bottom of the flags and then stuck the first and last flag to the card. I then chose some buttons from the brights button collection to match and stuck them to the flags. To help the flags stand out a little more I added some pen lines using a black gel pen.

To finish off my card I stuck another of the journal cards inside the card and cut a strip of Washi tape in half to cover the gaps.

My card was finished.

Hope you like my bright happy card

  Happy Crafting
                             Love Katrina

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