My daughter gave me a tube of L'Occitane hand cream a long time ago. I have been saving the cool looking box. The design reminded me of a stamp! So, I cut out parts of the box and added them as embellishments to this file folder card. And added an old library pocket card.
For the inside "file" I sponged some distress scattered straw through a mesh bag
that contained lemons from the grocery store.
The Michael Strong mini flower is stamped in distress broken china.
I drew the stem and leaves with a peeled paint distress marker.
I'm not sure how I will use this card, so I left room for the sentiment.
Here is my file folder card tutorial
for my friends at the Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.
I shared a file folder card for today's Technique Thursday HERE
Just wanted to share this method in case you don't have the envelope punch board.
Either way, it's very easy and fun to make these cards.
Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Fold as usual for making a card.
For the tab, cut away a 1/2 wide strip (12-13 mm) on the narrow end
using your paper trimmer, making the tab any size you wish.
This shows the cut line.
Here you see where to trim off that 1/2 inch wide piece by cutting with a scissors.
Now you see the tab before the corner punch is used...
...and after using the corner punch.
To make the insert, cut a piece of cardstock 4.25 x 5.25 inches.
The tab is made in the same way as the folder.
After checking the fit I trim a little off the bottom.
Here's the finished look.
Hope you have fun making these File Folder Cards.
I would love to hear from you and see your creation!
You can check google for other variations!
Thanks for visiting!
to measure 4.25 x 5.5 inch then fold that like a card. I make tabs with my Envelope Punch Board then cut away the approximately 1/2 inch wide strip with my paper trimmer. Before I had the Punch board, I just made the tab with my paper trimmer, scissors and a corner punch.
Here's a LINK with info on how I used acrylic paints for my background.
I sponged the edges of the painted panels with distress walnut stain ink.
I attached the layers with dimensional foam.
For the inside of my file folder card, I made a "file" from cardstock. Then sponged dried marigold distress ink over a pieces of the mesh bag (that lemons are packed in from the grocery store).