Thinking of You easel card and Gatefold pocket card

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and happy to be guest designer for the whole month of August! Today we'll be making two different style cards from the August Cards Tags and More kit from Tres Jolie! This kit has such lovely vintage/floral papers, matching stamps, gems and much more. 

To make our easel card base I cut white cardstock, from my stash to measure 12x6 inches. Score at 3" and 6". Fold on the scored lines to create your easel base.

Then I cut another piece from your leftover white paper to measure 6x6. I chose 2 coordinating papers from the 6x6 paper pad included in your kit.

Adhere one paper on your bottom base. For the top portion of your easel card, I cut my paper down slightly about 5 & 7/8 inches. Adhere onto your top card base. 

From my craft stash, I diecut acouple scallop shape pieces from my leftover white cardstock. Then using a larger scallop die, I diecut another piece using one of the patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad. For the smaller scalloped diecut shape, I inked around the edges using the quick dry Chalk Ink, "Pastel Brown" also included in this kit. Then using the beautiful rub-ons included, I applied a sentiment "Thinking of you " and acouple floral images onto my smaller scallop piece. I adhered my larger scallop shape in the center of the top portionof my card. Adding foam dots to the back of my smaller scalloped shape with the sentiment on it, I adhered over the top of the larger scalloped circle.  I arranged some of the pretty 49 & Market "Country Blooms" flowers along the side of my scalloped sentiment, along with a pretty Prima white flower! I did however, trim down the black stamens slightly from my white flower. I just adore the flowers in this kit and such a great value! 

Here's a closeup!

To decorate the other scalloped circle, I took one of the pretty floral stamps, and using black ink I stamped onto the center of my piece.

Then I took some Spectrum Noir Colored pencils and colored the leaves using Ivy and sage pencils. I used a white cream colored pencil to color the flower petals. Then with a clear Sparkle pen, I added some glittery accents to the flower petals!

I adhered one of the pretty trims from this kit along the bottom edge of my card base. And finished off with a few Pearl gems!

Here's a closeup!

Gatefold card: 

I chose several coordinating papers to decorate the front and inside panels of my card as well as the center. I trimmed all the gatefold panels down to 2 & 7/8 inches. Inked all edges before adhering to my card bases. The center paper measures 6x6. For my pocket, I chose another coordinating paper and cut to measure 5 3/4 x 3 inches. Adhere as a pocket on the bottom inside base. I glued a lace trim along the top edge of my pocket. 

For the two tags, I used some I had in my craft stash. I decorated them using some of the rub'ons and adhered a 1/2 strip of leftover patterned paper along the bottom edge of each tag. Tied some cream tulle from my stash, through the top hole of my tag. Adhered a few Pearl gems to finish tags. Then tuck inside your pocket!

For the front gatefold panels, I diecut acouple corner pieces, using leftover scrap papers. The die I used is from Crafters Companion, I had this in my stash. I glued both corner diecut pieces to the top right corner and bottom left corner of my front panels. I took a rub-on sentiment and applied at the top left panel. Then using another Sizzix die from my stash, I diecut two oval frames from the 6x6 paper pad in this kit. Added some foam dots to the back and adhered one on each panel.

I hope you were inspired today and have enjoyed this project today. Be sure to join our Facebook group and share what you create! Thanks for visiting the Tres Jolie blog today! 

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Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

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