Sunday, February 25, 2018

Seasons Spring Double Gate

      Here is a card made with the Graphic 45 Seasons collection. The card base is made with kraft paper on a double gate fold card base. 

     The entire card is matted with Brown Eyes from My Colors card stock. The "Bloom bright all Season" is a piece of Ephemera. I made a collage consisting of a die cut flower, one of the chip board buttons (painted purple) with a knot of ivory seam binding, and a fussy cut bouquet of tulips from the patterned paper.

     The middle panels are handmade pockets with a die cut tag in each. The pockets are made by trimming a pocket and a tag in half. The sentiments on the tags are stickers.

     The front panels are made from a trimmed piece of ephemera. The embellishment is removable. I painted a mini clothespin with purple acrylic paint, matted a 7/8 inch square "spring" sticker on ivory, and added it to the clothespin. This is attached to a loopy bow made with seam binding.  

     I added a belly band with a hand made pinwheel over the ends, which makes the belly band appear endless.

     I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SEASON cards can be made using:

  • one sheet of each of the patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of  Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
Stay tuned for more cards this year.
Spring Double Gate Card - You are here!


Winter Pop Up Gift Card Holder - Go live December 23
Winter Box on Card - Go live January 6
Winter Calendar - Go live January 20

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons
     Card Stock: My Colors - Brown Eyes
                                        Concord Grape
                      Bazzill - Sawdust
     Die: Burniston - Flowers & Bee
           Stamps of Life - Stitched Tags
     Ink: Inking - Frayed Burlap
     Embellies: 1/2 inch Cream Seam Binding
                     Mini Clothespin
                    Twine - Purple & Cream 
                    Gems - Starfoam Stickers (Pink)
                    Paint - Deco Art (Dazzling Metallics - Purple Pearl)


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