Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday Showcase: Graphic 45 Flutter Trifold Tag Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It's Kathy here with this week's Saturday Showcase.  I'm thrilled to be shining a light on the fabulous new "Flutter" collection from Graphic 45!  As versatile as it is vibrant, the patterns and images are easy to use in both frilly feminine and marvelous masculine projects.  To showcase this lovely collection, I've prepared a Trifold Tag Folio with tutorial and a cheery masculine get well card.  So grab a cuppa and let's get rolling!

The Masculine Side of Flutter: Heard You Caught a Little Bug Get Well Card

This is a very quick and easy card to create, thanks to the use of some dies from my stash. We are working with the 12" x 12" Collection pack for this card. All my cut edges are inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Here's how I made the cover:
  • First, create a 5" x 7" card base from black cardstock. 
  • Next, line it with a 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" panel of the bug trails print from the "B" side of "Iridescent" 
  • Now, cut a 3" x 4 7/8" panel from the "A" side of "Serendipitous.
  • Then cut a 2" x 4 7/8" panel of the blue stripe from "Dazzling". Cut this in half to create (2) 1" x 4 7/8" strips.  Then adhere a strip on either side of the "Serendipitous" panel.  Adhere this to the card as seen in the photo.
  • Next cut a 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" panel from the "B" side of "Serendipitous" . Cut a circle from the "B" side of "Dazzling" and adhere on the left as seen in the photo. 
  • Use a slightly smaller circle die to cut out a bug image from "Serendipitous." Back this with foam adhesive or waste chipboard and adhere over the "Dazzling" circle. 
  • Use a label die to cut a shape from the "B' side of "Exquisite."  I used a Spellbinders Labels 18 Die, but the Tim Holtz Labels Dies from Sizzix would also have some great options that would serve the purpose here.  Cut the shape in half from side to side. Adhere half at the top of the panel we created in the last step, and half at the bottom.  Adhere the small creepy crawlies sticker from the sticker sheet.
  • Back this entire panel with foam adhesive or waste chipboard.  Wrap the right hand side with ribbon, attach a button and the chipboard tag and adhere to the card base.
  • Tie a bow with iridescent green ribbon and adhere.

The inside uses all the same papers. I computer journaled the sentiments, die cut with a circle die and added them in.

As this is a get well card, I tucked in a little tea bag wallet with honey stick.

The paper for the wallet is from the 12" x 12" Patterns and Solids pad.  I also used an image and border strip from the 8" x 8" pad.  So that's the masculine side of "Flutter."  Isn't it fun?

"Flutter" Trifold Tag Tutorial

I had so much fun designing this trifold tag folio! It is filled with interactive elements, vibrant colors and sweet surprises. The base is created with 3 Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tags. Although it looks complicated to make, you will see in the accompanying video tour and tutorial, it's actually beautifully simple once you know how!

The folio is 4" x 6 1/4" with 1" spines. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail here, as you can just watch the 15 minute tour and tutorial to learn more about it. I will share a couple of "teaser" photos, though.

I can't get over how gorgeous and detailed these patterned papers are!

So are you ready to get your craft on? I hope you enjoy this short video tour and simple tutorial. This is not a full step out, mind you. It just guides you through the construction of the folio base, then leaves you to decorate according to your own personal tastes. I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for sharing your Saturday with me! Wishing you all a joyful and creative weekend!


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  1. Awesome card and folio Kathy! I love how you used the tags to create the folio!

    1. Thank you so much, Maggi! I love working with tags, especially now that we have the dies to cover them!

  2. Gorgeous projects Kathy! I really love the tag folio and the way you have constructed and decorated it. Fabulous!

    1. Thank you so much Jennie! This would be a fun design to work up with any paper collection, so I hope you have lots of fun with the tutorial.

  3. Another masterpiece Kathy. Love the design and the colourful paper and embellishments make it such a happy project to look at.

  4. Thank you so much, Cec! I’m thinking this collection will be especially welcome during the long winter months! So glad you enjoyed the tutorial!

  5. I love how you take a collection and show it's potential for creating gifts that will be treasured Kathy. The trifold tag folio is stunning and the card is so incredibly striking. Yet another wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing xx

  6. Aww! Thank you, Jenny! When you have paper this wonderful, it's really fun to create a project that shows off its features. I'm so glad you enjoyed the project and the tutorial. That makes my day! xo

  7. Beautiful! I love the flutter papers and you just use them in so many delightful ways!