Friday, February 19, 2016

Stampin'Up Flowering Fields Card Set and Portfolio

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Today I would like to share with you a set of cards and portfolio made with the Stampin'Up Sale-A-Bration Flowering Fields and Perfect Pairings Stamp Sets along with the coordinating Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper. These Sale-A-Bration promotion free items are so amazing ! My friend Gina Barker who is a very talented Paper Crafter and I got together in a challenge to create each of us a project made with these Free items and this is what I came out with.
I wanted to create a set of cards for different occasions and the Perfect Pairings Stamp Set worked really great for this project.

I also wanted these cards to be placed in a Portfolio style carrier or box by using only one sheet of 8-1/2 X 11 piece of card stock plus 2 extra small pieces; the procedure will be explained bellow.

This is the Portfolio closed and ready to be stored or give away as a gift.

The Portfolio finished size is 6 X 4-1/2 X 1.

The following pictures show the process on how to build this Portfolio.
You will need a piece of card stock 8-1/2" X 11" and 2 extra pieces cut at 1" X 2" fold in half on short side, these pieces will be attached to sides of the bottom sections as you see in picture above.
Score it on long side at: 1/2, 5, 6, and 10-1/2.
Score it on short side at: 2 and 2-1/2. Remove the small sections as you see on picture above and attach the 2 extra pieces to the sides as described above.

Add adhesive to the large tabs as you see in this picture and glue them towards the center. This process ensures that the edges of your Portfolio will have a nice finish. 

Attach the 2 extra pieces to the bottom tabs as you see in this picture. 

This is how it looks so far.

 Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper size 5-7/8 X 9-7/8 and score in center at 4-3/8, 5-3/8 and attach this piece first at spine then on the top side panels. 

This is a view from the oposite side so you can see how the extra pieces you added are being attached to the top panels to form the bottom boxes where the cards will be placed.

This is how it looks already done from Inside :)
The outside of your Porfolio you can decorate as you wish.
NOTE: If you would like a PDF file with drawing and dimensions for this Portfolio please contact me and I will send it to you by email.

The Following is Gina's project which is another Awesome idea! I love the way she used the Flowering Fields stamp set to create beautiful portraits of these flowers.  She created a set of 4 notecards and a box to hold them.

If you would like to order a set of cards already made from Gina Barker or if you have questions about her project  you can contact her at: for more information.

I hope you liked these project ideas and get inspiration to make lots of these Portfolios or Card Boxes and have them ready for beautiful gift sets for family and friends.
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