Quick and easy cards and tags created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Harlequin Rose CAS 1

AW Harlequin Rose CAS 2

 

Collage stamps are perfect for creating quick makes. This Harlequin Rose stamp is a brilliant example. The design is already done, no background, masking or composition to do – it has already been done for you. In addition the shading is all there so colouring is a breeze too.

I created these super quick makes by stamping the image with Versafine Ink (Onyx Black) which gives a sharp black waterproof image. I then simply coloured using watercolour pens, applying strongest colour into the darker shaded areas of the stamped image and dragging out the colour with a water brush. I mounted onto coloured card blanks to coordinate and frame the image.

Pre-cut tags were created in the same way. To finish I simply ran a black marker around the edge and added a coordinating ribbon.

Materials:

  • Harlequin Rose stamp set
  • 15 X 10.5cm card blanks (pink and blue), pre-cut white tags and white stamping card
  • Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • Alcohol marker (black)
  • Watercolour pens (green, blue and pink)
  • Organza ribbon (pink and blue)

Quick and Easy stationary set using Punky Flowers stamps from Chocolate Baroque

I have created some tags to go with the quick and easy notelets that I made previously using the Punky Flowers stamp set along with some patterned papers from my stash. If you missed that post I have given step by step for everything here.

AW Punky Flower 4

AW Punky Flower 6

To keep the set together I have also created a stationary wallet.  This obviously takes a little time with measuring and scoring but it is really easy. I created myself a paper template first to check that the pieces fitted together ok, but also to keep in my stash for future use.

AW Punky Flower 7

This is a very simple wallet with an outer sleeve and 2 inner pockets. It could easily be adapted with the addition of a flap closure or possibly made into a pizza style box so that it is all enclosed to keep the notelets safer.

Great quick projects that are ready for those emergency cards and gift tags for any occasion. Why not decorate some envelopes to match too.

This was also sent in as a sample for the recent TV shows on The Craft Channel with Lesley Wharton.

Materials:

Optional for wallet: Gold gilding wax, edger die (Heartfelt Creations – Regal Borders and Pockets) and scoring board with box and lid scoring sides (I have the Ultimate Pro system from Crafters Companion)

Step By Step:

Notelets:

AW Punky Flower 4

Choose patterned papers with a subtle Baroque style pattern. Trim to 10 X 14.5cm to fit the A6 card front leaving a border. Edge with the black marker to frame.

Stamp with Versafine and heat emboss the image using the clear powder. This makes colouring really quick and easy and adds a bit of textural interest.

Colour with glitter pens choosing a darker colour version to match with the paper.

Attach a ribbon strip and glue to the card front.

Finish with PVA pearls.

Tags:

AW Punky Flower 6

Trim the patterned papers to fit the die cut tags. These are then stamped and coloured in the same way as the notelets (above).

Notelet Folder:

AW Punky Flower 8

AW Punky Flower 7

Take an A4 sheet of Kraft card and trim off approx. 3cm (see template picture).

Find the centre and make 2 score lines 2cm apart (1cm either side of the centre) to create the spine (important – see tip below).

AW Notelet Wallet Template 1

Cut 2 more pieces for the pockets at 17 X 13cm. Score 3 sides at 1 and 2cm depth in from the edge (see template picture). Trim away the square corners.

AW Notelet Wallet Template 2

Mark approx. 5.5cm up from the bottom edge and cut across on a diagonal. Use a trimmer or a decorative edger die. Make the 2 pockets a mirror image of each other (see the open folder picture to see how the pockets are placed). I used one of my decorative edger dies and added a little gilding wax along the edge.

Tip: In order for the pockets to fit inside the outer folder and close neatly the spine needs to be slightly wider than the combined pocket depth. I achieved this on my ‘boxer’ scoring board by using the ‘lid’ side to create the outer spine (actual measurements i.e. 2cm) and the ‘box’ side to score the pockets (which are actually slightly under the 1cm). These score boards are designed to make the base slightly smaller than the lid to accommodate and enable fitting of lids onto boxes. If you do not have one of these then just make the depth of the spine a little over 2cm and it will work for you.

Trim decorative papers to fit on the outside and inner panels of the sleeve. Edge with marker. Stamp the front panel and add ribbon to match the notelets.

Fold in the pocket edges and glue onto the sleeve. If you align the bottom edges of the pockets with the outer sleeve it will stand upright on the desk.