Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Folded Tag Card with Lovely Sampsmith Lady

Hi Dreamers!
Enjoying a nice rainy day here in Michigan.  Hoping to get a walk in between the raindrops.  And, what a perfect time to do a bit a of blogging and say hello to everyone.  Today's project is an elegant lady pictured on a Folded Tag card.  I used a die cut to cut the card (more on that below).

  • Begin by cutting a folded card with the large tag die.
  • Place the folded edge of the card 1/4 inch away from the bottom cutting line on the die.

                             Cutting edge      Fold of card

  • Stamp the lovely lady---From the full sheet called Belinda and Friends by The Stampsmith on glossy white CS with Coffee Archival ink.
  • Cut an arch on the top of the stamped image.
  • Add it to the folded tag card.

  • Distress the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink
  • Add some tiny pearls

  • Make the tie: the die will cut the hole in the top of the arch.
  • Place a large button on the front and the backside of the front.
  • Thread a narrow ribbon in a large eye needle and loosely sew the buttons to the card. 
  • Thread a long piece of sheer ribbon through the hole in the back of the card and tie in a knot.
  • Add large beads to the ends of the ribbon.
  • This ribbon will wrap around the buttons to close the card.

View of the inside -card unfolded

View of outside - card unfolded

What a fun card to make!  I think it would be fun to do a set of the these and use each one of the images from The Belinda and Friends set.   That would be a nice gift to put in a little gift bag for someone special.

Challenges for my lovely lady Folded Tag Card:
Crafty creations: anything but a square
Papercraft Star: use a stamp
Rhedd and rosie: monochromatic
word art Wednesday: anything with an uplifting sentiment

So, let's see.  What will have for you next??  Oh, how about some funky Lost Coast Designs projects??!!  Okay!  Stay tuned for that.  Hope you are having a great day!  Love ya.


  1. Hi Karen, Wow you know how to make a tag and this is absolutely stunning the colour is gorgeous and the materials used absolutely fab xx

  2. A fabulous design, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  3. Beautifully designed and stamped - I love it!
    Alison x

  4. So unique and very pretty! Thanks for sharing this in our challenge, and have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. What a beautiful stamp! your card is really pretty ... Thanks so much for playing at Papercraft Star this week!

  6. What a wounderful card love the idea of a folded tag love the lady and cols are fab.Thank you for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie. xxx

  7. Such a lot of thought you put into this one. It is really a great gift idea.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork with us this week.
    Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Very elegant and love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon.

  9. Wow!
    Your card looks great!
    I love the colors .... actually I love everything!
    If you want, come on my blog ... ... ... and if you want you can ask to become a Member? .... Please. I'd be honored

  10. I like the shape of this card, Karen! The lady reminds me of an Italian character in a book I read a few years ago. Wonderful job on this!


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