Thursday, March 8, 2007

Mini PortfolioTutorial...

You asked for get it!!!! Thank you everyone for sharing your wonderful comments with me. I am tickled pink. Every morning/evening I return to my blog just to see what the day's activity is like and I am amazed. Thank you for your support.
A number of people have asked me about my portfolios. Please know that I learned about these cute portfolios from Julie Ebersole (of course!!!!). She made one at a workshop she hosted in Canada about a year ago.
This is a portfolio for mini cards. I also have one for standard cards which I will share some time in the future. Before I get started with my tutorial I must tell you that I am away from my desk for a day or two and I have had to create makeshift surroundings for my card photos and work. But hey...a gal has to stamp wherever she can! Good thing my supplies can travel too.
Today I picked up the most ADORABLE bunny ever!!! He is an Inkadinkado stamp and you can purchase the cutest stamps to go along with him. I also decided to use my polka dot spool ribbon (LOVE IT!) that I purchased from M's a while ago. I had so much fun.

Bunny Card Portfolio Recipe

Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set(s): Bunny (inkadinkado), Basket Full of Fun
Accessories: Polka Dot Spool Ribbon, Watercolour Pencil Crayons, Aquapainter, Craft Tool Kit, White Eyelets, Mini cards/Envelopes, Bleach

To start, I cut my paper at 8.5 inches so that the dimension is 8.5x8.5. Next I scored at 4 1/4 (the center) and 3 inches.

Using my paper cutter I removed a small piece from the centre.

You'll notice that I used Certainly Celery paper and I stamped it using Basic Black ink and the flowers from the hostess Basket Full of Fun stamp set. Next, I painted over top of the image using an aquapainter full of bleach. I love how subtle the background looks.

Once I completed the background I stamped my bunny in Basic Black on the front card, the mini card and the mini envelope. I used the watercolour pencil crayons and the aquapainter (with water) and added some colour.

Next, I punched a hole using the hole punch and placed and set the white eyelet.

Now for the fun part...threading the ribbon through the eyelet.

Place the cards and envelopes inside the stationary portfolio and tie the ribbon.

Lastly, glue your outer layer to the front of the portfolio.

Voila!!! Another project finished.

Happy stamping!!!!

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


Terry Molineux said...

This is so cute...I will defintely have to try this! Thanks for the tutorial....I am a visual person and mostly a hands on....thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

This is great the colors you chose. Thanks for spending the time writing it up for the rest of us...cheers!

Dana said...

Fantastic tutorial! thank you, thank you, thank you.

Teresa said...

Again - another beautiful project! I love it!

Hoping to find me a Cuttlebug in Edmonton tomorrow so I can case some of your other ideas. Fingers crossed!

Melissa (SCS: kulissa) said...

Clearly I need to try this out tonight! Thanks for all the photos, they'll help a lot!

Dawn Mercedes said...

great tutorial...many thanks!