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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Writing File Folder Card - Cuttin & Stampin DT Ch Writing

Today is my first post other than the blog hop for Cuttin' & Stampin' as a Design Team Orange Team member.

Theme is 'Writing.' Please click here to enter Ch 14-6.

This is my first time making a file folder card and I made it a gift card holder as well.

I found a video by Patty Bennett to learn how to make. 

The provided papers & a piece of pink fabric with a music design are by Maggie Holmes. The provided stamp set is by Paper Smooches 'Just a Note.'

Most if not some of you know I'm fond of calligraphy so I had to incorporate that into the vintage theme.

Can you spot how I used the pink fabric as the pencil eraser? I stamped the pencil onto the wood paper & pink fabric and paper pieced it together to make the pencil look like it was sharpened wood and the fabric texture gave it a cool eraser look. Distressed the pencil with Tim Holtz paper distresser to give it a worn look.

Used a Martha Stewart punch that reminded me of wax seals that were used on envelopes. Does anyone else remember wax seals?

Distressed the edges of the paper with TH Distress Ink.

Inside file folder card a gift card is placed.

This is the sneak peek you can see on the Cuttin' & Stampin' blog: 

This is the card:

Supplies List 

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
paper: cardstock - Maggie Holmes, white
punch: Martha Stewart heart seal
stamps: Paper Smooches Just a Note
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - vintage photo, paper distresser
tools: Stampin' Up trimmer, WeR Enveliope Punch Board
twine: Vintage blue/brown

Entering this into the following challenges:

2/14 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#36 Anything Goes UE 2/7

2/15 Pile It On #6 Stripes and/or Dots UE 2/9

2/16 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It up & Link It Up Linky Party #24 Color Ch UE pink on the pencil eraser 2/3


2/16 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: We Love Stamps Use Your Fav Stamp 5E(#2) 2/10
2/16 Victorine Stamps Ch#77 Gift Card Holders UE 2/3

2/28 CraftyHazelnuts Patt Paper Feb Ch UE 2/1 
2/28 DLART Thankful Thurs Feb Linky Ch UE 1EPerDay 2/6 

3/19 Paper Smooches Guest Designer UE 3/6 
4/16 Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search - May UE 4/3


  1. Congrats on your new DT position, Melissa! Well deserved! I like you file-folder style card - cute!

  2. Lovely piece, love how you added the fabric as the eraser. Great mix of imagery too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  3. So exciting that you are on the DT! Congrats! I really like your card - the challenge over there is so fun! I am planning on participating, but we'll see how the week goes :) Your images are so great! Thanks for sharing with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas too!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  4. Awesome job! Lots of great little details!

    Thanks for sharing at Craftin Desert Divas!

  5. Melissa, your file folder card turned out adorable! What a great match for the PS stamp set. Vickie, C&S Green DT

  6. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon. x