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Monday, September 29, 2014

Halloween File Folder Card

Wow it's almost October, have you started your Halloween paper crafting yet? Well, I obviously have! So have all the stampers at my last class. This is the second fun Halloween project of the 4 Fall class projects they created.

I will make mention right away that the rats are not Stampin'Up but another company's punch. pooh! However some of my stampers were creeped out by the rats and didn't include them anyway.....I will tell you their cards turned out just as HALLOWEENY. One of the fun parts for me was creating the file folder card base ahead of time for all my attendees. It's fairly EASY to make when you use  the Envelope Punch Board. (that's right, it's not just for making envelopes)

Here is just the front part of the file folder, notice the bat on the right hand side is missing, it's on the back part of the file folder.

This is the cut and scored piece before decorating, back of the card is on the left side and the front on the right. The front is a shorter width.

So let me show you how to make one.....

First you will need a piece of Tangerine Tango card stock  measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score in the center at 4 1/4". Cut one of the 4 1/4" sides shorter by 3/4", this will be the front. 

2. Using the larger side of the folded piece(5 1/2" x 4 1/4") place the 5 1/2" side horizontally against the top of the envelope punch board. Bring the very corner of your cardstock so that the edge is even to the hole and almost up to the left edge. Punch and the first edge will look like the photo below.

3. As in the photo above, slide your card stock over to the 3" mark on the ruler of the envelope Punch Board and punch a second time. It will now look like the photo below.

4. Now you will need to remove the portion of the tab you will not be using. Line up the edge with the groove on your cutting board and cut off the extra piece. I choose to run my cutting blade from the bottom up to the edge of the file folder tab.

Now you will need to rotate your card stock 180 degrees to punch and trim the opposite shorter side. Repeat same method.

Using the shorter side of the folded piece(5 1/2" x 3 1/2") place the 5 1/2" side horizontally against the top of the envelope punch boardBring the very corner of your cardstock so that the edge is even to the hole and almost up to the left edge. 
Repeat #'s 3 & 4

You will find on the opposite side of the punch a corner rounder feature. Insert each the two 90 degree file folder corners in that slot and punch one at a time.

It will look like this photo above when you are done.

Now if you want to decorate the front of your file folder you will need a piece of MOTLEY MONSTERS Designer series paper. Cut it 5 1/2" x 2 3/4". Make a wooden sign post from the same DSP pack measuring 3 1/2" x 1/2".

The Spooky Spooky, Screamy Screamy sentiment is easy to create with the dual colors. Simply ink the whole sentiment in Tangerine Tango ink and then drag the brush tip side of a Basic Black Marker on the top edge of each of the words. Just go right over the other ink. Stamp on a 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" piece of white card stock. Place that on a 2 1/2" x 2" black layer.

The black bats are using a retired Stampin Up punch and a Crushed Curry arrow tip from the What's Up punch, it's new this year.

Now it's time to try your own File Folder card! Whether it's HaLLoween, Fall or Christmas 
I know you'll have fun trying this technique.

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Envelope Punch Board  Mingle All the Way Clear-mount Stamp Set

Motlley Monsters Designer Series Paper

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