Hello, it’s Chantalle with you again today, back to share a card, which I wanted to be more than just a card, iykwim! A friend at work is leaving to explore pastures anew, and I really wanted to make her a special farewell card, which reminisced over times we have shared together.
This is definitely not a traditional card! The mini file folder design opens to reveal a number of Typecast Journaling Cards.
These cards have been customized to capture memories and uplift her with affirmative messages as she starts her new journey.
I started out by gathering bits and pieces that I knew I wanted to work with – Wildflower and Moonstruck papers and embellishments, and some beautiful Typecast Journaling Cards and Tags. My Typecast Typewriter has been such a game changer for me! I used to do all my journaling on the computer, which was quite time consuming. This wonderful tool allows me to add the details that count to my project, so easily!
My Tab Punch Board came in very handy for creating a little folder, to hold the contents of my card. I’ve used a sheet of Pink Paisley’s Moonstruck (#5) for the outer cover. I love how the stargazer pattern ties in with the idea of her going off on new adventures.
* Click here for a short video which shows you how I created the mini folder with the Tab Punch Board.
I have typed directly onto the Typecast Journaling Cards. Sometimes I don’t get the key placement quite right, but I also think sometimes one can get away with it, lol. A little extra bit of handmade charm!
Once I had typed my messages onto the cards, I added some Wildflower Accent Stickers and some little butterflies, which I fussy cut from a sheet of Butterfly Garden. I LOVE this particular paper – one can get heaps of embellishments from just one sheet! Same goes for element pages, like Wildflower ‘Antiques’ – I find this type of paper really handy to stretch your supplies.
The card was now ready to assemble!
I added a personal touch in the form of a small letter ‘J’ which I punched out using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. This sweet little tag shape is from a sheet of ‘Antiques’, which I mentioned above. Pop a little circle in the shape and you’d think it was from a pack of ephemera, and not a sheet of 12×12! The phrases are also from that paper.
The rose gold in these Journaling Cards lend themselves so well to the pink and navy hues I’ve used.
Each card slides open to reveal the next message…
I’ve machine stitched a little tag onto this card to break up the similar sizes and shapes of the cards. It also makes a sort of title, which I quite like.
On this one, I made a little spelling mistake. To disguise it, I retyped my message on to another identical card and then trimmed off the top half, for use on another project. I was actually quite happy with the way in which it sat on top of the original card – it allowed me to tuck a little floral sticker inside, which is pretty cute and adds interest.
As you can see, I used a brad to secure my journaling cards. I chose this method, as it would allow my cards movement without falling all over the place. To hide the brad pins at the back of the paper, I have trimmed off the excess with a small pair of pliers and then popped a sticker over the visible bits.
All of my well wishes have been placed inside a vellum Typecast Envelope and sealed with a sticker from a pack of Typecast Treat Bags.
The front has been embellished with some more Wildflower Accent Stickers and a snippet from the sheet of Antiques (mentioned earlier).
Thank you so much for joining me today. Wishing you lots of happy creating!
Tab Punch Board
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Crop-a-Dile Eyelet Setter
Typecast Journaling Cards
Typecast Teal/Black Ribbon
Typecast Tags (large white/rose gold)
Typecast Treat Bags
American Crafts ‘Amber’ chipboard alphabet
Pink Paislee Moonstruck #5
Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa ‘Sweater’
Wildflower ‘Antiques’ 12×12
Wildflower ‘Wild Flowers’ 12×12
Wildflower ‘Butterfly Garden’ 12×12
Wildflower Accent Stickers
Wildflower Layered Tags
Sticky Thumb Runner Tape