Friday, January 12, 2018

Sharing Love with the Lovestruck Collection

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and the Lovestruck Collection was just begging to be cut into. I fell in love with the snarky love sentiments on the cut apart page from Lovestruck Eight. Each of 3x4" cards once cut are great.

To start the project, I created a large envelope that the card folio would go into. I used an envelope punch board to create the specially sized envelope using Lovestruck One. The vintage children were too adorable to hide.
The band is comprised of two strips of Lovestruck Five, that are glued together so that the pattern matches. By lining up the pattern carefully, it looks like it's just one piece of paper. In this case, the larger envelope was too wide for just one strip.

The flower was fussy-cut out of Lovestruck Five and layered together. A few extra strips cut from the 6x6 Bundle into a banner and mini-tag, as well as a fancy paperclip finishes the closure band.

The inner card folio is a strip of paper just slightly larger than two A2 envelopes stretched across. The textured cardstock is heavy enough to hold the multiple envelopes together without issue. The front is decorated with one of the 3x4" cut aparts from Lovestruck Eight, and a few extra bits left over from making the envelopes.


The inner part of the folio is comprised of three envelopes. Two are created in an A2 size (4.24x5.5"), and one is perfectly sized for a gift card (2x3"). Each were attached to the folio paper with some heavy adhesive.
Inside the first envelope is an A2 sized card. A simple card base, and a few layers of both the 12x12" and 6x6" papers added some perfect details without adding too much bulk. A few additional Details stickers also added some pops of various pattern and color. 
The fun sentiments on the Lovestruck Eight paper are just adorable. I love how there are both traditional love sentiments, and the more fun sentiments.
The second envelope would be a perfect space for pictures, love notes, tickets to an event, or other fun additions.
The tiny envelope is perfectly sized for a gift card. A Details sticker would hold the envelope closed.
Once the envelopes were attached to the folio base, I added some fun details with the Details stickers. I combined the Petite Diction from an older Adore collection with the "Be Mine" banner stickers. To create the twine banner, just make sure that the twine is long enough to span both envelopes when open and closed.

As you can see, this is a great low-tech option for a fantastically detailed card folio. It has maximum impact with minimum tools. Have a great time making some amazing card folios!


Supplies Used:
Authentique Collections: Lovestruck Collection (One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Seven, Eight, Details stickers, 6x6 Bundle)
Other Supplies: baker's twine (The Twinery), envelope punch board (WRMK), enamel dot (Freckled Fawn), LOVE paperclip, dies (Neat & Tangled)

1 comment:

  1. What a great project. Can’t wait to try my hand at making one. Thanks for the inspiration. I can always count on Authentique to make the prettiest Valentine and Christmas paper for my cards.

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