9/9 Tags 'till Christmas Pocket Folio
Last month during New Demonstrator Training, my newest downline, Terri Hall, told me about the Tag Pocket Folios she used to make. Now, I know these have been around for a while, but I had never made one before so Terri showed me how to do it. The timing couldn't have been more perfect as my Stampin' Up! demonstrator friend, Dawn Olchefske, had asked me to demonstrate a project for her Quarterly Meeting. I decided to make a Tags 'till Christmas Pocket Folio full of Christmas tags.
The first thing you need to do is make the Pocket Folio. I sketched out a pattern for you to follow. Start with a sheet of paper 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". Score at 6 1/2". For the top flap, you will want to measure in 2 3/4" from each edge and trim from the mark to the score line. After stamping on your portfolio to decorate the outside, you will want to adhere a trimmed 6x6" page protector with Sticky Strip to your folio which creates the pocket for your tags. Put a 6x6" piece of Whisper White into the pocket. This will hide the Sticky Strip and it will help to show off the tags.
To ink them up, I used a brayer. That helps avoid getting ink in some of the more open spaces that exist on these tags. Plus, a brayer will give you a very nice smooth coverage which I really like when I am inking up background stamps. I used red ink . . . I like the red on red look for my tag background.
After I decorated the Pocket Folio, it was time to move onto the tags. Since I had another 6x6" Whisper White Square handy, I stamped the full background stamp onto it and it one motion, I had nice images ready for punching out. How's that for speedy? lol!
I created these nine tags lickity-split and I hope this tutorial inspires you to make some Christmas Pocket Folios, too.
Here are the supplies I used:
Stamps: Tags 'till Christmas Clear Mount Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Tools: Brayer, Clear Block E, Crop-a-Dial to set the eyelets, Scallop Square Punch, Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Ornament Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog, 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog, Decorative Label Punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Metallic Eyelets, Real Red Satin Ribbon
Adhesive: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip,Glue Dot to adhere the Real Red Satin Ribbon
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