Wednesday 27 October 2021

Bee Arty - Road Trip Folio Part 2

                                                                  Hello Bee Arty Fans

Welcome back to part 2 of my DT post using paper from  Road Trip Collection to decorate the folio we made a couple weeks ago.

Firstly we will make a pocket to go on one one side of the small envelope. 
I cut out two pieces of paper 9x10cm - I used my corner rounder on the top righthand corner that will be the base, then cut a diagonal on the top paper. 

Ink all around edges before gluing left, bottom and half right side so it makes a pocket.
Fussy cut and ink caravan and word then glue.
Put to the side while we make next piece of ephemera

This 3 pocket ephemera will go on the envelope on the left hand side (see below)
Cut a base from the collection that will leave 2mm around edges showing when glued down. 
Then cut out three rectangles 

I hold all three rectangles together and use my circle punch to punch out a opening that a tag will easily slide in and out. I also had a scrap leftover strip that I used... I inked all pieces and glued down strip and three sides of the rectangles

Next I measured and cut out 3 tags

Pick out images you want to use - ink and glue down

Glue whole piece onto front of envelope
You can also see in photo below one of the other envelopes I decorated. This was simply a piece of paper from collection I measured the same width and punched a half circle in top to make a pocket

Adding a signature..... I wanted to add a signature so I glued a strip of sari silk down the outside, Once dry I punched a hole in spine about1cm top and bottom and put in an eyelet. I then threaded another piece of sari silk though both eyelets and tied in a bow on the outside.

I then prepared a signature by cutting a piece of collection paper as the signature cover and back and filled with 6 pieces of cream writing paper and folded all in half, I also used corner rounder on all signature paper I slotted under silk so it sits in like a booklet and can be replaced when needed

Below are close ups of each decorated envelopes


I rally enjoyed making this folio, I hope I have inspired you to have a go.

Until next time, stay safe..
Happy crafting

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Bee Arty - Road Trip Folio Part 1

th                                                                 Hello Bee Arty Fans

Today I am starting a two part DT post making a folio from  Road Trip Collection.
In the first post we will be making the Main body using4 things - Road Trip Collection, 1 manila folder and 3 envelopes ( 2 larger ones and 1 small)
Lets get started

All manila folders will be slightly different in length and width. Mine measures 32cm across. You want to find the middle and score 1/8 on either side so this makes a small spine

Next pick out and cut 4 sheets of paper that will be the cover, 2 middles and back. 
I have cut mine so I leave about 2mmaround edges that show the folder. 

Before gluing all down ink all edges of paper and manila.
I used Art Glitter Adhesive 



Next ink around all edges of the envelops

Pick paper to cover envelopes and ink

First large and small envelope -  have both flaps pointing outwards (see photo), this will be for the left hand side.... IMPORTANT - glue small envelope flap on top off large envelope and glue down pre cut paper so that small flap is between the two

flip small envelope over so it sits on top of large envelope

Glue pre cut paper onto second envelope

Open manila folder up and glue flaps down on bottom edge

Use Art Glitter Adhesive to glue bottom half, then flip over and glue down.
I use an old credit card to smooth all the glue out.

Inside folio with envelopes folded in

Inside of envelopes opened out

That's part 1 of the folio done. Hope you found my instructions easy to follow. 
You are free to decorate as you please.... or wait for part two, where I will show each section decorated.

Until next time, stay safe..
Happy crafting