Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Happy Day File Folder Card

Sunday, Monday...Happy Days
Tuesday, Wednesday...Happy Days
Thursday, Friday...Happy Days
Saturday...what a day!
Goovin' all week with you!

I'm sorry...but every time I see the name of this stamp set (Happy Day) I break out into song (in my head, not out loud...luckily for those around me)! When I was a kid, (waaaaay back in the 70's) Happy Days was one of my favorite TV shows. Anyways...on to todays stampin' creation. Surprise! it's made using the Happy Day set!

It was after seeing so many of the cute file folder cards made with the Envelope Punch Board that I knew I needed to purchase one. This is my first, of what I'm sure will be many, file folder cards.

It is super easy to create the tabs using the Envelope Punch Board. Here's how...

Start with an 8-1/2  x 5 -1/2  base, scored at 4- 1/4". (I used Pink Pirouette) I wanted my folder flaps to be staggered in width, so I trimmed 1/2" off the front of the card base, but you can skip that step if you wish.

Step 1 : Punch just the left edge of your card stock as shown below.
Step 2: Move your card stock down to the 3" mark on your Punch Board, as shown below, and punch a second time.
Step 3: There will be an area you will need to trim away with your paper trimmer. So start at valley and trim off to the right edge as shown below.

Step 4: Next you will want to round the corner as shown below. The corner rounder feature is one of my favorite parts of the Envelope Punch Board.
After rounding the corner, you will have one file folder tab complete.

Step 5: To do the other one, just flip your card stock (as shown below) and repeat steps 1-4.
This is what you will end up with...
Now it's the fun part...time to decorate your file folder! I used Season of Style Washi Tape & DSP along with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon on my folder.  Oh..and what stamp set did I use?
Happy Day(s) of course! If you are feeling a little nostalgic, click below. That way this tune can be stuck in your head as well! (you're welcome!)

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KayLynn said...

Beautiful card. I've watched a few youtube videos showing how to do this style of card, but your tutorial is much easier to follow.

Lynn said...

Thanks for your comment KayLynn...I appreciate the feedback and glad you found this helpful.