It's been a while since I've put together one of these coordinated card sets. I see so many possibilities with this great Old Log background digi image by Crafts and Me Stamps that I wanted to give it its very own space on the cover of an Enchanting Card Set Folder.
This marvelous Old Log image can be home to fairies, gnomes and woodland creatures of all types and sizes. It can also stand alone as I've shown here:
I tweaked the measurements for making the flat folder from a Connie McCotter card set as published in July 2010's CardMaker magazine to allow more room for embellished cards to fit inside. With an added 1/2" binding edge, the layered and lightly embellished cards placed inside won't be squashed, especially when envelopes are included with the card set.
Antique Gold satin ribbon, threaded through eyelets and across the inside of the folder, holds the card set in place and adds a beautiful decorative touch. Here's how the inside of the folder looks with just the ribbon showing. The ribbon helps to secure everything, including the cards and envelopes that will slide behind the ribbon on both sides of the folder.
I used Parchment Ivory Cardstock from The Paper Company to create my Enchanting Card Set Folder. It's a beautiful creamy color with lots of varied texture. This sturdy cardstock makes a nice enclosure for several cards and envelopes. The remaining ribbon extensions make a wonderful large bow on the side of the folder that literally ties it all together.
With folder measurements of 5 1/2" wide and 8" tall, this Enchanting Card Set will make a nice gift too. Three or more A2 size (5 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" wide) cards with matching envelopes will fit inside.
Check back soon to see what images I've used on the cards that coordinate with my Enchanting Card Set Folder . . .
I'm entering this card set folder at the following listed challenge blogs:
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes Challenge here
Dream Valley Ribbon Challenge here
The Emerald Faerie Garden Sugar and Spice All Things Girlie Challenge here
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge here
One Stitch at a Time Use a Digi Challenge here
log - E31, E35, E47
foliage - G82, G85, G99
flowers - N1, FYR1, Y13, Y26, Y28
mushroom caps - BG53, B45, V95, Y00
mushroom base - Y13, Y26, Y28
airbrushed background - Y00, BG000, B00, V000