Sunday, October 27, 2013

Belle époque

Hi everyone! It's me Tonya and I'm back to share my project I created for the Robin's Nest using the Black and White Classified Collection which is 20% off this month over at the Robin's Nest shop

I found these little file folders at Target in the dollar spot aisle and, of course, I had to pick up a few. I figured I could use one for a coupon holder and have the other to keep scraps and bits together on the latest project I'm working on. Well, I decided I wanted to decorate the one I was going to keep my supplies in and this is what I came up with.


First I gessoed around all the outside edges and inside base twice and once dry I painted over what I gessoed with Sable Brown paint.

Next measure and cut the Black and White Glitter Border Swirl Cardstock to fit the file folder. Once cut, water down the Sable Brown paint and paint all pieces. Then wipe off the excess paint and let dry or blow dry to speed up the process.

First remove the stretchy cord from the flap. Place one of the cut pieces of Black and White Glitter Border Swirl Cardstock on top of the front flap and draw a hole on the backside of the cardstock and then punch a hole. Now adhere to the top of the flap. Cut four 10" pieces of seam binding. Take two pieces of the seam binding and knot together. Now work the seam binding through the hole of the flap.

Adhere the two small stripes of swirl cardstock to the folds on the folder and the last two pieces of seam binding to the backside of the folder. 

Now adhere the swirl cardstock to the back and inside. Last add the lace along the creases/folds to give the folder a clean finished look.

The Eiffel Tower I cut from Black and Black Animal Cardstock and then embossed with Flourish embossing folder. Cut a clock from the Black and White Clock Cardstock, ink clock to give it a vintage look. Punch a Fleur from the Black Fleur Glittered White Cardstock and punch a hole in the center. Attach the game spinners with a brad and adhere to the top of the clock face. Now place and adhere Eiffel Tower, clock, flowers, Dew Drops and sprigs to the corner of flap. 

Supplies Used:
Black and White Glitter Border Swirl Cardstock
Black and White Clock Cardstock
Black Fleur Glittered White Cardstock
Sunflower Dew Drops
Mod Podge 
Americana Sable Brown Acrylic Paint
Perfect Pearls Biscotti Mists
Tim Holtz Sizzix Fluer de Lis and Eiffel Tower Diecut 
Cuttlebug Flourish Embossing Folder
Seam Binding
Two game spinners and a brad

Remember to shop by the Robin's Nest shop and check out the Black and White Collection and if you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and hope this inspires to create something fun!!!


Lastochka said...

You done a great work! lovely autumn colours!

Sandra Przybylska said...

I love it x

Barbara Rankin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the makeover. Great job!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

positively stunning - I must bookmark and use your tutorial as a guide when I (definitely) make one for myself!

And using it as a coupon holder is exactly the nudge I needed to get started! ... I never know what I'm going to do with the things I make LOL

Thanks for sharing your charming project.

reneabouquets said...

Love what you did with that file folder Tonya~the gold and chocolates stole my heart at first glance~gorgeous!

ScrapBliss ~ Yvonne M. said...

Just lovely, you did a great job!

Debbie-Anne Parent said...

Really great idea. It's gorgeous!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Wow! This is amazing!

Bev said...

beautiful and stunning projects.. great details and accents

Tonya said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments! :-)

Robin O'Crowley said...

I want one of theses, I love your colors, such a beautiful project!

juscrap said...

wow!!! gorgeous project!!!!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Wonderful project!

Camille Short said...

Gorgeous - amazing!

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