Decorating a file folder

Bussakorn Mpelasoka: Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canberra

I have to do some work this weekend plus lots of house chores. During a few minutes break I decided to quickly decorate my work file folder.

Decorating file folder bI did very little, just cut a piece of plain-ish pattern paper to fit the front pocket of the folder. I typed the name of the file on a small strip of the leftover piece, attached it on the main piece and added three die-cut leaves, and a button with twine bow.

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Now I can work with a big smile on my face!

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In My Heart – 2016 Desktop Calendar – November

Hello, here is my November page. I used Lawn Fawn ‘Into the Wood’ stamp set (acorns) and Lawn Fawn ‘stitched leaves’ dies (leaves).

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One more month to go, yeah!

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Photo card for Mary

By Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I made some photo cards for friends & relatives in Tanzania, whom we took only one or two photos with. This photo card is for Mary, our niece who lives in Arusha.

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I embossed the Smokey Slate background panel with Stampin’ Up! ‘Square Lattice’ embossing folder. Stamp sets used are Stampin’ Up! ‘Raining Flowers’ and ‘My Friend’. The two leaves are cut using Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched Leaves’ dies.

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This was the first time our Amy met with her cousin, Mary. Mary has just graduated with a law degree.

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Thinking of you

By Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I have a few more journaling cards to share. The message ‘thinking of you’ on these two cards is from Stampin’ Up! ‘Kind & Cozy’ stamp set.

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I like the soft colour of the first card, which I used a scrap piece of Stampin’ Up! ‘Tea for Two’ DSP (retired) to make a little tag. I love the itty bitty flowers – use this punch very often.

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The pink (Primrose Petal) piece of the second card was embossed with Stampin’ Up! ‘Alphabet Press’ embossing folder. I used Stampin’ Up! ‘Pansy’ punch for the flower and Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched Leaves’ and ‘Dream’ dies for the leaves.

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Berry baskets – part 2

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I placed the joining point of the top binding edge at the front and the back of each berry basket, and hide the joints with some decorations. Photos I posted yesterday showed the front side of the baskets. I only added small decors on the back side of each basket, but thought I should share that as well.

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For this dotted one, I didn’t need to add anything else as the ribbon did its job well, but I did stamp some dots at the base.

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Berry baskets – without berry basket BigZ L die

By Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I love so many items in the new Stampin’ Up! occasional catalogue. My wish list is very… very… long, so I decided to go through the list and cross out a few items that I can do without. I like the idea of using berry baskets for storage and gift packaging, but thought I can probably make them without the die, so I tried. It was fun and actually easier to make than I thought. I made five of them.

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I only have very thick cardstock in plain white, so I decorated the paper first.

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After making three baskets with plain white paper, I tried using the coloured cardstock from Stampin’ Up!, which is a bit thinner. The shape of these baskets is a bit less straight, not sure if it was because I embossed them. Anyway I don’t mind the shape/look of these two baskets, and they are still strong enough to hold/carry things.

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The finished size of my berry baskets is 4” wide at the top and 2 ¾” in height. I like that they can be stacked on top of each other when not in use. If you can afford to buy the die, you will be able to make them faster and get more consistent results.

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Handmade journaling cards – Thank you

By Bussakorn Mpelasoka

I am still working on the photo albums to be sent to family & friends in Tanzania (have made nine of them so far). I made two journaling cards for each album, one at the front and one at the back. The cards at the front contain various messages such as ‘miss you’, ‘love you’, ‘thinking of you’ or ‘made with love’. All the cards at the back contain thank you messages. I will be sharing these cards during the next few days.

Today’s cards have thank you messages.

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I used Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched Leaves’, Lawn Fawn ‘Scripty Thanks’, Stampin’ Up! ‘Floral Frames Collection’ and Stampin’ Up! ‘Adorning Accents Edgelits’ dies for the first card. I actually made two of them but change the position of the pattern paper around.

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For the second card, I used Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched Leaves’ dies to cut out three leaves from different pattern paper. The thank you message on a little banner at the corner is from Stampin’ Up! ‘Amazing Birthday’ stamp set.

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