Monday, December 15, 2014

Unique Card Design & Tag! {Bo Bunny}

Star Fold card by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny Madeleine paper collection.

Okay, so if you've been following my blog, you'll know that I've been into unique folded card designs lately.  I thought this was a really fun card design, and actually pretty simple to make! I gathered together some  of my favorite Bo Bunny patterned papers (for this one I used papers from the Madeleine collection)

Folded star card by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Madeleine collection papers and embellishments

The card opens out and you can put your sentiment in the center.  For mine I just used a rub-on for the sentiment and added a cute lil birdie design from the matching Noteworthy die-cuts from the Madeleine collection.  Below I've posted a template for this unique card (instructions below the template).

Star Card Template by Gabrielle Pollacco For Bo Bunny

Step 1:  Take a solid color piece of 12"x12" cardstock.  Mark the center point (6") at the top (make a pencil line, a few inches down...this is the dotted line you see on my template).

Step 2:  Now put the zero mark of your ruler in the bottom left corner of your paper and pivot the ruler until the 12 " mark meets the dotted line.  Mark this line. Do the same for the right bottom corner. (this is how you get 3 equal sides).

Step 3: Mark the center point of each of the 3 sides (6 inches) These will be the score lines (valley fold).

Step 4: Now put another mark 2" from the center point along the edge of the paper (both ways from each center point).  This will be the other score lines....I flipped the card to make these scores as you want them to fold the opposite way of the other score lines).  Done! Now decorate! 

I made my decorative paper designs an 1/8" smaller around the edges  so that some of the darker cardstock border showed around the edges.

Bo Bunny Products used on this card:
Patterned Paper:  Madeleine (Symmetry, Tiles, Frames)
Double Dot Cardstock: Licorice
Noteworthy: Madeleine 
Double Dot Jewels: Think Pink

Tag by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny 'Rose Cafe' collection

A second Tag/Card I made was using the Bo Bunny 'Rose Cafe' collection. I went with the soft sage greens and pinks for this tag.  I like to add neutral elements for this color grouping so I began by cutting a tag shape out of some craft paper corrugated card.

Tag by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny 'Rose Cafe' collection

I layered on some scraps of the Rose Cafe 'Garden' paper I had left over from another project. I then cut out a frame design from the 'Frames' paper and added it with some foam dots.  I fussy cut out a few of the pink rose designs from the "Espresso" paper and from a scrap I had left from the name paper from the Rose Cafe collection (swag is from this paper as well).

Tag by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny 'Rose Cafe' collection

I added a few blooms and some burlap blooms & butterfly (by Petaloo).  Put in a twine bow....easy peasy, the tag is done!  I like to put a little sentiment on the back of the tag to use on a gift. (Some of you have asked what you do with tags :)

Bo Bunny Product used on this Tag:
Patterned Paper:  Rose Cafe (Garden, Frames, Espresso, Rose Cafe)
Double Dot Jewels: Emerald

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, I hope you enjoyed my cards and hope you will give the folded card design a try!  If you have any questions (if my template and instructions are not clear enough) please don't hesitate to ask! :)


Gitte said...

Beautiful cards.

Martie Rollin said...

Loved the tag you created! The card really is quite unique...interesting folding. Thanks for this posting!

Romy said...

Both cards look truly gorgeous! I love the romantic, vintage feel to them and your folding technique is amazing!

Beverley said...

Oh my, both the card and tag are lovely Gabi! I, too, love making tags and often fussy cut elements from the wrapping paper of my gifts, to add to the attached tag so that it all matches.

Patty O'Malley said...

The folded card is pretty but looks a bit intimidating to me! I LOVE the tag--beautiful!

Margaret Mifsud said...

These are beautiful Gabrielle. Love that gorgeous star card, such a unique design and your tag is brilliant. I don't visit often enough but it is always a pleasure coming here. I just love all of your work. Thank you so much for sharing. ox

Unknown said...

You've inspired me to make a new card - so creative

Lizzyc said...

Wow I have never seen a card like that before, how amazing, so eye catching and interesting! Love those papers! And your tag is a mini masterpiece as well! Very pretty! said...

Hi Gabrielle, what a beautiful creations. The starcard looks really difficult, thanks for the explanation, I think I'll give it a try. The tag is lovely with the burlap blooms and butterfly.
Greetings Miranda

Paula said...

Thanks for the instructions and the template for this unique card, I am going to give it a try after the holidays.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my your tag is just Fabulous, Love it!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Amazing work! Love your your newest follower!

Denise van Deventer said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful, stunning tag! So love your work! ;-)

Unknown said...

Love the star card - made one tonight and with your instructions, it was so easy and fun. Thank you so much !!!

Leslie said...

Both creations are absolutely beautiful, Gabrielle! I'm definitely going to give the star a shot! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a new follower!
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Reni said...

Hello Gabrielle, I am falling in love in your pretty card and the lovely TAG, too. Many thanks,you've inspired me, too.
Greetings Reni

lorette25 said...

très jolie, merci beaucoup


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