Rachel's Crafty Folder

for my crafty moments

Accordian Card 15/08/2015

Filed under: Crafters Companion — rachelscraftyfolder @ 10:00 pm

Accordian CardGood Evening

So today was my niece’s birthday and having recently purchased the Die’sire Create a Card Accordian Dies, I decided to use them to make Sarah’s card.

I’ve used a Lime Green and Pink colour scheme, which I thought would be nice and bright for a young girls card.  It also meant the overlay – which is the snowflake one, didn’t look like a Christmas design, especially once I’d added the little pink flowers 🙂

The dies certainly made this style of card much easier to create, we just need some generic overlays now from Crafters Companion so that they can be used all year round!

I’m using one of the other shapes to do my Godson’s card now, so will try and remember to post that once it’s complete 🙂


double shutter card 12/07/2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelscraftyfolder @ 2:48 pm

double shutter card

Well, this card has been a bit of a challenge, especially as I haven’t done anything in ages!

Took me quite a while to work out how best to display all the different elements that the person wanted on the card, especially as they are unrelated in any way, shape or form!

      Anyhow, I eventually decided that this double shutter card would work and today I think I’m there?

At last 🙂


it’s my dad’s birthday 24/05/2015

Filed under: Challenges,Spellbinders,Tonic — rachelscraftyfolder @ 8:10 pm

DadGood Evening All

Well, as you may have gathered, it’s my Dad’s birthday this week, so I’ve created this, using the current Mojo Monday challenge 🙂

I’ve flipped the design, so that it worked the way I wanted it to and used an A5 card.  It’s all basically die cuts and a few brads, nothing extraordinary I’m afraid!  Needed to get it done today, so kept it fairly simple.

That’s all for now, gotta go




book art 11/05/2015

Filed under: Crop Days — rachelscraftyfolder @ 5:41 pm

Book ArtGood Afternoon All

Something different today 🙂

Yesterday was our little gang’s crop day and we decided to have a go at book folding / book art.  It is as easy as they say it is, but it does take a little bit of time – I’ve just finished mine this afternoon.  Mind you I do make all the cups of tea 🙂

I still need to decorate the book, but I’m quite pleased with it, so thought I would share it today, as I haven’t made a card for a couple of weeks.

This pattern is one of Debbi Moore’s, I managed to get her two books whilst they were available on Create and Craft.

Anyway, just thought it was good to share 🙂



chuffed 26/04/2015

Filed under: Challenges — rachelscraftyfolder @ 6:21 pm


well wishes 18/04/2015

Filed under: Challenges — rachelscraftyfolder @ 12:58 pm

well wishesGood Afternoon All

Well, this was supposed to be a card for my brother and his wife, for their wedding anniversary next week but it didn’t quite turn out that way!

Using the Fusion Card Challenge, I sorted out the colours and then the layout, cut all my bits and pieces out, but once I’d put it all together it didn’t feel like an anniversary card.  Can’t explain why, that’s just the way it was 🙂

Anyhow, that point apart, I used a spellbinders lattice die to create the centre panel, which I’ve then sandwiched between the frame and the backing.  The flowers are the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur set which have been stamped, clear embossed and then cut using the corresponding die and the pearls are from the Hobby House.

I even managed to find some swirls and leaves in my bit box to use up too!

Just for information, I have now made an anniversary card, so they won’t miss out 🙂

Right, well off to work now, so will hopefully be back again soon.

Thanks for stopping by




feathery thanks 29/03/2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelscraftyfolder @ 10:32 am

Feathery ThanksWell Good Morning Everyone,

It’s a dismal day outside and although I really need to do some housework, I thought I’d better finish the card I started last night!

I’ve used a 5×7 card and the Mojo Monday Challenge layout.  The papers are from the First Edition Desert Blooms pad.  With the two strips though, I had a real crafty moment and placed a border peel off on the paper and then inked over the top with Memento Morocco and then removed the peel offs – leaving the pattern behind.

The feathers are a set which I’ve only just got from “Stampin Up” called Four Feathers, and the sentiment is their Outlined Occasions set.

Right, I better go and clear up my mess and start this housework 😦

Will try and be back again soon