So, as many of you know I have been working on Baby Announcements... I am over half way done!!! For those of you who haven't heard, I have family in law enforcement so I was going to make a 'wanted case file' folder about the SUSPECT (baby)...Basically, It will be a case file folder with the words WANTED in the front.. on the inside of the folder it will give the baby's name, DOB, height, weight and a brief narrative as to why he's wanted by the authorities. It will also include his accomplices to his crime (myself and the hubby) and a picture will be enclosed (his first picture)...
So let me show you what they look like --- (the inside isn't complete yet because the baby hasnt been born -- so I am left without minor details )
I'll attempt to explain what I did... I cut a piece of cardstock that measures 6"x8"
I scored it at 3.5" -- so now I have a side thats bigger than the other...
On the bigger side --- I cut half an inch down along the top of the file folder but left an inch and a half for the tab... I used my corner punch to round the corners --
NOTE: I had to take the guards off of the corner punch to be able to round the corner on the inside of the tab.
After the corners were rounded, I wanted a decorative front. The front of the folder measures 6 x 3.5 -- Therefore, I cut my paper 1/4 of an inch shorter than the front flap of the folder. I also cut the back of the inside of the foler 1/4 of an inch smaller to give it a framed look.
|The Front of the Folder|
|The Inside Back of the Folder|
After I decorated the front and the back of inside the folder -- I wanted to make a WANTED tag.. I used my cricut - the twinkle toes cartridge and cut the design at 3" for the outside layer then pressed the shift key and cut the smaller layer ...
I layered one on top of the other and distressed my wanted tags using my Tim Holtz distress inks... either the black soot or the vintage photo--- Once they were distressed I adhered them to my file folder using brads..
Now, once the brads are adhered then you're left with the front of the file folder completed -- I distressed the front as well because it looked awkward that the WATNED tag was distressed and the folder was not... The end result then looks like ---------------------------------------------
I hope you all like them... I have made about 20 and since I have so much paper -- I don't think any two look alike.. All have something thats different...
Well, thats all for now. Hopefully I did not make this too confusing!!
Until Next Time