Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Interactive Card Tutorial for the Haberdashery Challenge at the Frillie and Funkie Blog

The Challenge

We have a fun new challenge up today at the Frillie and Funkie Blog hosted by Zoe.  The challenge is to create a a vintage or shabby chic project including items found at a Haberdashery.  A haberdasher is a person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons and zippers.  So dig into your notions and find something fun for this challenge.

My Take on the Challenge

I was ready for this challenge as The Funkie Junkie Boutique has the perfect paper, Stamperia's Atelier, and I couldn't wait to use it!  Atelier is a beautiful vintage paper collection that shows images that a seamstress or haberdasher might have on hand.  So or is that sew, 😃 I made a card folio that is full of flip pages and pockets.  I made on pocket large enough that small gifts like sewing notions could be tucked inside.  It's the perfect card for the seamstress.

On the left side I used some pretty Venise lace from The Funkie Junkie.    I used a silver tone filigree piece over the lace to serve as a backdrop fro my flower cluster. I changed the appearance of the filigree piece by first brushing it with vintage ivory Artisan Powder and then rubbed it with Mettalique wax in vintage gold.

Those scissors, I love those scissors! They are little bronze charms from the shop that are so cute!

Video Tutorial

Join me in this video where I'll show you how to make this pretty cards with all its flips and pockets.


Each side of the card has a pocket that holds a ribboned tag.  You can tie the ribbons together to create a closure for the card.  Before you open the card, you can flip the front up.  This is a great place to write a message and tuck in a photo.  I used Graphic 45's square tags and their square tag dies to cut papers to cover the tags.  The tag dies cut a perfect tag to fit over the tag and leaves a tiny border.

Then, open up the card and you'll see that the left side folds out.  On the right, you'll find a deep pocket that will hold little gifts and a tag pocket and again, that adorable scissors charm!  Ialso added a pretty carved coconut shell button.  

View of left side flipped out which reveals a fun little ATC tag tucked into a pocket.  The center panel has a gift or credit card pocket.  I used white seam binding to tie all my bows.

Let's take a closer look at that gift card pocket!  It's diecut with a Sizzix die from Eileen Hull Designs.  I love that little die!

This photo shows the front of the card flipped up from the card inside.

The butterfly tag on the left also flips over and has a magnet closure.

All the flaps opened up.  I know, it's a little confusing, best to take a look at the video.

 There are 3 nice sized pockets that hold  Graphic 45 square tags.  I used the square die to cut the design paper.  I love how the die cuts the paper such that a tiny border is left all around the tag.

How to Enter the Challenge
Now it's time for you to have some fun with this challenge!! Create your Haberdashery project and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. If you win, you'll have an opportunity to be a
Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie! We also award Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because we can’t pick just one favorite!

AND, everyone who enters and follows the rules for the challenge is entered into a draw to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Woo-hoo!

You have until 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, September 11th to link your project.


  1. Speechless, what an amazing piece of work xx

  2. Fabulous! I love the many sneaky pockets with clever tags and gorgeous papers! Wonderful haberdashery inspiration!

  3. this is so cool! I love it maggi!!

  4. Well, you know I love this! All those fun pockets and tags and flaps make my crafty heart happy! Such a gorgeous use of this beautiful collection, Maggi!

  5. Wow, Maggi, this is some great Habberdasher eye candy! Every single detail is so cleverly put together! I could sit and stare at this for hours! What a great collection of papers, and you've showcased them beautifully! Hugs!

  6. Fabulous! Maquinific collection! Love it! Thank you....

  7. WOW, you have made this paper shine. Love all the interactive components that make this as much a gift as a card.

    1. I appreciate your kind comment Cec, thank you!

  8. This is absolutely glorious - I love the complex structure, and so many flaps and openings and gorgeous decorative spaces to discover. Beautiful colours - my favourites - and fabulous detail on every panel. Those flowers on the front are delightful too.
    Alison x

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment, I appreciate it!

  9. The Atelier collection becomes even more magical in your hands Maggi! Love all the flips and tricks you've added that truly do make this an interactive card and you have a way of using embellishments to enhance the papers even further rather than overpower them. Love it!


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