FLAG / TAG BOOK / CARD

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SEATTLE HAWKS

SEATTLE HAWKS

OH RIGHT this is not a sport blog…but hey how about those Hawks…lol

Ok FLAG / TAG books or cards...I think I told you all that several years ago I used to teach card making and when I saw this card on pinterest I was pretty sure I had a pattern for it …well I did in fact and at the time we were calling it CONCERTINA due because of the way the inside was folded back and forth all the same size.  IE usually about 1 inch folds.  But my pattern was to in my mind make it easy we were going to each use a post card for the flags…because getting 10 people to make a quick decision of images to stamp WAS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN… so after I made the pattern I tried it out with some friends down at THE BEACH… we made lots of cards that day and I saved this one till last …and they HATED IT….I was bummed but I realize that they all had no experience with card making and using a post card and trying to get the pieces in the correct place to make the picture was for them a nightmare…lol… so while Both SCS and DAWN have videos on making these as mini books/albums I am going to let you decide if you have a interest in those and I am going to move forward with a simple single concertina and only 4 flags as that is the image from Pinterest.
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DAWN’S TAG BOOK

 

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SCS MINI ALBUM ( FLAG)

Ok I grabbed this image off of PINTEREST HANDMADE CARDS…and this is much simpler than the booklet ones but you can try them as cards also…

pinterest flag card

pinterest flag card

and here is my version of course mine is HALLOWEEN inspired…and I only did the flags haven’t finished with embellishments and stamps..

my flag card

my flag card

Ok the card base is simple 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4 and its vertical..

Then the insert is made using text weight or very light card stock and its cut at  4 x 9 1/2 then fold that in half horizontally and then score 1 inch on each side of the crease..

Now you need the center fold to be a Mountain fold and the other two are both valley folds..

I cut the black flags each to be 3″ x 1″ then the orange layers are each cut 2 3/4 ” x  3/4″

Now each flag is adhered to the opposite side of the mountain fold and the bottom end is all the way up against the valley fold on that side.  SIMPLE RIGHT… and while I made them the same as the card from Pinterest they can be squares or rectangles and probably eve circles but those will be a little harder to place but I am sure it can be done.

Then fold the insert card and add tape to one side at the outside edge away from the fold and then place the card inside base card and fold it and stick it as close to the outside edge of the base card… then flip it over still closed and add tape to the other side and fold the card closed to adhere it to base… TA DAH… now you only need to add any stamps, embellishments and the decor for the front .

Here are a few samples of other flag cards using more folds for the center…this is truly more a concertina then the single one is..

kh spring flat

kh spring flat

This is an actual concertina in the insert with 6 scores and then there are nine small squares to use as the flags once the concertina has the flags installed then fold it closed and place tape on the outside edge and pull it as close to the edge of the folded card sot that the flags don’t stick out of folded card and press and adhere… flip it over and tape and adhere the other side by just folding base card closed so that when you open it it will stretch the inside so that the flags are all viewable…

kh bday flag

kh bday flag

ok this one is actually so large that it wouldn’t work inside a standard base card so its more like a little booklet in that it has both a front and back cover and the are attached to the concertina but not to each other…

Well I hope this inspires you to try some FLAG /TAG CARDS OR BOOKLETS or both Dawn’s and SCS are photo albums or journals…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY...wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

PS TODAY IS MY MOM’S 89th BIRTHDAY… and even though she won’t see this HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM… love ya lots..

Mom at 86

Mom at 86

 

 

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