When I was working on some very special cards this past week, I came up with a brand new design, and I am excited to share it with you! I have three different examples here today.
The secret is the addition of a tab on the inside. Here you will see three little hearts. They are an important part of the design!
Are you ready for the tutorial? It's really pretty easy!
The cardstock is cut at 5 1/2 x 11
Score the first score at 3 3/4 inches.
The next score is 8 inches from the left edge.
The next score is 9 1/4.
The first section is your card front.
For the baby card, I covered it with another piece of 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 paper.
For the wedding card, I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
The second section is the inside of the card, and perfect for adding extra accents, like the "Welcome", "Happily Ever After" and the heat embossed message on the birthday card below.
The last two sections were also embossed with a smaller repeatable pattern. This can sometimes be a little bit tricky, because it means your card and embossing folder won't go through the embossing machine sideways.... you will have to emboss the biggest part, and then CAREFULLY match up the pattern, and repeat to get the rest. It isn't hard, just be careful, and you will have a nice design.
NOTE: If you have a SideKick, the small plate is just the right size for placing over the part you are embossing second, without re-embossing the first part. Just use the regular plate on the bottom and the little one on the top.
Score all the lines, and it will have a nice flat bottom to stand on.
To keep the card stable, you need a tab on the inside to tuck the bottom flap into. See the hearts on the baby card? There is also one heart on the wedding card. That is the tab. Just place adhesive on the bottom of the heart (balloon, star, or whatever is appropriate for your design) and leave the top unattached, so the flap can slide under it. (Dimensionals don't work.... they leave too big a gap.)
Happy Birthday, Madelyn!!
I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial, and will give it a try. It really is a fun design, and it's nice to get a special card to stand on display. I am very fond of the different textures together.
It's Baby Week at BettyBee's Buzz, and we'd love for you to create something for a baby in your life and share it with us. The HoneyBees have a lot of inspiration to get you started. Check them out!
What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments!
Happy crafting ~ and don't forget to hug your loved ones! (Especially the Bedlamites!!) Special hugs to my Mom today. It would have been Mom and Dad's 60th Wedding Anniversary. I love you, Mom! (and I miss you, Dad).