Here is a picture of my completed birthday card that I made for Tom's mom. I love the way it turned out. She is always so complimentary of the cards I make her and she keeps them all out on display for everyone to see! She is so sweet, I love spending the time to create one of a kind cards for her!
Step by Step instructions to make this card:
Four coordinating papers (I used three solid colors and one PP)
Scalloped Rectangle cutting file from WBW
White opaque writer
Sentiment Stamp or computer printed sentiment
Cut your papers using the following dimensions to make a completed card that when folded closed is 5x7, and when opened is 10x7.
CS 1- (Card Base) 10 inches wide, 7 inches tall.
(Scalloped Rectangle) Use the appropriate sized cut line to extend beyond the edges of the monogram when placed on the card. I used the royal blue cutline from the WBW Nesting rectangles (small) but then resized it to 3.25 x 4.5. Doing that slightly alters the consistency of the scallops on the side that was adjusted, but not really enough that it is noticeable!
CS 2- (Inside card accent) 4 3/4 inches wide, 6 3/4 inches tall.
(Optional mat for monogram) Cut to size of monogram plus amount of mat you desire.
CS 3- (Inside panel for sentiment) Cut to the right size so that is hidden underneath your Monogram without showing. Mine is cut 2.5 inches x 3.75 inches.
Accent PP- (Front panel) 2.5 inches wide x 7 inches tall
Score the card base (10 inch length of the card at the top of the scorer) at the 2.5 inch mark (peak fold) and at the 5 inch mark (valley fold).
Attach your front panel (PP) to the front flap of the base card. Open the card all the way and on the right hand side of the card, center the inside card accent (CS 2) onto the base.
Mat your monogram or accent piece if desired. Adhere this piece to the front flap so that when the card is closed, the Monogram is centered on the right hand side of the card.
Stamp or print the sentiment onto the inside sentiment panel (CS 3) and adhere it to the scalloped rectangle being sure to center it. then place this matted sentiment panel so that the scallops show around the monogram when the card is closed and the sentiment panel is hidden under the monogram. This is where you will want to write any additional notes and sign your card so that it is not visible from the front of the card when closed.
Step Six: (Optional)
Optional- On the inside flap I chose to hand write words that start with the letter "M" that describe Tom's mom and their relationship. You can add your own touches here, or you can also use this space for more journaling.
Embellish the front panel of the card as desired.
Wallah!! Your done!! Enjoy your creation.
To purchase the bucket of Nesting Rectangles from the Wishblading Well, click on the link and go to the Buckets section. This bucket sells for only $4.99 and comes complete with 12 nesting sizes. Other Nesting buckets are also for sale for $4.99 that compliment this one. I have found these nesting shapes invaluable to use for my card making and scrapbooking! I think you will too!
Hope you like the little tutorial! If you happen to use it to make something... please share your creations with me. Just leave a comment with a link to the picture or email it to me! I would love to see your take on this type of card!
I'll share more of my card creations tomorrow! For now I am off to work!
Have a wonderful day!