Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2015!

Today I'd like to show you a recent workshop project of mine: cards in a box! I really like this style of card. The added dimension creates lots of ways to work with it. The vertical versions are fun too but provide only a tall, skinny spot for your message on the back. So, I found a horizontal one but wasn't thrilled with the dimensions. So I calculated measurements that I found easier to work with. With one sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock, plus some scraps for the inside benches that no one sees, you can make three of these cards!

This is my original sample: Balloon Birthday card in a box.

I design mine with a pocket for the sentiment on the back. That way, if I mess it up, I can just toss it and do another without having ruined my card.

After making this one, everyone could make another with their own materials and my instruction sheet. Here's what they came up with!

First up - Norma made a birthday card for a family member by cutting out party hats from a scrap piece of patterned paper.

And Debbie made her card for a wedding by using a few different sizes of heart punches.
They both turned out amazing! Don't you think?

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