Busy day of playdates today!
Today I wanted to show off one of my favorite "cards" of all time. It goes by a few different names - a Card-in-a-Box or a Pop-Up-Card. I put off making one of these for a looooooooong time figuring life is WAY too short to fiddle around with one ... but every now and then you need a REALLY special card for a REALLY special person on a REALLY special occasion. This is THAT kind of a card. Check it out:
Hmmm - Now that I think about it I DID post another one of these cards back in May, for my FILs 80th Birthday. Remember this one?
These cards are bigger than what will fit in a standard envelope. No problem! I whipped out my Envelope Punch Board and made my own out of DSP - rediculously easy!! I used a Splitcoast Stamper Tutorial for this particular size. Click here to access that. I also made up a cheat sheet for my class so my stampers could make more at home easily. Here is what they got:
Step 2: Cut off 2” x 12” strip and set aside. This will be used later.
Step 3: Turn the 6.5” x 12” panel a quarter turn to the left, and score at 2.75”
Step 4: Cut down 2.75” to this score line along each of the 4 perpendicular score lines.
At the 11” score line, cut in at a slight angle up from the edge of the cardstock to remove the excess above the score line and create a tab.
Step 5: Cut the 2” x 12” strip at 4.75” from the end with the 1” score line. Cut the strip in half the long way to create two strips 1” x 4.75”
Assemble box and attach 1” strips to the inside and decorate
OK - gotta fly - taxi service calls! Pop in again soon! Until then - have a stampy day :)