Friday, January 16, 2015

Fun Fold Valentine Cards Featuring the "Crush" Card Making Stack

Without a doubt, Authentique's card making stacks are a fabulous time-saving tool, with all the work of measuring, cutting, and scoring already done for you.  And with 18 card bases to choose from in each stack, in 6 unique designs, the Card Making Stacks offer a ton of choices in one convenient package. Today, we have a couple of ideas to share with you for creating unique "fun fold" card designs with our fabulous Valentine's collection, Crush.


The Card Making Stacks are truly designed for ease of use. Each card base is secured into the booklet via a perforated selvedge strip at the top, and for most card applications, you would simply tear off the selvedge strip, fold the card blank in half, and you are ready to go. But if you remove the card base and leave the selvedge strip in place, you can use that selvedge to create some interesting and unique cards, like we've done here. Let's take a closer look.


There's two quick and easy ways to utilize the extra fold of the selvedge strip.... fold it to the outside, or fold it to the inside. On this first design, the extra edge has been folded to the outside, over the top of the card front.  Ribbon tied around the whole base keeps the card closed.


It looks a bit fancy, and your recipient will love the interactive feel of the design, but really this card could not be easier to make.


Just start with a blank card base from the Card Making Stack, keeping the extra selvedge edge intact.

Fold the card base with the extra flap folding over the top. This extra flap is a great spot for adding a die cut embellishment, like the February 14th file folder tab used here. Cut a wide strip of contrasting paper to fit down the center of the card front. Trim a wide V-notch into the bottom end, and adhere the strip to the card base. Wrap trim around the whole card, and tie into a bow at the side.

Add a few additional pieces to finish things off. For this card, a pretty ombre-print Authentic Life Journaling Card was used, along with a sweet vintage Valentine Image from the Enhancements Cut Apart paper. Photo corners and pink sequins add a last bit of detail. And don't forget to embellish the inside of the card, too.





 Another way to utilize the perforated selvedge strip is to fold it to the inside, as seen here on this second card. 
In this design, the card looks the same as a regular card fold, but once opened, the selvedge edge is a little extra surprise.

And by securing the ends with a bit of strong adhesive, this pocket becomes a great spot for tucking in a note, tag, photo, or even a gift card for an instant easy gift idea.

A bit of trim tied around the card keeps the contents snug and secure. Then dress up the front with your favorite journaling cards, die cuts and stickers.

Super easy and super fun, and hopefully some new ideas for getting more use out of your scrapbooking supplies. Enjoy!

Supplies:
Authentique Crush Collection
card making stack: pre-scored cards6x6 "bundle""darling" 12x12 paper"cache" 12x12 paper3x4 pocket crafting "authentic life cards""components" 6x12 cardstock accents"petite diction" stickers

4 comments:

  1. Oh, they are super super pretty! I always love Audrey's cards!

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  2. What great card designs! Love the use of the extra flap to create a surprise on each card. These papers are so pretty - I've been busy making mini-albums with them. So fun!

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  3. These are just adorable! Love the images - remind me of the cards we made when we were little!

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  4. Thanks for showing us these, Audrey! I love how your adorable cards came out too!! Love these vintage images from Authentique's Crush collection, especially!

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