Today’s fun fold is a style I’ve been wanting to make for ages and just never got round to it. I’ve teamed it up with the Snail Mail Suite from page 55. This suite combines a stamp set, coordinating dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP), twine and embellishments.
The card base is Bermuda Bay with a piece of 10cm x 14.4cm Snail Mail DSP. I used the Ivory Stampin’ Blend to colour the snail and Bermuda Bay for the shell. The snail on the inside is Crumb Cake with a Bronze shell. The parcels are Light and Dark Pool Party.
To create the card start with your standard card base – 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm. Cut an additional piece of cardstock measuring 10cm x 14.8cm. Score on the short side at 1/2″. On the long side make a mark at the half way point – 7.4cm. With the score line on the right measure in 2 3/4″ from the top left and make a pencil mark. Repeat for the bottom left. Place the cardstock in your paper trimmer lining the pencil mark on the top and the middle pencil mark in the groove of your trimmer and cut – repeat with the other pencil mark. This will create the ‘point’ for the fold over flap. To create the ‘window’ I used the second smallest Stitched Circle from the Stitched Shapes dies but you could use any shape. Cut a piece of DSP to cover the front of the card. I cut mine so that the ‘Mail Snail’ would peep through the window when the card flap was shut. Attach the ‘flap’ to the back of the card. To hold the card shut I stamped, coloured and die cut one of the snail images and adhered it with dimensionals so the point of the flap would tuck in behind the image when closed.
This style of card would work well for any occasion. You could use plain DSP or even a dry embossed piece of contrast cardstock and then add a stamped image or sentiment to show through the ‘window’. Now that I’ve made this card (and worked out the metric measurements) I think I’ll try it with different shaped ‘windows’ – watch this space.
Until next time …