Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Georgina Hefferman

Just as the name suggests, this card is a great joy to make. It is a quick and simple, yet really effective and fantastic way to use up all those scraps of paper you have sitting around. Each card takes around 10 minutes to make.

Supplies:

  • one piece of cardstock measuring 4 ¼" x 8 ½" (I used yellow)
  • one piece of cardstock measuring 3" x 8" (I used red)
  • one piece of patterned paper measuring 4" x 5 ¼"
  • one piece of different patterned paper measuring 2 ¾" x 4"
  • one piece of cardstock measuring 2 ½" x 3" (again I used yellow)
  • piece of coordinating ribbon
  • stamp
  • brad
  • photo turn
  • ink
  • hole punch
  • ruler
  • scorer
  • glue

Step One

Take your biggest piece of cardstock (4 ¼" x 8 ½") and measure 3 inches in from the left-hand side. Score a vertical line to create the crease for your card and fold this inward. (I have marked in pencil to explain this in more detail but you will not need to.)

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Step Two

Take your next piece of cardstock (3" x 8") and measure in 4 inches. Score a vertical line to crease. Fold this in half.

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Step Three

Take your largest piece of patterned paper (4" x 5 ¼"), ink the edges and adhere this to the inside of your biggest piece of cardstock (4 ¼" x 8 ½").

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Step Four

Your smaller piece of patterned paper will need the same inking treatment around the edges. Next, punch a hole approximately 1" in and centered top to bottom. Insert a photo-turn with a brad. It is a little hard to see on my photo so I have added an arrow to demonstrate.

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Step Five

Stick this piece of patterned paper to the front of your largest piece of cardstock.

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Step Six

Stamp a greeting onto a scrap of cardstock and adhere this to the inside of the smaller piece of card. Notice how the fold is on the right-hand side - this is important to note, as the card will not work with the fold on the left.

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Step Seven

Take your smaller piece of cardstock (2 ½" x 3") and stamp an image on it. Decorate with ribbon. Color your image in if you want to.

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Step Eight

Adhere the stamped piece of cardstock to the front of your 3" x 8" cardstock. (Remember the fold is on the right-hand side when facing you - it's like a backwards card!)

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Step Nine

Attach the (3" x 8") card to the base of the larger (4 ¼" x 8 ½") card. Note that the flaps open out in opposite directions.

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Step Ten

Fold the left flap over the base of both pieces of the card and then sandwich this with the flap from the right.

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Step Eleven

Fold the card flat and turn the photo-turn into place to secure the flap.

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It really is as simple as that! I had great fun trying these cards out and made a couple of variations - you really can do anything. I made a friendship card and placed the photo-turn at a different angle as well as mounting the stamped image on a coordinating cardstock. I also made a "new home" card and instead of using a photo-turn I secured it with a length of ribbon. I also cut a scalloped border on the base card to add interest.

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Don't forget to share your creations in the gallery if you give these cards a try.

 

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