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Lori Schaefer Mueller
The card is a fancy fold. I honestly do not know the technical name for this type of card. I made a card using this fold technique years ago.
I really thought it was a nice style to use for a sympathy card! It adds an extra touch or pick-me-up that someone may need!
So you need a piece of cardstock that measures 8 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score on each side at 4 1/4. Then fold in half on the diagonal in both directions. Burnish all score lines.
It's a little tricky to fold, harder to explain, but you basically have the 4 sections of the card top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right. The top right and bottom left are going to fold into the diagonal and meet an the card will fold flat.The other 2 sections remain flat.
Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. I stamped using the Garden in Bloom and verse from Heartfelt Sympathy. Add these pieces to the top left and bottom right of the inside of the card. By having these pieces on, it will encourage the fold of the card. These 2 sections remain flat and do not bend on the diagonal.
Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the card to tie a bow. I added a little snail to the front of my card to hold the ribbon in place. DO NOT add any adhesive to the ribbon on the back side of the card!!! If you do the card will not be able to unfold open.
I layered the front of the card (the layers hold the ribbon secure in place) cardstock at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4x, DSP 4x4, cardstock
3 1/4 x 3 1/4 and Whisper White 3x3. I colored the Heartfelt Sympathy stamped with Stampin Write Markers.
What do you think? Seems like alot but really easy card to make!
You need a full sheet of 12x12 DSP. If you are using a piece of DSP with a specific design, make sure the first set of score lines are done with the DSP facing in the right orientation! Score at 2", 5 3/4", 7 3/4" and 11 1/2". Turn and score at 2". This is optional, but I did it to have that fold over flap! Turn the dsp over and score at 10 1/2". You can skip this step and pinch the bag at the top to keep it closed. I chose the flap and the open style at the top.
On the skinny section (1/2") trim away the top and bottom small pieces. You can see that in the second image below. At the bottom of the bag 2" section cut up on the score lines. Assemble! I adhered the flap down with Snail, just keeps it flat and makes the rest of the assembly easier. I adhered the bag closed with Fast Fuse since I was putting something heavy in. I stamped the verse on Whisper White and matted it on Tip Top Taupe. I adhered to the front of the bag using Dimensionals.
I added a ribbon handle to make carrying the bag easier. I punched a hole on each side using the 1/8" handheld circle punch. I just eyeballed how long I wanted the handle! Feed through the holes and tie each end in a knot.
Bag is done!!
I think this is a really nice pick me up to give someone who needs there spirits lifted.
Even though I designed my card and bag together, they work well alone! 2 for the price of 1.
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