I have another quick card tutorial for you. I’m super excited about this card, I found the how-to over on YouTube (TuesdayTips with Connie Stewart). I have made several of these since watching the video, why you ask, because it’s so stinking easy and FUN, did I mention FUN!

This is what you will need to get started:

Remember: All measurements given are in INCHES

  1. solid color card stock 1 piece 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  2. pattern card stock 1 piece 5 1/4 x 4
  3. white card stock 1 piece 8 x 5 1/4 *scored at 4 in. on the long side (8″)
  4. sentiment stamp, adhesive
  5. set aside the scraps from the solid color and white card stock, this will be used for the sentiment strip later in the project.

Here We Go….

Take the white card stock and score it on your score board. Score on the 8 inch side at 4 inches. Fold the card in half. You are now ready to take the pattern card stock (5 1/4 x 4) and attach it to the front of your white card. I used double sided tape for this project.

score at 4 inches
fold card
attach pattern paper to front of card
you now have this

Next we will attach the card to the solid piece of card stock (5 1/2 x 4 1/4). Make sure to leave an 1/8 of an inch border around the card, see picture below.

Now we will work on the sentiment closure. First you need to determine the size of white card stock you will need . To do this put your sentiment down how you want to stamp it (I used my cutting mat as it has rulers on it) then measure the width and length of the sentiment. In the pictures below you can see my sentiment: it took up not quite 2 inches in width and 3 3/4 inches in length. So, I added a 1/4 inch to each measurement and cut then stamped the sentiment.

To finish the sentiment strip you need to cut the scrap of solid colored card stock that you set aside to a 1/4 inch more on the width and 1 inch more on the length. I cut my solid scrap to 2 1/2 x 4 3/4. Attach the sentiment to this piece, attaching it close to the left side of the solid color strip you just cut. See picture

Then score the solid color right where the white paper ends, this will form a flap that will be glued to the back of the card. picture below.

Time to finish this card! Add tape to the backside of the flap, figure out where you want your sentiment and attach the flap to the back of the card.

figure out placement
add adhesive to flap
attach flap to card back

Finished Card

front of card
flap opened
inside of card
back to front

You’re Done! As I said, easy and fun. I love these cards and have already made a hand full of them. Below is a set of cards that has been added to the SHOP page and a single one of these cards that has also been added to the SHOP page (which was recently updated, I might add, take a look).

Hope you have FUN with this tutorial and try your own. If your not into making your own cards, you can always shop with ME. Oh, I almost forgot there is also a video tutorial for this card on the FaceBook page of course.

Have a Safe and Healthy week. See you right here, next time! -Stephanie

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