First I created this pleated fan shape that I have seen Kelly Lunceford do many times ( she actually called them an ACCORDIAN FLOWER). Directions on her blog HERE I think they are so stunning. I wish now I had added some glitter to it. The hardest part about making these is having PATIENCE as you score your strip every 1/4". Then having the PATIENCE to redo the circle many times because it's hard to hold together and glue. I kept letting go. AHHH! Kelly recommends using a glue dot in the center to hold the little spiral together, but I say grab your trusty glue gun. I'm not a big fan of glue dots if you are looking for "STAYING POWER!" Sure, you may get burned a bit, but that baby is not MOVING!
I created 2 of these fans. One I punched the edge and the other left plain. It's fun to play around with different borders.
Next I created a side border by using a punch and then scoring to create a pleated look there as well. I added some lace trim behind it. The only real directions I can give you is to create a mountain and valley type of fold. I just allowed my MS border punch to dictate where I scored.
On the inside I created a pocket by altering the directions from Nichole's blog HERE. Her directions are for cute little Valentine sized cards. I needed something bigger to hold a gift card.
Here's the inside:
Here is a (really bad) picture of my template that I used:
This is super simple. Take a piece of card stock measuring 8 1/2" X 8 3/4". Measure up 3 1/4" on the longer side ( 8 3/4") and score across. Measure halfway across (4 1/4") on the shorter side ( 8 1/2") and score down. Then remove the bottom left section. Fold up the bottom right section and glue the edges to create the pocket. Capisci? (Kapeesh)
BTW, this card is not something I would mail. It is very big and bulky. This is something that should be hand delivered or attached to a gift.(Well, not attached to a gift if you have a GIFT CARD inside. Unless you are, like, REALLY generous:)
Alright, are you ready to play along?
It's a busy week coming up, but I hope you get a chance to play. At least take a few moments to check out some of the really neat projects the design team has to offer.
I hope you have time to stop by next week. I have something really special to share. Stay tuned for that.
Hey, any other crazies headed out to battle the crowds today after church. Raising my hand. But, then I will be ALL DONE shopping and able to spend some time baking with my kids.
What's In It?
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes CDS, Vintage Ornaments PTI
Ink: RHR, colorbox brown, TH distress ink Vintage Photo
Paper: burgundy, Basic Grey Wassail
Other: MS floral lace border punch and ??? MS border punch, Build a brad, lace trim, Spellbinders Fancy Labels, Recollections brown pearl, sponge.