I don’t know if this style of card has a name but it’s definitely very popular. The good part about this idea, within reason, it doesn’t matter what measurements you choose to use. All you need to do is to choose one measurement on each side, join two adjacent marks, and then join the opposite two adjacent marks. That probably sounds like a lot of gobbledygook so let me explain with numbers! I started with a regular-sized top layer and measured from the top left-hand corner inwards (towards the right-hand side) and made a pencil mark at one-eighth of an inch. I moved to the right-hand side and measured down 3¾” and made another pencil mark. Next I moved to the bottom edge and measured in 2¼” from the left-hand side and made a pencil mark. My final measurement was on the left-hand side and I measured down half an inch and made another pencil mark.
I put this layer onto my trimmer and cut from the one-eighth of an inch down to the 3¾” mark on the right-hand side and moved that triangle off to one side. Next I lined up the remaining piece of the top layer and cut from the half an inch mark down to the 2¼” mark along the bottom edge. I picked up my first triangle and kept both triangles for my card and put the middle piece to one side. The Real Red and Pear Pizzazz check design paper is from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (DSP). I decided to use Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White Cardstocks (CS) to accompany my DSP. To create a Pear Pizzazz edge for the triangles I cut two half-inch wide strips of Pear Pizzazz CS which were about six inches long.
I attached them underneath the inside edges of the two triangles and let the two ends go off the edge so I could cut off the excess and get nice straight edges! Rather than trying to work out how much I needed of the DSP I played safe and cut a piece of DSP the same size as a top layer. This also made it very easy to position the triangles correctly. After that, I attached this top layer to a middle layer of Pear Pizzazz CS and then onto a Whisper White CS card base. My initial plan was to put a stamped bow from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set at the top of the DSP and, apart from a sentiment, I didn’t have any more ideas. First I stamped one of the large bows, the small bow and the fancy bow onto a spare piece of the DSP and then fussy cut them.
It was obvious that idea wasn’t going to work so I stamped the three again on Pear Pizzazz CS and fussy cut them. This looked better and I decided to go with the fussy bow and stamped two more in Pear Pizzazz CS. I knew I wouldn’t have any gems big enough to go in the centres of the bows so I stamped three more fancy bows on a scrap of DSP so I could cut out the three centres to go on the Pear Pizzazz CS bows. I liked them better but they still needed something so I added some white dots using my gel pen. Next, using Memento Ink I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White CS and die-cut it with a die from the Snow Time Dies. I popped it up using two strips I’d cut from an Adhesive Foam Sheet but put it on slightly crooked. I lifted it up to straighten it and tore my card front! I was so angry with myself!
That’s why you can see five half-inch circles with the small holly image from the stamp set scattered around the front of my card. The one that is covering the tear is the one underneath the sentiment on the right-hand side! Phew!! Inside the card, I adhered a middle layer of Pear Pizzazz CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS top layer. I decorated the bottom right-hand corner with a fancy bow stamped on the DSP!
I’m very pleased with the finished card even the small holly circles! Would you have guessed why they were there if I hadn’t explained? That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”