Today’s card was inspired by a video I saw made by Sam Hammond aka Pootles. Sam’s videos are very different from mine and this is only the second time I have CASE’d one of her projects. The first one was the most unusual shaped box ever! I posted it on 16th August 2017 – four years ago – and I called it Sam’s Petal Box. This is the link if you’d like to check it out: No.304 – Sam’s Petal Box
When I first saw Sam’s Book Card I thought it was a fantastic idea for anyone who wants to send photographs to family and friends who don’t live locally! I know a lot of people who like sending photographs at Christmas but this Book Card would also be great at any time of the year for sending wedding photographs or new baby pictures.
My prototype was a masculine birthday card using the Wild Cats Suite Designer Series Paper (DSP) called In the Wild. My second card was another birthday card but I used the Sweet as a Peach DSP. The major change between these two cards is that I missed out the middle layer for my second card. I was motivated by the cost of posting the first card because it really was quite heavy!
I didn’t feel that the second card lost any of its appeal by not having a middle layer. All the pages inside the card had an image and/or a sentiment except for the two pages that had a very patterned design from the You’re a Peach DSP. On the last page in the card I added the layer for writing a greeting on; I forgot about this on the masculine card but will go back and put it on the second to last page.
As I made three cards and almost all pages were decorated, I can’t show all the photographs in one blog. You will see all the pages in the video but if watching videos isn’t your thing, I’ll try and post them as three individual blogs sometime soon. I just want to show at least enough photographs today that will give you a good feel for this card.
I decided to use a “belt” tag to act as a closure for my card and glued the tab on the back of the card under the layer of DSP. When I was making the video Christmas card, I forgot and adhered the DSP layer on before the tag! I cut another piece of DSP and my plan was to add the tag and then cover it with an extra layer of DSP.
When I’d added the tag and went to add the replacement DSP layer, I decided I liked the exposed tag on the back of the card and decided to leave it! If I had planned to do this, I would have rounded the corners but never mind, I’ll know for next time! I’m really pleased with today’s project and I hope you like it too.
I look forward to being back with you soon and in the meantime, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
NA = North America i.e. inches for letter-sized cardstock users
Real Red Cardstock – 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.85cm) NA 8½” x 5½”
Scored and folded at 4 1/8”(10.5cm)NA 4¼”
Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper – outside covers 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” (10cm x 14.35cm) NA 4” x 5¼”
Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper – liner 5½” x 10¾” (28cm x 14.35cm) NA 5¼” x 11”
Scored at 3 7/8”, 4 5/8”, 5 3/8” (10cm, 12cm, 14cm) NA 4”, 4¾”, 5½”; turn cardstock 180° score at 3 7/8”, 4 5/8” (10cm, 12cm) NA 4”, 4¾”
Real Red Cardstock – inside pages 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8” (9.5cm x 13.85cm) NA 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper – 4 pieces layers for inside pages 3 5/8” x 5¼” (9cm x 13.35cm) NA 3¾” x 5”
Real Red Cardstock – clasp band 4” x 1” (10cm x 2.5cm) NA 4” x 1”
Score at 2”, 2 1/8” (5cm, 5.02cm) NA 2”, 2 1/8”
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for images and sentiments
Real Red Cardstock – scraps for layers
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