I have another card that was inspired by one of Shrusti Patil’s videos; her finished card size was 4″ x 4⅜”. I was working on measurements for our regular card size and made a mistake on my first attempt. As soon as I realised the mistake I had made I went back to the drawing board to make the necessary changes.
While I was doing this YouTube put a German version of the card by Ingrid Hafner in my feed so I clicked on it. Unfortunately, I don’t speak German but I watched what she was doing and understood the gist of it. The measurements were in metric but it wasn’t too much to convert them to inches. I daresay when I converted my inches back to metric there’s probably a slight difference but they will still work well.
Like last week’s card, the Popping Flap card won’t stand up by itself. If you really don’t like cards like this, you could easily adhere my card onto a card base. You would need a piece of cardstock that measures 4⅛” x 11¼” scored and folded at 5⅝”. This would give you the opportunity to decorate the “blank” side in the “popping” card and have the inside of the additional card for any additional sentiments plus the greeting.
The first card I made – the one with the Evening Evergreen Cardstock (CS) card base – has been designed to fit the A4 cardstock users regular-sized envelope. As demonstrated during my video, this was too big for the standard US-sized envelope because of the pull tab. Therefore, I made the second card with a punched finger notch on the pull-out part so the recipient will know to pull that part out!
I used the In the Wild Designer Series Paper (DSP) for both cards. My favourite design is the floral design but I don’t really think it’s ideal for a masculine card! Years ago someone said that men like flowers to and I always keep that thought in my mind but it’s still a struggle to put flowers on a masculine card. In today’s video, I took the plunge and used the flowers! What do you think? Are these flowers OK on a masculine card?
I have included a photograph of an A4 layout to show how to get the most out of a sheet of A4 cardstock for today’s card. None of us like waste! When using the Wild Cat Stamp Set and In the Wild DSP, you have the choice of stamping the images of two of the Big Cats and die-cutting them, or die-cutting the same two cats from the sheet of DSP that features the big cats!
I hope you enjoy today’s video. Today’s card could be used for a Christmas card equally as well as a birthday card! I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you soon. In the mean Time, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting!
*Soft Succulent Cardstock – 5” x 10⅝” (12.7cm x 27cm)
*Put cardstock in trimmer narrow side at the top with the biggest flap at the top. Line up at ⅜” (1cm) cut down to score line, then score down to the bottom. Repeat on other side.
Soft Succulent Cardstock – 3¼” x 10¼” (8.2cm x 26cm)
Soft Succulent Cardstock – 2⅝” x 3½” (6.6cm x 8.8cm)
Soft Succulent Cardstock – 1” circle
**Soft Succulent Cardstock – 1½” x 3” (3.8cm x 7.6cm)
**Put in trimmer landscape side, score at ⅜”, then at every ⅛”. At halfway point, turn cardstock 180° and repeat until there are score lines all the way across. Curl cardstock around bonefolder to break up fibres. Do on both sides.
Basic White Cardstock – 4” x 4¾” (10.1cm x 12cm)
Basic White Cardstock – 3” x 4½” (7.6cm x 11.4cm)
Basic White Cardstock – 3” x 5¼” (7.6cm x 13.3cm)
Basic White Cardstock – 1⅛” x 3⅞” (2.8cm x 9.8cm)
Basic White Cardstock – 3” x 4⅛” (7.6cm x 10.4cm)
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for sentiments, images
In the Wild Designer Series Paper – 3⅞” x 4⅝” (9.8cm x 11.7cm)
In the Wild Designer Series Paper – 2⅞ x 4⅜” (7.3cm x 11.1cm)
In the Wild Designer Series Paper – 1” x 3¾” (2.5cm x 9.5cm)
In the Wild Designer Series Paper – 2⅞” x 4” (7.3cm x 10.1cm)
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