Making envelopes for 6 x 6 square card

by Susan
(Plantation, FL)

Sample of a handmade envelope for a square card

Sample of a handmade envelope for a square card

Hello

Could you direct me how to make envelopes for a 6" x 6" square card using the least amount of paper? I have a scoreboard, but don't want to make the envelope all points.

Susan

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Hi Susan

Hmm. I think I know what you mean. You want the envelope to be made something like this?

The envelope made on that page is for a square card too. See if the instructions help you to make an envelope the way you want it, and do let me know if I have misunderstood.

I would love to see a picture of your handmade card and envelope when you have finished.

Happy crafting

Susan

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I would like to know how to make this card

by Roxanna

Made with the Build A Blossom stamp set

Made with the Build A Blossom stamp set

Do you know how to make one of these?!
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2v5ks2EXK1qzp3d6o1_500.gif

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As a matter of fact, I do know how to make a card like that, Roxanna :) Thanks for asking. I call them slider cards.

All you do is make a sleeve for your insert, cut a slot out on the sleeve before you tape it together, and add images where you want them (in the case of the photo you sent, add a face image to the far left of your insert and one to the far right of your card sleeve).

Here are more detailed instructions for making a BASIC slider card. You will need to customise it with your own colours and images and of course, cut the slot in the card sleeve.

1. Score ½ a piece of A4 cardstock in half as you would for a card.
2. Remove 1/2cm from the right hand side.
3. Score ½ cm along the left hand side.
4. Fold along score lines and make pocket for slider. (You would cut your slot in the card before folding it up)
5. Cut a tag to fit inside the pocket with plenty of room to slide freely. Round corners if desired.
6. Punch a small hole in the right hand side of the card, in the middle.
7. Centre the tag and punch a hole on the end of it to line up with the hole you punched in the card base.
8. Thread a ribbon through all the holes and tie off at the end of the tag.
9. Add more ribbon to travel across the card, securing the end inside the sleeve on the left hand side to create the illusion that the ribbon is connected all the way across the card.
10. Decorate front as desired.

For my card, I used the Build a Blossom stamp set & punch, Whisper White and Baja Breeze cardstock, Tea Shoppe stamp set, Apothecary Art stamp set, Everyday Enchantment ribbon & designer series paper(dsp), Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral inks and Stampin’ Write markers, and of course, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope that helps you work out your card, Roxanne!

Susan

PS: You may also like to try the following projects, just for fun:

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Uncles Birthday Card

by Ronell Ryan
(Parow, South Africa)

Iris fold Barbecue and Fire

Iris fold Barbecue and Fire

My brother loves barbeques so I decided to make this card so that my children could give it to him (their uncle). The recipe should help him with the oxtail (stew).

Ronell

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Hi Ronell

You know, I have never made Oxtail Stew and would not have thought of making it on a Barbecue. Is that a South African custom? We usually cook steaks, sausages and onions on our barbecue in Australia :)

Your card making technique is clever. I do like the way you used iris folding to make your cooker and that you made a little fire to go under it as well.

It would make a perfect decoration for a series of Recipe Cards. Maybe I will suggest a swap of Barbecue foods for my next Recipe Card exchange. Thanks for the idea.

I do hope your brother enjoys his custom-made card and the children have a lot of pleasure in giving it to him.

Till next time

Susan

PS: I love to swap recipes with friends and have a whole box full of friend's recipes on decorated cards already. Here are a couple more recipe card ideas for any readers wanting to make some for themselves or to swap with friends and family:



Happy crafting!

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Give me an idea for a Valentine card

by Kiran
(Pakistan)

A special gift box

A special gift box

A special gift box
A flat gift box that could hold silky clothing
A smalll matchbox that could hold special jewelry
A layered flower card

I want to make a Valentine card for my fiancee. Please give me an idea as soon as possible.

Kiran

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Hello Kiran

I am not sure what the symbols of love in India are, but in my world it is hearts and flowers. Valentines cards usually have hearts and flowers on them, and expressions of love as a sentiment.

Last year I made a Valentine's card using the faux metal technique and you can also see I added glittered embossing powder to one of the hearts. Does this idea appeal to you?

One year I made a Romantic Chipboard Album for Valentine's Day. I can add to that album every year, so it is becoming a lovely keepsake.

You could also make a beautiful decorated box and give your fiancee a lovely gift, such as special chocolates, sweets she loves, a beautiful scarf or even jewelery.

Also check out some other ideas in the 3-d Papercraft section of papercraftcentral.com. You may like some of the ideas linked to that page.

I hope these ideas help you get started making a special project to mark a special day in your relationship :) If you make her something unique, I am sure it will have a wonderful impact!

Let me know what you make. I would love to see a picture of your card or gift box.

Susan



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Homemade Birthday Card for my Boyfriend

My Magpie Lark easel card

My Magpie Lark easel card

My Magpie Lark easel card
Easel card showing play poster
Easel card showing how you can go beyond the card front
Easel card showing hwo you can shape the front as you wish

Hi Susan,

I am wanting to make my boyfriend his birthday card this year. I think he will really appreciate the time and effort that will go into making it.

I am not a very crafty person. I don't have any experience making cards or crafts of any sort. But I really want to impress him with the card I make him. I have read some advice you've given others, but I haven't been able to find anything relating to an idea I read on another site.

I'm thinking of displaying a picture of us on the front of the card. It seems like a safe, easier way to start making cards. (Rather than me trying to be artistic and it not working out). I plan on making his birthday cards every year from now on, and I'll probably improve as I go.

I haven't been able to find any examples of cards portraying a picture on the front. I suppose it's a privacy issue why people don't upload them. But if you could give me some tips, or show me an example, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks

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Hi

Thank you for your question. I think it is a great idea to make a card along the lines you suggested.

I think an Easel Card might be a way you could make something special for your boyfriend's birthday :) I have a card on site that shows me using a picture of a Magpie Lark on the front. The card base makes its own stand so the picture can be displayed. You could make a card in your own colours and use that picture of the two of you on the front, and decorate it in any way you wished. You will see that I have used either brads, buttons, punched shapes or raised sentiments to act as 'stoppers' for the card fronts to allow them to stand and display.

I made one of these cards yesterday for my daughter who is directing a play. I used a small copy of the play's poster on the front and placed it behind a clear acrylic sheet. You could do that for your card too if you wanted to protect your photo a little. I included a picture of her card for you to see. I also cut a frame for the picture and doodled on it in white gel pen to fit in with the theme of the play.

Do these ideas help you?

I'd love to see what you make so hope you will post it when you are done, with or without the photo :)

Susan

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Birthday card

by Raisa
(india)

A candy bar card that Susan made

A candy bar card that Susan made

A candy bar card that Susan made
A wallet card made with special gift tokens inside
Banner Card

Hi Susan...just wanted a unique birthday card for my boyfriend...any ideas? thank you so much.

Raisa

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Hi Raisa

Anything handmade will always be unique :) That is why I love to make cards and gifts for my loved ones.

The card that came immediately to mind for you to make is a candy bar card. You can make such a card so totally unique! Buy some candy bars or small, wrapped chocolates with names on them that you can work into a message made up just for him, and then attach the candy bars in place so they spell out words or parts of words in your message.

Another idea is to make a wallet type card with pockets in it for special gift tags. It is up to you to put a 'gift' on the tags. Offer a back rub, cooking a favourite meal, going with him to his favourite sport, things like that. Use your imagination with the gift token idea :)

Or you could make a banner card with a special message. Make it in his colours with soem embellishments about his favourite thing to do.

I hope these ideas get your creative talents going!

Happy crafting

Susan



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Birthday card for my boyfriend

by MsSatzy

Wild About You Masculine Birthday Card

Wild About You Masculine Birthday Card

Dear Susan,

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up on the 14th(Jan) and I want to make him a card, to make him feel special. There's no specific theme, but I want it to look soo cute and adorable!!! So pls I'd really appreciate if you can help me with an idea.
Thanks,
MsSatzy

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Dear MsSatzy

Handmade greeting cards make a person feel special all on their own, so you are on the right track already. I know men do like receiving hand crafted birthday cards too.

I know you said you didn't have a special theme in mind, but I would probably try to think of a special interest your boyfriend has as a theme.

For example, does he like cars? Go with a picture of his dream car on the card. Put a little picture of you in the car.

Does he like computers? Use a picture of a computer on the card. Add a photo of you to the computer screen.

Then look for a quote about his special interest (or how about a romantic quote?) But just say his interest was dogs. Type 'dogs + quotes' into Google. You will get links to pages with dog quotes on them. Then you can break the quote into two pieces and use half the quote on the front of the card and half on the inside.

If you want to make a card showing how much you love him, go with the romantic quote idea. Search for 'romantic + quotes' on Google and then decorate your card with hearts. Or put on lipstick and kiss the card! Then you will have your own lip prints showing up on the card which will really make it unique. Just remember family members may see the card, so don't make it too embarrassing :)

I don't know if you have seen this page on PaperCraftCentral about Father's Day/masculine cards? That page may give you some ideas as well.

Many men like a humourous card. If you want to make a funny card, look for 'birthday jokes' on Google and use one of them on the card, along with an image that helps tell the joke.

For the card shown above, I used the 'Wild About You' quote and an image of a penguin and a small heart stamp to create a cloud over his head to make a cute and humorous card for a grown man in my family. He displayed that card for ages because he liked it a lot.

At the moment it seems robot images are popular. There was a cute robot stamp set in the Australian Stampin' Up! catalogue one year. Or maybe a sporty card would be more like him? There is a section of the catalogue that would cover that.

I hope at least one of these suggestions sparks an idea you would like to use. Do ask more questions or give me more information to help me think of something more specific if you like. And have fun making your card.

Susan

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