By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
From Peg’s Crafting Corner
In need of a card to share the excitement of a special event? Create this folded corner card for that special occasion or change the sentiment to match what you are celebrating. The folded corner gives a fresh look to an ordinary card.
Measure and make a mark at ¾” from the top left corner.
Rotate the cardstock so that you are looking at the edges of the card where it opens. You should have it laying so that the 5” side of the 5” x 7” card is on the left side and the 7” side is at the bottom. From the left corner on the long edge make a mark at 2 ¾”.
Line a ruler up with the marks you made in the previous steps and fold the corner of the cardstock over the ruler. Make sure that the corner piece is folded straight so that the bottom edge of it is parallel to the bottom edge of the card. If it isn’t you will need to adjust the ruler so that it is better lined up with the mark to make the fold straight. Add a line of adhesive from a tape runner to the underside of the corner to hold it down.
Now with a paper trimmer cut the following pieces: for the squares cut a 3 ½” piece of cardstock, 3 ¼” piece of cardstock, 3” of patterned paper and 2 ¾”piece of cardstock and for the inside pieces cut a 4” x 6” piece of patterned paper and a 3 ½” x 5 ½” piece of cardstock. Lay the two rectangular pieces aside for now.
Ink the stamp using a black ink pad and stamp it again, but this time slightly offset the stamp above the first image to create a shadowing affect. This will also give the bird a really nice 3 toned color to it.
Finish the inside of the card by adding some tape from the tape runner to the back of the pieces and placing them on the inside of the card. Stamp a sentiment of your choice on the cardstock. Some sentiment ideas could be, “you are getting married… congratulations” or “it’s your birthday… happy birthday.” These are just a couple of examples of how to finish this card inside. Layer the squares and adhere them to the front of the card, too.
Use this card design for any occasion or theme. It gives a new look to a basic rectangular card style and a fresh new idea to your card list. Use bright colors for a fun look that pops or subtle tones for a basic and beautiful look. You will love whatever theme you choose with this basic design.