A Little Bird Told Me Folded Corner Card

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Peg Rounds

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A Little Bird Told Me Folded Corner Card

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.


Begin by creating a card base using a piece of cardstock cut to the desired size.  This is a 5” x 7” card so the black cardstock was cut to 10” x 7” and scored with a scoring board in half.


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. 

On the 2 ¾” square stamp the message using alphabet stamps or another stamp. The letters of this sentiment were allowed to be unevenly stamped to creating a floating, whimsical look.


Stamp the bird sentiment from the Woodland Trail stamps by Inkadinkado using a grey ink pad.


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.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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