Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Loving 4x8 Cards

I have quite a few envelopes leftover from the 4x8 photo Christmas Photo Cards that I am fond of sending.  Over the years, I have saved the extras, so I have quite a collection.  I recently needed to make a couple of cards and decided this would be a fun size to make.  Here are the directions for each card:

I started by cutting  an 8x8 inch square from  White Daisy cardstock for each card. I then folded each square in half to get my 4x8 inch card bases.

I then cut two 4x8 rectangles from For Always B&T pattern paper.

I cut two 10 inch lengths from the Tulle Ribbon, which is a retired product, I regret to say.  But I do love it and will be quite sad when I use up my roll.

For each of my two cards, I then cut the Tag at 2 inches from page 41 of the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge using the For Always B&T pattern paper and two additional cuts from the scrap of my White Daisy cardstock. I glued this three layers together to get result in a chipboard like piece.  I also cut three circles at 1.25 inches from page 48 of the Artiste Cricut Cartridge from the White Daisy cardstock scraps and glued them together to get a chipboard like piece.

I stamped different sentiments on the circles... I stamped the sentiment frame from the Perfect Fit Thanksgiving My Acrilix Stamp Set, B1427, using Black Exclusive Ink.  I then stamped the Thank You sentiment from the same stamp set on on and the words, "Thinking of You" from Card Word Puzzle, C1494, on the other.  I then adhered the circles onto my tags, centering.

Next, I threaded the tulle segments through the openings on my tags and the centered them on my 4x8 rectangle of the For Always B&T pattern paper.  I used tape to secure the tulle to the back of the B&T paper.  I then adhered this to me card base.  The last step was to attached a 3/8 inch by 8 inch strip of For Always B&T pattern paper.  I will eventually stamp a sentiment on the inside of the cards, but I'll save that step until I actually use the cards and that way I can tailor the sentiment to the recipient.

I also wanted to make the envelopes coordinate with the cards so I attached a 6x2.5 inch scrap of  to the inside of my envelopes.  This segment of coordinating B&T paper covered a section of gold foil that lined some of my envelopes, which was a vast improvement because there was no gold anywhere on either of these two cards!  Here are pictures of my cards and the coordinating envelope:

Thinking of You Card

Thank You Card

The inside of the two cards
The Inside of the Coordinating Envelope

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