Hello Friends! It’s Leanne here today and I’m sharing a fun idea to help you get more out of a simple greeting card. This week on the blog we have been sharing journaling ideas with all of our projects and I thought, where else should you spend a little extra time composing a special message, if not on inside of a handmade card!
These cute cards can stand supporting themselves, and display your message, all in one. The base cardstock is where the magic begins! One piece of 12”x12” cardstock will create two card bases. Start by trimming the cardstock into three 4”x12” strips. Cut the third cardstock strip in half at the 4”x6” mark.
To create one card base, fold the 4”x12” cardstock strip at 3” and again at 6”. Use the 4”x6” trimmed cardstock piece as the front of your card.
When creating these cards, I wanted to emphasise the journaling aspect and so I chose patterned papers with words or newsprint to create the backdrop on the card base. The paper was trimmed to 3.75”x5.75”. I added ink to the edges and machine stitched a border directly to the paper before adhering it to the cardstock.
The same principle was applied to the folded cardstock base.
On this first card, I’ve created my own journaling spot with extra cardstock and a few layers of patterned paper. Fussy cut leaves and flowers were added to the lower edge of the journaling spot, to help draw attention to your message.
To assemble the card, add adhesive to the reverse side of the top fold only.
Align the bottom of the 4”x6” card front to the bottom edge of the reverse side of folded card base. By adding adhesive to this section only, it allows the card to stand and display your message.
My second card has been created in a similar fashion.
The twist with this one however, is with the pocket insert found on the inside.
The pocket is created by trimming the newsprint patterned paper to 3.5”x4.75” and punching a circle notch at the top edge. This piece of paper is then sewn directly to the 3.75”x5.75” layer below it, before both pieces of paper are then adhered to the cardstock base.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoy making your next set of cards extra special with just the right touch of journaling inside them.
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