Hi friends! It’s Wendy Sue here today, and I’m excited to share my latest card project with you. I used to make odd-sized and odd-shaped cards all the time, but for some reason it’s been a while since I’ve done it. As I was contemplating my project for this week, with the theme of “looking ahead to a new month,” I thought of a few upcoming events and decided to make some odd-sized cards to give next month! Here’s a look at the final result, but please keep reading to see the step-by-step process for creating these fun oblong cards!
The inspiration for this card came from this awesome 6×8 paper pad:
Here’s the paper I chose:
I decided to cut the paper in half, length-wise – and that will be the base of my card! So the card size is approximately 8″ long and 3″ tall.
The next step was to choose a coordinating paper. I opted for this fun text paper – but I chose to leave the tear strip ATTACHED! It will be part of my card design!
After I trimmed it down to 8″ long and 1 1/2″ tall (including the tear strip), I attached it to the plaid background.
A totally optional step is to add machine stitching…and of course, I opted to do it because I LOVE machine stitching on my projects!
Now it’s time to start embellishing! I started by adding foam adhesive dots behind this fun tag and placing it on the left end of my card front.
Next, I added another printed die-cut onto the tag. I love the gold foiling on this piece!
I continued adding layers and ribbon to embellish the tag:
Next, I added the thicker sentiment to the right of the tag:
I added a few coordinating enamel dots and placed the entire piece onto a white card base, which was 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and folded over at the top.
Using the same exact process, with slightly different papers/embellishments, I made my second card for next month:
Will you try making an odd-shaped card this week?? We’d love to see what size and design you come up with!
Chasing Adventures 6×8 Paper Pad
Chasing Adventures “Paradise” Patterned Paper
Chasing Adventures “Take Off” Patterned Paper
Chasing Adventures Ephemera
Chasing Adventures “Adventure” Thickers
Chasing Adventures Puffy Stickers
Chasing Adventures Dimensional Stickers
Chasing Adventures Tiny Stickers