I'm always looking for quick folds to snazz up my Christmas cards quickly and easily, without a lot of extra effort. Because, let's face it, when it comes to holiday greetings, you almost always have to go a little simpler than you'd hoped, just to get them all done and mailed on time!
Well, here's a fast idea that turns an ordinary card into something a little more fun, with one easy score and fold. We can manage that!
Here's the opened card...
This trick is so easy--when you have your Simply Scored or personal trimmer out to score the center fold line at 4.25, add just one more score line at 1.25 inches. Fold the card in half with the additional scored line on the front cover. Fold that score back on itself. That's it!
If you want to decorate the panels, here's the SIMPLE measurements:
- 1x5.25 inch patterned paper to fit on that folded flap
- 4x5.25 inch paper for interior back of the card (visible when closed)
- 3.25 inches square focal point (or sized to fit your image)
- 3.5 inches square mat for the focal point
- 2.75x5.25 inch neutral panel for interior sentiment
I hope you love all the easy, "real-life papercrafting" tips and tricks here at Song of My Heart. I DELIGHT in finding fun and quick ways to step up our crafting skills economically and efficiently. Papercrafting doesn't have to break the bank--or be complicated and difficult! If it is, you're doing it wrong : )
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This is really a very pretty card.
Posted by: Kathy Neverman | 10/20/2016 at 12:21 PM
I love this card! It is so different yet very easy to create. Thank you for sharing your creativity!
Posted by: Karen Meehleder | 10/21/2016 at 07:40 AM
Love this card Lyssa, and adding that extra fold really makes the card fancy! What stamp set did you use for the "with love" sentiment on the front? It's perfect :)
Posted by: Deepa M. | 10/21/2016 at 10:02 AM
Thanks, guys! The "with Love" stamp is from the new Tin of Tags stamp set, page 33 in the 2016 Holiday Catalog. I was so stoked to find it fit so perfectly in the inside of the wreath!
Posted by: Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek | 10/21/2016 at 12:01 PM
Posted by: Marilyn (mlj-mlj) | 10/21/2016 at 02:10 PM
This is very clever---simple yet effective for any occasion! Thank you for such a good idea, and your card is very pretty.
Posted by: Beth Jones | 10/21/2016 at 05:17 PM
Love the cards. The folds add so much to the card. Can't wait to make them
Posted by: Virginia | 10/25/2016 at 04:40 PM
Beautiful card, I love simple cards that pack a wow! Lxx
Posted by: Linda | 11/23/2016 at 04:16 PM
Just found your blog through Pinterest. Love this card. Looking forward to getting your tips and tricks of cardmaking.
Posted by: HJ | 09/03/2017 at 08:24 PM