A couple weeks ago my nan came to visit, we always have fun together and lots of laughs. I suggested to her that we should do some crafting together and if she would like to film a video with me. At first, she was worried and I kept telling her that it wasn’t live and nobody will see your face! bless her. Anyway, after explaining everything she decided to do it and really enjoyed herself.
I had purchased the Papercraft Essentials magazine, issue 174 which had a free Wallace & Gromit kit in it. Nan really liked the papers so we decided to use these and make one of the cards featured.
You can still purchase the magazine here.
These cards are so easy to make, yet make a real impact and really stand out!
My Nan made the pink one below and I think she did an amazing job!
To make this card you will need…
This card size & style does require a larger envelope, it wasn’t until we had made them that we realised how big an envelope we would need. They will fit into a pre-made 8″ x 8″ envelope, however, I would recommend reducing all of the sizes I give below by 1″, that way the card will fit into a smaller pre-made envelope or you can make a custom one with the envelope punch board or free hand.
1 piece of 6″ x 12″ cardstock, scored along the long side at 6″ and folded in half for your card blank. Or a 6″ x 6″ card blank.
1 piece of 5.3/4 x 5.3/4 coloured card to mat the card blank.
1 piece of 5.3/4 x 5.3/4 white card for the next mat.
1 piece of 5.1/2 x 5.1/2 pattern paper to layer on top.
1 piece of 5.1/4 x 5.1/4 white card for the next mat
1 piece of 5″ x 5″ of pattern paper to layer on top
1 piece of 3.1/2 x 3.1/2 of white card for the final mat
1 piece of 3.1/4 x 3.1/4 coloured paper to layer on top.
A topper and sentiment of your choice.
The Tesa Glue Stamp I show is available here.
Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.
These cards can be made for so many occasions and for both adults and children.
It was so lovely to have some company and great these fun cards.
I really had such a great afternoon with my nan, and it’s a memory I will treasure forever.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by.