Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Paper Blooms Thank you Card - Bookbinding Fold

 Hi Everyone,

Today's card was inspired by a challenge from a member of the Stampin' Birds Team, we challenge each other all the time to try and keep our crafty mojo going. This time Bec chose 'something old, something, new, something borrowed and something blue'. Cheers Bec! That had the old grey matter going but this is what I came up with after also being inspired by the lovely Jan B ( who showcased a card in this style today.  

Click on the link below to see the video tutorial for this card on my YouTube channel:

Something Old - Butterfly Gala stamp set

Something New - Paper Blooms dsp

Something Borrowed - Idea from Jan B

Something Blue - colours used


1 piece of misty moonlight card stock 4 1/8" x 11 1/2"
2 pieces of seaside spray card stock 4 5/8" x 4", 1 piece 7/8" x 4", scraps to cut out the stitched, scalloped rectangles
2 pieces of dsp 4 1/2" x 3 7/8", 1 piece 3/4" x 3 7/8"
Scraps of dsp to fussy cut flowers
Butterfly Gala stamp set
Stitched So Sweetly dies
Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine
Night of navy ink
Grey granite shimmer ribbon
Paper snips
Simply scored
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive
Mini glue dots


On the long side, score the misty moonlight card at 5 3/4" and 6 3/4" and fold in half and burnish and then fold the other one back on itself - this bit will be glued together later to form the book binding element.

Adhere the seaside spray mat layers to the front, the spine and the inside of the card.

Then adhere the dsp layers to the mats and the spine.

Wrap the ribbon around the spine piece so that when you adhere the two sections together, the ribbon will be trapped between the layers.  Then tie a bow on the front, I have added a glue dot under the knot of the ribbon to keep it still while I was tying the bow. If you watch the video, you can see I was having a bit of trouble with this.

Die cut two rectangles using the seaside spray card stock (Approx 3 1/2" x 2 /2") and stamp sentiments on both.  Add one to the front (with dimensionals) in the centre and one on the inside (adhere) to write your message.

Fussy cut some flowers (I have used one of the other sheets from the paper pack) and add to the sentiment mats inside and on the front.

There you are a very quick and simple fun fold card - so thanks again to Bec and to Jan B.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XXX

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1 comment:

  1. Love this card Karen, I must give the bookbinding fold a try x