I am still making cards from the bits and pieces I have accumulated…this time I was looking for a way to use up some of the die cuts I made a few months ago. Who am I kidding, LOTS of die cuts! I have used about one half of these since I did this at the end of June, but I still have plenty more to use up.
I was also looking for a different “design” to use on my cards too. I looked at card sketches and through the catalogs looking for samples. I’m not sure where I first saw this idea of a Split Front card, but it fit the bill – fun and super simple to make and it was a creative way to use my die cut pieces
I used the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper for my card for the obvious reason that it coordinates with the Forever Fern Stamp set….and also the Forever Flourishing Dies.
It takes a little measuring to get the pieces cut….the first time. But when you make a template, then the next 2, 3….or more cards you make with the same design are super easy and there is NO measuring to do. So easy that I made another card:
Here are the directions to make your template….or just one card…..but truthfully, it’s like the old Lay’s Potato Chip commercial….you can’t eat just one! and I couldn’t just stop at one card either.
You will need a 5 1/4” x 4” piece of cardstock. Since I was going to use this as a template, I wanted something a little thicker, so I used Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
- From the top left corner, measure down 1/2” and make a pencil mark and then measure down 1” and make a pencil mark
- From the top right corner measure down 3” and make a pencil mark
- From the bottom left corner measure over 3” and make a pencil mark.
- Draw a line (connect the pencil marks) from the 1/2” mark on the left side to the 3” mark on the right side.
- Draw a line (connect the pencil marks) from the 1” side on the left side to the 3” mark along the bottom of the card.
- Cut on the lines. The middle piece is your template.
Place the template on a piece of 5 1/4” x 4” piece of Designer Series Paper, Lightly trace the edges with a pencil and use those as your cutting guide.
You might have noticed that on the first card, I stamped directly onto the insert background where the card “split”. For the second card, I decided to see what it would look like if that insert was embossed. It just so happened that the embossed piece was also in my bit’s and pieces stockpile. I really like the look. For the second card since I couldn’t stamp my sentiment on the insert, I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to make a sentiment tag to place on the front.
If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:
- Forever Fern Stamp Set
- Forever Flourishing Dies
- Coastal Weave Embossing Folder (retired)
- Shaded Spruce Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 1/2”, plus two pieces cut 3/4” x 6” and scraps for the optional die cuts)
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut three pieces 5 1/4” x 4” (one for the front, one for the inside and one to make the template); Plus scraps for the die cut pieces
- Ribbon – Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle or Whisper White Faux Linen
- Ink: Shaded Spruce
- Adhesives: Stampin’ Seal, glue dots and dimensionals
- Tools: Paper Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss, Lovely You Triple Banner Punch, Paper Snips, Clear Blocks C and H
And don’t forget to give the inside of your card a little love too!
I didn’t stop at just two cards either…..I made several more….Christmas versions….so make sure you follow my blog so you won’t miss the post later this week!
You can also check out my Pat’s Card Corner Facebook page HERE on Wednesday, August 12th at 8:00PM (Eastern time!). (Or look for the dated post) I’ll be doing a Facebook live on how to cut the template and assemble these cards!
The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available to order on September 1st! As a Demonstrator, I was able to pre-order one during the month of August. It arrived on Monday….and I can’t say enough good things about it! It’s easy to use, easy, smooth sending the dies and embossing machine through the machine and best of all it folds up so it takes up a smaller footprint on my craft desk….leaving me more room to create! There are also easy instructions right on the base plate of how to make the “sandwiches” for both die cutting and embossing. Plus all the plates are numbered, so there is no confusion of what to use! You can find it in the Annual Catalog on pages 170-172. Presently only the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is available. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is not available yet….but it’s coming in the next few months!
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