Let’s just go ahead and call this month – Anniversary April!!! My Stampin’ Up! Anniversary is the month as well as our Wedding Anniversary! Pop the champagne and let’s celebrate!!!
I created this fun fold card for a recent class and thought it was perfect for Brad for our anniversary! Thank you to Connie Stewart for the inspiration! There is something about the elegant paper and jade color that just felt so right!
How To Cut & Use All of the Paper:
I started with a 1/4 sheet of Just Jade cardstock (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) as the card base. Next, I took a piece of Basic White (8″ x 5-1/4″) and folded it in half. This is the actual card. For the card front, I added a piece of Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper. BONUS: You can create 6 of these cards with 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ with no waste! Cut at 4″ creating 3 strips of 4″ x 12″. Then cut at 5-1/4″ creating two 5-1/4″ x 4″ pieces from each strip (6 total). This leaves 3 small pieces measuring 4″ x 1-1/2″ which I cut into 4″ x 3/4″ and used on the inside of the card!
Now add the designer series paper to the card front covering it completely. Before adding this to the Just Jade base, I added a little flap for the greeting.
You can make this piece as big or small as you wish! I simply took my greeting of choice and measured it with a little extra on all sides. This was 1″ x 2-1/2″ which I stamped in Just Jade Ink onto Basic White. For the tab, simply add 1/4″ up and down and an 1″ side to side. So the Basic White is 1″ x 2-1/2″ and the Just Jade is 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. Score the Just Jade at 3/4″ to create a little tab. Adhere that tab to the Just Jade card base flush with the edge on the right side. I placed mine about 3/4 of the way down from the card top. Next, I added the Basic White card to the front. Stamped the greeting and added it to the tab with a little ribbon knot for decoration! Simple and fabulous!
Here is another one I made but went with Happy Easter and a different pattern of paper from the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper Pack! See this all in action by clicking here!
Now I am all set for Anniversary April! Let’s celebrate! Remember that many of these items are retiring so you want to check out the Last Chance List and get them before they are gone!