I love to try different folds. I think it's fun to open a card and be surprised by the shape of the card inside so this Arrow Card was just what I wanted. My card was inspired by a card made by Lisa Curcio.
This card is really quick and easy...I feel like I say that a LOT! But, it's true. After the first one, you will be able to whip these off...easy peasy!
Here's what you need to get started:
Card base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Patterned Paper: 5" x 4"
White card stock for inside: 5" x 4"
To start, fold your card base on the score line. Then mark each 4 1/4" side at 2 1/8" with a little pencil mark. Next mark the side that opens at 2 3/4".
Now, open the card and put it in your trimmer so you can SCORE from the FOLD line to the 2 3/4" mark on both sides and then from the 2 1/8" mark to the 2 3/4" inch mark on both sides as well. (See the photo below. I've drawn the score lines in pencil so they will show up. Do not draw yours. Just score in that manner.)
Next, you will open your card up and flip it over so you are looking at the inside of the card base. The scored lines should be at the bottom. You will fold on the longer score lines first, folding it up toward the center. Then fold it on the shorter score line back toward the bottom. Carefully glue them in place being sure to put the glue where it won't glue the card shut!
Now take your patterned paper and the white card stock and make a small pencil mark at 2 1/2" on just ONE of the longer sides. You will CUT from the corner to this mid point on both sides. When you cut the patterned paper, lay the triangle you cut off of the right side, on the right side of the card base and the left triangle on the left side. These will be glued inside the card in this orientation. The center triangle will go on the center of the card front. (Keep it in the same orientation as it was when you cut it. If it does not fit properly, you may need rotate it until you find the correct orientation.)
You will only use the center triangle of the white card stock for the inside. You may want to stamp your sentiment on the inside firs, then adhere it in place. Leave a border between it and the patterned paper.
For the card front, I stamped the flower from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set on a piece of white cards stock and cut it with the coordinating die. I did trim off some leaves and stem so it would fit better.
If you prefer to watch a video, you can see how I made an Arrow Card here. Please give the video a "thumbs up" if you find it helpful.
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