A fun way to make your cards stand out is to vary the fold a little bit. This “Z” fold card adds interest without adding a lot of time to your crafting! (Handy when you’re mass producing). Cut your cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″, score and fold in half, then fold back one side so the edge of the cardstock meets your fold. (You may want to score it again, or just use your bone folder to ensure a neat fold. I did a quick video tutorial on cutting and basic card folds in this blog post: http://yamstamps.com/2013/10/cardmaking-basics-tutorial
For this Santa card, there’s a piece of the All Is Calm Designer Series Paper on the front flap and back edge so the closed card reads like a more unified front. The Santa is from Get Your Santa On and was coloured with Blendabilities. Love those alcohol based markers (and if you do as well, just wait until the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogues – hint hint!). The other fun thing about this card is because the stamp set is photopolymer, I could curve the “A Merry Little Wish” stamp on the block (granted it may need to be reapplied a few times, because it’s really a straight line) – but it ties in with the curved greeting above Santa.
This weekend my choir (OK not MY choir, but the choir with which I sing…) has two concerts so it’s going to be a busy one! If you’re looking to hear some holiday music, please join us! We’re in Ancaster on Saturday evening and Guelph on Sunday afternoon and tickets are available at the door.