Friday, May 6, 2011
Split Fold Birthday Card
This upcoming weekend will be my Dad's 80th birthday party. I wanted to create a special card for him. I decided on a split fold card, and am very happy with the results. I think it turned out masculine and classic. Those were the qualities I was going for. I had never used this fold for a card before, but I can already tell it is going to be one of my favorites.
It is simple to create if you would want to create a card that is similar!
Ingredients for this card
1 piece of 5.5x8.5 neutral cardstock to be used as the base of the card.
2 pieces of 2 1/8x5.5 cardstock. Once piece is your background color while the other piece is a coordinating pattern
1 piece of 2x5.25 cardstock in a coordinating pattern
1 piece of 2x2 carstock in your background color
1 piece of 1.75x1.75 neutral cardstock
***1 piece of 2x.75 cardstock in the background color
***1 piece of 1.75x.5 neutral cardstock
***Small birthday Stamp
***Large Number Stickers
items marked with *** were the items I used to create this as a birthday card
Score your 8.5 x 5.5 piece of cardstock at the 2 1/8 inch mark and the 4.25 inch mark.
Fold the card over like a normal card at the 4.25 inch score line. Fold the card back at the 2 1/8 inch score line. Your card should look like the image to the left.
I stamped my birthday message on the 1.75x.5 piece of neutral cardstock. Then using adhesive centered it on the 2x.75 piece of background cardstock.
Adhere the ribbon to the 2x5.25 piece of coordinating cardstock. Adhere this piece to the 2 1/8x 5.5 piece of background cardstock
Adhere the numbers on the 1.75x1.75 piece of neutral cardstock. Adhere this piece to the 2x2 piece of background cardstock.
Adhere the layered piece with ribbon on to the right base of the card. Adhere the 2 1/8x 5.5 piece of coordinating cardstock to the folded back piece of your card.
Adhere the square number piece to the folded back piece of the card. Adhere the small layered greeting on the top right of the ribbon and embellish with a rhinestone.