Early last month, I was featured in a blog tour sponsored by my Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group, SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On.Line). The project on my blog for the tour was a Greeting Card with an Attached Bookmark. Just to remind you, here's one picture of the card I displayed on that tour.
The flap at the right is a second fold in this card, and the fold has been perforated with the perforation tool in the Stampin' Up! Cutter Kit. Once Christmas is over and cards are (at the best) put away for reminiscing later or (at worst) just tossed, part of it can remain around as a useful, hopefully, treasured bookmark!
Since I really do like to share something new with each of my blog posts, I've made another card using the same template as the one above.
Here is what the card looks like, all folded up, from the front. Notice how the knot in the Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon almost looks like it's a continuation of the ribbon on the front of the card. But it's not as you'll see in the next photo.
It's the ribbon at the top of the bookmark! All it takes is some careful positioning to get the ribbon in the bookmark lined up with the ribbon on the card front. And instructions about how to do that are right here in a one-page tutorial for constructing the card. I just know you are going to love having this new kind of folded card to give to a special person – and not just at Christmas! Imagine a Birthday Bookmark that your friend can keep around all year!
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the papers and stamp set that I used for this card. The paper is from the Stampin' Up! 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog, and is called Deck the Halls. The word, "Noel," is on one sheet, along with the holly beside it. I just cut the paper to fit, but didn't cut through the holly, but cut around it. I used the Stampin' Up! Fiskars Cutter and stopped the blade just before the holly and then started it up again just past the holly. I think the result looks pretty cool!
The stamp set is one that I've used a lot this year – Punch Pals. It's so versatile. It can make a cute card or one that's very elegant. I'm really hoping it will be around for at least another year!
I hope you have fun with this tutorial – or with whatever you're working on this Christmas season!