Oh my goodness! Valentine’s Day is a week from YESTERDAY! Sigh, but I’m glad I made all my Valentine Cards before today. In fact, most of them will be going into the mail today. Oh, but today’s Saturday – so they won’t start on their way until Monday. OK, even in Hawai’i there’s still time for them to get to all their designated locations by Friday. I hope.
Every year I try to make a lot of Valentine Cards to send to the kids and special friends in my life. As you know by reading an earlier post, I can do a lot of those cards quickly and, poof! Out they go! But every year, there are special people on my list who really do rate a special card. Think someone who’s not feeling that well or someone who has done something special for me lately. These people get my special cards.
Today’s Special Card
A few weeks ago I came across a card called a “Tower Card.” I think it had an adjective attached to it that indicated that it was pretty large; thus the “tower.” I really loved the design and set out to create my own version. Why my own version? Because I’m kind of stuck in a rut that I like, and that’s the A2 card size. In many stores, the envelopes that hold these cards are called “Invitation Envelopes.” Stampin’ Up! calls them “Medium Envelopes.” In either case, a card that is 5-1/2″ by 4-1/4″ (in either direction) fits the bill.
And so does this card.
The A2-Sized Tower Card
This is the card that I made using the “tower” fold that I saw and, when I fold it, it fits perfectly into an A2 envelope! Besides that, there’s plenty of space to show off Designer Series Papers and fun images with embellishments. And there’s even a spot on the back of the main section of the card to add some white paper for personal notes (check out tomorrow’s project to see an example of that).
So how did I make this? If you’re on my Newsletter Mailing List (sign up over to the right), I’ll be giving you a full printable tutorial as part of my next newsletter, scheduled for Monday, February 10th.
What’s Fun About This Card
My favorite part about this card is the way I used the Stitched Be Mine Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Annula Catalog. That’s the die that created the scalloped vertical edges throughout the card. There’s a die that’s straight and long enough to work a 5-1/2″ card length (and more actually) that creates a scalloped edge for the Designer Series Paper. It doesn’t remove much of the side of the card where you choose to use it. So it’s lots of fun to play with! I’ll definitely be using this the rest of this Stampin’ Up! season (the end of May, unless it carries over into the next Annual Catalog – fingers crossed!) for just about any kind of card. It’s so versatile.
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