Hi everyone! 🙂
Today I’d like to share with you a fun and relatively easy type of fold that lies flat for posting – it’s called a block(s) card.
I had so much fun making these cards and hope that you will try this fancy fold.
12″x 12″ cardstock (1 piece)
Julie Loves Hearts & Flowers Project Kit
12″ Scoreboard and Bone Folder
Distress inks – blue/purple (any shade of your choosing)
Base card: 12″ x 4.5 ” Scored at 1.5″. 3″. 4.5″. 6″. 7.5″. 9″ & 10.5″
Rotate 180 degrees and score at 1.5″ and 3″
Follow my grid to x out the correct squares then cut and remove.
Cut to make a slit where I have highlighted orange. The single block marks the middle of your fold.
Use strong adhesive to layer your folds with slits over one another.
Cut cardstock 4.5″ x 1″ and score at 0.5″ to make a long fold.
Use strong adhesive and attach on the inside of your card base and attach as in photo’s. You now have your base.
Select papers of your choosing and for the squares you want to make the first layer just shy of 1.5″squared as in pic and the next layer 1.25″ squared.
For the base of the card I used just under 1.5″ and just under 4.5″.
All that is left is to decorate. The card folds completely flat for posting too.
As usual I faffed with all sorts of embellishments, from tiny drops to glossy accents, to twine and ribbon, distress oxide ink, lots of fussy cutting, sentiments, flowers, glitter and a partridge in a pear tree! haha
And the finished card? I could have gone on and on with bells and whistles and wisps of paper but for once I stopped and decided this was enough. What say you? Do you like it? Would you like me to use another paper kit with this style of card? Is so just leave me a comment on the blog and I’d be delighted to make one up.
My original block card was made using the Julie Loves Rainbows Project Kit which I absolutely loved using! The dimensions are exactly the same, just a slightly different composition and finish. Isn’t is gorgeous and bright?
Have a fabulous week and please share your block cards with me – I’d love to see them all! I’ll be back again soon with another fun fold for you to try and a new kit to feast your eyes on.
Lots of love