Hi there!

Day Two of card week is here and I have a fun 3-D card that you can still throw in the mail if you need to send it to a loved one far away. Simple but sweet and you can get little hands involved with the punching for this one.

Materials needed:

Card base (mine is 4″ x 5.5″)

  • Patterned paper with two sides – very important that you have double-sided for this one!
  • Coordinating cardstock in a simple or solid pattern cut to fit the card base (so my piece is 3.75″ x 5.25″)
  • Scrap strips of coordinating cardstock cut to 1/4″ or less – or you can even use ribbon or twine.
  • Square punch (mine is 1.5″)

 

Start by adhering the solid cardstock background to the card base.

 

 

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Next, punch out 9 squares (each present uses 3 punched squares).

 

 

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Now to prep the squares for assembly, fold each in half. Make sure each set of three is folded with the same pattern facing inward.  In my case, 3 were dots to the middle, 6 had the solid green to the middle.

 

 

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Now glue the pieces together. Place glue on one half, then line it up with a half of another square. You will glue two sides this way to get this shape.

 

 

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Then glue the gift down.

 

 

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Next up is the “bow”. Simply fold one of the thin pieces to make five loops, about 1/2″ big.

 

 

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Now put a strip of glue above the gift and attach the bow – making sure to “fluff” it out.

 

 

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Add a sentiment if you wish!

 

 

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(Materials used: Simple Stories Claus & Co paper and American Crafts chipboard sentiment)

Tomorrow, we quill! See you for Day 3 – are you in the holiday crafting spirit yet?

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