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.
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.
Next, punch out 9 squares (each present uses 3 punched squares).
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.
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.
Then glue the gift down.
Next up is the “bow”. Simply fold one of the thin pieces to make five loops, about 1/2″ big.
Now put a strip of glue above the gift and attach the bow – making sure to “fluff” it out.
Add a sentiment if you wish!
(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?