GREETINGS ONE AND ALL
I told you about my epistolary ( mostly a writing friend that you don’t see often or have never met) friend Janis and how we after 22 yrs we did get to meet this past winter just before the big shut down…well we are still keeping that epistolary friendhip going but she is doing much better than I. She recently sent me this really cool card idea that she found on the web…its called several different things but this first link is using an 8 ¼ ( not a typo ) by 11 inch piece of card stock … its then scored at 1 ¼ , 2 ¼ , 6 and 7. Then turn to the 11 inch side and cut it at 5 ½ and you have two cards ready to fold and decorate. WE liked this one cause it allowed us to use the BALLOON die from Stamping Up ..it is however discontinued now but you might be able to find it on eBay. in any case this it JEANNIE STARKS link to her pattern
BUT WAIT…just like ads on TV there is more to this card idea…some of the ideas actually make that center panel smaller and then the card is more like a triple gate fold..and this link shows lots of ideas plus some that have nothing to do at all with TRIPLE STANDING CARD… and of course bests of all is that it folds flat for mailing …little bulky and if you make things that are bumps then you will need extra postage…but hey aren’t your friends worth it.. here is link to lots of cards like this
So just pick the ones you like from the images and then click on them and they will take you to that link and you can find out what the cutting and scoring ideas are….
Here are some images of both Janis’s cards and mine… I can’t remember what they call that triangle card… maybe its triangle explosion it is difficult well maybe not but time consuming and Janis knows that I am not a patient person so this Triple fold standing card was much more my style.
Here is link to AMANDA MERTZ ’S version which is more the gate fold version and she gives you all the measurements etc.( she is also an independent SU person) and this is link to her website.
my version of Amanda’s card more like a reverse gate fold that stands
Janis’s triangle corner pop up card again very unique
If you want to see how to make this card you need to go to YouTube and just type in TRIANGLE CORNER POP UP CARD. There are several video’s of how to make it.
AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY ….wireheaded cyber toad aka kath