Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tent style card

Hi there everybody in the blogosphere- it's Fran here- it seems like I fell off the planet but I am back with a card I made for my sister's birthday. Hope it inspires you to make one because it is so easy.

To make the card I used 3 pieces of cardstock- I made my card A2 size (4 1/4 X 5 1/2) landscape orientation and one piece of decorative paper.
  1. To make the bottom tent piece cut one piece of cardstock to 4 x 5 1/2 and score every one inch on the shorter side so you end up with 4 one inch scores- then make a mountain fold- the two ends will be where you attach the front and back of the card.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of cardstock to A2 size and one A2 size decorative paper piece.
  3. Glue the decorative paper to one of the pieces-that will be the front of your card. I cut a 2 1/2" circle in my decorative paper and cardstock so I could dangle my sentiment.
  4. Glue the 2 pieces to the tent piece.
  5. The top of the card is now open so to secure the two pieces together I used brads but you could just as easily glue it shut.
  6. Next I stamped a 2" circle with a birthday sentiment and attached it to the card with jump rings. 
I  hope this idea is one you can use too.
This card will be entered in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion Challenge # 102 - Just Sentiments
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge # 6 - Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge # 1 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 209 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge # 94 - Metal Pin It


  1. Ooo, I like this! Never seen this kind of card before! Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion challenges!
    dt member

    1. Thank you Country Mouse for nosing around and leaving me a sweet message. My pleasure to join you at Craft Your Passion challenge.

  2. This is fabulous! Very original idea and I love the colours you've used. So glad you are joining in with us over at Tuesday Alchemy.
    Julia, dt member

  3. What a beautiful Card I love the hanging sentiment:)Thank you for joining us this week for our sentiments only challenge at Craft your Passions challenges.

    Melissa, DT

  4. Why Julia it is a peculiar card just like you!!!!! My pleasure joining you all.

  5. What a unqiue design! Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sundays.

  6. Fantastic card! I love that you included a tutorial for it as well - a fun project! I tweeted & pinned it :) Thank you for joining Tuesday Alchemy - I enjoyed checking out your works :)

    Tuesday Alchemy

  7. This card is so bright and cheerful! I love the hanging sentiment. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge!