Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fun Fold Surprise Card

It's always fun to open a card that has surprises. This is a birthday card, says "Celebrate (not showing in photo), you can use a name or greeting.

Surprise! It has 4 stamped images, and a real balloon inside. Nice treat for someone on your mailing list. I have used this pattern for about 5 years, and still love it!

Start with your card base, stamp, paper, emboss & decorate it how ever you like. I made a hat from a square.
You can use any size a square-- fold 2 sides towards the back and trim off, make a band , add some bling and there you have it!

Next cut one contrasting piece 2 "x 11", four 2"x 3-1/2" for mats, and four 1-1/2" x 3" to stamp your images on. (you can use stickers or whatever)
I used a retired CTMH set with a birthday hat, cake, sundae, and confetti. I punched a hole in the confetti and inserted a balloon prior to adhering it to the mat. You can distress, glitter, color or highlight you images as you like.
Adhere the images to their mats, then adhere the mat to the 2" x 11" strip. Fold your strip to have 4 equal sections, and attach to the inside of your card.
You can make the same card for anniversaries, graduates, and many other things!

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