Grateful Heart Cards
Hi to everyone. It's been exciting to create for Bee Arty with the beautiful Grateful Heart Collection this month. I have created 2 cards. The first is quick and simple for those who need a card in 20 mins and the second has a pop up 'book fold' centerpiece to add photos and messages as a special feature.
Card 1 - I have used a 5x7inch smooth white card base. To create this base cut a rectangle 7 inches high x 10 inches long. Score in half and fold to create your 7x5 base.
Cut the This Is Us decorative panel from the 'Family' 12x12. Ink the edges in a contrasting color, I have used an orange shade. Turn sideways and attach to the front of the card base as pictured below.
Cut the String Leaves Die from the 'Hope' 12x12, the Cherish Every Moment sentiment from the 'Blessed' 12x12 and the Birdcage and foliage from the 'Gathers' 12x12.
Score a line vertically from the top to bottom marks on the each side. Duplicate another set of vertical score lines 3/4 of an inch inside those score lines. When folded, this will create the depth of the 'book' area.
Cut a horizontal slit between the 2 marks along the top, then again between the 2 bottom marks.
Fold the score lines of the book section. The outer score being a valley and the inner score a mountain. Score and fold the center of the book in a valley fold.
On the top and bottom thin sections, mark, score and make a valley fold 3&1/8th inches in from each side then mark, score and make a mountain fold at the centers.