Are you looking for ways to make your cards “stand” out? Check out Virginia Nebel's template for making this cute 3-D house card. For the best results, she suggests using a scoring tool (like the Scor-pal).
Photo A- Take a 6 x 12 double-sided piece of patterned paper and score at 3, 6, and 9 inches.
Photo B- Rotate your paper and score diagonally across the square by lining up the opposite points of the square on a vertical score line. Tip: Mark a dot on the bottom of your Scor-pal tool so that you don't confuse which line you are scoring when your paper is turned at an angle.
Photo C- Rotate your paper as shown in the picture and score in the middle at 3 ". All the score lines should intersect at one point.
Photo D- This photo shows all the proper score lines.
Photo E- Crease the paper along the diagonal score lines and fold paper as shown.
Photo F- You should now have a house shaped card. Place the card upside down on the Scor-pal tool and score at 1" and 5 ". Stop when you reach the triangle roof. Cut out the small rectangles marked X on each side of the card.
Photo G- Staple, stitch, or use small brads along the middle to pinch the house together. You can cover these when you embellish the card.
Photo H- You have just completed your 3-D house. Have fun embellishing it!
You can make different sized houses by varying the scoring measurement intervals in the first step. Virginia's house shown here is embellished with a holiday theme; other fun themes for this card could be party invitations, baby announcements, wedding invitations, etc. Hop onto Virginia's cupcake blog: http://scrapalicious-creative.blogspot.com/ for more house card ideas.
‘Tis the Season
by Virginia Nebel, Mississauga, ON
supplies: patterned paper, K&Co.; ribbon, Bazzill (pom pom trim); die-cuts, K&Co., QuicKutz (Jolly gingerbrad people and lights); snowflakes and holly leaves, American Crafts; faux snow, Art Institute; felt frame, Fancy Pants; adhesive, Scotch '
Thanks Virginia for a great tutorial! Don't forget to leave a comment on our "12 Days of Christmas" giveaway here for your chance to win one of 12 awesome goodies!
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