It’s the weekend!!! When you’re a SAHM (Stay-At-Home-Mummy), this doesn’t mean too much different than a weekday, but I do have fond memories of finishing work on a Friday afternoon knowing that you’d have some time on the weekend to kick back and enjoy something of your choosing. So, today and tomorrow I’m offering you two tutorials to inspire you to make your ‘downtime’ craft time.
Today’s project is a Tag Closure Card. I’ve seen lots of these floating around Pinterest and this is inspired by some of these, but I wanted to make the tag closure section a little easier. Rather than trimming down the card front, I have added the tag closure as a strip around the card.
- Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock – 514 x 514. Score at 112. This is your card base.
- Cut a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock – 20 x 84. Score at 18 & 510. This is your tag closure.
- Using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, punch each end of the strip so you end up with scalloped ends.
- Adhere the tag closure strip around the middle of the card base so that the smaller section is at the right of the card and the biggest section is along the back and it folds around to overhang the flap on the left of the card base.
- Cut two pieces of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock – one 18 x 510 & one 313 x 510.
- Cut Sweet Sorbet DSP – 14 x 56.
- Cut Whisper White cardstock – 39 x 56.
- Adhere the matching sizes together than add the skinny piece to the front panel of the card (over the top of your tag closure) and the large piece to the inside.
- Embellish as desired. I’ve used ‘happy big day’ from the Chalk Talk bundle in Pistachio Pudding and tied it together using the Summer Starfruit twine, which is one of the free Sale-A-Bration gifts (available until 31st March).
Obviously with the design as it is, once you write on the card, you’ll see that, even with the card tied closed. I don’t mind this at all, as I can just imagine it sitting on display in someone’s house, open and standing up, with the message visible as part of the card’s appeal. But, if you prefer, you could add stamps and embellishments to the inside section of the card and add another piece of Whisper White cardstock to the reverse side of the card for your message.
Hope you get a chance to make one of these this weekend. If you’d like to book a workshop for you and your friends, to learn how to make amazing cards like this one, let me know. I come to you and bring everything we need. Now that sounds like a good way to spend some of the weekend! Kelly x