I've had a really pretty card for several months now, and have been meaning to "card-lift" it, because I love the simple folds and touch of lace border. I received this card in a Magenta card swap I had joined, and it was made by Jaimie Sandler. I think it is my favorite of all the cards I received, not only for the unique style, but also the fine craftsmanship, and the bright colors. It really makes me smile. Here's the card Jaimie sent me:
This card features three panels and two folds. Here are my cards, and directions on how to make this simple, three panel card:
Inside/open view above
Simply start with an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock, and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8". Fold top down and bottom up. Punch 2 1/2" to 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of coordinating or contrasting card stock with a lace edge punch to create lace border, and adhere to inside of upper flap. Add stamped panel and any other stamping and/or embellishments you'd like. Easy!!
Here's another one....I just couldn't stop:
Open view above, and fully open view below
As you can see, you can keep things as simple as you like, or go all out and add layers and lots of stamping and embellishments. Give it a try, and I guarantee you'll be coming back to this design again and again. It's easy, yet elegant and classic!
Hope you're finding ways to stay cool in this heat.
Blessings and peace,