Earlier this month I was in Atlanta GA for a World Card Making Day Event hosted by Brian King and Pam Morris. What a wonderful time we all had socializing and learning with each other. There were several presenters, giving us their tips and ideas using various products. There were card swaps and projects on display. I learned so much. Today’s post is a total steal from Amy Whelan, her blog is amysinklings.com and I suggest you check her out. She shared a project she created to use for gifts or to sell during this holiday season, Coloring Cards. I created my version of Amy’s coloring cards and will share with you here all my details. I made 8 of these sets and will be selling them at my local craft fair next month.
Tapping into the adult coloring craze Amy showed us how she used Lighthearted Leaves stamp set to create four little note cards. Add in some perfectly sized envelopes and some colored pencils they all fit nicely into a half size wood stamp case from Stampin Up. I purchase a package of 24 colored Crayola pencils and cut them in half using my pruning shears. There are other ways to cut them, hack saw comes to mind. I chose to make the envelopes out of colors that coordinated with the colored pencils I included.
Because I used the half size wooden cases, I had to size the cards and the envelopes to fit inside perfectly. That meant making the envelope first as it woul have to be bigger than the card. I’ve listed all the sizes and measurements I used to create my project.
Card Size – 4 1/4 x 6 1/2
Score at 3 1/4
Envelope size – using the Envelope punch board
Start with paper 6 3/8 x 6 3/8
Score first line at 2-13/16. There is not a line for this on the score board but it is half way between 2 3/4 and 2 7/8. Any bigger and the envelope will not fit inside.
Cover piece – 4 3/4 x 3 1/4. This will tuck just inside the plastic covering of the case.
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