Have you ever made a double opening card? It probably has some other technical name but since I’ve never seen one of these cards before I’m not sure what it would be officially called. I just had the idea one day of making a regular card but then attaching another smaller card to the front that also opens. I figure you could put a little photo in the small card which is attached to the front of the main card. So when the recipient opens the card where it says ‘thanks’ they’d see a photo and then when they open the main card they would see your message.
I think this sort of card would be great if you’re doing thank you cards for an occasion like an engagement, wedding, wedding shower/baby shower/kitchen tea, Christening, special birthday – an endless list of occasions really.
Making one of these cards is super easy. Just create a regular card with a background and then mount your centrepiece onto a card that opens and attach the back of that to your base card.
So here’s how I made this card:
1. I started with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock which was folded in half so that it opens from the bottom rather than the side. You can make a side opening card but I chose to have it open from the base.
2 Onto that I layered a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and then a piece of patterned paper which I sponged around the edges with a little bit of ink to soften it up and give it a more vintage look.
3. Next thing I did was to create the little card that sits on top. Again I started with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and folded it in half (bottom opening again) as if I was going to make a smaller card.
4. The piece of Very Vanilla at the bottom was put through the Big Shot with the “Designer Frames Embossing Folder” so that it embossed the oval at the top of the cardstock.
5. The middle of the oval is the same size as the Stampin’ Up! Wide Oval Punch and so on a separate piece of vanilla cardstock I stamped the Fine Flourish stamp with Pink Pirouette then stamped the word “thanks” over the top of it with Early Espresso. This was punched out with the Wide Oval Punch and then I sponged the edges of the oval with the pink inkpad and adhered it to the centre of the embossed oval.
6. The bottom of the vanilla cardstock was stamped again with the Fine Flourish stamp, this time in Soft Suede and the cardstock lightly sponged around the edges with Soft Suede ink.
7. A couple of little extras were added with the ribbon and pearls and then I adhered the stamped vanilla cardstock to the folded Soft Suede card.
8. The whole small card was then adhered to the centre of original larger card.
Hope you like this idea of creating a Double Opening Card. By the way, I know you are all out there but keeping very quiet! LOL. I met so many people the other week at the Penrith Papercraft Festival who said “Oh, I read your blog!” – so I know you’re there… please feel free to say ‘hi’
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Thank You Kindly
Cardstock & Paper:
Inkpad and Other Colouring Items:
Pink Pirouette inkpad
Soft Suede inkpad
Crumb Cake inkpad
Early Espresso inkpad
Designer Frames Embossing Folder
Wide Oval Punch
Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Basic Pearls (self adhesive)