I created this card for a demonstrator Holiday get-together we had yesterday afternoon. We shared some snacks, exchanged hand-crafted gifts, talked about updates from the November On Stage event held in Salt Lake City, viewed fantastic swaps that one gal received there at the event, and had some crafting time creating projects that each participant brought to share. This is an informal event, and I did use a couple of retired products when I designed this card (it’s great to be able to use up a little of my stash).
I’ve become quite enthralled with the “Double Z-Fold” card design. I shared one here quite a while ago and now I’ve designed two different Christmas cards in the last week. Each one has had somewhat different dimensions but you can see the common aspect of the look. I’ll be sharing very soon the other Christmas card that I created.
Here are the cutting and scoring dimensions that I used for this card design:
- Old Olive card base, 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
- Designer Series Paper (DSP) for front panel – 1 7/8″ x 4″
- DSP for back panel – 4″ x 4″
- Real Red front panel, 7″ x 2 3/4″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
- DSP for small middle panel – 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″
- White for front panel – largest Stitched Shapes Framelits square
- White for small back panel – 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″
This particular card measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ when it is “closed”. You can use square envelopes to mail these cards, but the USPS charges extra for sending square cards. These will fit fine in the standard A2 envelope, which will mail at the normal first-class rate. There is a bit of extra room length-wise in the envelope, but I’m fine with that since it saves me postage $$.