A few weeks ago my Aunt and Uncle celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
So I made a great little card for them, scraplifted from a ‘beyond the page’ album project which Sandra Hyde published in Scrapbooking Memories a couple of months ago. I modified the idea and turned it into a card. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out so I thought I would share the template I made with you. Hope you like it.
And here’s the detail. By the way the paper I used is from Josie Celio’s Tea Garden kit and the frames are from Elizabeth Weaver’s Family Charms.
- Print and cut out template.
- Cut around template on cardstock of your choice (I used gold cardstock)
- Turn template over (ie: use reverse side) and draw the shape on the back of your patterned paper.
- Cut aprox 0.25 inch around the outside of the drawn shape on the patterned paper.
- Cut through the join between the front and the back on the patterned paper.
- Fold the cardstock into card shape and score the folded edge.
- Glue the ’50’ shape patterned paper to the front of the card and trim around the edges with sharp scissors or an exacto knife. I like to finish the edges with an emery board for a smooth finish.
- Glue the other piece of patterned paper to the inside of the card and trim with scissors or exacto knife.
- Ink around the edges of the card to enhance the vintage look. Remember ink is the great forgiver; it disguises all your flaws in cutting out your paper so don’t stress if your cutting is not perfect.
- Add your photos, charms, rub-ons and other embellishments as desired.
If you make your own version pop it on your own blog and send me a link. I’d love to see it.
Other related posts:
Mini Album for Bec’s 18th
Scrapbooking Tips & Techniques – Make Coordinating Flowers
Scrapbook Tips & Techniques – Personalising your Backgrounds
Scrapbook Tips & Techniques – Doodling for the Drawing Challenged