Then I had to use my favorite winter (and summer!) color~aqua! I better get to some links before going further! The amazing, wonderful Claudia Rosa made a tag card that was my inspiration. She was in turn inspired by this crafter Tiets, Sugar Bowl. I wanted to make my card fit into an A2 envelope so I started with card stock that measured 10" x 4" and scored it at 4.5". Then cut the corners on the back at an angle to make the back of the card. There is a nestability oval tucked under the plaid paper to hold the card close. To open, you just lift the edge with the short strings.
My plan to fit in an A2 envelope fell apart when I decided to add the wide grosgrain ribbon to the top! I didn't have room on the card front for ribbon or flowers (since my card is smaller) so I wanted a fancier top! I used my craft knife to cut a slot and put the ribbon through. It's tied with a little piece of string and the bow is separate and adhered with Scor-tape. Please see Claudia's photos for how it opens! I still have to decorate the inside of mine!
I think I'll have to make one of these with a mini image!!
Thanks for coming by today! The weekend is almost here!! Yeah! Have a terrific ThursdaY!