How to Make an Interesting Edge on Your Greeting Card

You know, we might have been a little bit
under the weather lately, but we’re not too sick to share with you
how to make an interesting edge on your card. And everybody’s been asking what’s the
secret on this spotlight card. And that is the interesting closing.
We’re going to show you how to do it in just about two minutes.
We’re going to take this Crumb Cake card stock and we’re still going to use the same
Summer Starfruit for the accent piece.
But we’re going to mark on the gridpad three blocks in.
That makes it three-quarters of an inch. Now you could use a pen, you could use a pencil…
But we’re going to use the pokey tool. Make sure that your card is lined up straight
with all of the lines on the gridpad. Now make sure that you stay tuned to the end
of this video ’cause Stamper’s got a new trick that
he learned. I think you’re going to like it.
So anyway, here we go. We’ve marked the front on the top corner
and the bottom corner on the open side. And now we’re going to take our paper snips
and cut across from mark to mark. I kind of like putting that little ditch in
there with the pokey tool because that way I can just rest my blade
from my paper snips in there and just cut across to the
other mark. And now it’s marked in.
When you look at this little piece of Summer Starfruit, it’s cut 1/16 of an inch smaller
than 3/4 of an inch.
We’re only going to cut a little bit of Sticky Strip.
Sticky Strip goes on here just on the outside corner.
You don’t want it to go all the way in because that give you just a little bit more leeway
and makes the card easier to open and close.
You’re going to take those off. And remember, when you put it on, you’re
going to want the Sticky Strip towards the outside
corner of the card. Hold your
breath. Line it up straight. There you go.
Then lookit, very easily this card closes and opens.
And lookit, because we did that only a 1/16 of an inch off, it doesn’t show as much
as it does on my original prototype card.
But you didn’t notice it anyway! So there you go.
This is Ann Clemmer and Stamper Dog, where we try to put a little ink, paper and fun
into your day!
And now let’s get ready for Stamper’s new trick.

  1. What a smart little guy! 😀 It took me a minute to figure out how he did that, ha ha! And thanks for the fun card closure idea too!

  2. We're glad you like it. That trick at the end is a bit more than Stamper's whole dinner. As much as he loves food, he almost didn't finish the trick!

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