Saturday, September 4, 2010

3-D Cards With the Crafter's Companion

Are you tired of making the same old standard-sized cards again and again?  Well, get yourself the Ultimate Crafter's Companion , and you’ll be able to create some of the most eye-popping cards you’ve ever seen.  Follow the easy steps in the manual, and you’ll never make a plain card again.

This is a pop-out card that I made for a dear friend for Mother’s Day.  Following the directions on p.9 in the manual, I started with two sheets of 8 ½” x 11” cardstock.  I used solid cardstock and added layers of patterned paper to the front and inside.  To create the hanging focal image inside, I sandwiched a piece of nylon fishing line between two identical punched shapes.  Then I secured it behind the top crease with a piece of tape, making sure that it didn’t extend beyond the edges of the folded card.
    I made this accordion card for an adorable two-year-old girl’s birthday.  Following the directions on p.4 in the manual, I began with a sheet of cardstock that measured 4 ¼” x 11”.  After creating the base of the card, I used the embossing design on the board and cut out a scalloped border.  Finally, I inked all of the edges with pink pigment ink.  This card is quite easy; and you can decorate it with die cuts, patterned paper, or just about anything else you’d like.  This type of card also makes a wonderful gift card holder.  Simply adhere the front and middle panels together, leaving the top end open, and this will create a pocket that is just the right size for the gift card.
    These are only two of the many different styles of cards, boxes, and envelopes that you can design with the Ultimate Crafter's Companion.  With this all-in-one crafting tool, never again will you be limited to single-fold, standard-sized cards.

(I did not receive any compensation from Crafter's Companion for writing this article.)

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I actually have the Ultimate Crafter's Companion! ;) My favorite thing to do with it is to make bows (using the pegs)...I should try some of these cool folds. I just made my first joy fold card recently and it feels good to get out of the rut (they aren't that much harder or time-consuming, but they just add so much interest to the card).

Thanks for sharing,