Day Twelve it's time to delve!(Ha! Rhyming is back due to popular demand! Ok, it was only a couple of people, but still, every vote counts right?)
**Sorry about the the delay and the crazy formatting guys! Typepad is really not behaving today and thinks everything should be red Arial no matter how many times I try to change it. Earlier I couldn't even get on though, so at least now I can post...hopefully!**
Today's flower is a fun foldable!
It can be used as an invitation, a handmade card, for journaling on a scrapbook page or for a foldable booklet in a lapbook!
Here's what you need to get started:
-Foldable Template Pattern (download here)
-Glassine Envelope or 3x6 envelope
First print and cut out the template pattern for the flower card.
Next trace the template onto your patterned paper.
Cut out your flower.
Cut and attach a center for your flower.
I used graph paper (my latest obsession) for this, but you could use any patterned paper.
Fold and score the flower with a bone folder along the lines indicated on the pattern.
When you're finished your flower should look something like the above photo.
Step SixNext you're going to push in the the two side hearts like so:
Your flower/heart should look similar to this from the top:
Continue folding and press your flower into a flat heart-shaped card then add your message to the inside.
Step SevenNow we'll place it in a pretty glassine envelope and tie it with a sweet ribbon tie.
This is especially nice for shower invitations, announcements and handmade cards.
If you don't have glassine envelopes the flowers will fit in a regular 3x6 envelope.
(or you can get some glassines from my shop here!)
Step EightTo tie your ribbon, fold the envelope down to create a flap and punch two holes about an inch and a half apart.
Next thread your ribbon through the holes from front to back.
Now flip your glassine envelope over to the back and cross the ribbon ends over each other:
Thread the ends of the ribbon pieces into those opposite holes:
Finally flip your envelope over once more and pull out the ribbon strips:
That's it! Now you have a pretty invitation or handmade card that looks like a heart and opens up to a flower!
I'd love to see what you make with these so send me some links!
Grace & Peace,
"The LORD will bring about justice and praise in every nation on earth, like flowers blooming in a garden."