Saturday, August 18, 2018

Photo cards with a horizontal photo

Photo cards are great for congratulations, hello's or I think perfect for Christmas / holiday cards.

In this post
click here for the photo card - vertical
I showed you a card with a vertical look with a Congratulations to Cathy on her achievement of Silver!!

Here's the horizontal photo card look.  It's the same technique for a horizontal photo.  Here are a few tips. 

Same idea:  You have an outside base card.  8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and remove 1/2 off the back of this base card. Decorate the front. I used the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin. 

Create the inside card to hold the photo.  Take another whisper white 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 for inside the card (to hold the photo) and add some score lines so you have 3 scores:  ½, 4 ¼ and 4 ¾ 

Cut out a frame, for this larger photo of Susan Cathy and I, I used the Barn Door die set for a rectangle.  You can also use a trimmer to cut out this rectangle.  Or an oval, square or circle.  Now adhere your photo to the inside of this part of the card.  

BEFORE you put the inside card together (to form a box), add some stamping or decorations.  My photo was big, so I added some balloon stickers from the July Paper Pumpkin set.

Now put the inside card together. 

First adhere the inside card to the first base card.  Line up the very edge of the back of the base card right into the fold of the card – adhere this down to the back of the base card.  Snail or liquid glue works just fine. Try this first without adhesive, so you can see it work.  

Then add tear n tape to the edge of the inside card. Can you see it in the photo to the left at the top of the inside card (above the photo of the 3 of us)?

Now adhere the ½” edge flap into the fold of the decorated card with tear n tape.  Put it right into the fold of the outside base card.  Close the card.   Now it will open and pop out.   

Super easy - yes it takes a full sheet of cardstock!  

I hope you try it.  Don't forget if you want a Paper Pumpkin you need to order by the 10th of the Month.  

This is the set of cards the July Paper Pumpkin kit made (that I used for my base with these photo cards). 

I can tell you that the September Paper Pumpkin is a Halloween Kit and I'll be using it in our Halloween classes.  You'll get ink, stamps, a block and supplies for all the projects.  Everything in 1 box. So easy! $20 per month. 

Happy stamping, let me know if you have questions at or if you'd like a project inspiration sheet!

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