Thursday, August 13, 2020

Basic card Bases & Envelopes

Today I added a couple of fun cards as well as a basic 4.25” x 5.5” card base and a 5” x 7” card base. These both have layers that you can use or delete. These should help new card makers get started with the basics. Just open the file from the link on the Cardmaking page (see the column to the left). Then you can add your words, embellishments and decorate it right there on your canvas.

I also added some files for envelopes for your cards. To change the size of the envelope to meet your needs, group all of the parts of the envelope. Then insert a square and resize it to the size of your card. Now go to the envelope grouping and unlock the proportions (that little lock thing). Place the square over the center portion of the envelope and then adjust the envelope size to accommodate that card. I also have given you the link to my video on resizing envelopes.

There are also several free envelope designs available in Design Space.

The video on resizing envelopes is here: Resizing Envelopes in DS

The Impossible Card

This card is called the impossible card. It is truly a fun card that will have everyone guessing on how you made it from one sheet of paper. It looks difficult, but it is quite easy. I have a video on how to create this card on my YouTube channel. Just search “impossible card”


Pop-out Card

As you probably know by now, I love dimension when creating cards. This design folds flat in your envelope and then pops out and will stand with a dimensional presentation.

This design uses the font "Base Camp". If you do not own this font, you can easily change it to one that you own or a system font and then create this card for no cost.