It's Not All Black and White

Friday, November 13, 2009

Matchbook Penguin

I'm excited to be joining Sharon and her team of talented stampers again this week for another Stamp Simply challenge. I love this one. I think non-typical folds are so fun and interesting to work with, and today's challenge is to make a matchbook fold card. That means it has an extra little flap to tuck your card front into, like a matchbook.
I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of white card stock. I punched one edge, which left me with 4-1/4" x 10-3/4". Starting from the punched edge, I scored at 1" and 6-1/8". So when my card is all folded up, it measures 5-1/8" x 4-1/4".
I used some red line tape to adhere my flap at the crease. That way it leaves enough room to tuck in the card front, and also be tight enough to keep the card closed.

I chose some Lizzie Anne Designs paper (Winter Wonderland) to go with my penguin (from the Way Up North set), and accented with a few glittered snowflakes.

I hope you get a chance to play along. If so, use keyword ssnotime113 when uploading to online galleries. And here are links to the talented Stamp Simply team samples:

14 comments:

Christina Fischer said...

This is beautiful, Bethany! I love the fold, and the glittery snowflakes are gorgeous!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is SO darling!!! I LOVE those non-traditional colors for your glittery snowflakes -- darling penguin image -- too, too cute!!!

Janine said...

Hi Bethany!! This is adorable. These cards are so much fun to "decorate"... Have a wonderful weekend.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is adorable! I like the colors as well, great matchbook!

Jenny Gropp said...

Ohhhh -- that mitten paper is so cute. Adorable card -- love the sparkly snowflakes!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Love the glimmer and icy look!

Barbara said...

How perfectly cute!!! Love that scalloped edge on the lower flap! Great touch!

Barb Schram said...

Hi Bethany! LOVE that cute, darling penguin! Great tip using the tape along the inner bottom flap! Have a great weekend!

veronica said...

love the matchbook design. very cute.

AJ said...

adorable card Bethany! love that image too!!

Julie Masse said...

So cute Bethany! Love the cute design and the blingy snowflakes - wonderful!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

I haven't made one of these in forever. Yours is so cute! Those snowflakes are awesome!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Bethany, this is absolutely DARLING! What a great idea and the penguin and snowflakes are just perfect!

Rose Ann said...

I love your penguin Matchbook card, Bethany...and your sparkly snowflakes are so pretty!!