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~~ 5th bloganniversary tutorial: simple card ~~

Posted by Ania On Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Edit: the giveaway has now been closed & winner picked. Comments still open though, in case of question and stuff :)

Mkay, not quite sure what to call this card other than, a simple card – is it a tri or twofold? Hm. Does the “fold” part for a card mean how many folds there actually is (two here), or how many “pages” (three)? Hm. Someone enlighten me please :p

Regardless, figured I should just do a quick and easy tutorial for today – it’s by no means revolting or anything, I just find it…somewhat cute. More like a tip, kinda.

adriankort

This card is made outta a 12x6 inch long strip. Simply put – just cut a 12x12 sheet in half.

However, don’t fold it the “usual” way. Fold it like this diagram: card Don’t worry if you don’t follow the measurements exactly. Personally I just fold by eyeballing it. (I want a Scor-It or similar though!)adriankort2

Anyways. Slap a 5x5 (or 5 1/2 x 5 1/2) embellished square in front which will hide your smartass comment/greeting on the shortest flip when closed. On my card it’s just a cute “hooray for you” quote + an adorable little monster hiding behind the square. But I sort of imagine that a snarky/sassy comment would be fun to have on this spot (given that you actually know the recipient that well :p)

Materials used: Fancy Pants Designs – “Rough and Tough”, Kraft letters, little monster from “Trick or Treat”, Adornit miniletters.

Hope you enjoyed this simple card-tip.

Here’s another peek of what’s in the giveaway – you guessed it – Fancy Pants Designs goodies:

FPgiveawayA mix of older and newer (My Family! Straight from the CHA-W10 release! :) ) collections :)

To enter this giveaway – just comment away (dunno what to comment? How about suggesting a book to read for me? :) And while I´m on the topic of books, let me just declare that I *love* Neil Gaimans penship (penmanship?). Check him out if you haven´t already.)

Thanks a lot for playing along, and come back tomorrow for the last tutorial before the drawing of the giveaway on Thursday ♥ :) (and if you haven’t entered the giveaway before, feel free to check out the other posts – scroll down :) )

And yeah I love reading all the comments ♥ to those of you who commented on my worktable – yes – it’s cluttered and messy. I’d like to say it’s because it’s small, but it’s really not – my whole part of the office (shared office w/hubby & the kids, where I have 1/2 part of it and they the rest) is terribly, embarrassingly messy *blush* My excuse? “Hey, I’m actually using this space, that’s why it shows”. It’s a poor excuse though :p

And using mailtape as grownup-bangles - that´s an awesome idea (not sure why I didn´t think of it myself), I´ll have to check it out asap - thanks! :) And yes – I’m a Fiskateer – and that scissor is one of my total tool-faves!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ :)

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39 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ 5th bloganniversary tutorial: simple card ~~'

  1. Natalie Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268738849062#c8509727443358532086'> 12:27 PM

    thanks for the quick tute - I am always trying to figure out ways to make some nice boy (and man!) cards. This is awesome :)

     

  2. papirdiva Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268739872530#c3223759689280419524'> 12:44 PM

    Hmm... Jeg leser Knausgård for tiden og liker han som forfatter verldig godt. Antar du har lest American Gods og Anansi Boys?

     

  3. Claude Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268741008258#c5125136345951318071'> 1:03 PM

    Thanks for the tutorial, I have yet to tried out such a card.

     

  4. Ann Cicilie Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268742525567#c4357593606235549801'> 1:28 PM

    Artig ide til et litt annerledes kort!

    Bøker, hm... Har ikke lest annet enn bøkene om Harry Hole og Wallander på lang tid!

     

  5. kmassman Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268743286922#c1534170184529874765'> 1:41 PM

    This comment has been removed by the author.

     

  6. kmassman Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268743372686#c1110846126358061064'> 1:42 PM

    That is such a cool card for a guy! As for a book I could recommend, try "Plain Song" by Kent Haruf!

     

  7. chksngr Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268743403167#c2243992222377708719'> 1:43 PM

    How adorable! I love the masculine card...so hard to find good examples of those!

     

  8. Ann Hedvig Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268744304028#c2891028877110950733'> 1:58 PM

    Har brukt denne bretteteknikken før, men ikke slik.

    Takk for tipset Ania ;o)

     

  9. Lilly Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268746884321#c1580285087776590783'> 2:41 PM

    What a cool card =D I love it.
    About a book sugestion...I really like Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
    Thanks.

     

  10. http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268747606945#c1202322535192653720'> 2:53 PM

    Now even I could manage that card. It's lovely. Book wise I recommend anything by Tad Williams although my favourite is the Shadowmarch trilogy of which number 3 has just arrived.

     

  11. Wenche Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268747893057#c2142362542206835666'> 2:58 PM

    Kjempestilig kort, med morsom bretteløsning. DIGGER arkene og fargevalgene dine.

     

  12. Jana Eubank Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268751829929#c3058300679348287504'> 4:03 PM

    I don't think I've ever made a tri-fold card. I'm definitely giving this a try soon. Thanks for the tip! ;)

     

  13. LaMaMaLa Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268752342149#c8961964244026082206'> 4:12 PM

    ohh, i love that card! i love that collection, too. Super cute! I'm not really a card maker, but i've been trying recently...thanks for the inspiration! And you should read...Well, I'm not a sci-fi fan, but my fave book ever is Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card. He's a great author, anything by him is great!

     

  14. Jingle Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268755737779#c1282504914743456642'> 5:08 PM

    That card is super stinking cute! I love it! And...yes, Gaiman is pretty awesome! I love the stuff he does for children!

     

  15. Regina Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268756657373#c8408994181893037597'> 5:24 PM

    Hi, what a super-fun "boy" card!!! I'm always need ideas for the guys.
    Thanks for your tutorial and inspiration!

     

  16. Catrine Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268758261650#c4250917815231749991'> 5:51 PM

    Så flott kort! Har brukt teknikken før, men uten å "gjemme" bretten bak forsiden. :)
    Og jeg tror det heter trifoldkort etter hvor mange sider, ikke etter antall bretter...
    Ha en flott tirsdagskveld! *klem*

     

  17. Eli Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268758341413#c6288499587004835063'> 5:52 PM

    Vi er jo ikke helt på bølgelengde på bokfronten; det har vi vel funnet ut av *fnis* Meeen - kortet er fiint (der ser du; flere enn meg som syns det og. Er det nå jeg skal si hva sa jeg? ;) )

     

  18. Lythan Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268758491427#c1996791771945217394'> 5:54 PM

    HOw about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson with a kick a** heroine and a twisty turny plot whats not to love. Its as funky as your card!

     

  19. http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268758765213#c2123491349426311007'> 5:59 PM

    Super cute card!!! Thanks for the tutorial and the measurements! I'm definitely going to try making one!

     

  20. Scrapamum Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268759802100#c8580405945482609406'> 6:16 PM

    Another great tute! This really is a lot of fun.

     

  21. Jinny Newlin Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268764299768#c3798861627220543811'> 7:31 PM

    Such a cute idea! Boy cards can sometimes be tough, for me.

     

  22. Jinny Newlin Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268764339960#c3252493614144670990'> 7:32 PM

    I've become a follower :)... just too many new & cute ideas to miss! Thanks!

     

  23. Jennifer Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268767039732#c8530403584190303758'> 8:17 PM

    Thanks for the tutorial ... cute card! My favorite book I just read "The Happiness Project" ... it was incredible!

     

  24. Heidi Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268772262489#c6691806929626896078'> 9:44 PM

    WOW!!!!! Super flott!!!

     

  25. Kari D. Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268773194521#c3209658568857266266'> 9:59 PM

    Raising Happiness by Dr. Christine Carter is a great book! It's all about how we can help raise our children to be on the path to happiness. It's a fun and easy read. Check it out on Amazon! Love, love love the card by the way!

     

  26. http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268776248888#c8661579234219120562'> 10:50 PM

    I am an eyeballer too!

    jlh774 at gmail dot com

     

  27. andrea f. Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268779156476#c4318983774605036953'> 11:39 PM

    Just found your blog through Kenner Road on Facebook :) Horray! Another fun blog to add to my list!! Super cute card!

     

  28. pattyo Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268783083752#c3083047288258031630'> 12:44 AM

    Love seeing a "boy" card! Girly cards are more fun to make. I sort of get stuck trying to think of one for a boy. Great idea!

     

  29. Haberdawoman Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268784249305#c3857510922233207821'> 1:04 AM

    What a cool card!
    As for your "messy creative space" I am so glad I am not the only one with a messy space :)

     

  30. Ellis Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268808753975#c3692470934726262068'> 7:52 AM

    Cool card and great colors on it!
    If you haven't read Steve Augarde, I can recommend him! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

     

  31. malwa Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268817853474#c4198161073495312263'> 10:24 AM

    No matter if it's called two- or threefold - it's a card I might be able to actually *create*! (Me, not being a distress- or PM-goddess... ;) ) It's lovely - I like "simple"!

     

  32. Zarah Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268830066418#c7354903608235313531'> 1:47 PM

    Läckert! Smart med vikningen!

     

  33. Idun.. Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268830290801#c4567016530492651414'> 1:51 PM

    Kult kort! Virkelig et skikkelig tøft GUTTE kort :D

     

  34. Anonymous Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268833775141#c7083989183176240408'> 2:49 PM

    Funky kort, i kjent Ania-stil!
    Vil anbefale deg å lese City of Bones, første av tre bøker... Hvis du liker sjangeren, så er det helt supre bøker (går for å være Buffy i bokform)...

     

  35. Kathrine Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268834011264#c3108157270701360342'> 2:53 PM

    Stilig kort!
    Jeg har begynt å lese Henning Mankell sine Wallanderbøker, men de er jo ikke akkurat nye. Jeg leser mest krim - favoritten er Jo Nesbøe sine bøker om Harry Hole.

     

  36. Donna E. Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268834476572#c7042418332204443651'> 3:01 PM

    totally awesome card, ania! i *think* this is a two-fold card :D not sure as well, lol! thanks!!
    and no need to excuse the messy table.. totally love it heehee

     

  37. Kristine Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268901072116#c3990870636825094001'> 9:31 AM

    Flotte kort!

    Bøker ja - her går det mest i krim (Harry Hole for eksempel) eller chick-lit (Marion Keynes for eksempel). Akkurat nå leser jeg Stephen Fry in America, som gir et inblikk i et litt annet USA enn det man ser på TV og film - spennende!

     

  38. connie Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268921512114#c3261785658804466164'> 3:11 PM

    cute card! thanks for the tutorial. I love to read James Patterson books.

     

  39. Pink Heather Said,
    http://aniia.blogspot.com/2010/03/5th-bloganniversary-tutorial-simple.html?showComment=1268937503275#c1726128949435495643'> 7:38 PM

    I just finished reading the latest Sophia Kinsella book. 'Twenties Girl'. It was so funny! laugh out loud funny. My family kept asking what the joke was. LOL

     

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