Now this can be made any size you would like, as long as you start off with a square.
My finished card base is going to end up being 5" by 5", and therefore I need to start with a piece of card stock that is 10" by 10". So basically what ever your card stock is to start with, your final card will be half the size. An 8" by 8" card stock will give you a 4" by 4" card and so on.
You could just do the folds for this card by folding the paper on its own, I like to use my score board because I want nice crisp folds. Honestly - I'm rubbish at just folding the paper and can never get it exactly in half, or the edges meeting nicely :-)
So you score as follows; or fold, if your brave :-) Fold in half, turn, fold in half again and the fold diagonally in half.
Now time to fold, make nice crisp folds with your bone folder.
Now you need to push the triangle folds inwards - they will start to give and as you do that you will see how the card folds closed.
And as you pull the points of the triangles together, your card closes.
Your card closed.
I hope you can see how this came together, now its time to decorate a Squash fold card.
Here is the card I made today. First the inside, which I stamped with a snowflake and Merry Christmas, they are both from a Recollections Stamp set. (I thought that perhaps you could actually put a nice family photo on one of the inside squares).
And here is my finished card.
There isn't much Cricut, but I did use the Art Philosophy cartridge for the first layers on the front of the card. Square 5, page 63 and they were cut at 4.5" and 4".
The layer with the elf is cut at 3.5" and I used my corner punch to finish it off (now I'm looking at it and I could have inked the edges. Oh well next time). I placed a little bit of Christmas wool on his hat to finish him off.
The image of the elf is from Angelique's blog Sliekje digi Stamps. Angelique has the most awesome blog and all her digi images are free.
This is my first time I have ventured into the colouring of digi images and actually use it on a card. I don't own Copics (and probably never will, as they are so expensive), so this was coloured using just standard colouring pencils and using the Gamsol method - I actually used odourless paint thinner from Michaels and it works just as well.
My friend Pamela from Loving My Crafts, gave me some advice on how to colour images and for that I really am thankful - please check out her blog, its fab. Thanks Pamela.
Another friend, Jessica, from Created by Rosie, also put her first coloured digi on a card today and that gave me the inspiration to try - please check out her blog , its another fab one. Thanks Jess.
So there you go another Christmas card to add to the stash.
This card is being entered into the following challenges
Winter Wonderland : Elves (closes Aug 2)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge : Anything Goes (closes Aug 1)
Clear It Out Challenge : Christmas in July (closes Aug 6)
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