Christmas Cards 2012: Bi-Fold Cards

Hello dear readers, 
I hope you had an amazing weekend.  Here I am to share some more of the Christmas cards I created.  (Sorry it took so long to post.  The holidays are so busy, I think I will just schedule the rest to post throughout the week).  These cards are Bi-Fold cards.  I know I saw the idea somewhere, but cannot for the life of me remember where.  (Isn't that the way it goes these days?) I knew I wanted to create a few Bi-Fold cards because I had these gorgeous journaling spots and really thought they would be perfect for large cards.

Card measures 5 x 7 1/2.  Each panel (the left side and the right side) measures 2 1/2 x 7 1/2.  Products used: patterned paper-Recollections; journaling spot (Boughs of Holly) and paper strip: Pinecone Press kit; ruffled paper strip: received in a swap; holly stamp (inside): Recollections; other: red ink pad, color pencils. 


Card measures 5 x 7 1/2.  Each panel (the left side and the right side) measures 2 1/2 x 7 1/2.  Products used: patterned paper-Recollections; journaling spot (Fa La La La La): Pinecone Press kit; border strip: K & Company; Christmas stamp (used on background paper): Stampin' Up; Happy Holidays stamp (inside): Inkadinkado; other: black ink. 
 

(Thank you to my hubby for being a lovely assistant!)
The easiest way to create these cards is to first decide how large you want the outside of your card to be.  I wanted the outside to be 5 inches by 7 1/2 inches, so I used my paper trimmer to cut down a piece of cardstock 10 inches by 7 1/2 inches, then used my Martha Stewart scoring board to score lines at 2 1/2 inches on the left side and 2 1/2 inches on the right side, then folded.  That's it!  Then you have your bi-fold card!

I loved that the journaling spot almost acted like a door to open the card.  If you use something similar, you may want to measure out where you want your 'door' to go.  I wanted mine in the middle, so I adhered the journaling spot leaving one inch on each side of the journaling spot.  Make sure to only adhere one side of the 'door' to the card so you can open the card.

Probably my favorite cards thus far this year.  Pretty sure, but I really do love all of them.  Hope you like!

xoxo,
Kelster Jean

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