Are you stuck in a card making rut? It’s time to bid adieu to the old A2 stand-by and say hello to tall cards! Amanda here today with a fun and easy way to switch things up in the craft room. Forever a fan of Pebbles’ Chips die cut shapes, I couldn’t wait to use the new shapes from Fun in the Sun to make some super happy tall summer cards.
The height of a tall card allows for fun designs that you just can’t fit on a regular A2 card. Doesn’t this card just make you want to have a cookout/BBQ/whatever-you-call-it? All of the fixins’ are right there on the card, complete with red gingham table cloth. Keep the blue tear strip on the patterned paper as it adds more color and helps balance the card.
Yes, this is the most boring picture ever, but I promise there is a purpose. To make a tall card that will fit into a standard letter-size envelope, trim a piece of 8.5″x11″ paper down to 7″x8.5″. This is the piece you will fold in half for your tall card. The white piece is the leftover paper folded in half. Use this piece to make smaller cards. Waste not!
All of these cards came together quite organically as I played around with the Chips die cut shapes and patterned paper.
As I sorted through the Chips die cut shapes, I found a little cluster of yellow objects. This random grouping led me to choose a background paper that would make a monochromatic card. Sometimes a pile of objects on your messy desk (am I right?) will lead you to some fun card designs.
Fun In The Sun Chips Die-Cut Shapes 49/PkgEphemera
Fun In The Sun Cardstock Stickers 6″X12″ 2/SheetsIcons
Fun In The Sun Thickers Alpha Stickers 5.5″X11″ 2/SheetsPrismatic/Multi Stripe Chipboard
Fun In The Sun Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Popsicle
Fun In The Sun Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Waves
Fun In The Sun Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Cherries