Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Holiday Flag card

Good evening crafters, Cathy here to share a "flag " card.  While I was cruising through Pinterest, I came across a few images of this style card and decided to give it a try.  I found it was very easy. To start off. you will need one piece of heavy patterned paper measuring 10" long x 6" high, one piece of cardstock measuring 8" long x 6" high, and five 2" squares of cardstock for the flags. Extra patterned paper and embellishments will be needed for decoration once the base is created.   Second step.. Score the piece of cardstock and fold in half to form a 6" x 4" card. Set aside.
Concertina fold the card, starting and ending with valley folds. You should have three peaks in the center of the paper and a 2" flat section on each side.

Apply adhesive on the back of the 2" flat sections on either side of the patterned paper. DO NOT apply any adhesive to the concertina section in the middle.

Line up the adhesive ends of the patterned paper with the sides of the card blank and press firmly in place. The concertina section should be free to fold and unfold as you open and close the card. Set aside.
t's easier to decorate the "flags" at this point rather than after you have secured them to the card. Add some patterned paper, stamps, images and other embellishments as desired. Keep in mind that any decorations you add should be flat as they will be included in the folds of the card.

Apply adhesive to the half of the "flag" that will attach to the card. Double check before you add any glues or tapes to make sure you're applying it to the correct side.
Start by adhering the center "flag" halfway up the middle fold. 
Now adhere two flags on the first fold, one flush with the top of the card, and one flush with the bottom.

 Apply the last two flags on the last fold, one flush with the top of the card and one flush with the bottom.
Decorate the front of the card as desired.  The card is quite bulky when complete, so you might like to create a belly band or ribbon tie to hold it closed.
All but the ribbon are Fun Stampers Journey products.  

 Here is a photo of the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting...Cath

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