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Card Case

Heading the members page of Cardmaking Paradise is this paragraph:- “Template Heaven.  Become a member and make cards that stand out from the crowd whether you are a beginner or expert.

Our projects come with clear step by step instructions, and PDF templates  for those that cut by hand, and SVG, GSD, MTC and STUDIO files for those with cutting machines.”

There are so many wonderful templates for shaped cards e.g. Wheelbarrow, Wellington Boots, ice-skating Boots, Hearts, Teddy, Mask, Dress Form, Tractor, Briefcase, Wallet, and the list goes on. There is so much to choose from you will never be at a loss for a shaped card and Sara adds to that ever growing list regularly. On the Cardmaking Paradise Forum there is also a regular swap and Sara sets a regular challenge too just to keep us all on our toes 🙂 If there is a particular shape you would like or have an idea for a template then email Sara and she will come up with something.

Heike over in Germany wanted a mask shape for a particular event and in a short space of time Sara came up with the template and then set a challenge to use it for the rest of the members! I was looking for Arches and very quickly Sara came up with 4 designs – a very generous lady.

Another of Sara’s templates on the Cardmaking Paradise members site was for card cases – either single or double. Finding this template came just at the right time for me as I wanted some Thank You gifts and these make lovely gifts.

These have been shown before on my blog but were buried! This is the single case:

Single card case

I had just received some new stamps so I was able to use them on this project! Love those little birds. Into this card case went 10 postcard sized cards plus envelopes which are quick to make; the case has four small but strong magnets to close the case.

Postcard size cards for single case

Some of the lines on the cards look wavy but in real life they are straight!

The double card case:

Double card case

Making these cases is also a good way of using up some of that hoard of paper, the paper covers card stock. This case uses ribbon as a closure.

inside of double case

For this case I used a mixture of postcard sized cards and some folded cards plus envelopes:

folded cards for double card case

What I find strange is then receiving one of this cards to thank me for the gift!

Thanks for looking x

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4 thoughts on “Card Case

  1. I love the stamp of the birds on a branch, looks fab on those card holders 🙂

  2. Lovely card. All your birds chatting away on the branch. Love how you have popped a few red ones in there to set the front off.

    You have created some beautiful Card Cases! I really like the sets of cards you have tucked into each case. Beautiful work you’ve done. I’m glad to hear you are feeling better and the flu has finally left your home.

    Love you – Leslie

  3. Thank you Leslie, I just love that stamp set it was one I bought with a gift card I had for Christmas! The cough part of the flu bug is still hanging about and the sniffles and aches come back now and again but otherwise we are fighting it 🙂

    Love and hugs
    Lynn x

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