Friday, March 20, 2015

5x7 top fold card trick

I like to make 5x7 top fold cards.  You can't do this with regular 8.5x11 cardstock without gluing two cut panels together.  I cut the front at 5x7, but cut the back at 5 x 7.5 (or longer, up to 8.5).  This usually leaves a unattractive glued flap at the top.  To disguise the glue flap, I realized I could turn it into a decorative element by die-cutting the edge before gluing the panels together.  I think I may like this better than if I had a piece of cardstock 14 inches long.  What do you think?