Thursday, May 08, 2008

Origami Card

When Jessica began scrapbooking, she bought alot of those photo mat stacks. Years later, they are still sitting in her scrapspace, mostly unused. Until now! She shows us a way to make a origami style card utilizing the mats as a base. It's a great project for any holiday.
By the way, "Mahal Kita" mean "I Love You" in her mother's native language of Tagalog (a dialect from the Philippines).

The mini album/card folds so that it is flat, but opens to expose four seperate pages!

Cardstock Mat Stack: DCWV Spring Mat Stack
Cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV "Scalloped Stack"
Patterned Paper: DCWV "Blossoms and Butterflies," "Nana's Nursery (Boy)." Creative Imaginations "Cream Lined Scallop"
Photo Corners: Heidi Swapp
Rubon Stitches: Daisy D's
Flowers: Prima Sprites, Heidi Swapp
Felt: Queen & Co. Fun Felt
Buttons: Fancy Pants
Cardstock Stickers: Love, Elsie "Lola," DCWV "Blossoms and Butterflies,"
Chipboard: K&Co.
Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts "Remarks," SEI "Ally's Alphabet," American Crafts "Thickers Hat Box."
Stickles Pink
Bone Folder or Scorer

You will need 4 pieces from your mat stacks (if you don't have this, cut cardstock 4.5" x 4.5"). Put to the side for now.
Cut a piece of cardstock 4" x 4". Score the square diagonally and then in half. Using a bone folder, fold along the scores so that your square looks like this:

Unfold your square and lay it flat on your table. Position it like this:

Put glue on the sections marked with an "*". Be sure not to move your square from this position!!
Now you will add your mat stacks where the glue is. This might be a bit tricky, so practice laying your mats down first before gluing. Once adhered, your card will look like this from the back:
You can see that the whole square is on the mat stacks, but only certain parts are glued. This will allow you to fold your card into one piece.

Once your base is dry, you are ready to decorate! I cut spring themed patterned paper to 4" x 6" and placed them atop the mats. It's best to keep your embellishments to a minimum so you can fold it flat.


Kristi said...

Super Duper cute Jess!

Mireille said...

totally super jess!
and I love the foreign language =)

Em said...

This is so clever Jess :)