The “book binding” card design is an easy technique, making a standard card opening, slightly different. 

I began by cutting  8 1/2″ X 11″ Thick Basic White Cardstock in half at 4 1/4″, which will make two cards. Score the 11″ X 4 1/4″ cardstock half at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. Then, fold, burnish, and glue the 1″ section to the 5 1/2″ section. My fourth photo lets you see how it opens.

To decorate the “book”, I used the front and back of one sheet of Dandy Designs Designer Paper for the “binding” and “cover.” The stripe is 7/8″ X 4 1/8″, and the dot is 4 3/8″ X 4 1/8″. I used the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder to give texture to the dotted paper.

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Book Binding Technique


Now, for the really fun part! I stamped limes (the insides), from the Sweet Citrus Stamp Set in Parakeet Party Ink on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. Then, I stamped the rinds in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I used my Stamparatus for placement, and stamping more than once for darker color. After stamping, I used the Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder for the wonderful texture you see, followed by the Sweet Citrus Die for cutting. The die is in one piece, but it cuts out separate pieces.


After attaching the fruit with Dimensionals, I stamped “Happy Birthday,” from the Something Fancy Stamp Set, in Bermuda Bay Ink on Basic White Cardstock. Then, I used its Something Fancy Die for cutting, and attached it with Dimensionals.


Because this card is mimicking a book, I had to open the cover to let you see inside, right?

“Sending you a big squeeze” is from the Sweet Citrus Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink on Basic White Cardstock. I used two of the Something Fancy Dies for cutting and layering the sentiment. 


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