Allison Cope is here to share a simply BEAUTIFUL card that she made for her son to give her parents this Valentine’s Day. How sweet is this card?

Freestanding Photo Card

I love making interactive cards to send to my family and friends. For my parents this year, I’m sending them a card from my son.

Here’s how I made this freestanding card;

Step 1:
Cut a 11”x 4.25” piece of solid coloured cardstock for your base, a 2.5”x5” piece of cardstock for your tag shape, and a 3”x5.25” piece of cardstock for your tag matting.

Step 2:
Score your base cardstock at the following measurements: Working from one end each score line is found at 1″, 2 3/4″, 3 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 7 1/4″, 8 1/4″ and 10″.

Step 3:
On your centre score line (at 5 ½”) mark in 5/8” from each edge. Cut a thin rectangle using any craft knife. You may need to make this wider depending on how bulky you make your tag. My opening is about 1/8” wide to accommodate my brads.

Step 4:
Pull out some fun stamps and stamp a design all over the front of your base. You need to decorate the entire surface—except the top and bottom inch.

Step 5:
Decorate one of your flat areas between the score lines of 2 ¾” and 3 ¾”. See diagram below.

Step 6:
Decorate your tag leaving the bottom inch bare—the bottom will never be seen.

Step 7:
Adhere strips of strong adhesive along the length of both ends of your cardstock base.

Step 8:
Peel off the adhesive backing. Adhere your tag face down just below the front decorated part of your base. Press the tag firmly into place. Now, thread your card through the hole you cut on the center fold. Peel off the other adhesive backing and match it up carefully to the other flap already attached to your tag. Press together firmly.

You now have a completed project! And one that stands up all by itself!

Your card even folds flat so that you can put it in an envelope and mail it! Happy card creating!

Be Mine XOXO Card By Allison Cope

Article by: Allison Cope