Monday, April 4, 2016

DIY giant card

Have you ever tried to sign a group card for a friend or loved one with no room left? Or maybe you just didn't have enough room to say what you wanted to? Next time you're looking for a group card for a birthday, farewell, shower, retirement party, or just a "thank you", try making a giant card using a basic office supply--file folders!

There are plenty of decorative file folders on the market right now, or you can make one yourself using some poster board and the We R Memory Keepers Template Studio. I recently created a giant thank you card for a speaker that visited our local cub scout pack, and wanted to share that with you today.

This jumbo card was super easy to make with some decorative poster board, my Template Studio, and the File Folder Guide. Using these tools you can make several different size file folders with a standard tab, or a round tab. Once I determined which size folder and type of tab I wanted, the first step was to trim my standard size poster board down to the size indicated in the handy instruction booklet using the mat, blade, and guides included in the Template Studio Starter Kit.


Next, it was time to cut the tab shape into the sides of my poster board. Again, this was easy to do using the measurements and instructions in the booklet, along with the mat, blade, and File Folder Guide. Tip: be sure to hold the guides down firmly while cutting so they don't move out of place. Thay way your cut is straight.

Then I used the scoring blade to score the file folder, and folded it in half. The score line really helps to avoid tearing your poster board at the crease.



Once I had created the custom file folder, it was time for the fun part--embellishing! To create a large enough sentiment to fit this giant card I used my Silhouette Cameo and some new Bazzill Mono Adhesive Cardstock.


Holy smokes friends! Die cutting with this adhesive-backed cardstock is a dream! No more straining my eyes and fingers trying to fit adhesive onto small intricate titles, sentiments, and shapes. And no more mess from adhesive leaking out from under anything.


I easily peeled the mono adhesive cardstock title from the backing and placed in on the front of my card on top of some patterned paper.


I placed one of the Bazzill cardstock scraps from the sheet I had just cut on my card front under the patterned paper, added some pretty stickers, and voila!



I now have a lovely giant file folder card with plenty of room for everyone to sign and to say everything they'd like!

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