Friday, November 30, 2012

Peek-a -boo Moose!

Here's another of my 15 minute holiday cards
from
DCWV!
The stack I used for this little card was
"The Winter Holiday"
 
The objective was to make a cute, easy card in less time than it takes to hard-boil an egg (Yes, I still make homemade egg salad on a regular basis!)
 
First, I determined I wanted a card that fit in a 6 x 6 envelope! I'm tired of trying to customize each and every envelope (not to mention the postage!)
 
So, this card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2,
which was easily cut from 8 1/2 x 11 heavy cardstock.
 
I then scored 1/2 inch from all four sides of the front to give a bit of texture to the white-on-white.
Next, deciding that my image needed at 2 1/2 inch square opening, I measured center and cut out my "window".
With the  moose paper, I chose to extend the image across the inside of the card. It just seemed more finished than putting a square in the middle of the card.
 
 
And I can always add an appropriate sentiment, depending on the recipient.
 
 
Simple, that's the ticket!