You may remember a while back I was sharing about all the different brads you can now buy. I even created a post on how to make your own decorative brads. Well, I've been playing with the brads and trying to find new uses for them. In the process I discovered a way to make a closure for a card. This is more of a card technique than a craft so you can put your own spin on it. Have fun.
Card stock 11" x 4 1/2"
Twine - 7 " in length
Hole punch or exacto knife
Paper scoring tool - some paper cutters sell a scoring blade that you can use in replace of the cutting blade
Score paper where you see the black lines. The numbers refer to inches.
With the inside of the card facing up, fold the first set of scores in (refer to top picture). Now fold the second set of scores facing in (refer to picture). Unfold.
In the inside of the card punch a hole (refer to picture). Thread about one inch of twine in the inside. Tape down. now add the brad so the back side is with the twine. Add glue, fold down one inch flap to cover twine and back of brad.
Repeat on opposite side minus the twine.
The front of your card should look like the left picture. Use the twine to secure the card by wrapping it around the brads in a figure 8 shape. Decorate the inside any way you wish. Done.
That happy little cloud stamp came from a blog friend, Mushroom Meadows. She doesn't actually blog anymore but her site is still up if you want to see it. I'm not sure why she stopped blogging but I think it was because of work. Which leads me to this question, ever wonder what happens to people when they stop blogging? I always wonder what they're doing now? Do they miss blogging? Do they still lurk on other sites? It's all an enigma to me.