Make it Monday: Freestanding Tent Cards!

Hello friends! Last week I made a Tent Treat Holder, and today I’ve been experimenting with a tent style card. I tried a few different sets of measurements before settling on what I’m sharing here. It’s also a great way to use up scraps of Designer Series Paper!

It looks pretty cool doesn’t it?! Here’s how I made it …

Step 1 Score cardstock as indicated in the photo (I’ve used Whisper White A4 thick cardstock to give the card stability when placed on a flat surface). Note: to score at the 10 5/8″ mark, turn the cardstock over, score, then turn the cardstock back over to make the last score line:  

Step 2 Cut the scored cardstock in half lengthwise at 4 1/8″; this will give you two card bases/’tents’: 

Step 3 Burnish along all the score lines. At the 10 5/8″ mark, turn the cardstock over to burnish then turn the cardstock back over to burnish the last score line:

Step 4 First, cut a piece of Designer Series Paper to 4 7/8″ x 4″ or a piece of cardstock to this size and emboss it. Next, prepare what you would like to add to the card front: 

Step 5 Prepare the back writing panel. The coloured cardstock measures 4 3/4 x 3 7/8″ and the white writing panel measures 4 5/8″ x 3 3/4″. Decorate to coordinate with the theme of the card: 

HINT Don’t add too much to the front without adding layers to the back otherwise  it may be unstable and topple over, even on a flat surface!

I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the narrow strip to the back of the writing panel. The final card is as wide as the cards I usually make but its length is 3/4″ shorter:

MEANWHILE …   I’m just a little bit excited as I’ve received 100 (plus 2!) five-star reviews in my Etsy shop!!‍ I’m so grateful to have happy customers supporting my small business!

Thanks so much for visiting me today; I really appreciate you spending time here 🙂 If you have any questions please ask and I hope this has given you a little inspiration!  Megan xo

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