Farm Fun & Dimensional Cards (October Afternoon)

Hi Everyone 

Today I have three “dimensional” cards to share using the Farm Girl Collection from October Afternoon. One of the things I love about the October Afternoon Collections is the versatility of their papers. The patterns and prints are always varied, sophisticated and offer opportunities for everyone, no matter what their style. I hope these cards demonstrate the versatility of this lovely collection.

“My Favorite” Side-Step Card

I have used my Cameo to create the base for this card using this file here – but there are several free templates on online you can use to handcut very quickly. Once you have the base created, it is easy to add the decorative elements. I have used dimensional dots to mount some pieces as this really gives the card a lift without adding too much bulk. Layer the pieces you want to build up some color and if you want the card to fit into a standard envelope – do not make any element stand higher than the tallest panel.

I love these little chickens and the strip of words from the Miscellany Pack adds a splash of color along the bottom.

“Just for You” Centre Step Card

Once again I have cut the base using my Cameo and this file – but again great templates are available online. The key to making this style of clean and simple card is to try and get perfectly aligned layers. They don’t work well unless everything is perfectly lined up with even margins, and it’s simple to do. Just take your time and use a repositionable adhesive, so if it’s not quite right the first time – you get a second crack!

This type of all-purpose card is great to have on hand for when you need a card at short notice. This Collection lends itself to making projects for those who appreciate hand-made items, cards and gifts.

“For my Friend” Swing Card

This is one of my absolute favorite style of cards – and it really impresses non-crafty people too! The cutting file for the base can be found here. This is more of a masculine style card which I made to showcase the versatility of the collection – which at first glance might not seem suitable to more grown-up projects – but the papers really are truly beautiful.

This little piece from the Chip ‘n Stick pack was my favorite – I just love the vintage style imagery of the tomatoes and they match the gorgeous stained woodgrain print so well.

All of these cards fold completely flat for easy mailing. They also will fit in a standard size envelope – and let’s face it – no-one like paying more for postage than they have to!

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  • Reply Julie Steed June 18, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    These are so great cards! I haven't made one of these in a long time. Thanks for the idea!

  • Reply Bhawana June 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I love all three cards…. you made them so beautiful… want one :)

  • Reply Miriam Prantner June 18, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Wonderful cards! I think the swing one is my favorite, I love these papers and images!

  • Reply Papercrafting Princess June 18, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Oh so cute!

  • Reply marylouh June 19, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    The cards are so cute. I've made some of these cards but had forgotten about them. Glad you reminded me.

  • Reply sharon g June 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    I love the little gardener girl. I can relate….. this is just adorable.

  • Reply Laurie Leahey June 23, 2013 at 2:57 AM

    Oh my gosh! These cards are awesome!

  • Reply *Urška* July 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Uauuu,these cards are so beautiful.

  • Reply *Urška* July 9, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Uauuu,these cards are so beautiful.

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