I've made my third card using the brown, white, and red checked heart patterned paper from TPC Studio, and I still have enough paper left to make at least two more cards!
I saw a card on Pinterest with a unique fold design that I thought I'd like to try. I saved it to my Pinterest Layout Ideas board a few weeks ago, and I remembered it when I was looking through my board for pattern ideas for my last "key" card. The author of this Pinterest save called the its style the Collar Fold. After taking a look at it, I figured it wouldn't be too difficult to figure out myself without a tutorial. I figured my first step should be to figure out what stamp or embellishment I would put in my "collar opening," which would help determine the depth of my cut to created my collar.
I have been trying to organize my stamps into seasonal and occasion lists so that when I wanted to make a Valentine card, for example, my list would tell me which stamp sets I could use to make that type of card. My list is further broken down into stamps sets that have small or large sentiments for that season or occasion list as well. From my Valentine list, I discovered several stamps sets with cute hearts that could be added to my collar opening, and I discovered the retired Hearts A Flutter stamp & die sets had an open bodied heart with an eyelet edge, which would allow a word or small sentiment to be added to its center. From this point, my card just flew together easily, and I was very happy with my first try at a Collar Fold card. Take a peek below:
Recipe: Papers: Stampin' Up cardstock--Early Espresso, Real Red, Very Vanilla; Pattern-TPC Studio--The Reasons I Love You/ Little Lovin'. Stampin' Up Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Bloomin' Love (xoxo). Stampin' Up Ink: Early Espresso, Rose Red. Stampin' Up Framelit die: Hearts a Flutter. Stampin' Up punch: Curvy Corners. Recollections Pearls. Stash: 5/8" Sparkly Sheet ribbon; Antique Gold Key. Style: Collar Fold. Size: 4-5/8" x 5-3/4".