Monday, December 2, 2013

Make a mailable card display tutorial

 Hello and welcome to day two of the inspiration crews 12 days of  holiday projects blog hop.
Today I'm sharing a DIY card self standing display that's totally mailable.
 I enjoy making our family's holiday cards every year.  A lot of thought, product and time goes into each card I make for our family and friends so I thought of away to make these cards displayable.

 For the base of this card you'll need just one really sturdy 11 x 8 1/2 piece of paper.
Cut it so you have one strip of 11 x 4 1/4 and two peices of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (you'll only be using one of these)

 Next take the longer piece and score it at 1 1/2, 7, 8 and 9

 Fold creases like so

 The next step is to adhere the front 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece to the end tabs.
In the picture below you can see inside the display where the ends or adhered to the front piece.

That is basically it.
Now you just have to add your picture and make it pretty.

Since we have family all over it was important that this card, although a display, was mailable.
The design of it makes it easy to flatten and fits into a regular size card envelope.
Note: You may have to pay more for shipping depending on the products you use.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  And if you ever make a "mailable card display" please let me know.  I would love to see it!
Now go check out all the holiday awesomeness the rest of the ladies have for you.

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30 comments:

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous idea! I must give it a try soon!

cm said...

Wow - brilliant way to showcase and send a family photo! Thanks so much for the tutorial - I've added it to my must do list!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
c

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooo cute!!

Deborah said...

Clever project and of course your subject is adorable

Deborah said...

I follow your blog

Deborah said...

I follow you on instagram

Deborah said...

Put pic of prize on my Instagram

Rachel W K said...

ooo lalo i just love this idea and it looks so great! thanks for the steps!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a great tutorial, Lalo! I love those cards - must try next year!! :)

Annette Allen said...

aww how totally cute..

Indy said...

Just Pinned this, so I can make one in the future! LOVE it!

Indy said...

Forgot to say I follow you on Blog Lovin' and on Facebook.

Indy said...

Follow on Instagram.

Susie Craft Happy! said...

OMG! So creative! Adorable photo! This card is fabulous all the way around! Great tutorial too!

Susie

Reusing with Quilling said...

Its lovely and whats more interesting is it folds flat n mailable !Thanks for the tut !

Donna Bowman said...

That is an AWESOME idea - YOU ROCK!!

Iris said...
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Iris said...

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I Like your Facebook page and left comments.
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Iris said...

Such a sweet card (and baby).
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Geri said...

Now this is totally off-the-chart clever!!! How perfect will this be to receive - remove the card from the envelope and it is ready to display...no need to purchase a picture frame!

I LOVE your creativity AND resourcefulness!

Erica said...

What a cutie in the photo! Great idea!

Karenladd said...

So clever and what a fun idea for a display stand!

Karenladd said...

Already follow you by email!

Karenladd said...

Follow you on FB as well!

Denise Bryant said...

Great format for a standing card, and darling picture!

Denise Bryant said...

I already follow via email!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh my! This is too cute! Have to make it! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Sue D said...

This is a wonderful idea for sending to friends and family.
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