Cute Tower Fun Fold that fits in A2 envelope
I've been seeing some cute Tower cards in my Facebook news feed lately. They looked like so much fun! I saw one by Karen Titus, that was adorable, but the only drawback that I saw is that it wouldn't fit in one of our standard A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") envelopes.
1st I tried to change the dimensions on Karen's card, and failed to make it work. Then I stumbled across one that was exactly what I was looking for, the only drawback is that the video was in Dutch, the Stampin' Up!© demonstrator is De Kijkkest (The Watch Box). Now I'm half Dutch but I've never learned how to speak it, though my mom did. She has passed. so I thought I would try to just watch the video carefully and see if I can figure out. This is what I came up with.
If you're not familiar with a Tower card, it is one, that stands on it's own and is four sided. This is what it looks like from the top. It would be a great card for someone who is sick, lonely, celebrating a birthday, retirement, most anything. It can stand on a table or a shelf and remind them that someone is thinking of them, especially with the personal message either stamped or hand written, that you put on it.
I tweaked the one from the demonstrator from the Netherlands. Hers had panels only on the front and just DSP strips on the back and white cardstock. I wanted to see if I could add 4 more panels to the back. And it WORKED!
I also added strips of DSP to the backs of the panels on the front, to give it a more finished look.
The flowers are from "Daisy Lane" stamp set and the coordinating "Medium Daisy" punch.
This is my first attempt with this format, also with "You're A Peach" DSP. You can kind of see the backs of the Old Olive panels that are unfinished.
Below are my first attempts with the other Tower format that I saw on Pinterest. The top card is made wrong, the middle panel should be glued on the opposite end. It is made with "Beauty of the Earth" Designer Series Paper.
The lower one is made with Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper, which is fast becoming one of my favorite DSP's from the Annual Catalog. Incidentally. all the DSP I used on these cards is on sale during the month of July.
Here's is the video tutorial of the blue card made with "You're A Peach DSP"
Here are the supplies that I used. You can shop for them all at once, using this "Quick Link". or click on the photo to add it to your cart.
Find a PDF of all the instructions, dimensions and supplies in my Digital Downloads on this website.
I hope you have as much fun creating this cute Tower card as I did.
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