This is basically a matchbook card turned on its side with a narrow scallop-edged tab that folds over the card front.
And this is what you see on the inside.
- Maybe you remember the Blackbird paper collection that Memory Box featured years and years ago. I found some this last week in the bottom of my Halloween box and decided to finally use it for this project. (So hard to part with paper I know can't be replaced. My friend Connie would say that this card then will have to go to a very worthy person indeed!)
- I started with a black matchbook pre-made card. But this is easy to recreate. The overall dimensions are 4 1/4 X 11 1/4. Score it at 4 1/4 and at 9 1/4. Use a die or a punch to create a decorative edge on the righthand narrow strip.
- I added paper to the inside first, cutting each piece a bit smaller than each of the panel dimensions in order to have a black border around each of the decorative papers.
- For the front cover, I cut apart the piece of paper with the birch tree and orange/gold ground area against a black sky and trimmed it to fit the two panels.
- I added a moon to the sky with a 1 1/4" circle punched from more of the Blackbird paper.
- I die cut the COTTAGE GARDEN GATE from both black and white cardstock and layered them together a bit offset. I secured this to the card front on the orange/gold ground using a glue pen.
- I die cut three cats using the COOL CAT die, two black and one white. I put one black cat in front of the gate on the right side and the white one to the left of the gate. I put the other black cat on the inside left panel.
- I used the tiniest gold sequins I could find and teeny tiny glue dots to secure eyes on each of the cats.
- There's plenty of room for a message in black ink on the inside panels.
This was a fun card shape to work with and I love the way it turned out. No Blackbird paper in your stash? Try the Memory Box patterned papers in Mango and Squash dots or gingham!