I always love when a card opens in a different way and my book binding card today is super easy to make! 




I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock (you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List) and scored it in two places. Then I folded the card in half and then folded the other piece back (see the picture below).



I put Tear & Tape on the small section (I like using Tear & Tape but any strong adhesive will work).  I then folded the piece over towards the right and this creates the book biding look.




I added Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper to the large front panel and the panel on the left. I used our 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon and tied it around the left side. Since I used a heavy duty adhesive, the ribbon is purely decorative. This mesh ribbon is gorgeous with all the silver running through it .You could even use this to wrap presents! 



I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut a piece of Basic White cardstock and a larger, scalloped circle out of Silver Foil. On the Basic White cardstock, I embossed the sentiment using the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, Versamark ink, Silver Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool.  Embossing is so easy to do and I really think it makes a card look so elegant.  If you’ve never embossed before, I have directions below.  I adhered the sentiment to the Silver Foil and then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Silver Foil circle and adhered it to the front of the card.




How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch over the surface of the paper as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing). Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it.  Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image and then shake off any excess.  Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so the paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your image is transformed!



Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 



  • Thick Basic White cardstock:  11″ x 4-1/4″   score at 4″ and 5-1/2″ 
  • Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper:  4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Silver Foil:  approx. 3″ x 3″
  • Basic White cardstock:  approx 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″


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