This is an elegant but easy to make bookbinding card. Several beautiful elements come together to make this striking card. The use of embossed velum, DSP with gold accents, and the rich colors of Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen combine to help make this card a showstopper.
I love that this bookbinding card is actually just a simple A2 card. If you haven’t tried making a bookbinding card yet, I recommend adding one or two to your card making repertoire. There is something about these cards that look almost regal and far from ordinary.
The video tutorial that I made will walk you through the simple steps. You can find that tutorial here. In the tutorial, I’m missing a piece of Evening Evergreen. As it turns out, my one year old puppy decided it was a tasty treat. Puppies can be unpredictable and Annie is that and more. After you watch the video, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.
Although I used a few retired products, you can change things up with whatever you have on hand. The Dandelion embossing folder, the DSP and the gold twine are all products that have recently retired. But Stampin’ Up! continues to produce awesome products that you could substitute for any of the ones you don’t have. The beautiful Dragonfly Garden stamp set has carried over into the new Annual Catalog. And the beautiful Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen cardstock will be available until June 2023.
I hope I’ve inspired you to make a bookbinding card. Once you make your first bookbinding card, you’ll probably want to make others. Here is a link to another bookbinding card that I made. Let me know how you change up my original card to match what you have on hand.
Here are the measurements for the card:
Soft Succulent: 8 ½ x 5 ½ (scored at 4 ¼ and 3 ½)
2 7/8 x 7/8 (sentiment border)
Evening Evergreen: 5 3/8 x 11/16 (border under DSP)
2 ¾ x 2 (for dragonfly)
2 ¾ x ¾ (for sentiment)
Vellum: 5 3/8 x 3 3/8
Basic White: 5 1/8 x 3 1/8