Parcel Shaped Card + Template – First Posted: Friday, January 15, 2010

Todays card is a perfect excuse to break out the ribbon and is a handy way to use up your scraps of patterned papers that if you’re anything like me you can’t bear to throw away.

I inserted my image into Word and sized it to 4 inches wide, the important part is to align the image to the far RIGHT hand side of the page before you print it onto your card stock. I scored along the dotted line and folded to form my card and trimmed round the outside edge of the other 3 sides to form the shape using scissors and a craft knife. I measured the 4 areas on the front of the card and cut the 2 larger ones from co-ordinating patterned paper and the 2 smaller ones from purple card, I added some matching ribbon and attached to my card. I printed my sentiment onto lilac card and punched it out using a tag punch and layered onto more of the purple card, I added an eyelet and attached to my ribbon with some embroidery thread. The finished card will fit into a standard sized envelope.

2 parcel card

Here is your template:

(click on the image to expand before saving to your computer)

2 Parcel card template