Friday, April 29, 2011

3-D Letter Card (Design Team Project)

by Joanne Wardle

3D Letter card

I made this card for my son Alex. Young kids just love cards with their initials. I also find that boys are quite interested in the construction of cards such as this. The careful placement of the struts in this card allowed it to fold flat to go in an envelope.

I hand drew my letter, but you could use word art to make a template. Obviously this would not work with all letters. To make my card I used card from a Basic Grey Sugar Rush 6"x6" pad, a cupcake stamp by Stampendous, some stickles and assorted bling and ribbons. I also used a Fiskars "Energy" texture plate to add interest and texture to my card.

To make this card I folded an A5 card in half, drew the letter "A" onto the card, and then cut out both pieces. I embossed one of the letters with the dots on the fiskars plate and then ran an embossing tool around all of the cut edges to create a more finished effect

I made the struts by folding a strip of card with two mountain folds, then cutting it into pieces. I attached the pieces to the front and back of the card. The important thing here was to make sure that all the struts were perfectly vertical, else the card would not fold flat. Otherwise, it didn't matter where they were placed, but I needed to use enough to ensure the structure was stable.

I decorated the letter with papers, my saying, and a cupcake, and finished it off with glitter and glitz.


  1. Wow! The result is really pretty! Your card is very original!

  2. What a great idea and really quite simple. TFS! I love this idea!