Moving right along to step 5 of my process (see prior blog posts for prior steps).
After I have matched up cut images with cute papers, I being the assembly process. First, I fold the kraft cards if that has not already been done. I take one cute paper to use on the top of the card, and one for the bottom. The top paper I will cut to 3" by 5 1/4". The bottom paper I will cut to 1" by 5 1/4". I will use an ink pad (you don't have to do this step, I just like the added look of ink on my paper edges), such as a dark brown chalk ink, and ink the edges of my patterned papers.
Then using a great adhesive, such as Therm o Web's runner, I attach the larger paper at the top of the card, and the smaller paper at the bottom of the card.
Step 6 involves adding the "main image" to the card. I ALWAYS use dimensional adhesive for this step, it really adds to the card's appearance. I am making cards this year, where some of the main images come with sentiment text, and some do not. For the images with text built in, I will adhere them to the center of my card front. For the images without text, I will adhere them to the right side of the card. (because I will still be adding a sentiment to the left).
Now, you see I am presently making horizontal turned cards (see photo), but I will also be making vertical. Right now I am telling of the recipe for horizontal.
Please join me back in a few days for more steps in this process. In the meantime, I'd love to see what you are working on! Thanks for dropping in!