Technique Tuesday: Hidden Message Card

One of the greatest parts of paper crafts, is the ability to use your scrapbooking supplies and paper in new ways to create one of a kind projects. A favorite way to use up your scraps and enjoy the art of paper crafting is to create cards. This has taken on a whole new craft of its own.

Today I wanted to take a moment to teach you how to create a Hidden Message card. They have become quite popular in the paper crafts arena, and are so incredibly easy to make and very versatile. You can use them for almost any occasion by changing out the papers, and sentiments.

You will need:

5.5 x 4 card Base

5.5 x 4 sheet of patterned paper

5 x 3.5 sheet of cardstock

4.75 x 3.25 sheet of cardstock

1 x 10” sheet of cardstock

Embellishments (brad, ribbons,)

Step 1: Begin by taking your card base. I usually make my own but you can purchase pre-made card bases too, at almost any craft supply store. Adhere your 5.5 x 4 sheet of patterned paper to the card base.

Step 2: Next you need your 5 x 3.5. Decorate this however you’d like, for instance brayering, stamping, etc. Then adhere it to the patterned paper you just stuck on the card.

Step 3: Take your 1 x 10” piece of cardstock and fold it in half. Take the 4.75 x 3.25 piece of cardstock and cut a slit in it that is approximately 1”.

Step 4: Thread the slider piece into the slot and push it all the way in so you can see how much will be visible. Remove slider strip and stamp message across the piece and then replace it.

Step 5: Adhere the 4.75 x 3.25 piece to the layered card at this point. Decorate as desired. Super easy!

Here is a diagram of what it will look like:

Here is my card:

Here is my card when the hidden message is revealed:

Now, go make your own. They are super easy and look great!

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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