Guest Post: Fastener Greeting Card by KellyJean Gettelfinger
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How exciting to be designing for CardMaker magazine as a guest designer! I?m so excited to share this super fun and unique card as well as show you what all you can do with a Fastener Greeting Card to go beyond card making. Buckle up! This will be an exciting little trip! HA!


The best part about this card is it can be created to suit your measurement needs. I personally like to make my Fastener Cards to measure 4 1/2 x 6 inches so that I (or my recipient) can add 4 x 6-inch photos straight into the card.

I enjoy creating these unique little gems WITHOUT photos and then mail them to someone who might enjoy adding photos of their own.

The metal fastener is easy to remove after completion of creating the card so that photos can then be added to the card. This allows the recipient to create their very own MINI ALBUM. How fun!

Let?s say your recipient is having a birthday party. You create a Fastener Birthday Card for them and leave the card photo-less. Then your recipient can add their party photos later and enjoy the card AND the memories.

OR? perhaps you went to the party yourself. Take photos differently than the party host/hostess may have taken and then add your photos to the card to send at a later date. The fun factor for a Fastener Greeting Card is off the charts!

I enjoy sending Fastener Cards as ?Thank You? notes for times when we?ve experienced something fun with friends or family. The card seen here was a time when my dad and son spent hours in the garden and enjoyed every single minute of it. The precious memories and lessons my dad created for my son are worth showing gratitude. So my dad will soon be getting this particular Fastener Card.

Here is a tutorial video for how to create your own Fastener Greeting Card?

Be sure to visit my site Always Stampin’ to see how to go all out with these fun little Fastener Greeting Cards by turning them into actual PHOTO ALBUMS. If you?re like me, you?ve created quite a few treasured summer memories this summer. At Always Stampin?, I will show you how to create the CA-YOOTSET summer memories Fastener Mini Album.

Thank you, CardMaker, for having me as a guest designer. I appreciate the paper arts tips and tidbits you encourage us with, and I am so humbled you would appreciate my contribution. Thanks again!


Supplies: All supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted. (Jar of Love stamp set, ink pads (pool party, early espresso, Cajon craze), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Pack, cardstock (Sahara sand, pool party, Cajun craze), gold thread, 3/8-inch Classic Weave Ribbon (white ribbon, crumb cake), Framelits dies (Everyday Jars, Layering Ovals), Cropadile, Dimensionals, metal file fastener); Copic® markers from Imagination International Inc.

3 Responses to Guest Post: Fastener Greeting Card by KellyJean Gettelfinger

  1. Roseann Lanz says:

    Looking forward to getting this info making cards

  2. teresa kline says:

    adorable kellyjean!

  3. Lavonne Sylvester says:

    Really cute card KellyJean!

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