Friday, February 26, 2021

Mystery Card Kits


Hi everyone.  Today in my Facebook group we are doing a monthly Mystery Card Kit.  I Thought I would blog about it in case some of my blog viewers are not part of the Facebook Group.  You can join the group here:

Towards the beginning of the pandemic, I have been sending out card kits to people in the group.  The kits have supplies to make a card, but no instructions.  Then at the end of the week I show the intended version of the card. It is fun to see how different people use the pieces of the kit.  

This month the kits are sort of easy to figure out, because they pieces really only fit one way.  I wanted to make this months cards fun folds, so not so much of a 'Mystery' this go around :)

Here are the pieces from the first kit. If you want to follow along, the pieces measure like so:

Card Base 8 1/2 by 5 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4. (Rococo Rose used here)

cardstock pieces:

8 1/2 by 3, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 (Rococo Rose used here)

4 by 2 3/4 (Night of Navy)

3 3/4 by 2 1/2 (Basic White)

2 pieces at 2 3/4 by 1 3/4 (Night of Navy)

2 pieces at 2 1/2 by 1 1/8 (basic white)


Designer Series Paper:  Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper used here.

4 by 5 1/4

2 pieces at 5 1/4 by 1 7/8  

Here is the finished project.   All the Mystery Kits use the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper and the In Blooms dies I also use stamps from the Happy Thoughts stamp set. 

Open card.  You could add more flowers to the center panel, or use the spaces to write your greeting and sign your name.

This photo just shows how it opens. 

The second kit was a Twist and fold card.  The dementions for the pieces are as follows.  

Cardstock: 4 1/4 by 11, scored at a diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner.  (Seaside Spray cardstock used here)

Designer Series Paper: 10 by 3 3/4 cut at a diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner. (Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper used here)

Also included was an assortment of flowers cut from the Pierced Blooms dies in Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, and Seaside Spray. I also included a die cut label from the Pierced Blooms dies, and a strip of Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon. 

Here is what the folded card looks like.  

The folded cards ends up with two pockets, one on front, one inside.  I closed up the outside pocket with the ribbon.

Here is the inside of the card.

You can use the left side to write your greeting.


The inside pocket is great to add a gift card, check or cash.  You could also just add an additional piece of cardstock and add a message, or even a photograph.

This is the third kit.  This kit made a swing card, which is a card where the center panel swings as you open it, to reveal the greeting on the back. 

This one has some tricky scoring and folding.  

The Cardstock pieces are as follows: 6 3/4 by 5 1/2 (Seaside Spray used here)

2 pieces at 4 by 2 1/2 (Rococo Rose used here)

2 pieces at 3 3/4 by 2 1/4 (basic white)

Designer Series Paper: Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper used here.  2 pieces 5 1/2 by 21/2

Also included are a variety of flowers cut from Night of Navy, Rococo Rose, Petal Pink and Seaside Spray, and some Old Olive Leaves.

 This is how it's scored.  You can download the scoring template here:

Here is what the swing card looks like closed.

Then when you open it, the center panel swings around to show you the back and it looks like this. 

I posted the Facebook Live on my YouTube channel is you would like to see how to put the cards together and how they work.  It's a Facebook live so there is a lot of chatting, but luckily you can fast forward.   :) 

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