Here is a square greeting card for Tech 4 Stampers Blog Hop this month. Square greeting cards can be a fun way to add some variety to your card creations.

Four fun Square greeting cards using On The Farm from Stampin' Up!  And, fun fold out scene inside!

Designing a Simple Square Greeting Card

When I designed the square greeting card for the Tech 4 Stampers blog hop, I kept a few things in mind…

  1. Use a design suited for a square format, like showcasing a stamped image or die cut element.
  2. Consider the size of your card and make sure the image or die cut element that will be showcased fits. The typical size for standard square cards are 5.25″ x 5.25″ or 6″ x 6″. However it is important to consider that square cards cost a little more to mail than rectangular cards. Basically, the issue is that the cards cannot be automatically go through sorting machines they have to be processed manually by a postal worker. So, I decided to make my card 4.25″ x 4.25″ so it can go inside the usual rectangular envelope.
  3. Optional – stamp an image on the envelope to coordinate with the card and make it stand out.

Fun square card with a fun fold out scene inside

Using a card stock base of 4.25” x 6.25”, scored on long side at 2”. And using the fantastic designer series paper On The Farm scenic pages (size 4” x 12”, scored 4” and 8”), folded like a z fold and adhered back side to inside of 2.25” front flap. Decorate front and inside as desired. I’m sharing two designs I put together. I hope you like them.

Fun Fold Square Card with a fold out scene inside using On The Farm DSP from Stampin’ UP!
Fun Fold Square Card with a fold out scene inside using On The Farm DSP from Stampin’ UP!

Mailing a Square Greeting Card

Standardly when mailing a square greeting card in a square envelope, you can expect to use an additional ounce stamp. If your card weighs more than one ounce, you will need to add an additional ounce stamp to cover the extra postage cost.

The US post office sells non-machinable surcharge stamps specifically for square cards . You may want to consider having some around if you like to make and send square greeting cards.

And, if you don’t want to use a special stamp or make a trip to the post office, you can use a rectangular envelope instead. Just include a piece of cardstock to the place in the envelope

mailing a square

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Tech 4 Stampers Academy is owned by Louise Sims and is the host of this Blog Hop and I am honored to join so many truly talented individuals in this month’s Blog Hop. So please use the links below to hop around and get more ideas.