I love displaying cards on my mantle, but the problem is my top fold cards always end up flat! How can I prevent this from happening?
Sarah says: I love top fold cards, but occasionally you can have a little trouble with the card springing out or sliding about. Firstly, make sure you use a suitable weight card for your basic base card. An ideal weight is between 220 and 260gsm (grams per square metre) so the card won’t bend out of shape or be too heavy to fold in half properly. Next, make sure the fold at the top is very crisp to stop the card springing open. Use a paper creaser to run over the fold to ensure a sharp and even crease. To help keep the card stable, don’t add too many heavy layers or embellishments to the front. If you avoid standing the card on a very smooth or shiny surface it will help to stop sliding. Finally, if your card still seems to have a mind of its own then hang it over a length of pretty ribbon or baker’s twine instead.
Make sure your top fold card isn't top heavy