Saturday, December 19, 2009

Special card

I have been asked by Paul to make some special cards for one of the guys he works with for his wife & parents,

This is the inside of the double extender card

So I used some of my Stampin' Up papers & stamps

Top tip when cutting the cardstock always start by cutting your largest pieces first

Base cardstock

One 8" x 6" base (A), two 6" x 6" front pieces (B) & two 12" x 6" extender pieces (C)

Co-ordinating cardstock

Two 1 3/4" x 5 3/4" pieces
eight 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" pieces
two 1 1/2" x 5 3/4" pieces

Patterned papers

Two 3 3/4" x 2 3/" pieces
three 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" pieces
two 1 1//2" x 5 1/2" pieces
eight 1" x 1 1/2" pieces
four 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" pieces
four 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" pieces
two 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" pieces

30" piece of ribbon
front embellishments

Base ~ mark centre line down base piece (A) and set aside

Extending sides ~
Scoring ~ using both pieces (c) create sides as folows:- lay horizontally, score from top to bottom at 2" in from the left edge again at 4" from the edge, turn sheet 180 degrees and score 2" from edge & again at 4" on both pieces of card. Looking at the pieces the lines should be symettrical.

Cutting ~ Turn vertically & mark 1 1/2" from left edge & cut from 1st score to last score, flip 180 degrees & repeat, on both pieces of card.

Folding ~ fold on all score lines, with the first fold being a mountain fold, second is a valley fold, third is mountain and fourth is a valley fold.
Now push 2 centre folds in opposite directions & concertina fold card closed. The front panel should form a 'T' shape that has been turned sideways. Do the same to the second piece of card.

Front panels ~ Working from top to bottom score 2" in from one side to create a score line thats a third of the way in on both pieces of card.

Assembling Project

Secure last scored section of left extending panel to base at the left and just up to the centre line. repeat for the right extending panel working to create the opposite side ( glue the 2" panel & the middle section of the extending panel ) . Add front panels to remaining outer edges by 'tucking' 2" section behind extending panels. Your project should now close & extend outwards in both directions when opened up.

Decorating panels

Decorate larger panels with larger sized pieces as above just using patterned papers and remaining pieces of co-ordinating cardstock.

Ribbon ~ add ribbon across front of project to tie closed at right side.

Decorate the front and internal panels with embellishments, pictures and text as desired.

All cardstock, papers & stamped images except the greeting are copyright Stampin' Up and are available to purchase through me as a creative consultant reprsenting Stampin' Up

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