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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tutorial for a fancy fold card

This is the first time I have written a tutorial. I can teach face to face with no problems but struggle to put what I mean into writing!

The card I am making today is one of my favourite styles. It is simple to make once you get the measurements right so here goes:
you need 3 pieces of card stock cut to the following sizes:

Layer 1 6x7 inch
Layer 2 6x6 inches
Front of card 7.5 x 3 and 15/16 of an inch
You will also need 4 different backing papers - I have used Scribble and Scrap's Fabulous florals 2 for my sample. and a topper for the front of the card I have used one of the images from vintage photo sheet 19 for mine.
Taking Layer 1 you need to score 1.5  inches in on either side of the 7 inch length
Layer 2 needs scoring at 1 inch on opposite sides.
You then need to punch along the edges like so:

You then add strips of backing paper to the punched edges - the width of these will be dependant on the punch you use. Mine are 1 inch and 1/2 inch
With the Front piece of card score this at 6 and 6 and 1 eighth and fold. Then add backing paper to the inside long part and double sided tape to the shorter end:
your pieces should then look like this:

Line the shorter edge of the front piece with the outer top edge of layer 2 this is then stuck to the back of layer 2
Turn the card over and the inner of your card should look like this:
As you can see I have added a sentiment!
Fold the front flap down over the top of layer 1
Then take Layer 1 and glue this to the inner layer of layer 2 with the decorated edges facing you. This will cover the flap of the card front making the back of your finished card look neater

All that is left to do then is decorate the front of the card with your choice of papers and topper.
By folding the  layer 1 punched sides out and layer 2 in the card will stand independently.


Deborah Adams said...

Hi Sharon,
Your tutorial is great! :D Thanks for sharing this with us. Your card is just lovely.
Your teamie from Scribble and Scrap
Deborah :D

Jennifer Bradley said...

Great. Card and tutorial thanks for sharing xx😍

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Sharon, this is a great tutorial, love the image and gorgeous papers.
Linda xxx

Sandie Gough said...

How fab, great tutorial hun xx
Sandie x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sharon, Such a beautiful card, love the folds the design look amazing. Thank you for the tutorial to.


Lorraine said...

Hi Sharon, this is a gorgeous card and a fabulous tutorial, thank you for sharing it with us hun.
Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx