Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Recessed window card.

Sorry this card got a bit squashed in my bag. Doh!!


Card stock.
Image or decoupage.
Paper for the inside
Paper or card for the outside.

This card can be made any size you wish the one at the top of this post is an A4 the one at the bottom of this post is A5.
I will give the instructions for the A5 card it's quite simple to scale down.

1. Take a piece of A4 score at 14cm turn the card 180 degress and score at 14cm fold and use your bone folder to make a crisp fold.
2. Open the card and place it right side down.
3. Put your image in the desired place and draw round with a pencil.
4. Score on top of this line and then again 1cm inside the pencil line.
5. Place the ruler from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Cut along this line. and repeat on the top right to bottom left.
6. Fold the triangles out on the outer score line and back in on the inner score line.
7. Place the card onto the front of the card and hold in place. Turn the card over and draw a pencil line around the hole.
8. Cut the hole out just outside the pencil line.
9. Stick the card to the front of the card and decorate.
10. Stick your image into the window.
11. Trim the off cut of card created from the window.
12. Use the off cut to cover the back of the image.
The A6 card had a piece of paper stuck to the insde of the card and was decorated with a stamped image in the bottom right hand corner.

Quadrupal twisted easel card


1 8x8 square card

6 4x4 square cards

8 pieces of paper 3 3/4" square in 2 different colours.

Scraps of card for stamping onto.

Brown chalk ink.

Portabello Rd stamps

1. Fold the 8x8 card to make a gate fold.

2. With the 4x4 square cards make up into twisted easels.

3. Decorate the cards using the portabello papers and stamps.

4. Stick these to the flaps of the gatefold card.

It's that easy give it a try.

2 for 1 card


2 square cards I used anita's.

3 pieces of paper.

2 images.

sentiments and embellishments.
Scalloped square dies.

Masking tape.

Foam pads.

Die cutting machine.

1. Fold one card into a basic square card and the other into a gate fold.

2. Cover the inside of both cards.

3. Cover the front of the basic card.

4. Take the basic card open it flat and place the 2 largest dies onto the front of the card and pass threw your machine.

5. You now have a frame and a mat in paper and card stick the paper to the card.

6 . Stick one of the images into the aperture you have just created.

7. Finish off with sentiments and embellishments.

8. Take the gate fold card and close stick with masking tape the smaller of the 2 dies to the left of the fold.

9. Open the card out flat and pass threw your machine.

10. Close the card again and stick onto the right hand side. Now you can remove the tape fron=m the left.

11. Open flat and pass threw your machine.

12. Stick the frame to theleft front of your card using pads. Cut the frame and stick to the right hand side.

13. Finish off with sentiments and embellishments.