Monday, March 11, 2013

In Your Easter Bonnet

I've got a fun and different fancy fold card to share with you today! And the great part - it's super easy to make!  The outside looks like a normal card, but there's a surprise on the inside.
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Paper
DCWV Cardstock
Hampton Art/Graphic 34 Ladies Diary Stamp Set 3
Spellbinders Dies: Labels 3
May Arts Ribbon 365-2-10
Clearsnap Ink
Copic Markers
To make the inside of the card, cut a base 10" x 6".  You are going to cut two slits in the paper, parallel with the long side of the paper.  Measure down and inch and over an inch, and cut an 8" cut.

I think you will understand the cuts and scores more if you look at my diagram.  The black lines indicate where to cut and and dotted red lines indicate where to score. 
As you can see, you are going to score all the way from top to bottom at the 5" mark.  At the 3" and 7" you are only going to score the one inch strips at the top and bottom.  The center portion will be scored at 1", 1 3/4", 8 1/4", and 9".  The small bands are going to pop out and the larger center section will fold in. Decorate this base as you desire.
Cut a card base slightly larger than the inside (10 1/2 x 6 1/2).  Score at 5 1/4.  Use Scor-tape to attach the folded paper to the card base, but make sure you only add the tape along the two outer sides, and horizontally along the 1" border just to the first fold on each side.  If you glue down any more, the card won't pop out like it is supposed to.
Add your card front, and you are all set!

1 comment:

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your right the inside was a terrific surprise I am so casing this card. Marvelous!