Hello and welcome to the first tutorial on our new blog. Yhe aim is to post a new tutorial here every Thursday morning. You can find our previous tutorials by following the links in the posts below.
So today I am going to show you how to make the fabulous Recessed Window Card as shown over on the inspiration blog yesterday.
Monday, 21 February 2011
1 & 1/2 square Card Blanks (I have used Craft Creations 144mm x144mm sq card blanks)
Step 1, On the back of the cardstock score and cut the lines as per the instructions below.
You should end up with this.
Step 2, As per the instrutions pic (above) cut & score the Box lid & Joining Strip.
Slit the corners to create tabs, fold inwards and stick on the inside to create a lid.
Step 3, Trim the patterned paper into 4, 9cm x 7cm pieces.
Step 4, Attach the pieces to the scored panels on the front side of the cardblank.
Step 5, Using a small oval nestie & Big Shot Machine, die cut a hole in either of the 2 middle panels.
Step 6, Using the Big Shot & Nesties, die cut an oval frame & 2 scalloped squares (slightly bigger than your lid) from coloured cardstock.
Step 7, Attach the die cut frame to the front of the window.
Step 8, Trim a piece of Acetate to about 9cm x 7cm and attach onto the back of the card blank covering the hole.
Step 9, Attach the joining strip (score facing outwards) onto the last panel on the back of the card blank. Fold the strip back on itself , bring the card blank over and join up to create your box.
Step 10, Fold and stick the bottom flaps together (to create a box) and stick onto one of the scalloped squares. Add your decoupage image at this point too!!.
Step 11, Attach your box lid to the remaining scalloped square of coloured cardstock.
Step 12, The lid should then slot into your box, with the scalloped square preventing it from falling in.
Finshed Item !!!!!!
1 A5 Card Blank
Coloured Cardstock (for matting a layering)
Image and colouring medium
Step 3 - Mountain & Valley fold your card as shown on the diagram. (note you are only going to crease on the LH side of your cut line).
On the RH side of the cut line crease the card at the 15cm score line only.
Your card should look like this when stood up.
Step 4 - Trim coloured cardstcock to fit the panels on your card. For this card I have used the following measurements.
1 @ 14.5cm x 9 cm
1 @ 10.5cm x 7cm
1 @ 10.5cm x 4cm
1 @ 10.5cm x 2.5cm
Step 5 - Trim patterned paper to fit the cardstock panels showing a small border all the way round. I have used the following measurements.
1 @ 14cm x 8.5cm
1 @ 10cm x 6.5cm
1 @ 10cm x 3.5cm
1 @ 10cm x 2cm
Attach the patterned paper to the panels as shown.
Step 6 - Decorate the smaller panels as required and attach to the cardblank as shown.
Step 7 - Attach the image to the cardblank slightly overlapping the RH edge. Add extra embellishments as required.
2 & 1/2 square card blanks
Strip of white cardstock cut off from a 12 x 12 sheet
2 sheets of A5 paper
2 sheets of A5 paper
1 6x6 square of coloured Cardstock
Attach 2 card blanks together 2 create 3 panels, trim corners off each outer panel
Use the trimmed off triangle to cut 2 triangles from patterned paper
Trim off 5mm from the longest edge of both triangles.
Attach to outer panels as shown, leaving a white border all the way around. Wrap the two outside edges over each other to create a criss cross pocket.
Attach the strip of patterned paper to the cardstock band, leaving a white border all the way around.
Colour your image and using a Die Cutter and oval nesties, cut the image out. Do this for the sentiment also. From the coloured cardstock, cut 2 scalloped ovals.