Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Technique Challenge

There are many clever ways to create card folds. Some are simple while others are more complex. If you are new to papercrafting, you should select a simple fold to start. This tutorial does not attempt to include all folds. There are many inspiring examples (and tutorials) at Splitcoast Stampers, You Tube, Pinterest, etc. Remember that you will frequently find cards with the same fun fold name but are made differently. 


·         Quality mid-weight cardstock that folds without difficulty but does not tear when scored or pressed with a bone folder.

·         Patterned paper as required or desired.

·         Strong adhesives such as Score Tape plus a good quality liquid adhesive.

·         Bone folder to press or burnish folds.

·         Trimmer with a sharp blade for smooth and accurate cuts.

·         Accurate measuring tools with eighth of an inch markings (1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8). Some tools do not have the eighth inch markings.

·         Additional items as required or desired to complete the project.

If you’re new at fun and fancy folds, this Double Point design is one of the easiest with great results. The following directions refer specifically to this card.

After selecting cardstock and patterned paper, cut as follows:
Black cardstock - 1 panel @ 4.25” x 5.5” AND another for die cut label
White cardstock - 1 panel @ 4” x 5.25” AND another for stamped image
Patterned paper - 2 panels @ 4” x 3” scored at 1” on the short edge (so the long edge will fold over to attach to the end of the white cardstock).

Stamp design on white cardstock and die cut with desired shape. Die cut black cardstock to create a mat.

Fold the patterned paper pieces along the score line. Fold each corner to the fold line to create a triangle.

Adhere the triangles to each end of the white cardstock.

Stamp the inside design or sentiment ensuring it will be hidden by the stamped label once affixed. Adhere the stamped white card that has the double tips to the black cardstock.

 The card is now complete! You have an A2 card with a low profile for easy mailing.

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