First of all... the card we will be making:
And now for the tutorial:
- 2 pieces of cardstock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
- Papers of your choice (I've used the Sweet Pea paper pad)
- Paper cutter and scoring tool (I've used the score blade that came with my trimmer)
- Coordinating embellishments/stamps/etc to decorate your card
- Bone folder
- Craft knife and ruler
- Ink for edges
Step One - Making the Card Base
Score the first piece of cardstock at 4 1/4" and fold in half. On the side that is the front, cut a window, 1” from all 4 sides.
Step Two - Making the Lever Insert
Score the second piece of cardstock at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8”. Go in 2 1/8” from the left edge and score down to 1” from the top and up to 1” from the bottom.
To cut the “lever” that will fit through the card front “window”, go in 1” from the left edge and cut a slit that starts 1” from the top and goes down to 1” from the bottom.
Thanks for stopping by today! I would love to see your creations from this tutorial so please post on the facebook page, or in the comment section of this blog post.
PS. This tutorial was adapted from one on SplitCoastStampers which you can find here, along with a video by Laura Lipe.