Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sweet Pea Card Tutorial

Hi everyone, it's Alanna here today to share with you a card I made with the new Sweet Pea collection from Kaisercraft (available here in Kerry's store). I've put together a little tutorial as well for you.

First of all... the card we will be making:

 Please note, the finished card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" in size.

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)
  • Adhesive
  • 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.

Cut from the top and bottom ends of that slit over to the 2 1/8” score line. This produces the “lever” that will fit through the front window.
 Fold on all score lines. Folds should be valley/mountain/valley folded.

Step Three - Putting them Together
Add adhesive to the “backside” of the left and right panels of the cardstock you just scored and glue it inside the card. The “lever” tucks inside of the front “window”. If this is a tight fit, trim a sliver off the top and bottom of the lever so that it will move freely through the window.

Step Four - Decorating and Embellishing
Front of the card -
Cut a 4” x 5 1/4” piece of patterned paper. Cut in 3/4” from all 4 sides to allow for the window. Ink edges if you wish and adhere to the front of your card.

Inside of the card -
Cut three strips of patterned paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/4".
Cut two small pieces 1 7/8" x 3/4".
Cut one long strip 7/8" x 3 3/8"

Ink and adhere two of the thin strips to the right hand panels on in the inside of the card.

Take the 3rd thin strip, cut in 1” from the right side, 3/4” from the top and 3/4” from the bottom. Cut vertically between those two cuts to make a C shaped piece for the left hand panel of your card. Ink and adhere.

Adhere smaller pieces as shown in picture below to remaining panel.

Front panel -
Cut a rectangle 3 3/8" x 2" to fit on front panel. I used a different paper to what I was using for the fronts and insides of the card.
Decorate remainder of card as desired.

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.

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