Friday, 23 March 2018

Fancy Fold Friday - Small Square Pop Out Swing Card with Tutorial

Gosh I have had so many emails and messages about this card fold... so it has taken priority amongst all the other eagerly awaited card folds!

So here you have the Tutorial for the Small Square Swing Fold (aka Lever) Card
Craft Spa Recipe
For my US Readers... Note that I have done a literal conversion from the Metric (Centimetres) version... as it works so well with a 6" wide piece of Springtime Foils papers for the insert panel... so it will be a little bit of a trim down for you from US Letter sized card... and also beware... as I have not done a test run with the inches version... I am sure it will work but you might be a micron out from a fully opening card...

Card Blank - Cardstock Night of Navy 21 x 10.5cm (8 1/4" x 4 1/8")

Insert - Papers Springtime Foils Stripe 15.25 x 10cm (6" x 3 7/8")
Tabs - CS Night of Navy 2 x 10.2cm (x2) (3/4" x 4") 
Paper - Front of Card 10cm Square (3 7/8")
Paper/Card for Inner Panel 4.7 x 10cm (1 7/8" x 3 7/8")(I used Thin Whisper White so as to not add bulk!)
Card for stamping/diecutting front centre panel - Thick Whisper White 7cm (2 3/4") Square 
Card for diecutting front centre frame - Night of Navy 7cm (2 3/4") Square 
Papers- Springtime Foils... Available exclusively and for free during the Sale A Bration promotion. Ends 31st March 2018.
Ribbon - Silver Metallic Edge x 9" 

Craft Spa Instructions
Excuse the old photos... using different card colours... but new photos would mean that there wouldn't be a tutorial!! There are only so many hours in a day after all...


1. Score LANDSCAPE larger (Night of Navy for this card) card blank panel at 10.5cm. (4 1/8") Bone Fold.
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2. Score smaller (Striped Springtime Foils) insert panel at 5.1 & 10.2cm (2" & 4")
3. Bone Fold as concertina/Z-fold ( ie one as mountain & 1 as valley fold)
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4. Score 2 smallest (Night of Navy) panels at 5.1cm (2")(for Tabs) and Bone Fold

5. Adhere paper to front of card blank...
6. Die cut Aperture in card blank front  … 2nd largest Square in the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies  used here...
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7. Adhere Z folded panel to RHS of open card blank (note: valley fold of Z Fold panel to LHS when stuck)
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8. Fold over front of card blank. (with Z folded panel folded inside)
9. Apply glue through aperture to top of Z fold panel (ie to RHS of aperture) Note I have used Sticky Strip just so you can see where the glue needs to be…..
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10. Adhere stamped and die-cut Stitched Shapes square through the aperture (making sure it can swing through the aperture)
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So now for the Tabs to attach it all together….. and allow it all to pop out and swing…

10.Open up Card blank. Open out Z folded panel to the right.
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11. Apply Glue to one side of the 2 Tabs
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12. With folded edge of Tabs to outer/RH edge of Z panel - adhere one side of Tabs to top and bottom of Z fold insert panel  (ie above and below the die cut panel) ensuring that these tabs are clear ...
(a) above and below the aperture shape
and
(b) the Z fold insert panel LHS score line.
Trim if necessary
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13.Fold top layer of Z Fold panel back over & open the Tabs out towards the central score line of the card blank.
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Check that the Tabs will clear the central score line of the card blank.
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Trim if necessary
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14. With the Tabs opened out, apply glue to top side (ie facing you)
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14. Fold front of card blank shut to close down onto tabs
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And there you have it…one safely attached swing out card mechanism….
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Now... depending on the colours you have used for the card blank and the insert panel... some of you won’t like the fact that you can see the Tab on the back of the white Z folded panel…
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3 ways to work round that …
(1) have the card blank and tabs in the same colour (as I have with this card) so that you can't see the colour difference when you open the card... 
(2) have the card blank and Z folded insert panel all in the same colour ... so no colour difference anywhere!
(3) cut two extra 2 x 5.1cm Tabs in the same colour as your Z Fold insert panel (so plain Whisper White would work for this one)…and just stick over the top!
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Look vanished! 

So there you have it… finish off your decoration to the front section… and you have a simple looking card with a WOW on opening… and it is simple to make too… especially by a third run...

My final decoration is purposefully very quick and simple as over 50 Easter Treats plus a few cards amongst 5 ladies was a mean order!! But click here for another one with a bit more work...and colour!

So a Scalloped Night of Navy Frame (created by using the Layering Squares die and the same Stitched Shapes square die ... at the same time!!) 

Plus a flowery die cut from the Sweet Soiree Embellishments kit... not how I coloured the paler pink flowers with the Night of Navy Stampin Blends... great job to co-ordinate...
Finished off with a Night of Navy Stampin Blends coloured Pool Party sequin from the Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins pack...

And a Dark Night of Navy Stampin Blends coloured Silver Metallic edge ribbon... which is particularly gorgeous!
Though I am now really sorry to say that Stampin Blends are NOW officially unorderable until May... 

4 comments:

  1. Great tutorial. I will give it a try and let you know how the US version turns out.

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    1. Brill... thanks Anne... wd appreciate that feedback... shall I now call you Chief Tester!

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  2. As you know I love different types of card and this one is just great and I thank you for the tutorial.
    This is lovely.
    Hugs,
    Myrna

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    1. Thank you Myrna.. and my pleasure... Enjoy!

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