Friday, 13 July 2018

Fancy Fold Friday Tutorial for the Simple Swing Easel Card

So as I was busy creating Swing Easel cards for my July classes... a sudden "paper-engineering" thought came upon me... and the trial luckily proved VERY successful...

So put away my original cut and score method for the Swing Easel Card... and try this simple way instead! It is definitely a lot simpler...
But whilst I am in the process of converting all of the Swing Easel Card Tutorials to this Simple method... just click here for the A4 cardstock version...or here for the 12x12 cardstock version... and the same card size 5 1/2" (14cm) square one is here...

So this is another 5 1/2" (14cm) Square card size.... or as we say around here ... the one size fits all the world version!!
So without further ado... here are the Tutorials...

First up a pdf version of the Card Tutorial... for you to click...and download/save/print...
Second up ... the written version with an extra picture of the crosspiece position... and extra details of the final decoration... as well as the Shop links in the Recipe...

Craft Spa Recipe
Card Gray Granite 14 x 29 cm (5 ½” x 11⅜”*)
* With US Letter card… cut 5 ½” x 11”for card blank and separate 5 ½” x 3/8” for the crosspiece
Paper (Top) 13.5cm (5 ¼”) Square
Paper (Base) 13.5cm (5 ¼”) Square
Card Basic Black 9cm (3 ½“) Square
Card Gray Granite 8.5cm (3 ¼”) Square
Card Whisper White 8 cm (3”) Square
(D) Basic Black 5 x 10.5cm (2 x 4”) (for die-cutting WISH)
Papers – Broadway Bound
Stamps – Broadway Birthday
Punches - Classic Label
Dies – Broadway Lights, RETIRED Squares Collection OR Layering Squares with front aperture slightly smaller
Embellishments  - Metallic Pearls

Craft Spa Instructions
1.      LANDSCAPE. 28 cm (11”) on Trimmer Top Bar and cut across whole of card and retain the cut-off 1cm/3/8” sliver as a crosspiece…
* NOTE - With US Letter card… cut 5 ½” x 11”for card blank and  5 ½” x 3/8” for the crosspiece separately

2.      LANDSCAPE. 14cm (5 ½”) on Trimmer Top Bar. Score across whole card
3.      Mountain Bone Fold
4.      Place in a tent fold orientation (ie with score across top)
5.      Adhere Top and Bottom papers

6.      Cut out Top aperture with trimmer at 2.5cm ( 1”) all round
ie Line up at 2.5cm
( 1”) ; Cut 2.5 to 11.5cm ( 1-4 ½ “) ; Turn 90degrees, Cut 2.5 to 11.5cm( 1-4 ½ “) … and so on…
OR Die cut the Top central square aperture using the largest RETIRED Layering Squares die…  TIP – draw diagonal lines from tip to tip if you need help lining up centrally with a die)
7.        Place opened out card blank back on trimmer LANDSCAPE with aperture/top papers to the right hand side…
8.      Score top and bottom sections at 8”, 8 ½” and 9”
9.      Fold the 2 side sections as Mountain, Valley, Mountain. 

10.  Open out in tent fold orientation (ie with aperture to Top)
11.  Adhere the sliver to first/bottom (mountain) section

12.  Fold back over with card in tent fold orientation but closed
13.  Apply glue to front face of sliver
14.  Adhere largest square mat…lining up carefully with your card aperture!

15.  Decorate as necessary
I left it fairly simple for this one...
(a) Gray Granite stamped Hooray, with gold embossed Hooray dots over.. plus metallic pearls
(b) die cut hats from the papers
(c) Die cut Basic Black Wish... with another metallic pearl on the dot of the "i"
(d)  "MAKE A" stamped in Black and then punched with the 
Classic Label punch.. popped up with mini 3D foam dimensionals...  And you will be delighted to know that you can stamp the "MAKE A" image as it comes (ie with the line underneath) as the punch spacing just removes the line!

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