Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tutorial Double Fold Pop Out Card - A-May-Zing Christmas

Hi, I posted this card a few weeks ago and I thought I would share the tutorial with you as I have used the new A-May-Zing Christmas CD from the lovely Nigel May, and I am so proud to be part of his design team. So here goes :

Items used:

5 A4 sheets of Centura Pear Card
Nigel Mays Amaz-zing Christmas CD
pencil and ruler
craft knife and cutting mat
Bone Folder
Collal Glue
2 sheets of 3d toppers
5 sheets of backing paper
1 A4 insert with verse
4 sheets of A4 mirri board
spellbinders dies
martha stewart punch
gems from my crafting stash
about half a metre of thin ribbon
1 sheet of printed borders
2 sheets of image toppers

1. Print your choosen design onto your 2 sheets of Centura Pearl card and trim to 27.5cm x 20cm. Now fold this is half and then fold each section in half again and burnish all folds. Turn your card over so that the printed side is facing down and in the two centre panels starting at the top measure and place a small mark at the following intervals, 1", ½" , 1", ½" , 1", ½", 1" , ½" and 1". Now using your craft knife and cutting matt, cut these lines on the two centre panels only. Now starting at the top fold your first panel using a valley fold, the next fold using a mountain fold and carry on in this manner into all panels have been folded. Burnish all your folds.

2. Take two pieces of your white Centura Pearl card and trim to measure 27.5cm x 20cm. Now fold in half and then fold one section in half again. Now trim off one of the small panels and fold and burnish along the half fold line. Do exactly the same with your second piece of card. Now taking one of these pieces of card and one of your pieces of card with the cut out panels ,place the two smaller panels side by side, you will see I have marked these A & B. Now place the B panel over the A panel and stick together using a wet glue, as this makes it easier to get in the right place. Do the same with your second two pieces of card and let to dry.

3. Now turn both these pieces over so that the pattern side is facing down and butt the cut out panels together, join these with strips of double sided tape to keep in place. Cut two pieces of white Centura Pearl card 5.5" x 7⅞", now glue one of these over the two panels you have just butted together , this will hide the join and do the same of the reverse side. BEFORE YOU GLUE THESE INTO PLACE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CARD WILL FOLD, BECAUSE IF THEY ARE SLIGHTLY TOO WIDE IT WILL NOT ALLOW THE CARD TO CLOSE PROPERLY.

4. The next step is to make up the front two front panels, I have made both mine the same but that is just personal choice. Glue these onto your two front panels.

5. Now to work on the inside. For the two smaller panels inside use two of the borders from the CD and matt and layer these onto some mirri board.

6. To decorate the larger two panels on the inside, mat and layer your baking paper onto some mirri card and place a gem into each corner. Print out a sheet of image toppers and chose A5 size. I used a larger topper and two smaller ones mat and layered again onto mirri board. Now make another one of these and glue these onto the inside panels of your card.

7. Now chose your insert and verse for the card and print this as A4 size. Trim to fit the centre of your card and glue into place.

I hope that you enjoy making this card as much as I did, but if you have any questions please just ask.

Thanks for looking xxx


julie_woolston said...

This is a fantastic card Pam love the papers images and design.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Hugs Julie x

jayneyd said...

Hi Pam. LOVE this card... it's fab n you always manage to make the instructions so clear and easy to follow. Thanx. Hope you're keepin well. We'll have to have a catchup when you have some spare time. Haven't seen you for ages. Take care, Jayne xxxxx