Phew! My posts are like buses today! None for days and then loads come along at once… 🙂
These are the instructions on how to make the arm chair cards I mentioned earlier.
You will need
- cardstock cut to an even number i.e. 8 x 8 will make a 4 x 4 card, 10 x 10 a 5 x 5 card and 12 x 12 will make a 6 x 6 card. I like small cards so I make mine 8 x 8.
- Card stock cut to half an inch smaller than your finished card size (so for my 4 x 4 finished card size, I needed a 3.5 x 3.5 inch piece of card)
- Paper cutter
- Bone Folder
- Scoring tool and board (or the groove in your paper cutter)
- Small circle punch or a hole punch
- Patterned paper and your chosen stamps, embellishments etc for decoration
- ribbon or ribbon cord
- Score your card stock at the centre point through each side, so you end up with a cross shape in the middle which four sections of card
- In the top left section, cut away the top half of that section only (coloured yellow)
- Cut through the mid point line coloured pink on the diagram
- Trim away 1.5 inches from the bottom left section, shown coloured purple on the diagram.
- Fold at your score lines. The better, or firmer the folds, the better the card will stand when it’s opened.
- Apply double sided tape to two sides of the section numbered 3, fold over to the side numbered 2 and stick down.
This is how your card should look up to this point
7. Using a hole/circle punch, tie some ribbon to the other piece of cardstock you have prepared and tuck it into the pocket between sections 2 and 3 which is where your greeting will go
8. Fold section 1 over section 2 to close the card
9. Tuck section 4 underneath the card and your card is done.
Here is one of my finished cards. Any problems with the instructions, feel free to leave me a comment!