Here is another Double Tri Display Card dressed up using the Falling In Love and Dragonfly Dreams papers for Mother's Day - set off on Blushing Bride cardstock this time...
Click here for more details on the decoration of this and on the original Sahara Sand version shared last week
And a bit of class feedback on this card... my poor little apostrophe was moved every time someone came to stamp the 'S at the end... So click here for background information on the Mother's Day and the apostrophe S debate (Mother's Day, Mothers Day, Mothers' Day) for those of you that are interested in things like that!
And so here is the card fold Tutorial for you...
I would love to see what you make with this card fold... so please do feel free to share your makes with me and/or the world!... just remember to link back here to further share the method to the creative world...
1)Line up 5¼” x 12” piece of cardstock PORTRAIT at
1¼” on Top Bar
2)CUT from ¾” to 5¼” (1.9-13.3cm)
the cut bar!
4)CUT from 6¾” to 11¼” (17.1-28.6cm)
5)Line up PORTRAIT at 4” on Top Bar
6)CUT from ¾” to 5¼” (1.9-13.3cm); LIFT!; CUT from 6¾” to 11¼” (17.1-28.6cm)
7)LANDSCAPE. SCORE whole of card at 10½”, 9”, 7½”,
6”, 4 ½”, 3” and 1½”
8)LANDSCAPE. SCORE outer sections at 6¾” & 5¼”
(ie top and bottom sections)
9)LANDSCAPE. SCORE inner sections at ¾” & 11 ¼”
(ie central section)
10)Peak/Mountain Bone Fold the central 6” score
11)Holding your card PORTRAIT and starting from the
front edge… lightly fold the central section score-lines as Peak, Valley, Peak,
12)And the outer section score-lines as Peak,
Valley, Peak, Valley
13)Fold over towards the centre (ie 6" peak folded score-line) until it all just
neatly folds on itself…
15)Repeat 11-14 from the other side
16)Apply glue to outer/front C-section(s) (I have used Tear & Tape so you can see where in the photo - but personally I use Tombow so I have a bit of slide! And I apply glue & assemble one side at a time)
17)Adhere Front Panel (2” x 5 ¼”) with edge lined
up with first peak fold (ie not the outer edge of the card!)
18)Repeat for other side
Just a note... This version is sized to best incorporate the Large Letter alphabet die sizes... based on using one width of 12" card... The finished
card size is 4”W x 5 ¼” H which fits perfectly into a Stampin’ Up! Medium CrumbCake envelope for posting…
And a pictorial of the cut & score lines on the main card for you...
And then it is just about the decoration...
And the back... I might even decorate this side too another day! Note that I scored that Very Vanilla 2 ¾” x 2 ½” greeting panel in half at 1 3/8" so that the fold line was slightly neater...
This is a card made "kind of" from scraps!!! - as the paper panel is the gutted centre from my Heart Wreath card shared here... (gutted at 1 1/4" from all sides fyi) ... and the greeting banner is the scrap from cutting out the two Very Vanilla panels used here... kind of neat!
And I have to admit that these papers have really proven to be versatile... and are not just in the pinks!!
Oh and here is the inside... thought it worthy of decorating too...
Love the softer look of the just the dragonfly wings and body...
And a little tip... I have used clear embossing powder on the Very Vanilla cardstock so that the cream card colour can shine through... and the colouring is done using Pool Party and Mint Macaron markers over the embossed and die-cut dragonfly (ie Emboss Resist... remembering to wipe off the excess ink with tissue paper afterwards)
I am absolutely thrilled to share the news that Stampin’ Up! has won Papercraft Brand of the year 2017 and Papercraft Retailer of the year 2017 at the British Craft Awards 2017! The awards ceremony was held at the NEC on Sunday 19th February.
So happy to be a small part of this journey! And I look forward to the next part of the voyage... I have to love that I have so much Papercraft Brand of the Year stash to work with!
Want to start your own creative journey with Stampin' Up!... click here for more details... as this month is a very good time to start!
Back soon with a creative share .. but I had to share!
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1.Score largest panel LANDSCAPE at 5½” (Card
2.Place PORTRAIT at 2¾” on Top Bar of Trimmer and pencil-mark
using the cutting groove ruler at 10, 14 (ie on score line!), 18 & 25 cm
(alternatively 3⅞”, 5½”score-line, 7⅛”, 10”) See Bonus Tip 1 below
3.Bone fold (with marks on inside!) & set
4.Score longer 10½” Thick White panel LANDSCAPE at
1¾”, 3½”, 5¼”, 7” and 8¾”
5.Concertina Fold Mountain, Valley, Mountain,
6.Score shorter 8 ½” Thin Whisper White panel
PORTRAIT at 1 ½”
7.Turn 90 degrees & score LANDSCAPE at ¾”, 2
¾”, 5 ¾” & 7 ¾” See Bonus Tip 2 below
8.Score diagonally from 2nd Top (2 ¾”) score
to 3rd Bottom (5 ¾”) score
9.Repeat for 2nd Bottom (2 ¾”) score to
3rd Top (5 ¾”) score
10.Bone Fold central long score as a mountain fold
11.Bone Fold the two diagonal score lines as valley
12.Open out (ensuring central horizontal score-line
is a mountain fold and the 2 diagonals are valleys) and push the
sides/mountains in towards each other until they meet at the centre (ie they
form a house shape with a triangular roof on top!)
13.Place down flat and Bone Fold
14.Apply glue to top and bottom triangle sections See
Bonus Tip 3 below
15.Open out and mark top right section (see R) and
bottom left section (see L)
16.With the R to the top right hand side! Cut along
central line from outside edge to 2nd score-line… then cut up from
bottom right diagonal score line to cut off the bottom right sections
17.With the L to the bottom left hand side… Cut
along central line from outside edge to 2nd score-line… then cut up down from
top left diagonal score line to cut off the top left sections
glue to the 2 sections/tabs marked R and L
Making up the Card
19.Open out the Card Blank PORTRAIT with one mark
to top and 2 marks to bottom
20.Do a dry run…. Place the closed mechanism
PORTRAIT with the top triangle tip onto the central pencil-mark/score-line and
the centre of the legs lined up with the bottom pencil-mark to ensure
everything is straight… See Bonus Tip 4 below. The R should
show at the bottom right hand side…
21.Remove protective strip on the underside and
stick in that position
22.Remove protective strip on the top face and
close the card blank down onto the mechanism
23.Open out the mechanism.
And open out the 6 panel concertina piece ensuring
that the mountain folds are in the centre and 2 sides…
24.Lay down flat on top of the mechanism with the
centre score-line lined up between the top pencil-mark and the 1st
pencil-mark on the bottom of the card blank (note that the mechanism and
concertina panels are the same height so they do line up flush…)
25.Fold over the right hand (6th)
concertina panel (to the left), remove the protective glue strip and stick the
6th panel down onto that top right tab
26.Fold over the left hand (1st) panel
(to the right), remove the protective glue strip and stick the 1st panel down
onto that bottom left tab
27.Ensure that the end panels/tabs are a mountain
fold… ie give them a good “squidge”!
28.Rub out your pencil-marks…
29.Close up your card with the end panels
facing out and down towards the bottom of the card blank … it does tend to need
a helping hand for the first closure… See Bonus Tip 5 below
Marks These marks down the centre of the card are for positioning panels later
and ensuring that they are lined up and straight.
This version of the card allows for decoration after the “blank card” is
complete… which also enables decorating the main parts of the card from just one
strip of 6” x 12” of paper….
But if you wish to cover all of the inside of the card blank– make sure you
stick your papers in first and then make your pencil marks…
mark - up to you! Seeing as I need to score the ¾” and 7 ¾” lines – I find it easier to just
score the other 2 lines I need… but these do not need to be score-lines… So you
can mark the 2 ¾” and 5 ¾” at the top and bottom of the panel if you prefer.
Some ladies ended up marking the score-lines as they couldn’t see them to then
score those diagonal lines… So personal preference!
glue right to the edges of the triangular mechanism parts… Some of my ladies commented that their mechanisms had started to pull away
at the sides of the triangular parts with previous versions of Pop & Twist
cards they had made. I hadn’t suffered this problem… We thought this may be due
to my usage of thin card for the mechanism and thick card for the card blank (
whereas they had used thin or thick for both) but it could also be due to the
applying of glue on the triangular part of the mechanism – as it is likely to
come away if you haven’t got glue right to the edge…
centre/top point of the triangle onto the score-line/mark The main problem suffered when making this card was the mechanism not then
opening out and laying total flat! This is due to placement of that central top
tip of the triangle section. Most people have placed it just slightly too low
(ie under the score-line) so there is a little gap and the mechanism then lies
slightly proud & buckles. However it all still works – it is just that the
card doesn’t fold as flat as we would like!
However you also do not want to stick it too high (ie over the score line) as
the card blank will then not close flat! Easy to make sure you have hit the
“sweet spot” when doing a dry run as you can ensure that the card blank folds
over flat before you stick everything down in position…
finished card with a helping hand and with the end panels protruding down… Put your fingers into the mechanism from both sides (imagine those pens as
your fingers!!) whilst pushing your concertina panels flat together with the
end panels folded out/down towards the bottom of your card blank . Hope the
pictures make those words make sense!!
If the end panels are folded in the concertina mode instead - they tend to catch as you open and close the card. Though the panels open up more pronounced as mountain folds as you open it...
Standard (Thin) Whisper White for the mechanism part of the card It just seems to work better overall. So far!
I started off with the card blank in Thick Whisper White and the concertina
panels and mechanism both in thin Whisper White as I wanted the card to close
as flat as possible and I had noticed other people having to use belly bands to
keep the card closed…
Then I tried Thick Whisper White for both the concertina panels and the
outer card blank. Not only are the panels stronger but the card opens and shuts
more easily after the first closure
Ladies that used all Thick or Standard (Thin)
reported the mechanism peeling away at the corners after a few open &
closes… though my glue tip above may indeed solve that problem for them…