Fun Fold Card with Classic Garage Designer Paper

Fun Fold Card with Classic Garage Designer Paper


Hi stamping friends! Melissa Kerman
here with Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse. I I am an independent Stampin Up
demonstrator and I sell all the products that I share in my videos. Today I’ll be
sharing a simple fun fold card made with the classic garage designer series paper
that will be retiring with the catalog that’s going away on June 3rd. So this
was a team make and take project and so I prepared a bit of a template for them
to make it super easy. And the piece of cardstock measures five and a half
by eight and a half, a typical size card body but it’s scored at 2-1/8″ and 6-1/4″ and what that does is it makes one panel a little bit bigger than the
other so that it’ll overlap in the back when we assemble the whole card. So what
I had people do was they took my little template and made a mark in the center
line down the center and scored to create the V as you can see there, so
that it would be a guide when they were folding the openings of their shirt
collars. So now if you were doing this on your own you would just measure the
center point of that central panel so that center panel measures 2 and 1/8
inches. So you’d be making a pencil mark at about 1-1/16 inches right there
in the center and then use a ruler and draw a line going down that’s about an
inch to an inch and a quarter long depending on how open you want your
collar to be. So the next thing I’m going to do is I’m going to test to make sure
that the inside shirt piece lines up with the line that I’ve drawn in the
center of the outside shirt piece and that is that tranquil tide piece right
there. Now the tranquil tide piece measures 5
and 7/16 by 8 inches and it’s sized so that it tucks into the inside without
being too snug or too loose for that matter, and it’s scored
two inches from each end so you can see now I’m testing it there and making sure
that the opening on the front of the tranquil tied piece lines up with the
pencil mark on the outside basic gray piece. So next I’m going to take my
designer paper panel, the piece right there with the cars, put adhesive on the
backside and attach it to the front of my shirt or my card. Now you may not
want to put adhesive all across the top because you’ll see later that the
designer paper piece I’ve sort of pulled it away from the basic gray piece so
that I can add some dimensionals in behind it, so I had to remove that
adhesive when I did mine. So now you can see I made my pencil marks, I used the
template, but you’d be maybe doing it on your own and then folded them back to
sort of create the the collar of course of the shirt. And next of course I’m
putting on my tear and tape. Now the overlap in the back is actually not very
big it’s less than a quarter of an inch. I’m showing you right there. So what I
did was I put the tear and tape on so it hung off the edge of the basic gray
piece. And then I’m going to pull off the backing and then just fold it over onto
itself so that it’s not showing in the back but then not making it sticky on
the inside so that the inside piece won’t slide. It would get stuck to it if
it if there was the adhesive on the inside. So next I’m going to put a piece
of smoky slate onto the central panel of that tranquil tied piece that will be
the inside of my card and a place for people to write. So next I’m going to
test that this tranquil tide piece, the inside of the shirt, actually fits and
into the outside that it tucks in and it’s just a tiny bit tight so when you
do it if you decide to make this card you might want to adjust the sizing ever
so slightly so the 8 inch width is just a little bit
smaller than 8 inches and then it should make it go more smoothly. So next I’m
going to tuck that in and make some little score lines with my scoring tool
on the V on the V opening for the neck. And then I’ll just fold back those
tranquil tide flaps. So the last thing that I need to do is add a few
dimensionals. I like to have my collar sort of raised up just a little
bit so here I’ve just added a dimensional to the collar and I like to
add it out towards the tip to make it lay just the way I want it to be. And now
I’m gonna take my smoky slate blends alcohol marker, I’ve used the dark one
and I’m gonna color a couple of pearls to make my little buttons that are going
to go down the front. So I always like to color them on the platform where the
pearls come on the piece of paper, as opposed to put them on the card first
and that way I make sure I don’t get any excess grey on to my designer paper or
the front of my card. And I’m just gonna place them out in a row down the front. So the last thing I added to this card
was one more layer of dimensionals between the basic gray card body piece
and the designer series paper. So that’s where I was saying that you don’t want
the designer series paper attached to your card base and that way it can also
be raised up a little bit and look more natural. You can’t attach the inside
collar of course because then it won’t slide so slide in and out. So it was
raised up a little bit so by using dimensionals under those other two
layers of the collar it made it sort of a gradual gradually, higher so
they’re different pieces of the collar element. And again you’ll want to, in this case
use your mini dimensionals so that they’re not too bulky and big. And I’ve
put them out towards the point. If you put them too close into the center it
sort of rounds the paper and by putting it out towards the end it just raises it
raises it up just perfectly. So you can see now I’m attaching down the designer
series paper to the base of the card and that inside layer remains up and now I
can slide it in and out and on this second version I have actually used a
piece of so saffron for the inside of the card and, of course, for where
somebody could actually write. And I’m burnishing those last collar edges
really well so it lays as flat as it possibly can. And there’s my finished
card. So when I did this project with my team everyone used a different designer
series paper and here are a few of their cards. This was super fun to do and I
hope you’ll give it a try. I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today and will come
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and happy crafting!

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