Friday, 31 July 2015

Fancy Fold Friday - Tutorial for Swing Easel Card

 Remember this Timeless Elegance card shared a couple of weeks ago. 

Well a remake was in order for this week's classes using the Pretty Petals papers (which - did I tell you - are on Bonus Deals this week - just over £5 for 48 sheets!! Nice papers... Nice price!!)

And it went down very well.... apart from me not saying LIFT loud enough!!! Oops...but we got there in the end....

Couple of closed views

And here you go - a cut and score tutorial to make one of these for yourself... Please feel free to share any make using this tutorial with me - you can decide whether you would like me to feature here on The Craft Spa blog!! Or not!

Supplies Needed
12x12 Cardstock  Calypso Coral - 12" x 6"
Paper 5 3/4" Square x 2 patterns
Cardstock Old Olive 3 3/4" Square
Cardstock Very Vanilla 3 1/2" Square
Scallop Square Framelits die

1. Die cut Scallop Square aperture out of centre of 1 piece of paper ( I eyeball but you can draw diagonals on back to make eyeballing MUCH easier!)
2. Score LANDSCAPE Calypso Coral panel in half at 6"
3. Bone Fold (mountain fold)
4. With card blank in tent fold direction ( ie centre fold at top) adhere die cut paper to card blank

5. Place card blank LANDSCAPE on trimmer with papers to right hand side
6. LANDSCAPE. Line up on Top Bar at 7", cut 1" to 5" (2.5 to 12.7 cm)
7. LANDSCAPE. Line up at 11", cut 1" to 5" (2.5 to 12.7 cm)

8. LANDSCAPE. Line up at 8 3/4", score 0 to 1", LIFT, score 5" to 6" (score 0 to 2.5, LIFT,score 12.7 to 15.2cm)
9. LANDSCAPE. Line up at 9 1/4", score 0 to 1", LIFT, score 5" to 6" (score 0 to 2.5, LIFT,score 12.7 to 15.2cm)
10. LANDSCAPE. Line up at 9 3/4", score 0 to 1", LIFT, score 5" to 6" (score 0 to 2.5, LIFT,score 12.7 to 15.2cm)

11. Place card blank PORTRAIT on trimmer with papers/cut sections to top.
12. PORTRAIT. Line up at 1". Cut 1" to 2 3/4", LIFT, cut 3 1/4" to 5" (cut 2.5 to 7cm, LIFT, cut 8.2 to 12.7cm)
13. PORTRAIT. Line up at 5". Cut 1" to 2 3/4", LIFT, cut 3 1/4" to 5" (cut 2.5 to 7cm, LIFT, cut 8.2 to 12.7cm)

14. With mountain centre fold, fold outer scorelines as muntain fold, valley fold , mountain fold
15. Decorate as you desire.

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  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial. It is just the inspiration I need for a very special card that I need to make this weekend

    1. My pleasure! Enjoy the making and the sending!

  2. This is gorgeous Amanda and I am going to case :-) xxx

  3. Oh good grief, this is another amazing creation - I'm gonna have to try this one as well very soon!! :) You're just full of awesome tutorials, thank you for sharing. I love the stamp and papers too... sooo Pretty! xx

    1. Glad you like this one too Kris. Looking forward to seeing your version... And yes the Pretty Petals papers and Corner Garden & Happy Birthday Everyone stamps are all fabulous!

  4. Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.. i made one cars using your tutorial. You can see it here
    Blessings , jovita

    1. Thanks Jovita... Unfortunately the link doesn't want to work... so I can't see yours yet!

  5. Just popped over to look at this again and realised I hadn't left a comment when I checked it out the first time Amanda - very remiss of me! You truly are the queen of fancy folds, your tutorials are great and I loved making my version of this card!

    1. Thanks Joanne... Love your version of the card.... TFS...

  6. Is there a tutorial on the door card please?

    1. There are quite a few "door cards" on here but presume you mean this one...


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