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Friday, 31 July 2009

live crafting

We have had another evening of live crafting on the crafters companion forum, this is the card we have made
Craft knife
12x12 card for base
Contrasting card if you are going to mat your pattern paper
2 A4 pattern papers

Step 1
Cut your mat or 1st pattern paper if not mating to 3 3/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches, make two, also cut a strip 1 ¾ x5 ¼ inches
Step 2
Cut second pattern paper to 3 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches.
Then cut 6 pieces measuring 1 ¾ x 1 ¼,
Then 1 more at 1 ¾ x 2 ¼
Card Base
Step 1
Take your 12x12 card and cut it so that it is 12 x 5 ½ wide.
Take your ruler and make small marks in pencil at both top and bottom of this strip at 4 inches 8 inches and 10 inches, score down these lines, so that it looks like this

Step 2
On the first score line (4 inch line) make a small mark at 1 ½ inches from the top, also at 1 ½ inches from the bottom, them go to the last score line (10 inch line) and do the same here.
Cut with a craft knife, join using these marks as guides on the long side from 4 inch score to 10 inch score, at the top and bottom
See photo

Step 3
So again take your ruler and make small marks at the top and bottom at 6 inches.
Now we are going to make more score marks but only on the top and bottom 1½-inch margins at 6 inches, so score from your small mark to the cut line on the top then again on the bottom

Step 4
Crease the folds so that the card look like this, it is a bit fiddly so look at photos

Step 5
Taking pattern paper 1 stick the one of the large pattern papers to the front, and the second large one to the inside
Take the last of paper 1 and stick on other end. As in photos

Step 6
Take all your pattern papers 2 and stick them to the centre panels of the card.
Like this
This is the base card finished, sorry for all the cutting out but worth it I think.Now go and play, add your topper and embellishments, and see you later when you post your finished card
Here is mine finished
And open
papers..bearly mine designs, designer extreme Vol2
image.. charmed cards digi download
flowers.. fred she said


  1. i saw these all last night! they all looked fab! might have to join you on one, will have to stick a postit to my head to remind me as i have the brain of a sieve at times unless i write it down! lol
    Gorgeous card Wendy
    take care

  2. Hola Wendy,
    This is just lovely, and the layout is to die for. I hope that I can do a card just as lovely. Your color choice is just right, it makes the whole thing come together so gracefully. Wow, you really out did yourself with this card. I am sure that you got an abundance of satifaction, with the outcome of this card. The tutorial is great, it walks you through it step by step. I look forward to making one in the near future. TFS, and for stopping by, your comments are like a breath of fresh air. Hugs, Mima

  3. Fab card Wendy will have to try one when i find the time OH working in southampton at the minute Kids are at each others throats sick of being referee could quite easily pack me bags

  4. I love these cards they are so cool. Yours is really pretty.

  5. I love what you have done with this card and I love the image.I haven't made a card like that yet so thank's for the tutorial.


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