A few people asked me how I created the card in my previous posting, so this is a tutorial on a gate-fold card that has a shaped window. Since the usual gate-fold card is easy enough to do and there are already lots of tutorials on it (here, here and here are just a few), this tutorial is really on how to create the window on the card using one of your shape dies. I'm assuming that's what the requests were for--if not, then let me know please. BTW this is easy too...LOL!
This is for a 6" x 6" card. I am creating a new Christmas card and will give you the step-by-step instructions in making it.
- 6" x 12" cardstock
- DP's, coloured image(s), embellishments, sentiments, etc. to decorate
- a shape die for your window (I am using the Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament die to match my image of Tilda Hanging Ornaments)
- removable tape
- die-cutting machine (I am using my Big Shot Machine)
Score your cardstock at 3" and 9".
Fold along scorelines.
You may want to leave your card as a square card or if you want to shape your card, you can do it now. In my previous card I used a Go Kreate die to shape the top and bottom of the card. With this one, I am just going to round off the corners.
Decorate the card front with your DP.
Place a couple of pieces of removable tape on the flat side of your die.
Open your card and place your die--and this very important!--blade side up. With this card, I am putting the die exactly in the centre. In my previous card I have placed the die higher up. You can place it wherever you want your window to be.
Close the two front flaps and press so the removable tapes will stick to the paper on top and the die won't move. Run the card through your die cutting machine.
Voila you have your window!
And from here you can now decorate the card any way you want. Have fun!!!
Sorry, but this is as far as I got with the card--I haven't finished it yet...LOL. I am currently working on another project that I have to get done first--this was a detour. I will get back to this and show you the card when finished.
Edited: Here's my finished card. I will give the details in a separate posting.
Edited again: Posting for card HERE.