Tuesday, April 16, 2013

3-Step Card Tutorial (4 1/4" x 6" card)


I created a 3-step card a couple of posting back HERE.

The card was only 4 1/4" x 6" in size.  I made it smaller than my usual size--which is 6-inch square--because I was going to use only one Mini Magnolia image on the card front.  I thought the 6-inch square card was to large for it unless I heap all kinds of embellishments on it--more than I already did...LOL. 

Anyway, I was asked to do a tutorial on it (Donna, this is for you), so here goes...

Materials required
2 pieces of cardstock 8 1/2" x 6" each
4 1/8" x 5 7/8" designer/patterned paper to decorate the front
8 1/2" x 6" designer/patterned paper to decorate the inside
Other materials to finish decorating as you desired, eg. coloured images, flowers, ribbons, bows, pearls, etc. 

Templates for the 3-step card

And woo-hoo...this old gal has used the little grey cells in her head and has figured out how to put  PDF's in her blog post...LOL.
3-Step Card (front cover) template ( I know you don't really need this one...tee he he)
3-Step Card (inside card) template

3-Step Card (front cover) template in centimetres
3-Step Card (inside card) template in centimetres

For those of you who need step-by-step instructions, here they are...


Step 1
Score an 8 1/2" x 6" cardstock midway at 4 1/4" and fold.  This is for the front cover.  Put aside.

Step 2
On the other 8 1/2" x 6" cardstock, pencil-draw horizontal lines at 2" and 4" from the top.
On the first horizontal line, mark at 3 1/4" and 5 3/4".
On the second horizontal line, mark at 3 3/4" and 6 1/4".

Step 3
Using a ruler and a craft knife, cut between the 2 marks at each horizontal line (shown as white dashes below).

Step 4
Score at 2 1/4" from top to bottom.
Score at 5 1/4" from top to 1st horizontal line.
Score at 5 3/4" from 1st horizontal line to 2nd horizontal line.
Score at 6 1/4" from 2nd horizontal line to bottom.

Step 5
Turn the paper upside down and
Score at 5 1/4" from top to 1st horizontal line.
Score at 4 3/4" from 1st horizontal line to 2nd horizontal line.
Score at 4 1/4" from 2nd horizontal line to bottom.

Step 6
Create valley and mountain folds where indicated on template.  This is the card inside.

Step 7
Apply glue as show below.

Step 8
Adhere the card inside to the front cover.

Step 9
This is the easiest way I can think of of explaining how to cut out and trim your designer/patterned paper to decorate the inside of your card.
Draw the cut and score lines shown on the template on your designer/patterned paper.

Step 10
Using your ruler and craft knife, trim away about 1/16" for the outside paper edges and both sides of every drawn line, a shown below.

Step 11
Apply glue to the back of each piece and adhere to card inside as shown.

Step 12
Apply glue to the back of the 4 1/8" x 5 7/8" designer/patterned paper and adhere to card front.  And voila!...you're done.

Now you can finish decorating your card with coloured stamped image(s) and embellishments as you desired.
(Taking a detour here to work on another card.  I will post the end result of this one when I get around to finishing it...LOL.)
Have fun with this!


Unknown said...

Wonderful card, and TERRIFIC Tutorial Norma, I so appreciate you doing this!!! I hope to make a card using or following your directions tomorrow.
THANKS for everything.
Big Hugs

Anonymous said...

This is awesome Norma, I'll have to have a go at this one ,when I get 5 minutes spare, Great tutorial
Hugs Julie P

Maris said...

wowww this is allsome, looks like its not so difficuld, a will try it thanks dear xx

Mojca said...

what a great tutorial. thank you for sharing. hugs! Mojca

Debbie said...

Wow Norma. Stunning, and such a good tutorial. DebbieX

JenniferD said...

Loved the card and a Great Tutorial to go with it! Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

Great folding technique, and lovely colors, papers and images. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Nina said...

Thanks to the tutorial !
Love your card - have to try your guideline sin the very near future !
:-) Nina

Sparkly Engineer said...

Oh my gosh, this card is flippin' awesome!Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. You are the Best!

Cordine said...

gorgeous card! love your tutorial, gonna try it!

nanny31 said...

Merciiiiiiiiiiiiiiii pour ces supers explications et ce gentil partage, Bonne journée

M@miogée said...

J'adore cette carte,elle est magnifique !
I love this card she is lovely !
Merci beaucoup pour le tuto
Thank you very much for the tuto

Helga said...

A very good Tutorial ! Thanks a lot
Greetings from Austria

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful card, if I make one I'll be sure to send the folks to your blog.

Cecilia Reyes said...

wonderful explanation. I thank you all the time you took to put it on pics. It's so lovely.

Janet McLaughlin said...

Thank you for these wonderful directions!! Can't wait to try making some!!

Veronique said...

Thanks for the tutorial Norma :)

Here is my card: http://snuppisblogg.blogspot.no/2013/12/julepost-til-deg.html

Margreet said...

Wat een prachtige kaart.
Bedankt voor uitleg
Groetjes Margreet

lovingrammahood said...

Hi Norma. This card is amazing and you are amazing. Thank you so much for going to all this work for those of us who are not as creative as you. This tutorial might help me to look half as amazing as you are....thanks again.

Unknown said...

Hi Norma, Thanks so much for your easy to follow instructions, I've been looking for ages for ones for this card. I haven't used it yet but come the weekend, look out!!!! You're amazing.

Unknown said...

Thank you, for teaching how to create greeting cards. I really loved your greeting card design. If anyone required professional creative they can check Printstop.

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