1. Cut patterned cardstock to 5.5" x 5.5" for the back of your card. Cut another piece the same size for the front of your card and then adhere a different design on top which is just smaller at 5.25" x 5.25"
2. Cut two pieces of cardstock at 4" x 5" for the side pieces. Score along the 4" side at 1",2" and 3" to the bottom.
Fold concertina style using mountain/valley/mountain folds
3. Adhere these strips to the sides of the back piece making sure that the first concertina has the mountain fold to the outside edge placing .25" down from the top.
Your back piece should now look like this when looking down with it standing up.
4. You now need to make an aperture in the front card piece. First select a die cut which has more than one size to it. Here I am using a Spellbinders Die 'Beaded Ovals' which has 4 graduating dies in total. I have used the two biggest dies and placed evenly within each other using contrasting cardstock. N.b. When cut out will give you an oval circle for the edging and a centre oval which we will use to decorate the back of the card with.
Discard the centre oval for the moment and place the large oval centrally over the top of the cardstock which you have layered up for the front at 1. above.
Place the small die cut back into the frame and then carefully remove the oval edging. Run through your die cutting machine. Front will now look like below.
Adhere the large oval frame onto the front to neaten the aperture edging and carefully lining up with the back of the card attach to the concertina side pieces to close card.
5. I have stamped a sentiment onto the discarded circle (see at 4.above.)
6. Hold card down flat then place the sentiment through the front aperture to see where it needs to be attached to the back. Glue in place.
You can now finish decorating the front of the card as needed.
1. Cut 3 patterned cardstock to 5.5" x 5.5" for the layers. n.b. If the design paper is flimsy adhere to white cardstock.
9. Cut a small strip 0.5" x 2.5". Score at 0.5", 1.25" and 2". Fold as shown below.
10. Put strips of d.s tape on the single flap and attach to the back of the card.
1. Create a cardbase either from a ready made one or card stock. 5.5" x 5.5" and cover the front with design paper of your choice. Here I have rounded the outside edges but this is not necessary to do.