Thursday, December 29, 2022

Double Slider Card.

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This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make.

1. If you have A6 size card blanks then you will need two, otherwise cut an A4 sheet of cardstock in half length wise as shown in picture below. Fold each piece to give you 2 tent shapes.

2. Take one of the folded cards, lay out flat and punch/die cut a small half circle from the bottom right as shown below.

3. When folded back in half (with the fold at the bottom) your card should look like this. 

N.b. this will ultimately become the front of your slider card. 
Place to one side.

4. Take second card base and lay out flat on your score board as shown below and mark half an inch in from fold and right hand edge top and bottom. Join with a pencil line between these marks again as shown below.

5.  Cut away the section  ~~~~~~ as shown.

6.  Cut a strip(just slightly thinner than the cut out section) from a plastic bag/food bag, long enough to go round like a belly band. Attach a thin strip of double sided tape to one edge.

7.  Adhere to the other edge to make a complete band.(Cut any surplus bag away to make sure it is a seamless join). This is the mechanism to make the slider work.

8.  Now you need to cut two pieces of white card stock for the sliders.
These need to be half inch  or 12mm smaller than your card front.( Depending on whether you are using metric or inches an A6 card front will be 10.5 x 14.8cm or 105 x 149mm 4.1 x 5.8 inches). 

I have cut mine at 86 x 136mm.

9.  Round the outer edges as shown below. These are all the pieces now  that you need to finish your slider card.  Before adhering together though you need to decorate the two slider elements. (White card).

10.  On mine I have used gold sentiment stickers and some butterfly transfers.

11.  Once you have decorated you can adhere the panels in place on the strip of plastic. Cut a small strip of  d.s.tape and adhere to the plastic as shown below. 

12.  Place the right hand slider card (with the decorated side showing)to the outside edge and once happy with the positioning adhere in place via the d.s. tape. 

13.  Turn over and adhere d.s. tape in the same position as before. 

14.  Now adhere the remaining slider panel in place making sure that the decorated side is face down and in the correct orientation (especially if there is any writing on it!)

15.  Your  slider element should now look like this. 

16.  Close the panels down and adhere a thin strip of d.s. tape to the top and bottom as shown below.  N.b. Make sure that the tape is free of the slider panel.

17.  Turn over and repeat on the reverse side.  

18. Take the card front that you made at step 3. (and had placed to one side) and lay down next to the slider element as shown. 

Then open the slider element. 

19. Place the closed front cover on top  of the back page so that the punched out half circle is uppermost.  

20. Keeping everything in careful alignment open out as shown below. 

21. Remove the backing from the d.s tape and fold slider down to adhere. Card should now look like this. 

22. Remove the backing from the d.s. tape and adhere the card front  down to encase the slider element. 
Your card should now look like below. 

23. Punch a small hole in the right hand slider and attach a small piece of ribbon to make the pull.  I like this version of the slider card as it makes a tent fold so that the card will stand up on receipt and you can add a sentiment and your greeting on the inside. 

23. Go ahead and decorate the inside  and finish the front of the card as desired. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Winners #175

12 entries and I am pleased that half of you tried the Hanging Window Shape. With a smaller number of entries I had a hard time choosing my favourites. They were all so good. Thank you  for participating. I really am grateful to see you here playing along each time with me. 

  My non shape selection of entries in numerical order are as follows: 

 #3 Paper Papier

 #5 Mia

 #10 Tina Z. 

Hanging Window Box cards in numerical order are as follows:

#6 Wilma

#7 Sandy J.

#12 Suze

 Congratulations everyone.
please take a bow and help yourselves to
The Top 3
Badge from the side bar.

The Prize winners are as follows.

1st Prize

For entering a card using any 2 of the colours 
+ your Butterfly.

(11) Lia

2nd  Prize

for entering a Hanging Window Card using any 2 of the colours
+ Hot embossing
+ Butterfly

(2)  Karen C.

Special Prize 

For using all 7 elements on your card. 

The name pulled from the Butterfly Teacup

(8)  Susan Renshaw

 Lia, Karen and Susan*

Please get in touch using the email address in the side bar to collect your prize.
*Susan, please let me know your favourite colour when emailing me. 

Please also take the Winner's Badge from the side bar.
Can I also please ask that you acknowledge your win
In the comments box below so that 
I know to expect an email from you.

I had intended to run 1 more challenge for this year 
but I had my Flu jab 10 days ago and had the most horrendous  reaction
to it that floored me completely and then went onto having  a full on Raynaud's attack as a result. 

The Butterflies will therefore be back in the New Year.
Challenge #176 will be starting 4th January 2023.

Until then have a Happy Christmas and stay safe and well.

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Four Panel card.

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This is a picture of a finished card using the design instructions to make.

1. Cut a piece of card stock  11.5" x 5.5".

2. Score as shown below.

3. Turn cardstock as shown below and make a pencil mark as indicated. 

4. Score on this pencil mark down to the 7.25" score line as show below. 

5. Cut section away as indicated.

6. Cardstock should now look like this. 

7. Fold cardstock on the score lines as shown in picture.

8. Fold flat and burnish each fold carefully.

9. Cut a further piece of the same cardstock to be 2.75" x 4.25".

10.  Attach to the other cardstock as shown below. 

11.  Cardstock should now look like below. 

12.  The small piece of cardstock shown ~~~~~~~ can be cut away as it is not required. 

13.  The basic card shape is now completed. 

14.  This is the card opened out ready for decorating.