Monday, April 7, 2014

Bendy fold card

This is my first attempt at making a bendy fold card. I love the softness of the Ariana paper.  I used the cricut to cut out the shapes to help accent this card.  
Here is a close up of the flowers I made to hide where the tab fits into the card.  The cards below show how dull a card looks when you take a picture without enough light.  They still show you the mechanics of the card.  Below I will give you the measurements, so you can make one for yourself.   

Below is the card when it's open.   

Start with:
2.... 4 1/4 x 5 1/2  pcs of cardstock (whatever you want the base to be)
Take one of those pcs and cut it the long way at 2 1/4" so you will have 2 long pcs,
Score those long pcs at one end at 1/2". On the other end make a tab (see above picture)
Cut background texture paper to cover cardstock in the following sizes.
2 ....4x 5 1/4"
2.... 4 1/2 x 2 1/4
2.... 4 1/2 x 1 1/2
Glue large b&t to one side of cardstock, measure 4" from the left side on the 5 1/2" length. Line up the 2 1/4 strip along the bottom edge, so you know how long to make the slit.  Cut the slit so the tab fits in it and the strip in flush with the bottom edge.  Glue the scored 2 1/4 strip on the left side with the scored pc on the back.  On that strip, measure 2" from the fold, line up the other strip so you know how long to make the slit. Put top b&t on wide strip and re-cut the slit from the back. Glue the narrow strip on the right side.

Put b&t paper on the rest of your project, don't put glue near the slits.  Decorate the card, if you want the card to fit into a regular envelope be careful not to put the back decoration to high.

Choose 3-D flowers (cut with cricut) or flat flowers to put on side to cover up the slit.  Anything can be used to decorate.
Let me know if you have any questions!