Monday, February 13, 2012

Celebrate with the Ultimate Card

I am excited to share a tutorial with you today. I made a card like this on my blog last week and had a lot of positive feedback, so I thought today I'd share with you how you can make your own.  
I have named this card "The Never Ending Card."

The original pattern for this came out of a book called Very Mary Stationary.
To start you will need 4 pieces of paper.
3 pieces all cut from the same paper will form the base.  The dimensions of those papers are:
4 1/2" x 10 1/2"
1 1/4" x 1 3/8"
1 1/4" x 3 1/2"
The other paper you will cut from Decorative Paper and the dimensions are:
4" x 4"



Take the longest piece and from the left short edge score lines at 
1) 1"
2) 1 3/8"
3) 5 7/8"
6 1/4"
Fold along the score lines and you are creating a box.  Put adhesive on the outer edge of the 1st scored section create the box shape.(see next picture)

Here is what it looks like, I like to decorate the front before assembling, I find it easiest to do it in this order.
For the tabs you will take the shorter pieces of paper and score them at these increments.
The 3 3/8 paper, score from the left at the 1 1/2" mark and the 1 7/8" mark.  Fold on the score lines and adhere to the card middle left.  This just acts a barrier so the inside card does not fall out.
For the 3 1/2" paper score from the left at the 1" mark and the 1 3/8 mark.  Fold on the lines and adhere the longer end to the inside center right.  To make the tab open or close, either use adhesive Velcro or some sort of reusable adhesive.


For the card enclosure you will need on piece of paper that is 4" x 10 3/4".  Score this paper at the 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" marks.  Fold the shorter panel up to create an pocket and then fold the other score line to create the card.  Embellish as desired.


Here is the completed card front.  You can see that I used a Card Candi for my tab and underneath I used the Tack it Over and Over glue.


 Here is a close up of the card front.  Don't you love the Celebrate Papers?


Here is the card enclosure.


The card enclosure opens up to reveal a pocket inside..


...inside the pocket is a matching gift card holder.


Here is a close up of the gift card holder.  I just love the floral print on the enjoyment paper.

Here are the different pieces side by side.  
Isn't this a great card?


It really is easy to make, if you have any questions regarding how to make this..feel free to ask me.
I have been enjoying working with the Celebrate line and I hope you enjoyed my card today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today's post.
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