Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Terriffic Tuesday

Today's card is called a hinged card. This is a card that was in our demonstrator magazine. It is really pretty easy. Card stock and ribbon are Stampin' UP! The images are from Close to my Heart. Card stock used was So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral. The ribbon is the SAB So Saffron from the ribbon bundle. This card is different because you don't actually open it like a traditional card. You create your 'hinge' using a brad so the card opens from the top to reveal your sentiment on the inside. Card stock sizes are as follows. For the base I used Very Vanilla and it was cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" This is the piece that you will be stamping your 'hidden greeting' on. You can stamp your greeting first but stamp it on the top half of the card stock and try to center it in the middle. I actually waited until I had adhered the bottom half of my hinge. To create the bottom half of the hinge, your Certainly Celery piece is measured at 4-1/4" x 3". On the top of this piece you will use the Scallop Edge punch, to create a scalloped edge (duh!). Once you have done the scallop edge, you can adhere your bottom hinge to the base. Apply adhesive to the certainly celery card stock, leave about 1/2" clean. You will need this so you can tuck the So Saffron behind it to create the full hinge. The So Saffron piece measures 4-1/2" x 3". The first thing we are going to do is add the ribbon. I used the So Saffron ribbon from the SAB ribbon bundle. Wrap the ribbon completely around the the piece of card stock. Tying a bow as far to the left as you can. Stamp you image on a 2-1/2" x 2-2/16" piece of very vanilla card stock. I framed this piece with cameo coral measuring 2-10/16" x 2-1/4. Adhere the very vanilla to the cameo coral. Adhere this to the ribbon over to the right of the bow. Once you have this ready, tuck the So Saffron under the Certainly Celery. Line everything up, use your paper piercing tool to create a hole for your brad. Insert the brad and lay the arms flat, put pressure on the top left corner of the So Saffron and that will make your top piece go up, so that you can see the 'hidden message'. Hope you liked it. If you tried it, leave a comment or a link and I will check out your art.

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