Sep 25, 2006
I’ve had several requests for a tutorial on the cupcake card I posted on Friday with the triangle closure. So here I am… attempting my first tutorial… bear with me! LOL! This will be my shoebox swap for a SoCal stamping event I’m attending this weekend. Are you coming??
What you will need
* 1/4 sheet cardstock (for card base)
* 1/2 sheet cardstock (for triangle closures)
* Xacto Knife
* Fiskars or other cutter
Step 1: For this particular card, start with a 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ piece of Always Artichoke cardstock and this will become the card base.
Step 2: You need a half sheet (8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″) of Kraft cardstock and this will become the triangle closure. Wheel the 1/2 sheet of Kraft with the Woodcut Holly wheel in Always Artichoke. Cut this piece in half so you have two equal pieces, both 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″.
Step 3: Score 1/2″ from one end on both of the pieces you just wheeled. This scored part is the portion that will wrap around and attach to the back of the card. Next, cut 3/8″ off one of the pieces. Make sure you cut off the end opposite of the scoring. Cut 2 5/8″ off the other piece opposite of the scoring. Pictured on the right is what you should end up with.
Step 4: Turn each piece over and find the center of the cardstock at the end opposite of the scoring. It should be at 2 1/8″. I have marked the score and the center with black marker so it’s easier to see in the picture. Line up the center with the score line and cut. Do the same with the other side of the score line and the center. This will provide the triangle. Do the same on the other piece. Pictured on the far right is what you should end up with.
Step 5: Glue the scored portion around the back of the card so the two triangles fold around the front. The larger triangle should overlap the smaller triangle. Pictured is the view from the front and back of the card after you’ve glued these pieces on.
Step 6: Hold down the two triangles and mark with a pencil where you want to cut the slit so that the larger triangle slides into the smaller one. The slit will be cut in the smaller triangle. Cut from pencil mark to pencil mark with your Xacto knife and the card should slide together perfectly!
Step 7: Finish off your card with whatever image you want. I used Happiest of Holidays and Many Merry Messages on this card. The holly leaves are covered with stardust Stickles and I colored the berries with Cranberry Crisp blender pen. The image is attached to the larger triangle with dimensionals. But only use dimensionals on the top of the image or you’ll adhere the card closed. Feel free to ask me any questions… I’d be happy to answer, I hope these pics will help all of the visual learners out there!