Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Smaller Folded Napkin Card Tutorial


First let me blame my friend Sue, at Suzanne's Stamping Spot, who started all of this with her beautiful Napkin card made from a 12"X12" piece of DP.  I loved it and wanted to do one, but not as big.  I decided to use Martha Stewart Around the Page punches because they are quicker.  In reading Sue's post, she refers you to an instruction post found, HERE.  I found it works on the rule of fourths, whatever that is!! Ha!  Here is my journey to a 5 1/8"X5 1/8" Square Folded Napkin card. BTY, IT IS NOT LESS WORK, JUST BECAUSE IT'S SMALLER!! LOLOLOL....

THE FOLDS:
1.  I checked out MS instruction sheet for 10.25" Around The Page.  I knew because Sue's finished card was 6" (1/2 of 12"X12") that mine would be a little more than 5".  I couldn't quickly figure out how to divide that by 4, (you'll get my point if you try doing it following the site above) so this is what I did.  I cut my Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb. text down to 10.25" square.  I used MS Eyelet Lace Around The Page punches and did my edge first instead of last.  You will see why soon.



2.  I folded it  to allow me to crease it (in the middle only) to find the center.  I actually ran my thumb nail across it (the center crease).
3.  Now fold it the other way and make another crease across your other one (in the middle only).

4.  Take a pencil and draw the cross you have made in the center:  It will be my guide all the way through.

5.  This is the part that allows you to use any square piece of paper for your fold.  Take one corner of the paper it to the center (NOT INTO the center) of the paper and crease the fold all the way.  (When this was done I also put my folded edges on my Scor-Pal to make them neater and easier to fold later.)


6.  This is the step that was first on Sue's larger card, where the measurements were easy to figure out.  Your sheet is totally open.  You take the two bottom corners of the square and fold them ONLY to the CENTER of the page, creasing the paper, as shown below (1/4 the width/length).  Turn the page a quarter of a turn and do the same thing.  Repeat until you have four creases as shown:


7.  What you do next looks tricky, at least it did to me, but it's relatively easy, once you get one corner going.  You have squares on each of the corners.  Next to them you have triangles and in the center you have one big square.  Gently fold the triangles next to each corner square inward as shown.  The only fold not here is the corners being folded back.  You will see what I mean below.


THE TRAINGLES:

Okay, so I am not going to go step by step.  I will tell you how I set up each step.  Let's take a look at the finished product:



MY STAMPED CARDSTOCK:
1.  I stamped on Cryogen White cardstock using  Cover-A-CardTM  Tapestry stamp inked with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.  The stamp produces a 5.75"X5.75" piece.  I did two pieces.  I used printer copy paper to trace the pieces I would need with a stylus and then I traced it on the stamped cardstock.  As you can see from the picture, the corner pieces are not perfect triangles because of the punch I used.  :-) The picture looks like I used two different types of green ink because of the lighting.  Go figure!

2.  I stamped on Curious Ice Gold cardstock using the same stamp and VersaMark pigment ink, applied Stampendous Pearl White Embossing Powder, and heated with a heat gun.  I think one piece of 5.75"X5.75" worked.   I still used the copy paper first to determine my pieces.  Again, I didn't have perfect triangles because of the punch I used.  Click on the image to see the difference in the cardstock themselves, even though both names imply white.  One has a yellow cast and the other is whiter.

3.  For the center I put Curious Ice Gold through the Cuttlebug using a Spellbinders Lacy Circles die.  A Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock die cut from a Large Circle Spellbinder die was put through the Cuttlebug using their Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  Another smaller Spellbinders Circle Die with DCWV Latte Metallic Olive Green cardstock was done, and then another smaller one using the Solar White cardstock.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession's brand new All Occasion I Clear Stamp set.  The vine twirlies are from Flourishes Sweet Peas Clear Stamp set.  The button is from Hancock Fabrics.  The butterfly is Martha Stewart's Classic Butterfly 3-in-1 punch. used on Stardream Chiara Rose Quartz paper.  The pearls are 2mm I found on EBay HERE.

CARD BAND WITH BOW:

1.  The band is a 2.25"X11" piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock punched on both sides with the same border punch used for the edge.   An 11" piece of May Art ribbon was taped to the center.  The cardstock was rapped around a pencil to break down the cardstock so it would bend easier.  I used the same, just smaller sizes of dies and cardstock for the image as I did for inside the card.  I used Flourishes Sweet Peas Clear Stamp set for the image.  I stamped it with Brilliance Galaxy Gold and painted it with Twinkling H2O's Buttercup, Cherry Sorbet, and Olive Green.  It was cut out with an X-Acto knife, the edges painted again, and mounted with 1/16" pop dots.  The button is Hancock Fabrics.  It was mounted with tape on the band. The bow is May Arts and done with the Bow-Easy.

Hope your week has been good and that your weekend will be even better.  This has been a difficult week for all of us with what happened in the South!  Thank you all for stopping by to look and share!
 Shirley

25 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW Shirley this is FANTASTIC and sooo beautiful! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial

Suzanne C said...

WOW!! Now I am inspired to downsize it! LOL! Beautiful and gorgeous. Love what you created and thank you for sharing the steps and photos! LOVE IT!

beejay said...

OMGosh, this is gorgeous!! Napkin fold cards, what a great idea. I will be trying this one for sure. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, I am a new follower :)

Charlotte said...

Oh, You have made just a beautiful card here. I have never made a napkin fold card but I will now. Thank you for the great tutorial. This is just so inspiring and is made with such lovely colors. Thank you for sharing.

Charlotte

Anesha said...

Wow, super card Shirley!! Love the fold and the flowers are so pretty. Have a great day!

stamps&cars said...

It is lovelt! I was worried about you with the storms and all. Glad to hear that you are safe!

Cheryl said...

Shirley this is an amazing card. I will need to give it a try. Thanks so very much for sharing.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Shirley, this is absolutely BREATHTAKING!!! WOW!! Thanks for sharing, will have to give this a try

Vicki

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

What a gorgeous project and fabulous tutorial you have created, Shirley! Thank you so much for your sweet comments last night - it was so nice to wake up to this morning!

Hope said...

wow! What a beautiful card.

mustavcoffee said...

Gosh that's so pretty, I'd never remember the steps, LOL Love it:0) xxx

creativeseconds said...

WOW! that's alot of folds ~ so much fantastic details :) ~ all your cards are lovely & your ribbon and lace are devine ~

Jan said...

WOW! This is stunning! Love the design!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my projects, too :)

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, how gorgeous...such a fabulous folded design and the punched border is such a beautiful detail!!!!

6 wacky women said...

Wow!! Such an AWESOME card!!
I am definitely going to try this!
Very beautiful, Shirley

Karen x

Diane said...

Gorgeous~gorgeous~gorgeous...did I mention it was gorgeous...lol...very creative!!

SherylH said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the detailed instructions and links to Sue's blog and to StampARTic. I think I have just found the template for my son's wedding card!

Cibele Glazer said...

I think I just fell out of my chair! This is beautiful!!! Thanks for the tutorial. If I get up the courage, maybe I will try one.

Tracey said...

Shirley this is soooo cool and pretty!!!! LOVE it!!! Just picked up a new IO background stamp that would be pefect for this!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

There are few words to describe the beauty of this one! I am in awe of the patience you must have to do such an intricately-folded card. THanks for sharing such beauty with us all, Shirley!

Dawn B. said...

I love folded cards..This is awesome. I have not seen this one before..Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I love this! Thank You so much for sharing. I want to try this one! Fantastic! Love the lace edge too! perfect!

Benzi said...

So many beautiful cards and such wonderful tutorials. Thank you so much! Wow...what a super blog.

Beth said...

Gf this is gorgeous and my next tutorial of yours I will be trying and your tutorials are so easy to follow.

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