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....
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).
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.
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!