Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Steps For Hinged Filigree Card Type 1

Cardfront and Envelope
Inside Card
For some reason I can't always get the steps for techniques from a video without taking notes, etc.  I saw the excellent video for this card by Becca Feekan.  Becca's shows how to hide the seam if you don't want it showing.  I  'googled' for one showing the steps and found John's blog.  Thank you John for giving me an an idea of what I needed to do.  I also found there are several ways to use the filigree dies with a fold.

I took Becca's one step further to give a finished look to inside and outside of the card, front and back. Below is my tutorial for me!  That's right!!  I may need to look back at this.  Since there are several ways to do a "hinged" card I call this tutorial 'Type 1'.  I'll be back!! Smiley Faces


  1. (1)I found I needed *4 die cuts instead of the 3 shown to make all sides look finished.  (2) I used one off white so it would show in the photo better (middle one).  (3)Measure the die at the widest points and cut a piece of cardstock 1.25-1.5" longer on the side where you want it to hinge (length or width-wise).  Hinge is on the longest side.
  2. Fold it at 1" inch on that side and crease it or score it on a score board.
  1. After folding the cardstock, taped in place with removable tape on cutting pad.  Placed the fold (crease) just below the edge of where the hinge will be (so the die doesn't cut it).  I also taped the bottom in place and put it though the machine.

*Ready to assemble card and I noticed one side would still show the backside of the die cut unless I had one more die cut to cover it. for a more finished look.  I added tape to the 3. side and attached the rest of the filigree sides with Glossy Accents.  Gotta love it .  GA can also be erased if it gets anywhere it shouldn't.

  1. Below is the front and back outside of the card.  I added the embossed background to the front.  I had to trim the top edges on the back so when it opens they wouldn't run into the front.

  1. On the inside of the card it was necessary to trim the tops of both sides so it would close. I don't think it distracts from the design at all.

I should mention that the ATG Gold taped in the supplies below can be used with the ATG 714 gun or without.  When I first started using the tape I wanted to see if I liked it before spending for the gun.  I use it with the gun now.  If you use without to try it, you need to roll the tape back and forth a little at the end point to release it from the cardstock.

The Kai scissors I use are wonderful.  I bought the ones shown for fine cutting after having the larger 6" scissors for 10 years.  I have used them for cutting rubber stamps with and without the foam cushion, thick plastic, etc. and never had to sharpen them.

Off to do the other two types of hinged cards I found when researching this one.  If you have questions, please email me.  My address is near the top of the left hand column!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.




Shona said...

Sweet card, Shirley. I love doing this style of card, everyone always wonders how you did it! That "Merry Christmas" die is beautiful against the white. Can't wait to see what's next !

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial.

Benzi said...

So pretty, Shirley. I have used Becky's (Amazing Paper Grace) before when I did mine. I did have to go back to the computer a few times to get it done. :-)
So nice of you to do this tutorial.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is lovely! I just got through Pinning it so I can go back and make one of these. Love this!

Greta said...

Stunningly elegant card--love it, Shirley!

Ann said...

great tut, Shirley! Lovely card as well!

Beth Norman said...

Elegant and beautiful. I just did a hinged card for the first time. Your instructions are awesome. I'm anxious to see what you come up with next.

Canonbury creations said...

Fab card Shirley, I'm saving this tutorial so that I can make one!
Val x

*Vicki* said...

Oh so beautiful Shirley!! Love the frame die and your gold foil paper looks so pretty!! :) HUGS

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card Shirley and fantastic tutorial thank you:) Have a great day, Shirleyx

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, I love shape cards although I don't do them often I just did one the other day and will post it next week but I folded my cardstock and cut the base, then cut another full one and just put it on top, so from the back you can see what I did, there is a small cut out for it to fold, but I love how you can't tell anywhere on the card how you did it, love the delicate sentiment and your bird is just so sweet, lovely inside and decorating of the envelope, very special card!!

Maria said...

Wow! Pure beauty on this very decorative Christmas card! Lovely sentiment and bird! Truly, a lovely card inside and out!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! What a wonderful tutorial, and GORGEOUS card, inside and out. So delicate, and in typical Shirley style, full of beautiful goodness. The die cuts are so delicate and festive against the elegant white backdrop. hugs, de

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

It is so elegant card Shirley! Thanks for your remarkable tutorial. Have a good day. hugs, Helena

Julia Aston said...

Wow Shirley! this is beautiful!!

Katie said...

What a pretty card! I love how you painted the MB die. It looks so pretty against the white and the bird is so cute! You also show good ideas to get more 'mileage' out of that die. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Ellen Taylor said...

Omgosh Shirley! This is so pretty!! Thanks for the awesome instructions!
Big hugs for you!

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, LOVE your filagree and the bird inside and outside! So ELEGANT!

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