|Cardfront and Envelope|
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!!
|(*PLUS ONE MORE DIE CUT - WILL EXPLAIN BELOW)|
- (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.
- Fold it at 1" inch on that side and crease it or score it on a score board.
- 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.
- 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.
|OUTSIDE CARD FRONT AND BACK|
- 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.