It's Barbara here with a special post. Normally I post every other Sunday but since tomorrow is Memorial Day, I wanted to share with you a cool little book/card that I made a few weeks ago. First let me show you a picture of it, finished.
The first picture shows the card closed and the next picture shows the inside.This is relatively easy to make and the finished project is really cool. It's a perfect project to make for that someone special and if you know someone in the service, here is a great card to send, just make sure not to use any glitter.
I used white cardstock to make the frame and I used red cardstock weight paper for the cover.
To make the frame I started out with 4 panels:
2 – 5" X 9 1/2"
2 – 5 3/4"X 9 1/2"
I used my Scor-Pal to score the lines on all 4 panels (and the card/book front). Hope you can see the score lines in this photo.
Score the panels every 3/4" . The last part of the panel will be larger than 3/4". I used punch 920 – Special Star with no insert to punch the edge.(I used this punch because the star resembled the stars on the other paper I used in this project.) You will do this to all 4 panels, just on the one end, and then I fan folded all 4 panels to look like this:
Next you will want to get your glue out because you will be gluing the corners together, and to make it a bit easier I also used little clamps to hold the corners together while the glue dries.
Since you are making a frame with these 4 folded panels, make sure you assemble it with the 5" pieces across from each other and the same for the 5 3/4" pieces. So,to start assembling the frame keep a 5" panel folded in your left hand and take a 5 3/4" panel folded in you right hand and attach them together just at the corners. You will be sliding the folds between each other.
See how these two panels are together just on the end. What this will look like is an upside down L, sort of. You want to glue in between the folds and clamp that corner and move on to the next end and do the same thing. Continue on til all 4 folded panels are attached at the ends and it will now look like an accordion folded frame.
You are now looking at the front side and the back side of the frame.
Here it is clamped
While this is drying you can start on the rest of the project:
Cut a piece of cardstock, 6 1/4" X 12" and score at the 5 1/2" and the 6 1/2" mark. (I am using an altered looking red paper.) Next fold on the score lines.This becomes your card/book cover.
Next, use that cool punch, punch 920 with insert A in it, and punch the edge of the card front.Using insert A gives me just the star and the swirl lines and leaves the V shape off. That is the look I was wanting and the A insert gives me just the look I needed.
To get your punches more evenly spaced, start in the middle and work out on both sides.
Next, I found some great looking paper, stars and stripes, and used that to cover the inside of the book/card cover. Notice I left room at the score marks so the cover will fold nicely.
Next, I went back to the frame and colored it with ink (I used direct to paper and sponged in the areas that needed more color) and then added glitter inside those punched out stars.
I added a panel of paper to the back to match my inside spine and then attached the frame to the inside back of the book cover.
Between the frame front and the back are those accordion folds, and you can attach images between those folds for a scene that has a 3-D effect if you would like.
Those are the basics for this book/card. On the original one I made, I added more stripes paper to the front and then stamped the eagle and the statue of liberty onto shimmer paper cut those images out and attached them to the card front and the inside. I also stamped a sentiment to the inside back panel as well. If you stamp on that inside panel, behind the frame, you will want to do your stamping before attaching the back onto the frame. Because there is thickness to this, if you mail this, you will want to mail it in a box. I know this is a long post but I hope you like the project and try one, they are pretty easy.
Thanks so much for stopping and have a great holiday. I will be back next Sunday with another of my regular Sunday Inspirations post. Stop back tomorrow for a post by Ginni, she has another great idea for the Memorial holiday.
8 thoughts on “Memorial Day card………….”
this is fabulous.. and great tutorial.. many thanks and enjoy the holiday
Fabulous project and great tutorial!
This is just beautiful!!
This is so clever and turned out neat! LOVE that punch you used, it worked perfectly.
this is awesome!!!!
Wow! That’s gorgeous!
OMG Barb! This is STUNNING!!!! I love the end product! And your instructions are so clear and seem very easy! Have a wonderful Memorial Day! Oh and thanks for the plug for my post! 🙂
OMG this is fabulous!! Thanks so much for the great tutorial!!