3D projects, cards, Techniques

FOLD FLAT CARDS!

How was your Christmas??  Our’s was a little quiet on the day but then celebrating with different family members for the last 3 days.  It’s all done now for another year.  I have packed up my Christmas stamps and cards and ready to move on to some different creating.  I haven’t had a lot of chance to create with the new products from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration so I am looking forward to getting them inky.

I have had these projects for a while now and with all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue they got put aside so I thought it was time to share these before we move on.  These are called Fold-Flat (or 3D) Cards.  You might have seen them around blogland.

This one below uses ‘Celebrate Today’ we made this in a class a few months ago.  The original instructions were from HERE. You can follow along in that post.  They are available in English too. I have used the ‘Bohemian’ DSP.  Edited to add: The Measurements for this are just below this card.  The smaller version is further below.

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This is a side view.  This folds flat so you can post it.  I did find this quite large so later I made one smaller so it can fit in a standard size envelope.

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LARGE FOLD FLAT CARD TUTORIAL

Large back panel: 15cm x 27cm (6″ x 10 5/8″) Score on the long side at 15cm, 18cm, 23cm, 26cm. (6″, 7″, 9″ and 10″)
Front panel: 8.5cm x 15cm (3 3/8″ x 6″)  Score on the long side at 1cm and 4cm. (1/2″ and 1 1/2″).
Fold each of the pieces.  The card for the back panel is folded up into a box shape and the small tab adhered on to the card.  Check the photos if you are unsure what I mean.
The Front panel piece is folded up.  The small tab is adhered to the back panel about 1/3 of the way down.  Then adhere the larger section on to the “box” shape formed from the back panel.
Decorate as you like.  The Paper pieces are 4mm or 1/8″ smaller for that section.

This smaller one uses the set ‘Something For Baby’.

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A side-view for you.

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On the back you can adhere some Whisper White card so you can add the message.

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I will share my measurements for the smaller one.  Putting it together is the same as the large one so you can follow along in the above link.  It is very simple though.  Just a matter of folding on the scored lines and adhering.  There is a little trick to adhering the front piece so I will tell you that further down.

FOLD FLAT CARDS (Smaller version).

Base: Cut card 10.5cm x 27cm. (4 1/8″ x 10 5/8″).  Score at 15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm.  (6″, 7 1/8″, 9″ and 10 1/4″).

Designer Series Paper strips.    TOP PIECE – 10.1 cm x 9.6cm (4″ x 3 3/4″)                     BOTTOM PIECE – 10.1 cm x 4.6cm (4″ x 1  7/8″)

Back: Cut Whisper White 10.1cm x 14.6cm (4″ x 5 3/4″)

 

Front Panel: Cut Card 7.5cm x 15cm (3″ x 6″).  Score at 1cm and 4cm.  (1/2″ x 1 9/16 – I hope that measurement is right?? It doesn’t seem right)  🙂

Card Mat: Whisper White – 7.1cm x 10.6cm (2 3/4″ x 4 3/16″).

ASSEMBLING (If you are having trouble following this, head to the link I added above for photos.  I didn’t think I would repeat the photo steps).

For the Base piece.  Add Adhesive to the smaller tab (on the back as it is lying down on the table) and fold up to adhere to the front.  (I added the DSP first so I could line up the fold just below the DSP).

Fold the front Panel on the score lines.  Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking down the tab fold this under carefully and line up the second score line with the top edge of the base card and then press down on the small tab to adhere this to the base card lower down.  If you are not sure then check the tutorial link above to see the image. Add adhesive to the back of the front panel and then adhere to the folded section of the base card near the bottom.

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I hope this all makes sense.  I loved making these and since I had the instructions out still to share these with you I decided to make one of these cards using some new Sale-A-Bration products.   I will post that card next post so come and visit again.

Jenny

7 thoughts on “FOLD FLAT CARDS!”

    1. Hi Lisa. Thanks for stopping by. I see the link in the post is now available now but it is in metric. If you give me a little time I will convert for you as I am sure you would prefer imperial. 🙂

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