Friday, 28 August 2015

Centre Step Easel Card Tutorial for Fancy Fold Friday

Remember this from last week? The Centre Step Card that doesn't flop down on the mantelpiece!

I meant to have another couple of examples made for you by today...but ...being honest... Christmas crafting with my new goodies turned my head!!

Which is code for lots of new samples made and... AN Other version of this card coming up soon.... I decided not to confuse you with the new variant yet..... maybe next week!

Well here is how to make it... both the Metric (centimetres) version from A4 and the Imperial (inches) from 12x12

Centre Step Easel Card Tutorial ( Metric Version from A4 card)
1.      Cut A4 cardstock to 14.8cm wide ( xA4L ie 29.7cm long)

2.      PORTRAIT at 2.5cm on Top Bar RHS ( ie to Right Hand Side)
3.      Cut 2.5 to 13cm
4.      PORTRAIT at 2.5cm on Top Bar LHS ( ie to Left Hand Side)
5.      Cut 2.5 to 13cm
So you end up with cuts as so...

6.      LANDSCAPE. With cuts to Left Hand Side… Score as per dotted lines...
7.      2.5 cm on Top Bar (LHS) Score outside sections ( ie 0-2.5cm; LIFT; 13.3 to 14.8cm)
8.      5cm on Top Bar (LHS)  Score outside sections
9.      13cm on Top Bar (LHS)  Score  outside sections

10.   LANDSCAPE. With cuts to Left Hand Side…
11.   10.5cm on Top Bar (LHS) Score across middle section. ( ie 2.5 to 12.3cm)
12.   21cm on Top Bar (LHS) Score across whole card drop ( ie 0 to 14.8cm)

13.   Fold lightly… 
      Outer Sections – 2.5 cm Mountain, 5cm Valley, 13cm Mountain
Middle Section at 10.5cm – Mountain
Whole Section at 21cm – Mountain
Ends up as so...


14.  Decorate as necessary. My papers and mats etc were as follows…

Base - Paper Polka Dots 14.3 x 8.1cm
Front - Paper Plaid 14.3 x 2cm
Sides - Paper Plaid 2 x 7.3cm (x2)
Front - Card Mossy Meadow 9.5 x 9cm
Front - Card Whisper White 9 x 8.5cm

And apologies for my US readers... 

I don't think this card would work from your standard 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock...as there wouldn't be enough of a lip at the front to mount a greeting/stop for the easel card format. 

It would work with 12" card however... In which case you would need to do as follows...
Please note that your papers and mats etc would have to be re-sized to suit...


Centre Step Easel Card Tutorial (Imperial from 12x12)
1.      Cut 12x12 cardstock to 6” wide (ie 6 x 12”)

2.      PORTRAIT at 1” on Top Bar RHS ( ie to Right Hand Side)
3.      Cut 1” to 5 1/8”
4.      PORTRAIT at 1” on Top Bar LHS ( ie to Left Hand Side)
5.      Cut 1” to 5 1/8”

6.      LANDSCAPE. With cuts to Left Hand Side…
7.       1” on Top Bar (LHS) Score  outside sections ( ie 0-1”; LIFT; 5-6”)
8.      2” on Top Bar (LHS)  Score  outside sections
9.      5 1/8” on Top Bar (LHS)  Score  outside sections

10.   LANDSCAPE. With cuts to Left Hand Side…
11.    4 1/8” on Top Bar (LHS) Score across middle section. ( ie 1-5”)
12.   8 ¼” on Top Bar (LHS) Score across whole card drop ( ie 0 to 6”)

13.   Fold lightly…
Outer Sections – 1” Mountain, 2” Valley, 5 1/8”Mountain
Middle Section at 4 1/8” – Mountain
Whole Section at 8 ¼” – Mountain

Decorate as necessary.

8 comments:

  1. As always Amanda, you give the most complete, concise, and accurate directions on some of the most complex folds and cuts. Along with your engineering skills you have the designer's talent to decorate the project. Many thanks for sharing all the important details. I appreciate your offerings. Barbara

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to and giving such a lovely comment Barbara... It is so lovely to know that my offerings make sense and are appreciated! You have officially made my day! And I. Hope that a Centre Step Easel Card will soon decorate your mantelpiece!

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  2. Thanks Amanda. Must try this!

    Lesley

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    1. Thanks Lesley... Hope you get to try it soon....

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  3. What a fantastic tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to make it!

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    1. My pleasure! Hope you have made something lovely with it...!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this tutorial….a brilliant card. :-)

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  5. Thank you for your tutorial in Imperial measurements, Amanda! Love your card and this style with the added bottom piece!

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