If you're in one of my stamp clubs then you recently learned how to make this card. At the time I didn't have all the instructions written out all fancy like but, now I do. This card was made by Jackie Ross and was given to me with measurements. Of course, I have to make a step-by-step tutorial because I want EVERYONE to know how to make it. Mind you, I did NOT design this card. I only copied it. Here ya go...
1 sheet 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock
Simply Scored & diagonal insert
Maaannnn, if you don't have a Simply Scored by now, you're really making your life harder that it has to be! #122334, $29.95.
This is the really fun part, in the middle section, score from the outer edge of the paper, diagonally to the corner of the first score lines. You see where I marked the photo above? Where I'm pointing is scored WRONG. The bottom score lines are correct. I didn't make this mistake on purpose, it was an accident but I took the opportunity to show you what NOT to do. For the diagonal scores, I used our Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, #125586, $11.95. Grrrrl, if you don't have this, youcrazy! (Side note, when I see my hands here, I see my mother's hands. It always surprises me because for an instant I think it's her hands. She's been gone over 7 years now. I guess it's another way she's still with me. Smile) Okay, next...
See where the corners are scribbled out? Cut off those 4 corners, wad them into balls and throw them at the cat or dog. Congratulate yourself for repurposing these scraps.
Now make a cocktail. If you've gotten this far, you deserve a drink.
Now from the two outermost edges, trim off 3/8" from each side. I scored them first and then cut them. It was just easier for me to see where to cut. In this photo, I scribbled the area to cut off.
Now, you see where I made pink marks? You're going to cut these lines to make 4 flaps.
(hey! a mosquito just bit me! I hope I don't die from West Nile!)
See the little flaps you just made?
Now, fold along all your score lines creating two doors with the large panels.
I think I feel feverish. Do you get a fever with West Nile?
The flaps you just made are going to fold under and attach to the back bottom side of the doors.
You might want to trim the corners of the flaps off to help them adhere neatly. I cut my corners off because my fold was too bulky.
The middle section, where the diagonal scores are will fold neatly in. This is when I discovered the mistake I made in scoring as mentioned above.
Push the outer corner in with your fingers.
This might be my little coffin for when I die of West Nile. Where is that mosquito? I should make this HER coffin! I wonder if a mosquito sucks my blood if she'll start going through menopause like me? I hope she has hot flashes for the rest of her little mosquito life!
See how it folds in?
Voila! You're done! Wrap a belly band around it and call it a day.
Now, go make another drink!