Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Making Cards Tonight: A Tutorial...

Good Evening Everyone!

Hope you all are having an awesome week!  I sure have been trying!  Or shall I say... my week has been trying!  LOL!  So I find myself in the studio working out the kinks in my neck!  It works!  I hit the studio... the craft supplies...the smell of Scor-tape and stress seems to just go away!....I think!  With some Advil maybe...

Anyway, I needed to get some cards done!  I wanted something that would be fast, but I also wanted it to be different...uhh....because I'm different...different crazy...but not so crazy that I need to be admitted....close though!



So here's a quick tutorial and tiny video on the card I've been making...

Here's the YouTube video....



Here's a quick tutorial....

  • From chipboard, (I Used Black Heavy Weight Chip.) cut (2) 5 x 7 pieces



  • Cut one of the 5 x7 pieces into (3) pieces by  trimming the top and bottom off at 2-3/8-inches each.  The middle ends up being something like 2-1/16.  Yes, I said 2-1/16!  LOL!  But, just cut one end at 2-3/8, flip the piece and cut the other end at 2-3/8-inch....

  • Cut a piece of black cardstock to 1-1/8-inch.  Score the hinge piece at 1/2-inch and again at 5/8-inch on scoreboard....NOTE:  If the 1/8th-inch thing gets to you, please see my Back to Basic Series located at the top of my blog.

  • Cut the 1-1/8-inch hinge piece to: (2) 2-3/8 and (1) 2-1/16 (Just get close to this...You can always cut it to fit with a craft knife.  Don't stress!)

  • Adhere the hinge pieces to the front and back cardpieces.   Start  at the top and work down. 

  • Cut a 2 x 6-inch piece of paper from patterned paper.  Adhere 1-inch of the top of the strip to the top back of the card.
  •  From cardstock, cut (3) 1/2 x 2-3/4-inch strips for the loops and set aside...

  • Cover each section of the card.... front, back and interior with the patterned cardstock.

  • Adhere the reserved loops from above to each of the (3) front sections of the card front.

  • Feed the 2 x 6 strip through the loops and embellish the front of the card....




Done!

Hope you can find some inspiration from this...

Have an AWESOME DAY!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter





29 comments:

  1. Simply BRILLIANT!!! I LOVE this card!! Thanks for the little video so we can see how it works and for the tutorial!!!

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  2. GREAT...I miss your USTREAM, or maybe you can do some additional You Tube's...such great talent.

    Thanks, Jim...

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  3. Thank you for sharing. This is beautiful, as always.

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  4. Thank you for this card. It is just beautiful.

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  5. Fantastic card--I love it! My birthday is May 29th--hint, hint! :-)

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  6. Fantastic card--I love it! My birthday is May 29th--hint, hint! :-)

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  7. Anyway, I needed to get some cards done! I wanted something that would be fast, but I also wanted it to be different...uhh....because I'm different...different crazy...but not so crazy that I need to be admitted....close though! Free SAP Tutorials

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  8. It's a very beautiful card. Love how you did it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  9. Fantastic! Love how you are always coming up with unusual card configurations. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  10. Very clever card, Jim. I didn't know ScorTape had a smell. Must go sniff mine now to verify. Love ya!

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  11. This is a lovely idea for something a little bit different. Thanks for the video and tutorial.

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  12. Such a lovely card! The flaps are a great idea and the papers just perfect! I will have to give this one a go soon. Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  13. Cute card,and a great tutorial,would love to see more.
    Blessings Jocelan
    PS do you think this would work with just using cardstock

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    1. Jocelan… I don't see why it wouldn't
      Give it a go and let us know if you get a chance. Thanks. J.

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  14. Love it! Yet another project showing us why you are the reigning King of Chipboard. No other crafters even come close. Theresa x

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  15. Everything you make is just so, so great! Thanks so much for the tutorial! You haven't been on in awhile & I love watching your videos, so I hope we'll see some more of you soon. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Jim.
    TFS!! Linda xxx

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  16. Great card Jim. Just love the different flaps that open to the message or photo - hmmmmm - that just gave me an idea. Thanks!
    Hugs YaYaLadybug
    PS - loved hearing your voice. Miss y'all!!!

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  17. Thanks Jim....sweet....appreciate the tutorial!

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  18. I am so happy seeing you back working with Graphic 45. I have always particularly liked the items you create from their inspiration. Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz are my own personal favorites and having a designer I can follow who is into those two creative sources, as well... pure heaven. The Couture 12 x 12 should be arriving in my mailbox this afternoon. This will be my first project to create out of that collection! Thanks, Jim.

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  19. Just beautiful Jim. An outstanding piece of work.

    Mary

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  20. How fantastic can you get....great job Jim!

    Mary

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  21. Fabulous Tutorial thank you so much and such wonderful paper also x

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  22. How totally fabulous! I love the way your mind works!

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  23. I love this card and all of your chipboard ideas. This card need a name. : D

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  24. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Everyone needs a way to release stress, glad you found one for yourself! Hugs!!!

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  25. AWESOME!!!!! You & your tutorial are awesome!!

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  26. Great post! I find arts and crafts as a great form of stress relief - really enjoyed your tutorial.

    Thank you for sharing :)

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