Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial: Lyrics Fun Folded Card Tutorial

Hello all - Tya here with a fun folded card tutorial that I think you will all love to re-create. I love adding little personal touches to cards so when we were given the assignment to use love song lyrics on a project I knew I had the perfect set of photos that I wanted to use of me with each one of my children. I wanted to give them a little memento of this fun photo shoot to have of their own.

I chose to do song lyrics from one of my favorite animated movies - Disney's Tarzan. The song I chose was "You'll Be In My Heart". It was a very fitting song for the photos I thought :)
Outside of card

Inside of card

Here is what you will need to create one of these fun cards for your own:
(1) 5 1/2 x12 piece of black cardstock
(1) 5 1/2  x 12 piece of Lovebirds Darling Dot Paper
(1) 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of white cardstock
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 piece of black cardstock
(1) 1 1/2 x 6 piece of Lovebirds Key to my Heart Paper
(1) 1 1/2 x 12 piece of Lovebirds Key to my Heart Paper
(1) 3 3/4 inch white doily
Label made on Silhouette machine using die cut labels and the Print and Cut function
Special Delivery Doodlepop
Valentines Mini Doodlepop
Bubblegum Heart Pearls
Lovebird Journal Stickers
Lily White Love Letters Cardstock Stickers
Beetle Black Teensy Type Stickers
Doodle Twine Ladybug
Shiny Grey ink

Here are the steps to make this card...

Step 1:
With a scoring tool, take the 5 1/2  x 12 inch papers. On the 12 inch side you will score each sheet at 2,4, 8 and 10 inches.

Step 2:
On the 5 1/2  inch side make a mark with a pencil at the 2 3/4 inch mark on both sides of the paper. Do this for both papers.

Step 3:
Fold on the scored lines as shown.
Step 4:
On your scoring board or trimmer, to make the diagonal scored lines for the top of the card you will need to line the mark that you made at 2 3/4 mark and the SECOND mark you scored (the one closest to the middle of the card.) Score at these two marks as shown on both sides and on each papers.

Step 5:
Trim the diagonal scored marks on both sheets of papers as shown.

Step 6:
Next, here are the steps to add the cool "chevron" layers to the card. You will take the pieces shown in the red pattern paper and layer them onto the black cardstock as shown:

Add these to the outside of the card

These small points go on the inside of the card

This is what the card with look like after you have added the red pattern paper to the black cardstock - pretty cool isn't it ?

Step 7:
Add the white, and black cardstock. Add a 3x3 inch photo to the inside. If you didn't want to add a photo you could add a sentiment here instead. Add ladybug twine around the bottom of the picture. Add the Doodlepops, journaling tag and and the pearls and teeny type letter stickers to this section as shown:
Step 8:
Make a belly band by taking the 1 1/2 x 12 inch paper and scoring at 4 and at 8 inches.
Step 9:
Add the white doily folded in half to the belly band and them add the label. I like to use a shimmery grey ink pad and a soft tissue to add some "chalkboard" effects to my black paper just for fun. I love the effect it gives black papers.Add some adhesive to the back sections of the belly band. Don't make it too tight - just snug enough so it slips easily on and off the card base. Slip the belly band over the card base as shown.

Thanks for joining me today! Have fun making one of these fun cards for your own special someone!

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  1. I agree with Kathy, this is amazing! I really like that you put a picture in it

  2. Love this style of card - great job and so cute. that is an excellent tutorial for making the card. Thanks


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