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Friday, April 19, 2013

CARD WITH INTEGRATED STAND TUTORIAL

Hello, my sweet family-friends!  Today I'm the designer over at Pam's and I'm so happy to be back there -- and here -- with a monthly project tutorial.

Today my card project is a card-scraplift I found searching Google and I thought it was pretty cool -- it has it's own stand integrated at the bottom of the card!  Although I'll go step-by-step, you'll see this card is so simple and easy, and the basic card can be cut in just a matter of a few seconds!  Cathy Saxton is noted on Google as the creator of this design and the information I got she created it on a Silhouette.  When I saw her sample it looked simple enough not to need the use of a cutting machine, so anyone can do this with just a few scissor cuts.  It's probably one the easiest cards I've found and I'm going to share with you what I did to recreate Cathy Saxton's idea so you can do your own.

Here's my card:
FRONT VIEW
 
SIDE VIEW 
 
FLAT FOR MAILING 


To construct the card begin with a 4.25" x 11" sheet of cardstock; with the 11" side (lengthwise) across the top of the scoreboard, draw a pencil line at the 1" score mark and then score at 5.75"(I've drawn in lines only to give you a better visual so read carefully as they do not indicate fold, score, and/or cut lines);



Turn paper to have the 5.75" side (widthwise) across the scoreboard; score at 1.50" and 2.75" but only up to the 1" pencil line (this will be the stand at the bottom of the card):



Turn the paper again lengthwise (11" side) and draw a pencil line at 1/2" but only up to the first" score line and then repeat on the other end.  It should look like this:



Next, starting on the 1" line you drew, from each end, cut into the card about 3/8" then cut down to meet the 1/2 line; cut across the 1/2  line but only cut up to the 1.50" (or the 2.75" score line depending on which end you start at); repeat the same on the other end cutting up to the corresponding score line only; now bone-fold the tabs along the score lines to the inside.  Your bottom folds should look like the picture following the note before -- please read it:

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Do not fold the drawn 1" line, or the 1/2" drawn line, or fold down the top tabs at the end of the longer tabs which indicate where the cut for the 3/8" along the 1" line -- these are not fold lines, these lines were drawn for demonstration only for measurement and you'll erase them when you complete the base of your card.



Lastly, fold the score line at the 5.75 score line" (the middle of the card).  Now when you place the top of the card on the bottom stand it will look like this from the front and side:




All done!!!  Don't forget to erase those pencils lines and now you're ready to decorate your card however you please!  Wasn't that easy?!!!  And isn't it cool?!!!

Here's a picture of what my template looks like -- you can use it as a guideline if necessary:



Should you have a question, just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.  It's been a pleasure sharing with you, and thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs and I'll be seeing you!





28 comments:

Charlotte C said...

I left a comment on Pam's blog, but it bears repeating. Beautiful card, very clever design. I can't wait to try it.

Lisa said...

This is so elegant and beautiful, Audrey!! Wow, what a gorgeous card!! The lace is so pretty!! And what a fabulous design!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! Happy Friday my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Angi Barrs said...

Love your tutorial Audrey. I really must try this. Your card design is gorgeous too. Love the lace.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this card is just beautiful! I love the little stand too as it is one of those that really needs to be shown off! Thanks for sharing!

Myrna said...

Audrey
Oh my what a gorgeous card this is.
I love different shaped cards and this easel type card is right up my alley. I have a special friend who has an 80th birthday coming up and this is going to be perfect for her. Thank you so much for the easy tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a neat comment.
Myrna

lovemypaper said...

Very cute card love the bling!

Karon said...

This is fabulous Audrey - what a wonderful card design - thanks for sharing.

jessica said...

What a GREAT designed of card and gorgeously decorated front! LOVE this!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!

Barb Turpin said...

Very clever! What pretty lace...

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

This is so clever... and so beautiful! Love this concept!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, this is soooo pretty! And you are sharing the secret with me?! You are a dear! Love it!
Hugs,
Patti

shari said...

Beautiful card Audrey, I'll have to try this one, thanks for the tutorial.

Ms Qadirah said...

I just love your card. Amazing. Thanks for sharing it. I will give it a try today.

Lisa said...

Audrey, first I would like to thank you for always complimenting my projects, it is very much appreciated :) Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the delicate look, so feminine and the stand is amazing. I'm going to have to try that out.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so beautiful and I like the tutorial too, awesome work Audrey!!!!!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful and elegant.

Reflections from Granny said...

Absolutely Stunning!!! Thank you for the amazing tutorial and just love all your new projects.

Thank you so much for the blog support you give and all the prayers they are so appreciated.

My hubby has taken a turn for the worse so please forgive my slow blog comments.

Hugs, Lori m

Pam said...

Just one word - STUNNING! Love the idea and the awesome elegant card you made with it. I so love white on white and cream on cream.
Hugs
Pam

Terry Oulboub said...

Oooh Audrey, this is amazing! I've never seen a card with an integrated stand and you're so wonderful to provide the tutorial - girl, you are FABULOUS! The card is so elegant and chic - I love it! Your metal tags are sooooo cute! You really are working that machine! ;-) I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Sandy Ang said...

It looks so wonderfully feminine and charming !

Sue G said...

Oh dear Audrey! I have neglected you terribly! I check your blog to see how you are doing. And I think of you and pray for you. I hope that you are doing okay. You are such a sweet and giving person, and I know you have been through a lot. Take care, my friend. Big hugs. Sue from Kansas.

lovemypaper said...

Stopping by to say hello!

Monique Barr said...

Thank you for stopping bye to check on me. I just love this card and the way it is made. I am working hard to get back to putting my hands in some glue. Lol. Have a bless week and see you later

Scrappin Sista said...

OMGosh Ms. Audrey, you are so creatve my friend!! You're card is beautiful!!!

Stephanie said...

This card is just too gorgeous for words.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your stand idea is so clever Audrey and am sure missing you...take care
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

girlia said...

You are just creative and talented.

girlia said...

You are just creative and talented.