Sunday, July 13, 2008

Photo Craft Make 'n Take

Thanks to all of you who came to the make 'n take this past Saturday at Photo Craft!! It was so nice to see you!!! Here's a sample of the project we did:





It's a little hard to get the idea in print, but basically...the greeting slides out from behind the character as you open the card. I'll try to explain it as best I can...please feel free to write to me if it doesn't make sense :)

We'll need 2 pieces. We'll call the first piece the CARD and the second piece the POCKET. The CARD piece is 2-1/2" wide x 11" long...I'll refer to this piece by either its RIGHT or LEFT side. First, we'll make 3 scored lines from the RIGHT side...the first will be 3" from the right edge...the next 6" from the right edge and the last is 8-1/2" from the right edge. Fold the first scored line inwards...the second scored line inwards and the third fold line outwards (as shown below).



The POCKET piece measures 1-7/8" wide x 3-1/8" long. Make a 1/4" score line along the 2 short sides and a 1/4" score line along the long (bottom) edge. To reduce some of the bulk, you need to cut out 2 pieces as shown below (approximately 3/8" along the bottom fold line).


Next, glue the bottom tab of the POCKET along the RIGHT edge of the CARD:


Lift up the POCKET and put a piece of scotch tape over the tab (this will help the card slide more smoothly).


Now, glue the 2 remaining side tabs of the POCKET down. On the LEFT side of the CARD, cut a small strip off either side of the width...up until the second fold line. Also, put a piece of double stick tape as shown below:


Now you can slide the LEFT side of the CARD into the POCKET: (press down the part that has the double stick tape...notice how cutting off just a small amount off the width of the LEFT side makes it easier to slide it into the POCKET?)


Now, you just need to decorate your card...here are 2 more samples:


When stamping your inside sentiment/picture...make sure you have the card opened all the way, and stamp as close to the POCKET as possible.







Hope you give it a try...it'll make more sense once you start doing it!! Have a great week!!!

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Hi Jean!
Sorry we missed your demo. Shucks!
Looks like a neat card design - so thanks for posting the instructions!

sorbet said...

I really enjoyed the make n take at PhotoCraft last Saturday. All your cards are sooo adorable the difficult part was to choose which one to make.

Thank you for painstakingly putting the directions and dimensions on-line. I look forward to more of your Make & Takes. If you have a schedule would you post it pls. Well, when is your next one going to be?

Amy

eunice said...

Hi Jean!
This is really cool...can't wait to try it soon. The mechanism is kinda like those peek-a-boo cards I've been playin' around with lately. Very, very cute!