Tutorial creating a cascading card

I have trawled and found a video on how to make a cascading card, the one I found is done by Chris at Calla Lily Studio, you can go check it out here

In the meantime, I’ve had another go from the one I made earlier and created a step by step tutorial on what I have done!  All you need is one sheet of 12×12 cardstock.

Mark  5 1/2″ down on the left hand side and 2 1/2″ on the right hand side, you can work from the top or the bottom for this, it doesn’t matter.

 

Draw a light line to connect the marks and then you trim the cardstock down.

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On the piece of cardstock that is left, trim it at 4″ so you have a (rectangle), the piece on the right of the picture forms the other half of your cascading card.

You should end up with two pieces like so
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Now you are going to have to draw a line on each piece of card, at the taller edge you need a mark that is 2 3/4″ up and the right a mark that is 1 1/4″ up.  Draw a feint line to join these marks – you can rub them out later.
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Next, Using your scoring board, score at 2″, 4″ 8″ and 10″ at the 6″ mark rather than scoring, draw a line in pencil at this point.  Do this on each half.  Next you are going to do some cutting.  Taking one piece, cut up from the 2″ score to the centre line, and do the same at the 10″ score.

At the 6″ mark on this piece, cut down to the centre line.

On the other piece, you are going to cut the opposite side to what you have just done at the centre line the 2″ and 10″ scores so you can slot the pieces together.

Erase your pencil lines, and slot the pieces together.  Before I did that, I punched the top edge with the scallop trim border punch.  Then just decorate away.

Enjoy

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Having moved in to our new home and then having some surgery the week after, I am getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve been sorting out the craft space and getting it how I want it, some minor tweaks and also some clearing out of ‘stuff’ and it is coming together.  My foraging into the Sale-a-bration has got me some new sets to play with and I have played with some and I do love the hey, chick set.

 

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Tutorial matchbook album

As I am in a creative frame of mind (or putting off the OU essay), I’ve made a little matchbook album.  A few choice words were uttered in getting the measurements but I got there in the end to make this – apologies for the lighting of the pics, doing this in the evening and the light is rubbish.
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If you fancy having a go, I have done a step by step and hope that you can follow it ok.
1. Inside pages
I’ve started this album using 6 pieces of cardstock trimmed down to 5″ x 6″ and scored at 1″ on each piece.
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2. The cover
I used 5 pieces of chipboard:
2 pieces measuring 5.5 x 5.5″
3 pieces measuring 5.5 x 1″
2 pieces of patterned paper (same pattern) measuring 7.75″ x 6.5″
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Then, stick the chipboard to the patterned paper.  I used the grid pad to line up my paper and left a small space between the chipboard pieces to make folding easier.  The two strips of paper meet in the middle of the centre spine, kind of where the pencil is on the picture below.
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I used two pieces of dsp cut to 7.25 x 5 3/8″ to cover the insides, again the two pieces met in the middle(ish) of the centre spine.  This was a bit fiddly and I gave the folds a good crease so that the paper didn’t ripple.  I glued the larger part first (the 5.5 x 5.5 size) and then eased the rest of the sheet in gradually gluing it down.
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3. Binding

I punched holes in the first piece of the spine that measures 1″ at 1″ in at each end and the same again on the other side of the spine.  Then punched holes in my pages at around 0.75″ – just a case of lining up your holes in the spine, or page whichever way you decide to do this bit.
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Next thread some ribbon through the holes, I started at the back so that I could tie it off at the front.

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The final bit will be finishing off with embellishing the cover and pages (not quite sure what I am going to do with this at the moment!).
You can also make some pocket pages, to do this trim your cardstock/paper to 10″ x 6″ and score each end at 2.5″, fold the outside edges in and I have used a strip of paper to cover the fold.  Also, score one end at 1″.  I used a scallop punch to add a bit of decoration where I will put the insert into the pocket.
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Enjoy

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