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Friday, 15 April 2011

Flap Card Tutorial

Hi all,well here it is my first tutorial and i have a feeling its going to take me longer to do this post than it was to make the card....lol. Thanks for all the lovely comments on my previous post (April friendship card) and as several peeps have asked for info on how to make it,here goes

You need to first either get two 5 x 5 inch card blanks or like me make your own by cutting two pieces of card at 10 by 5 inches











Score and fold each card in half if making your own card blanks












Then add double sided tape to one of the card blanks where shown and adhere both cards together into one long one












You then once joined need to cut off 2 and a half inches of one end and this will be your top flap of card then.
i have drawn the line in pencil to show it more clearly









You now need to make a smaller card blank to go inside and for this you need to cut a piece of card at 9 x 4 and three quarter inches and again score in half and fold









Now you add double sided tape to the back of the card blank and adhere to main card as shown, making sure you line up along the crease fold so when card is stood up its not floating in air :)















and then viola a completed flap card already to decorate.

The sizes i have used for my paper and card mats on my below completed card are 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches and 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.

Now you have the fun bit of decorating your flap card and for me this is the best bit, i hope you found this tutorial of use and would love you to let me know if you have made one so i can be nosey,x



one other tip is to either before you decorate or after score a 1cm line in at the top,this will ensure your flap when closed will allow for embellishments and have a neater finish ( see pic below )








Scroll down for my completed card which i am also using for the tilda challenge i am hosting over at docrafts






Well here is the finished article which will be winging its way to a docrafter later but i had great fun making this. I used a cuttle bug swirls folder for the top flap which i then added faden jeans distress ink too and also used on the rest of the card. Stampin up scallop punch for flap and also my fave MS branch for my tilda to sit on who was coloured with my promarkers using my new storage which made it so easy. used card from stash and papermania sweet nothings paper,gems and ribbon from stash and also stamped greeting inside and out.









Right thanks for taking the time to read this long post and i am off to eat some chocolate,x

38 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first tute Kay, very brave of you, it's brilliant and thanks for sharing it with us.xx

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  2. wow kay thanks for this tutorial will have a go later sue xxxx

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  3. Look great, very easy to follow well done x

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  4. Well done Kay and thanks for doing this :-)

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  5. oooohhhh get you.... mrs Tut..lol

    Fab Tutorial Incy! May it be the first of many, very concise and easy to follow, well done!

    Had any emails questions yet? lol

    Kerry x

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  6. Hi Incy,
    Very nice turtorial, very interesting and very well explained well done.
    Lovely card
    Margaret

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  7. Lovely tut and very easy to follow.
    Great card
    Leigh

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  8. aww thanks incy, great tutorial and what a lovely design. can't wait to have a go now!

    suzanne2

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  9. well done Kay, your SOOOO clever!
    pat on the back! xx

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  10. Wow Kay great tutorial i will defo be having a go at one of these. Thanks so much. xx

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  11. Wow Kay
    A fabulous tutorial and thankyou for sharing this,your card is gorgeous,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  12. well done on the tut.....it's a fab idea and so brave of you to attempt it lol
    Tilly

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  13. Hi Kay thank for the tutorial . I will try this for sure looks brilliant big HUG Ginny

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  14. hi kay thank you for doing this will now have to have a play and make one love jenniexx

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  15. This is fab Kay, thanks so much for sharing, will need to have a go at making one soon. Carolk x

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  16. who's the clever little spider fab tute, whens the next lmn x

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  17. Great tutorial Kay, I've never seen one of these before.
    Ann x

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  18. Great tute Kay, very clear.I will give it a try and post my results :-) so you can have a laugh !!
    Spending most of my time at the mo making anti candida/yeast diet DOG food.. I kid you not! Toby will not eat asparagras as a green veg (shame as I have a glut of Y1 spindly bits, but he will eat the leaves off the brussels) takes me longer to feed him than Tom!
    xx

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  19. Great tut Kay - easy when you know how! Sandra x (DecOCards DC)

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  20. WOW I love the look of that... both open AND closed hehehehe & what a fantastic Tut ya did... ya getting clebberer aint ya ;o) lolol I might even try that design one day... am a bit boring coz tend to stay with same type at the mo (not that I get much done these days anyways lolol) Keep up the great work darl... lotsa love n huuuuuuuuuuuge hugz Angie xXx

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  21. Thanks for a brilliant tutorial, im just wondering if im brave enough to have a go at making one

    Kate xxx

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  22. Thanks for the tut Kay, will have to give that a go Irene xx

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  23. You deserve your chocolate break now Kay, that was a fab tutorial, very easy to follow with your clear instructions, thank you for taking the time to do this for us, just hope I can find time to make one because yours looks brilliant!
    Hugs Teresa xx

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  24. Great Tutorial and beautiful card well done.. Chris xx

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  25. Fab tutorial will have to have a go. Lizzie

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  26. Lovely card Kay and an excellent tutorial, thank you. Now a follower courtesy of Redrotties leapblog, Kathy

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  27. Fabby tutorial! Thanks for posting!

    I have swung by while doing RedRottie's leapblog but I was already a follower xxx

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  28. Ive been making some of these cards-I made one for mothers day with some pretty butterfly stamps I have got :-) Great tutorial :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  29. Hi there, your tutorial is very clear and helpful will have to have a go at one of these cards, I tend to stick to boring square ones! Your cards are lovely as well. I made my way here from Redrotties blog hop. Sarah

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  30. Kay this is awesome - I've not seen this style before but will definately be doing one after your fab tutorial! THANKS!!!

    Carol x

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  31. great tutorial, very easy to follow.thank you for taking the time to do this.
    sue xx

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  32. WOW Kay, what a stunning card and a very clear tutorial! Fi x

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  33. oo fabulous card kay, x carol

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  34. Thanks for a fab tutorial - I will be having a go at this for sure.

    Your finished card is lovely.

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  35. oh wow fab tut Kay! and love the finished result it's gorgeous!!"!

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  36. I appreciate you for your helpful tutorial its amazing...
    Plastic business Cards
    Plastic Card

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