Card Shape of the Month- Side Fold Card Making Tutorial

What you Need

Dovecraft 6x6 Card Blank, ‘Love’ Stamp, Chipboard Frame, XOXO 6x6 Papers, 6x6 Coloured Card Pack, Stickers, Gems

How to Make

1.Begin by opening your Dovecraft 6x6 card blank, horizontally. Measure 8cm down from the top of the fold line on your card blank and make a mark. 

2. From this point, score a line to the top left and right hand corner. Close the card and have it on your desk vertically, with the card fold along the top of the card.

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3.Cut a piece of Dovecraft XOXO paper to fit the front of your card, allowing for a small border around it. Adhere to the front with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

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4.Open the card and cut two pieces of complementing XOXO paper to fit the triangle sections in the fold, stick down with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

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5.Cut a 5x14cm piece of coordinating XOXO paper, adhere to the front of the card, on the left hand side.

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6.Cut a 10cm x 11cm piece of XOXO paper, adhere to your card at a jaunty angle.

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7.Cut a contrasting strip of XOXO paper to fit across the bottom of the card cutting a V shape out from the right hand side. Adhere to the card with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

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8.Take your Dovecraft Chipboard frame and add Dovecraft Perma Fix tape to the front. Place your chosen XOXO sheet on to your desk, design side facing down. Adhere your frame on to the back of your sheet and use a craft knife to cut out the aperture. 

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9.Pick a complementing sheet of XOXO paper and place your frame on top of the design. Use the craft knife to cut around the frame and adhere the paper to the back of the frame.

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10.Stamp the Dovecraft ‘Love’ sentiment on to a piece of plain, XOXO 6x6 paper sheet. Cut out and adhere to the centre of the frame with foam pads to add dimension. Stick down your frame at an angle, to the centre of your card design.

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11.Embellish you card by sticking a XOXO glitter heart sticker, to the bottom right of your frame. Add an XOXO heart shaped pearl to the top left corner of your card design to finish.

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This fab shape is so easy to achieve and will look great for any occasion. Simply change your papers and embellishments and away you go!

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What occasion will you use this card shape for? We would love to see so don’t forget to upload your cards to the project gallery and to #trimcraft when uploading to social media.

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