Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Papercraft Star Card Tutorial

Here'a little tutorial I did for Papercraft Star.  Don't forget to play along with this weeks recipe challenge!

This little card may look small, but it packs a punch!

     Our December sponsor at Papercraft Star is Catherine Pooler, our resident Stampin' Up go to girl.  Catherine sent me some absolutely gorgeous papers to work with this month.  The patterned paper in the picture above is from the Deck the Halls collection and despite what my photo looks like is a beautiful grey/green color.
     I have no idea what this style of card is called. I guess it's a form of squash card.  I've yet to find a tutorial on this particular style, but I've seen several beautiful examples of it, so I decided to put on my thinking cap and figure out how to make it myself.  I'm going to take you through the steps I took, but keep in mind, this card will adapt easily to whatever size you'd like to make it.  Just figure out what size panels you need on the inside and/or outside for stamps or whatever embellishments you choose to use and go from there.

Step 1--Your card base

Step 2--cut all mats and decorative panels

Step 3--cut/punch/etc. all pieces for front and back of card

Step 4--fold up the card so that diagonal lines are mountain folds

Step 5--attach your ribbon closure and the front and back panels

     That's it!  It makes a beautiful card that looks like it was really hard to make, but wasn't.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to leave a comment or drop me an e-mail.
Have a great day!

Sponsor Supplies
Paper: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Deck the Halls collection

Other supplies
Paper: Recollections cream cardstock
Stamps: sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs, Inkadinkado, Santa image from the internet
Inks+: Frayed Burlap Distress ink
Tools: Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large (S4-110),Classic Scalloped Ovals Large (S4-111), Labels One (S4-161), Classic Squares Large (S4-126); Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch around the page set
Miscellaneous: Recollections adhesive gold gems, Big Lots ribbon


♥Jan♥ said...

What a beautiful job you have done here Tracy - we are so lucky to have you at Papercraft Star. I don't tell you that enough, you just may be the most talented lady here in blogger ville.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Tracy love it
Anne xx

Unknown said...

That is indeed a wonderful piece of work Tracy! Love how you worked every part of the paper, it's soooo lovely! Hugs, Ira

Unknown said...

I love this one. A perfect LITTLE card..

Thanks for showing us how you did it.

Regan said...

What a fun card!! Great tutorial! I will have to try this out! TFS, Regan

Jóna said...

This is so beautiful and old looking, love it !
Hugs, Jóna

Suzanne C said...

This is fabulous. Love the vintage image and then the card folds are beautiful.

Shirley said...

Tracy, this is absolutely beautiful and the tutorial is wonderful. Are you from Mississippi?

Maria Matter said...

omgosh girl, this is amazing!!! I never saw anything like this...very cool! and GORGEOUS!!!
hugs & blessings!