Thursday, 2 October 2014

Swinging Bells Card Tutorial

You can find the KIT version HERE
and the RTP version HERE

Print off the worksheets, cut out and decoupage the bell.
For the front piece of the card I've cut out the centre with a square die
with a cutting area of 11.5cm BUT for those who don't have a square die
there is a second worksheet that has the front ready for you to hand cut out the hole.

I've also cut out the circle sentiment & backing

Cut an A4 piece of card 18cm wide and score at 18, 20.5, 23 & 25.5cm
(as shown above) 

Trim the length of the card down now to 28cm cutting off from the scored end

and concertina the folds

Line up in any score line the edge of the pattern and score into the white area

Taper the sides, fold & crease & add DST as above

and attach to the inside of your base card 

Pierce a hole right through all the layers of the bell and thread ribbon through.
Pierce a hole in the front panel at the top and central and thread the ribbon through
to dangle the bells

Trim to size the Jingle Bells music sheet and attach to the inside.
Now is the time (if you haven't already) to add any sparkle to your project.

Decorate the back of the card

Attach acetate to the window and DST to the bottom concertina piece

Hold down firmly the concertina pieces and close the front onto the DST

and here it it all closed up.

and here's the finished card :) and it will fold down flat for posting