Tuesday, 9 February 2010

A quick n easy "how-to"...


I had a few emails asking how yesterdays Sarah Kay card was made, so here's a quick li'l picture "how-to"... I am not claiming to be the "inventor" of this card style (before you start any abusive emailing!), I'm just showing how I made it. Mine is a 6inx6in finished card, but it's easy to adjust to get the size you want.
So here goes...




Start off with 2 pieces of 12inx6in card - this will make your card base.
We'll be splitting into 2 camps for the remainder of these instructions - the "I love my scoring board" camp (you'll be green) and the "I'm basically just a bodger" camp (you'll be red). No prizes will be awarded for guessing which camp I reside in...





"I love my scoring board" camp:
Skip on over to the next step...

"I'm basically just a bodger" camp:
Fold both pieces of card in half...





"I love my scoring board" camp:
Score both pieces of card at 3in and 6in on the long side.
Fold as shown in pics (use your bone folder - you know you like perfect creases)

"I'm basically just a bodger" camp:
Fold the front bit in half.
Like in the pics.
Nah, don't bother with your bone folder, just use your nail...




"I love my scoring board" camp:
You're now going to attatch the two pieces together to make one card.
Apply your chosen adhesive to one of the cards - you need it on one of the unfolded 6inx6in pieces because these are the bits that will be stuck together.
Make sure you line them up perfectly before you actually stick 'em - wouldn't it be awful to bodge it now?

"I'm basically just a bodger" camp:
See how the two pieces are stuck together in the pic to make one 6x6 fancy-lookin' gatefold card?
Do that.





And yay!!! you have your card - was simples, yes?
Now all you have to do is decorate and embellish it beautifully - let me know if ya make one :D





Hugs,

27 comments:

Kylie said...

You are soooo funny. I chuckled out loud - hope I didn't wake the kiddies (it's 8pm here in Canberra, Aust). But back to your instructions - fantastic and Thank You sooooo much! There are going to be lots and lots of these clever cards popping up all over the blogging world now, both done properly and also bodgy. But of course, none so lovely as your neapolitan card :)
Have a great day,
Kylie.

Jessie said...

Thanks for the fun tutorial! I'm a bodger too :)

Sinikka said...

Thanks a lot for a good laugh!!!! Perfect tutorial
Hugs Sinikka

Sarah A said...

Oh Leann, your post was hilarious!! Just the kind of tutorial someone like me who sits in the red camp likes... not too many calculations to work out like 3/4 inch 1/8 inch etc haha I am rubbish at those!!

Anyway your card is a beauty!! Have a great day.

Sarah x

Ann-Marie said...

Oh you do make me chuckle. Thanks for the great tutorial think I'll have a go at one of these. I'm afraid I'm a scoreboard and bone folder kid of gal, can't help it I'm afraid get major sweats if I don't get to measure!!!! Take care have a great day Ann-Marie xxx

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Oh you make me laugh Leann. I love your instructions, they really put a smile on my face!

Thanks for the tutorial.

xx

Anita said...

Leann! You ROCK....and I ache....from laughing at you! I adore your bloggin style and I am deffo a bodger too. Thanks for a fabby tutorial.
Warmest wishes Anita..xxx

Pretty-In-Ink said...

You are hysterical Leann!
Did I tell you yet how much I love coming over to your blog for your witty banter as well as your lush creations!
I am soooo in the red camp! LOL!, I AM going to do this ( I'm so boring I ALWAYS stick with single fold cards ) and when I do I'll let you know.
Thanks so much for your fun instructions!
HUgs
Nicola

KarenB said...

LOL!! I love your instructions, and I have to admit, I'm a bodger too :) I don't own a scoring board...

Your card is just devine. And your bodger-esque instructions have totally inspired me to try one just like it... I'll let you know when I do. Thank you!!

Julie said...

I'm a bodger masquerading as a scor-pal freak kind of gal!! Great tut and great commentary!! Julie

Nannieflash said...

Well I didnt know your name was bodger, I thought that was my hubby, he has a habit of bodging things if they dont quite work out. Your card tutorial was fine so dont go putting yourself down. Fabulous card by the way. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

You do make me laugh ! I start off in the red camp thinking I can do it and then resort to the blue but this is easy enough anyway. Great tutorial and I can see lots of these cards bursting up all over !

Hugs,

Jo xxx

☼ Cheryl* said...

haha!!! I have just done this, I love new folds!! Thanks for putting it up, i'll decorate it tomorrow :)

☼ Cheryl* said...

I had to decorate it now! I couldn't just leave a blank card all alone over night ;)

Tessa said...

Thank you so much!!

Kellie Winnell said...

Leann you are a cracker! I LOVE reading your blog because you always throw in a giggle here and there and are such a laugh. Laugh in a good way not in a laugh at you kinda ways, hehe! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I thought should I or shouldn't I email and when you said you were going to pop it on your blog I was like OMG my life saver, life saver Leann coming to the rescue! lol.

Thanks you hun xx

Lyn said...

ha ha I'm definately a bodger, love your instuctions !! Card is fab too LOL !

Dulcie said...

lol I loved the instructions just as much as the card (which is lovely!). Dulcie xx

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE the idea of the 2 camps - I have a foot in both - so will be interesting to see how I go - LOL.
Will HAVE to try this out after your WONDERFUL tutorial - LOL
xXx

Kylie said...

I followed Kellie Winnell's link to you. So glad I did. Will definately be making one of these. I'm mainly the 'bodgy' girl but I like to use my bone folder. Thanks for the laugh, I needed that today!

Kylie xo

Maria Therese said...

Look her Leann http://mscrapping.blogspot.com/2010/02/motivet-sketch-week-7.html

Kylie said...

Well I finally done it. Yes I made one of your gate fold cards. You said to let you know, so here it is.
https://www.kyliescraftcorner.blogspot.com

Thanks, Kylie xo

Kylie said...

Hi Leann!

Well, i finally made one of your clever gate fold cards...by the bodgy method. I even used my thumb nail not my bone folder.

You can see it by clicking here\.

Thanks again for the fabo tutorial!!

Lori said...

Thanks for this FUN tutorial! I enjoyed it : ) I'm gonna use it this week for a challenge!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Leann I just came across your blog and I have to say I think I love you!! Your sense of humor is so refreshing in the this have to be so careful world. I love looking at a project and then tearing it down in my head and recreating - using the tools God gave me (i.e. my fingernail and my eyeballing measuring ruler tool) LOL Thanks for the "toot"oral!!! YOU TOTALLY ROCK and the card ain't bad either!

JR Creations said...

Bloody FANTASTIC!!! Shall try this one out alright and link to your blog for ppl to have a good oul laugh. From a fellow bodger. Jenny T.

Ruthie said...

YAY! "Bodgers of the World Unite!"

Such a giggle - so with you too! I mean WHY would you bother with all that measuring?

From one bodger to another....easel cards? Take two premade cards - cut one side off one (cut it in half along the crease!) - take the other card and look at it so that the opening is at the bottom...fold up the top layer (fold it in half!) - then stick cut off bit of other card on top of it! No measuring, no faffing! - Sounds complicated but takes seconds! Might be cheeky and post a tutorial on it!!!

YAY - us bodgers need to stick together!

Rx