Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A repeat performance!

Hi everyone!  It's my turn once again to share something over at Sheila's blog, She's a Sassy Lady. Where are the months going!

I took a day off decorating yesterday, to catch up on some DT stuff and get ahead before I start to actually paint the walls in Shannon's room.

I made a card like this last week (for a boy) and so enjoyed doing the folded frame, that I had to make another one and thought I would share how you make the frame.

So here is the card I made.  My card base is 5" square.

To make the frame you will need a piece of double-sided card stock, that is 4.75" square.  I used my Martha Stewart score board, to make the following score lines. (I have used white paper to show the lines better.)  You will see that I have my square, with the tip, positioned at 3 3/8", I also draw a line down the score line with a pencil as this helps get it positioned correctly.

Score at 1.25" and 1.75" and then rotate the square 90 degrees, and score again at 1.25" and 1.75". Doing this until you have scored all four sides.

For the folding of the frame, start by folding at the 1.75" score line and fold into the centre of your square.

Next, fold the 1.25" back to the outer edge.

Do this on all four sides.

If you want to fit your image inside the frame - don't forget to do this before you start securing the frame sides :-)

To secure the frame sides; firstly add some foam tape to the inner edge like this and secure.

And then the top outside edge like this.

Do this on all four sides.  I find if you do two opposite sides together - it will fold nicer and you get a neater frame.

And there you have it, a nice solid frame.

My little image is a stamp by Studio 112, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, from Michaels and I coloured it with pencils.  I inked round the edges of the frame and base layer with CTMH Sunset ink.

My papers are from First Edition card stacks "Bird Song" and "Spring Feast".  The little tag is also cut, from this stack.  The tiny sentiment is from a Small Stamps set, by Hot of the Press, "Just a Note".  I added a little ribbon and a bow to finish off the front.

For the inside of my card, I used the same base layer as the front and as it has a lovely space for writing your own message, I didn't feel I needed to add anything else.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you will give it a go.

Back to the decorating for me - hopefully all the painting of Shannon's room will be finished by the end of the week.  Then it will be Emily's turn :-)

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Challenge #19: Use Ribbon (closes 30 Sept)

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges - Challenge #48: Anything Goes (closes 26 Sept)

Five Simple Things - Inspire Me Fridays #120: Anything Goes (closes 19 Sept)

Just B Creative Crazy - September Just Because Linky Party (closes 30 Sept)

Scribble and Scrap Challenges - Challenge #1: Always Anything Goes (closes 27 Sept)

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #29: Anything Goes (closes 27 Sept)

Designed to Color - Challenge #20: Anything Goes (closes 28 Sept)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. So pretty Karon.....Great tutorial , thanks for the tip on the pencil I often find these lines hard to see! I really must try this design. Happy painting :)

  2. Super card Karon and thanks for the tutorial. I shall have a go!! xx

  3. Such a great card!! Love it!

  4. Another beauty here my friend. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Karon!! I love the papers!! And thanks for the awesome tutorial!! I'm going to give this a try!! Have a great day my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Karon, I saw this at Sheila's and just had to run over to tell you I LOVE it!!!

  7. Fabulous, Karon. Love this girly version just as much.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  8. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing how to make this card! I may have to make a Halloween one using this technique for a challenge at the scrapbook store next month!

  9. This fold is soooo cool!!! LOVE it and thanks for the tutorial! Pretty card!!

  10. So pretty, Karon. Love the image you highlighted. Beautiful background paper, too.

  11. Fabulous card Karon! Love the fold and that's such a great tutorial. The whole thing works so well. Love it.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble & Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  12. Very pretty card, I have those paper pads, are they just pretty...
    Thanks for the tut, I did this before, but will give it another shot on it....
    Enjoy your day!

  13. Adorable image you used! Thanks for the frame tutorial :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  14. Karon this is just beautiful.... I have to try one of these for the next card party, it's too late for this weekend but I know everyone would just love it! Thanks for sharing at She's A Sassy Lady today!

  15. Beautiful card Karon, thank you for the tutorial I will have ago at this
    Kevin xx

  16. Karon this is fabulous, I so love the folded frame and the way you did the ribbon!

  17. Remind me not to get behind on my blog reading. This card is wonderful too. That frame tutorial is so easy to follow and the result is a very nice design element that really highlights the focal point. Great card!

  18. Kate, your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the frame tutorial, so easy to follow.

  19. Karon, this version is absolutely stunning! (Your tutorial is flawless, as always!) The image is adorable... my mom and I have a weekly coffee date, so this made me think of us. :o) The floral and music frame is beautiful and the primary background is exquisite! Beautifully crafted, as always. :o) I hope you're having a twinkly night!

    Hugs and blessings!

  20. Cool...love the frame! Thanks for sharing! :)

  21. Hi Karon:) Beautiful card and thank you for the tutorial it was great, thank you for sharing it:) Thank you friend for stopping by and all the sweet comments!!
    Big Hugs,

  22. Lovely framed card....love the image, too!!

  23. beautiful card Karon, the folded frame really gives it a great look! thanks so much for sharing the tut!!
    Thanks so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays this week!

  24. This is so Beautiful! I LOVE this design! Awesome job.
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
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  25. Such a lovely card :)
    thank you for the tutorial as well :)

  26. Fabulous card, Karon, and brilliant tutorial! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Scribble and Scrap

  27. A great, beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CC&CC, hope to see you here again. Good luck cheers Sue N x

  28. this is so pretty! thanks for the picture tutorial!

  29. Great tutorial. I've been afraid to try that fold. Your card is fantastic. Thanks for linking up in September's Just Because Linky Party!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy

  30. thanks for showing how to do this it's totally fabulous glad there was a sequel!

  31. Awesome creation!!! I love the image and the design is just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing the Tutorial, so sweet of you. Glad you joined Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your creations here.


  32. Wow this is such a great card! And an amazing tutorial! Thank you for linking up with DTC!

  33. What a gorgeous card. Love that technique.

  34. I LOVE your card. What a fun design. thanks for the great tutorial. I will have to give this one a try real soon. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  35. Such a lovely card, great colors and an adorable image! I really like your presentation of your image, it looks super! And a wonderful tutorial too! Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC for our Anything Goes Challenge! Joanne

  36. Fabulous, love the folded frame and the papers are so pretty
    Lindsay xx

  37. Stunning Card Karon! Love the folded frame...I'm going to have to try this out! ;o)


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