Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Back to Basics ~ Card Tutorial for Cut At Home~

Hello! Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I'd like to share a step by step tutorial on how to make a basic card for Cut At Home. If you've never made one before, and are thinking about making your own greeting cards, please follow along! If you are a card-maker, I hope this card idea inspires you! I will also have a video tutorial you'll find at the end of this blog post, that you can follow along to!

Here are a few cards to share with you...then we will make one together!
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Let's get started! Here's all the pieces you will need.
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Cut your card base to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". On the 8 1/2" side, score it at 4 1/4". This will give you an A-2 sized card:
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Cut a white piece of cardstock for the first mat on your card to 5 1/4" x 4", cut two pieces, one will go on the inside of our card, to write our greeting on:
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Mat one of the pieces onto your cardbase:
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Here's what it will look like:
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Next, cut another piece of cardstock that matches your card base (mine is red) to 5" x 3 3/4":
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After adhering down, here's what it looks like:
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Next, we will cut one more white mat to 4 3/4" x 3 1/2", and adhere to the top of the red:
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Cut a piece of patterned paper to 3 1/2" x 2 1/2":
2016-05-08 16.11.20 I choose a black & white polka dot. Add this piece to the bottom of your white mat piece:
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Lastly, cut a border strip. I choose to use the exact same red cardstock, you can also choose ribbon if you'd like. Cut it to 1/4" x 3 1/2":
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Add that as a border between your patterned paper & white mat:
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You are done! You can now embellish it how you'd like. Make sure to add your mat to the inside of your card.
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For my embellishments, I choose a small bow, an enamel dot & a stamped sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx Ink.
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Here is another look at the other cards I made, using the same design:
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The cardstock used in these cards is Spellbinders Celebra'tions 12x12 Assorted Cardstock. I've adhered everything down with Angel Craft Tape. For the other two cards, I used Spellbinders True Color Fusion Ink-Captivating Coral and Versamark ink with white embossing powder to stamp my sentiment. To the third card, I've added flat-back pearls.

I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial. Please check out the video tutorial as well as a full list of supplies on Cut At Home's Blog!

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