Tutorial: Angled Slide-Lock Card

The Angled Slide-Lock Card is harder to say than it is to create! I learned this fold from fellow demonstrator Erica Edney, and I hope you have fun making it. Keep in mind that in order to create the locking mechanism, you will need the Classic Label punch, which is retiring and only available while supplies last.

Start with a cardbase measuring 5.5 x 10.5”. Score this piece at just a hair less than 4.25” and at 8.5”. Burnish the folds with your bone folder.

Now, with the smaller flap folded down, mark along the top at at 1” from the right edge.

Line up this mark in your trimmer and cut from the mark diagonally to the bottom corner of the flap.

Now your cardbase looks like this.

Note: The reason to put your first scoreline at just a hair less than 4.25″ is so that the larger flap can easily fold under the smaller one as shown above, without the two flaps bumping into each other and buckling. If you put your scoreline right on 4.25″, the flaps won’t have enough room to fold together.

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper:
4 x 5.25”
1.75 x 5.25”

Mark the smaller piece of DSP at 0.75” from the top right …

…and trim diagonally as you did with the cardbase.

Now it’s time for some punching! Use the Classic Label Punch on the large flap of the cardbase. Leaving about ½” on right side, slide the cardstock into punch as far as it will go.

Now close the large flap over the small one, and mark the right edge of the punched label shape with a pencil as shown.

Punch the smaller flap where marked. The smaller flap will only have part of the label shape punched out.
You can now add adhesive to the outside of the small flap, avoiding the punched hole. Multipurpose glue is great for this purpose as you’ll be able to reposition your DSP to get it lined up beautifully.

Once your DSP is attached, it’s very easy to see where you need to punch the label shape.

Do the same thing on the large flap.

And line up your Classic Label punch where needed.

Now your card looks like this!

Time to create the locking mechanism. For this, you will need a 2-1/4” circle punch or other die-cut shape that is wider than the hole. Using this punch (or die), cut a shape from the same colour cardstock as your cardbase. This circle will go inside your card.

Cut another circle – I happened to use the same colour, but you could use any colour you like – and decorate it as desired. This one will go on the outside of your card.

Position your inner circle and hold it in place with a Post-it note. Remember, you want the circle to cover the punched label slot.

Now, from the outside of the card, apply two Dimensionals. Notice that they are lined up with straight edges parallel to the edges of the punched-out label slot.

Remove the backing and mount the outer circle on the Dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, remove the Post-it note so that your inner circle can slide. (The inner and outer circle are now attached by the Dimensionals.)

The circles create a locking mechanism that slides across the label slot so that you can lock and unlock your card!

Decorate front and inside of card as desired.

Now remember – if you don’t already have the Classic Label punch (or any of the circle punches), get them right away as they are on the retirement list! Don’t miss out on these craftroom staples!

Happy Stampin’!

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Product Spotlight: Dragonfly Garden

It’s that time again … time to subscribe to this month’s Creativity to Go!

Here’s how it works:

  • Every month, I’ll choose a product to feature (either a stamp set or a bundle).
  • When you subscribe to that month’s kit, you’ll receive the featured product AND supplies and tutorials to create five cards using your new product!
  • You’ll also have access to an exclusive Zoom crafting session where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together.
  • You can subscribe from anywhere in Canada, and enjoy a fun crafting experience at your own pace and convenience!
  • Subscribe and pay by the 10th of the month to receive that month’s kit; you can also choose to add any other product (adhesive, cardstock, ink, etc.) to your order at the same time.
  • Kits will be delivered or shipped by the end of the month; tutorials (PDF and/or videos) will be sent by email.

Your subscription includes:

  • The featured product for that month
  • Supplies to create 5 cards with the featured product
  • Tutorials (PDF and/or videos) to help you complete the cards
  • Access to optional Zoom crafting calls

March’s Featured Product is the “Dragonfly Garden” stamp set for a cost of $38.25. Sign up here by March 10th to receive the stamp set, supplies and tutorials! You will love the delicate details of this stamp set, along with the heartfelt sentiments in beautiful scripted font. You can also add the co-ordinating Dragonfly Punch for an additional $22.75 – saving 10% when you buy these items together!

Here are some of the cards I’ve made with the Dragonfly Garden bundle, and other items from the Dandy Garden suite.

And here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards we’ll be making together.

Remember, those who subscribe to the March Creativity to Go will get all the supplies, products, and tutorials to make this card AND four more! I hope you’ll join me for a fun, socially-distanced crafting class this month!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Dragonfly Garden and Blending Brushes

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do a simple technique with the Blending Brushes to create a beautiful shadow effect around a shape.  I’m using the Dragonfly Garden bundle for my project, but you can use any stamp set you like!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Mat layer: 4 x 5.25
White: 3 x 4.25″
DSP: 4.25 x .75″

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Have you tried out the Blending Brushes yet? Share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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