Monday, September 9, 2019

Check Out This Book Tutorial - Stampin' Up! Check You Out

When planning for my classes I like to do a mix of techniques, fancy folds and basic cards as I have all levels of stampers attend.  Some of my stampers have been stamping way longer than me and I don't want them to get bored with the same old things.  So enter the fancy fold book pop up card!

  I love the Check You Out set and thought it was the perfect pairing for the fancy fold pop up book card.  I kept the front very basic since there is a lot going on inside the card!  It may look very familiar as I really just re-did this card in new colors.
  The Woven Threads DSP is perfect for this themed card as I think the designs lend themselves to old book endpapers.  And a little sponging with Sahara Sand ink helps too!

  How cool is that?? The inside opens up and there is a little book!  To see a video tutorial check out this video by Frenchie Stamps.  She does her cutting and scoring a little different than I did so see below for step by step pics using the Simply Scored instead of just a paper trimmer/scorer.  I switched this part from the video because I was doing it in a class setting and wanted it to be as straight-forward as possible without so much moving and lining up on the same tool.

  First things first are the measurements of the papers.  Using one sheet of 12 x12 DSP you can get 2 of these cards made including the DSP panel on the cardfront.

Card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
DSP Inside - 8 1/2 x 5 3/8
Book Pages - 3 1/4 x 2 (2)
                      3 1/4 x 7/8 (2)
DSP Layer Front - 3 1/2 x4 3/4

  Ready to see how 2 cuts and a few scores makes this fun card?

1)  fold your large piece of DSP in half like a card base and open back up so you have a fold down the center (I forgot that part on my sample in the pics until halfway through the photo shoot!)

You want to find the one inch mark at the top of the cutter as well as along the blade guard.  Find the 7.5 inch mark as well.  You can see them marked with the pink flags in my pictures.

2) Line up DSP on the paper cutter (with cutting blade in place) with short side along the top of the cutter at the 1 inch mark

3) Find the one inch mark on the clear cutting guard and line up the cutting blade at that point without pressing down to the paper.

4) Press the cutting blade down and cut just down to the 7 1/2 inch mark

 I highlighted with a marker where the cut was made.  You should have a strip cut but still attached at the ends.

5) Turn the DSP and do steps 2-4 along the other long side of the paper

  This is what your DSP should look like after the second cut.

Move on to your Simply Scored.  There are 2 sets of scores.  One set inside the cut lines shown with the pink flags (1, 2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2 inch marks) and on the outside of the cut lines shown with the green flags (2 1/2 and 6 inch marks)

 1) Line up your DSP with the long side at the top of the Simply Scored

2) Score INSIDE the cut lines at 1, 2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2 inches (shown with the pink lines/flags below)

3) Leave DSP in place and score OUTSIDE the cut lines at 2 1/2 and 6 inches at the top of the DSP (shown with the green lines/flags below)

4) Turn DSP so the opposite long side is at the top of the Simply Scored and repeat step 3 OUTSIDE the cut lines

  That's it!  Once you see where the different cuts/scores are it's a pretty simple design.

I suggest using some scrap copy paper for a practice once or twice before committing to DSP but it really isn't as hard as it looks as long as you take your time to line up at the proper places.

  See the above picture of the inside of the card to see where the folds go up or down.  Use glue and not SNAIL adhesive so you can get the edges lined up and have a little wiggle room to reposition if you have to.  You just need the glue on each short end just until the first score mark. You should have a little edge of the card base showing all around the edge of the DSP on the inside.

  Decorate the inside and outside however you'd like.  This is a great fold for book lovers birthdays, book club events, Teacher Appreciation, Library/Librarian appreciation or just a cute "checking on you" card.

  I hope these photos are helpful to see how things get lined up for this fold.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Check You Out

Ink: Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Sahara Sand

Paper: Terracotta Tile, Whisper White, Woven Threads DSP

Accessories: Stitched Shapes dies, dimensionals, paper trimmer, Simply Scored

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