Saturday, 4 July 2009

Happy 4th of July

Hi Everyone... As Today is the 4th of July our lesson in store @ Pinnacle Crafts is everything American. As a lot of our products come in from the States we thought what better way to celebrate today other than to play with them. So today is all about Tim Holtz and his Alcohol Inks, Distress Inks, Stickles, Stamps & Grunge Board.

Above is one of the samples I prepared for the class.. It's called a Quad card (because of the number of folds). The Stars on the Blue piece of card were made with one of the new YES NEW Cuttlebug folders.. Check them out here.
Here's how to make the basic shape for the Quad card...

I used an A4 piece of card which when folded up will fit in a DL envelope (4"x8.5")
Take a piece of A4 card, along the long edge measure and make a mark at 2",4",8"
& 10". Score down the card so that you have 4 folds.
On the 2" score line measure down 2" and up 2" and make a mark. Repeat this on the 10" score line.
With a Ruler and a Craft Knife line up the 2" marks on the 2" & 10" score lines and cut across the card. Repeat this on the bottom set of marks.
To be honest that is as simple as it is, you just now need to fold and decorate your card...

A different view of how to fold.

This is what it looks like flat and ready for the envelope.

So as I said it is pretty simple once to know the general idea, this is my take on it and I have seen other measurements using 12"x12" card stock. So go and have a play....
Here are a couple of other samples I have made...

I hope you like them and thanks for checking us out.

1 comment:

  1. Oooo, love that Christmas classy.

    Toni :o)