Thursday, November 26, 2009

Triangle Down-Upside Down?

In my post entitled Triangle Down Card I shared this card design. Then I thought to myself - why can't I tip this upside down and make it into a really cool Christmas tree? It looks awesome and is so easy to do. Here are the directions:

1. Cut outermost color cardstock (here I used Old Olive) into 4 1/4" by 11" piece.
2. Score this cardstock at 5 1/2" and fold.
3. Mark the cardstock on the 4 1/4" side at the half way point.
4. Use your trimmer to cut the cardstock from the halfway point of the edge to the end of the cardstock at the fold. This will make your pointed tree front side of the card.
5. Place triangle part of cardstock into embossing folder. I used Petals-A-Plenty from Stampin' Up.
6. Run through your die-cutting machine. If it goes over the fold line - that is okay.
7. Cut a piece of DSP (here I used old SU DSP) into a 4" X 5 1/4" piece and set aside.
8. Cut your inside color cardstock (here I used Real Red) 5 1/4" X 8.
9. Score the longer side at 4" so it folds in half perfectly.
10. Lay your folded cardstock (here Real Red) under the triangle of the outer cardstock. Mark with a pencil about 1" on both side of the triangle to the point.
11. Use the slit punch from Stampin' Up to make the half moon slice in your cardstock (Real Red). Line up the punch with the "V" you drew with the pencil. Not too close to the end.
12. Swirl Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (TMPA) in the half moon shape and put your tape runner adhesive everywhere else on the front of the inside cardstock to adhere your DSP on.
13. The TMPA will hold that half moon together well! I love TMPA - available from SU!
14. Line up the slit punch with the previous hole so you can now punch through the DSP.
15. Stamp your image onto the liner of your card that is cut 3 3/4" X 5.
16. Adhere inside your folded card (Real Red).
17. Adhere the folded card (Real Red) inside the triangle cut (Old Olive)card.
18. Cut the tip off of the embossed triangle - about 1/4". This allows it to tuck into the slit much nicer.
19. Punch a 3/4" circle and adhere over the slit area on the DSP with TMPA.
20. Rub VersaMark over your cardstock for the star.
21. Emboss with Iridescent Ice from Stampin' Up.
22. Punch out with star punch from Stampin' Up.
23. Adhere to circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.
24. Fold the triangle up and tuck it under the slit punch. It should fit snuggly.
25. Admire your handiwork!

Happy Thanksgiving - Heidi

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