Friday, October 08, 2010

Framed Card for Papertake Weekly

Its Papertake Weekly 3rd Birthday this week so the challenge is to choose your favourite challenge. The Frame Card Tutorial challenge from Claudia in March 2008 has to be my favourite I've used it so many times.
I was going to put pattern paper on the outside of the recess but when I laid the Magnolia pair on top I couldn't do it cos I liked it with out, with just a few MS snowflakes.
I wish I brought the scene image down a bit farther so the top of the trees aren't hidden and have less of the frozen pond but I stuck it down with strong tape.
Now I've checked the challenge blog and although the writing is there is no pic so I photo as I went along. I like to add this is not my idea but Claudia this is simply how I do it.

 First of all I cut out two squares with this card the measurement are 10cm and 9cm but you can change the size if you wish. I then use a ruler to draw a lines across the squares and I also did the same inside the square card. Hopefully you can just about see in the photo.

I then lay the largest square on top of the lines of the card and match then up and draw round the square.
Do this with the smaller square too.  Using an embossing tool and a ruler emboss both the squares you've draw.Then cut the cross only up to the largest square draw.

 Once cut you need to fold back the each flap twice.

Fold the smaller flap back on it self so it looks like the above photo. 

 This is how the outside of the card should look like. 

 Cut out a square of the size of the largest square to put inside the recess . I also cut a slightly larger square for the inside of the card.
I use the larger square template also for cutting paper for the front. Like the card below. It also how I made the card for Simon Says Stamps Challenge on Wednesday.


Sharon said...

Oh Debbie this is absolutely beautiful - both cards are. Thanks for the pics showing us how to do it. hugs Sharon

Stamps and Paper said...

Gosh Debby there is a lot of work in this have reminded me that I haven't made a frame card for ages....really lovely card.


Sue said...

Hi hun
totally gorgeous card, you must get well fed up with me saying the same things every time! lol. Luv the design will read ya distructions again when im home maybe have a play. Have great weekend hun, sue,x

Doreen said...

Two great cards Debby, I must try this out thanks for the

Jenny said...

Wow. Two stunning framed cards Debby. Thanks for sharing how you make them. I have never done one of these cards before so will have a go.

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, gorgeous card Debby and a great tutorial - wish I was brave enough to give this a go! Jo x

Andrea said...

`hoi Debby,
what a cute cards, thank you for the tutorial
I like the christmascard the most
hugs andrea

Susie said...

Both are fantastic! Would love a go myself - just need a little more time....! Susie x

Tracy said...

This is fabulous, and I seem to have missed some gorgeous creations.

Sorry I have not visited for a while, I have been badly for about a fortnight and have got behind on my blogging. And I have now lost my dashboard, that Mr Blogger Grrrrr.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anne-Marije said...

Wow Debby, this is so adorable!
xxx Anne-Marije

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh, I love your winter scene, it's just beautiful and that polka dot paper looks amazing.
Thanks for the tut. I really want to give this one a go.
Caroline xxx

D K Crafts said...

Wow!!! This is stunning Debby. I love the scene you have created and the colours and images you have used. Thank you very much for the tutorial on how to make this frame. It is gorgeous. Donna

Anneke said...

Wow gorgeous cards!!! Great idea, thanks for the tutorial.
Greetings Anneke

CaninosArtisticCafe said...

Oh both of those are great and the coloring and colors are just awesome! You are an amazing card maker!!

Danielle said...

Wow Debby, such a fabulous frame card! Love the wintry scene and thanks for the visual tutorial - what a great help! And I'm loving the pirate card too! Gorgeous work as always!
Hugs, Danielle

Lourdes said...

Woww Debby!....It's a wonderful card....I'm a big fan or your work! I remember the Claudia's tutorial and it's great and your special touch make the PERFECT CARD!

Hugs from Barcelona (Spain)


Willy's creations said...

What a special card is it.


Trudy said...

Hello Debby,
Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
I love the colours and the look is adorable.
Hugs Trudy

Mephisto said...

WOW, really brilliant works.


Uschi said...

Ganz phantastisch!! Gefällt mir sehr gut!

Liebe Grüße

Janet said...

wow this is fab.....must have a go. Your card is as stunning as ever Chick x

melsanford said...

What a gorgeous card! It's beautiful! I've seen a few of these frame cards just recently but hadn't found out how to make them so thankyou for the instructions. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Annie said...

Hi Debby! what a beautiful festive scene you have created with the magnolia cuties!
hugs, annie x

Tracey said...

Wow! These are really cool Debby & would make a great pressie :)


Mrs.B said...

Great card Debby, Love it! Thanks for the tutorial. will give this one a go.
Avril B

airing cupboard crafts said...

Your card is amazing thank you so much for the tutorial x

CraftyC said...

They are both gorge Debby, and a great tutorial!!

coops said...

wow this is amazing debby.the little scene is fabulous and great tilda and edwin.thanks for the instructions :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

wow debby, your card is such a great inspiration and looks so funny.
have a nice weekend.
big hugs, bea

Andrea said...

Wow! those frame cards are absolutely fabulous - thanks for the tutorial!
Love, Andrea xx

Mandy said...

wooooooooooooooooow, fantastic cards

xx mandy

Miria said...

Hi, Debbie. Stunning cards and great tutorial, I'll give it a go, thank you! Hugs. Miria

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous honey love the colours a really gorgeous creation big hugs love Pops x x

Berry said...

OK extra wowsers on these gorgeous creations, thanks so much for the tutoial will have to have a go at these cutees, just brilliant! Hugs Rebekah xx

Lorraine A said...

fabulous cards Debby and thanks for the step by step guide :-) I will definitely need to have a go at this :-)

thanks for joining us on the PTW Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Safo said...

Идея - супер!!! Очень красиво и оригинально!

Inger Harding said...

Wowwww these are wonderful cards Debbie!!!
Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
Have a lovely weekend.

Inger :)

Zoe said...

Wow these are fab, I really love the pirate one!

kaylou said...

Hi Debby
this is so gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Juls said...

I love both of these cards so much...and thanks for the tutorial! Hugs Juls

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness, the work gone into these is amazing! You are so talented and creative
love tasha xx

Anonymous said...

Unbelievably CAAAAUUUTTE!

Annelie said...

Well, what can I say...I was right...a bunch of beautiful cards!!
These are my favourites, they are really great both of them!
Hugs Annelie