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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stand Up Card Tutorial

As promised a few weeks is the tutorial on how to make the Stand Up card that I did on August 14th 2009 which you can re-visit HERE. I apologize for taking so long but I decided to clean out my craft room ....BIG mistake....HUGE took me forever to get it straighten back up so I could actually use my desk again!

For today's card I used the following:

Sailing Martini Stamp

Navy Blue Cardstock, button and Dye Ink

White Cardstock, ribbon and Dye Ink

Red Ribbon




(all photos-if clicked on-will enlarge for easy viewing)


The finished Stand Up Card measures 6 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches high when folded flat for mailing.

Step 1- Cut one piece of Navy cardstock for the card front 6 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches high and another piece of Navy cardstock for the back 6 inches wide x 8 7/16 inches.

Step 2- Take the Card Back cardstock and measure in from one side and score at 2 inches and 4 inches. (Refer to photo below)

Step 3- Make a valley fold (Refer to photo below)

Step 4- Attach the Navy card front ONLY to the 2 inch fold section. I attached two different photo views.

This is how you fold the card down in order to slip the card into an envelope.


I cut two pieces of white cardstock..each 5 3/4 inches wide X 4 1/4 inches high. One was for the top of the card and one for the bottom (inside when folded).

I wrapped drywall tape around my brayer...inked it up with navy blue ink and brayered one of the white cardstocks I had cut for the top of the card. It is a technique that I learned from Splitcoaststampers Site. The dark strip of blue was a major boo-boo. I was going to start over until I decided it looked kinda cool so I continued. I attached it to the top of the card.

Next I cut a red piece of cardstock 4 inches wide X 3 1/2 inches high. I wanted to keep with a beachy boat scene so I used my crop-o-dile to put holes on two sides of the red cardstock so that I could string white ribbon and in & out of the holes. I layered a navy blue cardstock on top of the red. For the last layer of red cardstock I ran it through the cuttlebug and then used a brayer of white ink over the top to catch the raised areas (to resemble waves). The Sailboat Martini Image was colored with markers and liquid glass applied only to the martini glass to resemble glass...the rope and sail was layered for a 3-D look and then glued down.


Take the last white 5 3/4 inches wide X 4 1/4 inches high cardstock.

Measure over from the edge 2 7/8 inches...make a light mark with a pencil. It should be the middle of the cardstock

Measure 2 1/2 inches down from the top to the center of the card so that it is in the middle.

It will be the spot where for a brad, a button, a bead, etc for holding the front of the card so that it stands up. Attach the cardstock to the bottom/inside of the card.

(Refer to photo)

Now finish decorating the bottom layer. The area that is just above the button or brad is where you can stamp your sentiment. After your receiver reads the card, they just have to hook the card front behind the button and display your work of art.

Hopefully this tutorial was easy to understand. If you have any questions...please leave me a message!!

(card folded for mailing)

If you make a card using this technique....I would love it if you shared it with me!!

Thank you for joining me today.

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