Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Swing Z Tutorial

As promised, today we've posted the tutorial for the cards you've been seeing this week on our blog. But first...a quick announcement. This week The Rubber Cafe will be providing you with fun wonderful oppertunities to craft and you may even win a little something at the same time. Starting tomorrow, and the following Thrusdays to come, we'll be hosting a challange. Rules and details regarding the challenges will be posted on Thursday and the following Wednesday a name will be drawn for the prize. Don't forget to check back each day to view new samples.

Now...on with the show.

Swing Z Card

What you'll need for this card:

Cuttlebug with A B & C plates
Your favorite die from Spellbinders, This card is using Curved Rectangles
Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
decorative paper or cardstock to decorate
One and Only tape
repositional adhesive
Stamps, I'm using Hooked on You and Fishing for Details
Embellishments to finish off your card

You'll start by scoring at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4" on the 8 1/2" side of the paper. Don't fold just yet.

Add decorative paper to your first scored section if desired by adding adhesive to 3 sides only. This will prevent the paper from sticking to the center point of your card. A quick tip to getting your paper to match up straight, line up your cardstock against a straight edge and add your decoative paper pusing both against the straight edge at the same time.

Line up the center of your die with the first score line. Use a piece of repositional adhesive to hold your die in place

Your stack is as follows...A plate, B plate, Paper, Template, C plate. Line the C plate up against the first score line, making sure not to go over the line. By leaving the die half exposed, you will only cut the one side.

Run your sandwich through the cuttlebug. Note: if you have the Big Shot you can do this with individule plates but not with tabbed plates.

Fold back the die cut panel leaving the die cut exposed.

Fold the second score line forward to form the "Z" pattern in your card.

Decorate and embellish as desired.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow and see what we have in store for you. Our design team loves to hear from you, please leave them a comment and let them know they're loved.


Kristine Reynolds said...

great tutorial Lisa!

L. Carol Christopher said...

Very cool and cute! Thanks!

Trisha said...

Hey Lisa...LOVE LOVE LOVE this project. Thank you for the tutorial!

:-) Trisha