Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Katy Sue Designs - Multi Function Die Cuts

How to make a free standing card from the Multi Function Die Cut Card Blank

I recently made some cards in a workshop using the Multi Function Die Cuts from Katy Sue Designs and thought I would do some instructions on how them into a free standing card. The following measurements are the same for each of the 4 different designs. For this tutorial, I have used Elegant Flowers (Ivory)

Working on the back of the card blank and measuring from the bottom, mark the card at the following points on both the left-hand side and then on the right-hand side:
·         7cm
·         8.5cm
·         10cm
·         16cm
·         17cm

Then using a ball/scoring tool, score from left to right at the following points:
·         7cm
·         8.5cm
·         10cm

Now fold creating a concertina as indicated in the picture below:

Now go to the mark you made at 16cm and measure in 3cm from the left and make a mark, and then make a mark at 9cm, you then need to cut a line with a ruler and craft knife between 3cm and 9cm (as indicated by the straight line in the picture). Now go to the point where you made a mark at 17cm and measure in 3cm from the left and make a mark and then make a mark at 9cm, you then need to score a line between 3cm & 9cm (as indicated by the dotted line in the picture) Now cut a straight line from the 3cm mark on the 17cm line down to the 16cm line and repeat the same at the 9cm mark – you have now created a flap as indicated in the picture below

The short part of the card blank will now sit under the flap you have created. The images below shows the front and back of the card blank
You are now ready to decorate your card!
The flap at the back can be hidden with different things – have a look at some of the finished samples

Products used in the above samples are as follows:

·         Multi Function Die Cuts - Hearts

·         Mabel Lucie Atwell Vo.2 CD

·         Multi Function Die Cuts - Elegant Flowers

·         Die Cut Dimensions – Wild Flowers Set 2

·         Multi Function Die Cuts – Spring Flowers

·         Wishing on A Star CD

·         Wishing on A Star Die cut Stickers

For the Mabel Lucie Atwell sample, I put the Multi Function Die Cut through my inkjet printer. I have a rear feed printer and I used low tack tape on the reverse of the die cut area. Please be aware that there small parts on the die cut area which may get caught in your printer so you need to make sure that they have been removed. Please note that if you wish to print onto the Die Cut Dimensions, you do so at your own risk and that Katy Sue Designs and I take no responsibility for any damage that may be caused to your printer if you do.

All of the above products are available direct from Katy Sue Designs HERE