Thursday, April 24, 2014

Building Block Card Tutorial

It's always fun to try different fancy fold cards - and I had not ever tried this one...  I have adapted a tutorial for a Building Block Card and changed the dimensions to accommodate the size of my  stenciled letters.  My version makes a tall and skinny card.

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 8 1/4" x 12".  With the long side against the top of the scoring board, score at 4" (mountain fold) and 8" (valley fold).

2.  Pull the valley fold up like a mountain fold, and cut 1 3/4" in at the following intervals:
      2 1/4"
      4 1/4"
      6 1/4"
      8 1/4"

3.  Add a score line to the ends of each of the wide blocks ( at the 6 1/4" and 9 1/2") and fold as shown.  Ink the edges of all of the folds.

4.    Use a spatula to spread the Teresa Collins Basically Essential Modeling Paste over the letters from the Basically Essential Stencil to spell your sentiment.   Allow to dry and cut out the letters.
 5.  Decorate the panels with patterned paper.  Use the Xyron 5" Creative Station to apply adhesive to the panels.
Hint:  If you accidentally get adhesive in the wrong place, use the Xyron Adhesive Eraser Cube to remove the boo boo.

 6.  Cut letters from the patterned paper, ink the edges and apply adhesive using the Xyron Mini Sticker Maker.
 7.  Add ribbon to the card using the Xyron 1/4" Double Sided High Tack Tape.

 8.  Die cut flowers - cut two of the largest flowers from WorldWin's CutMates Spring Water paper.  Cut the next two sizes using the WorldWin Translucent Vellum White Plaid.  Ink the edges and shape.  Add a Zva Creative Mini rose to the center of the flower. Assemble  using the Xyron/Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive. 

9.  Cut panels for the back of the card (for a place to write your message) using WorldWin Beargrass Petallics Cardstock.  Ink the edges and adhere using the Xryon 5" Creative Station.

10.  Finish assembling the card as shown.

Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron/Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit
(Products from this kit that were used were -Foam Squares, Adhesive Eraser Cube, 1" Sticker Maker, High Tack Double Sided Tape, Clear Hold Adhesive)


  1. Great card. I love those vellum flowers!!!

  2. Wow....gorgeous flowers and the design of this card is fabulous!