Monday, April 20, 2009

Tutorial as Promised

Hi everyone. Forgive my amateur tutorial but I really am a novice with computers. I hope this all makes sense. Start reading from the bottom of this post. If you have any questions, please ask away. I will do my best to answer them. Have a great day!!

Add patterned paper to decorate the inside. To make the counter/pop up, cut a piece of patterned paper 3 3/4"X 4". Score the 4" side at 1", 2", and 3" patterned side up. Fold and secure with double-stick tape to the inside of card. Finish as you desire. Here are some other images.

Score the corners of the canopy/awning diagonally and fold inward to form a 90* corner. The inside corner flap is pushed to the side and a small punch is used to make a hole for a brad to secure the awning. Mark 1/4" down on the side flaps and cut out the small wedge so the awning lays on a slight slant. Fold the awning over the side flaps and mark where the hole was punched. Punch each side flap to secure with a brad later.

Remove the 2"x4" inch pieces marked with an X cutting just inside the score line. Then remove the 1"x3" pieces marked with an X. Make the scalloped edge of the canopy using a border punch.

Here are the instructions for the "Candy Shop", "Ice Cream Stand"...
Choose a heavy piece of cardstock or patterned paper and trim to 8"x11". With the right side facing up, score at 2" and 6". Turn the paper horizontally and score at 4", 8", and 10". Fold along score lines with pattern facing up.


  1. Janice,

    Thank you for posting this, I will try to make it in the next month or two. Life is just so busy right now.
    I really appreciate you taking the time to put the tutorial on your page.

  2. Hi Janice! I also appreciate you posting this. I have copied and printed it to save for later when I have a bit more time....hopefully next month. i just love this card!

  3. Top to bottom or bottom to top it does not matter...this is so cute..I really love it a lot...Thanks for your kind words as well. Both my girls will love this, and will love helping make it as well...I will be sure to post a picture when we complete it.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share such creativeness!!