Thursday, November 23, 2017

CCEE1747 - "Pinspired" Cascading Card

Joanne Grzelak continues as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this week and asked us to make a Christmas or New Year's card for our stash.  I decided to combine this challenge with this month's Scor-Pal "Pinspired" card.

You can get so much inspiration perusing the photos on Pinterest.  The Scor-Pal design team has an on-going project, in which we find a card on Pinterest and use it as inspiration for a new card.  That's what I have done today.  I chose this Cascading Card by Chris Peterson as my inspiration.  It originally appeared on her blog, the Calla Lily Studio Blog.   As Christmas is right around the corner, I changed Chris's very feminine card into a Christmas Card.

To make this card, you start with a piece of cardstock 8" x 12".  On the 8" side, mark 5 1/2" on one end and 2 1/2" on the other; then cut the paper on the diagonal.   Unless your cutter is big enough, it is easier to cut it with an Exacto knife and a metal ruler, which is what I did.  I found that anchoring the cardstock with a couple pieces of washi tape kept it from sliding during the cutting process.

Score each piece at 4" and 8".

Measure up 2 3/4" from the bottom of the taller end and make a mark.  Measure up 1 1/4" from the bottom of the shorter end and make a mark.  Draw a line between the two marks.

On one piece of cardstock, cut DOWN to the pencil line at 2" and 10" -- and cut UP to the pencil line at 6".  On the other piece of cardstock, cut UP to the pencil line at 2" and 10" -- and cut DOWN to the pencil line at 6".

Erase the pencil lines.   Stack the two pieces together and slot them together by sliding the cut lines over one another.  I found it easier if you slotted the two center cut lines first and then maneuvered the cardstock and slotted the end cut lines.  Fold OUT at the score lines to form the cascade.  Using a bone folder, give the edges a sharp score.

You can then decorate the card as you wish.  I cut pieces of patterned paper to cover the side sections, as follows:

Front panel - 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" - fold in half and cut the top diagonally from the center to 2 1/4" on each side.

Six panels 1 3/4" wide, cut as follows:
2 panels 3 1/8" high
2 panels 4 1/4" high
2 panels 5 3/8" high

Each panel is then trimmed diagonally by 1/4" from the outside to the inside, as shown in the photo.

I then made two inserts, using die cuts and patterned paper.  They are 3 7/8" wide and can be as short or tall as you prefer.  These will slip inside the two open sections of the card.

Here is a photo of the card and the inserts.

I hope you give this fun technique a try.  And be sure to check out our Scor-Pal Scoring Projects and Ideas on Pinterest.

If you'd like to see some more holiday cards, check out the CCEE Stampers blog.


MiamiKel said...

Wow, Lois! this is some amazing fold! I keep scrolling up and down to see all the details - this just landed on my 'to try' list! IT's GORGEOUS! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

StampOwl said...

Gorgeous cards, love the addition of the inserts to the design

Vicky Gould said...

Lot of work, but one fantastic outcome! I love this fold and how you decorated it, Lois! Happy Thanksguvubg!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

WOW and WOW! Couldn't be any more gorgeous.......and all in RED! Thanks for the directions......I'll give it a try! Happy Turkey day!

Lynn McAuley said...

This amazing card certainly has the WOW factor!! What exquisite work, Lois!! I know this very special card is going to bring joy and delight to someone you hold dear!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you love!!

jojot said...

absolutely stunning...complicated, complex and oh so classy

Liz Williams said...

Wow, indeed. Sorry to be late with my comments but I was away from my computer for the holidays. Thanks for all these great detailed instructions on how this fold is done. It is an amazing and beautiful card.

Ironlady said...

Amazing folding Lois, I have always wanted to try this technique, thanks for the photo tutorial.