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