What you will need:
- 1/2 sheet of 12x12" cardstock - firm weight
- Embellishments as desired.
- 8" of strong 2-way or double-sided 1/2" adhesive tape; I used Sookwang
- Adhesive tape runner or 3M, or glue stick
Cut your paper. You will need:
From your firm weight cardstock for the base of the card, cut four pieces, each measuring 3" x 6".
Two pieces - 5+7/8" x 2+7/8"
(These I show here in orange, for size)
|Open like doors|
|Flips open from center, top and bottom, like hinged window|
Cover each of your blocks by gluing/adhering the lightweight cardstock that has been cut to the appropriate size. You'll want to use your own color(s), but for demonstration purposes, here are the size/placements you'll need:
Embellish as you wish. When doing so, make sure you consider what panels will be open/showing when the card is unfolded. For example, when the last (4th) panel is opened, it's really the back of the card. The person opening the card will view the image upside down from the front, so you may want to have an image or just a patterned paper that looks good from both angles. Make sense?
Now for me, this sounded really complicated but it is NOT. Once you try it once, you'll have the hang of it. I am a visual learner, so if you're like me, you'll want to view this excellent video that was done by Sarah at "Simply Sarah". Please do go to Sarah's blogsite to check out the truly beautiful, inspiring cards she's made .. it's one of my favorite sites.