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Today I am sharing a card I made for my July classes. It features the Big Celebrations stamp set from A*muse Studio - which happens to be on sale thru the end of the month! Here are the products I used - all available in my online store at http://www.amusestudio.com/heather
All items available in my online store at http://www.amusestudio.com/heather
** the nestability shape I used was discontinued from out most recent catalog - oops! **
The cool thing about this card is how it opens - it is a standard Gatefold card - but when you open it - Voila! The nested shapes come apart and go to seperate sides - interlocking the card flaps when closed.
Here is my video tutorial - short and sweet!
For those of you who do not want to watch the video here it is in plain english - hopefully understandable! I started by cutting the navy frame - take any Nestabilities shape and pick 2 sizes that are atleast 2 sizes apart - in other words there is one that fits in between them. Use those two to cut a frame of your desired shape. Now take the smaller of the two and cut another shape with it. This is your nesting shape - because it fits perfectly into the center of the frame you cut first.
Next you will make a gatefold card - Take a regular card piece and before you fold it score a line at 2 1/8 from the left side and the right side (along the short end) If you have a scorpal you will simply score at the two DOTS on the measureing line.
Now you will simply attach your frame to the left side of the gatefold and your inside nesting shape to the right side of the gatefold. The easiest way to get the nesting shape perfectly inside is to attach the fram first - then CLOSE your card before adhering your shape - this way you can use the frame to determine where it needs to attach. Be sure that you only apply adhesive on HALF of your shapes - otherwise you will glue your cards together!
Clear as mud? Hopefully the video helps!