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Bev - Savor the Journey
Broni - Splashes of Watercolor
Candy - Candys Land
Joan - Stamping with a Passion!
Jules - Stampin with Inky Fingers
Kittie - Kittie Kraft
Linda - Linda’s Works of Heart
Tami - A Walk on the Mild Side
Sherry - Walkin' on the BAD Side!
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I thought about what I would do this week and remembered a fun fold I haven't done for quite a while. The ATC's were so fun last week that I decided to
adapt the standard A2 cutting directions to ATC size. This is a fun interactive enclosure card. (cutting directions follow if you want to create your own) On to the ATC:
The finished size, true to ATC's is 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" The card was inspired because I needed a special enclosure card to accompany food for some dear friends who just lost a loved one. Anyway, all stamps are available from Rubernecker Stamp Co. The background is Baroque BG stamped in VersaMagic Wheat, the lady is from Herbal Collage BG and the sentiment is from the Petite Words collection in the Stamp Oasis section. Cardstock is Black, Ivory and Gray. The Edges of the ATC were outlined using an American Crafts Galaxy Marker. I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles, lg & sm. for the swing layers. The decorative brad is by Making Memories and is attached to the ATC base. I used SU! slit punch to first make the punch, then punched a 1/8" circle punch in the center. Added the brad and tucked the flip part of the card under it to keep it closed.
Cutting and scoring directions are specific to using a 12" personal cutter with cutting and scoring blades.
You will start with a piece of Cardstock cut to 3 1/2" x 4"
The 4" side of the CS should be squared at the top of the cutter and the left edge at the
1 1/2" mark. SCORE from the top down to the 5/8" mark and then from the 2 7/8" mark to the bottom.
Slide CS over to the 2 1/4" mark and repeat the scoring 5/8" from the top and from 2 7/8" to the bottom.
Place the cutting blade on cutter. With the edge of the cardstock at the 2 7/8" mark and the 4" edge still at the top of the cutter,
cut from the 5/8" mark to the 2 7/8" mark.
Flip CS over, line up left edge at the 3 1/8" mark and repeat cut from the 5/8" mark to the 2 7/8" mark.
Flip CS back over and turn CS 1/4 turn clockwise so the 3 1/2" edge is at the top and cut from the horizontal cut line to the score line,
move down and cut from the score line to the cut line. (do not cut between the score lines)
Flip CS over and repeat the cuts from cut line to score line/score line to cut line.
You will now have a rectangle Cut with a 3/4" gap at the top and bottom of the rectangle.
(note that the rectangle is NOT centered, but offset 1/4" to the left side. This is so the rectangle will be positioned properly when the swing card is folded/closed)
Mountain fold at the left score lines and valley fold the right fold lines. The swing rectangle is 2" x 2 1/4", Finished ATC size is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Now you are ready to decorate your swing card. Have fun!