A Card Full of FrightSeptember 27, 2011 4:42 am Cardmaking, Craft Trends, Crafts, Fall, Halloween, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Seasons, Techniques and Mediums
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
I was shown a napkin fold card recently which made me want to make one, too. I had just gotten the Echo Park Apothecary paper line and thought that it would make a cool Halloween napkin fold card. After making it I just knew that I had to share it with everyone so I decided to write this tutorial on how to make the card so you can make one, too. One thing that is fun with this is that you can use them for your party invitations, a spooky birthday card or give to a friend who enjoys Halloween. I haven’t decided what I’ll use mine for yet ,so I decided to leave the message blank for now. But a couple of neat ideas would be to use the Apothecary Alphabet to create your own message or use a message stamp to stamp your message on.
- Echo Park Apothecary Collection Kit
- American Crafts Textured Cardstock
- Orange Bazzill Cardstock
- Smooth White Cardstock
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- Adhesive Squares
- Orange Ribbon
- Drippy Goo Punch
- Mini Candelabra Stamp
- Mini Magic Potion Stamp
- Scoring Board
- Paper Trimmer
- Circle Cutter
- Stamp block
- Black Ink Pad
- Favorite markers
- Favorite Tape Runner
1. To create the napkin fold card start with a 12 x 12 piece of black cardstock and score at 3″ and 9″, rotate a half turn and score again at these measurements. Fold the paper at the score lines making sure to get a crisp fold.
2. Mark the center of the square that is in the middle of the paper. The center mark should be at 3″.
3. Fold the corners into the center mark making sure the sides in between the corners meet as closely as possible.
4. Now unfold the paper and you will see a triangle in each of the sections that looks like this on both sides of the paper. With the paper open flat, fold the point of the triangle up to the center mark and crease the fold well. Do this on all 4 sides.
By folding the point of the triangle upward, it will cause the corners to fold as shown in the second picture. The next thing will be to fold the corners down so they lay flat and form a square which will look like this picture.
Your card should now look like this when you release it.
5. Now fold each of the corner pieces in half down towards the edge of the paper like this.
6. Using 2 sheets of patterned paper cut:
Two 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” squares. (This is the skull paper on the corners of this card.)
Two 5 ½” x 5 ½” squares (This is the orange patterned paper on this card.)
One 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” square (This is the black stripe patterned paper on this card.)
One 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” square (This is the orange grid patterned paper on this card.)
For the next few steps use this picture as a reference while you work.
7. Cut the 5 ½” squares (orange patterned paper) in half and then half again to get 4 triangles. Adhere them, using the tape runner, around the center square of the black card stock.
8. Cut the 3 ¾” square (black striped patterned paper) into 8 triangles and adhere to card. Repeat this step with the orange grid patterned paper until you have 4 triangles.
9. Cut the 2 ¾” square (the skulls) into triangles until you 4 of them to adhere to the corners.
10. Cut a square of cardstock 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” to put in the center square. I wanted some of the black cardstock to show so I cut the skulls patterned paper to 5 ½” x 5″ and then cut a 4″ x 4″ piece of white paper that I stamped the potion bottle on over the top of the patterned paper.
11. Cut a strip of orange cardstock to 2 ¼” x 12″ and punch the edges using the Drippy Goo punch.
12. Find the center of the cardstock piece and make a small mark at the center point. Cut a 30″ piece of ribbon and find the center of it. Using Aleene’s Tacky Glue run a small line of glue across the middle of the orange cardstock. After finding the center on both the cardstock and ribbon glue them together and work your way to the edges of the 1″ x 12″ strip. You will have some ribbon that hangs over at each end of the cardstock that will be used to tie the card closed.
13. Cut a piece of patterned paper (the stripe was used here) to 1″ x 12″. Using the tape runner, run a strip of tape down the back of the striped paper and adhere it over the top of the ribbon.
14. Turn card over so that the back is showing and using the tape runner adhere the strip to the back starting at the edge and going to the opposite edge of the black cardstock. Do not tape the entire length of the strip.
15. Turn the card back over and fold the rest of the strip to the front of the card and tie closed.
16. Cut 2 circles- one at 3″ out of the white paper and one at 3 ½” out of the orange cardstock. Adhere them together.
17. Stamp the Candelabra stamp on the white and color it. Place it on the strip using adhesive squares.
You now have a spooky card that will surely creep out anyone who receives it!