Card-Mak­ing Tu­to­ri­als

Annie's Coloring Pages - - Card-making Tutorials -

Trans­form­ing your col­or­ing art into a greet­ing card is as sim­ple or as com­plex a process as you would like it to be. To cre­ate a ba­sic card, you will need sturdy card­stock, scis­sors or a pa­per trim­mer, a scor­ing tool and ruler, and pa­per ad­he­sives (Photo 15).

First, choose card­stock that co­or­di­nates with your col­ored art­work (Photo 16).

Next, cut the card­stock to size— a typ­i­cal card base will be twice the length or width of your col­ored panel with ap­prox­i­mately 1/4inch bor­der around the panel (Photo 17).

Us­ing a ruler and/or scor­ing tool, score across the cen­ter of the card­stock piece (Photo 18) and fold in half along the scored line.

Ap­ply dou­ble-sided ad­he­sive to the back of your col­ored panel (Photo 19) and ad­here the panel to the card base (Photo 20).

To change the look of the card, a sim­ple gate­fold or easel-style card will work well to dis­play your col­ored art­work. To make a stan­dard gate­fold card, cut sturdy card­stock twice the width of your col­ored panel. Cen­ter the col­ored panel on the card­stock and lightly mark along both edges with a pencil. Score across at the card­stock along the pencil marks (Photo 21).

Fold the outer pan­els in to­ward the cen­ter along score lines (Photo 22).

Ad­here col­ored panel to the inside back panel (Photo 23) and dec­o­rate the front pan­els as de­sired with ad­di­tional col­or­ing pages, stick­ers, gems or rib­bon.

To cre­ate an easel-style card, cut a sturdy piece of card­stock to size.

Score across card­stock at the mid­dle, and score again half­way be­tween first scored line and edge of card­stock (Photo 24).

Fold in along both scored lines (Photo 25).

Ad­here small di­men­sional item such as but­tons to bot­tom edge of card to hold easel panel in place us­ing ad­he­sive dots.

Ad­here col­ored panel to front of easel card us­ing dou­blesided ad­he­sive (Photo 26).

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