Monday, January 19, 2015

Screen Divider Card (January Class Project)

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Oh my gosh!  These cards were so much fun to make!  And you can use pretty much any punch for the bottom part of the card, and any border punch for the top -- just depends how fancy you want it to be.

Thanks to Dawn Olchefsky for posting the tutorial on!

Dawn's instructions begin with a 5-1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock to make the card base.  I wanted to have a slightly wider card, so I started with 12" x 12" card stock and cut my card base 12" x 5-1/2".  I'll provide measurements for both cards.  You also can make a 3-panel card using 12" x 5-1/2" card stock; you would just score it differently.

So . . . for this card, I scored the card stock at 6", then flipped it over to the other side and scored it at 3" and 9".  (If you're using 11" x 5-1/2" card stock, you would score it at 5-1/2", and then flip it over and score it at 2-3/4" and 8-1/4".)  You don't necessarily need to score it on opposite sides of the card stock, but I think it makes it a little easier to fold the card accordion-style.  And that's actually the next step -- fold the card stock back and forth away from the score lines so the folded card looks like a "W" (or an "M").  (NOTE:  If you're making a three-panel card, you would score it at 4" and 8" for a 12" x 5-1/2" piece of card stock; or if you're using 5-1/2" x 11", you would actually want to cut it down to 5-1/2" x 10-1/2" and then score it at 3-1/2" and 7".)

The next step is to punch across one long edge to create your top border (for my first card I used the Confetti Stars Border punch featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog; for the second I used the Chevron Border punch).

Then center your larger punch at the bottom of the first panel (for the first card shown here I used the Artisan Label punch; for the second card I used the Decorative Label punch).  Position your punch so you're only punching about 1/2 of the shape -- cutting about 3/4" into the card stock.  Once you've punched your first panel, you can fold it over and use the first punch as a guide to punch the second panel, and so on, until you've completed all four panels.

That's it!  That's the basic Screen Divider Card.  How easy was that?!

For the layers on each panel, I cut the bottom layer of card stock at 4-1/4" x 2-3/4"; the top (Whisper White) layer is 4" x 2-1/2".  If you're using 11" x 5-1/2" card stock, your measurements would be slightly narrower --  4-1/2" x 2-3/8" for the bottom layer and 4" x 2-1/8" for the top layer.

Now you're ready to stamp and embellish your card however you like!

For the cards shown above, I used the "Kinda Eclectic" stamp set for the first card, and "Painted Petals" from the 2015 Occasions mini catalog for the second.  The butterfly die on the first card is also from the 2015 Occasions mini catalog.

For additional information including a video tutorial on how to make this card, visit and select the Tutorials link.  Then type "Screen Divider Card" into the search box.  There's also a link at the bottom of that article to a gallery showing lots more ideas for this technique!  Or, you can probably simply Google "Screen Divider Card" to find YouTube videos (it's quite a popular technique).

Hope you try this card and have fun with it!

Cathy  ;D

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