Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Crafter's Companion Die'sire Kinetic Card Bases

These dies can do and are so much more than just a quick and gorgeous card!  I've made 5 different projects with the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Kinetic Circle Swing Base Card; two with the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Kinetic Shutter Base Card.  

In this post, I'll explain the Matchbook-style Album. 

Finished size approx. 6” x 9-1/2”

Cover – 1 pc 6” x 11”; scored at 1-3/4” for back and 1 pc 6” x 8-3/4” for front.  Adhere front piece to 1-3/4” section of back piece
Binding – 4” x 6”; score at 2” on 4” side, then at 7/8” from each end.  Fold and burnish center valley fold and the two ends as mountain folds (this will give you a sturdier binding)
3 pieces 5-1/2" x 11" cut with Circle Swing Base die.  Fold on scorelines as per instructions

  Turn the folded pieces with the swing portion on the right and overlap each front section so that it lines up with the front fold edge of the one underneath (see photos).  Hold them together firmly and clip them together with a paperclip, turn over and trim the left side evenly – the “bottom” piece will be your longest with the top two incrementally shorter.  This can just be done with scissors and doesn’t have to be perfect because this edge will be hidden

   With the layers still clipped together, slide them onto the back cover, left side even, slide the binding over this and while holding the layers together, punch two holes and secure with ribbon.  The front cover should now slide easily under the edge of the binding.  You “may” need to trim off a titch to ensure it does.


    Note: You can decorate before assembling but don’t use too many layers or embellishments.  Each layer will now swing open with a gentle tug.

Hope you'll try this.

Die'Sire Kinetic Circle Swing Base die
Die’sire Edge’ables “Butterfly Dream”
Colorista Aqua “Best Wishes” stamp set
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Shimmering Cardstock Pearl Ivory
Floral Fantasy “Motifs & Accessories” and Bouquet Border
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker “Clear”


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