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Issue #615 April 18th 2018
Bench Fold Card  
Guest tutorial author Tanya de Roy will show you how to make a standing card with a central counter top, then transform it into a workbench, kitchen counter, dresser, desk, or table!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive
  • Themed stamps or die cuts
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Darlene asks: "I'm new to card making and I like big cards. I would like to make a 6" x 12" tent card - what would the measurements be for that size?"
    A: For a card that size, you'll need a sheet of sturdy 12" x 12" cardstock for your base. Score it at 6", and fold it in half. You'll size your layers on the front of the card accordingly, and embellish as you like. In our site tutorial, there's also a window die cut into the front of the card, which shows off some patterned paper inside. When you're ready to assemble the tent, you'll need a strip of cardstock cut to 4" x 12". Score from the short side at 1", 2", 3", and 4", and fold along the lines to create a W shape. Attach that to the inside of the card to enable it to stand up.

    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Ruthi has a tip for the Candy Flower Garden tutorial: "My friend and I made 24 of these. We hooked two together back to back. We now have 12 double-sided decorations for centerpieces. Thank you so much for the cute idea. They will be used for our retired teacher luncheon group."

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