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July with Jill — Marjorie Towers

July with Jill

July 26, 2013

in Card Ideas, Design Team, Jill

Our featured Design Team member this month is Jill Petersen.

Using the Authentique Pride collection she designed a fabulous gate-fold easel card. Here’s what it looks like closed:

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And here’s a picture of the card open:

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If you would like to make one like it, here is how she made it:

1. Start with a piece of 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock.

2. Using a scoreboard, score cardstock widthwise at 5 1/2”, lengthwise at 2 1/8”, rotate and score

again at 2 1/8”.

3. Then at top, cut away the outer corners of 5 1/2” x 2 1/8” leaving the 4 1/2” middle section.

Score this section in half (this will be your easel).

4. Crease all of your scored areas folds. Now your ready to decorate.

5. First, I chose a picture to put onto my easel from the Authentique “Pride”

Collection-”Privilege” sheet. I used 3 Star shaped brads in the left corner, and then mounted this onto a 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” piece of “Amend” paper from the same collection with my adhesive.

6. Now attach this to the bottom fold of the easel with adhesive so it will be able to prop up when the card is opened.

7. Now, cut a 5 1/4” x 4 1/8” of “Assemble” with the doile side up and adhere it to the center section on the bottom of the card.

8. Then I chose one of the stickers from the “Pride” components co ordinating sticker sheets and used 3D dots to raise it up to hold the easel in place when the card is open.

9. Next, cut a 5 1/2” x 1 3/4” of “Assemble” and trim the right edge around doile giving it a ruffled like edge. Attach to outside left flap so that about an inch overhangs.

10. Cut 2 pieces of the “Assemble” at 5 1/4 x 2” and attach to the inside flaps with the stripe side up.

11. Then I used a couple scraps of the “Amend” paper and cut 2 banners to attach to either side of inside flaps and added Maya Road velvet pleats to the tops.

12. I used about 6” of star ribbon over the seam on the left inside and tucked the edges with adhesive.

13. For the front, I used Barn Door and Chipped Saphire Distress Stains on some Tim Holtz trimmings ribbon(rossettes). I did 3 with the Barn Door, left 3 white and then 3 with the Chipped Saphire. As it dried I got a really cool effect with the stains bleeding. So I cut the ribbon to length to show that. I also cut the extra tuele off the back for a cleaner edge. I attached these with glue dots so I could run about 28” of the star ribbon unerneath. I like longer ribbon tails, but you can cut them shorter if you would like. I used more glue dots along the back of the card to hold the ribbon down and in place and one dot on the front along the “ruffle” edge and left the ribbon loose on the right panel to tie my bow.

Jill also made a few cards for the store using the Graphic 45 Steampunk line.  So fun, especially if you like Halloween. Jill loves Halloween, so I knew this would be the perfect collection for her.

Check out this cute envelope:


And then turn it over and open it up. You will find this great card:


The Tim Holtz mini-gears work great with these papers.

Thank you Jill for your inspiring artwork.


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