Monday, June 21, 2021

Tower Father's Day Card

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a good weekend!  I promised I would try to share some directions for this card, and while the photos aren't very good, I do have a bit of a tutorial for you!  Since I already had the cardstock cut, scored and assembled to make the sample, I went ahead and decorated it for Wayne's Father's Day card:

I used lots of retired SU products, did some embossing and fussy-cutting:

Some stamping and diecutting (even though he's technically not my son, he IS my #1 son-in-law!):

And had a fun time doing it!  He loves football (Eagles) and baseball (Phillies) and he is the manager of our church softball team (we are currently in first place!) so I made sure I got some of those elements in there as well!

Now for the tutorial; as I said, the photos are not very good, but hopefully you'll be able to still get the gist of it!  This creates a standard sized card, so the panels to be decorated are not real big, but I think it still makes for an impressive card!  So here we go:

1.  Cut 4 pieces of cardstock 2 5/8" x 5 1/2".  Score each one at 1/2" on the short side and fold and burnish.  You should have a 1/2" "tab" along each left side:

2.  Lay one piece on your work surface with the left tab facing up.  Apply strong adhesive or tape to the back of the tab on the second piece of cardstock.  Adhere the edge of that tab right next to the fold of the piece that is on your work surface:

3.  Do the same thing for the third piece:  apply strong adhesive to the back of the tab and adhere that right along the fold on the second piece of cardstock.  

4.  If you stand it up, it should look like this:

5.  Do the same thing with the last piece of cardstock. 

 6.  It should look like this:

7.  Flip over the entire piece and apply strong adhesive to the remaining tab, which is the tab on the very first piece you laid on your work surface.  Carefully adhere that to the remaining piece of cardstock, again, right next to the fold.  This is where it will turn into a 3D card.  It is helpful to pick it up to maneuver that last tab into place.

8.  Your final piece should look this this:

Be sure to burnish your tabs to make sure your adhesive stays tight....Tear N Tape or Sticky Strip works great!  When you flatten your card, it should measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  At this point, you can pop it back out and decorate in whatever way you wish.  It is helpful to create a test one first using some scrap cardstock or paper.  Once you get the basic idea down, they come together quickly!  Have fun, hope it was helpful!  And enjoy your day and be blessed!

After a long day:

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Camouflage, Epic Alphabet, Have a Ball, Misc Paper Pumpkin (all ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Call me Clover (ret)
 Ink Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stars EF, Decorative Dots EF (all ret), Diamond Plate EF (Cuttlebug), Typewriter EF (Tim Holtz), Timeless Type Alphabet Jr Sizzlits Dies (ret)


Kampin' Karen said...

Wow! I'm sure Wayne was impressed. Great job on the "how to" photos. I might give this a try as I have lots of cardstock with which to practice! Have a blessed week.

Peggy said...

Thank you!! Can't wait to try it.

Bonnie said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. Now let's see if this klutz at folding, cutting and gluing straight can do this.

I Card Everyone said...

So fun, LeAnne - thanks for the great tutorial! I'm betting your sil felt mighty special on Father's Day!

Lisa Elton said...

Thanks for the pictures on your how to! My mom calls my hubby her favorite son-in-law... he's her only LOL!! Bet Wayne loved this!

Linda Callahan said...

Who knew you were an architect? Love this!