Thursday, April 5, 2012

Q & A - April 2012




 Q&A




Q: I’ve seen some cards with fancy folds made using the Labels Framelits. How do you do that?


Fancy Framelits Fold


A: The new Hearts and Labels Framelits Dies for the Big Shot have been a huge hit! There are so
many great ways to use them, besides the obvious layered frames. You can use them to cut edges
of cards into shapes, make window cards, make cards with fancy folds, and so much more! One of
my favourite fancy folds cards is a Z-Fold card. It’s extra fun because of a cut with the Label Framelits that makes the main image flip to the inside when you open the card!



Here’s how you can make this fun Z-Fold Flip card:



Fancy Framelits Folds


Step 1: Cut a piece of 8-1/2” card stock in half to get a 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card body. Score at
4-1/4” along the 8-1/2” side to create the folded card. Next, fold the front of the card in
half. You can do this by folding the edge of the card back towards the fold of the card or by
scoring first at 2-1/8” and then folding the edge of the card back towards the fold of the
card.



Step 2: Turn the Multipurpose Platform to Tab 2 and place it onto the Big Shot with a Cutting
Pad on it. Unfold the card body you previously scored. Place a Label Framelits (the 3rd largest
works well) centered over the fold on the card front. Place the top Cutting Pad only over half
of the Label Framelit so the Cutting Pad edge is lined up with the fold line on the center of
the card front. Carefully hold the sandwich in place and run through the Big Shot. Only the
part of the Framelit with the Cutting Pad over it will be cut.



Step 3: Fold the card and decorate the Framelits section with other Framelits layers and
stamped images. When the card is opened, the image flips to the inside of the card. Use Texture
Impressions Embossing Folders to add embossing to cut Framelits for even more detail and
interest!



Have fun experimenting with this great Z-Fold Flip card using the Framelits Hearts Collection,
too!








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