To make this 6" card, you will need to start with a piece of paper measuring 12 X 12. Laying it on your mat you can easily find the center of one of the sides. Mark the 6" point and draw a line down the paper for about 2".
Now you can draw a line from the corner left to the center line, making sure it is 12" long, do this again of the other side from right corner to center at 12" point. Now you can trim off the corners using your paper trimmer. Sometimes it helps to cut of the excess at the top of the triangle, also you can now erase your pencil line.
You will now find the center of each side of the triangle. Using those lines you will now score from center point on one side to the center point on the other side. You will do this three times.
When you have finished scoring it should look like the picture above.
Now using the score lines you just finished place this score line on the 1 3/4" line on the trimmer and score a second line, do this on the other two sides.
When all score lines are finished it should look like this. Now with the paper laying flat on the table top fold in all score lines nearest the center, and the second score line on all points should fold out
I used two different paper packets for these projects both were from CTMH, Florentine was one and the other was Mayberry, also the color Blush was used for the last card.
Thanks for visiting today......have a great crafting day....:-).....Joanie
Love the cards and your tutorial... thanks Joanie!
Very neat card. I have not made one of these before. Your tutorial is very good. I really like the first card. When I saw that second card, my heart melted. So soft and girly! :-)
I cannot wait to make this card. Could you give us help on cutting out paper to fit on the inside so that there is a border on the outer edges?
Hi, Lynn. I'm not mom, but maybe I can help. It looks to be an equalateral triangle (every side and every angle is the same). So, If you measure the height of the triangle, from the top tip down throught the middle to the center of the bottom edge, you will get the height of the triangle. For a quick way to cut inserts--no matter the size of your card--reduce the height by 1/4" and cut the inserts out on the cricut. OR You can cut a template by making two cards and cutting out and saving the middle triangle. Then trim away, like, an 1/8" on each side and save it in a file for whenever you make this card. Hope this helps a little. Hugs, B
Great card and great tutorial. Thanks.
great card and a great tutorial thank you
I love this! I can easily see this as a Hanukkah card with blue and silver! Great tutorial! Thanks!!
Great instructions! Thank You. This will make a terrific Hanukkah card.
great card and instructions....... question? is the back of the card solid card stock? did you only place the patterned paper on the inside and front folds?
thank you for these instructions - very nice.
Is there any chance you could give measurements. Especially for that final fold. I don't use a scoring board.
I don't understand the instructions! The first 2 photos seem to contradict each other. WHY the 2" marking at all??? If you do the 2" line, you lose the 12" on each side which it states you require. I've followed the instructions as quoted but what am I missing here? Can anyone explain?
@ a word to the wise:
you start with a 12x12 square card, but you need a triangle with 12'sides.
To get each side 12', you need to draw that line from the top centre. Then from the bottom corner, measure 12' to the line, and trim the sides.
Hope this helps!
Love it! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much!
Love this technique.... very very pretty card.... sure wish you'd do a video... Thanks for sharing your talent...
what are the dimensions for the overlays on each triangle?
If you folded a 12 by 12 in half along the diagonal, the diagonal would be longer than 12 inches. But if you put the zero point of your ruler on one corner and place it diagonally across the paper, not aiming at the opposite corner but at the center line, find the point where the 12-inch mark hits the center line. That will be about 2 inches from the edge. Doing this three times will give you three sides, 12 inches each. Ingenious! I'm sure that in the last two years, you have figured this out. Can't wait to try it!
Seems like if you drew a light line a quarter-inch in from one edge and another one a quarter-inch in from the next edge, then put a dot where those two lines crossed near the point, and if you did the same on the next point, you could measure from one dot to the next and find the length. Let's call this length Al. Then you could use the same method as for the original triangle, only you'd have to cut a square Al by Al, mark the centers, draw a faint line down from the centers going from the edge toward the middle of the paper, but you only have to draw it partway. Then start at each star point and measure diagonally to where the ruler hits your faint line at exactly Al inches. Do this two more times and you'll be able to cut out an equilateral triangle with A1 sides that will cover your original triangle except for a quarter-inch border all around. Woohoo! Who says girls don't need math!
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It took me a little while but I have all the kinks figured out. So now I am ready to proceed. My daughter will love the card when I'm done. Thanks a bunch! Grace
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