Monday, November 15, 2010

Break-a-way card Tutorial

Here little Tilda is -- sitting proudly and on display!!

Hi there stampers, I’m going to share a tutorial on how to construct a “Break-a-way card”. This is my very first tutorial, so I hope you can follow along comfortably.  If the pictures appear too small or too dark, click on the image and it will double in size.

4 – 4 ½” x 2 ¾” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
1 - 5” x 3 ¼” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
1 - 5 ¼” x 2” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
4 – 1” circles ( I used flowers) punched from C/S
2 – 2 1/4” x 3 ¾” Designer paper (Bo Bunny)
1 - 4 ¾” x 3” Designer Paper (Bo Bunny)


Step 1

Other Materials: 
SU Word Window Punch
SU Up Corner Punch
1” Flower Punch ( 1” Circle punch would work)
SU Dimensionals
3-D foam tape
Glue dots (no larger than your punched circles or flowers).
1  – matted image of your choice (approximately 2” x 3”)
Step 1: Cut all pieces of Cardstock and Designer Paper. Punch 4 - 1” circles (I used 1” flower punch)

Step 2: If desired, at this point you can punch the corners, stamp and distress your Designer Paper pieces.
Step 2
I used Tim Holtz (Brushed Corduroy) Distress ink (available here at OneCrazyStamper) here after I punched the corners. The Snow Bracket stamp is a Stampendous stamp also available at OneCrazyStamper.

Step 3: Attach your Designer paper to the corresponding pieces of cardstock. Set aside.
Step 4
Step 4: Take the 5 ¼” x 2” piece of cardstock and lightly draw a pencil line ¼” from each end and at the 1” mark down the center.
Step 5

Step 6

Step 5: Line the Word Window punch up with the ¼” mark, centered with the pencil line in the middle. Punch a slot at each end.

Step 6: Place a dimensional in the center of 2 of the 4 circles, or flowers ,you have punched.
Step 7

Step 7: Position each of the flowers behind the horizontal slots you punched, lining them up so the dimensional fits through the slot. Peel off the backing and top with the other two – sandwiching the dimensional. Check to make sure it will slide smoothly in the slot.

Step 8

Step 8: Put dimensional at each corner and at the center, top and bottom.

Step 9
Step 9: Place the matted sentiment face down (base) on the cutting mat, using the grid to align your center points on all sides. A small piece of tape or some repositionable tape will hold it in place.)
Step 10

Step 10: Peel the backs from the dimensionals and center the piece on top of the base.
Press to adhere.
Step 11
Step 11: Make sure the circles (flowers) are pushed to the end of the slots on the inside. Place a large glue dot onto each circle (flower).

Step 12: Using repositionable tape to keep it in place again, line up the two back pieces (4 ¼” x 2 ¾”) for the card (no Designer paper) onto the mat. Press the glue dots to adhere.

Here is how it will look when you flip it over.

Step 12 & 13

Step 13: Cut 4 strips of 3D foam tape to 2 ½”. Place alongside the Top and bottom of the card. Snug them up to the sentiment base. Too tight will prevent the slider from working smoothly. Test before you proceed to the next step.
Step 14

Step 14: Peel the back off the 3D foam tape. Carefully place the two matted designer papers on top, lining them up with the sides of the pieces at the back. Press down to adhere.

Step 15

Step 15: Test the sliding mechanism of the card and embellish as desired.

Because I like the recipient to be able to display my cards, I cut two pieces of cardstock 2” x 2”, scored one edge at ¼” and applied adhesive to the 1/4”. I then adhered the pieces on the back, flush with the bottom of the card on each side.

Rubber hugz, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Here little Tilda is -- sitting proudly and on display!!

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial – if there are any questions, please feel free to email me at .


Patti Jo said...

Your card looks wonderful Madge! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!! Will definitely have to try this one!

Only By His Grace said...

Awesome Madge. What a great tutorial and a super card. love the coloring too. I will have to give this one a go. Thanks Madge.
Hugs Maz

Barbara said...

Thanks for the great turorial.
Hugs Babsi

Maria said...

Beautiful break away card with a wonderfully coloured Tilda and perfect papers. Thanks for sharing your tute. Hugs, Maria

Cina99 said...

Gorgeous! :)

Beth said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial! Will have to give this a try!

Card Crazy said...

Great card idea. Thanks for the tute. I really want to try this and your instructions are very clear!
Sue S.

Rene said...

Wow...thank you so much for the detailed instructions! I am going to have to try this because it is so cool...and your card is very elegant and beautiful! Thanks again!
Rene :D

Barb Hardeman said...

What a super tutorial Madge! I've never seen this kind of a card before and this looks so interesting...hugs...Barb

Jean said...

Madge, thank you for the very interesting tutorial.. ther card looks so interesting and your help makes it look so easy to make that I just might try it.. Thank you so much...
Hugs, Jean

LINDA W. said...

Great tutorial and card you made everything very clear thank you.
Hugs Linda

cathylynn said...

OH my goodness what awesome card and a tutorial to go along. WOW!! How much better can it get?? Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to give one a try too!! What a great teacher you are!

Leslie Avila said...

This is a super cool break away card! Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial.
Blessings to you~
Leslie Avila

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Diana Crick said...

Excellent tutorial! I have not seen a Break Away Card before so found this very interesting. Tilda is beautifully coloured!
hugs, Diana

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

This is really neat! I'd like to try one! I like how it stands up on its own. Thanks! Lisa

Abbylicious said...

Madge, your card is beautiful! Thanks for taking the time to make this wonderful tutorial. Someday I'll be very brave and try it lol.
Judy K.

Candy said...

Wonderful card Madge and great tutorial!
Thank you so much for it :o)
Hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Your card is beautiful, Madge! Great tutorial with lots of pics. I must try this and thank you for taking the time to put it all together! Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Very sweet & elegant card Madge. Thanks for sharing :o)

Anonymous said...

Hey my friend! You rock! These instructions are soooooo good even I can follow them. Love, love, love what you've done!
Hey, we get to see you soon!!
your biggest fan!

Sandy said...

Love the card and thank you so much for the tutorial -- I am gonna save it and hope to accomplish this amazing technique!

Dana said...

When I saw the card I thought it looked like it would be very complicated to make but your instructions make it seem so easy!! Great card and fantastic tutorial!!

Rene said...

I'm going to have to try this...your directions look so easy to follow!
Rene :D

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Madge! Wish you could come teach this to our area stamp club! TFS all the details!
Pam Going Postal