Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Technique and Tutorial Wednesday "Tent Card Tutorial"

Hi everyone.....Today is Technique & Tutorial Day here at 

Sassy Raggedy here with you to show you my version of a
"Tent Card"

Before I start with the tutorial let me tell what image I am 

As you can now see, this is a different version of a tent card. I have a very crafty friend, Kim, who is constantly finding different cards and we try to change them up a little. Not a lot - just enough to give them our touch! This is one of those cards.... So, let's get started...

First, how about a quick photo of part of the supplies!  Now, overlook my prescription bottle in 
the picture - those are nerve pills!!!
I wanted you to be able to see the blank white card base in the shape of the tent card.  My image
is already colored and cut with a Spellbinders mat as is the sentiment.

Tent Card Tutorial

Step 1:  Start with a card base of 6" x 12".  Score in the middle using your Scor-Pal at the 6 inch mark.  Then score at the 1 1/2" mark from each end.  Using your bone folder tool fold and press your folds.  Set your white card base aside.

Step 2:  With your 2nd color of either designer paper or card stock (red in my case) you want to cut 4 pieces measuring 4 1/4 " x 5 3/4" each and set aside.  Now cut 4 pieces measuring 1 1/4" x 5 3/4" each and set those aside. 
Step 3:  I used 3 layers on my card, however, if you only want to use 2 layers then you are ready to go on to Step 4.  For the 3rd layer - cut 4 pieces measuring 4" x 5 1/2" each.  Then cut 4 pieces measuring 1" x 5 1/2" each.  Set all of these aside.  
Now you are ready to assemble your card.  This is mainly up to you - but I am going to give you
instructions as to how I did mine....
Step 4:  Using whatever adhesive you normally would use go ahead and adhere your layers to your card base. TIP:  You will notice that after you adhere your layers to your card base the card will then meet in the middle on it's own.  

Step 5:  You should have your image colored and cut by this time. I used a Spellbinders Die, Label Seventeen to mat and cut my image.  I also colored it using Copics.  

Step 6:  Adhere ribbon or another embellishment to the edge of your card.  You can use anything you would like.  Next, I tie my bows and tied the sentiment to the bows using red and white bakers twine.  Then, adhere your image and mat to the card along with any final embellishments.  

And there you have it - easy peasy.......

I want to thank everyone for stopping by today to see what we are showcasing.

  Be sure and stop over at the Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog to see what Deb is
 showcasing today.  You can also stop by her wonderful blog Paper Crazy Lady
and leave her some love....

Also, don't forget to enter your lovely creations in both the QKR Stampede Challenge Blog where the 
theme is "Cold and Frosty" and the Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog with your "Anything
Goes" entries.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann


  1. Love this card, Joann! Great instructions - I never knew how to do a tent card will now! Deb

  2. Oh this is a great tent card Joann. Never thought of making it that way though. Gonna try a variety of my own soon. Love the tut !! Bettina xx

  3. Love your tent card Joann, fantastic tutorial and beautiful card. Definitely going to give this a try!!

  4. What a Stunning tutorial, Joann! I LOVE THIS! Just Gorgeous! Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial, with directions that even I can follow, hehe!! FABULOUS!! Keep 'em coming!!

    Many Blessings,

  5. Great tutorial. Love the card! You did a wonderful job on this. Can't wait to see what's up next.

  6. Great job on the tent card! One of the first I've scene like this! TFS! ;o)

  7. What a wonderful card, Joann!!

    Thanks so much for the tutorial ~ which is very easy to follow!! I think I might even be able to make one of these. LOL

    LOVE it!!!