Thursdays with Sandiebella


Hiya sistahs, happy Thursday-with-Sandiebella!
Today Sandiebella teaches us how to make a beautiful  3D BOOK CARD
This card is simple to make and so pretty to display or give to a loved one!


Designer paper
Ruler, pencil and scissors
Scoring board and bone folder
Stitched and Scalloped circle dies
Rectangle dies
How to:

Stamp Bookworm Squidgy onto white card and colour using your preferred medium.

Cut out using a stitched circle die. Before removing the die, ink around the image using a stencil and distress oxide inks.

Cut a larger scalloped circle and mat behind the image circle.

Set aside to work on the card.

For the card, cut one each of:
6″ x 12″ – score at 6″ on the long side
5″ x 11.25″ – score at 5-5/8″ on the long side
5″ x 10.5″ – score at 5.25″ on the long side
5″ x 9.75″ – score at 4-7/8″ on the long side
Fold all the card pieces in half and crease the score lines.
For the patterned paper layers, cut 2 each of:
5-7/8″ x 5-7/8″
4-7/8″ x 5-3/8″
4-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
4-7/8″ x 4.75″
Adhere the paper to the inside of each layer.
For the 3D mechanism, cut 2 each of:
1″ x 5″ card – score at 1″, 2.5″, and 4″
7/8″ x 2-7/8″ patterned paper

Repeat these steps for both pieces.

Adhere patterned paper between the 1″ and 4″ score lines. Fold on the 2.5″ score line and burnish with a bone folder.

From the 1″ score line, mark with a pencil at 0.25″, 0.5″, and 0.75″

Measure up 0.5″ and draw a line.

Cut on the 0.25″, 0.5″, and 0.75″ marks, cut up to the 0.5″ horizontal line. Trim the edge of each cut line to  make approx. 1/8″ slit. This will allow the layers to move smoothly.

Apply adhesive to the outside of the 1″ sections on each end. Adhere at the top of the 6″ square card base as shown. Fold over the front of the card base and press down firmly to secure the mechanism.

Open the card base up and you should have a triangle shape.

Insert the layers into the slits, starting with the largest at the bottom and working to the smallest at the top.

Take the other mechanism, slide the layers into it and then adhere the 1″ sections to each side of the score line.

Open the book card up and adhere Bookworm Squidgy on one side. Adhere the sentiment from Reading Gnome on the other side.

*Optional, as this card is displayed open*
Decorate the front with some paper and the sentiment from Bookworm Squidgy

Share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps. Share a link to your latest Stamping Bella card in the comments below, or an old favourite you made a while ago. Tell us what your favourite stamps are. Are there any additions you would like to see to the range? Let us know!

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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!


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