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Today Sandiebella teaches us how to make a  Tropical Squidgies Saloon Door Reveal Card rubber stamp used: TROPICAL SQUIDGIES card by Sandie Dunne



Navy card & white card.
Designer paper (used: P13, Beyond the Sea)
Scoring board & bone folder
Pencil, ruler & eraser
Embellishments/die cuts
How to:
First stamp the larger Tropical Squidgies image onto white colouring card/paper. Colour the image then fussy cut around the outline. Set aside for now.
*For the purpose of the tutorial, I used white card to show the mechanism steps. I also made them in navy for the card.  
Cut navy card:
Card base: 8.25″ x 5.75″, scored at 4-1/8″ on the 8.25″ side. Fold and crease well.
Mechanism (x2) : 1-1/8″ x 4-7/8″
Doors (x2): 2-1/8″ x 3.25″
Cut white card:
Card front: 3-7/8″ x 5.5″
Doors (x4): 2″ x 3-1/8″
Inside panel: 4″ x 4-1/8″
Cut paper:
Card front: 3.75″ x 5-3/8″
Inside panel: 4″ x 5-5/8″
Doors (x4): 1-7/8″” x 3″
Pillars (x2): 5/8″ x 4″
Triangles: 5/8″ x 5/8″ & 7/8″ x 7/8″ squares, cut diagonally.
Score both of the mechanism pieces at 0.75″ on the 1-1/8″ side

Measure down 0.75″ on the score line and mark with a pencil. Measure down 1.5″ on the wide side and mark with a pencil. Draw a line from one pencil mark to the other.

Using the ruler, draw a line from the top corner of the wide side, through the 0.75″ pencil mark, to the edge of the narrow side.

Cut on the inside of the score line, down to the 0.75″ mark and then diagonally along the pencil line.

Score the remaining pencil lines, fold, and crease well.

Repeat the steps for the second mechanism.

Apply glue to the narrow side of the mechanism.

Adhere to the inside of the card, ensuring that when the wide side is folder outwards it is flush with edge, or very slightly inside the edge.

Repeat on the opposite side, folding the top tabs outwards as shown.

With the tabs folded outwards, apply glue to the outer triangle only – on each side of the card.

Fold over the top  of the card and burnish well.

When the card is opened the mechanisms should look like this.

For the doors, adhere the white card layer and paper layer to one side of the navy card.

Open out the card base fully. Apply adhesive to the long section of the door mechanism, keeping about 0.25″ from the bottom of the score line.

Adhere the doors to the mechanism. These are the inside of the doors.

Repeat on the opposite side.

Adhere the white card and paper layers to the other side of the door.

Stamp the sentiment onto the 4″ x 4-1/8″ piece of white card and adhere between the doors.

Cut the two small squares diagonally and adhere the triangles to the top sections of the mechanism.

Take the 4″ x 5-5/8″ piece of paper and lay it on the inside top of the card. Use a stylus or bone folder to crease a line beside the mechanism. Repeat on the opposite side. Cut approx 1/8″ inside the crease lines and then adhere the panel down.

Adhere the pillars each side of the doors, covering the narrow side of the door mechanism.
Adhere the white card and paper panels to the card front. Cut some beach elements from the papers, or use beach themed embellishments/die cuts, and decorate the card front. Finally, adhere the Tropical Squidgies using foam tape/dots. 


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  1. Sandra Bonagura says:

    wow – this is so fun! Thank you!

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