While browsing Pinterest this week, I came across an interesting fun fold called a Slide & Lock. Whew, I got the name right here because I stumbled over the name during the video, silly me.
It looked fairly simple to make, and it was. You start by creating a basic gatefold card and then create a locking mechanism to keep the card closed, much like a belly band does. The locking mechanism is created from four squares of cardstock.
Here is the card I made to test out this fold. After creating the locking mechanism I added a square of Real Red, embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, then added the sentiment backed with circles.
I used the Peaceful Boughs stamp set because of the large sentiment that I wanted as the focal image on the locking mechanism. The designer series paper, Toile Tidings, contains twelve sheets; 2 each of 6 double-sided designs in classic Christmas colours, Garden Green and Real Red.
Cutting & Scoring Measurements
- Card base: Very Vanilla Thick cardstock, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored on the long side at 2-1/8″ from each side
- Inside layers: Very Vanilla cardstock, 3-3/4″ x 5″ and Garden Green cardstock, 4″ x 5-1/4″
- Locking mechanism: Very Vanilla cardstock, four pieces, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
- Garden Green, 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, embossed
- DSP: two strips, 2″ x 5-1/4″
- a scrap of Very Vanilla to stamp the greeting and cut with straight edge circle die
- a scrap of Gold foil to cut with a scalloped circle die
- ribbon and embellishment
The card I make during the video is exactly the same save for the colour. I used the other side of the Real Red design, which is Garden Green.
This next photo show the card in an open state.
The video will show you the details on how to make this card. Enjoy!
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