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Block Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! 🙂

Today I’d like to share with you a fun and relatively easy type of fold that lies flat for posting – it’s called a block(s) card.
I had so much fun making these cards and hope that you will try this fancy fold.
Materials:
12″x 12″ cardstock (1 piece)

Julie Loves Hearts & Flowers Project Kit 
12″ Scoreboard and Bone Folder
Strong Adhesive
Scissors
Trimmer
Ribbon/Twine
Stickles/Glossy Accents
Distress inks – blue/purple (any shade of your choosing)

Base card: 12″ x 4.5 ” Scored at 1.5″. 3″. 4.5″. 6″. 7.5″. 9″ & 10.5″
Rotate 180 degrees and score at 1.5″ and 3″
Follow my grid to x out the correct squares then cut and remove.
Cut to make a slit where I have highlighted orange. The single block marks the middle of your fold.

Use strong adhesive to layer your folds with slits over one another.
Cut cardstock 4.5″ x 1″ and score at 0.5″ to make a long fold.

Use strong adhesive and attach on the inside of your card base and attach as in photo’s. You now have your base.
Select papers of your choosing and for the squares you want to make the first layer just shy of 1.5″squared as in pic and the next layer 1.25″ squared.

For the base of the card I used just under 1.5″ and just under 4.5″.
All that is left is to decorate. The card folds completely flat for posting too.
As usual I faffed with all sorts of embellishments, from tiny drops to glossy accents, to twine and ribbon, distress oxide ink, lots of fussy cutting, sentiments, flowers, glitter and a partridge in a pear tree! haha

And the finished card? I could have gone on and on with bells and whistles and wisps of paper but for once I stopped and decided this was enough. What say you? Do you like it? Would you like me to use another paper kit with this style of card? Is so just leave me a comment on the blog and I’d be delighted to make one up. 

My original block card was made using the Julie Loves Rainbows Project Kit which I absolutely loved using! The dimensions are exactly the same, just a slightly different composition and finish. Isn’t is gorgeous and bright?


Have a fabulous week and please share your block cards with me – I’d love to see them all! I’ll be back again soon with another fun fold for you to try and a new kit to feast your eyes on.

Lots of love
Jennifer xx

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22 Comments

  1. Maxcine

    10th May 2017 - 12:31 pm
    Reply

    Awesome can’t wait to have a go. Thank you x

    • Jennifer Kray

      10th May 2017 - 3:47 pm
      Reply

      Thanks Maxcine! Honestly, it’s so easy to make you have to have a go and share it 🙂 xx

  2. Kath Woods

    10th May 2017 - 1:21 pm
    Reply

    Jen, that is fabulous!! Can’t wait to have a try xx

    • Jennifer Kray

      10th May 2017 - 3:48 pm
      Reply

      Thanks Kath! Another simple but effective design. I love this shape <3 xx

  3. Debbie Moran

    10th May 2017 - 1:24 pm
    Reply

    Brilliant, thank you for the tutorial. Can’t wait to have a go at this one. DebbieXx

    • Jennifer Kray

      10th May 2017 - 3:49 pm
      Reply

      Hi Debbie and thank you! Oooh you must try this card, you’ll love it! xx

  4. Mom

    10th May 2017 - 3:10 pm
    Reply

    Amazing❤️

    • Jennifer Kray

      10th May 2017 - 3:49 pm
      Reply

      Haha, thanks Mom xx

  5. Heather Mitchell

    10th May 2017 - 3:28 pm
    Reply

    Wow… this is amazing Jennifer! Def going to have a try at this one… at some point! Beautiful card x

    • Jennifer Kray

      10th May 2017 - 3:51 pm
      Reply

      I really wanted stitched panels but there’s one problem – I can’t sew! but you can 😀
      This is a really great shape for men too and grungy inky messes. I might have to make another one with the new vintage papers which have just come out. <3 xx

  6. Shabneez

    10th May 2017 - 4:07 pm
    Reply

    These are fab Jennifer – will atttempt in the future….on my to do list…..xxx

    • Jennifer Kray

      10th May 2017 - 4:14 pm
      Reply

      Oh thanks Shabneez! It’s really so simple and takes no time at all to construct the base. I’m thinking of scaling down the measurements for A4 to see how that would look.
      You definitely need to have a go – you’ll love it! <3 x

  7. Teresa horsler

    10th May 2017 - 4:13 pm
    Reply

    Need help,got some of craft work card flowers and can’t for the life of me curl the petals,help…..Any other ways of using them please. Have the book of bohemian different sizes rose petals that are supposed to sit inside each other.thanks…Hope that makes sense.

    • Jennifer Kray

      10th May 2017 - 4:23 pm
      Reply

      Hi Teresa
      I curl the petals with various things depending on how big the flowers are. Anything from a pencil, paintbrush, my pokey tool. You could start at the base of each petal and gently apply pressure upwards and then outwards. Or simply wrap the petal around your pencil/paintbrush/pokey tool. If the paper is sturdy enough you can lightly mist them and then roll them, again with paint brush, skewer, pencil. Lots of techniques on YouTube too if you type in flower shaping. Hope that helps. x

  8. Mary Gillingham

    10th May 2017 - 9:25 pm
    Reply

    Love it Jen!! Xx

    • Jennifer Kray

      11th May 2017 - 12:15 am
      Reply

      Thank you Mary! <3
      It's a really fun card to make, it would look lush with carnival! x

  9. Julie nagle

    11th May 2017 - 5:25 pm
    Reply

    Love both of these Jennifer great job will have a go when home from my holiday. X

    • Jennifer Kray

      11th May 2017 - 6:10 pm
      Reply

      Thank you Julie, I really look forward to it! <3 xx

  10. Jane Madge

    11th May 2017 - 9:28 pm
    Reply

    I really like this design. Waiting to be working part time when I will have lots of time to work at all the fab projects I see. My list grows longer and longer!

    • Jennifer Kray

      12th May 2017 - 6:08 pm
      Reply

      Thank you Jane – I love this design of card too. Really easy and effective. Us crafters have an endless list of ‘to do’ projects! haha xx

  11. Sue Smith

    13th May 2017 - 9:10 pm
    Reply

    Such an inspirational blog Jen! Love all your photography too. Brilliant read! xXx

    • Jennifer Kray

      15th May 2017 - 11:40 pm
      Reply

      Hi Sue 🙂
      Thank you so much. I always look forward to reading your blogs too. xx

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