Craftwork Cards Blog

Painting the Town… Rainbow!

Hello & Welcome to my post this month which gives instructions on how to use the great new Tuxedo Card shape, which I have made with elements from the latest Julie Loves Range – the vibrant & stunning Rainbows Project Kit.



When you pop the Die-Cut Card Blank out from it’s carrier sheet, lay it on a flat surface.



Fold it in half & crease.



Lay the card flat again & fold both side panels into the middle then crease.



Open the side with the tab & fold the tab inward.



Fold back both of the corners & crease to create a nice neat fold line.



To make life much easier when it comes to Matting & Layering, I sacrificed one of the cards & cut one each of the main panels.

The first layer was cut down by 0.5cm all around the edge of the 3 panels.

I then drew around those pieces & cut a further 0.5cm from the edges to make the second layer.



I glued my layers of card & paper onto the card before assembling it. This is so much easier than trying to do it once the card is assembled.

To assemble the card I used Super Sticky Tape along the edge of the tab, then folded the other side over to meet in the middle.



The beginnings of the card!



You don’t have to use struts with this type of card if you don’t want to, but I like to give it a little bit of extra dimension.

In the same way as when you make an Exploding Pop-Up card, cut a strip of card 2.5cm x 10cm, then score a tab at each end 1.5cm in width.

Fold the tabs so that they face opposite directions.



Glue the tabs into place at the bottom of the card & leave to dry.



Now the really fun part!

Firstly, attach the corner flaps onto the card with Foam Pads.

I decorated the outside of the card with some of the roses & leaves cut-out from the Paper Pad & made a ‘grass’ border from a Reveal It coloured with Distress Ink.

For the inside of the card I made a couple of cloud shapes from one of the ‘splatter’ Reveal It’s, then coloured it with Distress Ink & attached 2 of the large Die-Cut Butterflies with Foam Pads.



To finish the card I used varying sizes of the Butterflies attached to strips of Acetate with tape & then affixed them at different heights to the strut inside the card.

I also added a Die-Cut Sentiment, a couple of Candi & glued a Butterfly to the middle of the card.


You can of course do exactly as you like with yours, but hopefully this has given you some ideas.

So, until next time,

Take Care & Happy Crafting,




  1. Elisabeth Hogarth

    4th May 2017 - 5:11 pm

    As you know I am a big fan of the pop up box cards and these cards will be great to work with. I am going to keep this blog for future reference and I really like your idea of sacrificing one card to use as a template. Thank you Pip

    • phillipalewis

      10th May 2017 - 5:59 pm

      Thank You Elisabeth & you are very welcome x
      Always look forward to seeing what you make xxx

  2. Jane Lee

    5th May 2017 - 9:18 am

    Gorgeous card Phillipa and I thought your desk tidy idea was fabulous too xx

    • phillipalewis

      10th May 2017 - 6:00 pm

      Thank You so much Jane x
      I love boxes & storage so when I get the chance to turn something into one, I grab it!!!

  3. Sue Smith

    13th May 2017 - 9:08 pm

    Such a lovely, bright, cheerful card! Love all your photographed steps too! Brilliant blog! xXx

    • phillipa lewis

      26th May 2017 - 9:09 am

      Thank You Sue x
      Always appreciate your comments xxx

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