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Old 03-08-2017, 04:42 PM
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Default Structures & Style - Clutch and Clasp Card

If you played in last months little stamp swap, you have my mini version of the clutch and clasp... lit'l bonus was the pocket.

Compact card when closed, packs a lot of punch when you lift the clasp and open to its full length. Picture 1 - title card standing and Picture 2 - the interior. Finished card size is 6 x 4 closed.

The base needs a 12 x 6 card stock (or a 6 x 6 card blank).
score as shown in picture 3: L (top) to R at 2", 6", 7" and 8" I slice off a smidge on the right end (~1/8") to keep the card from bubbling up when closed.

Since the interior is really the star of the show for this structure, I like to begin there. Have 4 samples to share in picture 4
L-R purple: basic cover everything with paper (I've given a 1/8 on all sides for each panel)
Yellow: basic cover nothing with paper (stenciled interior, always best to NOT score the base until after you stencil - also other mixed media, stamping if you plan to have images cross scores.
White (Floral Fantasy ACK): Covering the main panels with layers of paper and border embellishments - just think it's easier to make as one panel and then slice to fit sections. Clipped corners.
Brown: Mixed bag, but cut off the bottom panel so it would be easier to dry emboss then use a connector strip to put back together.

The last pic is just the same cards after a few more embellishments - finishing the interiors.
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Ready for the fronts - if you blink, you'll miss it as only the top and bottom panels show on the front.
Picture 1 - all four samples flipped over - the only note here is to pay attention to directional patterns and which end/score is UP. I didn't use much directional papers, so just have the yellow card for a close up - Picture 2. I chose to narrow the edges on the front panels leaving only 1/16th on each side.

Ready for the Clasp... and the Catch.
Definition: The Clasp is the thing attached to the top front that needs to be able to slide through the Catch which is that thing that is attached to the bottom front. Picture 3 is the 4are the pairs of Clasps & Catches I made for these cards.

I find it easiest to add the clasp to the top of the card first - Picture 4
Then HOLD down the closed card flat to add the catch over the clasp to the bottom of the card, small foam pads on either side of the clasp works well if you can... a strong adhesive otherwise. - Picture 5.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:18 PM
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The positioning of the clasp & catch is very forgiving in this structure - moved things around in the four samples as well as the size of both.

.. hmmm... think that's it for now. I hope you give it a go, I'll try to answer any questions that come up (forgotten how much more difficult it is to write instructions than to just SHOW how to do something). was actually pretty stoked at using "ALMOST EVERYTHING paper wishes". Will post the individual cards in my "Just Cards" album with materials list - tomorrow. ahahaha.
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Great tutorial. Your cards are just so cute and stylish. I will take a stab at this tomorrow since I piled so much into today and I can play then.
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Lee - it was just easier to see your cards up close and personal in your ALBUM, so I posted my comment/questions there. Usually we send answers to comments in albums directly to persons asking, but it would make sense to answer those questions and comments IN THE ALBUM, since the photos are really SO GOOD and clear to see the details. Just an idea...
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I was right behind you as you moved through the photos, Linda!
I get flagged as well when a comment is posted in the album - but you don't when I reply. Either way - but I agree that the album photos are just easier to see what's going on with each card.
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Wonderful tutorial & examples, Lee. Thanks so much for all the time put into this! I really appreciate the way you expanded our thinking about both decorating the card & choosing clasps & catches with your wide variety of samples. Great stuff! Hopefully I'll have some time to play with this this weekend!
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Okay! Here is my card and I can't say it was a fun one to put together....not because on another day it wouldn't be fun...but today is one of those "if it can go wrong it will" days. But, I got 'er done and here it is. Wanted something bright because it's a bright sunny day today and I wanted to look at it tomorrow when we have 6 inches of snow on the ground. WHAT????Welcome to NEPA. Products used:
1. Yellow card stock, Happy Days PP and Free Download, Silver Sparkle Holographic paper
2. Colorist Scrapbooking dazzles
3. Birthday Greetings stamps and Ticket small stamp
4. SN Sparkle Pen Clear
5. SOL cake2stamp and dies.
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That is really cute Daria!
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Great tutorial Lee just one question, do you do both sides of this card? Guess i am having a duh day.
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