Friday, May 8, 2009

Hinged Card Tutorial - TA-DA!!!

I have been telling myself forEVUH that I was going to start doing video tutorials for y'all . . . and at long last I finally DID one! I am so proud of me!! :) (I hate to admit that this took me the better part of today as the learning curve was a bit CURVIER that I had planned!)

I have been seeing these darling hinged cards all over place (SCS, blogs, etc.). I finally broke down and made this one yesterday for WT217 - to incorporate kraft cardstock into your card. I really like how this turned out, and it was dang fun, ta-boot!! Between the hinges and the watercolor roses I have been keeping myself MUI busy this week!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bella Blue dsp
Ink: Not Quite Navy






And here is what it looks like with the "hinge" open . . .










And here is the tutorial . . . come back on Mother's Day (this Sunday!) as I will have another hinged card to show you that I made for my mom!!



Have a wonderful weekend . . . :)

42 comments:

Connie said...

This is wonderful, Wendy! Love your stunningly beautiful card, and great tutorial!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh I am going to make some of these...very easy to follow tutorial...LOVE it!

imastampin said...

You did a great job my friend! Applause, applause, applause.

Lynn Mercurio said...

BRAVO Wendy...this was a fantastic video...clear instructions, great project and you didn't even studder...lol I'm so proud of you! I love this design, and yours is the first hinged card I've seen, so your card is my total reference point! Awesome job.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is fantastic! I love it! I'll be going back to follow it step by step when I get started on mine! Thank you!!

Finley said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful...I love the colors. Your Tutorial/video is terrific - you did a great job!!! Thanks for sharing amd making the tutorial! Glenda

Carol said...

GREAT video... and that was your FIRST?... it seems like you are a natural! Love the card and will be trying it this weekend!

thanks for the tutorial!

Patty Bennett said...

Fabulous Job!! Love it!! :) THanks for all the tips! Patty

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for the tutorial. I like your idea of using your border punch for a corner punch.

Marian said...

Oh I LOVE it...and also the tip with the border punch! I love prettying up the corners, but don't have a lot of corner punches...what a great idea. TFS!
Marian

911barb said...

Great job on the Tut. Love the card.
Thanks
barb911 s/e mi

Jen said...

bravo!! now that you've figured out how to do the videos I'll bet we get to see more of them from you. I've done a couple myself. I think I sounded a LOT more nervous than you did.

stamprgrl said...

love that hinged idea!!! and the tutorial is so easy to follow!

-- dalis

theneon said...

A very special card. Thanks for sharing your expertise and making a tutorial -- I hope now that the curvier part of the learning is over that you will share with us again. Martha Kay

Kittie said...

Great tutorial, Wendy! Thanks!

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a fantastic tutorial! Thanks so much!!!! God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Wendy! I have to hostess my monthly card club in June and have been hunting all over for an idea for something new to demonstrate at club! This is too cute! Now I just need to run out and buy a border punch (do you believe there's someone who doesn't have one yet?).

Beverly Bishop said...

This is new to me and I'm already hooked after viewing your tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing.

Dawn said...

thanks Wendy girl!!

Deb said...

Woohooo Wendy! Great tutorial, and so fabulous to see it featured on today's TLC! LOVE it! It was wonderful to hear your sweet, familiar voice! I think it is time for another phone chat! It's been a while ;)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Congrats on your first video tutorial, Wendy! You do an awesome job, and I'm looking forward to making one of these. Thanks, too, for sharing the tip on using your regular border punches for the corners. I really like how that finishes your beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! Your video was perfect. Very clear, concise and easy to understand. Excellent job, beautiful card!

louk said...

Wendy, What a great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing. Your site is great. My card maker group will love learning this card.

Betty said...

Thanks for the quick, easy to follow tutorial Wendy! Can't wait to try this card--hopefully today!!

Joanne Travis said...

What a fabulous tutorial, Wendy! So beautifully done and easy to follow.
Thanks!
sleepyinseattle

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great Tutorial! Thanks. I had made a hinged card already, but it was basic and I love how yours was a little more refined and loved hiding the brad that way too!

Anonymous said...

Love your card and thanks for sharing your fabulous tutuorial!
kIND THOUGHTS,
Peggy-Sue

lynne said...

Wow! There's always something new. I hadn't seen this technique yet. Great card, awesome video, and the border punch corner idea (YOU ;-) thought up) was terrific! Thanks for all your work making the tutorial.

Patricia Rose said...

Great job with the tutorial, Wendy.
Wonderful instructions and easy to follow....

Julie Campbell said...

What an AWESOME tutorial! Thank you SO much!!!

Jo said...

Loved your card and your tutorial was so easy to follow. I loved that you gave us the sizes of each of the pieces of card stock. That helps to much! Thanks for the great idea in hiding the brad. Keep up the good work. I appreciate all you hints and I love following your butterflies.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Thank you so much for a terrific tutorial. I love it. Your detail is wonderful on this card. Terrific job..

Savor the Journey said...

What a great tutorial, Wendy! Thank you! I had told myself that one day I would figure these out, but your toot will solve that for many a delighted stamper!

Cheers from Texas!
~Bev
a.k.a. TexasGrammy

Will said...

This is the COOLEST EVER hinged card I've ever seen. Just the border punch-turned-into-a-coordinating-corner punch was "worth the cost of admission". Oh, if I could only ever have an original thought of my own. Can't wait to try this! This one knocked my socks off!
chaun

ND Stamper Spot said...

Great tutorial. I think I may have to try this.

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful! great tutorial, Wendy! thanks!

Susan Farrell-Jones said...

Hi Wendy - I was admiring your blog and was hoping to find your tutorial on the hinged card but don't see anything but a blank space there when I view it. Can you send it to me at stampingooddeeds@yahoo.com? Thanks!

מימס mimms said...

Thank you for the great tutorial!!
Never saw a hinged card before,
but now definitely going to make one !

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Loved your tutorial! Gave it a try last night. What fun!

Celebrate!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutoria/video on my blog today.

Nancy Ward
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

cgl1539 said...

http://christi-hicks.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-hinged-card-link-for-tutorial.html
This is the card I made with your tutorial, thanks so much for it.

Linda w said...

Lovely clear tutorial. I've sent a link to you for my card swap group to have a go at this. I love your idea of using your border punch for corners, and your hide the brad border along the back. Looking forward to making one of these. Hugs lin