Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Trophy Card: Small

In an effort to stay true to my word, I am also posting the measurements for the small Trophy Card. If you have not seen the Vee-dio, I have inserted it at the end of this post.

So how is this card different from the Large one? Other than the size, the smaller card takes advantage of an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of cardstock whereas the Large one requires a 12x12 sheet of cardstock.

Ready, set, and we are off. 

To get started you will need: A scorer, a craft knife, some cardstock, glue/adhesive and embellishments if desired.

First step is to prepare your base. Cut your 8 1/2 by 11 in half to get two 4 1/4" x 11 inch sheets.

Remove one inch from the short end to get a piece that is 4 1/4 x 10 inches.

You will place your score marks at 1"---2 1/2"---3 1/2"---5" ( which will be your cut line and leaving a half inch on both sides) 6 1/2"---7 1/2"----9"

Cut your slit at the 5 inch score line which should be the center of your card. Remember we took an inch off the short edge.

Reinforce your score marks starting with the score closest to the 5" cut. Do the second and third scores. Repeat on the other side.

At this point you can distress your edges if desired or use your decorative edge scissors to enhance the edges. You could also incorporate some of the paper edge punches that have become extremely popular.

Now we want to cut the mat pieces. Cut a sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 in half. You now have 4 1/4 x 11. Remove 1/4" from the long side so that your paper now measures 4 x 11".

Your mat pieces will be cut to 2 3/4 x 4" and two at 3/4 x 4". Remember your paper is already cut at 4" so just concentrate on cutting a 2 3/4" piece and two 3/4" pieces.

This will result in the following cut pieces:
You will then glue
your mats into place
on the panels. You
could also use some
decorative punches
to give them a bit
of pizzaz.

We are headed into home plate. Now that you have your mat panel pieces prepared, it is time to turn our attention to the card insert.

For this you will need another 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper. You will cut the paper in half to get two 4 1/4 x 11 sheets. You will need to remove 1 1/4 inch from the card on the short side. This will allow you to cut three equal strips of 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Decorate your card leaving a one inch border across the bottom.
Insert the card through the slit and adhere the base to the card.

Viola, another masterpiece. These would also make great place cards and/or party favors for a wedding party breakfast/luncheon or party. This is the kind of card that you will rarely find shoved into a drawer. It stands and delivers on its own.

Think about making one for your significant other to keep on his/her desk at work. With a cute photo of the two of you of course and maybe the date and the place where it was taken. It is a nice way of telling visitors and clients to back off without you having to be there. lol.

As I stated in the previous post, there is a Trophy Card re-loaded, so please stay tuned.
Until then.