Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Candy-Belly Card Tutorial!

I had a request for detailed instructions on how to make a candy-belly card so I figured I would just do a tutorial for the basic card. I didn't make the shape to put on the front of the card - you can decide what to use later. This is just for the card base and slider. :)

*Be prepared - lots of photos!

Step 1 - Cut an 8.5" x 5.5" piece of card stock and fold in half. Cut a piece of the same card stock to just under 4.25" x 5.5" - it needs to fit inside the front side of your folded card. Put a strip of adhesive just inside of the fold line on your card base. (I am using an OLD tape runner because it's white and easier to see - sorry for the sloppiness.) Place the extra sheet of cardstock onto the adhesive like so...

Now onto the next step...

Step 2 - Cut a 1.25" circle in the front of the card where you want the belly to be - this is the side of the card that has 2 pieces of cardstock. I use the Creative Memories Circle Cutter but you can also use your cricut and the multi-cut function. For the CM cutter you will need to cut the first layer, remove the circle and then cut the second layer. Don't move your cutting guide or the circles won't match up and use FIRM pressure to get a clean cut.

Step 3 - I use the Truffle Candy Mold by Wilton, cut one of the molds out of the tray leaving a .25" lip all the way around for adhesive. I like to use tacky-tape for the cup - it is a powerful hold! :) Place adhesive around the lip of the candy mold (the lip that is on the convex part of the mold) and around the sides of the card. Don't put adhesive on the section of the card where the slider goes - see the photo above.

Step 4 - Cut the piece for the slider at about 1.5" x 4.25" - you can trim any excess after you check the fit. Slide it into the card - it should fit flush with the edge. Once it fits well pull it back out and glue a ribbon onto the end for the pull. Once you decided what shape to use on the front of the card you will need to cut the 1.25" circle out of it before you adhere it to the front of the card. Here is the last card I made....

To add the candy or gum just pull the sider open. Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know if you have any questions.

Oh, I just wanted to add - you don't always have to use the same color cardstock for the inside cover and the card base. In my doll card I used blue for the inside cover and the slider because I wanted to use an edge punch and wanted the contrast. :)


Marlene said...

A candy mold! Why didn't I think of that!?

Seriously - wonderful tutorial!

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Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

What a cute card and what a smart idea!! so cleaver! I love the card. Great way to show us how you made it, very easy to follow. TFS.
Cheers Gina

Jamiecrafts said...

I really need to try this, so cute!

Sara Kate said...

Great tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I may have to try this for Easter card for my niece.


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