Instructions to Make a Waterfall Card

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Cards are usually given to family and friends for birthdays, Christmas or other special occasions. You can also send cards just to let someone know that you are thinking about them. Make your own homemade cards to make the cards you send to loved ones even more thoughtful than store-bought cards through your selection of card stock and stamps. Make a waterfall card, a special kind of card that has stamped images that the recipient can flip through by pulling down on a strip of paper, to give someone you love an extra special card to show you care.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 5 1/4- by 8-inch card stock
  • Bone folder
  • Scoring tool
  • 9- by 2-inch coordinating card stock
  • 1 3/4-inch squares of white card stock, 4
  • 4 3/4- by 3 1/2-inch coordinating card stock
  • 4 stamps that are no bigger than 1 3/4 inches square
  • Stamp pad
  • Fine tip markers
  • 2-inch squares of coordinating card stock, 4
  • Double-sided tape
  • 1- by 3 1/2-inch coordinating card stock
  • 2 brads in a coordinating colour
  • 4-inch ribbon
  • Stapler

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fold the 5 1/4- by 8-inch card stock in half to create a 5 1/4- by 4-inch card. Crease the fold with a bone folder to make it crisp.

  2. 2

    Score the 9- by 2-inch strip of card stock 2, 2 3/4, 3 1/2 and 4 1/4 inches from one of the ends of the strip. Fold the card stock back and forth at each of these score lines. Leave the card stock folded at the 4 1/4-inch score line.

  3. 3

    Stamp your images on the 1 3/4-inch squares of card stock. Colour in the stamped images with fine tip markers.

  4. 4

    Attach each stamped square of card stock, with double-sided tape, to one of the 2- by 2-inch squares of card stock centred to create a sort of frame around the stamped card stock.

  5. 5

    Use double-sided tape to attach the bottom stamped image of your waterfall to the 2- by 2-inch section of the 9- by 2-inch strip created by the first score line. Attach the next image to the strip with double-sided tape just along the top edge of the square. Place that image just below the score line. Continue attaching the last two images the same way as the second image.

  6. 6

    Attach the 1- by 3 1/2-inch strip of card stock to the 4 3/4- by 3 1/2-inch card stock 1 inch from the bottom with a brad at each end of the strip.

  7. 7

    Attach the 4 3/4- by 3 1/2-inch piece of card stock to the front of the card, centred, with double-sided tape. The end of the card stock with the strip attached should go at the bottom end of the card.

  8. 8

    Slide the unfolded half of the 9- by 2-inch strip of card stock that has the stamped images attached through the strip of card stock attached to the front of the card with the brads. Use double-sided tape to attach the bottom edge of the strip with the stamped images to the strip attached to the front of the card. The bottom edge of the stamped images strip should line up with the bottom edge of the strip attached to the front of the card.

  9. 9

    Fold a 4-inch length of ribbon in half and staple it to the bottom of the part of the 9- by 2-inch strip that is threaded through the horizontal strip on the front of the card. This functions as a pull to cue the recipient of the card to pull the strip down.

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