Sunday, January 1, 2012

Kite Card Tutorial

Here is the second project that I designed for the January Creative Crew challenges. For this challenge we were to choose a NEW stamp set. I chose the Send Me Soaring stamp set, which I received with my December preorder. We were to use ONLY stamps from this one set and use it to create a NON-TRADITIONAL card. This set was ideal for this challenge, because it had both words and images. For the non-traditional card I decided to make this card KITE-shaped. If you would like to make your own kite-shaped card, please see my tutorial below.

Kite Card Tutorial

Step One
1. Start with a piece of card stock 10” x 4”. On the long side, score at 5”.
Step Two
2. On BOTH long sides, make a mark on the edge at 3” and 7”.
Step Three
3. On BOTH short sides, make a mark on the edge at 2”.
Step Four
4. Score from the 3” mark on one long side to the 7” mark on the other side. This will be a diagonal score, which runs across the 5” score line. Hint: I darkened the groove of my 6” score line with a permanent black fine tip Sharpie marker. This line makes it easier to align points for diagonal scoring.
Step Five
5. Score from the opposite 3” mark to the other 7” mark. You should now have score lines in the shape of an ‘X’ that cross the 5” score line in the center.
Step Six
6. Using a cutter or scissors, cut off the four corners of the card stock from the 3” marks on the long sides to the 2” marks on the short sides.
Step Seven
7. Fold the card in half on the 5” score line.
Step Eight
8. Tuck in the corner of the card along the score lines.
Step Nine
9. Tuck in the other corner.
Step Ten
10. Decorate card as desired.

Supplies: Stamps: Send Me Soaring; Paper: Twitterpated DSP; Card Stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Ink: Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Versamark; Punches: 1-3/4” Scallop Circle, 1-3/8” Circle, 1-1/4” Circle, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, ½” Circle; Ribbon: ¼” Daffodil Delight Grosgrain, 1/8” Daffodil Delight Taffeta; Embossing Powder: White, Melon Mambo; Embossing Buddy; Heat Tool; Simply Scored.

To order Stampin' Up! supplies anytime, click HERE.

Thanks for visiting. I love reading your comments.


  1. great idea! this will be on my inspiration blog post today. TFS

  2. Fabulous! thanks for sharing this great tutorial, I'm printing it now!

  3. You are just amazing! Everything you make is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I found your blog yesterday and have already made two of your items. You make your tutorials easy to follow. Twila

  4. Great tutorial. THANK YOU!!
    Greetings from Germany

  5. You are always so generous to share your wonderful tutorials, and this card shape is perfect to pair with Send Me Soaring. I can't wait to try it with the new diagonal plate for the SS.

  6. Hello! I found my way to your blog through a comment Jean F made on Stampin Connection - this tutorial looks great! Thanks for sharing. I'll be visiting your blog to look for more treasures - mind if I recommend it to friends?

    1. Hi Sharon, Thanks for your kind comments. Please feel free to recommend my blog anytime. Take care, Brenda

  7. wow - this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for sharing!

  8. I love this. Is it ok if I recreate this times 100 for my kite themed crafty wedding?

  9. Oh wow...this so fabulous and a BIG thank you for sharing your it!