Unfolding Page: Hi and welcome to part 8 of this tutorial.
In this part we will be covering the front of the final tunnel base page. As usual, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to me via the Plannercraft Facebook Group.
You will need:
Firstly, we need to make the top flap
Take a piece of card and score at ½” and ⅝” fold and burnish. Lay this piece at the top of your base card and mark where the centre point is, cut your card to this length and then measure across the width and cut. Adhere this firmly to the top of the base card.
Now we are going to make 2 tag pockets to go inside this flap
Cut a piece of card 7½” x 5¾”, score at ½” on one long side and again on one short side. Mitre the corners then fold and burnish the score lines, make sure that one of the hinges on the long side folds the opposite way to the others as this will attach to the flap. Fold the side and bottom tab inwards and glue to form a pocket. Repeat this process for the 2nd pocket. Attach one pocket to the left of the flap and one to the right, ensuring that your openings face outwards.
We will make the tags for the inside in a later blog post.
Next we make the pocket for the bottom
Take a piece of card and score at ½” and ⅝” on one long edge and one short edge, fold and burnish well, then measure across your card and mark where you want the pocket to sit flush against the side.
Score the card and then score again at ⅛” from this line and burnish well, measure another ½” and cut. Lay the card onto the base page and mark where you need to cut across so that this sits against the bottom of the top flap, it should be about half way up. Mitre your corners for a neat finish and adhere this pocket to the bottom of the base page
Create a booklet to go inside your unfolding page
Make a booklet to go inside the pocket by folding a piece of card in half and cutting to the size you would like, this will form the closure for the card. I did a ⅛” spine on mine to allow for a simple pocket inside to hold ephemera but still with space to attach a picture and add some writing. I will show how to make this in more depth in a later blog post when we cover the making of the tags and small booklets.
Time to decorate your unfolding page
Cut your desired papers to cover your page and remember to ink the edges of the papers before you adhere them just to take the white edge off.
Your page is finished!
See you next week for part 9 when we will be covering the back of this last tunnel base page. Take care everyone, Lynda xx