Before I get to today's post let me answer a question I had yesterday about the bows on my card. The secret to having those bows straight is that I tie the bows separately and then put them on top of the ribbon strip with a glue dot! If I tried to just tied the ribbon around the card my bows would be sideways too!
I am so excited to show ya'll today's project. It's something that I think is really different and would make a unique gift for someone. This would work with stamped images, but I chose to work with photos. First let me show you what it is and then I will show you how to make one.
It's a photo frame with two pictures in one! When viewed from one side you see one photo, and when viewed from the other side you see a different photo!
You may recognize the cute people in the photo as Lauren Meader and her two little girls Alexa and Amber. :)
I think this kind of project is fun to do with photos that show before/after or now/then type. A cute one might be a child with their birthday cake, and then the same child after eating the cake with frosting all over, or something along those lines. Lauren sent me two photos of her with her daughters four years apart. I really like these because they are sitting in the same order in each photo. Thanks for helping me out with the photos Lauren!
Okay, so let's get started on how to make these!
First, you will need:
One piece of cardstock 10 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Two pieces of cardstock 5 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Two photos slightly larger than 5 1/4" x 4 1/4"
glue or double sided tape
a scoring board is helpful, but not necessary.
Take your 10 1/2" x 4 1/4" cardstock and score every 3/8" along the long side (this will be 27 score lines).
After scoring, fold your score lines, beginning with a mountain fold. Then lable the bottom of every other scored section from left to right 1 through 14, then go back and fill in the blank sections from left to right A through N.
Now pick which photo will be your "then" view and glue it to one of the 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" pieces of cardstock. Trim the photo to fit the cardstock. Turn it over and draw a light line every 3/8". At the bottom number each section 1 through 14, BUT start at the right and go to the left. This will help you with placement of your photo and since you're numbering the back, you need to number backwards so it will be right when you turn it over.
PHOTO MOUNTED AND TRIMMED
BACK OF PHOTO
Do the same thing with your other photo on the other piece of cardstock, only this time instead of numbers use letters A through N and remember to do it backwards!
Okay, now comes the scary part; cutting your photos! Cut each photo into strips following the lines you drew on the back of each. You will have each photo cut into 14 strips. Lay a line of double stick tape or glue on the back of the strip that is numbered one and adhere it to the scored section that has the number one on it. Do this for all fourteen strips. Here is how mine is looking after just four strips.
After you've completed gluing down the first photo strips, it will look like this
When you are finshed with the first photo, you will do the same thing with the second photo strips, gluing them down to the corresponding letters you made. It should now look like this:
At this point it's good to fold all of your score lines together and get them spaced apart evenly. You can now glue this down to a card or if you want to put it in a frame like I did you will glue it to a piece of cardstock that is 5 1/4" x 4 1/4"
and then fit that into a frame of your choosing. I purchased my frame at the dollar store and had to make it a little deeper by gluing some foam board on to the back.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and that you will give it a try! Thanks for looking!