Create Beautiful, Lacy, Cut, Tuck & Fold Wreath Cards Using Supplies You Have!

Hi friends! I love the elegant and refined look of braided lattice folds. I shared in previous tutorials how to do a lattice braid along the fold of a card and today I’ll show you how you can create a wreath or frame using a similar technique.

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I’ll be using a standard craft knife and self-healing mat but if you have a swivel knife and glass mat I think it would go a bit smoother. My cutting is not perfect but by the time you fold and stamp the imperfect cuts are not really noticeable. Watch the tutorial and then try it yourself!

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Supplies:

Directions for making your custom tuck and fold lattice frame template.
1. Cut a circle a bit larger than to size of your wreath. Fold that in half, then in half again, then in half again so you end up with a circle divided in 8. Trace over each line with a pencil and ruler so you can see it clearly.

2. Mark 1/4″ to 1/2″ from the center point on each line. This is the point you will start tracing your half shape. The larger the space between the center and the mark you drew the larger the space in the center of your frame.

3. Choose a symmetrical shape like a circle or a heart (paper punches are great to use as templates) cut it from paper and fold it in half to make your template. Then place the folded side of the template on your line (lined up to the point you marked) and trace. Repeat on every line.

4. Trace the same shape but smaller inside of the first shape so you have a double line. Trace the double lines with a black pen so it will stand out when you trace it on your project cardstock.

Keep the template you made as you can use it over and over again. You can trace it onto your nice cardstock using a light box or a window. Use a craft knife to cut on the double lines and fold and tuck to create your dimensional wreath and then accent it with stamping!

I hope you give this project a try and dust of those supplies you already have! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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5 Responses

  1. I think you are awesome with a craft knife. I luckily have some fold and tuck dies but always felt there was something missing, now I know it was stamping. I will be trying this card soon.Many thanks for all your hard work, I would like to give you the thumbs up but I don’t see the wee sign anymore…maybe it’s just me…

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  2. Thank you, Lindsay! I didn’t get on that bandwagon a few years ago, and only later wondered how this was accomplished. I am going to try to manage a cutting file for my machine.

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  3. These are really pretty. I look forward to giving it a try.

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  4. Great idea to add the stamping! I remember the metal stencils (years ago), There were vertical (for bookmarks) and round (all sorts of designs). I think it is great that you figured it out and broke it down for us.

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