Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday Blog Project - Waterfall Card

Good morning everyone - it's Helen N here with this week's blog project - a waterfall card using one of my favourite Little Claire stamps, 'Hedgehogs in Squares'.  

Here's what you'll need to make the card:

brown card

And here's what you need to do:

1. Cut pieces of brown card measuring 20cm by 9cm and 9cm by 3cm and then pieces of red gingham paper measuring 19.5cm by 8.5cm and 8.5cm by 2.5cm.  Attach the pieces of gingham paper to the brown card as shown in the photo below.

2. Next, to create the waterfall mechanism, cut a piece of brown card measuring 29cm by 5cm.  With the longest sides of the card towards you, work from the left hand side of the card and score it at 14.5cm, 17cm, 19.5cm and 22cm.  

Your finished scored card should look like this:

Fold the card along the score lines and place to one side.

3. Stamp the four panels from the 'Hedgehogs in Squares' stamp on to white card and cut out along the solid black lines.  This will give you four squares measuring 3.5cm square.  Colour the stamped image with Promarkers and then mat on to pieces of red card measuring 4.5cm square.

4. Starting with the image you want to appear last on the waterfall card, attach each square to the scored and folded card strip using red line tape - make sure you only attach the top half of the red square to the brown strip so that the image panels 'flip up' as the card is rolled.  In each of the photos below you'll see that the images fit underneath each other as you attach them to the strip of card and each one is stuck just below the score line.

The first image is attached just below the first score line (the one at 14.5cm)

5. Next, attach the smaller of the brown card and gingham paper panels you prepared earlier to the front of the brown strip - it needs to tuck under the bottom stamped image as shown in the photo below.  At the other end of the strip of brown card, attach a small card 'tab' using red line tape - don't remove the backing from the tape.  This 'tab will be used to pull the waterfall.

6. Next you need to attach the mechanism to the larger of the panels you prepared earlier.  This is done using brads at either side of the panel you've just attached to the strip of brown card - don't stick it with glue or tape because the mechanism won't work.  This is one of the reasons why I've used gingham paper - the lines make it really easy to line up the holes for the brads to keep them on the same level.

7. Tuck the other half of the brown card strip behind the part with the images on so that the 'tab' you created earlier appears below the strip with the brads on it as shown in the photo below.

8. The panel can now be attached to your card.  I've used a DL sized card which can also be created from a piece of white card measuring 20cm by 20.5cm folded in half to give a blank measuring 10cm by 20.5cm.  I've added some Card Candi coloured with a Poppy Promarker and an outline sticker sentiment to finish the card.

And here's a side view of the mechanism as it's pulled through.

I hope you like the finished result - once you see how the mechanism works, the card is easy to create but looks impressive.  It would also work with any of the other 'squares' stamps like 'Elephants in Squares' and 'Daschunds in Squares'.

Keep an eye on the website tomorrow as we've got a brand new challenge for you - lots of gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team and the chance to win some goodies too!

Don't forget that there are also two great Little Claire competitions running at the moment.

From Wish List to Craft Stash

 Is there a Little Claire stamp that you have your eye on? Then simply go on our web get the link to your stamp and post the link to our Facebook page: letting us know which stamp you would like and why.

We will choose 3 winners on Monday 14 October and that’s it – your stamp could be in your stash this time next week!

Chosen product must be a Little Claire stamp and you must post the link to your stamp onto our facebook page, all posts must be published by 6pm Sunday.

and also:

We love our new sticker sheets, you can find them on our web or find them on your mat - if you would like to leave a comment letting us know which is your fav design - we will pick 3 lucky people to win all 3 stickers!

Post a comment before 6pm Sunday 13 October here on our blog letting us know your fav and why and we'll do the rest.


  1. I love the owl stickers - saw some fabulous makes using this at the Harrogate show - brilliant x

  2. Awwww what a cute card. :)