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Lever Card
by Laura Lipe

Create a card that "levers¨ through a front window.
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Two 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pieces of cardstock
Paper Cutter
Scoring tool
Adhesive
Patterned paper, stamps, and dies to
decorate completed card
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Step 1
Score the first piece of cardstock at 4 1/4"
and fold in half. This will be the card itself. On
the side that is the front, cut out a square
window, 1¨ from all 4 sides.
Note:
The completed card measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
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Step 2
Score the second piece of cardstock at 4 1/4"
and 6 3/8¨. Go in 2 1/8¨ from the left edge and
score down to 1¨ from the top and up to 1¨
from the bottom.
Note:
This will be the inside of the card.
Step 3
To cut the "lever¨ that will fit through the card
front "window¨, go in 1¨ from the left edge and
cut a slit that starts 1¨ from the top and goes
down to 1¨ from the bottom.
Step 4
Cut from the top and bottom ends of that slit
over to the 2 1/8¨ score line. This produces the
"lever¨ that will fit through the front window.
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Step 5
Fold on all score lines. Folds should be
valley/mountain/valley folded.
Step 6
Add adhesive to the "backside¨ of the left and
right panels of the cardstock you just scored
and glue it inside the card. The "lever¨ tucks
inside of the front "window¨. If this is a tight fit,
trim a sliver off the top and bottom of the lever
so that it will move freely through the window.
Step 7
The card will look like this when folded closed.
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It will look like this when opened out.
Step 8
Cut a 4¨ x 5 1/4¨ piece of patterned paper for
the front of the card. Cut in 7/8¨ from all 4
sides to make the decorative layer for the front
of the card.
Step 9
For the inside of the card, cut 3 strips of
patterned paper 1 7/8¨ x 5 1/4¨ tall. Cut a
fourth piece 3 1/8¨ wide by 5 1/4¨ tall. Adhere
two of the 1 7/8¨ pieces to cover the two right
panels inside the card. The third will be used to
cover the left side of panel after you shape it.
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Step 10
On the remaining 1 7/8¨ x 5 1/4¨ piece, cut in
1¨ from the RIGHT side, 7/8¨ from the top and
7/8¨ from the bottom. Make a vertical cut that
connects these two cuts, so that the remaining
piece of patterned paper looks like a "C¨.
Adhere this to the LEFT panel of the inside of
the card.
Step 11
On the 3 1/8¨ x 5 1/4¨ patterned paper, cut in
1 1/8¨ from the LEFT side, 7/8¨ from the top
and 7/8¨ from the bottom. Cut down from the
top and up from the bottom to meet these two
cuts and remove those two small squares of
paper. This creates a shape that will cover the
"lever¨ part of the card.
Adhere inside the card on the remaining panel.
If needed, trim a sliver off the top and bottom
of the "lever¨ part so that it fits your card.
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Step 12
Decorate the front and inside of the card with
die-cuts, images, and sentiments as desired.
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