Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Buckle Card tutorial from dressy girl Lyndsey

Hi all,

Its Lyndsey here and today its my turn to share a bit of inspiration with you here on the All Dressed Up Blog.

For my card today I have decided to show you how to make this cute little Buckle Card.

I have used the gorgeous image Happy Christmas Little Star - which is available with many more in Store.

Happy Christmas Little Star

You will also need the following items

6x6 Card Blank
3 x Patterned Papers
A4 sheet Coloured Card
Colouring Medium (I used Promakers - colours listed below)
Fancy Oval & Plain Oval Dies
Corner Rounder Punch
Embellishments (as prefered)
& obviously basic supplies

1. Trim a 4cm piece away from the LH side of the card blank

2. Take this piece and score across at 5cm from the bottom (this will be your buckle)

3. Round the corners of the Buckle on the longer side

4. Trim a piece of paper to 9cm x 3cm & a piece of card to 9.5cm x 3.5cm
Round the corners of each piece

5. Mat together and attach to Buckle - also adding tape to the RH side

6. On the RH side of your card draw a line across 2cm up from the bottom.
On the LH side of the card draw 2 lines across at 2cm & 6cm up from the bottom
& 1 line vertically 3cm in from the LH edge

 7. Attach the Buckle to the RH side of the card, using the line you drew for placment 

8. Trim a piece of paper to 13.5cm x 13.5cm & mat onto card cut to 14cm x 14cm
Trim another piece of paper to 10cm x 13.5cm & mat onto card cut to 10.5cm x 14cm

9. Add the large panel to the inside back of your card (this will also cover the back of the buckle)

10. Add the smaller panel to the outside front of your card

11. Using the lines on the back of the LH side of the card as a guide, trim out a small window (this will create the slot where you feed the buckle through)

12. Print & colour image. Die cut out using a plain Oval Die

Promarkers used

Skin - Coral, Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Hair - Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Mustard, Buttercup
Dress, Shoes & Hair Clips -  Maroon, Cardinal, Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Budding Rose
Rabbit & Star - Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Vanilla
Large Present - Cardinal, Antique Pink, Cocktail Pink
Med Present - Olive, Marsh Green, Moss, Pear Green
Small Present - Antique Pink, Cocktail Pink, Pastel Pink
Grounding - Warm Grey 5,3,1 & Blender

13. Die cut a Fancy Oval from coloured card

14. Mat together and add to the front of the card (taking care not to add any adhesive where the image covers the slot)

15. Decorate card with embellishments of your choice
To close the card you will push the buckle underneath the image and through the slot

Thank you for popping by the ADU blog today, I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Please do keep checking back for more wonderful creations from my team mates.

Lyndsey xx 


  1. I absolutely love this Lyndsey, fantastic tutorial xxx

  2. great card and clear tutorial thanks

  3. Beautiful card and great tutorial! Thanks very much! :o)

  4. Gorgeous card and fabulous tutorial... will certainly be having a go! Thanks for sharing

    Christine x

  5. This is a great tutorial. Can't wait to try it out! I love the coloring on your image, and those papers are gorgeous! I would love to find the papers with the little pine boughs in them. Great job!

  6. Wow thanks for the tutorial will have to play and see what I can come up with. Your card is beautiful, love the image waiting for payday and boy will I be shopping. Love Alison xx

  7. Great tut and a beautiful card x