May 25, 2018

Tower Card Pictorial

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

After posting my tower card earlier this week Kate asked how they are made.  So, while I tried to explain in a reply to her comment, it's much easier to see visibly.  By its nature the post is image heavy, so sit back and enjoy!

The card can be made in a number of sizes, but all mine fit into a 5" x 7" envelope.  So begin life as a 7" x 9" card, which is then scored on the long side at 1", 2", 3", 6", 7" and 8"...

Fold both the 2" and 7" lines back.  You can also fold all others forward at this point, but for ease of photography I left that until later...

Using a ruler and pencil, mark each side every 1/2".  You can use a stylus to do this, but using a pencil makes cutting with scissors easier...

Mark the cut lines to the center (3" and 6") scorelines...

Keeping the sides under, cut all lines through both layers of card to the center scores...

It was at this point which I burnished the other lines, and this is what it will look like opened up...

Erase the pencil lines and carefully push alternating cuts to the back.  It doesn't matter whether the bottom is in or out because it will stand both ways...

View from above to show the towers which give the style its name...

The card can now be decorated as desired.  Although I've not added a solid layer to the center, the offcut piece is perfect to use for this or another such card...

Card: SU's Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Bora Bora from the Pacific Ocean collection, SU's long retired Petite Petal punch, and unbranded rhinestones

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I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. Thanks so much for this inspiring tutorial. I hope to get a chance to use it.

  2. This is such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the pictorial! Do you have the link for the video? Thanks!

    1. Cherie, I've not created a video for it, but if you search YouTube for Tower Card, you'll find plenty xoxo

  3. Oh wow Em this is a stunning card I just love that design. Thank you for sharing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Thanks so much for that tutorial Em, so kind and thoughtful of you! Really appreciate it. will have a go with this when Chris comes over on Wednesday!
    Beautiful panels on the front!! Great project!!
    Thanks again

  5. What a fabulous card! I love the usual fold, thanks for the instructions. xx

  6. Great die cuts and thanks for the tutorial

  7. This is fabulous, thanks for the step by step photographs.
    Linda xxx

  8. Gorgeous card!Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT (My blog)


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Em xxx