Friday, September 18, 2009

Crimped Over the Top Tutorial

Today's stamping "how to" comes from our operator Lee Conrey, from Jacksonville Florida.

This card features “Autumn Days” from Stampin’ Up! I’ve had so many requests to share this so I hope you enjoy it.


  • First you need a piece of card stock measuring 4’ x 5 1/4”…you will need to have this piece marked on the center edge of all sides as seen below. The center is 2” on the short sides and 2 5/8” on the long sides. Mark with pencil so you can erase

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Then you want to score from a long side to a short side as seen here marked by a broken line (dashes).

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and score….

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Once you have scored it you will need to fold it in….like this;

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then you will place it folded into your crimper……as shown below

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try and keep it folded

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Run it though the crimper and don’t despair when it hasn’t totally crimped in the center. Simply open and crimp again from both sides to the center to get full crimped coverage.Crimped Technique 008

like this….

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do this from both sides to fill in the center and you’re done!!!! Now that wasn’t hard was it?

Now to get the cute little diamond shapes for the inside of the center…I crimped another piece and cut the center out (large diamond) and cut it down to where I wanted it. Make sure to cut equally on all sides to make your templates and then trace to cardstock. That’s it!!!"

Great Technique Lee!


  1. Lee, this is a super WOW! I love how this looks and now I've got to give it a try!

  2. you are a genious - oh my! I truly love your card - thank you for showing us how do to this beauty!
    Great job!
    Stampin Stressaway

  3. I love the look of this and thanks for sharing but I must be missing something.
    I don't get why you need to fold the corners in the first place if you are folding and crimping and then cutting out a piece for the middle anyway. Why wouldn't you just crimp a card front and then crimp the diamond and attach? Why do you have to do the first 4 folds?