Waterfall Card into a Cute Treat

I enjoy the interactive fun that waterfall cards provide.  I like to use a strong adhesive, like red line tape, to be sure the parts stay where they are supposed to.  Sometimes the little pull tabs get quite a bit of use!  I modified the card just a bit to fit on a gum package to provide a coordinating treat.


8 ½” x 11” cardstock in four colors.  I used Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbol (red), Squid Ink (charcoal) and Smoked Sea Salt (light grey).  I also used a piece of 8 ½” x 11” Malmero Perle Blanc.

Scoring Board
Red Line tape
Other Adhesive (I used Tombow)
Ribbon (about 4″)
Two coordinating brads
Mini stapler

Ink (I used CTMH cranberry, grey wool and Memento Tuxedo Black)

Stamps – no bigger than 1 ¾”  for the card and no bigger than  

1 ¼” square for the gum wrapper.  (I used CTMH Winter Play and Our Craft Lounge Penguins)

For the treat:  package of gum that slides out of a sleeve

Step One:  Cut the 8 ½” x 11”  Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbol cardstock for your card base to 8 ½”  x 5½”.  Score. 

Step Two:  Cut the following from the 8 ½” x 11” Flavours Gourmet Squid Ink cardstock:  5 ¼” x 4″ and four 2″x 2″ pieces.  From the 8 ½” x 11” Flavours Gourmet Smoked Sea Salt cardstock, cut a 9″ x 2″ strip, and a 5″ x 3 ¾” piece of cardstock.  From the remaining Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbol cardstock, cut a 4 ¼” x 1″ strip.

Step Three:  Stamp the Smoked Sea Salt cardstock if desired in a random pattern.  Adhere to the 5 ¼” x 4″ Squid Ink Cardstock.  Place the 1″ x 4 ¼” Chili Arbol strip about 1″ from the bottom of the layered pieces.  Pierce holes and set brads through all three layers about ½”from the outer edge.  Adhere to the Chili Arbol card front and set aside.
Step Four.  Cut four 1¾”x 1¾” squares from the Malmero Perle Blanc Cardstock.  Stamp desired images and color, if needed.  Adhere each square to a 2″ x 2″ Squid Ink square.
Step Five:  Score the 9″ x 2″ Smoked Sea Salt cardstock every ¾” starting at 2″ and ending at 4¼” .  (2″, 2¾”, 3 ½”, and 4¼”) .  Using the bone folder, be sure all score lines are crisp and are easy to manipulate.

Step Six:  Decide which order you’d like your waterfall pieces to go in.  Adhere the last piece to the 2″ scored portion on the 9″ x 2″ Smoked Sea Salt cardstock strip.  Then, adhere the next square just below the next score line.  I used red line tape on the scored strip to be sure I didn’t accidentally put glue where it doesn’t belong.  Continue until all four squares are glued on.

Step Seven:  Fold the 9″ x 2″ strip at the 4¼” score line (nearly in half).  Slide the unscored portion behind the Arbol Chili strip on the front of your card.  Secure the bottom of the last stamped image to the strip using red line tape.  The lower edge of your stamped image should be level with the bottom of the strip.

Step Eight:  Fold the ribbon (about 4″) in half and staple it to the bottom of the 9″ x 2″ strip.  This will be the pull tab for the waterfall.

To make the gum wrapper cover with waterfall design, the process is the same, but measurements are as follows:

Chili Arbol cardstock: 7 ½” x 3 ¾”,  ¾” x 2 ¼”
Squid Ink cardstock 2 ¼” x 3 ½”, 1 ½” x 7 ½” 
Smoked Sea Salt cardstock:  three 1 ½” x 1½” squares
Malmero Perle Blanc cardstock: three 1¼”x 1¼” sqares

Once you’ve created one waterfall card, the logistics are nearly the same, but score lines and sizes may differ.  The directions basically follow the same way as above.  First, score the 7 ½” x 3 ¾” Chili Arbol cardstock at 2″, 2 ¼”, 4 ¾” and 5″.  This will help the cardstock wrap around the gum package. Adhere to gum package with red line tape.

Next, staple the ¾” x 2 ¼” Chili Arbol cardstock to the 2 ¼” x 3 ½” Squid Ink cardstock.  Adhere to the top of the gum package. 

Score the 1 ½” x 7 ½” Squid Ink cardstock at 1 ½”, 2 ¼” and 3″. 

Follow the above instructions for matting and placement.  When assembled, pull the gum out from the container slightly.  Staple the ribbon to the end of your 7½” Squid Ink cardstock strip and the very edge of the gum. 

Happy Stamping!

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