If you’ve loved the Bendy Cards you’ve seen on Pinterest, I bet you’d like to see a video to learn to make them! If you have a Silhouette Electronic Cutting Machine, you can purchase files for this kind of card. But most of my followers neither have, nor want, an electronic machine. If that describes you, don’t let that stop you from making these awesome 3D cards!
Here’s a simple handmade Bendy Card created with the Wonderland Stamp Set. The three panels have slots and tabs so that it lies flat for mailing, then it turns into this striking card that stands on its own. Friends and family will love to show off your crafting when you make something that will sit on a table or shelf!
Here’s what the card looks like when it’s flat:
You can see how the slots and tabs work in this photo.
Here’s another sample. Just imagine how thrilled your recipients will be to get a card like this, made with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle All the Way Bundle. You can see the original version of this card in the post Sleigh Ride Bundle.
Watch this video to learn how to cut and assemble the Bendy Card:
Then if you want to see how to make marking your cuts more easily and accurately, this video will show you a great technique!
Use this link to download the templates shown in both videos: http://stampingmadly.com/Bendy-Card-Templates.
If you’re afraid there’s too much math in these instructions, don’t worry! Between the video instructions and the downladable templates, I’ve made it easy enough for even the most stubborn math-ophobes!
Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of the Bendy cards and instructions! I always appreciate the feedback, as it helps me understand your interests and needs. Have fun learning to make the Bendy Cards, and then decorating them to your heart’s content!