Friday, July 21, 2017

Vintage Stove Shaped Card Assembly

Highly detailed kitchen stove evokes 
the feel of ol' time Christmas baking. 
Cut and layer details (compartments with panels, 
hinges, gauges, shelves, burner, footed base, 
side extension coal compartment and more) 
plus layered tea pot for a fun card for Christmas 
or for a favorite cook. 
Shaped offset front matches card back 
which hinges away to reveal message space. 
Fits into an A7 (5x7) envelope. 

ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes:
A stove front silhouette to build on
B upper back base (show thru for accents)
C back mid assembly - frame, wall, tiny bar accents (4)
D top assembly - front panel, inner panel
E deck assembly - contrast for burner, deck, rim
F main front panel with bar accents
G left side door assemblies with contr, hinges
H large door assembly with handle, hinges, gauge
I side shelf assembly with overlay, drawer front, knob
J legs assembly with three-part contrast under-lay
K card base front    L card base back
M teapot assembly: grip, handle, base, knob,
show-thru accent, front
PLEASE NOTE: A is building silhouette;
K is card front
2. Assemble the deck by attaching the show-thru
contrast shape (top) behind the main deck strip
on the left end with edges matched, attaching
the rim strip at the bottom edge.
3. Position and attach the front panel below
the attached desk, matching left and bottom
edges that correspond.
4. Assemble the back mid section by layering
and joining the window shape with back panel.
5. Center assembly from step 4 at bottom
of upper back base, matching bottom edges.
NOTE that side "rims" will show.
Also attach tiny bar accents into their slots
(use a "Pick Me Up" tool if available).
6. Prepare the main front  and left side shelf 
details (doors, panels) as shown, placing 
lighter contrast shapes behind frame shapes,
attaching hinge shapes, handle, bar shapes,
layering circle gauge, drawer panel with circle knob.
7. Prepare legs assembly by positioning
and attaching the contrast shapes behind
the main leg shape. NOTE that the file includes
a single contrast shape as an alternative.
8. Position mid back panel onto silhouette base
above deck assembly.
Position top assembly above.
9. Fit each detail "door" into its window and
attach in place.
Position and attach side shelf with drawer panel.
10. Position and attach legs assembly at bottom.
11. Position and attach the completed front
silhouette onto the front card base, with
.125" offset margin all around.
12. Prepare the card base back by bending
the top "hinge" section forward at perforation line.
13. Position back base over backside of front base
with top edges aligned, and attach the "hinge" portion.
14. Assemble the teapot by layering the contrast shape
onto the silhouette/spout shape,
then position and attach front, knob,
(optional) handle contrast and grip.
15. Position the teapot on the deck of the stove
and attach.
Here is the completed vintage stove card.

1 comment:

  1. new to your blog, where do you get the shapes from? Is this from Silhouette or somewhere similar???