Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OK, Here is our Card for January 25th "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House

This is called a Tri-Shutter card and was very easy to re create. A thank you to Carol Matthews for posting this project. I have wanted to make this type of card. Most posts did not give instructions and the few I found I could not figure out how they did it. This was so great!
You are going to really enjoy this one girls.
Knowing how much I love to use scripture when I create, I used God's explanation of what Love is from I Corinthians 13:4
And my second sentiment I put on the last flap was cool too.
thanks again Carol.
This is the front flap that is the first thing you see when you take the card from the envelope. Yes, these fit in envelope.
This is actually what the card looks like when taken out of envelope.
Making a Tri-Shutter Card
Take a 5 ½” X 12” piece of card stock, score at 2” and 4” turn it over and score at 2” and 4” leaving a 4” section in the middle. Then turn the paper vertically, measure in 1 ½” and cut between the 2” scores. Do it again on the other side.
Now all you have to do is decorate. The finished card will fit in a regular size envelope making it easy to mail or give to someone special.
Here are the cut sizes you will need to decorate your card:
2 pieces cut at 1 ¾” X 5 ¼”
2 pieces cut at 1 ¾” X 2 ¼”
2 pieces cut at 3 ¾” X 1 ¼”
4 pieces cut at 1 ¼” X 1 ¾”
1 piece cut the color of your choice at 3 ¾” X2 ¼” as a mat.
Cut 1 piece of white at 3 ½” X 2” for your sentiment in center of card. (I used I Corinthians 13:4).
Using Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge, cut the letters “LOVE” once with shadow button and black card stock and once in pink at regular cut at 1 ½” each. Layer them and put on front flap of card. On back flap I put another sentiment (“I hope today finds you feeling as loved as you are”.) I framed this phrase in black. Then put a large red heart shaped brad above it.
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Marye Bird