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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sangria Slider Card Instructions



Remember this card? Time sure did get away from me. Here are the instructions for the Sangria Slider Card I posted here. Writing the steps out proved to be a little more difficult than I imagined. I wrote them, re-wrote them, and tweaked them a little more. I'm sure they are far from perfect, but you should be able to recreate the card by following the steps outlined. Don't hesitate to ask for clarification if you need it.

Slider Card Instructions
Finished card size 4 ¼ x 5 ½


Front (Chevron B&T) 4 ¼ x 5 ½
Back (Pomegranate CS) 4 ¼ x 5 ½
Inside Sentiment (Colonial White CS) 3 ¼ x 4 ½  
Slide Piece (Colonial White) 3 1/8 x 4 3/8
Mat (Pomegranate) 2 ¾ x 4
Focal Piece (Colonial White) 2 7/16 x 3 1/8

Prepare Front:
1. Align 5 ½ inch side along 1 inch on paper cutter. Start cutting blade at 4 ½ inch mark and cut to 1 inch mark.
2. Turn piece ¼ turn. Align 4 ¼ inch side along 1 inch on paper cutter. Start cutting blade at 3 ¼ inch mark and cut to 1 inch mark.
3. Turn piece ¼ turn. Align 5 ½ inch side along 1 inch on paper cutter. Start cutting blade at 4 ½ inch mark and cut to 1 inch mark.
4. The uncut 4 ¼ inch side will be the top of the card. Align the top along 1 inch on the paper cutter. Score between the cut lines.
5. Slide the top to align along 2 ½ inch on the paper cutter. Score between the cut lines.
6. Slide the top to align along 4 inch on the paper cutter. Score between the cut lines.
7. From the top, fold the scored lines valley-hill-valley.

Prepare Back:
1. Adhere inside sentiment to card back, centered.
2. Apply adhesive around sides and bottom of card back as close to inside sentiment as possible.
3. Attach front piece to back piece, aligning tops of each piece.
4. Find the center of the top edge and punch a thumb notch (you can use the new thumb notch punch or half of a 1” circle punch).

Slider:
1. Insert slider piece between top and bottom of card.
2. Apply adhesive to the back side of the ½ inch scored flap of front piece, align with bottom edge of slider piece, and adhere.
3. Cut ¾ inch off of mat to create two pieces measuring 2 ¾ x 3 ¼ and 2 ¾ x ¾
4. Apply adhesive to top side of the center scored flap on card top. Attach 2 ¾ x 3 ¼ mat.
5. Apply adhesive to top side of ½ inch scored flap on card top. Attach 2 ¾ x ¾ mat aligned with larger mat.
6. Stamp/decorate focal piece.
7. Attach focal piece to 2 ¾ x 3 ¼ mat piece (centered).
8. Embellish 2 ¾ x ¾ mat piece as desired (zip strips, complements, twine, ribbon, etc.)
9. Stamp sentiment on inside of card.

Thank you for stopping by today and for being so patient!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Three Amigos October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog hop.  We are three Close to My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you.  On the 3rd of each month we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project.  There are only three stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

This month we challenged each other to make an interactive card. The challenge is a perfect fit since our hop falls on World Cardmaking Day this year! A year or so ago, I offered a slider card as a make and take at a crop. The card was a huge hit, so I decided to make another for our challenge. Sangria is the featured paper pack at CTMH this month. I used the Sangria WOTG and Sangria Complements to create my card.




Don't be fooled when you see a WOTG geared for scrapbooking. Many times the stamp set is versatile enough for making cards as well. I stamped the leaves in Pear Ink and the flowers in our new Pomegranate and Eggplant Inks. All of the flowers are fussy cut with a bitty sparkle in the center. The two eggplant flowers are popped up with foam tape. The word "FRIEND" is stamped in Chocolate Ink using the Jennifer's Hand Stamp Set.


The inside sentiment is revealed when you slide the card open. I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Ink to coordinate with the stamped word on the front. I used part of a boarder strip from the Sangria Complements to decorate the slider strip under the focal point, but you could easily use a zip strip, twine, ribbon, or a stamped border.


A personal message can be written on the front and back side of the slider piece and will be revealed when slid up from the card.

I am in the process of writing the directions to create this card and will post them as soon as they are ready (it took me a while, but the directions are now posted). Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hop over to Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they have created for you.

Supplies Used:
B1484 Jennifer's Hand
G1097 Sangria WOTG
X7199C Sangria Complements
Z2653 Pomegranate Ink Pad
Z2647 Eggplant Ink Pad
Z2197 Pear Ink Pad
Z2111 Chocolate Ink Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape