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Global Birthday

February 12, 2021

This week on my Facebook Live I shared a gatefold card with a twist and yesterday I shared a card made using the instructions on Lisa Curcio’s blog. Lisa’s instructions create a landscape style card which was such a fun card to make but I wanted to make a portrait style card. So I did a little playing and came up with my version. I cut a standard A4 card base and scored on each end at 5.1cm. This gave me just enough gap to let the card front slide on. I attached a piece of the beautiful World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper to Gold foil card and then each piece is attached to the front flaps on an Early Espresso card base.

I used Early Espresso card to create the slide on front and added a layer of Gold Foil. I stamped “happy birthday” from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink. I embossed the stamped Basic White card using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to the Gold Foil card. I cut the globe base from Early Espresso card using the World Map Dies. I stamped one of the globe images onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink and used the co-ordinating World Map Die to cut it out. The globe and stand are attached to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the globe image once more onto Basic White card using Early Espresso ink and cut it out using the World Map Dies. I also cut the small globe stand from Early Espresso card using the World Map Die. I attached the stand and globe to the lower left hand corner of Basic White card before attaching the panel inside the Early Espresso card base.

I loved making the landscape cards using Lisa’s instructions but I am also excited to be able to create a portrait version. If you love this as much as I do, here are the measurements.

CARD BASE – 21cm x 14.8cm, scored along the 21cm length at 5.1cm from each end.

SLIDING CARD FRONT – four pieces of card 7cm x 12cm. Score two pieces along the 7cm length at 3.5cm. Create the mechanism following Lisa’s instructions.

I’d love to know what you think and just to give you a comparison, here are the two cards together.

Bye for now,

Kris

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