On Wednesday at the Garden Club LIVE, I’m demonstrating how to construct this very unique card to show off our bouquets. Don’t be intimidated…it’s really quite easy!
12 ” x 12″ cardstock
Patterned cardstock for layering and a solid square (3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″) of cardstock for the Peek-a-boo. White cardstock (3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″) for message.
Circle Dies – 2 1/2″ and 3″ Decorative Circles 3 1/2″ and 4″
Step 1–For the Main card, cut from a 12″ x 12″ cardstock the following:
7″ x 10″, scoring at 2 1/2″ and 7 1/2″
3 1/2″ x 8″, scoring at 1/2″ and 7 1/2″
For the Patterned cardstock panels, cut the following:
(4) 2 1/4″ x 6 3/4″
(1) 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″
(1) 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″
Belly Band and Decorative Circles can be cut from the either of the above papers or choose another paper to contrast.
1 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ (Band), 3 1/2″ Circle and 4″ Circle
3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ Contrasting cardstock, score at 1/2″ each side
Step 2–Adhere the 4 panels ( 2 1/4″ x 6 3/4″) and the center panel (4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″) to the main card using glue.
Step 3–Place the 2 1/2″ Circle on the 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ patterned cardstock, almost half way down, and die cut. Next, place this piece over your 3 1/2″ x 8″ cardstock and using a pencil, draw around to mark the circle. Die cut the opening, then glue the decorative paper onto this piece. If you want to add a frame around the opening (it does finish it off), die cut a 3″ circle with the 2 1/2″ opening and glue around the opening. Add red tape to the 1/2″ folds on this piece.
Step 4–On the 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ white cardstock, stamp your quote or verse, checking to make sure it is small enough to be seen through the opening. It helps to trace a circle with a pencil to insure this. Line it up under this panel and hold in place with a small piece of removable tape, then apply some glue to the back. Line up the 3 1/3″ x 8″ panel to the center of the card inside and press the white square to it. Remove the “removable” tape and press to secure. Next, peel the red tape and adhere to the panel, top and bottom, lining up as shown.
Step 5–Create the “slide”. First, measure the center, along the 3 3/4″ side and make it with a pencil (1 3/4″).
Using a T-square, mark 1 1/2″ down with a pencil from that center point.
Draw lines coming from this point out to the edge with a pencil. Cut out, then repeat for the other piece. Add red tape to the scored lines.
Step 6–Slide these two pieces together, use a piece of removable tape on the from to hold them together. Now slide it under the center panel and while hold the center, pull the red tape from one side and bring the Shutter over to adhere to it. Repeat with the second shutter.
Step 7–Now you’re ready to finish off the card. Measure the Belly Band around and mark it. Adhere with red tape. Adhere your decorative circles to the Belly Band and you’re ready to add your bouquet.
*If you want to add a message to the back as I’ve shown on LIVE, here are the measurements to trim the cardstock.
(1) 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and (1) 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″