Happy 4th of July!! I made a fun little card for Sheila's blog today! My friend belongs to a card kit of the month club and she showed me her kit last month. There was a fold up card that I just had to try to make.
This is my template. It took me 3 tries to get it how I wanted it. I grabbed a square from Plantin Schoolbook (any square will do). I tapped the Real Size Button that has an "a" on it just above the Cut Button.
The first rectangle is sized at 10w x 3h. Then I made a 3w x 3h square and welded it to the bottom of the far right side of the first rectangle. I copied and flipped a second card so I can cut out two at a time. I saved this file as card.template.foldup.
I re-opened the file to create my 4th of July card and when I finished I hit Save As and renamed the file to card.template.foldup.july4th. This way I still have my original template file.
Next, I found some cuts from Independence Day and put them on Layer 3. Layer 2 had some smaller squares that I thought I was going to use to layer on the card but changed my mind.
I grouped my cuts into colors and cut them out. After I was finished, I realized I only cut out one set of stripes for the swags. For some reason this kind of thing has been happening a lot lately (I am a little distracted at times during the summer). No worries, I just highlighted the stripes, opened Layer 4 and copied them twice. I cut them out and had enough stripes!!!
For the I *heart* USA there was no layer so I cut it out in white and red and just snipped off the letters. I glued the red heart over the white one.
The smaller rectangle on the front needed something so I added three stars from Plantin. I made my own border by using two 1" stars and one 3/4" star slightly rotated. I welded them together and put a second smaller star on the mat to pop dot on top.
I scored the card at 3" and 8" across the top.
I turned it sideways and scored at 3"
I added some red, yellow and clear stickles to give it a little sparkle.
I tied some ribbon around the seam of the card for fun.
I hope you have a wonderful July 4th!!