Thursday, February 18, 2010

Birthday Card & Template...



Some of you have asked for a tutorial, but since I really need to start working on my daughter's 1st bday invites, I decided to give you the template instead. I made this card last night as I was trying to redo the dimensions on the template so that the card would be able to fit in a regular sized envelope.



Here is the inside of the card.



This is the template for the card. I think it is called a Double Display Card. Like I mentioned before, I altered the measurements so that the card would fit in a regular envelope. The final size of this card when folded is 4" x 5 1/2". The one I made for Michelle had to be placed in a 5" x 7" envelope since the size of that card was a 4" x 6".

First, score the long side of your 5 1/2" x 12" card stock at 2", 4", 8", & 10". Then go back and score it at 1", 5", 7", & 11" (1" deep). Turn the card stock and score the opposite side at the same dimensions.

Next, cut from the end of the 1" scoreline to the end of the 5" scoreline (dotted lines in template). Then cut from the end of the 7" scoreline to the end of the 11" scoreline (dotted lines in template). Turn your cardstock and repeat on the opposite side.

Measurements for the DSP are as follows...

Top DSP Size: 7/8" x 10 7/8" (cut at 10", 9 1/8", 7 1/4", 6 3/8", 4 1/2", 3 5/8", 1 3/4", & 7/8").

Middle DSP Size: 3 3/8" x 11 3/8" (cut at 9 1/2", 7 5/8", 3 3/4", & 1 7/8").

Bottom DSP Size: same as the top DSP.

Note: keep them in the order that you cut it.


Please email me if you have any questions... Have fun creating!

28 comments:

  1. WOW! this is an awesome card and I love the DP used...the tutorial is awesome! I am overwhelmed as I am more of a visual person and need my hand held for the step by step! haha! oh btw, I just got my V day and b-day gift! thank you so much! it's the cutest thing and it's so pretty. can't wait to see what you come up with for the invites! I may have to pick your brain soon as my daughter's one is coming up very soon!

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  2. thanks brenda!
    you amaze me girl! that is the coolest card and i have to try it out . . . you know me, i gotta try anything and everything at least once or maybe twice! great tutorial too!

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  3. Thanks Brenda--this is another beautiful card. I am going to try this one, really love this!

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  4. Thank you so much!!! I've been looking high and low for the instructions.. :) You just made my day!

    Jenny
    crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

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  5. wow how awesome...great tutorial....wanted to try this....thankyou for sharing...hugs Liann

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  6. Wow Brenda! Love your card! Thanks so much for posting the template and instructions! Gonna have to try this one out!! xo, Teri

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  7. wow, brenda! super awesome tutorial! you da' bomb!

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  8. Another adorable card! Love this and am going to have to use your template! Thanks!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  9. Love this version of your card, too. Another one of my favorites! TFS the template and dimensions to this fabsulous 3D card!!! Jugs from San Francisco!

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  10. Wow Brenda, what a awesome card! Thanks for sharing the template! I love your punch art you created for Michelle too...so cute!

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  11. Thanks for make the template available so quickly! I'm anxious to use this for a b'day next week and now I can. I think you a very talented artist and enjoy your blog.

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  12. Thanks for sharing the template and beautiful card. I've been trying to make a card for my mom's birthday tomorrow and now I have this great template!

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  13. This is such a cool fold! I have done shutter cards but this takes it a step further! Thanks for the template...I am definately going to make this card!!

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  14. I absolutely love this card and will have to try it! Thanks so much for the template. You are sooooooo creative and thanks for sharing!!! Renee

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  15. Thank you for the tutorial! I have seen this card around and was in awe of it! Thank you for making the template and for being so kind to share it with others!

    Aloha,
    Joy
    www.tamikos.com

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  16. Oh my goodness! This is lovely! Wow! Looks like a lot of work, and you've done it beautifully! Okay, I may have to attempt this one day! :)
    hugs,
    elise

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  17. Hi Brenda! WOWEE ... I just LOVE this card. Thank you so much for sharing the measurements ... I might even attempt to make it ... waiting patiently for my mojo to return!

    Huggies,
    Kyoko

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  18. TFS--I have it all folded now just needs a theme. Great directions. I have never seen this fold. Awesome job

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  19. Oh Brenda, I thought I had left a post earlier thanking you for this template and tutorial...this card is just awesome! I used your template to make a Girls Day card for my dd & have posted it on my blog with a link to yours, if that's ok. I love all your creative projects, especially all the sweet punch art creations! TFS!!!

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  20. Thank you for the template Brenda! This is an amazing card- I made a card for my blog and wanted to post a link to your blog- hope you don't mind?!
    Katt

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  21. thanks so much for the template!

    - MissImagination

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  22. Beautiful card! Thanks for the template and instructions on it. I posted a link to your blog post in a gallery where I posted the card I made following your tutorial. Hope that's all right.

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  23. Love this card!! Thanks for the tutorial and the template. I will definately attempt making this one!!

    Thanks again
    Christie

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  24. Beautiful card! Love the folds and designs used here. Thanks for sharing the template with everyone, I can't wait to try it.

    ~L~

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  25. Thanks so much for the tutorial on this card. I decided to make one. If you are interested in having a look. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Definitely be doing more of these.

    Liam

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  26. Thanks for the great directions. I was able to CASE this card very easily. Check out my blog to see my take on this wonderful design.

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  27. what a fantastic card ! made a make over this week ! thanks for the template !! great, became your follower now,
    thanks for sharing,
    martina
    x

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