Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tri Fold Screw Up-amended with photo

I really liked this card a lot until I noticed that the ribbon was not straight. So I tried to remove it. The tape runner said it was a temporary type. But when I did, the ribbon pulled somehow and then the lines in it were no longer straight. It was the only piece I had like it, and I went to Joann's to try and find another similar piece to no avail. I am still looking months later. So I decided to post it anyways. Just to remind myself to not believe what the tape says sometimes.

What should have been a quickie card is driving me nuts. But I did get to use some of those cheapo silk flowers from Micheal's again. This card used the same stamp as the last post and I was able to use a corner adornment-the ladybug-for a bit of fun.

I had a question from Dana on how this was folded. When this card is folded shut to mail, the left side top is even with the bottom side . On the right side the ribbon would have been showing to the right of the fold when closed. The area that contains the message stamp is cut into the base and folded half way. I used an exacto and a straight ruler. If you were to take that front and fold it flat out, you would see there was a 3 sided square cut out and I layered on it two different colors. I played around a lot with scraps to get the right dimensions for this and you could change the top part to accommodate wider or thinner ribbon or paper too. I might try this later with Ric RAC or flowers down the side.

It was just some generic card stock-I buy so much by color and texture but I never remember where I bought it unless its in a package with a price tag! I am addicted to paper-period.

I added another photo to maybe show the folded card better. I wish I had now taken one from the left side of the card. If I ever come across it later, I will add an amended photo.

4 comments:

  1. Jan,

    Love that card, it's got great colors. I just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me some good advice. I also wanted to let you know that I have gotten a 2nd opinion, and they have both been the same. I do in deed have some fibroids, but the one sinking through my abdomen wall is the one that they think for sure isn't a fibroid, it's characteristics are completely different then fibroids, so I think that this is the only decision left. I have tried several different hormonal treatments and what not, with no such luck regarding the fibroids and irregular cycles. Thanks again for your advice, I really appreciate it.

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  2. I SAW YOUR COMMENT ON TRACY'S HOUSE MOUSE CARD. CAN YOU TELL ME THERE WEB ADDRESS? I WANT TO CHECK OUT THE BUNNY STAMPS YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT.

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  3. YES! I get it now! Thanks Jan for posting another photo and typing up the instructions for me, I really appreciate it.
    I tried last night to do it but just couldn't figure it out. Turns out, it's SO much simpler than I thought! *rolling eyes* We crafters make everything harder than it needs to be, don't we?
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  4. A comment on my own post! How weird. the House MOuse website is www.house-mouse.com. Look for Happy Hoppers if you like bunnies.

    Jan

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