Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Building Block Card

 WOW... it has been a long time since I posted anything to my blog.  And it is not because I haven't been creating things.  I've been working on cards mostly and sometimes I just think they may not be worth the time to take a picture and post to the blog.  I think I'm wrong about that and should be posting more of my everyday  stuff... so here we go.
This is a building block card.  No, I didn't come up with this unique card fold ... I found it in on Split Coast Stampers website.
First, let me tell you that the heart shape filled with smaller hearts is a die cut.  My friend Mary was over last weekend and brought her new dies for us to see and had die cut several of them using white cardstock for us to have.  Mary also provided the multi-colored scrapbook paper that I used behind the heart die.
On the front of the blue card I placed strips of purple and orchid scraps that I had available, and before attaching them I ran them through the cuttlebug using 3 different cuttlebug embossing border folders.
 Inside the card you can now see the 4 'blocks' that give the card its name.  Using my scor-pal first to score the lines that will create the blocks, I then used a craft knife and a steel edge ruler to cut them.  I did cut orchid pieces of card stock to cover each side of the 4 blocks before attaching the letters I die cut using a cuttlebug alphabet set.  I stamped a couple of hearts, an arrow, and the word love that are from a Stampin Up stamp set I've had forever.
 Here's another look at the card opened up from a different angle.
Here is a link to the Split Coast Stampers website so you can read their tutorial on this card if you wish..
It wasn't difficult to do... try it!
Before I attempted the card, I used a piece of plain white card stock to ensure I would understand the instructions for creating this card.   I'll save that white card as a template to help me if/when I make another of these cards
And here is another picture of just the inside of the card.  This style card would be great for a 'get well' card also since the number of letters fit well with the number of blocks on the inside of the card.

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