Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WOOF (Happy Birthday)

 This weeks card is a Happy Birthday Card made with three Cottage Cutz Dies, Puppy in House, Simple Tree and Dog Biscuit. I am first showing you the envelope, because this weeks card is thick I needed to make the envelope slightly large to handle the thick card. I also used the post-it note pad trick. When you are about to glue the three flaps of your envelope down. . take a post-it note pad and peel it down to about the height of your card and slip into the envelope. . than clue the three envelop flaps. This will glue the envelope with a slight dome or puff. This make is easlier to slip a thick card into the envelope. You will also notice the bone dangle hanging outside the envelope. The dangle is really attached to the card. It adds a nice element to the outside of the envelope.
 Yes, you are seeing double double. This card is a pop-up, The dog house will flatten so you can flatten into the envelope and pop-out the card when removed.  (this is the card flat)
 The two picture kind of show you the general drift of how the dowghouse will be constructed. I cut the dog house out four times, cut slits on each side of the door and ran card stock down the sides to connect. The biggest isses is to make the slits about twise the width of the card stock thickness that you will be running through the slit and the tabs wider than the slits. (It's Magic!) . This is the only way for the paper to freely move. (open and flatten) It's hard to give you messurements, I tend to just wing it. . but try it with basic retangles of card stock to play around. There are a few precuts out there that use the cut half way up from the bottom on one piece of card stock and half way down on the other sheet of card stock. . but than you loose the shape of the item. (and fall apart) By bridging through the paper design the object will not only stay together better. . but will keep its shape.  
 TA! DA!. . .This is the card open. You have to modify the dog, grass and bowl slightly from the layout on the package. All the elements on the card need to sit flat with the doghouse, that is the only way the card will pop-out and sit correctly. Trim the dog house roof on all four doghouses. I added a few extra pieces of grass down the sides of the doghouse. . .Just remember every piece of paper added to each of the four doghouses will add to the thickness of the card and also how the card will lay when folded. This card is more of a postcard style. . .not a open up card. If you trim the envelope it will serve as a front of the card. . . Flatten
the card and slip into the envelope.


Again WOOF (Happy Birthday!)



8 comments:

Lorie said...

Well, Barry! You've done it again! You are amazing, and THIS card is beyond cute!

Cindy said...

Great card,love your project!SUPER

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

OH. MY. GAWD. awesomeness!

Janice W. said...

WOW!!! AWESOME!!!

CreatedbyKay said...

That is quite the card!!!

Ruth Ellen said...

How fun!! Love your card!

Scrapendipity said...

How cute is this!!! Wow!!! LOVE

Vicky said...

Wow love this card its awesome!! super cute.