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Creating ‘Curtain Cards’ at the Mi Wuk Village Library on Thursday

I’ve been hosting a Stamping for Adults opportunity on the third Thursday of every month at my local little Mi Wuk Library since 2004.  Today our retired postmaster, Cathy,  managed to join us and this is her first completed card:

Curtain Card

Cathy always decorated the Post Office on Fridays with leis and palm tree cut outs along with Hawaiian music so this tropically flowered card was perfect for her.

 

Our card was based on a swap card I received at OnStage last week, a curtain card.  Fun fun fun and far easier than you might think.

Supplies:

Curtain itself:  Score the 6″ x 3″ at 3/4″, 1″, 1-3/4″, 2″, 2-3/4″, 3″, 3-3/4″, 4″.  Make the first 3/4″ fold toward the back of the Designer Paper (mountain fold).  Continue along the folds accordion style, one fold to the back, the next to the front.  Burnish with Bone Folder when done folding.

Adhere Tear & Tape to all edges on the reverse side.  Burnish each bit of Tear & Tape.  Yes it will ‘curl’ a bit.  That’s OK.

Attach the curtain layer to the Whisper White piece.  Lay the 1/2″ x 4″ Smoky Slate strip along the top of the ‘curtain’ piece being sure to not have any of it on the Whisper White base.  Stamp the greeting of your choice at the upper left.  My greeting is from the Friendly Wishes stamp set.

Die cut and attach the flowers as you wish using Mini Glue dots and a Dimensional.

You're the Best Curtain Card

This technique will be featured in my May Stampin’ Talk & Tips newsletter that will be sent out on May 3rd.  Are you on my mailing list?  That’s the only way you’ll get one!  There will be other samples and ideas as well so don’t miss out!  Sign up for my mailing list today.  🙂

 

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