And, hello and welcome to a new following family-friend!!! So happy to have you here! Hope to see and hear from you often!
Last weekend, I had time to sit and browse the internet, and I ran into a blog called the Velvet Ink Cafe (which unfortunately is closed and only open now for viewing -- too bad, it looked like a wonderful blog). While there I watched a video of someone making a mini book. At the end of the video there were links to several other craft videos, so I clicked to watch several of them; one was of a double slider card -- I fell in love with this card!!! Well, needless to say, the designer didn't give directions! So, I did a Google search for double-slider cards and although I saw a few, I only found tutorials on the single slider cards. (Actually I did come across a tutorial for a double-slider card but all the directions were in metric measurements which I'm totally no good at). Because I normally shy away from You Tube for fear of viruses, and which is probably where I could have found a tutorial, I set out to make this card which didn't look difficult -- in fact it wasn't. I started my draft using a 1/2 sheet of 8.50" x 11" leftover scrap cardstock and, carefully measuring my window opening, the tag, and fold lines for the window shutter, my first draft produced this card, so I began embellishing it. Can you imagine how excited I was when I finished this card?!!!
Regardless what you guys say I'm really not a good card maker, I take my time and often get lucky... hee-heee!!! Anyway, after taking all week off and on, I very carefully one step at a time completed this card.
I'm first showing you a picture of the front of the card and progress to the inside because I'm pretty proud of how it turned out -- first draft!!! Here we go:
When you pull out the tag on the top of the card a window opens on the front of the card and stands up to reveal a message:
I also added a message on the tag which is revealed when pulled out:
My card front reads: "Never stop dreaming... In dreams we catch glimpses of life larger than our own"
This is a side view of the card:
And last, here's a picture of the card opened where you can journal your own message:
You have probably seen this card before but I hadn't and I'm in love with it!!! Didn't mine come out too cute?!!! Of course now I'll be doing a cut file for it so I won't have to do the cutting, and I'll make it larger, more of a greeting card size -- maybe I'll do both sizes, I kind of like this note card size! LOL!!!
Well, I'm off to walk Buster and do a bit of spot cleaning around here since I've been running all week; but I'll have plenty of time later to come by to do some visiting with you. Can you believe I spent time catching up over the last weekend to only get behind in dropping in on you... AGAIN!!! LOL! I guess sometimes you really can't win for losing! LOL! Well, until I return...
Hugs, love you all, and...
I'll be seeing you!