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Sunday, March 24, 2013

My first Carousel card!

A few of us on the Dutchpapercraft design team have been chatting back and forth about carousel cards.  Marianne puts out a die, and Darlene has a few of those in stock.  I suppose they make construction of this card a LOT easier...  But I don't have the dies, so I decided to go about this the hard way. 

The picture shows the card when it is closed with the ribbon.  The video shows the card opened.  The ribbon keeps the sections from folding up. 

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Since you can find instructions on how to build the basic card on YouTube I won't go into those here.  I started futzing around with the basic design last night, messed up one piece of the first attempt (the ribbon was on backwards), and then I was in for one heck of a decorating feat.  Needless to say, I couldn't leave it alone with simple thingies, mine needed to pop up.  So this has been quite a learning experience for me, but it's also been immense fun.  I'll start on an Easter card next... 

Please forgive the choppiness of the video, I took it with my cell phone.  

6 comments:

  1. Great card, Sigi. I'm so impressed with your construction abilities and how you just jump in and try new things. You did a top notch job of figuring out how to make the card without the dies (although I'm sure they would make construction easier). Please share more. I so enjoy seeing your work.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenee! Honestly, once I had figured out how to put these cards together the night just flew by. And I finally get to use some of the heavy printed card stock I have collected and never used until now, lol...

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  2. Awesome..now i want to know how you added all of the pop ups..no one talked about that on youtube, right? I love it!

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    1. It finally dawned on me that, in order to get the items to stand up correctly, the have to be adhered to the center fold. Look closely, they all have little "feet" which are glued down on both sides of the ridge. That keeps them straight and standing up when the card is opened.

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  3. Holy cow, Sigi! That card is so beautiful. Wonderful job! I can't wait to try it out with my Carousel Dies. This will be a tough act to follow...

    Hugs, Pat

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  4. Thanks! But you will have to explain how those dies work, Pat, okay?

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