This is a step by step tutorial on how I made three greeting cards using pages from the Sparkle & Shine – Mirri Magic Collection – Glitz & Glammer Sheets collection. I really want to up my game on making cards and I found an easy tutorial by Mixed Up Craft on YouTube. This is a great card for beginners and it didn’t take a whole lot of time to make these. Each card has layers, dimensions, flowers, and bling. I am also including a video tutorial over on my YouTube channel, which I will include in this blog post.
ASC Supply List for the written tutorial project:Sparkle & Shine – Mirri Magic Collection – Glitz & Glammer Sheets (Hop on over to my YouTube Channel to see this paper collection in all its glory)
Darice® Crystal Rhinestone Flourish Bling Sticker StripsMirri Card – Mirrored Cardstock – 8 Sheet Pack – Stunning Silver.
Darice® 3-in Purple & Crystal Bling Sticker StripsSupplies and tools from my craft room:Gold Glitter PaperPink Linen Card Stock
Art Glitter Glue
Various types of flowers
Flat back pearls
Flat back crystal gems
Finished Card Measurements:
Oval Blue Friendship Card: 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
Oval Pink Birthday Card: 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
Circle Gold and Purple Birthday Card: 4 5/8″ x 4 5/8″
Instructions:Step One: Cut a piece of cardstock long enough and wide enough that you can fold the cardstock over and it will fit the largest circle or oval die. After the cardstock is folded over, place the die over the folded end making sure to leave a sliver of space. This is going to be the top of the card and will allow for the card to fold from the top.
Step Two: Cut a piece of the mirri magic cardstock that will be used for the background on the front with the same large die used to cut the actual card base.
Step Three: Cut a piece of cardstock that will be used to mat the main image. I used the next size down from the largest size and cut two; one for the outside image and one to be used on the inside.
Step Four: Now take the card base and open it. Take the top circle and fold it over. This is going to create the part that will fold allowing you to fold the card into the easel.
Step Five: Take the large circle and glue down to the half of the circle that was folded over. Make sure to only glue that half and not the entire front of the card.
Step Six: Now you are ready to start decorating. Turn the card over to the front and glue down the smaller circle.
Step Seven: Glue the main image on top of the smaller circle that was just glued down on the front. To give the image dimension I used 1/8″ foam tape. I added hot glue to each piece of foam because that works best when gluing something down to glitter cardstock.
Step Eight: Now open the card and glue down the second smaller circle. For this card I used a smaller circle image and added it just low enough on the inside that I could use the image to keep the card open when folding the outside over to form the easel. I used a thicker piece of a foam square for the small circle image and hot glued it in place. I also hot glued the birthday banner underneath the circle image as the inside sentiment.
Step Nine: I wanted to make sure there was a place for writing inside the card, so I cut out a smaller circle of white card stock. I folded that piece in half and cut a sliver of the folded edge on my paper trimmer. This is so that each piece could be glued down on the inside flap without being placed over the scored line.
Step Ten: Now close the card and decorate the front of the card. I cut and placed the Darice® 3-in Purple & Crystal Bling Sticker Strip around the focal image.
Step Eleven: I felt like the card was too simple looking with just the bling strips, so I cut out some leaves out of the same gold cardstock and hot glued those down in the lower portion of the focal image. Then I hot glued down three different sizes of flowers over the leaves.
For a video tutorial on how I put this card together, please visit my YouTube channel.
The circle card was probably my favorite card, but I love how the oval cards turned out just as much.
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