Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tent Card Tutorial with our Guest Designer Alicia

I'm excited to be the Guest DT for Die Cut Divas this week and today I'm going to share a tutorial for these sweet 'tent cards'. I used these as a treat bag for my daughters teachers for the end of the school year, and they would look great with a Halloween or Valentines theme too, or simply as a card. They are quick and can be kept simple or detailed depending on what dies you choose. You can leave them undecorated and they would still look just as striking! Here is what they look like once completed.

Dies used include:

Spellbinders Curved Rectangle

1) Cut cardstock to the sizes below. This card can be created to any size you like, however my card will measure 5" x 6" once complete.


2) Score the 5" x 4" at 1" intervals down the card. This will create the bottom of the card. Fold score lines into a valley, mountain, valley style

3) From one of the 5" x 6" pieces, use any shaped die you would like for the 'window'. I've used  Spellbinders Curved Rectangle. Be sure to leave room at the top and bottom to attach to the bottom piece. 

4) Attach both 5" x 6" pieces to the scored card, with the scored card on the inside.

** If you find that once you've attached the scored card to your 'window' piece it shows through the window, carefully replace your die and re-cut it.

5) From the same coloured cardstock, die cut one Memory Box Star Garland.

6) Carefully attach the die cut Memory Box Star Garland to the front window. Due to the fiddly, delicate sections of the die cut, I found using a glue pen to be very effective as compared to adhesives like tape or glossy accent.

7) If you will be using this as a 'treat' bag like I did, I found that I had to add a couple of splints of thick cardboard (cut from a cereal box) to stop it from falling over.

8) Fill your zip lock bag with treats and attach zip bag to the top of the card with tape before pressing together. You can either leave it here or punch a couple of holes up the top to thread some ribbon through and decorated with sequins and Kindyglitz.



Arlene said...

great tutorial! Beautiful bag.

Marsha said...

Beautiful treat bags. And a wonderful tutorial.