Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hostess Monday with Shirley

Hi crafty friends!
It's Shirley here, and today I am going to share how to make a tent card.

For my card I used Tire Swinging Percy and a sentiment from Super Hero Sentiment Set.

Tire Swinging Percy

Super Hero sentiment set

For your card base use a 5 inch by 12 inch piece of cardstock folded in half.  Create an opening in the front panel that is approximately  3 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches. ( I used a card base from cricut, but you could make a die cut opening or make your own.)

To make the tent mechanism, cut a 5 by 4 inch rectangle from the same cardstock, and score the four inch length at 1, 2 and 3 inches. Then fold the piece into an M along the folds. Place double stick tape along the length of the first and last sections. Set this aside until after you have decorated the front of your card.

Decorate your card any way you like. In this case, Tire Swinging Percy swings back and forth in the opening.

  When you finish decorating the card, add the tent base as shown.

Tent cards are so fun and easy to make! It's fun to experiment with different shaped openings. I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. You can find more details here.

Have a wonderful, crafty day!

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