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Thursday, May 05, 2016

A Tower or Box Technique Birthday Card

Today I have a very fun technique for you.  It goes by two different names, a Tower Card or a Box Card. 

It's not as difficult as it looks either.  Not only does it have two names, but there are two methods of making this card. Back in April I had made one of these cards.  Mine was called the Tower Card Technique.  You can see my card here. It is done a little differently than the one I'm going to talk about here.   Both are nice and both are easy to do. Though the one I did back in April has more pieces to it. It's all in how much you want to embellish it!

I did this form of the technique at Terri's Technique Tuesday. For this card, you cut your card stock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2".  Then you score it in three places.  I score the center first, that is at 4-1/4"  Then you need to score the other two sides in half at 2-1/8" each.  Now you fold the center in half like you normally fold a card.  Open it up and take the edges and fold them to the center.  Take a 4" x 4" piece of Designer Paper and tape it on over the "closed" card.  You want those raw edges to be in the middle of the card and the Decorative Paper is going to cover them.  Then we stamped the words on and punched out a 2-1/2" circle.  Card stock was textured and the balloons were punched out.  We tied Baker's Twine around the ends of the balloons.  Terri also showed us another fun thing.  We took the back of our scissors (not the blade), the scissors were closed.  And you pull the ribbon across it with your thumb like you would do for curling ribbon and the twine curled just enough to be cute!!!  What a clever idea!!  I LOVED it!

You can add white card stock or more decorative paper to the back and write you sentiment there.  It's a lot of fun and SUPER easy.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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