Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's The BIG Day!

It's the BIG Day for the Make It Monday Challenge! Betsy had a great tutorial for creating a tri-fold tab closure card and you can check out her video on Nicole's Blog.
I spent way too much time working on this card but in the end, I'm okay with the results. Not thrilled, but okay.

I should have watched the video again today (Wednesday) before tackling this project. I watched it once on Monday and thought, "I can do that!" Have you ever thought that and then realized there were a lot of little details that you missed and wished you hadn't been so self confident? Yeah, that was me this morning when I was working on this card. My first mistake was that I cut my paper 4 1/4" x 11 and realized after I had scored it, my flaps didn't even come together in the middle so I had to add an extra panel on the bottom flap to make up the difference.

Then I didn't adhere my printed paper to the bottom flap first before cutting my slot for the flap to fit in. As you can see in the photo, I sort of butchered it. It just wasn't my day for crafting.

Those two, among other issues that I won't go into, are things that I could have avoided had I watched Betsy's video again before attempting this. I'm certainly not a paper master, like Betsy!
Supplies Used:
Exploring the 1940's
Birthday Basics

Time for you to join in on the fun! Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit


Helen F. said...

So pretty and bright, Birgit! Love the mix of pattern papers.
PS: yes, I have jumped into a new technique and realized after the fact, I didn't have it right :-)

Nancy Penir said...

Birgit, you made me giggle reading your process! And it turned out so pretty! Joy filled papers and such a creative floral tab! Love it!