Thursday Tidbits: Purse Cards
Hi, there, scrapbookers and crafters! This is Melissa T., once again after a two week hiatus, bringing you your weekly Thursday Tidbit. This week I am bringing you a tutorial offered by MyMemories on making purse cards. I can see many uses for these extremely cute cards: women’s birthday cards, baby showers, birth announcements, or even Sweet 16 party favors. However, I encourage you to play around with the templates first before printing of scads of invitations that look crooked or are not folded correctly. The template that you will see of mine is WRONG!!! However, sometimes it is better to see how something should not look as opposed to how it will look so that you will not make the same mistakes.
For the MyMemories Software compatible template, simply click on the link and download it into your program. http://www.mymemories.com/store/share_the_memories_kit_3
I adjusted the template to use Sweet Neapolitan by Missy’s Bits which may be found at her MyMemories Store.
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Now for the tutorial:
1. Download the template in the style necessary for your computer and software and install it on your computer.
2. Open MyMemories Suite on your computer and click on “Create Album From Designer Template” and find the project.
3. If you choose to use the template exactly as it is, print out the provided template on cardstock.
4. Cut out the templates, and glue the front of page 1 to the back of page 2.
5. Decorate with embellishments of your chosing and select a coordinating ribbon to attach to the inside top of the card as a purse handle.
6. If you wish to customize your template with backgrounds and embellishments and words of your choosing you will first want to right click on the white guide and lock it in place to keep
it from moving while you are working. Before printing, make sure that this is the top layer of your project.
7. Select the type of background paper you wish to use and insert it into the template. Then delete the paper already in the template. I found it easiest to move the paper down a little before double clicking on it to delete the object.
8. Use the desired kit to add embellishments as you see fit. However, be certain that all embellishments on Page 1 are ABOVE the TOP FOLD LINE and UPSIDE DOWN. If not, when you fold the card, the embellishments will be covered by the top flap.
9. If writing on the front of the card, turn the tags and words upside down below the 2nd fold line. If writing on the inside of the card (Page 2), write the words right-side-up between the fold lines. If you treat the inside and outside the
same way, the writing will appear upside-down as mine is in the picture.
10. Print out the first page on cardstock and flip the page to print on the 2nd page on the back of the 1st. If you glue two pages of cardstock together, the folds become too thick and the card will not close properly (see mine for an example of this.)
11. Cut out the card and fold each line toward the inside of the card.
12. Add ribbon, sequins, buttons, etc. to make a one-of-a-kind card for someone special.
Hopefully, you will learn from my mistakes and be certain that your craft looks more presentable than mine. Remember that few things ever turn out right the first time, and be patient with yourself if you choose to make these cards. They are very cute and will elicit Oooooo’s and Ahhhhhhh’s from all recipients.
Be sure to make a memory today and have a camera on hand to capture it!