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“It’s Your Birthday!” lattice folds card


Layouts With Pizazz
Layouts With Pizazz

It’s Your Birthday!
By LeNae Gerig


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LeNae Gerig

A Tip From LeNae:

When using the Lattice Folds Template, a small pair of sharp scissors will make those precision cuts easier. When erasing any pencil lines leftover from tracing the template, a white artist eraser helps eliminate the smudges that a regular pencil eraser can make.

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Instructions:

For the Lattice Fold:

  1. Follow the directions on the template and place the lattice pattern along the fold of the card. Trace the template using a pencil, then cut along the traced lines with a small pair of scissors. Open the card and erase any visible pencil lines. Fold the cut lattice down and tuck under the lower lattice to secure.
  2. Cut a 9” length of sheer red ribbon and weave it among the lattice, leaving a 1 1/2” long tail at the bottom and folding the top tail over the top of the card and gluing to secure. Cut a 6” length of sheer red ribbon and tie it into a shoestring bow. Attach the bow to the folded-over ribbon at the top of the lattice work using a Glue Dot™.

For the Card Front:

  1. Cut a 4” x 6” piece of tan flowers paper and ink the edges black. Mat on red glimmer paper and trim the mat to 1/16”. Center and glue to the card front using a glue stick.
  2. Cut out the “it’s your birthday” quote and crop to a 3 1/4” square. Ink the edges of the quote with black, then mat on tan parchment and trim the mat to 1/8”. Mat again on red glimmer paper and trim the mat to 1/16”. Color in the “r” and “d” in the word “birthday” with a red colored pencil. Center the matted quote in the upper portion of the tan flowers paper and glue it in place using a glue stick.
  3. Cut out the “happy” and “birthday” tags. Using a glue stick, secure them in the bottom right corner of the card quote at a slight angle, with the “happy” tag overlapping the “birthday” tag. Cut a 4” length of black and white gingham ribbon and a 4” length of black grosgrain ribbon. Hold the two ribbon lengths together and tie a knot in the center, securing the two lengths together. Trim the tails to 3/4” and attach the knot to the top of the “happy” tag using a Glue Dot™.

For the Card Inside:

  1. Cut a 3 3/4” x 3 1/4” piece of tan flowers paper and ink the edges with black. Glue to the inside of the card, 1” down from the top and flush with the right edge of the card.
  2. Cut out the “let’s celebrate” quote and mat on red glimmer paper, then trim the mat to 1/16”. Cut a 3” length of black and white gingham ribbon and wrap it diagonally around the top right corner of the matted quote. Wrap the ends of the ribbon around the edges of the mat, securing them on the back. Cut a 5” length of black and white gingham ribbon and tie it into a shoestring bow. Attach the bow on top of the ribbon strip using a Glue Dot™. Color in the “c”, “l” and “t” in the word “celebrate” with a red colored pencil. Glue the quote in the center of the card, as shown, using a glue stick.
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