Because of the Brave Card

This Independence Day Card tells it like it is. Home of the Free Because of the Brave. This is a Lever Card with the star as the lever.  I tried all kinds of levers (circles, squares, ovals and hearts), those will come eventually.

The sentiment behind this card salutes all our veterans out there.  Thank you for your service.  This card is 5X5 but thick, so I would use a 6X6 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
Paper Selection

Of course, this lever card is red white and blue.  You can change the different parts color but I would stay with red white and blue.  The blue needs to be fairly heavy, at least 110 lb. weight to help the card stand.  Nothing really needs to be two sided.  Patterns would look great as long as the pen shows up.

Cutting the Because of the Brave Lever Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black gel pen.  There is a lot of writing and drawing on this card and the Cricut does take a while to do it.  Just warning you.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  

I used one of my own fonts called CMV Starry Night.  It seemed appropriate.  My fonts fill in when drawn.  I was so frustrated that I couldn’t have thick fonts and fill them in, so I made some.  If you want to learn more about my fonts you can learn all about the need and use of them here.

Assembling the Because of the Brave Lever Card
First re crease the folds on both base cards.  Glue the first and last section of the four crease base card to the ends of the other base card.  With the back base card fold a valley fold and the middle fold on the other base card a mountain fold (the other two are valley folds), the card should stand.  Make sure the star lines up and moves freely through the hole.
Next open the card and lay it flat.  The star goes over the star.  Then glue the white overlays on the card and then the red overlays.  The star cutouts tell you where the overlays go, or you can look at the pictures.
The banners (or bunting) come in three long pieces that are pushed next to each other.  Then the stars are glued on at the points to hold them together.  Once the inside of the card is together, then close it and attach the white then the red overlays to the front around the star.  Check to make sure the card still opens and closes properly.

 

And your Home of the Free Because of the Brave Lever Card is done!

 

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