Iron Cross Birthday Card

This card reminds me of a book I used to read Cordelia.  It was called “Monster at the End of this Book.”  It had Grover afraid of the monster until you found out that Grover himself was the monster at the end.

Each step brings you closer to the “surprise” at the end that everyone already knows.

You will need:

        • 2 sheets of heavy cardstock for the base
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • printer
        • Glue
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Paper Selection & Cutting

The base card needs to be double sided cardstock but the cover pieces don’t.  I made both from patterned paper but they were a light pattern that could be written on without interfering. 

The cricut will write everything on the card.  The font used is CMV ZigZag, one of the fill in fonts I created for Design Space.  As long as you don’t change what the card says, it will use this font if you don’t own it.    You can find out more about them here.

Sometimes when I make this card it divides the cover sheets into two mats, sometimes it doesn’t.  They can be combined with no problem.  The little embellishments can be combined together on one mat too.
If you need to know how to do this watch my video.
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Assembling the Card

The first thing to do is re crease the folds in the base card.  Open and shut the card a few times to make sure it works ok.

After everything is cut out, I suggest you first sort the embellishments into the proper “pages”.  Look at the pictures to see what goes where.  The rolled flower on the cover page can be made with my rolled flower tutorial.  It can be found here. 

Then you can assemble the panels.  Again look at the pictures to see what goes where.  Liquid glue works best for this.  After the panels are done attach them to the base card.  You can use tape glue or liquid glue for this.

And your Iron Cross Birthday Card is done!  Enjoy.

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