Three Layer Friendship Card

This Three Layer Friendship Card is super simple but still looks elegant.  And it says all the right things to that special friend you send it to.  Each layer reveals another great sentiment.

I really love this card.  I wanted to cut out the corner on all three layers but alas the top one was too small for even the Cricut.  So I just drew it and it looks good anyway.  The hardest part of this card is making sure the tabs from the top two layers are lined up and hidden by the parts of the back layer.

You will need:
Paper Selection

The paper in this three layer friendship card only needs to be a medium weight, about 65 lb weight will do because of all the layers.  The main layer (red) does need to be two sided because you do see a little of both sides.  Patterns would work well with either layers, but the base (red) would need to be two sided.  Also the pen needs to show up on the other layer (pink).

Cutting the card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font called Aiushtya and you can get it free at DaFont.

The corner piece is very thin so be careful when removing it from the mat.  I saved paper by moving the corners around the mat.  If you need to know how to do this watch my video.

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Assembling the Three Layer Friendship Card

First re-crease all the folds.  Glue the front two overlays on the appropriate base card.  Be careful to put the lower left corner on the fold line and not over it.  Now turn them over.  Then glue the middle piece’s tab to the tab on the small piece.  Make sure the tabs line up at the bottom and that the small card is on the bottom right now.  Next glue them to the front of the back red piece still facing down.  Make sure the fold line matches up to the edge of the back piece and that they are flush with the bottom.

Now glue the top on the back piece at the bottom left corner, covering up the tabs.  You card should close with the smallest piece on top and the overlays facing front.  You should not be able to see any of the tabs.  Now you can put the corner pieces and the two friends in the appropriate places.  Look at the pictures to see the placement.

 

And your Three Layer Friendship Card  is done.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

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