Weave Card – Thank You Card

This weave card was inspired by the Encouragement Card I did a little while ago.  I thought why not even out the blinds and weave the front of the card, and here it is!  I promised this card last week but stuff happens.

This Weave Card looks complex but it isn’t really.  I was worried the stripes would look funny but they don’t.   I kept with the red color family and it looks great.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • print pattern for the weave
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File

Paper Selection

The card looks best if the weave is a patterned paper.  A one sided pattern makes the inside weave white which looks fine but a double sided paper looks good too.  The border parts need to be solid colored.  Other than that whatever you want is good.

Cutting the Card

The cricut lines the stripes up very close and that makes them want to tear on thinner paper.  Move them apart on the mat before cutting if you are using thin paper or vellum (Vellum looks very nice on the weave but you can see through it a little)

You can save lots of paper by moving things around the mat especially on the page with the frames.  To see how to do this, you can watch my video on cutting things on the same mat.  You wont need to move them to a new mat, but it shows how to move things around.

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Cut the card base and the cricut will do the writing.  I used a red pen to match the color scheme.  If you want to change what the card says that can easily be done before cutting. 

Assembly

This part is a little harder.  First line up the strips alternating starting on the top and bottom of the front and glue them in place with tape runner.  Just glue the edge where it attaches to the front.  Then weave the strips in and out so that the front is “solid”.  Finally glue the frame pieces over the glued ends to hide them.  Make sure the inside frame does not cover the fold.

Next assemble the Thank You  embellishment for the front. Glue it in about the center of the front of the card.  You could make an embellishment for the inside but I liked the plain white weave inside.

And you beautiful Weave card is finished!  Enjoy

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