Yesterday was a very frustrating day for me because my website went down. Working with a computer for me is like driving a car! I know how to drive a car, and I know how to put petrol in it…………..but that’s it! If anything goes wrong, I need an expert! Likewise, I know how to use a computer, and how to put paper and toners in, but if it goes wrong, I need an expert! As soon as I heard from my IT guru, I was able to relax because I knew she’d get it sorted! Then I had to play catch up!
I was contacted by a crafter in the US who asked if I had a video on a Triple Tier card. I said no I didn’t but if she could send me a picture, I’d certainly consider making one! Long story short…………..today’s video shows how to make a Triple Tier Pull Up Card. Once I knew what I was looking for, I checked it out on YouTube. I was very surprised that tutorials ranged from Designer Series Paper (DSP) through to cardstock with layers. I tried regular DSP and heavier quality DSP, and was totally sold on regular DSP. Normally, I don’t like DSP for boxes and similar projects because I don’t think it’s thick enough, but it’s perfect for this project!
The first two I made I used the Share What You Love Specialty DSP, but I wasn’t happy with it. I thought if felt too thick. I watched three or four videos, and decided to follow a German Crafter called LiebesFuchs. She’s not a Stampin’ Up! demo, and although the video was in German, it was very easy to follow. What really clinched it for me was that she gave the measurements in metric as well as inches.
Although this is quite a long video, to make the actual card it took just 26 minutes. The rest of the time after that was decorating the card. To make the decoration a bit different, I did paper piecing for the word CAKE on the large sentiment on the front of the card. To cut out the triangle in the middle of the letter A, I used my craft knife on my self-healing cutting mat. I appreciate this isn’t an option for alot of crafters, so I showed the cheat’s way of getting round this. Another tip I show is how to achieve a two coloured cake without having to paint the stamp with Marker Pens.
This is an amazingly easy card to make, and you’ll be really pleased if you decide to give it a go! That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and look forward to being back with you on Monday. Happy crafting.
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