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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cascading circle card...

This is a cascading circle card that I made for one of my granddaughters for Halloween. It was actually really fun to make. The hardest part was deciding how to decorate each circle. You really can't use anything that pops up too far, or it won't fold together nicely.

This picture shows the bottom circle with the two top circles still folded together. You can see that you have to remember to lay them in opposite directions before punching the holes and adding the brads that connect them.

This photo shows all three circles cascaded out. You can also see where the connecting brads have been placed. I would have liked to add googly eyes, but again, that would have made it harder to close it, so I just used a little Diamond Glaze instead. The bit of ribbon at the top helps the receiver to pull the card fully open.

When I inserted my brads, I put the points of a small scissor under the head of the brad before I spread out the prongs.  This helped keep the connection fairly loose. I didn't want it so tight that it was hard to open and close. The circles were each made 1/2" smaller than the previous one, which left that nice 1/4" border and made them all nest nicely together. I believe I started with a 5" circle.

To keep from having to use extra postage for a square envelope, I made my own envelope at 5" X 6".  Every time I have to do this, I appreciate my WRMK envelope punch board even more!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your circle card and I am sure your granddaughter will too.

designbydonna said...

That is cute and so clever to do the circles like that.