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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tutorial - How to make a Teepee Card..

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Welcome to our mid-week post. We have
 a fabulous tutorial for making the very popular Teepee Card -
brought to you by our lovely Ali. :)


For your card you will need 3 x 6" squares of card (the illustration shows 2 different colours, but it works best when they are all the same.)

Score each piece of card from corner to corner.

Take one piece of card and overlap it with another....lining up the edge of one with the crease in the other.

Use a strong adhesive to glue the pieces together (I use a strong DST.)

Repeat again with the 3rd piece of card, overlapping the 2nd.

Your card should look like this:

At this point, I add the matted/layered DPs. You CAN add them BEFORE sticking the panels together, but I prefer to do it AFTER, as it is much easier to work out where to put them!
Make your panels as required. I used cream card and my DPs.

Adhere the panel to one of the triangular sides of the cardbase.

Adhere the next 2 panels as shown.
(Optional: You CAN add small triangles of a contrasting DP to the bottom of panels, but for this tutorial, I have left them blank.)

Your card should look like this:

(The blank pink panel on the top left will tuck under the top right hand decorated panel when the card is put together.)

To keep the card sturdy/enable it to stand up, hold it in the desired 'finished' position, and use a hole punch to pierce holes for a ribbon.

Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie a bow. Your card will now stand up...yay! Alternatively, you can use velcro dots on the inside of the card to secure.

Next you need to make your topper. I used Polly with Poodle, from The Crafty Pad Designs, and coloured her using Promarkers.

 I used nesties to make a panel with a contrasting DP and cream pearlescent card.

 Then I attached Polly with foam pads.

Attach the topper panel using foam pads to the front of your card.

Add any further embellishments you want to finish. I have used The Crafty Pad Designs circle sentiment Someone Special and replaced the rose image in the centre with a pink paw print, to tie in with the poodle theme!

A couple of flower-gems and flat-backed pearls and the card is complete!

Undo the ribbon and the card will fold flat for posting. It will fit into a C5 envelope.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and your comments are much appreciated. :)


Crafty Chris said...

Fantastic shape Thanks for the tut.
Chris x

Netty said...

Terrific tutorial Debbie, thank you. x

cgl1539 said...

What a cool card!

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Lizy said...

This is right up my street...I love funky folded cards and I think I shall go and try this today! :)
Lizy x

Elke said...

Love the style of this card. Will definitely be attempting it.

Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Elke XX

Lawren said...

Thank you for posting this! I have been looking for directions on this type card.

hoppywabbit said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Beautiful card!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh how different.....!!!
I love this and will be making one later today!
Thanks for the GREAT instructions!

Tine said...

I had wondered how this actually worked. Thanks for the tutorial.
Tine :)

EELS said...

Terrific, I love to try different shaped cards and have never done one of these so will give it a go in the near future - great tutorial thankyou Debbie.

Nancy said...

This is great, thanks for the tutorial :) I'm going to try it today--love 'different' cards :)

Sarah said...

Thank you for the fantastic tutorial x

salma said...

I like your card which have a different ans decent shape !!!!!Epically the pink color is my weakness ,really attract me your card collection........
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Mary Cassar said...

I followed the instructions for the Tee Pee card but there was no pic