Happy Founders Day - J13

 
Happy Founders Day to all the devastating Sorors of DST!

Happy Founders Day to all the devastating Sorors of DST!

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 at Howard University by 22 extraordinary and visionary women. In honor of their legacy, Deltas around the world join together this weekend to celebrate and commemorate. This is an occasion that certainly calls for a card or two.


 
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Card #1

I knew I wanted to do at least one interactive card that included a picture of the Founders and an element of surprise. The hardest part of this card was figuring out the measurements. (I'm really bad at math and fractions, LOL). The Cricut Maker did the cutting, so all I needed to do was cut, score, fold, write, and assemble.

 
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 Tips:

  • Use HEAVY cardstock. Interactive cards are not the time for delicate materials. Make sure your card is sturdy enough to hold up to being opened and closed multiple times.

  • Your numbers (or letters or shapes) also need to be sturdy. Glue 2-3 pieces together to give each of your numbers some umph!

  • Use foam tape to adhere the letters. This will give the letters some dimension and makes for a smoother interaction. Depending on how you want the card to open, add adhesive to either the top half or bottom half, only. If you add tape to both halves, the card won't open.

Outside

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5 1/2 x 12 inches white cardstock, scored at 2, 4, 8, and 10 inches.

2 inch numbers cut from red cardstock

1/2 inch strip cut from black cardstock

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches card base cut from red cardstock

Pearl embellishments

Handwritten or stamped sentiment

Permanent adhesive (glue or tape)

Foam tape


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Inside

5 x 3 inches black cardstock

Photo cut to 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches

 

 

Card #2

This started out being a CAS (clean and simple) card with a single cut element in the center. I wasn't feeling it so I cut out three pieces from scrap cardstock using the Concord & 9th Geometrics die set. To give the background some interest I went with a stitched rectangle from the  Die-namics Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX set.

 
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4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches rectangle cut from white cardstock

4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches rectangle cut from black cardstock

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches top folding notecard cut from red cardstock

Geometric shapes cut from pattern cardstock

Pearl embellishments

Handwritten or stamped sentiment

Permanent adhesive (glue or tape)

Foam tape (to adhere card to base)