Men what a problem they are! My brother's birthday and no imagination at all and the time has now run out and I must leap into action. I searched the blogs and saw this idea of a tri-shut card. I searched further and found nice clear instructions on http://craftiblog.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/2009-05-12-5-12-x-11-tri-shutter-card-template/, so I started from here and adapted it a little. This is how the card looks when folded and closed.
Now this is how it looks as you start to open it out.
This is when it is fully opened.
I am totally happy with the mechanics of the card and have created an svg file to cut the base card and also one to cut the separate mats. I have to say I am hoping my brother is more ecstatic over it then I am. I feel the decorating has not got that 'vavoom'! But what can you do for men. I have put a blank mat on the back to actually write our greetings on.
I am left a little flat after burning the midnight oil to get it done as it needs to be in the post today, I would love to hear any constructive comments you all have to make.
Thanks for popping in and looking and listening.
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