I hope you survived the cold, cold, weekend. Sunday was very cold with the wind gust. It felt like a temperature below zero but the thermometer was reading 14 degrees. I had to go out and you better believe I was fully protected in a lot of layers. At this moment, it is Monday and where I am it is snowing very pretty outside my window. The weather reports says it will continue until Tuesday morning.
Tomorrow is Mardi Gras. I've always wanted to be in New Orleans during this festival but have not made it there as of yet. This year as I am thinking about Mardi Gras, and New Orleans, and even though I can't go - still I think it would be fun to learn more about Mardi Gras and have some fun at my house too! Mardi Gras is a holiday, just like Christmas and Easter. It belongs to everyone. In Mardi Gras, purple represents justice. Green represents faith. Gold represents power. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Mardi Gras 2015 falls on Tuesday, February 17.
In my celebration, I put together a Card-in-the box or some might call it a Pop-up-box card to be used on Scraps Of Color for the Blog Challenge #3:
12"x 12” Cardstock; Coordinating patterned paper; Adhesive; Die cuts; Stickers;
Acetate, cut into narrow strips (optional); Scoring tool; Paper trimmer
Cut cardstock to 8.5” x 12”. Score on the long side at 2.75”, 5.5”, 8.25”, and 11”.
Cut off a 2”x 12” strip , and set it aside. This will be used later.
Turn the 6.5” x 12” panel a quarter turn to the left, and score at 2.75.”
Step 4Cut down 2.75” to this score line along each of the 4 perpendicular score lines. At the 11” score line, cut in at a slight angle up from the edge of the cardstock to remove the excess above the score line and create a tab.
Cut the 2”x 12” strip at 4.75” from the end with the 1" score line. Cut the strip in half the long way to create two strips, 1”x 4.75”.
Cut patterned paper to decorate each panel.
Fold the decorated card on the 5.5” score line, and attach the tab inside with adhesive.
Apply adhesive to the end tabs of the 1”x 4.75” strips, and adhere them to the inside of the opened box, aligning them with the top of the opening. Turning both tabs toward the outside front or back of the box will help ensure straight placement
Adhere die cuts, stamped images, and/or other embellishments to the strips and inside front and back of the card. Stick them down lightly at first, as they may need to be re-positioned. Inside elements should be placed so that they are not seen when the card is closed.
If you don't like the Pop-up Card or the Card-In-the Box, then here is a traditional card for you:
Thanks for viewing.
Enjoy your day.