How to Make a Telescoping Card

It may look like an ordinary circle-shaped card, but it isn't.  Oh, no.  It's much, much more!  :-)
Keep scrolling down to see how this card grows...
I changed it up a little this time on this telescoping card.  I used the Artiste Cricut Cartridge page 31, accent 3. for the pretty circles.
You will need five circles in all.  I will give you the measurements for this card exactly but it is really easy to change it up to fit the project you have in mind.

Base, 1st layer was cut at 5 1/2  you will only need one of these.
Next is the second layer or the inside of the card,  you will need to cut two and I cut mine at 4 1/2.
You will also mount the third layer over the second layer. That layer is the one with flowers and leaves covering the entire circle.  You will now use a brad at the top of the third layer to secure together.

Next is the sentiment layer.  You will stamp the sentiment and then layer it on
 the decorative circle that was cut out using the Artiste Cartridge, size for that circle was 3 inches.
You will open up the card so the third layer is up and open.  You now secure the final layer (the sentiment) to the card.  When doing this the sentiment needs to be put upside down.  This really helps to get all the layers put down correctly.  It doesn't look like it but trust me it really will work. ;-)
Next is adding about two inches of ribbon to be used as the pull.  It was attached with a brad also.
This is what the card looks like completely open.  Hope I haven't confused you too much.  Give it a try, it really is easy and allot of fun.
Thanks for hanging in there with me through my instructions.  Have a great one......Joanie
Wow forgot to mention the stamp sets used.  All are CTMH,  Card Word Puzzle, Words of Comfort Occasions.  The ink colors I used were Petal, and Sweet Leaf.   I also gave the flowers a little color with my chalks.

Thanks for visiting.......Joanie

1 comment:

tjhubner said...

Love your pattern. I recognize the CTMH stamps. :-) What a clever card and terrific tutorial, Mom! :-) -B