Graduation, Anniversary, Wedding and

Miscellaneous Cards

There are a lot of other occasions for cards, too.  We like to keep a stock of miscellaneous cards on hand that can be used if we need a quick card.  Most of them aren’t completely finished, so we can add wording to fit the need.
© heavenlycastles.com  1999 - 2017
Cards
Hand made greeting cards for all occasions
Birthday Birthday
This is an easel card.  There is an easel attachment on the back that makes the card stand upright.  It was used like a place card on a dinner table.
This sample is called a magic slider card.  The first photo is the outside of the card.  The second photo shows the inside of the card before the slider is pulled.  It looks like a nice sketch.  Once the ribbon at the top is pulled, the slider reveals the rose in full color.  These are a wonderful surprise for special  occasions.
As you can see, we made a lot of these cards.  We met with a group of friends for the premier of the new Beauty and the Beast movie.  First we ate at the Be Our Guest restaurant in Walt Disney World, and later we went to Disney Springs and watched the movie together.  We used the easel cards as place cards on the tables at the restaurant.  The slider cards were for a few of the guests.
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There are several steps in making these cards.  The design for the center is printed in color on card stock.  Then the prints are cut out using a die cut machine.  The frilly frames are cut and embossed using the same die cut machine.  Each has to be cut and embossed individually.  The next step is to glue the printed design and frame together.  The yellow background is embossed with a raised design and an easel is glued to the back of the card.  Finally the frame is glued onto the easel card and a hand-rolled paper rose is attached at the top of the frame.
The paper roses are cut using a vinyl cutter.  Then the roses are rolled tight and glued with a very hot glue gun to keep them from unwinding.  (A few fingers might have been burned in the process.) To make the slider cards, the rose outline was printed on clear acetate.  The colored rose was printed on card stock.  The slider is assembled by lining up the acetate over the colored print and attaching at the top.   To assemble the card, we added a plain white card between the two layers.  The sides are folded in just larger than the design and a window is cut into the covering piece so that the rose is visible.  A slit is cut in the sides so that the colored portion will slide up and down.  A half circle is cut at the top of the slider frame and a ribbon attached to the top of the slider helps to pull the slider up. That white sheet is then glued inside a card and a print with the frame attached is glued to the outside of the card.

Graduation, Anniversary,

Wedding and Miscellaneous

Cards

There are a lot of other occasions for cards, too.  We like to keep a stock of miscellaneous cards on hand that can be used if we need a quick card.  Most of them aren’t completely finished, so we can add wording to fit the need.
© heavenlycastles.com  1999 - 2017
Cards

Hand made greeting cards for all occasions

Cards
Hand made greeting cards for all occasions
As you can see, we made a lot of these cards.  We met with a group of friends for the premier of the new Beauty and the Beast movie.  First we ate at the Be Our Guest restaurant in Walt Disney World, and later we went to Disney Springs and watched the movie together.  We used the easel cards as place cards on the tables at the restaurant.  The slider cards were for a few of the guests.
This is an easel card.  There is an easel attachment on the back that makes the card stand upright.  It was used like a place card on a dinner table.
This sample is called a magic slider card.  The first photo is the outside of the card.  The second photo shows the inside of the card before the slider is pulled.  It looks like a nice sketch.  Once the ribbon at the top is pulled, the slider reveals the rose in full color.  These are a wonderful surprise for special occasions.
There are several steps in making these cards.  The design for the center is printed in color on card stock.  Then the prints are cut out using a die cut machine.  The frilly frames are cut and embossed using the same die cut machine.  Each has to be cut and embossed individually.  The next step is to glue the printed design and frame together.  The yellow background is embossed with a raised design and an easel is glued to the back of the card.  Finally the frame is glued onto the easel card and a hand-rolled paper rose is attached at the top of the frame.
The paper roses are cut using a vinyl cutter.  Then the roses are rolled tight and glued with a very hot glue gun to keep them from unwinding.  (A few fingers might have been burned in the process.) To make the slider cards, the rose outline was printed on clear acetate.  The colored rose was printed on card stock.  The slider is assembled by lining up the acetate over the colored print and attaching at the top.   To assemble the card, we added a plain white card between the two layers.  The sides are folded in just larger than the design and a window is cut into the covering piece so that the rose is visible.  A slit is cut in the sides so that the colored portion will slide up and down.  A half circle is cut at the top of the slider frame and a ribbon attached to the top of the slider helps to pull the slider up. That white sheet is then glued inside a card and a print with the frame attached is glued to the outside of the card.