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Old 05-18-2014, 06:20 AM   #1
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Default TLC483 ~ Building Block Card {05/26/2014}

Today I thought we would try the Building Block Card tutorial, which was featured in the Weekly Inkling back in February. I've seen some lovely cards in the gallery made following it, but never got time to try it myself.

I have to admit that since I still don't feel I've got the hang of the Tri-Shutter card , I wasn't sure how I would find this one! I see gorgeous Tri-Shutter cards in the gallery and from time to time I try one again, but something just hasn't gelled for me yet. But I must say I really enjoyed making the Building Blocks card - I hope you will too.
I wasn't going to use letters on my blocks at first - I was going to go with tumbling leaves. But then I went looking for a large sentiment to use on the front of the card, and once I'd found the sentiment, it was easy to add letters to my blocks inside .
Since I'm starting to think about Father's Day, I was just thinking this evening that "BEST DAD" would work pretty well as letters to use on the blocks...

The TUTORIAL makes a card which is 5 1/2" high by 3 1/2" wide when closed.
If you wish to make one slightly wider, a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock scored at 4" and 8", and following the tutorial measurements for the blocks, will give you a card that's 5 1/2" high by 4" wide. Since I have a lot of 12x12 cardstock I'll probably try this next time round...

** Since we have an onsite tutorial for this technique, we also have a special gallery you can upload your creation to. Simply choose Technique Spotlight from the Main Gallery dropdown option, and Building Block Card from the sub gallery options. If you need some inspiration with this format, you can always check out the gallery HERE.


So - get creating and when you've finished your Building Block Card, remember to use the keyword TLC483 when you upload it, and come back and share the link here.


Here's a link to the TLC483 Building Block Card Gallery

Here's my TLC483 Wishes card.
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If you're not sure how to link your card on the thread here, here's how .


1. Open 2 windows or tabs: one window for your card and one for this thread.
2. In this thread, click on reply and type anything you want to show before the link.
3. Go to your card window. Highlight the address for your card. (It says www. splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto..... and so on)
4. Click EDIT. Click COPY
5. Go back to this thread. Click PASTE.
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Great challenge Sabrina, I love building block cards, I have one half done from a previous challenge so I will finish it later today
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Your card is beautiful, Sabrina! I just gave one of these for a birthday and the friend loved it!! Guess its time to try another!
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Your card is beautiful, Sabrina! I just gave one of these for a birthday and the friend loved it!! Guess its time to try another!
I know you're great for trying out the weekly tutorials pretty quickly, Kathy! (The days when I had time for that are long gone, alas.) But I'm sure you'll enjoy making another one this week .
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These are such fun, Sabrina! I've found that the hardest part is finding two appropriate four-letter words for the blocks!!! LOL!
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I know you're great for trying out the weekly tutorials pretty quickly, Kathy! (The days when I had time for that are long gone, alas.) But I'm sure you'll enjoy making another one this week .
Almost done! I agree with Lois that the difficulty arises in the words! LOL
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I was so happy to get back to card-making after a week in Pennsylvania. Here's my card:

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Almost done! I agree with Lois that the difficulty arises in the words! LOL
Ah - but that's exactly why I wasn't going to bother with words - until my front sentiment made them a no-brainer. I was thinking of some of those cube stamps, with 4 different views of a snowman..you could intersperse those with snowflakes. And my Plan A was just to diecut and colour leaves, and have them on the blocks. Now you have me thinking (since I don't actually own any of those block type stamps), even just something like the frog from Unfrogettable would work, stamped on squares at different angles...


Hmm - I think I'll have to make time to make another card myself .
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Lois, hope you enjoyed your stay in my home state! I love it here!

Here's my card. TLC483 Building Block Birthday by muscrat - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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OK - I've tried one without words .
Not thrilled with the front (but I didn't have a lot of time for coming up with anything better) but I'm definitely happy with the inside. I adjusted the blocks to give me just 3, but they are square.
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It came out so cute, Sabrina! I forgot to mention that I cut away the smaller portions on the block part. They just seem to get in the way when you fold it. Works for me!
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It came out so cute, Sabrina! I forgot to mention that I cut away the smaller portions on the block part. They just seem to get in the way when you fold it. Works for me!
LOL - I thought it looked like that when I went to comment on it just now. I have to admit that using lighter card today the folds are much better behaved - from my experience with the sample card I totally get why you cut the little strips off, they kept wanting to go the wrong way.
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I've been wanting to try one of these, so this just might be the push I need. I hope to find some time today.

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Indeed, thanks for reminding us, Karen! And thanks for the challenge, Sabrina...one I have not attempted...after our festivities, bar-B-que, and yard work...not in that order...I want to play with paper.....happy Memorial Day,
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Yes, the words were a challenge. I actually brought out the thesaurus, trying to find (appropriate) four letter words! I settled on our high school's colors. "Time never shall sever friends of the blue and the gold."

TLC483 blue/gold by tessaduck - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

By using 12" cs, cut to 11 1/2 x 5 1/2, and scoring at the original 3 1/2 and 7 measurements, I could size the card to A2.
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Here is my card :
TLC483 Balloons for your birthday by niki1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's the front of my card:

Best Dad! by shelia - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

and the inside:

Best Dad! by shelia - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Thanks for a great challenge. been wanting to make one of these and I am so happy with how it turned out. Here's my card: Anniversary Blocks by pvilbaum - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I saw Sheila's card for Father's Day and decided to make another since I think my dad would like this technique! TLC483 Best Dad by muscrat - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here is my Mr and Mr card.
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Better Late than never, here's my card.
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I love this block idea!
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Such a fun challenge!!! This was my first time creating a building block card. Thanks for taking me out of my comfort zone Here is the link to my card: TLC483 - Eat Cake! full card by HeathersBreak - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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My card for this week's CCEE Stampers challenge just happened to be a Building Block card. TLC483 Story Book Anniversary_lb by Clownmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thought I had posted this earlier, but went to show my mom & couldn't find it. Here is my card for this challenge! I enjoyed learning this new technique & will definitely use it again! Thanks Sabrina!

Faith, Hope, & Love Building Blocks by txcrafter60 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's mine. I 'm a bit late uploading but this was from my poodle son Rikkifor his daddy.


And Here is the inside.


This was not an easy card for a fold challenged individual such as myself
and I didn't exactly get it even. But fortunately, Daddy didn't care!


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I made another card:
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Thanks for the challenge !
Here is my card:
MMTPT571 Soccer fun Birthday party by niki1 - at Splitcoaststampers

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