Wednesday 20 July 2011

Teepee Template

Hi Everyone,
I have had lots of requests for a tut for the Teepee card, instead I am going to give you the template I made for my card. There are lots of templates and tuts around blog land, but they use either 2 or 3 pieces of card and you have to tie or velcro the card together, undo it and flatten it out to go into an envelope, then hope the recipient can work out how to assemble it or add instructions in the envelope with the card.
My version uses one sheet of A4 card and with the addition of an extra crease line can be completely assembled and stuck together, it then folds flat for posting and will just pop back into shape once taken out of the envelope.
Now I am not an expert template maker, I only usually do them for my own use, and often have to tweak them while working on the card, but hopefully this will be OK and at least point you in the right direction.

Just click on the pic to make it bigger then right click and save as.

DST - Double sided sticky tape

If you want to dangle things from the top of the card, you will need to snip a small amount from the point and add your dangles before sticking the card together.

There is also a template for cutting the backing paper (which will be slightly smaller than the shape it is going onto) to decorate your card, again you may have to trim or tweak it a little.

Here is a pic from the side so that you can see how the extra crease works, just push the other two sides together, the crease folds in and you can just pop it into an envelope.
Hope all this makes sense and you find the templates useful.
Please don't post this template on any websites, forums, blogs etc. instead if you know someone who would like this then please direct them to this blog, thank you.

I also found out yesterday that I had won the Scrapbook sisters half yearly challenge draw. It seems that all the challenge winners for the past six months are entered into a random draw for a stack of fabulous goodies and I won Woohoo!!!, here's a pic of all the crafty yumminess that is heading my way.
How lucky am I?



I would say VERY lucky! congrats! Always such a thrill huh! Thanks for the inspiration on the teepee template! Love the idea!
Tammy Louise

Pamela said...

Congratulations on your win, it all looks scrummy. Thank you for the template and instructions.

Pam x

Helle said...

You lucky girl :o)

Your way to make tepee card is a much better way than I did.
Thank you!
We all may be able to make each our tipi to sleep in when we are going to visit Gayle.


Jill said...

Great template sweetie! Thanks for sharing
Congrats with a fantastic price, well deserved :)
The one I made yesterday had 3 squares(15x15cm) and I used a magnet to hold it together, it worked perfect, but your looks much better and easyer.
Have a nice day!
Hugs, Jill

Christina said...

Woww thanks for sharing!! Congratulations!
Hugs Kristel

Rosietoes said...

Thank you Colette. This works a treat and is so much better than phaffing about with three pieces of cs. :)

Edna x

Barbara said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us,you are very talented.Congratulations on winning the prize,you deserve it x

littlebee said...

Congratulations and well done you on winning all those fabby goodies. You will have hours of fun with all those.

Thanks for the template for the teepee - I've made up one and am really impressed.

chrissy xx said...

Just popped in to Thank You very much for sharing....Will be having a go sooooon xx
Congratulations on your win!

Karen said...

Thanks for the template and instructions Colette, and for sharing it with us. I will give it a try. Congratulations on winning your prize - you deserve it! Karen x

Bee and Dee said...

Thank you for the template and instructions. Well done on your prize, lovely card. Hugs Bee

ursula Uphof said...

Saw a card made from your template and have just downloaded it. Thank you so much for being so generous.

Lamanuelle said...

Merci pour le partage! bises. Nadine

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this Teepee Template. I'm looking forward to making a card using your template.