I’ve made this fun “curtain” card to go with the December 2012 Visiting Teaching message, Visiting Teaching, A Work of Salvation. It has this quote printed on the front:
“You are going to save souls,” said President Kimball to visiting teachers, “and who can tell but that many of the fine active people in the Church today are active because you were in their homes and gave them a new outlook, a new vision.
When you open the card, the curtain slides open to reveal a scripture reference, and below that is the rest of the quote:
You pulled back the curtain. You extended their horizons. …
“You see, you are not only saving these sisters, but perhaps also their husbands and their homes.”
Cut out all the pieces, score and fold on the dotted lines, and arrange so you have contrasting colors for the three cards.
Fold your card as shown above.
Lay the inside places in the card to make sure you have the circles centered.
Tape the heart with scripture down, then place the “curtains” on top.
Using double sided tape, adhere the middle piece on top, again making sure it is centered. The top piece of tape I cut in half horizontally so as to not interfere with the curtains.
Finally, add pieces of double-sided tape to the ends of the curtains, and close the card, pushing down on the front to adhere everything well.
When you open the card back up, it will slide the curtains open. I did have some trouble closing the card again, and have to manipulate the curtains a bit to keep them from crossing and getting stuck – but it is a fun little surprise that will hopefully make you and those you visit smile! I also added some embellishment on a couple cards, because my cutting was a little messy, and the doodling helped to mask it! I followed the video tutorial here for the card, if you’d like some additional help.
You can download my curtain card below. (Thanks again to my wonderful translators!):