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Friday, August 23, 2019

Tri-fold shutter card...

It's been a lo-o-o-o-ng time since I made a tri-fold shutter card. My granddaughter's 14th birthday was earlier this month, so I decided to make one for her.

First, I needed to refresh my memory on exactly how to do it, so I looked up this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. Love that site for all its tutorials and cardmaking advice.

This is the card all folded up. I decided to use some unbranded dies on this card--the girl die in her cute outfit (paper-pieced) and a set of 6 cat dies. My granddaughter's family has four cats, so I figured my cat theme was pretty appropriate. I cut the cats out of white CS and then used my ProMarkers to color them. I also did a little ink sponging on some of them.

This photo shows all the panels and the Happy Birthday banner (a die-cut from my sister) in the center. I left the right hand circle blank so that we would have a spot for a personal note and to sign our names.

The papers that I used came from a really old 6" X 6" pad. I won't bother sharing the manufacturer, because I'm certain it is no longer available. It's that old!

This is what the card looks like from the top when it's opened.  It's actually not hard to make at all and looks pretty impressive when it's done.

This was my favorite cat on the card. I have to practice in order to perfect my tiger stripes, but I was OK with how my first try at this turned out.

Last night we were invited to our friend's home for dinner. We had some delicious Indian food and a lovely visit. As a hostess gift, I was able to go down into my stash of cards and pick out an assortment of six of them. Then I used my envelope punch board to make an envelope-style box, tied a ribbon around it and added a tag. It's so nice to be able to share the results of this hobby with others!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

You are getting really good at dimensional cards. This one has a lot of interest all tied together with the cat theme. Love the combos of paper.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

A great personalized card! You really created a special card for your granddaughter! How nice of you to make a box for some cards to give as a Hostess gift to your friends.

Lynette said...

What a fabulous card for your granddaughter, Cheryl! So special to add their cats:) I have recently come across two cards of this style in my "parts" but still haven't finished them. (Actually, I think I may have tossed one!) So nice of you to give your cards as a hostess gift, too!

Glittered Paws said...

You have been quite busy with the "special" cards this past week. I haven't made one of these in a long longtime as well. Love the kitty cats. What a nice gift to give, something everyone can use.