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Friday, May 15, 2020

My first iris shutter card...

I purchased a Lori Whitlock iris shutter card design from the Silhouette Design Store. I have cut out all the parts for two cards and have put together one of them for my granddaughter's 17th birthday.

The original design used only a few pieces of confetti, but I decided to cut out extras of each shape and add them to my card.

Rather than writing a personal note and signing the back, I adhered the entire shutter mechanism to a 5" X 7" card base, which made the card sturdier and easier to operate.

Here's a short video showing you how it works:

I used my computer to print a sentiment on the inside of my card.

Today was such a beautiful day here in Minnesota. With the sun shining in a brilliant blue sky and the temperature reaching into the 70s, what do you think I was doing? Making Christmas cards! I have now made 60 Christmas cards, so I only need about 25 more of them. This is definitely the earliest I have had that many ready for the holidays.

I also sewed a couple of face masks today--one for my aunt and one for my cousin--and popped them in the mail. I was glad my cousin let me know they needed them, as I have plenty of fabric and other sewing supplies that I am happy to share.

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


designbydonna said...

Interactive cards are always fun. Your bright balloons are so festive. I don't know--I seem to be having trouble going day-to-day. Can't even think about Christmas cards. I did purchase a Christmas card kit so I have that much started.

Lynette said...

Oh, that is really cool, Cheryl - very awesome! I'll have to check that out. I did make the other type of shutter card that you have showed previously. I gave it away before I had to take pictures, though. This reminds me to try to get it back for photos! Yes, it was gorgeous yesterday. It was a nice day for a drive. We headed north (well, northwest) for my uncle's funeral. We only went to the service, which was at the cemetery, so no contact. That was really weird being at a funeral and not able to give anyone a hug. :(

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That is a really wonderful birthday card! I've never seen one quite like that!

Patti J said...

Well done! What an awesome, fun, and cheerful card! Great job!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how cool - I have not seen one like this either, but what a great interactive card. I like the additional confetti.
I just made Dear GD her graduation card - we were going to go to the graduation in South Bend IN. but no graduation, so we are going to wait until later this summer to go visit.
Christmas cards - did you say Christmas cards, you are WAY AHEAD.