Sunday, 8 May 2011

My first Tri-Shutter Card!!

Hi all! I have had another fab weekend!! My hubby has been away on a stag weekend, of course i have missed him, but it has meant that i have been able to go out and have a lot of fun with my friends! Last night i went out for a lovely meal and cocktails with my two good friends Suzanne and Lucy! Even though we were only going into town we glammed up and it was all very fun! I was particularly happy that i was ID'd getting into the pub!! woo hoo!!! Retail therapy + good food + amazing cocktails + good friends + a little bit of crafting = one FAB weekend!!!

Anyway, back to the crafting... those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that i have been trying really hard to craft beyond my comfort zone and experiment with new designs, colours, layouts etc.

I have seen lots of Tri-Shutter Cards on Splitcoaststampers and other craft blogs and decided that i must give one of these cards a try! I used a wonderful YouTube tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to guide me through... here's my attempt (and i have to say i'm very very pleased with the final result!!):

I have used 'Crumb Cake' cardstock for the cardbase. I have used a selection of 'Springtime Vintage DSP' mounted onto 'Always Artichoke' cardstock. I have embellished the card with some butterflies cut using my 'Big Shot' and the 'Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die', some 'Basic Pearls'. I have also used my 'Eyelet Border Punch' and my 'Paper Piercing Tool' on this project. Here's a picture of this card in it's closed form:

The quote is from the 'Occasional Quotes' Level 3 hostess set, inked in 'Always Artichoke' onto 'Very Vanilla' cardstock. I drew around a button lid to create the large circle, used a 'Sponge Dauber' to age the edges and then mounted this onto 'Always Artichoke' cardstock.

I really love this style of card and will definately be making some more cards like this!! I have shown a few friends and they appeared very impressed with my design!!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to welcome some new 'crafty thinkers' to my blog!! I'm very excited that i now have 31 regular followers!! So a big hello to my newest followers: Paramour.d and Lya Thomas!! If you like what you see, please spread the word to all your crafty friends!!!


  1. Lovely Amy, well done for having a go at something different. It's good to spread our wings isn't it? I love this Designer Paper and don't normally do pink but it works really well with the green.

    Glad you're having a lovely weekend too, though I suspect you'll be glad to have hubby home!

    Love, Helen xx

  2. Thankyou Helen! The springtime vintage papers have really encouraged me to try out nee colour combos!! I've really loved experimenting with new layouts! Hubby is due back in a few hours tIme!! He's been in Latvia - god knows what he's been up to!!! Xx

  3. Well done Amy - I've been planning to try my hand at a tri-shutter card for ages but haven't got round to it yet! I love your colour combination - it's very me!

  4. Love this card! It looks so elegant!!

    Glad you had a nice weekend. See you next week. x

  5. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments!! I'm so happy with how it turned out! This type of card really isn't that difficult to do!! Easy to do with my SU Paper Cutter - it would have been more difficult to do without one of these. xxxx

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