Tri-shutter Christmas card Tutorial

One of the cards we created recently at one of In-Home Cardmaking workshops was a Tri-shutter Christmas card.  We used the Winter Post stamp set and Holiday Treasures patterned paper. The ladies looked at the sample and gulped but when it came time to make their card, they realised it wasn’t nearly as difficult as it first appeared.

Here’s the card

Now C’mon admit it- Did you gulp in amazement?  Yes?  Good! That’s the reaction you want when your recipient opens their card.  Now pick your jaw up off the ground and I will show you just how simple this card is to make!! 

Start with a piece of cardstock that is 30cm x 15cm

Score fold lines at 5cm, 10cm, 20cm and 25cm (Using the scoring blade on your paper trimmer or your bone folder)

Use your paper trimmer to cut along the PURPLE lines in the following illustration.  (The purple line is measured in at 4cm from the each edge)  The paper trimmer available through Stampin’ Up! allows you to position the blade so that you can commence cutting at the 5cm score line and stop cutting when you reach the 25cm score line.   The paper cutter is only $39.95 (pg 155 of the catalogue)  If you don’t own this paper trimmer please let me know and I would be happy to process the order for you!

You now need to fold your card into position.  If you look at the following photo (taken from above) you will get the best idea of how the pieces should be positioned.

 

Here is card again folded into position ready to go into an evelope

 

To decorate the card- the following measurements may come in handy (This is especially for you L  :-) )

Cut your cardstock mats to the following sizes

2 pieces that are 14.5cm x 4.5cm

4 pieces that are 3.5cm x 4.5cm

1 piece that is 6.5cm x 9.5cm

2 pieces that are 6.5cm x 4.5cm

2 pieces that are 3.5cm x 9cm

The patterned paper needs to be cut according to the following measurements

2 pieces cut at 14cm x 4cm

4 pieces cut at 3cm x 4cm

1 piece cut at 6cm x 9cm

2 pieces cut at 6cm x 4cm

2 pieces cut at 3cm x 9cm

 

I hope you have fun creating your own Tri-shutter card!

Carousel Note Christmas card

At the end of July, we celebrated Christmas a little early with a gathering of papercraft enthusiasts at my place- making a start on Christmas cards.  A good time was had by all-with the wine flowing and the chocolate coated mini Christmas puddings disappearing quickly!

Are you still keen to make a start on some Christmas cards?  The cardmaking session this month will see us creating another Christmas card for you to put aside ready for Christmas.  We will also be making a Father’s Day card and a card for the arrival of a new baby. Are you tempted to come along?…… Please stay tuned for further details.

One of the cards I showed the participants was the following card I made using the Carousel Notes.  The carousel notes are on page 131 of the catalogue.  You receive 12 scalloped circles- 4 each of Ruby red, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze as well as 12 Chocolate Chip envelopes.  Each scalloped circle is almost 15cm wide and you can decorate them in any number of ways.  You could create a postcard-style card, secure two pieces together- it is only limited by your imagination.  (I have enjoyed using them as a feature on my scrapbook pages as well!)

Anyway I used mine to create a Christmas card in the shape of a Christmas Bauble.  I thought a card like this might be great for a hard to buy adult at Christmas time.  How nice would this look on the Christmas tree?

 I love the fact that the colours in the Carousel notes set are a great match for the Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper (page 134 of the catalogue) The Carousel notes come in Kiwi Kiss whereas the green in the Designer series paper is Old Olive- however I have found that the papers still work nicely (I find Old Olive quite similar to Kiwi Kiss- just slightly darker)

To create the card I used the bottom of the scalloped circle to trace onto a piece of the designer series paper.  I secured this patterned paper onto the scallop circle- but only around the edges.  I left the top open to create a pocket for a note, a gift voucher or money. 

I then added a stip of ruby red cardstock to the open top of the patterned paper.  I thought this might help to reinforce the area where you would slide in your gift card.  It also gave me the ideal place to stamp a Christmas greeting.  I used a stamp from Many Merry Messages (pg 113)

I stamped the Christmas tree from Season of Joy onto cardstock and then cut out the imge.  Before securing it to the Christmas card I added some Fine Supernova glitter. (page 145) It was simply a matter of using the two way glue pen around the edge of the Christmas tree,  sprinkling on the glitter and allowing it to dry.

 

To finish off the card- and of course to make it look like a Christmas bauble I used the Round Tab Punch (page 153), folded the punched out shape in half and then added some Hemp twine (page 151)

If you would like to make some cards like this I would recommend

Carousel Notes                                            page 131            $23.95

Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper    page 134             $16.95

OR

Ski Slope Designer Series Paper                 page 20 of mini     $16.95

Round Tab Punch                                       page 153               $30.95

Hemp Twine                                               page 151              $4.95 (over 10m)

Fine Supernova glitter                                page 145              $26.95 (5 tubs of glitter)

Christmas Stamp set and Stampin’ Pad of your choice

If you would like to order any of these products- please get in touch with me.   I can arrange to have them delivered to your door anywhere in Australia

Phone (08) 90917655   Mobile: 0419 947 047   miriamthomas@westnet.com.au