Tuesday, February 16, 2010

'B' is for Birthday ...

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Happy Tuesday, Stampers!

Today's card project is known as a "Tri-Fold Shutter" card. Even though this card looks difficult, it's super-easy to create and your recipient will think you're the craftiest. card-maker. ever! Best of all, this card will fold up to fit in an A2 envelope.

Since I haven't made one of these cards in for-evuh and was overcome with the desire to make long cuts with an uber-sharp craft knife, I did:

Wanna make one? Here's the Reader's Digest Condensed version:

1. Create your card base by scoring a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of card stock at 2", 4", 8", and 10".
2. Turn card stock a quarter turn, and measure in to 1 1/2" at the long edge.
3. Using a metal ruler, make a continuous slit with a craft knife between the score marks at 2" and 10" at 1 1/2" down.
4. Repeat on the opposite long side.
5. Fold card.
6. Trim patterned paper to fit each section. I don't measure ... I just cut and fit each section.
7. Embellish, and you're done!

For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo ... and for the 4-1-1 on all the spring-like product info, check out the supply list below.

Soooooooooo, on Sunday while I was hangin' out with Sheila, Reid-the-Wild-Child slashed and burned his way into the room.

"Mom, since there's no school, will you take me to the Zoo tomorrow?"

"No," Sheila replied, "If they want you, they can come and get you."

Thanks for stopping by ... have a great day!

Today's Challenges:

  1. All That Scraps: Tri-Shutter Card
  2. Secret Crafter: Multifold
  3. Pollycraft Monday: Double Up
  4. Cute Daisy May: Bright and Cheerful
  5. 365 Cards: Stacked Up
  6. Stamp Till U Drop: A Square, A Bird, A Flower
  7. Tanda Teaser: Quick and Cute
  8. Stamp Something: Something Cute
  9. Paper Play Challenge: Special Birthday Card
  10. Jacksonbelle Embellishments: Try a New Fold
  11. Practical Scrappers: Flowers

Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: Mustard Textured Card Stock by Bazzill; "Bermuda Bay" and "Very Vanilla" Card Stocks by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: "Bloom & Grow" Collection by My Mind's Eye
  • Stamps: "Party Hearty" and "Sheltering Tree" (Retired) Stamp Sets by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Kiwi Kiss," "Pumpkin Pie," and "Bermuda Bay" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Accessories: Flat-Back Pearls by Mark Richards; Glitzy Brad Pitts by KI Memories
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Flower Dies; Large Bird Punch by Stampin' Up; Butterfly Punch by MS; Bird Punch by MS; Trefoil Border Punch by MS; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 12"
  • Folded Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Charlene said...

Pretty, pretty! I haven't made one of these in awhile either. You've sparked my desire..now, how about the mojo?

Crystal said...

WOWZA Deb you rocked this multi fold card...What a great bday and I LOVE these images and these fabulous colors!!!

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Deb! Your color combo, gorgeous butterflies and touches of bling make a perfect combination!

LeAnne said...

LOOK at you with all these challenges! I can look at this card (instead of looking at the snow flurries swirling by my window) and actually believe that spring may come again! Just beautiful! Love the colors, the style, the flowers & butterflies--everything! Thanks for cheering me up today!

knitwit said...

THE ZOO! Why did this never occur to me before?!
This card is so, so gorgeous...and WAY beyond my skill set, I think! Stunning!

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Deb and love the design and detail, the colours are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at CDM and hope you will join us next week.
Hugs Linda

Allison said...

Just delightful...such a cute creation!

Michele Spera said...

love the card style, really pretty colors :-) Nice job.thanks for joining us at CDM this week

Sue said...

oooh this is beautiful and a great take on our theme this week...gorgeous,thank you for joining us at pollycraft


{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Corie said...

WOW -- this is gorgeous, so bright and happy!!

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Deb - so bright, fun and cheerful. I love the folding too - you're right, it's such an impressive technique.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Helen said...

Fab card - love the colours & papers you've used!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Lynsey said...

Hi Deb, what a beautiful card! Love this style of card. Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge.
Hugs Lynsey x

Paula said...

stunning card... I ADORE the colours and all the details...

thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Joan said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.....this is fantastic Deb. I love how you've decorated the inside. It's wonderful. I can "create" the base of the card, but I have such a terrible time deciding what to put inside! This fantastic.

Danni said...

Such a wonderful, happy card! Love it!! especially the butterflies..hehe!

Pam S. said...

Delightful tri fold shutter design! So cheerful! Love the colors and papers! thanks for playing w/us in the ATS Wed. challenge.
Pam Going Postal

Jodi said...

Very pretty and bright color combo! Thanks for joining us at the ATS Wednesday Challenge!
Jodi =)

Tanya Rudd said...

Such cute card! I am so ready for spring now. Wonderful use of flowers. Thank you for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.


Stamp till U Drop said...

What a gorgeous card... thank you for reply and responding to my challenge...
stay in touch
thank you

Chris said...

ok, this is my new favorite!! you are way too fricken talented for me, i cannot cut long cuts with a craft knife...you win! hands down!

Denise said...

Oh my... this looks like TONS of work!! Well... if it was, it was time well spent. It's fabulous!! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wowzers!! What a gorgeous project!!!! The colors are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers :)


Emma said...

Wow such a gorgeous card, love the colours and beautiful details.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Avril Ann said...

WOW Deb, itching to get the time to do one off these cards, good luck with all your challenges, thank you so much for joining my challenge at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, this is gorgeous girl!!! These tri fold cards are so impressive! Fabulous design with these papers and image placement...seriously!!!

and look at yourself, eleven challenges, I told you it's addictive! lol great job!!!

blessings, Maria

pinky said...

Stunning card and soooo big, lucky recipient! Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

Jennifer Moore said...

Very cheerful card. It will some birthday boy/girl very happy.

Deirdre said...

Wow, so much more than just a card. A Stunner.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This is gorgeous and yes it does look like it might be a lot of work! You made it beautiful!! I will have to try it!

Katie said...

Stunning card!
Love the colors and the fold is fab!
Thanks for playing at CDM!

Melissa said...

This is so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Something!

Fern said...

I love these tri-fold cards and you did a fabulous job on this one.. I absolutely love the different dp you used!! It's just too cute!!! Thanks for joining us over at Practical Scrappers!!!

Marjorie said...

What a fun card! I love the bright colors and the different folding ;) Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!

Erica said...

Love your Readers Digest version. Some stampin pals and I made these a few months ago. We usually do C&S cards. You can bet they were none too happy with style. I din't have the great instructions you provided.
Thanks for all those challenges. That oughta' keep folks busy.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Deb. Love the design of the card and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

Valoudesbois said...

Beautiful card, with all this colors, and this layout is fantastic.

Thanks for joining us at CDM this week.


I opened a new blog, here,, on which I shall like listing all the challenges, every day. Thanks for have a look.

~amy~ said...

holey moley...this is over the top magnificent! wow! Thanks for playing with us at Jacksonbelle!

Crafting Joanne said...

Gorgeous card Deb, love the spring theme to it.

Thanks for joining us over at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx