Here is my tri-shutter card for Gypsy Made Simple at ShesASassyLady. On Sheila's blog, you can download the Gypsy file she created in exchange for a donation for the Tornado victims in Alabama where she lives.
I started my card before I learned about Sheila's challenge. She motivated me to finishe it and post it!!
I started with some basic squares and a tag. My tag is 6.08w x 4.14h (rotated 90 degrees). I hid the slit in the tag. The small rectangle is 1.68w x 3.76h (rotated 90 degrees). I welded a tag from Storybook 2.61w x 3.74h (rotated 90 degrees). My bigger rectangle is 2.99w x 3.95h (yes this one is rotated too 90 degrees) and I welded an oval to the top .89w x 3.86h (rotated 90 degrees).
Before I welded these three parts of the card together, I made a separate layer and copied each of the three shapes on it.
The first test cut ~ my shortest layer was too short.
Second test cut ~ the shorter layer is better, but the middle layer is too short.
Third test cut ~ perfect!
I found the birdie on the banner, the sentiments and the font from Birthday Bash
Here is the layer with the individual pieces on it so I can cut out paper to cover the pieces. You can skip this step if you used patterned 2-sided cardstock for your card base. I wanted a different color for each page so that did not work for me.
I put everything together and stickled the details on the birdie and flags. I used twine on the banner. I used the sentiments because I did not have a stamp that worked for this card.
Once you make a card base for a tri-shutter card, you can save your project. You can later open it up and add the extra pieces and setiments and "Save As" the name of a different project, that way you will always have your original card base to work from!!