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1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
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4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tri-Shutter Birthday Card

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!!


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Wow you put a lot of work into this card and it looks great! Thanks for the tutorial.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Lori this is GORGEOUS! Wasn't it fun to make? and look how beautiful it is! Thanks so much for playing along at She's A Sassy Lady!

Melissa said...

This is fabulous Lori!

Amy C said...

This is really great!! I ♥ that bird and banner cut. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!!


Bamabel said...

What an adorable tri fold!