Well, it’s Sunday night – and that means that the weekend laziness comes to an end tomorrow!  Although actually, with my boys on summer vacation from school, our regular schedule is kind of out the window, too!  Not such a bad thing, actually.  Aside from the usual chores, it’s nice to be able to do what we want, when we want (except for my hubby, who still has to go to work Monday – Friday!)
Yesterday I had a wonderful dinner with my BFF – celebrating her birthday!  My oldest son went to a  ‘Slash’ concert (he’s the guitarist for Guns ‘n’ Roses) which he enjoyed immensely.  We dropped him off and picked him up, as it was downtown Vancouver, and even though he is 17, I’m still ‘protective’! 
Anyway – I promised to share with you the card that I made for my friend’s birthday – here it is, a special tri shutter fold card!  This is how the card looks open:

I just love this style of card – it’s a great ‘WOW’ card, that isn’t all that difficult to make.
I used the tutorial for it ,made by a fellow demonstrator named LeAnn Greff – you can check out her great website at www.flowerbug.typepad.com
Basically, you start with a base cardstock of  5 ½” X 12″. Score on the long side at 2″, 4″, 8″ & 10″. Next you’ll need to cut the slits along the horizontal or long sides. Using a Fiskars type paper cutter (or a ruler and exacto knife) insert the card stock to cut it 1 ¼” from the edge cutting from the 2″ mark to the 10″ mark. Do this for the opposite side too. Now make the folds as in the pictureYou can adhere your choices of DSP and embellishments as shown.  Here, I used the new ‘Floral District’ designer series paper on each end and the middle sections (bottom & top) and for the butterflies (die cut using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die).  The stamps are the large main flower you may recognize from ‘Betsy’s Blossoms’, and I coloured, stamped and punched the 2 end butterflies using the new ‘Papillon Potpourri’ stamp set and ‘Elegant Butterfly’ punch. The sentiments are from  a retired Birthday set.  You can see I sponged the edges of the Whisper White cardstock with the sentiments with the new Raspberry Ripple ink, also used to stamp the sentiments.

Here’s how the card looks closed – so it does fit into our standard A2 card envelopes.

Well, that’s it for tonight.  Tomorrow I’ll show you the 2 cute gift card holders I made! 

I hope you like the card as much as my friend did! If you make one yourself, I’d love to see a picture of it – I could even post it here for you! 🙂  Send me a copy, along with your contact info to stampandcreate@shaw.ca   I look forward to seeing your creations!

Until tomorrow,
Happy Stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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