Friday, August 12, 2011

A Little Tea Party Fun

It's another design team Friday for me at SVG Attic.  I enjoy my DT days!

My mother-in-law inspired today's project.  She is a pretty hardcore crafter so I know she can appreciate anything I make for her.  It's her birthday next week so I decided to make her a birthday card and feature it as today's design team project. She's the girly girl dainty type so I wracked my brain to come up with something that would fit her personality.  Something flowery and girly is what I needed.  I came up with a tri-fold shutter card with a tea party theme.

I am pretty tired of making basic cards so I have been experimenting lately with making different styles of cards.  I am having so much fun with it.  Today's project features a tri-fold shutter card.  This is the first time I've made this type of card.  I think it's my favorite type so far.  I'll bombard you with pictures before all the details!  Ready to Ooh and ahh?  Just kidding.

You like?  I really like it.  It's a fun card to make and there's so much you can do to design it.  I kept mine pretty simple.

The card measures 5 1/2' x 12"....that's the basics.  I forgot to measure all the rest of the card before I mailed it out!  So sorry!  I can make a tutorial of how to make a tri-fold shutter card if you would like.  Just let me know! 

All the SVG files I used are from SVG Attic.

I used the Vintage Patriotic Cupcake Wrappers for the star fleurette on the front of the card and placed it atop two paper flowers with a paper flower sitting on top of it.  I finished that piece of with a button and twine from Trendy Twine.   

The tea pot, stack of teacups, and the cream colored tag in the middle are all from the Mad Hatter Tea Party collection.

The bows that are on the little panels are from the Classic Wedding collection. 

Oh and guess what I finally did?  I used my Sew Easy!  I have had it about a month now!  I am so bad at buying then not using what I buy for a long time.  I just did the basic straight stitch on this card.  I used the Rustic Stack from DCWV for the paper on the base of the card and open stock paper for all the decor inside.  Oh and the last little bit is the clock.  I wanted to use the clock from the Mad Hatter tea Party collection but I was worried it would be too small so I decided to stamp the clock from a stamp set I have and hand cut it out.  

Hope you enjoyed that card!  I am definitely going to be making more tri-fold shutter cards in the future.  They are fun to make and get!

Check back in a few days for a back to school project I will be working on!



gorgeous!!! this is a very nice card! the colors you choose are amazing and matches very well to the embellishments!! thanks for sharing

Bee Burg

Oh how funny I just saw one of those somewhere online today and thought to myself I have to try those since I never did! :-)


Now is the time to make one! It's my favorite style of card so far. It fold into a small card then it pops open to something much bigger. Love it!


Love the colors. I have been seeing these alot lately and definately need to try. Thanks for sharing!

Sent by SVGAttic!


I love these kinds of cards! Love the colors and vintage feel! TFS

Thienly Azim

I've never tried a shutter card and have always wanted to! This one looks beautiful! Your mom-in-law is going to be wowed by this!


Well done! I love shutter cards and find they're easy to make just a lot of areas to cover. But I agree they're fun. Your's is great.


I love this card. It is beautiful! Just came over from SVG Attic.

Anna Dawn

This is so elegant!! I love the rosette flower! It turned out just beautiful! Your MIL will love it!


I haven't tried a step-card yet. I really need to make one. Passing thru for the scavenger hunt.

Beth Hillier

Very nice. I want to try one!

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