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!