Today the Poulettes have decided to take up a challenge: create a shutter card. It looked like something fun to make, so everybody wanted to give it a try. Let’s see what each one has created by hopping from one blog to another!
You should have arrived from Mylou’s blog. If not, head to the end of this post to start at the beginning.
Here is what I came up with: a masculine Valentines shutter card!
I used this tutorial from StampInTexas to make my shutter card. It’s very easy to make and I’ll make more in the future because they are really fun! I did not want to play with traditional Valentines colours, because my husband likes more masculine colours and patterns.
I used Sahara Sand cardstock as the card base. The front panels were stamped in Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand, with a stamp I never used before: the “angle” one from the Dotty Angles set. I have been wondering how to use it from quite a long time, so I’m really chuffed to bit to have found a nice project for it. I like to use all the stamps from a stamp set and I frequently use the “dotty” stamp, so now I feel happy 🙂
The inside is made with another panel, stamped in the same colours as above, but this time the little dotty lines are from the Watercolour Wings stamp set. The panel was die cut with a circle, to create a window for my sentiment, wich is die cut too with a smaller circle.
The “shutter” part is made with two banner die cuts in Pacific Point. They show the sentiment when you open the card!
Lastly, a Sahara Sand belly band holds everything together. I added two stars in Pacific Point and Marina Mist and another sentiment from Watercolor Wings. The stars have been decorated with a blue gel pen.
That’s it! Now I hope my photo addict husband will like it! 🙂
Stamps: Dotty Angles, Watercolor Wings,
Dies: Stars thinlits, Banner thinlits, Circle thinlits
Inks & Papers: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Pacific Point
Now it’s time to hop on to the extra talended Marie’s blog! Please show her some love!
Here are the Poulettes’ blogs list
(me) Delphine : http://shimmerandshine.juloki.com/fr/
Céline : http://lagardeceline03.blogspot.fr/
Céline G. : http://scrapgribouil91.canalblog.com/
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Today I’ll share the little gifts I made for my daughter’s teachers. If you have seen my last post, you’ll recognize the design! I loved the card so much, I had to make a variation with different colours.
I made a star-shaped box and a matching card for both teachers. I figured out how to make the star box myself, learning from my (many!) mistakes, but you can follow this very convenient tutorial from my friend Tracy. A little time consuming, but simple and effective 🙂
I made the first one in Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate :
and the second one in Pool Party and Smoky Slate :
The sentiment is not from Stampin’Up! : I don’t have any French greetings for Christmas… yet 😉
Of course, I filled the boxes with chocolates 🙂 and Daphnée “wrote” a little message for her teachers inside the card.
- Stamp set: Many Merry Stars
- Inks: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
- Dies: Stars Framelit Dies
- Papers: Whisper White cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock
- The Rhinestones were coloured with alcohol markers. You can use the wonderful Blendabilities to match whichever colour you want : how cool is that?
If you would like to order any of the items used on the project above, you can click on my on-line shop or just send me an e-mail, I’ll be very happy to help you with your order.
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Here is my card for my dad… as for many crafters, making a masculine card can be tricky…
This was one of my first use of the Big Shot and the star dies I had received 2 weeks before for my own birthday 🙂
- Stamp : Personal Impressions – Small script birthday Inca Stamps
- Dies : Spellbinders Nestabilities Star Dies
- Punches : little star (don’t know the brand, sorry), 5cm (2 inch) Price Label Tag Punch, Mahé Water border punch
- DSP : Papermania Capsule Liquorice Sherbet
- Cardstock : from my stash
- Embossing : Fiskars texture plates
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