Monday, July 20, 2009

Wow! Deal of the week and Tri-shutter Card

Wow! You can save over $10 on the deal of the week this week! The special is on the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware. It is regularly $29.95 but for this week it is only $18.99. If you have been wanting to try this great kit of labels, brads and other goodies, now is the time. And when you use up all that beautiful hardware, the tin is great to alter for another fun project! Just place an order online (my website is at the right) or call me between now and July 27 at 10:00 AM.

When I signed up for The Royal Blog Tour the end of July seemed so far away. Now it is next week! I've been working on some projects using one of the brand new stamps from the new catalog and I love that stamp! Be sure to check it out next week.

If you go to the link to the right on my queen's crown you can go check out the blog tour blog. It has information about the tour and has been featuring interviews and samples from many of the blog tour princesses. It is fun to read their answers and get ideas from them. On Sunday, July 26th, the blog tour blog will have links for each of the 4 blog tours running from 8:00 AM Sunday till midnight on Wednesday. That's 4 days to take your time exploring the great samples, ideas and techniques on nearly 80 blogs! You will want to check back with the blog tour blog later to see if you have won any of the blog candy. Go check it out!

Here is a card I made at a Stampin' Up meeting, it is called a Tri-fold shutter Card. It looks kind of like a regular card when it is folded up and fits in a regular invitation size envelope.

When you open it though, it is kind
of accordian folded. Very cool, although I think if I make any more I will leave a space with just cardstock so I can write a message. This one only leaves space to sign your name. I guess sometimes you might want to just sign a card so if you make one of these you can decide whether to leave a spot to write or not.
The card base is 5 1/2 X 12". You cut slits on either long side 1 and
1/2" in and from 2" from one end to the 10" point. Score at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches to form the folds. Cut pieces of patterned paper to fit each folded area with a little margin of background cardstock. The hardest part is figuring out how to fold each section till it looks like the picture I took from above so you could see how it looks. If you want a better description so you can make your own tri-shutter card, check out this blog.


Lauren said...

Wow-that is a cool card. I think kids would love it too--3D!

Sheryl Long said...

The card is beautiful, love the colors!