Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tri fold shutter cards

I saw one of these cards and fell in love!  I just had to make some.  I found tutorials for different styles on The Craftiblog and then saw many beautiful examples on Splitcoaststampers.com.  What makes me happy about these is that I used my Crafter's Companion Ultimate, my Cuttlebug, and my Cricut for these.  I was complaining to my husband that I really hate doing the math involved in measuring all the matting pieces so after our friends went home the other night I used my SCAL program to make a template to cut out all the pieces for these cards except the card base, which is just a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock.  I can now whip one of these up in just a few minutes and don't have to measure a thing!  I have chosen not to embellish these yet, except for the butterflies and the rose on the embossed one as I plan to keep a bunch on hand for when I need a card in a hurry.  I have some sentiments for all kinds of occasions on my computer that I can just print out from Word and then mat and adhere to the cards quite quickly.  Oh yes, as you can see on the butterflies, I fell in love with Stickles!
I covered this flower with my homemade glimmer spray!  I used the clear pearl color but could have easily done the fuchsia pearl as well.  This card was particularly easy since it wasn't double matted.  I cut the pieces out on my Cricut then ran them through the Cuttlebug. 
I have one more version of this card that I'd like to try and will post pictures later.

2 comments:

regina preas said...

Hi love . your cards are so sweet .i love them .might i ask what is the scal program that you use ? For the same reason as you . this could make my life more simple.lol thanks .god bless .
Miss Regina

MikKnits said...

MissRegina,
I have SCAL2. I was lucky enough to get it before the Provocraft lawsuit. I also have the old Cricut Expression. This software is still available through a seller on Etsy.