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Butterfly Birthday

A Tri-Shutter Card

I have wanted to try a tri-shutter card for a very long time - so long in fact, that I think I cut out the base for this one back in September last year to use as a sample for the designer series paper in what was then the NEW catalogue (!!) and never got around to choosing which DSP to attach to it.

The thing I love about these types of cards is the structure, and how amazing it all looks when it fact it was created from one single piece of flat card.

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It looks amazingly complex and has a big impact, but it starts out quite simply, and with a few instructions, I think everyone should have a go at it!

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Flat piece of card, couple of scores, some left over scraps of DSP and you've got your base to decorate as simply or extravagantly as you like.  I have seen some examples that are very extravagant - they are awesome and the ladies who created them are VERY talented!  I have also seen some more simple ones in bright kids colours which are just as effective - not to mention, lovingly appreciated by the recipient.

I decided to decorate mine with butterflies, using Butterfly Prints stamp set and some small flowers with half pearls in the centres.  All of these products are from Stampin' Up! including the butterfly and flower punch, the gorgeous Pinking Hearts border punch under the label, and the birthday greeting stamp.

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I probably should mention too, my favourite designer series paper - "Elegant Soiree" which I have used to create the different panels on the card - love the colours and the soft swirling patterns in this DSP which I have used in several different styles of cards, including masculine ones.

Well, I hope you're having a good week, and I look forward to catching up with you again soon!



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Love it Kathryn - I made one ages ago - you've inspired me to make another one now xx

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