Sunday, 29 November 2009

More Tri-Shutter Tinkering

I had a friend over yesterday afternoon and we managed to get a little Christmas card-making done in between eating, chatting and swimming with our four kids. It was a lot of fun!



List of Ingredients:

Cardstock: Cranberry Crisp (retired), True Thyme (retired) and Very Vanilla
Ink: Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme Classic Ink
Stamps: Christmas Classics
Accessories: Holiday Thyme DSP (retired), Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, paper piercer, SNAIL adhesive and Dimensionals.

The instructions for the Tri-Shutter card can be found on Splitcoaststampers, here. Instead of 5.5 x 12 inches, I use half a sheet of 12 x 12 for my base card (6 x 12 inches) and cut at 1.75 inches from each long end (instead of 1.5 inches, as they do on SCS). All the other measurements (ie the scores at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches...I do the same).

I'd like to add at this point that I was very impressed with my Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme Classic Ink pads. They haven't been used since Christmas 2007....and two years later they were as juicy and fresh as the day they were bought! The Holiday Thyme DSP was a Christmas special from Stampin' Up! in 2007.

Thanks for stopping in my little corner of cyber-space. I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,


Mandy Schiller said...

Love the tri-fold card Sam it is really beautiful. Good old Cranberry Crisp now there is a blast from the past, it still looks great especially matched up with True Thyme.


KarenR said...

I've still got it all too - can't bear to part with it as they were my first in-colours - love the DSP with the stamp set - perfect match

susy said...

I love this Sam, so elegant. Do you know if the new SU summer mini catalogue is out yet, someone told me it was but I can't find it on the website?

Donna said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Sam...Susy is right... so elegant!! Love that DP....Xx

Karen said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I must try one of those try fold cards one day! Have been too slack to bother, but man yours looks soooooooo good!

Have a great day Sam!


KimB said...

Hi Sam,

loved the card - and the colours. You actually made me think that I really like the DSP (which I have still lurking and in general dislike. Why did I buy it? a mad momment of stamping fevour but now I can see how to out it to good use :)
Chat soon.


Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

Hi Sam,
Awesome card!! Uber-elegant. And looks sooooo good just like Karen said!