Day 12- 30 Day Coloring Challenge: The Greeting Farm The Purfect Cats Birthday Shutter Card

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Hey everybody!

It’s day 12 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I wanted to share with you all this shutter card made with The Greeting Farm Purfect Cats Clear Stamps

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Doesn’t this look fun?

To create the card base, I took an 8 1/2″x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock and scored it at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″ to create a trifold card base. For my decorative panels, I used paper from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite 6×6 Paper Pack . I am a big fan of ALL of Lawn Fawn’s plaid paper. They are just so gorgeous! Anyways, the dimensions for the panels are as follows:
-2 Outside Panels(patterned paper):1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ each
-Inside Matte (solid coloured paper that the inside panel is mounted on): 3″ x 5 1/2″
-Inside Panel (patterned paper): 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
-2 fish tails (patterned paper for the “shutter”): 3″ in length; scored at 1/2″ (I made my fish tail cut out about 1″ deep)

You also need 3 circle dies for this card. It doesn’t matter what brand or whatever but you just need one circle die that’s slightly smaller than the inside panel, one that’s slightly smaller than that one, and one for the sentiment on the card front (use your own discretion for circle size). I used Mama Elephant Sew Fancy Die Creative Cuts Set for my larger circle and for my sentiment, and Mama Elephant Pizazz Pieces Creative Cuts Die Set for the smaller circle

I glued my outside panels to the outside of my trifold card base, then glued the inside panel to the inside matte piece of cardstock. I took my larger of the 2 circle dies and cut out a circle in the midsection of the inside panel and set it aside.

I proceeded to stamp out my cat, ball, and cupcakes from the The Greeting Farm Purfect Cats Stamps Set , cut them out with their coordinating dies, and colour them with Copic markers . I also decided to add stars from Mama Elephant Carnival Toppers Stamp Set .

I adorned my inside panel with some of the Carnival Topper stars, as well as, cut out letters using My Favorite Things Little Letters Die-Namics to spell, “Happy Birthday”. Using the smaller of my circle dies, I cut out a light blue piece of cardstock. I placed the inside panel in the center of the opened card base so I could position what was going to be in shutter card. I positioned my blue circle, cat, ball, and cupcake and adhered them in place. I used dimensional adhesive on the top and bottom edge of the inside panel and adhered it into place on my card base.

Next, I took the fish tails and put Tombow Mono on 1/2″ of the fish tail, positioned it in place and just folded the trifold card base into it so the fish tails will be able to open and close and fit well together.

I decorated the sides with a strip of blue scrap card stock and more of those star and cupcake images and finished up the inside with Wink of Stellla of the stars and letters.

I wanted the outside to be simple, so I created a band out of more of that Lawn Fawn cardstock. I grabbed my circle for my sentiment and stamped, “Wishing you a puuurfect day,” in Versamark and heat embossing with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.

You can check out the card in action here:

This card was also entered in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

That finishes up the card for day 12! Supplies are listed below for those interested. Thanks for stopping by!

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