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Friday, July 30, 2010

Tri-Shutter Card

My very first tri-shutter card. I’ve always wanted to make one so, seeing as it was a special friend’s 50th birthday, I gave it a shot and had a ball making it.

Here’s the recipe:-

Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges (see below)
Score Board
Glue (regular & Zig Two-Way for small items)
Patterned Paper
Embellishments (see below)

Cricut Cartridges used:-
Pink Journey – scalloped ovals & flourish
Lyrical Letters – Happy BDay
Hannah Montana - butterfly
Plantin Schoolbook – tri-shutter card, itself
Home Décor - flower

Various embellishments:-
Regular bead – on small blue flower
Seed beads – on border punch flowers
Flowers – interspersed on the card
Stickles – on small butterflies
Skittles – on light blue flowers
Pearls – on blue & brown flowers
Chipboard – 50; Happy Birthday; Celebrate
Ribbon – around scalloped oval
Rhinestones – on large butterfly

I used the cut file provided by OkieLadybug at:-
(thanks, Okie!) but, if you don’t have a Cricut Expression, you can make it manually by following Bonnie Szwalkiewicz’s instructions at:-
(thanks, Bonnie!)
I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board to score the various parts. Worked like a charm! :-)

I put the card together, using various coloured patterned paper, die cuts from the Cricut cartridges and different embellishments, pop-dotting the flower and butterflies. The sentiments are computer-generated. The tiny butterflies are from the Martha Stewart punch, using “Waterfall” Stickles to embellish. I used the Martha Stewart flower border punch, on the right-hand side, adding seed beads to them.

If you can’t see the sentiment clearly, it says:-

50 is just a number - It's where the heart is that counts.
Happy Birthday, my dear friend!

The envelope was a regular A2, covering it with the “negative” of a scalloped oval. Then I added, inbetween, “Happy BDay”. I think it turned out pretty good!! :-)

Now, if you haven’t already made one of these cards, give it a “go”. :-)


  1. Linda I love the colors and embellies you used!!! I can't wait for the messageboard to get fixed, I so miss chatting with everyone!!

  2. Linda,
    That card is beautiful. How clever are you!

  3. I have so many in my list to do and this is one of them. You did a great job! and I love that animated ladybug you have running around :)

    Nice to see your work.

  4. That's such a pretty card! And I love the way you dressed up the envelope, too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and the paper is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

    Linda K.


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