Monday, 12 January 2015

Tri-shutter Tilda card

Hello lovely people,

Not long before Christmas some good friends got engaged and moved in together.  So, with a Christmas card as well, that would be 3 cards to make for them.  But maybe there was a way to combine it all into one card?

Enter the tri-shutter card with space for 3 different images :-)

Tri-fold shutter card featuring 3 Tilda images from Magnolia stamps

 The only down side to this was that with all the Christmas prep going on I really didn't have time to colour 3 images.
My answer was to stamp the images onto Kraft card with no colouring whatsoever (eek!) but I did distress and stitch the edges and brush them with some white acrylic paint.

Since the design folds up flat I could only put larger embellies on the front bit i.e. the very left hand side.
There was room though for some fancy corners and for some little die cuts themed to each image.

Here's the first panel with the Christmas image;

Christmas Tilda stamped on Kraft card, part of a tri-fold shutter card

Here's the middle panel with the image I chose for the engagement part of the card;

Love hearts Tilda stamped on Kraft card, part of a tri-fold shutter card

I struggled with finding an image for the new home panel as I wanted to use all Magnolia images but since the new house comes with a large garden I thought this would work;

Tilda with watering can stamped on Kraft card, part of a tri-fold shutter card

Card recipe;
Images: all Magnolia stamps
DP: Vintage Spring basics - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Dies: snowflakes - Impression Obsession, hearts and flowers - Memory box, corners - La La Land
Sentiments: magazine freebie alphabet set 

And did you see those teeny paperclips?  They came in a Stampin' Up kit that I had as a prize and I don't think you can get them separately... very sad about this as they are just the cutest things. Yeah, I get excited about the oddest things!

I was really pleased with the end result and my friends loved it, so job done!

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments, it's so nice to hear from you when you visit :-)

Challenges I am playing along with;
1. Cute Card Thursday (what's new? - new home card, new paperclips)
2.  Sweet Magnolia (anything goes)
3.  Tilda's Town (anything goes)
4.  Simply Magnolia (vintage or shabby chic)


  1. How you ever get the time to do what you do amazes me Kat. This is so clever and effective and I am sure they loved it.Must have taken ages.xx

  2. I'm not surprised your friends loved this Kat, it's stunning. I love the cute images and your design is wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. What an ingenious idea to combine the three events in to one card and a super special card it is too. Fab images used and a gorgeous distressed look.

  4. No coloring was needed at all on this pretty, pretty card! So creative and it's just perfect for that couple! Love it!

  5. WOW!! Fantastic Kat..what a fabulous design and I love the imagse on kraft..awesome.
    I'm on my new PC and can get onto your blog to comment now..has been a rough ride not being able to on so many blogs..but all good now.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. What a wonderful idea Kat and no wonder they loved it! Wonderful stitching and love the stamping on Kraft. Susan x

  7. This is just fabulous and what a clever idea to combine all three occasions on a tri-fold! You're brave to go with the no-coloured images.... but they do look really good - so another tick in the box! Loving all the fabulous embellies too... including the fabbie little paper clips!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  8. Gorgeous. just GORGEOUS! Love the fold, love the neutrals and love the images. I'm not surprised your friends loved it! x

  9. What a fab way of combining 3 celebrations in one, Kat! I love this shape of card - one of my go tos when I need a card with wow factor but without too much hassle!
    Cute images and pretty embellies - those teeny paperclips are just the cutest! Hugs, Lisa x

  10. Very pretty card, love your stamping on Kraft. Thanks so much for joining us at Tilda's Town for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  11. Fabulous idea for all three celebrations. And no colouring needed. It looks great as always Kat.

  12. Hi Kat
    Gorgeous tri fold card.... Love the kraft card....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Kat. Love the design and all 3 images
    Lorraine x

  14. You know works perfectly and so nice to see a different take on maggies.
    Sending hugs xxx

  15. This is such a beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at Tilda’s Town challenge!
    Hugs, Gosia

  16. OH MY MY this is such a clever and GORGEOUS creation Kat!! What a FABULOUS way to pull three themes together into a wonderful creation!! Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Magnolia!!
    Take care,

  17. Oh wow, this is such a brave creation and it looks amazing! The images look brilliant straight on Kraft and I absolutely love how you've incorporated the three different occasions. I bet your friends will treasure this!


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