Showing posts with label bird. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bird. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bird Ballad Tri Fold Shutter Card (A Cat's Dream)

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a super cute card with you today.  I created a tri fold shutter card for you today.  This card was inspired by my little Louie that loves to sit in a window and watch birds outside.  Of course you know that I could never catch him doing this yesterday when I wanted to take a picture for my post today.  Cats are very much their own little furry creature and have a mind of their own.  Here's a look at my card.

I know that the only reason he sits in the window looking at the birds outside is that he wants to just be friends with them.  Right? I am going to go with that thought anyway.  I used both the Free As a Bird Stamp Set (NEW) and the Nine Lives Stamp Set (Carry over item) from the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog on my card today.  I also used the matching Cat punch to punch my sweet little Louie out.  Louie is a solid black cat that Charles' Dad found two years ago and he came to live with us.  He was about six weeks old when he came to us, and had been dumped by a busy street.  Charles' Dad Tee found him and rescued this sweet love muffin.  Louie is the black cat in the box with his now sister Georgie-Ann (Georgie was also a rescue she was born around the same time under our pool house/garden shed and I worked for months to get her to come close and then into the house.)  Now she's in the house all the time.  They love each other.
Charles took that picture and sent it to me at work one day.  They got in my Amazon box that came in the day before.  Silly fur babies.  You have to love them, but let's get back to the card shall we.  

A tri fold shutter card looks way more complicated then it really is, I had made one in the past but forgot how to do it.  So I just YouTube it and found a ton of tutorials for it.  I used the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper for my card and trimmed it down to fit my card panels.  I matted each layer with some Daffodil Delight cardstock and my cardbase is in Soft Suede.  I pulled all the colors I used except the basic black from my designer series paper.  Basically a Tri Fold Shutter cards is 2 score lines all the way across the cardstock on the short side and two score lines that connect the cut lines.  
My base was cut at 10 1/2" x 5 1/2" and on the short side you make two cuts.  You line the cardstock up at 1 3/4 on the trimmer and line the cutting arm up at (the little ruler on the cutting arm) 1 3/4 and cut down to 8 3/4, flip it around to the other side and do the same thing.  Then you are going to score at 1 3/4 all the way down.  Move to 3 1/2 and connect the cut lines with a score.  Move to 7 and do the same thing.  Then move to 8 3/4 and create a score line all the way down.  It folds up like this in the end.  

My Designer Series paper and Cardstock Measurements: 

  • Cardbase:  5 1/2 x 10 1/2 
  • Designer Series Paper: (2) 1 3/4 x 5, (4) 3/4" x 1 1/2", (2) 3/4" x 3
  • Daffodil Delight Mat layers:  (2) 1 1/2 x 5 1/4" , (4) 1" x 1 3/4, (2) 1" x 3 1/4" & (1) 2 3/4 x 3 1/4
  • Whisper White:  2 5/8 x 3 1/8 and some scrap to stamp and punch out the cat

I colored my little Louie bug using Smoky Slate light and dark blends, and the basic black light blend for the darkest part.  I added a little of the dark petal pink blend to the inside of his ears and then punched it out.  The bird and branches were colored with Pool Party Light and dark and Old Olive light and dark blends  I used just a little of the light Soft Suede blend on the branch. No super fancy coloring just simple blends coloring for my card.  The sentiment I used came from the Nine Lives Stamp Set; I thought it was just to funny not to use on my card.  
Thanks for joining me today for another fun card featuring the products in the Bird Ballad suite.  I hope that you have enjoyed my little card.  If you need any of the supplies I used I would be happy to help you and be proud to be your demonstrator.  You will find all the links below in my shopping list.  Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow for the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop.  
Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins 



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Monday, June 10, 2019

My Free As A Bird In Color Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made to send out in my Catalog packages, for all my customers that shopped with me in the last six months.  I wanted to use the new In Colors and wanted to use a fresh summery stamp set.  Free as A Bird fit the bill as a fun summery new stamp set that would be fun to use.  Here's a look at my card.

Each card that I sent out was slightly different.  I cut strips of all the new 2019-2021 In Colors cardstock in various width strips.  The 2" strip I had actually cut earlier for my book makes that I made to send with them as well, but I had a lot of left overs.  So they were perfect to use for these cards.  I was drawn to these colors when I saw them in the catalog because they were so different then anything we have had.  I still wasn't actually sure if I would get them until I actually saw them in person.  My personal favorite is Terracotta Tile, it is very close to the Pantone Color of the year this year Lovely Coral.    
Each strip was adhered down with multipurpose liquid glue.  This gave me a little time to move things in line.  I used the lines on my grid paper to help line everything up.  Once I had all the strips down I used a guillotine cutter and trimmed off the overhang.  I wanted them to see the new in colors, because I knew they would have the same reaction as I did when I first saw them in the catalog; and knew this was the best way for them to do so.  It didn't take to long to put together and I think it came out with a really nice look.  This was my sample card that I made to figure things out.  Here's a look at one of the other cards I made with a different color arrangement.  

Out of all the catalogs I sent out this time I had one returned, because the post office when I mailed it and they printed the label forgot to put the apartment number on the label.  So I will have to pop her card and bookmark in the mail to here.  I already sent her a new catalog, but wasn't thinking about anything else and forgot to send her one.  I was more concerned about the catalog and why it was coming back because I knew the address label I printed was correct.  But, its okay I will just pop her little goodies in the mail and get them to her.  That was a little side tangent let's get back to the card shall we.
Free As A Bird and the products in the Bird Ballad Suite are my featured products this week and you will be seeing a lot of different projects with them this week.  I have tried to showcase all the products for you to see just how wonderful they are.  I know it's hard to see that in the catalog sometimes but Stampin' Up! has done a great job this year with the new catalog layout and how things are arranged and shown.  If you are interested in the new In Colors and want to have them all but can not get them all at one time, why not join my In Color Club, where you can collect them all over the next five months.  You can read more about that here.

The Free As a Bird Stamp Set has some super fun images that can be used not just the summer months, they actually can be used all year long.  I love the mixed fonts that Stampin' Up! used in the stamp set for the sentiments.  Some of the sentiment is a little more bold than the other part of it which makes for a nice little change in appearance on your projects.  The line art images are perfect for your favorite coloring media.  I chose to just stamp this bird image on all my cards and not color them.  But I did color them on other projects that I have done with this set.  For this month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundles the design team decided to focus on this suite of projects.  And let me just say that there are some very cute and fun projects in this month's bundle.  I am so impressed each month with the creativity they come up with.  You can get the tutorial bundle two different ways.  You can either earn it free with a purchase (using the monthly host code) or you can purchase the tutorial bundle for $20 USD from me.

Here's a last look at my card for today.  I will be back later today with another post for Kylie's Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop.  

 If you are interested in any of these products you can find them below in the Stampin' Up! shopping list.  Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day and I will see you again soon.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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1.       Spend any amount up to $50 (before taxes & shipping) and get the June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free
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3.       Spend $150 or more (before taxes and shipping) and get both my June Monthly Card Class kit, and the June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle FREE as my gift to you.  

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