I’m very pleased with today’s card which was inspired by a video I saw showing a shutter card inside a regular card base. When I decided to have a go at making it I changed the measurements to make 5¾” x 5¾” card. This meant changing all the measurements which was a bit of a challenge but I persevered! As I was inserting the shutter part, I had a lightbulb moment and thought about making it as a bookbinding card as well!
The first completed card didn’t work properly because the middle section kept getting caught when the card was being opened. I decided the problem must be to do with the size of the shutter unit. I felt the problem had to be with the individual sections of the shutter unit were too long for their height! I went back to the drawing board and changed my measurements. I was right about the cause of the problem but I’m not sure my reasoning was right!
As you can imagine, re-calculating all the measurements wasn’t a five minute job because I had to change the sizes of all the layers as well. Again, I persevered and I’m so pleased I did! I’m very happy with the result and there isn’t any aspect I would change! It is a thick card and, although it isn’t an issue with me, I do wonder if some crafters would like to have some kind of closure to the card.
I’m not sure a belly band would be a good idea as it would probably undo the bow eventually depending on how many times it’s slid off and on. Apart from that I don’t have any suggestions what would work, do you? I have used the same Designer Series Paper for the last three weeks in my videos! Next week I will make sure that I use something different but it does go to show what a fabulous pack of Designer Series Paper the Flowering Fields is!
The Rich Razzleberry card is the video card and I did add some bling after I had finished the video. First I added three Pastel Pearls on the main image on the front of the card. I also painted four Basic Pearl Jewels with my retired Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend and then added them to the back of the die-cut Rich Razzleberry butterfly which is also on the main image on the front of the card.
Inside the shutter unit I added three Brushed Brass Butterflies. Normally I don’t adhere bling inside my cards but these butterflies are very thin and very flat. I really don’t think they will cause any damage to the card when it goes through the mail. When I was designing the layouts of the different Designer Series Papers I wanted to use for the two cards, I found the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Packs really came into there own!
That’s it from me today, I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back again soon. In the meantime take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Letter Sized Cardstock Users – if you are using letter size cardstock, please follow the inches as listed below EXCEPT for the lines marked A#, B#, C#, D#. Do not follow these inches but use the inches quoted further down under US Measurements A#, B#, C#, D#. I have made the “bookbinding” panel 1” wide instead of 1½” wide.
A# Rich Razzleberry Cardstock – card base 11½” x 5¾” (29.2cm x 14.6cm)
B# Score at 4½”, 5¾” (11.4cm, 14.6cm)
Basic White Cardstock – card shutter base 10½” x 5½” (26.6cm x 13.9cm)
Landscape: score at 2⅞”, 5¼”, 7⅝” (7.3cm, 13.3cm, 19.3cm)
Landscape: line up at 1⅜”(3.5cm) & score from 1⅞” (4.7cm) down to 3⅝” (9.2cm). Turn 180° and repeat
Portrait: : line up at 1⅞” (4.7cm) and cut from 1⅜” (3.5cm) down to 9⅛”(23.1cm)
Portrait: : line up at 3⅝” (9.2cm) and cut from 1⅜” (3.5cm) down to 9⅛”(23.1cm)
Basic White Cardstock – middle layer card front 4¼” x 5½” (10.8cm x 13.9cm)
C# Basic White Cardstock – side panel card front 1” x 5½” (2.5cm x 13.9cm)
Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper – top layer card front 4⅛” x 5⅜” (10.5cm x 13.6cm)
D# Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper – top layer side panel ⅞” x 5⅜” (2.2cm x 13.6cm)
Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper – 4 pieces shutter corners 2¾” x 1¾” (7cm x 4.4cm)
New Horizons Designer Series Paper – 4 pieces design 1 shutter top & bottom centre 2¼” x 1¾” (5.7cm x 4.4cm)
New Horizons Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces design 2 o/s short edges 1¼” x 1⅝” (3.1cm x 4.1cm)
2021-2023 InColour 6”x6” Designer Series Pack – 2 pieces design 1 centre panels 1⅝” x 2¼” (4.1cm x 5.7cm)
2021-2023 InColour 6”x6” Designer Series Pack – 2 pieces design 2 inside short 1⅜” x 1⅝” (3.4cm x 4.1cm)
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock – scraps for images
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for images and sentiments
US Measurements A#, B#, C#, D#
A# Rich Razzleberry Cardstock – card base 11” x 5¾”
B# Score at 4½”, 5½”
C# Basic White Cardstock – side panel card front ¾” x 5½”
D# Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper – top layer side panel ⅝” x 5⅜”
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