Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Shutter Card

Although I am an independent consultant with Close to My Heart, I do follow blogs and you tube channels of demonstrators with other direct sales companies.  (gasp)  One of the you tube channels that I really enjoy is frenchie stamps.  

France's videos are so fun to watch and her instructions are easy to follow.


This is my version of the shutter card she demonstrates on her blog (& videos)

 The front of the card.

The shutter opens to reveal your sentiment.

I really combined the old with the new in this card and pulled out a long retired paper package called Vintage Travel from CTMH.    The sentiment is from a new stamp set called a Variety of Thanks available from the Seasonal Expressions I.  Flowers are cut with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge in a variety of sizes.   When the belly band is removed the large sunflower stays on the front of the card with the other two attached to the belly band.  I added another sunflower to the inside but really kept the embellishments minimal.

I hope you try this card technique too - let me know what you think.  I love comments.




  1. Great work! I would've loved that paper if I had been a customer or consultant when it was current. You may have tried to keep the embellishments minimal but this card is really detailed and makes me say "wow". Really striking. Thanks for joining in at Heart 2 Heart!

  2. That is an interesting gate fold card. I dont think i have seen that one before. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart

  3. Great job, I love the surprise of the shutter card, had not seen this before! New to me with the retired paper, great job! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

    Brandi R.
    H2H DT member

  4. Cool card!!! Loved Vintage Travel!!! Thanks for linking this up to H2H's Old is New Challenge!

  5. Your card is too cool!! I shall Pin it for later reference! Vintage Travel was one of my all time favorite paper packets, I actually considered using it in my project (and running off with the leftovers from Mom's house...LOL). Thanks for playing along with us at H2H

  6. Beautiful shutter card! I have never tried one of those. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. This is a really fun card; love the paper!

  8. This is a great vintage looking card, and thanks for sharing a fun website! We hope to see more of your work over at H2H challenges.

  9. Very handsome card! I am glad to see someone else has a stash of Vintage Travel! Thanks for joining us @ H2H!


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.