My sister turns 40

Linda turns 40 My sister turned 40 last year. It has taken me 3 months to show her card, so my new years resolution is definitely going to be “To Blog More Frequently”.

It took me a little while to get this card how I liked it, and I have to admit that when my husband and I boarded the plan to travel interstate for her party, I left it behind. Not my best move.

There are lots going on in terms of elements and style. Big Shot Alphabet and Leaves Dies. Multiple punches (Big Flower, Little Flower, Oval, Scalloped Oval and Scalloped Edge), paper piecing and cut outs, watercolouring, embossing, embellishments (such as brads, pearls, ribbon, felt flowers), glitter, DSP and all put together on a trishutter card.

Linda close up

You can probably find a few other different techniques if you look closely.

Even though the DSP has retired, you can get the same pattern but in a different colour. The new one is called Sunny Garden.

I have used stamp images from multiple sets including Cottage Garden, Occasional Quotes, and Cheers to You.

Hope you like it as much as I do.

TriShutter 50th

Trishutter50Autumn One of my Uncles turned 50 last month, so to celebrate the monumentous occassion, I decide to try my hand at the TriShutter card. I wanted to make it extra special, as there is only 8 years difference in our ages and he has always been like an older brother to me.

 Once you get the cuts and folds organised, it is just the limits of your imagination that help you decorate it. There is such a variety of techniques that I have used, but they have all bonded well.

There is watercolouring on the front cover, embossing and two step stamping in the middle, punches, glitter, markers and accessories at the back.


Card stock: Chocolate chip, Very Vanilla, Watercolour paper, Bella Rose DSP.

Stamps: Autumn Flair, Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque Motifs, Lovely as a tree, Thoughts and Prayers.