Monday, July 6, 2015

Let's Take a Trip ...

My title indicates a comment I am always directing towards dear, sweet hubby!  LOL!

I hope your 4th of July was filled with fun, food & fireworks!
Since today is the first Monday of a new month, that means it's also time for a new Challenge at Crafty Secrets.  The Design Team's theme this month is all about SUMMERTIME FUN!

After taking a month long cross country trip way back in 1997 ...
my thought of summertime fun is to travel around and see as much of our
beautiful country as I possibly can!  
So, today I'm traveling the world with a TRI-SHUTTER creation

I'm sure many of you have created a Tri-Shutter Fold card before
in the A2 size ... but mine is slightly larger and
accommodates my images a little better.

Here are the directions on MY TRI-SHUTTER creation!

I found this to be the EASIEST way to do these cutting lines.  Your knife will follow right down the score line without a problem so you get nice clean cut lines.  And, it doesn't hurt your scoring board in the least!

By folding on your score lines ... mountain and valley ...

Simply reverse the fold (valley and mountain) for the inside portion to achieve a card base that looks like this ----->

Now comes the FUN part ... decorating!
This card fold ALWAYS gets a WOW! when shown to people and it is
fabulous for ANY occasion!  

For my background paper, I chose to use a beautiful blue muted sheet from the Crafty Secrets
Digital Radiant Paper Collection.  I wanted a hint of color but wanted
the focus to be on my traveling images so went with this blue sheet to indicate a beautiful blue sky!

Next I simply starting cutting & laying out different images from
the two sheets (identified earlier) and deciding where/how they
should be placed.
I could have gotten even more whimsical
with all the wonderful ephemera available at Crafty Secrets
but for today I just wanted to share
the basics and let YOU be the creative one!! 

Now it’s your turn! Visit each of the design team blogs listed below and leave them a nice comment. Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring ANY Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog ( no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, July 19th. 

You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along, but it’s always fun if you do. You may use the free paper and image found on the Crafty Secrets blog, or dig into your Crafty Secrets goodies and create your own challenge. 
You MUST use Crafty Secrets products to eligible to win the prize.

Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project. One lucky player will be randomly selected to win a wonderful digital prize package.
The winner will be announced on the Crafty Secrets Blog on Wednesday, July 22nd.
Now go get your craft on!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .

Challenges to share in:
Scor-pal "More than one Score" Challenge #17 - Summer Fun
Crafty Catz Challenge #286 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Day Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Crafting When You Can Challenge - Summer Fun
Pile It On Challenge - Hot Fun in the Summertime


Teresa Kline said...

this is amazing, have not attempted this before...thanks for sharing and for the instructions!

sparkle & shine *~*

Diane said...

This is fabulous Dar...I need to do one and your tutorial is the perfect place to start. Wow, you sure put to good use the Crafty Secrets products....fantastic job and how fun!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your tri-shutter card is so pretty. I liked the tutorial and I never thought of using the exacto knife with the score pal. Thank you for the amazing tutorial.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a fun card, Dar! I love all the darling images you used. The tutorial is fantastic, and I love the tip about cutting the lines! Thanks for another wonderful Linky Challenge project! said...

Impressive! I love this fold but don't do it cause I always get confused about the folds and which way they need to be going! I'm always so impressed when it finally happens and it all works! This has so much to see on it. Well done!

Jacee said...

How wonderful Darlene, fabulous images, it looks great!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

2amscrapper said...

Darlene, I love your card, especially the camper image!

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

This is fantastic! I love all the folds and your great tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Simply Papercraft, good luck!
Jennifer, DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love all the images on this shutter card - very fun! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Kellie 0:) said...

Thanks for sharing your creation for our Anything Goes Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack

Sheila Rumney said...

I really love this great project. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

Fabulius tri-shutter card, love all the vintage images! Thanks for playing in our Summer Fun challenge at More Than One Score with Scor-Pal and Good Luck!

Ravengirl said...

Mmm, mmm, mmm! I love tri-shutter cards. This one is really cool and I love that you added travel as your element of summer time fun!