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

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